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Gainax Sets Up Studio, Museum in Fukushima

posted on by Karen Ressler
Studio to open in March, accept work from overseas

Animation studio Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) will open a new studio and museum in Miharu, Fukushima in March. Gainax established the "Fukushima Gainax" managing company to run the new location.

Involved parties mentioned that the newly-established branch will be taking more commissioned work from overseas. Locals hope that the museum and studio will draw tourists from abroad as well as from within Japan, and help revive Fukushima tourism in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.

The new studio and museum makes use of a closed junior high school building.

Source: Nikkei via Hachima Kikō

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