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Gainax Opens Museum, Studio in Fukushima

Gainax, the anime studio behind such projects as Wings of Honneamise, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gurren Lagann, has opened an anime museum in rural Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.

Fukushima is recovering from 2011’s triple earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Gainax president Yoshinori Asao, originally from Fukushima, decided to open the museum to help the prefecture in its recovering efforts.

The museum was built in a former junior high school, which closed due to a lack of students.

In addition to the museum, which opened March 28, Gainax will open an animation studio at the same site in June.

Throughout the weekend, the Fukushima Gainax Twitter account tweeted and retweeted several photos from the opening.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Official site: https://fukushimagainax.co.jp/

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.