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Fukushima Gaina
Founded in 2014
Native Name
November 2014
  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Music
  5. School
Piano no Mori
  1. Fukushima Gaina
Apr 8, 2018 at 11:10am EDT

A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Syuhei, practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.

[Source: KEFI via MyAnimeList]

  1. Drama
Akubi wo Suru ni wa Wake ga Aru
  1. Fukushima Gaina
Airdate TBA

The pamphlet for the project describes the setting as Japan in 2093. A rural town that used to be the most prestigious town in the world has long since sunk 30 meters under the ocean's surface. The story is a tale of a girl who takes part in free diving (diving without the aid of equipment to breathe), and the emotional growth she experiences.

Gainax intends to air the anime for two cours or half a year. At FanimeCon 2015, Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga mentioned that he was working on a project about a female free-diver and that it would be unveiled soon.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Drama
  2. Mecha
Rescue Academia
  1. Fukushima Gaina
Airdate TBA

The story will be set in the city of Minamisōma in Fukushima prefecture, and will center around a down-and-out protagonist who gets to know a robot while working rescue efforts. It will depict the friendship and growth of a group of children alongside the robot. Local traditional crafts such as Ōborisōmayaki pottery will appear in the story. Fukushima Gainax is producing the anime to promote Fukushima's "Innovation Coast" initiative that aims to revive industry and tourism in the region after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Military
  2. Sci-Fi
Aoki Uru
  1. Fukushima Gaina
Airdate TBA

In March 1992, Gainax had begun planning and production of an anime movie called Aoki Uru ("Blue Uru"), which was to be a sequel to Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise set 50 years later, which, like Oritsu, would follow a group of fighter pilots.

Production would eventually cease in July 1993: a full-length anime movie was just beyond Gainax's financial ability; many of its core businesses were shutting down or producing minimal amounts of money.

At the 2013 Tokyo Anime Fair, Gainax announced that they are finally producing the Blue Uru film with Honneamise veterans Hiroyuki Yamaga as the director and screenwriter and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto as the character designer, but without Hideaki Anno's involvement in the project.

[Source: Wikipedia]

  1. Slice of Life
Omoi no Kakera
  1. Fukushima Gaina
Mar 25, 2016 at 7:15am EDT

The original two-minute short follows junior high student Rina Satō (voiced by Kiyono Yasuno), an energetic girl living in a seaport town in Tohoku. Her mother (Miho Arakawa) passed away during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and now she lives with her father in temporary housing. Over the course of the short, Rina remembers her mother and the effects of the earthquake.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Historical
Masamune Datenicle
  1. Fukushima Gaina
April 28, 2016 EDT

The coming-of-age battle story will center on the famous 17th-century Japanese warlord Date Masamune when he was young. The Date clan took its name from the Date region of the former Mutsu province, which comprises part of the modern-day city of Date.

The anime will be the first in the city's "Kirari na Wonder Project" (Twinkling Wonder Project), which aims to highlight tourist attractions and the appeal of the region.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Performing Arts
Hulaing Babies
  1. Fukushima Gaina
Jan 11, 2019 at 8:30am EST

Anime centering on a group of young girls and their struggle as they aim to become Hula Girls.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Mecha
  2. School
  3. Sci-Fi
Jinryoku Senkan!? Shiokaze Sawakaze
  1. Fukushima Gaina
May 1, 2017 EDT

The series plays out in the Onahama district in Iwaki, in the Fukushima prefecture's coastal region.

It follows the personifications of two WW2 japanese warships, Shiokaze and Sawakaze, who worked as breakwaters in Onahama Port. In this fictional story, the 2011 earthquake pierces a worm hole in the spacetime continuum, starting an invasion from another dimension.