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)
TV - Apr 9, 2018, 00:10 (JST)
With the start of the Chopin piano competition, Kai Ichinose, Shuuhei Amamiya, and many other hopeful musicians from around the world strive to reach the top. The stakes have never been higher, and the judges are rigorous when it comes to selecting the winner out of the plethora of talented pianists. This competition is so harsh that even famous prodigies can be easily eliminated. Some play for the money, some play to fulfill their duty to their families, and yet others play for their music to be heard. However, the only one who can reach the top is the one who embodies the spirit of the music Frédéric Chopin crafted for future generations. With the stakes higher than ever before, rivalries, friendships, and family ties will be tested, and each pianist will find their own sound. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
TV - Jan 28, 2019, 00:10 (JST)
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) It was announced that Aoki Uru will premiere worldwide in 2018. A short titled "Overture," created by a newly launched Uru in Blue LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) in Singapore, will be pre-streamed worldwide in Spring 2015. (Source: MAL News) Set to air in 2022.
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Hina Satou is a 13-year-old who loves figure skating and lives in a port town in Miyagi Prefecture. After losing her mother in the 2011 earthquake, she and her father are currently living in temporary housing. With sad memories of the earthquake and memories of a gentle mother, the cheerful Hina continues to move toward her dreams. (Source: Fukushima Gainax)
Special - Mar 24, 2016
(No synopsis yet.)
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The anime will center on a group of young girls and their struggle as they aim to become Hula Girls.
TV - Jan 11, 2019, 22:30 (JST)
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. Gainax's newly founded Fukushima studio will work on the anime, and will complete it at the end of March. The anime will have a private screening in April and will also screen in anime events and be posted online. (Source: ANN)
ONA - May 2, 2016
The story will be set in the city of Minamisouma 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 Ouborisoumayaki 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: ANN) Set to air in 2021.
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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. (Source: ANN)
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TV - Jan 8, 2020, 07:30 (JST)
Fukushima Gainax's commissioned commercials for TOHO Bank. The series involves Sayaka Hinata, an overly-energetic new bank employee (voiced by Sarah Emi Bridcutt), and her beleaguered boss, Mitsuya (voiced by Tomokazu Sugita). (Source: Crunchyroll)
ONA - Oct 1, 2015
The girls formed a hula club but the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has halted further club activity. It will outline various preventative measures against the virus. (Source: AniDB)
TV - Jun 10, 2020
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.
ONA - May 2, 2017
(No synopsis yet.)
ONA - Mar 29, 2019
Gainax's Fukushima-based animation studio is working on a project for Fukushima Prefecture which will highlight the area's recovery efforts since the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami and the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. (Source: Crunchyroll)
ONA - Feb 15, 2016
"You Can Enjoy!" is a surreal and easy-going comedy cartoon created to introduce Fukushima prefecture’s wonderful agricultural and marine products to the whole world. The story is set in Farm Academy on Happy Island where the products are studying hard preparing for shipment. (Source: Official Website)
ONA - Mar 19, 2018
Episode 4.5 of Hulaing Babies Aratame - Staying Babies.
ONA - Jul 19, 2020