Gaina (company)

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Native name
Kabushiki-gaisha Gaina
Fukushima Gainax (2015–2018)
Kabushiki gaisha
FoundedMarch 20, 2015; 4 years ago (March 20, 2015)
HeadquartersKoganei, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Yoshinori Asao (President)
ParentKinoshita Group Holdings
SubsidiariesFukushima Gaina

Gaina Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社ガイナ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Gaina), formerly known as Fukushima Gainax (Japanese: 福島ガイナックス, Hepburn: Fukushima Gainakkusu), is a Japanese animation studio subsidiary of the Kinoshita Group.


In 2015, Gainax established a new managing company to manage a studio and museum on Miharu, Fukushima to take overseas outsourcing works and manage the museum. The objective and location was made to help the tourism on the region because of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.[1] In December 2015, Fukushima Gainax and Gainax became independent companies with no relation between each other besides the Gainax name, with the company entering their own projects later.

In September 2016, the company established a new subsidiary in Tokyo. In August 2018, the company relocated its headquarters to its subsidiary in Tokyo making it the main company while transferring control to the museum in Fukushima to its new company called Fukushima Gaina the same month. On August 20, it was announced that the Kinoshita Group acquired the company and that the company changed its name to Gaina with its new parent company planning to make the new subsidiary a pillar of its anime production to expand its business.[2]


TV series[edit]

Original net animations[edit]

  • Bridge for Future (2015)[10]
  • Masamune Datenicle (2016–present)[11]
  • Omoi no Kakera (2016)[12]
  • Miharu no Amigo (2016)[13]
  • Kumo no Kanata (2017)[14]
  • Jinriki Senkan!? Shiokaze Sawakaze (2017)
  • Tabechattate Ii no ni na! (2018)



  1. ^ "Gainax Sets Up Studio, Museum in Fukushima". Anime News Network. January 16, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kinoshita Acquires Fukushima Gainax, Moves Studio to Tokyo Under New Name". Anime News Network. August 20, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Piano Forest TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Ending Song Artist". Anime News Network. January 31, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Piano Forest Anime Gets 2nd Season in January". Anime News Network. July 1, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Fukushima Gainax Makes Flying Babies Anime Project About Hula Girls". Anime News Network. November 5, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Flying Babies TV Anime Unveils Visual, January Premiere". Anime News Network. August 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Gaina's Hulaing Babies 5-Minute Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, January 10 Premiere". Anime News Network. December 21, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Fukushima Gainax Makes Rescue Academia Anime About Minamisōma City". Anime News Network. November 8, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d "Gaina Announces Uru in Blue Anime for 2022, New Top o Nerae 3 Anime Project". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Gainax Fukushima Studio Makes Anime Commercial Series for Bank". Anime News Network. October 4, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Gainax Fukushima's Masamune Datenicle Web Series Holds 1st Talk Event in Tokyo". Anime News Network. June 23, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Gainax Fukushima Tohoku Earthquake Short Gets 25-Minute Version". Anime News Network. March 21, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Fukushima Gainax's Miharu Tourism Anime's 1st Episode Streamed". Anime News Network. March 29, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "Fukushima Gainax's Kumo no Kanata Anime Short Streamed". Anime News Network. March 3, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2018.

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