Gainax Loses Lawsuit, Will have to Fork out Hideaki Anno&#039s Studio $900,000

Final calendar year, Hideaki Anno’s Studio Khara sued Gainax of Evangelion fame for unpaid royalities. A Tokyo District court has ruled in Anno’s favor, with a decide purchasing Gainax to fork out the whole a hundred million yen (all around US$900,000).

Anno co-established Gainax in 1984 with fellow college students he met at Osaka College of Arts, like recent Gainax president Hiroyuki Yamaga. The studio strike it massive with Neon Genesis Evangelion during the mid-nineties. Anno still left Gainax in 2007 to set up Studio Khara, but both studios continued to collaborate.

As previously documented, Gainax is contractually certain to fork out royalties to Khara for jobs Anno worked on, but Gainax owed a huge quantity in back payments. Additionally, Khara manufactured a distinctive personal loan to Gainax for a hundred million yen ($898,796) in August 2014 and is now suing to get the unpaid quantity back.

Sankei News adds that Gainax will not appeal the decision. Khara would not concern a remark about the ruling.

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