HELP! Address of Gainax Headquarters before 2004

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HELP! Address of Gainax Headquarters before 2004

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Postby TomsonPRD » Tue May 05, 2020 7:32 am

I've spent almost an entire week searching in vain, so if anyone here has any info, I would like to know the location of this Studio https://www.flickr.com/photos/microbry/albums/72157621135856555 that Gainax occupied from circa 1994 to 2004, when they moved to another location https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q834328#/media/File:Studio_GAINAX.jpg which is supposedly here https://goo.gl/maps/ghvYi5kXzwoM5rHC8
The building I'm looking for is the same where we can see the graffitis of EoE https://wiki.evageeks.org/File:Eoe_death_threats3.jpg, and I know it wasn't demolished until 2011, as we can see here https://www.evageeks.org/2011/10/gainax-graffiti/
In fact, all previous buildings, including the one they used from 2005 to 2013, don't exist anymore https://goo.gl/maps/zam11syvK5qh18FL8, so if you know the address of the first one, it would be so damn awesome!

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Postby Velorex » Sat May 09, 2020 2:25 am

https://matome.naver.jp/odai/2131848707843722501
May I ask why do you want to know about the building?
https://twitter.com/ritsuro/status/1055163543287291904
I just found this tweet when searching with a Jp vpn/terms
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懐かしい写真が出てきた。これは新世紀エヴァンゲリオンを最初に作ったスタジオの建物です。大通りに看板が出てるので結構目立っていました。受付に小さなショップがあったような気がします。いまは建物も取り壊されて跡形もないです…
A nostalgic picture came out. This is the building of the studio that first created Neon Genesis Evangelion. There was a sign on the main street, so it was quite noticeable. I think there was a small shop at the reception. Now the building has been demolished and there is no trace ...
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ガイナックスの看板。玄関みたいなショップの入り口。(いまは無いです
Gainax sign. The entrance of a shop like a front door. (I don't have it now)
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たぶんスタジオの入り口。入って右側が監督のお部屋。脚本をここで書いていたのかはわからないけど、ワープロっぽいものはあったような……
Maybe the entrance to the studio. The room on the right is the director's room. I don't know if I was writing the script here, but it seems that there was something like a word processor ...
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窓から見える風景。場所が知られてしまうかも…(いや、建物もう無いから)…
The scenery seen from the window. The place may be known ... (No, because there are no buildings) ...
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たぶん1階、ノッポさんなわけではなくて、天井が低い……
Probably not on the 1st floor, Noppo, but the ceiling is low ...
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たぶん3階、ぎりぎり。天井めちゃくちゃ低い。制作と美術部屋のエリア…
Probably just on the 3rd floor. The ceiling is very low. Area of production and art room ...
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たぶん屋上。ここでいろいろあったらしいけど知らない。スレッド長すぎなのでもうやめる……
Maybe the rooftop. There seems to be various things here, but I don't know. The thread is too long, so I'll stop ...
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https://twitter.com/ritsuro/status/1055162038744305664
apparently a lot of people missed the building because the entrance was semi-underground
its probably how the graffiti was able to be done with no one noticing now that I think about it
I dont have twitter; some of the people say they remember passing the building

also look into this
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Postby Velorex » Sat May 09, 2020 4:58 am

Wait im an idiot, one of the pics had the name of the area... so that limits the locations to
Musashino City Nakacho
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nakacho,+Musashino,+Tokyo+180-0006/@35.7064107,139.5631223,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6018efadc918df9b:0xe94f50309b9f71be!8m2!3d35.7070888!4d139.564920
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I Surveyed the area with google earth; looking for the building in the window picture...
Ty Google Earth
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https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7072153 ... 384!8i8192

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... the ramp is still there
NGE was created at this location.
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〒180-0006 東京都武蔵野市中町2丁目5−22
2 Chome-5-22 Nakacho, Musashino, Tokyo 180-0006
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Postby TomsonPRD » Sat May 09, 2020 5:31 pm

Veroex, you are an actual God. I honestly can't thank you enough for finding all these infos for me, going out of your way trying to help. Seriously, wow, you've found everything I needed, this is so damn great.
The only thing I desired to know was the actual address, since I'm going to Japan in September (hoping flights will start again by that time), and desperately wanted to see at least the location where Anno and Gainax made their magnum opus. I already knew the previous building could have been demolished, so I was just wishing for the coordinates: but the unexpected front pic from twitter too, wow, that's just a perfect plus.
Again, many thanks for answering and taking the time to write all this, seems like the quest has come to an end with you.

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Postby Velorex » Sat May 09, 2020 7:05 pm

Glad to help; btw a nice little Ramen place is 3 buildings down.
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This building can be seen in the Window picture and the building at ground level looks old... its possible that Anno and staff ate ramen at this restaurant at some point.
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Postby TomsonPRD » Sun May 10, 2020 5:17 am

Wow! This'll be a perfect spot to eat after seeing all the Anime Studios on the Chuo line! Thanks again!

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Postby Zoop » Tue May 12, 2020 3:18 am

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Offtopic, but ... ever wonder if they were looking out the window looking at that building and thats where they got inspiration for Ramiel? hehe

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Postby robersora » Tue May 12, 2020 9:58 am

^
you know what, that could very well be. Interesting observation!
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed May 13, 2020 6:56 am

Ramiel always shared a shape with Nadia's pendant in The Secret of Blue Water. If Gainiax and that building were there since the late 80's, then it could be responsible for influencing the designs of a couple of great shows.
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Postby Velorex » Sun May 17, 2020 9:30 pm

the building was demolished before 2009, and most Japanese buildings only last 30 years due to being made out of wood. The building was probably built during the mid 70's

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Postby Zoop » Fri May 22, 2020 5:03 am

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:Ramiel always shared a shape with Nadia's pendant in The Secret of Blue Water. If Gainiax and that building were there since the late 80's, then it could be responsible for influencing the designs of a couple of great shows.


Im not just thinking the "hexahedron / octahedron"-whatever shape, since thats kinda a simple shape, but rather, how it seems inverted inside (if that makes sense).
Guess thats more obvious in its rebuild counterpart, how it inverts like that on its first shot (https://youtu.be/mdU8dyjgXU0?t=16 at 16seconds), granted, rebuild was much later.
But kinda speculating how its morphing shape always was an idea, but undoable with budget and technology at that time.

Dunno if this has any merit at all, but was first thing that popped in mind when i saw that picture "Hey! Ramiel".

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Postby Velorex » Tue May 26, 2020 2:01 pm

It might be worth looking around the area on google maps; perhaps some locations seen in EOE can be found nearby. The furthest back I saw for the area is 2009.


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