Gainax is a Japanese anime studio famous for productions
such as Gunbuster, The Wings of Honneamise, Nadia: The Secret of
Blue Water, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Magical Shopping Arcade
Abenobashi, FLCL, Gurren Lagann, and Panty & Stocking with
Garterbelt, which have gone on to critical acclaim and
commercial success, Evangelion has reportedly grossed over 150
billion yen, or approximately 1.2 billion USD.
Hajime Ueda is a manga artist, animator, and illustrator, and the creator of Q-Ko-Chan: The Earth Invader Girl. He also adapted FLCL into manga and is known for his distinctive illustration style.