I am a HUGE fan of the Japanese animation studio, GAINAX. I've been in love with the studio and their animation ever since I was introduced to Evangelion. As soon as I saw the kinetic action, the beautiful and emotional shots, I was immediately hooked. I absolutely adore FLCL and Gurren Lagann. I've only seen a couple of their latest, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt , and from what I've seen, GAINAX has done it again and delivered a crazy-whacked out and addictive anime. So when I received an email from Toyonori Yamada from Gainax, asking me if they can come by to visit Pixar, I was so excited to have them as my guests. Whenever I hang out with Gainax I turn into a fanboy, so that's my explanation for some of the goofier pictures. I had a great time hanging out with the Gainax staff that included: Sushio, Akemi Hayashi, Masahiko Otsuka, Kumiko Sano, Hiromi Wakabayashi, Toyonori Yamada and Satsuki Yamashita. Extra special thanks to the Pixar staff who helped me make the tour run so smoothly, especially to Mach Kobayashi, Akiko Minaga and Grant Alexander.