Okay, it's been a while since I noticed this article, but it was too good to not write about. Take a look:
Gainax Co-Founder Takami Akai Plans New Anime Project
Akai, in case you don't remember, was the guy who left Gainax after 2ch took offense to an episode of Gurren Lagann
. (Which really doesn't hold up that badly -- the animation is a different style, but not inept, as some claimed.) It's said that Yamaga's reaction, when asked about Akai leaving, was to shrug and say, "again?" I gathered that he always knew he'd be back.
I'm just pleased to see him proven right. I like Akai's stuff. I've mentioned before that I'm a big fan of Puchi Puri Yuushi
, and I've played the ill-fated English translation of Princess Maker 2
. It's impossible to imagine Gainax without him.