Bani Garu: Sketchbook

Clean-up efforts about 15 miles outside Williston, North Dakota January 22, 2015. Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater and an unknown quantity of crude oil leaked from a North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds the Missouri River, by far the largest spill of its kind in the state's history, officials said. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

Bani Garu is Lea Hernandez's story of becoming the U.S. merchandising vice-president of notorious Japanese animation studio Gainax, "a year-long trip down a rabbit hole of reality." Start with page 1.

Edited by David Seidman

Okada was not so optimistic Nadia would be a hit--Gainax was already in the red on Nadia and chafing under the direction of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and Toho (a film company), with whom they'd signed a typically Gainax-bad deal to make Nadia. 

I think it's amusing to note Ani DiFranco's "The Million You Never Made" was playing as I wrapping this page.

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