Annis is based on the real life companies Nissan and Mazda. Vehicles like the Elegy RH8, Elegy Retro Custom and Pinnacle are based on Nissan models, and the Annis name is a very close anagram of Nissan. The rest of the vehicles like the Savestra and RE-7B are based on Mazda models, along with the Annis logo having a strong resemblence to Mazda's 1992-1997 logo.
Annis vehicles have been seen with three badge variants in Grand Theft Auto.
Grand Theft Auto IV logo
It is not known if the logo has been changed or if it simply was the Annis logo in the mid-2000s, considering its limited usage compared to the other badges. It does make an appearance in the Grand Theft Auto Online personal garage infobox HUD when viewing a vehicle manufactured by Annis.
Grand Theft Auto V logo
In Grand Theft Auto V Annis received a new logo looking slightly less like Mazda's logo, it now has a second connection between the circles with a sharper angle rather than the former curved junction.
This blue logo variant of the Annis logo appears on the Elegy RH8, Elegy Retro Custom and is reused on the RE-7B steering wheel. This logo also appears in a brighter blue colour on a new tee-shirt added in the Arena War content update and is used in the infobox on this article.
This logo appears to be heavly based on the logo for Nismo and appears on the Annis livery for the Savestra on the bonnet. This logo can be seen at the top of this Article.
- Its name is a play on the word "anus".