Gainax Ends Tribute Art Series With Mecha Designer's Look Inside "Gurren Lagann"

Plus a look back at the while series of tributes

With next week's Blu-ray set release of Gurren Lagann, Gainax has brought back mechanical designer/animator animator Yoh Yoshinari to end their fifth anniversary tribute art series. The end is a more than a bit bittersweet as any of the series veterans have left for Trigger, with further connection to studio and material left very much in doubt.

 

So, check out the last hurrah!

 

 

For a bit more of a sense of what

 

The whole series of tributes has included...

 

 

animator Akira Amemiya. 

 

 

Mecha designer Kanetake Ebikawa

 

Kotarou Mori, author of Stray Little  Devil (released in North America by DrMaster)

 

Mamoru Yokata, the illustrator for Rune Soldier Louie as well as hentai doujinshi and games

 

Mari Shimazaki, best known as the character designer of Bayonetta

 

sakuga-fan favorite Sushio

 

Rui Araizumi, artist on the Slayers light novels and manga

 

ero artist Kohaku Sumeragi

 

Star Driver designer Shigeto Koyama

 

Animator/character designer Atsushi Nishigori

 

Naochika Morishita, an illustrator on ancillary Gundam material such as cards and packaging for games and model kits

 

kit packing illustrator funbolt

 

director Hiroyuki Imaishi (also Dead Leaves and Panty and Stocking)

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

 

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