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)