Everyone's entitled to their own opinion on an anime or manga, that much is certain. But sometimes, wild-eyed individuals appear to strike back against a series whose positive qualities are almost universally acknowledged. They bare the standard of "Hype Backlash", and today, Shane's taking a deeper look at five different (sorta) Gainax titles in hopes of better understanding this odd breed of media fan. Hit the jump and check it out!
The third and final volume of the Ryou Akizuki illustrated Kill La Kill manga was released in Japan this week. Along with this, pre-orders launched for the third volume of Saki Nonoyama's modern-Japan set alternate universe Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Otoko Doahou! Hen manga, featuring a limited edition with a special variant of the Fräulein Revoltech 010 Yoko Littner figure. A selection of participating bookstores are promoting these with special crossover art.
Broadly speaking, Wonder Festival is to figures what Comiket is to doujinshi. With the event coming up February 8th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan, Baibadi Production has previewed their Gurren Lagan Tengen Toppa Solvernia garage kit. Nia's "by your side" mech from The Lights in the Sky are Star movie is a follow-up to their Tengen Toppa Yoko SP from last year. Get a look after the jump.
Based on drama CDs released with the anime's DVDs, Saki Nonoyama's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Otoko Doahou! Hen manga recasts the heroes of the mecha series as students in modern Japan. Volume 2 was released at the end of December, and now volume three is going on sale, featuring a limited edition with a re-release of 2008's Fräulein Revoltech 010 Yoko Littner. More after the jump.
Aniplex of America has announced that orders are now open for the second Blu-ray collection of Nisekoi. Episodes 6-10 are shipping January 27th for $49.98, marked down from $64.98. Release dates for the new Gurren Lagann Blu-rays have also been announced. More after the jump.
As we mentioned back in April, Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is coming back as a stage play this month from the 22nd to the 27th in Tokyo, Japan in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-. An open audition for its cast was previously conducted and new images of the majority of the cast in costume have been revealed! See the images after the jump!
At their industry panel at Nan Desu Kan in Denver, Colorado, Aniplex of America Inc. has announced that the Gurren Lagann Television series will be released on Blu-ray. Previously only available as part of the Gurren Lagann BD Set (Import), the TV series will now be available in a domestic Blu-ray release. The Gurren Lagann TV Series will be released on Blu-ray in a total of 5 volumes. More after the jump.
Get ready for the Toonami premiere of Gurren Lagann at 2:00am this Saturday. Then, on August 30th, Labor Day weekend plans start with a premiere episode of Space Dandy, followed by a special Attack on Titan marathon. Get the details after the jump.
During the latest Tumblr Q&A for Adult Swim's Toonami block, a fan question about Gurren Lagann was announced in the most ideal of ways. Gainax's 2007 series is set to run on Toonami starting August 16 at 2:00am. More after the jump.
Aniplex of America has announced a slate of July releases that includes the Anohana movie, Silver Spoon and double feature packages of Gurren Lagann and Madoka Magica. Get the details after the jump.
Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is coming back! Okay, it's coming back as a stage play, but still… everything about that previous sentence is true. Office Endless recently announced the adaptation, with the play set to hit Tokyo this October. Read on for more.