Last spring, an "Anime Street" outlet of eight shops and attractions, opened in Asta Kunizuka shopping buildings near Shinnagata station in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture as part of a local revatilization effort from the city and its universities. This weekend's big, Golden Week plans for the otaku attraction included a Gurren Lagann exhibit and themed cafe, and among the people hyped for event is 51 year old-manga artist/cosplayer Ippongi Bang.
This March, Gainax is bringing Gurren Lagann mobile. They've launched an Anime @ Gainax mobile site for the 2007 mech anime, offering visitors on mobile devices using Japanese wireless providers free digital wallpapers. Additionally the series is crossing over with mobile games, including military tactics game Daisenryaku Web and Freezing Vibration: Wings of Stigmata. Get a look after the jump.
It is with a heavy heart that I report that the new Gurren Lagann project on which Crunchyroll previously reported appears indeed to be a set of sleek new pachinko machines, to be installed in pachinko halls in Japan beginning in February of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
FREEing's line of giant, 1/4 scale bunny girl figures is set to expand in 2016 with its first bishoujo statues based on the ladies of Gainax and Lord Marksman and Vanadis. Good Smile Company will be distributing the latter, fantasy series' Eleonora Viltaria in May, then Gurren Lagann's Yoko is coming in June. Both are now available for pre-order. Get a look after the jump.
Sakuga-fan favorite Sushio, whose work can be seen spotlighted in Gurren Lagann episode 15 and movies, as well as the Rebuild of Evangelion movies, the finale of Diebuster, sixth One Piece movie, the animated segment of Kill Bill, and, of course, Kill La Kill, where he was character designer and animation director, took to social media to join in reaction to the launch of a Gurren Lagann teaser site.
The official Twitter account of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, a hot-blooded 2007 science fiction mecha TV anime directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi with animation by Gainax, has published a teaser website promising that a new project is "Coming Soon...". Hit the jump to learn more.
While, Publisher Ichijinsha's release of Telegenic, a survey of the animation work from animator/character designer Atsushi Nishigori (Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking, the [email protected]) got delayed two weeks to July 16h, there's now an awesome new bonus offered for ordering the book through Aniplex+. Customers will now be getting special art Nishigori featuring a Gurren Lagann x [email protected] crossover illustration on a b5 sized board.
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.