In time for the mecha anime's 10th anniversary, Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at A-Kon that Gurren Lagann will be getting a complete Blu-ray Box Set release. The Blu-ray Box Set will include all 27 episodes of the TV anime as well as both feature length movies –Childhood’s End- and –The Lights in the Sky Are Stars-. Pre-orders begin on June 12, 2017 and the formal release date will be August 8, 2017.
Happy 10th anniversary Gurren Lagann. The Gainax mecha series debut 10 years ago this spring, and what better way to celebrate than Big Bro Kamina, and his big, ripped chest. Emontoys is offering this new figure. The 1/8 scale, 23cm Aniki is sculpted by Naoto Moriwaki with Shimon Oguma and painted by Etsuhiko Matsuda. He sells for 14,904yen ahead of an October release.
Ten years ago this season, Hiroyuki Imaishi directed Gurren Lagann. One year ago, he masterminded Space Patrol Luluco. In between (August, 2011, but they've been celebrating their fifth anniversary recently), he co-founded anime studio Trigger. In honor of the spring anniversaries of the anime, the anime great has sketched some tribute art. Get a look after the jump.
"Who the hell do you think we are?" We're "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", and this week we're taking a look back at a special series that is revving up to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a look at Studio Gainax's 2007 mecha anime, Gurren Lagann. Hit the jump to pierce the heavens with your drill.
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Hiroyuki Imaishi, the director of Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, and Space Patrol Luluco. Known for his explosive style of animation and fondness for lens flares, Imaishi is one of the most iconic directors and animators working in the industry. Hit the jump to read more!
In this week's Aniwords, Isaac reflects on a couple of his anime-watching New Year's resolutions from 2016 and what he learned from them. Pondering how we often find ourselves caught up with the allure of the new with our yearly resolutions, he takes those lessons and offers his own thoughts on a few unique ways you can make your 2017 anime-watching resolutions ones that find newness in the past. Curious what those ways are? Hit the jump to find out!
Have a family member who's not an anime fan? New to anime and not sure what to watch? Let us help you find something you like! Whether you're a Browncoat or an Anglophile, a lover of superheroes or ultraviolence, we've got nine picks to get newbies started. Hit the jump for more!
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.