Banpresto revealed the next line-up for its popular lottery series Ichiban Kuji titled "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: The Movie" on today November 7. The prize set contains a 23cm-tall Yoko Littner figure and various Gurren Lagann goods. Check the prizes after the jump.
While releases of fifth anniversary merchandise are planned for well into 2014, last weekend marked the sixth anniversary of the end of the Gurren Lagann TV series run. A lot of fans apparently regard that September 30th airing date as the anniversary of the SimoNia wedding, and you can see some of the tributes after the jump.
Monthly Comic Magazine HERO'S in Japan is currently offering a free preview of Gurren Lagann spin-off comic Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Otoko-ippiki hen on their site. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Otoko-ippiki hen places Kamina as the main character in the story that is set in modern-day Japan. Read more for the link to the comic!
While Gurren Lagann debuted in April 2007, we're still seeing releases pinned to its fifth anniversary. A late and impressive example of this is Studio Half Eye's Perfect Transformation series model. SHE's figures are famous for their casting and faithfully capturing their subject's transformation capabilities. Such is the case with the 18.5cm Gurren Lagann, so hit the jump to check it out.
At this weekend's Otakon, Viz Media annoucned that they will be bringing back what was once on the most popular series in anime. Martial arts sex comedy Ranma 1/2 is set to return, with the anime coming to Neon Alley, Blu-ray and DVD, along with new reprints of the manga. Ranma 1/2 programming is also being planned for the upcoming New York Comic Con. More after the jump.
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 after the jump.
The wait is almost over. The much hyped Blu-ray set of Gurren Lagann will be out June 26th and Gainax is going strong into the finish line with more tributes on their site's weekly welcome page. The latest is from ever impressive animator Akira Amemiya. Get a look after the jump.
Gainax has brought in an interesting guest artist for their latest Gurren Lagann tribute art. Kanetake Ebikawa has provided mecha design for the various incarnation of Fullmetal Panic!, both the anime and light novels. He's also been instrumental in Gundam 00, Gundam AGE and Yukikaze. He's also a go to guy for in-anime monitor graphics, with contributions to everything from Eureka 7 to Halo Legends to Ouran High School Host Club. Get a look after the jump.
Building up to the Blu-ray release, Gainax continues their series of Gurren Lagann tributes. In the latest, they've featured the works of Kotarou Mori, author of Little Stray Devil (released in North America by DrMaster) and the GL manga series, and by Mamoru Yokata, the illustrator for Rune Soldier Louie as well as hentai doujinshi and games. Get a look at the pair after the jump.
The weekend is off to an earth-shattering start as Crunchyroll adds three anime titles from Aniplex to the ever-growing library of streaming video, including Ghost Slayers Ayashi, R.O.D -The TV, and… Gurren Lagann! Read on for full details!
The Gurren Lagann fifth anniversary revival comes to North America with Aniplex importing the Blu-ray set, to be released on June 26th for $669.98, and DVD box, to be released on May 14th for $174.98. Art for the top box, bottom box and digipack have started to circulated Japanese web sites. Get a look after the jump.
Gainax's Gurren Lagann celebration continues this week with new guest tribute art from Mari Shimazaki, best known as the character designer of Bayonetta. I'm not sure that what it's implying about some of the character is entirely canonical, but the work in question is definitely great looking. Check it out after the jump.
April 21st is a shared birthday for two voice actors, Katsuyuki Konishi and Hiro Shimono! Konishi visited the US a few times and some of you may have met him at conventions. Shimono is famous for his love of Karaage, Japanese fried chicken, other than his acting. Come celebrate their birthdays after the jump!