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Gurren Lagann’s “Major Announcement” Is A $250 Blu-Ray Set


Remember that “Major Announcement” for Gurren Lagann a couple of days ago?

Yeah. Turns out it’s not so major.

Earlier today, the official Gurren Lagann Twitter account announced that a pair of Gurren Lagann Blu-Ray boxed sets will be released in Japan.

The first set, which carries a suggested price of 28,000 yen ($246.78 USD), will include the entire TV series (27 episodes, Parallel Works 1 & 2, and Kirameki Yoko Box). The second box, which is priced at 8,000 yen ($70.52 USD), will contain the Gurren Lagann movies (Childhood’s End and The Lights in the Sky are Stars.

Both sets are slated to hit stores on November 11.

The reveal comes hot on the heals of a promise of a “Major Announcement” today, which was made on July 3.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is an original project from Gainax. Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) directed the project, which featured character designs by Atsushi Nishigori (Panty & Stocking in Sanitarybox). Kazuki Nakashima (Kill la Kill, Re: Cutie Honey) took charge of series composition for the title.

ADV Films briefly held the rights to Gurren Lagann, in which they produced an English dub for the show’s earliest episodes. This did get pressed and sent out to industry press as screeners, though the release never shipped to retail. Rather, Bandai Entertainment would officially release the show in North America in 2008.

© GAINAX, KAZUKI NAKASHIMA / Aniplex, KONAMI, TV TOKYO, DENTSU

Aniplex of America currently holds the domestic rights to Gurren Lagann, which they describe as:

In the distant future, mankind has lived restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are two young men: one named Simon who is shy and naïve, and the other named Kamina who believes in the existence of a “surface” world above their heads. The destiny of these two starts moving drastically when the ceiling of their village falls in, and a gigantic “Gunmen” and a beautiful girl named Yoko, wielding a superconductive rifle, come from the surface. Together, Kamina, Simon and Yoko ride the mecha “Lagann” that Simon digs out of the ground, and fly up to the surface!

Aniplex plans to release a complete collection for Gurren Lagann in August.

Source: Twitter (Gurren_Project)

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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