Source: Aniplex of America
Summary:

Aniplex of America announced that they will release a 10th anniversary collection for Gurren Lagann. The $189.98 boxed set will include the entire TV series, plus both theatrical films. Yoh Yoshinari designed the boxart for the release.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              June 10, 2017

Aniplex of America Announces Complete Blu-ray Box Set  For Gurren Lagann 10 Year Anniversary

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

Gurren Lagann returns in a complete TV series and two movies in Blu-ray box set. One of the most cherished animation titles lives in your memory forever!

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 10, 2017) – Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at AKon in Fort Worth, Texas that action-packed mecha anime 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.

The TV series feature both the original Japanese dialogue and English dialogue. The star studded English dub cast includes Yuri Lowenthal (Durarara!!) as Simon, Michelle Ruff (Sword Art Online, ERASED) as Yoko, and Kyle Hebert (Blue Exorcist, Fate/Zero, KILL la KILL) as Kamina. The movies feature the original Japanese dialogue with subtitles.

Gurren Lagann, an original story by GAINAX and Kazuki Nakashima (KILL la KILL), was first aired in 2007 and was a joint project by GAINAX, Aniplex and KONAMI. Director and longtime mecha fan Hiroyuki Imaishi (KILL la KILL) was signed on with character designer Atsushi Nishigori (KILL la KILL, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) to deliver a mecha series that broke through the rules of anime and storytelling. The background score features noted composer Taku Iwasaki (The irregular at magic high school, R.O.D -THE TV-) and the opening theme “Sorairo Days” was provided by celebrity idol Shoko Nakagawa, a.k.a “Shokotan.”

Critically acclaimed by Anime News Network and IGN, Gurren Lagann received the “Best Television Production” award and the “Best Character Design” award at 7th annual Tokyo Anime Awards for its fast paced storytelling, otherworldly battles, and dynamic characters. The robot-packed series took home the Excellence Prize at the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival. In 2014, the series aired on Cartoon Network’s TOONAMI ™ block, introducing the series to a new generation of fans. Now, for the 10 Year Anniversary, Aniplex of America is releasing the complete Blu-ray Box Set to celebrate.

GURREN LAGANN COMPLETE Blu-ray DISC BOX (TV Series & 2 Movies) includes:

<Blu-ray Features>

  • Spoken Languages: (TV Series) Japanese & English, (Movies) Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: Episodes #1-27, #6 OA version and 2 movies
  • Number of Disc: 7 Blu-ray discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 951 min.
  • Rating: 13 UP

<Bonus Contents>

  • Episode 6 Broadcast Version
  • Textless Openings and Endings

*Bonus contents subject to change. *Bonus contents include English subtitles

<Bonus Materials and Special Packages>

  • Rigid Box with Illustration by Yo Yoshinari (Mechanical Design)

Product number and UPC bar code

TitleStreet DateSKU #UPCSRPStore price
GURREN LAGANN COMPLETE Blu-ray DISC BOX (TV Series & 2 Movies)

           

08/08/17

 

AOA-330881654602074

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$149.98

 

$189.98

GURREN LAGANN COMPLETE Blu-ray DISC BOX (TV Series & 2 Movies) will be available through the official Aniplex of America site. For a list of our retailers, please visit:

www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers

About Gurren Lagann:

This is the story of a man who has yet to realize what destiny holds in store for him….

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!

STAFF 

Original Story: GAINAX

Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi

Assistant Director: Masahiko Ohtsuka

Series Structure: Kazuki Nakashima Character Design: Atsushi Nishigori Mechanical Design: You Yoshinari Design Works: Shigeto Koyama

3D Mecha Design: IMAITOONZ

Art Director: Yuka Hirama

Color Setting: Harumi Takahoshi

Director of Photography: Toyonori Yamada

Editing: Junichi Uematsu

3DCGI: SANZIGEN

Sound Director: Tohru Nakano

Music: Taku Iwasaki

Animation Production: GAINAX

Produced by TV TOKYO, DENTSU, Aniplex

CAST (Japanese/English)

Simon: Tetsuya Kakihara / Yuri Lowenthal

Kamina:  Katsuyuki Konishi / Kyle Hebert

Yoko:  Marina Inoue / Michelle Ruff

Nia:  Yukari Fukui / Bridget Hoffman

Boota:  Shizuka Ito/ Julie Ann Taylor

Leeron:  Masaya Onosaka / Steve Blum

Dayakka:  Daiki Nakamura / Doug Stone

Viral:  Nobuyuki Hiyama / Sam Riegel

Kittan:  Kisho Taniyama / Christopher Smith

Rossiu:  Mitsuki Saiga / Johnny Yong Bosch

Lordgenome:  Narushi Ikeda / Jamieson Price

English Voice Director: Tony Oliver

*Only Japanese audio with English subtitles for the movies.

For more details on Gurren Lagann, please visit the official homepage:

www.aniplexusa.com/gurrenlagann

About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, www.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, and Eromanga Sensei.

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