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Gurren Lagann Movie to Open in Japan in Fall 2008

posted on by Egan Loo
Director Hiroyuki Imaishi, writer Kazuki Nakashima to return from TV series

The Japanese animation studio Gainax has opened the official website for the theatrical movie adaptation of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann television series on Monday. The website has announced that the movie will open in Japan in Fall of 2008. Director Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, OVAL X OVER) and series script editor Kazuki Nakashima (Oh! Edo Rocket, Re: Cutie Honey) will both return from the original television series for the new film project. To mark the occasion, Gainax will host four separate events at this month's Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008.

The first event, March 29's "Haru Da! Drill da! Gurren Lagann Matsuri!! in TAF 2008" ("It's Spring! It's Drill! Gurren Lagann Festival!! in TAF 2008"), will feature the top six members of the voice cast. Tetsuya Kakihara (Simon), Katsuyuki Konishi (Kamina), Marina Inoue (Yoko), and other guests will then record an episode of the Radio Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann show at the Gainax booth that same day. Yukari Fukui (Nia) and Nobuyuki Hiyama (Viral) will then join those three cast members in a cast talk show at the Gainax booth on March 30. Finally, another cast talk show will be held at the Aniplex booth's stage on March 29.

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

Image © Gainax, Kazuki Nakashima/Aniplex, KDE-J, TV Tokyo, Dentsu

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