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1st Gurren Lagann Film's Subbed U.S. Premiere at AX

posted on 2009-06-04 16:07 EDT
Film's director, character designer also appear at Anime Expo as guests

The Japanese production company Aniplex has announced that it will screen the English-subtitled, American premiere of Gurren Lagann the Movie –Childhood's End-, the first theatrical film remake of Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann robot action anime series, at the Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles on July 2. Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga presented the film at Northern California's FanimeCon event last month, but the screening had no English subtitles. The film's director and character designer, Hiroyuki Imaishi and Atsushi Nishigori, are both appearing at Anime Expo as Guests of Honor.

The first film, which is also known as Guren-hen (Crimson or Gurren Chapter), opened in Japan last September, and the second film (Ragan-hen or Lagann Chapter) opened in Japan on April 25. Bandai Entertainment brought the original television series to North American on DVD and on the Sci Fi Channel (through Manga Entertainment).

Image © Gainax, Kazuki Nakashima/Gurren Lagann the Movie Production Committee


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