2nd Gurren Lagann Film Holds U.S. Debut in San Francisco
posted on by Egan Loo
The Viz Cinema theater in San Francisco is holding the American premiere of Gurren Lagann The Movie 2: The Lights in the Sky are Stars on November 17 and 18. The English-subtitled screeenings will start at 7:30 p.m. The film, which is also known as Ragan-hen, is the second part of Gainax's theatrical remake of its Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann robot action anime series. It 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). The first film already ran at the same theater in July, and it will run again on November 17 and 18 before the second film's screenings. From November 20 to 25, the theater will also screen Happily Ever After, Yukihiko Tsutsumi's live-action film adaptation of a dark comedy manga by Yoshiie Gōda (Air Doll). The regional premiere of Shinji Aoyama's Sad Vacation (November 6-19) and Yosuke Fujita's Fine, Totally Fine (November 27-December 3) round out Viz Cinema's schedule next month.
Image © Gainax, Kazuki Nakashima/Theatrical Gurren Lagann Production Committee