Gurren Lagann Gets Stage Play in Tokyo in October
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Office Endless announced on Saturday that Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann anime series will receive a stage play adaptation. "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-" will be held in Tokyo's Zenrōsai Hall Space Zero theater from October 22 to 26.
The Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen- Production Committee is producing the play in full cooperation with anime studio Gainax. The play will present new material that "wasn't able to be presented" in the original television anime series. Japanese musician and actor IZAM is scripting and producing the play. Like other Gurren Lagann titles, "engeki" has a literal meaning for its kanji characters — "flame attack" — and a possible wordplay in its pronunciation — "theatrical play."
The production is holding open auditions and accepting applications until May 16. Regardless of acting experience, men between 18 and 35 years old and women between 18 and 30 years old may apply.
The Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann television anime premiered in Japan in 2007. The Gurren Lagann the Movie –Childhood's End- compilation film debuted in Japan in 2008, and its sequel film Gurren Lagann the Movie – The Lights in the Sky Are Stars premiered in 2009. Aniplex USA released the Japanese Blu-ray Disc box set that includes the series and both films in North America last year.
The series has also inspired two Gurren Lagann Parallel Works original video anime and various manga adaptations and spinoffs.
[Via Hachima Kikō]
Image © GAINAX・Kazuki Nakashima/Aniplex・KDE-J・TV Tokyo・Dentsu
© Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann ~Engeki-hen~ Production Committee