Gurren Lagann Stage Play's Cast Photographed in Costume
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The official website for the "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-" stage play posted pictures of the cast members in costume on Friday. The adaptation of Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann anime series will run in Tokyo's Zenrōsai Hall Space Zero theater from October 22 to 26.
The cast includes (from left to right):
Shōta Motogawa as Kamina
Konona Shiba as Yoko
Miku Ōno as Nia
Takurō Sawada as Leeron
Shungo Takasaki as Rossiu
Airi Nakajima as Kiyoh
Mana Ogawa as Kinon
Miu Mochizuki as Kiyal
Rikuhei Fujī as Lordgenome
Takuma Miyazaki as Dayakka
Kōji Ōshima as Kidd
Teruya Mori as Ailac
Takashi Nakanashi as Attenborough
Tomoki Yanagisawa as Jogan, Shigeaki Fukui as Balinbow
Seitarō Chiba as Kittan
Keisuke Furuhata as Gimmy
Karin Isobe as Darry
Hiromu Mineta as Viral
Māri as Adiane
Aren Kohatsu as Cytomander
Takuma Tokuda as Guame
Jin Aoki as Zorthy
Makoto Watanabe as Tetsukan
Yoshiyaki Oyadomari as Makken
Yuuna Inamura as Leite
The play will also star Yūki Kakigawa, Shingo Kōchi, Shintarō Nagano, Masaki Matsuda, Tetsuya Imanishi, and Hideki Shimahara as additional cast.
Anime studio Gainax is supervising the production. R:MIX theatrical production company founder Seiya Machida is writing the script, while musician and actor IZAM is producing the play. Masahiro Nomura is serving as stage director.
Regular ticket sales began on September 13. Regular tickets cost 6,800 yen (about US$66), tickets with a pamphlet cost 8,500 yen (US$82), and premium tickets with a pamphlet and limited-edition goods cost 9,000 yen (US$87).
The play will present new material that "wasn't able to be presented" in the original television anime series. 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."
Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann television anime premiered in Japan in 2007. Sci Fi Channel, currently known as Syfy, first aired the series on television in the United States in 2008. The anime began airing on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on Saturday. Bandai Entertainment and Aniplex of America released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America.
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 Yuuna Inamura]
Images © GAINAX・Kazuki Nakashima/Aniplex・KDE-J・TV Tokyo・Dentsu
© Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann ~Engeki-hen~ Production Committee
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