Aniplex of America Hold Gurren Lagann Cosplay Contest

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 7, 2010) – Aniplex of America Inc. will host a GURREN LAGANN cosplay contest in association with American Cosplay Paradise (ACP). Winners will be announced after the GURREN LAGANN the Movie Screening on Saturday, July 3rd at Anime Expo.

There will be two categories – one for just Kamina and one for all other GURREN LAGANN characters. The Top five entries from the general contest and top two Kaminas will receive badges to Anime Expo and VIP seating at the GURREN LAGANN the MOVIE –Childhood's End- screening and award ceremony after the screening. Mr.Katsuyuki Konishi, the voice of Kamina and many other famous roles in anime, will select a winner from each category and present a prize.

You may enter the contest between now and June 17th at On June 18th, all entries will be shown on the contest page, where people can vote for their favorite entries. The finalists with the most votes will be announced on June 24.

For detailed information on the contest, visit

For Mr. Katsuyuki Konishi's bio and the event schedule, visit

Aniplex of America will release GURREN LAGANN the MOVIE –Childhood's End- on July 1, 2010 exclusively through Bandai Entertainment's THE STORE online shop. The DVD will be also available at a selected retailer at Anime Expo.

Bandai Entertainment's THE STORE can be found at

For product information and latest news, check out GURREN LAGANN the MOVIE home page at, as well as Facebook and Twitter's Gurren Lagann the Movie page.


The 2-part movie is based on the hit Japanese anime TV series “Gurren Lagann”. The movies were theatrically released in Japan in 2008 and 2009. They were directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, written by Kazuki Nakashima, Animation production by renowned studio GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion and FLCL) and shares the creative staff from the franchise TV series.


Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex Inc. has introduced a variety of properties including such hits as “Gurren Lagann,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)”, “Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X),” “R.O.D –THE TV-,” “Blood+,” all of which are licensed and distributed worldwide. In 2005, the company established A-1 Pictures, currently the largest and most technically advanced animation studio in Japan.

About American Cosplay Paradise

Founded in 2000, American Cosplay Paradise (ACP) serves as an extensive database for cosplayers, people who dress up in costumes. Members contribute pictures of their costumes, which are sorted by series and character for easy searching. With live photo and video coverage of the various anime conventions in the US, ACP is one of the leading resources for finding costumes of your favorite anime, manga, and videogame characters. For more information can be found at its website

About Bandai Entertainment THE STORE

Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. THE STORE is Bandai Entertainment's e-commerce destination where anime, manga, and other unique an exclusive items can be purchased.

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