Gurren Lagann to Debut on Toonami Starting August 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA (July 19, 2014) –Aniplex of America, Inc. has announced today that the legendary TV anime series GURREN LAGANN, will debut on Adult Swim's TOONAMI™ Saturday line-up this August. The first episode will premiere on August 16th at 2:00am EST.

From the SAME team that brought us KILL la KILL, GURREN LAGANN comes from the genius minds of Director Hiroyuki Imaishi and Script Writer/Series Composition Kazuki Nakashima. In response to its global popularity, the series was also adapted into two full-length films, Childhood's End and The Lights in the Sky Are Stars. Aniplex of America re-released the GURREN LAGANN TV Series on home video last year featuring both the original Japanese and English dub which features many popular voice actors such as Yuri Lowenthal (as Simon), Kyle Hebert (as Kamina) and Michelle Ruff (as Yoko). This past July, Aniplex of America also released the GURREN LAGANN Movies in a Double Feature Blu-ray Set (Japanese Language only with English subtitles).


This is the story of a man who has yet to realize what destiny holds in store for him….

In the distant future, mankind has lived quietly and restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are 2 young men: one named Simon who is shy and naïve, and the other named Kamina who believes in the existence of a “surface” world above their heads. The destiny of these two starts moving drastically when the ceiling of their village falls in, and a gigantic “Gunmen” and a beautiful girl named Yoko, wielding a superconductive rifle, come from the surface. Together, Kamina, Simon and Yoko ride the mecha “Lagann” that Simon digs out of the ground, and fly up to the surface!

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Original Story: GAINAX
Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Assistant Director: Masahiko Ohtsuka
Series Structure: Kazuki Nakashima
Character Design: Atsushi Nishigori
Mechanical Design: You Yoshinari
Design Works: Shigeto Koyama
3D Mecha Design: IMAITOONZ
Art Director: Yuka Hirama
Color Setting: Harumi Takahoshi
Director of Photography: Toyonori Yamada
Editing: Junichi Uematsu
Sound Director: Tohru Nakano
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Animation Production: GAINAX
Produced by TV TOKYO, DENTSU, Aniplex

CAST (Japanese / English) Simon: Tetsuya Kakihara / Yuri Lowenthal
Kamina: Katsuyuki Konishi / Kyle Hebert
Yoko: Marina Inoue / Michelle Ruff
Nia: Yukari Fukui / Bridget Hoffman
Boota: Shizuka Ito/ Julie Ann Taylor
Leeron: Masaya Onosaka / Steve Blum
Dayakka: Daiki Nakamura / Doug Stone
Viral: Nobuyuki Hiyama / Sam Riegel
Kittan: Kisho Taniyama / Christopher Smith
Rossiu: Mitsuki Saiga / Johnny Yong Bosch
Lordgenome: Narushi Ikeda / Jamieson Price

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-Ray and DVD releases such as KILL la KILL, Sword Art Online, Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners, Blue Exorcist, Blast of Tempest, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Oreshura, Servant X Service and Silver Spoon. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Sword Art Online II, Aldnoah.Zero, PERSONA4 the Golden ANIMATION, MEKAKUCITY ACTORS, The irregular at magic high school, Nanana's Buried Treasure, Mushi-Shi Next Passage, Oreimo 2, and Samurai Flamenco.

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