GURREN LAGANN to Debut on Toonami in August
Aniplex of America, Inc. has announced that the legendary TV anime series GURREN LAGANN (天元突破グレンラガン, Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan, 2007) 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, GURREN LAGANN THE MOVIE -CHILDHOOD’S END- (劇場版 天元突破グレンラガン 紅蓮篇, Gekijooban Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Gurren-Hen, 2008) and GURREN LAGANN THE MOVIE -THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS- (劇場版 天元突破グレンラガン 螺巌篇, Gekijooban Tengen Toppa Guren Lagann Lagann-Hen, 2009). 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).
Story of GURREN LAGANN
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!
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 leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS and BLUE EXORCIST. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI, BLAST OF TEMPEST, OREHURA and VIVIDRED OPERATION.