Aniplex of America Announces License for GURREN LAGANN Series, Plus Two L.E. Releases

Get ready, Gurren Lagann fans! Aniplex of America announced its license for the Gurren Lagann TV series last Friday, at Sakura-Con, as well as two upcoming releases for the title – the GURREN LAGANN TV Series DVD Box Set and the GURREN LAGANN COMPLETE Blu-ray BOX – which are both now available for pre-order.

The limited-quantity GURREN LAGANN TV Series DVD Box Set, available in May 2013, will include: 

  • 6 DVDs with all 27 episodes of the television series (including unaired episode 6) with both Japanese audio (and English subtitles) and English audio;
  • English-subtitled on-disc extras: “Yoko Goes to GAINAX –Study Animation at GAINAX-,” SAZIGEN 3DCG test animation footage, creative staff interview, Shokotan interview, textless openings and endings, and trailers; 
  • 2-tray Amaray cases with reversible wraps that feature the original Japanese cover designs;
  • 2 original soundtrack CDs;
  • a 36-page illustration booklet; 
  • a 2-sided Yoko and Kamina poster; 
  • 2 stickers (Kamina’s famous remarks);
  • 12 postcards featuring the Japanese DVD cover art and original illustrations by mechanical designer You Yoshinari; and
  • a rigid art box, illustrated by You Yoshinari. 

The second release is the GURREN LAGANN COMPLETE Blu-ray BOX – a limited-edition imported directly from Japan – that will be available in June 2013. The 15-disc set (10 Blu-ray discs and 5 CDs) will include: 

  • all 27 episodes of the television series (including unaired episode 6) in HD format with both Japanese audio (and English subtitles) and English audio;
  • both movies (-Childhood’s End- and -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars-) and OVA Ep. 5.5 “My Gurren is Shiny!!” (included in DS Game Soft “Gurren Lagann”) with Japanese audio and English subtitles; 
  • on-disc extras (no English subtitles): TV textless openings and closings, movie textless endings, Gurren Lagann Parallel Works (music videos), Gurren Lagann Parallel Works 2 (music vidoes); the  Gurren Lagann Kirameki☆Yoko Box –Pieces of sweet stars- (“S*t*a*S” PV), Eve of Gurren Lagann the Movie (movie event footage, special drama “Viral’s Sweet Dream”); “Yoko Goes to GAINAX –Study Animation at GAINAX-,” “It’s Summertime! Drills! Gurren Lagann Festival!!,” SAZIGEN 3DCG test animation footage, an interview with Marina Inoue (voice of Yoko); “Believe in the Answer That You Believe In!! Gurren Lagann Quiz Contest!,” The Movie -Childhood’s End- premiere event documentary, The Movie -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- premiere event documentary, and “VOICES -Testimony of 26 people-” (staff interviews);
  • 4 drama CDs: “Otoko no Jouken (Conditions of a Man)! Gurren Lagann” written by Kazuki Nakashima (screenplay), “Otoko Ippiki (Lone Man) Gurren Lagann” (TV series DVD bonus drama CD), “Otoko Doahou (Fool Man) Gurren Lagann” (the 1st movie DVD bonus drama CD), and “Otoko Gumi Dayo (Men’s Team) Gurren Lagann” (the 2nd movie DVD bonus drama CD);  
  • CD with the original sound source for “Gurren Lagann Parallel Works 2” and “Kirameki☆Yoko Box –Pieces of sweet stars-”;
  • hardcover book of production materials, including never-published initial conceptual art; 
  • illustration book with cover art by director Hiroyuki Imaishi;  
  • exclusive digipaks newly illustrated by Atsushi Nishigori (character design); and 
  • a box with newly illustrated artwork by You Yoshinari (mechanical design).