Gurren Lagann Live-Action Stage Play

Gurren Lagann Gets Stage Play in Tokyo in October

posted on 2014-04-12 02:01 EDT
Open auditions to be held for “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-”

Gurren Lagann Stage Play’s Cast Announced

posted on 2014-08-22 06:30 EDT
Gainax supervises production featuring material not in 2007 TV anime

Gurren Lagann Stage Play’s Cast Photographed in Costume

posted on 2014-10-21 08:30 EDT
Play will run in Tokyo’s Zenrōsai Hall Space Zero theater from October 22 to 26

Gurren Lagann Stage Play Gets Sequel Next September

posted on 2014-10-27 19:00 EDT

1st stage play ran this month, covered only part of the story

The “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-” stage play announced in its official program that a new play telling the rest of the anime’s story will begin next September. The play also ended with a recording of Nia announcing the new sequel.

[The plot description below contains spoilers for the anime and stage play. Highlight text to read.]

The first stage play covers the story up to the death of Lordgenome.

“Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-,” an adaptation of Gainax’s Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann anime series that ran in Tokyo’s Zenrōsai Hall Space Zero theater from October 22 to 27, presented 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.”

The website posted images from the first stage play.

Anime studio Gainax supervised the production. R:MIX theatrical production company founder Seiya Machida wrote he script, while musician and actor IZAM produced the play. Masahiro Nomura served as stage director.

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.