Gainax and Konami have just recently opened a brand new website announcing a brand new Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann project is currently in the works. The project’s title is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Restart.
The project itself may refer to a brand new Pachinko machine based on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. The Pachinko machine, tentatively titled CR Gurren Lagann GNA, recently passed its tests on November 27th this year and may see deployment in the near future. The Pachinko machine is being developed by Mizuho.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, also known as Gurren Lagann, is an original mecha anime series produced by Gainax, Aniplex and Konami. The series aired in 2007 for a total of 27 episodes, being produced by Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Medaka Box) and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill, Panty & Stocking). The series won many awards after its broadcast, including the Individual Award at the 2007 Animation Kobe awards and the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair. Two anime films were produced in 2009, both of which were compilation films recapping the events of the anime. A manga adaptation of the series was produced alongside the anime by Kazuki Nakashima that finished its publication in July 2013 for a total of 10 volumes. The series also received a light novel adaptation and a spin-off manga.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
In a faraway future, mankind lives underground in huge caves, unknowing of a world above with a sky and stars.
In the small village of Jiha, Simon, a shy boy who works as a digger discovers a strange glowing object during excavation. The enterprising Kamina, a young man with a pair of rakish sunglasses and the passion of a fiery sun, befriends Simon and forms a small band of brothers, the Gurren Brigade, to escape the village and break through the ceiling of the cave to reach the surface, which few believe exist.
The village elder won’t hear of such foolishness and punishes the Brigade. However, when disaster strikes from the world above and the entire village is in jeopardy, it’s up to Simon, Kamina, a girl with a big gun named Yoko, and the small yet sturdy robot, Lagann, to save the day.
The new friends journey to the world above and find that the surface is a harsh battlefield, and it’s up to them to fight back against the rampaging Beastmen to turn the tide in the humans’ favor! Pierce the heavens, Gurren Lagann!
The Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Restart project has been announced and is hinting at the recently tested CR Gurren Lagann GNA Pachinko machine. Further details and clarifications about the project will be revealed soon.
You can visit the project’s website here: http://www.gurren-lagann-ps.jp/
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