It was announced on Saturday that Adult Swim, a partner of Cartoon Network, would be bringing the popular Gainax anime series “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” to Toonami. The series will start airing August 16 at 2:00am ET/PT with its english dubbed track.
The announcement was made in response to a question left on Toonami’s tumblr page, where fans can go to ask questions and learn exclusive news.
“Gurren Lagann” is a 26 episode series that aired in Japan back in 2007 animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. Gainax is the animation studio best known for “The Wings of Honneamise,” “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” and “FLCL.” They’re notorious for being a company of fanboys and “Gurren Lagann” is no exception, paying homage to super robot shows while also taking the concept to the extreme. It is the story of Kamina and Simon, who leave their small underground village after finding the key to a mysterious robot. On the surface world they come across many friends, but also a terrible enemy in the evil Spiral King. Well known for its epic levels of awesomeness and manliness, “Gurren Lagann” is sure to be popular.