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“Gurren Lagann” Coming to Toonami

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.

Will you be watching, or at least TiVoing, “Gurren Lagann”? What other shows would you like Toonami to pick up? Sound off in the comments below!
Source: ANN, Tumblr

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Justin Widerski aka Etrigan Blood is a time-traveling alien ginger with a penchant for sarcasm and a weakness for muffins. Into comics, horror, anime, video games, Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc… Justin is a jack of all trades when it comes to geek fandoms, but a master of none. He started doing film reviews as a way to appease the voices in his head, but after getting proper medication he just does them for fun and in the pitiful hopes of doing it professionally. Justin's dabbled in podcasting, with a total 2 1/2 failed shows and used to be creative director on a local cable program called YRU-Up. He currently studies Film/TV at *redacted* and is a news writer for Geek Juice.

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