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Anime Expo Announces Gurren Lagann Director as Guest of Honor

Who the hell do you think Anime Expo is??




Otaku around the US, dig yourselves out of your subterranean villages and head to Anime Expo to see the man who created spiral power. For the director of Gurren Lagann, Hiroyuki Imaishi will be making his appearance, along with Gurren Lagann’s character designer Atsushi Nishigori at this year’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Not only did he direct Gurren Lagann, but key animation in FLCL episode 5, Dead Leaves, and Diebuster. He also is the winner of a bunch of awards like the Excellence Prize at the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival for his work on Gurren Lagann.

Atsushi Nishigori has worked on such titles as Mahoromatic, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, He is my Master, and Diebuster. He also won an award as well, the 7th Annual Tokyo International Anime Awards, in the Individual Character Design Award category; and we all know the longer the award title is, the better.

Now we can finally ask him what is in store for the future of Gurren Lagann; a sequel, a prequel, Dayquil—who knows? This is what I like to see Anime Expo, keep up the good work grabbing these awesome people.

Sigueon May 26, 2009 at 2:13 p.m.
Aw. I want to be there so bad... So bad.
Bertmastaon May 26, 2009 at 2:13 p.m.
DAMN DAMN DAMN, why am i british and not american DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!, ANIME VICE SHIP ME TO AMERICA!!!!!!
GodLen staff on May 26, 2009 at 2:15 p.m.
@Bertmasta: You will be happy when Code Geass comes true though
giaon May 26, 2009 at 2:17 p.m.
*fills out interview request form*
Bertmastaon May 26, 2009 at 2:31 p.m.
GodLen said:
@Bertmasta: You will be happy when Code Geass comes true though
haha ye we will reign supreme for at least a while :P
Agent_Loston May 26, 2009 at 2:46 p.m.
ok that sweet.
Zeouterlimitson May 26, 2009 at 2:59 p.m.
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge.
   Aww wow. Very nice.
Bertmastaon May 26, 2009 at 3:42 p.m.
seriusly it aint fair tho, im moving to the Us Pronto
Cogitoon May 26, 2009 at 3:43 p.m.
Take me there...
Bertmastaon May 26, 2009 at 3:46 p.m.
Cogito said:
Take me there...
we'll seek asylum, im sure we will be fine
Cogitoon May 26, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.
Bertmasta said:
Cogito said: Take me there... we'll seek asylum, im sure we will be fine [more]

Maybe if we channel our spiral energy at wanting to be there, we can teleport there.
Bertmastaon May 26, 2009 at 3:51 p.m.
Cogito said:
Bertmasta said: Cogito said: Take me there... we'll seek asylum, im sure we will be fine [more] Maybe if we ... [more]
True Spiral power can do anything!
Schwindelmagieron May 26, 2009 at 4:01 p.m.
@Cogito: That plan is so awesome it might just work...nein! Not "might", it WILL work!
Cogitoon May 26, 2009 at 4:25 p.m.
Schwindelmagier said:
@Cogito: That plan is so awesome it might just work...nein! Not "might", it WILL work!
Alright, alright guys....It Is SETTLED! WE will combine our spiral energy, and with this burning might in our souls we will burn a way to a new destiny... a destiny where we can go to this Anime Expo!
Bertmastaon May 26, 2009 at 4:27 p.m.
Cogito said:
Schwindelmagier said: @Cogito: That plan is so awesome it might just work...nein! Not "might", it WILL work! Alright, alright guys....It ... [more]
Sorted were practically there as we speak!!!
kratos1010on May 26, 2009 at 4:37 p.m.
Well, if I wasnt going to be in Japan, I would give the world to be at Anime Expo...after all, Gurren Lagann is the single greatest thing in the (anime) world. And that's saying a LOT.
RedRoseson May 26, 2009 at 5:55 p.m.
There are so many cool guests at AX this year ;_; Gawd I need to get myself down there even if I'd have to drive my way back home by myself (6ish hour road trip)...
Kuroon May 26, 2009 at 7:17 p.m.
HI I AM GOING TO ANIMU EXPO. I HERD THERE IS GOOD GUEST.

I am now even more excited to cosplay Simon.
Schwindelmagieron May 26, 2009 at 7:37 p.m.
RedRoses: May I join you on that venture?

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