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Gurren Lagann Parallel Works: I Can't Believe Gainax Did This

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We're all at least somewhat familiar with anime music videos. If not, then GodLen is probably sad you don't read his feature...
 
Anyway, a AMV combines (usually) the music from one object, and the visuals from another. What makes it an "anime" music video is that one of these two components are from an anime series. Gainax forget to get this memo, and decided to release their own official music videos for Gurren Lagann. The catch? Since they couldn't put Gurren Lagann clips with GL animation, they decided to animate piles of new Gurren Lagann fanservice. Set in parallel universes, some of them are about...
 
  • 1) Viral playing Pinball on a giant, space Gunman/Pinball Machine
  • 2) Young, naked Gimmy beating up and stealing from Simon, Kamina, and Yoko.
  • 3) Kamina, Viral, and Simon as fantasy adventurers, attempting to rescue Princess Nia.
 
Its just kind of mind bogglingly cool. The episodes were all listed up on Gainax's website at one point and time, but now they are assembled on this DVD. No NA release yet, though Gia notes that the Amazon.jp listing is on sale right now...
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 10:43 a.m.
@John_Martone: not pinball, but pachinko, there are others but if i list them would they count as spoilers?
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 10:50 a.m.
@cfatalis: 1:48 spoiler ahoy don`t think it matters that much anymore
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 10:58 a.m.
@Kelleth: fine LET IT RIP
 
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:03 a.m.
@cfatalis: Don`t seem that spoilery i`ll just add a spoiler tag to it :)
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:05 a.m.
@Kelleth: because you have watched them before
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:07 a.m.
@cfatalis: Nope havent watched these yet.
No i actually mean spoilers to events after the first time skip/ep 16
cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:08 a.m.
@Kelleth: there's that guy..... you know you other account avi
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:09 a.m.
@cfatalis: Didnt see anything about him in your post besides spoiler tag
Edit: o wait i did but still  spoiler tag
John_Martoneon Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:12 a.m.
The Genome one became the opening "mostly" of the 1st Gurren Lagann movie... so badass.
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.
@cfatalis: nvm the hints i saw it 
@John_Martone:  Agreed pure awesome he makes Chuck Norris look like Steve Urkel
John_Martoneon Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.
@Kelleth said:
" @cfatalis: 1:48 spoiler ahoy don`t think it matters that much anymore "

cfatalison Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:16 a.m.
@John_Martone said:
" The Genome one became the opening "mostly" of the 1st Gurren Lagann movie... so badass. "
the first episode of gurren laggan too, where "simon" is a captain on his fleet, although this one is rather useless
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:18 a.m.
@John_Martone: Agreed
InfiniteGeasson Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:12 p.m.
I would totally watch that if it got turned into a full anime. More Gurren Lagann is always a good thing.
Dethfishon Dec. 1, 2009 at 6:17 p.m.
The Lord Genome one is awesome.
Agent_Loston Dec. 1, 2009 at 6:28 p.m.
Parallel Works are amazing, it only make sense once you finish watch the series.
ComradeCrashon Dec. 2, 2009 at 5:32 a.m.
Well...I did by their first animated music video with Yoko, so I am thinking of picking this one up too!
haseoangelofdeathon Dec. 2, 2009 at 6:04 a.m.

i have all of them, i like number 8

Dig Deeper into Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

The Gurren Lagann Parallel Works are a series of 8 animated music videos featuring various settings, characters, situations, and events that take place across several alternate universes closely related to that of Gurren Lagann. Set to music from the original anime series, these music vids have substantial production values.

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