The main reason Gurren Lagann is so tame and “serious” compared to other Imaishi works is because he was really holding himself back in order to reach a wide mainstream audience. And that’s the reason he wanted to let loose and make something really stupid afterwards, thus Panty & Stocking.
In a recent interview, Wakabayashi describes Kill la Kill as a “hybrid,” combining Gurren Lagann’s wildness with Panty & Stocking’s cool pop designs; simultaneously rough, action-packed, and full of style.
So it’s probably not a surprise that so far, in terms of Imaishi’s works, Kill la Kill appears to be somewhere in between the two. It’s more risque and wacky than Gurren Lagann, more shounen and serious than Panty & Stocking. Though it’s possible we’ll see it slide up and down the scale depending on the episode, lol.
Working on SoPHD and a scene pops into my head that I know I can’t fit into the chapter, so I’ll just dump it here. Taking place between Chapter 12 and 13, one of the ramifications of Nia suddenly having a bunch of other Anti-Spiral Messengers in her head…
that’s such old fanart omg ;;;;
Do you want me to take it down? ^^;;
In my head, Simon & Boota are pretty much how they look in the prologue of the first episode, Nia of course has her Messenger look, and Yoko is in her post-timeskip outfit with the jacket (not starboobs). In general I imagine the crew’s uniforms to be less flashy and more thrown-together than in the show. Otherwise it’s kinda vague? People have come up with their own designs though that I think are cool: https://sites.google.com/site/csakuras/sound-of-pulling-heaven-down/misc/fanart
Asked by heroictrunks
- He never had a Kamina or Nia.
- However, he does have the Dai Gurren Corps: Kidd, Iraak, Zorthy, Makken, and Jorgun & Balinbow. And they call him “Boss” (taishou).
- He fought everyone in the universe until he ran out of people to fight. :(
I’ll eventually get to translating the whole thing, but for now, here’s my favorite part of the new drama CD! You wanted canon Garlock? HERE’S YOUR CANON GARLOCK!
Summary of the first half of the track: Simon is a popular mangaka now, with Rossiu as his editor and the Black Siblings as his assistants. Rossiu is hounding Simon to finish the manuscript of his manga Gransebouya (which, meanwhile, is causing chaos elsewhere as it turns Gimmy into the manga’s protagonist, a giant backpack-wearing boy). But Simon is dissatisfied with the way it’s going and in a fit of frustration, rips it up, to Rossiu’s great dismay.
(starting at 4:39)
Simon: It’s okay, Rossiu-san, I have a manuscript.
Simon: I thought I’d make it my next serial, so I drew it in secret. Can you stop Gransebouya and use this instead?
Rossiu: You have a manuscript like that…?
Simon: Here, this is it.
Rossiu: …It starts with a war in space? It’s about robots?
Simon: Yeah. The title is “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann”!
Rossiu: Gurren Lagann? That’s…
Simon: Right! It’s the robot we piloted! I’m basing this on those battles we fought back then. But it’s a much bigger story! A timid, drill-loving boy escapes from an underground world, and finally, he gets to throw galaxies at the edge of the universe!
Rossiu: I don’t think such a story would be well-received.
Simon: Don’t say that! We won’t know unless we try!
Garlock: That’s exactly right. Let’s teach them a little something— teach them exactly who they’re facing!
Kittan: Who’s voice is that?
Kiyal: Look at that!
Kiyoh: A human is coming out of the manuscript!
Kinon: I can’t believe it…
Rossiu: But it’s real…
Kittan: On top of that, doesn’t he look a lot like Simon?
Kiyal: But he’s wearing a cape or something, and he’s got a really cocky attitude!
Garlock: Simon? I see…you’re this world’s Simon? You look like a really unreliable man to me.
Simon: Me? You’re…me?
Rossiu: What does this mean?
Garlock: Now I see. You threw away your Core Drill and use your power with a pen instead. With your power that has the ability to create universes, you tied this world and my two-dimensional universe together.
Kittan: This guy…even though he’s Simon, he sure says some complicated stuff!
Rossiu: Two-dimensional universe? You mean there are multiple universes?
Garlock: That’s Rossiu for you! Even in this world, you’re as quick to understand as your forehead is wide.
Rossiu: That’s enough talk about my forehead… What are you planning to do?!
Garlock: Obviously, I’ll do what I want. Because all the lights in the heavens are my enemy!
Rossiu: What /are/ you…?
Garlock: My name is Simon Avant! Now come, Softy Simon! I’ll be taking your power!
Kittan: What?! He’s got a Core Drill too!
Kiyoh: He stabbed Simon with it!
And so, Garlock absorbs Simon into his Core Drill. DUN DUN DUN.
hey tumblr. remember how we want little witch academia to be an anime?
well, the president of Trigger studio posted this
well that tweet means this:
hirabotch: Use this momentum to turn it (Little Witch Academia) into a TV series, please!
tuka_trg (Otsuka): We want to expand it in some form. But first we need to make sure more people know about the work!
THE ABOVE VIDEO IS THE VIDEO, LEGALLY ON YOUTUBE, FROM TRIGGER.
SPREAD, WATCH IT, GET THE VIEW COUNT UP GUYS. WE CAN DO IT.
DO IT EVERYONE! Also Otsuka is a cool dude, I’ve met him a few times!