So folks! An update is due for Gurren Lagann at the eleventh hour – not because we’ve been hiding news but we wanted to have all the details locked down before saying anything!
I’ll start by prefacing with there’s good news as well as the predictable bad news!
THE BAD NEWS?
Gurren Lagann is moving from September 1st to September 29th. This is because we only received the final sign-off for the art book at the end of last week and as this project requires special parts it takes at least 5 weeks to turnaround to get it to retail.
THE GOOD NEWS?
Glad you asked – as there’s a tonne more good news than bad! Basically as the art book took so long to approve – instead of just sitting on our hands the whole time doing nothing, we decided to improve what you’re getting! Think of it as an apology as well as just a sign of our love of making these editions :).
You may recall in our last update on this in April we gave an exhaustive breakdown of what’s inside – if not we’ve broken down what’s changed here for reference followed by a complete listing:
– Art book is now 18.1cm x 21cm -> not A5 (small). People can correct me if I am wrong on – but I believe this has never been done on a domestic release in the UK before!
– Packaging has been upsized to fit the book inside -> so basically you’re going to feel like it’s an ultimate edition more than ever! We had to figure out a custom way to do the digipack as well to fit the spec so hoping folks will like it!
– Art book’s page count is now 116 pages inc covers -> From 100 pages inc covers – so an extra 16 larger pages of content!
– Following fan QC – we upped the bit-rate on the TV series -> Averages out now at a whopping 30MBPs – which is well above what a remastered show usually gets outside of Japan!
So all in all – it’s a pretty comprehensive job we’ve done of this in the meantime – if we can do something for the better, we did in short! I’m pretty certain too that folks will agree that the delay as is is overridden by the benefits folks get (at no extra cost to yourselves I may add too as you all know!)
FINAL SPEC / PRICING / STOCK:
One last time so you have it all in one place too – details for the release are:
Release date: September 29th
Prices at retail:
Packaging + Physical information:
– O-CARD around box (not pictured) with BBFC, Anime Ltd logo and different artwork on it.
– Clean box, sized up to the same as the art book using deluxe edition artwork.
– 4-tray digipack at custom size
– Art card certifying the number your release is out of.
– 116 page, 18.1 x 21cm art book
What’s on the discs?
– TV Series, Episodes 1-27 in even more delicious HD
– TV broadcast version of Episode 6
– Film 1: Childhood’s End
– Film 2: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
– Parallel Works (split over Film 1 & 2′s discs)
Extras on the discs?
– Yoko goes to Gainax bonus feature
– Sazigen 3DCG Test Animation Footage
– From storyboard to animation – animated storyboards.
– Clean Opening 1
– Clean Ending 1
– Clean Opening 2
– Clean Ending 2
– Music montage from end of the first half of the show
Audio on disc:
– English dub – 5.1 track
– Japanese audio – 2.0 track
– French audio – 2.0 track
– English subtitles
– English song/sign tracks
– French subtitles
Catch folks soon no doubt and sorry for the slight additional delay!