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  • The first Gurren Lagann Parallel Works video, which you can see at left, is out. For those of you who haven’t heard about this, various members of GAINAX‘s staff are pairing Gurren Lagann music with new, alternate world animations. This first one is animator Watanabe Keisuke’s, and it combines the song Rap wa Kan no Tamashii da! with a fantasy setting. In it, Simon, Kamina, and Viral are attacking a fortress to free Nia, and they run into Yoko and the woman who was in Viral’s dream sequence from episode 26. It’s a lot of fun to watch, and it’s rekindled my memories of how much I liked the Gurren Lagann OST (i.e. I’ve got it on my playlist now). The next one video is set to be released June 23rd.
    Thanks konart
  • Dengeki Online has pictures from the Ranka Lee/Nakajima Megumi mini-live at Odaiba VenusFort that I mentioned earlier this week. She performed four songs: Ai – Oboeteimasuka, What ’bout my star?, Neko Nikki, and Seikan Hikou. It’s also worth pointing out that some of the images match the choreography from the Seikan Hikou video on the official site.
  • In more Macross Frontier news, it was announced yesterday on the staff blog that there is a special short movie in store for purchasers of the first volume BD/DVD. It’s called ALL THAT VF and will feature many of the Valkyries from the Macross series in commemoration of its 25th anniversary. The first volume is set to be released on July 25th.
  • Canned Dogs has a survey of what people are saying in the ongoing flap between Konjiki no Gash!! mangaka Raiku Makoto and publisher Shogakukan.
  • If you find anything that you think I should mention on any particular day’s Daily Dose, please send me an email with the words “ANIME NEWS” somewhere in the subject line.
  • June 15, 2008 at 11:02 pm
    39 comments »
    • June 15, 2008 at 11:15 pmSadiki

      Despite that video using the Gurren Lagann characters, it didn’t actually remind me much of the show. Still, a fun watch.

    • June 15, 2008 at 11:18 pmfalconx0101

      Wow, that Gurren Lagann video was amazing. Thanks for finding it for us.

    • June 15, 2008 at 11:28 pmChansteR

      Man, this video just reminded of how awesome Gurren Lagann was. Good video.

    • June 15, 2008 at 11:32 pmSue

      wow this took me back to the series boy it was great ^^ this video was fun too, still love the song. cant wait for the next one.

    • June 15, 2008 at 11:42 pmmiken-chan

      I- I want rewatch Gurren Lagann (again) now… DX

    • June 15, 2008 at 11:56 pmcho sen

      That video is awesome. I can’t wait to see more, I might have to fire up the series again.

    • June 16, 2008 at 12:11 amnutsy

      Gurren Lagann!!!! woot!!

    • June 16, 2008 at 12:34 amHoshi

      Awesome. Gotta listen to the OST again. :P
      Shows me that I’m still for the Kamina x Yoko pairing instead of the Kittan x Yoko. Niceeee

    • June 16, 2008 at 12:47 amncyphe

      >.< AGGHH!!!

      That make me yurn for some more Tengen Toppa, even if it is just a remake in a different, parallel universe (hey, it worked for Mai Hime).

      And away I go to watch the greatest scenes from TTGL . . . again!

    • June 16, 2008 at 1:03 amHeiae

      Awesome Gurren Lagann video. I saw it earlier today, and was pleasantly surprised at how cool it was.

      About ALL THAT VF.. Will it be completely new footage? That’d be really awesome, considering how huge of a fan I am of the Valkyrie designs. Especially their fighter modes.

    • June 16, 2008 at 1:10 amRicaryx

      KAMINA :O and Yoko. It just made me miss them more. Thanks!! So why did they make this AU video again? I would really be stumped if they turn this idea into a TV series lolz I wish.

    • June 16, 2008 at 1:11 amyohkoyamamoto

      love the video! love kamina and yoko. :D

    • June 16, 2008 at 1:17 amColin

      Viral’s girl needed far more airtime.

    • June 16, 2008 at 1:58 amMike

      Isn’t there a Gurren Lagenn Movie coming out as well? and there are supposed to be like eight Music videos in all before the Movie comes out….

    • June 16, 2008 at 2:01 amaya

      I love the Gurren Lagann video. Awesome stuff.

    • June 16, 2008 at 2:19 amStei

      That video was awesome, and that was my favorite song from that anime. Cool find.

    • June 16, 2008 at 2:51 ammangaka-chan

      I didn’t watch Gurren Lagann but the video looks cool. :)

    • June 16, 2008 at 3:31 amoutcast

      is the ranka lee live concert out on the internet for us to see already?

    • June 16, 2008 at 3:31 amphuphu

      Gurren Fantasy. :)

    • June 16, 2008 at 6:12 amjustme

      Gurren Lagann video is awesome. :D

    • June 16, 2008 at 8:20 amAndy

      Viral’s sweetheart looks pretty cute. As for the video, it would be awesome if they made it into a series, or at least an OVA. Gurren-Lagann has always been an awesome anime, I hope to see more of it.

    • June 16, 2008 at 10:21 amhaneul

      For the people who wants to watch the BGM trailer, here’s the site: http://www.gurren-lagann-movie.net/gurrepala/flash.html
      It looks great, and it seems to me like each of the 8 pieces were made by a special and differentperson…

    • June 16, 2008 at 12:50 pmBurn

      Gurren Lagann own all!

    • June 16, 2008 at 2:02 pmMagi

      So cute! I love Viral’s girl; I just wish we had seen more of her in the actual show. The ending with Nia was adorable, too! I can’t wait to see the rest of these specials.

    • June 16, 2008 at 2:32 pmmundox

      Nina <3 :’(

    • June 16, 2008 at 3:10 pmNette

      thanks for posting the gurren lagann video!! :D

    • June 16, 2008 at 3:50 pmIEC

      now that…was EPIC : )

      i had forgotten how much i missed this
      thankyou for uploading!!

    • June 16, 2008 at 4:05 pmC.I.

      Ah, thanks for the sauce on the exact name of “Raw Raw Fight Da Powah”. ^^;

    • June 16, 2008 at 5:11 pmNatsume Satoru

      this makes me not want to wait for the r2 sub dvd’s and the dub tv version on scifi in july

    • June 16, 2008 at 5:12 pmSomethingLeft

      Spiffy to the max!! thanks a plenty for sharing.

    • June 16, 2008 at 6:28 pmmampf

      fucking awesome!

    • June 16, 2008 at 7:16 pmBobzor

      I CAME.

    • June 16, 2008 at 7:30 pmKadian1364

      Man, that reminded me how special Gurren Lagann was. When you think the second best show this season is that train wreck, albeit very entertaining train wreck, known as Code Geass R2, it makes you really miss the really great shows.

      I’m also glad Gainax isn’t trying to expand on the original story but rather doing the alternate universe treatment. If this were Sunrise, we’d be having a really tough time of “Gurren Lagann: Boota of the Universe” spin-off sequels right now. As it is, I hope the rest of the videos in this series continue like well done fanfics.

    • June 16, 2008 at 9:37 pmDmo

      Why do Simon remind me of Ike from Fire Emblem in this video? >_>;;;

      “I fight for my friends!!! <_<;;;”

    • June 17, 2008 at 12:02 amSyaoran Li

      That music video is really cool; a shame I couldn’t really enjoy at the fullest TTGL since I waiting too long to watch the series. Still, a very creative idea to keep in our minds the series for a long time (at least until the first movie comes out on September); time will tell.

      Oh yeah, there wasn’t Macross Frontier last week…

      I’ll check those photos later.

    • June 17, 2008 at 4:31 amAlex4life

      I dig the gurren lagann vid. *listens to ost again*

    • June 18, 2008 at 3:21 amSimon

      And that’s how TTGL *really* ended. :3

    • June 19, 2008 at 6:52 pmPetit

      The Gurren video totally made my day.
      Awesome.
      Thank you, thank you!

    • June 24, 2008 at 10:59 amMurphy

      the tears of manlyness gar they have returned T_T amazing video