Dammit, I want this so much. >_>
I was thinking of waiting until August to order it so I could bundle it with FMA Vol. 23 to save on shipping, but I dunno if I can wait that long now. Well, I'm sure some scans will show up on 2ch eventually...but I WANTS IT PRECIOUS. SO PRETTY.
Maybe I could ask my mom to buy it for me as a very late birthday present...since I didn't ask for anything this year. And since we spent half of the day on my birthday shopping for her shoes and clothes and she promised to make it up to me somehow (I still haven't taken advantage of that). Actually I was planning on asking for this as my birthday present anyway, since it was originally announced as coming out in June, but then they kept delaying it until finally it's released in late July. >:/ And that wouldn't have even been a problem if it weren't for the fact that it wasn't available for pre-order online until yesterday. *grumble grumble*
But yeah...I think I'll ask. I've been waiting for this to come out for years, after all.
EDIT: Come to think of it, this is probably the only new Gurren Lagann related thing that will come out in the next few months aside from figures, the monthly manga serializations, and the weekly radio show. No wonder I haven't been in much of a GL mood recently. Though, I've still been working on my fanfic, little by little...oh right, and I should really finish translating that drama CD soon.
EDIT 2: Oh yeah, and Gurren-hen is going to be showing at a theater in September. This would be great if only I lived anywhere near San Francisco. :/ I wonder what's taking Bandai so long to license it anyway. They already got the Eureka Seven movie. Are they waiting for Lagann-hen to come out on DVD too so they can license both movies at once?