What happens when you switch directors of a Sunday morning anime unannounced, and the fanbase of the show discovers that you’ve been insulting them on a social networking site since the first episode? Gainax is finding out the hard way on their official blog, as Zepy reports (initial post, continuation). (more below)

Back after the first episode aired I commented that Gainax had some tremendous balls to put up an official show blog with the comments section left open; I wondered at the time if they were so confident in their production that they weren’t worried about the reaction should it jump the shark. It seems the answer to the latter question was yes, and they are now being forced to eat the results of their overconfidence like a large mass of spastic pink furballs. I have nothing against director Kobayashi Osamu, but this was the wrong project at the wrong time for him for a whole lot of reasons…

In the most recent development in the story, it seems 4chan has begun spamming the comments section of the applicable Gurren Lagann production blog post. It’s only a matter of time before non-.jp addresses are banned from the discussion (or comments are closed entirely), I’m guessing.