Gurren Lagann News

Gurren Lagann is a franchise comprised of 2 movies, 3 anime series, 7 manga series
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This is it. The last volume of the manga, blah blah blah. Wow, active since 2007. Anyway, here are some spoilers that assume that you, the reader, have already finished the TV show and/or the two movies. This volume goes from chapters 57-64 (and the epilogue).

- The suicide mission from ep. 25: Kiyal tries to go for it, but Kittan ain't having any of that.

- Later, Kiyal has a moment to whack Anti-Spiral up a notch, for like a minute.

- Super TTGL from the second movie appears.

- But nope, no fist fight for Simon vs. Anti-Spiral.

- Before the wedding, who is this? Adiane's daughter or sister? 0_0

- In the epilogue, who is this at the grave site? Kiyoh or Anne?

And here are lazy made scans by me. If you have higher quality scans, please share! :)

For me,

Best volumes: Three and Five.

Worst volume: One

And with that, any questions?

"You can go your own way. (Don't go away).

You can call it anither day." - Fleetwood Mac

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It's been forever since I blogged XD Anyway, this volume covers the general range of episode 23 to the first part of 25. Basically, I shall share some pics, trimmed from scans that I made today. This is pretty much a sample of the manga volume, with scenes that stick out to me. Covered chapters are 50-56.

Questions?

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Coffee Time With Evil Episode Three! Just for you! Technically the title is Shounen, Bishounen and Purple Hair, but I thought there might need to be some better explanation for why the third episode is posted on the forums while the others are just in blog format. Simple answer: I want to haz more views.

Found some better lighting, got some new hair, and I'm talking about a tonne today. No new manga, but you'll hear a woman's thoughts on Bleach and Gurren Lagann.
Please send in your questions as a PM on Anime Vice, in the comments below, In the blog on AV, or you can send them via e-mail to superevil225@hotmail.com
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Warning! The following blog contains strong opinions orientated towards Gurren Lagann. Be prepared for a lot of angry/displeased Superevil.
 
Alright, I can admit that this is a must watch anime. Everybody's heard of it, most have watched it. I enjoyed it for the first 5 or so episodes but, frankly it's just not doing it. I'm sitting here with episode 7 or Gurren Lagann and I just can't muster up the strength to watch it. But I can admit that it's a good series. Good animation, art, character design, acting (both Japanese and English), fantastic soundtrack, and a decent attempt at humour. But I'm really just not into this series for three main reasons.

3. The "Humorous" Plot

 Okay, I laughed the first few episodes. Kamina made some humorous acts of stupidity, but after a while, I get bored. The comedy is the show is dry, overused and at some points tasteless. I don't see how the comedy enhances the plot. In fact, the comedy sends the plot train reeling off the tracks and into a ditch of dry, dry dirt. I'm sorry, but I need at least a little bit of character development, or some new adventures in this plot. Nothing is standing out to me, I'm not laughing, and I'm just not interested. The anime is simple, too. Far too simple for my tastes. Maybe I'm just too fond of movies such as The Prestige, Inception, Sherlock Holmes, and Shawshank Redemption, or maybe Gurren Lagann is far too simple minded for anybody really. But the simple humour isn't cutting it. Sure it's totally crazy because it doesn't take itself seriously, but maybe that's it's biggest flaw. Gurren Lagann doesn't take itself seriously so it dries out. It runs out of interesting and good jokes and wallows in a pit of unmoving, uninteresting, simple minded, sexist and demeaning excuses for humour.
 

2. Sexism Vs. Strong Women

 Alright, we've got Yoko. She's strong, independent, and demeaning to women.
"But Superevil! She kicks Kamina's ass when ever he's sexist."
I say, that's exactly what I hate. I can't stand it when the anime stereotype for strong women is the fact that they're able to violently abuse men when they make a move. Sure Yoko kicks ass so hard in other departments, but I'm also close to revolted when it comes to the fanservice. I can handle panty-shots. I can handle the occasional bouncing breast, but when boobs defy gravity every time she turns around the joke runs dry and eventually becomes offensive. I admit, it might have to do with the fact that I'm a straight woman, but it's getting to the point in the anime where the fanservice is no longer passable and it becomes offensive. I'm specifically hung up over the one episode where Kamina spends 20 minutes of the episode trying to sneak a peak at Yoko's boobs. All the women are degraded to objects, who can't even try to fight for themselves and have to wait for Kamina to save them........ after he gets a look at some tits. It's gotten to the point where Gurren Lagann is just offensive.
 

1. Kamina

 Sorry, but I can't stand him. Not one bit. It was okay during the beginning. His overly inflated ego was funny at times, and his stupidity was entertaining. But now, he's just obnoxious. It's painful to see how stupid he can act, I literally cringe at every mistake he makes. His ego has gotten to the point where every time I see his face I wish I could punch it, and his chauvinistic, rude, and plain obnoxious attitude is going to drive me around the bend. I don't really see why people like this character. Sure there are plenty of characters that you would hate if they were real, but you love them in the anime. Kamina is not one of those characters. Let's take my obsession with Claire Stanfield from Baccano! He's obnoxious, egotistical and insane. I would hate him in real life, but I love him in the anime. There are redeeming qualities and events through out the anime that make you love a character like that. Kamina has no redeeming qualities, and there's nothing he does in the anime that make him lovable. Every step he takes I find myself disliking this character even more and more.
 

So, that's why I don't like Gurren Lagann so far. It was good, at the start but my patience is running out. I'm not going to watch another episode unless I get convinced by you guys. I don't want any flame from this article. All I want to do is express my thoughts on an anime that I really don't like. I respect that a lot of people like this anime, but it's really not for me. The reasons stated above are personal. I'm willing to discuss my thoughts, but I don't want people hating on me for them.
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Trying out the vlog. Don't eat me! I'm camera shy!!! D: *blushes* I moved this from podbean to youtube because PodBean has a space limit that I'm about to exceed for some reason. So! Enjoy the vlog! Send in comments, Q&A and any other stuff you want. Yes, there was no question for all of you this episode because I.... I..... forgot..... D: Why don't you guys make one up! XD Yes, I know the lighting is awful. The lights in our house broke.... D:
    
  
 
By the way, if you have any requests for silly things for me to do on this vlog, ask away. Although I'm 16 so let's keep this shit appropriate.
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So, where are chapters 31-36, you ask? I don't have the volume that contains them. I will get to them later. 
Anyway, I have the Jan. 2011 edition of Dengeki Daioh (costs me $13) which contains what I wish to share. 
 
In this chapter: 
 
 
Pictures of scenes that stick out to me: 
 


  Hopefully, I'll get volume 6 soon and write about that. 
Later!
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I finished these pretty quickly but I have yet to see anyone actually talk about them aside from that one old article that announced them in the first place.
I'll add the titles and add my own go at the plot and explanation of what I think that video's are about. The video's will most likely be removed at one time or another since it on Youtube you know. And if they do you can easily find them are your own again lol

The Sense Of Wonder.  

The first video is my favourite and creepy enough it also kind of falls in with the season. Its a sad romance story and simply beautifully executed. 


My xxx is Best in the Universe

Second up is a rap video (STAY!!) This is Gurren Lagann and for some reason I don't hate the rap just like I did with the original music video's Row Row Fight the Power!!!
This is pretty simple.
Long explanation that you probably already figured out: 
Short but obvious note that you didn't think up before I showed you:

Kittan Zero

I'm not even going to spoiler tag this one, Its about Kittan so it has to be awesome right? And of course it is! It could even be canon if the haircuts of certain characters weren't so different from what they originally had in the series. The best way to take this is about how Kittan tells the Dai-Gurren crew how he originally got his Gunman whilst being drunk of his ass. lol Get ready for an epic showdown of manliness even from the sisters! :D

Kiyal's Magical Time 3 Minutes Before.

In this PV Kiyal is a much younger girl who's going to high school and is friends with Darry. O and they are both Magical Girls! It really cutesy and adorable and I <3 Kiyal but this isn't really the song for me lol

Gunman Symphony

The 4th instalment is about when the Gunmen where first constructed around the time Genome was just a child. This shows the capabilities and the diversity of what the gunmen could have been if not for the Anti-Spirals. Luckily the Dai-Gurren crew made it all possible again :) IMO this is a little bit boring but hey if you like the Tech specs this is the video for you! :)
Also: 02:25 This soooo reminds me of Gundam! :D

Dai-Gurren Good Bye

I love this video! It does solve many continuity problems and it does it so beautifully :D
  

Big Building

Sadly this hasn't much more plot then the original series. Its still cool heroes beat villain up to a pulp! BUT from what I see here this is supposed to play out in either Victorian England or Victorian France. It turns from a Medabot-like battle to what I can basically describe as an modern art battle. This is the one that confuses most people, but non the less I did find something familiar in the video in the form of Ogon Bat and Doctor Nazo other then that this video is just Gainax being weirdly creative.

Bonus video: Yoko: Pieces of Sweet S.T.A.R.S

Because it so cute and yet not to cute!! And its mostly ignored by fans of the show. Its basically about Yoko going to Moe-verse during a time of peace! :D
I think that's all the video's I can put out without falling asleep from exhaustion. Enjoy them guys!! :)
 
Kelleth, Anime Otaku - Tokusatsu Otaku - AV moderator - AV Blogger and all-round lazy guy~     
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Hey guys,  
 
Sorry I've not being writing much here on the blog. After watching Chaos; Head I went on holiday then came back and started the new of school and well I've not really had much time for anime between Halo Reach and homework = P The little I have been watching however seems to be stuff I've already watched. Like Ghost in the Shell, Gurren Lagann and Evangelion. Not that this is a bad thing but I haven't been watching anything new (well new to me at any rate).  
 
I've just started  Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai which so far (only two episodes have been aired as of now) and I'm really enjoying it. It's quite nice to watch a more 'down to earth' anime. The characters make me smile and I think Kyosuke and Kirino play well of each other and while showing the typical 'older brother and younger sister' relationship (basically getting at each others throats all the time) its also rather endearing and fun to watch. Then there's the Okatu side of things which I find interesting as myself have never been to Japan its a nice insight on how they are viewed in Japan. Then again I find it rather ironic as its audience is probably mainly Okatu's anyways, but really thats all part of the fun.    

For you guys who haven't seen it yet. Basically, Kyousuke hasn't ever really bonded with his little sister Kirino who is basically uber popular, smart and well loved by all. She treats him with little respect until one day Kyousuke stumbles across a dating game hidden inside a magical girl anime. He quickly works out it belongs to Kirino and discovers her extensive moe anime collection.     
 

      
Anyways off to play more Minecraft and eat Dorito's! 
 
Till next time! 
 
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