GURREN LAGANN is really starting to feel like a mecha MERRY MELODIES. I’m not even just talking about all the slapstick and THE Vaudevillian quick outfit changes. I looked off for a couple seconds and, when I looked back, I couldn’t but see Simon, Kamina and all these evil gunmen fitting right in with the LOONY TOONS. None of them are suave enough to remind me of Bugs, but you can mix and match Foghorn Leghorn’s hot air, Yosemite Sam’s bluster, Porky Pig’s neurosis and Daffy Duck’s hysteria throughout the whole cast here. I’m even seeing some Pepe Le Pew in Leeron.
Man… I don’t even know how to critically evaluate this show anymore. This episode, in particular, took so many bizarre turns that I couldn’t really say if something was good or bad, I just had to sit back and try to take in what was unfolding. When the “Black Siblings” showed up in those weird shrouds (ponchos?), I honestly was about to say that Team Gurren was getting ambushed by Sid and Marty Kroft. Then they tried to eat some Sno Balls but the Sno balls turned alive, jumped into some mecha suits and attacked them all, which I suppose is the kind of nightmare anybody would have while napping after eating too many Hostess pastries. And, was it just me, or did the Sno-Balls keep reassembling their multi-face mecha simply because it looked cool? I figure, if you’re already assembled, there’s really no reason to keep disassembling to just reassemble again - - unless you're trying impress somebody. == TEASER==
Ahhhh… I’m lost. I’m wandering around, scared, in the desert with no compass and no sense of direction. I’m following this gang of Team Gurren knuckleheads because they seem to know where they’re going. Actually, they don’t, but I suppose it’s either them or the furries, and I’ve been to enough conventions to know that, no matter what the alternative is, you stay away from the furries.