Watch & Learn: GURREN LAGANN #27

Topic started by No_name_here on Sept. 28, 2010. Last post by Rexic 3 years, 9 months ago.
Post by SamJaz (12,919 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@AgentJ: Well, he's gotta finish Bebop and Brotherhood first.
Post by SilverZeo (58 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Row ROW FIGHT THE POWUH!
Post by Metatron_Da_Don (6 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@obscurefan said:
" I absolutely love this episode. When I first started watching anime whenever a character made one of those big "we will overcome" speeches I would go nuts, then I got jaded to them, but the one that Simon gives here... heck I won't lie, I keep that on my ipod and listen to that speech when I'm at the gym XD "
great endorsement lol I will have to watch this anime 1 day!
Post by Catolf (254 posts) See mini bio Level 13
the biggest question i have is did those people in those galaxies feel themselves being thrown? And if so, did they just murder quadrillions? XD
Post by obscurefan (216 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@metatron_da_don:  Great, always glad to see someone new getting into it ^^
Post by frsty13 (30 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Awesome job on this feature as a whole.  I probably wouldn't have heard of Gurren Lagann otherwise, and that'd be a crime.  I think kashif1 said it best: 
 
@kashif1
said:
" I love the amount of intelligence they put into the "Dumb fun" of this series "
Post by bearshamanbro (17 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Tom, awesome writeup -  love these series features. Just wanted to comment on the show having a similar theme as Evangelion. In a lot of ways i got some of those same vibes while watching it too as some of the plot elements seemed to be similar. I kept seeing a bunch of parallels between Shinji and Simon's situations and how they act in almost opposite ways. Thinking about it more though, Evangelion's main theme to me has always been the "hedgehog's dilemma".  The whole show to me was about the connections between people and the difficulty in interacting with each other. Shinji's limitations were real and something that we all deal with to some extent, Shinji was just an extreme example to illustrate the concept. Loved both shows, not saying one it better than the other. 
 
 Tom - you should add Gunbuster to your viewing list if you haven't done that one yet. It's an awesome show.
Post by Olivaw (30 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Fuckin' love this show. As an homage to a genre and as it's logical extreme, Gurren Lagann is one of the best.
 
Plus, unlike Evangelion, it's actually entertaining and has a good ending. Crazy!
Post by bearshamanbro (17 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Not to derail the comments but that's the first I've heard the dubbing on this show. What the hell was that, lol?? Simon sounded like Goku.
Post by DharcsZoroark555 (3 posts) See mini bio Level 11
definitely one of the best episodes in the series
Post by vergilius (147 posts) See mini bio Level 13
 Mostly spot-on with your final thoughts here, Tom.  The only thing I would add is that Simon believes the spiral nemesis is a real thing--it is just that when the anti-spiral realized this, it said "retreat," whereas Simon said "attack!"
 
I thought your comment about Nia being a real-life "dream girl" metaphor was pretty incisive.
 
But I have to say the biggest thing that has to be said about this show, and you at least started saying it, is how memorable it is.  I must have seen hundreds of animated hot chicks with oddly colored hair, but Yoko is the one I remember.  I've seen all manner of silly attacks, but who can forget "Giga Drill Breaker" and galaxy shurikens?  And Kamina!  The guy is only in like, 1/3 of the episodes, but he's *so* memorable.
 
The phrase that comes to mind here is "refuge in audacity."  Where we might call out another show for stretching believability, TTGL sort of keeps going with the ridiculous until it becomes endearing.
 
Anyway, I really enjoyed reading the TTGL Watch-and-Learns, and I hope that some of the momentum that these blog posts and comments had will carry over to whatever happens next.
Post by vergilius (147 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Catolf:  If I remember right, that entire final fight scene occurred in a "pocket universe" created by the Anti-spiral.  So the quadrillions are safe.  
 
The real problem is that for the robots to throw galaxies like that, they'd have to move faster than light.  Like, you could do the math--figure out how large an average galaxy is from end to end, and then use that as a measure of distance, and then time how long it takes the robots to move that far on screen.
 
But really, you don't have to run the numbers: just consider that galaxies are many light-years across, and then note that the robots take waaaaay less than years to traverse them.
Post by CapeBarnes (500 posts) See mini bio Level 18
As far as I understand in regards to the epilogue, Gainax did not have designs for the characters: they were apparently drawn on the spot. I think if you look closely on Leeron's face, you can see a wrinkle or two (I'm not 100% sure though).  
 
@vergilius said:

"   I must have seen hundreds of animated hot chicks with oddly colored hair, but Yoko is the one I remember. "

Cool. I'll be remembering Yoko for a long time myself, for many reasons.
Post by Jnas (19 posts) See mini bio Level 5

I love this show, it's f**king insane.
Post by Tenshin (2 posts) See mini bio Level 3
@vergilius said:
" @Catolf:  The real problem is that for the robots to throw galaxies like that, they'd have to move faster than light.  Like, you could do the math--figure out how large an average galaxy is from end to end, and then use that as a measure of distance, and then time how long it takes the robots to move that far on screen.  But really, you don't have to run the numbers: just consider that galaxies are many light-years across, and then note that the robots take waaaaay less than years to traverse them. "
I only have high school level understanding of physics, but I've seen a lot of stargate episodes lol just to add to it.... If they were actually that big and made of iron, they would generate so much gravity that the galaxies would just come crashing down on them. But I guess it would take like a billion years because the galaxies wouldn't travel faster than light? :P Anyway love the show and the Watch and Learns!
Post by vergilius (147 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Tenshin: Haha, yeah, gravity would be an issue too, but you are right, gravity only "moves" as fast as light.  But really, if we're thinking this hard in this way about the show, we're totally missing the point.
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@Tenshin said:
" @vergilius said:
" @Catolf:  The real problem is that for the robots to throw galaxies like that, they'd have to move faster than light.  Like, you could do the math--figure out how large an average galaxy is from end to end, and then use that as a measure of distance, and then time how long it takes the robots to move that far on screen.  But really, you don't have to run the numbers: just consider that galaxies are many light-years across, and then note that the robots take waaaaay less than years to traverse them. "
I only have high school level understanding of physics, but I've seen a lot of stargate episodes lol just to add to it.... If they were actually that big and made of iron, they would generate so much gravity that the galaxies would just come crashing down on them. But I guess it would take like a billion years because the galaxies wouldn't travel faster than light? :P Anyway love the show and the Watch and Learns! "
@vergilius said:
" @Tenshin: Haha, yeah, gravity would be an issue too, but you are right, gravity only "moves" as fast as light.  But really, if we're thinking this hard in this way about the show, we're totally missing the point. "
they explain it in the show, Spiral power, actually broke any law as long as the user wants enough for it to happen, that is why spiral nemesis can happen, too much law being broken, when they form Chouginga, they can shoot missile that ignores space and time barrier the anti spiral use
as of Tengen Toppa, it's probably not iron anymore
Post by Rexic (99 posts) See mini bio Level 19
Are you going to do a watch and learn with the 2 movies?
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