Gurren Lagann Concepts

Gurren Lagann is an anime series in the Gurren Lagann franchise
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Alternate Reality

An alternate reality is a universe that is different from the main world of a series. This world can be different in just small ways and it will still resemble the main reality, or it can be completely different and not be similar at all to the universe the protagonist had known.

Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

Bathing Scene

Bathing Scenes, while occasionally meaningful to plot or character development, are generally excuses for fan service.

Beastman

A non-spiral species engineered to keep humanity living underground in small populations.

Big Boobs

What is anime without the over-sexualization of women's breasts?

Black Siblings

A group in Gurren Lagann made up of Kittan and his sisters. They have dedicated their lives to hunting down and overthrowing the beastman and call each other brother and sister, although it's unclear if they're actually related by blood.

Bunny Girl

The Bunny Girl is a fetish outfit made popular by the Playboy company though the meaning is different in Japan. A popular outfit in cosplay.

Catboy

Like the Catgirl There's also a Catboy

Episode Recap

Basically a short summary of past events told in one episode.

Eyecatch

Eyecatches are short scenes or illustrations used to begin and end a commercial break in anime.

Fan Service

Fan Service is often a sexually provocative moment or pose that takes place in manga and anime. It usually has no real purpose to a story, and serves as a lurid visual.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Gainax Bounce

The "Gainax Bounce" refers to breasts bouncing around gratuitously in anime, often in ways that seem to defy physics.

Gattai

Literally "combination" or "union," generally refers to the fusing of mechs.

Gunmen

Spiral-powered mechs.

Gurren-dan

The Gurren-dan (or Gurren Brigade) was formed by Kamina with the original goal of breaking through the surface from the underground.

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Kissing

Kissing is the act of pressing your lips to the body of another person. This can be on the cheeks, head, hand, but more commonly to another person's lips.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Marriage

A couple who have made an official vow to stay together.

Modesty Towel

A towel usually worn after bathing or showering to cover up. Sometimes used as censorship even during bathing.

Revealing Attire

A concept where characters wear revealing or risque clothing.

Spiral Energy

The mystical power behind human evolution.

Unreal Hair/Eye Color

A popular design choice for characters in anime is to give them natural hair and/or eye colors that do not occur in real nature.

Wardrobe Malfunction

Those moments when clothing slips or falls off, revealing a little too much. During fights, this is usually considered "clothing damage" rather than a wardrobe malfunction.

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