Gurren Lagann - One word: Awesome

Topic started by JJOR64 on Dec. 30, 2009. Last post by JJOR64 4 years, 8 months ago.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
  
 Gurren Lagann
The next show I decided to check out was Gurren mother fucking Lagann aka Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann .  I don’t think this anime needs an introduction.  For those of you that may not know, here is a brief summary of how the show starts off.

The show resolves around Simon, a 14 year old digger.  Simon lives in an under ground villiage of Giha.  Simon is one of the best diggers in Giha village, but is ostracized by his peers.  One day when Simon was digging he found a special drill key and is soon recruited into a group called “Team Gurren” by Kamina.  After a failed attempt at reaching the surface, Kamina was thrown into jail by the village elder.
 Kamina (Left) and Simon (Right)

During Kamina’s jail time, Simon continues to dig around.  He soon finds a “a big face” deep in his tunnel.  Simon quickly goes to Kamina to show him his discovering.  Soon after the village elder catches Simon.  Right when that happens, the ceiling over Giha Village collapses and an enormous mech falls into the village.  Here is where we meet Yoko, who is fighting off the mech.  After meeting her Simon takes Kamina and Yoko to the “big face” he found earlier and discovers that the small drill key he found can be used to active the “big face” which is named Lagann.  Simon then uses Lagann to destory the mech and break through to the surface.

And that is how this epic journey of Simon’s starts.  From here we see if massive journey fold out.  His ride does have some bumps along the way, but in the end everything is just fine

 Yoko = Sexy
I’m not really into mecha anime that much, but I fucking loved this show.  I loved the characters, the setting, the over the top crazy awesomeness, the big ass drills, the sexy ladies, everything.  I easily recommend this show to anyone.  Love mecha?  Watch this now!  Hate mecha?  Who cares, watch it anyways.  This is probably one of my favorite anime shows that I have watched and I’m glad that I have finally seen it.

My Score - 5/5
 
You better believe this sucker is getting a 5.
 
What are you waiting for?  Go watch this NOW!
Post by AjayRaz (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
good review, my good sir :). sexy ladies, huge robots and over the top craziness is enough to convince me. 
Post by geraldthesloth (502 posts) See mini bio Level 3
Gurren Lagann is Overrated in my opinion, it's decent but it gets too much attention.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@geraldthesloth: That's cool.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Good review, good use of pictures to cut the article up. If you want any recommendations I'd throw out having an info block to describe like "number of episodes" "Japanese/English Studios" Other than that, keep up the good work!
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@John_Martone said:
"If you want any recommendations I'd throw out having an info block to describe like "number of episodes" "Japanese/English Studios""
Maybe I should start doing that now.  Thanks for the advice.  :)
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Mmmm, delicious Gurren Lagann.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@JJOR64 said:
" @John_Martone said:
"If you want any recommendations I'd throw out having an info block to describe like "number of episodes" "Japanese/English Studios""
Maybe I should start doing that now.  Thanks for the advice.  :) "
Hey, just give it a shot. You know I'm a nut for these formating tricks, but I dig your reviews, so keep what works.
Post by Voxel (179 posts) See mini bio Level 11
I'm really digging this one so far. I need to start watching it more.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@natetodamax: Cosplay you might dig, and I think the entire series is still on hulu, as well as in our articles we did on the series, in case you don't mind/want the dub.
 
link to episode 27, which has links backwards.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@John_Martone said:
" @natetodamax: Cosplay you might dig,"
That's some awesome cosplay.  I must have missed that post when it first came out.
Post by Chengy (1,711 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@geraldthesloth said:
" Gurren Lagann is Overrated in my opinion, it's decent but it gets too much attention. "
Pretty much what he said, it was a pretty good series, but imo no way as amazing everyone makes it out to be.
Post by Voxel (179 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@John_Martone said:
" @natetodamax: Cosplay you might dig, and I think the entire series is still on hulu, as well as in our articles we did on the series, in case you don't mind/want the dub.
 
link to episode 27, which has links backwards. "
Thanks for the links, I wasn't aware that I could watch Gurren Lagann on this site. Cool!
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@natetodamax: All part of our insidious plan to make sure you never want to leave us.
Post by Voxel (179 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@John_Martone said:
" @natetodamax: All part of our insidious plan to make sure you never want to leave us. "
I've already been informed by AjayRaz that once you like anime, you can never go back. So I guess I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@natetodamax said:
" @John_Martone said:
" @natetodamax: All part of our insidious plan to make sure you never want to leave us. "
I've already been informed by AjayRaz that once you like anime, you can never go back. So I guess I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. "
Good.  :)
Post by Matte (181 posts) See mini bio Level 4
I really have to watch this show.  One day....
 
I'm not a big mecha fan either, but so many people lavish praise on it.  I should go watch it now, but I'm making dinner -_-
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@Matte said:
" I really have to watch this show.  One day....  I'm not a big mecha fan either, but so many people lavish praise on it.  I should go watch it now, but I'm making dinner -_- "
I'm on the same boat as you.  I don't have much interest in mecha stuff either, but I loved this show.
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