Epicness in anime and manga can be found in a wide variety genres and series. But action just about always takes the cake. Today I’m taking you on a journey through a moment in a series which defines itself as epic and another that validates a middle finger in the air. As always, PM me if you have something in mind I should check out.
This moment pretty much caps off Gurren Lagann. GL-like a foil for Evangelion-takes upon itself to shred through time-space logic for amech battle of galactic proportions as galaxies are hurled back and forth. I haven’t seen the movies but the series sure makes a spectacle of one-upping itself time and again. Gurren Lagann doesn't quite get the recognition it deserves but the fans who do know it love it.
The significance of this moment in the series is that it is one of many climaxes in Simon and crew’s battle to save humanity. This, of course, isn’t the only epic moment in the show but it gets my vote for putting epic in all caps! You can watch my full thoughts on the show in Dunce Cap: Spiral Energy Helps Me Fight the Power!
You can watch this moment in the episode, "All the Lights in the Sky Are Stars" below.
The Black Lagoon Takes Flight
This moment from Black Lagoon, and the series as well, may not seem up to epic standards but believe me that such levels of awesome, crazy, badass-ness warrant such description. I mean, there’s a mother******* boat ramping a capsized boat and shooting mother******* torpedoes at a mother******* attack helicopter!! That kind of stuff is funny and awesome at the same time. You couldn’t expect anything less from Lagoon Company. This moment doesn’t matter much to otaku culture except for many of us wanting to see it in live-action.
This moment has meaning to the series though. It pretty much settles that Rock is just the right kind of nuts that suits becoming a member of Lagoon Company. Plenty of adventures to follow.