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Gurren Lagann: Gender Swap!

Sweet, delicious gender swap.



 SO SWEET!
 SO SWEET!
Don't ask me what it is, but I find the process of gender-swapping popular titles amazingly interesting. While a huge part of it might just be that its a fan service factory, but a big part of it, for me at least, is that it forces viewers to re-imagine and re-identify with characters that they already have a strong attachment. 
 
Gender relations in general are complex and fascinating, so is it really any wonder that imposing that over rich environments would yield fruit. Oh man, female Viral? I don't think I could fantasize about "her" any more than I already do for "him," but just think of how that would change her pride/rivalry with Kamina.
 
Okay, maybe I've read too much Y the Last Man, but what if Simon was the only male in the show. I guess his abundant "spiral power" might take a new meaning.  

Note: I was incredibly disappointed about my ability to find more male Nia or Yoko, so if you have any gender benders to share, feel more than welcome to add.
Sigueon Dec. 17, 2009 at 4:25 p.m.
Viral was strangely cute, but aside from that these genderswaps make me strangely uncomfortable. I'm not sure these are meant to be...
InfiniteGeasson Dec. 17, 2009 at 4:34 p.m.
I can't find these sexy in the least because it reminds me too much of the male version. It's just weird.
JJOR64on Dec. 17, 2009 at 4:57 p.m.
Sexy.  That's all I need to say.
animeboy12on Dec. 17, 2009 at 5:46 p.m.

Make it happen gainax 
Dethfishon Dec. 17, 2009 at 6:05 p.m.

 
Actually, I would be interested in seeing more male Yoko. That one up there just looks like Yoko with no boobs. I have an idea what she should look like and I would try drawing it if I didn't suck so bad.
XChileon Dec. 18, 2009 at 12:20 a.m.
@Dethfish77: 
We can all dream.......If that was something we wanted to dream about... Don't look at me like that.
Kou_Leifohon Dec. 18, 2009 at 3:37 a.m.
Fantasizing men into woman is nothing new for me. . . 
giaon Dec. 18, 2009 at 7:56 a.m.
You know, it's interesting that all the genderswap stuff has Kamina and Simon, but I don't see any female!Kamina and female!Yoko, or even female!Kamina and male!Yoko. :(
 
I think female!Kamina makes some people uncomfortable because that kind of attitude is tougher to imagine in a female anime form. Honestly, the closest example I can think of would be Haruhi-- charge forward, no turning back, that sort of thing, although even she doesn't take it as far as Kamina. Hmm.
John_Martoneon Dec. 18, 2009 at 10:24 a.m.
@animeboy12 said:
"
Make it happen gainax  "
That's amazing. ^_^
Kuma_From_Argentinaon Dec. 18, 2009 at 10:39 a.m.
I think I just pucked...
Halberdierv2on Dec. 18, 2009 at 11:28 a.m.
@Dethfish77 said:
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Lunarmothon Dec. 18, 2009 at 11:55 p.m.
Even if the whole show was a gender swap. I would still love the hell out of it. 
What no pics of a male!Nia and a female!Simon tougher. What gives John. O well, I'm sure the chan rules will fix in..., already have. 
John_Martoneon Dec. 19, 2009 at 1:02 a.m.
@Lunarmoth: Dude, find it. I was at a loss.
WillyFourEyeson Dec. 19, 2009 at 7:21 a.m.
Fem!Viral is foxy.
redwolfbearon March 2, 2012 at 1:24 p.m.

@gia said:

You know, it's interesting that all the genderswap stuff has Kamina and Simon, but I don't see any female!Kamina and female!Yoko, or even female!Kamina and male!Yoko. :( I think female!Kamina makes some people uncomfortable because that kind of attitude is tougher to imagine in a female anime form. Honestly, the closest example I can think of would be Haruhi-- charge forward, no turning back, that sort of thing, although even she doesn't take it as far as Kamina. Hmm.

this is just my idea for how a fan could go about explorign the idea of a literal female kamina character existing in the anime continuity of the gurrne lagann series

let me kow what you think of this idea

i honestly dont know what the stuff is i been smoking over the weekend but it somehow led to my having this storyline idea

imagine for a moment how gurren lagann from the end of episode 8 on might have played out all the way to the end of episode 27 if in episode 9 instead of simon finding nea in that chamber thing he instead found a person that was literally a female kamina

this female kamina being the exact same person the real kamina had been in life all the way down to this female kamina even sounding like him for the most part vocie wise and even having the same exact psyche, mind set, memories personality and attitude and outlook on life and epic sense of manlyness as the real kamina had in life

the only real noticable differance in this female kamina's life besides the fact this kamina is a member of the completly opposite sex from the dead male kamina of the main gurren laggan universe's earth is this

there is a somewhat minor differance in the female kamina's memories of how the drawn out 2 day battle for diagunzen played out

for the female kamina in whatever alternate reality mirror universe she came from it was simon and yoko that had died that day in the female kaminas life

the other major differance i nthe female kamina's life is the fact that the female kamina and her yoko were just begining to explore their lesbiean relationship as lovers the night before she sawe her yoko and simon die

how the female kamina wound up in the main universe on earth in that container is a mystery that leeron would eventually manage to solve over time

but here is where the storyline woudl really get interesting for the anime series

betwen simon griveing for the death of his adopted older brother/father figure kamina

simon finding himself having been adopted right away by this female kamina into a younger brother older sister /adopted mother /son family relationship

yoko grieving for the death of her lover the male kamina and over time finding herself in the long term falling in love with the female kamina as they each help each other and simon come to terms with the deaths of their loved ones

for simon yoko and the female kimina from their viewpoint on the matter in a way it would be like each of them would be finding thierself having been given a kind of second chance in life opportunity to further explore their relationships and lives with the person each of them had known in life and had loved and lost to death where their departed loved ones are concerned

it being akin to a older person literally having been given this once in a lifetime second chance opportunity in their life to explore the path not taken by that person in their youth

and with kittan being totally smitten in lust for the female kittan while still having a competitive streak with her and completely tripping all over himself like a total idiot doing his damndest to score with the female kamina

all it would do is piss both girls off for kittan being completely blind to the fact that the female kamina is just not interested in him or any man for that matter

jsut think of all the beatdowns and the catfights that would come out of that 3 way love triangle over time

to be honest though with yoko and the female kamina as same sex lesbian lovers

with each of those 2 attempting over time to use their spiral power and their love and devotion to one another to concieve in eachother a child or two together

i think it would be safe to say that this very act alone would be the ultimate test of using sprial power to make the impossible possible through sheer force of will heart felt desire , and love

think about it for a second those 2 being a couple of women very deeply in love with one another with each of them desperate in their desire to concieve a child with the other over time with each of the mactually getting the other pregnent with the others child over time

if anything could make that possible for the two in the long run it would be spiral power

i actually think it would be a very suitable way to end yoko and the female kaminas story as lovers starting a family of their own together by the end of the anime series for the two of them to actually have a child or 2 of their own born by the end of the anime seires final scene in which each of their children is actually a half and half equal parts hybrid clone of both of their mothers.

Sonata moderator on March 2, 2012 at 4:19 p.m.
 The gallery just needed an updateXD
 The gallery just needed an updateXD
redwolfbearon March 2, 2012 at 6:27 p.m.

you nailed it in one man very nice pieceof work by the way

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