Gurren Lagann

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Premiered April 1, 2007

Country Japan

Runtime 25m

Genres Action, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy

Gurren Lagann
In the distant future, people build their homes and raise domestic animals in subterranean caverns. As a result, they live in fear of the occasional earthquake and cave-in, and have been for hundreds of years. Jeeha is one such village. One day, a boy named Simon happens to find a small, shiny drill whilst digging to expand the village. At the same time, Kamina, a guy who believes that there is another land above the village, persuades a gangster to break through the ceiling in order to leave the cavern. Suddenly, an earthquake occurs and the ceiling collapses, followed by a big robot breaking through the ceiling. Kamina is now sure that there is a world above them. Recklessly, he begins to fight against the robot. At that moment, another person appears from the land above. It is a girl by the name of Yoko. With a rifle in hand, she had been tracking the robot. However, all she could do was distract it. Then, Simon shows what he had found to Kamina and Yoko. It`s a mysterious robot whose head is also its body.
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This show is stupidly fantastic. I hesitate to use the word epic because it is so overused, but this show gleefully outdoes itself, constantly jumping the shark with fun, frenetic mech battles. The visual design is bold, with distinct characters and vibrant backgrounds, the soundtrack is full of rousing orchestral pieces and energetic beats, and the plot moves at a brisk pace, jumping one shark after shark. Despite the ridiculousness of some of the situations (giant battleships with legs running up mountain-sides, sunglasses spontaneously changing style in reaction to sheer awesomeness and a wanton disregard for the laws of physics) it manages to have very touching moments between characters. It also takes a lot of guts with quite a surprising bereavement about a third-way into the series that could have derailed the whole show, but instead makes it all the more poignant. Gurren Lagann is an accessible, turbocharged, immensely fun gem that rightly deserves it's rabid fandom.
At the beginning I thought this show is below average but I stick with it and it really catched me after some episodes. Later on there are 2 Great changes in the whole story, lifting the whole thing to a higher level. Still many things are overused and exaggerated but fun watching!

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Well said @jumpingforcoins! I had initially watched some episodes but they have left me rather unsatisfied (for being a Gainax show). Now that I've finished the show I gotta say, the levels of awesome they reach in later episodes is a joy to watch!
At the beginning I thought this show is below average but I stick with it and it really catched me after some episodes. Later on there are 2 Great changes in the whole story, lifting the whole thing to a higher level. Still many things are overused and exaggerated but fun watching!
This show is stupidly fantastic. I hesitate to use the word epic because it is so overused, but this show gleefully outdoes itself, constantly jumping the shark with fun, frenetic mech battles. The visual design is bold, with distinct characters and vibrant backgrounds, the soundtrack is full of rousing orchestral pieces and energetic beats, and the plot moves at a brisk pace, jumping one shark after shark. Despite the ridiculousness of some of the situations (giant battleships with legs running up mountain-sides, sunglasses spontaneously changing style in reaction to sheer awesomeness and a wanton disregard for the laws of physics) it manages to have very touching moments between characters. It also takes a lot of guts with quite a surprising bereavement about a third-way into the series that could have derailed the whole show, but instead makes it all the more poignant. Gurren Lagann is an accessible, turbocharged, immensely fun gem that rightly deserves it's rabid fandom.
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