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Gurren Lagann
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The logo of Gurren Lagann
天元突破グレンラガン
(Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan)
Genre Adventure, Comedy-drama, Mecha
TV anime
Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
Writer Kazuki Nakashima
Studio Gainax
Licensor Australia New Zealand Madman Entertainment
Canada United States Bandai Entertainment
United Kingdom Germany France Beez Entertainment
Network TV Tokyo
English network Canada Super Channel
United States SyFy
Hong Kong Republic of China Singapore Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Philippines India Pakistan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Nepal Animax Asia
Original run April 1, 2007September 30, 2007
Episodes 27 (List of episodes)
Manga
Author Kazuki Nakashima
Illustrator Kotaro Mori
Publisher ASCII Media Works
English publisher United States Bandai Entertainment
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Dengeki Comic Gao! (former)
Dengeki Daioh
Original run April 27, 2007 – ongoing
Volumes 2
Light novel
Author Kurasumi Sunayama
Illustrator Hiroki Shinagawa
Publisher Shogakukan
Demographic Male
Imprint Gagaga Bunko
Original run August 17, 2007 – ongoing
Volumes 4
Game
Developer Konami
Publisher Konami
Platform Nintendo DS
Released October 25, 2007
Manga
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Gurren Gakuen-hen
Author Ashi Zaitsu
Illustrator Kabao Kikkawa
Publisher Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Comp Ace
Original run August 26, 2008January 26, 2009
Volumes 1
Anime film
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Gurren-hen
Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
Studio Gainax
Released September 6, 2008
Anime film
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lagann-hen
Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
Studio Gainax
Released April 25, 2009
Anime and Manga Portal
.Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (天元突破グレンラガン Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan ?, literally "Heaven-Piercing Gurren Lagann") is a Japanese mecha anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami.^ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is the ultimate proof that Gainax hates their fans.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Gurren-Lagann, to form the ultimate, the invincible, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ As I mentioned above, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is a mecha anime with "confidence leads to unimaginable strength" as its theme.

.It ran for twenty-seven episodes on Japan's TV Tokyo between April 1, 2007 and September 30, 2007. It is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima and has been in development since the participation of the famed animator in the Abenobashi mecha themed episodes by the same studio.^ Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (Maiking Break-Through Gurren-Lagann) Broadcast: April 2007 on TV-Tokyo Episodes: 27 Site(s): Official , Gainax , Konami , TV Tokyo Trailer: trailer (3.5mb) http://youtube.com/watch?v=jC_lSGooF1Y Cast: Katsuyuki Konishi as Kamina Marina Inoue as Yoko Tetsuya Kakihara as Shimon Gurren-Lagann is Gainax's highly anticipated new mecha franchise, helmed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (animation director of FLCL), script and storyboard by Shouji Saeki (one of the directors of FLCL).
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^ Originally created by none other but Studio GAINAX and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi accompanied by half of the staff which worked on Furi Kuri Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is an epitome of man's soul in anime form itself.

^ Animation Direction: Atsushi Nishigori (AD of Gurren-Lagann 1) Storyboard: Hiroyuki Imaishi (SB for Dead Leaves, FLCL 5, Gurren-Lagann 1, chief director of this series) 9 Episode Director: Tarou Iwasaki (ED of various FMA episodes and Eureka Seven 27) Script: Nakashima again.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

.The anime won several awards at the Tokyo International Anime Fair[1] and the Animation Kobe[2] and Japan Media Arts Festivals.^ For those who want more on Gurren Lagann, you can see a ton of pics that I took at the recent Tokyo Anime Fair .
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^ Animation (Western) Anime Comic Book Fan Fics Film Game Literature Music And Sound Effects New Media Print Media Radio Sequential Art Tabletop Games Television Theater Videogame Webcomics .
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[3]
.Licensing for a North American release of Gurren Lagann was announced by ADV Films at AnimeExpo 2007 on June 30, 2007; however, after an unexplained removal from ADV's catalog, Bandai Entertainment announced it held the license at New York Comic Con 2008.[4] It was also announced for a UK release by ADV Films at AmeCon 2007, however at AmeCon 2008 Beez Entertainment announced that they had the UK distribution rights instead.^ Originally licensed by ADV Films, their license was taken away and Bandai Entertainment picked it up.
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^ ADV Films no longer has the license rights to this anime after it removed this title from its catalog.

^ Was going to be released by ADV Films , but was suddenly lifted from their license list and given to Bandai.
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.It was also announced by ADV Films Germany for a summer 2008 release.^ Vexx 2007-10-31, 12:14 The only release notice I've found at all is an attribute in G-L's wiki that remarks that ADV Films Germany is shooting for a summer 2008 release.
  • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Was going to be released by ADV Films , but was suddenly lifted from their license list and given to Bandai.
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^ Vexx 2008-04-19, 19:47 [ Maybe we need a 'what's going on at ADV films' thread?
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.The Sci Fi Channel acquired the broadcasting rights of Gurren Lagann, and began airing the anime on July 28, 2008 as part of Sci Fi's Ani-Monday anime block.^ Adult Swim : [adult swim] action : Other Anime : Kicking [as] to the curb: Gurren Lagann on Sci-Fi .
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^ Captain Highwind 07-28-2008, 11:00 PM Ani-Ads are back!
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^ Posted by : Molenir Posted on : 2008-05-29 I've been meaning to write a review of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann for quite awhile now.

[5][6]
A manga adaptation started serialization in MediaWorks' Dengeki Comic Gao! on April 27, 2007, but switched over to ASCII Media Works' manga magazine Dengeki Daioh on April 21, 2008 due to the former being discontinued on February 27, 2008. Bandai Entertainment licensed the manga and will be releasing it in English in North America. A series of light novels have also been created and are published by Shogakukan. .A video game based on the series, for the Nintendo DS, was released in October 2007, bundled with a special episode of the anime series.^ Jack B 2007-07-05, 00:17 I just hope they release it in a timely manner, and that we get episode 6 uncut.
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^ Windragon 2007-04-15, 02:58 Hi all ^___^ I saw first two episodes and I fall in love with this anime.
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^ Malintex_Terek 2007-12-01, 17:41 It seem that this anime will be released in February 2008.
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[7] Two animated film versions were produced. The first premiered in Japanese theaters on September 6, 2008, and the second premiered on April 25, 2009.[8]

Contents

Plot

Story

.Gurren Lagann takes place in a fictional future in which human beings have been forced under Earth's surface and live in isolated subterranean civilizations.^ It's taking Gurren Lagann a bit to get up.
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^ I disagree, Gurren-Lagann is about old-school adventuring in the line of Future Boy Conan.
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^ ENJOY! WHICH GURREN LAGANN MAN IS FOR YOU? To all the female; bisexual; gay; curious open-minded male Gurren Lagann fans out there (non-fans can take this too!

.These "villages" have no contact with the surface world or other villages.^ There is no other way to do it, these men and women go all out--who the hell do you think they are!?
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^ Beings other than humans exist in these worlds.
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Because frequent earthquakes damage infrastructure, the villages must constantly extend deeper into the earth—individuals relegated to this task are known as "Diggers".
.Giha Village is the home of Simon, a fourteen-year-old digger who was orphaned when his parents were killed in an earthquake.^ He's just Simon the Digger, who is no-one/nothing to this kid.
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^ Yoko is a girl from Giha's neighboring village of Ritona, who had been chasing the Gunmen which entered Giha village.
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^ Kamina is a young man from Giha village who dreams of leaving the village and go to the surface, which he saw as a kid.
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.Although Simon is respected by the village elders as the best of the diggers, he is ostracized by his peers.^ In the small village of Jiha, Simon, a shy boy who works as a digger discovers a strange glowing object during excavation.
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.Simon discovers a special drill key deep in the ground and is soon recruited by an eccentric fellow orphan named Kamina into his group "Team Gurren ". Kamina dreams of the surface world, which he once visited as a child, though he had to return home as he was too young to survive there.^ Kamina becomes sure that there is a world over them.
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^ While Simon spends his time digging around for treasures (something the village appreciates), Kamina has a bad reputation as a troublemaker and because of his dream of reaching the surface.

^ In episode 1, we saw a young chap called Simon (pronounced 'Shimon') digging holes - theres not much for people to do who live underground apart from dig I guess.
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.After a failed attempt at reaching the surface, Kamina is jailed by the village elder.^ While Simon spends his time digging around for treasures (something the village appreciates), Kamina has a bad reputation as a troublemaker and because of his dream of reaching the surface.

^ The other dream to which Simon is party is his elder friend/mentor/"brother" Kamina's wish to rebel against the village's slovenly task master as a first step in the ultimate ambition of moving from their enclosed cavern to the surface.
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^ His self-appointed big brother, Kamina, is a hot-headed idiot gang leader/delinquent who dreams of going to the "Surface" like his father, despite the village elder's insistence that there's no such thing.
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.Simon resumes digging, only to discover "a big face" deep in his tunnel.^ As everyone lost all hope, only Simon alone quietly begins to dig.
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^ Henceforth -- and I believe this should be codified in the AnimeSuki forum rules -- we should only refer to the monster in the first episode as"The Big Face."
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^ Simon and his friend Kamina together with Yoko make it above ground only to discover that there are more evil mecha waiting called Ganmen.
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.As he excitedly fetches Kamina to show him the discovery, Simon is also caught by the village elder.^ While Simon spends his time digging around for treasures (something the village appreciates), Kamina has a bad reputation as a troublemaker and because of his dream of reaching the surface.

^ The other dream to which Simon is party is his elder friend/mentor/"brother" Kamina's wish to rebel against the village's slovenly task master as a first step in the ultimate ambition of moving from their enclosed cavern to the surface.
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^ Kamina is Simon’s friend and mentor and the driving force behind the entire show.

.Fortuitously, Kamina's punishment is interrupted by the collapse of the ceiling over Giha Village, as an enormous mecha falls into the cavern.^ On the other hand, Kamina is a guy who believes there is the ground over the village, and he made a gangster to break the ceiling to get out from the hole.
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.A girl named Yoko appears and tries to repel the machine with a large rifle.^ It is a girl Yoko with a rifle in her hand.
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^ A girl called Yoko with a huge rifle (and eyes) falls from above ground too as she was in the midst of battling this huge mecha.
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^ Yoko is the only major female character until late in the story, when a girl named Nia shows up.
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.Simon takes Kamina and Yoko to the "big face" he found earlier and discovers that the small drill key can be used to activate it.^ Simon found earlier.
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^ In one of them Kamina was a petty crook and Simon was his sidekick, without his core drill.
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^ It is then stored in either Simon's drill-necklace or Kamina's glasses where it can be called upon later (like when one needs to produce, for example, a galaxy sized giant robot out of thin air to defeat the Big Bad ).
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.Named "Lagann", he uses it to destroy the invading mecha and effectively break through to the surface.^ Story (6/10): The story is basically about humans being forced underground, with the characters in this story struggling to break through the top using their big-headed mecha called a Ganmen.

^ Then Simon uppercuts Fake Kamina, transforms into Gurren-Lagann, and breaks through the dream to draw all his pals along with him back to reality.
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^ Kamina eventually takes over a large mecha and names it the "Gurren," completing the "Gurren-Lagann," and we also see a bit about his father The animation continues to be fluid and of high quality.
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.Once on the surface, Simon and Kamina discover there are more large mechas known as "Gunmen" (piloted by "Beastmen") that terrorize the surface dwellers during the day.^ While Simon spends his time digging around for treasures (something the village appreciates), Kamina has a bad reputation as a troublemaker and because of his dream of reaching the surface.

^ Up here, the beastmen piloting mecha with giant faces called Ganmen seek to exterminate humans, and along with this group of scrappers Simon and Kamina find themselves engaging in a succession of battles, awkwardly beginning to realize what they're capable of doing.
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^ Even after Kamina dies,Simon proves himself a more than worthy successor.
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.Simon and Kamina help Yoko and her village destroy three more Gunmen of which Kamina takes one for himself, naming it "Gurren" (meaning "crimson lotus").^ Kamina punches Simon to help him get over his Wangst at Yoko's kissing Kamina .
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^ While Simon spends his time digging around for treasures (something the village appreciates), Kamina has a bad reputation as a troublemaker and because of his dream of reaching the surface.

^ It also seems unlike Simon to just resign himself to the loss of Nia and to a wanderer’s life (especially since he’s like a spitting image of Kamina in this shot ).
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.Eventually, Simon and Kamina decide to embark on a journey to end the constant struggle between the Beastmen and humans, and are initially accompanied by Yoko and Leeron, a mechanic from Yoko's village.^ While Simon spends his time digging around for treasures (something the village appreciates), Kamina has a bad reputation as a troublemaker and because of his dream of reaching the surface.

^ An extravagant female warrior joins the two locals as they start a journey that will eventually lead them to the ends of the universe, and beyond.

^ Shimon and Kamina decide to help the village, using Lagann to confront the enemy!
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.As they head out to find the headquarters of the Beastmen's Human Eradication Army, the group encounters various Beastmen warriors including the vicious beastman Viral.^ Up here, the beastmen piloting mecha with giant faces called Ganmen seek to exterminate humans, and along with this group of scrappers Simon and Kamina find themselves engaging in a succession of battles, awkwardly beginning to realize what they're capable of doing.
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^ They are headed for the Chouginga Dai Gurren - now under the command of Viral - and the ship will be leaving for deep space as a representative of Earth.
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^ I’ve missed out, or am missing out on awesome shows because a group people on the internet think that they’re too good for low-quality encodes.
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.Along the way, Simon and the others are joined by more humans, including the "Black Siblings", led by Kittan, and Rossiu, a strict young man from an underground village, to form the 'Dai (meaning "large" or "great") Team Gurren.^ If Simon's allowed to do it, who's to say any of Team Dai-Gurren isn't allowed to do it?
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^ That�s the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
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^ Team Dai Gurren's side.
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.Before a final battle with their old enemy, Viral, the Team Dai-Gurren plans to hijack a giant Gunmen with which the Beastmen have previously attacked them.^ That�s the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
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^ Team Dai Gurren's side.
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^ Also, thanks to the Beastmen, happens rather literally thanks to the Cannon Fodder they provide to Team Gurren/Dai-Gurren and, after the time skip, the Beastmen joining the ranks of the rest of the population of Kamina City.
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.Kamina plans for Simon to steal the Gunmen using the Lagann.^ Is that robot that Kamina steals going to be his lagann?
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^ Shimon and Kamina decide to help the village, using Lagann to confront the enemy!
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^ Later on in the battle, Kamina throws the damaged Gurren's arm at Lagann to snap Simon out of it again.
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.Later that night, while Kamina is talking, Yoko kisses him, and he reciprocates.^ Kamina punches Simon to help him get over his Wangst at Yoko's kissing Kamina .
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^ He pales in comparison to Kamina and Yoko, but luckily I don't find him annoying at all.
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^ Doombitch — Yoko, who gave a Last Kiss to two characters, Kamina and Kittan, who then died of Retirony .
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Unseen, Simon follows Yoko and witnesses the event. .This causes Simon a significant amount of psychological trauma and consequently to be distracted during the final battle, ultimately contributing to the death of Kamina.^ In the final battle, there will be Yoko and Nia's drama, and that will converge with the drama of Simon's revival.
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^ Not So Stoic : The Anti-Spiral goes surprisingly Hot Blooded during the final battle .
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^ The Anti-Spiral King brings forth truly preposterous amounts of ham when they are fighting in the final battle.
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.Team Dai-Gurren ultimately defeats the Human Eradication Army, causing the arrival of Nia, the mysterious "daughter" of the Beastmen leader Lordgenome, and the repopulation of Earth's surface.^ That�s the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
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^ Team Dai Gurren's side.
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^ Also, thanks to the Beastmen, happens rather literally thanks to the Cannon Fodder they provide to Team Gurren/Dai-Gurren and, after the time skip, the Beastmen joining the ranks of the rest of the population of Kamina City.
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.However in doing so, Simon learns of the power of the Spiral, and the destruction that it could cause.^ If they could do that without any significant concern, then how in the hell could changing an Anti-Spiral into a human or doing whatever the hell she did to withstand the lack of ontological inertia but for the rest of her life have caused Spiral Nemesis?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Throughout the series, Spiral Power was shown capable of doing damn near anything.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It has been explicitly stated that Spiral power can actually create matter, rather than convert it from one form to another - that's the cause of the Spiral Nemesis.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lordgenome was once a spiral warrior, and fought against the Anti-Spirals once before and failed.^ Anti-Spirals seemed to use it or something very much like it to replace spiral energy, though pinkish Spiral Energy was shown before on occaisons.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The battle against the Anti-Spiral will be more visceral(?
  • Believe in me who believes in you -- The Gurren Lagann thread of burning passion - Page 52 - NeoGAF 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fighting From The Inside : Nia, after her consumption by the anti-spirals Final Speech : Lordgenome and the Anti-Spiral leader .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.To preserve human kind, he forced all humans to live underground to keep population to a minimum so they would not alert the anti spirals to their presence.^ She died when they killed the Anti-Spiral.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ How did all the other Spiral clans contact them immediately after the defeat of the Anti-Spirals?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They simply do not keep their customers informed (much worse than many others in the industry) so its almost all guesswork.
  • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

.The second half of the series takes place seven years later.^ The story takes place at least 1,000 years after Japan existed.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Seven years later she admits she admires Kittan's contributions, even compared to Kamina's...
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ That would take me half, maybe three quarters of a year working full-time to collect.
  • The arrogance of fansubbers: Why I’m late to the Gurren Lagann party » Cruel Angel Theses 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC sorenara.ikimashou.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Led by Simon and members of Team Dai-Gurren, mankind has become prosperous.^ Team Gurren has 3 more members!
  • [Where I Watch] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If Simon's allowed to do it, who's to say any of Team Dai-Gurren isn't allowed to do it?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That�s the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
  • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Though all seems well, once one million humans have repopulated the surface, two new conflicts arise with the arrival of the Anti-Spirals, including Nia's sudden "transformation" into their messenger, and the activation of the Moon, which the Anti-Spirals have actually transformed into a Gunmen to fall into and destroy the Earth once the million-person threshold was broken.^ Instrumentality : The Anti-Spirals are all collected in one hive mind.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ How did all the other Spiral clans contact them immediately after the defeat of the Anti-Spirals?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I always thought of it as the messengers being some sort of a "genetic program", so to speak, and the Anti-Spiral Homeworld as a database.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Simon, along with the rest of the Team and his old rival, Viral, then leads the battle to defeat the Anti-Spirals and save Earth.^ How did all the other Spiral clans contact them immediately after the defeat of the Anti-Spirals?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Not So Stoic : The Anti-Spiral goes surprisingly Hot Blooded during the final battle .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ The battle against the Anti-Spiral will be more visceral(?
  • Believe in me who believes in you -- The Gurren Lagann thread of burning passion - Page 52 - NeoGAF 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, in destroying the Anti-Spiral, Nia's fate is sealed.^ Later on, Simon points out to Nia that all of the Anti-Spiral's attempts to kill off humanity have simply made them stronger.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Fighting From The Inside : Nia, after her consumption by the anti-spirals Final Speech : Lordgenome and the Anti-Spiral leader .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Nia: Far too obvious seeing as now she is a bad guy and the Anti spiral messenger, I think its going to happen...
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

.She holds onto life long enough to marry Simon before crumbling to dust.^ Nightengale 2007-04-08, 19:10 Thats if Leeron can stay away from Simon long enough to do the job.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (General Discussion thread) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then too bad that > > Kamina died long before Gurren Lagann became TTGL. But lives on in Simon.
  • Just Finished Gurren Lagann - rec.arts.anime.misc | Google Groups 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC groups.google.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Simon's subtle longing for Yoko turns to dust as soon as Nia appears.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

.Simon then passes on his core drill to a new generation and spends the rest of his life wandering the earth as a nameless vagrant with Boota, while the human race begins to gain contact with its fellow Spiral races throughout the galaxy.^ Simon the Hobo: Drill spear, Boota, travelling cloak, one spiral eye, nameless wanderer.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ In one of them Kamina was a petty crook and Simon was his sidekick, without his core drill.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ Onboard there's Simon (who looks like Kamina then, but the voices are different and he's got the drill in his hand) who's the leader of the new Gurren Lagann Brigade.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

Main characters

Simon (シモン Shimon ?)
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal (English)
Old Simon Voiced by: Takayuki Sugo (Japanese), Tony Oliver (English)
Simon is a fourteen year-old digger from Giha village. Although he is initially looked down upon because of it, Simon excels at drilling through the ground, and the drill quickly becomes his trademark symbol. One day, he finds a mysterious drill-shaped item, which is later revealed to be the "Core Drill" for a head-shaped Gunmen he also finds buried in the soil. With the help of the small Gunmen, Kamina, and Yoko, he fights off a much larger Gunmen that falls into the village. In the process of defeating the invader, they reach the surface world. Prior to the time-skip, Simon is mostly depicted as merely following Kamina's lead and often acting as a counter-balance to Kamina's impulsiveness, due to being very timid and weak. He is also shown to be somewhat jealous of Kamina's strength of character. His personality changes to be more like that of Kamina, as he acquires his own fighting spirit and determination. His Gunmen "Lagann" has the power to produce drills from seemingly nowhere, which is handy, since they're Simon's weapon of choice. He can also produce a massive drill from the bottom to combine with Kamina's Gurren to produce "Gurren Lagann" a much more powerful Gunmen.
Kamina (カミナ Kamina ?)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)
Kamina is a young man from Giha Village who dreams of leaving the village and go to the surface, which he saw as a child. Ultimately, he can be summed up as "arrogant". He is very passionate about his goals, expressing his wishes through energetic speeches which seem to affect all those who hear them. Kamina believes that with his manliness and honor, he can do anything he feels like, saying such quotes as "Go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb!" and "Who the hell do you think I am?!". The leader of the "Team Gurren " he convinces Simon to aid him in his plan to drill through the roof of the village and get to the world above, but the plan fails and he is imprisoned. After defeating an invading Gunmen, he leaves the village with Simon and Yoko in the cockpit of a tiny but powerful Gunmen Simon unearths and Kamina names "Lagann". He is extremely impulsive, and sometimes acts with little regard for his life. His plans are rarely well thought-out, often relying solely on brute strength and determination to win, but for some strange reason or another, they seem to work most of the time. It is revealed that Kamina's impulsive confidence is mostly a show to give Simon the courage to act, telling his "Bro" (they aren't actually brothers, but share such a close relationship that he insists they call each other such) "Simon, believe in yourself. Not in the Simon that you believe in, and not in the Simon that I believe in either. Believe in the Simon who believes in you." Kamina never lives to see his dream of freeing the human race come to fruition as he is killed in battle while trying to seize the giant Gunman Dai-Gunzan.
Yoko Littner (ヨーコ・リットナー Yōko Rittonā ?)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)
Yoko is a young woman from Giha's neighboring village of Ritona. She had been tracking the Gunmen, which subsequently crashed through the surface and into Giha. She wields an extensive arsenal of weapons and has substantial experience fighting the enemy. She uses her outstanding soldiering skills and wise counsel to advance the war of liberation. She wears short shorts and a bikini top: as she states in episode 5, she avoids clothing which restricts her movement in combat situations. Due to her looks, several characters are instantly attracted to her including Simon and Kamina. She loves children and has a dream to become an elementary school teacher.
Nia Teppelin (ニア・テッペリン Nia Tepperin ?)
Young Nia Voiced by: Yukari Fukui (Japanese), Hynden Walch (English)
Timeskip Nia Voiced by: Yukari Fukui (Japanese), Bridget Hoffman (English)
Nia is a mysterious young girl found by Simon sleeping in a capsule in the middle of a dump site. She has had no prior contact with humans except her father. She is very curious, pure and innocent, because of a sheltered childhood in a peaceful environment away from all the battles occurring in the outside world, and because she had only recently gained sentience. During her travels with the Dai-Gurren Brigade, she discovers the harsh realities of the world and has a very close relationship with Simon throughout the story. The two fall in love, Simon proposing to her immediately after the time-skip, before discovering she is an agent for the Anti-Spirals and is being forced by another personality .(Messenger Nia) to fight against Simon, ultimately fighting against her other self and regaining control of her body.^ The other dream to which Simon is party is his elder friend/mentor/"brother" Kamina's wish to rebel against the village's slovenly task master as a first step in the ultimate ambition of moving from their enclosed cavern to the surface.
  • AICN Anime: Your New Favorite Giant Robot Show-Gurren Lagann -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

^ At every leg of the journey, there is a tremendous leap of self-assurance that comes as a requisite for fighting with Simon.
  • AICN Anime: Your New Favorite Giant Robot Show-Gurren Lagann -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

^ My hunch is that Nia regains enough of herself at a crucial moment to make a final sacrifice, and Yoko and Simon end the series together.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

Terminology

Beastmen

The Beastmen Generals (clockwise from top) Guame, Cytomander, Thymilph, and Adiane
.Beastmen are non-Spiral Beings, created and cloned by Lordgenome to fight by piloting Gunmen.^ Fighting From The Inside : Nia, after her consumption by the anti-spirals Final Speech : Lordgenome and the Anti-Spiral leader .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ In his quest to create a new world, Forehead Boy abandoned both the Gunmen and the fighting spirit of hope that powers them, with nearly catastrophic results.
  • Kicking [as] to the curb: Gurren Lagann on Sci-Fi - Other Anime - Adult Swim 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Empathic Weapon : The Gunmen — and especially Simon's Lagann — are powered by the fighting spirit of their pilots.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

The numerous animals on the planet are previously failed experiments, thus they lack the intelligence that Beastmen have. Beastmen and many other animals found on the planet cannot reproduce, and instead, multiply solely via cloning.
Generic Gunmen

Gunmen

Gunmen (ガンメン Ganmen ?) are the type of gigantic robots used in the series. .The name itself means "huge face" and can be broken down into "gun" and "man"; the mecha themselves are centered around faces.^ I never thought I'd see the day where mecha were chucking galaxies around like they were frisbees or taking blasts from weapons as powerful as the Big Bang itself.
  • Just Finished Gurren Lagann - rec.arts.anime.misc | Google Groups 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC groups.google.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Just Finished Gurren Lagann - rec.arts.anime.misc | Google Groups 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC groups.google.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I never thought I'd see the day where mecha were chucking > > > > > galaxies around like they were frisbees or taking blasts from > > > > > weapons as powerful as the Big Bang itself.
  • Just Finished Gurren Lagann - rec.arts.anime.misc | Google Groups 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC groups.google.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Just Finished Gurren Lagann - rec.arts.anime.misc | Google Groups 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC groups.google.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Each mechas body is made up of a huge face.
  • Gurren Lagann 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.dannychoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Gunmen sport a variety of weaponry: primitive models use large clubs or bare hands, while advanced units use solid or beam weapons. .Gunmen powered by the "Spiral Energy" inherent in humans' DNA are more powerful than those piloted by Beastmen.^ This is also, as you say, why Ganmen are much more powerful when piloted by humans than beastmen.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ How did a 'program in her DNA' convert her into an energy-being-Faceless-One-thing from being a (relatively) normal half-human-half-whatever-Lordgenome-was female?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Was it ever suggested Spiral Energy can bring someone back from the dead other than one kid in shock?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

The voice broadcaster within each Gunman is linked to the mouth, making it seem as though it is talking. .Gurren Lagann can also make several facial expressions.^ Gurren Lagann will make sure the story continues progressing even if the world seems to be ending.

^ Adiene starts to make short work of Gurren-lagann, whilst Viral is crushing the Ganzen with the water pressure...
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ Crystal_Method 2007-04-05, 10:52 You know it's a good show when the robot makes facial expressions.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (General Discussion thread) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Spiral theme

.The spiral theme is especially prominent throughout the series.^ Throughout the series, Spiral Power was shown capable of doing damn near anything.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Not only is it the basis of strength for the main characters and mankind, but it is presented as a philosophy and way of life, and as a model of physics.^ If they can show the Japanese kids on Sunday mornings that main characters can go pop with the snap of a finger, they can just go pop everyone else along the way just as easily.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ In a series all about going Beyond The Impossible , characters flinging galaxies about and the like, the main character bringing one character back to life is suddenly a bad thing?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lordgenome (whose own name contains the word genome, referring to DNA and its spiralling double helix) notes that it is the natural order of the universe to coordinate itself into a spiral arrangement.^ People just put an erroneous space in there because it looks right, Lord and Genome being genuine words that don't naturally compound.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Given that last name and focus on genetics, maybe we should be calling him the Helix King instead of the Spiral King.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Word Of God says the reason they combined the word was so that the Japanese audience wouldn't think that Lord and Genome were first and last names.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.The spiral symbolizes the double helix structure of DNA, representing biological evolution, and the spiral structure of a galaxy, representing universal evolution.^ Although there are DNA Spirals, but DNA Helix sounds cooler.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ What bugs me is: why does the Anti-Spirals' artificial universe have spiral-galaxy-like objects in it at all?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Spiral Power is all about evolving and moving ahead - the spiral of a sperm flagellum propels it towards the ovum to create new life, the double helix of DNA is the very basis of life, and galaxies evolve by taking spiral shapes.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lord Genome's four generals also pay homage to the motif through their names which are derivatives of the four nucleic acids of DNA: Adenine, Thymine, Cytocine, and Guanine.^ To top it off, the four generals Ganmen are most likely named after the four guardian beasts of chinese myth.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ The four generals are named after a sort-of-portmanteau of the DNA base pairs and pagan elemental spirits.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ The four generals names seems to be mix of the DNA terminology, and the 4 base elementals of alchemy.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

.Simon's spiral drill is used as a motif to symbolize the spiral theme throughout the series.^ This could be taken literally: the dominant motifs are drills, spirals and other screw-shaped implements with which they dig right through their confines and break them to pieces.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ The best use track 21 has seen, is in episode 08: Kamina's last gattai with Simon, and the first Giga Drill Breaker.
  • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ I can't remember if it was ever specifically shown/stated that they were using Spiral Energy that early in the series...
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.At the same time, the drill motif symbolizes the strength to challenge or 'drill' through tough obstacles.^ This could be taken literally: the dominant motifs are drills, spirals and other screw-shaped implements with which they dig right through their confines and break them to pieces.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.In the same way a logarithmic spiral grows in size with each successive curve, the scope of Gurren Lagann's story and the scale of its mecha grow in successive steps as the series progresses.^ Super Prototype : The Grapearl mecha are mass-produced versions of the Gurren Lagann.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Gurren Lagann is as it should be: an action/adventure story.

^ From story and style to bizarre mecha and over the top action, both series share a similar epic quality amidst the chaos.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

.By the end of the series, the largest mecha, the Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, contains all the smaller iterations of Gurren-Lagann nested inside like a matryoshka doll, reflecting the way the curves of a spiral grow in size but maintain the same shape.^ Re: i like gurren lagann [ Edited ] .
  • Re: i like gurren lagann - Other Anime - Adult Swim 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because Gurren Lagann has ALL of that so far.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has 27 episodes.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Spiral Energy

.In the series' concept, Spiral Energy is the power of evolution, generated by beings capable of doing so, like humans and other DNA-based animals, whose spiral double helix molecular structure allows them to get stronger through the generations.^ Throughout the series, Spiral Power was shown capable of doing damn near anything.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Note also that he said that Spiral Energy is the power of evolution.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ I wonder what the other spiral races are like...
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

.Beastmen, because they do not reproduce naturally, cannot evolve, thus are unable to produce Spiral Energy.^ He starts taunting/asking/whatever Simon and the others if they have the willpower to do what the Anti-Spirals did, by locking up their bodies so they couldn't evolve and keep using Spiral Energy.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And yet you throw out the word “arrogant” because they don’t spend the extra time and energy to do something for you that you could do yourself (produce a lower-quality encode).
  • The arrogance of fansubbers: Why I’m late to the Gurren Lagann party » Cruel Angel Theses 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC sorenara.ikimashou.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Re-watching the episode where they fought underwater says Spiral energy fixes them up to make them airtight.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.The amount of Spiral Energy produced by an individual may vary and is based not only on its own limitations, but also its immediate will to survive and persevere.^ This may be a bad question, but why couldn't Spiral Races, in the event of the Spiral Nemesis, just use more Spiral Energy to counteract it?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the Anti-Spirals are so opposed to the use of Spiral Energy, where do they get the ability to manipulate their own universe and create all those weird hand/foot/face things?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Also, the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann was able to still run on spiral energy because Simon just produces that much.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Spiral Energy has both infinite potential and applications - it has been known to regenerate and grow new parts on machines to a galactic scale, and even create tunnels through spacetime.^ So we're talking creating Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and crushing it into an infinitely small point to make something that compares to something both safe and common on a universal scale.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Regarding the new parts, starting with Nia, the situations with Yoko and Adiane will change and they are drawn to be even more appealing than in the TV series.
  • Believe in me who believes in you -- The Gurren Lagann thread of burning passion - Page 52 - NeoGAF 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The in-universe one could even be Villain Decay as that is a plot point using Viral in comparison to Spiral Energy.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.One of its most prevalent applications in the series is in weaponry: Spiral-enhanced ammunition provides phenomenal stopping power, making a simple shotgun capable of damaging a Mugann, while Spiral-based warheads and energy beams demonstrate destructive power far in excess of nuclear weapons.^ It has been changed so that one can make Spiral Energy into matter and back at will.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Was it ever suggested Spiral Energy can bring someone back from the dead other than one kid in shock?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Anti-Spirals are using Spiral Energy to stop the Spiral races from using Spiral Energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Spiral Energy is specifically stated to defy the conservation of energy, which in addition to explaining the creation of mass that is practically constant during battles, also carries danger if Spiral Energy is overused.^ To be precise, he stated that the optimal form for Spiral Energy is that of humans.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ Not So Stoic : The Anti-Spiral goes surprisingly Hot Blooded during the final battle .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ It has been explicitly stated that Spiral power can actually create matter, rather than convert it from one form to another - that's the cause of the Spiral Nemesis.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Termed Spiral Nemesis by the Anti-Spirals, too much Spiral Energy may cause the universe to collapse into a massive black hole.^ Is there Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A Big Crunch caused by overuse of spiral energy causing the universe's mass-energy to exceed the maximum quantity it can hold before gravity pulls everything together into a single cartesian point/massive black hole.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

Anti-Spirals

.Eons before the story begins, a certain race evolved enough to expand and prosper across the stars through the use of their Spiral Energy.^ The Anti-Spirals are using Spiral Energy to stop the Spiral races from using Spiral Energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He starts taunting/asking/whatever Simon and the others if they have the willpower to do what the Anti-Spirals did, by locking up their bodies so they couldn't evolve and keep using Spiral Energy.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anti-Spirals seemed to use it or something very much like it to replace spiral energy, though pinkish Spiral Energy was shown before on occaisons.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, discovering this limitless evolution could one day lead to the destruction of the entire universe, an event they termed the "Spiral Nemesis", they abandoned the use of Spiral Energy and sealed their bodies on their home planet, ceasing to evolve, and calling themselves the Anti-Spirals.^ Is there Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Anti-Spirals are using Spiral Energy to stop the Spiral races from using Spiral Energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Not to mention the Anti-Spiral planet?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.As the name implies, they also acted to repress other civilizations that used Spiral Energy, fearing that they could also become a threat to the universe if left unchecked.^ He starts taunting/asking/whatever Simon and the others if they have the willpower to do what the Anti-Spirals did, by locking up their bodies so they couldn't evolve and keep using Spiral Energy.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Miners by trade, they are drilling around under the repressive rule of the Spiral King.

^ Was it ever suggested Spiral Energy can bring someone back from the dead other than one kid in shock?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Since Spiral Energy comes from the will of its users, the Anti-Spirals tend to employ tactics specifically designed to induce fear, despair and hopelessness in their enemies.^ Is there Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anti-Spirals seemed to use it or something very much like it to replace spiral energy, though pinkish Spiral Energy was shown before on occaisons.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Anti-Spirals also tend to spare their enemies if they surrender, but leave behind automated "defense" systems that will activate and attack a Spiral civilization if it grows too strong.^ She died when they killed the Anti-Spiral.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Snot Bubble Sorting Algorithm Of Evil : Viral, then the Four Divine Generals, then Lordgenome, then the Anti-Spiral System, then an entire reality controlled by Anti-Spirals, and finally an enemy mecha that throws galaxies like Frisbees .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Retired Badass : Post- Time Skip Yoko before the Anti-Spirals' attack; Simon in the Distant Finale .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Since the Anti-Spirals are mostly inactive, sedentary beings, the 'spiral nemesis' is possibly the Heat Death of the universe through entropy, another manifestation of Spiral Energy.^ Is there Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I always thought of it as the messengers being some sort of a "genetic program", so to speak, and the Anti-Spiral Homeworld as a database.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Anti-Spirals try to stop entropy by holding complex life in check so they cannot convert energy, but entropy proves itself unstoppable.^ Is there Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Anti-Spirals are using Spiral Energy to stop the Spiral races from using Spiral Energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anti-Spiral energy?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

Media

Anime

.Produced by the animation studio Gainax and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, Gurren Lagann aired in Japan on TV Tokyo between April 1 and September 30, 2007. The anime has twenty-seven episodes plus two specials, the first being the uncensored version of the sixth episode, and the second is episode 5.5, a bonus that came with the Nintendo DS game.^ That's a logo from a Japanese animation, Gurren Lagann.
  • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Dai-Gurren changed between episodes, and was unchanged by Lagann's takeover.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Originally created by none other but Studio GAINAX and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi accompanied by half of the staff which worked on Furi Kuri Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is an epitome of man's soul in anime form itself.

.The English version had been previously licensed by ADV Films, but was later acquired by Bandai Entertainment.^ Originally licensed by ADV Films, their license was taken away and Bandai Entertainment picked it up.
  • "Gurren Lagann" On Sci-Fi's Ani-Monday Block - Talkback *MAJOR SPOILERS* [Archive] - toonzone forums 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.toonzone.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is also a lot of speculation around the web that ADV simply lost the R1 license and Bandai then jumped on it.
  • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ The delay problem has to do with the license getting transferred by Sojitz from ADV to them, so if anyone's to blame for it taking so long for the English version to come out it would be ADV or Sojitz.
  • Re: i like gurren lagann - Other Anime - Adult Swim 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A subtitle-only version was released in three volumes in July 2008, and an official English dub with the first two volumes released in November 18, 2008 called "Gurren Lagann Set 01". The show premiered on the Sci Fi Channel on July 28, 2008 as part of Sci Fi's Ani-Monday anime block, airing two episodes each week (and three the final week).^ Besides, only volume 1 is listed for Gurren-Lagann :P .
  • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ English dub version.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As the title in America is simply Gurren Lagann , this was lost when the finale was aired.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

[5] The European distribution branch of Bandai, Beez Entertainment, is distributing the series in the UK and Europe, with the first DVD set for release on July 6, 2009.[9] The English version will also be airing on Animax across its English-language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia starting from May 22, 2009.

2channel incident

.Takami Akai, the producer of the series and a co-founder of Gainax, announced that he would resign his position effective episode five, which aired on April 29, 2007, over comments that he made regarding posts on the Japanese Internet forum 2channel.^ Unfortunately one of the co-founders of Gainax wound up resigning from the company after he basically flamed a bunch of the people who were criticizing the episode on 2channel, apparently partly because the guest director was a friend of his.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ December 13, 2007 at 02:29 AM Report this comment I fear that most people are overreacting.
  • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Father Brian on December 11, 2007 at 02:27 PM Report this comment Post a comment .
  • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Akai and another Gainax employee, Keiko Mimori, made disparaging remarks about comments criticizing the animation style of the fourth episode of Gurren Lagann, which was completely directed by guest and friend Osamu Kobayashi.^ That's a logo from a Japanese animation, Gurren Lagann.
  • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Gurren Lagann About About this site About the mascots .
  • Gurren Lagann 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.dannychoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally created by none other but Studio GAINAX and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi accompanied by half of the staff which worked on Furi Kuri Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is an epitome of man's soul in anime form itself.

.With regard to reading the fan criticisms, Akai stated that it was "like putting [his] face next to an anus and breathing deeply."^ And they turn HARD. Fan Boy : If you were reading this page, you may have noticed that they really like this one.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Fans later became aware of his comments, and he announced his departure from the company he helped to found.[10]

Music

.Four theme songs are used for the episodes; one opening theme and three ending themes.^ IIRC It's mentioned in one of the ending episodes.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The ED themes, in my opinion, were much more catchy and vibrant than the opening, especially the first ending.

^ The OST cut of the song adds "(Short Start Edit)" to the end, since the 60 second-ish orchestral opening is cut.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.The opening theme is "Sorairo Days" (空色デイズ Sorairo Deizu ?, lit.^ "Sorairo Days" by Shoko Nakagawa Edit Ending Theme .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

^ The lovely Sorairo Days makes for a wonderful OP theme song as well.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

."Sky-Blue Days") by Shoko Nakagawa.
^ "Sorairo Days" by Shoko Nakagawa Edit Ending Theme .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

^ Sky Blue Days .
  • Anime Lyrics dot Com - Songs contributed by Ayu Ohseki 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC ayuohseki.animelyrics.com [Source type: General]

.Starting from episode seventeen, the second verse and chorus was used, as compared to the first verse and chorus used in the previous episodes.^ Edit: Just watched the second episode: Such a good episode, like the first.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (General Discussion thread) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the bonds of friendship grow and mature with the first series of episodes, the characters really start to come out and blossom.

^ Although the pace starts out slowly for the first 10 episodes, it soon gains steam and goes for an amazingly enjoyable build-up until the end.

.For episodes one through fifteen the ending theme is "Underground" by High Voltage.^ IIRC It's mentioned in one of the ending episodes.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I feel like I completed one of those old skool RPGs and the feeling of satsifaction washes over me as I watch the little end move with the happy theme playing in the background.
  • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ But if they release a lower-quality encode, there’s no way for those with high-end computers to take that file and produce a higher-quality one.
  • The arrogance of fansubbers: Why I’m late to the Gurren Lagann party » Cruel Angel Theses 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC sorenara.ikimashou.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Happily Ever After" by Shoko Nakagawa was used in episode sixteen.^ I'll reserve judgement until I hear the full OP as Nakagawa Shoko is unknown to me, but I can probably get used to it.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (General Discussion thread) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Minna no Peace" (みんなのピース Minna no Pīsu ?, "Everyone's Peace") by Afromania was used for episodes seventeen to twenty-seven.^ Just that I squirmed my eyes just enough to make out that the 2nd ED will be done by a group called Afromania titled Minna no Peace.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Kaioshin Sama 2007-09-26, 15:48 Man I'm loving Minna No Peace and the Karaoke Version of Sorairo Days.
  • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Prolific 2007-07-24, 22:48 The new ED, Minna no Peace - Afromania is pretty good.
  • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

.Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Character Song was released on July 25, 2007 by Aniplex, including image songs by the main voice cast, with songs sung by Tetsuya Kakihara (Simon), Katsuyuki Konishi (Kamina), and Marina Inoue (Yoko), the latter of which is a playable song in Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2.^ Gurren-Lagann, to form the ultimate, the invincible, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ Gurren Lagann's Simon, etc.

^ The second movie features Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

In addition, several music compilation albums have been released, most consisting of background music.

Manga

The Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann manga, illustrated by Kotaro Mori, started serialization in the Japanese shōnen magazine Dengeki Comic Gao! on April 27, 2007, published by MediaWorks. .The manga ended serialization in Dengeki Comic Gao! on February 27, 2008 when the magazine was discontinued, but continued serialization in ASCII Media Works' manga magazine Dengeki Daioh on April 21, 2008. The first bound volume was released on September 27, 2007 in Japan, containing the first five chapters, and is published under ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Comics label; the second volume followed on March 27, 2008. Bandai Entertainment licensed the manga and will be releasing it in English in North America.^ It seem that this anime will be released in February 2008.
  • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Bandai Entertainment have announced the license for Gurren-Lagann at Comic Con 2008.
  • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Vexx 2008-09-08, 15:00 Volume 3 of the series (3 volumes in all) just arrived at my house.
  • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

[11] .The story of the manga follows the same plotline as the anime, however, there are several changes to the layout of events, and the addition of backstories that essentially fills in gaps from the anime, such as the relationship between Dayakka and Kiyoh.^ Kiyoh and Dayakka's relationship is given a little more attention in the manga.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ But what it was fighting for is to bring anime to the level of literature, to the point where there is a divide between what is considered “great” or “artful” and what is actually fun to read .
  • The arrogance of fansubbers: Why I’m late to the Gurren Lagann party » Cruel Angel Theses 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC sorenara.ikimashou.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's always a comic relief in all the serious anime stuff and it's always the same character.
  • John K Stuff: The first Anime I was Aware Of 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC johnkstuff.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.A spin-off manga entitled Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Gurren Gakuen-hen (天元突破グレンラガン −紅蓮学園篇− ?) started serialization in Comp Ace on August 26, 2008. The manga takes the characters from the original story and puts them in a school in a parallel world.^ Gurren-Lagann, to form the ultimate, the invincible, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ The second movie features Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has 27 episodes.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.In the manga, Simon attends Dai-Gurren Academy (ダイグレン学園 Dai Guren Gakuen ?) with his friend Kamina, and childhood friend Yoko.^ Join Simon, Kamina, and Yoko as they battle against oppresive forces.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

^ Although Yoko also seems to get Gurren/Simon going too, which is totally understandable ;) Some great laughs again, but this really had me falling off my seat ...
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (General Discussion thread) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Later on in the battle, Kamina throws the damaged Gurren's arm at Lagann to snap Simon out of it again.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Simon, who lives in a run down apartment building, wishes for a normal life, and meets the mysterious Nia one day when she trips down the stairs.^ He's just Simon the Digger, who is no-one/nothing to this kid.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Nia thanks simon (Who angsts on his bed.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ If Simon's allowed to do it, who's to say any of Team Dai-Gurren isn't allowed to do it?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.She immediately takes a liking to Simon and declares him her husband.^ It's more in line with how they were calling him Simon in Japanese, although it sounded more like "She moan" just because of the japanese accent with pronouncing it.
  • "Gurren Lagann" On Sci-Fi's Ani-Monday Block - Talkback *MAJOR SPOILERS* [Archive] - toonzone forums 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.toonzone.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Simon continues to go between cool and angsty, I'm starting to like him.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ It's like they're calling him Simone.
  • "Gurren Lagann" On Sci-Fi's Ani-Monday Block - Talkback *MAJOR SPOILERS* [Archive] - toonzone forums 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.toonzone.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Kamina finds another "aniki" in Nia, who shares his hot-blooded style.^ Red Oni Blue Oni : Reversed: ber- Hot Blooded Simon and Kamina wear blue, while the level-headed Yoko is a redhead.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Gainax, don't turn Kamina into another EVA01 I don't think they'll do that, considering the dialog it's by Nia.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ I will say that Kamina actually manages to be hot-blooded to the point of utter insanity, which is impressive.
  • "Gurren Lagann" On Sci-Fi's Ani-Monday Block - Talkback *MAJOR SPOILERS* [Archive] - toonzone forums 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.toonzone.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She enrolls in Dai-Gurren Academy, and all three must deal with the threat of students from Teppelin Academy, who wish to bring Nia back to her father, the principal.^ Gundamjack : How Team Dai-Gurren got just about all its Gunmen besides the Lagann.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Then Simon uppercuts Fake Kamina, transforms into Gurren-Lagann, and breaks through the dream to draw all his pals along with him back to reality.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile, dai-gurren failed into a trap of Guamu, one of the 4 heavenly general and was all sent into prison.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

.Another spin-off manga entitled Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 4-koma Kingdom: Yoko no Oheso-hen (天元突破グレンラガン4コマKINGDOM ヨーコのおヘソ編 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 4-panel Kingdom: Yoko's Belly Button Chapter ?) started publication by Futabasha in 2008 as a compilation of various short stories.^ Gurren Lagann Yoko hair clip .
  • YesAnime.com | GURREN LAGANN MAGNET COLLECTION 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.yesanime.com [Source type: General]

^ The second movie features Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Coolness rating for Toppa Gurren Lagann is sorta off the scale.

Video games

.An online video game was developed by Konami called Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Chōzetsu Hakkutsu ONLINE (天元突破グレンラガン 超絶発掘ONLINE ?, literally "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Superior Excavation Online").^ Gurren-Lagann, to form the ultimate, the invincible, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ The second movie features Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
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^ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has 27 episodes.
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.Beta testing had ended on April 16, 2007. The player takes up the role of a driller and drills for treasures in first person view.^ Just from the first episode alone we see that Yoko has one wonderful personality --- so she's not one to take something like that the wrong way.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (General Discussion thread) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Decoy Protagonist : Kamina definitely takes up most of the spotlight during the first act, but his death kind of disqualifies him of protagonistship.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Th 2007-05-30, 16:51 First spoilers were real...
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

.There is a shop to purchase drills—the shopkeeper is an original character named Asaki.^ Name one recent show that has our characters drooling over big boobs when there's a flat-chested young girl running around instead.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The point I was trying to make is that since honorifics are added onto a name, there's no need to translate them-- they're just part of the character's identity.
  • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Character Introduction: Helix King Lord Genome Nia Original Illustration: Abe Shingo So there's an spread in that magazine?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

The player can also collect digital trading cards. The game was canceled at the closed beta stage, as installing the game crashed Windows indefinitely. .Konami even had to send out 500GB external hard drives to beta users so that they could back up files while reinstalling their operating systems.^ He didn't go after Yoko before because he didn't think he could compete with Kamina, and especially not with Kamina's memory - at least, not until he'd resolved to go out with an even bigger bang.
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^ Word Of God is that the way years are counted underground doesn't match up to actual solar years, given that they don't even know the sun exists.
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^ Along the way, they meet up with other humans and allies bent on the same goal - to take back the surface stolen from them many years ago.

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.A game for the Nintendo DS was released October 25, 2007, not only featuring the characters from the series, but also containing a special episode set in the early stages of the story as a pre-order bonus.^ Rainfall 08-22-2007, 06:25 PM Does anyone else feel like this series is one of the best at using it's music to affect mood?
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ Am I honestly the only one bugged by some of the character interactions that take place early in the post-timeskip episodes?
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jack B 2007-07-05, 00:17 I just hope they release it in a timely manner, and that we get episode 6 uncut.
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Films

.An animated film entitled Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End (劇場版 天元突破グレンラガン 紅蓮篇 Gekijōban Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan Guren Hen ?, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Crimson Lotus Chapter), once again directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, and written by Kazuki Nakashima, was produced by Gainax and released on September 6, 2008 in Japanese theaters and the DVD is scheduled to be released on April 22, 2009.[14][15][16] The film is a compilation of the events of the first arc of the series (episodes one through fifteen) with around 20 minutes of newly animated scenes.^ Episode 11 & 15 insert song, episode 16 ending theme .
  • Anime Lyrics dot Com - Songs contributed by Ayu Ohseki 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC ayuohseki.animelyrics.com [Source type: General]

^ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is the ultimate proof that Gainax hates their fans.
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^ Gurren-Lagann, to form the ultimate, the invincible, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

.In conjunction with the release of the film, Gainax has released series of music videos entitled Gurren Lagann Parallel Works which contains alternative stories of Gurren Lagann set to songs from the original soundtrack.^ Ages do not work well in Gurren Lagann.
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^ Elseworld : Some of the Parallel Works videos.
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^ And it's an official Parallel Works video .
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[17] The film had its first official English release at the Viz Pictures cinema in San Francisco, California on September 8, 2009. A second film, Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars (劇場版 天元突破グレンラガン 螺巌篇 Gekijōban Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan Ragan Hen ?, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Spiral Stone Chapter) was released in Japanese theaters on April 25, 2009.[8] The Japanese DVD for The Lights in the Sky are Stars will be released on January 27, 2010.

Music

.For both films, Shoko Nakagawa sang the theme songs: "Tsuzuku Sekai" (続く世界 ?, lit.^ "Sorairo Days" by Shoko Nakagawa Edit Ending Theme .
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

."Continuing World") for Childhood's End and "Namida no Tane, Egao no Hana" (涙の種、笑顔の花 ?, lit.^ I just download the Full size of Sorario Days, and Namida no Tane Egao no Hana then I search for the lyrics...
  • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Gurren Lagann will make sure the story continues progressing even if the world seems to be ending.

."Seed of Tears, Flower of Smiles") for The Lights in the Sky are Stars.
^ Seed of a Tear, Flower of a Smile .
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^ Look to your dreams and reach for the heavens: every light in the sky is a star.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

.Taku Iwasaki composed the films' scores.^ I wasn't aware until today that the composer was Iwasaki Taku, who composed (as Westlo mentioned above) the Read or Die OST. His signature style is there, without a doubt.
  • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

^ Unless ANN is wrong Gurren Lagann's music is composed by Taku Iwasaki the same guy who did the Rurouni Kenshin OVAs, Read Or Die OVA/TV and Witch Hunter Robin scores.
  • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

Reception

Gurren Lagann has been critically acclaimed. .The anime received an Excellence Prize at the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival,[3] and its director received an individual award at the twelfth Animation Kobe Festival.^ Animation (Western) Anime Comic Book Fan Fics Film Game Literature Music And Sound Effects New Media Print Media Radio Sequential Art Tabletop Games Television Theater Videogame Webcomics .
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[2] .In 2008, the anime received both "best television production" and "best character design" from the Tokyo International Anime Fair.^ Both anime have the mecha side as an important part, and the factor 'a world to change'; also the characters group are kinda similar.
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^ The best part of all, however, is the evolution of the main character: there has never, in my opinion, been an anime that has captured the boy-becomes-man concept so well.

^ GJ- 2008-01-24, 20:15 Libera me from hell is one of the best anime OST songs ever!
  • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

[1] .On December 11, 2007, a Gurren Lagann-based design submitted from Norway won The Daily Telegraph's contest to update the British Union Flag by incorporating the Welsh Dragon.^ JaniCon -- JaniCon 2007 AMV Contest [11] .

^ Anonymous on December 11, 2007 at 03:48 PM Report this comment Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan ftw!
  • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The influence of Japanese voters was also apparent in the runner-up design (above), which features a Manga cartoon character riding the traditional Welsh dragon.
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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Gurren Lagann or Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007) is an anime series by Gainax.^ Immagine 17 di 30 di Tengen Toppa Gurren - Lagann .
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^ Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann 1x27 - Capitulo 27 .
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^ Immagine 29 di 30 di Tengen Toppa Gurren - Lagann .
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Contents

Simon

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  • Just who the hell do you think I am?!
  • My bro is dead.^ MUDAAAA MUDAAAA MUDAAAAAAA! Just who the hell do you think I am?!
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    ^ What the hell do you think this is?!
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ What the hell time do you think it is?
    • Kicking [as] to the curb: Gurren Lagann on Sci-Fi - Other Anime - Adult Swim 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He's gone! .But he's right there on my back, and here in my heart!^ I’ll make the distinction right here, Gurren Lagann is my favorite but Evangelion is the magnum opus.

    ^ Although here's my list: Gurren Lagann Gundam 00 MS Gundam (The original, 0079) Bring back Escaflowne!
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    ^ Although you are not here anymore, but I want to let you know that on my back and in my heart - I shall always re-member you and that your memories will carry on!

    He lives on as a part of me! .If you're gonna dig, dig to the heavens.^ We're gonna show you the power...
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    ^ You're gonna have to explain this one to me.
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    ^ I hope you're gonna like them!

    .No matter what's in my way I won't stop!!^ They did in my opinion the best job, and got them out in a timely matter, until 13 ep when they stopped.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

    ^ There is no way that data can match MY shimon.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There's no way one can't notice them; the only way not to is if I stopped my volunteer work, and my students > my beef against VIZ Media.
    • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    .Once I've dug through...it means that I've won!!^ And once I've dug my way through, I win.

    ^ Once I've dug through...it means that I've won!!
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    .Just who the hell do you think I am?^ "Just who do you think I am?"
    • Believe in me who believes in you -- The Gurren Lagann thread of burning passion - NeoGAF 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dai-Gurren-Lagann Who the hell do you think we are .

    ^ Who the HELL do you think I am?!?
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    I'm Simon. I'm not my bro. I'm ME!! .Simon THE DIGGER!!!
  • Finishing move!^ FINISHING MOVE! GIGA DRILL BREAK! Simon!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After the energetic opening, we’re moved to a less energetic underground town, Jiiha Village, where a digger named Simon does a voice over to explain his situation.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann Episode 1 Review | AnimeJB Dot Net 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.animejb.net [Source type: General]

    .GIGA DRILL BREAK!
  • I'm Simon.^ The best use track 21 has seen, is in episode 08: Kamina's last gattai with Simon, and the first Giga Drill Breaker.
    • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The tiny drill is used over and over, then –– when Simon grows in confidence –– it transforms into a huge, far more powerful drill called “Giga-Drill.” (Cue sex joke.
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    ^ To fight against them, Simon and Nia use, with the help of the entire Dai-Gurren-Dan, "Giga Drill Break Special" and crush the Four Generals -Yoko rides a Gunmen named Yoko M Tank for a little while.
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    .The Dai-Gurren Brigade's leader, Simon the Digger.^ I just gave me this wonderful feeling that Simon and the Dai Gurren Brigade won.

    ^ Perhaps if Arc Gurren Lagann were fighting, half the Dai-Gurren Brigade wouldn't have died.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ D) I think that around episode 13 we'll skip several years forward to see a grown-up Simon, leader of Gurren Lagann.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    .If you become a wall that stands in my way, I'll tear open a hole and break through you every time!^ Simon: We will break through Time and Space!
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    ^ If you become a wall that stands in my way, I'll tear open a hole and break through you every time!
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    ^ I can safely say that: "If you become a wall that stands in my way, I'll tear open a hole and break through you every time!

    That's.. .MY DRILL!
  • [proposing to Nia] From being a "Princess," and having the "Gurren Brigade."^ Having picked up new members in their last adventure, the Gurren Brigade continues onward to the Gunmen...
    • Watch Gurren Lagann Online | Streaming Full Length Episodes | Video Clips | Fancast 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.fancast.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Death Note Princess Mononoke [/quote] my favourites!'> .

    ^ Summary: The members of the Great Gurren Brigade were able to escape the Anti-Spiral's "Alternate Space Labyrinth", and Simon and Nia are reunited at last.
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    .Just to see the same things, hear the same sounds, and smile the same way...^ Just to see the same things, hear the same sounds, and smile the same way...
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    ^ I just don't see the sameness.
    • John K Stuff: The first Anime I was Aware Of 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC johnkstuff.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Using "Miss/Mister" in that sense just sounds awkward, as real English speakers don't ever use it that way.
    • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    .Wouldn't it be good to live like that?^ Wouldn't it be good to live like that?
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    .My eyes being yours, your ears being mine.^ My eyes being yours, your ears being mine.
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    .Wouldn't something like that be nice?
  • Maybe, but it isn't zero.^ Wouldn't something like that be nice?
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    ^ Maybe I'm seeing something that isn't there, but it seems to me that Simon, all out of heavens to pierce, decided to look around at the world he already had.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Or like maybe her dislike isn't just to Nia, but to all Beastmen or something.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Spoilers & Speculation [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    .As far as I'm concerned, that makes it the same as a 100% chance.
  • You know, I was once belted like that too.^ You know, I was once belted like that too.
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    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As far as I'm concerned, that makes it the same as a 100% chance.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tragic You make it seem like I didn't know that.

    at the time, you might think it's a mistake you can never undo. .Even if it is, if we kick and scream and fight like hell, we move forward a little bit.^ Even if it is, if we kick and scream and fight like hell, we move forward a little bit.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I feel like I completed one of those old skool RPGs and the feeling of satsifaction washes over me as I watch the little end move with the happy theme playing in the background.
    • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Humans have the potential, as "Gurren Lagann" tells us, to like a drill always move forward, blaze a path, evolve and inspire others.
    • 'Gurren Lagann: Ragan-hen' review - Otaku2.com 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC otaku2.com [Source type: General]

    .I was taught to believe in the me that believes in myself!
  • Kittan, Leeron, Dayakka, Zorthy, Kidd, Iraak, Jorgun, Balinbow, Makken, Tetsukan, Attenborough, Gabal, Gimmy, Darry, Cybela, Leite, Yoko, Viral, Lordgenome, and Boota.^ I was taught to believe in the me that believes in myself!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There’s also a little of Yoko and Kittan going on and if either two die, I’m going to pitch myself off a cliff.

    ^ Dayakka Makken Old Coco And not quite main characters but more than side characters: Kittan Leeron ( <3) Rossiu .
    • Row Row Fight the Power! Gurren Lagann Gathering 2010 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.fanime.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .As long as Team Dai-Gurren stands united, we have nothing to fear!^ As long as Team Dai-Gurren stands united, we have nothing to fear!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That�s the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ That's the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Engines to full! .Perceptual teleportation system activate!^ Perceptual teleportation system activate!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Let's go! .This is it...OUR FINAL BATTLE!
  • [As Ultra-Spiral Space Superdreadnought Gunmen Super Galactic Gurren Lagann rises from a planet-sized ocean of spiral energy] Our friends' hopes and dreams are etched into its body!^ This is it...OUR FINAL BATTLE! [As Ultra-Spiral Space Superdreadnought Gunmen Super Galactic Gurren Lagann rises from a planet-sized ocean of spiral energy] Our friends' hopes and dreams are etched into its body!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ With the sacrifice of one of their important comrades, the Super Galactic Great Gurren is finally able to transform into the "Super Galactic Great Gurren Lagann".
    • Gurren Lagann Season 1 Episode Guide on TV.com 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Also, the Gurren Laganns ejecting each other in turn to get to the Anti-Spiral at the end of the final battle.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    .Transforming this infinite darkness into light!^ Transforming this infinite darkness into light!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Unmatched in Heaven and Earth!^ Unmatched in Heaven and Earth!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .One machine, equal to the GODS! SUPER GALAXY...GURREN LAGANN!!^ Gurren Lagann is a super robot show where there is not a single ritualized formula or "Blazing Sword" by which enemies are defeated.
    • AICN Anime-Fav Mecha Series Gurren Lagann Back on Track For US Release -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]
    • AICN Anime: Your New Favorite Giant Robot Show-Gurren Lagann -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Super Prototype : The Grapearl mecha are mass-produced versions of the Gurren Lagann.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The latest EPIC one is: REVOLTECH'S TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN! SHIPS IN OCTOBER 2008 (others usually Nov.

    .We're gonna show you the power...^ We're gonna show you the power...
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're gonna have to explain this one to me.
    • Ulimate Dream Battle - Page 2 - Exteel Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC boards.exteel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you're gonna dig, dig to the heavens.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    of the human race!
  • .
  • Don't underestimate us!^ Don't underestimate us!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Erik on November 20, 2009 at 05:06 PM Report this comment Don�t Underestimate Us!
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Gurren Lagann Gathering - Fanime 2010 "Don't underestimate us!
    • Row Row Fight the Power! Gurren Lagann Gathering 2010 - Cosplay.com 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.cosplay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We don't care about time or space or multi-dimensional whatevers, we don't give a damn about that!^ I don't care about Blu-Ray.
    • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We don't care about time or space or multi-dimensional whatevers, we don't give a damn about that!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We don�t care about time, space, or you multi-dimesional whatevers� We don�t give a damn about that.
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .Force your way down a path you choose to take and do it all yourself!^ It’s a good way for you to get a bearing for yourself.
    • march madness: sweet 16 (part 2) « Blog Archive « blog好き 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC blogsuki.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Force your way down a path you choose to take and do it all yourself!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But you can do it all on your own, trust me."
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That's the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
  • Lordgenome, let's go together!
  • We evolve beyond the person we were a minute before!^ Isn't that the way Team Gurren rolls?!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That�s the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ That's the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Little by little we advance further with each turn!^ Little by little we advance further with each turn!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That's the way a drill works!
  • No that's your limitation!^ That's the way a drill works!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No that's your limitation!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There's no way one can't notice them; the only way not to is if I stopped my volunteer work, and my students > my beef against VIZ Media.
    • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    .You sit here closed off, sealing away other life forms like some kind of king!^ You sit here closed off, sealing away other life forms like some kind of king!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you liked one, you will probably like the other.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

    ^ What are you sitting around here dawdling for?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That's nobody's limitation but your own!
  • Mark my words!^ That's nobody's limitation but your own!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mark my words!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I put these images here (NSFW) not because I underestimate your imagination of what I am capable of doing, only that I’m very fond of my own imagination thank you.
    • tengen toppa gurren lagann « notdotq 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC not.dotq.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This drill will open a hole in the universe!^ This drill will open a hole in the universe!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It follows on from his earlier statement that he just drills the hole, it's up to someone else to go through once he's opened the way.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And that hole will be a path for those behind us!^ And that hole will be a path for those behind us!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And that hole will become a path for those that follow after us.
    • Welcome - TOMOPOP - COLLECTIBLE TOY CULTURE - Vinyl toys, Papercraft, Garage kits, Gamer toys, Japanese toys, robots, movie toys, and more. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tomopop.com [Source type: General]

    .The dreams of those who've fallen!^ The dreams of those who've fallen!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To those who have fallen and to those who continue to follow the path, he will carve out the future with his drill!
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!! – Episode 27 Final - « When Anime Past Meets Present 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC animehistory.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    .The hopes of those who'll follow!^ The hopes of those who will follow.
    • Welcome - TOMOPOP - COLLECTIBLE TOY CULTURE - Vinyl toys, Papercraft, Garage kits, Gamer toys, Japanese toys, robots, movie toys, and more. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tomopop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Alright, for those of you who know me, and have been reading my random, useless commentary, you’ll know that there is only one thing I live for: hot guys.

    ^ I add to that a caveat, because he admits to follow in the footsteps of those who came before and to depend on others, which is a Japanese twist that resonates with postwar Japanese ideology.
    • 'Gurren Lagann: Ragan-hen' review - Otaku2.com 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC otaku2.com [Source type: General]

    .Those two sets of dreams weave together in a double helix!^ Those two sets of dreams weave together into a double helix, drilling a path towards tomorrow.
    • Welcome - TOMOPOP - COLLECTIBLE TOY CULTURE - Vinyl toys, Papercraft, Garage kits, Gamer toys, Japanese toys, robots, movie toys, and more. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tomopop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The wishes of the fallen and the hopes of the people who follow after - these two desires are woven into a double helix, and it will dig up the path that leads to tomorrow.
    • Gurren Lagann - 27 (END) | Random Curiosity 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC randomc.animeblogger.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - 27 (END) | Random Curiosity 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC randomc.animeblogger.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Drilling a path towards tomorrow!^ Drilling a path towards tomorrow!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those two sets of dreams weave together into a double helix, drilling a path towards tomorrow.
    • Welcome - TOMOPOP - COLLECTIBLE TOY CULTURE - Vinyl toys, Papercraft, Garage kits, Gamer toys, Japanese toys, robots, movie toys, and more. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tomopop.com [Source type: General]

    And that's Tengen Toppa! That's Gurren Lagann!! .My drill is the drill...THAT CREATES THE HEAVENS!!!
  • Nia, I won't forget about you even if the universe is destroyed.
  • Dead people are dead people.^ Simon was already aware, and he tells Nia that he won’t forget her, even if this universe is destroyed.
    • Gurren Lagann - 27 (END) | Random Curiosity 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC randomc.animeblogger.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - 27 (END) | Random Curiosity 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC randomc.animeblogger.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nia, I won't forget about you even if the universe is destroyed.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Back in the day they determined that the use of Spiral will bring about the end of the universe so they do whatever they can to prevent people and cultures from using it.
    • Gurren Lagann 3 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If we revive them they'll just get in the way of the next generation.
  • I'm just Simon the Digger.^ If we revive them they'll just get in the way of the next generation.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It could just as easily not have worked, but he decided that that's the way it SHOULD work - and luckily for him and Simon, it did.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I interpret Simon leaving at the end of the series merely a recognition of that fact the he was getting old: he was leaving the future for the next generation.
    • 'Gurren Lagann: Ragan-hen' review - Otaku2.com 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC otaku2.com [Source type: General]

    .There are better people to explore the tunnels I dug.
  • Of course it worked!^ There are better people to explore the tunnels I dug.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The people treat Kamina like an outcast but he knows that the surface exists because his father took him there once before he left to explore it.
    • Gurren Lagann, Volume 1 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I mean there's a whole bunch of people in TTGL. So, does that mean they have to work in "perfect unison" to even make the thing walk?
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    Just who the hell do yo-...Heh, nah, I guess I'm no one.
  • All the lights in the sky are stars....stars where our spiral cousins are waiting for us.

Kamina

.
  • Your drill is the drill that will pierce the heavens!
  • If you are doing it, I'm doing it.^ Your drill is the one that will pierce the heavens!
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ He'd already pierced the heavens with his drill, so what else was there to do?
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bust through the Heavens with Your Drill!
    • Gurren Lagann - Vol. 1 (Collector's Edition, 2 DVDs): Amazon.de: Hiroshi Iketomi, Hiroyuki Imaishi: DVD & Blu-ray 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.amazon.de [Source type: General]

    If I don't do it, will you? .If you don't do it, I'll do it.^ Don't bring down gamers or we'll, you know, gently shoot you in the face and stuff you into a flaming mailbox.
    • Destructoid - Phoenix Gamma's Community Blog 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]
    • Destructoid - FAILCAST's Community Blog 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "If I'm gone like the wind, don't worry, you can carry on without me, you don't have to cry, just close your eyes n' I'll be there by your side in your dreams.

    ^ If you don't do it, I'll do it.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I'm doing it so that you do it too!!
  • I'm going to tell you something important now, so you better dig the wax out of those huge ears of yours, and listen!^ Not something you should miss out on.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (General Discussion thread) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is ME! I'm going to tell you something important now, so you better dig the wax out of those huge ears of yours, and listen!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm going to tell you something important now, so you better dig the wax out of those huge ears of yours, and listen!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The reputation of Team Gurren that goes far and wide...^ The reputation of Team Gurren that goes far and wide...
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Open Your Ears Wide and Listen to the Great Team Gurren Theme!!!'
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Gurren-hen - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When they talk about its bad ass leader, the man of indomitable spirit and masculinity, they're talking about me!^ If they started Bad Ass , then they got more Bad Ass .
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ When they talk about its bad ass leader, the man of indomitable spirit and masculinity, they're talking about me!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ IMV, even these folks give better performances than modern California VAs; they're more "spirited".
    • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    .The Mighty Kamina!
  • MUDAAAA MUDAAAA MUDAAAAAAA!
  • Just who the hell do you think I am?!
  • Manly combining is a beautiful thing!^ MUDAAAA MUDAAAA MUDAAAAAAA! Just who the hell do you think I am?!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not in the Simon that I believe in, not in the Kamina that you believe in, just believe in the Simon that believes in you!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What the hell do you think this is?!
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    .The act of two souls coming together, to form a raging inferno!
  • Let's see you grit those teeth!...^ Hope to see you in two weeks!

    ^ Come on, grit those teeth and put some backbone into it!!
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in."
    • [Where I Watch] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Have you snapped out of it yet?^ Have you snapped out of it yet?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I give you my word that if you ever start to doubt yourself I'll come and belt you one.
  • Don't believe in yourself.^ Believe in yourself that believes in you!
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ We'll give you 110% of the difference!
    • Gurren Lagann Yoko Statue - Gift - Gurren Lagann - Statues at Entertainment Earth 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.entertainmentearth.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It all goes back to "Don't believe in the me who believes in you, believe in the you who believes in yourself."
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Believe in me, who believes in you!
  • Kick logic out and do the impossible!^ Believe in me, who believes in you!"
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Oh yeah, and "Believe in me, who believes in you."
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Kick logic out and do the impossible!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That's how team Gurren rolls!
  • Listen, Simon, never forget.^ Listen, Simon, never forget.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Isn't that the way Team Gurren rolls?!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That�s the way team Dai-Gurren rolls!
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .Just believe in yourself!^ Just believe in yourself!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Not in the Simon that I believe in, not in the Kamina that you believe in, just believe in the Simon that believes in you!^ Not in the Simon that I believe in, not in the Kamina that you believe in, just believe in the Simon that believes in you!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And you know what, just believe it, just leave it be.

    ^ The two are really just friends though seem to be an unlikely pairing as Simon is rather timid and Kamina is dangerously brazen.
    • Gurren Lagann, Volume 1 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    .FINISHING MOVE! GIGA DRILL BREAK!
  • Simon!^ The best use track 21 has seen, is in episode 08: Kamina's last gattai with Simon, and the first Giga Drill Breaker.
    • Gurren-Lagann - Music Discussion (OP/ED & OST, etc.) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    ^ To fight against them, Simon and Nia use, with the help of the entire Dai-Gurren-Dan, "Giga Drill Break Special" and crush the Four Generals -Yoko rides a Gunmen named Yoko M Tank for a little while.
    • Believe in me who believes in you -- The Gurren Lagann thread of burning passion - Page 52 - NeoGAF 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ [King Kittan's drill repairs itself and grows to at least a hundred times the usual size] KING...KITTAN...GIGA...DRILL...BREAK!!!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Who the hell do you think you are?^ MUDAAAA MUDAAAA MUDAAAAAAA! Just who the hell do you think I am?!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What the hell do you think this is?!
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Who the HELL do you think I am?!?
    • Amazon.com: Gurren Lagann 01: Gurren Lagann, Gainax: Movies & TV 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Youir drill is the drill that's gonna bust through heaven and earth and even tomorrow!^ Bust through the Heavens with Your Drill!
    • Gurren Lagann - Vol. 1 (Collector's Edition, 2 DVDs): Amazon.de: Hiroshi Iketomi, Hiroyuki Imaishi: DVD & Blu-ray 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.amazon.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Isn't your drill the one that will pierce the heavens, the Earth, and through to tomorrow?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These episodes are as follows 1.Bust through the heavens with your drill!
    • Gurren Lagann - Volume 1 [DVD] [2007]: Amazon.co.uk: DVD 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .What are you sitting around here dawdling for?^ What are you sitting around here dawdling for?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What are you doing messing around here?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You sit here closed off, sealing away other life forms like some kind of king!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We've won, kid!^ We've won, kid!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    That behemoth belongs to you now!
  • A true man never dies, even when he's killed.

Yoko

  • I loved Kamina.
  • He's right! .We humans used to have someone much greater than us!^ We humans used to have someone much greater than us!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The theme of humans doing whatever is necessary to survive, and the different methods used for survival makes the second half a much better watch.

    .For his sake alone, we'll continue moving forward!
  • So, I leave for a while, and you have to go and become a real boring bitch.^ "If you are going to be a wall blocking my way, I'll drill a hole in you and blow you apart anytime" "Now then...
    • DotA Allstars Discussion > [AnimeRe] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.dota-allstars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm already late for day two and need to dash so only going to leave you with a summary and let the photos do all the talking.
    • Gurren Lagann 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.dannychoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Would you also like a DS Lite, DSI, or DSI LL to go with that.
    • Japanese hardware sales, Jan. 11 - Jan. 18: Everyone loses edition 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Nia.
  • This will be on the test, so remember it well.^ This will be on the test, so remember it well.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Don't wreck other people's homes.^ Don't wreck other people's homes.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Other than Simon, Kamina, Yoko and a few other primary characters, these people don't stand in the middle of the shot, waiting to be captured in full view.
    • AICN Anime-Fav Mecha Series Gurren Lagann Back on Track For US Release -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]
    • AICN Anime: Your New Favorite Giant Robot Show-Gurren Lagann -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    .Don't take children hostage.^ Don't take children hostage.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Don't threaten people with force.^ Don't threaten people with force.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't force others to agree on your opinion and the more than 2 billion people with slow computers out there that want AVI. .

    That is all. Class dismissed. You fail!
  • What's this furry thing hiding out in my cleavage?

Kittan

  • [On a suicide mission to destroy the Death Spiral Machine; Kittan's Space Gunman is destroyed, the Gunman that was piloting it flies out of the resulting explosion]
.King Kittan is fine and ready to go!^ [On a suicide mission to destroy the Death Spiral Machine; Kittan's Space Gunman is destroyed, the Gunman that was piloting it flies out of the resulting explosion] King Kittan is fine and ready to go!
  • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.I borrowed one of Gurren Lagann's drills as a good luck charm...AND BELIEVE ME IM GONNA PUT IT TO GOOD USE! [Raises drill above head] This is Simon's soul...^ I borrowed one of Gurren Lagann's drills as a good luck charm...AND BELIEVE ME IM GONNA PUT IT TO GOOD USE! [Raises drill above head] This is Simon's soul...
  • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That’s one of the main themes in Gurren Lagann.
  • Mistakes of Youth: The Blog (Powered by EXCELLENCE!) » Blog Archive » On Pretentious Fags 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC blog.mistakesofyouth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A failed attempt to surpass the “unsurpassable”.* “Men put their souls into their drills when breaking through!” Some obvious advices/facts before we dive into the review.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Gurren-hen - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Team Dai-Gurren's soul...^ Get ready for the final battle of the human race against the beastmen and prepare to glimpse into the future that Team Dai-Gurren is creating for mankind.
  • Amazon.com: Gurren Lagann 2: Gurren Lagann 02, Studio Gainax: Movies & TV 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perk Up Your Earholes and Listen REAL Close to the Theme of Our Team Dai-Gurren!!
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Original Soundtrack | Graffit 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.graffit.info [Source type: General]

^ Long Title —not the series itself, but rather Kamina/Team Dai-Gurren's theme song.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Humanity's soul.. .AND, ACTUALLY, IT'S MY SOUL!!^ AND, ACTUALLY, IT'S MY SOUL!!
  • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

[Kittan's eyes begin to glow with .Spiral Power] DO YOU SERIOUSLY THINK IT'S GONNA BE WIPED OUT BY THE LIKES OF YOU?!^ Awesome series, I've never been one to like mechs but damn this is making a believer out of me!
  • Believe in me who believes in you -- The Gurren Lagann thread of burning passion - NeoGAF 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here i come with some new ones, even if they're few and nothing special LOL I hope you're gonna like them anyway!

^ You'd think he could sit on it until Kamina got out.
  • [Where I Watch] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[King .Kittan's drill repairs itself and grows to at least a hundred times the usual size] KING...KITTAN...GIGA...DRILL...BREAK!!!
[After impact with the Death Spiral Machine] So this is the power of the Spiral.
^ Take this, King Kittan GIGA DRILL BREEEEEEAAAKKEEER!" .
  • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

^ Miners by trade, they are drilling around under the repressive rule of the Spiral King.

^ This could be taken literally: the dominant motifs are drills, spirals and other screw-shaped implements with which they dig right through their confines and break them to pieces.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Not bad, not bad at all...[The Death Spiral Machine explodes, destroying the King Kittan as Kittan laughs]

Nia

.
  • Could you not be aware of who I am?
  • "Beat the crap out of."^ Could you not be aware of who I am?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Once you get them straightened out, Gurren Lagann's motto, "believe in me, who believes in you" does hold true for the macro-narrative.
    • AICN Anime-Fav Mecha Series Gurren Lagann Back on Track For US Release -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]
    • AICN Anime: Your New Favorite Giant Robot Show-Gurren Lagann -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    ^ No wonder some teenagers are rebelling, if they live in a crap area, get hounded by the police, and have no way out of the poverty trap, then you can see the resemblance.
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .What does this mean?
  • Tell me, what does it mean to be "pissed off"?
  • What does "fist" mean?
  • That is what happens when someone dies, people suffer.^ That is what happens when someone dies, people suffer.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tell me, what does it mean to be "pissed off"?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Does nothing piss you off more than guys acting like guys?
    • What Gurren Lagann character are you? | Quizfarm.com 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC quizfarm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And yet here you are saying that two grieving parties should hurt each other!^ And yet here you are saying that two grieving parties should hurt each other!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Too Little: I'm not to sure what you guys will say about this, but I personally think that Burst Angel should have lasted at least 2 more episodes.
    • Too much, too little and just right - Page 2 - toonzone forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.toonzone.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No spoilers, but I will say you have seen NOTHING yet.
    • [Where I Watch] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Don't you think there might be something wrong with that?
  • [attempting to describe Simon] You are...let's see...you are a not-pissing-off person, and you're sweet!
  • [misunderstanding Simon's marriage proposal] I thought to myself, two people can't just become one, can they?
  • Well...^ They might as well be made by machines.
    • John K Stuff: The first Anime I was Aware Of 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC johnkstuff.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hope to see you in two weeks!

    ^ Hope to see you there!

    I think... .You and I are different people.^ You and I are different people.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You also hear a lot of "I hate anime, but Miyazaki is different", which in itself causes people to refuse having an unbiased look at his work.
    • John K Stuff: The first Anime I was Aware Of 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC johnkstuff.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You also hear a lot of "I hate anime, but Miyazaki is different", which in itself causes people to refuse having an unbiased look at his work."
    • John K Stuff: The first Anime I was Aware Of 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC johnkstuff.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    We'll always be different. .But, because we're different people.^ But, because we're different people.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because they are different people, she wants to know more about Simon, and she wants him to know more about her.
    • 'Gurren Lagann: Ragan-hen' review - Otaku2.com 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC otaku2.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How people actually feel about the issues at hand is sort of a non-issue, because this is a matter of whether you’re “in the club” or not.
    • The Uncompromising Mecha Melancholy « OGIUE MANIAX 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC ogiuemaniax.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think we could have a life together.^ I think we could have a life together.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Thank you.. For this ring. I'm very happy.
  • This spirit is infinite! .I've also bet on that greatness!
  • Simon if our faith in you is what gives you your strength, then I'll believe in you with all my heart!^ Not in the Simon that I believe in, not in the Kamina that you believe in, just believe in the Simon that believes in you!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Believe in your country that believes in you!!
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Forever you'll be in my heart, my dear friend.

    So Please! Win!

Rossiu

  • God will test us till the very end.
[with Kinon in his lap, after Simon foils his suicide attempt]]
  • I... want to feel the weight of... just one human life.

Viral

.
  • You're stupid through and through, aren't you?
  • What did I tell you about sneak attacks?^ What did I tell you about sneak attacks?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're stupid through and through, aren't you?
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Where did you hear about that?
    • New anime on Super Channel in December (no, this isn't good news) | Zannen, Canada 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC www.zannen.ca [Source type: General]

    .They only work once!
  • Would you die if I wished hard enough?
  • You spout a bunch of crap...^ They live hard and die young.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

    ^ I think that if people are going to be so harsh then they can go sub the shows themselves rather than complain when someone else is working so hard.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - MyAnimeList.net 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC myanimelist.net [Source type: General]

    ^ It makes me wonder what really did happen with ADV - you'd think that if they could make $ off of a series, this would be it.
    • Gurren-Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment (was ADV Films) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: General]

    but this is crap that I can really get behind! .Leave the fine tuning to me!
  • This little pig-mole is a bundle of Spiral Power!^ (Warning, physics) Ok, apparently by abusing Spiral Power you can create enough mass to generate a black hole, fine.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Gurren and Lagann can now operate in tandem!
  • Spin up the Super Spiral Engines!^ Only Gurren-Lagann was fixed up to be airtight by spiral power.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ From now on, this mech's name is Gurren-Lagann!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gurren and Lagann can now operate in tandem!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .As soon as they're all aboard, Super Teleport into deep space!^ As soon as they're all aboard, Super Teleport into deep space!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They're all funny andsometimes deep, aside from Leeron, whose moments are just annoying.

    ^ Tiut: And then, of course, work our way into more obscure titles so that the viewers don't feel like they're watching the same thing over and over again?

    .We're representing Earth out there...^ We're representing Earth out there...
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He's still out there, ready to help the world if he's needed...but for now, he's content to be Walking the Earth, sharing his wisdom where it's needed.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    Put some spirit into it!

Lordgenome / Lordgenome Head

.
  • This mission had an almost zero percent chance of succeeding, but it seems theoretical calculations are pointless with you.
  • I am no king.^ This mission had an almost zero percent chance of succeeding, but it seems theoretical calculations are pointless with you.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Narrator All Along : Simon Never Tell Me The Odds : They do this with Zero percent chances and Simon famously says "To me that's more like 100 percent!".
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ When someone dies, no matter how heroic the death seems to be, you feel the sadness it invokes.

    Just a simple warrior, same as you are.

Anti-Spiral

.
  • You have shown me a most interesting phenomenon.
  • We Anti-Spirals were once a Spiral race like yourselves.^ You know, I was once belted like that too.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I wonder what the other spiral races are like...
    • [Sell me on...] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

    ^ We Anti-Spirals were once a Spiral race like yourselves.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But when we learned that the evolution of Spiral Power would lead to the destruction of the universe, we annihilated all those who possessed the power of the Spiral, and drove the few surviving life forms to the far corners of the universe.^ But when we learned that the evolution of Spiral Power would lead to the destruction of the universe, we annihilated all those who possessed the power of the Spiral, and drove the few surviving life forms to the far corners of the universe.
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Spiral Power, TTGL would be unbeatable.
    • Who is the most strongest Super Robot of them all? [Archive] - AnimeNation Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.animenation.net [Source type: General]

    ^ If bravado was enough to win a fight, Joe Higashi from Fatal Fury > would be the most powerful warrior EVAR. Then we now know that Joe Higashi must not have the spiral.
    • Just Finished Gurren Lagann - rec.arts.anime.misc | Google Groups 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC groups.google.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Just Finished Gurren Lagann - rec.arts.anime.misc | Google Groups 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC groups.google.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We halted our own evolution and locked ourselves away into this pocket universe!^ We defended the universe by killing our fellow spirals and halting our own evolution!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We halted our own evolution and locked ourselves away into this pocket universe!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On our homeworld we sealed away our bodies and any hope of evolution!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .On our homeworld we sealed away our bodies and any hope of evolution!^ On our homeworld we sealed away our bodies and any hope of evolution!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We halted our own evolution and locked ourselves away into this pocket universe!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .[Anti-Spiral shows Team Dai-Gurren a dark planet that resembles Earth, with lifeless bodies similar to Anti-Spiral's lining the entire landmass] This form is the symbol of our determination!
  • You creatures use Spiral Power to satisfy your own desires and go drunk on it!^ You creatures use Spiral Power to satisfy your own desires and go drunk on it!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ With the Dai-Gurren team, Simon journies to another dimension to fight the Anti-Spirals.

    ^ "Show them the power of the Gurren-dan drill!"
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (General Discussion thread) [Archive] - AnimeSuki Forum 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.animesuki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We defended the universe by killing our fellow spirals and halting our own evolution!^ We defended the universe by killing our fellow spirals and halting our own evolution!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We halted our own evolution and locked ourselves away into this pocket universe!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If the Anti-Spirals are so opposed to the use of Spiral Energy, where do they get the ability to manipulate their own universe and create all those weird hand/foot/face things?
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Do you possess the sheer fortitude that is on par with that?!^ Do you possess the sheer fortitude that is on par with that?!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    DO YOU?! .WE SAY, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NOT! AT! ALL!!!
  • Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation!^ Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Be annihilated down to the very...^ Be annihilated down to the very...
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    last... scrap... of... D... N... A!
  • If this is how it must be... protect the universe... at all cost...

Group

.
  • Kamina: We brawlers are sustained by willpower!^ Kamina: We brawlers are sustained by willpower!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Even when mocked as reckless and crazy!
  • Simon: If there's a wall in our way then we smash it down!^ If there's a wall in our way, we'll destroy it!
    • DotA Allstars Discussion > [AnimeRe] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.dota-allstars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If there's a wall, we'll knock it down!
    • The new face of Britain? Flag poll results - Telegraph 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ "If there is a wall, just smash it.
    • DotA Allstars Discussion > [AnimeRe] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.dota-allstars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If there isn't a path, then we carve one ourselves!
  • Both: The magma of our soul burns with a mighty flame!^ If there isn't a path, then we carve one ourselves!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Both: The magma of our soul burns with a mighty flame!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There isn't a single one that can compete with any mediocre graduate from any good art school.
    • John K Stuff: The first Anime I was Aware Of 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC johnkstuff.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    .Super Ultra Combining -- Gurren Lagann!!
  • Simon: Just who...!
  • Kamina: In the hell...!
  • Both: DO YOU THINK WE ARE!?^ Gurren Lagann is a super robot show where there is not a single ritualized formula or "Blazing Sword" by which enemies are defeated.
    • AICN Anime-Fav Mecha Series Gurren Lagann Back on Track For US Release -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]
    • AICN Anime: Your New Favorite Giant Robot Show-Gurren Lagann -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Entertainment of Geass just doesn't even compare to Gurren Lagann.
    • DotA Allstars Discussion > [AnimeRe] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.dota-allstars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kamina finds his own Ganmen as well, whom he names Gurren, hence the name "Gurren-Lagann".
    • DotA Allstars Discussion > [AnimeRe] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.dota-allstars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .
  • Simon: We embark on the winding spiral path!^ Simon: We embark on the winding spiral path!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The paths of man and beast intersect!
  • Viral: Join with yesterday's foe to smash fate, and take tomorrow's path in your own hands!
  • Both: Destiny Combining -- Gurren Lagann!!^ Gurren Lagann stole Viral's helmet!
    • [Where I Watch] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The paths of man and beast intersect!
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Gurren Lagann - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 12:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's taking Gurren Lagann a bit to get up.
    • [Where I Watch] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - RPGnet Forums 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!
  • [All Anti-Spiral mechs save the mothership explode spontaneously]
  • [As Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann enters Anti-Spiral space, standing on top of a Galaxy]
  • Nia: Even when trapped by karma's cycle,
  • Yoko: The dreams we left behind will open the door!
  • Leeron: Even if the Universe stands in our way,
  • Viral: Our seething blood will determine what will be!
  • Simon: We will break through Time and Space!
  • All but Simon: And defy all who would stop us to grab hold of our path!
  • Simon: Tengen Toppa...^ Entertainment of Geass just doesn't even compare to Gurren Lagann.
    • DotA Allstars Discussion > [AnimeRe] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC forums.dota-allstars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That, and the Anti-Spiral was influencing their thoughts at the time.
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 8:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – Episode 24 .

    GURREN LAGANN!
  • All: JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE!?

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