[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Review

Title: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann First Aired: April 1st, 2007 - September 30, 2007 Studio: Studio Gainax Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi Rating: 9.5/10 Strip away the massive mechas, the enormous explosions and the larger than life characters and you’ll see that at its heart, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (TTGL) is the traditional bildungsroman at both its simplest and … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Review

[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 27

So this is it, the final episode. It’s been quite a ride – the last three or four episodes especially have been pretty damn emotional but this is where it’s all supposed to pay off. All the final pieces are in place; Simon has the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann ready, Nia is back to herself … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 27

[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 26

After the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann emerges from the sea at the end of the last episode, Simon begins to unleash his inner beast and fuck some Anti-Spirals up. As always the Anti-Spirals have no intention of going down without a fight. The massive superships, comprised of faces, begin to counter-attack. They begin to power … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 26

[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 25

The team is panicking after sinking into the sea of despair. Leeron explains that the ‘sea’ in front of them is compressed ultra-dense space and it sucking them in but is powerless to pull them out. The ship’s weapons are also ineffectual now because the ‘sea’ around them absorbs the Spiral power. Lordgenome, in his … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 25

[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 24

Simon and the gang set out into space, travelling through the 10th and 11th dimensions (don’t ask me, I didn’t make it up) guided by Simon’s feelings for Nia. They make the jump and as soon as they do so, they find a giant, naked Nia. Apparently, it’s just a projection of the real Nia … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 24

[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 23

Nia’s old butler is ironing something as we see an absolutely adorable picture of Nia and Simon in happier times. The more sombre tone of this episode’s opening is worrying but that’s expected as we enter the show’s end-game. I mentioned last episode that this episode needs to have a sort of character development respite … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 23

[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 22

After the rather large dose of hype from last week’s episode’s ending, this week’s first episode starts off on a surprisingly sombre note as we see Leeron reflecting on the last few years and talking physics. He’s always struck me as the most intelligent of the good guys (though more in a ‘book-smart’ sense than … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 22

[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 21

So, Yoko is back but apart from that things aren’t looking too good for Team Gurren as a whole. Simon is still in prison as the moon closes in and though Nia backs off once Yoko makes her appearance, the overall situation is still rather grim. Just a thought though – when Rossiu flies off … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 21

[Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 20

Viral and Simon are locked up together, something that Viral finds ironic and claims it as moment of human wisdom for the leader of the revolution and a holdout from the previous empire to be locked up together by a new government that has surpassed both of them. Meanwhile, the evacuation has begun and is … Continue reading [Anime] Gurren Lagann – Episode 20