Gurren Lagann

Overview: Kamina and Simon pilot mecha called Gunman and fight other Gunmen which are piloted by Beastman. They're mechas are named Gurren and Lagann, respectively, and they combine to become the mecha Gurren Lagann!

Gurren Lagann

Recommendation: I'm currently watching this show, but I love it thus far and would recommend it to anyone who would enjoy an anime with plenty of action (about half of each episode) and a lot of positive thinking!

Recommended to me by a friend (A.M.), Netflix determined the series for me as a 97% match.

Kamina, Simon, and Yoko Littner.

Me: I started Gurren Lagann and it's pretty awesome.
A.M.: Isn't it!? I love that anime so much. I'm excited that you're watching it!
Me: Yeah, I've only watched up to and including episode 4, but thus far it has everything: great animation, a great cast of characters, and great dialogue. It has a great balance of action and emotion. In fact, the only reason I haven't seen more episodes is that I recently turned off the "Autoplay Next" feature on Netflix.
Me: I just can't stop praising this show. For example, I just love the following line: "Listen up, Simon. Don't believe in yourself. Believe in me! Believe in the Kamina who believes in you!" When I first heard it, I was confused, but it's absolutely genius! It captures the mindset of a lot of people. A lot of people find it hard to believe in themselves, but simply externalize that belief and it suddenly becomes a force to be reckoned with.

Today I resumed watching the series. I can't believe I let a year pass without watching an episode of this series.

Netflix determined the series for me as a 96% match. I gave the series a thumbs up.

I was watching episode 9 today and I tried to explain the show to Ada. However, I figured it was easier to just show her some clips. I showed her part of episode 1 (Kamina stands up to the gunmen to when they surface and encounter other gunmen), part of episode 2 (Kamina takes over the gunmen to the end where he learns the identity of the skeleton he saw), part of episode 3 (Kamina and Lagann combine to their victory), and part of episode 8 (Kamina and Yoko kiss to Simon driving Dai-Gunzan towards the volcano; I watched the entire episode).

1: Ha. Comments on her body.
1: Ha, her boobs squished against the walls.

Kinon, Kiyoh, and Kiyal

1, A: "Listen up, Simon. Don't believe in yourself. Believe in me! Believe in the Kamina who believes in you!"
1: "Bust through the Heavens with your drill!" That's the title of the episode, at least on Netflix.
1: Lol. Her boob jiggled from Boota.
1: "Tasty morsel hiding in more tasty morsels."
1: Ha! Yoko reacts differently than what females in other animes I've seen would do; namely, I've usually seen them scream or blush, but Yoko smiles and subsequently even embraces Simon protectively against some unknown villain.
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Yoko and Leeron Littner

1: Spirit-powered is interesting.
1: Lol. The second time the writers discussed gender.
1: Yoko breaks the fourth wall for the second time.
1: Hmm. I wonder if they ever explain how Kamina was able to take control of the Gunman. A: It seems as though he took over by sheer will (after seeing the skull).
A: I didn't remember that the skeleton's identity was revealed.
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1, A: Yoko in wonderment says, "They're gonna combine!" To which Leeron says, "Oh please, honey."
1, A: Yoko: "Gurren?" / Random guy: "Lagann?" / Ron: "Oh please."
A: Hehe. It looks funny when they're first attached and nothing happens yet.
1: Haha. There was no question she'd end up going too.
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Everybody tries to cram into Lagann.

The middle sister speaks like Hinata in Naruto.
Wow. What a sacrifice. Boota's tail.

What a strange village.
Holy shit. He rigged it.

Includes a flashback to the first episode.

Yoko's top comes undone.

Ha. Plot twist.
Why is Boota in charge of covering Kamina's private part? [Apparently this episode is censored and a special uncensored version was eventually released.]
Ha. And Simon has a big drill covering his privates.
"Good morning, sunshine."

"First things first. Put some clothes on!"
Interesting. It fixed itself (via Kamina's spirit)
"Man on fire... blazing chariot kick!"

1: Yoko kisses Kamina.
1: Simon gets jealous.
1: "Simon open the hatch. Let me see you grit those teeth."
1, A: Kamina changes what he says and concludes with "Have faith in the Simon that believes in you."
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There are other boxes.

Huh. I think her excuse is reasonable.

Haha. In unison, "Oh, the gunmen are almost upon us. Ah."

Gurren Lagann
a.k.a. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (Japanese Title)

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