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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the Best You’ll Ever See

December 14, 2011

Some people don’t know this, but Gurren Lagann is my favorite anime of all time. Actually it’s my favorite anything in all of media. This is better than my favorite video game, movie, book, or TV show that has ever walked the plains of existence.

The thing is, I don’t even like anime anymore. I find them mostly to be stupid. Horrible plots, sub par artwork, and series that last forever without doing anything. I love Gurren Lagann because it defies all of those things, and then some.

Relatively short in comparison to other action oriented anime, at only 27 episodes, (One Piece has over 500, literally)  and has a good, extremely inspirational story. Other anime would take this story and drag it out as long as they could, but Ganix condensed it as much as they could, making for extreme action all of the time. The show has the Cerberus Syndrome on it, and after some fun and games it hits you with some pretty serious themes. These are really emotional moments, and not the drawn out political drama seriousness that came out of Gundam.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

The action is so over the top, and it tops itself with every consecutive episode. The final battle is so ridiculously amazing that it’s hard to believe. Throughout the battles, the characters say some pretty powerful stuff that stuck with me. I urge you to go watch this. I have never met a person who didn’t like it. Being a giant mecha series, you’d think, what’s more awesome than a giant robot? A giant robot piloting a giant robot. Yeah. Seriously. Watch this show.

I have provided you with the one of the final scenes in the movie, (yes, there are two, in which they make the fights even bigger, if that’s possible)  too which they take the turned up to 11 series and push the dial to 12.

Oh, and BTW, watch it in English, the voice acting is superb, which cannot be said about any other subbed anime series… like, ever. It carries more emotional weight than the Japanese version, makes more sense than the subtitles, and is said with more passion. What could be better? Here’s a link where you can (legally) watch the show http://www.hulu.com/gurren-lagann

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If that didn’t convince you, what will?

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