Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.
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Series cast summary:
 Simon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kana Asumi ...
 Kiyal (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Leeron Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Rossiu (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dave Bridges ...
 Kamina (Animax Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yukari Fukui ...
 Nia Teppelin (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kunba (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kamina (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
 Viral (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Bridget Hoffman ...
 Old Nia Teppelin (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Yoko Littner / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shizuka Itô ...
 Boota (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tetsuya Kakihara ...
 Simon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Katsuyuki Konishi ...
 Kamina (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Andrea Kwan ...
 Nia Teppelin (Animax dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Lee McKinney ...
 Simon (Animax Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Daiki Nakamura ...
 Dayakka (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tony Oliver ...
 Narrator / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Masaya Onosaka ...
 Leeron Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Lord Genome / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Viral (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Yoko Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mitsuki Saiga ...
 Rossiu (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rina Satô ...
 Kiyoh (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kinon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kittan (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Dayakka (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kiyoh (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kishô Taniyama ...
 Kittan (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kana Ueda ...
 Kinon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brett Weaver ...
 Kamina (ADV Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)


In their closed-off underground village, Kamina and Simon chafe at the limits imposed by the village elder. Yet all this will change, when Simon stumbles across a fantastic device - just as the village's peace is broken by a violent intrusion. Written by ANN

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When Cytomander drops large bombs on the Dai-Gurren, they bear a striking resemblance to the Bullet Bills from the Super Mario franchise. See more »


[repeated line]
Kamina: Who in the hell do you think I am?
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Edited into Gekijô ban Tengen toppa guren ragan: Guren hen (2008) See more »


Sorairo Deizu
(Sky Blue Days)
Opening theme
Performed by Shôko Nakagawa
Lyrics by Megumi Hinata (as meg rock)
Music and arrangement by Shin'ya Saitô
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after checking it out you'll definitely want to become a member of the gurren brigade!!
14 September 2009 | by (Ecuador) – See all my reviews

People usually think of Gainax for Evangelion, and its obvious because Evangelion got all the people of my generation into anime (even if they don't want to admit it...) It was a freakin crazy i-don't-understand-nothing kind of anime series i've never seen before... but nowadays, now that we've seen more and learn more, its not thaaat great, except for the fact that everything we saw after Evangelion was heavily influenced by it, even western stuff.

Why do i talk about EVA?, well after all (except for the giant robot part) its nothing nothing at all like Gurren Lagann, its not serious, its not heavy, doesn't keep any information from you, and the main concept of the series (you know, like getting better day by day in Dragon Ball, the search for your own ideals in Samurai x, or the blues in Cowboy Bebop) its completely the opposite. While the main idea in EVA is quite dark and depressive and tries to reach the heart of people through emphathizing with the main character weaknesses, the spiral concept of Gurren Lagann is a call to heroism and faith.

So why do I want to compare this two?, first of all the style Gainax made for EVA is clearly present in Gurren Lagann like in most of their series... And second, because for me this two made the same thing in their current time periods, they reminded us why giant robot are so cool!!!

Yeah, Evangelion is clearly built for the nineties's standards, being secretive and revolutionary in its way of telling the story, its what we wanted in those days, an anime series that we could call a masterpiece in front of people that didn't watched anime at all... but today we don't care anymore, and Gainax know exactly what we want, super attacks, great fights, great fun, a good story without too much unnecessary story weight, and the best relation between all those parts, if you don't know what i mean go check Gurren Lagann out. It didn't get me addicted like Death Note, Code Geass, claymore or the first Fullmetal alchemist, but later i started to realize i love each one of the episodes of Gurren more, i don't really want to repeat all those series but its been two years and i still watch a Lagann episode or the movie now and then.

I love Gurren Lagann, and yeah it has issues, i got bored in one episode (Yoko's episode), but damn its good, even though the second half gets really transformed and sometimes gets you confused you will finally make one big universe in your head for this series... also has the best first episode because it puts in line the main concept trough the chapters of the story getting you all the way to the greatest oh-my-god final episode in anime history, the best.

love it love it love it, highly recommend it!

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