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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:
Yuri Lowenthal ...  Simon 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Kana Asumi Kana Asumi ...  Kiyal 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Steve Blum ...  Leeron Littner 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Rossiu 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Dave Bridges ...  Kamina (Animax Dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Yukari Fukui Yukari Fukui ...  Nia Teppelin 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Barbara Goodson ...  Kunba 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Kyle Hebert ...  Kamina 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...  Viral 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Bridget Hoffman ...  Old Nia Teppelin 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Marina Inoue ...  Yoko Littner / ... 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Shizuka Itô ...  Boota 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Tetsuya Kakihara 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 David Lee McKinney ...  Simon (Animax Dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Daiki Nakamura Daiki Nakamura ...  Dayakka 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Tony Oliver ...  Narrator / ... 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Masaya Onosaka Masaya Onosaka ...  Leeron Littner 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Jamieson Price ...  Lord Genome / ... 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Sam Riegel ...  Viral 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Michelle Ruff ...  Yoko Littner 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitsuki Saiga Mitsuki Saiga ...  Rossiu 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Rina Satô Rina Satô ...  Kiyoh 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Stephanie Sheh ...  Kinon 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Christopher Corey Smith ...  Kittan 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Doug Stone ...  Dayakka 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Karen Strassman ...  Kiyoh 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Kishô Taniyama Kishô Taniyama ...  Kittan 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Kana Ueda ...  Kinon 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Brett Weaver ...  Kamina (ADV Dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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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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Official Sites:

Gainax [Japan] | Konami | See more »

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gurren Lagann See more »

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Aniplex, Gainax, Konami See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Lord Genome's four generals are named after the four nucleotide bases found in DNA: Cytosine (Cytomander), Guanine (Guame), Adenine (Adiane), and Thymine (Thymilph). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Kamina: Who in the hell do you think I am?
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Connections

Referenced in Regular Show: Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Minna no Pîsu
(Everyone's Peace)
Second ending theme (episodes #17-27)
Performed by Afromania
Lyrics by Kacchan
Music by Akkî
Arrangement by Afromania and Yôhei Tsukazaki
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Far exceeded my expectations
29 June 2015 | by codeinemassacreSee all my reviews

Personally, I'm not a massive fan of anime, but I can get down with it. This is the first show I've watched all the way through, based on the recommendation of a few anime fanatics, and it was incredible.

Generally, the show defies realism by a long shot and is fairly lighthearted, although it expresses very abstract and interesting concepts, and also tense subjects we can all relate to. The first 10 episodes will probably make you think the whole show is going to be about fighting machines battling on a barren landscape, but everything changes dramatically halfway through. The last few episodes nearly had me crying in pure awe. Honestly, this anime is so well done, words cannot really describe it.

The show illustrates one primary message: willpower and love are much greater than you can imagine. If you're a bit unsure in the beginning, hold on until halfway through. I promise it gets intense.


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