Review of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Better than Voltron

This is without a doubt the manliest anime ever created, and I say that after careful consideration. The brilliant minds that brought us popular anime titles such as FLCL have truely given us another gem in the anime world.

This is an anime that flaunts itself in every manner possible. It uses romance, tragedy, comedy, action, sciencefiction, and ample amounts of fan service all rolled neatly into a perfect concoction of pure entertainment. Not a single episode went by that a fight between robots was not involved. Not a single episode passed where the camera did not take advantage of Yoko’s delightful curves. Rather than turn away from brash, over the top characters and plot, this anime plunges into it headon and doesn’t stop to breath for at least the first 8-9 episodes.

The characters are incredibly strong, and never stereotypical. Kamina is definetely the star of the show and the primary source of manliness. This is exemplified in such quotes as “Do not believe in yourself, beleive in me who beleives in you,” and “Yours is the drill that will pierce the heavens.” Yoko is another strong character within the series.

The animation is superb, clever designs for the “Ganmen” (this anime’s version of mecha) really bring out the flamboyance of the show.

I’m finding it rather hard to describe the show, so lets just get things out of the way and give it 9.5/10


~ by Pickapok on November 28, 2008.

One Response to “Review of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann”

  1. I will have to check this out. I was a big Voltron fan when I was growing up. I used to pretend I was the princess in the pink lion.

    This looks like a much stronger story than Voltron.

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