History Anime / TengenToppaGurrenLagann

1st May '18 9:00:27 AM sanfranman91
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See also ''Anime/GunBuster'', ''Anime/DieBuster'', and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', its predecessors; ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', its SpiritualAntithesis; ''Anime/CodeGeass'', another popular yet DarkerAndEdgier anime with mecha that aired around the same time; and ''Anime/KillLaKill'', its SpiritualSuccessor.

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See also ''Anime/GunBuster'', ''Anime/DieBuster'', and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', its predecessors; ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', its SpiritualAntithesis; ''Anime/CodeGeass'', another popular yet DarkerAndEdgier anime with mecha that aired around the same time; and ''Anime/KillLaKill'', ''Anime/KillLaKill'' and ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', its SpiritualSuccessor.
[[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Successors]].
21st Mar '18 10:29:32 AM hellwolf99
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** Whoever designed the Do-Ten-Kai-Zan certainly was. In a RealRobotGenre show it certainly would be an intimidating opponent, being four carriers combined into a flying fortress that the enemy would have to traverse in order to destroy. Unfortunately for it, it's in a SuperRobotGenre series and the ''Giga Drill Break: Team Dai-Gurren Special'' just ''punches through it.''
19th Mar '18 5:26:59 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3GSMPAZhMU Taken to the logical extreme]] by combining [[ThreeHundred 300]] and TTGL, which arguably makes for an even more awesome trailer than the original. Beware of [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Spoilers]] and keep a towel ready to wipe off the testosterone from your monitor afterwards.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3GSMPAZhMU Taken to the logical extreme]] by combining [[ThreeHundred 300]] ''Film/ThreeHundred'' and TTGL, which arguably makes for an even more awesome trailer than the original. Beware of [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Spoilers]] and keep a towel ready to wipe off the testosterone from your monitor afterwards.
7th Mar '18 1:02:42 PM DrakeClawfang
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* FourElementEnsemble: The Four Generals and their battleships thematically represent this idea.
** Tympilph is fought in a field of volcanos and commands the Dai-Gunzan, "zan" meaning mountain.
** Adiane is fought in the ocean and commands the Dai-Gunkai, "kai" meanng sea.
** Cytomander is fought in the sky and commands the Dai-Gunten, "ten" meaning sky.
** Guame is fought on land (and can burrow underground) and commands the Dai-Gundo, "do" meaning earth.
3rd Mar '18 5:25:45 PM WolfsTrinity
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** As an example of both being volatile ''and'' a force, at one point, Gurren Lagann, [[spoiler:(piloted by Simon and Viral)]], arrives [[BigDamnHeroes just in time]] to save the day. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome All nearby enemies are destroyed by the awesomeness of its arrival.]]

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** As an example of both being both volatile ''and'' a force, at one point, Gurren Lagann, [[spoiler:(piloted by Simon and Viral)]], arrives [[BigDamnHeroes just in time]] to save the day. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome All nearby enemies are destroyed by the awesomeness of its arrival.]]
3rd Mar '18 5:24:43 PM WolfsTrinity
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** As an example of both, at one point, Gurren Lagann, [[spoiler:(piloted by Simon and Viral)]], arrives [[BigDamnHeroes just in time]] to save the day. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome All nearby enemies are destroyed by the awesomeness of its arrival.]]

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** As an example of both, both being volatile ''and'' a force, at one point, Gurren Lagann, [[spoiler:(piloted by Simon and Viral)]], arrives [[BigDamnHeroes just in time]] to save the day. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome All nearby enemies are destroyed by the awesomeness of its arrival.]]
3rd Mar '18 5:23:16 PM WolfsTrinity
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* AwesomenessIsVolatile: And of course, [[spoiler:the entire point of Spiral Nemesis is that too much uncontrolled awesome will ''destroy the universe''.]]

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* AwesomenessIsAForce: [[RuleOfCool Spiral Energy]] literally run on this trope and allows the heroes' hot-bloodedness to manifest as anything from giant drills to [[spoiler: galaxy-sized robots]]. Essentially, Pure Awesomeness surpasses all known laws of physics.
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: And But of course, [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:This is why the Anti-Spirals are against the use of Spiral Energy. The entire point of Spiral Nemesis is that too much uncontrolled awesome will ''destroy the universe''.]]
** As an example of both, at one point, Gurren Lagann, [[spoiler:(piloted by Simon and Viral)]], arrives [[BigDamnHeroes just in time]] to save the day. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome All nearby enemies are destroyed by the awesomeness of its arrival.
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19th Feb '18 2:17:17 PM Assassin-sensei
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** It's worth noting that this episode was ''not'' bowdlerized into a clip show by the American import studio, as has been the case with certain anime series in the past. (For example, ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''.) This episode was deemed too risqué for broadcast ''in Japan'' (after the show was moved back from its later timeslot to an early evening timeslot which would attract younger viewers).

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** It's worth noting that this episode was ''not'' bowdlerized into a clip show by the American import studio, as has been the case with certain anime series in the past. (For example, ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''.) This episode was deemed too risqué for broadcast ''in Japan'' (after the show was moved back from its later timeslot to an early evening timeslot which would attract younger viewers). However, while the uncut version is intact on American home video, the clip show version was broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel and Toonami.
26th Jan '18 4:27:41 PM Brigid
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* TookALevelInBadass: Simon. Only in the universe of Gurren Lagann can something like ''[[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/Renkinjitsu/Misc/simonbeforeafter.jpg this]]'' happen. A human being turning [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]]? Because that's what it looks like to me. That's right, being in ''Gurren Lagann'' makes you so badass that it turns you into a Saiyan. Seven years, some good CharacterDevelopment, and [[spoiler: the ingestion of a Big Bang-level attack]] will do that to you.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Simon. Only in the universe of Gurren Lagann can something like ''[[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/Renkinjitsu/Misc/simonbeforeafter.''[[https://pm1.narvii.com/5748/691aeb09a6d681f899d210befe855767224b8c15_hq.jpg this]]'' happen. A human being turning [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]]? Because that's what it looks like to me. That's right, being in ''Gurren Lagann'' makes you so badass that it turns you into a Saiyan. Seven years, some good CharacterDevelopment, and [[spoiler: the ingestion of a Big Bang-level attack]] will do that to you.
25th Jan '18 5:06:03 PM nombretomado
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** Trying to watch the series on MANGAentertainment's Website/{{Youtube}} channel can be a bit of a problem, since a banner displayed there and TTGL's thumbnail under the "Shows" tab display [[spoiler:Simon as an adult]]. Though it isn't immediately obvious it's him, after watching a couple of episodes it isn't too hard to figure out.

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** Trying to watch the series on MANGAentertainment's Creator/MangaEntertainment's Website/{{Youtube}} channel can be a bit of a problem, since a banner displayed there and TTGL's thumbnail under the "Shows" tab display [[spoiler:Simon as an adult]]. Though it isn't immediately obvious it's him, after watching a couple of episodes it isn't too hard to figure out.
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