History YMMV / TengenToppaGurrenLagann

10th May '18 6:08:28 PM DrakeClawfang
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: [[MsFanservice Yo]][[{{Stripperiffic}} ko]], so very much.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: [[MsFanservice Yo]][[{{Stripperiffic}} ko]], Yoko, so very much. She has a developed personality, backstory, and character arc, but she's famous for being being a poster girl for MsFanservice, and the series is entirely shameless about exploiting and lampshading it.
23rd Mar '18 4:57:07 PM Chasem
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* FairForItsDay: Leeron is an exaggerated CampGay stereotype who creeps out other males by flirting with them, from a series created during an era when LGBT values were less mainstream (UsefulNotes/TheNoughties) from a country where homosexuality was generally less accepted (UsefulNotes/Japan). While a character like him wouldn't see the light of day if created in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, Leeron has generally avoided accusations of being offensive and dated, by being a very competent, helpful and entertaining heroic character, not to mention that [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales he has a legitimate following in the LGBT community]].

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* FairForItsDay: Leeron is an exaggerated CampGay stereotype who creeps out other males by flirting with them, from a series created during an era when LGBT values were less mainstream (UsefulNotes/TheNoughties) from a country where homosexuality was generally less accepted (UsefulNotes/Japan).(UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}). While a character like him wouldn't see the light of day if created in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, Leeron has generally avoided accusations of being offensive and dated, by being a very competent, helpful and entertaining heroic character, not to mention that [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales he has a legitimate following in the LGBT community]].
23rd Mar '18 4:56:48 PM Chasem
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%%* FanBoy

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%%* FanBoy* FairForItsDay: Leeron is an exaggerated CampGay stereotype who creeps out other males by flirting with them, from a series created during an era when LGBT values were less mainstream (UsefulNotes/TheNoughties) from a country where homosexuality was generally less accepted (UsefulNotes/Japan). While a character like him wouldn't see the light of day if created in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, Leeron has generally avoided accusations of being offensive and dated, by being a very competent, helpful and entertaining heroic character, not to mention that [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales he has a legitimate following in the LGBT community]].
23rd Mar '18 1:29:39 PM Chasem
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* HypeBacklash: Thanks to a...VERY enthusiastic fanbase, certain watchers don't believe the series warranted the hype it got.

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* HypeBacklash: Thanks to a...VERY enthusiastic fanbase, certain watchers don't believe the series warranted the hype it got. During the late [[UsefulNotes/TheNoughties noughties]], the ''TTGL'' fanbase was at its peak and served as a predecessor of sorts to the infamous ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' fandom of UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, blathering on and on about the [[MemeticBadass GAR manliness]] of their favorite characters (usually Kamina) and looking for references to the show in every form of media under the sun.
23rd Mar '18 1:26:32 PM Chasem
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* SubbingVersusDubbing: ''TTGL'' has one of the most popular teen/adult-oriented English anime dubs out there, employing a very talented voice cast, being full of {{woolseyism}}s, and translating many of the signature lines in a highly quotable manner. As such, like with any anime series, there's quite a bit of debate over whether the sub or dub is preferable. However, the debate is generally more friendly than with other series due to the show's nature and format, as many fans for example find that quoting Kamina in Japanese without understanding the language doesn't have the same impact as doing so in English.

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* SubbingVersusDubbing: ''TTGL'' has one of the most popular teen/adult-oriented English anime dubs out there, there (helped via exposure on Creator/AdultSwim and Creator/SyFy), employing a very talented voice cast, being full of {{woolseyism}}s, and translating many of the signature lines in a highly quotable manner. As such, like with any anime series, there's quite a bit of debate over whether the sub or dub is preferable. However, the debate is generally more friendly than with other series due to the show's nature and format, as many fans for example find that quoting Kamina in Japanese without understanding the language doesn't have the same impact as doing so in English.
23rd Mar '18 1:25:37 PM Chasem
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* BrokenBase: The entire ending. [[spoiler:[[KillTheCutie Nia's death]]]] in particular is a '''very''' hotly contested issue, for which you have those who think it was a necessary scene to establish how Simon has grown as a character, while others think it was simply shoehorned in for cheap drama [[BrokenAesop and goes against the "never give up" spirit of the series]]. [[spoiler:"[[WalkingTheEarth Hobo]]" Simon]] does not help, either.

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The entire ending. [[spoiler:[[KillTheCutie Nia's death]]]] in particular is a '''very''' hotly contested issue, for which you have those who think it was a necessary scene to establish how Simon has grown as a character, while others think it was simply shoehorned in for cheap drama [[BrokenAesop and goes against the "never give up" spirit of the series]]. [[spoiler:"[[WalkingTheEarth Hobo]]" Simon]] does not help, either.either.
** The face-based Gunmen/mecha designs. They're either [[RuleOfCool cool]], [[UncannyValley creepy]], full of NarmCharm, or any combination of the above. Same goes for the sleeker and less blatantly facelike Tengen Toppa Solvernia and Yoko W Tank, which are either more aesthetically pleasing than the standard Gunmen, or too much like generic "cute female robots".
23rd Mar '18 1:23:48 PM Chasem
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* SubbingVersusDubbing: ''TTGL'' has one of the most popular teen/adult-oriented English anime dubs out there, employing a very talented voice cast, being full of {{woolseyism}}s, and translating many of the signature lines in a highly quotable manner. As such, like with any anime series, there's quite a bit of debate over whether the sub or dub is preferable. However, the debate is generally more friendly than with other series due to the show's nature and format, as many fans for example find that quoting Kamina in Japanese without understanding the language doesn't have the same impact as doing so in English.
23rd Mar '18 1:15:21 PM Chasem
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** Yoko has gained a notable VocalMinority, calling her out for being unnecessary fanservice and adding nothing to the series. Most people tend to see her as a competent ActionGirl with a good deal of CharacterDevelopment of her own. Like Kamina, she suffers from HypeBacklash in some communities for being one of the most iconic characters but never being a central focus of the story.

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** Yoko has gained a notable VocalMinority, calling her out for being unnecessary fanservice and adding nothing to the series.series, with one of the biggest complaints being the UnfortunateImplications of sexualizing a 14-year-old (pre-timeskip). Most people tend to see her as a competent ActionGirl with a good deal of CharacterDevelopment of her own. Like Kamina, she suffers from HypeBacklash in some communities for being one of the most iconic characters but never being a central focus of the story.
23rd Mar '18 2:11:34 AM Dr_Wrecker
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** The ''Spiral Boy'' manga, set in an alternate universe. Simon meets Nia early, Yoko and Kittan are agent hunting down gunmen users (though Yoko eventually does a HeelFaceTurn), Kamina is the leader of a bunch of rebels with Viral of all people, the whole group are outlaws against a grown Rossiu and Lordgenome. Unfortunately, [[TooGoodToLast it was canceled after five chapters]].

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** The ''Rasen Shōnen-tan'' (or ''Spiral Boy'' Boy'') manga, set in an alternate universe. Simon meets Nia early, Yoko and Kittan are agent hunting down gunmen users (though Yoko eventually does a HeelFaceTurn), Kamina is the leader of a bunch of rebels with Viral of all people, the whole group are outlaws against a grown Rossiu and Lordgenome. Unfortunately, [[TooGoodToLast it was canceled after five chapters]].
21st Mar '18 10:26:56 AM hellwolf99
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** Played abundantly straight with the Movie's [[spoiler:Dai-Gan Do-Ten-Kai-Zen, a powerful fusion of 4 major Beastmen mechas who previously gave Team Dai-Gurren a run for their money individually before Simon arrives]]. Despite packing enormous firepower, it fails to even scratch a single member of the team, and is swiftly defeated in one grandiose swoop.

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** Played abundantly straight with the Movie's [[spoiler:Dai-Gan Do-Ten-Kai-Zen, a powerful fusion of 4 major Beastmen mechas the Four Generals carrier mecha who previously gave Team Dai-Gurren a run for their money individually before Simon arrives]]. Despite packing enormous firepower, firepower and being touted as a "Perfect Fortress", it fails to even scratch a single member of the team, and is swiftly defeated in one grandiose swoop.swoop.
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