History YMMV / TengenToppaGurrenLagann

20th Jul '16 5:56:11 AM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Like ''Anime/{{Inuyasha}}'', this Japanese SaturdayMorningCartoon was [[AudienceShift marketed as a series for teens and young adults]] in the West due to ValuesDissonance, having aired during the wee hours on SyFy.
9th Jul '16 6:57:22 PM BatmanKalEl
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15th Jun '16 3:44:26 AM Quanyails
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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Dai Gurren rams into Cytomander's Shuzack and sends him crashing into his own battleship, incinerating him in the colossal explosion. In the movie, he can't even get an attack off before Simon mulches him with a Giga Drill Break. It just goes to show how low he really is- he's not even good enough to be killed ceremoniously.]]

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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Dai Gurren rams into Cytomander's Shuzack and sends him crashing into his own battleship, incinerating him in the colossal explosion. In the movie, he can't even get an attack off before Simon mulches him with a Giga Drill Break. It just goes to show how low he really is- he's is--he's not even good enough to be killed ceremoniously.]]



* EpilepticTrees: One popular theory is that the world of Gurren Lagann is what happened to Earth after the end of Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion. [[spoiler: Considering it's revealed that the Angels generate their power from helical [=DNA=], and humanity itself is the 18th Angel, this is getting dangerously close to being plausible.]]

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* EpilepticTrees: One popular theory is that the world of Gurren Lagann ''Gurren Lagann'' is what happened to Earth after the end of Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. [[spoiler: Considering it's revealed that the Angels generate their power from helical [=DNA=], and humanity itself is the 18th Angel, this is getting dangerously close to being plausible.]]



** The finale of Lagann-Hen and TV series becomes this when you remember in episode 4, Kamina said that more than 16 combinations sound "Stupid", when in the movie [[spoiler: ''that's almost exactly what Simon and the Dai-Gurren do near the end of the battle'', to turn into a giant energy Kamina]]. Of course, the ''reason'' why Kamina said it was stupid was that more faces doesn't make you powerful, it's the bond between the spirits combining that gives you power. Take a look at Team Dai-Gurren's close friendship.

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** The finale of Lagann-Hen ''Lagann-Hen'' and TV series becomes this when you remember in episode 4, Kamina said that more than 16 combinations sound "Stupid", when in the movie [[spoiler: ''that's almost exactly what Simon and the Dai-Gurren do near the end of the battle'', to turn into a giant energy Kamina]]. Of course, the ''reason'' why Kamina said it was stupid was that more faces doesn't make you powerful, it's the bond between the spirits combining that gives you power. Take a look at Team Dai-Gurren's close friendship.



** Simon. He invented teleportation ''specifically'' to punch someone in the face. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, they got rid of the teleportation part in Lagann-hen and all we get is Kinon slapping Rossiu's face. Still awesome but not as awesome as the one from the TV series.]]
* MemeticLoser: Simon. While early-series Simon is trying to find his footing and hence is not as CrazyAwesome as Kamina, late in the series he surpasses his "Aniki" in spades and Kamina himself acknowledges it (if posthumously). Alas, the meme guys [[IncrediblyLamePun didn't get the memo]] and Simon pretty much remains a useless whiny little bitch in their eyes, and if they do acknowledge his late-show achievements, they get rather schizophrenic about it: Simon's not one guy who outgrew his problems and faced his fears and became a {{Badass}}- it's more like there's two men called 'Simon', one who is a whiny little bitch and one who is pure high-octane GAR with no in-betweens.

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** Simon. He invented teleportation ''specifically'' to punch someone in the face. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, they got rid of the teleportation part in Lagann-hen ''Lagann-hen'' and all we get is Kinon slapping Rossiu's face. Still awesome but not as awesome as the one from the TV series.]]
* MemeticLoser: Simon. While early-series Simon is trying to find his footing and hence is not as CrazyAwesome as Kamina, late in the series he surpasses his "Aniki" in spades and Kamina himself acknowledges it (if posthumously). Alas, the meme guys [[IncrediblyLamePun didn't get the memo]] and Simon pretty much remains a useless whiny little bitch in their eyes, and if they do acknowledge his late-show achievements, they get rather schizophrenic about it: Simon's not one guy who outgrew his problems and faced his fears and became a {{Badass}}- it's {{Badass}}--it's more like there's two men called 'Simon', one who is a whiny little bitch and one who is pure high-octane GAR with no in-betweens.



** Also to people who see the phrase "Believe in the me that believes in you!" as inspirational - even after episode 8, he tells Simon to believe in himself and not in the Kamina that believes in him.

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** Also to people who see the phrase "Believe in the me that believes in you!" as inspirational - even inspirational--even after episode 8, he tells Simon to believe in himself and not in the Kamina that believes in him.



** Spiral Energy at first seems like a concept original to this show, but in actuality it was originally a concept from ''Neon Genesis Evangelion''. The [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/Classified_Information_%28Translation%29 "Classified Information" files]] in the game ''Neon Genesis Evangelion 2'' (released in 2003) reveal that the Angels' S2 engines generate an inexhaustible form of energy from, you guessed it, helical energy derived from their [=DNA=]-like shape. Beyond even that, the concept of Spiral Energy as depicted in the Gurren Lagann is as old as the super-robot genre itself. The idea that the robot suddenly became stronger because the pilot/controller is all fired up is one of the defining tropes of the genre, after all. Gurren Lagann just gives it a name and a gauge rather than playing it off as just something that happens in these sorts of shows. Also, the plot about the heroes' reality-bending power [[spoiler:dooming the universe with eventual overuse]] was almost directly lifted from a ''Manga/GetterRobo'' story: Spiral Energy is Getter Rays and the TTGL is the Getter Emperor.

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** Spiral Energy at first seems like a concept original to this show, but in actuality it was originally a concept from ''Neon Genesis Evangelion''. The [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/Classified_Information_%28Translation%29 "Classified Information" files]] in the game ''Neon Genesis Evangelion 2'' (released in 2003) reveal that the Angels' S2 engines generate an inexhaustible form of energy from, you guessed it, helical energy derived from their [=DNA=]-like shape. Beyond even that, the concept of Spiral Energy as depicted in the Gurren Lagann is as old as the super-robot genre itself. The idea that the robot suddenly became stronger because the pilot/controller is all fired up is one of the defining tropes of the genre, after all. Gurren Lagann just gives it a name and a gauge rather than playing it off as just something that happens in these sorts of shows. Also, the plot about the heroes' reality-bending power [[spoiler:dooming the universe with eventual overuse]] was almost directly lifted from a ''Manga/GetterRobo'' story: Spiral Energy is Getter Rays and the TTGL Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is the Getter Emperor.
25th Apr '16 11:53:30 PM DaltimusPrime
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* HesJustHiding: Within the fandom, Kamina has loads of fans who refuse to accept that [[spoiler:he was killed]].:

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* HesJustHiding: Within the fandom, Kamina has loads of fans who refuse to accept that [[spoiler:he was killed]].:killed]].
** [[spoiler:Nia gets this a lot too, with people insisting there's always hope for her return.]]
16th Apr '16 6:18:03 PM Eagal
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* HypeBacklash: Thanks to a...VERY enthusiastic fanbase, certain watchers don't believe the series warrented the hype it got.

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* HypeBacklash: Thanks to a...VERY enthusiastic fanbase, certain watchers don't believe the series warrented warranted the hype it got.
16th Apr '16 6:17:12 PM Eagal
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn3pMtyPTBg The "My XXX Is The Best In The Universe" Parallel Works video]]. Whatever it is, it makes ''no sense at all.'' After all, it was drawn by Gekidan Inu Curry, the artists who drew the equally surreal witch barriers of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn3pMtyPTBg The "My XXX Is The Best In The Universe" Parallel Works video]].video. Whatever it is, it makes ''no sense at all.'' After all, it was drawn by Gekidan Inu Curry, the artists who drew the equally surreal witch barriers of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
16th Apr '16 6:14:14 PM Eagal
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot

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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist Kamina]]]] and [[spoiler:[[SupportingLeader Kittan]]]].
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: [[spoiler: The Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann certainly counts.]]

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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist Kamina]]]] and [[spoiler:[[SupportingLeader Kittan]]]].
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome:
[[spoiler: The Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann certainly counts.]]Kamina]] and [[spoiler:Kittan]].



* WTHCostumingDepartment: There are a few people who react this way after seeing Yoko's ridiculously {{Stripperific}} outfit (more so than usual, that is) from the final few episodes.


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* WTHCostumingDepartment: There are a few people who react this way after seeing Yoko's ridiculously {{Stripperific}} outfit (more so than usual, that is) from the final few episodes.
16th Apr '16 6:13:12 PM Eagal
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* {{HSQ}}: [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale Very, very high]]. [[SerialEscalation Don't bother to pick]] [[SoCoolItsAwesome your jaw up off the floor]]. Each episode has a quotient at least a hundred times larger than the last.

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* {{HSQ}}: [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale Very, very high]]. [[SerialEscalation Don't bother to pick]] [[SoCoolItsAwesome your jaw up off the floor]].floor. Each episode has a quotient at least a hundred times larger than the last.



* SoCoolItsAwesome: The entire series is about robots with drills punching other robots with drills in the most dramatic ways possible. There isn't a lot more to it, but it's certainly spectacular.
16th Apr '16 6:12:23 PM Eagal
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* FanBoy[=/=]FanHater: If you'd like some examples of the former, go check out the [[Awesome/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Awesome Moments page for this show]]. And the latter? Check out its discussion page.
** A rising example of fanhatred would be the "veteran" SuperRobot fans in online communities, who seem to be growing increasingly tired of some of the more zealous ''TTGL'' [[FanBoy fanboys]] ceaselessly raving on about [[NewbieBoom their very first mecha series]] as if it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, [[OlderThanTheyThink as well as completely original in every way]].
** Within the fandom, Kamina has loads of fans who refuse to accept that [[spoiler:he was killed]].

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* FanBoy[=/=]FanHater: If you'd like some examples of the former, go check out the [[Awesome/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Awesome Moments page for this show]]. And the latter? Check out its discussion page.
**
FanHater: A rising example of fanhatred would be the "veteran" SuperRobot fans in online communities, who seem to be growing increasingly tired of some of the more zealous ''TTGL'' [[FanBoy fanboys]] ceaselessly raving on about [[NewbieBoom their very first mecha series]] as if it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, [[OlderThanTheyThink as well as completely original in every way]].
** Within the fandom, Kamina has loads of fans who refuse to accept that [[spoiler:he was killed]].
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* HesJustHiding: Within the fandom, Kamina has loads of fans who refuse to accept that [[spoiler:he was killed]].:
16th Apr '16 6:09:58 PM Eagal
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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: [[AwesomeMusic/TengenToppaGurrenLagann The entire soundtrack]]
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