Trivia / Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Anime First
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Beamspam McMuppet — Attenborough, the Gonkish weapons officer of the DaiGurren, who loves his work a little too much.
      • Also known as Button Smash McMuppet.
    • Captain Garlock — the captain in the prologue to the first episode, who resembles Captain Harlock. He is believed to be an alternate version of, and should not be confused with, the much less arrogant Post-Timeskip Simon, who is referred to as Captain Starlock.
      • Likewise the Petting Zoo Person assistant standing next to him is referred to as Bootaide. An uplifted Boota shows up in the later episodes as well.
      • The GARcadia — The Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren, a.k.a. Cathedral Terra. By logical extension of the above nickname.
    • Cotton Hill — Makken of the Team Dai-Gurren, who resembles Hank Hill's father.
    • Doombitch — Yoko, who gave a Last Kiss to two characters, Kamina and Kittan, who then died of Retirony.
      • In her defense, Kittan was the one who kissed Yoko, and that was AFTER he decided he was going on a suicide mission to give Team Dai-Gurren the chance they needed to win.
    • Professer Midrift — Otherwise known as Leite. Named as such due to nearly every scene she's featured in displaying her nerdy abs.
    • Startits- Yoko earns this one for the literally star-studded bra she wears as part of her space-faring outfit. Just watch Kittan's first reaction to it and you'll know why.
    • Bruce Ironstaunch — An otherwise unnamed background character who only appears in one scene in the series, making a supportive, strong-armed gesture to Rossiu during the speech where he gives news of Simon's death sentence and word of an escape plan to save the city's population from their planet's moon, which is set to collide with the planet. In Western culture, however, Bruce's gesture translates roughly to "fuck you," and as such several fan artworks of Bruce have been created by Western viewers, depicting Bruce beating on Rossiu or just being manly in general.
      • The same memetic Fanon holds he's the one who threw that anonymous rock at Rossiu. But, whoever it was, there is at least one fan club dedicated to them.
    • Kamina-sama: adding 'the great' as a prefix optional. — Kamina. Let's face it; the man deserves it.
    • Lulussiu and Spinsimon: Rossiu and Simon, respectively after the Time Skip, because the same English voice actors voice both pairs, and because of both pairs' similar actions and relationships. Also note the oddness that each voices the generally like main character in one series, and The Scrappy in the other.
      • Namely, Rossiu's penchant for Xanatos Gambits and Simon's Uhhh. Spinning.
    • The Anti-Spiral King: To diferentiate this Walking Spoiler from the Anti-Spiral Race. Though they do overlap.
  • No Dub For You: The movies. Aniplex has stated that while they are releasing the movies in the United States, they aren't going to dub them because they don't see a need to spend the money unless someone desires to show them on TV. They have a point as the movies are essentially abridged recaps of the TV series with some slight (if not fan preferred) changes and new animations.
  • The Other Darrin: The reason Bridget Hoffman took over the role post-Time Skip was because Hynden Walch had personal matters to sort out and had to drop out of the show. It works better than most examples, since Nia is a slightly different character now that she aged.
  • The Other Marty: Before ADV Films lost the license, several episodes of the dub had already been recorded.
  • Reality Subtext: The explosion that takes out Adiane in Episode 12 is obviously modeled off of the United States' Crossroads Baker nuclear test in 1946.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
  • What Could Have Been:
    • A bit of a subversion. In the original TV series, there just wasn't enough time or money for the animation team to put in everything they wanted, which is why so many of the cast were killed off. Thankfully, the series was successful enough to warrant film adaptations, and the second film includes all of the content they originally wanted to add in.
    • If ADV had finished the dub, Simon would've been voiced by Josh Grelle and Viral would've been voiced by Vic Mignogna!!
    • When ADV was handling the dub, Brett Weaver (the voice of Nabeshin and Gai Daigoji) was set to play Kamina. Much disappointment was expressed when ADV's collapse meant this was no longer possible.
    • In the Bandai dub, Crispin Freeman was going to play Kamina before Kyle Hebert took that role.

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