Actually not a good show.
Yeah, you heard me right. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is not a good show. It's not great. Not awesome. Not epic. Why, you ask?
BECAUSE NONE OF THESE WORDS DO THE DAMN THING JUSTICE. IN ORDER TO PROPERLY CONVEY HOW FREAKING AWESOME TTGL IS, A WHOLE NEW LANGUAGE WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SINGING THIS SHOW'S PRAISES.
The show is populated by some of the most Bad Ass
characters in the history of anime: Kamina, the man who coined the term Beyond The Impossible
, who can be badass no matter what he does, and is literally the most awesome guy ever except nobody really knows why
. Simon, who starts out pretty unimpressive, but by the end... oh MAN
. Yoko, the scantily dressed sniper with the kiss of death, Leeron, the homosexual mechanic, Kittan, who may be just as awesome as Kamina, and many, many others.
TTGL has a bit of everything. Many genuinely funny moments
, anything Kamina says, ever, is somehow inspirational no matter how many times he's said it, there are moments where you WILL break down and cry
, the soundtrack is always amazing, and most of all, there are moments where you will stand up and start cheering for a good minute because what you just saw was so damn awesome
Seriously, I can't recommend this thing highly enough. It may just be one of the greatest anime of our time, and is a must-see for any anime fan.
Oh, and a word of advice? Don't
think too hard about how everything works. You'll just hurt your head.