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Reviews Comments: Makes NO sense, but that's why it's beyond epic. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann whole series review by Xacebans

I decided to watch this show after seeing it all over TV Tropes. I checked out the page; it sounded pretty stupid. But evidently all of these other people loved it, so maybe it was good. I tried it out, not planning to take it seriously from the start, which, by the way, is the best way to enjoy this show.

I pretty much did a double take every other shot, had a huge, dorky smile on the whole time, and couldn't help stare like an idiot. It was just so... AWESOME! I couldn't stop smiling!

This show makes no sense whatsoever. Try and make sense of it and you'll probably break your head. But that's really not the point of the show. It's not supposed to make sense. It seems experiment to see how much Crazy Awesome, hot-bloodedness, and exaggerated testosterone could be smashed into one 27-episode show. It's crazy but...somehow, it all works. It's not supposed to work properly in your head—it's supposed to almost blow it off with all of the awesomeness crammed into it. Some think the characters are a tad cooky-cutterish, but they're really more like the classic archetypal heroes, villains, and supporting cast placed in a shiny, cool new package. This show is probably the most Troperiffic thing I've ever seen, and it doesn't exactly try not to be. People complaining that it's unoriginal are missing the point—it was meant to be a mishmash of old favorite tropes in an awesome, unbeatable way.

There are so many catchphrases and quotes in this show. Somehow, they all manage to be awesome. They're not all that original, but, as I said before, it's not trying to be original. It is instead trying to be as Crazy Awesome and hot-blooded as is humanly possible, and it succeeds.

Watch it for fun, not trying to be serious, and you'll enjoy it one heck of a lot more. It's the most motivational show in existence, and it's really just so crazy awesome that you can't help but feel it whenever Kamina screams his battle cry—"JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?"


  • Beyondnor
  • 25th Apr 11
...But it does make sense. Only a few things are really confusing, everything does make sense, to me at least. Either way, you captured most of the feel of the show, but the "lack of making sense" is what doesn't make sense to me.
  • Xacebans
  • 25th Apr 11
@Beyondnor Maybe I should edit it a little. But I can't right now. I will later! Thanks for the insight!

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