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** The mole pig stampede is also taken straight out of ''Joe'', though there it was obviously just pigs.


** Space King Kittan's destruction looks very, VERY similar to the destruction of Bommer's Dark Dive Bomber in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 21.


** Aberrant Anti-Spiral units are called [[VideoGame/MegaManX irregulars]].
** Giga Drill Break's has tons of shout outs to Anime/GreatMazinger's [[ShockAndAwe Thunder Break]]. Both are FinishingMove(in the latter's case, most of the time making it the first proper Finisher in Super Robot shows), and a kind of signature move of a big brother figure{invented by Kamina, and Tetsuya is Koji's adpotive older brother) have practically same line and simmilar name(compare : Hissatsu ! Giga Drill Break for Giga Drill Break and Hissatsu Power ! Thunder Break for Thunder Break) and same pose(raise hand/point to the sky, and direct it to the target).

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** Aberrant Anti-Spiral units are called [[VideoGame/MegaManX irregulars]].
** Giga Drill Break's has tons of shout outs to Anime/GreatMazinger's [[ShockAndAwe Thunder Break]]. Both are FinishingMove(in FinishingMove (in the latter's case, most of the time making it the first proper Finisher in Super Robot shows), and a kind of signature move of a big brother figure{invented by Kamina, and Tetsuya is Koji's adpotive older brother) have practically same line and simmilar name(compare : Hissatsu ! Giga Drill Break for Giga Drill Break and Hissatsu Power ! Thunder Break for Thunder Break) and same pose(raise hand/point to the sky, and direct it to the target).


* Space Pirate Captain Harlock
** In the first arc, Kamina's father is modelled on Leiji Matsumoto's designs for his [i]Space Pirate Captain Harlock[/i] characters.

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* Space ''Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Harlock''
** In the first arc, Kamina's father is modelled on Leiji Matsumoto's designs for his [i]Space ''Space Pirate Captain Harlock[/i] Harlock'' characters.


* Likely unintentional, but during an early battle, Kamina yells out [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure an impressive string of muda]] in little under a second while [[RapidFireFisticuffs beating the shit out of another gunmen.]]

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* Likely unintentional, but during an early battle, Kamina yells lets out [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure an impressive string of muda]] in little under a second while [[RapidFireFisticuffs beating the shit out of another gunmen.]]second.


* Likely unintentional, but during an early battle, Kamina yells out [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure an impressive string of muda]] in little under a second. Post-timeskip, Kittan gets several sequences of ora as well, one of which actually appears to involve RapidFireFisticuffs.

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* Likely unintentional, but during an early battle, Kamina yells out [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure an impressive string of muda]] in little under a second. Post-timeskip, Kittan gets several sequences second while [[RapidFireFisticuffs beating the shit out of ora as well, one of which actually appears to involve RapidFireFisticuffs.another gunmen.]]


* Likely unintentional, but during an early battle, Kamina yells out [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure an impressive string of muda]] in little under a second.

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* Likely unintentional, but during an early battle, Kamina yells out [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure an impressive string of muda]] in little under a second. Post-timeskip, Kittan gets several sequences of ora as well, one of which actually appears to involve RapidFireFisticuffs.


* The laser gun and flying gun platform used by Kinon in Parallel Works 9 are straight out of ''{{Manga/Akira}}''

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* The laser gun and flying gun platform used by Kinon in Parallel Works 9 are straight out of ''{{Manga/Akira}}''''{{Manga/Akira}}''
* Likely unintentional, but during an early battle, Kamina yells out [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure an impressive string of muda]] in little under a second.


::: The fact that the Lazengann massacred anything standing in its way in Parallel Works 8 without wielding any weapons (except for the obligatory drills) only helps to confirm this. The fact that the berserking Lazengann changed from greenish colors to reddish colors just like EVA-01 in Rebuild of Evangelion only helps.

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::: The fact that the Lazengann massacred anything standing in its way in Parallel Works 8 without wielding any weapons (except for the obligatory drills) only helps to confirm this. The fact that the berserking Lazengann changed from greenish colors to reddish colors just like EVA-01 in Rebuild ''Rebuild of Evangelion Evangelion'' only helps.



** The pilot suits used by Gimmy and Darry bear striking resemblance to the ones from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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** The pilot suits used by Gimmy and Darry bear striking resemblance to the ones from Neon ''Neon Genesis Evangelion.Evangelion''.


** Continuing with the Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion references, there's a Pre-TimeSkip episode that features the explosion of a Ganmen that looks very similar to the cross-shaped explosions that are prevalent in Eva.
** And then an internal reference, in Lagann-hen, where [[spoiler: the Anti-Spiral's Gran Zamboa literally beats the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann to death on the ground, ripping and maiming the suit in a method very reminiscent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion Unit 01's horrific destruction of Unit 03.]]]] This show loves shouting out at its parent company.
** Nia ending up naked in the finale is a stark equivalent of Rei's lengthy state of undress throughout the ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End Of Evangelion]]''- even down to the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair color]].

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** Continuing with the Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' references, there's a Pre-TimeSkip episode that features the explosion of a Ganmen Gunmen that looks very similar to the cross-shaped explosions that are prevalent in Eva.
** And then an internal reference, in Lagann-hen, ''Lagann-hen'', where [[spoiler: the Anti-Spiral's Gran Zamboa literally beats the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann to death on the ground, ripping and maiming the suit in a method very reminiscent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion Unit 01's horrific destruction of Unit 03.]]]] This show loves shouting out at its parent company.
** Nia ending up naked in the finale is a stark equivalent of Rei's lengthy state of undress throughout the ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End Of Evangelion]]''- even Evangelion]]''--even down to the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair color]].


* Right after Gurren and Lagann manage to combine for the first time, the Gurren Lagann and Viral's Gunmen [[http://www.awesome-engine.com/graphics/crosscounter2.jpg punch each other simultaneously, resulting in a cross-counter]]. Compare the image in the link with the image in the CrossCounter trope page. The anime and manga series it comes from, ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', is not only the TropeMaker, but it's also one of the most iconic and influential series in Japan for the Shonen Genre, being also the [[TropeCodifier Codifier]] for the use of "ore" pronouns by Shonen protagonists [[note]][[InvokedTrope "C-C-CROSS COUNTER!!"]][[/note]]. And in a [[TearJerker more somber note]]: believe it or not, [[spoiler: ''Kamina's death itself'']] is a ShoutOut to a [[SignatureScene famous]] [[ItWasHisSled (yet massively spoilerific)]] scene from the same series.

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* Right after Gurren and Lagann manage to combine for the first time, the Gurren Lagann and Viral's Gunmen [[http://www.awesome-engine.com/graphics/crosscounter2.jpg punch each other simultaneously, resulting in a cross-counter]]. Compare the image in the link with the image in the CrossCounter trope page. The anime and manga series it comes from, ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', is not only the TropeMaker, but it's also one of the most iconic and influential series in Japan for the Shonen Genre, being also the [[TropeCodifier Codifier]] for the use of "ore" pronouns by Shonen protagonists [[note]][[InvokedTrope "C-C-CROSS COUNTER!!"]][[/note]]. And in a [[TearJerker [[TearJerker/TengenToppaGurrenLagann more somber note]]: believe it or not, [[spoiler: ''Kamina's death itself'']] is a ShoutOut to a [[SignatureScene famous]] [[ItWasHisSled (yet massively spoilerific)]] scene from the same series.


** Nia does not just have decorative eyes and [[HeyItsThatVoice the same voice]] as [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Nono]], but is her dark parallel. She [[spoiler:awakens to her destiny to gain sci-fi tights, {{Flight}}, [[{{Teleportation}} the ability to warp]], and controls swarms of mindless robots... except as a ManchurianAgent with the [[EarthShatteringKaboom exact opposite goal]]. Underneath it all, they both just wish they were ordinary girls.]]

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** Nia does not just have decorative eyes and [[HeyItsThatVoice the same voice]] voice as [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Nono]], but is her dark parallel. She [[spoiler:awakens to her destiny to gain sci-fi tights, {{Flight}}, [[{{Teleportation}} the ability to warp]], and controls swarms of mindless robots... except as a ManchurianAgent with the [[EarthShatteringKaboom exact opposite goal]]. Underneath it all, they both just wish they were ordinary girls.]]


** [[HotSpringsEpisode Episode 6]] features appearances by several very [[TheCameo familar-looking]] [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/images/thumb/2/28/Gurren_Lagann_ep6.jpg/800px-Gurren_Lagann_ep6.jpg Bunny Girls]] From left to right: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei]], [[{{Mahoromatic}} Mahoro]], [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Nono]], [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]], [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Lal'C]].

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** [[HotSpringsEpisode Episode 6]] features appearances by several very [[TheCameo familar-looking]] [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/images/thumb/2/28/Gurren_Lagann_ep6.jpg/800px-Gurren_Lagann_ep6.jpg Bunny Girls]] From left to right: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei]], [[{{Mahoromatic}} [[Manga/{{Mahoromatic}} Mahoro]], [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Nono]], [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]], [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Lal'C]].


** Nia does not just have decorative eyes and [[HeyItsThatVoice the same voice]] as [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Nono]], but is her dark parallel. She [[spoiler:awakens to her destiny to gain sci-fi tights, {{Flight}}, [[TransportersAndTeleporters the ability to warp]], and controls swarms of mindless robots... except as a ManchurianAgent with the [[EarthShatteringKaboom exact opposite goal]]. Underneath it all, they both just wish they were ordinary girls.]]

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** Nia does not just have decorative eyes and [[HeyItsThatVoice the same voice]] as [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Nono]], but is her dark parallel. She [[spoiler:awakens to her destiny to gain sci-fi tights, {{Flight}}, [[TransportersAndTeleporters [[{{Teleportation}} the ability to warp]], and controls swarms of mindless robots... except as a ManchurianAgent with the [[EarthShatteringKaboom exact opposite goal]]. Underneath it all, they both just wish they were ordinary girls.]]


** Does nobody seem to note the references to ''StarWars''? Especially in the TimeSkip. One such reference is Lordgenome speaking to Simon not long before they get ready to fight.

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** Does nobody seem to note the references to ''StarWars''? ''Franchise/StarWars''? Especially in the TimeSkip. One such reference is Lordgenome speaking to Simon not long before they get ready to fight.



** [[SpongeBobSquarePants Squidward's head]] appeared briefly in an episode. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb6oyweWrX1r45g3go1_500.jpg See here.]]

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** [[SpongeBobSquarePants [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Squidward's head]] appeared briefly in an episode. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb6oyweWrX1r45g3go1_500.jpg See here.]]

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