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Word of warning: Cool Shades and tons of drills do not automatically make a good TTGL fanfic.

They do, however, get bonus points.

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     General Fics 

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

DOUBLE K by CaptainOsaka (AU)

In Jiiha Village by Kettricken

  • Recommended by Shay Guy, Scullery
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A one-shot about the lives of the Gossipy Hens from the first episode, with cameos from Nia and Simon.

This Life by Verg Of Towels

  • Recommended by RedSavant
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A fairly short one-shot about what Viral's been up to since the fall of Teppelin. Quite well-written, and fairly poignant at times.

Matters of Time by Ridney

Nucleotide: The Aftermath of Lordgenome, co-written by Zaru and 1 over 0

  • Recommended by Amitakartok
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "Lordgenome has fallen, but the Dai-Gurren Brigade will fight a new enemy. Nia's brother and the new Spiral King."
    • Has not updated in a very long time.

The Rise and Fall of Captain Garlock, by 1 over 0

  • Recommended by foxmccloud4387, highly seconded by Miss Romantic Tragedy
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "The events of Gurren Lagann's prologue have long been open to speculation from fans. Herein lies the story of the great Captain Garlock, formerly Simon the Digger, who would take on the heavens themselves."
    • Confirmed a Dead Fic by the author, though he has expressed interest in one day picking the project back up again.

Words Without a Voice, by Zaru

  • Recommended by Amitakartok
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "A boy found in a mountain... A girl who is fighting an empire... A Brigade seeking to aim for the top... A dark shadow behind the decaying king... Two men: One - to pierce the heavens, the Other - to destroy it."

Writing Spiral History, by Ayala Atreides

  • Recommended by foxmccloud4387
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Hundreds of years in the future, Viral has taken on the role of eternal storyteller, chronicling the history of the Spiral Race. But who knew it'd be such an annoying job? Pure crack, contains mild swearing."

Tengen Toppa Gurren Solvernia by RandomNumbers523156 (link)

  • Recommended by ether75
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis "AU. What if Nia was born in Jiha and Simon in Teppelin? This is the story of a woman who has yet to realize what her destiny is. This is the story of Nia the Digger."

The World Tree by Largeham-sama

  • Recommended by OZ 1219, RN 452
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Years after the Anti-Spiral's defeat, Yoko's pupil Nakim fights to establish humanity's place in the universe - and find his own."

Wide Awake by Rassilon001

  • Recommended by roseunity
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Yoko Littner awakens to find herself in an asylum, unable to differentiate between reality and fantasy. Join as she descends down the rabbit hole, trying to make sense of her situation, and find out who she really is. Featuring your favorite cast of badass Lagannites, complimented by original character Dr. Tali Ran Psi.

     Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Sound of Pulling Heaven Down by CSakuraS (AU)

  • Recommended by Kgkemo, Some Poor Sod, Zelenal, Extraintrovert, RN 452
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): Simon/Nia
  • Synopsis: An Alternate Universe taking place ten years after the original Time Skip that goes with the prospect of 'What if Simon and Nia hadn't met before her transformation?'. Simon has become Captain GARlock, the Earth was destroyed, and the Dai-Gurren Brigade is traveling the galaxy fighting the Anti-Spirals. Everything looks like shit, until he meets Nia for the first time.

Crush by Jaswinder

  • Recommended by Drashian
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): Yoko/Viral
  • Synopsis: A year since the final battle, Viral is, naturally, restless. So he tries to go on vacation. What starts as an already bad idea becomes a huge problem when Yoko shows up. Awkwardness ensues.

A Hole In The Sky by Tobu Ishi

  • Recommended by moberemk, inklesspen, RN 452, Omicronus, Nitramy
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Simon/Nia
  • Synopsis: Another take on the wedding at the end of the series.

The Good Die Laughing by snappleducated

  • Recommended by Rain Normally, Ariel Spark
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Kamina/Yoko
  • Synopsis: After Kamina's death, Yoko tries to move on and find happiness.

Under the Moon by soralia

  • Recommended by Not JM Keynes
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Rossiu/Kinon
  • Synopsis: A oneshot involving Rossiu and Kinon, before Team Dai-Gurren's last mission.

Your Drill of Hope is also my Own by Anomyous Ninja

  • Recommended by Overlord Zaru, STK
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Simon/Yoko, though it is friendly to Simon/Nia and Kamina/Yoko/Kittan.
  • Synopsis: One-shot. After the Final battle, Yoko is spending time on her island until Simon drops by. It's basically one big Heartwarming Moment With a touch of Tear Jerker.

Gift of the Magi by mark-engels

  • Recommended by RN 452, Link Season Master
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Simon/Nia, and others.
  • Synopsis: "This is the story of a man who had made an uneasy peace with his Destiny. Sacrificing everything for the sake of his people, he had resigned himself to wander the Surface for the rest of his days cherishing the memories of his loved ones. Destiny would visit upon the man one final time, forever changing him in ways he would never have conceived."
    • The fic underwent a rewrite, under the name of Turn the Phase (Complete), in which adds some things like Simon having an apprentice and Simon and Nia's unborn child spirit as an antagonist.

Simon the Digger: The Stars and a life well Lived

  • Recommended by jahman
  • Pairing(s): Simon/Nia.
  • Synopsis: "This is about the end of Simon's life...... and the beginning of a new one in a way that no one could believe." note 

like ghost stories in reverse by Kairosity

  • Recommended by gizmo123473
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Simon/Yoko.
  • Synopsis: He was supposed to have saved his girl. She was supposed to have fallen in love. They did; that was then; this is now.

Kamina of the Revolution
  • Recommended by Banchoking
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossing over with: Code Geass.
  • Synopsis: After Kamina dies, he finds himself in the slums of Area Eleven. Takes place at the very start of the first season of Code Geass. I was skeptical at first, but this is easily one of if not THE best fanfic I've ever read. Characterization is perfect and Kamina's choatic (insane) personality really spices up the normally dark and depressing world of Code Geass without ever leaving character or completely ruining the actual characters or events. If anything, he makes a good show BETTER! Read it if you love either series.

There's Nothing to Be Afraid Of
We Live On As One
Let's Go, My Friends by rokudena-shi

  • Recommended by: Darth, Gunbazca, Y.S. Jennis
  • Crossing over with: Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
  • Synopsis: A trio of comics by Pixiv artist rokudena-shi parodying three of Gurren Lagann's most iconic scenes.
  • Warning: Some site ads are NSFW.

Breakfast At The End of the World by Runi-chan

  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, Extraintrovert
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Crossing over with: Doctor Who.
  • Synopsis: Years after the main series ends, weary Viral encounters the Doctor from Doctor Who and becomes his new companion.


Neon Toppa EVA Lagann by The Qing.

  • Recommended by Sithking Zero
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "Just as the battle with the 14th Angel takes a turn for the worst, a mysterious red robot covered with drills crashes in from the heavens; changing the course of the fight and the EVA universe forever. Evangelion/Gurren Lagann crossover."

Spiral Matrix by Lord of the Saiyans

  • Recommended by Parasurd, Robinton
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossing over with: Warhammer 40k
  • Synopsis: "A new world is drawn into the Eye of Terror, but when the Chaos force sent to raid it is destroyed, Chaos finds itself up against an enemy it has never seen before. The universe of 40K will never be the same!"

TTGLX: So this is the Heavens by FireWolfFred

  • Recommended by Link Season Master, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossing over with: Bleach
  • Synopsis: "Follows Kamina after his death. Set in the Bleach universe centuries after the canon. Kamina takes on death much as in life, fighting all that stands in his way. Dark forces are about though that threaten both the Soul Society and his friends on Earth."

How To Drill Your Way Through Your Problems, a Worm/TTGL SI, by Web-Weaver

  • Recommended by Sithking Zero, iroanxi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossing over with: Worm
  • Synopsis: Worm is a story of how the world is slowly getting worse. That ultimately hope is a lie, trust is fleeting, and even the mightiest, noblest heroes have feet of clay. Looks like the perfect place to show people the power of the Spiral, eh?
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