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Gurren Lagann

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Gurren Lagann(Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) (2007)


Original Work : Anime Original

Genre : Mechanic

Production : GAINAX

BA Rate : BA-13

Total Running Time : 25min * 27 episodes


GAINAX didn't made any Robot anime for 11 years after 'Evangelion'. After Evangelion, GAINAX had skeptic view on Robot anime that it is too old-fashioned. However, animes with robot are still popular and this led to the boom of remake of old robot anime in 2007. Gurren Lagann has started from the question 'Why kids are enthusiastic about robot anime even after they become adults?" Most of the GAINAX staffs who participated in 'Evangelion' joined in this anime and it took almost 5 years for GAINAX to prepare this anime. And now they presents the answer.


In far future, people started to live underground to avoid disasters and they forgets the existence of 'above ground' after serveral hundred years. Simon, the hero of this anime, accidentally finds something which makes him to be involved in battles. This anime describes the mental growth of Simon and other characters, while showing the magnificent battles by robots.


This anime had started to broadcast in the beginning of April and finished in the end of September.



Hong's Personal Comment : Actually, I don't like robot anime, because most of it contains themes so called 'netsugetsu' and 'gonzo'. Prisis, a famous Korean fansub maker who worked on this anime, assessed this anime as 'the extreme of netsugetsu that will never come out again'. He adds that in some sense this anime made a huge wall that the robot animes after this would be hard to overcome. Since GAINAX put its whole effort in this anime this assessment would not be an exaggeration.

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