Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann

  • Mar. 2nd, 2009 at 2:46 PM
naanima: ([TTGL] Simon + Nia)
Cleaning out files, realised I never posted my proper reaction to TTGL even though I wrote it down, so posting retrospectively.


I really love Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, it kind of epitomes everything I love about Super Robot shows. The melodrama, the complete over the top action sequence, the CHEESE that somehow still manages to make me cry like a baby, and when it comes down to it the story is about a boy and his robot. The interesting thing about Gurren-Lagann is that its main character grows up from a child to an adult and eventually an old man. Simon goes through his emo-angst stage and keeps on fighting because the world is worth saving, and you know, that's something I have missed so very much, and it is something I don't think I can ever forgive Evangelion for, you know, perpetuating despair as the human default setting.

So, there are so many things I love about this series, but I think the sheer awesomeness of not admitting defeat, and fighting for because people are worth it makes me all sniffly and happy. Oh gods, I cried buckets during the last 2 episodes. Just buckets, poor Simon. Also, about the prologue in the first episode and the epilogue in the last episode; WHAT?! ) There’s so much I want to say about the series but mostly it involves me making happy seal noises and clapping; I love Simon, I love Nia, I love Kamina, I love Kittan (OMFG! KITTAN! *CLINGS*), I love Yoko (*SOBS*), and I want Leeron as my Gay!BFF. I just love the cast to bits, and half them breaks my heart, but there is hope and time heals all but god dammit *CRIES*.

I do have one question, why does Simon’s wardrobe gets more and more bondage-king like as the series progressed? I mean, dude, he was wearing the equivalent of a leather choker and corset nearing the end there. Not that I’m complaining, I’m just wondering.


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