English: Gurren Lagann
Synonyms: Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, Making Break-Through Gurren Lagann, Heavenly Breakthrough Gurren Lagann, TTGL
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2007 to Sep 30, 2007
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 8.821 (scored by 200860 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
action adventure comedy mecha sci-fi
SynopsisIn a far away future, mankind lives underground in huge caves, unknowing of a world above with a sky and stars.
In the small village of Jiha, Simon, a shy boy who works as a digger discovers a strange glowing object during excavation. The enterprising Kamina, a young man with a pair of rakish sunglasses and the passion of a firey sun, befriends Simon and forms a small band of brothers, the Gurren Brigade, to escape the village and break through the ceiling of the cave to reach the surface, which few believe exist.
The village elder won't hear of such foolishness and punishes the Brigade. However, when disaster strikes from the world above and the entire village is in jeopardy, it's up to Simon, Kamina, a girl with a big gun named Yoko, and the small yet sturdy robot, Lagann, to save the day.
The new friends journey to the world above and find that the surface is a harsh battlefield, and it's up to them to fight back against the rampaging Beastmen to turn the tide in the humans' favor! Pierce the heavens, Gurren Lagann!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Side story: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Mitee Mono wa Miteen da!!, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Ore no Gurren wa Pikka-Pika!!
Alternative version: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie: Gurren-hen, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie: Lagann-hen
Alternative setting: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Parallel Works, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Parallel Works 2
Spin-off: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie: Lagann-hen Special - Viral no Amai Yume
Other: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Kirameki★Yoko Box - Pieces of Sweet Stars
Characters & Voice Actors
The show that turns boys into men.
Gurren Lagann was breathtaking. An endlessly thrilling ride from the most humble beginnings to the most fantastic of ends. Absolutely inspiring and a must-watch. There are so many memorable moments in this series, and lines and ideas that it imprints into your very soul.
I will admit this is one of the first anime I had ever watched, except Miyazaki films. And its ridiculousness shocked me as a newcomer. Even so, I was enraptured, drawn by the infectious energy and the constant adrenaline rush from this show.
Because it was unique. It was so very unique.
Tengen Toppa, while it does have an amazing story, is not about the story. It's not about a logical progression, strategy, conflicts of interests, world building, exploring the sci-fi or the other ideas in it. In fact, it is about the deconstruction of all those things. I usually like smart anime. But Tengen Toppa is unique, managing to be good without trying to be smart. Because it isn't about being smart. Its about feeling. Everything else is just a plot device. Its abstract almost, like a legend or an epic. You don't need to believe it. TTGL takes your ideas and your expectations and says fuck you. The only one idea that matters is feeling and spirit. It delivers on an emotional level. A primal instinct; willpower, that adrenaline rush and madness that overcomes you as you face an impossible challenge.
Every aspect of the show work to arouse and reinforce this zeal in the viewer. Its art, with a clever use of angles, bold lines, exaggerated designs and at times simplified drawings personify its brazen self-confidence and panache. Its soundtrack oozes fearless charisma with a liberal use of energetic horns, drums, opera, rap(!), violin ensembles, and forceful sound effects all the while also reserving a soft, delicate side for slowing down when need be for emotional moments. Its vibrant characters(especially one of the manliest leads in anime I know, Kamina) are among the most unforgettable I've ever encountered, and how far they come by the end, and indeed how much they grow on you is amazing to behold. Every single one of them, in the span of 27 episodes(yes, TTGL hates norms, even season counts), manages to surprise you and show you the many faces of human nature. In a way, they are perfectly chosen to represent the show's central theme of the struggle between human "spirit" against the abyss of "despair".
I like to think of Gurren Lagann now as at least in part, as a light hearted jab at various overused tropes in anime(such as copious amounts of fanservice, plot arcs that escalates from small to unbelievably huge and so so many more). Gurren Lagann takes every cliche trope there is and ramps it up to 11, in a way that it feels strangely new and enjoyable again. If I could describe this show in one word, it'd be "ridiculous"... and I don't mean that in a bad way in the slightest.
The blatant and ridiculous sexual innuendos everywhere(the Di-gurren has a gigantic dick for a hull for just one example), the in-your-face approach to fan service, the seemingly boundless main plot arc, the battles, the set pieces, the fucking VILLAINS, Nia and her moeblob eyes, the cheesy dialogue(it actually seems to work quite well in TTGL for some reason although it wouldn't anywhere else), the over-the-top speeches and declarations, the attack names... the list goes on and on. It presents these obviously un-serious things in the most serious and cocksure way possible. And somehow... manages to be convincing. It shocks you and grabs your attention with nothing else other than its unique spirit and confidence. TTGL feels like its taking an adult and making him play pretend, dragging him about in a crazed rush, and learn again what its like to be mad with drive and child-like passion for your dreams.
For deus ex machinas, there were so many in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann I couldn't count them all. But it played into the show's theme "Kick logic out and do the impossible" perfectly. I didn't get the impression from the rest of the narrative that the show was taking itself very seriously at all(viewed as a parody, TTGL is pretty damn good), so they actually felt natural and strangely uplifting, instead of disappointing.
Tengen Toppa is also excellent at emotionally moving you. They even state in the anime itself, story doesn't matter, logic doesn't matter, it's all about spirit. And it delivers. It will move you, fire you up, make you cry, laugh. But it will most definitely not intrigue you, or make you race the characters in deductive reasoning like in other shows. But it will leave you exhilarated regardless. And in the long term, maybe... just maybe... etch itself into your memory for a long time to come.
EDIT: Now, as much as I know it is strange to say now, right at the end, especially after(rightly!) emphasizing the ridiculousness so much, I think it is dishonest to give the impression that this is just a mindless show intended to make you scream. Believe it or not, how epic it manages to be despite the absurdity is actually the result of very clever writing, brilliant implementation and noticeably passionate production values and attention to detail. In fact, I would even say this is one of most subtly intricate and thoughtful series to come out in recent years. This doesn't take the form of philosophical debates and pretentious sci-fi, in true TTGL(and Gainax) style, it defies expectations. Everything thats silly is in your face, and whats clever is hidden for those who care to look. It takes the form of exquisite symbolism, intricately woven themes that are overlap over the story marvelously(as just one rather spoilerific example; the mistakes of humanity; think about Face-God Village Elder or the Chief of Jiha village and compare pop-control Rossiu and Anti-Spirals to them), the contrasts that seem to fade in war once you actually understand the sides... hell, when you've finished I actually encourage you to read this: http://wtf.animeblogger.net/?p=140
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There was a time.
When men were men. They were screaming like crazy speeches, faced the impossible, and said things that made no sense, but that even so we did say "EPIC".
There was a time.
A time of captains Harlock, a master time Asia, a time of Domons.
Logic was not important. The strategy was not important. If you believe in the impossible, impossible would be nothing in front of you.
The time is gone
A wave of animes that have to be "realistic", "philosophical", "adults" around us. Are good? Are. Meet your purpose? Meet.
However, however ... I miss something.
Characters idiots who laugh in the face of death, and not to be shaken by anything. Characters that I remember that, in essence, in the beginning, were not meant to be realistic.
No wonder that I am addicted to shonens: manga as One Piece, Fairy Tail remind me that there are heroes who still believe that boundaries are bullshit, and that men should talk about crazy dreams with a smile on his face.
Few original anime (non-manga based) can pass this spirit, and if I had to indicate a Studio to produce an epic-without-notion, "Gainax" probably would not be the first on my list.
But they did so. Oh, how did.
Ladies and gentlemen, forgiveness for the lengthy introduction: Let's talk of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
Many have already heard things about this series of 27 episodes. Effusive praise. Discouraging reviews. And you may already have heard the following phrase: "compliments to the Gurren Lagann are exaggerated"
And let us be clear: Yes. ARE.
But it could not be otherwise.
Gurren Lagann anime is not the type that parses. Is the type of anime to which you manifested with exaggeration and passion. "Overkill" is the key word of the anime: everything is extremely Titanic, extreme, "over-the-top", "larger than life", etc.
With certain exceptions (some Gundam, some Macross, tss), never been a fan of mecha anime. Would be far from the top of my list and, being this a recurrent genre in every new season animes, I believe my dismay is understandable: it is both anime mecha clamoring arrogantly that will "revolutionize the genre", "overcome Evangelion", "be the new Gundam" and other things that many simply die on the beach, lost in own mediocrity.
Gurren Lagann will by reverse path: doesn't take itself seriously. Does not involve complex plots policies or attempts to "explore the essence of the human being". It's about guys inconsequential facing death in colorful fuses (and often ungainly) and BLOWING THINGS UP. Many things.
The series is a species of "giant parody mecha", a spoof so well done that took an undeniable brilliance. As the series develops, over the hump "70 years" (frantic action and episodic with colored robots), "80 years" (frantic action and sequential with specific enemies ... and colored robots!), "90 years" (frantic action with colorful robots ... in space!) and Century 21 (IE ... a tribute to the series, where the hype coming into the extreme).
The series features a climate extremely pure (remember One Piece in this sense) that does not match the latest productions of Gainax (with the exception of perhaps Diebuster): in Gurren the Studio tries their best to tell a story extremely positive, bright, boiling the blood-is as an antithesis of Evangelion.
The cast features some of the most best ever seen in recent years, with big names like Kamina ("do not believe in yourself. Believe me, I believe in you "), Kittan (" no, this is my soul! You will regret it! "), Simon (" my drill is one that PIERCES the HEAVENS! "), just to name the most unbelievable (after all, we still have Viral Genome, Dayakka-" My wife is the best of the universe-SWING! ").
Heroes who face the impossible again and again, like real men. The psychological development of some of them (Simon, to quote) is monstrous: the series managed to combine and traces of human "weaknesses" with the "iconic" of characters (courage to sacrifice himself when necessary, never retreat, and other elements worthy of legends).
Council to watch this anime: turn off your brain. One of the best quotes of the anime is "Go beyond the impossible and kick the logic to corner" (Kamina), and this is often taken in a sense more than literal. Gurren Lagann is about ridiculously scenes with epic songs -Sung playing in the background (and I know that many of us love this type of scene, feeling rather lack thereof in the current anime), is about characters screaming attack names aloud, and gigantic explosions. If you allow "get in the mood", you will be taken to an unbelievable journey. And smile like a fool, knowing you made the right decision.
The animation is jaw-dropping. To get an idea, 40% of the money used in the production were dedicated to the last 5 episodes, creating sequences that make many films out there go shame. The soundtrack contributes with the light/climate: epic songs sung, rap and Opera hybridizes to give a special glow to several of the best scenes of the series (many of these will be marked for those that see).
Perhaps the only factor of production that is worth being criticized is the episodes "reprise" (there are two of them, a long piece of episode 6 and episode 16 integer), but it is worth remembering that this is part of the "joke" that Gainax proposed to do, saying that "kick the logic to corner" with this series: 27 episodes rather than 26, the protagonist being voiced by a man (many of the previous, as Shinji Ikari of Eva, were dubbed by women), etc.
"you're praising too! You're exaggerating! "-
I 'M. But as I said earlier, this is an anime that does not allow cold and calculating analysis. The very premise, the first episode, it doesn't make much sense. It is a classic "love or hate". Or you enter the atmosphere of "OW MAN, WAY TOO EPICNESS" or so says "This is not my type." Despite the success that had (yielding promises of future projects), Gurren Lagann is not for everyone.
It's about courage.
Struggles that make the DBZ characters seem Wimpy
It's about heroic speeches and exaggerated.
If you are unable to watch something that cannot lead to seriously, I recommend more sober, more series "feet-in-the-ground".
If you are willing to embark with the crew of the Gurren-Dan, welcome to war.
By the human race.
Through The Universe.
To quote the slogan of a well-known epic film: "Prepare for glory". read more
Both are outrageous series, with an over-the-top animation style and some ludicrous character designs. If you like one of them, you'd most likely enjoy the other.
This serious is full of ridiculousness and crazy fight scenes. It's by the director of Gurren Lagann and it truly shows. We get crazy outfits, villains and fight scenes that just make us think of fire through the flames!
Both series are made by the same group of people, and both series have very fast pace storytelling with wacky and frantic animation. They are both action shows, too.
Both are masterpiece. Amazing works from Kazuki Nakashima with epic and over-the-top moments.
If you liked one, you will like the other for sure.
Kill la Kill has many references to TTGL and is about a badass main character who obtains a special power to battle against the tyranny. Both are epic beyond imagination.
Both are incredibly enjoyable but ungodly stupid animes. Gurren Lagann is better because it has better animation (although even Lagann has it's spotty moments in it's animation), it's characters overall are better and Lagann wins points for being more original since it did it first because lets face Kill La Kill's basically a female version of Gurren Lagann with super powered school uniforms (trust me, it's more retarded than it sounds) instead of giant robots.
Both shows are about passion and purely passion. They don't care about logic, subtly, they don't even care if they're filled with clichés or not and yet neither of these are comedies or spoofs (for the most part, it's hard to tell sometimes especially with KLK if they're farses or not) they both shouldn't work at all but somehow they do. I love these animes the same way I love The Avengers, I love the characters, it's fun to watch but they're not masterpieces in anyway but I don't think they're suppose to be, they're just fun animes nothing more, it's just the fans that share that same passion that think these are masterpieces.
Extremely dynamic and fast pace, pure and over exaggerated epicness and awesomeness, resulting in concentrated wtf and energy.
Those two shows should go together and actually by many are considered as set in one universe - the same adventurous spirit, the same riddiculous actions, many epic fights, unique, memorable characters. There is no end of that positive creaziness :D
TTGL and Kill la Kill are series by the same director so they retain the craziness, excitement, and wild epic battles that both perspective series share (minus the mecha part for KLK).
Both series have similar artwork with the main protagonists going out-all, odds against their adversaries.
The action presented from both of these series is over-the-top in the sense of craziness and insane movements. The main female protagonists also share a trait of being natural-born fighters with gifted talents.
There is also over the top comedy that both series share to deliver entertainment that you deserve.
Kill la Kill is the spiritual successor of Gurren Lagann. Made by Studio Trigger, which was composed of mostly the same crew that brought to you Gurren Lagann. There are some striking parallels between the characters (sometimes even the same voice actor). Fights are brought to ridiculous proportions of awesomeness. Both are quite random at the first half, but in the second half the plot gets moving.
It's made by the same makers and has the same drawing style. It is just as EPIC, and over the top but this one will makes you al ot more sexually frustrated ;) (In a good way)!
From the same creators of Gurren Lagann brings you Kill la Kill
1: Perverted Scenes just like TTGL.
2: Action just like TTGL.
3: Randomness just like TTGL.
4: Awesomeness just like TTGL.
Both are very flashy and over the top, also share some of the same staff and style. They have blatant fanservice and characters aren't afraid to be silly.
If you look on it closer you will see that mechas and clothes are pretty the same, you get in them and get superpowers, jet-packs or other useful stuff to destroy super evil enemies.
It's all about nonsense.
Very similar art styles in just about way from the character designs to the action to the fanservice. The action is always as over-the-top and nonsensical as it can possibly be and (almost) no one in the show ever finds it the least bit strange. Similar mixes of comedy and drama (most of the comedy comes the nonsensical parts). Strong people are extremely overpowered and keep getting stronger. Matoi is kind of a mix of Simon, Kamina, and Yoko all rolled into one girl.
-both are by the same director
-both deny logic and common sense and put forward ridiculousness
-both are epic to the MAX
-both have epic action
-both have similar art style
-both have crazy badass characters
-both are extremely exhilarating and exciting
Conclusion: If you liked one or the other, you will most likely/definitely like the other.
Same animations, same ridiculousness, same great character awesomeness. Both have great plots along with plot twists, and both have some really good scenes.
Both shows are very similar except some replacement so it isn't a copy.
-plot goes from personal fight to galactic level
-similar plot twist and progression
-focusing on friendship
-will power is the strongest power
-instead mechas kill la kill has Goku uniforms
-MC is female in Kill la Killa
-Kill la Killa has ecchi
-more cartoon style
if you liked fighting highschool super uniform boobs you'll love bikini sniper boobs
but seriously same director and equal manliness
These anime where made by the same people. If you like the creative genius of either anime you will more than likely enjoy the other.
The protagonist in both anime are young with one main goal stated at the very beginning of the show. In both they have to overcome insurmountable obstacles to achieve that goal.
the animation and over-the-top nature of the two shows is prevalent throughout each series. Kill La Kill was directed by Gurren Lagann's directors. If you like explosions, ridiculous fight scenes and a great story, these are both shows that you should try out.
Two Blockbusters from the same director in Hiroyuki Imaishi that both have epic battle sequences, amazing soundtrack, over the top animation with a colorful cast of characters that define Manly and Overkill. There is fan service, more so in Kill la Kill...a lot more but it is part of the plot, believe it or not.
It's by the same creators to start off. Kill la Kill doesn't have the mecha genre but its a great anime all the same. Both of these series are about humans fighting back for mankind. Also both of these series have a tenancy to go overboard when their main characters power up. The only real thing I would advise about Kill la Kill is that its more comedy which gives it a slower start from Gurren Lagaan which usually hooks people episode 1.
Both are super over the top not to mention that ''aniki'' looks like one of the characters in kill la kill.Ttrust me when you see him you'll get what i mean. Also in both the Mc's get super powers battle someone with almost the same powers if you consider clothing mechs Kill la Kill is even more similar to Gurren Lagann.
And if you consider the premise with the beastmen ruling the world thats pretty similar too
While it may not be a mech-based anime, Kill La Kill is made by the same people who made TTGL. It certainly has the same over the top feeling that TTGL had, and its what makes me love both series so much. If you enjoyed Kamina's outrageousness in TTGL, you'll surely love every character of Kill La Kill.
One word to describe both of these shows: Badass ! These 2 shows have crazy stories with amazing actions scenes that will make your jaw drop.
It has similar fight scenes
It has the same good amount of action
It has a really good storyline
The characters are both extremely good
It gives off the same vibe of wanting to continue
It is very good.
Kill la Kill and Gurren Laggan both have the same over-the-top style of comedy and action. They both feature ridiculous fighting that just keeps getting more and more insane as the series progresses, as well as a similar artstyle and character roster. Though some would argue one is better than the other they're still both a great deal of fun.
If like me you loved Gurren Lagan, you will find Kill La Kill amazing! I found a lot of similarities between the two animes. Both are a subtile alliance of fights and humour with a little echi side. The two stories evolve really fast, you never get bored.I would put Kill La Kill a little bit above for the quality of the fight scenes.
similar art, lots of actions,both have a good unique setting. and overall if you like one you would like the other one as well.
Both shows are created by Studio Trigger and have over-the-top super powers and creative, crazy, nonsensical action and comedy.
Like the over the top action of Kill la Kill? Then you'll love the SUPER over the top action in TTGL!
Kill La Kill has the same director as Gurren Lagann, so one might think that's the only similarity. But the similarities number far more than just that.
-The animation style of both shows are extremely similar.
-The story is completely batshit crazy in both cases.
-Both have an unbelievable amount of awesome in them(More so Gurren Lagaan than in KLK)
-The main villains aren't what they seem.
-They both have iconic battle songs:"Libera me to Hell" and "Don't lose your way".
-The "over-the-top" action scenes are the main draw in both of them.
If you loved/liked TTGL/KLK then you will probably feel the same way for the other.
-Similar comedy and overblown style
-Both revolve around the "human vs automated life cycle entity (for lack of a better word)" type conflict
The shows feel epic and even abstract at times.
Both anime have a very spontaneous sense of humor.
Both anime contain interestingly odd characters.
Both anime work on an arch plot system.
Both anime clearly define their goals.
Both anime focus on a good vs bad concept.
Both anime contain interesting and unique plot twists.
No plot, just mindless violence. Requires you to put your brain aside and watch. There's bit of fan service present too. But TTGL is better than KlK.
Maybe this two things are the most crazy action-drama+comedy gainax`s titles. I was asking wondering what the hell was going on, laughed and cry at the same time. I stringly recomend both this titles to every anime-lover.
Made by the same studio. Storyline is similar due to the main character starting weak and becoming more and more powerful as the story unfolds. Also both are pretty ridiculous in nature.
Both are made by the same people (Those at Gainax who made Gurren Lagann went on to form Trigger and make Kill La Kill) and are similarly fast-paced and energetic, with simple but interesting storylines and lovable characters. I will follow everything Trigger makes because of these two wonderful anime!
Basically TTGL's spiritual successor, made by mostly the same team. The same infectious energy, the same will, the same epic fights, make for a must see if you loved TTGL.
Both are over the top comedic action shows. The naimation is similar aswell.
But both that is because both are from the same director.
I prefer Kill la Kill above Tengen Toppen, Tengen Toppen gets very serious at the end which I didnt mind but it did feel a little out of place. If you do not like the ending of Tengen Toppen I recommend the movie (part 2) which is a whole lot lighter.
Both from the mind of Hiroyuki Imaishi, these stories follow a protagonist who learns what it means to believe in themselves and fight for what means the most to them. Over the top, nonstop, NO FILLER insanity ensues- a wild ride you'll never forget.
Gurren Lagann is like zero to infinity. It starts in a cave, but ending concerned the whole universe. Kill la Kill is also similar but on a smaller scale than Gurren Lagann. Both the protagonist initially had a little amount of power. But later they rise to the top of their worlds. And the tragedy of losing friends at the end matches too.
Mecha anime, mixture of humor, mysterious "aliens", a large cast of unique individuals, not to mention both take place on a devastated planet.
Both Tengen Toppen Gurren Laggann and Eureka 7 revolve around small, young male leads coming of age in a world they don't quite feel comfortable with. With the help of their friends, and respective similarly aged love interests, both Simon and Renton find the motivation to better themselves and grow into strong young men. These shows both balance comedy with drama, all the while displaying heavy mecha themes.
both are about young men who start out kind of unsure of themselves and wimpy, but through certain events grow and become majorly epic, and because of that end up changing/saving the world. And both have otherworldly girlfriends that they pretty much risk it all for.
Both Gurren Lagann and Eureka Seven center around young boys who are developing into brave young men. Both series include a strange girl that makes the young hero blush, and characters with similar personalities (i.e. Talho and Yoko, or Holland and Kamina). They also both have to do with mecha and alternate worlds. Beings other than humans exist in these worlds. E7 is the longer series.
Gurren Lagann is similar to Eureka Seven in the use of mech. But thats not all, it shares a similar young protagonist and a mysterious young girl. But at the same time Gurren is nothing like Eureka Seven, in that it is compleat fun insanity at times, and at other times is much more dramatic.
Both are about large groups of people on an adventure to save the world. Both have constant use of mech, though it is more significant in Gurren Lagann. Gurren Lagann has more comedy and ecchi moments, while Eureka Seven has more drama and romance.
Both are Mecha, Sci-fi, Action, Adventures about young average boys that end up accomplishing great things, for the sake of humanity. ^_^
Rather than say what is similar im going to say what is different, TTGL is the MANLIEST shonen in existence, while Euerka 7 is the best mecha/romance in existence. If you like one you WILL like the other. DON"T QUESTION JUST WATCH
Various instances in the series correspond with each other.
Spiral Power = Eureka + Renton's ablity to bring out power in the Nirvash
Existance of universal limitations present in both series.
Boy meets girl situation in both series which develops a bond throughout the series.
Well..here we are!~ let's start saying that both anime have a main char as a boy that start the whole story with his own power. Both anime have the mecha side as an important part, and the factor 'a world to change'; also the characters group are kinda similar. Another great point that both series have is the Simon+Nia's relationship a lot similar to Renton+Eurka's one.
For the graphic part: Good char design and pretty nice background design in both anime. And a really interesting story for both. I highly recommend to watch both! Trust me :3
Ok, gurren lagann are super robot inspired and eureka seven are real robot inspired, but these two have much similarities. Starting with protagonist, renton and simon, both are fearfull boys and both makes a lot of misses but in decisives hours, they makes the job. Talho and Yoko, both are the sexl simbol of their animes, strong girls with nice attributes. Nia and Eureka are nothing similar but, Nia/Simon - Eureka/Renton relationship are similar, both are learning from each other. Both main organization (gekkostate and dai gurren dan) are similar too, smart, with a lot of confusion, fight and comedy with your members. And for finish, you probaly gets the same feeling watchting both.
Conclusion: Both are nice animes, if you watch one, watch the other. Eureka Seven And Gurren Lagann are masterpieces.
Both Simon and Renton are boys with normal lifes,but suddenly Simon comes up to surface,and Renton joins the Geko State.They both become stronger,and in the end they have to fight,to save the world.
Tengen Toppa is more epic,and have a bit more humor in it.
But Eureka Seven has more romance.
If you like to see Giant Robots in a whole different Perspective, and see Development at its best, then i would recommend Gurren Lagann. Join Simon, Kamina, and Yoko as they battle against oppresive forces.
In fact I never thought that Gurren Lagann would bring the same feeling as Eureka when I just started watchung it. But after all they have a lot of common treats. Let's see:
1. Mecha. Mechas are everywhere, they are battle machines controlled by human, but there ought to be a special one that can be controlled only be whom? Right, main character.
2. Main male characters in both anime evolve during the series. They start as scared boys and grow up as courageous men.
3. Main femal character are somehow connected with alien race and bound to the main hero.
4. And after all they are global. The stories bedin in some small city or village and then spread all over the whole world.
5. And the last point is that both cannot leave you indifferent for sure!
both have to do with using robots to fight
they both fall for a girl who is not human
both have awesome fights
Both are absurd, over-the-top, DBZ-style mecha, yet they are also deceptively deep. E7 features much more romance than TTGL, while TTGL has more focus on adrenaline, but both deal with 14 year old boys who learn how to be men by taking on the mission of saving the world, and having to deal with life's tough situations.
Both Gurren Lagann and Eureka Seven revolve around two somewhat wimpy protagonists (Simon and Renton). The two ultimately become involved with a whirlwind of events regarding the fate of the world, drastically changing the average pace of their lives. Both protagonists join their respective teams (though in Gurren Lagann the team forms as the story progresses), which both serve to oppose the antagonist forces in some way and endure a variety of experiences, happy and tragic, that serve to develop them extensively as the story progresses. Simon and Renton have love interests that, while quite different personality wise, can both be considered naive about certain aspects of human life and are both a far cry from typical humans for reasons revealed throughout the stories. Both series utilize mecha as a means to carry out the storyline throughout, with intense battles in which the protagonists require intense willpower to ensure victory.
There are, however, some distinct differences. Gurren Lagann is a much more over the top, action based story that retains a simple yet effective plot. Eureka Seven focuses more on the drama and romance aspects with a more developed (and longer) story. Gurren Lagann is categorized as super robot, while Eureka Seven is real robot, meaning drastically different mecha designs as well as the fact that Gurren Lagann has much more high-scale and explosive type action by comparison. The settings are also quite different, as Eureka Seven has a more sci-fi and futuristic feel, at least until Gurren Lagann reaches the second half. Aside from the major characters, Gurren Lagann and Eureka Seven have very different casts, especially with the antagonists and side characters.
All in all, both are great stories and if you like one then the other should be very enjoyable as well.
A teenage boy main character that starts off weak but eventually becomes stronger a long the way with his love interest. The planets that the shows take place in are mostly a wasteland with very little life. The mecha's in both shows evolve to become even stronger.
The rebelling group, started first out as fun people, then became serious as the story went on. The Authority is protect the world but not the people. There is mecha, there is duo who control the main mecha. Renton, and Eureka kinda seem like Simon and Nia only R&E seem to have more love then S&N. Nia looks alot like Eureka, too.
It even has Johnny Yong Bosch, voice of Renton, but in Gurren Lagann, he isnt the main character, but he is the second secondary pilot of the Main Mecha.
Both Main Male Protagoras changed a lot ever since the first episode, they both start from someone that's weak and silly but later one they both turned mature & badass :P
Fighting, Drama & Romance are alike..........
Both of these wonderful anime are about a boy who is living in a cycle where it's the same thing every day and nothing changes. Then, a girl appears in their lives, and everything goes downhill from there. Both Eureka Seven and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann are also mecha and bery entertaining! AND, Renton and Simon (the main characters of these series) are both 14 and aid in a revolution to change the world in which they live for the better! I highly reccomend Eureka Seven to any Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann fan!
Both stories are a coming of age tale of a young teenage boy who grows up piloting a unique and incredibly powerful mecha.
They both have B.A. mechs fighting each other... The action in both are magnificent... They both have a huge cast of characters... And the romantic side to both are awesome...
Both anime have fantastic mecha designs although Gurren Lagann has more extreme fight scenes; also both share a rather deep plot with intresting twists wich will leave you surprised!
Opening Theme"Sorairo Days (空色デイズ)" by Shoko Nakagawa
Ending Theme#1: "UNDERGROUND" by HIGH VOLTAGE (eps 1-15)
#2: "happily ever after" by Shoko Nakagawa (ep 16)
#3: "Minna no Peace (みんなのピース)" by Afromania (eps 17-27)
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