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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie: Lagann-hen

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie: Lagann-hen

Alternative Titles

English: Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars
Synonyms: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2
Japanese: 天元突破グレンラガン 螺巌篇


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 22, 2009
Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.661 (scored by 28396 users)
Ranked: #532
Popularity: #658
Members: 54,346
Favorites: 271
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Seven years have passed after the battle of Teppelin... Humans have since reclaimed the surface of the earth and enjoy an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity. However, humanity's increasing population growth triggers the sudden emergence of an unknown, powerful enemy.

The fearsome, manipulative power of the mysterious Anti-Spiral proves too overwhelming for humans to even fight back. When everyone becomes desperate and loses hope, Team Dai-Gurren members reunite to stand up once again!

(Source: Official US Website)

Related Anime

Alternative version: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Prequel: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie: Gurren-hen

Characters & Voice Actors

Kakihara, Tetsuya
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Teppelin, Nia
Teppelin, Nia
Fukui, Yukari
Fukui, Yukari
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Hiyama, Nobuyuki


Takeda, Yasuhiro
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Otsuka, Masahiko
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Episode Director, Assistant Director

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Jan 29, 2010
If you're being shaken by the physics in this anime and feel the need to argue with them, you're missing the point. The second recap movie that introduces loads of new mechs to the Gurren Lagann multiverse is just as stunning as the original series was. Be warned as this review contains spoilers to the original Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and the first movie. *The reason I purposely left out individual scores is because I can safely say that I was biased during watching this film, and I will thus be biased towards writing this review. Note: I am pro-Gurren Lagann and all for manly read more
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Feb 7, 2010
Lagann-hen is an exhilarating production with a setting of monumental proportions, though not without its flaws, which - in some cases - are unfortunately more apparent than in the first installment.

The movie picks up right where Gurren-hen left off, though the opening sequences have been hugely condensed in order to quickly drive the plot into the second arc of the story. The setting expands in Lagann-hen, we travel from Earths surface into interstellar territory, in line with the TV show, although small sections of the story have diverged from the series, some understandably and others disappointingly. Certain new ideas seem extremely rushed, dragging what was read more
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Jan 31, 2010
To write a spoiler-free review of lagann-hen is difficult, especially since there is quite some variation from the show. However, I will write this review on the basis that I don't want to spoil TTGL or Lagann-hen.

First things to say would be, Lagann-hen is a must watch.

To review Lagann-hen I think I should sum up some of the premonitions I had before watching it. I had seen Gurren-hen, and although I enjoyed it, I actually didn't like it as much as the series. Gurren-hen seemed a bit rushed to cover the first part of the series, and was chopped and changed here and read more
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Aug 12, 2009
This movie was INCREDIBLE. It was definitely worth spending 1500 yen at Akihabara's sunshine theatre.
The movie included much more different scenes than the first movie Gurren-hen, and the last battle was so intense, one couldn't blink to miss anything. The background music for this movie was as well different than from the series, and very fitting with each scene of the movie.

Very enjoyable and brilliant.
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another movie that storms you with a full extent of awesomeness and upbeat spirit 
reportRecommended by Argyll
Both well put together retellings of action packed series. Nanoha is more manly though.  
reportRecommended by SpeedyBlackLads
Both are summary movies from your respective TV series (Gurren Lagann and Macross). Both Add new scenes or new animation, improving the show. Finally, both are highly recommended to watch, mainly if you like mechas and huge battles. 
reportRecommended by Mizorefan

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Ending Theme

"Namida no Tane, Egao no Hana (涙の種、笑顔の花)" by Shoko Nakagawa

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