Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Gurren Lagann

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Synonyms: Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, Making Break-Through Gurren Lagann, Heavenly Breakthrough Gurren Lagann, TTGL, Gurren Laggan
Japanese: 天元突破グレンラガン
English: Gurren Lagann
German: Gurren Lagann
Spanish: Gurren Lagann
French: Gurren Lagann
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Type: TV
Episodes: 27
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2007 to Sep 30, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Sundays at 08:30 (JST)
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.631 (scored by 898254898,254 users)
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Ranked: #772
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Popularity: #64
Members: 1,607,452
Favorites: 78,310

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Simon and Kamina were born and raised in a deep, underground village, hidden from the fabled surface. Kamina is a free-spirited loose cannon bent on making a name for himself, while Simon is a timid young boy with no real aspirations. One day while excavating the earth, Simon stumbles upon a mysterious object that turns out to be the ignition key to an ancient artifact of war, which the duo dubs Lagann. Using their new weapon, Simon and Kamina fend off a surprise attack from the surface with the help of Yoko Littner, a hot-blooded redhead wielding a massive gun who wanders the world above.

In the aftermath of the battle, the sky is now in plain view, prompting Simon and Kamina to set off on a journey alongside Yoko to explore the wastelands of the surface. Soon, they join the fight against the "Beastmen," humanoid creatures that terrorize the remnants of humanity in powerful robots called "Gunmen." Although they face some challenges and setbacks, the trio bravely fights these new enemies alongside other survivors to reclaim the surface, while slowly unraveling a galaxy-sized mystery.

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Gurren Lagann received widespread critical acclaim since its release. The series received an Excellence Prize at the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival. Its director Hiroyuki Imaishi received an individual award for "Personal Best" at the 12th Animation Kobe Festival that same year for his work on the series.

In 2008, during the 7th annual Tokyo Anime Awards held at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Gurren Lagann won the "Best Television Production" award. In addition, the "Best Character Design" award was given to the character designer Atsushi Nishigori for his work on the anime.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Akai, Takami
Shiraishi, Naoko
Producer, Production Manager


Opening Theme

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"Sorairo Days (空色デイズ)" by Shoko Nakagawa (eps 1-14, 16-26)

Ending Theme

2: "happily ever after" by Shoko Nakagawa (eps 16)
3: "Minna no Peace (みんなのピース)" by Afromania (eps 17-27)


Apr 10, 2024
Where do I begin, once again, watching a kickass show like this for the first time, it feels surreal, it's getting high for the first time, it's like winning the lottery, may I even say it's like ascending to another plane of existence entirely. This show is the absolute pinnacle of Mecha, everything I wanted was in this. The opening always slaps, the characters are fucking awesome, and everything just feels spectacular, watching this show is like crack, you can't get enough it's like a high that never ends. Anyone who negatively reviewed this show hates fun period. There's no way you could dislike something ...
Sep 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I honestly don't know what to say about this one.
To start this review I have to say that this anime is made of two parts the first part is from episodes 1 to 15 and the second part is from episodes 17 to 27, episode 16 is a recap so ignore it.
If you like the Mecha genre, I recommend this to you, but if you don't then read the following.
The story is different and unique in many ways but there is a ridiculous amount of unnecessary things in this anime, for example, the friendship power and how they always win no matter what happens, there ...
Oct 10, 2023
Really didn't jive with this one's story at all. It feels exactly like when a little kid walks up to you with their action figures in hand and starts acting out wild action scenes with senseless kid logic but expects you to take it just as seriously as they are. Meanwhile you're just nodding along waiting for them to get bored and wander away.

Weirdly the part of the story that I found myself most interested in was the section where Yoko was living as a teacher on a small island. I liked the idea of a teacher who was secretly a mecha fighting badass, it ...

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