Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 1: Gurren-hen

Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End

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Synonyms: Gekijouban Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Guren-hen, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann the Movie
Japanese: 劇場版 天元突破グレンラガン 紅蓮篇
English: Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End
Spanish: Gurren Lagann: El Fin de la Infancia
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 6, 2008
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.161 (scored by 8199481,994 users)
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Ranked: #4152
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Popularity: #1409
Members: 164,135
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Animation studio Gainax presented a website for the release of a movie adaptation of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann TV series in the fall of 2008. Both the original director and series script editor will return to work on the new project. Gainax will also be hosting four events to celebrate this occasion at this year's Tokyo International Anime Fair, featuring voice actors from the anime.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Toba, Yousuke
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Episode Director, Assistant Director
Nakashima, Kazuki
Script, Original Creator


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Ending Theme

"Tsuzuku Sekai (続く世界)" by Shoko Nakagawa


Apr 26, 2009
*A failed attempt to surpass the “unsurpassable”.*

“Men put their souls into their drills when breaking through!”

Some obvious advices/facts before we dive into the review.

This is NOT a standalone movie thus having knowledge from the TV series is highly recommended and also beneficial to your mind.
Do NOT compare the pacing of the TV series with the movie. One is called a TV series and the other is called a movie for a reason, k? Both the TV series and the movie are by the original director and script editor so they know what they are messing with.
Aug 14, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Gainax have turned their series into movies before with Gunbuster vs. Diebuster and more recently the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, now they've decided to give Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann the same treatment. Unfortunately, the runtime doesn't allow for a sufficient amount of development and many elements have been lost along the way, though there are saving graces in the new material.

The original series is twenty-seven episodes long, or - minus the openings and endings - around about nine hours. Gurren-hen follows the events of the first thirteen episodes and so is just over two hours shorter than its source material. As you would expect, much ...
Mar 30, 2023
Gurren Lagann: Childhood's End, is the first Gurren Lagann movie and more or less acts as a recap and retelling of the first half of the plot from the anime combined into one. The movie, as mentioned, mainly serves as a retelling, putting all the major episode plots into a single story which amounts to just under two hours, while the minor elements are either not present or combined into a montage, with one exception by the end. However, depending on how one felt about the main series and their patience level, this can either come off as a blessing or a curse. Themes and ...

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