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 7988879,888 users)
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Ranked: #4022
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Popularity: #1390
Members: 160,317
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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, Animation Director, Key Animation
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


Jun 24, 2023
[Spoiler-free should-you-watch review for both movies]

I’ll be brief, because I absolutely love the Gurren Lagann series, and my review (which I haven’t written yet to date) would probably read something like “I don’t care who you are, stop what you’re doing and just watch it.”

These movies are are fundamentally a retelling of the same story. They are very good, but 90% or more of them are just reused parts of the show. There are some new sequences they added, and some changes in the plot, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend. However, I do *not* recommend the movies as an introduction to ...
Nov 1, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Don't get me wrong here.

I fucking LOOOOVE Gurren Lagann! For the past 8 months, it's been my all-time favorite anime. Everything about TTGL is brilliant including the plot, characters, music, and art, which Gainax had done an excellent job of making sure all of these factors were amazing. However, beyond that, I love the themes about evolution and ambition, two values which hold up very high to me. This show inspired and uplifted me, made me think about my life in a different way and made me realize the goals and dreams I had deep within me, that's how powerful this show was to me! ...
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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Poll: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Gurren-hen Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Kraker2k - Apr 22, 2009
129 repliesby ChaosDude23 »»
May 18, 1:31 PM
Am I the only one who thinks gurren lagann is a piece of crap?
Redassassin2077 - Mar 5, 2017
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Apr 29, 2022 2:47 PM
Is this any different?
zumac - Apr 20, 2017
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Apr 20, 2017 8:26 AM
DVD Release Date
dtshyk - Mar 13, 2009
28 repliesby 5layer »»
Apr 23, 2009 7:00 PM
First Scenes Making Their Way Online
Islaya - Nov 12, 2008
4 repliesby Kyora »»
Mar 8, 2009 11:47 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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