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Apr 30, 2007 5:22 PM

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Well, thanks to a lovely Anonymous at 4chan's /a/ I was able to watch this with mostly good subtitles a little early! The first thing I noticed was that the excellent animation has returned to normal!! That alone made the episode at least 50% better than episode 4.

I liked this episode quite a bit for many reasons, the first being that it was more serious and had a slower pace than the other four. Although it was a bit grey, I'm glad my eyes could rest for an episode. The living environment of this underground dwelling made me happy to see the glaring sun in the evenings :P Though it was slower paced, the action sequence at the end was still well done.

I lol'd long and hard when Yoko was asked to wear that bag to cover up her boobs, and I lol'd harder at Kamina and Simon's attempts to see her belly button, and was extremely happy when she pounded Kamina's lowly self into the ground for doing so. Yoko wa whore ja nai da ~

Lol at the Gainax references in the preview, ranging from Rei and Asuka to Gunbuster 2 characters.
Yoko > all of them~
 
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Apr 30, 2007 5:27 PM

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windingstairs said:
Well, thanks to a lovely Anonymous at 4chan's /a/ I was able to watch this with mostly good subtitles a little early! The first thing I noticed was that the excellent animation has returned to normal!! That alone made the episode at least 50% better than episode 4.

I liked this episode quite a bit for many reasons, the first being that it was more serious and had a slower pace than the other four. Although it was a bit grey, I'm glad my eyes could rest for an episode. The living environment of this underground dwelling made me happy to see the glaring sun in the evenings :P Though it was slower paced, the action sequence at the end was still well done.

I lol'd long and hard when Yoko was asked to wear that bag to cover up her boobs, and I lol'd harder at Kamina and Simon's attempts to see her belly button, and was extremely happy when she pounded Kamina's lowly self into the ground for doing so. Yoko wa whore ja nai da ~

Lol at the Gainax references in the preview, ranging from Rei and Asuka to Gunbuster 2 characters.
Yoko > all of them~


glad to hear its back to normal animation


 
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May 1, 2007 11:15 PM

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Definitely a vast improvement over the last one. And it's always nice to see more Yoko.
 
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May 3, 2007 5:43 PM

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Glad that the animation was back and Yoko is as hot as always but i wasn't too fond of the episode. I dont like the slower pace shown in this episode and the story really didnt appeal to me. I want my Gurren episodes to be fast, full of action, and full of Yoko.

 
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May 3, 2007 5:44 PM

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Glad that the animation was back and Yoko is as hot as always but i wasn't too fond of the episode. I dont like the slower pace shown in this episode and the story really didnt appeal to me. I want my Gurren episodes to be fast, full of action, and full of Yoko.


super glad its back to normal


 
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Sep 12, 2007 10:46 PM
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I know this is way way way old, but I'm just catching up and I thought I'd mention: Yoko = white mage.
 
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Oct 11, 2007 1:39 AM

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And I know that I should have started TTGL ages ago, but I just never had the time. Now that I've seen the first 5 episodes, I really regret puting this off. Other than the animation of the 4th episode, I'm loving this show at the moment.
 
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Nov 26, 2007 5:14 PM

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Yay animation is back on track!

Too bad the user on stage6 I was watching with doesn't have episode 6 =_=
-goes to search- lol

Edit: I give up on stage6, I'll try veoh :P
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Apr 4, 2008 8:04 AM

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Okay episode, a little slow paced. I guess they felt like doing a slight satire on religion in this episode, and the drawing of the sticks reminded me of "The Lottery."


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Apr 30, 2008 5:29 PM

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this episode was way too frustrating for me. i dont mind the slow pace story but the high priest annoyedme so much. oh, and the greyscale color was also a little frustrating.
 
Jul 28, 2008 12:51 AM

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wow, filler already, btw i consider filler an ep that reveals nothing about the plot, the characters, and otherwise would not be needed to understand the series.


 
Aug 5, 2008 8:35 PM

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Sigh...
Why would a person wear showy clothes if they don't want to be seen?

I'll just prefer to think she doesn't much like Kamina. That way she doesn't lose so many points in my book.

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Aug 11, 2008 10:34 AM
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That was good... more serious with the drama of the village, but i still lol'd when they asked Yoko to cover up.. xD and Yoko beating up Kamina is always funny :D

The Gurren Lagann combination video is so cool :) Over the top yet still awesome...

 
Sep 18, 2008 4:51 AM

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This episode was okay. There seemed to be an underlying theme of religion being used as a tool. However, I won't go into it, because:
A- I can't be bothered.
B- I'm not getting my fingerprints on that particular crime scene (particularly on the internet).

Also, I still have grey-vision two minutes after watching!
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Sep 18, 2008 5:55 AM

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PeanutSteak said:
Okay episode, a little slow paced. I guess they felt like doing a slight satire on religion in this episode, and the drawing of the sticks reminded me of "The Lottery."


That's exactly what I was thinking too! I was half expecting the village to stone the two kids to death XD
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Nov 21, 2008 5:55 PM
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I thought this episode was a little better than episode 4. The animation is defenetly back and Yoko is defenetly hot.
 
Nov 22, 2008 2:09 PM

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Not bad, but kinda boring. In the end, the priest really is a man looking for his village. I expected him to be more evil. I don't mind adding Rossiu to Team Gurren, but what about two children ? Obviously, they'll prove themselves useful later, but was it really needed ?
 
Jan 6, 2009 12:32 AM

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I don't get the complaints about the animation. The last episode was fine. In fact the story was better, and it was funnier. This episode was weak compared to the last one.



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Mar 18, 2009 11:39 AM

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Faust721 said:
Glad that the animation was back and Yoko is as hot as always but i wasn't too fond of the episode. I dont like the slower pace shown in this episode and the story really didnt appeal to me. I want my Gurren episodes to be fast, full of action, and full of Yoko.

& I never doubted the priest too much, well anyway I'm glad to have TTGL off hold and am excited for more.
 
Apr 10, 2009 1:15 PM

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Definetly better with this animation. Anyway i wish this show stopped with the power ranger thingy. Is fucking annoying.

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Jun 20, 2009 1:03 PM

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Good to see the animation back on track.

This episode looked promising and I thought the High Priest was actually evil, so I was a bit disappointed.

I didn't like the decision of turning the colors into grey.

It was hilarious seeing Yoko getting herself covered and beating Kamina xD, and it was also very funny when Kamina stood up to the High Priest.
 
Jul 13, 2009 9:09 PM
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Animation was definitely better in this episode... and poor Yoko having to cover her wonderful style up.
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Aug 29, 2009 12:34 PM

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I don't know why I'm still watching this show. Probably because of its action.
I hate the animation at all. It's not detailed that much. It's ugly.

One thing I hate in this show is its animation.
 
Sep 22, 2009 1:31 PM

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I didn't even notice episode 4 had bad animation but this whole episode was grey and was pretty boring really.
 
Nov 9, 2009 11:48 AM

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Definitely the best episode so far imo.
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Jan 24, 2010 8:24 AM

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The only thing that this anime lacks is a good animation/effects.
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Feb 18, 2010 12:22 AM

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EPIC transition!


 
Mar 25, 2010 5:50 PM

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decent episode ^_^ held some philosophy senses and stuff ^_^
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Jun 11, 2010 2:51 PM

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Great story in this episode.
 
Sep 30, 2010 12:00 PM
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I don't know why I'm still watching this show. Probably because of its action.
I hate the animation at all. It's not detailed that much. It's ugly.

One thing I hate in this show is its animation.

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Definitely the best episode so far imo.

These quotes pretty much sum up my viewing experience of GL so far.

Was seriously considering dropping the show, as none of the first 4 episodes did anything for me. I'm not keen on the contemporary art style, ain't feeling much love for any of the characters yet and the humour is a little too off the wall even for me... I mean, mechas with moving faces?!

Then I came to this episode - could be considered filler for some, but it was the first to actually keep me interested all the way through. I dunno....guess I just like my anime a little slower paced and to tell a good story, rather than wall to wall shouty action scenes.

GL has, by no means, suddenly become brilliant for me - would still rate it be a 6.5 so far - but this episode convinced me to give the show another chance and stick it out until episode 10.
 
Oct 22, 2010 12:49 AM

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Loved the story told here.
I love it when my shows have stand alone episodes.
 
Dec 21, 2010 9:45 AM

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Aw, I love the little side stories.

&&& LOOOOL at Kimina getting his ass whooped by Yoko. I <3 her. xD
 
Jan 30, 2011 7:38 AM

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I liked this episode more than the last one.
 
Oct 26, 2011 4:07 PM

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That was a nice little aside!

I hope we see the three kids again in the future! That would be cool to see their adventures!
 
Nov 10, 2011 4:47 PM

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Myself I did not think of this as a filler. It introduced 3 new characters to the party, with their backstory, and that book will have a meaning later on.
If much episode 4 was a filler
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Mar 24, 2012 8:56 AM

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Not a bad ep, looking forward to the rest. :)
 
Apr 17, 2012 11:46 PM
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More Yoko is always nice. xD

This anime is getting slightly better but I still don't see whats so spectacular about it to be honest. Hopefully my opinion changes after a few more episodes. =p
 
Apr 18, 2012 8:03 PM

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Having seen the first 5 episodes now, I can't say I care much about this anime. Kamina is a pompous buffoon and Simon is a pussy. And I find the plot to be kind of ridiculous right now.

The only redeeming qualities atm is that homo guy is funny sometimes, and Yoko is a nice piece of ass. Otherwise I'm finding it to be pretty dull.
 
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While this episode was okay and it was interesting to have it done mostly in greyscale, I'm just waiting to see when the story is gonna pick up. And I'm with the majority on this forum that we def need more Yoko, and not covered up either! xD
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May 11, 2012 8:30 PM

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I didn’t really like this episode mainly for its subject matter. I always cringe when anime portrays a monotheistic religion, especially Christianity or something clearly made in imitation of it. With only one percent of Japan’s population being Christian, it is understandable that the majority of Japan does not understand Christianity. What is unfortunate is that anime almost always portrays Christianity (or its anime imitations) negatively, which only goes to reinforce negative stereotypes. While I’m sure there are people here who may agree with anime’s portrayal of Christianity and some who don’t, I hope we can all agree that doing so is bad if it stems from ignorance instead of personal inquiry.
 
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I found this episode significantly worse than the others it was nice to see other villages at first but the episode as a whole made me realize that my rating of this anime may very well rest on Yoko's shoulders. Though maybe this episode was just an anomaly and the rest will be just as enjoyable even if Yoko isn't present as much.

Yoko ftw.
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Jun 29, 2012 9:35 AM

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yes this animation is definetly better
 
Jun 29, 2012 11:49 PM

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I didn't like the High Priest until he explained with they were doing the 50 guys thing.

Seems like its +3 to the Gurren Team!
 
Jul 6, 2012 12:47 AM

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Koreth said:
I know this is way way way old, but I'm just catching up and I thought I'd mention: Yoko = white mage.

You said it was way old when you posted a few months later. xD I'm replying 5 years later. Wow. Anyway, I know right? She does look like a white mage!! :D
 
Aug 20, 2012 3:28 PM

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this episode was way too frustrating for me. i dont mind the slow pace story but the high priest annoyedme so much. oh, and the greyscale color was also a little frustrating.


This. Fortunately it has returned to its original art style. I would have dropped this episode if it was like 4th's style >_>

 
Aug 29, 2012 8:25 AM

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Nice episode, the beginning was quite funny xD though why that same gunman came back I wonder, still nice episode! Up to the next one :D
 
Sep 19, 2012 11:23 AM

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Not much to say about the episode itself, it seemed pretty much like every other anime that tackles strange religion, but I do appreciate the attention drawn to Yoko's sexy ass body. She's a work of art, that girl :3

I laughed when the weirdo called her out on her... ehem... risque outfit (or lack of one) :P

But hey, now we know why she dresses like she does - Freedom of movement! I don't know if i buy that but whatever - It's anime xD
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Nov 20, 2012 4:58 PM

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I though this was a great episode filled with social commentary... on religion, laws...etc
 
Jan 19, 2013 8:55 AM
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Good episode.
Kamina is great.
Lol Kamina is the mastermind by seeing Yoko's body. Haha her fat ass is comfortable.
4/5
 
Mar 20, 2013 6:36 PM

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I wonder if there will be romance with Yoko
 
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