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Nov 30, 2008 6:59 AM

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Good episode, have to admit I liked Kamina a lot, however I was expecting him to die, particuarly when he hooked up with Yoko - getting the girl = certain death.

Realistically he was such a strong character that he was stunting the growth of all the characters around him, will be really interested to see what the other characters in this show do now they're not being shielded from the world by the sheer force of his personality.
 
Dec 1, 2008 3:43 PM

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I was spoiled for this episode after I watched episode 2... but even knowing that was coming, I did not expect how much it would end up affecting me. ;_;

In a way though, his death was required for the show to progress at all. As Heart_of_storm said about me, he was stunting the growth of the others around him. And while the silly crazy antics are good for a little bit, a good anime plot it doesn't make.

But.. yeah. ;_;
 
Dec 22, 2008 4:47 AM

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I can't believe Kamina died, I'm so sad

the 1st episode does show something, but the commander of the ship has the drill so i think he's Simon
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Dec 23, 2008 1:39 AM

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...AND STAY DEAD!!!!


Yeah, I really sort of hated Kamina, so he better not come back...

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Dec 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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Nooo! He can't die yet.
Great episode though.
 
Dec 28, 2008 11:42 PM

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I was so sad! Kamina!!!

I liked the episode, but my favorite character is dead. T_T
 
Dec 29, 2008 6:17 PM

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Wow, that was epic.
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Jan 4, 2009 5:45 PM
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Wow was totally not expecting a major death this early in the show, really surprising. Quite sad really, I'm going to miss hearing "Who the hell do you think I AM!" and all his manly speaches. Will be interesting to see how everything progresses now.
 
Jan 20, 2009 1:15 PM

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ANIKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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Feb 12, 2009 8:45 AM

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Was pretty good. Although, I was a bit distracted and briefly looked away and missed the actual death! Haha. I do like how they defy convention and kill the main character. Nobody will have lines as cool as his manly spirit slogans. But still, Simon will no doubt grow up to be fairly awesome too.
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Mar 15, 2009 1:27 PM

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Even when rewatching it this episode still pierces my heart. When Simon says they lost something that can't be replaced, he wasn't lying.

When I watched this the first time, I wasn't really convinced that Kamina really died. I originally thought that, well, he's Kamina. He'll survive this, right? Even when seeing that he was removed from the intro, I was hoping that they just did that to make the surprise greater when he did return. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
 
Mar 17, 2009 2:50 PM

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OH MY GOD. I cried, what the hell man?!?!?! I mean he was my most favorite character on this show! I was so hoping he and Yoko would finally realize their feelings for eachother. And they did, that was a great kiss but then he dies?! I am so beyond pissed.

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Mar 24, 2009 12:46 PM

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ANIKIIIII!!!!!
Kamina is one of the best anime characters of all time and his death is the only time i've cried because of an anime.

 
Mar 31, 2009 5:45 PM
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ukonkivi said:
UchihaItachi6660 said:
...AND STAY DEAD!!!!


Yeah, I really sort of hated Kamina, so he better not come back...

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KAMINA DIEEE was all i was shouting after he hooked up with yoko ..>.> how dare he

i actually lold when he died but he would of been a awesome character if he wouldnt of been such a twat in this episode
 
Apr 9, 2009 4:31 PM

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This is old now for a ton of people, but my god, I decided to show this series to some friends, sat with them whilst this episode played.....and I still cried my heart out. I actually think I cry more every time, because I know what's coming.

Never has an anime affected me that much. Hats off to Gurren Lagann.
 
Apr 11, 2009 2:52 AM

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What the fuck Kamina just died? I should drop this >_> He was the reason i was watching TTGL, lawl that over excessive action is just... excessive? lol. Anyway it did gave me the chills when he falls 'sleep'. But seriusly... what the hell.

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Apr 11, 2009 4:14 AM

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Tamaki-san said:
What the fuck Kamina just died? I should drop this >_> He was the reason i was watching TTGL, lawl that over excessive action is just... excessive? lol. Anyway it did gave me the chills when he falls 'sleep'. But seriusly... what the hell.


Eh, I guess he had to really. The anime wasn't about him, it's about Simon the Digger. If Kamina had carried on living it would of been a lot more difficult to develop Simon's character.
 
Apr 11, 2009 4:32 AM

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Ellechan said:
Tamaki-san said:
What the fuck Kamina just died? I should drop this >_> He was the reason i was watching TTGL, lawl that over excessive action is just... excessive? lol. Anyway it did gave me the chills when he falls 'sleep'. But seriusly... what the hell.


Eh, I guess he had to really. The anime wasn't about him, it's about Simon the Digger. If Kamina had carried on living it would of been a lot more difficult to develop Simon's character.
No worries, i know that Kamina just fullfiled his role by teaching Simon. I still dont see the reason of why TTGL is rank 1. I guess i should keep watching it till the end. But seriusly Kamina's death was just... :( he was the soul of the show.

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Apr 11, 2009 11:50 PM

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Wow... what a ridiculously epic episode.
Crazy adrenaline pumped!


 
Apr 21, 2009 2:25 PM

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Kamina you are GAR, Badass & epic all at the same time.


this episode made me hate Simon.

TTGL the best 8 episode series ever!
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Apr 25, 2009 2:15 AM

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The phrase "epic BAW" is one that best discribes that episode...

And i am not a crier. I'm dead inside, and that episode made me spend the rest of the day in a trance of unhappiness. I had to go to work almost straight after that! Can you imagine how hard it was to act cheerful after that?

All emotion aside, it was well made as well. The whole thing felt so... surreal...
 
May 12, 2009 10:50 AM

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i was going to stop watching the show up until episode 6...then i saw 8 n i just had to watch it! it was so unsepect it to see kamina die(tear) but maybe it was for the good, if kamina would have lived simon wouldnt have grown to be a leader, he would just be his shadow
 
May 16, 2009 5:17 PM

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Well asides from the obvious I got spoiled about his death ages ago. The whole Kamina death thing is probably the hardest spoiler to avoid, so it didn't really effect him me much to seem him die. Still pretty sad though, now I guess it's Simons time to shine.
 
Jun 7, 2009 1:49 PM

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Have to put the whole thing between spoiler tags or I'll spoil someone :'D


// yes, I know that but ... if someone is just randomly reading :____D well, anyway, spoiler tags won't harm anyone ~~
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Jun 7, 2009 2:21 PM

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Its a post-release thread, you wont spoil anyone.
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Jun 8, 2009 1:30 PM

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When i saw it i thought "i'll never be capable to cry more than this time for a character dead".
Then,a few days later,episode 25 came.Kittan ç_ç.
 
Jun 8, 2009 7:50 PM
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I was crying not because of Kamina dying but at how awesome he went out.
 
Jun 13, 2009 2:09 PM

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Wow 8th ep of the this show and it already made me cry
Damn...why God, why? He was like the best character in the show :(
 
Jun 16, 2009 11:43 AM

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Most moving death I've ever seen. Manly tears were shed. ;_;

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Jun 20, 2009 6:55 PM

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So... This is why this anime is number 1 on MAL? I actually liked Kamina and I doubt the show will be as good without him, but seriously, I can't believe this, people worship him because he's a f'n martyr?

This show is over for me. *Drops*
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Jun 20, 2009 7:51 PM

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Cowabunga said:
So... This is why this anime is number 1 on MAL?

What? Dear god, no.

No no no no.
 
Jun 21, 2009 10:18 AM
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Orangevision said:
Cowabunga said:
So... This is why this anime is number 1 on MAL?

What? Dear god, no.

No no no no.


Let me help:

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Just NO
 
Jun 21, 2009 12:55 PM

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You guys are funny.
 
Jun 21, 2009 7:10 PM

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Cowabunga said:
So... This is why this anime is number 1 on MAL? I actually liked Kamina and I doubt the show will be as good without him, but seriously, I can't believe this, people worship him because he's a f'n martyr?

This show is over for me. *Drops*


No, this isn't the reason it's number 1.
It's what happens after.

 
Jun 21, 2009 8:47 PM
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I didn't see a character die. I saw a fearless leader and great warrior die. Kamina was a great man and an irreplaceable figure. As I said before, "May you live on in the souls of those who wish to pierce the heavens to chase their dreams."

May you live on forever, Kamina-sama.
 
Jun 22, 2009 8:39 AM

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KazuTheOtaku said:
I didn't see a character die. I saw a fearless leader and great warrior die. Kamina was a great man and an irreplaceable figure. As I said before, "May you live on in the souls of those who wish to pierce the heavens to chase their dreams."

May you live on forever, Kamina-sama.

I saw a martyr.
 
Jun 22, 2009 3:38 PM

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Td99 said:

No, this isn't the reason it's number 1.
It's what happens after.

There you go.
 
Jun 25, 2009 10:40 AM

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"NGE and TTGL totally have much in common: Both series have an emo heroes, only for someone to die so that they come on the legs - _ -
Sry for say, but since Episode 8 i hate Simon rly =_=
 
Jun 25, 2009 10:47 AM

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Tamaki-san said:
Ellechan said:
Tamaki-san said:
What the fuck Kamina just died? I should drop this >_> He was the reason i was watching TTGL, lawl that over excessive action is just... excessive? lol. Anyway it did gave me the chills when he falls 'sleep'. But seriusly... what the hell.


Eh, I guess he had to really. The anime wasn't about him, it's about Simon the Digger. If Kamina had carried on living it would of been a lot more difficult to develop Simon's character.
No worries, i know that Kamina just fullfiled his role by teaching Simon. I still dont see the reason of why TTGL is rank 1. I guess i should keep watching it till the end. But seriusly Kamina's death was just... :( he was the soul of the show.


Oh Gosh, i loved this Anime until Episode 8 rly, and I love the Kamina x Yoko Scene definitly.
But, the End...
Now, I hate Gainax for doing so stuff...

Anywhere, Kaminas death was rly some kind of pointless... even to make Emo Simon stronger, another one must die... I did'nt get his, Dude!
Thats so depressed =__________=
 
Jul 11, 2009 6:38 PM

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Say what!? Kamina is dead! :( That came out of nowhere, but I still love this crazy anime. Cant wait to see what will come next. n_n
 
Jul 12, 2009 7:33 PM

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Wow, that kind of...sucks. Kamina was the life of the series and he died so early? It's only the 8th episode in!

Continuing this will be interesting but like what they said in episode 8, something will always feel as if it's missing.
 
Jul 12, 2009 9:42 PM
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Wow, that kind of...sucks. Kamina was the life of the series and he died so early? It's only the 8th episode in!

Continuing this will be interesting but like what they said in episode 8, something will always feel as if it's missing.


Just keep watching. The next 2 episodes are a bit slow though.
 
Jul 13, 2009 10:01 AM

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Dang... this is one of the most unforgettable and heartbreaking episodes I've ever watched in an anime. Actually, I was a Kamina fan. And the second reason is that I don't want Yoko to be paired with Simon.
 
Jul 14, 2009 10:03 PM
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It was terribly obvious what was going to happen with all of the foreshadowing. Even so it was still a great episode and unfortunately no more Kamina... also, you have to love Giga Drill Break... it's fucking awesome!!!
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Jul 15, 2009 1:07 AM

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Kamina died so early, that's so sad, what an unforgetable episode!
 
Jul 25, 2009 2:06 PM

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That episode was... epic.
Really saddening to see Kamina go after only 8 episodes, though. :(
 
Aug 3, 2009 6:19 AM

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Haha wow, pretty amazing episode. Emotions and animation just blew me out of the water. It's a sad ending but I'd be irritated if Kamina was still alive after this.

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[A]t this point it would be better storytelling if he stayed dead.


Exactly.
 
Aug 3, 2009 7:20 AM

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I feel sorry for people who drop this show before reaching this episode.
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Aug 3, 2009 7:29 AM

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I feel sorry for people who drop this show before reaching this episode.
I don't. TTGL without Kamina just isn't the same. The only reason to keep watching it are the few badass moments Simon has and Kitan & Viral.
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Aug 10, 2009 9:15 PM

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That was well-played, because I never expected it to happen. Ever. I never thought Kamina would die in the series. Can't say I'm disappointed though, while he was interesting, I didn't like the character much at all, and I'm glad we won't be seeing him any longer. At least, I hope we won't. Freaking anime never seems to want to kill anyone... At times he'd be cool, and others he'd just be UNBELIEVABLY retarded and annoying, IMO.

As long as the show is still able to keep up its over-the-top fights without him, with his passing this might actually move out of the 8/10 range for me.
 
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