Kamina n Simon lived in an underground village. their urge to explore was often limited by the village elder. one day, Simon stumbled upon a strange device, which at the same time the village was broken into by huge mecha, called Ganmen, that came crashing in from the surface. Simon was forced to explore the strange device he just found to save everyone's life. from then onwards, they explore the surface of the world, meeting friend n comrades whom they will fight many battles with.
the anime was fun to watch! the first few episodes was slightly confusing since everywhere we look were just desert n Ganmen often came charging out of nowhere. Kamina's character was extremely exaggerated while Simon, thought slightly cowardice, was much easier to relate to. in overall, the characters were easy to love, even when they switched between being the good or bad guys. for an anime of year 2007, Gurren Lagann definitely presented itself as a stylish anime. the Ganmen designs may looked awkward to some, but it was original. if given the chance, its potential was actually rather impressive. despite being an action packed anime, its bitter-sweet ending evoked a lot of emotions in us. it was beautiful, making the slight imperfection within our acceptable range.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 27
- director: Hiroyuki Imaishi (今石洋之)
- released: 2007
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science Fiction
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