Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.
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Series cast summary:
 Simon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kana Asumi ...
 Kiyal (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Leeron Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Rossiu (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dave Bridges ...
 Kamina (Animax Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yukari Fukui ...
 Nia Teppelin (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kunba (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kamina (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
 Viral (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Bridget Hoffman ...
 Old Nia Teppelin (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Yoko Littner / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shizuka Itô ...
 Boota (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tetsuya Kakihara ...
 Simon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Katsuyuki Konishi ...
 Kamina (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Andrea Kwan ...
 Nia Teppelin (Animax dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Lee McKinney ...
 Simon (Animax Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Daiki Nakamura ...
 Dayakka (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tony Oliver ...
 Narrator / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Masaya Onosaka ...
 Leeron Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Lord Genome / ... (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Viral (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Yoko Littner (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mitsuki Saiga ...
 Rossiu (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rina Satô ...
 Kiyoh (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kinon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kittan (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Dayakka (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Kiyoh (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kishô Taniyama ...
 Kittan (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kana Ueda ...
 Kinon (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brett Weaver ...
 Kamina (ADV Dub) (27 episodes, 2007-2008)


In their closed-off underground village, Kamina and Simon chafe at the limits imposed by the village elder. Yet all this will change, when Simon stumbles across a fantastic device - just as the village's peace is broken by a violent intrusion. Written by ANN

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Did You Know?


When Cytomander drops large bombs on the Dai-Gurren, they bear a striking resemblance to the Bullet Bills from the Super Mario franchise. See more »


Simon: Even if we were to be enslaved by the galaxy's cycle of rebirth...
Yoko: ...The feelings that were left behind will open the door!
Leeron: Even if the Infinite Universe was to go against us...
Viral: ...Our burning blood will cut through fate!
Dai-Gurren-Dan: We'll break through heaven and dimensions! We'll show you our path through force! TENGEN TOPPA GURREN-LAGANN! JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?
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Sorairo Deizu
(Sky Blue Days)
Opening theme
Performed by Shôko Nakagawa
Lyrics by Megumi Hinata (as meg rock)
Music and arrangement by Shin'ya Saitô
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A True Master Piece..
5 December 2015 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm speechless.. this show has left an enormous hole in my heart, i feel like a pet or family member has just died after finishing the last episode just knowing that its over. This is possibly the deepest anime or show I've ever seen, it speaks on so many levels. I didn't think a show could have so much substance. I put off watching this show for about 2 years because i knew it was a "mecha" genre and i can't stand that type with very few exceptions, i believe that to be one of my biggest regrets. This show is a master piece in every aspect, there's not much more i can say that can sum it up better than that. The story is absolutely amazing from episode one to the very end, the animation style is breath taking and my favorite from any style. The music is crazy, its perfect in every way. The opening and ending themes are catchy and you can just sit there and listen to it endlessly and the voice acting is spectacular. And for any people that are like me and are thinking of passing it up because "mecha" this is one title you absolutely need to take a leap of faith with and i am 100% positive you'll fall in love with this show, it doesn't even feel like your typical mecha show even slightly. There's not much more i can add without getting into the show itself, i'll just add this is what every anime or show in general should stride to be.

5/5 Why? It IS perfection (imo). The story is just..perfect. The artwork and animation is just so good i want to throw up from excitement, and the music matches it all perfectly. I literally can't think of a single thing i disliked about this show. Do NOT pass this up, it'll become one of your favorites.

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