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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:
Yuri Lowenthal ...  Simon 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Kana Asumi Kana Asumi ...  Kiyal 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Steve Blum ...  Leeron Littner 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Rossiu 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Dave Bridges ...  Kamina (Animax Dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Yukari Fukui Yukari Fukui ...  Nia Teppelin 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Barbara Goodson ...  Kunba 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Kyle Hebert ...  Kamina 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...  Viral 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Bridget Hoffman ...  Old Nia Teppelin 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Marina Inoue ...  Yoko Littner / ... 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Shizuka Itô ...  Boota 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Tetsuya Kakihara 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 David Lee McKinney ...  Simon (Animax Dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Daiki Nakamura Daiki Nakamura ...  Dayakka 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Tony Oliver ...  Narrator / ... 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Masaya Onosaka Masaya Onosaka ...  Leeron Littner 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Jamieson Price ...  Lord Genome / ... 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Sam Riegel ...  Viral 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Michelle Ruff ...  Yoko Littner 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitsuki Saiga Mitsuki Saiga ...  Rossiu 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Rina Satô Rina Satô ...  Kiyoh 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Stephanie Sheh ...  Kinon 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Christopher Corey Smith ...  Kittan 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Doug Stone ...  Dayakka 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Karen Strassman ...  Kiyoh 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Kishô Taniyama Kishô Taniyama ...  Kittan 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Kana Ueda 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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About 40% of the shows budget was reserved for the last few episodes so as not to run into the same problems Gainax had with Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995). See more »


[repeated line]
Kamina: Who in the hell do you think I am?
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Referenced in South Park: The Fractured but Whole (2017) See more »


happily ever after
Ending theme (episode #16)
Performed by Shôko Nakagawa
Lyrics by meg rock
Music and arrangement by Katsuhiko Kurosu
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after checking it out you'll definitely want to become a member of the gurren brigade!!
14 September 2009 | by rumasukSee all my reviews

People usually think of Gainax for Evangelion, and its obvious because Evangelion got all the people of my generation into anime (even if they don't want to admit it...) It was a freakin crazy i-don't-understand-nothing kind of anime series i've never seen before... but nowadays, now that we've seen more and learn more, its not thaaat great, except for the fact that everything we saw after Evangelion was heavily influenced by it, even western stuff.

Why do i talk about EVA?, well after all (except for the giant robot part) its nothing nothing at all like Gurren Lagann, its not serious, its not heavy, doesn't keep any information from you, and the main concept of the series (you know, like getting better day by day in Dragon Ball, the search for your own ideals in Samurai x, or the blues in Cowboy Bebop) its completely the opposite. While the main idea in EVA is quite dark and depressive and tries to reach the heart of people through emphathizing with the main character weaknesses, the spiral concept of Gurren Lagann is a call to heroism and faith.

So why do I want to compare this two?, first of all the style Gainax made for EVA is clearly present in Gurren Lagann like in most of their series... And second, because for me this two made the same thing in their current time periods, they reminded us why giant robot are so cool!!!

Yeah, Evangelion is clearly built for the nineties's standards, being secretive and revolutionary in its way of telling the story, its what we wanted in those days, an anime series that we could call a masterpiece in front of people that didn't watched anime at all... but today we don't care anymore, and Gainax know exactly what we want, super attacks, great fights, great fun, a good story without too much unnecessary story weight, and the best relation between all those parts, if you don't know what i mean go check Gurren Lagann out. It didn't get me addicted like Death Note, Code Geass, claymore or the first Fullmetal alchemist, but later i started to realize i love each one of the episodes of Gurren more, i don't really want to repeat all those series but its been two years and i still watch a Lagann episode or the movie now and then.

I love Gurren Lagann, and yeah it has issues, i got bored in one episode (Yoko's episode), but damn its good, even though the second half gets really transformed and sometimes gets you confused you will finally make one big universe in your head for this series... also has the best first episode because it puts in line the main concept trough the chapters of the story getting you all the way to the greatest oh-my-god final episode in anime history, the best.

love it love it love it, highly recommend it!

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