34 user 4 critic

Tengen toppa gurren lagann 

Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.
2,757 ( 67)




1   Unknown  
2008   2007  
2 wins. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

KILL La KILL (2013–2014)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young girl arrives at a school of superhumans to find out the truth behind her father's murder.

Stars: Ami Koshimizu, Aya Suzaki, Toshihiko Seki
FLCL (2000–2018)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi
Baccano! (2007–2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, J. Michael Tatum, Caitlin Glass
Black Lagoon (2006)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse
Trigun (1998)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after!

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Satsuki Yukino
Psycho-Pass (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley
Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama
Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
Durarara!! (2010)
Animation | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.

Stars: Brian Beacock, Johnny Yong Bosch, Doug Erholtz
Mob Psycho 100 (TV Series 2016)
Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A psychic middle school boy tries to live a normal life and keep his growing powers under control, even though he constantly gets into trouble.

Stars: Setsuo Ito, Takahiro Sakurai, Akio Ôtsuka


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 ...  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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Gainax [Japan] | Konami | See more »





Release Date:

2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gurren Lagann See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aniplex, Gainax, Konami See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The titular Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann mecha is, as of mid-2008, the largest robot in anime history, standing ten million light-years tall. Our galaxy is one hundred thousand light-years across and the biggest known galaxies are estimated to have diameters of roughly six million light-years. 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?
See more »


Referenced in Super Robot Wars Z3: Tengoku-Hen (2015) See more »


Minna no Pîsu
(Everyone's Peace)
Second ending theme (episodes #17-27)
Performed by Afromania
Lyrics by Kacchan
Music by Akkî
Arrangement by Afromania and Yôhei Tsukazaki
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!

34 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed