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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 ...  Kinon 27 episodes, 2007-2008
Brett Weaver ...  Kamina (ADV Dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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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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Gainax [Japan] | Konami | See more »

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gurren Lagann See more »

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Aniplex, Gainax, Konami See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Though they both look much different in age, both Simon and Yoko are actually 14 years old in the first half of the anime. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Kamina: Who in the hell do you think I am?
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Featured in The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Dumbest Anime Heroes (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

UNDERGROUND
First opening theme (episodes #1-15)
Performed by HIGH VOLTAGE
Lyrics by Taibô Takahashi
Music and arrangement by HIGH VOLTAGE
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Awesome
17 August 2014 | by DonaldDooDSee all my reviews

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is the pinnacle of anime insanity. No Dragon Ball or super robot show can come close to the ridiculousness of TTGL. It breaks the record, then reaches a million miles further. Its so over-the-top that any anime that would try to beat it would only chase its coat tails.

But what really makes TTGL one of the best is its controlled juuuuust enough for you to take it seriously. It isn't amped to 11 every episode. Its well-paced, and gradually progresses. The characters are very likable, the animation is solid, and the music is great! The best moments of the show are perfectly executed, working on so many levels. Its more than gigantic explosions and drills.

You'd have to be a sworn enemy of fun to hate TTGL. Its awesome, but emotional too. Its easily one of my favorites.

Final note - The movies are mostly rehashes of the TV series. But the final battle...well, let's just say it managed to top itself, somehow. See the second movie's ending for the stunning conclusion to the series, skip the rest.


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