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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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 Leeron Littner 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Kamina (Animax Dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Nia Teppelin 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Old Nia Teppelin 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Nia Teppelin (Animax dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Simon (Animax Dub) 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Narrator / ... 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Yoko Littner 27 episodes, 2007-2008
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 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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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 »

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[repeated line]
Kamina: Who in the hell do you think I am?
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Referenced in Super Robot Wars OE: Operation Extend (2013) See more »

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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 See 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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