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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Special Parfait of the Week: Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann

In a far away future, mankind lives underground in huge caves, unknowing of a world above with a sky and stars.
In the small village of Jiha, Simon, a shy boy who works as a digger discovers a strange glowing object during excavation. The enterprising Kamina, a young man with a pair of rakish sunglasses and the passion of a firey sun, befriends Simon and forms a small band of brothers, the Gurren Brigade, to escape the village and break through the ceiling of the cave to reach the surface, which few believe exist.
The village elder won't hear of such foolishness and punishes the Brigade. However, when disaster strikes from the world above and the entire village is in jeopardy, it's up to Simon, Kamina, a girl with a big gun named Yoko, and the small yet sturdy robot, Lagann, to save the day.
The new friends journey to the world above and find that the surface is a harsh battlefield, and it's up to them to fight back against the rampaging Beastmen to turn the tide in the humans' favor! Pierce the heavens, Gurren Lagann!

At first I thought it was a stupid ecchi shounen show (blame Yoko for being too sexy, haha!) so I didn't watch it. But it had been so popular so it got me curious enough to watch the first episode, and I got hooked at once! I highly regretted not watching it earlier!

It's a fantastic show with a wonderful story and great characters! It's entertainingly GAR and hilarious! So many times had this show made me amazed and amused! I don't question its popularity, because it's absolutely awesome!

The anime series is complete. Two movies had been out. There was an OVA and some specials. It also has a manga adaptation and alternative universe. ALL are equally awesome!

Plot Source: My Anime List