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Gurren Lagann - Anime Legends [DVD]

 Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French, Japanese, German
  • Subtitles: English, French, German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Beez Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 700 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004QB8TDE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,394 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

This is the tale of a man who has yet to realize what his destiny is. Simon and Kamina live in an underground village. But with the sudden appearance of a Gunmen, a gigantic mecha and Yoko, a beautiful woman with a superconducting rifle, their daily routine is shattered. Together they attack and destroy the enemy robot, but they don't stop there. Their momentum will carry the trio up to the surface… into a world the guys never knew existed!

This is the beginning of an incredible journey taking this trio into unsuspected and dangerous adventures. Kicking reason to the curb, they push themselves further in order to create their own destiny!! How? By drilling they way through the heavens!!


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprise discovery 1 Sep 2011
By Gavrev
Format:DVD
I seem to recall being haunted by this title on many a trip to the local high street in search of more anime. The closest comparisons I have in mind within my own collection would place Gurren Lagann alongside Evangelion and Gunbuster, both for following the mecha theme, and the latter also for the common link as another title from the legendary Gainax studios. Yet it's also fair to say that it somehow manages to stand alone.

In my opinion it is worth a blind purchase - this is pretty much what I resorted to in deciding to get it. It carries something of that noble quality which Gunbuster wears so well. Starting as a side-splittingly silly slice of entertainment, I will say don't let the change of tone put you off (you'll feel it when it happens). Persevere with it and you will be treated to something which grows and evolves out of all proportion!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected Gem. 1 Nov 2011
Format:DVD
I love anime/manga, not all of it mind you but I have seen/read plenty of series that I found to be entertaining and occasionally fantastic. Gurren Lagann is one of those fantastic series.
I usually dislike mecha based anime, finding the whole robot battle concept sort of dull and the characters often reminding me of the power rangers. BUT, Gurren Lagann blew that out of the water.

It is consistantly entertaining, the characters are great, the animation is colourful and smooth. The battles aren't dragged out over 10 long winded episodes like several popular series I could name, but instead get on with the action while being different and sometimes funny.
Speaking of funny, the series for the most part has plenty of humour while keeping up a serious story with lots of great emotional twists.

If you like anime, comedy, flashy battles and memorable characters then buy this, you won't be dissapointed.
Hell, I can't get the words "Who the hell do you think I am!?" out of my mind.
9.5/10
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good anime! 16 July 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Gurren Laggan is a series that always interested me way back when it was origionally released in seperate volumes... but the price always put me off. So I never ended up buying it... until now. This is the complete collection all thrown into one reasonably priced set. GREAT!

Anyways Gurren Lagann is pretty fantastic series. Its a sci-fi/ mecha series with a little romance here and there so if those genres are up your ally then this may be for you.

For the most part Gurren Laggan is great fun to watch. It has an iteresting cast of characters and a story that blends some awesome action and just above average humor. The show is very easy on the eyes with smooth flowing animation and nice looking character designs with some crazy looking mechs thrown in for good measure.

Ok, so why only 4 stars... well this is very much a series of two halves (i wont spoil anything so dont worry)
In my opinion the first half of the series sets the bar very high and in alot of ways dwarfs the second half.

You see the first half of the series is very much focused on having fun and has a very light hearted almost welcoming feel to it. It has the odd dark moment as the second half of the series approaches but for the most part its just great fun.

Once the second half starts, it takes on a much darker tone. And it begins to lose that vibrant feel it once had. It just feels like its... I dont know... a bit confused with as to what it wants to be. Some obvious CG gets thrown into the mix for alot of the later action scenes aswell, and in my opinion it really deosnt gel well with the rest of the animation.

It almost got the stage where the series felt depressing at certain moments and I genuinly thought they had ruined it a bit.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good purchase but with one downside... 14 Nov 2011
By Kris
Format:DVD
I have watched Gurren Lagann twice before as poor quality fansubs and absolutely loved it, so I was eager to buy the series on dvd when I had the chance. The video quality is superb with the traditional features you'd come to expect but there is one downside to this box set which prevended me from giving it a 5/5 rating. While there is a Japanese audio track and both English and French subtitles for the English and French language dubs, there is no english subtitle track that correctly follows the Japanese audio track. Instead there is a dubtitle, a subtitle track that is simply a transcript of the english audio track, which leads to some differences between what is actually being said and what we read onscreen. I found this to be a major disappointment because I preferred the Japanese dub over the English but I still have to read the English dubtrack. Aside from this problem what we have here is a brilliant series with good character development and an awesome soundtrack. Definitely a keeper.
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