Gurren Lagann - Anime Legends [DVD]
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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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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!
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.
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.Read more ›
So after knowing about the show for about a year I needed a slightly less serious anime and this came to mind and I thought why not give it a chance anyway. (I was completly hooked when I started watching).
Gurren Lagann is about a young boy named Simon who lives underground(as all humans do) with his best friend and "bro", Kamina. Kamina has a lot of character and says what comes to mind while Simon doesn't have the confidence that Kamina has. Kamina believes that there is a better place for the human race on the surface. One day Simon finds a small drill and a gaint weird looking head. Slightly after that his village gets attacked by a gunmen from the surface (a giant robot) and the beautiful Yoko starts a battle with it right away. Under all this presure Simon discovers that the small drill is a type of key used to control the giant face he discorvered and uses it to fight the gunmen in his villige after that Kamina, Simon, and Yoko travels to the surface to fight the gunmen and the Spiral King who is keeping the humans from reaching the surface.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived and it was region 2. Description says it is region 1Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I won't say much so I don't ruin anything except it is called anime legend for a reason and it lived up to it.Published 18 months ago by Brandon Lee Price
Tengen Toppa Gurren Langann.
It's low on the "deep" storyline, but DAMN is it an AMAZING Story. Read more
The anime itself is well worth watching and I highly recommend it, however this DVD collection is not worth such a steep price. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2014 by Mike
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. Read morePublished on 11 Dec. 2012 by Puzzle box
I was really taken with the posable figurine of Yoko from Gurren Lagann and seriously thought about getting one for about £60. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2012 by Mr. Roy Williams
Out of all the tropes associated with Japanese animation, I'm a huge fan of giant robots. I've been into shows like The Big O, Code Geass, Rebuild of Evangelion and Mobile Suit... Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2011 by Cobaltmotari