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I don't understand. Tits, comical moments, action, robots and absolutely no intelligence put in to its script! What's there not to like? Why do people troll this so much?
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Gurren-Lagann is the more clever anime of 2007 bar none.
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We're in Stage 2: Trolling.
Stage 1: HOLY SHIT, THIS IS AWESOME while it airs
Stage 2: SHIT SUX FAGGOT trolling to keep up appearances that we differ from every other slowpoke animu site
Stage 3: DUB _____ THREAD we watch the dub and remember.
Stage 4: HEY, REMEMBER _____ It's become old so you can act all high and mighty and call yourself an oldfag.
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I'll go on record and declare Gurren-Lagann as anything but mindless, completely incomparable to Code Geass or the like. The show is that of a strong opinion, one carried by an unflinching speech. The delivery of a multi-layered meaningful assertion is the ultimate objective, a carefully calculated achievement towards an "altered state of mind".

The narrative strips a media swallowed down by purposeless plot convulsion from unnecessary fluff and successfully intertwines in a concrete shape what is commonly recognized as separate: argument, theme and symbolism take a single. From the depths of nostalgia the forgotten but powerful voice of honest beliefs surfaces within a technique of representation built over naked, yet fundamental, ideas. In more than one way this essential notion behind the storytelling is deliberately old-fashioned yet actively forward-looking.
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Yeah, who could neone troll Gurren Laggen?

Gurren-Lagann is the best thing sliced bread.

It is full of symbolism, philosphy, ideals and strong message about moving forward.

The concept of evolution is very strong in Gurren-Lagann, you must move forward, but you will destroy everything by doing so, will you do it?

The animation is superb, 22000 frames per episode is really serious. It's like watching five shows at the same time.

The characters are perfect. Kamina, Simon, Nia, Yoko, theu are more than chracters they are live people.

Gurren-Lagann is the anime that will define anime for centuries to come, believe it!
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>>10064574
Stagnation, mindless progress and the very nature of human "evolution"; with a manifest yet subtle use of imagery such an abstraction becomes core for the script. They're amazingly broad, basically limitless, yet due to their handling tangible enough to be substantial. Textually knitted into the actual writing without even resorting to term dropping; eloquently described through a seamless combination of visuals, dialogs and raw feelings.

Even from the very first episode, the attributed core themes come as unconcealed to the eyes; enclosed tightly into the premise behind Kamina's constant claims of a "burning youth" breaking through a "ceiling" towards an idealized heaven of freedom. The physical "ceiling" keeping Jeeha village in the underground is just allegoric of a limitation decided by "those that came before"; something that could be called a "youth chained by the foolishness of their ancestors" if you wanted to be dramatic.
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>>10064560
Oh god please tell me this is copy pasta like the rest
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Yes but consider...
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>>10064523

the same reason people troll one piece.

way too many people on /a/ like it, people get tired/jealous of way too good shows and sage in rage.
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>This early prologue informs viewers from the very outset that the Gurren Lagann story will eventually take on a galactic scale and setting. The prologue sequence's obvious homage to Captain Harlock also prepares viewers to expect an anime series that relies heavily upon homage and inspiration from previous anime. In fact, after stripping away Gurren Lagann's references and inspirations from earlier anime including Getter Robo, Captain Harlock, St Seiya, Otoko Juku, Gunbuster, and Evangelion, there's really not much left.

>there's really not much left.
>really not much left.
>not much left.

Professional opinion, newbies.
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>>10064620
>tired/jealous of way too good shows
6/10, almost had me
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Gurren-Lagann only used the Super Robot clichés superficially. The real themes behind the action and plot can't really be called "generic". The show is akin to a good Pixar movies: as mature as it is childish.

Let's take the Anti-Spirals. One can't completely write off them as simplistic bad guys, as we're offered from them an interesting, if brief, commentary on carbon-based life. It was probably brief because it's depressing to contemplate the big picture. Spirals are viewed as this grave threat to the universe because life does what life does: consumes and multiplies without consideration. It thus fell to the Anti-Spirals to put carbon-based life in its place, which is to say, in convenient and easy to manage boxes, with the threat of complete extermination to keep them from expanding outside of their boundaries. Eventually, in theory, the molten crust of the respective planets would cool, and they'd all die anyway, causing minimal additional damage to the cold and austere beauty of the universe.

It's a situation that plays out all the time, with humans in the role of Anti-Spirals, and weeds, pests, and even other humans in the role of Spirals. Trying to stem the vicious rampancy of growth and consumption sounds like a just and responsible thing to do, especially when described with terms like vicious and rampant, until the realization hits that doing so may involve some messy details, like inducing resource starvation or just plain death.
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I predict this thread to be a great success -- nobody would think I'm trolling subtlety about its lack of meaning if I'm trying to get across a message against trolls!<span class="spoiler" onmouseover="this.style.color='#FFF';" onmouseout="this.style.color=this.style.backgroundColor='#000'" style="color:#000;background:#000"></span>
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>>10064658
Beyond that, Spirals are also agents of chaos. It's evident, even now. We like to burn our dinosaurs fossils, kill animals, kill trees, kill each other, dig stuff out of the ground, and generally engage in the very clean practice known as industry. What would happen should humanity ever escape its current confines and run amok throughout the universe? We'd be like this unstoppable force of entropy, vacuuming resources from planets and asteroids, gobbling energy by creating our own stars or just subjugating existing ones, and generally accelerating the level of decay all around us.

Spiral power is the desire to survive, whether that involves fighting, consuming resources, or multiplying. It exists even while doing so means that the necessities to that existence are slowly eroded. To an entity like the Anti-Spirals, Spirals are just out to consume the entire universe, and then die out when the job is done.
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>>10064621

Superior professional opinion:

>Utena's director:

>Gurren-Lagann is as based on nostalgia as it is forward looking. Only the more superficial structure is based on our yesteryears, in the underneath lies the more important robot story of the decade.
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>>10064621
>Professional opinion, newbies.

Two Awards for "Best of Year"? Yep, I know what you mean.
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Gurren-Lagann is the more meaningful anime of 2007, bar none. It depresses me to see people that believe themselves to be smart to delude themselves into thinking otherwise.
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>>10064548
That trope has been around since ancient Greece.
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>>10064675

One of the two "Anime of the Year" awards granted from a jury composed out of Utena's director, Aishta no Joe's original mangaka and Kimba the While Lion's main scriptwriter.
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No, Gurren-Lagann is genuinely bad. Not as bad as /a/ says it is, but it is far from being good. Normally, a series will not be talked about much when it ends (even very good shows), but GL is mindless and easy to talk about and troll and is brought up all the time. GL sucks, just like One Piece and Lucky Star.
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>>10064707
>but it is far from being good.

Even if you are trolling, this statement is just plain wrong and we all know that.
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>>10064707

Nope, it is a geniunely good anime.
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>>10064754
The people who gave it the award specifically commented on its substance. Only the unintelligent would not be able to see it's there. I pity you.
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>>10064731
Animationwise it is really good, and exceptional when it comes to TV anime. However, it is just style with no substance.
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>>10064754

But the award is given based on substance rather than style.
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>>10064771
Not this shit again.
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>>10064771
I'm sorry you think the show is more than what it really is.
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>>10064787
>>10064796

Don't get angry with Cirno, get angry with Utena's director or Aishta no Joe's mangaka.
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>>10064796

But it's not only Cirno. It's Japan's animation industry as a whole!
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>>10064796

huh? This statement makes no sense.
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>>10064771 ⑨‮oykosneG fo suomynonA ,onriC ‪‪‪‬ !mOWjKAWAII

Sage
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Only the unintelligent would make generalizations such as that without proof. See what I did there?
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>>10064824
I have plenty of proof. It's in the script of the show.

In fact. There's proof in this thread, if you'd like to read it.
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>>10064850

WAAH NO GREEN-LOGAN SUCKS RIGHT ANON?
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>>10064803
Stop relying on the opinions of others to make your own seem more valid. It's intellectually weak.
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>>10064771
>>10064850

goddamn it, there was this GL thread earlier and i was awesome and constructive and full of content and i was like 'wow GL threads sure are awesome without Cirno around.' now I wake up from my nap and BAM cirno-fied GLshit thread. well, you cant take some things for granted i guess.
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>>10064878

If by "relying on others" you mean someone nodding to the opinion of professionals with experience and knowledge of what makes a show good or not, then no it is not intellectually weak.

Ironic post.
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>>10064850
We've discussed this before and what you demonstrate is not in fact proven. Besides, I was talking about proof of the proposition: "Only the unintelligent would not be able to see it's there.".
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PS: TROLL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.
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>>10064707
You shouldn't say that generally. I know this is old shit, but in that case it's exactly right: judgement depends on taste. There are plenty of people (including me) who like that show with full of cliché-s, but on he other hand, it's a cliché-killer. That animu is a real candy for experienced animu fags, because the thing that matters in this show is not the original content, it's about the things we realize in it and lol hard. Also, I ound the story interresting, too. Love&peace (yah, I know where I am...)
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I thought it was a damn shame that there was just 1 Anti-Spiral active, out of billions. Imagine how fucked up it would have been if all of them active.
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>>10064957

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>>10064957
..fuuuuck I just noticed. Sure were alot of Anti-Spirals locked away on that planet of theirs.
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>>10064878
I personally think that the opinions of veteran directors and manga authors beat those of an elitist neckbeard faggot on an anime image board

It wasn't Monster-level DEEP shit, but you need to remember that fact that IT'S A FREAKING KIDS' SHOW ABOUT FIGHTING ROBOTS. For a mindless concept like this, the "lol spirals = dna = drills = evolution" thing is pretty well pulled off. It might have overused references which kept it from being truly brilliant, but it was certainly a good show.
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>>10065023

Monster is not more "DEEP" than Gurren-Lagann. Monster is actually quite simplistic beyond its presentation.

You're only undervaluing Gurren-Lagann due to genre.
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>>10065023
>I personally think that the opinions of veteran directors and manga authors beat those of an elitist neckbeard faggot on an anime image board

Doing it wrong: both opinions are inferior to your own, fuck cares that direcors or anons say it's shit when you like it?
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GL fags are so easy to troll.
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>>10065097
You are the Anti-Spiral.
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>>10065075
Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're an anti-GLfag troll trying to make its fans seem retarded.
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>>10064731

I ended up watching Coo because of that. Yawn.

Also, the same jury who gave out those awards recommended Code Geass.
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I still haven't seen past episode 4 and I can generate 100+ reply threads every few days. GREAT SUCCESS!
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>>10065134
Code Geass did not win this award.
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GL is like an abstract poem - completely meaningless until you interpret it the way the author tells you to.

Code Geass is like a classic novel - Great without interpretation.
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I bet GL fans would say it has better writing than La Divina Comedia
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>>10065150

I didn't say anything about an award, I said the recommended it.
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>>10065158
Failing analogies 101
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>>10065158
Damn, never thought anyone would ever repeat that fail analogy.
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>>10065172
lurk more. Seriously.
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Gurren's message was kind of like Mind Game's in that it hits you in the face repeatedly.
>>10065180
Only trolls. Do you honestly think the guy claiming that it's DEEPERLOL than Monster was a real GLfag?
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>>10065213 Only trolls. Do you honestly think the guy claiming that it's DEEPERLOL than Monster was a real GLfag?

At this point; Yes.
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>>10065213
Monster is deep...?
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>>10065180

sad but true

GLfags, go and fuck yourselves.

ah, i liked GL.
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GL is a great and fun show to watch

It is not memorable and timeless

/thread
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I love GL for what it is. A fun well animated anime with a colorful cast of characters, giant robots, and a progressive storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
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n/10
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>>10065286
I disagree. GL is up there with Of Mice and Men, King Lear and 1984.
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>>10065307
is that girl from a manga?
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It's funny how the GAINAX productions part the mass. I watched 3 of them and they are in my top 5, but I bet over 9000 person want to burn me for thet. (NGE, FLCL, TTGL)
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>>10065307
Gurren-Lagann is nowhere near actual literature. It's simply the best attempt from an anime.
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>>10065213

But Monster is not deep. No anime is deep.
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>>10065334
You'd put Gurren Lagann above Monster in that aspect?
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>>10065233
Gurren's simple symbolism is deep? I knew it was going to be a show about evolution since episode 1 (but I guess that was Imaishi's intention). Starting off underground and becoming an all-powerful space pirate? Could it get more obvious than that?

Sure, that's not necessarily a bad thing. As I said above Mind Game did the same thing (to the point where the main character basically explain the message in front of everyone) and it was STILL an awesome movie.
>>10065286
Timeless? No, since it doesn't bring anything new to the table. Memorable? I'd say some of its best scenes (episode 8's finale comes to mind) were pretty fucking memorable.
>>10065222
Learn to identify trolls
>>10065320
Agreed on GL and FLCL, but Eva really *does* suck. Go watch Gunbuster and then Diebuster, RE:Cutie Honey and Abenobashi episode 3.
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>>10065334
Clearly wasn't obvious enough...
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>>10065362

No anime has brought anything new to the table. Timeless means something for it to be enjoyed even in the future.
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>>10065320
That`s what happens when you make good things that are also accessible. A lot of people end up liking it, the people who don`t like it can`t figure out why, and the popularity angers them.

Add to the fact that 4chan instantly thinks anything they don`t like is bad. Their taste is law, after all.
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People have got to learn that once someone starts talking about DERP, it's time to abandon the thread.
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>>10065362 RE:Cutie Honey

RE: Cutey Honey was HORRIBLE
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>>10065396
Fuck you.
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>>10065362
>Agreed on GL and FLCL, but Eva really *does* suck. Go watch Gunbuster and then Diebuster, RE:Cutie Honey and Abenobashi episode 3.

EVA was my first animu and I watched countless ones since, I don't think any of them an change my opinion.
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Gurren-Lagann is deep in its own way. Some of the themes it takes up are similar to those in SAC, but presented more eloquently.
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>>10065396
The lesbian fanservice in the second episode was pretty good. Didn't make up for the entire third episode's "..the fuck?" feeling.
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>>10065353
Monster is on my favorites list, but yes, GL does have better writing than Monster. That should be expected though, Monster doesn't even attempt any literary techniques. It's just a solidly written thriller/drama.
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>>10065376
The fuck are you on? I think of anime that was completely original.
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People using the word "deep" deserve to be castrated.
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>>10065434
derp
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>>10065413
Fuck you. As a Cutey Honey fan, I hated RE: Cutey Honey.
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The flaws of GL outweigh it's merits.
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>>10065472
Butthurt Evafag
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Who the fuck cares if it's clever or deep? It has fucking upscaling to the max and POWERLEVEL OVER 9000, and that's all it needs, FUCK YEAH.

Wannabe pseudointellectual (OH HAI GUYS THIS ANIMU IS FULL OF BULLSHIT, THAT MEANS IT'S SO CLEVER AMIRITE?) fags can just piss off.
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>>10065445
/r/ some valid criticism that goes beyond "it sucks lol"
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Please, no more GL threads, all this gets is kids talking about how "Eva sucks". Let me keep the illusion that /a/ isn't made of newfags.
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>>10065479
>it's
lern2grammar
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>>10065479
>it's merits
>it is merits
>IT IS MERITS

FUCKING RAGE
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go and watch Miyazaki stuff or Tutu GLfags...
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>>10065503
"your 10 year old boy-targeted anime sucks, go watch a show aimed at 10 year old girls instead"

Also Cagliostro was Miyazaki's best work and it never even tried to be DEEP
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>>10065503
>go and watch [...] Tutu
It's funny how you'd say that, seeing as how both Gurren-Lagann and Tutu take inspiration from plays to form their scripts. They're actually very similar.

It's too bad you can only like what's cool to like on 4chan. I think you'd really like Gurren-L:agann.
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>>10065471
Not >>10065445, but the ending was a big clusterfuck that didn't make a whole lot of sense. And they tried to do way too much in the span of 3 double-length episodes.
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>>10065503
Princess Tutu is on my favorites list, but yes, GL does have better writing than Princess Tutu. That should be expected though, Princess Tutu doesn't even attempt any literary techniques. It's just a solidly written magical girl/romance.
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>>10065503

I've watched every single Miyazaki work... I honestly believe Takahata is far superior to him.
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>>10065472
I think eva shuldn't be done with a simple "It sucks", too, but it's kewl to say that cause it causes butthurt to several people so trolls will keep up posting it. Pic related.
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>>10064957
Anti-Spiral sketchy form represented all of the Anti-Spirals. They were in a hivemind.
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Kanon > GL in every regard. It is a unique, heartfelt animated masterpiece that will never be replicated again, while GL is a clunk of references to older mecha anime and "manly" shounen.
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>>10065545
Congrats Cirno you just unintentionally created another copypasta

Tutu and GL are actually similar (both have tons of symbolism for a shonen/shoujo kids' show) and most Tutu fans (at least those that don't watch it just to fap to little girls) would normally be GL fans too if it weren't for /a/'s elitist hivemind faggotry
>>10065550
At least it didn't have a GAINAXEND. I didn't really expect them to kill off a Go Nagai icon at the end, but this is gainax so who knows.

It was unpretentious and fun to watch, plus it was enough to help me get over Diebuster's ending (I NERD RAGEd endlessly). I've never read the original manga (SCANLATIONS FUCKING WHERE) but I guess Go Nagai's original story was better.
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>>10065633
Kanon eh? I'll just check wikipe... WAIT, THIS IS A KEY SHOW ISN'T IT?

0/10
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>>10065633
>never be replicated again
>again

I don't know if that was intentional, but I lol'd. The post itself is a 5/10, though.
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>>10065633
oh gawd
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Newfags actually believed the trolls.
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>>10065633
It's my dream for life to see how Simon break Yuuichi's head with a Giga Drill Breaker. Or, just with his fists.

>"manly" shounen

You know we talking about the anime wich is equal to GAR, don't you?
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>>10065737
>You know we talking about the anime wich is equal to GAR, don't you?
>You know we
>we talking about
>the anime wich
>wich
>equal to GAR
>equal to GAR
>equal to GAR

FUCK
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>>10065737
Yes, you only want to see manly things. The story in Kanon relies on humanity and relationships between people, not explosions. GARfag.
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>>10065791

Gurren-Lagann relies on writing, idiot.
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>>10065800
"Writing", as in how the male characters will break through shit with their drills. Sounds rather simple to me.
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>>10065791
Kanon was heavy-handed depressing moe-shit.
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>>10065827

Writing as in the excellent delivery of themes and characterization.

In b4 Cirno's quotes.
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>>10065827
>Sounds rather simple to me.
Exactly.
>>10065800
>Gurren-Lagann relies on writing, idiot.
What? No, it doesn't, it's an action anime.
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>>10065827
Drills start out with small holes. These small holes then can make big tunnels. Let that float around in your head a bit.
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>>10065827
2/10
That's a good way to pull the show low in the eyes of those who didn't watch it. Who did know that you're a fag, and an Anti-Spiral.
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>>10065885
>That's a good way to pull the show low in the eyes of those who didn't watch it.

dude, GL gets trolled all the time.
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>>10065869
That would make a pretty awesome tagline, actually
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>>10065885
in b4 troll faps cause he got more than 1/10
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>>10065855

Yes it does. Half of GL's charm comes from the writing and characterization.
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>>10065896
so do JoJo and Kaiji
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>>10065909
QFT
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>>10065910
LOL NO
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>>10065842
No quotes from me. There's no one here who's actually interested in hearing some of the writing or bettering their enjoyment of the show, so there's no need for me to bother.

Trolls don't really care that it was well written, they're trolls. I like arguing with fans better. Fans are open to watching it a second time to pick up on subtleties.
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Falcon Post!
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>>10065903
I lol'd.
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>>10065921
lurk more
jojo = SAGE FOR GAY AND OVERLY LONG GENERIC SHONEN BULLSHIT
kaiji = SAGE FOR UGLY QUALITY ART

My own view: GL was pretty well done for a super robot action children's anime. Your enjoyment depends on whether you like super robot action children's anime.
>>10065940
Could you name some of these "subtleties"? GL's message seemed pretty obvious to me.
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>>10065940
Kittan sucks! Kamina-lite 0.4
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GL gets trolled a lot because it gets a lot of attention. Not just on /a/.
If you have any sort of brain, you can tell it was well done, even if it might not be to your tastes.

Same as Eva, sort of. It has always had extreme fans and extreme haters.
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Reposting:


People that like it and reasons

Kids: Colorful robot battles.
Teen otaku: It has hotblooded inspirational characters.
Adults: Can appreciate certain literary themes driving the story.

People that don't like it

Kids: Simon didn't get a happy ending.
Teen otaku: Too cool to like a popular show.
Adults: Believe its only for kids.
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Dialogue: 0,0:16:04.60,0:16:07.40,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,What is a person?
Dialogue: 0,0:16:08.00,0:16:15.00,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,Eh?... Well, a person is something like us, that looks like this, and has a face...
Dialogue: 0,0:16:15.10,0:16:16.40,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,There are others, too?
Dialogue: 0,0:16:17.00,0:16:20.00,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,Huh? Ah, yes, there are...
Dialogue: 0,0:16:20.10,0:16:26.00,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,Really? Are they all like you? Do they have a face like yours?
Dialogue: 0,0:16:26.20,0:16:30.00,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,We're not the same. If we had the same face, it would be disturbing.
Dialogue: 0,0:16:30.10,0:16:32.20,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,Disturbing?
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>>10065981
I think there were parts for I can't say clearly it's for children. The most primitive of them is fanservice, but I could say the deaths, the ending, etc...
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>>10066022

It's an old-school children anime.
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>>10066011
Wow, foreshadowing.
Even Pokemon had that, remember the bird in the first episode! HOLY SHIT WELL WRITTEN ANIMU RIGHT HERE.
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>>10066011

...
ACK!
How how how how did I not notice that Anti-Spiral connection? How?
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>>10066038

...it's about themes, actually. How every single dialog works beyond their actual communication purpose. There is nothing about "foreshadowing" here, would be too ambiguous.
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>>10065981
There are a lot of ways individuality worked into the narrative that even I didn't notice before (beyond the obvious stealing faced robots, that is)

Nia's dialogue about human faces, the phone conversation with Simon, and how it all tied into the words of the anti-spiral in episode 27. The anti-spirals were all exactly the same. That "Proof of our form" section of 27 showed you their faces. It's a pretty nice statement about how individuality is needed for progression.

Adding to the stealing faced robots and making them your own idea: They expanded on that. They basically stole their whole city (Seeing as it was built from teppelin) and made it their own.

I think the rest of it is pretty obvious, but there are fans of the show who still don't get to progression theme, so I guess even that has to be somewhat subtle, even if it was in nigh every dialogue in the show.
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>>10066068

I think the characterization is the more subtle part of Gurren-Lagann. People may dissmiss it as "generic", but it's pretty accomplished on the underneath.
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>>10066022
Newfag.

Japan has different standards. Stuff that's normally considered adult in the west is often seen in children's cartoons in Japan. In fact, Fist of the North Star was a children's comic there, despite the exploding heads and all that. Same goes for JoJo which has BABIES GETTING THEIR FACES RIPPED OFF
>>10066011
which episode?
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>>10066011

Wow, foreshadowing is almost as good as Dennou Coil's foreshadowing.

Hax-tan tells Main Character a scary story about illegals stealing children's souls, just to scare her and make fun of her.

And then, episode 19.
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>>10066074

Japan HAD different standards.
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>>10066038

Out of curiosity, did Ho-oh ever appear again?
Ever?
I'm asking this because 1) I'm actually curious and 2) If Ho-oh doesn't appear again ever, then it's not actually foreshadowing, it's just a messy plot hook that never found its fish, so to speak.
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>>10066081
I agree.
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>>10066094

Not foreshadowing, actual theme development. It's not about superficial plot elements but the actual content.
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>>10066088
Probably in one of the movies, like Mewtwo
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>>10066087
Not really. Vinland Saga's first chapters were shonen (the fact that it moved to a seinen mag has nothing to do with the content; the author couldn't keep up with the schedule) and it's pretty dark and gory
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>>10066074
Oh wow
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>>10065984
TAKE THAT BACK, FAGGOT
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>>10066098
Dialogue: 0,0:17:53.62,0:17:54.84,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,Even if this Universe was to be destroyed.
Dialogue: 0,0:17:55.51,0:17:56.08,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,You are such a silly man.
Dialogue: 0,0:17:56.55,0:17:57.36,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,The Universe won't be destroyed.
Dialogue: 0,0:17:57.80,0:17:59.57,Dialogue,,0000,0000,0000,,That's what everyone has worked so hard for.
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>>10066106
It is an unusual case for a shounen manga. Most curren shounen these days do not have that level of violence (HnK, Jojo, Bastard etc, were shounen).
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>We're not the same. If we had the same face, it would be disturbing.
Moeblob anime character designers, take a fucking hint
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>>10066106
DW started shounen as well
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>>10066132
gainax practically invented moe with TEH REI.
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This is now a "Small things I liked about Gurren Lagann" thread, because I don't care to discuss anything further.

This image would be one of my favorite moments of visual characterization. (Of course my absolute favorite is still >>10066098)

I enjoy any time a personality is highlighted with body language.
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>>10066068
Gainax sure loves messages about individuality (FLCL and Eva lawl)
>but there are fans of the show who still don't get to progression theme
retarded 8 year olds with downs syndrome?
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>>10066132
Considering the quote source, this is Grade A irony.
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Things I liked about Gurren Lagann. That awesome rock band.
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>>10066170

Gurren-Lagann characters all have different facial structures...
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I haven't seen GL yet (lol "newfag"), but there is something I'm genuinely curious about: Is it better pre-timeskip or post-timeskip (I've heard of and seen caps of both)? Most anime takes a different direction after a timeskip.

>>10066005

>>Simon doesn't get a happy ending.

He... He doesn't? That makes me sad. :(
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>>10066188
7/10
>>10066165
Sense.
Guess what?
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>>10066188
Oh wow. I didn't notice that.

I liked how Simon's dreamworld had a fake Kamina that basically held the same ideals as the anti-spirals. "With these jewels we can live however we want! We still have to live under the beastmen, but as long as we stay under the capital, we're fine" or something to that effect. Even after the real Kamina came into Simon's dream, the fake Kamina was saying things like "We just have to survive"
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>>10066244
Pre-timeskip = awesome over the top shit, has this saturday morning cartoon feel (YES I KNOW IT AIRED ON SUNDAYS, WEEABOO FAGGOTS)

Post-timeskip = more symbolism, the FUCKING HORRIBLE rossiu arc, sort of a "gaogaigar vs. eva" theme, episodes 25-27 which kick vast amounts of ass
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>>10066251
Thta fake Kamina srsl disgusted me after the real thing...
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>>10066251

Now you see, I would say that's pretty coincidental.

However, you could say that the beauty of Gurren-Lagann is that its themes interlink both intentionally and unintentionally.
Never has a super robot kids show been so much food for thought.

And it's always fun to make connections. Or at least it was, until ETERNAL DAYSHIFT /a/
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>>10066274
I liked the Rossiu arc. It was the first time in the show (Other than episode one) that I noticed the actual writing.

I guess some people didn't like the departure from over the top robot action, but I didn't mind it. Some of the art direction for Kamina city was amazing. Especially night-time.
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>>10066174
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>>10066274

Rossiu's arc has some awesome stuff. But perhaps I'm just biased after reading the novel, since it really expands on it.
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I love ttgl
but ppl talk about wayy to much to point it gets annoying
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>>10066363

Kittan got all arrogant saying he'll pilot a Grapal and beat the Mugan, and ended up insulting Gimmy, so the two of them fought on a simulation, and Gimmy beat Kittan easily. "I won't always be a little kid hanging around on the Dai-Gurren. Kittan-san, please do your own job."

So now Kittan is all shocked and recalling what Rossiu said at the meeting, and thinking about Yoko (I like that btw, seems to give some foreshadowing), and wondering what he's been doing the past seven years.

And I like that Simon is aware that he's left the running of Kamina City to Rossiu and feels pathetic because of that, and that he feels like he's been smouldering inside, but still tries to do what he can and planned to fulfill his duty as Commander-in-chief. I'm impressed that he actually reads through all those documents on his desk.

And the people at 2ch were right, the description of Nia's transformation is the definition of chilling. "Her world, everything in her world came to an end." My heart broke... ;_;

And Old Coco. Went right back into the kitchen to make Nia's favorite vegetable soup.(Also, apparently his real name is "Sheebs"?)
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>>10066294
> I would say that's pretty coincidental.
No way. Here, I'll point out what it's intentional with Kamina's actual dialogue.

>Did you forget? The one who made my craziness work out was you! The one who made my advance possible... was you! Your drill is different from those weird rocks lying around! Your drill is here. Stop being useless in a place like this! For what reason does your drill exist?

Simon has to think about that, while the fake Kamina pulls him down and tells him "We just have to survive." Simon then punches him and says "My drill is the drill that will pierce the heavens" and then "This drill is my soul." (You know how it went.) But Kamina's actual dialogue speaks volumes. Especially this "Your drill is different from those weird rocks lying around!" You remember Simon's drill: The drill the represented himself as a person, and the progression themes of the show.

Kamina was pointing at the jewels when he said that line. The same jewels that the fake Kamina said were for "Surviving" underneath the capitol.

Too many coincidences for it to be unintentional. Way too many.
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>>10066363

> novel

Did you find this novel online? And if you did, can you, perchance, tell me where to find it, online, on the internet, if you please?
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This is how I see /a/ sometimes. Being handed something awesome and not giving credit where credit is due.
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>>10066398

Cirno is basically Bruce Ironstaunch.
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>>10066398
No matter how many times I see this, I still tear up a little.
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>>10066244

Pre-timeskip: Enjoyable.

Post-timeskip: Leaves you on the edge of your seat.
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>>10066462
This post
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All righty, I don't care what any of the dislikers say, I'm finding subs of this. (/person who asked about timeskip)
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>>10066874
You waited so long that the uncensored version of episode 6 is actually out. Be sure to download that one. You'll know it's the right one because it's the DVD episode.

Here's a batch for the whols show
http://www.mininova.org/tor/1105952

Here's a link to uncensored episode 6
http://www.tokyotosho.com/details.php?id=95020

Have fun.
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>>10064621

could someone point me to the saint seiya references in Gurren Lagann?
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>>10064621

sauce



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