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Is this worth watching?
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
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You lost the game.
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No, It's the worst show ever.

You better kill yourself.

etc.
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It's great.

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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Why is everyone so hostile?
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Sage

0/10
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/a/ suggests you should not watch it.

Therefore you should absolutely watch it.
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It's fucking awful action shit.
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Fuck you

and fuck this show
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>>10082908
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ITT: Same Person

Don't ask /a/ for opinions. It's an award-winning, well-loved show.
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Ah, I see! It has awards, therefore it must be good!
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>>10082898

I agree, let's watch Lucky Star. Girls in school is so exciting. Cute not pedo xD
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>>10082932
Lucky Star is great. It's a slice of life show, that shounenfags are too dumb to understand.
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I watched 8 eps yesterday and I'm planning on reaching episode 20 tonight. Figure the answer yourself
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>>10082908
it's well loved... by naruto fans
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>>10082943
>it's a slice of life show

And a pretty bad one at that.
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>>10082947

No. It's well-loved by people like Utena's director or Aishita no Joe's mangaka.
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It is great.
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>>10082955
No, it's a fantastic dialogue-based slice of life show, giving us insights into the friendship and hijinks of a group of best friends from school. Just because you prefer mecha battles to insightful dialogue means you have ADD.
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>>10082956
FUCK YEAH APPEAL TO AUTHORITY
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Recently, a rather large step forward was made in symbolism and meaning in anime. That step, from the same studio that created Evangelion and FLCL, is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Notable for its coherent and graspable symbolism and messages and a well-written three-pronged Hero’s Journey, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann may be one of the most impressive attempts at meaning in anime to date.


Spiralling Symbolism


The most prominent symbol throughout Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is that of the spiral. Not only is the main character’s weapon a spiral-style drill, but numerous other spiral shaped objects are brought up and linked through their shape. What is shaped like a spiral? Our DNA. What else is shaped like a spiral? Our Galaxy. What is so special about our DNA? Well, we HAVE evolved into a species that is distinct in that it has rational thought beyond instinct. And in the space of the Gurren Lagann universe, spiral shaped galaxies and spiral shaped DNA bring about this phenomenon.
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>>10083010

While in our world we don’t know exactly what drives evolution beyond adaptation, at the very least a little suspension of disbelief allow us to accept this simple idea. Evolution is caused by spirals, and the power they emanate.

Spirals as drills are not as obviously linked as this concept, explained quite neatly in episode 18. However, drills do represent another concept: breaking through walls. The drills in the show are pointed drill bits, spiraling up from a thin point to a wide base. While this kind of drill doesn’t exist in real life, it has been a fixture of anime since the Super Robot era of the 70s, a point which will be brought up later. Regardless, this kind of drill shape is utilized not only as a weapon, but also as the main character’s tool to represent his profession (digger,) as well as the keys and primary weapons of Spiral Energy powered machines. As the spiraling drill acts as a conduit for spiral energy, it becomes a device to break through barriers, be they physical or metaphysical. It also in the end becomes linked to evolution itself: the catalyst that takes the wishes of the departed and transforms it into a path for those that learn from them and follow.

Fairly simple anime symbolism by most standards. However, what pushes it beyond typical anime symbolism is the way spiral power is represented and used.
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>>10082984
>insightful dialogue

Which end is the head again?
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Every episode is the combination of everything good about Lucky Star, and what an amazing triumph it was. Not only did we get to see the unique sides of each character, but also how well they mesh together. The level of chemistry between the characters of Lucky Star is something I haven’t seen in any anime… ever… and it just makes the experience all the more entertaining. Watching the four make their way around the sites of Kyoto was an absolute joy - it felt like I was a part of their group, as just one of the gang - make no mistake, this was a very deliberate move by the staff to show off just how far along we as the audience has come along in befriending these characters.

And how about Kagami’s day of romantic anxiety? The moment she picked up that “love note” and scampered off, I knew something epic was about to happen. The great part about it was that it didn’t stop at just Kagami - notice Konata’s sensitivity to her mood changes as well! Konata and Kagami may always been taking jabs at each other, but when Kagami seemed to be a bit faraway, Konata noticed, and made a purikura message to cheer her up. What other animation studio can weave such subplots in so masterfully?

No, it’s not “funny” in the traditional sense - the level of humor and sheer enjoyment has transcended simple laugh out loud and crossed into that ethereal realm of holistic amusement. And it accomplished this by staying the course, always remaining consistent in their own direction while providing fans with tasty morsels of instant gratification along the way.

Lucky Star is hanging out with your best friends. Lucky Star is that perfect date you go on with your significant other. Lucky Star is that moment of magic that happens when everybody is on the exact same page, reading that wondrous story in symphonic harmony.

Lucky Star is love.

yea, I’m gar for lucky star. so shoot me, at least i’ll die happy.
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>>10083013
The spiral symbolism would be mostly condensed to the Gurren Lagann universe were it not for the inclusion of the Anti-Spirals. The second major opposing force in Gurren Lagann, the Anti-Spirals are a race of beings that were a Spiral race until they observed the violent, expanding tendencies of evolution and spiral power, and attributed it to the potential of decimating themselves, or worse, the universe. They called this threat the Spiral Nemesis. Out of fear and in a decision fueled by objectivism, the Anti-Spirals sealed their own evolution and emotion, and then struck down and subjugated any other race observed to have the potential of becoming the Spiral Nemesis. All for the preservation of the universe.

How does this become a commentary that applies to realms outside the Gurren Lagann universe? Consider a trend in recent science fiction literature where futuristic societies are tending to be more and more dystopian. Usually, these stories deal with the hubris of humanity, their power growing so great that the world falls into disarray and humanity almost entirely destroys itself through its own power. This trend towards dystopian futures paints a fairly cynical view of humanity. It is a view that I personally had held recently.

The Anti-Spirals are an entire race that views emotion and evolution as dangers. They take this idea of dystopia and stretch it to its furthest possible extreme: the destruction of the universe. Nihilism and objectivism drive their motivations; trying to preserve a universe at the expense of happiness and growth.
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>>10083034
Their very existence is the antithesis of all the spiral symbolism that has been built up. Because they also strive to drive spiral-beings into despair to prevent them from fighting (likely to try and avoid a mass buildup of spiral energy that will create the Spiral Nemesis,) they serve as an antithesis of hope. Hope is something that Kamina and later Simon brought Earth itself through their rebellious actions against another oppressive race, the Beastmen.
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>>10083043
It all bonds together into one cohesive whole: the symbol of the spiral permeates throughout the world and forms consistent imagery building to one simple point.

That point is that there is hope for humanity.

In one impressive raspberry blown towards the nihilistic objectivism of the Anti-Spirals and science fiction authors predicting self-destruction, the ultimate conclusion of Gurren Lagann is summed up in one line.

“Humans aren’t that foolish.”
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Isn't this the review of lucky star from Random Curiosity?
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>>10082956
This is definitely something I should care about, since these are the finest shows ever produced, and every opinion their creators hold can be objectively proven as fact.
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The first episodes were rather entertaining. But then suddenly I couldn't stand it anymore. Maybe because of too much childish shounen-action and shit

sage this thread because there are too many gl-threads on /a/ today.
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>>10082984

Yeah, I love slice of life shows! Animes with 8 year old looking 17 year olds talking about how to proerly eat a chocolate cornet for half an episode is so much better than an anime with an actual exciting plot about people trying to save the world from a crisis.

In before "GL has no plot" and such.
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>>10082984
>it's a fantastic dialogue-based slice of life show, giving us insights into the friendship and hijinks of a group of best friends from school.

Plenty of SoL shows make it much better than Lucky Star.
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>>10083048
The Hero’s Journey and the Path of Simon

But for there to be a message, there must be a messenger. Someone to hear the message, learn it, carry it, and teach it to those that follow.

The message of Gurren Lagann is worthless if it isn’t told by a worthy messenger.

Thankfully, the creators of the series saw fit to create Simon, a hero in the classic sense of the word, to carry the message.

The Hero’s Journey is a literary device, a pattern found in ancient myth and identified by Joseph Campbell and now exploited in modern works. Much of the modern exploitation of this literary device, in works such as The Matrix and Eragon have met with ire of critics, claiming that slavishly adhering to the Hero’s Journey leads to cliched or otherwise derivative work. Regardless, its patterns were originally used in ancient myth, works that were created to convey a message to its audience. Usually epic tales, like Homer’s The Odyssey, utilized this pattern to tell a story that was in many ways larger than life.
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Recently, a rather large step forward was made in symbolism and meaning in anime. That step, from the same studio that created Haruhi and Kanon, is Lucky Star. Notable for its coherent and graspable symbolism and messages and a well-written three-pronged Hero’s Journey, Lucky Star may be one of the most impressive attempts at meaning in anime to date.


Spiralling Symbolism


The most prominent symbol throughout Lucky Star is that of the spiral. Not only is the main character’s favourite food spiral-style chocolate, but numerous other spiral shaped objects are brought up and linked through their shape. What is shaped like a spiral? Our DNA. What else is shaped like a spiral? Our Galaxy. What is so special about our DNA? Well, we HAVE evolved into a species that is distinct in that it has rational thought beyond instinct. And in the space of the Lucky Star universe, spiral shaped galaxies and spiral shaped DNA bring about this phenomenon.
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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>>10083037
It's one guy trolling. That's how it goes.
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>>10083080
With each mentor comes a different departure and a different initiation step. The first stage of Simon’s journey begins at Jeeha Village, where he has grown up with his friend, “soul brother” and mentor Kamina, a man who shows no fear. When Simon finds his call to adventure, he doesn’t think to take it himself, instead deciding to show his aniki the simple treasure he has found. When a secondary call, the arrival of a hostile Gunmen and the pretty girl fighting it, appears, Simon ends up being thrust headlong into the fray by Kamina. Simon accepts the call by activating the mecha he has found with the strange drill bit he found underground, which Kamina declared to be his soul. The first threshold, the ceiling that separates the village from the surface, and the belly of the beast, the arrival into the brand new world of adventure on a surface that is controlled by the oppressive beastmen, leads way into the first Initiation of Simon.

In this first initiation, the initiation of Courage, Kamina continually primes Simon to be his successor. Kamina is courage and determination embodied, but he lacks restraint and is so unable to back down he starts endangering himself and his comrades. He can only show Simon how to be brave in the end. Ironically, Kamina becomes the “goddess” of this step by uniting his mecha with Simon’s. Meanwhile, their friend Yoko is something of a temptress, though not in an intentional way. Simon develops a childhood crush on this pretty girl close to his age, but she ends up falling instead for the courageous leader who has almost singlehandedly turned the tide of the war against the beastmen.
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>>10083061

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is not instantly recognizable as a Hero’s Journey due to the way it plays around with the ideas and tropes contained within the pattern. Usually in Hero’s Journeys, especially modern era, the call to adventure is more distinct, the mentor wise, the thresholds obvious, the one path clearly laid out and traversed. However, Gurren Lagann, in its intent to create its own epic story rather than follow a set pattern, seemingly rebuilds this, and makes things less apparent than they seem. It does this by replicating the spiral pattern of the narrative, and using multiple Initiation steps before letting its hero obtain his ultimate boon.

The logic behind this is that Simon never has a perfect mentor. In fact, for each of his three initiations, he has a different mentor, one optimized for one of the traits needed for the hero that is required to deliver the message. From Kamina, he learns courage. From Nia, his heart is primed. And the Anti-Spirals themselves serve to be the final mentors, showing Simon the proper resolve that is needed.
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>>10083092

This temptation ultimately leads to heartbreak, and through it Simon’s weakness causes Kamina to lower his guard to knock some sense back into Simon. The two fight alongside each other one final time, amends are made, and Simon’s courage ignites. However, because of wounds sustained in the battle, Kamina dies, and the ignited courage becomes a nigh-uncontrollable firestorm of vengeance and hatred. Instead of obtaining Apotheosis and the ultimate boon, Simon is thrust back into the belly of the whale, with only the last words his brother left him as a guide.

Inside this second belly of the whale, Simon’s world, changed by the loss of his closest friend is bleak and bitter. He is violent, rash, impulsive, and rude to all the others that joined the battle which resulted in Kamina’s death. He refuses to back down, due to the courage he obtained and the wish to be the replacement for his brother, and that ultimately causes his mecha, run on emotion, to grow sick of his corrupted emotions and reject him as a pilot.
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Since /jp/ came, /a/ threads about GL have easily increased to an average of 50 posts of SHITSTORM.
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tl:dr - Yes, it is worth watching. Do it faggot!
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>>10083108

It is at this seven year point that the final test, the final call, the test of Simon’s resolve, appears. When the woman he loves becomes a messenger for the oppressors of the universe, and the people he helped save turn on him as they search for a scapegoat, Simon must find the determination to fight for his people, even if they do not wish for him to fight. The steps become muddled here, as the goddess of the last initiation becomes the temptress of this, and Simon does not truly accept this call to adventure until he joins with his former enemy Viral and takes the Gurren-Lagann into space to fight the enemy armada threatening to extinguish all life on the planet. No, the call isn’t even accepted then; the tests for his resolve do not begin until he inserts a larger version of his smaller drill bit into the controls of the Cathedral Terra. The threshold that he must break through to answer the call is none other than the temptress/goddess herself. As he does, he promises to free her from the control of the Anti-spirals, and accepts the call to fight the greatest threat in the universe to his people, all for the sake of his love.
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>>10083098

A second call to adventure occurs here, of a different kind, but one that is ultimately answered the same way as the first: with the drill bit, with his soul, Simon opens a strange box with the same lock mechanism as Lagann. Inside, he encounters his second mentor and goddess, the cute, naive Nia. Nia, the abandoned daughter of the leader of the beastmen, serves as a mentor for Simon’s heart, a salve to cleanse his corrupted spirit. However, she only acts as a small snap back to reality for Simon, who must still find the meaning of his brother’s words on his own. His true Apotheosis of Courage comes when he works to free his allies after their temporary leader Kittan foolishly leads them into an obvious trap. When Lagann accepts him again, he reawakens as not a replacement for Kamina, but instead a guiding light on his own terms, beaming steadily rather than violently.

The remainder of this section is his fight to free humanity. His courage is tested again and again, and never broken; the finely tempered sword of courage becomes unbreakable. Simon’s heart is tested, however, when he must confront Nia’s father, Lord Genome, who is also his precursor as a soldier who faced the Anti-Spiral threat. The love between him and and Nia triumphs over the tyranny of Lord Genome, and over seven years, Simon slowly builds up the different kind of courage needed to confess to the woman he loves.
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>>10083116


It is here that Simon’s Return begins, and his final flight becomes a walk through a falsified dream world with a strongly neutered version of his first mentor Kamina placed there to neuter him as well. However, he is freed by an image of the true Kamina, and the warriors that gave their lives for him, and fully understands the message he has been entrusted with. He breaks himself and his friends out of the dream world, and endures a battle with a now extremely emotional Anti-Spiral, the final test of his resolve.

The Anti-Spiral in this battle relates the tale of his race in a surprisingly heartfelt manner for an objectivist nihilist. The final test proves to be overcoming the fear of the Spiral Nemesis, and understanding that at his current stage of power, HE is the greatest possible threat to the universe. When Simon breaks through every barrier with the help of every last one of his allies, the Anti-Spiral charges Simon with one final request.
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>>10083118
“So will you then protect the Universe?”
“Of course. Humans aren’t that foolish.”

Simon, in showing his determination, has struck down another race that had a different kind of resolve, but both were fighting for the sake of their universe. Simon’s path was simply that of evolution and freedom as opposed to the Anti-Spiral’s stagnation and oppression.

And so it is with that message that Simon reaches the end of the tunnel he has dug with his drill. He returns to earth with the love of his life, even though they cannot remain together due to the unfortunate circumstances of Nia’s fate. However, both accept their fate, and Simon, his mission done and the message of hope delivered, exits from the scene, likely to fulfill his promise with the Anti-Spiral, as well as to meet the demands of his own message.
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ITT /a/ can't accept the truth.
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ITT:

- Popular show is too popular so we convince ourselves that we're edgy by bashing it like we never liked it in the first place
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SAGE SAGE SAGE
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In fact, the entire series builds up from its origin, and evolves with the mecha genres, to create a message to anime creators in specific. “You are the predecessors to this series. We have taken your path and carved a new one. It is up to those that would follow us to take this new path and make their own.” Gurren Lagann, partly a take on mecha series as a whole, is also a request to future creators to have a bit more hope.
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>>10083151
But I never liked it in the first place...
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This is some sort of meta-reverse-super-double-trolling shit going on in this thread.

I can't even figure it out.
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GL SUCKS
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>>10083097
What's a Matter? Too Deep For Ya?
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>>10083151
ITT: we see the polarizing effect of constant fawning posting by a small group of vocal fans on the larger group of people who didn't really give a shit one way or the other.
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>>10083212

Too deep for you?
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>>10083230

too generic 4 me
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>>10083010
>>What is shaped like a spiral? Our DNA.
>>DNA
>>SPIRAL

DNA is a fucking double helix. And yeah I know its copypasta and yeah thats some pretty good trollin.
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>>10083159
Interestingly, what new path is this that GL has carved out? There is barely anything ground breaking that it has introduced to the mecha genre that hasn't already been done. Unless you're saying the message of GL is HEY FAGS, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A MECHA ANIME JAM IT IN FULL OF CLICHES AND CALL THEM HOMAGES BUT GIVE IT AWESOME ANIMATION.
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>>10083245

But they even mention the double helix in Gurren-Lagann!
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>>10083267
And fanboys will eat it like it was DEEP and MEANINGFUL. Gainax trolled, anon fell for it.
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>>10083230
Matt?
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>>10083267

The "cliche" part is nothing but a superficial construction, the actual content goes beyond that.
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>>10083253
it's twice the spiral.
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>>10083291

We're not talking about IG and Stand Alone Complex in here.
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GL is the best anime ever!
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>>10082943
There is NOTHING to understand. That is the point of it. It is slice of life. Jesus. If you like moe, you like it, if not, you are correct.
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bring nia back!
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>>10083322
>if you like moe, you like it

Not necessarily.
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>>10083336
Maybe you just don't like moe right.
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Gurren Lagann? I liked it better when it was called SCRYED.
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IF YOU LIKE MOEBLOBS YOU WILL LIKE LUCKY SHIT

PS

GL SUCKS
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ITT: 20 YEAR OLD FAGGOTS THAT LIVE IN THEIR PARENTS BASEMENT WHO LOVE MOE AND FAP TO HENTAI PEDO SHIT.

And anyone who likes this show is probably younger than that and likes awesome things and probably has friends that aren't drawings.
Its the truth, you can say otherwise, but you know it.
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I get that everyone's just a lame fucking troll in this thread, but can't you pick a better show to do it to than GL?

Most people I know that think it's awesome just like it because it's animated/voiced well and some crazy shit happens, then things blow up.

It's the Die Hard of anime.
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>>10083021
No, you are not gar at all. You are not. This is not a lucky Star thread. Go home. It is terribly un-insightful, as neither of us are girls that are twelve and live in Japan. Defend something better.
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>>10083434
Nah, there really are people who find that it has DEEP symbolism contained in the dialogue and storyline. GL is the new Eva. Gainax does it again.
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>>10083434
Actually good shows can't be trolled properly. GL is shit and has a lot of fans all over the fucking internet, it is easy to troll and get fans riled up.
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>>10083412
>ITT: 20 YEAR OLD FAGGOTS THAT LIVE IN THEIR PARENTS BASEMENT WHO LOVE MOE AND FAP TO HENTAI PEDO SHIT.

>ITT

More like In This Website, amirite?
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>>10083412
You probably live with your parents too, faggot.
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>>10083458

No-one says deep. It's just meaningful and very clever.
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>>10083412

>HENTAI PEDO SHIT

who is the underage B&?

cancerfag
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>>10083434

0/10

Truly good shows are controversial. Safely recognized as good stuff is bullshit.
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>>10083412
20 years old is still young, you can't even drink yet, why would you have your own place when the economy is shit? Learn to troll better.
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>>10083472
Anyone posting in /a/ at this time of day is... suspect. Not necessarily to "living with their parents" but--
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>>10083472
No, Gurren Lagann fans are healthy and have a good life.
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>>10083467
So both GL and Lucky Star are masterpieces because they are controversial and have a lot of haters?
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>>10083467

Holy shit, this guy is the "TOO DEEP FOR YOU?" guy! Hahahahaha!
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>>10083383
newfags get off my /a/
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>>10083434
That's what Black Lagoon is.

Crank it down a few more notches, slap in a few goofy-looking mecha with faces all over them, and you've got Gurren Lagann.
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>>10083502
>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.

tl;dr GL is a reference show.
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>>10083446

But no-one has ever trolled GL properly. They don't even try. The only thing trolls have got so far is make me appreciate the show more thanks to the tons of copy-pastas that have surfaced from them.
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>>10083513
Yeah, but no one claims BL is DEEP.
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>>10083434
It's nothing like Die Hard, dumbass.
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>>10083506
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>>10083446

Thats why shows like Azumanga Daioh and Kamichu never get trolled. Those shows are truly great. Not trolling btw, I really don't see how anyone could hate those shows.
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>>10083516
After stripping everything away? If you don't strip anything away and take it for what it is like everybody else, it's win. Eat shit.
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>>10083523

Kamichu is decent shows. It's not great, just never trolled because it has null fanbase.

Azumanga gets trolled dialy.
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>>10083472
Your right, I do. But I'm not over 20, or have no friends or fap to drawings, ect.

This show is trolled by losers that I described before. This website is infested by these kinds of people so its obvious that a show like this would be hated.
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>>10083523
>Azumanga Daioh (...) never get trolled

LS fags troll it every time a thread shows up.
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>>10083513
no
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>>10083523
Limited audience, no one cares enough to actually troll it

tl;dr: Trolls don't actually matter when it comes to the true quality of a show, believe it or not.
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>>10083537
The point of the pasta is that GL does not have depth.
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>>10083516

Utena's director thinks your copy-pasta is full of shit.
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>>10083521

Revenge saging because you're a fucking retard is pretty stupid too, because it only makes your dipshittery look worse. Use delete post.

>>10083513

Maybe. But it still doesn't change the fact that GL was for most people I know a show where we drank some beers and yelled when things blew up.
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Is this >>10083453 true?
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>>10083554

But Gurren-Lagann has plenty of depth and meaning. Even when you strip it from those references, the actual content, an idealized thematic of true progress and the conflict between generations, remains.
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>>10083551

limited audience? almost everyone here has seen Azumanga Daioh. I will admit Kamichu might not have as many views, but Azumanga is very widespread, especially among 4channers.
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>>10083541
>You must be 18 or older to browse 4chan

GEEEEET THEEEEEE FUUUUUUUCK OOOOOOOUT NEWFAAAAG
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>>10083574
Let me rephrase that: its fanbase isn't totally fucking obnoxious.
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>>10083551

GL = only animation quality

fuck with everything
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Only fags watch this show.
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>>10083580
Ahahah oh wow!
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>>10083580

GL fags never troll anything. Anti-GL fags do.
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>>10083543
the only people who trolls everything here is GL fags. This is common knowledge.
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>>10083574

But Azumanga Daioh gets trolled plenty...
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>>10083434
That is a bad way to bash an anime, as Die Hard is one of the best action movies ever made. I do agree with you, but I like GL. Is it overhyped and not as deep as toted ITT and everywhere else? Yes. In that you are correct. Is it still awesome. Yes.
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>>10083554
Sure it does. A really shallow series would be like Code Geass, but Gurren Lagann doesn't sink to those depths. No matter what you say, GL has good characters.

Saving this shitstorm with mai waifu Yoko and Nia.
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as a LSfag/moefag i hate GLfags because they believe that this show is "DEEP" or "ZOMG LITERATURE, EVOLUTION!!!" "I HAVE TASTES!!! YOU ARE A BAKA PEDO FAGGOT XD!!!

i dont give a shit about the other shounenfags...
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>>10083598

like when? About 1/100 as much as most other shows, even ones from the same era. You are thinking of Lucky Star. No, these shows are NOT the same show.
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>>10083594
LULZ GL CANNOT BE BEAT LALALWAEDLADLASDLASD
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>>10083606
>Is it overhyped and not as deep as toted ITT and everywhere else?
This kind of thinking is bullshit.

Prove it. You guys have been given multiple quotes from the show, and those quote have been fully explained. How do you continue to say "It's not meaningful" unless you just plain aren't reading these posts?
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>>10083617

0/10
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>>10083605

>GL has good characters.

LOL
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>>10083612
I'm a GLfag, but I don't think it's deep or revolutionary or anything. I just saw it as an awesome LOLWHONEEDSLOGIC show with awesome animation and some supremely good FUCK YEAH moments.
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TTGL is on the same level of fail as Type-Moon works.

BEYOND FAIL!
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Shows that are better than Gurren-Lagann:

1- Hanaukyo Maids/La Verite
2- Dirty Pair/DP Flash
3- Burn Up/W/Excess/Scramble
4- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/A's/StrikerS
5- Kiddy Grade
6- Mahou Tsukai Tai
7- Galaxy Angel/Z/3/4/Rune
8- CardCaptor Sakura
9- Najica Blitz Tactics
10- Stratos 4/S4 Advance
11- Agent AIKa/AIKa R-16
12- Magic Knight Rayearth
13- Tokyo Mew Mew
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>>10083612
You're still a ___fag instead of "/a/ browser", so you're still shit. Stop shitting up /a/.
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>>10083625

I know, I know.

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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>>10083010
All this deep shit based on the head's use of a drill as it's main weapon!

Drills have been used in mecha-animes since Astroboy. Since the protagonist has experience with earthmoving equipment, isn't this just logical as it is?

Someone needs to hurry up and graduate from Language Arts class. Can't this just be a fun show without the thesispaper copypasta?
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>>10083646
I honestly liked UFO Princess Warukyure, where can i get Direct Downloads of season2 and 3? i dont feel like torrenting at the moment.
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>>10083646
I'll agree on CCS.
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>>10083598
You goddamn newfag, no. Everything by Kiyohiko Azuma is worshipped on all of 4chan. Get a fucking clue and lurk moar before you open your mouth and post.

moot agreed, don't bother him about it.
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>>10083652
> Can't this just be a fun show without the thesispaper copypasta?
It is, but that shouldn't stop people from appreciating the actual narrative. It's very well done.
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>>10083646
>5- Kiddy Grade
>DearS

Fuck you.
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>>10083678
>Everything by Kiyohiko Azuma is worshipped on all of 4chan

Your gainax circle isn't the entire 4chan. Cry some more.
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>>10083711

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH WOW
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>>10082823
it's a good anime but don't expect something new
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Note that this is the type of shitstorm that killed alot of other popular shows. ITT people are being trolled left and right. Even if you're just joking; knock it off.

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>>10083711

Award winning designs, bitch.
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>>10083693
At least they don't have UGLY characters. Enjoy your retina-melters in Gurren Fagann. They are as ugly as everyone in (set FAIL for) One Piece.
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>>10083708
What is the relation between Gainax and Azuma again?
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>>10083708
>Your gainax circle isn't the entire 4chan.
>gainax

I don't think you know who Kiyohiko Azuma is.
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Enjoy 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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In b4 fox news
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>>10083646
>>10083711
Wow. You have really bad taste.

I can't even laugh at you, I just feel really bad for you.

I mean, wow, you have REALLY bad taste.
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>>10083744

He's the Kenji Gotoh troll. Ignore him, he's a joke character.
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The Power Rangers Zords >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TTGL (or just about any animu mecha design)
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>>10083711
You are a gigantic faggot. You deserve a ban.
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>>10083722
You're just another anti-Gainax fag trying to rekindle the fires of Shitstorm, aren't you?
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GLfags get trolled easily.
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>>10083730
Nothing, that newfag was just a dumbass. I wish he had a name so we could sage his posts for the rest of eternity.
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>>10083609
FUCK OFF! Eva is possibly one of the worst executed animes of all time, with no humor, terrible symbolism, and horrifically annoying characters. GL has none of those things. It is certainly not perfect, but it is NOT EVA. Don't bring that horseshit to my table.
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>>10083765

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK GL fags get trolled so easy.

>>10083711

shouldnt get more than 5/10, but ill give you 8/10 since people got trolled so easy
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>>10083778
Insecure, aren't we?
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>>10083766
Dragonzord >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>> Everything
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>>10083778
NO ANON YOU ARE THE SHITSTORM
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>>10083799
Eva was one of the most revolutionary anime of our time.
GL brought nothing new to anime.
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>>10083799

EVA? No humor? You obviously never watched the streudle scene. Or the scene when Shinji wakes up with a boner.

Also, Kamina throwing rocks at simon is not humor idiot.
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>>10083822

What? The things Evangelion brought to anime, storyboarding styles mostly, are at par with the things Gurren-Lagann brought to anime, storyboarding styles mostly.
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This thread is a perfect example of why GL gets trolled. Obnoxious fanbase that gets trolled easily. I'm a GL fan, but even I can't resist trolling such easy targets.
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>>10083799
>>10083799
>>10083799
>>10083799
Newfag alert. Time to flood his email.
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>>10083766
You can do better than that. Are you that butthurt Lucky Star mod who's pissed that Gurren Lagann replaced LS as /a/'s most popular show.

ITT the cancer that kills popular shows. Protip: Your 3rd grader troll-fu is futile. Gurren Lagann shall become the first mainstream show that is loved by all. Even after Gurren Lagann airs on TV, we'll still be fapping to the glory of Kamina.
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>>10083859
Even worse.
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>>10083846

Haha AMEN man I am exactly the same. I actually liked the first half until the timeskip. After the timeskip, the world was generic and shitty though. Anyways, its too easy to troll GL fags.
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>>10083846

But no-one is angry here. Everyone is just posting copy-pasta.
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>>10083863
You think he would actually put his own e-mail in that field?
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How come there's 8 of these threads everyday now?
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>>10083864
>Gurren Lagann airs on TV
I wish, but that will probably never happen
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>>10083864
GL and Lucky Star aired at the same time
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>>10083864

haha enjoy being the only one who admits to liking GL in a few months. GL is losing popularity by the day, just like Haruhi did.
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>>10083625
I never said it was meaningless, I said it was over hyped and overrated, that does not mean that it doesn't have meaning or merit, just not as much as everyone says it does. That is what I am saying. Watch Kino's Journey for that more meaning.
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>>10083864
>Gurren Lagann shall become the first mainstream show that is loved by all.
I hope it does become the new Naruto so you'll start hating it.
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>>10083864

In b4 (USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST).
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>>10083871
It's the basic insecurity that comes from watching a show intended for an audience half their age. They have to try to justify it somehow.
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>>10083899
GL has more meaning than Kino's Journey.
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>>10083897
>>10083871

This is the reason I started liking Gurren-Lagann. The haters can't type worth shit.
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>>10083916
That's a really dumbass reason to like something.
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>>10083911
I don't hate naruto because it's popular, I hate it because it's bad.
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>>10083864
>Protip: Your 3rd grader troll-fu is futile.
No it's not. All you fuckwits just keep biting and biting.
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>Gurren Lagann shall become the first mainstream show that is loved by all. Even after Gurren Lagann airs on TV, we'll still be fapping to the glory of Kamina.

That's impossible, no show has ever succeeded in doing that. But then again.... Pic related.
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>>10083899

>Kino no Tabi

...is probably one of the worst anime I've ever watched. And you hate Evangelion?
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>>10083871
Hey, same here. The first half was upbeat with good humor and constant pacing, whereas the second half was full of shitty HOLY SHIT A GIANT MECH POPPED OUT OF NOWHERE AWESOME and awfully timed bad humor that just disrupts the flow of the show.
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>>10083916
Oh look, an illiterate.
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Eh, everything Gainax has made becomes controversial.
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As a GL fan i am seriously facepalming at the amount of stupidity in this thread caused by none other then GL fans...seriously guys..the OP asked an honest question of whether or not he should watch the show and we get all butt-hurt? whats wrong with this scene? This is getting far to annoying because it happens in EVERY GL thread. Grow up, it embarrasses me that the show i love has such a fucking retarded Fanbase...im not trolling, im very serious about this.
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>>10083932
>someone insulted my fanboy show, I must hate whatever they like!
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>>10083898
Everybody who liked GL before still likes GL, people aren't talking about Haruhi because it was like, two years ago.

Gurren Lagann is here to stay, so stop being annoying trolls and move on to something else.
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>>10083938
For example: Ebichu, Mahoromatic and Nadia, which all get daily shitstorm threads.
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>>10083956
Mahoromatic does.
No one watched Nadia, too old.
Ebichu is Ebichu.
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>>10083951

No, I really dislike Kino no Tabi... even if Kino herself is a nice character.
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>>10083911
It'll never be the new Naruto, because Naruto is shit like Bleach, which is not welcome here.

Gurren Lagann was always a staple of /a/ and will be.
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>>10083921
How much Naruto have you watched?
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>>10083963
These are some of the most facepalm-worthy mecha in any show.
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>>10083938
Only NGE and GL, mostly because are mediocre shows overhyped like crazy by the fanboys.

Karekano and Mahoromatic had shit endings(lol gainax), but shows like Nadia, Wings of Honneamise, FLCL, He is my Master, etc aren't controversial at all. Nobody troll these shows.
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>>10083998
FLCL is trolled a lot. At least when it's brought up, which isn't too often.
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>>10083911
>I hope it does become the new Naruto so you'll start hating it.
Protip: It already is.
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>>10083998
I've seen FLCL get trolled a couple of times.
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>>10083963

Ill stop trolling when people like you stop getting trolled? Deal?
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How can an anime with one of the shittiest episode ever (I call episode #4) can be worth at all?

A work of art has to be complete in every little detail, GL failed so hard on 4 and it isn't even worth the download.
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>>10083864
Why must every person who dislike GL be a LS fanboy?

OH GOD THE INFALLIBLE LOGIC
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>>10083992
Enough to know it's shit - less than one episode.
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THIS THREAD
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>>10084003
Fuck, I am not a GL fanboy, but ep 4 was fuckwin. Artfag, but I don't care.
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>>10083935

What? The second half only used blatant humor on episode 23. Everything else was light-hearted and subdued background details.
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>>10083996
Any series that could give us this is fucking legendary.
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>>10084037
because everyone who dislikes anything moe (key etc) is a shounenfag.
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ITT: Only trolls are left.

Someone start a new GL thread so I will be able to better troll GL fags.
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>>10083998
>He is my Master

Nobody talks about this show, but they did I'd troll it. I wasn't expecting much out of meido fanservice, but it managed to trip over the low bar.
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LOL FLCL

6 episodes of random nonsense people think it's pure art. And GL was just FLCL stretched down 26 episodes, utter crap.
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>>10083925
Amen. We were trolled (really hard)! In the earlier post when I replied to the Op I said "don't watch GL because it's shit."

I guess Anonymous doesn't forgive sarcasm. If it continues at this rate, GL shall become the next Naruto and Haruhi. And because I'm sensing "newfags" I'll give you a quick history lesson. Naruto was loved on /a/ until it became mainstream. It was threads like this that created said hate.
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>>10084059
But that's true 90% of the time.
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OH GOD, CAN'T BREATHE
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/r/ing links to watching this online?
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TTGL
Totally Terrible Gurren Laggann
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>>10084027
>less than one episode.
Exactly.
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>>10084075
well, the 2 years of horrible filler didn't help either
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>>10083839
There are like two scenes that are funny in twenty six episodes. Besides, what I should have said was, EVA takes itself so fucking seriously, there is no room for you to enjoy it when it does suck...which was most of that series. GL does not take its self seriously, it is tongue in cheek the whole time, sop the moments that it sucks and takes too far and the moments that are melodramatic you can forgive. i am inarticulate today. I know what I mean.
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I doubt anyone here is an actual Gurren-Lagann fan other than Cirno and GhostNia... who didn't even comment on GL in the first place.
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>>10084076
Fail. In key moe characters there aren't the slightest hint of originalití, 5-6 females with dimension-door eyes, and one of them is a tsun-tsun. So if I don't like it, I must be a shounen-fag, oh lawd...
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>>10084091
Whats a "Laggann"?
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>>10084078
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>>10084032
Even then I found it disruptive. When the second half started, the mood of the show became more serious and subdued. And then Arc GL appeared and they tried to shift the show's mood back to HEY WE'RE KICKING REASON TO THE CURB AGAIN. Somehow it didn't feel right to me, it just felt forced.

And then Kittan was the subject of boob jokes. That made me ಠ_ಠ. Seriously. It might have been pretty amusing back when Simon was a kid, but it just didn't fit that moment.
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Why is this discussion not on /m/?

Oh because The mecha designs are so shitty
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>>10084112
You're wrong.
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I love how GL went from 'FUCK YA, GL subs are out' to 'this show sux, instant 100+ shit storm' in less than a year.
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I seriously fucking hate you /a/, why does it have to be like this every single day?
I'm going to watch slayers instead.
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>>10084116
There's 90% you're a shounem fag, 5% you're a nostalgia fag and 5% others.

But if you admit you're a shounemfag, then my theory stands corrected.
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>>10083871
haha oh MAN I am the same man join my Gaia guild
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>>10084112

Fail or Megafail? Nobody is a bigger GL fag then me.
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>>10084083
http://www.mininova.org/tor/1105952
Batch torrent.

>>>/rs/lagann+ass
subtitles in case some of those eps are in Japanese.
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>>10084075
Yes, but this is the first time an anime started being hated BEFORE it went mainstream. That pretty much settles it, TTGL is the worst anime ever.
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>>10084154
>I'm going to watch slayers instead.

Mission accomplished!
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>>10084143
Fans killed the show.

Shit happens.
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>>10084154

at least you will see something good.
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>>10084171
>Nobody is a bigger GL fag then me.
I doubt this.

>>10084083
Also, episode 6 is likely censored in that pack. The uncensored DVD for ep 6 is here
http://www.tokyotosho.com/details.php?id=95020
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>>10084193
>>Fans killed the show.
lolwut? What does the fanbase have to do with is a show worth watching? I knew /a/ was retarded but oh wow.
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>>10084047
FLCL is not non-sense, it's just so surrealistic most of time and takes a couple of time watching it before you realize what happened.
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>>10084191
Your an idiot for saying that.
As you can clearly see, the trolls are only doing this to get fans away. All this trolling made me want to rewatch parts of it and now I like it even more. :)
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>>10083932
Well, I am a literaturefag, and every episode is based on a different piece of literature, so if you want real symbolism, that is where you should look. We were talking about being meaningful in anime. Yes, Eva is convoluted and juvenile in execution.
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>>10084199
>Also, episode 6 is likely censored in that pack. The uncensored DVD for ep 6 is here

Wow, I cant believe I never knew that. Genuflect, you are a bigger GL fag then me.
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>>10084242
Convoluted AND juvenile?
Isn't that a paradox?
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>>10084231

pic related
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>>10084188
Who said GL was hated. You've been trolled really hard. GL is still loved by 90% of /a/'s userbase. A few days ago we had a 250+ sized GL thread without a single sage. It's early in the morning and a few kids are trolling. You're putting too much thought into it.
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>>10084268
Um, yes? Look what I mean is there are too many themes crammed into Eva for it to make sense even to the writers, and it is written like a high school play about child abuse. Nothing is clear in that anime. My theory is: they ended it like they did because it is easier to perform a cop-out that none can understand and say it is art, rather than actually resolve the countless flaws in thematic flow that were created by the first 24 episodes. They saw it as: "We can either resolve everrything in a shit terrible half ending like Kenshin, or we can make it so NO-ONE can call bullshit, because NO-ONE can understand it." Yes, I was just using Kenshin as an example, and no I don't think they actually used Kenshin as a model.
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>there are too many themes crammed into Eva for it to make sense

Too deep for you? I comprehended Eva when I was a teen. Fail much?
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>>10084571
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its the worst show ever. i seriously cant even believe its popular. at least lucky star has pedophiles, who likes this shit? i seriously think this show is targeted at 9-12 year old boys.
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>>10085155
Facepalm.

It is targeted towards 9-12 year old kids. Also, your comment about Lucky Shit has destroyed your credibility.
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shit sucks.
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hrm yeah im not a pedophile who goes "moe-mad" over bland-ass boring shit, surely i dont know what im talking about

thanks for confirming the 9-12 year old guess tho.



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