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Late to the party by like 7 years, but holy fuck.

I finished this a few days ago and I honestly think it's changed my outlook on life. What a fucking awesome anime.

TTGL general?
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You came too late; everyone hates it now after the infinite fountains of sperg loving when it aired.
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>>101557060
Shame. I found some archived threads from 2010 and earlier where /a/ was singing praises for this show.

Doesn't make it worse, though.
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>>101556981
too bad you'll get shat on your taste by contrarians
it was good and enjoyable nontheless
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I watched this about 3 weeks ago and now I have trouble watching a lot of the things this season because they're so shit in comparison.
Have you seen the movies?
they are recaps and the only good parts are the redone battles
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>>101557130
Downloading Gurren-hen and Lagann-hen as we speak.

It's odd, really. I'm so satisfied with the way the show ended that I don't want a continuation or sequel (plus Gimmy doesn't seem interesting at all) but I still crave TTGL.
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babbys first super robot show
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>>101557192
And that doesn't make it bad.
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Does anyone know what language the words "Gurren Lagann" are from?
According to Wikipedia they mean "crimson face".
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>changed my outlook on life

Anime and reality are two different things.
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> TTGL changed my life
Pathetic.
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>>101556981
>general
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>>101557318
The messages sent by the show, not the robot fighting nigga.
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>>101557357
What message?
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>>101557383
I take it you haven't watched TTGL
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>>101557353
>>101557318
>>101557192
jokes on you i was pretending to be retarded
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You're just caught up in the hype, a week from now you'll be back to normal and nothing in your life will change. The anime itself was alright and could have been something amazing if it had had better writing. The second cour was just a retread of the first but watered down by lack of a sense of scale and pointless infighting and the first eight episodes are just meandering bullshit until we get to the point of the show. The cast was also bloated with characters like Yoko who did jack shit and if there's one thing Trigger learned in Kill la Kill it's how to make worthwhile side characters.

>>101557312
This can't be a real question.
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>>101557405
i have seen it but it didnt change anything in my life i mean it was good anime but nothing special.
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>>101557455
Just because you didn't take the inspirational messages to heart doesn't mean they weren't there.
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>>101557442


Don't forget that the ending was retarded as fuck and didn't fit in with the show at all.
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>>101557496
What inspirational messages?
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>>101557312
Arabic, like all the words spoken in Anime (unless you watch dubs)
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>>101557383
You can't be serious.

It literally throws its message into your face with shitloads of lines of dialogue and song lyrics constantly

You'd have to be brain dead or watched the dub or something to have missed it.
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/v/ shit tier anime
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GURRAN LAGANN IS SHITT LOL

>>101557192
>>101557353
>>101557383
>>101557442
>>101557455
>>101557600
>>101557608
HEA GUISE FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT
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>>101557608
Overcoming hardship against all odds?
Having the confidence to face these hardships? Believing in yourself who believes in you?

You actually haven't watched TTGL have you. Or are you stupid?
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>>101556981
>If you are under the age of 18, or it is illegal for you to view the materials contained on this website, discontinue browsing immediately.
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>>101557676
>S-someone doesnt like a show i like!
>ill quote them and shitpost in all caps! thatll show em!!!
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>>101557676
>>101557675
these guys are my niggas. epic!
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>>101557711
>>>/v/
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>>101557700
This is in every shonen anime and manga
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>>101557174
A sequel would be possible

Simon and viral are both immortal
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>>101557745
Wow! Then you don't even have to watch the show to know that they're there!

Goan fuck yourself.
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>>101557720
>tumblr
Fuck off
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>>101557740


But /v/ likes Gurren Lagann. Unless you were redirecting yourself or something.
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>>101557779
And this changed outlook of your life? What are you 11 year old?
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>>101557711
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>>101557817
Sorry, you're going to have to point out where exactly I said that the inspirational themes changed my outlook on life.

Let me help you out: You can't.
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If it's not moe, it's not anime. These are cartoons and for children.
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>>101557867
Wait you are not OP?
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>>101557797
>But /v/ likes Gurren Lagann
I know
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>>101557902
Negative ghost rider.

I start here: >>101557405
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Lemme just remark again that I really liked the fansubs I downloaded for that show. Some of the guys who did the subbing just cornily credited themselves as "anonymous" too, 'twas during a brief time when the 4chan crowd wasn't fuck-useless and destructive.
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>>101556981
Mediocre show at best. Season 1 is generic shonen that attempts to be pompous by declaring itself a "deconstruction". Contains some nice-sounding speeches that resonate with people off of the words used, while overall lacking any real depth or content. Characters are fairly bland and undescribed except for the MCs, who lack any sort of real flaws or content to make them interesting.

Second season is just a shitfest.

All in all, a show that does well by pandering to people who like shonen-tier crap by wrapping it up in a different box under a different name. There's nothing wrong with shonen, but treating this as anything but another shonen is doing a disservice to both yourself and anime in general.
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>forced fun
>awesome
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>>101557935
then why are you responding to my posts
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>>101557990
You're right, every thread should be nothing other than OP replying to himself, nobody else is allowed to interject.
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It was one of the first anime I watched outside of Naruto, Bleach and FMA and it holds a special place in my heart and because of TTGL, I watched other great anime like Irresponsible Captain Tylor.
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>>101557970
>forced fun
Am I on /v/?
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>>101557968
>the MCs, who lack any sort of real flaws
Opinion discarded
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>>101557990
yes actually it should be like this 4chan would be 10times better.
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>>101557970
>forced fun
That's a thing?
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It's a great anime that most of /a/ likes, but a vocal minority will always try their best to put it down.
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Rossiu did nothing wrong.
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>>101558057
What, Simon's flaw being that he's too much a bitch (yet another Shinji), and Kamina the ultimate Gary Stu (hurr durr, my flaw is that I'm secretly insecure but nobody knows or will ever find out)?

Forgive me if I'm not impressed.
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>>101557970
>forced fun
Go to sleep anon, maybe you're too tired now
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>>101557709
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>>101557970
>forced fun
You are an idiot.
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>>101558124
>yet another Shinji
I think after digging holes in a cave your whole life, fighting inside a giant robot against beastmen would be pretty terrifying. And being the cause for the death of your brother is another pretty decent reason to get bummed out.

But he evolved to become a strong leader. Why is that a bad thing? Or unrealistic, even?
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>>101558210
we are never ever ever getting back together

sorry
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Agreed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Vm7-PXttk
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>>101558237
What, and losing your mother in front of your eyes at a young age, being abandoned by your mother, receiving no love for your childhood and being thrown into the literal apocalypse after rendering your only friend comatose is any better? Face it, Simon's literally Shinji, the only difference is that he gets railroaded into becoming a leader because the times call for it, and the authors wrote the script that way. And the situation is relatively unrealistic, but then again it's anime, so you shouldn't be calling out things for being unrealistic.

>I can't/don't realize that I'm suspending my reality

Nicely avoiding the whole entire Kamina-Gary/Stu issue, if I must say so myself.
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>>101558405
*abandoned by your father
*Gary Stu
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I liked it but the ending was pretty fucking disappointing.


I mean the entire show is about doing the impossible and using will to defeat fate and shit and yet Nia dies at the end because reasons? What sort of bullshit is that? Its even said spiral energy could have saved her life but Simon didn't do it because ?????. It just didn't fit with the show and felt forced as fuck by the guy who wrote it just to make it more memorable.
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>>101558405
Not to mention fighting world-ending angels in a giant biomechanical personification of your mother's soul sounds a lot more terrifying than fighting a bunch of furries in a metal suit.
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>Episode 4
>Not the best episode
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>>101557970
What's next, artificial message?
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>>101558301
>BELIEVE.avi
>not Tyronepiercestheheavens.avi
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>>101557905
wats this from
i dont recognize some of those character from gurren
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>>101558509
I watched that episode like three times to make sense of it, and I still didn't remember who Kittan was when he next appeared.
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>>101558946
Every character is from Gurann: Yoko, Kamina, Nia, Simon, Boota, Kittan, his three sisters, and what's her name the baby
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it had potential
cud almost close 2 being as great as flcl

tho idk why they skipped 2 the future in 2nd season so fast
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>>101559118
i think i need 2 rewatch
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My new is gonna show, but two questions:

1)When TTGL was airing, were there 5+ active threads about it, especially after the air date?

2)Am I the only one who likes Gurren Lagann, but just can't seem to enjoy Kill la Kill?
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Kittan's Death > Kamina's Death
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>>101560317
There were tons of threads and /a/ was basically hailing it as AOTY.

Definitely not. It feels like KLK is trying a bit too hard. Every episode of TTGL felt fun and refreshing with new obstacles every time.
KLK just feels like the same pattern over and over again with a few characters revealed here and there.
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>>101560317
yes and no.
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>>101560317
I wish I was around back then to see what it was like. Apparently not just /a/, but other boards were shitting themselves at certain episodes, like episode 8 and the final episode.
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>>101560463
TTGL and Code Gaess were the last time 4chan was one family ;_;
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>>101560423
Kittan > Kamina, in general.
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>>101560616
>The punch one

Goddamn people were mad as fuck.
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>>101560463
Pretty much every big board at the time was crazy about it.
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I took the cock up my ass so hard and far and bit the bullet.

Fucking worth it though.
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>>101560463
just your normal reaction to any anime of any season
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i was about to call bullshit but 2007 is really 7 fucking years ago isn't it

what the fuck
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>>101558483
simon is an elegiac character. he was doomed to be unhappy from the moment kamina died.
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>>101560741
I would never buy it, but that fucking boxart is incredible.
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>>101557968
>declaring itself a "deconstruction"
Where?
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>>101560463
unfortunatly /a/ was alot more badass when this was in its prime time /a/ now a day is best girl fights and tsundere faggots
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>>101557968
You wasted money on that English degree. Your criticism aren't edgy and just sound like you copied a stereotypical professor who wants to sound smart.
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>>101561399
for once i agree with someone on /a/
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>>101557060
>everyone hates it now
>mfw
>>101558076
This. Only neo-/a/ and the KLK kiddies think TTGL is anything other than one of the greatest shows of all time.
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>>101561592
almost any respectful oldfag will tip his hat in respect for TTGL and i cant elaborate oldfag enough
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>>101561636
*tips fedora*
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>>101561636
Agreed. People just mad they missed /a/ during its prime while it aired.
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>>101561715
>>101561664
>trying to be oldfag#2
>comes out as a trip
Well, fuck. B-Believe me guys, I'm really an oldfag! I just woke up! ;;
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lel
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>7 years

Jesus fucking Christ.
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Its not that everyone hates it now just that the fanbase has nothing to talk about because its 7 years old and was insanely popular.

The hatebase's "its shit" discussion still rages on, though.
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>>101561592

Actually, the KLK "kiddies" think TTGL is one of the best anime ever made too.
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this show is literally the reason i cant enjoy the majority of shows i watch these days. i dont try but always in my mind i compare it to ttgl. and bar maybe 1 or 2 shows out of the hundreds ive seen, none can compare.
i thought maybe i was nostalgiaing hard after seeing it years ago, then i bought the blurays and rewatched it
i wasnt
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>>101562111
but there's nothing to 'think' there. It is.
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>>101560741
do you agree with me when i say that the ttgl bluray boxset is the single best anime box set i have ever bought?
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2adolescent4me
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>>101556981
This show cured me of depression.
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Gurren-Lagann is just a super robot show, just like Kill la Kill is just a power-level shounen show.

You can't prove me wrong.
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>>101560449

>Definitely not. It feels like KLK is trying a bit too hard. Every episode of TTGL felt fun and refreshing with new obstacles every time.
KLK just feels like the same pattern over and over again with a few characters revealed here and there.

This is pretty much what I call "trying too hard"
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>>101561157
With the tone it takes with itself. It tries so hard to distance itself from other shonen by overemphasizing all of the shonen elements in a way that suggests that it's better than or above them, when in reality it suffers the same, if not moreso from a complete lack of real depth.

Seriously, just listen to the speeches that come out of the characters' mouths. They're designed to sound good with no real substance. Take "Don't believe in yourself - believe in the me that believes in you", for example. Sounds deep, right? It isn't; it's just a fancy way of saying "Believe in yourself", because you're saying that you trust them, so they should be able to trust themselves. But TTGL fanboys will gobble it up as "deep" and "lifechanging" and "a spin on classic shonen anime". It's the same exact shit literally using different words.

>>101561592
>like this if you're old enough to remember REAL anime, like TTGL
>if you don't share my opinion, you must be a newfag
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>>101557882
>Nano
Can't say you have shit taste... But Nia was plenty moe in the first half, and the first episode of the 2nd half.
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Its shit, watch REAL robot shows


Like EVA
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>>101562678
>ironic shitposting

get back to /v/
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>>101562863
>ironic
but he's just shitposting
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>>101562590
"Don't believe in yourself - believe in the me that believes in you" isn't supposed to mean "Believe in yourself". Kamina knows that Simon's self-esteem is too low for him to believe in himself, so he acts as a role model to help bring out Simon's own confidence.

The line is also meant to make Kamina's last words "Believe in the Simon who believes in you." more meaningful than a simple "Believe in yourself" (even though this is exactly what it means). It contrasts his words from before about Simon gaining confidence from his big brother because he knows that once he's gone Simon needs to learn to get his confidence from himself instead of from Kamina's bravado. Those words are better than just a "Believe in yourself" because it shows how Kamina is passing on the torch to Simon now that he think's he's ready to do things without him.

No, I don't think the speeches are profound, but they certainly make a trite saying into something that actually means something. Gurren Lagann's all about pounding its themes into your head by constantly shouting at your face, and it's certainly good at that.
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>>101563201
>No, I don't think the speeches are profound, but they certainly make a trite saying into something that actually means something. Gurren Lagann's all about pounding its themes into your head by constantly shouting at your face, and it's certainly good at that.
I guess this is perhaps why I just can't get myself to like this show? As I said, "Believe in yourself" and "Believe in the me who believes in you" are logically equivalent. Because when you tell someone to believe in themselves, you're making a statement on behalf of your belief in them. And "Believe in the you who believes in you" is even worse, because by believing in yourself who believes in yourself, you're believing in yourself via transitivity.

I prefer to have some level of subtlety and reflection in my shows. As I said, TTGL's great if you're looking for a shonen to watch, but I don't understand how so many people say it was "life changing" or "changed the way they looked at life". It's altogether very trite, almost like listening to a good politician. There are anime out there that explore the subtleties of the human condition, and I hate it when TTGL's lumped together with them.
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>>101563665
>There are anime out there that explore the subtleties of the human condition, and I hate it when TTGL's lumped together with them.

I've never heard anyone say that TTGL is about the subtleties of the human condition. That's what a lot of people like about it - that it completely eschews subtlety and doesn't try to be deep, it just focuses on putting out its few simple messages and trying its best to make you believe them through a rather unoriginal but compelling storyline. People call this show "life-changing" partly because those messages really resonate with them and partly because it's very easy to really get into the show and get incredibly pumped about it. It's extremely high-energy and hot-blooded, which appeals to me.

So basically it's just >opinions. But what I think was the best part about TTGL was that it had a sort of generic adventure storyline, but it did it well enough that you could call it a "classic adventure storyline".
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Nice thread. Where is /m/ to tell us the dogmatic story of how Getter Robo and Mazinger were better shows and were ripped off by TTGL?
SPOILERS Getter Robo and Mazinger are shit.
If you liked TTGL, please take a precious short moment out of your life to mock those faggots for the good of /a/.
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even if you hate this show you can't deny that "probability missiles" are the best thing ever



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