BEST GAINAX COUPLE (ArimaXMizuno is not Gainax) or BEST GAINAX COUPLE?
How can they be a couple if one doesn't exist?
TAKES TWO TO TANGO
Best couple, ever.
Nia bored me.
NadiaxJean is superior.
Nia is a whore, so no.
Pic = correct answer
Nia > Nadia
Slutty bitch was a slutty bitch.
I QUITE LIKE SHINJI-REI MYSELF
If Nadia wasn't such a preachy bitch throughout most of the show, I would have agreed.
Simon x Nia still stands.
What about Shinji and his hand?
Superior couple appears.
Nono and Nia are basically the same fucking person anyways
You bore me.
Nono x Nia = Bestest couple
KAMINA WASN'T GAY
But Nia belongs with Simon. Nono belongs with Lark.
they're not a coulple, they're just really good friends
CAN'T GIRLS SHARE A FRIENDSHIP WITHOUT BEING CALLED LESBIANS?!
No, /u/tards jump at ANY hint and so making it impossible.
But Anon you don't even know me ;_;
At least Nadia is actually interesting, Nia is fucking boring.
DID YOU NOT WATCH THE SCENE WITH THE KEY IN EPISODE 5?
He got himself killed so he didn't have to fuck Yohko. Sounds pretty militantly gay to me.
I didn't find Nia boring.
That's because you are obsessed with Nono.
That's because you weren't paying attention.
BEST GAINAX COUPLE or BESTEST GAINAX COUPLE
When Nia saw the Kamina statues, she knew just how much Simon loved him and how important Kamina was to him. And seeing how he could feel so much for a person, Nia thought she could believe in him.
Nia is well aware that she doesn't know everything about her friends, but she tries very hard to learn more, and she continues believing in them because from her observations, she thinks they're trustworthy. Even when the Great Gurren Brigade were suspicious of her in the beginning, she told Simon that she still got a warm feeling from them and thought they weren't bad people. And Simon was always there for her where her father was not. When she found out her father just thought of her as a doll, Simon told her she should just live as herself, accepting her as a human being. After all that, why should she doubt him? That's just how she views things.
Her personality was about “questioning everything”, what everyone else considered an absolute she tried to actually understand. “Why are you fighting?”, “Why do you love me?” or the like. Beyond that, she had core motivations and her personal reasoning on the world. Actions like when she told Simon to use her hands as cushions for piloting Lagann or lines like “Farewell, Father. I’ll look towards tomorrow” or “As a matter of fact, we’re completely different persons. But I believe that thanks to these differences we will be able to live together” among others are clearly unique and meaningful.
tl;dr: Pay attention, any girl that loves a boy due to how much this boy loves another man = A+ in my book.
That doujin actually showcased Simon's and Nia's TRUE LOVE.
SimonXNia? I liked it better when it was called ShinjiXKaworu.
Even as a monster, she loves him. ;_;
POST THE KISS PAGE, FAGGOT.
We're getting there
I was paying attention and I can see that the ideas behind her character were interesting but the way she was executed was boring and utterly uninteresting. Her past and link with Genome were downplayed, the way she had all the answers for Simon before the timeskip felt half-assed and timeskip Nia didn't have enough screentime to be properly developed.
any girl that loves a boy despite how much this boy loves another man = dense
this doujin makes me RAGE for some reason
and I lol'd in Schoolgirl in Concrete
Victim Girls 4
I mean, fuuuuuuuck
What? She had no answers for Simon, he actually overcame his deal with Kamina due to Kamina's own words. Nia only provided Simon emotional support, nothing more.
>...the way she was executed was boring and utterly uninteresting...
>Her past and link with Genome were downplayed...
Subtle is completely from downplayed.
In before monster-simon.
>...timeskip Nia didn't have enough screentime to be properly developed...
Episode 27, watch it.
>Subtle is completely different from downplayed.
You mean milk time?
I think you mean "Subtle is completely different from downplayed." but it wasn't subtle, just really undeveloped.
Excellent post. I love Simon/Nia even though I don't care that much about Nia. She made Simon happy.
I think not.
Because development only comes in the shape of far-fetched introspective dialogs, right? No way they would actually use visuals to develop a character... that's unheard of!
I did and 1 episode isn't really much you know. Her courage and abnegation were well done but it didn't really felt like "development" because she has always been like that.
They really knows how to break my soul.
It wasn't underdeveloped. Episode 11, 15 and 27 were packed full of development for their relationship.
Development may also mean to "grow-up", actually. You want every character to go through epiphanies when only Simon did...
Cheer up with a nice cold glass of refreshing milk!
They used the visuals to develop every characters very well, that's one of the strength of Gainax after all but her past was definitely downplayed. There's a reason a lot of people felt like Nia wasn't really a good character you know and that's not because they are morons who can't recognize good development.
And a lot of people also feel Simon or Viral were underdeveloped. Your point?
For Simon? Never heard of it. They are right for Viral though.
Viral WAS underdeveloped. His motivations were uneven and his role was that of mere exposition.
They're KaminaFAGS, though.
Tengen Toppa would not be half the anime it is without Kamina, the thread that holds the entire fabric together. True, Simon is in fact the central protagonist, but the star quality Kamina brings to the plot is unrivalled. He is cocky, charming, invigorating, tragic, and fearless, a hero whose personality overshadows everything. In terms of charisma, he is probably outdone only by Goro Honda from Major.
Simon, on the other hand, did not show his mettle until quite late into the series. Much of the beginning and middle episodes were used to peel off the layers of his innocence one by one until what was left was the determined and, disappointingly, semi-charismatic core. He rode a powerful mecha and made some great speeches, but in the end I found him less exciting to watch than some of the others.
A lot people actually keep crying on how Simon was "uninteresting" and "boring".
I like how this thread turned to shit after the other GL thread was deleted.
Japan's favorite GL characters, from a poll of Gainax themselves:
7. Lord Genome
I don't like Victim Girls. It saddens me so much.
Nia/Simon is best.
Followed by Nadia/Jean.
Yes, Japan finally has some taste.
Japan's favorite character:
Lelouch from Code Geass.
Gainax poll > NewType poll
Shit>Shit, same people voting.
GainaxFAGs don't buy NewType
Gainax poll has Simon, Nia, Viral, and Yoko in the top 5. That poll fucking fails.
They do, don't delude yourself.
ugh stop bring this up.
Because Gurren Lagann kicks logic to the curb.
No they don't. Read fucking 2ch from time to time. Only SunriseFags buy NewType regularly.
SimonXNia > Nadia/Jean > CouchXKazumi > MisatoXKaji
It's pretty obvious that any self-respecting fan of anything but Sunrise doesn't buy NewType.
And you don't get self-respecting fans of Sunrise. They know they're faggots.
Manga adaptations don't count.
Yomako-sensei and Nakim.
Nia doesn't even come close to the awesomeness of Yukino.
NOT A GAINAX GIRL
I DON'T CARE
but she was a horrible person!
You are a faggot, Yukino is one of the best female character in anime.
Is it mandatory that I refresh your retrospection and acquaint you with the permanence that your species, regardless of both being Spirals, is incapable of breeding?
BEST LINE IN EXISTENCE TO SAY TO A FURFAG.
ANTI-SPIRAL WAS RIGHT.