Any Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann fans out there? I absolutely LOVED that series top to bottom in all it's insane glory. I personally thought that the rather infamous plot twist early on was a brilliant and ballsy decision by GAINAX. My only complaint is at the very, very end. I get that GAINAX likes to do crazy plot twists at the end and all, but it went to bittersweet to just cruel. It would have been a fine enough twist if they hadn't done it already done it in the FIRST TEN EPISODES. And then factor in the penultimate episode, which was a J.K. Rowling style bloodbath. As a result, the end twist just felt stale and redundant. Can't they let the main characters have some degree of happiness?!?!?!? Instead of the intended effect of a sad, bittersweet feeling, they just made alot of people(including me) feel brief sadness that turned into anger.(The opening instrumental bit of Damage Inc. captures the feeling pretty well). There's nothing wrong with a good grand greek tragedy *cough* Operation: Mindcrime *cough*, but I came to see a crazy, over-the top super robot action-comedy to provide an escape from the barrage of depressing stories I had to suffer through in English class (i.e. The Pigman, Of Mice And Men etc.). Needless to say it made my terrible depression even worse. But still after all that, it remains my all-time favorite anime series.
I didn't really like that show. I dropped it after episode one as nothing in it was for me
I don't like shounen and or over the top gun slinging females or weird looking mecha's.
But I know its highly popular of course.
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