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Gurren Lagann

Gurren Lagann
US Premiered: Jul 28, 2008
US Concluded: 2008
Japan Premiered: Apr 01, 2007
Japan Concluded: 2007

Seasons: 2
Episodes: 27

Animation Studio: Gainax

Characters on BTVA: 14

Popularity: 89th All Time, 58th This Week. *

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Sharkssmart
said at 9:55 AM on Sun Jan 3 2016
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Interesting fact. Before Bandai Entertainment acquired the right to Gurenn Lagann, it was originally licensed by ADV Films. They were 5 episodes in Production before their plugs were unfortunately pulled. Even more bizarre is that Josh Grelle was going to voice Simon if their wasn't any interference.
Ichigo341578926
said at 3:12 AM on Thu Jan 28 2016
@Sharkssmart Wait I just saw that Luci Christian was Nia in the ADV dub. Nia who shows up it Episode 9! So does that mean they were dubbing in a random order or does that mean that they casted before it was even necessary. Also does anyone known who was gonna voice the Narrator in the ADV dub?
Autovolt
said at 10:05 AM on Thu Jan 28 2016
@Ichigo341578926 I'm more interesting to see who would have done Lordgenome as there isn't many VA's in Houston that come to mind to being able to pull that off.

With that said a part of me wishes the ADV cast was kept because I really like the idea of Josh Grelle as Simon (it combines two of his best assets playing whiny type of characters and being able to screams his lungs out), in fact pretty much every casting excluding Chris Patton as Rossiu was good. I feel he would have sounded too old pre-time skip. Post time skip he'd totally nail Rossiu.

Still the dub we ended up getting from Bandai and Bang Zoom was just perfect especially Yuri Lowenthal as Simon.
Fulgore2005
said at 12:49 PM on Thu Apr 9 2015
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I was finally able to watch this show thanks to Toonami. And I must say this…

This is an amazing anime. I definitely recommend it.
Jared Delgado
said at 5:44 PM on Wed Sep 17 2014
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A show that definitely needs to be higher up on the popularity list.
darkersoul
said at 5:27 PM on Wed Aug 13 2014
Coming to toonami? Oh Yeah! Love this whole show minus the last 5 minutes. Gives me another reason to watch Toonami other than Space Dandy.
Ultimate Fox
said at 9:51 AM on Mon Apr 14 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
This is an epic ANIME!
Ninjaman15
said at 6:19 PM on Mon Jul 11 2011
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Gurren Lagann is, and probably will be during the future, one of the best animes so far that came out in the anime industry, balancing out the majority of Narutards, Bleachtards, and Onetards (in case you didn't know, I was referring 'One Piece' as this; still a better series than the prior two franchises I mentioned earlier) and tends to end up as an excellent series. I've first heard of this series only because of the various references on YouTube, and I had to check out the real thing myself... I WAS damn surprised at what I came across! TTGL has, and is not limited to, a distinct art style, an amazing plot for just 27 episodes of raw entertainment (most can agree that the conclusion of the eighth episode was incredibly sad all due to one event: Kamina died!), actual Giant Robot fights that seem to be less of a hindrance than that of Neon Genesis Evangelion, great character development (take that, Shinji Ikari... Actually someone can progress a bit faster at times.), and the less important of all, but I'm still addressing anyway, exceptional voice acting... Interesting to note is that I slightly preferred the dub to the sub, which I've also done on some other anime shows/movies such as Cowboy Bebop, FLCL, Fullmetal Alchemist, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and I usually don't care about the "Sub vs. Dub" wars that keep going on since it's pointless opinions... But yeah, they gotta keep those to themselves, and so do I. In the anime industry, it's fine with me if a franchise that originated in Japan comes to the States, just as long as it isn't dubbed by a certain company, and by this, I mean 4Kids... And don't get me wrong, they have a passable voice cast, but their bizzare editing skills are just notorious for being just lackluster, it makes me cringe when I see stuff such as a blue Mr. Popo.

But I'm getting off topic here, and to end it, I just wanna say that Gurren Lagann is just a near-perfect anime for me, and I'm glad Gainax made it... Those drug-implanting geniuses!
Metabad
said at 8:26 PM on Mon May 4 2015
^ Just a heads up for everyone who hasn't watched the series, there's a HUGE spoiler in this block of text that I was foolish enough to read, it totally ruined one of the episodes for me. In fact just don't even read any of the reasons for why the show or these characters are favourited, TURN BACK NOW, WATCH THE SERIES AND SAVE YOURSELF!
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Who's your favorite character?
Kamina
30.2% (16 votes)
Yoko Littner
24.5% (13 votes)
Simon
17.0% (9 votes)
Nia
15.1% (8 votes)
Viral
11.3% (6 votes)
Kittan
1.9% (1 votes)
53 Total Votes