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Old 06-08-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (Break Through The Heavens, Gurren-Lagann)
Broadcast: April 2007 on TV-Tokyo
Episodes: 26
Site(s): Official, Gainax, Konami, TV Tokyo
Trailer: trailer (3.5mb)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jC_lSGooF1Y

Cast:
Katsuyuki Konishi as Kamina
Marina Inoue as Yoko
Tetsuya Kakihara as Shimon

News:
When one of the episodes went down hill...*new!
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I bet no-ones watched this cept me OffTheChain and Ninja48 but it is an excellent anime, it's one of the latest works of GAINAX studios (co-produced by Konami and Aniplex) but doesn't seem too popular on the forums so I (and OTC) thought we/i'd start a thread to share it with everyone.


(Short note this was all originally written so cut me some slack if it's long)

The anime is based in a world where human kind has been forced underground, they live in sperated villages that have little to no communication with each other. Our story starts in Jiha village with a 14 year old miner called Simon (That's my name =p), his Aniki Kamina the leader of the Gurren-Dan a self formed group.

The day after the Gurren-Dan tried to make it through the roof to the surface (Which is forbidden in their village) a mechanical like creature called a Ganmen breaks through the roof threatening the peace of the village, Kamina fearlessly faces up to the creature but has to be saved swiftly by a combination of a beautiful girl from the surface's rifle skills and Simons adept mining.

Simon takes them to something he discovered earlier which the girl now named as Yoko confirms as another Ganmen, he manages to use a small drill like device which he found earlier to activate it and with a combination of luck and the will to protect his Aniki he manages to defeat the creature and break through to the surface at the same time, as they rotate far above the surface they view for the first time the world outside their village but when they come crashing down they find themselves surrounded by two more Ganmen creatures.

That is the first episode in a nutshell, here's a little more info on the characters.


Staring from the left:

Simon
He is the main protagnist, his character is mainly associated with drills and he has a very timid nature more one to follow orders than give them. He pilots Lagann the smallest mecha seen yet but one of the most powerful.

Kamina
He is the second protagonist we are introduced to, he initially uses a sword which he takes from his village leader but later pilots Gurren one of the largest mechas seen so far.

Yoko
She is the third main protagonist introduced, she wields a long rifle that she can use in sniping situations or close up, she has great skill with it and has yet to miss a target.

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Here's a little more info on the main mechas.

Lagann

The small sized mecha that is discovered underneath Jiha village, it has the ability to merge with other mechas and to produce a drill from the forehead area.

Gurren

A larger mecha that is introduced later on in the second episode, it brags great strength and speed when first introduced and grows with Kamina. It also later on has a glasses/weapon addition on it's chest that is used in battle.

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EPISODES

Here are links to watch the episodes online (on veoh), me and OTC are uploading the episodes so when all 10 (so far) and all thereafter are uploaded they will be added on a seperate list.
You might need CCCP to watch.

Episode 1: Pierce The Heavens With Your Drill!!!
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v373554pAmQW5R7
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XBEBKN7G


Episode 2: I said I'd ride it!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XR0L1X9L
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v712635mr93nNY4


Episode 3: You Two-Faced Son of a Bitch!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=480IMSF0
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v712636N3DwbbY3


Episode 4: Does having so many faces make you great?
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U9Z4LABR
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v713838t7whGnSE


Episode 5: I Don't Understand It At All!!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IE6MG8SL
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v7138399CC7J75g


Episode 6: You're Gonna Bathe Till You're Dizzy!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VYLG6OG4
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v713840QTazD4jp


Episode 7: That's Why You Do It![/COLOR]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ERCFI5VU
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v7326784M72SprT


Episode 8: Farewell Comrades!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PXVV1TZH
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v7152778AAxQfSp


Episode 9: Just What Exactly is a Human?
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8LXYUG25
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v717483RAkYPJZG


Episode 10: What Kind of Person was Your Brother?
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1KA9NJ76
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v7152804sQhPzr3

Episode 11: Simon, Let Go!
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v610554NJxAEYN2


Episode 12: Miss Yoko, I Have Something to Ask of You http://www.veoh.com/videos/v650167m57Gadff

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Here's where you can get the torrents for 1 - recent

http://a.scarywater.net/nyoron/

Anywho this thread should be used for discussion of Tengen, any questions etc don't hesitate to ask.
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:29 AM   #2
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Episode 13: Everyone, Eat as much as you can.

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v683498qHy8TjXE


Episode 14: How are you everyone?


http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...ann-14-12_blog
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...ann-14-22_blog

Episode 15: I'll head towards tomorrow

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...ann-15-12_blog
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...ann-15-22_blog
[SIZE=2][COLOR=black]
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=10MNAN49
http://www.sendspace.com/file/garsw5


Episode 16: Summary Episode, Made by Gathering Pieces of Memory

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...16-12_events/3
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...16-22_events/3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WF3ZX7ZS

Episode 17: You Understand Nothing

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v843489gQ...2606298&rank=1

Episode 18: I'll Have You Tell the Truth of the World

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v879879Yh...8256336&rank=2


Episode 19: We Shall Survive by Whatever We Do

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v926891SW...4943561&rank=0

Episode 20: God Will Test us Till the Very End

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v964429GY...8858560&rank=2

Episode 21: You Are The One Who Must Survive*new


http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1008212Y...0324861&rank=7

MUHAHAHA Updated at last =D
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:38 AM   #3
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Re: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Official first thread

Wow. I've never heard of this series yet, but I'm sure to watch it. Especially if those are HQ episodes.
Watched the trailer and it looks pretty cool. That drill-looking thing that glowed in the trailer reminded me of Plue's nose from Rave Master. lol

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Old 06-12-2007, 07:05 AM   #4
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Quality is to the pixel.
Dunno what that means but I'll take it as HQ ^^
What's with the time numbers on the top left on every episode?
Is there a way to take it off or download one without them on it?
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:19 PM   #5
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Re: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Official first thread

Ah, you know anime is usually recorded on tv, and trasferred to the net, where it's fansubbed etc? Sometimes, new anime don't get their time removed, or it's difficult. So sorry, wouldn't know how.

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The controversy surrounding Gurren-Lagann 4 and certain comments made afterward about its quality have finally culminated in the resignation of Akai Takami, co-producer of Gurren-Lagann and member of Gainax’s Board of Directors. The controversy started with episode 4, which was directed by Osamu Kobayashi, a man with a very “unique” sense and a virtual one man studio. Fans didn’t take kindly to his rather bizarre interpretation and made their thoughts known on the GL blog, an open blog kept by the GL staff. The controversy probably would of died there, if it wasn’t for other comments made earlier in the month on a social networking site by Mimori Keiko. She basically said she hated all otaku and wished for them to die. Akai Takami chimed in, mentioning how 2chan is like an “anus” that feels itself superior to everyone else. Needless to say, these comments did not go down well, ultimately leading to Akai Takami’s resignation. It’s pretty sad actually, since Takami has been with Gainax since Daikon III and has been working on GL for five years.

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Old 06-12-2007, 02:32 PM   #6
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Absolutely excellent anime. Episode 11. Oh my jesus christ.

Nia is fuckin' badass. So is Simon. Kamina would be proud.
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Re: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Official first thread

its been a long time since i watched a new "super robot" anime (gundam is not new to me ;P and i dont know the correct term so i put "")

where cud i read teh manga? it seems onemanga still havnt got it...
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:07 AM   #8
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I heard that there wasn't a manga series for this.
That is was just an anime...
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I heard that there wasn't a manga series for this.
That is was just an anime...
hmm... figures. many mecha animes dont hav manga... well coz every eps of it basically has the same plot... good robot defeats bad robt, bad robot attacks on another day... lol

i wish this doesnt go like that >.>
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It's just an anime project. May be manga later. Besides, these guys did make Neon G.E back in the day and FLCL.
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the 1st 2 episodes were good... really good

i swear... i think i already saw this kind of robot somewhere >.> super robot wars in ps2 perhaps? O.o
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I just watched eps 1&2 today. Was pretty good. Where can I find more of them instead of dl which never works for me?

Yoko is hot.^_^
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the 1st 2 episodes were good... really good

i swear... i think i already saw this kind of robot somewhere >.> super robot wars in ps2 perhaps? O.o
You might be thinking of Gunbuster. Gurren Lagann pays homage to a lot of older robot animes.


And Gurren Lagann isn't "pretty good." It's mother fucking amazing.
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^^I'll change my mind about it as soon I see more of its episodes...>_>
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how long till u guys upload them in free stream sites? and pls let it be in dailymotion >___>
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