Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007 IMDb)

Categorization

TV animation series. Gunbuster: Aim for the Top! (1988) for the 2000s.

Subject

A little boy who's only good at digging holes (i.e. an anahori, normally a pejorative term) is inspired by a young man of ambition to leave his isolated underground village and embark upon a journey. In his way are bigger and bigger things.

Commentary

Neither as technically accomplished as the studio's previous hits, nor as psychologically oriented, but it's no cop-out either. Solid light entertainment. The ending is easily worth the filler.

References here: Wakfu (2008), Kill La Kill (2013), Sex & Violence with Machspeed (2015).

Gainax Japanese production animation series

Special:

My Gurren Is Shining! (2007)

Commentary

Adds nothing.

Gainax Japanese production animation