Reviews of Gurren Lagann (2007) and related work

Gurren Lagann (2007Moving picture, 11 hours)

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.

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

moving picture Gainax animation Japanese production fiction series

My Gurren Is Shining! (2007Moving picture)

Adds nothing.

moving picture spin-off Gainax animation Japanese production fiction