Gurren Lagann is a macho mecha anime with a mindless, yet mind-blowing story!
The story is charming not because of its depth or complexity but because it is bold, energetic, exciting, and humorous!
Every battle induces goosebumps, even though the plot is pretty simple and straightforward. The characters grow and portray a sense of maturity as the episodes pass.
From intergalactic battles with unimaginable twists, we have Gurren Lagann, which tells us the story of a man who tries to change his fate through friendship and loads of explosions.
Watch Gurren Lagann if you’re a fan of wars that take place across space, explosions, and heartwarming stories!
1. Release Order
I. TV Series
- Gurren Lagann (2007)
- Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood’s End (2008)
- Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars (2009)
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Ore no Gurren wa Pikka-Pika!! (2007)
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Parallel Works (2008)
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Mitee Mono wa Miteen da!! (2008)
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Kirameki★Yoko Box – Pieces of Sweet Stars (2009)
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Parallel Works 2 (2010)
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie: Lagann-hen Special – Viral no Amai Yume (2018)
The chronological order of Gurren Lagann is its release order.
The movies are recaps of the series. Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood’s End has 15 minutes’ worth new content, and the second movie covers the second half of the series amazingly!
OVAs and Specials are alternate settings and spin-offs to the original series, so do check them out for more entertainment!
3. Quick Review
I. Story and Characters
The story of Gurren Lagann is pretty straightforward. However, it is full of heartwarming moments of friendship and epic battles.
Imagine the Midoriya Vs. Muscular in My Hero Academia and multiply it by a 100! That’s the intensity of every fight in Gurren Lagann.
The characters are unique and very well fleshed out. They are very well developed and become mature with each fight.
II. Animation and Sound
Gurren Lagann has beautiful animation. The color palette is full of vibrant shades and smoothly animated transitions.
The soundtrack is brilliant. It brings the animation to life with explosive beats and catchy opening and closing sequences.
4. About Gurren Lagann
Gurren Lagann is about Kamina and Simon, two boys raised in the same underground village. While their origin was the same, their personalities contrasted with each other.
Kamina was free-spirited and ambitious while Simon was timid and shy and had no ambitions. One day, they find an ancient artifact that was the key to a war artifact, which they name Lagann.
With the help of Lagann, they set off on a journey under the bright sky with Yoko, to fight against “Beastmen,” humanoid creatures terrorizing humanity in robots called “Gunmen.”