Monday 21 October 2013

Gurren Lagann Episodes 1-27 review

Gurren Lagann Episodes 1-27 Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, Produced by GAINAX Review

                Raised in an underground village, Simon soon finds himself on the surface. As his group of pals continues to grow, challenges await our young hero on his quest to reclaim the surface. Will Simon and his friends succeed or fail and what mysteries lie in wait?

                Gurren Lagann is a very distinctive series both visually and in tone. The show itself is absolutely bonkers yet the easily likeable characters are what make this series simple to invest in. The show has a very youthful spirit too it and is loads of fun to watch.
The animation is enjoyable; Imaishi seems to have a very particular style. The music in the show is gloriously over the top as is the animation. Kamina, Simon’s best friend and a pivotal character in the series, is always a delight to watch. The only complaint I have is the rather offensive gay stereotype in the show tonally it fits tone wise but it does detract a tad from enjoyment of the series. In conclusion, Gurren Lagann is a largely enjoyable series that is sure to be remembered well after it ends.

Rating: 9/10

Gurren Lagann is streaming on Crunchyroll and is available on home video from Aniplex of America

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