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TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN

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It was on this day ten years ago (the 20th in Japan) that our eternal bro Kamina lost his life in dangerous struggle against the beast men. Let's pay homage to his memory with a fun Gurren Lagann thread.
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oh god its been ten years
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>>157419919
I was 21.....
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>>157419919
Fug,
she's 24
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>>157419919
>10 years since Kamina died
BAKANA
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>>157419919
>Kamina lost his life in dangerous struggle against the beast men

One of the worst points of the show.

They never went deep about how many Beastmen were evil and how many wanted ro live peacefully with humans, thus creating potential conflict and moral ambiguity.

It refused to become something more ambitious
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I used to have a screencap of that day, where every single thread on the frontpage was this.

Wish I still had it.
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>>157421754

>dat foot
>dat stocking peel
>dem tan lines
>dem nips
>dem lips
>dat body blushing

that's some damn fine artwork
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>>157421888
>They never went deep about how many Beastmen were evil and how many wanted ro live peacefully with humans
That's literally the entire point of Viral's character. They were taught that for a fact they were better than humans and they deserved to be in the ground.

>Gurren Lagann refused to become something more ambitious
What kind of Shitposting is this
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would you cuddle with a female viral?
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>>157419919
Gurren Lagann reference thread?
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>>157422444
yes
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>>157422541
>same voice actor
Blew my mind
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Pile > Drill
Drills are pretty good too though.
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>>157422541
this entire manga is just TTGL references
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>>157422707
The amount of symbolism they get out of a drill is staggering
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>>157422969
>How to trigger spics
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>>157422999
Yeah it's pretty impressive. It's cheesy as fuck, but that's kind of the point.

It's pretty clear KLK attempted the same thing, but it's not nearly as elaborate as in TTGL.
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>Dat Viral's dream of him being happy with his family
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>>157423280
When they started showing the side cast, I was wondering where Viral was the whole time. Then he finally showed up and it hit me the hardest.
Fucking hell, I wasn't ready.
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>>157423116
I mean life fuck it might be the most ingrained symbol into any show ever

>underground race of people (originally 3 episodes, but cut)
>Simon starts the show drilling downwards
>Kamina tells Simon to drill upwards to the heavens
>The entirety of SPIRAL power
>Double Helix DNA
(Lordgenome and his four generals being the components of DNA)
>the entire theme of expanding like the width of a Spiral
>Kamina's last words acting like a Spiral "believe in the you who believes in yourself"

And probably another mountain worth of shit I don't realize.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9N-BuufhyU
I do remember watching this with my fellows f/a/ggots... where do times go?
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So, were they in the right?
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>>157423590
Well they weren't wrong, but they're weren't "right"
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Reminder that Rossiu did everything wrong.
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>>157423590
Spiral energy made them wrong.
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>>157423590
They were cautious and probably rightfully so. They were also massive dickheads.
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>>157423464
>rewatching first episode right now
>Simon is literally drilling downward in a spiral without Kamina after he gets out in "jail"
This fucking series
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>>157423808
Bringing back Lordgenome was a good move though
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>>157424022
Naked Lordgenome in space turning into a drill was reaching the top.
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>>157424022
i flipped my shit when he came back with lazengan at the end
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>>157423808
Rossiu is one of my favorite characters in the entire show. He's forced into a high ranking government position in a rapidly developing state and instead of improving and keeping up, he completely regresses to the values he learned as a child. Someone must be sacrificed for the greater good, even if it doesn't make sense. This is even prevalent during his suicide attempt, where he thinks that his death with atone for his sins.

Also, an added bonus, he's one of two people who actually worry about Simon when Kamina dies, as well as being Lagann's second pilot ever.
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>>157423888
It's interesting how similar to Rossiu they are in that respect, they're both trying to do the "right" thing at a terrible cost.
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>GARshit
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>>157423371
It's even worse considering they can't even have children.
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>>157424140
its called being a coward.
they decide they had the power to do whatever the fuck they thought was the right thing to do.

if you want to seal yourself in a moon for all eternity in a parallel dimension then do it, but why force your shitty mindset and tirany over the rest of the universe?

also rossiu is a faggot.
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>>157424194
Fuck off moefag
Oh god nothing's changed. Except no one uses "gar" anymore.
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Rather pay tribute to best girl who gets no love from anyone ever.
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>>157423280
That scene is super sad, but I always appreciated how willing Viral is to throw away this objectively better life for his duty. It really sealed the deal that he's one of the best characters in the show.
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>>157424284
she just jessie from team rocket
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>>157424384

>jessie from team rocket

What makes you say this?
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>>157424337
>He's one of the best characters in the show

Agreed, him and Lordgenome are 2 and 1, respectively.
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>>157419919
F
thanks aniki
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>>157424194
best shit
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>>157419919
Already a decade, huh? Time is cruel.
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>>157423808
Russia a shit
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>>157423808
He did everything wrong for mankind's sake.
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>>157419919
F, my nigga, F
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>>157424211
That's exactly why it hit me so hard. I was expecting him to want to be a general or something else filled with bravado and grandeur. The fact that his deepest desire was just to have a family, and that he would never get to have one of his own cut me deep.
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>>157426941
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>>157426975
Fun fact, his VA has also voiced Link, and the sound he makes as Viral shoots up is Link's hyaa noise.
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>>157421888
>hey never went deep about how many Beastmen were evil and how many wanted ro live peacefully with humans
Someone didnt watch the show I see
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>>157423936
>>157424022
Why can nothing top TTGL in gar?

https://u.teknik.io/a3956.webm
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>>157424056
The coolest shit

>>157424136
He's very intresting/complelling but that doesn't make him my favorite

Same with Asuka in NGE
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>>157427284
asking for recs here is haram
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>>157427284
Well FLCL is the closest you're gonna get
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>>157419919
I'm still sad about Kaminas death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAQylCHv8Cw
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>>157427333
I know man but its been years since I have been looking something similar and cant find shit.
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>>157427263
I have a like a gig of Gurren Lagann webms/gif/clips

Thanks for adding to the pile
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For some reason, this was the most devastating thing I witnessed in an anime..
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>>157427366
Flcl 2 when?
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>>157419919
post yfw they tore down his statue
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>>157419919
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>>157427449
That's because you've watched 20 shows in your whole life.
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>>157427471
Hopefully fucking never
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>>157419919
I never gave a single shit about kamina.
He was a annoying little shit.
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>>157427573
What are you, some kind of fag?
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>>157427654
Ever hear of Sailor smogon Crystal?
What about Dragonball Super?
Or Rebuild of Evangelion
How about that upcoming Pokemon first anime remake?

Notice anything in common with all of them? they're all shit that lack what made the original good in the first place
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>>157427619
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>>157427789
Rebuild is good though. You're just contrarian.
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>>157427449
Same here. I'd probably see it coming with what I've learned about the hero's journey (or at least be less surprised) but dang did ep 8 pack a punch.
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>>157427789
The original was 6 fucking episodes. Youre acting like FLCL's been done to death
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/b/ The Thread
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>>157428202
It came, did what it needed to do and left. No one asked anything more of it.

But at the same time, no one asked for a sequel to Gunbuster and there was one anyway. One that didn't tarnish the original at all.

A flimsy comparison since Diebuster is pretty much entirely removed from the original cast by 1000s of years, but the point is there's no limit to the number of directions another FLCL could take.

Sure more FLCL isn't needed, but that doesn't make it a bad idea immediately.
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>>157428129
yeah Rebuild is good
good at making lots of $$$
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>>157428129
>Rebuild is good though.
Third one is literally undefendable
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>>157428129
>Rebuild is good though. You're just contrarian
Please tell me how they didn't butcher Asuka's character into a generic Tsundere
Or Rei's into a shitty Kuudere
Or Kaworu into literal gayness, not an angelic love caretaker but someone dedicated to only making Shinji happy.
3.0 is probably the best one but it's story telling methods are so shitty where it's actively keeping the viewer in the dark and only Shinji's perspective something as a complete contrast to the rest of Eva and the Rebuilds and is only done to get a twist in the story. 1.0 a remake but shows off Lillith early for some reason even though it's a huge reveal that NERV is a secret cult protecting god until the time is right. They're both good visually and musically though

But especially fuck Mari her and Beast mode are effectively the most useless shit ever in Evangelion. I find the mass produced Evas to have more character than she does
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>>157422444
you can't let her pregnant
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>>157427284
Watch Getter Armageddon and take a shot every time you see something GL referenced. Also have a dialysis machine on stand by.
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>>157428741
Dialysis is for kidney failure anon, not liver failure
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>>157429435
Incorrect. Its just not on long term fix for livers like it is for kidneys.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1t6AfpKAXo

Does it still get you pumped, /a/?
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>>157429967
I'll never be able to forget what I watched and re-experience it all over again like it was new.
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>>157429967
So did they just forget about this?
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>>157424284
I fapped more times to her than I did to Yoko, that's something.
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>>157428129

3.0 was a huge fuckin loogie in the face of anyone who ever loved NGE+EoE
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>>157419919

F
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>>157427263
>gar
Now that's a term I haven't heard in forever.
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>>157421754
>dai gurren ERECT in the background
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>>157421992
Man, I wish I was around here back when that happened. Must have been an interesting time.
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>>157427263
>Transforming the infinite darkness into light!
>Unmatched in heaven and Earth, One machine, equal to the gods!
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>>157428400
>B...but the fight scene at the end of 2.0 was cool though!

God I hate rebuildfags.
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>>157430367
That was Lord Genome's attempt against the AntiSpiral.
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>>157419919
Sage for Viral marketing.
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>>157431958
No, that happens in the Gurren-Hen movie. This is actually from the TV show, leaving us a glimpse of what Simon and the Dai Gurren Dan would do in the future. The humanoid besides Simon is Boota
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>>157431528

>GAR not being heard in forever

Has it really been so long since I've been to /a/
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>>157432103
HI, I'M VIRAL ZIMMER
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We need more recent super robot series with the same level of quality as TTGL. I can't remember the last time a show had me so hyped.
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>>157432145
Holy shit you're right. I never knew that was Boota, but they have the exact same facial markings and shades.
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>>157432145
This is, according to an interview with the creators, what could have happened would Simon have ignored the Antispiral and kept ROW ROW FIGHTING THE POWA
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>>157430367
IIRC, they said it was a "what if" of if Simon were to go "FUCK IT! LET'S TAKE ON THE SPIRAL NEMESIS!"
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>>157428393

>that fuckin file name

Honestly the biggest mistake of Anno's directorial career tbqh
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>>157419919
Friendly reminder that spiral energy is just a cheap knock off of Getter Rays and that a single Getter Beam from Shin Getter can allow Simon to turn their space ship into Chou Ginga GL, which means Getter Rays contain an immense amount of evolutionary power compared to shitty spiral energy. It can then be summarized that Getter Emperor > STTGL despite being smaller.
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>>157421888
>refused to become something more ambitious
>Gurren Lagann
You fucking wot
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>>157424284
I stopped the video for a solid 5 minutes when I saw the drawing they used of her for ad break
Someone post it please
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>>157419919
>10 years ago
LET ME OUT OF HERE
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>>157419919
>10 years
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>>157432175

Gar doesn't really fit with /a/ as it is now. I don't mean that in a bad way, it's just a shift in the culture around here.
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>>157428427
She will outlive you and be alone for eternity.
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>>157421888
>I'm talking out of my ass and didn't finish the show.
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>>157431590
Kek
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>>157421992
didn't you know that they FUCKING STOLE this shot from ashita no joe???? This automatically makes the scene shit and they should feel bad about it. Everything has to be unique and donotsteal. In fact why the fuck aren't cavemen suing our assess for portraying humans in our works? they did it first.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCO3hTCRFYc
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>>157425482
God, old 4chan was honestly cringey as fuck looking back on it now. I'm glad our culture and humour have evolved past meta.
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>>157434763
It was another time, everyone was more naive and less ironical.
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>>157434763
It wasn't cringey though. The internet back then was a lot more carefree. It's only now that people care about being "cringey"
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>>157423116
What was the whole deal with clothes in KLK? Is it the same as personas/faces that we have to wear in society? The whole message fell flat for me, it didn't feel all that true.
>>157423590
Absolutely not: they are the creatures of spiral and they know that spiral is an absolute truth of their universe so they should have followed it to the end. Even if it brought destruction to the universe so be it: let the universe be reborn if the truth demands it.

Then again maybe they knew all that but felt their limits in this struggle and they subconsciously made themselves wait for the crew like dai guren to push through where they couldn't.

So there is no answer, really: you never know what will lead to what. You may save a baby only for that baby to become mass murderer and you can kill a bunch of people and thanks to that a great period of piece will follow.

TTGL is unironically the deepest animu because it stays so close to the simple truth of the spiral and explores it in variety of ways. Stuff that goes far up their own ass like reason dietre is needed but those are sparks into the branches of the unknown that have a chance of discovering something new while TTGL is a pillar of everlasting flame of basic truth.
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>>157425482
was /a/ just one guy back then?
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>>157432934
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>>157435104
I don't think being naive and carefree is a positive thing, anon. When I used the word "cringey" I actually mean what the word implies. Being more cautious and sparing in your words is better for board quality in the end.
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>>157435104
Agreed. I think it's nice to be able to emotionally invest yourself in silly things. Nowadays it feels like everyone must play it safe and be some sort of elite connoisseur all the time (or someone who came to fap to something)
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>>157435196
At the same time, there's nothing wrong with having a bit of fun. And I really don't think you can argue that /a/ has higher board quality today than back then.
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>>157435196
You are ridiculous. This board is a dumpster fire compared to back then.
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>>157424194
It's not just shit, it's THE shit
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>>157424136
Indeed.
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>>157435365
This eyecatch is so fucking good. Just look at these expressions. Everything is in it. I don't even like Rossiu and think what he did was retarded, but this eyecatch alone is enough to redeem him in my eyes. I can empathize with his feelings solely because of it.
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>>157430367
No they just changed the direction mid way which obviously turned out for better. The great thing is that in the gl universe they were able to retcon it into one of the alternative dimensions. Also a reminder that nothing in the world is perfect just like ghosts in lotr
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>>157424136
He did what would have made sense in a more realistic setting and not one in which you can literally will your way into victory.
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>>157435193
I'd tap that so hard, I would impregnate her even though she's infertile
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>>157435569
You're probably infertile too.
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Friendly reminder that most of /a/ first watched TTGL as a dub.

Not the first round when Sy-Fy aired it with their 20-hour ads.

But the second airing after that.

Most of you faggots weren't even here when it aired.
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>>157425482
Speaking of russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWFksUxYk0A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc19qi1v-tA

I always liked this part in dub. It's not better than original but nonetheless is great.
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>>157435549
Not so much.
>just dismantle gurren lagann :^)
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>>157435549
The thing is, he experienced the power of spiral firsthand so there is no excuse to act like he did aside from being high off his ego. It's like a person refusing to use electricity because making a fire is more palpable and "real"..
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>>157435549
>realistic setting
Rossiu grew in 50 different flavours of fucked up as part of a religious cult, left of his own free will, then within 7 years he rose up to elected official as a 20-something year old. And at the first sign of pressure he couldn't control, he resorted to ceremonial execution like his childhood solved problems as >>157435846 mentioned.

Nothing was fucking realistic about any of it except for the part where he regressed into repressed childhood behaviours because he spent all his teenage years running armies and public policy and infrastructure and logistics and academia and keeping fucking Lordgenome's head in a jar since the day Teppelin fell.
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>>157435740
I once accidentally watched some episode and it didn't seem as good. Maybe I should've given dub a chance.
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>>157435734
Not everyone on /a/ is american.
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>>157436431
Most dubfags are.
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>>157436484
Dubfags are an almost nonexistent vocal minority.
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>>157436521
An extremely vocal minority that likes to claim creators like the dub better than the original version.
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>>157434297
Still, we're all gar for Archer in our hearts.
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>>157435319
I mostly agree with you on that. However that has nothing to do with what I said about concise posting contributing to board quality. You're using the false dichotomy of "old /a/>new /a/, therefore attributes that only exist on new /a/ are what made it worse".
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>>157419919
F. I have that really good Kamina fig.
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>>157422571
Wait, really?
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>>157435734
As much as you like to stroke your e-peen being on 4chan for over a decade is not something to boast about.
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What a fantastic fucking show

10 years and I still haven't seen a single work of media to have such a memorable impact on me.

The message is so simply and straightforward yet there's so many little details leading up to everything until everything finally erupts into batshit insanity to drive the point home.

I think that beautiful simplicity that Gurren Lagann had is what Trigger series are missing that make them lack the magic. New trigger shows just focus on being "cuh-ray-zee" without having much direction, but Gurren Lagann had a singular message and every single little thing in the show served to drive that message into the viewer.

Don't click this image
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>>157436598
>>157434297
Gar is still here, there just aren't as many shows that it applies to as of late.

People talked about "gar-moe" all the time back when KLK was getting anounced but that was the last I heard of it.
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>>157423936
I never even noticed that and I've watched this show at least 10 times.

Also I think the amount of symbolism with the moon/space is really incredible as well.

Eventually that loops back into the drill symbolism with the spiral shape of galaxies.
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>>157421992
this scene and shinkai movies are the only things that have made me cry in the past 10 years
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>>157427263
Still gives me the chill, this fucking series.
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>>157434707
>This automatically makes the scene shit
No it doesn't.
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>>157427263
>gar
Ah yes
People actually wanted GAR shows back then
There was a GAR contest, is it still going on?
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>>157428427
beastman in ttgl are infertile remember?
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>>157428400
>They're both good visually and musically though
And that's what you should be looking for you massive baby. If you expected something original when it comes to plot or character, you should have looked in a different place.
And Asuka and Rei where the archetypal examples of the character traits you said they were downgraded to. To a new watcher Rei and Asuka aren't that interesting because of the osmosis those types have suffered from the industry.
Nobody was going to watch the rebuilds for the reveals man. It was just a different take on the show. If you expected something with the magnitude or the hype of the original series, well, watch the original series.
Although, if you watched it back then, I bet you would say some shit about how the series is monster of the week and you would have dropped in before ep 12.
And I do not even like rebuilds that much, I just can't accept that you don't have any legit complains about it other than "t-they didn't make the chars and the plot the way I wanted to" without saying much else.
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>>157436598
>not Broly
times have changed
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>>157422444
I only cuddle with my baby boy.
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F.
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>>157438139
Broly was never GAR
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I should rewatch TTGL.
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Gurren Lagann? Not so good. It is a shitty show with ugly designs and forced hotbloodedness.
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>>157427382
Gao gai gar
Literally the same va's and everything
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>>157438268
>unlike pic related, an awesome design
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>>157438268
And your pic is supposed to be a good design?
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>>157419919
F, Aniki
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>>157438676
It is a good design.
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>>157432770
The argument here is that a handful of 100$ bills>a galaxy sized pile of pennies.
And i don't agree.
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>>157438760
>that fucking tiny mouth
KEK
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>>157438850
My argument is that the guy is an autistic powerlevelfag
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Getter Robo is better to be honest senpai
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>>157438909
>>157438959
>tripfags reposting their own shit nobody cared about
Go away.
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>>157438972
Taste is subjective tbqh senpai
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The show was meh.

I happen to prefer Getter Robo, family to be honest sempai desu
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>>157427789
>Pokemon first anime remake
WHat?
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>>157419919
Thanks for the spoilers fag
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>>157419919
Was everyone 14 when they saw this or something? I watched TTGL not so long ago and it seemed ok, nothing special.

Just seemed like DBZ with less interesting cast (except Viral, his stuff was good) and managing to have worse pacing (going from the spiral king level of power to the fucking anti-spiral battle in less than 10 episodes is just too fast).
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>>157439410
>literally a decade old
>needing spoilers
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>>157439441
>like DBZ
>with less interesting cast
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>>157439060
>newfags that werent even around trying to fit in
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>>157439441
>Just seemed like DBZ with less interesting cast
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>>157435193
Woah life fibers
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Friendly reminder that Black Order Subs did the best subs for the first half of the series. Not sure who's the best choice for the second half, but it sure isn't the official version.
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>still haven't watched the second series

does simon stop being such a little bitch boy
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>>157419919
>implying he died
He's right here in our hearts, you know.
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>>157434707
No it didn't and no it doesn't.

Ashita no Joe was not the first anime to have the "white out scene", and TTGL is not the first anime to use it after AnJ.

You reek of faggot. Go back to gaia.
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>>157424194
(you)
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>>157438959
I cri evyr tiem
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>>157440169
>that scene
EVERY TIME
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>>157439532
>>157439598
Simon is shit, Kamina is about as deep as a puddle even for shonen, and the plot just advances via Deus Ex Machina. Rossiu was also a pretty decent character but completely antithetical to the series' main gist so he was always destined to be sidelined. You just want a power level scream to win fest but DBZ is too popular so you latch onto TTGL.

Also TTGL's way of overcoming obstacles is terrible, to compare it to DBZ again, in DBZ it's all achieved through training and hard work to the point of almost dying repeatedly, while in TTGL it's just "if you want it enough you can do it". I guess that appeals to lazy shits who do nothing all day, while the former basically excludes them from self-inserting completely.
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How long until the 20th anniversary of Simon becoming a man?
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Is super robot mecha as a genre dead? There hasn't been as gar as a series as Mazinger Z/Getter Robo/Gurren Lagann in years. And who knows if Trigger or somebody else wants to make one nowadays
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>>157440532
Congrats for missing the entire point, retard.
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Most overrated anime in history
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>>157419919
F
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>>157440532
You're right, but when you say that you'll get kids screaming YOU MISSED THE POINT
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Spring 2007 was the best anime season. Gurren Lagann as my main course and Lucky Star as my dessert.

Can't believe 10 years have passed and there's still no anime that can dethrone TTGL.
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>>157439541
I envy everyone who wasn't around back then, we had so many name and tripfags it wasn't even funny
>>157438959
keep up the good work, all tripfags are filthy fedoras after all
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>>157440718
What is eva
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>>157440953
I kinda miss SHiN.
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>>157440876
Getter Robo, which inspired Gurren Lagann, and Mazinkaiser are worth checking out if you like overpowered robots beating stuff up and saying screw logic!
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>>157440583
>Getter Robo
Is there any charts like pic related for it?
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>>157441165
Read Getter Robo Saga. That's it. But whatever, the order is Getter Robo > G > Go > Shin > Arc
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>>157441165
There is, but I don't have it

I would watch Getter Robo Armageddon to get a feel for the series, it's only 13 episodes but its pretty good, or watch New Getter Robo

for the manga, it goes like this: Getter Robo, getter robo G, Shin Getter Robo, Getter Robo Go, Getter Robo Arc (though ark is imcomplete due to the creator dying before it could finish)

There's also a new manga out called getter robo devolution, made by the guy behind Linebarrels of Iron
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>>157441479
>bdrip

Seems I missed this.
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>>157423116
KLK should have solely focused on the scissors as it's theme in the same way TTGL used the drill. It was the motif established at the start with the immediately established duality between Ryuko and Satsuki, and as the series goes on and the two sides get stronger as they drift closer together it only continues to be appropriate. However they muddled it up with too much shit about clothing towards the end, and by the time Super Saiyan Ryuko flies up into space and decrees that humans are human and clothing is clothing as the supposed resolution of the story it completely fell apart.

TTGL worked because it structured itself like the drill, and resolved itself with the drill. The link made between the human spirit and a drill through the spiral structure of DNA and the consequent declaration that humanity will bore into the future was cheesy but tight as fuck. Funny thing is, KLK actually had a similar chance to pull a tight as fuck declaration up until halfway through the last episode as you can see in pic related. Though it had already gotten pretty heavy on the meaningless tangential themes by this point, this battle with Ryuko and Satsuki cutting Ragyo in half was the resolution of scissors coming together, and they cut through their target in the same way Simon bored through the Antispiral. Obviously since it then continued onto a really hollow Ryuko vs Ragyo space fight it was not as impactful, but if you reworked the second half of KLK and had something similar with Satsuki and Ryuko together beating Ragyo as the climax with some stuff about working together and duality and shit in there they easily could have made it comparable in quality to the climax of TTGL.

KLK really should have not tried to be about clothes, it was like if TTGL ended by dropping the drill theming and having Simon scream about mechs.
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>>157441504
>>bdrip
>>157441479
Nevermind, it's warpsharpened trash it appears.
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YOU GOT SOME NERVE COMING OUT THERE
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I KNOW I 'VE GOT WHAT YOU NEED
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How could anyone not get hyped while watching it?
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>>157438732
Dude come on I'm trying not to masturbate
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>>157431959
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Daisuki
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I can't believe Imaishi and Nakashima went from motherfucking TTGL to KLK.
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>>157438268
insufferable
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>>157441791
The scissors ripping Ragyo in part was what I'd been waiting for since Satsuki's betrayal, and I think you nailed it as to why the space fight felt unnecessary.
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>>157443410
but they're the same show buddy.
You only liked TTGL because it was new and fresh the first time around.
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>>157419919
>10 years

jesus
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>>157437233
What's the message of Gurren Lagann?
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>>157444347
"drills are cool"
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>>157440532
there is nothing noble in dbz: goku is a junky who lives and dies for dem fights and dem gainz and his gainz come at extraordinary levels, so if anything it's more detrimental to your personal progress because you will have to do with five pounds of muscle a year and shitty stats.

Also saiyans get stronger by dying, so if we will follow your train of though dbz tells you that you have to die in order to overcome your problems. Great message I agree.
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>>157444347
Believe in yourself and let the next generation take over.
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>>157444428
Is it meant to be a reinforcement of Japanese work culture?
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>English dub keeps the Engrish pronunciation of Simon
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>>157444484
Not really, since it also wants you to take your own path and Japanese work culture is quite the opposite.
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>>157421754
Nia is adorable!
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>>157441165
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>>157441165
also
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>>157438215
>re-watch the show sometimes
>can never look at Cytomander the same
BABABABA BA BABA BABA
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The works of Ken Ishikawa were a great influence on Kazuki Nakashima, TTGL's writer.
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>>157444758
Dumb frogposter.
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So I watched TTGL two weeks ago and though I did think it was good, I didn't enjoy it that much. To me the ost is the best thing about the series. Am I gay?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03T60AksMeI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh2kT-JobJw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJKgQ1bWras

http://bato.to/search?artist_name=ISHIKAWA%20Ken
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>>157444819
>[Laughs]
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>>157444819
Everyone knows that already. TTGL was inspired by pretty much every single mecha. Ignore the ripoff posters, they are dumb.
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>>157444911
Ken Ishikawa is one of my favourite artists. Kazuki Nakashima would agree. I just want more people to check him out regardless of whether they like TTGL or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssFMZUoO1_4
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>>157444397
Yeah requiring effort and training to achieve a goal is a terrible message, much better to a lazy sack of shit, when the time comes you just need to scream and power yourself up using your innate power, you'll show those damn Chads and bullies who spend an hour at the gym every day!
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>>157444898
Maybe. Check out Getter Robo next

>>157444719
>>157444756
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A manga artist who worked from the early 70s until his death in 2006. He was a great friend of the famous and influential Mangaka Go Nagai, who he worked as an assistant for during the earlier years of his career. His most famous work by far is the mecha series Getter Robo, though he himself isn't actually famous for it. Thanks to Ishikawa's willingness to credit Go Nagai for helping him out with the series during its early planning stages, Getter Robo is wrongly considered a Go Nagai work far more often (Dynamic Productions regularly crossing the series over with Mazinger Z and and its sequels, not to mention their almost symbiotic appearances in the Super Robot Wars series does not help).

Ken Ishikawa is known for his distinctive art style and character designs, which usually involve lots of sketchy black lines, crazy spinning eyes and insane grins. In addition to Humongous Mecha, many of his manga were about ancient Japan and even in his sci-fi works, themes and philosophies taken from eastern spirituality are often present.
Ken Ishikawa sadly died early in November 2006, at the age of 58, though he's well remembered by many fans and animation studios.

Getter Robo — His most famous work, the first Combining Mecha series.
Kyomu Senki — Less known than Getter Robo, but just as long and considered equally good. Each series takes place in a different time period, from the Heian era to the 70th century, and work as a stand-alone tale.
Kyomu Senshi Miroku
Shin Rashoumon
Ninpou Honnouji Kashinkojino Youjutsu
Tiger Of 5000 Light Years
Dogura Senki
Jigen Seibutsuki Dogura
Jakiou Bakuretsu
Skull Killer Jakiou — A young boy fights monsters in Tokyo using a berserker, cannibalistic cloned bio-mech. Strange sexual imagery abound. Created looong before Evangelion.
Maju Sensen — Apocalyptic horror about people with the forms and abilities of beasts. Considered to be a Spiritual Successor to Devilman.
Makai Tensho — An adaption of the novel of the same name.
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>>157422999
"We evolve, beyond the person that we were a minute before. Little by little, we advance with each turn. That's how a drill works!"
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>>157445552
THAT IS THE PATH THAT LEADS TO EXTINCTION. WHY CAN'T YOU SEE THE PATHETIC LIMITATIONS OF THE SPIRAL RING?
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>>157445615
because otherwise Imaishi couldn't push his political strawmen of course.
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>>157427529
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=1iM7wnSK3Yk
>>157419919
Has it been that long? Time flies.
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> be me
> march 2017
> randomly decide to watch Gurren Lagann
> turns out it's 10 years anniversary
wow, that was great timing
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Let's talk about the cutest and most perfect girl to ever grace this world
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>>157445809
>March
>Not April
Gotta cut it even closer.
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>>157419919
;_;7
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>>157445097
The thing is, I don't need to get motivation in the gym: I just lift and that is that, i don't need to think how hard goku lifts because him and I have nothing in common.

But when the time to tackle something that seems impossible comes, which is pretty much everything that lies in the unknown and so everything that has value, I absolutely do think about gl just as a reminder that everything that you want is there to strive for. I don't have a mecha or dead aniki but we share underlying desire to do something that we consider is right even if the world (surroundings) thinks that it's impossible.

The same can be applied to the gym btw: when the progress stalls you go to gl, not to dbz when the gainz train is unstoppable.
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>>157427789
>they're all shit that lack what made the original good in the first place
What they lack is prepubescent minds to recall them as masterpieces 10 years later
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>>157430719
>>157424284
Lucky thing the manga fixed everything by resurrecting her near the end.
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>>157447793
Dat manga Adiane tho.
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>>157422541
Fucking kill yourself fucking retard, Ashita no Joe was out fucking 50 years ago
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I've yet to watch anything more hype or with a bigger cum spiller than Yoko.
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>>157448081
it was a joke bro chill
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>>157445809
>be you
That's gotta suck.
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>>157423464
>(Lordgenome and his four generals being the components of DNA)

O


...I didn't get that till now.
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Kamina was a shot character and the show improved after he was gone. He was an obnoxious loudmouth with zero depth.

Also the show improved dramatically post-timeskip.
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>>157449551
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>>157434707
>In fact why the fuck aren't cavemen suing our assess for portraying humans in our works? they did it first.
kek
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>>157422999
Like all the dick metaphors
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>>157448710
Back the fuck off
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>>157423590
They were as right as Rossiu was
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Man, this is just too good to be true. Started rewatching TTGL 4 days ago, and today I was gonna watch the episode Kamina dies (in fact dreading it), and now I find out its the 10 year anniversary, damn. I don't believe in faith but this coincidence fucks my shit up.

Sorry for blog.
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>>157421754
>tfw at this time you are now older then yoko
>she wil never be an onee san for you
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>>157419919
Man, I can't believe ten years have already passed. He died for our sins. ;_;
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>>157437951
that's why I said you can not let her pregnant
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>>157421754
she hasn't born yet
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>>157419919

Row row, fite da powah
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>>157437883
>>157440277
How autistic can you get?
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>>157447837
>>157447793
Is this official?
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Ten years and there still isn't a definitive collection of all the references and originators of tropes used in the show.
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Still best character ever. If this nigga didn't inspire you to get off your ass and do something with your life, nothing will.
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>>157451575

I know this >>157447793 is official. Not sure about the other one
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>>157445651
wut
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mDJbF0HOIA

>tfw accidentally come across this and accidentally got hyped, even after all these years

Where has the time gone? Anyway, i'm glad this thread's here when this happened.
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>>157452041
I graduated school almost ten years ago and still have dreams like graduation coming up.
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the best way to watch this show is to episode 16, than watch the movie.

makes it 10 times better.
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>>157438732
i fapped to this once
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>>157429658
It's not a long term fix for kidneys either. Unless you could a few years to be "long term".
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>>157428400
Eternal reminder that Rebuild Shinji dindu nuffin. N3I was stopped, Shinji and 01 went to sleep, then Kowaru and NERV fucked up the planet and everyone blamed Shinji.
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BELIEVE IN ME WHO BELIEVES IN YOU!
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So why did the manga never finish here in the states?
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>>157435193
KLK reference? Gainax confirmed for bros.
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>>157427789
>Ever hear of Sailor smogon Crystal?
Is it about a bunch of Genies and Tapus dressed as Sailors and using Z-Moves.
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https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=13646

Interesting
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>>157419919
Reminder that real men don't die, they live on forever in their legacy.
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>>157427573
>>157427471
>>157427573
>>157427654
>>157427789
One of the points of FLCL was maturing up and not dwelling on the same shit over and over.

A remake-sequel would be against that point.
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>>157454206
zozzle
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So since there seems to be some getter robo elitists here, which anime of getter robo is gurren ripping off? cause i want to watch it
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>>157424136
I never liked Rossiu for even a single moment in TTGL, biggest cunt in all of anime
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http://m.mangahere.co/manga/tengen_toppa_gurren_lagann_rasen_shounentan/
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>>157455563
Pretty much every one of them but I can't say there is real ripping off going on considering that i love gl but robos/basters didn't do anything for me.
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>>157454462
Actually the opposite, the kids were trying too hard to be grown ups.
Not that it matters since the new seasons will have different characters.
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>>157455884
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The only show that still gives me the same chills I got from the first time I watched it.

It'll always be my favorite show, forever, thanks Kamina.
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>>157432525
Did he do that though?
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>>157423116
For one, the Student Council members are referred to as the four devas, ie the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhism, who are said to be protectors of Lord Sakra, living atop "Mount Sumeru" (the center of the Buddhist universe) which you'll find looks similar to the design of the strange mountain that Honnoji Gakuen sits atop. Mount Sumeru is said to be populated with terraces where different levels of Sakra's followers reside, similar to the star system in the series.
Honnoji Academy is a reference to the Honnoji Incident in 1582, where Nobunaga was betrayed by his general Akechi Mitsuhide at the Honnoji Buddhist temple in Kyoto. This is alluded to when student council member Sanageyama directly quotes Mitsuhide's famous "The enemy awaits at Honnō-ji!" speech. Ragyo = Nobunaga, the daimyo trying to unify Japan (Ragyo trying to take over the world), and Satsuki = Akechi Mitsuhide, the general that betrays her at Honnoji (the same place that Satsuki betrays her mother in the series). This also fits with the idea of the temple sitting atop Mount Sumeru, since Buddhist temples are often architecturally designed to invoke the imagery of Sumeru (you will also find images online that show Honnoji Gakuen, when seen from afar, is designed to look like a Kamui uniform with it's arms in a round circle, relating to the Buddhist meditation position where practitioners bring their hands in a circle in front of them and imagine themselves as Mount Sumeru).
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>>157457824
The light seen emanating from Satsuki and Ragyo is a reference to the "rainbow body" phenomen, a state of spiritual realization in Tibetan Buddhism, wherein light is said to emanate from practitioners as they reach higher levels of understanding. In the most advanced state, where one is said to have attained complete knowledge, rainbow colors are seen. Not only does light emanate from Satsuki and Ragyo, but Ragyo also exhibits rainbow colors, and at one point even specifically refers to herself as "one who knows all the truths in this world." You'll also note that during the bath scene with Satsuki (which Ragyo refers to as a "ritual") at the climax of the scene Satsuki's chakra (specific energy points on the body) are very clearly shown as being opened.
The story of Kill la Kill may be a reference to an ancient Tibetan apocalypse mythology, that predicts a war in which foreign invaders will be defeated by a king from a distant land that joins forces with the gods of Mount Sumeru to bring peace and understanding to the world (something to that effect), which is possibly a reference to Ryuko joining forces with Satsuki to defeat the aliens. More generally speaking though, the story I think focuses on Ryuko's personal "path to enlightenment" (i.e., the Way she's not supposed to Lose), and how she's helped by her Kamui (god clothing) to come to an ultimate understanding (or Nirvana) about herself and the nature of her existence, and to be at peace with it. This is most notable in that Ryuko defeats Ragyo at the end of the series, not by destroying her, but by "Absorbing" her with Senketsu. "Absorption" is a state known as jhana (meditative absorption) and is the last of the eightfold paths in Buddhist practice needed for attaining Nirvana.
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>>157457886
There are many other possible references, including what looks like a lotus blossom (very important Buddhist symbol) during the Absorption, Senketsu possibly being a Boddhisatva, and a visual nod to Nirvana (snuffing of the flame) in Senketsu's death scene.
The story revolves around Ryuko, who's deeply upset about her father's death, and later about the realization of her true nature/existence as being both clothing and human. But at the end of the series she accepts the nature of her existence and doesn't let it affect her anymore. As a thematic central message, that sort of character progression seems to resonate with Buddhist belief, that the world is filled with suffering born from a lack of understanding/acceptance of the nature of reality and one's self (dukkha), and that peace is achieved from coming to understand and accept that nature, and not allow it to affect one's self (nirvana). While Ryuko at the beginning of the series is confused and angry by the death of her father, at the end of the series she can think back to Senketsu (who also had passed away) and smile knowingly (the fact that her father and Senketsu both share an eyepatch seems to make the parallel all the stronger). Ryuko's "way" was the path to her coming to accept the nature of life and of herself, which is why the Buddhist imagery seems an appropriate a thematic umbrella.
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>>157421754
>tfw you have the gurren lagann artbook with all those lewd pics
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>>157440532
You know this bait would be a lot better if you said Dragonball as that actually had characterization and character arcs.

By DBZ everyone quite literally becomes a 1-dimensional parody of themselves.
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>>157427263

But a lot did, and has.
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>>157419919
How do I get to be as awesome as Kamina and Simon?
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>>157453374
Because no one wants to read Gurren Lagann.

It's something that HAS to be watched to get across the whole spectacle.
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>>157452292
Of him dying?
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>>157459208
By working out and doing what you enjoy without a a fuck what anybody thinks.
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>>157438732
what the fuck?
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>>157457824
>>157457886
>>157457941

This is fascinating but this is a fun cherry on top of what is in the core of the story, and as you can see >>157441791 the core was muddled with unnecessary stuff.
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>>157425482
kek those threads were always fun
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>tfw 10 years ago I was in my last year of college

I miss those days
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>>157458071
which is that?
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>tfw you got that special edition BD with the movies and Artbook
Mines is 1118 of 2000
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>>157460114
That post is based on the wrongful assumption that the scissors are the equivalent of TTGL's drill, when clearly clothing and nudity are the leitmotif of the series from start to finish.
The missing half of the scissors isn't even ever associated with Satsuki outside of that specific scene, so I don't know where you got that impression.
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HISSATSU
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>>157460364
I will be honest: I didn't remember a lot about scissors when i read that post, i was just reaching because stuff with clothes fell to grasp me. I guess it's stronger for nippons with their school uniform and suits for work but even there I don't think they are that fixated on clothes and how you transform while wearing them. Yes they are important and all but you are still you for the most part, whatever the clothes are.
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>>157444758
Kill yourself frogposting scum your kind is not wanted here.
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Kill La Kill has always lost most interest in the first 5 episodes
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>Even Arby's tweeted about it.
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>>157439441
>Just seemed like DBZ with less interesting cast (except Viral, his stuff was good)

You are a little shit just like Viral.
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>>157460828
Clothes rapresent status and adherence to social norms and expectations.
See the Mankashakus being corrupted by their wealth, everyone falling in line to obey Satsuki's new order, Junketsu that blatantly is a wedding dress and is imposed on Ryuko by her mother, etc.
Obviously it resonates more with japanese collectivist society where individuality and sticking out from the group are frowned upon, but some experiences are common to everyone.
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>>157460489
GIGA
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>>157462030
DRILL
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>>157462097
BREAAAKKUUUUU
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>>157461115
https://twitter.com/Arbys/status/865960315636383745

Holy fuck they did it
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>>157462167
there is no image in my folder to appropriately display how awesome that is
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Man, this makes me feel old. I remember the Gurren Lagann threads after the episodes aired, and how people kept shouting how "-GAR-" they were for the show. BRB, counting my grey hairs and squandered youth.
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>>157461885
Yeah but the thing is, it's not that true. Drill is the truth, it's the truth of gl's world but it's also the truth of ours. believing and all that bullshit is important and does work, it won't be as flashy but small victories add up in one's life.

With all the clothes stuff it's not as true: ultimately we decide our behavior and even though in general you can make stereotypes about groups of people it's often falls when it comes to individuals, and individuals is where empathy lies.Basically there is a lot of bullshit in assumptions that clothes philosophers were making and there weren't nearly as much bullshit with drill, extreme exaggeration yes, but not bullshit.
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>>157461115
Whoever runs that twitter is a massive geek
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>>157460283
I got one too!
Definitely worth it. It was the Anime that put me in the right tracks. It has a lot of meaning in my life. I rewatch it several times each year. If it wasn't for it I'd be much worse than now.
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>>157462730
This, without it I would've been dead ages ago.


>>157462644
I still can't handle that scene, too emotional.
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I mean, yes, Kamina died.

However, I remember this day fondly as the first day we were given the Giga Drill Breaker.
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>>157462167
LOL WUT
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>>157421992
ashita no kamina
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As cheesy as this sounds, I'll have TTGL in my heart for the rest of my life. I can't put it in to words how beautiful it is to me.
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>>157427263
>been a couple of months since I've rewatched TTGL for the third or so time
>even so, when I watched this and remembered the whole scene with the music, for a moment, it seemed like it was about to rain inside my room

I still can't believe that someone actually made a rap mixed with classical song work AND give it a big emotional meaning.
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>>157427449
I was kinda shocked at it because it all seemed so sudden and the episode ended without letting me absorb what just happened, but TTGL is still the only piece of media to make me cry like a bitch back when I watched Ep26 for the first time.
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>>157435734
I actually first watched it with the spic sub.

The fact that it had stylized fonts for the special moves, and that at some key moments the lyrics showed up in the upper part of the screen made it so much better for me than the current subs post-BD release.
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>>157435740
God it's so fucking good
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>>157435740
>blocked in my country
fuck, what is it?
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>>157444347
The only limits you have are those that you set on yourself, and even if you start off weak and small, if you keep on struggling you'll eventually pierce the heavens. It's actually really good advice.
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>>157464542
Use opera's built in vpn

but basically it's nothing special, just the alternative dimension stuff and helping nia stuff in russian. This particular part had a dub that worked out beautifully, would recommend to any ttgl connoisseur.
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>>157432525
Ignore the Antispiral as in ignore his warning, or forget about Nia and just go around the universe beating everyone up?
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Antispiral was right

but I trust Simon's generation nonetheless
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>>157462669
You're making confusion again.
Social pressure, conformism and classism are definitely real, and without a doubt you've experienced some yourself.
The positive message embodied by the drill in TTGL is akin in KLK to the conviction that people can overcome labels and assert their individuality by severing the "threads of fate" and choosing their own paths and their own clothing themselves, and that society prospers when no one stand above the others and differences are seen as a strength instead of a weakness.
Both have extremely similiar messages of self affirmation.
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>>157463983

Have you checked out the lyrics to the rap and the classical work? They're actually like two different songs representing two different viewpoints, in conflict with one another.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT6LFOIofRE

The classical opera singer represents the old view of the world and the universe: you must submit to god, kneel and accept your fate. If it's been decided that your fate is destruction? All you can do is pray that it be merciful for you and yours, quick and painless. Her song is a weeping lament, a prayer, because she cannot dare challenge the order.

The rapper, of course, rejects this, and is the new view of the world: Fuck god, fuck destiny, fuck the powers that be: we make our own fate, and if anyone or anything wants to decide or destiny for us and/or destroy us, fuck that - we'll do whatever we can (and even whatever we can't) to fight it. His song is forceful and determined; a literal call to action to resist (if not a declaration of it) that shows no hesitation or doubt about the choice.

This clash of the two views, old and new, is further hammered in by the very style of the two singers. As the female singer represents the old way, she sings her verses in the 'old' style: operatic and in Latin. As the male singer is the new way, he sings in the much, much more modern form of rap (the form of singing/songwriting known for breaking the traditional 'rules' of music) and he sings it entirely in the much more accessible language of English.

The song is pretty much made of two literal opposites any way you look at them, that have been combined together to music-ize the very question of the show: when you're under someone else's authority, what do you do? Do you bend, submit, follow their will and pray the power shows mercy, or do you reject it, stand up, and fight? Cue the part of the song when the chorus shouts "Fight the power!" its loudest, at the exact moment Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann emerges from the sea of despair.
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>>157466058
I thought that the song represented the fight between humanity and the Anti-Spirals.

They all take their turns "fighting" and at around 3:00 it's like Humanity is finally fighting back.

Starting low then becoming stronger over the minutes until they finally overtake the opera singer and shouts "Row row fight the power" The opera singer "retreats" into the background, until they sing those precious words at the end, alone, victorious.
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>>157435137
To be naked is to be vulnerable, such as how oppressed people feel. i think it was meant to be satirical and give a way for the viewer to connect but it just went over the top
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>>157466461
>To be naked is to be vulnerable
That's what Ragyo thinks, the Nudists see it as a strength. Generally nudity means removing yourself from society, with its values and its structures.
Nothing is black or white, even clothes both give you power but at the same time make you lose control.
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Who Gurren Flaggan here?
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10 years ago most of /a/ was underage ban
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Vintage memes, anyone?
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>>157446285
nia a shit tho
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>>157455884
>Nia every where
>no Kamina
>no Yoko
What is this shit?
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Suddenly: More Vintage Memes!
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Bitches don't know about my U R MR GAY
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>>157455563
>which anime of getter robo is gurren ripping off?
None of them.

Kazuki Nakashima worked on the Getter Robo Saga manga series compilation, so this is where the influence comes from.

He was a fan of Ken Ishikawa, the creator of Getter.
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Pfft old and busted.

Whatever happened to Gainax anyways? They haven't made anything original since...
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>>157469072
>they haven't made anything original since...
>implying TTGL was original
m8
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It's time to celebrate brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC1lCNl_cmM
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The Kurogane no Linebarrel authors has a manga going called Getter Robo Devolution, and it's getting really good lately, since it's actually a meta take on the franchise, dealing with parallel universes and all, making even the spinoff ovas canon.
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>>157469072
What show?
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>>157468127
That was great.
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>>157469250
So Getter Robo ZERO basically
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>>157469361
Which reminds me, why isn't anyone working on Shin Mazinger Zero? Last I checked, nothing had been translated past vol.5, just when it starts getting really good.
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>>157423590

if this wasn't an anime where anime logic reins they would've been right, like rossiu
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Who did the best subs for TTGL?
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>>157469427
The guy who worked on it had financial problems and had to stop.

>>157469361
Not exactly. Shin Mazinger ZERO was about time loops, not parallel universes.
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>>157469557

Black Order Subs for the first half. Too bad they didn't do the second half since it got licensed.
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A few years back, the general consensus on /a/ was that Kamina was a manchild.
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>>157466058
>>157463983
Anyone know which Requiem the operatic sections are lifted from, or was the tune an original composition for Gurren Lagann? (For anyone not in-loop, the Latin is a standard Catholic liturgy sung for the dead, usually at funerals or on All Soul's Day.) Cursory googling isn't offering answers, and I'm only familiar with the Fauré and Verdi versions, which this isn't.
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>>157419919
rest in peace
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>>157466058
>>157470189
I already knew that it was a sort of funeral song, but I never really thought about the symbolism behind it, that's pretty damn great.
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Gurren lagann and evangelion are the only series that have reached me on a deep level, these shows are in a league of their own.
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>>157468753
>no Kamina
>no Yoko
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>>157470923
The manga is a big fat turd, anon.
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>>157471021
I'm saying you're retarded because there is kamina and yoko in it
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>>157471079
Joke's on you, I was talking about the first chapter ;^)
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F
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>>157469072
Gainax is an empty husk nowadays. Pretty much everyone of note split off into Khara and Trigger.
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>>157424022
Lord Genome Prequel WHEN?
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>>157445615
Because I've lost control of my life.
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>>157472240
One of the Parallel Works clips was about Lordgenome's life before he was subjugated by the Anti-Spirals. Other than that, nothing. I think they did confirm that the one general of his (the one who killed Kamina) was his version of Boota though.
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>>157469284
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>>157472320
>(the one who killed Kamina)

Not that one, it's the armadillo who was his Boota, he even mentions being his best friend in one of the episodes.
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>>157472587
Yeah, that's the one I meant. Was he not Kamina's murderer?

In fairness, I haven't watched it in about 7-8 years, so I've totally forgotten large chunks of the story.
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>Samurai Jack ends with a TTGL ending
Never expected that.
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haa... gurren lagann, one of the best series i will remember even at death's door.

Kamina! Your greatness will never be forgotten!
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>>157472240
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e2CiFbmQEg
Several years ago.
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Well, I guess I'm rewatching Gurren Lagann this week.

I know it was the right choice and the show was better for Nia dying in the end but I will never not be mad.
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>>157439330
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NHzI6_D4Tg
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>>157472961
I remember the month or so after the show finished, /a/ was awash with THEY GOT THE ENDING WRONG threads. There was a couple of anons who tried writing fanfic to make the end 'better', including one where the galaxy declares war on the gang for no reason other than 'we also didn't get the ending the intro promised'.
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>>157460828
>he wasn't a Catholic schoolgirl so it doesn't automatically resonate
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>>157473130
I wonder if /co/ will be doing the same now.

Samurai Jack's series finale literally just did the same ending.
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>>157446285
Nia a perfect!
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>>157473429
No idea about that, but back when Avatar originally ended, oh boy. Half the board was shipping wars about how the 'wrong ship' won, the other half was salty because the ending was actually kinda mediocre. It was fucking lunacy
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Heh, Samurai Jack just copypasted this anime's ending but not as good.
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>>157473522
Yeah, I honestly didn't go to /co/ until after all that blew over. I feel as though I missed a huge thing by a hair.

For real though, if you haven't seen the spoiler and don't care if you hear it:
The crux of the season is that Jack falls in love with an assassin sent to kill him after showing her the truth of the world and she sees the hope he has given the people of Aku's future. In the end it's revealed she's an indirect spawn of Aku, and once he confesses his love to her, she takes control of the powers she's unlocked and sends him to the past. Jack defeats Aku right after he was sent to the future in the Series Premiere, and immediately he and the girl get ready to be wed. She collapses in the aisle, and when asked what's wrong, she says "If Aku was killed now, how would I be born?" and disappears. The ending is Jack realizing that memories of his quest to prevent the future of Aku (and all the friends he made) are worth something, even if they're gone. A little more uplifiting, but basically the same ending.
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>>157473522
Well the problem is Avatar and Korra's endings were legitimately mediocre/bad.
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>>157473792
I've never gotten around to watching Korra, but S3 of Avatar was one of the biggest let-downs I'd seen in years at that point, for reasons I won't go into here. Gurren Lagann, however, I felt that was the right ending. It wasn't the happiest, but it was the one that fit best.

>>157473697
Be glad, I used to be a /co/mrad back in the day and the endless whining went on for months. Sucked all the fun out of the place for the longest time.
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It never gets old! AHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAAAAAAA FOOOOOOOL!!
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>>157434707
>i saw joe because muh ab freeleech
>fade to white = stolen idea

dude. fucking seriously?
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>>157419919
bump for aniki
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>>157419919
f
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>>157438088
>And Asuka and Rei where the archetypal examples of the character traits you said they were downgraded to

Not him, but this cannot be further from the truth. The archetype was only created as a result of people misinterpreting what the characters stood for. Asuka is in no way a tsundere in the original NGE+EoE. Rei has basically nothing in common with the kuudere archetype.
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>>157469102
Original as in no source material.
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>>157444221
I watched KLK before TTGL and TTGL is better in every single way.
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>>157469102
>what are original series
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I liked it, but I have no idea who this "Kamina" is, they never mentioned him
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Just wanted to pay my respects.
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>>157419919
F
Sweet Dreams.
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>>157473429
>I wonder if /co/ will be doing the same now.
the are
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>>157473697
At least seeing Aku get the snot punched out of him by the samurai mech after laughing at it kind of made up for the lame non-fight Jack had with him.
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>>157419919
I was fucking 14 when this came out, God we're getting old
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>>157477194
I can kinda forgive it being anti-climactic because that was Aku at his weakest. the portal was a last effort to save himself and then immediately comes out jack again taking a weak aku by surprise
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>>157451902
I can confirm this
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As hard as Kamina's death hit me, Kittan's was the one that stuck with me even longer

I guess I'm just a sucker for those characters that are always in someone else's shadow up until the very end
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>>157419919
>>157472692
>>157473429
>>157473570
>>157476903
>>157473697
More like Samurai Hack
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>>157474183
>he can't recognize obvious satire
dude. fucking seriously?
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>>157477700
Dude, I'm with you 100%. Kittan's death was more heroic and, to use an overdone phrase, more epic.
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>>157434763
the internet as a whole was way better 10 years ago, less ironic more IDGAF It's all fun mentality something you don't see this days, look at /b/, yes it has always been shit blah blah blah but when I started to come here 10-11 years ago there were legit funny and epic threads now look at /b/ now 90% of the board is just porn when it wasn't like that

internet culture as a whole has gotten shittier, either that or we oldfags have grown up and the oldfags when we were newfags are no longer with us and we are shit at OC and such
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>>157419919
F
>>157421754
One more year! One more year!
>>157423280
>>157426975
Shit that actually made me cry.
>>157474143
Gendy planned to air it at this date the whole time.
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Reminder that Yoko did nothing other than serve as a death flag
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