December 3rd, 2007

unsure, Kyouko, augh

Gurren Lagann 1-10

Okay, it's taken me a while to work up the courage to post this, because many Gurren Lagann fans, as far as I can tell, are frequently batshit insane. So let me state beforehand: if you don't want to see in-depth analysis of the series, don't click. If you just want to appreciate the manly awesome of the series, if your commentary on it is "OMG THIS IS SO EPIC GAR I CRIED MANLY TEARS," if you worship Kamina as the epitome of manly awesome, if you spent every episode thinking, "this is the best anime ever made," please, for the love of God, do not click and start flaming me.

The above, by the way, is not meant as an insult to the intelligence of said fans. That is a perfectly valid way to watch the series. I kind of wish I could watch it that way, because it sounds like tons of fun. I have found, however, that I can't. Which brings me to my next point: I'm not trying to degrade the show by analyzing it like this. Honest I'm not. I really, really wanted to watch it just as the best anime ever, full of glorious gar. I couldn't. This isn't me trying to be cool and pretentious and overly intellectual. This is just the only way I can enjoy the show.

So with that in mind, here are Collapse )