Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 @ 15:00
After more than one and a half years, I finally got my hands on the much sought after Gurren Lagann.
It was only a couple of weeks ago I managed to get the whole thing so I started watching a couple of episodes on Monday and finished the rest yesterday. Yes, I watched 25 episodes yesterday. Like whaaat?!
To be honest, I wouldn’t have picked this and followed it through. I was more of a Fullmetal Alchemist and BLEACH fan (although I haven’t followed the latter in a really long time). But when Rey told me most of the storyline and what happened in the show, I couldn’t help but catch some of his enthusiasm.
It’s a pretty good and short anime (not like those that have over 200 episodes, always littered with lousy fillers) about human evolution.
Gurren Lagann takes place in a fictional future in which human beings have been forced under Earth’s surface and live in isolated subterranean civilizations. These “villages” have no contact with the surface world or other villages.
Giha Village, one of the underground villages, regularly experiences earthquakes; because these earthquakes damage infrastructure, the village must constantly extend deeper into the earth—individuals relegated to this task are known as “Diggers”. Giha Village is the home of Simon, a fourteen-year-old digger who was orphaned when his parents were killed in an earthquake. Although Simon is respected by the village elders as the best of the diggers, he is ostracized by his peers. Simon discovers a special drill key deep in the ground and is soon recruited by an eccentric fellow orphan and friend named Kamina into his group, the “Gurren Brigade”. Kamina dreams of the surface world, which he once visited as a child, though he had to return home as he was too young to survive there.
Recently, while chatting online, he was telling me about another awesome anime—Eureka Seven and I started watching it today. At the moment, I’m in the 10th episode
I’m still trying to figure out the anime but you can read it up on wiki. What sort of sparked my interest was that Rey mentioned they surf in the air. They surf in the air! How cool is that?
He also mentioned that the female protagonist, Eureka, reminded him of me
Okay, back to Eureka Seven