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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

Read this review and more at AnimeReel, SideReel's anime blog! The strength of Gurren Lagann is its ability to make you stop caring about the bounds of reality. It doesn't just invite you to suspend your disbelief - it tells you to toss it by the wayside, because there is no rule it won't break in the pursuit of pure fun, and it plays it so straight that you can't help but get caught up in its enthusiasm. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is required viewing for all anime fans. It will show you what it means to look at the world with a child's sense of wonder, and leave a grin on your face that will probably last for a day. The Good: - Gainax and the mecha genre at its finest - you can feel the enthusiasm from the entire team as they poured their souls into making Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann the epitome of the giant robot genre's spirit, and the robot clashes will be indelibly etched in your memory. The Bad: - That rap song they use in the trailer is pretty jarring in contrast to the rest of the soundtrack, and they use it twice in the movies. The Ugly: - You can tell when Gainax started running into budget problems right at the end, with more re-used footage and an extended still shot after the climax of the movie.