Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann takes place in a fictional far future where human beings have been forced underground and thrive in isolated subterranean civilizations. These "villages" have no contact with the surface world nor other villages. Since frequent earthquakes damage infrastructure, the villages must constantly expand deeper into the earth — individuals designated to this task are known as "diggers".

Jiiha Village is the home of Simon, a fourteen year old digger who was orphaned when his parents were killed in an earthquake. He is respected by the village elder as the best of the diggers, but is ostracized by his peers. After discovering a special drill key deep in the ground, he is recruited by an eccentric fellow orphan named Kamina into his group, the "Gurren Brigade". Kamina dreams of the surface world, which he visited as a child with his father but had to return home because he was too weak to survive.

After a failed attempt at reaching the surface, Kamina is jailed by the elder and Simon resumes digging, only to discover "a big face" deep in his tunnel. As he excitedly fetches Kamina to show him the discovery, he is caught by the village elder, but Kamina's punishment is interrupted by the ceiling of Jiiha Village collapsing as an enormous robot falls into the cavern. A fourteen year old girl named Yoko appears and tries to fight the robot with a large rifle, but initially cannot do much. Simon takes Kamina and Yoko to the "big face" he found earlier and discovers that the small drill key can be used to activate the small robot which he uses to end up destroying the much larger robot and effectively break through to the surface.

It is on the surface that Simon and Kamina discover that there are more large robots known as Gunmen piloted by "Beastmen" that terrorize the surface dwellers during the day. Simon and Kamina help Yoko and her village destroy three more Gunmen and Kamina takes one for himself, naming it Gurren. Eventually, Simon and Kamina decide that they will go on a journey to end the constant struggle between Beastmen and humans. Simon and Kamina are initially accompanied by Yoko and a mechanic from Yoko's village named Leeron as they head out to find the Beastmen's Human Eradication Army main head-quarters.

Episode Info

Final: 1x27 -- The Lights In The Sky Are Stars (Sep/30/2007)

In the series finale, a move to victory is prompted with one final push and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's attacks and damages Granzeboma. Simon and Nia get married, but it is short-lived. They look at the lives to the team 20 years later where Leeron and Rossiu talk about how the Galactic Spiral Peace Conference is coming up soon.
Available Episodes

The Lights In The Sk..
Sep 30, 2007
Season 1 episode 27

Let's Go, Buddy
Sep 23, 2007
Season 1 episode 26

I Accept Your Last W..
Sep 16, 2007
Season 1 episode 25

I Will Never Forget ..
Sep 09, 2007
Season 1 episode 24

Let's Go, This is th..
Sep 02, 2007
Season 1 episode 23

This is My Final Dut..
Aug 26, 2007
Season 1 episode 22

You Are Someone Who ..
Aug 19, 2007
Season 1 episode 21

Daiki NakamuraDaiki Nakamura
voiced Dayakka
Kana AsumiKana Asumi
voiced Kiyal
Kana UedaKana Ueda
voiced Kinon
Katsuyuki KonishiKatsuyuki Konishi
voiced Kamina
Kishô TaniyamaKishô Taniyama
voiced Kittan
Marina InoueMarina Inoue
voiced Yoko
Tetsuya KakiharaTetsuya Kakihara
voiced Simon
Yukari FukuiYukari Fukui
voiced Nia

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Classification: Animation
Genre: Anime
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: TV Tokyo ( Japan)
Language: Japanese
Runtime: 25 Minutes
Premiere: April 01, 2007
Ended: September 30, 2007
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