Gurren Lagaan Parallel Works #1 – Rap is a Man’s Soul! (Dai-Gurren-Dan Theme)

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

I’m surprised it’s not being hyped much, but Gainax is gonna release a series of music videos, set to a track from the TTGL soundtrack, with all the characters of Gurren Lagaan set in to a parallel world. The first one’s out it seems and it can be watched here.

Starting the series off with the perfect track, 「Rap is a Man’s Soul! (Dai-Gurren-Dan Theme)」, this music video has the TTGL cast in a medieval setting, with Simon, Kamina and Viral playing as knights out to rescue poor damsel-in-distress Nia from the hands of the Spiral King. Yoko makes her appearance as one of the guards of the castle.

Pretty awesome as music videos go, and as a plus, we get to see adult Simon side-by-side with Kamina himself.

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Now it won’t be long ’till we see official parallel TTGL works ala NGE: Angelic Days and etc. etc. Ahh~ Gainax, you guys are awesome milkers of the cash cow herd that you’ve raised.


  1. Shin Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 1:18 am

    Probably what Druaga would have looked like if Gainax made it.

  2. wolfx Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 1:35 am

    FIRST! Raw raw fight da powah!!

  3. Haesslich Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 1:56 am

    Except it hopefully won’t suck as Angelic Days did, and be more like “Record of Heaven’s Descent” which seems to be more to my tastes, at least.

  4. Drill to the heavens! Gurren Lagann trailer? « When Anime Past Meets Present Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 2:06 am

    […] fans out there know of the movie remake but I managed to stumble onto this trailer today. Thanks to Kurogane’s it has pretty much confirmed something I have always wanted to hear…and that is we can expect […]

  5. ik Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 2:15 am

    Parallel works, huh? Am I the only one reminded of Abenobashi? Really cool though, GL had great animation that will be fun to see again in music videos..

  6. Setsuna-san Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 9:41 am

    touch the untouchable break the unbreakable!!

  7. LDC Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 9:48 am

    Shitsucks. I don’t like GL and I completely had it with this show, it has been hype beyond any level of proportion or justification and I can’t stad any more of this shit.

  8. yanipheonu Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 9:54 am


    Oh well, I’d better stop watching this show obsessively. I mean, I absolutely loved it before, but because you hate it, I guess it sucks ass now. Lemme guess, you hate puppies and fun too right?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  9. Ascaloth Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 10:53 am

    The music video is a tad LOL, but it’s still awesome as heck. RAWR RAWR FIGHT THE POWAH!!!

  10. Myssa Rei Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

    … Is that Viral’s wife from that dream sequence? Oh my.

    Incredible video, however. Overhyped? Nay, I say about time.

  11. shadowlancer Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

    time to fight the power bitches!!!!!

  12. C.I. Said,

    June 17, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

    I swear, my mouth dropped open after I saw Viral’s dream Waifu~

    And of course, here’s the obligatory….”ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWA”

  13. Ez Said,

    June 19, 2008 @ 1:02 am

    Viral’s lady made an appearance! Anyway, awesome video! Loved it alot! xD

  14. Sugee » Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Parallel Works Said,

    June 27, 2008 @ 4:05 am

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  15. The Hordesman Said,

    June 27, 2008 @ 8:48 am

    I suppose LDC is being sarcastic or a troll, I cannot remember any hype at all, and when I ask people I know if they have heard of it, they haven’t. Even when Im asking mecha folks, they haven’t (which is very odd considering that it’s one of the few really good standalone mecha series in quite some time).

    Also, lol at those who think this is a movie trailer.

  16. Fawnet Said,

    July 9, 2008 @ 7:06 am

    I hope that these stay available for awhile–I haven’t finished watching the series yet. I’m somehow pleased to see that Viral has a girlfriend, if only in the video.
    I’d heard a lot about this series. Well, actually I just heard the same things, over and over, until I finally caved in and watched the first few episodes. It’s extremely *merry*, isn’t it?

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