Gurren Lagann Movie – Guren-hen

So the much awaited movie is out. Yeah it’s about 80% recycled footage, but the last 20% of the show was actually new stuff and consisted of the Four Generals getting their ass beaten up by the Gurren-dan. Considering that it’s a rehash movie, it’s actually pretty nice to have some new content, but the fight still felt really ‘summarized’… as if they cut and pasted it around. I can almost see the Director’s Cut edition with ’30 mins of new footage!’ coming out already.

But there was one awesome part they added, namely Yoko getting a bit more screentime, going mano-a-mano with her gun against Adiane. It was quite refreshing to see her fighting melee since she’s a sniper and her mini-showdown with Adiane was really impressive… to the point of her bra getting ripped off. Awesome timing for fan service there, Gainax.

Now another year or so wait for the Lagann-hen. I want to see what they are gonna do for the ending. The series ending is pretty much cemented in legends already so can they top it off or will they totally ruin it?


  1. Cokematic Said,

    April 26, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    you forget this is the same studio that brought you the Eva movies :<

    But the Yoko melee was definitely my favourite part!

  2. nutcase23 Said,

    April 26, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

    I shed hawt manly tears

  3. Kraker2k Said,

    April 27, 2009 @ 7:21 am

    Going by the rumours from 2ch, the 2nd movie is gonna make every bawww like mad.

  4. Halcyon Said,

    April 27, 2009 @ 10:02 am

    When people said the animation footage was recycled, I never thought they were talking literally until I actually saw the movie.

    It looked like they just cut and pasted scenes right out of the series and used a few minutes for “original” material.

    Sorely disappointed. The last fight was all of 2 minutes long.

    The only “new” addition that was decent was the Yoko v. Adiane fight. The rest of the movie was pretty much a carbon copy of the series squeezed into less than 2 hours.

  5. Giga Drill Breaker Said,

    April 27, 2009 @ 11:58 am

    From what I saw on 2ch, Lagann-hen definitely topped the TV ending. 16 TTGLs combining into a Super TTGL is the fucking epitome of mind-exploding awesomeness and epicness.

  6. Zand Said,

    April 27, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

    Nia and Simon gattai. On screen.

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