Tagged: Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagann

ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWAH!

By Shannon H

Touch the untouchable, break the unbreakable! Row row–

Ahem.

Suffice it to say that there is a new TENGEN TOPPEN GURREN LAGANN book out this week and I’m super-dooper excited about it! Why, you may ask? Well, obviously because TTGL is freaking awesome, and also because its manga adaptation, amazingly enough, doesn’t suck chunks, as most adaptations of pretty much anything tend to do. Really, that’s probably just an aspect of being made by GAINAX, as TTGL is one of the latest offerings from the studio of Evangelion and FLCL fame. For reasons that will quickly become obvious the second you start watching it, TTGL quickly moved into the winner’s circle of insta-classics, and definitely helped revitalize the then-sagging anime industry. Oh, what’s that? I’m sorry, you want me to tell you the reasons that TTGL is so great before you start it? What, you think my word isn’t good enough to send you dashing to the shelves? You worry you might be wasting your time with a show you might not like? Oh, ye of little faith, what am I going to do with you?

Well, reason number one is pretty obvious: hot, curvy babes in booty shorts and tiny tops that are bursting with the famous GAINAX jiggle. Also the fact that Kamina, King of the Bros (TM), is probably the coolest character to star in a show since Spike Spiegal, and that’s no lie. Considering that he’s really only there for the first eight episodes or so before making a dramatic exit, he still manages to dominate the TTGL fanbase, perhaps even more so than his red-haired, bikini-top wearing sidekick, Yoko. And she has boobs, man. BOOBS. I mean, TTGL is probably about the manliest, chest-bumpingest anime ever, so what else would you expect, I suppose. Continue reading

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Where Studio Gainax is King

By Shannon H

Not too much coming out this week, but at least everything we got is a title that is worth writing home about. First and foremost, there is volume 16 of the sci-fi epic, Gantz. For those who live under a rock, Gantz is a futuristic tale about two friends who are killed in a train accident and are then thrust into¬† sort of post-mortum “game” fighting aliens, recruiting them for missions whenever they are needed and allowing them to continue their everyday lives when they are not. If you’re into ridiculous sci-fi action with a nice helping of intrigue and extraterrestrial invasion on the side, Gantz is definitely the series for you. I mean, with alien dinosaurs how could you possibly go wrong?

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