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Speechless. Just Speechless.
Jul 10, 2008 by SpiderEarth
I hate rude people. You know the type. They are the ones that are in a rush and always think whatever is happening on their schedule is so dang important. You are standing there patiently for whatever, and with no good reason they burst through the crowd and butt in line. Man, they make me mad.
Err…. I mean…. Sometimes they do!
In the case of Gurren Lagann: Volume One, this rude jerk of a DVD constantly cuts in line with no regard to any other anime franchise. I back this observation up by explaining how freaking awesome this anime is and how fast it races to legendary heights. From the opening scenes I was struck with the inability to pull my jaw off the floor. The fast paced action mixed with smart, funny dialog brings out refreshing memories of anime greats, FLCL and Dead Leaves. Oh, did I forget it was all encased with a super cool original world that just had me begging for more!
So, yeah, this utter pain had me staring at my anime DVD collection from the corner of my eye in disgust, like that look that pairs with that horrifying, “I am not mad, just disappointed” phrase. That’s because Gurren Lagann had it all, and as the seconds scrolled across the DVD player display, it was as if this boxing match was going lopsided quick and the longer this bout continued, the worse those shmucks on my shelf looked. I needed a referee to stop this madness before it turned into a bloodbath. Gurren Lagann is a young, jerk-wad off the streets with a real cocky attitude, but really had this match won quickly on. Mechas: check! Beast men: check! Cool samurai bandit lords: check! Big-breasted warrior women: check! All of a sudden, the ringside doctor notices how dilated this young chap has gotten the crowd favorite. I am afraid this match is over!
For only one measly 25-dollar bill, you can own this terrifyingly good, nine-episode, two-disc volume. Err… Wait…nine episodes…whole 30-minute episodes? All jam packed full of things I touched up on before? Yeah, that’s right! Bandai and Aniplex are tossing the anime world on its head with this series, and it starts right here on this disc. So, do yourself a favor this summer and buy into Gurren Lagann….
SpiderEarth also recommended: FLCL, Dead Leaves, Excel Saga,
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