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Postby flatulant » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:04 pm

From 2ch, someone wrote a full review of the Gurren-Lagann movie:

-The opening scene has become Lord Genome's past story. Kid Lord Genome indeed looks like Nia
-The Chouginga Razengan that appears in the past story
-The first half is basically the same as the TV version. Certain places were skipped.
-Episodes 4-6 are shown as sort of a reminiscence of meeting the Black Siblings, Rossiu, Gimmy, and Darry
-Yoko has original scenes added into places such as staying up all night studying, and a scene taking from the footage of the early OP

-To make up for there not being much of episodes 9-10, Simon's broken state is given a stronger impression and Nia’s loveliness is completely reanimated to make her look wiser, more innocent, more kind, and more… well, lovely
-Nia introduces herself to the Dai-Gurren-dan on her own as the "Helix King's First Princess Nia"
-After which Simon gives Nia a horrible glare (Nia goes to apologizes to him, and asks him to kill her if he truly hates her that much, he ends up crying on her chest)\
-Adiane, Guame, and Cytomander all attack together
-Nia's strength is emphasized, not only when dealing with Simon and Yoko but also she stands against the entire army all by herself and demands an audience with Guame
-Viral rides a new mecha called "Daiganzandu". It's a Enkidu-like Daiganzan.
-Simon climbs up Shuzack to rescue Nia
-Starting with King Kittan DX, all of the second string Gunmen pilots are given a stronger impression
-Yoko VS Adiane
-The Four Generals' battleships combine. Viral takes Thymilph's place.
-To fight against them, Simon and Nia use, with the help of the entire Dai-Gurren-Dan, "Giga Drill Break Special" and crush the Four Generals
-Yoko rides a Gunmen named Yoko M Tank for a little while. It's a pink Dayakkaiser.
-Nia stands in front of Kamina's grave, talks to him about Simon. It’s probably the best new scene of the movie, the 2channer that wrote this review was crying.
-Movie ends with Teppelin being revealed as a giant Ganmen
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Postby flatulant » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:53 pm

And if that were not enough, her e are scans of the new mechs.

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Postby BrikHaus » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:02 pm

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:32 pm

Nice! A scene of Nia talking at Kamina's grave would be interesting to see.

Thanks for the news, Flat. ^_^
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Postby flatulant » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:31 pm

Guess what? I have more news. A summary of the movie!

[code:1]Dai-Gurren-dan
"Our fight starts after this!"

Father
"You never change. I look forward to meeting you, Simon."

It ended like this.
I didn't think that they would end it with Drill Master Simon and our fight starts after this!

What came first was "Lord Genome's past" using Yoshinari-san's Gurrepala (scheduled to be released later).
-In Father's shota era, he looks like Nia. No, seriously.
-Chouginga Razengan.
-And then he's beat up by Anti-Spiral-san, and oppresses humans.

It seemed like the infamous "Captain Garlock" was replaced by Lord Genome.
Only in terms of "straightforwardness," the movie prologue is easier to understand.

And then the point of view moves to Simon.
The first arc is basically mostly a summary.
However, naturally a lot of it was skipped.
When Simon excavates the Core Drill, he also excavates Lagann at the same time.
(In the TV version, after he digs up the Core Drill, he digs up Lagann a little while after that)

It felt like they showed what they had to show, and cut out what had to be cut.
The eyecatch that was inserted into the middle is very Gurren Lagann-like.

[Image] <- Movie eyecatch (from the pamphlet)

For the getting Gurren in episode 2, they had only the battle parts, but it was straightforward.
What they put the most focus on from the first arc was episode 1 (coming out to the surface), episode 3 (versus Viral), and episode 8 (later, buddy).
Episode 3 was tightly depicted, to an extent.

From there on, episodes 4-6 were cleared up with a Gurrepala flavor.
You could say it's a reminiscence or you could say it's Drill Master Simon.
With the BGM playing, the Black Siblings, Rossiu, Gimmy, and Darry only have lines of them introducing themselves inserted.
The rest is skipped and reasonably depicted.

However, there were a lot of new scenes around here.
Like a scene from the first OP of the TV version, or Yoko staying up all night studying (foreshadowing for Yomako-sensei).
While it felt daring, I had been hoping for "adding things they couldn't do in the TV version," so it made me feel happy.

And Aniki tilting his head going "Who are you?" toward Kittan riding King Kittan became a gag.
They had that in the TV version too, but the movie really does make you feel "Who are you?"

And then for episodes 7-8, it was basically the same.
The fight to the death with Thymilph, and goodbye Aniki.
Up to this point, it's been an hour.


And then with the second arc comes the real show.
Starting from here, the story is completely original.
The story of Simon gradually falling apart.

First, how Simon is broken after losing Aniki is arranged pretty effectively.
He spins his drill in his room, and his taking his feelings out on Rossiu is powered-up too.

And when he brings Nia back, Nia introduces herself on her own as "The Helix King Lord Genome's First Princess Nia."
Well, it's Nia so it is possible that she would say something like that.
And then Simon glares at Nia with a horrible look in his eyes, which was impressive.
Well, Nia goes to apologize to him later though.

Also, Fukui-san's performance as Nia felt like it was arranged quite a bit.
She must have strengthened her acting for Nia.

I also got the impression that they were emphasizing Nia's earnestness, even though they didn't have much time.
Like how she had a serious expression on her face as she tried to take in what Kittan was saying, or when she talked in Simon's room while he carved Kamina's statues.
Her words of encouragement toward Simon were more firm than in the TV version.
It properly gave the impression of Simon not having confidence in himself, and Nia deciding to believe in him.

And for the decisive battle, Adiane, Guame, and Cytomander all attack together!
It was like the Four Generals were all striking at once.
And as for Viral, he rides a new mecha. It's name is......

[Image]

Daiganzandu!

It takes Thymilph's Daiganzan = Dai-Gurren, and includes an Enkidu-ish arrangement, which makes for a lovely battleship!
As a matter of fact, the Four Generals' battleships all attack together!
On top of that, like in episode 11, Guame makes a live broadcast to show how they'll deal despair by blowing away the Dai-Gurren.

Within all of that, Nia finally finds out from Adiane that she was thrown away.
And hearing that, Simon stands up!

And Cyto-sama drags her up into the sky to try and execute her!
However, Simon used his drill to climb up.
Simon climbs up, with Aniki's last message of "Believe in you who believes in yourself!" in his heart.
But he is shaken off by Cyto-sama!

And then Lagann appears!
Getting into Lagann, Simon goes to save Nia!
Meanwhile, Viral comes down from Daiganzandu and attacks Rossiu's Gurren in Enkidu
He's really misunderstanding.
In the middle of the desperate situation, hearing Simon's comeback, Rossiu shakes off Viral with fighting spirit and gattai!

The other Gunmen do their best too!
Yoko-san also clashes with Adiane-sama in hand-to-hand combat!
Adiane tries to recover Thymilph's battleship, and Yoko tries to protect the battleship they acquired thanks to Kamina!
It's a fight over the battleship of the men they love!
But Adiane-sama repels Yoko's gun!
Yet Yoko drives away Adiane with quick wittedness and fighting spirit!

As for the Black Siblings, they become King Kittan Deluxe and drive away Guame!

Within the stage that has become more showy than the TV version thanks to Cyto-sama, Simon makes a speech!
And then he crushes Cyto-sama with a Giga Drill Break!

The remaining Guame and Adiane decide to combine the Four Generals' battleships together.
Guame's Daigando.
(The late) Cytomander's Daiganten.
Adiane's Daigankai.
And, Viral's (substitute) Daiganzandu combine!

[Image]

Dotenkaizan!
To be honest, I laughed.

The movie's original boss, Dotenkaizan, blasts a super-beam at Dai-Gurren.
But Gurren-Lagann's spiral barrier repels it!

And then everyone's Gunmen power gathers at Gurren-Lagann, and it fires "Giga Drill Break Dai-Gurren-dan Special!"
The Giga Drill Break that gathered the Gunmen power (Spiral Power) pierces through Guame and Adiane.
Goodbye, Four Generals.
Viral, who survives, swears to take revenge on humans.

And then Nia is welcomed into the group, and Simon is the new leader of the Dai-Gurren-dan.
Nia recieves a green gem from Simon in front of Aniki's grave.
That is something Simon found while digging before (the timing is different from the TV version).

And then Lord Genome laughs boldly.
Below him is hidden Razengan.


And that's about it.

The ED that has Simon and Boota walking in a design like the TV version's first ED is tasteful.
It's also tasteful how when Shoko-tan's singing of Tsuzuku Sekai rises in tension, Simon and Boota start running frantically.

But I can't deny that they skipped a lot of the "down" part up until Simon's revival.
In return, there were momentary robot battle scenes that exceeded the TV version in absurdity and coolness.
The appearance of a new mecha was a surprise, but that was a good movie boss mecha.

[Image]

By the way, Yoko rides a Gunmen too.
It's called "Yoko M Tank," but no matter how you look at it, it's "Yoko's personal Dayakkaiser." Really.
Yoko riding Dayakkaiser in the third and fourth arc of the TV version was fitting, so this arrangement makes me pretty happy.
Well, the hand-to-hand combat with Adiane was her main scene, and all it did was participate in the Final Dai-Gurren-dan Special at the end, but I guess we can look forward to seeing it in Lagann-hen.

Overall, the second arc section was small, so Simon didn't give too much of an impression.
So we should expect more of him in Lagann-hen.

The Dai-Gurren-dan was acknowledged all around the world for beating Guame.
But the movie version has an even greater crisis than the TV version, so it felt like the Dai-Gurren-dan's heroics were emphasized even more.
And when Simon becomes the Supreme Commander of the new government later, how he was shown climbing up Shuzack must leave an even greater impression.
Truthfully, I laughed when I saw a boy who looked like Guinble was watching the Dai-Gurren-dan VS Four Generals battle.
Because he looked like a Dai-Gurren-dan fan. He was probably like that in the third arc because he became disillusioned in the new government.

While it's good that they ended it with the height of Simon's revival, story-wise, they close it so that the incomplete parts make you anticipate the sequel.
Only Viral and Lord Genome are left. Also Anti-Spiral-san.
It looks like Simon and Nia's relationship will get the spotlight in Lagann-hen.
There was a surprising lack of depiction of their relationship, so I'm looking forward to it a little.

[Image]

Also here's the manga artist Mori-san's Simon/Nia picture.
The manga is still in before Nia's entrance, so this is nice fanservice. Simon looks manly too.
They gave us an alternate version of events in this movie, so I look forward to seeing how it's done in the manga.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:26 am

Just an interesting little spoiler I read of the 'sexy' fight between Yoko and Adiane.

"Well, Yoko's bikini top is cut in half by Adiane (and she receives some serious beating by A.)... and the following scenes are indeed sexy, until Boota delivers Yoko her top (now fixed) back. It's more like a push-up after that ."

Which of course brings up the question. How much more pushing up could her things use?

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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:43 pm

Gendo'sPapa wrote:Just an interesting little spoiler I read of the 'sexy' fight between Yoko and Adiane.


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Postby Defectron » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:49 pm

Kid Lord Genome indeed looks like Nia



Whoah! Didnt see that coming!

Anyway this is out now? Has it been subbed yet?
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Postby NAveryW » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:57 pm

Defectron wrote:Anyway this is out now? Has it been subbed yet?
It's out in theaters.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:18 pm

Haven't we reached the camrip stage of this production yet?

Oh well- here's the first actual clip from the damn film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3mi_tVpUsU

Personal Opinion- Interesting. The new animation is very shiny and pure Imaishii. The insertion of the old animation is a bit wonky simply because of the drastic difference in quality.
One last thing....they should've done more work with the Giga Drill Breaker. I mean Gurren-Lagann has wings one second, then has none during the Giga Drill.
But then again the clip is obviously (I hope) edited so who knows, he might've legitimately lost them. But I highly doubt that. Losing your wings is not heroic.

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Postby cat42 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:38 pm

The wings are back when he lands.
The wings are just gonna disappear during the Giga Drill Break.
It's not an editing thing most likely, it is either an artistic choice, or a mistake.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:12 am

Seems like the GURREN-LAGANN crew is doing what Anno & crew aren't capable of doing with REBUILD. That is meeting a deadline.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-21/hatsukoi-limited-2nd-gurren-lagann-film-gendai-maho-anime-dated


Gurren-Lagann Movie 02 out in April/May 2009.

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Postby The Bastard King » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:56 pm

Trailer out:

[url]http://www.gurren-lagann-movie.net/special/index.html[/url]

Although it's nothing we haven't already seen.
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Postby master_lloyd » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:28 am

This movie came out in September according to wiki, soooo any DVD news?
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Postby The Bastard King » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:30 am

Believe me, when it does, I'm sure the internet will catch fire.

September movie release makes me think May DVD release.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:50 am

DVD release is April 22.

The second film comes out 3 days later on the 25th.

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:13 pm

While those of us outside Japan wait to actually see the First Gurren Lagann movie the second one is oncoming.

First- In lieu of doing another "Parallel Works" project like they did with the first film, for the sequel GAINAX is going to give the fans what they really want. A sure to be loaded with Gainax Bounce Yoko Music Video-

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-10/gurren-lagann-dvd-bundled-with-yoko-idol-debut-cd


Second- the trailer for film two has been released online and like the first trailer it shows absolutely none of the new footage. Bummer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H26e_97XRpg

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:10 pm

Huh...I guess I'm the only one who follows this film.

But since Gurren-Lagann film 01 just released on DVD it's time for the fansubs and torrents to come through. Too busy with work and finals to really search for a copy of the film but found this one youtube- an extended clip of Simon becoming a man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIz7gDZeJiY

So the movie's out there online. Just gotta find it.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:19 pm

Epic scene is still epic but I feel Simon thinking back to Kamina left me with more of an emotional impact in the series.
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Postby ZapX » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:47 pm

I'm actually pretty disappointed in that. Dunno what else I can say. That scene felt a lot better in the series. Also, the movie has already Been Subbed and releaSed. You're on your own to find out where.
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