I’ve recently been watching this weird-named anime since I found out that it was made by Gainax, the studio responsible for Neon Genesis Evangelion. But unlike Evangelion, Gurren Lagann is more comical, chaotic and is probably an exact opposite of Evangelion’s serious and sometimes brooding storyline.
Like Evangelion, Gurren Lagann’s story is also based on giant robots, which in this case is called Ganmen. But unlike, Eva’s mechas, Ganmen is like a throwback to the mecha anime of the 70’s, which is kinda cool if you watched anime from that era.
One of the main characters, Simon, is somewhat like Shinji of Evangelion, in that they are sometimes hesitant in piloting their mechas.
After having watched just a few episodes though, I think I’m beginning to like this anime and couldn’t wait to see what happens in the end.