So this is the power of the spiral... Not bad, not bad at all...
YES. YES. YES! THE SUPREME TESTAMENT TO THE INDOMITABILITY OF THE INFINITE HUMAN SPIRIT. DRILL YOURSELF THROUGH THE HEAVENS; CREATE THE HEAVENS; PUT YOUR SOUL INTO DRILLING YOUR PATH TOWARDS TOMORROW!!
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann anything is an ode to what it means to be a human. Distilled down to its very core elements, present in such a pure, unadulterated, and Kamina-level masculine form that the form it has sends a bing bang explosion shockwave through your system. I always thought that if I could only keep one book with me for the rest of time, it would be Brothers Karamazov. If I could only keep one anime for the rest time of time, it WOULD BE TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN.
Connecting to my recent watch of Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters—we are in the presence of the what Hiroyuki Imaishi said in the opening sequence, "we didn’t care then about market or money, we just wanted to make something that we would be proud of." Believe in yourself that believes in you. It't not reality defining your imagination, but the other way around. Your imagination shapes the world you know and the reality you live in. That’s how a drill works!
If Evangelion sends the message that wherever is good if you think so, then Gurren Lagann punches a hole in that, literally, through the Heaven of the Instrumentality Project, loudly, throwing galaxies, with the robots that just keep getting bigger and never stop getting bigger, the magma of our souls burning with a mighty flame—WE WILL FIGHT FOR THE BETTER TOMORROW. BECAUSE THAT IS THE WAY TEAM DAI-GURREN ROLLS!
WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?!
Fantom Events were rolling the second part in ACM. Same random group of true drillers met for two weeks and we all took a picture in a Kamina pose to pay our due respects.
I’m the fourth one from the left!