The BEST episodes directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi

Volume Heaven
star
9.17
6 votes

#1 - Volume Heaven

Re: Cutie Honey - Season 1 - Episode 1

A mysterious terrorist organization creates chaos and destruction. While the Japanese police, led by Inspector Aki Natsuko, is in pursuit, a single woman on a motorcycle stops and defeats them. Gold Claw, and the terrorist organization Panther Claw, battle the mysterious woman: Cutie Honey, the warrior of love.

The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
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8.98
207 votes

#2 - The Lights in the Sky Are Stars

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 27

The members of the Great Gurren Brigade were able to escape the Anti-Spiral's "Alternate Space Labyrinth", and Simon and Nia are reunited at last. By combining the power of the members, the Great Gurren Brigade creates the "Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann", a Gunmen of galactic proportions. Be prepared for the most epic battle in the universe. The battle to end all battles begins!

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The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
star
8.98
207 votes

#3 - The Lights in the Sky Are Stars

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 27

The members of the Great Gurren Brigade were able to escape the Anti-Spiral's "Alternate Space Labyrinth", and Simon and Nia are reunited at last. By combining the power of the members, the Great Gurren Brigade creates the "Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann", a Gunmen of galactic proportions. Be prepared for the most epic battle in the universe. The battle to end all battles begins!

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Let's Go, Buddy
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8.81
204 votes

#4 - Let's Go, Buddy

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 26

With the sacrifice of one of their important comrades, the Super Galactic Great Gurren is finally able to transform into the "Super Galactic Great Gurren Lagann". Now they stand a fighting chance against the Anti-Spirals. However the enemy then creates an "Alternate Space Labyrinth", to use their own memories and desires against them but an old friend appears to help.

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Let's Go, Buddy
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8.81
204 votes

#5 - Let's Go, Buddy

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 26

With the sacrifice of one of their important comrades, the Super Galactic Great Gurren is finally able to transform into the "Super Galactic Great Gurren Lagann". Now they stand a fighting chance against the Anti-Spirals. However the enemy then creates an "Alternate Space Labyrinth", to use their own memories and desires against them but an old friend appears to help.

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I Accept Your Last Wish
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8.72
196 votes

#6 - I Accept Your Last Wish

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 25

Having just lost so many comrades to protect the "Super Galactic Great Gurren", they now find themselves trapped in an ocean of despair. The Great Gurren Brigade struggles to escape from the Death Spiral Field created by the Anti-Spirals, without success. Leeron and the Lord Genome system work together to come up with a way out but who will volunteer for this recklessly suicidal plan?

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I Accept Your Last Wish
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8.72
196 votes

#7 - I Accept Your Last Wish

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 25

Having just lost so many comrades to protect the "Super Galactic Great Gurren", they now find themselves trapped in an ocean of despair. The Great Gurren Brigade struggles to escape from the Death Spiral Field created by the Anti-Spirals, without success. Leeron and the Lord Genome system work together to come up with a way out but who will volunteer for this recklessly suicidal plan?

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This Is My Final Duty
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8.63
191 votes

#8 - This Is My Final Duty

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 22

The reunited Great Gurren Brigade have broken through the heavens in order to protect humankind from the Anti-Spiral, however they still have the moon to worry about. When the situation becomes dire the Gurren-Lagann and the Arc-Gurren join together to form the massive Arc-Gurren-Lagann.

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This Is My Final Duty
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8.63
191 votes

#9 - This Is My Final Duty

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 22

The reunited Great Gurren Brigade have broken through the heavens in order to protect humankind from the Anti-Spiral, however they still have the moon to worry about. When the situation becomes dire the Gurren-Lagann and the Arc-Gurren join together to form the massive Arc-Gurren-Lagann.

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I'll Never Forget This Minute, This Second
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8.52
192 votes

#10 - I'll Never Forget This Minute, This Second

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 24

In order to save the woman Simon loves and the Earth in which his friends resides; the "Super Galactic Great Gurren" was launched, with the Great Gurren Brigade onboard. Guided by Simon and Nia's feelings for each other, the Great Gurren Brigade break through dimensions in search for the Anti-Spirals' homeworld. What can they expect once they arrive to this unknown world?

I'll Never Forget This Minute, This Second
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8.52
192 votes

#11 - I'll Never Forget This Minute, This Second

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 24

In order to save the woman Simon loves and the Earth in which his friends resides; the "Super Galactic Great Gurren" was launched, with the Great Gurren Brigade onboard. Guided by Simon and Nia's feelings for each other, the Great Gurren Brigade break through dimensions in search for the Anti-Spirals' homeworld. What can they expect once they arrive to this unknown world?

Later, Buddy
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8.48
299 votes

#12 - Later, Buddy

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kamina, Simon and the rest of the Great Gurren Brigade plan to take down Thymilph, one of the Four Divine Generals of the Spiral King, and his massive mobile Gunmen fortress, the Dai-Ganzan. Their plan involves having Simon using Lagann to take over the Dai-Ganzan the same way he fuses with the Gurren, but an something unexpected causes a great tragedy in the following battle.

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Later, Buddy
star
8.48
299 votes

#13 - Later, Buddy

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kamina, Simon and the rest of the Great Gurren Brigade plan to take down Thymilph, one of the Four Divine Generals of the Spiral King, and his massive mobile Gunmen fortress, the Dai-Ganzan. Their plan involves having Simon using Lagann to take over the Dai-Ganzan the same way he fuses with the Gurren, but an something unexpected causes a great tragedy in the following battle.

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You Are Someone Who Ought to Survive
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8.43
190 votes

#14 - You Are Someone Who Ought to Survive

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 21

The Arc-Gurren escape the Anti-Spiral attack, with only half the number of people they wanted however what awaits them in space is an even greater threat. Meanwhile Yoko has returned from her long absence, to rescue Simon and reunite the Great Gurren Brigade. The peaceful life that she previously led is revealed.

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You Are Someone Who Ought to Survive
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8.43
190 votes

#15 - You Are Someone Who Ought to Survive

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 21

The Arc-Gurren escape the Anti-Spiral attack, with only half the number of people they wanted however what awaits them in space is an even greater threat. Meanwhile Yoko has returned from her long absence, to rescue Simon and reunite the Great Gurren Brigade. The peaceful life that she previously led is revealed.

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Let's Go, This Is the Final Battle
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8.43
194 votes

#16 - Let's Go, This Is the Final Battle

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 23

One week after preventing the moon's collision the Great Gurren Brigade have a conference to discuss what actions they must take, to ensure humanity's survival. Meanwhile, the depressed Rossiu returns to his old underground village, to think things through. That is when he ends up meeting the old village chief.

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Let's Go, This Is the Final Battle
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8.43
194 votes

#17 - Let's Go, This Is the Final Battle

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 23

One week after preventing the moon's collision the Great Gurren Brigade have a conference to discuss what actions they must take, to ensure humanity's survival. Meanwhile, the depressed Rossiu returns to his old underground village, to think things through. That is when he ends up meeting the old village chief.

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I Will Head Towards Tomorrow
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8.33
230 votes

#18 - I Will Head Towards Tomorrow

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 15

The last of the Divine Generals have fallen and all that stands before the Great Gurren Brigade and victory, is the Imperial City Teppelin. However right before their eyes Teppelin collapses and reveals its true form, as a Gunman of gigantic proportions. Nia request to go along with Simon, in the Gurren-Lagann, to confront her father Lord Genome. First they must penetrate the impregnable defense.

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I Will Head Towards Tomorrow
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8.33
230 votes

#19 - I Will Head Towards Tomorrow

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 15

The last of the Divine Generals have fallen and all that stands before the Great Gurren Brigade and victory, is the Imperial City Teppelin. However right before their eyes Teppelin collapses and reveals its true form, as a Gunman of gigantic proportions. Nia request to go along with Simon, in the Gurren-Lagann, to confront her father Lord Genome. First they must penetrate the impregnable defense.

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How Far Will God Test Us?
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8.16
218 votes

#20 - How Far Will God Test Us?

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 20

Simon now being branded as a war criminal has been sentenced and what awaits him in prison is none other than Viral, his new cellmate. There's only a little over a week until the moon will crush the Earth and the evacuation to the Arc-Gurren is progressing slowly. However Leeron's shocking simulation, to what will happen when the moon falls, only spells more bad news for humankind.

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How Far Will God Test Us?
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8.16
218 votes

#21 - How Far Will God Test Us?

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 20

Simon now being branded as a war criminal has been sentenced and what awaits him in prison is none other than Viral, his new cellmate. There's only a little over a week until the moon will crush the Earth and the evacuation to the Arc-Gurren is progressing slowly. However Leeron's shocking simulation, to what will happen when the moon falls, only spells more bad news for humankind.

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I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!
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8.10
405 votes

#22 - I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 2

Now above ground Kamina, Simon and Yoko find themselves faced with 2 more gunmen. They dispatch these 1 of them with the help of people from Yoko's home of Ritona town. Ritona is soon under attack by 3 more Gunmen, but some quick (and insane) thinking by Kamina saves them...

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I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!
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8.10
405 votes

#23 - I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 2

Now above ground Kamina, Simon and Yoko find themselves faced with 2 more gunmen. They dispatch these 1 of them with the help of people from Yoko's home of Ritona town. Ritona is soon under attack by 3 more Gunmen, but some quick (and insane) thinking by Kamina saves them...

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We Will Survive by Any Means Necessary
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8.07
223 votes

#24 - We Will Survive by Any Means Necessary

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 19

With news that the moon will fall in 3 weeks known across the city, riots have broken out. So to soothe the public opinion, Rossiu puts Simon him under arrest. Meanwhile Leeron is trying figure out a way to defeat the Mugan without causing so much destruction. Later on Simon is taken to trial but during this the Anti-Spirals launch a large scale attack on Rittona.

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We Will Survive by Any Means Necessary
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8.07
223 votes

#25 - We Will Survive by Any Means Necessary

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 19

With news that the moon will fall in 3 weeks known across the city, riots have broken out. So to soothe the public opinion, Rossiu puts Simon him under arrest. Meanwhile Leeron is trying figure out a way to defeat the Mugan without causing so much destruction. Later on Simon is taken to trial but during this the Anti-Spirals launch a large scale attack on Rittona.

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I'll Give Chase to the Ends of the Universe
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8.04
25 votes

#26 - I'll Give Chase to the Ends of the Universe

Space Patrol Luluco - Season 1 - Episode 13

Luluco and Nova, united at last, take on the Blackholeian in a battle for the universe.

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Tell Me the Secrets of This World
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8.01
221 votes

#27 - Tell Me the Secrets of This World

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 18

Following the shocking declaration by Nia, everyone is in disarray, especially Simon who can't seem to find her. Rossiu has finally completed his secret project, to awaken Lord Genome in the form of data and learn some of the mysteries of the world.

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Tell Me the Secrets of This World
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8.01
221 votes

#28 - Tell Me the Secrets of This World

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 18

Following the shocking declaration by Nia, everyone is in disarray, especially Simon who can't seem to find her. Rossiu has finally completed his secret project, to awaken Lord Genome in the form of data and learn some of the mysteries of the world.

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You Don't Know Anything
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8.01
228 votes

#29 - You Don't Know Anything

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 17

Seven years have past, since the capture of Teppelin and under Simon's leadership, a new capital city has been built from the remnants of the royal capital. As the humans being to prosper and including the lives of those who helped make it all happen. However, these peaceful times come to end when the threat mentioned in Lord Genome's last words starts to reveal itself.

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You Don't Know Anything
star
8.01
228 votes

#30 - You Don't Know Anything

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 17

Seven years have past, since the capture of Teppelin and under Simon's leadership, a new capital city has been built from the remnants of the royal capital. As the humans being to prosper and including the lives of those who helped make it all happen. However, these peaceful times come to end when the threat mentioned in Lord Genome's last words starts to reveal itself.

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Well Met, Everyone
star
8.00
237 votes

#31 - Well Met, Everyone

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 14

One month has past since the battle with Cytomander and Simon and Yoko pay one last visit to Kamina burial site. Because Great Gurren Brigade has arrived at the outskirts of Imperial City Teppelin, meaning it is finally time for the final battle to commence. Nevertheless before they even aim towards the city the must first deal with the combined full-scale attack of Cytomander and Guame's forces.

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Well Met, Everyone
star
8.00
237 votes

#32 - Well Met, Everyone

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 14

One month has past since the battle with Cytomander and Simon and Yoko pay one last visit to Kamina burial site. Because Great Gurren Brigade has arrived at the outskirts of Imperial City Teppelin, meaning it is finally time for the final battle to commence. Nevertheless before they even aim towards the city the must first deal with the combined full-scale attack of Cytomander and Guame's forces.

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Yoko, Will You Do Me a Favor
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7.92
268 votes

#33 - Yoko, Will You Do Me a Favor

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Great Gurren Brigade are now on their way to Beastmen's capital city, Teppelin but there's a vast ocean in there way. The only way for them to get across is for the Dai-Gurren to be modified, so while they wait everyone goes to chill out at the beach. Once preparations are complete, the Great Gurren Brigade begins their cruise but there's an ambush waiting for them.

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Yoko, Will You Do Me a Favor
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7.92
268 votes

#34 - Yoko, Will You Do Me a Favor

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Great Gurren Brigade are now on their way to Beastmen's capital city, Teppelin but there's a vast ocean in there way. The only way for them to get across is for the Dai-Gurren to be modified, so while they wait everyone goes to chill out at the beach. Once preparations are complete, the Great Gurren Brigade begins their cruise but there's an ambush waiting for them.

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Simon, Hands Off
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7.91
271 votes

#35 - Simon, Hands Off

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 11

Following Adiane failed attempt to destroy the Great Gurren Brigade another member of the Four Divine Generals, Guame decides to take it upon himself to take up this task. The Brigade later receives a distress call from a village that is supposedly begin attacked by Ganmen but this is actually a trap laid out by Guame.

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Simon, Hands Off
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7.91
271 votes

#36 - Simon, Hands Off

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 11

Following Adiane failed attempt to destroy the Great Gurren Brigade another member of the Four Divine Generals, Guame decides to take it upon himself to take up this task. The Brigade later receives a distress call from a village that is supposedly begin attacked by Ganmen but this is actually a trap laid out by Guame.

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Eat Up, Everyone
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7.88
262 votes

#37 - Eat Up, Everyone

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 13

With Nia having become more welcome in the Great Gurren Brigade, feels the need to contribute something. She decides to cook for them but just before they could get a taste Cytomander the Swift, the fourth member of the Divine Generals, launches an aerial attack. With Rossiu currently out of commission, Yoko accompanies Simon, on the Gurren-Lagann, to lead the counter-attack.

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Eat Up, Everyone
star
7.88
262 votes

#38 - Eat Up, Everyone

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 13

With Nia having become more welcome in the Great Gurren Brigade, feels the need to contribute something. She decides to cook for them but just before they could get a taste Cytomander the Swift, the fourth member of the Divine Generals, launches an aerial attack. With Rossiu currently out of commission, Yoko accompanies Simon, on the Gurren-Lagann, to lead the counter-attack.

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Bust Through the Heavens with Your Drill!
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7.78
447 votes

#39 - Bust Through the Heavens with Your Drill!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 1

Kamina is jailed for trying to escape to the surface. Suddenly, a mysterious woman named Yoko comes from aboves to the underground village while fighting a giant robot. Simon helps fend off the robot with the help of his new "Gunmen", which he found while drilling around.

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Bust Through the Heavens with Your Drill!
star
7.78
447 votes

#40 - Bust Through the Heavens with Your Drill!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 1

Kamina is jailed for trying to escape to the surface. Suddenly, a mysterious woman named Yoko comes from aboves to the underground village while fighting a giant robot. Simon helps fend off the robot with the help of his new "Gunmen", which he found while drilling around.

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Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces!!
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7.74
381 votes

#41 - Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces!!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 3

Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter a beastman by the name of Viral while they are hunting. They get into a fight and learn that his Gunman has 2 faces, the normal Gunman head and another head on top. He dispatches them at the field, but Viral says he will destroy them at the village tomorrow. Kamina and Simon have to find a way to beat a person who is a far superior pilot...

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Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces!!
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7.74
381 votes

#42 - Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces!!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 3

Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter a beastman by the name of Viral while they are hunting. They get into a fight and learn that his Gunman has 2 faces, the normal Gunman head and another head on top. He dispatches them at the field, but Viral says he will destroy them at the village tomorrow. Kamina and Simon have to find a way to beat a person who is a far superior pilot...

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I Don't Get It, Not One Bit!
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7.67
290 votes

#43 - I Don't Get It, Not One Bit!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Gurren Brigade falls into an underground village where Gunmen are called Face gods. They meet a young man by the name of Rossiu and the head priest of the village. The head priest is very strict in the running of his village and Kamina has a big problem with the way things are run. Things get a lot worse when another Gunmen falls under ground.

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I Don't Get It, Not One Bit!
star
7.67
290 votes

#44 - I Don't Get It, Not One Bit!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Gurren Brigade falls into an underground village where Gunmen are called Face gods. They meet a young man by the name of Rossiu and the head priest of the village. The head priest is very strict in the running of his village and Kamina has a big problem with the way things are run. Things get a lot worse when another Gunmen falls under ground.

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What, Exactly, Is a Human?
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7.61
311 votes

#45 - What, Exactly, Is a Human?

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 9

The death of Thymilph has brought about the concern of the Spiral King (Lord Genome), meanwhile the Great Gurren Brigade managed to take control of the enemy fortress, but are still mourning other the death of one of their own. Simon is greatly affected by it and falls into a deep depression. After falling off a cliff and into a deep valley, he later notices a Gunman throw a capsule into the murky valley. He manages to open it only to discover a young human girl named Nia.

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What, Exactly, Is a Human?
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7.61
311 votes

#46 - What, Exactly, Is a Human?

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 9

The death of Thymilph has brought about the concern of the Spiral King (Lord Genome), meanwhile the Great Gurren Brigade managed to take control of the enemy fortress, but are still mourning other the death of one of their own. Simon is greatly affected by it and falls into a deep depression. After falling off a cliff and into a deep valley, he later notices a Gunman throw a capsule into the murky valley. He manages to open it only to discover a young human girl named Nia.

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You're Gonna Do It!
star
7.54
287 votes

#47 - You're Gonna Do It!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 7

Following their ordeal at the hot springs, Viral appears before the Gurren Brigade to challenge Kamina and in the midst of their fight more details of the Beastman Empire are revealed. Just when things couldn't get more out of hand, one of the Four Divine Generals named Thymilph, arrives to support in a massive mobile Gunmen fortress, the Dai-Ganzan. Even the Gurren-Lagann may not stand a chance against this.

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You're Gonna Do It!
star
7.54
287 votes

#48 - You're Gonna Do It!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 7

Following their ordeal at the hot springs, Viral appears before the Gurren Brigade to challenge Kamina and in the midst of their fight more details of the Beastman Empire are revealed. Just when things couldn't get more out of hand, one of the Four Divine Generals named Thymilph, arrives to support in a massive mobile Gunmen fortress, the Dai-Ganzan. Even the Gurren-Lagann may not stand a chance against this.

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Who Is This Bro?
star
7.46
304 votes

#49 - Who Is This Bro?

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 10

Nia true identity is revealed, as she flaunts her authority to get rid of another one of the Four Divine Generals, Adiane. The members of the Great Gurren Brigade are now suspicious of Nia and her true intentions but she is only concerned about the depressed Simon. Adiane later returns to finish them all off, with Lord Genome's blessing.

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Who Is This Bro?
star
7.46
304 votes

#50 - Who Is This Bro?

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 10

Nia true identity is revealed, as she flaunts her authority to get rid of another one of the Four Divine Generals, Adiane. The members of the Great Gurren Brigade are now suspicious of Nia and her true intentions but she is only concerned about the depressed Simon. Adiane later returns to finish them all off, with Lord Genome's blessing.

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