Gurren Lagann

10 Best Episodes of Gurren Lagann

In the distant future, mankind has lived quietly and restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are 2 young men: one named Simon who is shy and naïve, and the other named Kamina who believes in the existence of a “surface” world above their heads.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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Gurren Lagann - S1E14

#15 - Well Met, Everyone (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.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 131 votes.

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#14 - What, Exactly, Is a Human? (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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 144 votes.

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#13 - I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!! (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...

The episode was rated 8.11 from 200 votes.

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#12 - Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces!! (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...

The episode was rated 8.19 from 178 votes.

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#11 - How Far Will God Test Us (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.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 111 votes.

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#10 - Simon, Hands Off (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.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 132 votes.

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#9 - You Are Someone Who Ought to Survive (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.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 112 votes.

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#8 - Let's Go, This Is the Final Battle (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.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 119 votes.

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#7 - I Will Head Towards Tomorrow (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.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 122 votes.

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#6 - I'll Never Forget This Minute, This Second (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?

The episode was rated 8.50 from 115 votes.

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#5 - That Is My Final Duty (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.

The episode was rated 8.63 from 114 votes.

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#4 - I Accept Your Last Wish! (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?

The episode was rated 8.74 from 119 votes.

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#3 - Later, Buddy (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.

The episode was rated 8.78 from 156 votes.

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#2 - Let's Go, Buddy (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.

The episode was rated 8.79 from 124 votes.

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#1 - The Lights in the Sky Are Stars (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!

The episode was rated 9.06 from 123 votes.

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