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To me Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is the most profound, beautiful and deep anime ever made. Yes, more philosophical in nature than masterpieces like NGE, Mushishi and even Haibane Renmei.

Kamina's death symbolized so much more than what the fanboys think was sadness. Kamina's death symbolized freedom attained through death. There is no coincidence that Kamina smiles as we see him fade away from the screen. Kamina is Albert Camus' Stranger, the man who first attained true happiness when got sentenced to death. Through death he was released from pain and suffering, just as Kamina.

But because of the infinite amount of trolls on /a/, GL has somewhat lost its profoundness. These days people look at it as merely a mere mecha anime.

GL is the only anime out there that successfully has managed to show Hemingway's Iceberg Theory on screen, and successfully. Even Bill Murray's latest movies (Lost in Translation, Broken Flowers) couldn't match GL's way of conveying feelings and messages through silence.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann will always be the magnum opus of anime, but due to continuous trolling on /a/ and elitist fanboys that will only praise obscurity it will only be remembered as the huge philosophical entry in the modern art that is by a few people. Such a shame.