I know as of late on /a/ we've been trying our hardest not to troll completed anime. I, too, have been trying to follow my fellow colleagues' examples. But it will take quite a wonder for me to sit through the anime adaption of the highly controversial Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann manga. I sat through some series in the past, but none of them have left quite the impression on me as this show does. And that's not a complement.
The warning signs went off in my head not even 55 seconds into the first episode's cold opening, where our male lead, a 21 year-old man, walks into what seems to be a town below the ground. From that moment on I knew I had
stumbled onto something most unpleasant. Other scenes, such as Simon finding Gurren's ignition key and showing it to his aniki, Kamina imagining the outside world, and the already infamous scene where Yoko's breasts bounce due to gravity, only add to the creepiness factor of the series...and this was only the first episode. The ending theme, where Boota wiggles his little butt several times, with Simon dresses as if he was gar, only adds to the
shounen-fagwoes I had with this show.
And then there are the characters. If Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann had a decent cast of characters, I could've forgiven its pondering to shounen anime fans, but they're not. Yoko is an insane, oversexed girl who makes the cast
of Sex and the City look like practicing nuns. It's not sarcasm when I say that the bulk of her scenes in the three episodes I've seen so far involve her either naked or wanting to have sex with Kamina or Simon. This is a girl who needs serious therapy, much less go on a trip to save the world. The fact that the series shows us that Yoko's behavior is not only perfectly
normal, but acceptable for a girl her age, is complete and utter crap on the writers' part. And when she isn't fawning over Simon, she's all over Kamina. What a fun character