Being the most anticipated anime of the spring season 07, I am NOT a bit surprised that GL turned out to be the most disappointing one. Except the incredibly animated super robot-like battle scenes, there is nothing else to it, absolutely nothing. Even the music is average. The plot and the characterization are terrible too...Wait a minute, what am I talking about? There is no plot and characterization in this show. I can summarize the plot of the first fifteen episodes I watched into one sentence: two guys whoring around one girl plus some random battles against furries. I'm sorry if I offended the fans but that's how it seems to me.
Then there is the horrible characterization. None of the characters serve any purposes nor add anything to the show. Simon is OK but he doesn't have any strong points that can make the audiences remember him. He is just a very normal very boring very bland character. The other ones are even worse. I don't know what the writers were thinking when they created Yoko. She was first introduced as a bi...a very sexy lady (ep1). Then the writer suddently decided to drop this side of her and switched her into someone who is tsundere for Kamina. In recent episodes she changed her personality again and apparently became a teacher for no reason. There is not even transitions between these changes. What a messed-up character development this is. Lastly Kamina and Nia, well, I think they are only there to attract fanboys. I absolute don't see any personality in them.
I'm starting to get a little disappointed about these new animes. None of them is even close to the ones like G Gundam, Getter Robo or Giant Robo. As a matter of fact, this Gurren Lagann makes Gear Fighter Dendoh look like a masterpiece, and I think Dendoh only deserves a 7/10 at most. And may I remind you that GL is the most anticipated series of the season? I think you get my point.