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Gurren Lagann: Part 1 (Limited Edition DVD + Artbox + LED Light)
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2008
Format: DVD
Only other time I payed this much for anime was FLCL (6 episodes, 80 bucks)
Now I've payed 70 for the first 9 episodes of Gurren Lagann, having bought the first, sub-only release, and now rebuying for this. But I'm not buying the new releases for the dub. I'm buying them for three reasons. First, I wanted the artbox. It opens by lifting the top side, which open's the Gurren's mouth. The second is the special features. The first releases only had the show, nothing more, and while the features on this are still pretty light, they're better than nothing. Finally, the Core Drill. While not as nice looking as the drill that comes with the Revoltech figure (it's a LITTLE stubby), it evens out in the fact that when you flip a switch, the golden drill glows green with spiral energy. Now, I can go out in public, flip the switch, point into the air and shout "MINE IS THE DRILL THAT SHALL PIERCE THE HEAVENS! ORE O DARE DATTO OMOTE YAGERU?"
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2008
Format: DVD
Gurren Lagann is one of the best anime shows I have seen in a while. It goes way over the top and enjoys doing it. It is a show that unapologetically pushes the boundaries of absurdity, and makes it seem not so absurd.

This DVD will have the English Dub tracks, as well as the original Japanese tracks. If you only want the Japanese version, go to the store right now, Gurren Lagann Volumes 1-3 Subtitles only is on the shelves for only $20 a disc, nine episodes per disc. This looks to be a more traditional anime DVD release. $60 Special Edition, $35 regular edition, you're looking at two discs covering the first eight episodes or so. The Drill LED looks to be pretty cool and the box art also seems stylish. This should be a pretty good release.

That's about $18 per four episodes of Dubbed versions, as opposed to $20 for nine episodes of the Sub only version. Shop wisely!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2012
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
This product comes with the DVD Volumes 1(episodes 1-5) & 2(episodes 6-9) of Gurren Lagann. It also comes with a light up Core Drill and a great artbox! The DVDs are great and I've had no problems playing them. The main part that makes this product great it the awesome artbox. It's fairly sturdy and looks great. I would recommend this to any big Gurren Lagann fan!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format: DVD
I read a lot about this series, and I saw the first episode on Sci Fi but really thought it seemed kinda "kiddy" and uninteresting, but I kept hearing about it, so I gave it a chace and I'm glad I did.

This series has levity and the fan service that you want out of an anime, but also has some prety dark moments, giatn robot battles, overarching story that isn't totally out there and a satisfying ending that doesn't leave you wondering what the heck you just watched.

I've heard that there may be more Gurren Lagann to come, I hope that's true.

The last few episodes of part one, truly knocked me on my butt. I recommend giving this one a chance, it's great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2013
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
First off, Gurren Lagann is a fantastic show and a must see for any anime fan. I had anticipated the art box being flimsy but to my surprise its actually quite sturdy (not to mention looking bad ass). For the price its a great buy. The only issue is that to complete this set you're lookin to spend another 130 bucks on the second set (Gurren Lagann: Part 2 (Limited Edition)) and 100 on the final set (Gurren Lagann: Part 3 (Limited Edition)), which is to be expected for a collectors edition. If your looking for a cheaper alternative there is a complete collection for $99 or you can buy the English subbed parts. Speaking of which be careful when buying the sets (it can be somewhat confusing tryin to find the right matching volumes; I made the mistake of buying the subbed part 2 version (Gurren Lagann 2) because it was in the "customers often purchased this item with" section. I'm not goin to go through the effort to return it, and I can's stand having an incomplete collection so I will be buying the subbed part 1 and 3 as well as the collectors edition of part 2 and 3. And if you are a hardcore fan you can find the blu-ray special edition for a whopping 500 some dollars. Out of my price range so this collectors edition is perfect for me and I recommend it to any anime fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2013
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
I bought this for my brother last christmas, he was ecstatic because he didn't realize I knew his favorite show was Gurren Lagann. He saw that the outside packaging stated there was a light-up drill inside and tore right into it. Unfortunately for the both of us there was no drill. Inside a sealed box there was an item missing which raises an eyebrow. He claimed not to worry about it because he really enjoyed the thought. I still am a little miffed about it, I felt really bad I didn't receive what I thought I paid for. Definitely a great show and worth collecting, but if you're looking foward to that drill, just wanting to let you guys know about my experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2010
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
I'm usually not a huge fan of Mecha themed anime, but Gurren Lagann totally won me over from the very first episode to the last. This show is so full of action and energy, it will blow you "to the heavens." The characters are extremely well designed. They're hilarious, kickass, and serious all at the same time. Their enthusiasm puts you on the edge of your seat all the way through. The story is so over the top, it's amazing. Just when you think it can't get any more ridiculous, you're surprised yet again.

Trust me... even if you don't like Mecha style Anime. This show will amaze you with it's energy, action, humour and enthusiasm. Definitely a must buy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2009
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
Gurren Lagann is one of the better series I have watched. It's by Gainex, who are well known for past works such as FLCL and Neon Genesis Evangelion. The animation is amazing and fresh. The plot is full of energy, action, and doesn't plod along. The characters are original, fun and humerous. Each episode is enjoyable and never stands at a still. This anime is worth your time even though it might not be everyone's
cup-o'-tea.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2012
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
I really loved this 2 DVD set. It was a wonderfully low price. Note that this set contains only 2 of 6 parts of the series. You will want to buy the other parts to complete the set. But watch out! The store will recommend you purchase English and Japanese versions together. If you want all 6 DVDs in English, make sure it says the spoken language (not the written language) is English as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2012
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best gift you could find for any gurren lagann fan and a wonderful value if your looking for a good gift for anime lover snatch this up fast, the company that produced it Bandi bottomed out in October so this is one of those once it's gone it may be gone for good items I couldn't be more happy with my purchase it's worth it !!!!
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