Tag Archives: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Science of Anime: Ludicrous Size

As I’ve said before, some anime like to have things so big that the square/cube law says they shouldn’t be able to support their own weight. But weight only applies when there’s gravity, right? So how about giants in space?

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Science of Anime: Space terminology and scale

Transformers Energon was the terrible English dub of Transformers Superlink, which wasn’t that good to begin with. One infamous line of dialogue from it was “We warped into another galaxy on the outer reaches of the solar system.”.

That’s an extreme example of an issue that a lot of other anime have to a lesser degree; mixing up astronomical terms and/or the scale associated with them. Several series have used “galaxy” like it meant “universe”. Others don’t seem to realize how close a “moon” and a “planet” can be in scale.

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Science of Anime: Spiral Power

In Gurren Lagann, it often seems like almost nothing is impossible, and the things that are impossible still happen anyway. Examples (and spoilers):

So in this case, maybe the question should be just how many “exceptions” to the laws of physics do we have to suspend disbelief for when we watch this series?

Would you believe just one?

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Anime Challenge Bonus: Favorite Scene

The list I’ve been following says “saddest anime scene” for Day 12 so that’s what I did, but others did “favorite anime scene” without noting that they were changing the challenge, so there must be another version of the list. And it does seem odd to not have favorite scene on the list, so I’m doing it as an extra.

My favorite scene is from the same series as my most epic scene, Gurren Lagann. Well, actually, for this one I think I like the movie version better.