Believe In The Me That Believes In You & 9 Other Amazing Quotes From Gurren Lagann Many of these quotes are notable for their inspirational message and the way they epitomize the spirit of Team Gurren on the Gurren Lagann series.
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Along with the mecha tech, Gurren Lagann, or Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann in the Japanese version, is also about big ideas, and how they play into the long conflict between humanity and the Anti-Spirals. The characters come together to chart a way to the future.
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Thanks to the writers, the characters deliver a lot of memorable dialogue on the way to freeing humanity. Many of these quotes are notable for their inspirational message and the way they epitomize the spirit of Team Gurren on the series.
Kamina is like a combination of a father/older brother figure to Simon, and he often encourages the potential he sees in him. In the very first episode, he declares, “Listen up, Simon. Don”t believe in yourself. Believe in me! Believe in the Kamina who believes in you!”
Later, in Episode 8, he repeats the sentiment with a twist. “Don”t forget. Believe in yourself. Not in the you who believes in me. Not the me who believes in you. Believe in the you who believes in yourself.”
9 “If people”s faith in you is what gives you your power, then I believe in you with every fiber of my being!”
In Episode 15, Nia confronts her father, Lordgenome, and Simon comes along with her to help. Eventually, the two of them power the Lagann’s drill through the Lazengann in their confrontation with the Spiral King.
Simon is the one who finally is able to defeat him, and it”s other people”s faith in him that makes him able to carry it through. Nia tells him, “If people”s faith in you is what gives you your power, then I believe in you with every fiber of my being!”
During the eventful Episode 27, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is created, and Nia and the others have a lot to say leading up to it.
Nia: “Even when trapped by karma”s cycle…” Yoko: “The dreams we left behind will open the door!” Leeron: “Even if the universe stands in our way!” Viral: “Our seething blood will determine what will be!” Simon: “We”ll break through time and space!” Team Dai-Gurren: “And defy all who would stop us, to grab hold of our path!” Simon: “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!” Team Dai-Gurren: “JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?!”
7 “Never afraid of what the future holds, never regretful of the present. That”s who we are! The Dai-Gurren Brigade!”
Simon is the heart of the story for much of Gurren Lagann. He begins as a lonely boy, living underground with most of the rest of humanity. Finding Lagann changes everything, bringing out his warrior nature, and he develops into a hero skilled in combat.
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In Episode 26, he brings out the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann and takes on the Anti-Spirals. He learns about the Spiral Nemesis, and is left with a difficult choice: can he protect Nia and the universe? It makes Simon reflect on what the Dai Gurren-dan is all about.
In Episode 25, the team encounters a Death-Spiral field that absorbs Spiral power and turns it into dense matter. Lagann types from the First War surface, indicating how far the Spirals have come before. It’s a tense situation, and Kittan performs the King Kittan Giga Drill Break knowing how dangerous it will be. That’s when he delivers the line.
The explosion destroys the Machine, and sadly, it also destroys Kittan. As he fades away, he laughs and says, “So this is Spiral power—not bad!”
5 “Whenever I feel weak or lack confidence, I remember Simon”s back as he dug tirelessly. I wanted to become a man whose back would never break!”
In Episode 11, Nia, Simon, Yoko, and others are captured by Guame and locked up. All of them fall into a state of despair, except for Simon, who persists in trying to dig his way out with a tiny drill. Yoko is reminded of these words of Kamina”s.
Kamina had confessed to Yoko that, at a certain point in his life, he didn”t know if he was on the right track. But, when he was stuck underground with Simon, he”d been inspired by Simon”s quiet persistence.
4 “If there”s a wall in our way, then we smash it down! If there isn”t a path then we create one ourselves!”
In Episode 8, Kamina and Simon combine into the Super Ultra Combining Gurren Lagann, and they declare their motto as they do. Kamina begins with, “We brawlers are sustained by willpower, even when mocked as reckless and crazy!”
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Simon follows with, “If there”s a wall in our way, then we smash it down! If there isn”t a path then we create one ourselves!” There’s more as they combine, but those first two statements tell everyone who they are and what they’re about to do.
3 “God gave us eyes at the front of our head so we could look forward to the future.”
Kamina is one of the more interesting, and sadly tragic, characters in the series. He”s arrogant, hotheaded, and prone to over-the-top actions, but he”s also fearlessly supportive of friends, and has a lot of insight, as evidenced by this quote.
The full text adds more; “God gave us eyes at the front of our head so we could look forward to the future. If we had eyes at the back of our head, we would only see what we”re leaving behind.”
Simon’s life before Team Gurren was pretty bleak. He was short, and lonely, and a digger for his home village Jiha underground. He”s left an orphan after his parents are killed during a cave-in, and he”s bullied by his peers. It”s only Kamina, the brash local gang leader, who reaches out to him.
The statement is Kamina”s way of recruiting Simon into Team Gurren, and getting him to join in on his crazy schemes. It’s Kamina’s personal motto, and it shows in his tendency towards brazen antics.
1 “This drill, will open a hole in the universe. And that hole will be a path for those behind us. The dreams of those who have fallen!”
Episode 27 was the final of the series. It”s the final showdown with the Anti-Spiral. Simon has a number of striking statements throughout the episode.
“MARK MY WORDS…! This drill, will open a hole in the universe. And that hole will be a path for those behind us. The dreams of those who have fallen! The hopes of those who will follow! Those two sets of dreams weave together into a double helix, drilling a path towards tomorrow! And THAT”S Tengen Toppa! That”s Gurren-Lagann! My drill is the drill, that creates the HEAVENS!”
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