Returning from a university-induced Gurren Lagann hiatus, Gainax gave me an opportune summary clip show to refresh my memory! While most people seemingly hated this episode, I revelled in seeing some of the studio concept art, my favourite of which I included here :)

  • Underground village
  • Day after day…
  • …he digs through the dirt
  • His parents are dead.
  • Somewhere that isn’t here…
  • … there’s a wide open world.
  • He’s tough, kind, and big.
  • I want to be like my Bro.
  • He was still a child

  • His father is back
  • He takes over…
  • … an enemy Gunmen!
  • A dangerous woman.
  • A new companion.
  • A powerful rival…
  • A showdown at high noon.
  • Who do you think you are, having two faces!?
  • Royal Capital

  • Spiral King
  • Take over Dai-Gunzan!
  • You’re gonna do it!
  • I can’t do it.
  • I can never be like you bro…
  • The Spiral King’s Daughter…
  • … Nia
  • A meeting amidst despair.
  • Enemy pursuit.

  • Termination orders.
  • Your father says he has grown tired of you.
  • The valley of discarded princesses.
  • Simon will protect me.
  • He won’t lose to the likes of you.
  • Sorry I took so long.
  • Believe in yourself!
  • The invincible drill.
  • The power of the spiral.

  • Reawakened humans…
  • … go on the offensive.
  • A rout.
  • Towards the final battle…
  • The Spiral King, Lordgenome.
  • The royal capital Teppelin…
  • … falls.
  • Humanity…
  • … has broken through the heavens.

  • And beyond it lies…