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Posted 3/27/10
I was glad to see how everyone was doing after the war, however I think the ending could have been done a lot better. I really didn't care for the aging part nor how Simon ended up. Overall the series was good, the ending was poor but did manage to wrap up and actually end the story.


Yay Kamina!
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Posted 5/3/10
HMM.. for me, It was very sad

people who are very important to Simon lost their lives, including Nia :(

oohh, how my heart was heavy at the time of their wedding :

buuutttt... It was a good ending, because Peace reigned supreme and the humans are free to live happy lives without the limit of 1000000.
Posted 6/22/10 , edited 6/22/10
It wasn't sad it was it was depressing....which made it hard to accept Kamina's death even after 19 more episodes of him being dead...

Two key events could have made the show more bearable at the end of the show..
1. Kamina in the illusion in episode 26 could have said "see you again someday" rather than saying "this time its goodbye for real", as well as show Kamina actually say something to Yoko when she saw him.
2. At the end when simon walks off before the epilogue...Yoko should have joined him. The closest she could have came to seeing Kamina again without dying would be to go with Simon. Even though that idea isnt as good as Kittan and Yoko or Kamina and Yoko...hey its better than nothing and at that point in the story Simon had proven himself to be a badass just like Kamina was and still is.

This is how I would have ended it, if in fact I weren't to change Kamina from dying. If I managed to conjure up a parallel universe deviating from where Kamina dies in episode 8 it would have gone totally different.
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Posted 8/1/10 , edited 8/1/10
The ending was perfect. There doesnt need to be a second season. That would only ruin it.

I loved how Simon remains humble for the rest of his life and stays out of the spotlight. As he says "Who the hell do you think I-... No.. I'm nobody."

He is humble and I found that to be the most rewarding part of the ending. That even though he grew so much, he still w as the cooler head of the duo of him and Kamina. Kamina was the type to seek the spotlight whereas Simon prefers to take passenger seat to it all.
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Posted 8/9/10
in my mind, i feel that there are two endings to Gurren Lagann: the end of the first part, which is the war with the beastmen, and the end of the war with the anti-spirals. and i feel the same way for each ending that i do for each part it refers to.

The first half was definitely a masterpiece by itsself. While very humorous at times, the anime did show signs of realism, such as character deathes. but even so, the anime was sending a message: even when the odds are against you, when there are is absolutely no proof that victory is possible, when so much is going wrong that it looks like u don't have a chance at all, rather than give up and sulk, you should stand up strong, face the challenge head on, even if it means kicking any and all logic out to the curb. the ending stayed true to this, and also filled the desire to have more by pretty much guaranteeing there would be. The ending here is a happy and optimisic one.

The second half of Gurren Lagann is definitely of a different nature. The comedic element is much more scarce, and the sense of determination that is found in the characters now is overwhelming rooted in a sense of duty, unlike where previously characters were determined to succeed because they wanted to, not because they had to or felt they did. This half, the anti-spiral half, is much closer to what one would expect to find in a war film, not an anime. The message that the first half was giving is now found only in spoken words, not in the characters speaking them. The ending is also what one would expect in a real-life war film rather than an anime, where overall things have improved, but the feelings that come with it are those of unemotional acceptance, not joy. The second half of Gurren Lagann, along with its ending, are effectively completely separate from their counterparts in the first half: the emphasis on realism overshadows that of hope that was in the first half, and events turn out in a way that makes sense, but not necessarily how it SHOULD.

Overall, part of me feels that I would have been happier if they had just endied the anime after the defeat of lord genome, for the ending of what came afterwards was bittersweet AT BEST.
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Posted 12/17/10
This is one of my favorite animes. The first half was comedic with lots of action. The middle part was sad when Kamina died. Thus setting the tone for the middle arc. Simon took a while trying to find himself again. The last half has more action and is character drivin'. It has many sad parts, but still awsome.
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Posted 1/22/11
I thought the ending was good, I mean it was really sad and I have to say I had some man tears going on throughout the whole series as well as the end but it was just sad which isn't a bad thing but still I kinda wish the ending was more happier. Also Simon as an older guy was I thought kinda cool to see because it shows how he did his part and just wants to live a life of peace while the next generation takes over from there. I still kinda wanted Simon and Yoko to end up together though since they both were kinda alone..
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Posted 1/22/11
The movie had an extended ending, was amazing haha
I had to watch them all again though as it just didnt last long enough
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Posted 3/10/11
I was pretty pleased with the ending to be honest. It wrapped the series up nicley and bought Simons story to a nice end. The only thing I don't like is the fact that it ended
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I HATED the ending. Like Hate with a capital H. Why are the japanese so fatalistic? The power of the spiral could have kept her alive. So here are the reasons why.
1. Nia died. Not only did she die but they dick teased you at the end. I have never felt such happiness to such hatred in an anime ever!
2. They made simon a hobo. How ridiculous is that? The guy saves the universe only to end up alone on the streets talking to some kids about drilling?
3. Yoko was left with no one. You know why? BECAUSE THEY KILLED EVERYONE!! This wasn't technically the ending episode but the ending arc. Lets give Yoko a love interest and just kill them off right after they kiss that'll be great.
4. They didn't show Rossiu ending up with Kinon. He's just some old dude next to good old gay Leeron. Hell you know what thats my next one.
5.Leeron didnt end up with anyone. The man who loves to love is all alone ... well they didnt show that but hell if Simon ends up alone and they kill off the supporting cast I'm just assuming he does.

Kamina needed to come back to life and punch Simon right in his stupid homeless head so he could start being awesome again!
However, it did wrap things up. What I mean by that is that it felt like an ending. Also, the whole human kind not being destroyed was pretty sweet.
I am so pissed because I JUST finished watching the series. It psyched me up and gave me hope that even I could change and take on whatever was ahead of me. But if I did that it looks like I'll end up alone according to the anime. BTW this is more of a rant if you want a very intelligent take on the ending look 5 posts above at archmage's reply. I'm just going to block this out of my mind and pretend that the first half was the whole series.
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Posted 2/11/12
Honestly I don't see what everyone's problem is with Simon becoming a wanderer is he made it pretty clear he didn't want to be in charge, not to mention the woman he loved (his main reason for fighting) died, becoming wanderer makes a helluva lot more since than becoming king of the universe given his character development/ personality.
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