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The Best Episodes of Gurren Lagann

Every episode of Gurren Lagann ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Gurren Lagann!

In the distant future, mankind has lived quietly and restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are 2 young men: one named Simon who is shy and naïve, and the other named Kamina who believes in the existence of a “surface” world above their heads.

Genres:AnimationAction & AdventureSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Gurren Lagann" is "The Lights in The Sky Are Stars", rated 9.4/10 from 746 user votes. It was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima. "The Lights in The Sky Are Stars" aired on 9/30/2007 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Later, Buddy".

  • The Lights in The Sky Are Stars
    9.4/10 746 votes

    #1 - The Lights in The Sky Are Stars

    Season 1 Episode 27 - Aired 2007-09-30

    At last, Simon and Nia are reunited, and by combining the power of its members, Team Dai-Gurren creates the galaxy-sized Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, and engage the Anti-Spiral threat in a decisive battle to determine the fate of the universe.

    Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Later, Buddy
    9.2/10 695 votes

    #2 - Later, Buddy

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2007-05-20

    Having temporarily stalled Viral and Thymilph in the last skirmish, the Team Gurren and their newly arrived allies join forces as "Team Dai-Gurren" and launch a decisive strike against the regrouping Gunmen force.

    Director: Masahiko Otsuka

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • I Will Head Towards Tomorrow
    9.0/10 485 votes

    #3 - I Will Head Towards Tomorrow

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2007-07-08

    The last of the Divine Generals fall, and the city of Teppelin collapses, revealing a Gunman of gigantic proportions. Simon and Nia struggle to pass through it in order to confront her father, the Spiral King himself.

    Director: Masahiko Otsuka, Ayumu Kotake

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Let's Go, Buddy
    9.0/10 485 votes

    #4 - Let's Go, Buddy

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 2007-09-23

    After finally transforming their flagship into the Super Galactic Gurren-Lagann, Simon and his friends successfully fight back against the enemy. When their enemy starts to use their own memories and desires against them, Kamina reappears to help.

    Director: Masahiko Otsuka

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • I Accept Your Last Wish!
    8.7/10 437 votes

    #5 - I Accept Your Last Wish!

    Season 1 Episode 25 - Aired 2007-09-16

    Team Dai-Gurren struggles to escape from the ocean of despair created by the Anti-Spirals without success, until history repeats itself, as another irreplaceable member of the Team sacrifices himself to save the others.

    Director: Tooru Yoshida

    Writer: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Kazuki Nakashima

  • Simon, Hands Off
    8.5/10 436 votes

    #6 - Simon, Hands Off

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2007-06-10

    Team Dai-Gurren falls into a trap set by the third member of the Four Divine Generals, Guame. The Team is taken captive and stored underground to await execution. While digging an escape path, Simon finally understands Kamina's last words to him and after having a discussion with Guame, Nia finds out the reason why she was thrown away.

    Director: Takayoshi Morimiya

    Writer: Shouji Saeki

  • This is My Final Duty!
    8.4/10 371 votes

    #7 - This is My Final Duty!

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2007-08-26

    The Gurren-Lagann and the Arc-Gurren join together to form the massive Arc-Gurren-Lagann and stop the Human Annihilation System.

    Director: Hiroshi Ikehata

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • I'll Never Forget This Minute, This Second
    8.3/10 375 votes

    #8 - I'll Never Forget This Minute, This Second

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2007-09-09

    Guided by Simon and Nia's feelings for each other, Team Dai-Gurren break through dimensions in search for the Anti-Spirals' homeworld. But after falling into the enemy's trap, they end up losing some of their most precious members, due to its vicious offensive.

    Director: Katsuichi Nakayama

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Well Met, Everyone
    8.1/10 358 votes

    #9 - Well Met, Everyone

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2007-07-01

    At last, Team Dai-Gurren arrives at the outskirts of Teppelin, but before aiming to the city, they must face a combined full-scale attack of Cytomander and Guame's forces.

    Director: Katsuichi Nakayama

    Writer: Hiroshi Yamaguchi

  • You Don't Know Anything!
    8.1/10 356 votes

    #10 - You Don't Know Anything!

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2007-07-22

    During the following seven years, a new civilization rises and prospers under Simon's leadership. However, these peaceful times come to end when the threat mentioned in Lordgenome's last words starts to reveal itself.

    Director: Masahiko Otsuka

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Tell Me The Secrets of This World
    8.1/10 347 votes

    #11 - Tell Me The Secrets of This World

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2007-07-29

    After the Anti-Spirals' first attack and Nia's astonishing announcement, Simon looks desperately for her, while Rossiu finally completes his secret project.

    Director: Toshiya Shinohara

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • You Are Someone Who Ought To Survive
    8.1/10 351 votes

    #12 - You Are Someone Who Ought To Survive

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2007-08-19

    One year earlier, Yoko starts working as a schoolteacher on an island until she learns of the situation at Teppelin and returns to break Simon free. Once again reunited, Simon and the members of Team Dai-Gurren launch themselves into space to protect the Arc-Gurren from the enemy forces, now accompanied by Viral as co-pilot of the Gurren-Lagann.

    Director: Shouji Saeki

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces!!
    8.0/10 459 votes

    #13 - Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces!!

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2007-04-15

    Kamina and Simon must work together to defeat a dangerous new Beastman threat.

    Director: Son Seung-hui

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • What, Exactly, Is A Human?
    8.0/10 388 votes

    #14 - What, Exactly, Is A Human?

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2007-05-27

    Team Dai-Gurren managed to take control of the enemy fortress, but is still mourning the death of one of their own, especially Simon. After falling off a cliff, he notices a Gunman throw a capsule into a deep valley. Simon inspects it and finds he is able to open it with the same drill key he uses to pilot Lagann, and inside is a young human girl named Nia, but their introduction is cut short when an enemy Gunman appears.

    Director: Tarou Iwasaki

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • We Will Survive By Any Means Necessary
    8.0/10 339 votes

    #15 - We Will Survive By Any Means Necessary

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2007-08-05

    To soothe the public opinion, Rossiu overthrows Simon and puts him under arrest. But when the Anti-Spirals launch a large-scale attack on Kamina City, he is left with no option but to let Simon engage the enemy using the Gurren-Lagann, not before resorting to extremes to put him under his control.

    Director: Yorifusa Yamaguchi

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • How Far Will God Test Us?
    7.9/10 335 votes

    #16 - How Far Will God Test Us?

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2007-08-12

    As Simon arrives in prison, he unexpectedly meets Viral, who comments on how far he has fallen. Meanwhile, the truth about Rossiu's emergency plan and the consequences for those left behind on Earth are revealed.

    Director: Yasuhiro Geshi

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Let's Go, This is the Final Battle
    7.9/10 343 votes

    #17 - Let's Go, This is the Final Battle

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2007-09-02

    The members of Team Dai-Gurren make their preparations for the imminent war against the Anti-Spirals, but Rossiu is missing. However, when Kinon tells Simon about what he really intends to do, both start to look desperately for him.

    Director: Ryuichi Kimura

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Bust Through the Heavens With Your Drill!!
    7.8/10 543 votes

    #18 - Bust Through the Heavens With Your Drill!!

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2007-04-01

    Living underground in Giha Village, Simon and Kamina dream of a life on the surface. When their home is invaded from above, it is up to them to activate the mysterious mecha Lagann and save their village.

    Director: Masahiko Otsuka

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • You're Gonna Do It!!
    7.8/10 401 votes

    #19 - You're Gonna Do It!!

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2007-05-13

    Thymilph, one of the Four Divine Generals of the mysterious Spiral King, arrives to support Viral's Enki, with the massive mobile Gunmen fortress, the Dai-Ganzan. Kamina and Simon pilot the Gurren-Lagann against seemingly overwhelming odds.

    Director: Katsuichi Nakayama

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Eat Up Everyone!
    7.8/10 352 votes

    #20 - Eat Up Everyone!

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2007-06-24

    Trying to do her part in Team Dai-Gurren, Nia decides to become a cook, but just before the crew have a taste of her dishes, Cytomander, the fourth member of the Divine Generals, launches an aerial attack on the Dai-Gurren. Simon leads the counter-attack on the Gurren-Lagann, this time accompanied by Yoko, who replaces a sick Rossiu.

    Director: Akitoshi Yokoyama

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!
    7.7/10 477 votes

    #21 - I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2007-04-08

    Now that they've made it to the surface, Simon and Kamina must join together with Yoko and her village to defeat the Beastmen pursuing them.

    Director: Shouji Saeki

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Who Is This Bro?
    7.7/10 376 votes

    #22 - Who Is This Bro?

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2007-06-03

    Nia true identity is revealed, as she flaunts her authority to get rid of another one of the Four Divine Generals, Adiane. The members of the Great Gurren Brigade are now suspicious of Nia and her true intentions, but she is only concerned about the depressed Simon. Adiane later returns to finish them all off, with Lordgenome's blessing.

    Director: Hiroshi Kurimoto

    Writer: Shouji Saeki

  • I Don't Get It, Not One Bit!
    7.4/10 421 votes

    #23 - I Don't Get It, Not One Bit!

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2007-04-29

    Team Gurren must find their way out of a strange underground village where Gunmen are worshipped as divine beings.

    Director: Hiroaki Tomita

    Writer: Shouji Saeki

  • Yoko, Will You Do Me A Favor?
    7.4/10 360 votes

    #24 - Yoko, Will You Do Me A Favor?

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2007-06-17

    Team Dai-Gurren are now on their way to Beastmen's capital city, Teppelin but there's a vast ocean in their way. The only way for them to get across is for the Dai-Gurren to be modified, so while they wait everyone goes to chill out at the beach. Once preparations are complete, the Great Gurren Brigade begins their cruise, but there's an ambush waiting for them.

    Director: Hiroshi Kurimoto

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Sit in the Hot Tub 'Til You're Sick!!
    7.0/10 430 votes

    #25 - Sit in the Hot Tub 'Til You're Sick!!

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2007-05-06

    Continuing to the Gunmen rallying point, Team Gurren finds themselves on a strange hot springs getaway.

    Director: Shin Itagaki

    Writer: Masahiko Otsuka, Kazuki Nakashima