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Gihannn

I love both. I could not choose between any of those series. Evangelion tells something about the suffering that every human being experiences and Gurren Lagann tells how to deal with it.


Dichter2012

Evangelion -> Gurren Lagann probably the best watch order.


Dramaticox

I once saw a yt video titled "how Gurren Lagann answers Evangelion" kinda sums up the deal between those two. They're from the same studio after all


Dichter2012

I’ve always felt Gurren Lagann is a Studio Trigger production since a lot of the staff moved there. It was the twilight of Gainax.


Dramaticox

Yeah, I feel the same, I was shocked when I learnt it wasn't Trigger.


OnlyMadeThisForDPP

GL basically birthed Trigger, iirc


Dramaticox

No, it's Panty & Stockings, the guy directed both GL and PS and when it came to propose a second season for PS, Gainax wanted to take a direction no one on the team agreed to, so they left. However, GL was a lot more successful than PS, so they kept the recipe of GL to have immediate success. But they used this recipe a bit too much and now it fell out of fashion and Trigger does trash OG animes but are wonderful as an animation studio.


MrShadowHero

trash OG animes? O.o we must not be talking about the same studio trigger.


Dramaticox

I'm might be overreacting a bit, but I think copy pasting the same ending again and again and again doesn't help on the storytelling side.


yepgeddon

Can agree on this, but I've definitely rewatched Gurren Lagann more than Eva, the payoff in the end is just so much better with Gurren, especially if you just watch the two movies, so much hype.


palebrowndot

Put FLCL in the middle.


YamadaDesigns

I disagree as I think Gurren Lagann would be a much easier entry point for new anime watchers


PorthosMoonPower

I'd say Nadia: Secret of Blue Water is the best place to start before Evangelion. Nadia is a great adventure tale with lots of lighthearted moments, plus Evangelion was going to be a sequel to Nadia.


SAYMYNAMEYO

Hold on a minute WHAT???


PorthosMoonPower

Yes! The Angels were originally going to be >!the Adams originating from the 16 spheres that were ejected from the Red Noah when it exploded. This explosion would have caused an event called the Dead Sea Evaporation Incident, which later became the Second Impact.!< However, Anno was forced to rework this idea into Evangelion when NHK wouldn't give Gainax the rights to Nadia. This isn't to mention that Shinji is a male Nadia by face structure.


HeadMantiz

This movie slipped under my radar thx for mentioning it


j_schmotzenberg

SEELE had a very specific plan on how to deal with all of human suffering.


megrimlock88

Fr I love both to bits


Schmedly27

RO RO FITE THE POWAH


CatchWonderful

Watchew gona doo wen sumbody ??? Brak a mov an yoo sea it threw


Praying_Lotus

RO RO FITE THE POWAH


wraithSeventeenOhOne

𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘴, 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 / 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦 / 𝘸𝘦 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 / 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘺, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯


CheezyRaptorNo_5

Diggin to the core to see the light Let's get outta here babe That's the way to survive


SicBoiRyan

Top of the head, I'm on the set. Do the impossible! Thought chu wan' bet!


whathell6t

Although imagine Simon the Digger listening to these two songs: [Sakura Nagashi](https://youtu.be/7SeiwBKuFNA) and [One Last Kiss](https://youtu.be/0Uhh62MUEic). It’s will give him melancholy, butterflies in the stomach, and hope.


QwyattStorm

Do the impossible, touch the untouchable!


snaeper

Evangelion was good, but Gurren Lagann, I don't know if it was just the timing or what, but that had a huge emotional impact on me. I started that series knowing next to nothing about it aside from "Ohh, so this is the show the bikini girl with the big sniper rifle is from!" I had such a great nostalgia blast starting it off. But then they pulled the rug out from under me 4-5 times and I love that but it stirred me up. Then my brother started it (without any prompting from me)... I still remember being in my room on the computer and him telling me about this show (Gurren Lagann) he'd started and how much he was loving it. I thought, "He must not be that far into it" and ask him where he's at and he lets me know that he's pretty much not to *\*that point\** yet. I grinned like the evil brother I am and was relishing the opportunity to see his reaction in real time, and then he drained all the blood from my body with what he said next: "I really like Kamina, he reminds me of my friend Seth and Simon reminds me of me and how we got along." His friend Seth had passed away in an accident a few years before and it was a hard loss to take for him. I haven't felt such dread before about someone watching an animated show. I debated saying anything and ended up texting him on my way to work that night that "You should *probably* not continue to watch Gurren Lagann bud." He did anyways and later texted me about him jokingly throwing the dog at the television (no dogs were thrown). I don't know how he ultimately handled it because I wasn't there and he wasn't very forthcoming with me about it later so maybe he was okay, but still, that punched me right in the feels because I remembered how *I* handled it, and I wasn't the one associating Kamina with a deceased dear friend. Anyhow, thanks for reading all this if you did.


escapevelocitykoala

I can only imagine, but the "you've grown taller than me now" scene towards the end must have hit pretty hard. Hope he's doing well!


QwyattStorm

Wow that's tough.


Rendum_

Haven't seen Eva yet, but hot damn is Gurren Lagann a banger. I do not regret spending all that money on the damned Aniplex Blu-Rays (fuck Aniplex's pricing, Kill la Kill was 130 bucks and this one was 140)


ehlathrop

That’s some bullshit!


Rendum_

Aniplex is notorious for making their Blu-Rays overpriced. At the very least, the audio and video are always superb and they come in very nice cases.


ParagonPlus

It could be worse, a lot worse, compared to Japanese anime pricing at least.


Rendum_

Yep, having a 24 episode series split into six releases is insane. I think the logic of the Aniplex shows being at that price is that it's about the same price as each of those individual releases together.


Forry_Tree

Gurren Lagann


myskepticalbrowarch

You don't have to believe in Gurren Lagann just believe in the me that believes in the you that believes in Gurren Lagann. Best Shonen dialogue of all time in my opinion.


robitussin_hero

I actually agree. This dumb little way of approaching being scared or doubt is actually extremely poignant I think.


PorthosMoonPower

Gurren Lagann is my favourite shonen series just because the shorter length makes the payoff and hype so much greater.


Blade-Of-Exia

Gurren


who-dat-on-my-porch

Both are the same in that they both center around a young man coming of age in a confusing and complicated world. Both do a great job way of playing it all out as well. However, the tones are each just so different, it’s difficult to compare them for me. Gurren is classic shonen, and embraces it fully, while Eva is very emotional and deliberate.


lucid-n0ns3nse

I don't know, I feel like in the arc >!after Kamina's death!< Gurren shows what it could have been like if the people around Shinji cared more about him as anything other than an Eva pilot (Or conversely if Shinji had realised that the people around him cared about him without having to end the world to figure it out.)


Balmung5

Gurren Lagann.


ZenCyn39

Choosing between "Pierce the Heavens" and "Dammit Shinji" Going with Gurren Lagann


CheezyRaptorNo_5

Row row fight da powa


Tankguy666

Although I really enjoy Eva, but gurren lagann is the GOAT


Yakuza-wolf_kiwami

Gurren Lagann, KICK LOGIC OUT AND DO THE IMPOSSIBLE


NotMCherry

Gurren Lagann, I don't like Evangelion at all


crankdawg47

Could not have picked a more apples to oranges question. I love both for different reasons. If you're asking about mech design, I prefer eva. If you're asking about plot/characters I prefer guren. Music is a bit of a toss-up.


KaitoShirogane

Gurren Lagann has no equal , be it on land or in the sky !


whathell6t

Tell that to the Japanese. Evangelion also exponentially went out of scale.


QwyattStorm

Well let's be honest the Japanese anime fans have very different taste then American fans. Cowboy Bebop was huge here in the states compared to when it it aired in Japan and Big I was such a success here in America they created a second season. But it barely made a blip in Japan. And outside of anime in Japan Carranger was a huge hit the reinvigorated the Super Sentai series while Power Rangers Turbo was damn near the down fall of the series in the states and probably still amongst the least liked. So yeah our tastes tend to be much different.


KaitoShirogane

tell them what? it's even hard to compare those two given they don't want to convey the same thing. And haven't found something similar to TTGL . Perhaps the last episodes of Gunbuster and Getter Robo perhaps , haven't read much yet Evangelion is okay but the fact it goes with like 2-3 separates movies in their own ending + the manga with his own ending + another remake series isn't great tbh. TTGL stands on its own without any sequel or remakes, only movies that changed minor details and added heckton of visual and actions and mechs and thats it


Monster_Dick69_

the rebuild series is phenomenal what are you smoking? Two very different series can both be excellent at what they were trying to accomplish. The original Evangelion series, even ignoring End of Evangelion is a top-tier anime that simply ran out of budget. But it literally single-handedly saved anime, without Eva you wouldn't have TTGL


Madcap64711

Gurren


plodeer

Both are pretty good but I like evangelion more.


redeem4

This is most correct response. Evangelion is more consistently better than Gurren Lagann. I think everybody is forgetting how mid the 2nd half of Gurren Lagann is.


Almun_Elpuliyn

I'm a Gurren Lagann fan who just started Gundam. I also like Evangelion but it just lacks those gigantic drills.


kikislidr

Getter Robo


Dichter2012

👆🏼This person Getter CHANGE!


aetherspheres

Instead of believing in yourself or someone else, i chose to believe in getter!!!


Nena_Trinity

Gurren.


JohnB351234

Gurren lagann


SageDarius

My son's middle name is Kamina. You tell me.


thecreativeself

Evangelion, for mental and emotional reasons.


Bran_Mongo

I also chose this guy's dead wife.


atlasraven

and this guy's emotionally damaged teammate


slipperycanaloupes

First watch-Eva(this includes the anime and movies) Rewatching-Gurren


SirTricerratips

I'd pick gurren lagann over Eva personally. Although my fave gundam show is G Gundam is it kinda tracks ...


GebsNDewL

If I wanted a reflection of anxiety, depression, self-loathing and unabated horniness, I’d look in a mirror. Gurren Lagann all the way.


TheMontu

Eva = GOAT, there’s not even a question about that.


Fonetic_Frenetics

Option 3) "The Big 'O,' motherfucker" - Sam Jackson


CKWOLFACE

Gurren because u see the characters grow up while in Eva they stay the same for decades


Hellsiege

Gurren Lagann is my favorite


Enigmatic_Baker

This is a weird thing to choose between tbh.


Shendogoruk

Digimon Tamers


Mentos13371

That one actually got pretty dark for a kids show at certain moments. Still one of my favorites.


bluedestinyunit1

Terriermon is such a great design.


Shendogoruk

Momentai!


OnToNextStage

Gurren Lagann is Getter Robo at home Eva is depressed I’ll take Gunbuster


redeem4

Gunbuster fan? Truly a man of culture.


Yuutheuser

Gurren Lagann. It very inspiring, it's the reason I graduated highschool and got a job lol


egginvader

Gurten Lagann. Evangelion is good but I find it over hyped tbh, but I am an idiot so most fans say I just don’t understand it.


RegulusTheHeartOfLeo

I like both…although I would actually choose to watch Gurren Lagann more than once over Evangelion Gurren Lagann is over the top fun…and Evangelion is extremely emotional and slightly fucked up I would rather watch Simon over Shinji


webkilla

i like both - but for different reasons Eva made the idea of organic mecha (and giant mecha in general) a lot more mainstream. It also has some interesting character exploration, and in the newer movies some spiffy world-buidling. TTGL is just balls to the wall awesome and insane.


schpoopl

I’ve watched both. Both series are fantastic, but I just can’t help loving Gurren Lagann. It’s my favorite anime of all time. It’s just so uplifting and bright, it makes me just so happy to think of


Toumanitefeu

TENGEN TOPPA...GURREN LAGANN. ORE WO DARE DA TO OMOTTE YAGERU!


Obvious-Clothes-2288

WHO IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM? I very much love Gurren Lagann compared to evangelion. I also like the philosophy of the show better. However, I don't know if it aligns with the Gundam anti-war type thing. It's all about believing in yourself and relying on the people around you when you're at your lowest. As well as Fibonacci sequence being in all parts of math down to helical DNA and how people advance.. All sorts of really interesting philosophical points. I could talk for days about it, but in general i don't know if it necessarily aligns with Gundam properties. Morally. Not to mention the plot and overall message of the show actually makes sense. And isn't constantly confusing. However, Turn A gundam basically proves that gurren lagann could happen in the gundam timeline!


taka87

Evangelion


ehlathrop

Evangelion


Raw-JPEG

Eva, I like that the Eva’s aren’t the main focus and it’s more psychological. Amazing series


BustermanZero

Gurren. Evangelion never really did it for me, though I do appreciate the recent films acting as in part as a reaction to the reception of the original run.


CIRCLONTA6A

Eva.


idreamofjirachi

My favorite Gainax mecha anime is Gunbuster! Prolly Evangelion between the two tho


Wheatley101UK

Definitely Evangelion


Temporary_Savings_33

it's hard to compare these two imo since they're two such completely different vibes. I love both for different reasons cause eva had so many scenes that feel so powerful (and also the EVA's and angels are really cool) but also man there's almost nothing that can get you as hyped as almost any moment in gurren lagann


R3d_d347h

Eva is a good psychological story. Gurren is just fun to watch.


00bearclawzz

I wish I saw Gurren Lagann when I was still a kid. No doubt it would have been my favorite show. But watching it as an adult I think I was really able to appreciate it in a special way. Definitely highly rated and one I would recommend to anyone. Eva on the other hand, I personally whole heartedly believe the best time to watch it is when you are depressed. That’s not a joke or a dig. Every character in the show is dealing with depression in some way and until you’ve dealt with something similar it’s hard to sympathize with all of them


QwyattStorm

Who the hell do you think I am! Gurrem Lagan not even a contest!


Drunkonciderboi

I have to hand to to Gurren Lagann, purely for being so much fun to watch.


AndianMoon

GL


Alexd3498

Gaogaigar


DingleDodger

Could've asked between Robotech and Super Dimension Fortress Macross


ArkamaZ

Evangelion was Anno's pessimism, Gurren Lagann was a renewed optimism. For that, I gotta say... ROW ROW! FIGHT THE POWAH!


DeganUAB

Eva because it feels like an even more real Gundam in how the characters interact.


OnlyHalfABot

Oooh that's a tough one, but probably Eva


[deleted]

TTGL, Eva isn't really as good on subsequent rewatches and I'm not particularly emotional about anybody from the cast


MethylEthylandDeath

That's interesting because I found myself enjoying it much more the second time around. Or, at least once I figured out the plot truly doesn't matter as much as the characters themselves. Being able to focus much more on character development and dialogue without wondering WTF is going on the whole time made it a much more enjoyable show for me.


Sparse_Dunes

I have to disagree I think rewatches of Eva is a lot better because you start to notice more things after you realize what the show was about and all the other little details.


Mojothemobile

Pretty much other shows like Utena and Madoka have deconstructed their genres while still having characters I can actually like and get invested in and I love those. EVA I get what they were going for with most of them but goddamn I just, I don't like most of the cast and that makes it hard to really care about all their struggles. Iv rewatched it a few times and nope still end up thinking most of the cast ranges from unlikable to worse: boring.


lrrose20

Evangelion. Not really a fan of Gurren-Lagann's tone.


Shreddzzz93

For me, it is Gurren Lagann over Evangelion. Gurren Lagann is a fun show that is enjoyable on rewatches as it fully embraces the over the top energy. Evangelion, on the other hand, really isn’t great on a re-watch. Personally, I think it has a lot to do with how depressing a lot of the characters are and how it relies on big reveals that don't have the same pay off when you already know what they are and when they will happen. As for what I'd rate them, it would be Gurren Lagann as a 7.5/10. It is a fun romp that I would recommend people watch even if they aren't mecha fans. Evangelion is a 6/10. It is an interesting show, but I'd struggle to recommend it to people. It just isn't as accessible as it definitely has a specific viewer in mind on who it is trying to appeal towards.


EvangelionOG

Eva and it's not even close


not_your_face

I feel crazy in this thread bc by comparison, nothing in Gurren feels close to Gundam in plot / vibe / anything, so I’m quite surprised to see that it appears much more popular. To each their own though.


EvangelionOG

There's nothing in Gurren that's close to anything to Gundam, and personally, there's nothing in Gurren that's good either.


not_your_face

I can see the appeal of Gurren Lagan but it isn’t for me - the existential dilemmas, bureaucratic governments, and emotional payoff I get from Eva are very in line with what I love about a lot of the Gundam series. I don’t really get any of that from Gurren.


Red-Zaku-

Evangelion. It’s gorgeous, powerful, thoughtful, somber, and I even love the ending (obviously EoE is great, but I mean I even love the show’s ending). It’s basically the answer to what if Childhood’s End were adapted into a therapy session haha Haven’t watched far into Gurren Lagann though. The hyperactive tone just doesn’t gel with me. I don’t have any outright criticism of it, but the vibe just isn’t my thing, I also couldn’t finish Kill La Kill for basically the exact same reasons.


KenJaeger

1 is Mecha and fan service while the other is a does depressing takes on philosophical ideas. I’ll take the fan service


saikyan

I found Evangelion more challenging and layered. It’s still the gold standard for nuance in character development. It’s definitely up it’s own ass at times, but the controversy it generates speaks for itself. Eva gives you a lot to chew on, to where you can revisit it years later and find yourself with a different perspective on it. By contrast I think Gurren Lagaan is solid, top tier anime that’s just less challenging and thus a little less interesting to me. That said, both are 100% worth watching.


rosie_sub

Lagann good. GELION masterpiece.


Jinocchiluca

Gurren because it has the better red haired waifu


SpaceDinosaurZZ

Eva. It feels like a full substantial meal. Gurren is like a microwave tv dinner.


Joel_Ellis

Eva is ass and gets used to shit on gundam and other mecha by people who haven't seen them. Gurren Lagann is actually entertaining and has an uplifting central theme


FilthySkryreRat

Eva is so often described by non mecha viewers as such,"it's good because it's about the characters, not the mechs." Anybody who unironically thinks this has never watched Gundam. It is absolutely infuriating to no end.


Shrederjame

I will say I was guilty of this until I reconnected with Gundam this last year and found it has great character depth.


crabman484

When I was a kid I felt like I liked Eva because wow symbolism. Wow it's so deep. Wow my teenage angst. Now that I'm older I realized that the parts I loved about Eva was the monster of the week format mixed in with some slice of life and some relatable themes. All this plus there was an undertone that the adults were hiding something sinister. It turns out the adults should have kept hiding it because the reveal truly was ass.


Mentos13371

I stopped 5 or 6 episodes away from the end because i just could not bring myself to care. Maybe one day i'll go back to it but at the time i did not like it at all. On the other hand i love Gurren Lagann.


crabman484

Your time is better spent watching TTGL again. I finally got around to watching all the Eva movies since they finally released the last one. It was not a good time. I watched TTGL again to scratch my nostalgia itch and it was a blast. Definitely hit different than I remember.


Shrederjame

I actually agree and this hurts me to say because for the longest of time I used to say I liked the rebuilds more then the main show. My reasoning was while I liked the characters of the show the plot was just straight ass and I was a depressed themes so all the symbolism and weird camera shit fell flat for me. So when I got to the rebuilds and saw them I was happy to have a more streamlined story with a lot less weird shit going on. THEN 3.0 came out and...yea that changed everything. Suddenly things are not making sense again and shit is just happening for no reason. Then 4.0 comes out and...to me it felt like watching Rise of Skywalker...nothing makes sense and things are happening too damn fast. So yea totally agree with your take.


TheJeter

I love both series' a lot but what drives me to eva more than gundam is my own connection to the characters, many of their own traumas and their difficulties in dealing with it. I personally haven't had a connection anywhere close to that in the gundam series' ive watched so far (being '79, Zeta, CCA, 08th MS Team, Wing, 00, iBO, GWitch). The stories just never connected with me the same way Eva did. Only one that came close was 8th ms team. Totally get what you're saying, I think Eva and Gundam are different enough that it's unfair to use one to judge the other. I think they're both beautiful for different reasons.


Classy-the-Unclassy

GL 100 percent


EP1CxM1Nx99

Gurren personally


CaptainM4D

Yes


Aksius14

Gurren for sure but Gurren is the Hot Fuzz if big robot anime.


GopnikSmegmaBBQSauce

Misato best girl


Nighteagle666

Love both, but prefer Gurren Lagann myself


Storm_Bloom

None of the option but I gravitate towards magical so Magic Knight Rayearth.


stacotto

GL, mostly because to me, it got the mecha genre out of the deep, dark pit that Evangelion put it in for years; stories started getting more optimistic again.


Monster_Dick69_

I mean, Eva saved anime as a whole, so without Eva GL wouldn't even exist lol. Publishers deciding to focus on more serious stories instead of childish ones was great for anime


stacotto

Oh I agree, Eva was the proverbial "shot in the arm" that the genre needed, but it brought on a decade of mecha stories that either ended tragic or bittersweet, usually with themes that trampled on idealism. The few that had "good" endings were made with pretty flimsy storytelling that was held together by plot armor and willing suspension of disbelief. GL reminded us that stories can be both serious and optimistic, even if not all can make the formula work.


ShadowScale65

Gurren Lagann is one of if not my favorite series of all time, Eva sure does exist


rezerxle

"Super galaxy, gurren lagann!!! We're gonna show you the power of the human race!"


cuddlefish343

I like Gurren Lagann more then Gundam 😂😂😭


SpeeeedwaagOOn

Gurren Lagann because I cannot STAND Evangelion. I just cannot connect to any of the characters in E, especially not sex pest Shinji who spends 90% of the show whining and crying, and it doesn’t feel earned. When Amuro gets in moods it’s because he spent three straight days doing nothing but defending White Base and nearly dying, with Shinji it’s because he woke up that morning. The MCs in GL even step up and do what must be done. I get that the point of Evangelion is that everyone sucks and has flaws, but everyone’s flaws are so exaggerated and insufferable that I only ever liked Asuka and would root for the Angels in fights


loserPH32

I'll go with Gurren Lagann, I don't fap in hospitals.


zerox010x

The correct answer is Gurren Lagann.


MrShadowHero

LETS SEE YOU GRIT THOSE TEETH


MegaSoundwave76

Gurren Lagann was just so good and, to be honest, just made more sense to me. As a 46 year old laser engineering technician, Evangelion still makes no sense to me…


GM-Keeb

Code Geass


PracticableSolution

I like them both but for different reasons


BucciBinch

Gurren. Admittedly have never seen Eva.


skilled_cosmicist

Love both, but I prefer Eva.


ANDY_FAST_HANDS

Big O


War-Blade13

Gurren is made for chads of course I'd pick it.


Butane9000

Both have their merits. I think Gurren Lagann has a better story and characters though. Then again I haven't seen the new Eva movies to see how they adjusted things. And honestly I've heard nothing but good things about them.


dhampirlord

Gurren Laggan, it's silly, well written, and doesn't require a college thesis to understand the ending


Mecharobotfan009

Neither, and not gonna lie; some of the deconstruction tropes 'reinvented' by Evangelion was done before by original Gundam shows (specifically 0079 and Zeta), where focuses emplaced on what it was meant to be human was already explored before by Yoshiyuki Tomino. The whole NEWTYPE concept was built upon this focus, hence what made Gundam genre defining not only from the aspect of them presenting realistic mecha and conflict, but also in the exploration of humanity as a whole, and its transcendence.


Ledouxe12

Have you seen Victory gundam? Cause if there’s any gundam thing Evangelion is getting credit over it’s Victory.


slipperycanaloupes

They asked an either or question,if you can’t choose one why comment? We all love Gundam here and so it’s kinda pointless to try selling us on why Gundam is “superior” when we’re already sold on it. Like trying to convince a car enthusiast that they need to stick to cars when they ask if it is better to ride a horse or a donkey.


Mecharobotfan009

Regardless of what the thread is about, I'm still obliged to outline my opinion on Evangelion since that show is mentioned here.


SirRonnn

Gurren by a long shot. I'm gonna get lynched for saying this, I watched Evangelion about 3-4 years ago. It felt like I'm watching a poorly written story, which was poorly executed as well. "ItS AbOuT MenTAL HEalTH and DePresSiOn" yeah, a premise that has no idea where it was trying to go halfway through the show, which ends up in a clusterfuck ending that makes viewers go "Huh?".


FilthySkryreRat

Damn, Im so glad to hear my thoughts on Eva echoed. The show does nothing meaningful with its mental health 'themes'. It feels more like misery porn than actual analysis or discussion of how people can be affected in such varied ways by trauma, or trying to present a reasonable idea of support or reconciliation for its audience.


Mojothemobile

I mean i think the original ending was supposed to be about Support and reconciliation didn't execute it too well but it was there. Annndd then End of EVA just went no fuck that. all is hopeless misery porn up to 11.


Command0Dude

That's a great way of summing it up. Evangelion is entirely up its own ass. It has very good themes/premise but hidekki anno is a terrible writer. I personally think it speaks volumes that fans love the show's two female leads which he intentionally wrote to be offputting but failed at. And it's funny just how many people love Eba but apparently do not get what Eva is even suppose to be about (Anno famously hates his own fans) because he has no clue how to write an ending that isn't just pure incomprehensible navel gazing.


Merkkin

I dislike them both equally. I don't like the mech designs so I get hung up there.


atlasraven

Does it not help that one of the Mechs is a [banana](https://randomc.net/image/Gurren%20Lagann/Gurren%20Lagann%20-%2007%20-%2020.jpg) 🍌?


DuePizza7741

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Endymion_Hawk

EVA. Never managed to enjoy watching Gurren at all, despite trying. Besides, the ending just made me dislike it even further.


IronCarbonWolf

Eva , i jus simply do't vive with how dumb over the top the figths get at the end of season 2 and the story takes itself to seriouously for how shalow it is, everything abouth Viral is cool tho


bobn3

Eva and it's not even close. One is actually good anime


Command0Dude

Gurren Lagann. Like, by a mile. Lagann is one of my favorite anime period. Evangelion is highly overrated and in my opinion not very good.


SouthAmeric4n

Depends of the day


LordByrum

Both are good but I prefer Nadesico over both


fishyofpain

I like Eva more but i wouldn’t say I like it better than Gurren. It’s really an apples/oranges kinda thing.


kreampop

Eva cause I haven't seen Gurren


Dichter2012

Very different vibe. Curren Lagan is the palette cleanser after Evangelion IMO. Love them both for different reasons.


GhostOfChar

Eva is fantastic, but also a little too heavy to rewatch too often. I think I’ve only seen it about 3 times over the years. Gurren is also fantastic and the tone is obviously a lot more positive and fun oriented. I could watch it at any point without trouble because it hits all the right dopamine marks. Love em both, but prefer Gurren Lagan, even though Eva is clearly the one with more depth (and is arguably more of a masterpiece).


critic2029

Both have their merits. If forced to choose probably Evangelion if you include End of Evangelion. I was never a fan of the series by itself because of the lack of a true ending.


0hmega

Gurren Lagann is a very slow burn in the first half and fire in the 2nd. Evangelion was opposite. Fire first half and sizzled out the 2nd. I don’t see why people gush over it so much.


Adm_Piett

Neither.


sleepyknight66

It’s no contest for me. Evangelion.


Giogiowesz

Evangelion. I discovered it as a kid and got emotionally attached to it. Loved every bit of it, helped me through a difficult couple of years as a teen…even if the first time i saw it was confusing AF….then the rebuild movies a few years ago…the perfect reboot/epilogue to a saga that’ll be always in my heart. I’m curious about GL too though, is it any good?


mrblack07

I might get crucified for this, but Eva bored me while Gurren Lagann got me glued to the screen. Idk why. Maybe I just like the more optimistic themes of Gurren Lagann. I liked Eva more as a part of an SRW game.


masteroftasks

I like Gurren Lagann way more and it's not even close. I honestly believe Eva is overrated.


vomitoff

Gurren. Always. EVA series ending - I just wanted a fucking fight scene.


AppleTherapy

Evangelion. I like any mech series that seem the most realistic.


D3adlywithap3n

Gurren Lagann. Even the 2-3 episode stretch where Simon was grieving gave me Shinji PTSD. No emotions/human condition bs in my giant Mecha anime.


Grave_Knight

Welp, have fun watching Gundam Wing and only Gundam Wing.


D3adlywithap3n

What about G Gundam? The Thunderbolt series? Love MSG(Though Amuro was not piloting the Gundam every week. Stayed for the slaps and headshots.


suppabruh

Really hard to choose since i love both but maybe Eva a little bit more xd


Franatto

They are SO different. The only thing in common is the protagonist, young protag with godlike insecurity/inferiority/trauma levels, and the support circles that they have, for the best or the worst. But the way they tell each story are like day and night. Gurren Lagann talks about doing the impossible, going forward, never surrender and always having hope and confidence in yourself, in those close around you, and that things will be better. Evangelion is nihilistic and personal, with characters very flawled and a thematic centric around the personal hells of people/individuals, and its ways of working and coming to accept and live with them (or not). Personally, I prefer the more optimistic story of Gurren Lagann, albeit I don't like some oversexualised characters. Evangelion is like a big mess to me, not for the story per se and the different series and movies, but for the way the story is told in the Rebuild movies, it's like very chaotic and rushed. But hey, at the end of thing, gotta love them both.


Logical-Klockeroo

Both is good. Despite their differences, each show has the same message: to fight on even if the stacks are against you.


MLGBOSS420

Space runaway ideon. And cant choose betwen those 2


timjikung

Mazinger


Noctis012

I dislike evangelion, but ttgl is my favorite anime


Wroberts316

No contest, my fav is Gurren Lagann. Evangelion completely disappointed me in the end.


DeezNutz69x

Unpopular opinion I think they’re both overrated. Not saying that their bad, but after watching both, just not for me.


The_Sign_of_Zeta

Eva is the show you want when you’re a teenager. Gurren Lagann is the show you want when you’re 20.


Raust

Personally I can't stand the Eva tv series (movies paid off the TV series' poor ending) so I'll always roll with Gurren Lagann first time everytime. I haven't watched it since the original run so now I've got something to binge with the wife again.


TowerWalker

They're both "ok"


WhiteGlintFA

Gurren lagann because simon stops being a fuckin bitch and gurren lagann is cooler than anorexic """"robots""""