Gurren-Lagann is back! All of the over-the top burning spirit and manly… manliness has returned, in the form of Simon! In my last Gurren-Lagann entry I said that I hope everything turns back to awesome after Simon gets over himself, and I sure didn’t have to wait long.
I’m sure there are enough summaries at other blogs that are much better and in depth than what I could put together, so I’m just going to state the major plot point that defines this episode: Through Nia, Simon gets over himself and is back with even more burning spirit than before!I was really skeptical of Nia, as she seemed like the annoying, sugary sweet, girly girl character whose main job would be to look and act as cute as possible, but luckily there’s quite a bit more to her than cuteness.
The only thing that was a bit lacking in this episode was the gattai sequence. Everything had been leading up to Simon returning to his former self, and it would have seemed that a new, long gattai sequence full of manly burning spirit would have been in order, but it didn’t really happen. At that point of the episode, at least I was too caught up in the whole GAR Simon thing going on to really care about what happened as long as the burning spirit was there, but looking back it is a bit regrettable.