“Who the hell do you think you are? Isn’t your drill the one that will pierce the heavens, the earth, and through to tomorrow?” – Kamina
Welcome back to the 30 Day Anime Challenge on the Alfredeo Blog! This is the segment where I discuss the different topics from the list above and give my hopefully interesting thoughts on them. It’s been fun so far so if you haven’t checked out the other topics, I suggest you should!
Also, this post is opinion based. Please do not make rude remarks about my choices, instead give your opinion and I and others would be glad to read them. Thanks!
Today’s topic if my favorite weapon, gear or armor used in an anime. There are definitely a lot of different and cool weapons or armor in anime but here is my most memorable one:
The Giga Drill from the action adventure comedy by Gainax, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007).
First used by Simon and Kamina to defeat Thymilph, one of the Spiral King’s (the villain) four supreme generals, it has been a staple throughout the show and Gurren Lagann’s main weapon and move in battle.
The way Gainax makes this weapon look badass and cool to watch (and maybe a bit exaggerated) really makes this my favorite one out of all of anime.
Now, now, Gurren Lagann doesn’t only have one drill. That would be ridiculous. That’s why Simon develops a new technique called Giga Drill Maximum, where smaller drills are on the mech’s body which absorb or reflect attacks.
The Giga Drill wasn’t only used by Gurren Lagann, it was also used by King Kittan, the mech controlled by Kittan Bachika and his sidemen to help in a dire situation.
In conclusion, this drill, little by little, will advance a bit further with each turn and evolve beyond the person we were a minute ago. It will pierce the heavens to create a hole in the universe for the dream of those who have fallen, the hopes of those who will follow and a path towards tomorrow.
Gurren Lagann Wikia Page: http://gurrenlagann.wikia.com/wiki/Giga_Drill_Break
Thanks for reading today’s topic! Hopefully that convinced you to watch this awesome anime. What’s your favorite weapon, piece of gear or armor in an anime? Leave it in the comments below!
Come back tomorrow to see my favorite attack someone used in an anime!