Once again I have cried Manly Tears T_T
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann is one of the many good series that I am following this season. Though after having watched episode 8, it was just EPIC. The death of Kamina was surely expected, but the way he died was very befitting for a man of Kamina’s stature. Having taken a fatal blow by the enemy, he rises once more to combine once again as Gurren-Lagann to defeat his enemy and unleashes his ultimate final attack. With the enemy defeating, he sits quietly in the cockpit of Gurren-Lagann and whispers a goodbye to his friends.
Upon seeing this I cried MANLY TEARS and for me, I have not done something like that since Hokuto no Ken (which of course wasn’t really that long ago). Kamina was indeed a great man and that he taught that you don’t just believe in others, but more importantly you had to believe in yourself. Believing in yourself was the last advice he gave to Simon and it is that advice which I think will push Simon forward from this point and that it will make him a great man like Kamina.
But now that Kamina has died, I do wonder how the rest of the story will go without him. These past few episodes I felt that he was the bond that held the group together, but also with the Kamina x Yoko relationship that just started, I can see that we’ll be seeing a depressing side of her as well as Simon. But as Simon said – â€œOn that day, we lost someone irreplaceable.â€ and I think it will be a while till the two of them will move forward from all of this.
You may be gone from the group, but you shall live on within our hearts! Kamina! One of the greatest men of anime! (also a good contender to win next year’s SaiGAR competition.