Dead Metal wrote:Again, I'm not talking about the second time skip, that one was a natural one, I'm talking about the "WTF is going on? did I miss a couple of episodes?" one from episode 13 to 14, the one that did not say it was a time skip but purposely made to look like part of a multi-part story.
I watched the episode in question while I was calling you out on it and, much to my surprise, it didn't happen the way you said at all. They don't even tell you how far in to the battle they are until it's a few minutes in. Maybe you need to rewatch the series.
While we're at it, dare to compare Gundam 00. Season 2, episode 17/18; they go from every faction teaming up to prevent orbital debris from demolishing a city, and a major character dying...then the next episode, it's four months later and opens with Celestial Being in a giant battle, destroying an orbital cannon.
Dead Metal wrote:It doesn't just have funny moments, it goes over the top with them, while pointing out the clichés of the genre.
That doesn't strictly denote a parody. Kick-Ass, for instance. It's humorous, yes, it's pokes fun at the clichés of it's genre, yes, it's very over-the-top with them, absolutely, but it's not a parody.
Dead Metal wrote:The whole thing with being so over the top is a common thing with parodies, you take something silly that's very common in a genre or medium and poke fun of it by going utterly insane with it.
So...Dragon Ball Z is a parody, then? Because it's literally just Gurren Lagann without the robots.
Dead Metal wrote:Like the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originally did, which parodied the dark, gritty and violent comics that where getting popular at the time by letting four Turtles being the ones who dish out all the violence.
Um...no. All kinds of no. That's not what TMNT did. They adapted it to be marketable to kids show, not to make fun of the source material.
Dead Metal wrote:And that's what Gurren Lagann did so great, it poked fun at the genre, included clever references to stuff, but still managed to have it's own story so it can be enjoyed by people not familiar with the genre and the stuff it parodies.
That's exactly what Evangelion did, actually. Everything that series did was a clever rip on something.
Giant robot anime, giant robot anime protagonists (You didn't think Shinji was that bitchy by accident, did you?), anime fans, everything. Anno was not a happy camper when he made that series.
BeastProwl wrote:What urked me about Gurren Lagann was that, in the beginning of the very first episode, the guy on deck with Simon, was the evolved human version of that little pig-mole, (Guuntah or somthing?) when he used siral energy. Re-watch that scene, its him. I dont get how that beginning part pieces in with the rest of the story. I think his slot as a perminent humanoid-animal character was taken by Viral, and they just said **** it, turn him into that thing for 30 seconds the thats it!" Odd concept though. maybe it fits into the parrelel works? Those were cool (Exept one...)
The reason the first five minutes doesn't mesh with the rest of the series is...well, Gainax just kind of forgot. Literally, that was supposed to be a part of something, but as time went on, they ended up doing something else, and now they couldn't tell you what the original ending was supposed to be.
Wigglez wrote:Hmmm... Who f***ing loved Death Note? I did!
Loved Death Note. Loved it. Dealt with clichés of detective and supernatural series? Yep. Went amazingly over-the-top? Yep. Parody? by DM's definition, yep.