25 Best Anime Series on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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8. Gurren Lagann

Seasons available: 1

Rating: TV-14

Languages: Japanese with English and Spanish subtitles; English dubbed

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, to use its full Japanese title, is ridiculous, and we mean that in the best way possible.

Things start out in an underground town with two teens, Simon and Kamina, who want to make their way up to the surface. Naturally, they do reach that surface with the assistance of giant mecha with drills. When they do, it’s time to start fighting against the forces controlling the planet.

Kamina…well…let’s just say that Kamina has a very famous catchphrase, and it’s almost worth watching Gurren Lagann in English in order to scream it along with him. We’re not responsible if you find yourself asking people that question as loudly and as often as possible after watching the entire series. If they ask you why you can’t stop saying it, you then have an excuse to show this series to them.

Although it says there’s just one season, the season is basically divided into two arcs with different storylines. Reviews say to hold on through the first few episodes, since things really pick up afterward, and the show just keeps getting more spectacular.

Even if you’re not a fan of mecha anime, you might want to try this one.