Saints Row IV banned in Australia

Remember I said R18+ games were allowed down here now? It's not all good yet...

Even with Australia's new R18+ rating, Saints Row IV is deemed to push beyond acceptable limits for the local censors, and has been refused classification.

Saints Row IV banned in Australia for sexual violence and drug use related to incentives and rewards.

Saints Row IV has become the first video game to be given a "Refused Classification" rating since Australia introduced an adult R18+ rating for videogames at the start of 2013. In a statement on the decision (PDF) the Classification Board stated:

Saints Row IV includes interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence, which are not justified by context. In addition, the game includes elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards. Such depictions are prohibited by the computer games guidelines.

Since its introduction, 17 games have been classified R18+.

Saints Row IV is one of the highest-profile releases to be given an RC rating since Left 4 Dead 2 and Alien vs. Predator. Left 4 Dead 2 was later released in a censored form, and Alien vs. Predator successfully argued for reconsideration.

There is no official word from the game developers or distributors on whether the game will be modified and resubmitted to attempt reconsideration for Australian release.

Why, you ask? Anal probes, of course.

It was revealed yesterday that Saints Row IV had been refused classification in Australia due to interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context and illicit drug use related to incentives or rewards. Such depictions are prohibited under the guidelines.

Today a report provided to IGN outlines the specific elements of Saints Row IV that raised a red flag to the Classification Board.

“The game includes a weapon referred to by the Applicant as an “Alien Anal Probe”. The Applicant states that this weapon can be “shoved into enemy’s backsides”. The lower half of the weapon resembles a sword hilt and the upper part contains prong-like appendages which circle around what appears to be a large dildo which runs down the centre of the weapon. When using this weapon the player approaches a (clothed) victim from behind and thrusts the weapon between the victim’s legs and then lifts them off the ground before pulling a trigger which launches the victim into the air. After the probe has been implicitly inserted into the victim’s anus the area around their buttocks becomes pixelated highlighting that the aim of the weapon is to penetrate the victim’s anus. The weapon can be used during gameplay on enemy characters or civilians.

In the Board’s opinion, a weapon designed to penetrate the anus of enemy characters and civilians constitutes a visual depiction of implied sexual violence that is interactive and not justified by context and as such the game should be Refused Classification.”

The report also details the offending drug-related content.

“The game contains an optional mission which involves the player obtaining and smoking drugs referred to as “alien narcotics”. Smoking the “alien narcotics” equips the player with “superpowers” which increase their in-game abilities allowing them to progress through the mission more easily...

In the Board’s opinion, there is insufficient delineation between the “alien narcotic” available in the game and real-world proscribed drugs. The Board notes that the label “narcotics” is commonly used assigned to describe a class of real-world drugs that include such proscribed substances as cocaine and heroin.”

Deep Silver has issued a response to the RC classification, opting to remove the offending content rather than appealing the original decision.

“Deep Silver can confirm that Saints Row IV was denied an age classification in Australia. Volition, the developer, are reworking some of the code to create a version of the game for this territory by removing the content which could cause offence without reducing the outlandish gameplay that Saints Row fans know and love. Saints Row IV has been awarded PEGI 18 and ESRB M ratings where fans can enjoy their time in Steelport as originally intended.”

The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association of Australia also issued a response prior to the exact details of the offending content being released.

“We can’t specifically comment on the Classification Board’s decision to issue Saint Row IV with a Refused Classification as we aren’t privy to the specific content of the game. Broadly speaking though, one of the key reasons an R18+ was introduced was to ensure that we strike a balance between giving adult Australians access to adult games while protecting children from inappropriate content. Under the new guidelines, we celebrate the fact that adults can now access age-appropriate games which may have otherwise been refused classification, but as we have argued, we also must accept that there will be some video games which will fall outside the scope of the R18+ guidelines. Whether we agree or not with this specific classification, it highlights that the classification system is functioning as it should and that R18+ was never meant to open the ‘floodgates’ for all types of content.

Overall, we remain confident that the Classification Board is applying the new guidelines as they see appropriate, but we also recognise that with any change to a system as subjective and complex as applying classification guidelines, there will always be a ‘settling in‘ period where all stakeholders strive to find an appropriate middle ground. Currently, we’re at the ‘high water’ mark where there’s a natural inclination to err on the side of caution.”

No further information on when Saints Row IV will be resubmitted for classification is available at this time.

So Deep Silver/Volilton are going to try and make a censored version. Really, it's okay to have serious "Sexual Violence" in Metro: Last Light but not something silly like this? Do they even play video games? Will they ban South Park: The Stick of Truth too? I hope not. Luckily, the English wont have to put up with a ban.


Fable: The Lost Chapters remake on the way

Remake of the original (and best) Fable game officially coming to Xbox 360 some time later this year:

When Ted Timmons started work at Lionhead over a decade ago, he didn't know he'd still be working on Fable: The Lost Chapters ten years later. In those days, he was a humble tester working his first job. Now he's lead designer on Fable Anniversary, which retools the original Fable and its 2005 Lost Chapters add-on.

Timmons job is to make sure fans of the original game get the remake they've been demanding. Because it was the noisy campaign by die-hard fans of the storybook RPG that persuaded Microsoft to remake the game for the Xbox 360 generation.

Craig Oman is producer on the game, working alongside Timmons. "My job is to make sure the game stands up on its own for this generation of gamers," he told Polygon. "While Tim is looking after the older guys. He's well qualified for that, because he played the original 400 time or more, back when he was a tester."

There's someone else with an eye on this project, Lionhead founder Peter Molyneux, who has now moved onto new things with 22Cans. "He's very interested in progress," said Oman. "We chat about it often. He and Tim had breakfast today and talked about it."

Famously, Fable was one of Molyneux's great development projects, a living, breathing world that, he said at the time, would redefine gameplay. Even if it didn't quite pan out according to the Molyneux hype, Fable is, according to Oman, "one of the most successful IPs in gaming history."

He said that the new game will retain the exact same controls as the original, but with "a more intuitive design, that feels exactly like the original." he added, "Visually, it's completely updated, in all the environments from bright outdoor scenes to misty graveyards. We're able to do the things the original designers could only dream of."

The game also comes with SmartGlass functionality allowing tablet owners to call-up maps, access gameplay tips and compare those new visuals with screenshots from the old game. Fable Anniversary is out at the end of this year for Xbox 360. There are no plans for an Xbox One release.

Good new, eh? It'll be coming to Xbox 360, and no word of it for Xbox One. Which will please a lot of people, knowing Xbox's Ones popularity. Lionhead also said that they'll keep supporting Xbox 3660 (they said it somewhere, I forget where, but I'm pretty sure they said it. Hopefully the 360 becomes like the PS2, it is a good console). You looking forward to this?

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Avater 2 & 3 filming to start in 2014

Here's news; Avatar 2 & 3 are to be shot back to back. Shooting is to begin in 2014.

“Avatar” star Zoe Saldana believes she’ll be wearing her blue face a lot next year, with James Cameron proposing to shoot both “Avatar 2″ and “Avatar 2″ back-to-back.

Saldana, who’ll reunite with Australia’s Sam Worthington on the sequels, say the idea to do two at the same seems the only logical choice.

“If we just do two and then wait, I’ll probably be 45 or 50 by the time we get to part three”, the actress told The Jonathan Ross Show (via Digital Spy). “It takes a long time, it’s a very hard process.”

The new “Avatar” film/s are said to be set potentially underwater, with Cameron revealing numerous times that he’s been perfecting motion-capture technology that can be used under water.

Saldana can currently be seen in “Star Trek Into Darkness”, opening around Australia this week and in the U.S on May 17.

Avatar was a good movie I say. IMBD states that Avatar 2 will come out in 2015, though I've a feeling it may take a bit longer. What'd you guys make of this news?


Gurren Lagann creators reuniting for a new anime, Kil La Kill

Kil La Kill is very exciting news...

While the issue of Newtype magazine promising to reveal the details about Hiroyuki Imaishi's (Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt) latest project has not hit stands in Japan, the details for the project have leaked online. Kill La Kill will be a 2-cours battle action show set in an all girls high school, reuniting Imaishi with Gurren Lagann's Kazuki Nakashima on writing and Sushio on character designs.

Produced by the home to plenty of former Gainax talent, Trigger, the upcoming anime will follow Ryuuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuuin. Satsuki transfers into school, sword in hand, and attempts to subjugate the student body, while a revenge driven Ryuuko tries to stop her. Themes for the two are “UNIFORM X REVENGE” and “UNIFORM X DOMINATION”.

In the development of the series, character drama concerning the rivalry between these became a driving force on a project that was described as originally being more strictly battle oriented.

Well, Gurren Lagann is one of my favourite animes of all time, so this is hugely exciting news for me. Can't wait to hear more. An official website is up, though I don't think much is yet on it. You eager?


Masters of the Multiverse

I have a sudden urge to list Omniversial Omnipotents. Feel free to list any that I left out.

  • The One Above All - God and Master of the Marvel Multiverse and confirmed strongest Marvel character. Perhaps the most famous Multiversial God. Little known, he is actually Marvel creator Jack Kirby.
  • The Presence - Christain God of the DC Multiverse and most powerful known DC character, though it is hinted that "other forces" caused him to be. Perhaps an even greater being...
  • Man of Miracles - God of the Image Multiverse. That's all I can say for him, really.
  • Azathoth - Insane Eldergod and original multiversial master. Created the Lovecraft Multiverse and all the Eldergods. It's said that our own universe is but a dream of Azathoths, and when he wakes it will disappear. (Some though, argue that Yog Sothoth actually takes that role).
  • Kami Tenchi - God of the Tenchi Muyo Multiverse. His mere appearence can be enough to destroy dimensions by accident.
  • Elder God Demonbane - Not so much God of the Demonbane multiverse but the most powerfull being in it, or something.
  • Aslan - Creator of Narnia, our world and countless other Universes. Takes shape of a lion in Narnia, and other forms in different Universes. (Actually, turns out that he is the son of the Emperor-Beyond-The-Sea, who has the power of The Deeper Magic from Beyond the Dawn of Time, which techniqually makes him God; though he's similar to that force that made the Presence, as in he never truly appears).
  • Tabuu - Non-canon Antagonist to the Nintendo Multiverse, first featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
The One Above All
The Presence
Man of Miricles
Kami Tenchi
Elder God Demonbane


A few more...

  • Eru Illuvater - Creator of Middle Earth, Arda (the world in which Middle Earth is based) and most life there.
  • Chakravartin - Creator of Asura's universe (Asura's Wrath).
  • The Living Tribunal - Second in Command to The One Above All, possibly the second strongest Mavel character).
  • Emperor-From-Across-The-Sea - Aslan's father, who lives in Aslan's Country. That techniqually makes Aslan the equivilant of Living Tribunal rather than The One Above All.
  • The Authority - The first falsegod on this list. Though the Authority is the first Angel and claimed to be the master and creator of the multiverse, he is a falsegod. By the end of his reign however, he is betrayed and encaged by the Regent of Heaven Metatron. Both soon perish however, as the feeble ancient Authority is freed from his cage to fade away and Metatron is dragged into a rift between Universes. It's never explained if there is a real God. (By the way they're from His Dark Materials).
Eru Illuvatar
The Living Tribunal

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Some more...

  • The Truth - A mysterious, powerful force that exists inside everyone and even the planets and stars of the Fullmetal Alchemist universe. The Truth allows for people to use alchemy, but has set down laws that can only be disobeyed at a terrible price (human transmutation, philosophers stones). When an alchemist commits human transmutation, they are brought before the Truth and are dragged through the Gate to pay the price for seeing the Truth. The engravings on the Gate are different to everyone who passes through it. Father was created from a part of the essence beyond the Gate hundreds of years ago. As such he knew how to absorb the truth of the Earth and even the Sun inside him and how to maintain the amount of absorbedsouls needed to keep the truth inside him. Due to Hohenheims plan though, Father losses the 50 million souls inside him and is soon absorbed back into the Truth, in which he is sucked through the gateway, never to be seen again. It's possibe that the Truth and what lies beyond the gate (refered to as the eye of God) are two different beings, or possibly the same. Truth is also known as World, Universe, God, One, All and You.
  • Yog Sothoth - Powerful Eldergod of Lovecraft. Some even state the he/she/it is the most powerful Eldergod, stronger even than Azathoth (I'm not sure if this is true of not, as yet).
The Truth
Yog Sothoth


R18+ video games finally legal in Australia

You probably heard that a lot of games got banned in Australia, due to the lack of a 18+ rating. Well those days are hopefully behind now. At the beginning of the year, the R18+ rating for games was finally legalized (only a decade after the rest of the world). Shortly after, the first R rated game was announced; Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (namely the Wii U version). Since then there has been a steady trickle of R Rated games into shops, with more inbound and the rumours and promises of rereleases of previously banned/heavily censored games, such as Mortal Kombat and Left 4 Dead 2. No doubt other future games like The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will be R18+ (unless stupid old politics decide to ban them again).

R rated games are now on all platforms except the 3DS and possibly the Mac. Hopefully parents and draconian politics realize that it's their fault if they buy their kid an R18+ game, not the makers of the game. Then again it's not the only flawed rating system; I can't really understand why American movies skips straight from PG to R with no M, and as a result the rest of the world must put up with dumbed down movies made to fit the PG-13 rating. In other news I anticipate Yathzee Crosshaw reviewing an R rated game.

First R Rated game announced.

First R Rated Game released. Though I don't own a PlayStation 3, the release of this game was still rather exciting.

Just saying, what if the next COD is rated R? Then those 12 year olds won't play it. Sales will no doubt decrease and Activision will go bankrupt. Hopefully.
People who owned this game before the legalization will no longer have bragging rights that they own a special R rated game.

The lift on R rated games came just in time!
Hentai for the win!


Telltale Games to make "Fables: A Wolf Among Us"

Excellent news for Vertigo fans! Telltale Games, the makers of the Walking Dead Games, will create a game based of Bill Willinghams Fables. As said here:

"The Wolf Among Us, an adventure game series set in DC Comics' Fables universe, is the next project from The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games.

As revealed on IGN, the game sees Fables protagonist Bigby Wolf, a hard-nosed detective who plays a major role in the Fables graphic novels, attempt to keep his fairy tale compatriots under wraps in New York City. The series will take place before the events of the comics, and will launch this summer on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

"Developing The Wolf Among Us based on the Fables universe has allowed our studio to build upon all of the hallmarks of what makes our episodic series so engaging for players," Telltale CEO Dan Connors told IGN. "Through an evolution of our approach to choice and consequence, we can further explore the complexity of each and every iconic character in a universe rich with untold history from the darkest sides of the storybooks."

Telltale announce it was working on a Fables game adaptation in 2011, and revealed earlier this year that it would carry a different name than the series it's based on. We've reached out to Telltale for more details on the plot of the games."

Don't even try to deny you're excited for this. I am. The only Telltale game I've played so far is Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (based off another great comic series), but I like it so far. If you haven't read Fables yet, I'd suggest you try the series out, if just for the beautiful drawings.


Naoki Urasawa's "Monster" to be adapted by Guillermo Del Torro and HBO

One of many sources

"Japan’s entertainment industry is growing day by day with its countless live-action and anime adaptations. Apart from the Hollywood remakes of famous J-Horror films, a popular Japanese manga is getting the royal treatment by none other than Guillermo del Torro himself. AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!

It has been recently announced that Mr. Del Torro is working with HBO to develop a live-action series adaptation of seinen manga “Monster”, a psychological and detective fiction blended with blood of horror. “Monster” is created by Naoki Urasawa and was first published in 1994 by Shogakukan in Big Comic Original and had over 18 volumes uptil the year 2001. It was even adapted into a 74-episode anime series in 2004 up to 2005 in NTV and was directed by Masayuki Kojima (Card Captor Sakura) and written by Tatsuhiko Urahata. A seperate novel, Another Monster, was illustrated by Urasawa in 2002 and followed the events after the manga and is taken from the reporter’s point of view.

The story centers on Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a brilliant physician who risks his reputation to save a 12 year old child and in doing so, unleashes a Pandora’s Box of conspiracies and horrific serial killings. See, the boy that the good doctor saves ends up to be the most evil sociopath that has ever lived and Kenzo finds himself on a worldwide search to find his patient and battle to stop a plot of mass genocide.

The idea of adapting the manga was actually slated to be released as a featured film by New Line Cinema but because “he material was too massive an undertaking for just one film. Having ‘Monster’as a series instead of a single film seems to be the more practical route to go, but it took Urasawa some time to be convinced. Reportedly, del Toro spent a lot of time wooing the author before he was convinced that his creation would be handled properly and to his satisfaction.”

Guillermo Del Torro will be working alongside writer, Steve Thompson (Doctor Who, Sherlock) with the premise and plot of Urasawa’s seinen manga and while no premiere dates have been announced, Monster will obviously be seen a must-watch and much-awaited HBO series under the directing helm of Del Torro."

I haven't read the series yet, but I am a fan of Naoki Urasawas 20th Century Boys. This shoulld be something worth looking forward to I say.


Evangelion Art Tour

Well here's some news for you. In 2013, from April to June, there will be an Evangelion Art Exhibbition Tour in Australia (and for what I know just Australia, sorry to say) in co-operation with Madman, the main anime publishing company here (followed by Siren). It will visit the Gold Coast, Sydney and finally Melbourne. It will be displayed at the Gold Coast City Gallery from Wednesday the 17 of April to Sunday the 5th of May; in Sydney at the Japan Foundation Art Gallery from the 10th of May to the 18th of May; and in Meblourne at the No Vacancy Gallery from the 27th of May to the 9th of June. The sources also state that Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Advance will be released. That means it'll probably be released in America and Europe at a similar time. The sources talk alot of the Rebuild series, but I'm not sure if they're going to feature the original Neon Genesis Evangelion or End of Evangelion. It will show original concept art, production art, character drawings, Evangelion books, statues and even taperstries. The tour is said to give a “unique and extensive insight into how the famed Evangelion animated films were created." Recently the official site went up at last. And according to the Gold Coast City Gallery site, Yūko Miyamura, the Japanese voice actress of Asuka will be there (though just on the Gold Coast or elsewhere I don't know, but as she lives in Melbourne now running voice acting classes I'd say it's possible).

Anyway this is good news. I'll go to one of them no doubt (probably either Sydney or Mebourne). Better than Gundam dropping a satalite on Sydney, or Code Geass ignoring us mostly. If you are interested in the series and live on this continent (or you are bored and have enough money for an airplane ticket just to travel around the world) you could take a look. Anyway I'm finished here and I don't know how to write a concluding sentence to this.


Gurren Lagann: Respect that will pierce the disrespect!

Gurren Lagann

In case you haven’t realized, I am a huge fan of Gurren Lagann. So time be to make my first respect thread respect thread in which I tell you of the feats and capabilities shown in the show, as well as busting some of the crap that haters state about it. I'll take feats from the original series, the movies and Parrallel Works 8. And let me ay that there are some huge feets (literally), even since the first episode! Let's get straight to it shall we?

Oh, and I should also say watch out for spoilers!

Gurren Lagann (Gurren & Lagann)

It is not short shot to say Gurren Lagann is one of the strongest out there, and aside my fanboyisms, there are actually good feats to prove it. In height, it's around the typical mecha/robot size (I'm not 100% sure, but I did here 17m somewhere, so I'll just go with that). In terms of muscle power (or mechanical power, whatever) and speed, Gurren Lagann has shown some impressive stuff, even in its base form. For starters, Simons main mecha (or Gunmen, as they're refered to in the show) is a small mecha called Lagann. Lagann shows it can drill through the ground at high speeds. For instance...

Kamina (Gurren) throws Simon (Lagann) at two enemy Gunmen. Lagann is flying so fast that it clears a dust cloud in seconds. The beastmen see him coming and dodge Lagann, who then drills into the cliff behind them.
Unbest known to the Beastmen pilots, Lagann is drilling through the rock at breakneck speeds before it turns around...
And wipes the smiles from their faces!

Not many people look at that as being a big feat, but it is really. Today, the most powerful drilling machine today is the Tunnel Boring Machine.

Tunnel Boring machine from the front, much more of it can't be seen.

The Tunnel Boring Machine is a colossal long machine designed to do what it's called. It can drill under mountain ranges such as the Swiss Alps. However, the TBMs digging process is extremly slow. Issues such as replacing the boring blades, mantentence, making sure the tunnel doesn't fall in behind it, making sure the tunnel doesn't overheat due to the heat stored in the Earth, the excavation of the rocks it digs out, the fact it can't turn whilst underground and the plain simple fact that it's so so anyway, means that making tunnels is a process that takes many years, even with to of the machines. On the other hand, Lagann drilled through hundreds of meters of rocks whilst steering underground in less than half a minute. Though it's only a hundreth of the TBM's size, it's hundreds of times more powerful (in no ways meaning that size is not a factor in strength, as I'll come to later. One of the main symbols/weapons of the show is a drill, to sybolise progress, evolution, determination, and epicness of the most manly kind.

Another impressive feat of power; the defeat of Guame & Dai Gundo!

Guames custom fortress - Dai Gundo the inpregnable.
Cytomandra's burning fortress makes on an inavoidable crash couse towards Dai-Gundo!
They colide!
Ridiculous explosion follow suit
Yet Dai-Gurren emerges dentless.
Dai-Gundo combines with Tepplin, creating a cyclone of energy that destroys many generic ally Gunmen.
While this is happening, Simon and Roshiu drill beneath Dai Gundo, but are unable to put a single scratch on it!
General Guame orders Dai-Gundo to slam down and crush Gurren Lagann.
But this only works to Gurrn Laganns advantage! Thanks to the force of Dai-Gundo, they're finally able to penetrate Dai-Gundo.
Gurren Lagann lifts Dai-Gindo off the ground and spins it the opposite way.
This screws up the connection withTepplin.
The drill goes all the way through Dai-Gundo, piercing General Guame.
Dai-Gundoo, a near impenitral fortress, begins to bend and distort...
Shortly followed by it's epic demise!

Gurren Lagann can drill through water and later in the show is also capable of drilling to the center of the Moon in less than a minute. Lagann and Gurren are much more powerful together then on their own. In episode 3 they did this for the first time, and formed Gurren Lagann! This is because Lagann-type gunmen can absorb any other mech and become one with them. This is expanded upon greatly near the end of the series. Gurren, the other robot of the title, is created from three enemy gunmen formed together after Litner village and Kamina and Simon defeated them. A fourth gunmen is later added in episode 13 when they absorb a flying gunmen,alowing Gurren Lagann to fly. Lagann can also fly (though they don't discover this for a bit). Gurren Lagann was mentioned to have some form of shield in episode 3, yet even when it's still damaged it can take a Hell of a beating. Yet its most famous move that I wish to discus with you, for more more than one reason.


In which Gurren Lagann traps its foe with two sunglass boomerangs, creates a colossal drill about 10 times bigger than itself and launches itself at it's enemy in order to leave a large hole in it and blow it up. So, it pulls a mammoth drill out of nowhere, lifts it up, then flies through the air with this and smashes through its foe, who is umptly blown to tiny little bits.

Notice the galaxy in the background, a hint of what's to come...
Cool robots don't look at explosions..!

No, let me discus the Giga Drill a bit deeper....

First many spikes come out...
Then they fuse into one big spike...
Then it-wait, WHAT?!

Do you stop to think how a drill like that can fit inside it's body? Even the second stage is ridiculous. It'll have to be as thin as aluminium foil to fit in there. But if it was thin, it wouldn't be able to dig through its enemies without crumpling. The drill is even shown to be several at least feet thick or possibly even full in later episodes. This is more than just a strength feat - this is reality warping. This isn't the only reality warping feat of first stage Gurren Lagann; when Gurren and Lagann combine, Lagann repairs all of Gurrens damage (though Gurren returns to its damaged state afterwards).

Oh, and you thought Giga Drill was intense, did you?


Gurren Lagann is at the epicentre of the blast.
Do I even need to say anything?!

Previously General Thymilphs Dai-Gunzen, Dai-Gurren is essentially a walking battleship cross aircraft carrier (and the same in size), and base of operations to the good guys. First seen in episode 7, commenderred in episode 8 (though at no small cost). Team Gurren changed their name to Team Dai-Gurren after capturing it. Dai-Gurren has fallen off cliffs, taken on huge numbers and survived explosions that really should have destroyed it. It was adapted to fly in between episodes 13 and 14. In episode 12 though it was adapted to swim across the ocean, where thus I'll provide another feat...

Dai Gurren fires upon General Adene at point blank range, while Gurren Lagann destroys her submarine fortress.
The blast at it's begining is still enough to dwarf Dai-Gurren.
Dai-Gurren is soon engulfed by a big upheaval of water.
The blast expands...
From space/high atmosphere...
Notice a tiny dot on the wave?

Of all the surfing jokes to use...Team Dai-Gurren sacrifice the walking warship in order to defeat the Spiral King. Helping Gurren Lagann, it blasts a hole through Tepplins hammer, and letting Simon & Nia get to the Spiral King. This however ruins it, so they jetison the main body (blowing up a lot more of the hammer) and fall away to safety. Dai-Gurrens fighting days are over, but the fighting days of team Dai-Gurren are nowhere near done.

The mighty Tepplin reaches out for Gurren Lagann
Gurren Lagann attacks, but is unable to even scratch Tepplin.
Not to be defeated, Gurren Lagann rides Dai-Gurren with giga drill.
Tepplin compared to Dai-Gurren (NOTE: Tepplin is freaking huge).
Dai-Gurren pierces the hammer!
They fire all cannons...
And blow a hole all the way through! It ejects its front half, Gurren Lagann still on it (in order to reach Lord Genome quicker).
Dai-Gurren is highly damaged in the process though...
So, it ghetisons again and leaves a final gift for the Spiral King...
The remains of Dai-Gurren fall/float to safety, where team Da-Gurren wait for Simon, Nia, Roshiu & Boota to return.

And finally, it jumps at least a kilometre into the sky just kick Cytromantrair airship fortress. Twice!

Arc Gurren Lagann & Space King Kittan

The next step up in size-scale for Gurren Lagann is the Arc Gurren Lagann. Arc Gurren Lagann is a city-sized Gunmen many kilometres tall that was created when Gurren Lagann combined with Arc Gurren Lagann (according to the guide book, it's as big as Toyko, which is 90km). Arc Gurren is a ship kept by Lord Genome under Tepplin, which was discovered by Roshiu when Bio Computer Lord Genome told him of it. Arc Gurren is first seen in episode 19 (or 20), yet it truly gets to shine in episode 22...

Gurren drills towards Arc Gurren, dragging the giant Mugunn with it.
The Mugunns collide as Gurren LAgann combines with Arc Gurren.
Birth of Arc Gurren Lagann...
Arc Gurren Lagann is so big that Gurren Lagann is its pilot.
The Mugunns are blown to bits, and Arc Gurren Lagann is revealed!
Control room of Arc Gurren gets a good view of everything.
The two giant Mugunns reform and combine into one last Super Mugunn.
The Giant Mugunn begins its offensive, while Arc Gurren Lagann powers up.
Full Power Punch!
Though the Mugunn is alot bigger, Arc Gurren Lagann has no problem handling it.
Simon gives the Mugunn a taste of his space-time shattering punch!
(See above)
The Mugunn is flung upwards and grates against the fabric of space (not sure how that's possible)...
The Mugunn breaks though space to the other side of time!
Huge explosion follows suit.
Other lesser Gunmen bask in Arc Gurren Laganns glory.
Arc Gurren Lagann and the other Gunmen work together to delay the Moon fall and push the Moon back into orbit. Whether it is capable of doing this or no is never revealed, as the Moon turns into Cathedral Terra soon afterwards and flies back to its natural orbit.
Arc Gurren right next to the damaged Tepplin, showing that they are similar in size. Tepplin has previously been establised to be many kilometres tall, which makes Arc Gurren Lagann a similar size (though I would say slightly smaller).

They punched the vacuum of space and it broke. Do I even need to say how impossible this is? Or is it impossible? Anyway screw physics seems to be one of the big morals in Gurren Lagann, and that's not even the best example of the manipulation of nothingness. Arc Gurren Lagann returns in episode 24 briefly for more action on the combat scene, though unfortunately not for long.

Two colossal Anti Spiral dreadnaughts arrive, baring the way and spawning a ridiculous number of mass produced enemies, each city sized.
Arc Gurren Lagann leads the charge.
While the others fight the mass production unites, Arc Gurren Lagann blasts through and attacks one of the Dreadnaughts (otherwise known as the Ashtanga) head on.
Arc Gurren Laganns Giga Drill.

Arc Gurren Lagann fails to pierce the Ashtangas shiled, and Simon gets the idea of combining with Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren, so Arc Gurren Lagann doesn't get much fighting time. Which is why I'll focus on Space King Kittan. King Kittan was created by Cathedral Terra after the prevention of the Moon fall yet before the attack on the Anti-Spiral homeworld. Like Arc Gurren Lagann, a smaller Gunmen is required to pilot the even bigger Gunmen while a pilot pilots the Gunmen.

Space King Kittan causes some huge explosions. No big fuss.
Space Beam!
Space Beam destroys a Hell of a lot of mass production units (take note that if Space King Kittan and the other Arc units are able to easily destroy countless mass production units with ease...just think about how big the explosions would be. If Arc Gurren Lagann is 90km tall, then some of these blasts could be planet busting.

I feel it's deserved to make a reference to the clown twins last stand (I couldn't remember their names)...

Outnumbered and taking damage, the Clown twins make one last sacrifice to protect Gimmy and Dary.
The Clowns have the last laugh!
The Clown Twins sacrifice themselves, taking hundreds of mass production units down with them in a matter of seconds (take in mind what I stated about their size earlier on.

Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren survives, and Arc Gurren Lagann gathers enough power to combine with it, but at that moment they hit a wall of liquid space and are engulfed in the cosmic ocean. Many mass production units arrive and attempt to push Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren into the depths to be crushed. Kittan goes out in Space King Kittan and Yoko goes out in Space Dayakaiser to get them off the hull.

And, now, Kittans final moment...

The Spiral Missle is fired towards the Spiral Death Field Machine, however...
It's crushed by the pressure of ultra dense space.
Kittan then volenteers to go out in Space King Kittan and deliver the blow himself. It seems like a suicide mission, but he plans to return.
Space King Kittan aproaches the Death Machine...
Using his drill, Kittan blows a hole in the Spiral Death Field Machines shield.
But Space King Kittan cannot handle the pressure of the unltra-dense space, and is crushed...
Those back on Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren begin to despair, before Yoko notices a smaller Spiral reading on the radar.
Despite Space King Kittans destruction, and being at the center of the blast, normal King Kittan emerges from the destruction for one final attack.
With a change of plan, Kittans makes a kamikazie run for the Spiral Death Field Machine.
Though not a part of King Kittan, Simons Giga Drill combines to become a part of King Kittan as if it where built like that in the factory. This is another example of reality warping

Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann/Cathedral Terra Lazengunn

King Kittan goes Giga Drill (see what I said erlier about Giga Drill)
King Kittan and his Giga Drill vanish as they speed off towards the Spiral Death Field Machine. Judging by it's size compared to King Kittan and Space King Kittan, I would say it's the size of of small planet. Kittan destroys it not with Space King Kittan, but normal King Kittan, exceding the power of Space King Kittan in the smaller gumen.
Kittans eyes are now spirals similar to Lord Genomes. Chances are he's now as powerful as Lord Genome was, maybe even stronger.
Kittan destroys the Spiral Death Field Machine, yet loses his life in the process. The dense space converts back to Spiral Energy, which is absorbed and harnessed by Simon and Team Dai-Gurren to create...

Though it's unknowingly seen from the first episode as the Moon (as well as being in the prologue of the show), Cathedral Terra shows its true colours in episode 22, when Simon & Viral stop the Moon fall by transforming the fake Moon back into Cathedral Terra. As suggested, Cathedral Terra, or Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren, is a planet-sized Gunmen the size of the Moon. Even before it's transformation into Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann, Cathedral Terra has shown some great feats such as speed, strength, teleportation of itself & others and impressive mass production.

Anti-Spiral Moon
Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren is able to withstand the pressures of ultra dense space (though it only just managed to do so).
Rosiu is about to atone for his sins, and Simon and Kinon plan to stop him.
Lord Genome detects that Gurren Lagann is in a rush, and does the honour of teleporting them.
Gurren Lagann uses perceptual teleportation to reach Roshiu.
Gurren Lagann arrives.
Let's see you grit those teeth!
Super Galaxy Dai-Gurrens factory is mentioned to have a downrightscary production rate, creating upgraded Gunmen for all Team Dai-Gurren as well as countless Super Grapearls in only a few days.
Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren takes a blast from a ridiculously big missile (though it's not a direct hit, and wouldn't have survived another).
Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren teleports into the Anti-Spiral dimension
Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren spams thousands of missiles to take on the Anti-Spirals
Using dimensional anchors and only 50% power, Cathedral Terra drags the real Moon back into existance, as not to effect the Earths environment when it leaves for the final battle.

Despite showing massive power, Lord Genome states in episode 24 that converted to human form, Super Galaxy Dai Gurren would be even more powerful. So Gurren Lagann/Arc Gurren Lagann attempt to combine with it. Just when they have it and are about to transform, Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren is submerged in the Spiral Death sea. After Kittan destroys the Spiral Death Field Machine, the ultra dense space converts back to the Spiral Power of previously defeated Spiral races. Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren happily drinks it up...

Massive amounts of Spiral energy are released after the destruction of the Spiral Death Field Machine.
Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren sets up to transform. For real this time.
Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren transforms...
The power of the mammoth Gunman causes a storm on the space sea.
Out from the Sea rises one machine equal to the Gods!
Despite it's transformation, the Ashtanga dreadnaughts still dwarf it to a ridiculous amount.
Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann starts by clawing one of the Ashtanga in the face with drill fingers. As the Moon is over a quarter of the size of the Earth (the Moon has a diameter of about 3400km, and the Earth has one of around 12,000km), this would made the Anti-Spiral Dreadnaughts not only many times bigger than the Moon, but many times bigger than the Earth too. Judging by this picture and the picture above, I would say it's easily the size or Uranus or Neptune.
The Ashtanga retaliate by throwing planets at the Gunmen (yes, planets).
Just one of these planets thrown at the Earth would be enough to destroy it.
However, the planets don't even scratch Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann!
So Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann pulls out its boomerang sunglasses and throws it at the Ashtanga.
It's split in two and destroyed! (Remeber in episodes 24 and 25 that they couldn't even scratch the dreadnaughts?)
The remaining Ashtanga fires probability missiles at Super Galaxy...
These bypass the shield and hit it! (In episode 24, Lord Genome said that they where unable to take another direct hit).
Simon creates a ridiculously bendydrill to hit the last Ashtanga with. As drills can't bend, I'd say this is a combination of reality warping and toon force.
However, the Ashtanga escapes time/space before they can hit it.
But due to the power of Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann, they don't even have to aim and they'll still hit their target, even though it's not even in space or time!
They target every location in the near past and future...
Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann fires missiles in every dirrection.
The missiles time travel...
(Judging by Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann, the blast could have easily destroyed the Earth.)
Meanwhile, the power of a micro cosmos is building up inside Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann...
The final Dreadnaught emerged highly damaged from a portal. It wouldn't take much to finish it off...
Simon however decides to take no chances. He finishes the final Dreadnaught of with Super Galaxy Giga Drill!
As an estimate, the explosion following is big enough to destroy Jupiter or Saturn. Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann is at the center of the blast.
When the ruins clear, Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann is the last player on the field!

Shortly after that the Anti-Spiral lock Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann and its crew in the Multiversal Labyrinth. I Feel that Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann's true potential is never shown. Yet it has transformed before, a thousand years ago when it was still Cathedral Terra. Shown from Parrallel Works 8, which has been stated to be the only cannon Parallel Work. After discovering that the overuse of Spiral Power would lead to the Spiral Nemesis, Young Genome turns on his fellow Spiral Warriors...

Lazengunn approaches Tepplin to combine with it and Cathedral Terra.


Cathedral Terra transforms...

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Into Cathedral Terra Lazengunn!
Yet Young Genome finds himself outnumbered by his former allies (whether they are a mix of Spiral Races or just humans I'm not sure).
Yet he has no problem with this, and readiesCathedral Terra's giga drill...
With no effort at all, he destroys the entire amarda with his Giga Drill.
Even going after the straddlers, before returning to Earth as its tyranical protector and the Spirl King.

The final and greatest incarnation of Gurren Lagann, and with no intent to go out with a whimper, is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Battleship-sized, city-sized and even planet-sized are not enough. No, Simon and his companions want to finish this off with something big. And they don't fail to deliver. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is galaxy-sized! It makes its grand appearance for the grand finale.

Team Dai-Gurren take off...
Gurren Lagann enters Arc Gurren Lagann...
Arc Gurren Lagann enters Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann...
The newly created Lagann units rush towards Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann to prepare for what's next...
Brief ensigma of Kamina's flag...
Zooms out to the Anti-Spiral prison planet (which is big enough to house the Moon)...
Zooms out to the planets Star System...
Zooms out to nearby Star Systems...
From which emerges Tengen Toppa...
But biggest of all their spirits...

Incase you couldn't tell from that ridiculously obvious scale out sequence, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is the size of a galaxy. Infact, on the official website it's officially stated to be bigger than the Milky Way (the Milky Way is said to be 100,000 light years across). I've even heard Tengen Toppa is 10 million light years tall. But however big it is, it has one final challenge to face...

As no one had ever escaped the Multiversal Labyrinth or created a galaxy-sized cosmic machine god to fight them, the Anti-Spiral decides to fight and defeat Team Dai-Gurren by their rules in a fair fight in order to bring utter despair. To do so they create the Granzeboma (or Grandzabomia), which is actually sightly bigger than Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann takes its first step. A single step usually isn't much, but when you're at least a million light-years tall it does mean something. That single step would have been more than enough to grind the Milky Way out of existance without even trying, as well as to move thousands of light-years forward in a single step.
And then it starts to run...
Now Tengen Toppa is sprinting with all its might towards the Anti-Spiral, you can only imagine how many times faster than light it's travellinf if it exceeded lightspeed by several thousand with a single step.
The two foes meet and collide...
During the first part of the battle Tengen Toppa is thrown around by the Anti-Spiral (literally in some cases).
The Grandzabomia speedblitz's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann so fast that it's arms are a blur; just think how fast they are moving...
The Anti-Spiral tell Team Gurren their chances of success, and the Anti-Spiral don't lie...
The Anti-Spiral throws two galaxies at Tengen Toppa. Not big deal in Gurren Lagann.
The Granzeboma destroys multiple galaxies by kicking Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann through them.
The energies given off in the battle are so powerful that a Space-Time Fold is created, clearly showing the Earth (though magnified).
The Anti-Spiral take this chance to grab the Earth and destroy it. The Granzeboma's arm briefly leaves the Anti-Spiral Pocket Dimension and enters real space (Roshiu and Kinon back this up by talking of massive perceptual teleportation readings).
However, with everything they care for now in danger, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's fighting effort hugely increases. Dayaka uses a Super Dimensional Anchor (as was used to drag the Moon back into existance, only that was just a Dimentional Anchor) to drag the Anti-Spirals back into their own dimension and hurl them away from the Earth!
Now Tengen Toppa is strong enough to go hand-to-hand with the Anti-Spirals, their determination making them stronger each minute. They state that they'd even stop the Spiral Nemesis.
The Anti-Spiral is now utterly fed up with Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and humanity, and decides to finish it, once and for all.
Grabbing two galaxies, the Granzeboma rub them together and create a gaugartuan amount of power...
It's of importance to note that the English version states this attack is "on par with the birth of the Universe!"
It's not just like a Big Bang; it is a Big Bang.
As Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is assulted with the Infinity Big Bang Storm, galaxies are spun into creation instantly. The attack is easily powerful enough to destroy galactic clusters and create a new Universe (in another Universe they created).
Lazengunn breaks free of Tengen Toppa!
Lord Genome leaps in front of the attack, whci appears to destroy him. But this is all a part of his plan...
The Infinity Big Bang Storm is nulified by Lord Genome and converted to Spiral Energy!
Lord Genome, converted to Spiral Engergy, demands that Simon take the drill. So he takes it and Tengen Toppa eats it, increasing their power even more.
The final clash!
Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann rushes out of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and Arc Gurren Lagann out of Super Galaxy, and Gurren Lagann out of Arc, then Gurren throwns Lagann at the Anti-Spiral...
If this is the way i's ment to be, do you promise to protect the Universe?
The Anti-Spiral are destroyed,and the Spiral Races of the galaxy celebrate their new freedom. The Anti-Spiral pocket Universe ceases to exist, returning Team Dai-Gurren to real space and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann back to where it can from. (Note the shape of the explosion; look familiar to an earlier Gainax show?)

The Spiral Races form an alliance to prevent the Spiral Nemesis in the years to follow. Gainax has since confirmed that Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann can survive outside the Anti-Spiral dimension, as it creates the Super Spiral Space within itself (as well as some other fun facts). As a final note on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, many are curious to what Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is made of. In the movie version, it's revealed to be made of flesh, as it's torn to pieces by the Anti-Spiral.

The Granzeboma ripping away at Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa is torn to bloody pieces.

You thought Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann was the biggest? Didn't we all? This one is...well who knows how big. Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, unfortunately, gets the shortest screen time, only appearing for a few minutes at the end of the second movie. But by no means did it leave a small impact. There's even a rumour that it's Kamina ressurected...

After Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann was torn to pieces in the movie, each pilot got his own Tengen Toppa unit, forming the Tengen Toppa Brigade! After absorbing the Infinity Big Bang Storm, they combine again into something much greater; Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!
The Granzeboma compared with Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Laganns foot.
Not to be outdone, the Anti-Spiral grows even bigger than Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann in the Neo-Granzeboma.
The two foes now transend mechas or robots. They have become Gods.
Neo-Grandzabomia's drill tearing through space. The galaxies are the size of its finger nails.
Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann meets the drill with its own, with enough power to destroy countless galaxies like leaves in an inferno.


If Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann wasn't big enough, it unleashes its Giga Drill Breaker, which is about 100 times bigger than it. The Anti-Spiral create their own Giga Drill Breaker. The two rush towards each other at unimaginable speeds.
The two collide! The colossal forces of the two ridiculous Giga Drills meeting causes a black hole to form between them and suck in nearby galaxies at speeds billions of times faster than light. In ten seconds, the entire Universe is destroyed.
Soon the only thing remaining are the two mortal enemies, locked in combat.

To help confirm some of my feats, I have a scan from the official Gurren Lagann Guide Book of the size scales.

As you can see, the size scale compares Gurren Lagann to a human, Arc Gurren Lagann to what someone on Anime Vice translated to be Tokyo, Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann to the Moon and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann to a galaxy; as for Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, I'm not sure if it's in the book or not. It also states that Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is many million times bigger than a Moon-sized Gunmen. If someone can read Japanese and accurately translate the whole thing out, it would be very much appreciated.

And an amazing Toon Force feat, to show that Gurren Lagann really doesn't give a damn about physics...

What the flag of England should be...

A few Green Lantern feats...

No. No he didn't.

Well, I hope you found that educational, as I put a lot of effort into it. Chances are I'll be back to post more feats soon. One day I may do another respect thread. I remember someone saying that Dark Souls was only street level...