Gurren Lagann is a mecha anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was originally broadcast in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann from April 1, 2007 to September 30, 2007. Due to Episode 6 being considered too risque to broadcast on Japanese television, it was heavily censored and this censored version was released worldwide. It wasn't until the release of the Director's Cut that a completely uncensored version of the show became available. When it aired on Sci-Fi in the United States, it used the censored version of episode 6 and sped up the show to include more ads. The Sci-Fi Asia dub also removed swear words. Crunchyroll streams the censored version of the show.


International censorship[]

  • Episode 6
    (The censored version turns the episode mostly into a clip show of past episodes.)
    1. Most of the scenes that show Yoko's breasts jiggling were cut.
    2. The scene that shows Gimmy naked with his exposed penis was cut.
    3. The scene that shows Kamina trying to peek on the girls who are in the hot spring was cut.
    4. The scene that shows Gimmy doing a kancho on Simon due to a misunderstanding what he means by "find a hole" was cut.
    5. The Beastman fooling Kamina into giving up Gurren by offering to remove the pixellation seemingly covering their nudity was cut.
    6. The Beastmen using a shock collar-like device on the girls was cut.

Asian censorship[]

Sci-Fi Asia[]

  • All international censorship applies.
  • The words "Damn" and "Hell" were changed to "Heck" and "Darn.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The Director's Cut is uncensored and can be found on Blu-ray disc releases.


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