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Break-Through Heaven Gurren Lagann
|Chapters at MH:||9|
|Releases at MH:||0|
|Writer(s):||GAINAX and NAKASHIMA Kazuki|
|Serialized in:||Dengeki Daioh|
|Published by:||ASCII Media Works|
|Translators:||2 (Click here to view)|
Gurren Lagann takes place in a fictional future in which human beings have been forced under Earth's surface and live in isolated subterranean civilizations. These "villages" have no contact with the surface world or other villages. Because frequent earthquakes damage infrastructure, the villages must constantly extend deeper into the earth—individuals relegated to this task are known as "diggers".
Jeeha Village is the home of Simon, a fourteen-year-old digger who was orphaned when his parents were killed in an earthquake. Although Simon is respected by the village elders as the best of the diggers, he is ostracized by his peers. Simon discovers a special drill key deep in the ground and is soon recruited by an eccentric fellow orphan named Kamina into his group the "Gurren Brigade". Kamina dreams of the surface world, which he once visited as a child, though he had to return home as he was too young to survive there.