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Similarites of Attacks and Other between Mai-Hime and TTGL (did TTGL do it on purpose?)

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Post by midori's crazy398 on Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:11 pm

Hey guys, just now I watched a video of Midori performing the first Spiral Dasher in the Mai-Hime series, and it instantly reminded me of the first Giga Drill Break in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Here's the two side by side for comparison:

Spiral Dasher:



Giga Drill Break:



Now, Mai-Hime came out in 2004, three years  before TTGL's vintage of 2007. Obviously by 2007, the series had gained a large viewing and following, due to it's age. The small similarities and references made in TTGL might imply that it's creator's watched Mai-Hime and drew some influence from it. Here's another hint of this, look at Midori's cape,pause at 2:00 in the video, (in particular, the back side and it's design/layout) then look at Kamina's cape:

Midori in the Cake Wars



Kamina

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Also, there is the matter of HiME's being able to use HiME Star power/Control the HiME Star after surviving the Carnival (which is technically called Festival in the JP version, but I digress), and the usage of Spiral Power in TTGL and being able to power objects using it.
In addition, the idea of using weapons that grow stronger based on the amount of power being used (note how Duran grew huge once Natsuki's resolve and love for Shizuru is fully realized, and then compare that to Gurren Lagann's drill being unbreakable in the final battle against the Anti Spirals because it was full of Simon's resolve. Also, in the beginning of the series, Lagann refused to start up for Simon unless Simon was filled with the belief and resolve to fight.)  , is present in both shows, also, Gakutenou's color scheme and parts of it's design look like they could be matched to Gurren Lagann

Gakutenou

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Gurren Lagann

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Lastly, there is the in-series fact shown in both shows, that only a handful of people can actually use HiME Star power and Spiral Power. These select few are then able to use their abilities with the aid of mecha-like and mecha creatures/robots.

All in all I think TTGL may have paid a subtle homage to Mai-Hime with a least a few things being included to tie the two together.
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Post by GAP on Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:54 pm

I am not sure if I can answer this but I do know that the Mai series is a magical girl series as well as a shonen series. In most battle shonen they always call their attacks and do very similar things in other shows.
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Post by midori's crazy398 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:41 pm

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Yeah I've kinda come to realize by now that this was a kinda dumb idea Dx Nevermind~
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Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:56 pm

midori's crazy398 wrote:^
Yeah I've kinda come to realize by now that this was a kinda dumb idea Dx  Nevermind~

Not a dumb idea at all. Even the smallest similarity between our franchise and another is worthy of mention. Leave your thread alone, Mi-Cray.

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