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- Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's something about the way the artist draws Simon here that endears him to me and makes me not care that she draws him with everyone, I'm happy to look at whatever she wanted to draw because it's just so much fun. She's got a really nice style, very bright, shiny colors with clean lines that make everything very solid and nice to look at. Even the sketches were really fun to go through and there was certainly quite a lot of art tucked away on this site. The site might not be for everyone, but it made me love Simon just that much more and the art really was kinda seriously pretty. (Kamina/Simon, Roshiu/Simon, pretty much everyone/Simon.)


- Tales of the Abyss/Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It took me awhile to even realize there was ToA fanart on this site, it's a bit difficult to navigate, but the art is interesting enough that I wanted to recommend it anyways. The artist uses a lot of shiny CG tones, a lot of golds and reds, and it makes for some really pretty and/or interesting ToA art and it's not always my favorite, but... well, the doujinshi on the site show that the artist certainly has a lot of talent in drawing the characters at the very least. And! If you go through the diary blog to find the Gurren Lagann art... a lot of it is really pretty and I enjoyed going through all of it (especially since the artist occasionally draws Yoko, too! and the rest of the cast!), but the real novelty is Simon/Kamina. Granted, it's usually older!Simon, but still. I didn't think I'd ever see that! I had to rec it just for that little brain-breaking wtf bit. <3 There's more Kamina/Simon than the other way around, but all of it is nicely drawn and I had fun. Also, her older!Simon is hot. That's enough for me. XD (A lot of yaoi for Tales of the Abyss, some Kamina/Simon, some Simon/Kamina, some other yaoi, a little gen for Gurren Lagann.)


- Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I tend to save all of the fanart I see/like into personal folders, just for my own collection, and there are some sites that are a real bitch to save from. Depending on how pretty the art is, I may go through a lot of effort to save copies or I might just glance through the gallery and decide it's not worth my time. This site proved to be kind of a bitch to save from, I had to go through far more page sources than I would have liked, but I thought each and everyone of the main gallery art was worth it. There's a lot of talent here, the illustrations look very professional. They're not completely in the same style as canon, but they have a similar feel to them, a lot of details and very strong lines, bright colors. Plus, there are group illustrations that look fantastic, they're in poster-style and are really great. This was an excellent site. (....a little bit of almost every pairing you may or may not have seen in canon, both het and yaoi. If I had to pick one, it'd be Kamina/Simon, though.)


- Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I am very easy for sites when they have fanart of Nia and Yoko in addition to having art of Kamina and Simon, because one of the things I liked best about Gurren Lagann was the relationships between all of the characters and how awesome they all were. The art on this site is often times extremely simple, there are broad lines that make for really cute images, but other times... the artist does something really interesting and cool with the art. Nearly all the Yoko illustrations are kinda seriously hot and Nia is so adorable. She can often draw Simon in really dramatic, cool poses. ....and other times she puts Simon in a dress. XDDD So, as is often the case, the site isn't going to be for everyone, but you'll probably find at least something there you'll like. (A little Kamina/Simon, a tiny smidge of Nia/Yoko, a little NSFW content, but there's a lot more gen than anything else.)


- Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Rossiu/Simon isn't my pairing of choice and, as of the time I'm writing this rec, I'm kind of still mad at him for certain things he's done/said, but... I can't deny that this art is very canon-esque and very cute. A few other things softened me up on the site--there's a really sweet Kamina+Simon illustration, there are some nice Simon illustrations in general, a handful of Tales of the Abyss images, and there was a really gorgeous illustration of Oswald from Odin Sphere--but it's still a solid site all around. Worth a look, especially if you're a fan of this pairing. (Some Rossiu/Simon, some gen.)


- Gurren Lagann - Permanent Blue [ Korean Fanart Site ] - I really liked this site almost immediately, right from the very first image of Kamina kneeling and holding Simon close. Partly because there was so much emotion in that image even when you couldn't see their faces, because it was so touching and sweet, but also because that was some really kinda hot art. The flat colors/shading combined with the detailed art looks so cool with Gurren Lagann's style. It's probably my favorite piece on the site, but I did enjoy the rest of the art as well, the artist does some really neat things with a watercolor-esque style or sharp b&w sketches or just cute little doodles. And I love that, even when it's mostly a yaoi site, there are a couple of adorable Simon/Nia illustrations, too! ♥ Totally worth checking out, I think. (Some Kamina/Simon, some Rossiu/Simon, maybe a little other, some gen. Occasional NSFW content, but they're usually labelled.)


- Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm not sure how much this site is going to appeal to people who aren't already fans of the show, because I was going through the Code Geass section first and not much of the art really caught me. Of course, it was mostly of characters I didn't care about, I only stopped to look at the occasional Euphemia illustration (that were indeed lovely), but with Gurren Lagann, I took to the site from the first page. Of course, the first page has Viral cosplaying as Asuka from Evangelion, which totally made me LOL, so I might be easy to please. ♥ But I genuinely liked the site, I liked the sketches of pretty much all the main characters, I liked the concept of drawing the meccha as humans, I loved how totally adorable Nia is on this site. I really liked the site. <3 (Maybe some implications of pairings, but nothing I'm going to warn for, it's a pretty gen site.)


- Gurren Lagann - AAP [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's something very appealing to me about this artist's style, something in the way it's very clean and almost simple, using the bright, solid colors that are similar to the anime's pallet. And, sure, sometimes the illustrations can look almost too simplified, but other times (especially when the artist draws Kamina and Simon in the same picture), it looks really fantastic. And I really like the artist's take on Simon's outfit from the final battle, he looks really good in it here. Also, you can see that the artist really does have talent when looking at her b&w comics, the lines of them are very nice. I'm really quite fond of this site! ♥ (Some Kamina/Simon, some Simon/everyone, some gen.)


- Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, man, what cute art! This artist draws an utterly adorable Nia, very cutesy and it's almost sort of... I mean, there's kind of a shota/loli feel to the site? And yet their art is still really adorable so I kept going through the galleries. I tend to like their art of the characters' younger selves because they look more in tune with the designs and because there's one of Simon in those days after episode 8, where he has the dark look on his face and the circles under his eyes and it looks really cool. Or the one of Nia in festival kimono, holding a thing of cotton candy, and she is SO CUTE. So, while there's some shota and loli on the site (be careful of where you click if you're in a public space), there's also some really adorable stuff that makes the site worth it. (Both het and yaoi, no real themes, some NSFW content.)


- Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I admit, I skimmed a lot on this site, especially the earlier art, because it's often a little too cutesy for my personal tastle. It's not terrible, just not my thing. But every once in awhile, there would be a super-cute illustration that hit me just the right way, especially because Simon/Nia is so cute on this site. It's almost chibi-esque at times, but the artist uses these cute pastel colors and it makes them look even younger than they are, but... yeah, so cute that I can't help liking a bunch of them. Plus. Cat ears. On Nia! So cute! <3 (Simon/Nia, a little other, a lot of gen.)


- Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, it's not that Viral fanart is super rare or anything, but it's not exactly abundant, either. Mostly, I'm content with the level of Viral fanart, since I can find a decent amount amongst all the sites I've been recommending, but it's still... it's still really nice to come across a site that seems to really enjoy the character and focuses on him the most on the site. There's not a ton of art, but what's here is really solid, well-drawn Viral stuff, stuff that's really fun, too. Dressing him up in Halloween costumes or a cute Simon/Viral comic (which also didn't hurt my feelings at all ♥) or one from his dream towards the end of the series. All of this was so much fun to go through. (Mostly gen, maybe a little bit Simon/Viral.)


- Gurren Lagann - AM 8:30 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Speaking of Viral sites with a little Simon/Viral, I didn't actually expect to find another one (at least not so soon afterwards), much less one I really kinda liked. There's a rather rough quality to the art here, but it works for a character like Viral, especially when he's all snarly and spazzy, it makes the art really kind of hot. A-also the artist kinda likes to tease the character, drawing him in skirts or putting his hair into pigtails, which is never not hilarious. ♥ Though, actually, I almost like the comics most of all, you can see how strong the artist's lines are, how much detail really goes into the art. A-also, there's porn. Really kind of hot porn. ♥ (Simon/Viral, everyone/Viral, some NSFW content.)


- Gurren Lagann - Hinakick Web [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'd previous recommended this site for other series (HP, Eva, FFVII, OP, I think), but the further I got into the galleries, the more I started finding art for other series. There's a page of Gurren Lagann art that's fabulous and maybe not a ton of it, but each one is so wonderfully done, so on a professional-looking level, that you don't really care. There's some wonderful stuff with Kamina and Simon just off having adventures and fun, then there's an adorable one with Yoko and Nia, and HOLY CRAP is the one of Kamina and kidlet!Simon and kidlet!Rossiu SO FREAKING CUTE. The artist also does the same thing here she does with nearly everything else--Simon/Rossiu is not a pairing that would occur much to me, but I'm eager to pounce on her images of them because they're still totally worth it. Most of the art leans more towards gen and, as long as you stick to the Gurren Lagann stuff, it's pretty work-safe (with one or two exceptions, which you might have scroll quickly past), so I really liked this site. (Mostly gen, but some Kamina/Simon that's really probably gen, a little Simon/Rossiu. Not entirely SFW.)





























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