Or the prelude to 40%* if you will. After the climatic battle against the Anti Spirals in the previous episode, the crew return to Earth to make preparations for their final stand against their greatest foe. Viral officially joins the Gurren Brigade and is welcomed with open arms. Despite having emerged victorious with minimal casualties, Rossiu is disheartened and leaves everyone behind to visit his birthplace.
Better times... ;_;
Best explanation ever.
Kinon informs Simon about this and they both set out looking for him, fearing the worse. We move over to Rossiu who meets up with his old village chief, and laments about humanity. They both talk about the holy scriptures that was handed to him back then and Rossiu commented about how he is unable to read them because they don't match any ancient alphabets in his database, and dismisses it as nothing but a mere joke. Uh, you can't read it so it's crap? Lawl.
After that fleeting moment, Rossiu proceeds to do what he came back for in the first place, which is end it all.
Unfortunately, Simon arrives in time to sock him with one, which is long overdue to say the least. With Simon talking some sense into Rossiu, the latter becomes likable again, this time with Kinon to go with it.
This show has just got so many quotable lines!
Rossiu's popularity rating just went up by 32%
With that crisis averted, the crew makes final preparations to leave, although Rossiu stays behind to manage things on Earth. After a short briefing and a farewell, we see the Gurren Brigade in space, on the Terra Cathedral, now known as the Hyper Galaxy Dai-Gurren, with a costume change to boot!
As you can see for yourself, the final arc begins next week, and this being Gainax, I wonder if things are going to end well. In any case, remember the 40%? Rumors have it that 40% of the show's total budget went towards animating the last 3 episodes, so we can expect something really out of the ordinary and of high quality. Shin out.