I has a new hero

I’ve been catching up on my Gainax of late.

I finished Mahoromatic a couple of weeks ago and liked it; the last episode was a series of “HUH?” moments but the actual conclusion was quite satisfying.

Thing is, though, I watched the first half of the show and then there was a month-long break while I was waiting for the priced-down release of “Something More Beautiful” to be released.

In that month, I started on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, then took a break for Something More Beautiful, and I’ve now gotten back to it.

I haven’t finished it yet – I still have four episodes to go – but I rather expect that the show, which went to 11, as the kids say, VERY early on, will make it to a solid 15 or 16 by the time the end credits roll, finally putting an end for all time to the idea that the dial should stop at 10.

Right now, I think it’s at a 14.  I’m just saying, that’s all…

Anyway, the whole thing about having a new hero has nothing, in fact, to do with the actual characters of the show, no matter their assorted heroic traits.

I don’t even know the name of my new hero, but I will describe them for you:

My new hero is whichever hard-working Gainax animator took a character who typically dresses like this…


…and decided to put her in THIS outfit for an episode:


Allow me the luxury of going into full-on-Bette-Midler-mode when I say the following:

You, sir, YOU are the wind beneath my wings.

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