For February over at Borderline Hikkomori, for the 14 days up until Valentine’s Day, we’d talk about our favorite pairings, and why we loved them. I decided I’d continue the tradition over here, as it’s something I quite liked. Note that shipping wank with be dealt with the rolling of eyes, and laughing.
For Day 1, in the light of the new Gurren Lagann movie, I’m going to talk about my second favorite pairing in Gurren Lagann, Kittah/Yoko.
I know, I know, why Kittan and not Kamina? A lot of it may be that while I see the parallels between Kamina and Kittan, with their similar personality and GAR tendencies, I find not only Kittan a better developed character, but I found the relationship between Yoko and Kittan also had better development. Yoko and Kamina was the stereotypical tsundere girl relationship, and fairly predictable. Kittan and Yoko was not expected, but also slowly built up with conversations between them.
Due to the way the relationship was developed between Kittan and Yoko, the chemistry that was growing between the characters was strong, and felt real. Unfortunately, this made his death more tragic…Kittan was the second of Yoko’s doomed loves. After confessing his love for her, he dies, and joins the large Gurren Lagann graveyard.
That is my defense to why I support Kittan and Yoko rather then Kamina and Yoko. A realistic non-cliché relationship.
In the end though, maybe I just like the underdog. Especially one that never really got the girl.
Also, I have not watched the movie yet. No movie spoilers please. ❤
Edit: If you’re a commenter here to inform me that this is ridiculous because Yoko can only have feelings for Kamina, get out. At this point, Kamina has been dead for seven years, the girl is allowed to move on and have feelings for other people. I’m really NOT interested in hearing why my ship is wrong and yours is right.