I stumbled over this scene from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (EP6) again and realized it contains a lot more references than I initially realized.

The bunny girls seem to reference characters from other Gainax shows. I recgonize some of them as listed below, but for some I have no idea. I'm also not sure which ones are references at all and which ones are just generic; maybe I labelled too many. The labels are consistent over all pictures.

https://i.imgur.com/Jk163fJ.png https://i.imgur.com/txzSJri.png https://i.imgur.com/7W1aZt2.png https://i.imgur.com/kzzm1wC.png

  1. Nono (Diebuster)
  2. Asuka (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  3. Lal'C (Diebuster)
  4. Mahoro (Mahoromatic) thanks ʞɹɐzǝɹ and Jon Lin
  5. Rei (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  6. Probably Anna (He is my master) thanks Jon Lin
  7. Aki (Abenobashi) thanks ʞɹɐzǝɹ and Jon Lin
  8. Reiko (Gunbuster) thanks Jon Lin
  9. Jung (Gunbuster)
  10. ?
  11. Misato (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  12. Maybe Owner (Ebichu) or Yukino (His and Her Circumstances) thanks Jon Lin
  13. A second Jung?
  14. Maybe Izumi (He is my master) or Miyuki (Mahoromatic) thanks Jon Lin
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    4 is Mahoro from Mahoromatic.
    – кяαzєя
    Jan 13, 2015 at 20:10
  • @ʞɹɐzǝɹ Thanks! Guess I didn't find her, because it's a joint between Gainax and Shaft.
    – mivilar
    Jan 13, 2015 at 20:15
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    7 is Ms. Aki from Abenobashi.
    – кяαzєя
    Jan 13, 2015 at 21:09
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    @Clockwork-Muse yeah, Rei is frighteningly out of character. The boobs are pretty uniform, I guess they wanted to be fair ;) The scene also has some serious gainaxing. That would've been difficult for some, if they kept the canon sizes.
    – mivilar
    Jan 15, 2015 at 18:39
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    @mivilar maybe not, remember there is a Rei who's far more social than the regular one. we see her at the end of the original Evangelion Anime where we see that alternate universe where Shinji and Asuka are siblings and there's no Evas
    – Memor-X
    Jan 15, 2015 at 21:10

1 Answer 1

  • 4 is Mahoro Ando from Mahoromatic
  • 6, Anna Kurauchi (He is my Master) is the only prominent GAINAX character I know with that color hair and hairstyle
  • 7 is Aki from Abenobashi
  • 8 is Reiko Kashiwara from Gunbuster
  • 10 ???
  • 12 possibly the "Owner" from Ebichu or Yukino from His and Her Circumstances because she sometimes wears her hair that way
  • 14 possibly Sakura Miyuki from Mahoromatic?

Most likely they're just random girls as there's really nothing that can accurately identify them like clothing or eye color.

  • Thanks! I added the info above. Do you happen to have a picture of Yukino with her hair that far back? I couldn't really find one (Maybe this?). In any case, I agree that many might be random girls. I'll leave this running for a bit longer but if no one else jumps in I'll accept your answer.
    – mivilar
    Jan 13, 2015 at 23:45
  • @mivilar Well, ones similar to that, where she's got her bangs kind of pulled back with a hair band.
    – Jon Lin
    Jan 14, 2015 at 0:21

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