14-year-old Simon

Simon (シモン Shimon) is best known as the central protagonist to the anime and manga series Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. At the start of the series, this young boy was about 14 years of age and was just considered one of the best diggers at Jeeha Village. Simon was also very short for his age and unassuming, which is a similar character trait borrowed from Shinji Ikari from another one of Gainax's hit series Neon Genesis Evangelion. As the series progress, Simon becomes more of a fearless leader just after Kamina, another one of Jiha Village's natives, was killed in Episode 8 when Thymilph, one of the Spiral King's Four Supreme Generals, ultimately stabbed him... However, Gainax (and presumably fans) has confirmed that one of the protagonists of the series, Yoko Littner, is the individual behind this massacre, having kissed those who died a while after. Kamina's death has apparently made Simon stronger and more determined as he fought off the likes of Lordgenome ("Spiral King") and even the Anti-Spiral by himself.


  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (anime)
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (manga)
  • Gurren Lagann the Movie: Childhood's End
  • Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars
  • Gurren Lagann OVA
  • Otoko Do-ahou! Gurren Lagann (as "Hotta Shimon")
  • Otoko Ippiki Gurren Lagann (as "Hotta Shimon")
  • Otoko-gumi dayo! Gurren Lagann (as "Hotta Shimon")

Crossover Appearances

Chou Super Robot Wars

Simon appears along with the rest of the Team Dai-Gurren, piloting the Gurren Lagann, Arc-Gurren Lagann, Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, playable mechas in the game, the two latter are unlocked later on as Story Mode progresses.

Anime Fighting Jam II: Berserk=Age

Simon appears as a playable character in the game.

Gurren Lagann X G Gundam

Simon appears one of the playable characters, piloting the Gurren, Gurren Lagann, Arc-Gurren Lagann, Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Gamecom vs. Capcom 2

He would appear as a guest playable character or in a cameo (the former might be mainly considered, instead).


  • Simon is voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara and Yuri Lowenthal in Japanese and English, respectively.
  • He is also the bearer of Boota, a pig mole who has incredible amounts of Spiral Power.