@Pokestick - Agreed, he's the manliest there ever was. So manly that he has his own bathroom.
@-Lapris- - In reality, he's not supposed to be the manliest man alive. They laud him as such, but he's really just a kid that oversteps his bounds and had far too many faults to truly be a man, hence why he depends on Simon.
Actually, the first time I watched TTGL, I really didn't like it that much. I was never a fan of Deus ex Machina and "SPIRIT!!!!", and this one kinda relished in it, so much that at various points I even turned my TV off. I did finish it, though. It was my fault from looking at it from a mostly serious perspective, I should have liked it at least a little more than I did.
...Then I watched it thematic perspective (well, when I say "it", I mean Gurren-hen and Lagann-hen) and I practically fell in love. I never really expected Gainax to make any sort of coherent (or subtle) thematic series, not after Eva and This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, but TTGL is THEMATIC GENIUS.
I've watched You Are (Not) Alone, and it wasn't bad; I certainly didn't feel bored watching it, and the reskinning made it look fantastic. I have You Can (Not) Advance, but I've yet to watch it. I will in time, but I have to watch Metropolis and the rest of the Conan movies first (since I said I'd finish them all in the span of a year).
Which reminds me, I heavily recommend Captured in her Eyes (movie 4), that one, in my opinion, is the best of the movies. Then again, I watched that one first (since I'd already seen the earlier ones in prior years), so I don't know if it's current, but of the ones I've seen, that was the only one that I remember striking me the way it did.
...And while I'm on the subject...how is Conan still a kid? I mean, I know he has an Ash complex and doesn't age (not canonically), but what's strange is that the world around him evolves. For instance, in the beginning he was using a payphone because cell phones weren't around, in fact, often times the lack of cell phones was pretty pivotal because he would have to get to payphones to call various people. Now he has a cell phone. And there are LCD/LED TVs. And cable. And he's still the same age. Wat.
YA(N)A is, while really good looking, still practically a retelling of the original series. It's in the second film things are starting to go way out of the boundaries and change the story completely. In a really flipping good way. So looking forward to when the third film is subbed.