Team Dai-Gurren is the team of human warriors founded by Kamina that makes up the entire hero cast of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. It was changed from its original name of Team Gurren after many new members joined in Episode 7. It is also called the Dai-Gurren Brigade.
Team Gurren was co-founded by Kamina and (unwillingly) Simon, in Jeeha Village. At the time, it was made up of a few boys from the village and Boota, who engaged in multiple attempts to reach the surface. Simon and Kamina (accompanied by Yoko) later reached the surface via Simon's power, and via Yoko's company traveled to Littner Village. There, Kamina stole a Gunmen from a Beastmen, and left with Simon and Boota to find the Gunmen base, Yoko and Leeron tagging along as the newest members of Team Gurren. Along the way, Team Gurren met the Black siblings, who refused to join, preferring to hunt Beastmen on their own terms.
Later on, Rossiu, Gimmy and Darry from Adai Village joined Team Gurren, and it made its way to a local hot springs resort. There, the Team Gurren met the female members of the Black Siblings once again. The resort turned out to be a massive Gunmen, and so the Black Siblings and Team Gurren worked together to defeat them, acquiring the mysterious Old Coco as a new member during the chaos.
After the incident, Viral and the Dai-Gunzan met Team Dai-Gurren, and Gurren Lagann fought the fortress Gunmen. Simon and Kamina were almost defeated by the Dai-Gunzan, but were rescued by Dayakka's personalized Gunmen. The rest of Team Dai-Gurren were rescued from a group of Ganmen by Kittan, the eldest Black Sibling, who also had a custom Gunmen . Simon was able to trick the Dai-Gunzan and collapse it into the bottom of a gorge, and returned to find that people had heard of Kamina stealing a Gunmen, copied him, and assembled to join the team. They later managed to steal the Dai-Gunzan (albeit at the cost of Kamina's life), and it became the new base of operations for the team. Led by Simon, they decided to go to Teppelin and defeat the Spiral King.
From that point on, many others have joined Team Dai-Gurren, including Nia, and a large force of humans, who saw Simon's success in defeating Divine General Guame, joined their offensive against Teppelin.
InsigniaThe symbol of Team Dai-Gurren is a flaming red skull with shades in the shape of Kamina's signature glasses.
To determine rank in the government, stemming from the riduclously large new Dai-Gurren Brigade, stars are emblazoned on the uniforms. Most members wear a simple 5-pointed star, as they have over time become key members of the Earth's new government. Higher ranked members wear two stars in their chest, and Simon, being the commander-in-chief, wears three.
- Simon: "Co-Founder", Former Leader, Former Gurren Lagann Pilot, Former Lagann pilot, Former Captain of Dai-Gurren, Former Captain of Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren
- Viral: Leader, Captain, Former Gurren pilot (post timeskip)
- Yoko Littner: Former Advisor, Former Sniper/long ranged specialist, Former Dayakkaiser pilot, Former Yoko M Tank pilot
- Lordgenome: Former Bio Computer
- Rossiu Adai: Former Gurren Pilot (pre-timeskip)
- Leeron Littner: Chief technician, Coordination and Communication
- Dayakka Littner: Former Dayakkaiser pilot, Former Chief Officer of Dai-Gurren, Former Chief Officer of Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren
- Kiyoh Littner/Bachika: Former Control Room/Dayakkaiser pilot
- Kinon Bachika: Control Tower, Radar Monitor
- Jorgun and Balinbow Bakusa: Former Twin Boukun pilots
- Attenborough Cortitch: Chief Weapons Specialist
- Tetsukan Littner: Engineer
- Gabal Docker: Steering and Maneuvering
- Leite Jokin: Chief Engineer
- Cybela Coutaud: Chief of Analysis