History Anime / DieBuster

30th Jul '16 12:53:59 AM Eyeshield
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The parallels between ''Anime/GunBuster'' and ''[=DieBuster=]'' are readily apparent. Both series focus on two girls - one, a hyperactive girl with natural talent but no actual skill; the other, a more stoic figure, a veteran of training, and the one person her compatriot idolizes. Both stories revolve around human emotion and the draining effect a drawn-out war can have on the combatants and their relationships. They both idealize the principle, common to the SuperRobot genre, that with hard work and determination, and ThePowerOfFriendship, anything is possible. Finally, they also realize, rather poignantly, that even with incredible power, [[PyrrhicVictory sacrifices must be made]]. The duology is a testament to the Mecha genre, and the talent of Creator/StudioGainax, and should definitely be watched by any anime fan.

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The parallels between ''Anime/GunBuster'' and ''[=DieBuster=]'' are readily apparent. Both series focus on two girls - one, a hyperactive girl with natural talent but no actual skill; the other, a more stoic figure, a veteran of training, and the one person her compatriot idolizes. Both stories revolve around human emotion and the draining effect a drawn-out war can have on the combatants and their relationships. They both idealize the principle, common to the SuperRobot genre, that with hard work and determination, and ThePowerOfFriendship, anything is possible. Finally, they also realize, rather poignantly, that even with incredible power, [[PyrrhicVictory sacrifices must be made]]. [[spoiler: They even show THE EXACT SAME ENDING, from different perspectives]]. The duology is a testament to the Mecha genre, genre and the talent a celebration of Creator/StudioGainax, everything Creator/StudioGainax had done up to that point, and should definitely be watched by any anime fan.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Nono [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] herself to save Earth. She never meets her idol, [[Anime/GunBuster Noriko]], who finally returns after being [[TimeTravel flung thousands of years into the future]] to arrive 10 years later. Lal'C watches from a hill with some privacy, remembering how much it meant to Nono.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Nono [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] herself to save Earth. She never meets her idol, [[Anime/GunBuster Noriko]], who finally returns after being [[TimeTravel flung thousands of years into the future]] to arrive 10 years later. Lal'C watches from a hill with some privacy, hill, remembering how much it meant to Nono.]]



* ShoutOut: Gainax loves to self reference.

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* ShoutOut: Gainax loves to self reference. Being a 20th Anniversary MilestoneCelebration, this works even more.
22nd Jul '16 6:04:45 AM craigj
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*** This in turn was built up to by her {{Telepathy}} reaching its full potential, letting her [[LoveTranscendsSpacetime share a moment]] with a [[ChildhoodFriends childhood friend]] years in the past.

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*** This in turn was built up to by The focus for the attack also makes her {{Telepathy}} reaching its full potential, letting her [[LoveTranscendsSpacetime share a moment]] [[{{Telepathy}} telepathy]] run wild, making momentary contact with a [[ChildhoodFriends childhood friend]] years friend]]. [[LoveTranscendsSpacetime Years in the past.past on another planet]].
22nd Jul '16 5:40:19 AM craigj
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*** This in turn was built up to by her {{Telepathy}} reaching its full potential, letting her [[LoveTranscendsSpacetime share a moment]] with a [[ChildhoodFriends childhood friend]] years in the past.
13th Jul '16 11:56:54 PM PaulA
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* AlsoSprachZarathustra: Before battles a mash-up of this and the tune played in ''Anime/GunBuster'' in those scenes is played.


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* StandardSnippet: Before battles a mash-up of "Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra" and the tune played in ''Anime/GunBuster'' in those scenes is played.
2nd Jul '16 6:01:09 AM BlueBasilisk
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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Nono, per word of god. She went [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence "beyond time"]] and may return some day. The vision she shares with Lal'C before she vanishes might or might not be a memory from their future reunion.]]
27th Apr '16 12:27:12 PM MechWarrior
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A six-volume OVA that serves as a sequel to ''Anime/GunBuster'', released as a [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] project for Creator/StudioGainax. With director Creator/KazuyaTsurumaki at the helm, who also directed ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', this series could easily be described as the love-child of the two series. While its source material is very story-centric, ''[=DieBuster=]'' maintains a strong overarching story while including more action and style that would set the groundwork for ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' three years later.

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A six-volume OVA that serves as a sequel to ''Anime/GunBuster'', released as a [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] project for Creator/StudioGainax. With director Creator/KazuyaTsurumaki at the helm, who also directed ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', this series could easily be described as the love-child of the two series. While its source material is very story-centric, ''[=DieBuster=]'' maintains a strong overarching story while including more action and style that would set the groundwork for ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' three years later.
27th Apr '16 12:26:50 PM MechWarrior
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* ContinuityNod: Both girls make themselves [[IncrediblyLamePun Topless]] like Noriko does during Gunbuster's final episode as bookends: Nono does it in episode 1, [[spoiler:and Lal'C does it in episode 6, after taking in a degeneracy engine.]] They both precede [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Inazuma Kicks]].

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* ContinuityNod: Both girls make themselves [[IncrediblyLamePun Topless]] like Noriko does during Gunbuster's final episode as bookends: Nono does it in episode 1, [[spoiler:and Lal'C does it in episode 6, after taking in a degeneracy engine.]] They both precede [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Inazuma Kicks]].



* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Episode 4, when the Variable Gravity Well awakens and mops the floor with the assembled Topless and their Buster Machines]]...and then again when [[spoiler:Nono merely uses it to punctuate her [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome speech]].]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Episode 4, when the Variable Gravity Well awakens and mops the floor with the assembled Topless and their Buster Machines]]...and then again when [[spoiler:Nono merely uses it to punctuate her [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome speech]].]]
10th Apr '16 5:16:03 PM T3rr0rd0me
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* AscendedFanboy: Nono. She admires Noriko and wanted to become a Topless. Becomes Lal'C best friend pretty quickly, helping her. [[spoiler: She even tried to sacrified herself to save the Earth like Noriko did. The difference is, while Noriko survived, [[HeroicSacrifice Nono didn't had the same luck]]]].

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* AscendedFanboy: InUniverse example with Nono. She admires Noriko and wanted to become a Topless. Becomes Lal'C best friend pretty quickly, helping her. [[spoiler: She even tried to sacrified sacrifice herself to save the Earth like Noriko did. The difference is, while Noriko survived, [[HeroicSacrifice Nono didn't had have the same luck]]]].


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** Tycho's Quatre-Vingt-Dix can reach to trillions of degrees below absolute zero temperatures. To those familiar with the concept of absolute zero, you can't go lower than it and it's the state ''in which all motion in matter stops moving''. Yet Tycho uses this to freeze a bunch of space monsters and subsequently destroys them soon afterward with a Buster Smash.
4th Feb '16 2:23:11 PM craigj
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Nono [[HeroidSacrifice sacrifices]] herself to save Earth. She never meets her idol, [[Anime/GunBuster Noriko]], who finally returns after being [[TimeTravel flung thousands of years into the future]] to arrive 10 years later. Lal'C watches from a hill with some privacy, remembering how much it meant to Nono.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Nono [[HeroidSacrifice [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] herself to save Earth. She never meets her idol, [[Anime/GunBuster Noriko]], who finally returns after being [[TimeTravel flung thousands of years into the future]] to arrive 10 years later. Lal'C watches from a hill with some privacy, remembering how much it meant to Nono.]]
4th Feb '16 2:22:42 PM craigj
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Nono sacrificed herself to save earth. To add more bitterness, she never meet her idol, Noriko, who finally comeback after 12000 years in the space (10 years after the final battle). Plus, it's implied in the ending that Lal'C still misses Nono.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:it was implied during the ending that Nono sacrified herself to avoid the second big bang, which was the result of almost spliting the black hole in two.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Nono sacrificed [[HeroidSacrifice sacrifices]] herself to save earth. To add more bitterness, she Earth. She never meet meets her idol, Noriko, [[Anime/GunBuster Noriko]], who finally comeback returns after 12000 being [[TimeTravel flung thousands of years in into the space (10 future]] to arrive 10 years after the final battle). Plus, it's implied in the ending that later. Lal'C still misses watches from a hill with some privacy, remembering how much it meant to Nono.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:it was implied during the ending that Nono sacrified herself to avoid the second big bang, which was the result of almost spliting the black hole in two.
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** A lot of equipment resembles toys and candy. Mostly [[WriteWhatYouKNow dated ones]]. Vingt-Sept [[PlayfulHacker hijacks]] and [[RealityWarper warps]] other machines through old RC car remotes. Quatre-Vingt-Dix comes packaged like an action figure. The Mega Nebula colony Lal'C's team lives in is shaped like an obscure Japanese candy in its wrapping.

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** A lot of equipment resembles toys and candy. Mostly [[WriteWhatYouKNow dated ones]]. Vingt-Sept [[PlayfulHacker hijacks]] and [[RealityWarper warps]] other machines through old RC car remotes.remotes mashed with giant speakers. Quatre-Vingt-Dix comes packaged like an action figure. The Mega Nebula colony Lal'C's team lives in is shaped like an obscure Japanese candy in its wrapping.
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