History Anime / Gunbuster

5th May '18 9:12:25 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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That's the first two episodes. The middle two show our heroines shipping out with the fleet, tapped to try out the new "Buster Machine" giant robot. If Noriko's angst and fear doesn't derail them first.

Episode Five is Kazumi's turn to get put through the wringer. [[spoiler:She's decided she loves "Coach" Ohta. Unfortunately, he's dying of radiation sickness, and their next mission will take them away for years of earth time. Fortunately, Noriko's grown enough of a backbone to keep her in line.]]

The Final episode is elegiac and deeply angst-ridden (not that the previous episodes were a barrel of laughs). In fact, it's so serious that [[DeliberatelyMonochrome it was animated in black and white]]. [[spoiler:"Big Sis" Kazumi is now "[[ObaSan auntie]]" Kazumi, [[OlderAndWiser teaching the children of her old classmates at her old school]]. She gets the call to go back into space for a final mission to destroy the aliens once and for all (using a bomb built from the planet Jupiter. Yes, you read that right). She rejoins Noriko and Jung, who have been in space all this time and have hardly aged at all. Sacrifices will be made, angst will flow, people will forget how to spell, and you'll know beyond doubt that you've seen something made by genuine ''fans'' of the genre(s).]]

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That's the first two episodes. The middle two show our heroines shipping out with the fleet, tapped to try out the new "Buster Machine" giant robot. If Noriko's angst and fear doesn't derail them first.

first. Episode Five is Kazumi's turn to get put through the wringer. [[spoiler:She's decided she loves "Coach" Ohta. Unfortunately, he's dying of radiation sickness, and their next mission will take them away for years of earth time. Fortunately, Noriko's grown enough of a backbone to keep her in line.]]

The Final episode is elegiac and deeply angst-ridden (not that the previous episodes were a barrel of laughs). In fact, it's so serious that [[DeliberatelyMonochrome it was animated in black and white]]. [[spoiler:"Big Sis" Kazumi is now "[[ObaSan auntie]]" Kazumi, [[OlderAndWiser teaching the children of her old classmates at her old school]]. She gets the call to go back into space for a final mission to destroy the aliens once and for all (using a bomb built from the planet Jupiter. Yes, you read that right). She rejoins Noriko and Jung, who have been in space all this time and have hardly aged at all. Sacrifices will be made, angst will flow, people will forget how to spell, and you'll know beyond doubt that you've seen something made by genuine ''fans'' of the genre(s).]]
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6th Feb '18 7:11:21 AM #EKT
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17th Jan '18 11:34:15 AM wootzits
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* ActionGirl: Noriko is one of the bravest and baddest women in the history of fiction. She has the astronomical killcount and a position on the [[Pantheon/WarLesserGods Pantheon]] to prove it.

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* ActionGirl: Noriko is one of the bravest and baddest women in the history of fiction. She has the astronomical killcount and a position on the [[Pantheon/WarLesserGods Pantheon]] to prove it.



* CallingYourAttacks: Yes, it's mentioned elsewhere, but it needs its own entry, seeing as Noriko is the [[Pantheon/{{War}} GODDESS]] of attack-calling.

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* CallingYourAttacks: Yes, it's mentioned elsewhere, but it needs its own entry, seeing as how often Noriko is the [[Pantheon/{{War}} GODDESS]] of attack-calling.does it.
26th Nov '17 6:16:32 PM nombretomado
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** They also serve as a StealthPun whenever the Gunbuster crosses its arms. When [[JapaneseLanguage two fires combine to make a flame]]...

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** They also serve as a StealthPun whenever the Gunbuster crosses its arms. When [[JapaneseLanguage [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseLanguage two fires combine to make a flame]]...
7th Nov '17 7:53:26 PM Kuruni
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* BusterPower: The Gunbuster itself, of course.
25th Oct '17 9:33:26 AM NativeJovian
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* BusterPower: The Gunbuster itself, of course.
8th Oct '17 10:02:24 AM fruitstripegum
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* ScienceMarchesOn: In the show, the Solar System has several planets beyond the orbit of Pluto, including one that is called Jupiter 2. Sol is also part of a binary system, with the other star, Nemesis, being half a lightyear away.
11th Apr '17 9:53:03 PM anonzeta
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The central character is Noriko Takaya, daughter of the admiral in command of the lost fleet and one of the newest students. Despite having plenty of motivation, she is [[{CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], not terribly mature, and completely lacking in self-confidence. Like all the students, she is in awe of OneeSama ("Big Sister") Kazumi Amano, the star pupil of their school -- especially after she defends Noriko from a group of bullies and gives her some advice (and a headband). Unfortunately, school becomes even harder after "Coach" Ohta, their new instructor, serves up TrainingFromHell for everyone. Oh, and Kazumi carries a torch for him, a big one.

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The central character is Noriko Takaya, daughter of the admiral in command of the lost fleet and one of the newest students. Despite having plenty of motivation, she is [[{CuteClumsyGirl [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], not terribly mature, and completely lacking in self-confidence. Like all the students, she is in awe of OneeSama ("Big Sister") Kazumi Amano, the star pupil of their school -- especially after she defends Noriko from a group of bullies and gives her some advice (and a headband). Unfortunately, school becomes even harder after "Coach" Ohta, their new instructor, serves up TrainingFromHell for everyone. Oh, and Kazumi carries a torch for him, a big one.



** Honestly though, all of anime in a general sense is this...from A Certain Point Of View.
*** Here however, it seems shown that the Empire of Japan is in control, if not makes up, most of the human race, with other nations being in part Japanese colonies.
*** [[HumansAreWhite Humans Are Japanese]]
13th Mar '17 5:56:48 AM secretfan14
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The central character is Noriko Takaya, daughter of the admiral in command of the lost fleet and one of the newest students. Despite having plenty of motivation, she is [[{{Dojikko}} clumsy]], not terribly mature, and completely lacking in self-confidence. Like all the students, she is in awe of OneeSama ("Big Sister") Kazumi Amano, the star pupil of their school -- especially after she defends Noriko from a group of bullies and gives her some advice (and a headband). Unfortunately, school becomes even harder after "Coach" Ohta, their new instructor, serves up TrainingFromHell for everyone. Oh, and Kazumi carries a torch for him, a big one.

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The central character is Noriko Takaya, daughter of the admiral in command of the lost fleet and one of the newest students. Despite having plenty of motivation, she is [[{{Dojikko}} [[{CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], not terribly mature, and completely lacking in self-confidence. Like all the students, she is in awe of OneeSama ("Big Sister") Kazumi Amano, the star pupil of their school -- especially after she defends Noriko from a group of bullies and gives her some advice (and a headband). Unfortunately, school becomes even harder after "Coach" Ohta, their new instructor, serves up TrainingFromHell for everyone. Oh, and Kazumi carries a torch for him, a big one.
26th Feb '17 3:03:25 PM superkeijikun
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* TimeDilation

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* TimeDilationTimeDilation: A major plot point later in the series. In the final episode, alone, [[spoiler:Kazumi becomes fifteen years older during her stay on Earth while Noriko barely ages in comparison to her due to the effects of time dilation when travelling at FTL speeds.]]
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