History Anime / Gunbuster

17th Nov '16 12:31:22 PM Knightofbalance
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** In 2007, Noriko and Kazumi would get their own in the form of Simon The Digger and Kamina repsectively. Yes, The [[RatedMForManly Simon The Digger and THe Kamina]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

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** In 2007, Noriko and Kazumi would get their own in the form of Simon The Digger and Kamina repsectively. respectively. Yes, The [[RatedMForManly Simon The Digger and THe The Kamina]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Let's just say [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann doesn't the apple]] fall far from the tree.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Let's just say [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann the apple]] doesn't the apple]] fall far from the tree.
17th Nov '16 12:28:55 PM Knightofbalance
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** In 2007, Noriko and Kazumi would get their own in the form of Simon The Digger and Kamina repsectively. Yes, The [[RatedMForManly Simon The Digger and THe Kamina]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.



* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: The space monsters are seen as the galaxy's "immune system" that in turn sees humanity as a disease that must be wiped out. And with that knowledge, the humans know that there is [[FinalSolution no other choice but to wipe out the aliens for them to survive]].
* HotBlooded: Noriko Takaya may have been one of the first true examples of a female HotBlooded protagonist in giant robot history.

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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: The space monsters are seen as the galaxy's "immune system" that in turn sees humanity as a disease that must be wiped out. And with that knowledge, the humans know that there is [[FinalSolution no other choice but to wipe out the aliens for them to survive]].
survive]]. However, it is averted in Episode 6 where there is a discussion of whether or not humanity is right in taking these steps.
* HotBlooded: Noriko Takaya may have been one of the first true examples of a female HotBlooded protagonist in giant robot history. Not only that, she remains as one of the most HotBlooded mecha pilots in history, to the point where only [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann one]] in her own studio surpassing her.


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* SpiritualAntithesis: The [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion next]] mecha show made by Hideaki Anno basically took everything GunBuster held dear and smashed into tiny pieces then smashed the pieces.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Let's just say [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann doesn't the apple]] fall far from the tree.
13th Jul '16 11:47:10 PM Rocko52
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** In the next episode preview for Episode 3, Noriko begins her narration "The sea of space is my sea!" which is the famous first line of the opening to ''Anime/CaptainHarlock''.
28th May '16 7:21:09 PM Doug86
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''Top o Nerae!'' ("Aim for the Top"), the Japanese title, serves notice that the show will borrow from many sources and genres. It is a mashing-together of ''Film/TopGun'' and a famous Tennis Manga/Anime ''Ace o Nerae!'' (''Manga/AimForTheAce''), that eventually takes a left turn into ''TheForeverWar''. As might be expected from this, episode 1 opens at a girls' high school that trains HumongousMecha pilots to battle the alien monsters that destroyed the Luxion Fleet six years before.

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''Top o Nerae!'' ("Aim for the Top"), the Japanese title, serves notice that the show will borrow from many sources and genres. It is a mashing-together of ''Film/TopGun'' and a famous Tennis Manga/Anime ''Ace o Nerae!'' (''Manga/AimForTheAce''), that eventually takes a left turn into ''TheForeverWar''.''Literature/TheForeverWar''. As might be expected from this, episode 1 opens at a girls' high school that trains HumongousMecha pilots to battle the alien monsters that destroyed the Luxion Fleet six years before.



At this point a ''Film/TopGun''/Sports-themed Mecha show [[CerebusSyndrome takes a left turn into]] ''TheForeverWar''. Admiral Takaya's flagship comes barreling through the solar system at near light-speed, and Noriko and Kazumi are chosen to intercept it. It's been years since the battle that wrecked the ship - but, thanks to time dilation, it's only been hours since then aboard the ship. Noriko runs through the ship, hoping to find her father, but jeopardizing their chances of getting off the ship in time.

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At this point a ''Film/TopGun''/Sports-themed Mecha show [[CerebusSyndrome takes a left turn into]] ''TheForeverWar''.''Literature/TheForeverWar''. Admiral Takaya's flagship comes barreling through the solar system at near light-speed, and Noriko and Kazumi are chosen to intercept it. It's been years since the battle that wrecked the ship - but, thanks to time dilation, it's only been hours since then aboard the ship. Noriko runs through the ship, hoping to find her father, but jeopardizing their chances of getting off the ship in time.
8th May '16 9:09:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Ironically, the breast physics in this anime are realistic when compared to later Gainax series like ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', which take their breast physics to ridiculous extremes.

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** Ironically, the breast physics in this anime are realistic when compared to later Gainax series like ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', which take their breast physics to ridiculous extremes.



* TookALevelInBadass: Compare the Noriko Takaya of episode 1 with the Noriko Takaya of episodes 4 and 5, and you'll see that she went and pulled a [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]. Or rather, Simon would pull a Noriko 20 years later.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Compare the Noriko Takaya of episode 1 with the Noriko Takaya of episodes 4 and 5, and you'll see that she went and pulled a [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]. Or rather, Simon would pull a Noriko 20 years later.
20th Dec '15 11:34:08 AM Prfnoff
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* RandomlyReversedLetters: In the ending, when [[spoiler: Noriko and Kazumi return to Earth after over 12,000 years, and the Earth lights up into a giant "Welcome Home" sign]], one of the ''katakana'' is reversed.
26th Nov '15 10:59:07 AM ecuvulle6267
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* StarshipLuxurious: The ''Eltrium''.
14th Nov '15 5:16:08 PM nombretomado
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* TrainingMontage: One early fan GagDub ({{Robotech}} III "Not Necessarily the Sentinels") even set it to the trope-naming music.

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* TrainingMontage: One early fan GagDub ({{Robotech}} ({{Anime/Robotech}} III "Not Necessarily the Sentinels") even set it to the trope-naming music.
13th Oct '15 7:14:32 PM DarkHunter
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* AnAxeToGrind: Gunbuster was originally set to dual-wield these, ala [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Dragon]], but they didn't make the cut. They saw use in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' though, with Ryoma himself teaching Noriko how to use them.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Gunbuster was originally set to dual-wield these, ala [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Dragon]], but they didn't make the cut. They saw use in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' though, with Ryoma himself teaching Noriko how to use them.



*** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' adds three more: [[AxeCrazy BUSTAH TOMAHAAAUUWWK!!]], [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks BUSTA TOMAHAAAAUUUWK! BOOOOOMERANG!!]], and [[IKnowMaddenKombat BUSTAH HOOOOME RUN!!]]



* ImprobableWeaponUser: In the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series, one of the attacks never showcased in the series is used - the Buster Home Run. This involves forming a [[SphereOfDestruction ball of energy]], tossing it into the air, and then hitting it with a BAT into the enemy! Notably, this was a secret in Alpha 1 (it was available from the start in Final and Alpha 3), and in that game if you get it (and good luck, [[NintendoHard it has a higher SR Point requirement then the HARD ROUTE CHOICE ten stages later]]), [[Manga/GetterRobo Benkei Kurama teaches her how to do the technique]] [[IKnowMaddenKombat using his own baseball skills]].



* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: So far, all of the games it appears in are part of a timeline:
** It makes its debut in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4 F/Final]], the final game in the Classic timeline.
** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha and Alpha 3]] use it as a cornerstone of the plot.
** Most recently it makes a long-awaited return in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z3: Jigoku-hen]]'', with a debuting ''Anime/DieBuster'' joining in ''Tengoku-hen''.
29th Sep '15 10:56:35 AM morenohijazo
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* SkyscraperMessages: Taken UpToEleven, [[spoiler:where the entire ''planet'' is shut down then lit up to give our heroines a warm welcome back after ''ten thousand'' years.]]
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