Through hard work and guts, here's the ''Anime/GunBuster'' character page! Still under construction,

[[folder:Main Characters]]

!Noriko Takaya
[[caption-width-right:200:[[TheHero Our Heroine]].]]
* AcePilot: Becomes one over the course of the series.
* ActionGirl
* {{Adorkable}}
* AscendedFangirl: In the science lesson shorts, she reveals that she's a big ''Manga/GetterRobo'' fan. Also, she gets mentored by the actual Getter team in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha''.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable
** BadassArmfold: Arguably the TropeCodifier in Japan.
** TookALevelInBadass: Quite possibly one of the best examples. Compare her performance in [[JokeCharacter episode one]] with that in [[PersonOfMassDestruction episode four]].
* [[BashBrothers Smash Sisters]]: With Kazumi.
* BreakTheCutie: Breaks pretty quickly in Episode 1, and breaks again in episode 3-4, before [[TookALevelInBadass Taking Her Levels In Badass]].
* '''''[[CallingYourAttacks CALLING YOUR ATTACKS]]''''': Enough over the course of just six episodes that she became [[Pantheon/{{War}} Goddess]] of the trope.
* CharacterDevelopment: Noriko starts out as helpless at controlling her mecha, despite being perfect physically, she trains nonstop to improve her skills and can handle her mecha perfectly.
** While she could control her mecha, she wasn't battle oriented, as shown in her first battle in episode 3, where she didn't fire a single shot at the enemy and it lead to the death of [[spoiler: her FirstLove Smith]]. The events that took place in the battle effected her mentally and she wept when she entered space to have a duel with Jung. During the second battle, where she gets sidelined, Noriko thinks about [[spoiler: Smith]] and vows to never cry again, and that she will fight rather than hide; this makes Noriko transform into a major {{Badass}}.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* TheDanza: Voiced by Creator/NorikoHidaka.
* {{Expy}}: Of Hiromi Ouka, considering that ''Gunbuster'' started as an AffectionateParody of ''Manga/AimForTheAce''
* FirstLove: Falls for Smith in episode 3, and he ultimately triggers her CharacterDevelopment due to [[spoiler: his death]] and she seems to remain loyal to her feelings for Smith, as she doesn't fall in love with anyone else.
* {{Gainaxing}}
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: A famous subversion, she starts of clumsy and extraordinarily incapable, she works her ass off to become a badass.
* HeterosexualLifePartners / LesYay: With Kazumi.
* IndirectKiss: Has one with Smith, the medium being his drink he gives her.
* LuminescentBlush: Has one after realizing she has an IndirectKiss with Smith.
* MementoMacguffin: She first gets a yellow ribbon from Kazumi that she wears as a headband to keep her bangs out of her face, she wears it to show her respect and admiration for Kazumi.
** Half way through the series, however, she swaps the yellow ribbon for a blue one, the one that her FirstLove Smith tied to a ladder for her during their test of courage, [[spoiler: she wears this ribbon to honor Smith after his death and to show her change in character.]] She still wears the blue ribbon, as shown in episode 6.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to being in space for extended periods of time, Noriko doesn't physically age, such as when in episode 5 where ten years have passed since Noriko entered space, she still looks 17, despite chronologically being 27. In episode 6, another fifteen years have passed, making her chronologically 42, but still looks like she hasn't aged a day; the only difference being she has grown her hair out. Finally, at the conclusion of episode 6, [[spoiler: 12,000 years have passed]] since the implosion when Noriko and Kazumi finally made it back to Earth and ''still'' looks 17.
* HotBlooded: Even more so when you consider that she's the basis for [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]].
* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: Although it's a really dark shade that borders on brown sometimes.
* TookALevelInBadass: Glorious levels.
* RousingSpeech: Gives one to Kazumi in episode 5, combined with a verbal BrightSlap.

!Kazumi Amano
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}
** HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler: In episode 5, when she has to leave Earth for a mission and by the time she gets back, he'll probably be dead from his illness]]. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when they return to Earth after victory and [[spoiler: he's still alive]].
* [[BashBrothers Smash Sisters]]: With Noriko.
* '''''[[CoolBigSis COOL BIG SIS]]''''': [[Pantheon/{{Family}} Goddess of the trope]]. She's actually referred to as "oneesama" more than by her own name!
* {{Expy}}: The [[Manga/AimForTheAce Reika]] to Noriko's Hiromi
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried: Marries Ohta between 2032 and 2033, the marriage lasts only about a year before Ohta succumbs to his illness, but they were happy together nonetheless.]]
* HeroicBSOD / OutOfCharacterMoment: When she breaks down in episode 5.
* HeterosexualLifePartners / LesYay: With Noriko.
* MayDecemberRomance: Is in love with Coach Ohta, who was an officer on the ''Luxion'' with Noriko's dad.
** HotForTeacher
* [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech World Of Cardboard Monologue]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Jung Freud
* AuthorAppeal: Was apparently named by Creator/HideakiAnno. [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Yes]], ''[[CreatorBreakdown that]]'' one.
* DCupDistress: She says she likes the moon because the lack of gravity doesn't weigh down her breasts and she complains how her bra is too tight and she thinks her breasts are starting to sag.
* FauxActionGirl: She's said to be a genius pilot and fighter, but when she duels Kazumi, all of her attacks were blocked and when in combat in space, she quickly got caught by the enemy, couldn't break free, and was saved by Noriko.
* ForeignFanservice: She's from the Soviet Union, judging by her mecha.
** Or, judging by the name, on loan to the Soviet Union from East Germany (like [[ Sigmund Jähn]] in RealLife).
* {{Expy}}: If Kazumi and Noriko are [[Manga/AimForTheAce Reika and Hiromi]], Jung is most likely their Ranko.
* IneffectualLoner
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]
* TheRival: Starts out as this to Kazumi, but quickly becomes best friends with her and Noriko. She is, however, Kazumi's rival for Coach's affection. [[spoiler: She lost.]]

! Koichiro "Coach" Ohta
[[caption-width-right:300:Creator/NorioWakamoto, pre-[[PigeonholedVoiceActor Pigeon-holing]].]]
* {{Badass}}
* DrillSergeantNasty
* MayDecemberRomance: With Kazumi.
** HotForStudent
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Manga/AimForTheAce Coach Jin Munakata]]
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried: Marries Kazumi sometime between 2032 and 2033, the marriage only lasts about a year before he dies from his illness, but the two were happy together nonetheless.]]
* [[IllGirl Ill Man]]: Contracts space radiation poisoning, Kazumi was afraid that the six months she'd be gone, he'd die and she'd never see him again. [[spoiler: He's still alive when she and Noriko return to Earth.]]
** [[spoiler: As shown in the beginning of episode 6, he did die of his illness about a year after Noriko and Kazumi returned from their CurbStompBattle.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: Wakamoto hadn't actually ''been'' typecast yet, but Ohta doesn't have ''any'' of the [[EvilIsHammy Villainous]] LargeHam that Creator/NorioWakamoto has since become so known for.


[[folder: Minor characters]]
* AlphaBitch: In the first episode.
* HeelFaceTurn
** DefeatMeansFriendship: Gets her butt kicked at the end of the first episode and promptly cleans up her act.
* GreenEyedMonster: Before getting her butt kicked.
* TeensAreMonsters: See above.

!Smith Toren
* FirstLove: Noriko's.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Dies in battle, his death triggers Noriko's CharacterDevelopment.]]
* IndirectKiss: Has one with Noriko, the medium being his drink that he gave her.
* NiceGuy
* PhenotypeStereotype: A fair haired and eyed American.
* ShoutOut: He's based on Toren Smith, founder of manga translator Studio Proteus.