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Gunbuster 

Top wo Nerae! (original title)
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A young pilot, daughter of a deceased space captain, is selected to pilot a colossal robot as the key point of Earth's defence in a space war.
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Series cast summary:
Noriko Hidaka Noriko Hidaka ...  Noriko Takaya unknown episodes
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In the future, Earth is under attack by gigantic aliens. Noriko Takaya, daughter of a famous captain in the battle against the aliens, enlists in the military to combat the aliens, but must struggle with her memories, the pressures of training, the ridicule of her classmates, and herself to make herself ready to be a mech pilot. She is eventually partnered up with her rival/idol, and given control of one of two Gunbuster mechs, Earth's most powerful weapon to combat the aliens. With the fate of the earth in her hands, Noriko flies off to meet her destiny... Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Official Sites:

Gainax Net [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 1988 (Japan) See more »

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Gunbuster See more »

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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Noriko's love interest, Smith Toren was named after Toren Smith, the president of Studio Proteus. He is acquainted with various members of the Japanese animation industry, and his company prepares English versions of Japanese comics. See more »

Quotes

Jung Freud: The moon is great, you're weightless! On Earth, your bra's too tight, your shoulders are in knots, and soon your boobs sag.
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Alternate Versions

Due to music which intentionally resembled that from Chariots of Fire, the score for the training montage was replaced on the US R1 dvd version of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Super Robot Wars T (2019) See more »

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Should be considered a classic more than its current status
6 October 2018 | by JithindurdenSee all my reviews

Almost like a preamble for Neon Genesis Evangelion but without its too philosophical ending and with a bit of silliness. The science fiction in this is extensively researched and mostly works with the existing theories of that time even though certain liberties are taken in including some rejected theories. But it never tries to give much exposition on anything. This highly intelligent side is covered with some sappy and silly stuff too which kind of doesn't make too much sense to me. The time warping is used as the main source for emotional narrative here way before Interstellar. The details of animation and the emotion created by it is the best things about this even with all these other factors.


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