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Gunbuster 

Top wo Nerae! (original title)
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 »

Also Known As:

Gunbuster See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The method of travel is explained in the story as being part of an effect known as the "Tannhauser Gate." Tannhauser Gate was the name of a battle mentioned by Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982). 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Super Robot Wars F Final (1998) See more »

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It could have been better
5 February 2018 | by phanthingaSee all my reviews

Gunbuster a early successful of Gainax studio in the mecha genre that I find myself get suck in the world and the characters when it touch many interesting aspect of travel through time and space and most importantly how people cope with in a world of rapid change.At first I don't find Noriko the main character to be admirable or reliable cause she spent most of her time crying and whining about how people look down on her despite clearly know why.Gunbuster don't deserve to be just a 6 episode OVA so I hope Gainax or Trigger will remake someday


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