Gunbuster 2

Alt titles: Aim for the Top 2!, Diebuster, Top wo Nerae! 2

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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2007digitalboy 2007digitalboy says...

Hotblooded passion! Kicking reason to the curb! Breaking the heavens and pushing aside all fear to accomplish your ultimate dreams, save the universe, and never back down! These are a few of the themes which run boldly through both of these insanely epic GAINAX artistic masterpieces. If you like either, you'll love the other as well.

Gurrenkun Gurrenkun says...

Both of these shows adhere to a similar theme best described by the quote "surpass the impossible and kick reason to the curb!". Additionally, the animation style and feel is very similar wich adds to the feeling of familiarity. Last but not least, the humor is definitely on the same level.

If you liked one, you are bound to like the other!

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

If you're like me and can only stomach mecha shows that are completely and ridiculously over-the-top, TTGL and Diebuster are probably your best bets. Each's clueless small-town-y protagonist gets involved in something much bigger than them, and procedes to pull off impossible (-y cool) stunts. Oodles of fun, provided you can muster adequate suspension of disbelief.

valondar valondar says...

A dementedly colorful visual style and a boundless enthusiasm for hot blooded super robot melodrama, backed to the brim with craziness that's so earnest it becomes affecting. As a Gainax mecha series, Gurren Lagann wears its debt to the Gunbuster OVAs - and Diebuster especially - on its sleeve.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

They share some aspects of the premise in that they're both mecha that takes place in the distant future. Both are also packed with over-the-top action and ecchi, executed with a suitably overblown and colourful visual style. If you're a fan of one of these works you should definitely check out the other.

Korwin Korwin says...

Excessive at every single point of the show, from music to graphics and art and not to mention the way the story goes on, that's what these two anime are about. Not to mention Gainax never denied the fact that Gunbuster 2 was sort of an test platform for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, one comparative glance is more than enough to notice this.

Extreme, wacky and exciting at all times, if you thought this way about one show you will most likely think the same thing about the other.

Dagon123 Dagon123 says...

This is one of those circumstances where one anime can be perfectly recomended to 2 different ones. The director, Producer, scriptwriter AND chracter designer for FLCL worked on Diebuster, so you can say that "Diebuster has FLCL written all over". From tone to pacing, to the characters and action, you will love FLCL if you've seen Diebuster and vice versa. But lets not leave out Gurren Lagann, even before its time, Diebuster's action will get Gurren Lagann fans nostalgic, not to mention the almost Kamina-esque feel of episode 4, If you loved Gurren Lagann, Diebuster will be among your favorites easily.

FLCL

FLCL

Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...

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Michichan Michichan says...

Gunbuster 2 is more or less what Furi Kuri would be if Gainax had added a plot to it. It has lots of action, strange robots and aliens, and somewhat emo main character. Unless you're looking for an anime with great character development or plot, Furi Kuri will be enjoyed by any fan of Diebuster.

valondar valondar says...

These brief, demented OVA titles from Gainax director Tsurumaki have pleny of crazy violence and indulgent weirdness - FLCL is by far the stranger and more outre of the two titles, but the visual style remains fairly similar.

Dagon123 Dagon123 says...

This is one of those circumstances where one anime can be perfectly recomended to 2 different ones. The director, Producer, scriptwriter AND chracter designer for FLCL worked on Diebuster, so you can say that "Diebuster has FLCL written all over". From tone to pacing, to the characters and action, you will love FLCL if you've seen Diebuster and vice versa. But lets not leave out Gurren Lagann, even before its time, Diebuster's action will get Gurren Lagann fans nostalgic, not to mention the almost Kamina-esque feel of episode 4, If you loved Gurren Lagann, Diebuster will be among your favorites easily.

Re: Cutie Honey

Re: Cutie Honey

A heartless and greedy group named Panther Claw is terrorizing the city, in hopes of achieving a device that will give them all the luxuries they desire. Panther Claw is too much for the Japanese police force to handle, but luckily a new hero has arrived: Cutie Honey! Honey Kisaragi is an android created by Professor Kisaragi, whom also claims to be her father. However, Cutie witnesses the death of her father and she swears revenge. With a touch of her collar, she is able to disguise herself as Cutie Honey - a fearless warrior fighting for love!

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ace52387 ace52387 says...

Gainax just cranks out those ecchi comedies. Gunbuster 2 and Re: Cutie Honey both have spastic visuals very much inspired by a retro style. That only touches upon the surface of their similarities. Both follow the same recipie that calls for a ditsy, lovey dovey heart obsessed main character who meets a cold and calculating woman. The two develop a borderline romantic relationship as the main character melts her counterpart's icy heart, all while saving the world.

Funkgun Funkgun says...

Super action, super fun, and super Gainax. 

Witness the power of friendship and deeper introspection episodes as the series progresses.

and there are androids in both...

Seriously, these two titles have a lot in common, not just the studio. 

Magic Users Club!

Magic Users Club!

Without warning, a giant alien bell suddenly appeared over the skies of Tokyo. Its purpose, it broadcast, was to take over the Earth, a plan which so far has not been thwarted. Luckily for humanity, the Magic Users Club of Kitanohashi High School is here to save the day! Armed with 2 new recruits and a load of magical talent, Takakura, Aburatsubo, and the rest of the gang begin to train daily for the goal of defeating the bell, and finally earning the respect of the Mizuha Miyama manga club, their largest rival!

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ace52387 ace52387 says...

One of Gunbuster 2's selling points is that it's a very light hearted, feel-good ecchi comedy. If Nono's simple minded but loveable determination is a big part of what draws you, then look no further than Magic Users Club for your next fix. It too is an ecchi comedy with a clumsy but sweet female lead positively obsessed with her hobby. Like Nono, her innocent thought processes are overpowering to the point where it jeapordizes her common sense.

Subtract the undertones of Yuri from gunbuster, change up the setting to a high school Magic Club, and strangely enough, keep the aliens that threaten humanity, and there you have Magic Users Club.

Birdy the Mighty Decode

Birdy the Mighty Decode

Birdy Cephon used to be a butt-kicking intergalactic Federation investigator who took down bad guys where they stand; Tsutomu Senkawa used to be a normal student with shy tendencies and a penchant for exploring abandoned houses. However, when Birdy accidentally killed Tsutomu while trying to apprehend a famous criminal on Earth, Geega, both of their lives changed forever! Now, while Tsutomu's body is reconstructed in a faraway place, the two must share the same body – Tsutomu controlling it by day, and Birdy taking over when she spots a criminal in need of tough justice. All Tsutomu wants is to live a normal life; can he manage to cope with Birdy's enormous eating habits, intense muscle use, and easily irritable attitude?

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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

They're both sci-fi series with lots of action, but Diebuster has mechawhereas Birdy has interstellar police forces and terrorists. They both have a rather perky female lead with superhuman powers. The respective animation styles are reminiscent of one another and both use similar colour palettes. If you liked one of them you might want to look inte the other.