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

OVA (6 eps)
3.963 out of 5 from 2,870 votes
Rank #824

In the early 21st century, insectoid organisms are invading the galaxy, searching for new stars to house their young. Mankind's only defense lies with space cadets such as Takaya Noriko, daughter of a celebrated admiral killed in battle, and Amano Kazumi, the top of her class. With their skill and the power of the mecha known as GunBuster, the girls must help fight to protect the galaxy from total annihilation...

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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jan 4, 2012
Score: 8/10

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It’s not an easy thing to mess with expectations. If the pilot episode offers the viewer a basic image of what the show is... read more

Antisocialnerd's avatar by Antisocialnerd on Oct 23, 2009
Score: 9/10

This is certainly one of the landmark mecha animes with a well rounded cast and story dealing with love loss and responsibilty the Animation may be a little dated now but it still has a special place in the world of mecha anime a great anime thats should be in the top 5 of any mecha fans list. read more

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