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Old 02-28-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Gunbuster 2
(a.k.a. Top wo Nerae! 2, Diebuster, Aim for the Top 2!)


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Started initially for the Waste Your Weekend discussion, but anyone's welcome to join in, obviously.

Episode 1:

-_- This is Gainax at its most rubbish. The animation is lovley, of course, but the world concept is kinda TTGL-ish without the captivating atmosphere. The characters aren't that enjoyable either (the main character is just annoyingly high-pitched), and the bit that really put me off was


I'm hoping the story will at least turn out to be decent.


Episode 3:

This anime fell off the mediocre tree and hit every branch down. I can't wait to get back to Planetes.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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This is Gainax at its most rubbish.
No, it's what they do: fan service. Did you see the Daicon shorts? The studio was basically founded to do exactly this!

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the world concept is kinda TTGL-ish without the captivating atmosphere.
First:

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stupid English acronyms...
I wasn't reminded of Gurren at all, more Honeamis and FLCL. And Danbo from Yotsubato ^^

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The world concept is nothing like FLCL. But my main problem is that this show is simply not what I'm into. In truth, I haven't bothered to watch the first one, but it's not the lack of understanding of the world that bugs me. It's just the fact that the story is shit.

Oh well, you live and learn.

EDIT: I do plan to eventually watch the first one. I just thought the second one would be action-oriented fun to make me want to watch more. Alas, I should have trusted the original (about which I only hear good things).
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:26 PM   #4
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The world concept is nothing like FLCL.
I didn't say that. But there are many similarities in both shows. They share a lot of staff, after all. Gurren was made by a different unit.

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Fair enough.

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In truth, I haven't bothered to watch the first one, but it's not the lack of understanding of the world that bugs me.
Oh, Diebuster doesn't seem to use much Gunbuster story.
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i thought both the first one and this one were crappy up till ep 4 near the end. Then it got awesome and redeemed themselves to me.

you should have watched the first one before this one imo :P
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:42 PM   #6
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I should. But since alexander seems to confirm one of my suspicions (that the two aren't too closely related), I guess it's not too big a deal.

I finished watching and I thught it was disappointing through and through. Even if it actually redeemed itself at the end, I would not notice because I watched with my brain mostly switched off and my mind drifting to how I'm going to write my Planetes review.

Thank God this is over. 8 eps of Planetes flew by while this seemed to take FOREVER.
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well after you watch the first one i think you'll like the ending to this one a tad more. maybe :P

come back to planetesss now :P
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Tokyo Godfathers next. Then another 8 eps of Planetes before bed. So don't you worry, I'll be around later!
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i thought both the first one and this one were crappy up till ep 4 near the end. Then it got awesome and redeemed themselves to me.
I'm in ep3 and like this more than Gunbuster. The personal issues there were annoying. Diebuster is less serious but more detailed, and the design is awesome. okama ftw!
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I should. But since alexander seems to confirm one of my suspicions (that the two aren't too closely related), I guess it's not too big a deal.
Well yes and no.



I'm not sure if you'd like the original Gunbuster, but then again maybe you would. It takes itself far more seriously once the initial excess of cheese wears off and is quite the angst-fest, though IMHO in the best sense. Basically it's Evangelion without the mindfuckery though with a bizarrely staged (albeit completely comprehensible) ending; but it also has a fair bit of ecchi much like its successor.

Personally I liked both of them and, like alexander, preferred Diebuster, but YMMV. I agree with chii that each improved over time.

...and so far I have either been watching Planetes or watching something else while wanting to watch Planetes so I sympathise.
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