It's 11 years this month that Diebuster came out.
just thought Id make you feel old
>Diebuster came out 11 years ago
>Nono is still a 10/10 qt 3.14
There's supposedly a Manga from the 90s that tells the story of what Jung did after the events of Gunbuster. It covers Buster Machines 4-6 and explains why humanity isolated themselves. It's very obscure and I've never been able to find any scans of it. It's hard to find references to it existing. Much less a translation.
Isn't there some old rumor or something that said Jung was responsible for creating Nono, and it was her that programmed the great admiration for Noriko and buster machines into Nono (given the chance that Nono might survive long enough to witness the return of Noriko and Kazumi)?
watched it recently. too over the top and strays too much from the original gunbuster, feels too tryhard FLCL gurren lagan shit even though this predates them. like they were forcing out a new set of gainax tropes.
i only liked the discovery of the still intact eltreum and the ending, which i had already seen before starting diebuster itself.
It's a bit weird that there's nothing on the manga. I mean Gunbuster is hardly an unpopular series.
pic unrelated to the manga: I just think this niggas fucking sweet
Quatre-Vingt-Dix is purest buster
Diebuster feels more like an update of the themes and plot of Gunbuster through the eyes of 2004 Gainax than a definite sequel
It looks like that's the problem that a lot of viewers seems to have with it.
>He screams like that when stepping on a lego
>what a fucking pussy
Same theory. They saw gunbuster made in 80s style and loved. Then they saw it in early-aughts style and threw a fit because it wasn't 80s style.
In my case the "updated" themes weren't really "updated" all that well, and even if Diebuster was a separate work from Gunbuster, I would probably still dislike it due the characters, and weak plot.
Look I didn't dislike Nono because she wasn't Noriko. I didn't dislike Nono because she wasn't a Sadamoto designed girl in a leotard, who had no natural talent that over came it with hard work and guts.
I disliked Nono because she a was a pink haired, clumsy cutsey girl and was annoying. Yes I know that Noriko was just as cliche in her day as Nono is in the era she came out, but frankly to me that just further seals the deal. Somehow gunbuster made a cliche character standout, and yet diebuster failed in that regard.
This ultimately very subjective and will probably be torn apart, but hey, now you have at least have an example of one person not liking Diebuster for reasons other than
>hur durr not 80s
Oh, and for the record. I saw Diebuster long before I saw gunbuster, and I still think Gunbuster was the better executed show.
I was pretty disappointed with Gunbuster and almost skipped Diebuster because of it, but I already had it downloaded so I figured why not? But man am I glad I gave it a shot, because it one of my favorites. Totally redeemed Gunbuster. So maybe you're like me, or maybe you'll watch it and manage to hate it too. What have you got to lose?
you ever really like a character but they show up for maybe two minutes?
you know the planet slice was really impressive and all but I think they really underestimated how insane this was right here
Weren't Buster Machines 4 and 5 supposed to have been Gunbuster II? They weren't ready for the final battle at the galactic core, so they ended up being used in an in-universe movie about Noriko. (I forget what #6 was supposed to be, though.)
>Noriko was just as cliche in her day
Was she, though? I can't recall a character like her in prior mecha anime. All I know is that she was influenced by that girl from Aim for the Ace, so that's the only precedent I know of for her character type
Holy shit I'm dumb. Didn't realize Diebuster and Gunbuster 2 were the same thing, I've had the old Bandai Visual DVDs sitting on my shelf for years now. How in the hell did I fuck that up?
That's just because you've convinced yourself that in order for something to be "good" it needs to meet an arbitrary set of criteria instead of being a measure of how successfully it achieves its purpose.
More like Diebuster and Gunbuster have enough robots and hotblood to allow me to overlook the flatout horrible and/or shallow characters and Diebuster's terrible pacing.
It's kinda like Top Gun in that when it's bad, it's pretty damn bad. But when it's good, it's fucking great.
>tfw our current progress into space is shit because Japan spent all their money on OVA's with high production values and America's too busy worrying about war with China and destabilizing the middle-east
Really, if Patreons for hentai artists can make 50k a year how hard could it be to fund space travel? I'd pay.
>pretends to cares about poverty and world hunger
>furious over Patreon
>not banks and multinationals
Good times on 4chan, always fun.
Gunbuster has some of my favorite scenes in anime, but the pacing is atrocious, like they just made shit up as they went along and didn't do any pre-planning.
Diebuster is kind of unmemorable, barring a couple bits, but it's solidly paced.
watched both back to back about a year or two ago, should probably give them a go again
this is another big thing about Gunbuster vs Diebuster
Both are products of their time, but a lot of the people who were really into Gunbuster want nothing to do with the style and themes '00s era anime, especially not in relation to a beloved 80s era work.
jeez, that feels kind of nuts
even if it's mathematically obvious