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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })GunBuster is a six-volume OAV from 1988 directed by Hideaki Anno. The series really put Studio Gainax on the map, and is fondly remembered by old school otaku. While it's a bit of a rough diamond, viewers today can still see why it stood out then, where it led Gainax, and where Gainax took the ideas they started in it. It's also considered somewhat of a spiritual predecessor to Neon Genesis Evangelion and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, as it contains a lot of elements that would later be used in those shows.Top o Nerae! ("Aim for the Top"), the Japanese title, serves notice that the show will borrow from many sources and genres. It is a mashing-together of Top Gun and a famous Tennis Manga/Anime Ace o Nerae! (Aim for the Ace!), that eventually takes a left turn into The Forever War. As might be expected from this, episode 1 opens at a girls' high school that trains Humongous Mecha pilots to battle the alien monsters that destroyed the Luxion Fleet six years before.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); })The central character is Noriko Takaya, daughter of the admiral in command of the lost fleet and one of the newest students. Despite having plenty of motivation, she is clumsy, not terribly mature, and completely lacking in self-confidence. Like all the students, she is in awe of Onee-sama ("Big Sister") Kazumi Amano, the star pupil of their school — especially after she defends Noriko from a group of bullies and gives her some advice (and a headband). Unfortunately, school becomes even harder after "Coach" Ohta, their new instructor, serves up Training from Hell for everyone. Oh, and Kazumi carries a torch for him, a big one.Noriko's life becomes harder still when "Coach", who is also the sole survivor of the Luxion fleet (Noriko's father saved his life), sees something in Noriko that no one else does. Because of this, he selects her as Kazumi's partner to graduate early and participate in a secret project — over all the other students, and the objections of both Kazumi and Noriko. Days of bullying, several speeches, a couple of training montages, and one robot catfight later, Noriko and "big sister" are shipping out for advanced training in earth orbit. Here they find a rival, "genius" Soviet pilot Jung Freud, who starts by challenging Kazumi to a duel, then settles into a snippy sort of friendship.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_1'); })At this point a Top Gun/Sports-themed Mecha show takes a left turn into The Forever War. Admiral Takaya's flagship comes barreling through the solar system at near light-speed, and Noriko and Kazumi are chosen to intercept it. It's been years since the battle that wrecked the ship - but, thanks to time dilation, it's only been hours since then aboard the ship. Noriko runs through the ship, hoping to find her father, but jeopardizing their chances of getting off the ship in time.That's the first two episodes. The middle two show our heroines shipping out with the fleet, tapped to try out the new "Buster Machine" giant robot. If Noriko's angst and fear doesn't derail them first. Episode Five is Kazumi's turn to get put through the wringer. The Final episode is elegiac and deeply angst-ridden (not that the previous episodes were a barrel of laughs). In fact, it's so serious that it was animated in black and white.What words can only hint at is the sheer sincerity and passion put into all these rather hoary old tropes. The plotting is not that well paced and all over the place (writer Toshio Okada has commented that he put in EVERY idea he had). Much of the characterization is perfunctory (and the archetypes used are from another age, especially Ohta and the other military men). The science is fairly sillynote  Although by the standards of most anime it's fairly hard and even earned the Atomic Rockets Seal of Approval for respectful use of real science. and the dialog hoary, but the big moments pull you in, and the angsty ones will make you cry (the climax of episode 6 can pull tears from some of the toughest otaku). More than anything else, it showed that the team from Gainax could pull off "popular" anime (their debut work Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise had run into a buzzsaw called Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) and that they would be a force to be reckoned with.In 2004, Studio Gainax released a sequel series, DieBuster, as its 15th anniversary project. This was released in R1 as Gunbuster 2. A third entry in the series is reportedly in production as well. Additionally, a little known work known as Aim for the Top! Next Generation (consisting of novels and manga) bridges some gaps between Gunbuster and Diebuster.
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Motion Capture Mecha
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Motion Capture Mecha: All the mecha in the series; Gunbuster itself is the "Kung-Fu Robo" variation of the trope.
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Adorkable
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Adorkable: Noriko.
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Creator Cameo
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Creator Cameo: Not the creators themselves, but the studio. If you look closely, you see a Gainax billboard in the background of the Japan Air Lines shuttle launch scene.
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Caped Mecha
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Caped Mecha (Bustaa Shieldo!)
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Heroic B.S.O.D.
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Heroic B.S.O.D.: Noriko during the fourth episode. Kazumi also gets one in the fifth episode, and at the worst possible time.
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Badass Adorable
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Badass Adorable: Noriko.
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Genre Shift
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Genre Shift: From sports anime spoof to Top Gun to The Forever War.
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Full-Frontal Assault
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Full-Frontal Assault: Without any censorship!
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Defeat Means Friendship
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Defeat Means Friendship: Kashiwara and Jung, although they were evenly matched.
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Stealth Pun
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They also serve as a Stealth Pun whenever the Gunbuster crosses its arms. When two fires combine to make a flame... They also appear to serve something of a practical purpose - the Vertical Mecha Fins can combine to form a shell over the head like a bullet, allowing the Gunbuster to pierce through objects like a rocket. This is used towards the end of the final episode.
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Hyperspace Is a Scary Place
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Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: Averted - Jung is only telling scary stories during hyperspace jump. Noriko doesn't take them well.
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Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness
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Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness: About a 3, leaning towards a 2 at times. There's FTL and "ether," a thoroughly discredited theory of physics but both are used very deliberately and with a fair degree of consistency and the show has been noted for its fairly consistent use of real theories relating to relativity and black holes as well as the use of lasers that are relatively close to real-life concepts instead of Star Wars style ray guns. It even earned the Atomic Rockets Seal of Approval. Notably, a very large sum of the information in the science lecture extras is fairly accurate.
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Ascended Fanboy
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Ascended Fangirl: Noriko's subtly implied to be one in the series proper; in the science bonus shorts, it's played up for comedy. note  She's basically the runner-up poster girl for this, second only to Ryusei Date from Shin Super Robot Wars. This makes for some amusing conversation when they meet in Super Robot Wars Alpha. There are some not-quite-so-subtle hints, like the poster for Space Battleship Yamato on her wall.
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Wave Motion Gun
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Wave Motion Gun. BUSTAAA BEEEAAAMMM!
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Spiritual Successor
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Spiritual Successor: Let's just say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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Beam Spam
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Beam Spam: HOOMING! REEIIIZZAAAAA!note Homing Laser
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Gratuitous English
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Gratuitous English: File under Calling Your Attacks. "Homingu Reiza!!!" "BUSTAAAA!! MISAIRU!! "Ride on, ride on..."
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Theme Music Power-Up
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Theme Music Power-Up: Used at least twice, though played differently each time. In episode 4, the OP music doesn't start playing until immediately after Noriko takes out the alien 'command ship' by being rammed and then surviving, and the music then continues for the rest of the episode. Then, in episode 5, once Noriko and Kazumi's halves of Gunbuster combine, we get a proper Theme Music Power-Up... except that it's not the series's OP, which didn't play at all in the episode.
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Eternal English
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Eternal Japanese: Averted in the final scene. 12000 years later, "WELCOME HOME" is written awkwardly in katakana with the last character backwards. The present inhabitants of Earth were clumsily mimicking the pilots' bygone language.
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Ramming Always Works
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Ramming Always Works: Inverted In Episode 4 the Excelion fleet is nearly destroyed. Capitain Tashiro decides as a last ditch resort to ram the Excelion into the enemy flag ship. When the Buster Machine is finally activated Noriko is castigated that it isn't complete. She responds that she'll ram it if she has to. In the end the enemy flag ship ends up ramming Noriko and is destroyed as Noriko has it where she wants it. Averted in the final battle also The enemy send a fleet in to ram the Black Hole Bomb. At first the shields hold, but eventually the enemy suicide attacks are so large that the shield fails, setting up the final twist to the Bittersweet Ending.
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Starfish Aliens
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Starfish Aliens / Eldritch Abomination: The spacemonsters are among the biggest echinoderm/Giger-inspired horrors in fiction.
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Training Montage
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Training Montage: One early fan Gag Dub (Robotech III "Not Necessarily the Sentinels") even set it to the trope-naming music.
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Distant Finale
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Distant Finale: WAY distant.
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Rule of Cool
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Rule of Cool: Anno has said he was more concerned with how scenes worked out for drama and excitement than trying to be realistic.
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Schizo Tech
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Schizo Tech: Displays, uniforms, and other random tidbits are designed to be retro despite technology reaching insane levels. It does come down to hot-bloodedly battling kaiju while shouting a lot, after all.
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Curb-Stomp Battle
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Curb-Stomp Battle: A lone Gunbuster versus enough space aliens to span the diameter of Pluto's orbit? Yeah... the aliens don't stand a chance. Conservation of Ninjutsu
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Randomly Reversed Letters: In the ending, when Noriko and Kazumi return to Earth after over 12,000 years, and the Earth lights up into a giant "Welcome Home" sign, one of the katakana is reversed.
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Bittersweet Ending
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Averted in the final battle also The enemy send a fleet in to ram the Black Hole Bomb. At first the shields hold, but eventually the enemy suicide attacks are so large that the shield fails, setting up the final twist to the Bittersweet Ending.
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Starship Luxurious
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Starship Luxurious: The Eltrium.
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jung.
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Break the Cutie
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Break the Cutie: Poor Noriko pretty much goes through hell and back directly due to her insecurity and codependency issues before finally shaping up and becoming a Hot-Blooded badass. Kazumi doesn't exactly get off easy in Episode 5, either.
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Shock and Awe
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DOUBLE BUSTAH COLLIDER!!
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Rated M for Manly
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In 2007, Noriko and Kazumi would get their own in the form of Simon The Digger and Kamina respectively. Yes, The Simon The Digger and The Kamina from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
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Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu
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Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Happens several times when fighting the Space Monsters. First when the fleet is ambushed upon returning to the Sol system, resulting in a desperate battle with roughly 90% casualties for the human side. In the end, Noriko defeats the aliens by allowing the titular mecha to take a ramming attack directly to its abdomen before zapping the bejeesus out of the enemy flagship. In the next episode, humanity destroys a far larger fleet under even more terrifying conditions by creating an artificial black hole that swallows the enemy fleet but which also takes down 3 planets and throws the Earth's axis off tilt. The Space Monsters are finally defeated for good when humanity replicates this with an even larger black hole created by crushing Jupiter, which they lose thousands of Exelion-sized ships defending and which ultimately only works when Noriko and Kazumi Ota nee Amano plunge into the black hole's heart and activate it manually with one of Gunbuster's two core reactors, dooming them to never see their loved ones again. note  Though they do survive and make it back to Earth 12 millennia later .
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Lensman Arms Race
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Lensman Arms Race: We begin with not especially radical vessels capable of accelerating to a fraction of c and of using a fairly sci-fi standard method of FTL travel via wormhole, and robots only a few stories tall. Then we get seven mile long battleship-carriers, aliens who eat suns to reproduce, a robot bigger than the Eiffel Tower which is capable of killing thousands of alien ships in a single attack,using the aforementioned battleship as a bomb that creates a black hole to kill an alien fleet eighty astronomical units in size, a new battleship ten times the size of the old one, and capping off with using the planet Jupiter as the core of a Black Hole Bomb the size of the moon to destroy the center of the galaxy and wipe out all the aliens forever. Even with relativity, on Earth all of this takes place in a timeframe of about fourty years. On the alien side, we go from small skirmish fleets to the aforementioned eighty AU Earth attack force to a fleet in the Galactic Core of easily ten billion creatures. It gets so ridiculous (and awesome) that the characters even lampshade the fact toward the end.
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SuperRobot
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Super Robot: The Gunbuster
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Omniscient Morality License
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Omniscient Morality License: Say what you will, but Ohta still bets the fate of humanity on little more than his gut feeling about the daughter of the man who saved his life.
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Super Prototype
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Discussed in one of the Science Lessons, where someone claims that Super Prototype is just a fictional trope, and the Sizzlers are only smaller because of their more modern, efficient miniaturization. He goes on to say that a feature that saved Noriko's life is a silly expense necessitated only by the Gunbuster's outmoded design, and the Sizzlers got rid of it.
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Clarke's Third Law
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Strangely, though, this does not appear to be averted when they destroy the centre of the galaxy, however, it may be that after 12,000 years, humanity may have found a way to protect themselves that we today couldn't possibly comprehend.
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Named After Somebody Famous
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Named After Somebody Famous: Jung Freud, named after psychologists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud.
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Time Skip
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Time Skip: Multiple times.
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Instant Costume Change
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During one of the later Science Lesson episodes (done for the laser-disc release), Coach tells Noriko to name off all of the planets in the solar system, which she does while instantly cosplaying as each corresponding Sailor Moon character (inner planets only, the outer senshi hadn't appeared yet).
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Drill Sergeant Nasty
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Drill Sergeant Nasty: "Coach" Ohta.
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Heroic Sacrifice
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Heroic Sacrifice: In the final episode, Noriko prepares to use her Buster Machine's engine to start the Black Hole Bomb, knowing that she'll die, being unable to escape. Subverted when Kazumi combines their Buster Machines so that they'll have two engines, therefore still being able to leave. And then Double Subverted when it takes them 12,000 years to get home, meaning that everyone they know is by now quite long dead...
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Author Appeal
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Author Appeal: We have a character named Jung Freud. And you say the director went through therapy? Who'd have thunk it?
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Nipple and Dimed
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Nipple and Dimed: Several nipples are shown uncensored and even the downstairs aren't censored away during the Furo Scene!
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Hot-Blooded
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Hot-Blooded: Noriko Takaya may have been one of the first true examples of a female Hot-Blooded protagonist in giant robot history. Not only that, she remains as one of the most Hot-Blooded mecha pilots in history, to the point where only one in her own studio surpassing her.
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That's No Moon!
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That's No Moon!: No, it's a planet-sized, black hole-generating bomb made out of Jupiter!
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Homing Lasers
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Homing Lasers: The Trope Namer for it!
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Cosmic Horror Story
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Cosmic Horror Story: Downplayed. The Space Monsters are frightfully powerful and alien creatures that are speculated to be "antibodies" of the universe itself, which regards humanity as a disease to wipe out. They reproduce by laying eggs in stars and can shrug off the elimination of a fleet the size of Neptune's orbit. Despite all this and the desperate measures humanity is led to to keep them at bay, humanity does manage to succeed at defeating the monsters (at least temporarily), so the story still comes down favorably on humanity's side.
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Calling Your Attacks
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Calling Your Attacks: Yes, it's mentioned elsewhere, but it needs its own entry, seeing how often Noriko does it. BUSTAAH BEAAAMU! BUSTAAH MISSILE!! DOUBLE BUSTAH COLLIDER!! SUPAAH! INAZUMA!! KIIICK!!!
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Godzilla Threshold
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Godzilla Threshold: It's us or them, so why not destroy the core of the galaxy? Luckily, there is No Endor Holocaust.
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Badass Arm-Fold
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Badass Arm-Fold: So associated with this trope that the gesture in question is commonly referred to as the "Gunbuster Pose" by anime fans. Alternately, the more concise "Busterpose/Busterposing". And in Japan, the Gainastance.
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Vertical Mecha Fins
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They also appear to serve something of a practical purpose - the Vertical Mecha Fins can combine to form a shell over the head like a bullet, allowing the Gunbuster to pierce through objects like a rocket. This is used towards the end of the final episode.
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Furo Scene
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Furo Scene: In Gunbuster episode #2, completely uncensored!
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Ineffectual Loner
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Ineffectual Loner: Jung Freud.
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Earth-Shattering Kaboom
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Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Jupiter Shattering.
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Space Is an Ocean
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Space Is an Ocean: At least how Noriko sees it.
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Plot-Relevant Age-Up
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Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Or non-age-up as the case may be.
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He's Back
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She's Back: When Kazumi breaks down in episode 5, Noriko gives her a short speech that falls somewhere in-between What the Hell, Hero? and Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!. After a moment, her eyes take on a steely gaze and she says, Noriko... let's combine! Cue Curb-Stomp Battle.
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LargeHam
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Large Ham: Coach Ohta in the science lessons. As expected of who's voicing him.
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Conservation of Ninjutsu
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Conservation of Ninjutsu
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Frickin' Laser Beams
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BUSTAAH BEAAAMU!
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And Knowing Is Half the Battle
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And Knowing Is Half the Battle: The science lessons for each episode.
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Posthumous Character
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Posthumous Character: Admiral Takaya
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Macross Missile Massacre
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Macross Missile Massacre: (BUSTAAAA MISSAIRU!)
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Time Dilation
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Time Dilation: A major plot point later in the series. In the final episode, alone, Kazumi becomes fifteen years older during her stay on Earth while Noriko barely ages in comparison to her due to the effects of time dilation when travelling at FTL speeds.
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Genocide Dilemma
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Genocide Dilemma: One has questioned that if the galaxy is a living being and the space monsters are its antibodies, is it right for mankind to kill the galaxy to destroy the space monsters hell-bent on wiping out the "human disease"?
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Skyscraper Messages
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Skyscraper Messages: Taken Up to Eleven, where the entire planet is shut down then lit up to give our heroines a warm welcome back after ten thousand years.
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Guilt-Free Extermination War
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Guilt-Free Extermination War: The space monsters are seen as the galaxy's "immune system" that in turn sees humanity as a disease that must be wiped out. And with that knowledge, the humans know that there is no other choice but to wipe out the aliens for them to survive. However, it is averted in Episode 6 where there is a discussion of whether or not humanity is right in taking these steps.
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Exty Years from Now
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Exty Years from Now: Averted.
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Bathroom Stall of Overheard Insults
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Battle Mecha of Overheard Insults, or rather a harsh critique by Kazumi of Noriko.
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Took a Level in Badass
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Took a Level in Badass: Compare the Noriko Takaya of episode 1 with the Noriko Takaya of episodes 4 and 5, and you'll see that she went and pulled a Simon. Or rather, Simon would pull a Noriko 20 years later.
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Homage
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Homage: Dozens, maybe hundreds. Including many shows and stories long forgotten.
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Sapient Cetaceans
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Sapient Cetaceans: The final episode shows an Orca amongst a ship's crew. The Eltreum uses cyborg dolphins for navigation, though only one is briefly shown.
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Tannhäuser Gate
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Tannhäuser Gate: Mentioned as being involved in the series' FTL Travel during one of the Infodumps.
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Indirect Kiss
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Indirect Kiss: The medium is a soda she shared with Smith Torren (This poor sod doesn't make it through the next battle). She gets really red in the face after realization.
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Rule of Drama
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Rule of Drama: The only time actual science is invoked is when it can raise the angst quotient.
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Combining Mecha
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Combining Mecha: The titular Gunbuster is the combined form of the first two Buster Machines. Noriko tops, while Kazumi's on the bottom.
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Final Solution
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Final Solution: It has been speculated that the space monsters are the galaxy's antibodies, and they're out to cleanse it of the human disease. And seeing this as the case, humanity must annihilate the alien threat for them to live on.
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Slasher Smile
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Slasher Smile: Kashiwara during her fight with Noriko.
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Kaiju
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The Space Monsters are named after more obscure kaiju.
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Anime Accent Absence
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Anime Accent Absence: Jung speaks regular Japanese, she's just really snarky.
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Retro Rocket
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Retro Rocket: The Luxion, and all subsequent Luxion-Class spaceships. Cigar-shaped? Check! Fins? Check! Stripe(s) painted near nose cone? Check! (Extra points for the uppermost stripe being painted in red and white checks.) Then again, Luxions were designed to take off from Earth's surface. Buster Machine 1◊ also counts, as do the Cosmo Attack Fighters◊.
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: In the next episode preview for Episode 3, Noriko begins her narration "The sea of space is my sea!" which is the famous first line of the opening to Captain Harlock. One scene in Episode 5 with Noriko in her room is full of these, including posters for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and My Neighbor Totoro and a Van Halen calender. During one of the later Science Lesson episodes (done for the laser-disc release), Coach tells Noriko to name off all of the planets in the solar system, which she does while instantly cosplaying as each corresponding Sailor Moon character (inner planets only, the outer senshi hadn't appeared yet). As is usual for Gainax, Gunbuster carries a fair number of references to Getter Robo. The titular mech owes a few design cues to the Getter Dragon from Getter Robo G; the legs and chest are extremely similar in design, the Buster Beam fires from the mech's head, much like the Dragon's Getter Beam (the other Getter machines had their beams fire from the stomach) and, as mentioned above, the Gunbuster was initially meant to dual-wield Axes similarly to the Dragon. Moreover, the way Gunbuster removes its Degeneracy reactor to kickstart the Jupiter Bomb is heavily inspired by Musashi's legendary sacrifice in the original Getter manga.
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I Know Madden Kombat
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I Know Madden Kombat: The Buster Home Run, which is effectively playing baseball with a ball of energy (see below).
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Redshirt Army
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Red Shirt Army: All the other battlesuits? And the fleet? And the 50 mile long flagship with a team of psychics and genius dolphins that can rewrite the laws of physics? Windowdressing.
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Space Is Noisy
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Space Is Noisy
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Serial Escalation
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Serial Escalation: In-between and after her occasional breaks, each of Noriko's battles is more awesome than the last. Except episode 3.
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Spiritual Antithesis
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Spiritual Antithesis: The next mecha show made by Hideaki Anno basically took everything Gun Buster held dear and smashed into tiny pieces then smashed the pieces.
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Nightmare Face
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Nightmare Face: Kashiwara during her fight with Noriko.
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Deliberately Monochrome
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Deliberately Monochrome: Episode six, to emphasize the serious drama. Especially notable in that it was animated in monochrome on color film, which cost the studio a bundle.
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Zen Survivor
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Zen Survivor: Coach is a textbook example.
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type
Training from Hell
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Training from Hell
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 GunBuster / int_d68c925d
type
Creator Provincialism
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comment
Creator Provincialism: As may be expected from a series created in the halcyon days of the late '80s, Gunbuster paints a picture of a world dominated by Japan. It's governed by a Japanese Empire ruling from Tokyo, protected by a very Japanese Imperial Navy. According to the backstory, Japan bought Hawaii from a declining USA in a very different economy. 12 years later during World War III, the US attempts to take Hawaii back. However America's continuing collapse allows a more militant Japan to confiscate its space program and technology, soon using it to force the rest of the world under its emperor.
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type
Foe-Tossing Charge
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comment
Foe-Tossing Charge ("Super..." "...Inazuma..." "...KIIIIIIICK!")
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1.0
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type
Unobtainium
 GunBuster / int_da8c447e
comment
Unobtainium: Eltreum, what the massive ship of the same name is made out of, which is supposedly indestructible to everything known to man, bar annihilation with its antimatter equivalent.
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type
Action Girl
 GunBuster / int_dae5c997
comment
Action Girl: Noriko is one of the bravest and baddest women in the history of fiction. She has the astronomical killcount to prove it.
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type
Humans Are Special
 GunBuster / int_e0207930
comment
Humans Are Special: Inverted (probably, since this is just speculation made by human scientists) in the sense that the alien monsters are like the galaxy's antibodies, and they see humans as bacteria with no good purpose at all, and must be eliminated.
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 GunBuster / int_e206977a
type
In Space, Everyone Can See Your Face
 GunBuster / int_e206977a
comment
In Space, Everyone Can See Your Face: Almost justified by using fish-bowl helmets with forward-facing lights mounted on top. This gives their bodies a realistic amount of shadow, but their faces are fully visible.
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 GunBuster / int_e26c3c72
type
Mile-Long Ship
 GunBuster / int_e26c3c72
comment
Mile-Long Ship: The Eltreum, which comes in at an impressive 70 km in length.
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 GunBuster / int_e5421161
type
Expy
 GunBuster / int_e5421161
comment
Expy: The Space Monsters get one in the form of The Gohma. In 2007, Noriko and Kazumi would get their own in the form of Simon The Digger and Kamina respectively. Yes, The Simon The Digger and The Kamina from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
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 GunBuster / int_e62dfb96
type
No Endor Holocaust
 GunBuster / int_e62dfb96
comment
No Endor Holocaust: Averted when the humans decide to take the old Excelion warship out past the orbit of Pluto to overload and detonate its degeneracy reactor to create a black hole to destroy the Space Monsters, despite the massive distance, shockwaves are felt on Earth; so strongly, in fact, that they are said to raze cities and change the landscape. Strangely, though, this does not appear to be averted when they destroy the centre of the galaxy, however, it may be that after 12,000 years, humanity may have found a way to protect themselves that we today couldn't possibly comprehend.
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 GunBuster / int_e640b487
type
make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Info Dump
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comment
Info Dump
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1.0
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 GunBuster / int_e668bd55
type
The Great Politics Mess-Up
 GunBuster / int_e668bd55
comment
The Great Politics Mess-Up: All this future tech and there's still a Soviet Union around!!
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1.0
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 GunBuster / int_e6f18344
type
Humongous Mecha
 GunBuster / int_e6f18344
comment
Humongous Mecha: The "Buster Machines". In fact, the main mech is one of the largest of the genre at 250m tall, and the largest at the time of its release.
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type
Space Elevator
 GunBuster / int_ee13f24f
comment
Space Elevator: Space cable-cars in episode six.
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 GunBuster / int_f0af9e34
type
 GunBuster / int_f0af9e34
comment
World Of Cardboard Monologue: While in the combined Gunbuster in episode 5, Kazumi gives a short inner monologue about how she'll fight for the last six months, because that's the only way she can live in the same timeframe as the dying Coach Ohta.
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 GunBuster / int_f4fd424c
type
All Your Base Are Belong to Us
 GunBuster / int_f4fd424c
comment
All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Episode 4, especially with the scenes of the Exelion's interior being destroyed as the battle continues.
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 GunBuster / int_f8035cdd
type
An Axe to Grind
 GunBuster / int_f8035cdd
comment
An Axe to Grind: Gunbuster was originally set to dual-wield these, ala Getter Dragon, but they didn't make the cut. They can actually be seen during Gunbuster's combination sequence, packed inside the mech's shoulders.
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 GunBuster / int_f8600b
type
Cool Big Sis
 GunBuster / int_f8600b
comment
Cool Big Sis: Kazumi is the very model.
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1.0
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 GunBuster / int_fb297e7
type
Gainaxing
 GunBuster / int_fb297e7
comment
Gainaxing: The shot that started it all. Ironically, the breast physics in this anime are realistic when compared to later Gainax series like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, which take their breast physics to ridiculous extremes.
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 GunBuster / int_fd94c4ac
type
Theme Naming
 GunBuster / int_fd94c4ac
comment
Theme Naming: In this case Shout-Out. Smith Toren is named (in reversed order) after the founder of manga translation company "Studio Proteus", back before he was famous (the anime version has more hair). Coach Ohta, or "Koichi Ohta", was probably named for Koichi Ohata, who worked as a mecha designer on this OVA. According to the other wiki, several characters - Noriko and Kazumi among them - were named for members of the production staff. The Space Monsters are named after more obscure kaiju.
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 GunBuster / int_ff09633c
type
Diving Kick
 GunBuster / int_ff09633c
comment
Diving Kick: SUPER, INAZUMA, KICK!!!!!!
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type
Finger Firearms
 GunBuster / int_ffba487b
comment
Finger Firearms / Hand Blast: "BUSTEEEERRRR MISSILE!!!"
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 Gunbuster
sameAs
GunBuster
 Anime: Planet Robo Danguard Ace
seeAlso
GunBuster
 Fanfic: Super Robot Wars High
seeAlso
GunBuster
 GunBuster
hasFeature
A Mech by Any Other Name / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Ace Pilot / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
An Axe to Grind / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
And Knowing Is Half the Battle / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Art Shift / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Ascended Fanboy / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Ass-Kicking Pose / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Badass Arm-Fold / int_3cd31075
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hasFeature
Badass Cape / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Badass Longcoat / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Batter Up! / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Battle Strip / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Beam Spam / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Big, Bulky Bomb / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Blade on a Stick / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Break Out the Museum Piece / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
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Bug War / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Calling Your Attacks / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Calling Your Attacks / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Caped Mecha / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Child Soldiers / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
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Chummy Commies / int_736e2455
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Combining Mecha / int_736e2455
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Creepy Cool Crosses / int_736e2455
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Cyber Cyclops / int_3cd31075
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Deface of the Moon / int_3cd31075
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Deliberate Injury Gambit / int_3cd31075
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hasFeature
Deliberately Monochrome / int_3cd31075
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Deus Angst Machina / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Distant Finale / int_3cd31075
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Diving Kick / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Earth-Shattering Kaboom / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Epic Movie / int_736e2455
 Expospeak
seeAlso
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hasFeature
Famous-Named Foreigner / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Finger Firearms / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Foe-Tossing Charge / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Furo Scene / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Gainaxing / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Genre Mashup / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Guilt-Free Extermination War / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Guy in Back / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Hand Blast / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
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Happier Home Movie / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
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Heroic Resolve / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Homage / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
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Home Sweet Home / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Home Version Soundtrack Replacement / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Homing Lasers / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Human Shield / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Humongous Mecha / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Hyperspace Is a Scary Place / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
I Know Madden Kombat / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Indirect Kiss / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Ineffectual Loner / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Latex Space Suit / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Lensman Arms Race / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Leotard of Power / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Long-Distance Relationship / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Made of Indestructium / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Magic A Is Magic A / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Martial Arts Headband / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
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Mile-Long Ship / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Military Brat / int_72b1e658
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Motion Capture Mecha / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Named After Somebody Famous / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
No Dub for You / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Onee-sama / int_72b1e658
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Plot-Relevant Age-Up / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Posthumous Character / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Post-Script Season / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Randomly Reversed Letters / int_72b1e658
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Reactionless Drive / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Reality Warper / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Retro Rocket / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Robot Girl / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Sapient Cetaceans / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Scenery Censor / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Science Marches On / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Sensual Spandex / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Sequel Gap / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Seven Is Nana / int_72b1e658
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Shock and Awe / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Signature Song / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Signature Style / int_736e2455
 Sliding Scale of Anime Obscurity
seeAlso
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hasFeature
Space Elevator / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Space Is Noisy / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Spiritual Licensee / int_72b1e658
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Starship Luxurious / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Super-Deformed / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Super Prototype / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Super Robot Genre / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Tannhäuser Gate / int_3c16d278
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Technology Porn / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
The Danza / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
The '80s / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
The Great Politics Mess-Up / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Theme Music Power-Up / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Time Dilation / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Title Scream / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Training Montage / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Transformation Name Announcement / int_72b1e658
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Unrealistic Black Hole / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Uplifted Animal / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Vertical Mecha Fins / int_72b1e658
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Wave Motion Gun / int_736e2455
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Weapon of Mass Destruction / int_3cd31075
 GunBuster
hasFeature
/ int_736e2455
 Roleplay: Super Robot Wars G
seeAlso
GunBuster
 Roleplay: Super Robot Wars M
seeAlso
GunBuster
 GunBuster
hasFeature
Love Bubbles / int_736e2455