Genres: adventure, drama, science fiction
Themes: fanservice, mecha, military, space navy, super robot
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 6
Vintage: 1988-10-07

Plot Summary: Noriko Takaya’s dream is to become a space pilot like her father, Admiral Yuzo Takaya. He died when she was still a little girl due to an attack of alien forces in deep space. After entering Okinawa Girls Space Pilot High School, Noriko is handpicked by instructor Kouichiro Ohta as someone with great potential. She must then persuade everyone, especially herself, that she can indeed fulfill her goal and become an accomplished pilot despite being just an ordinary girl.

ANN Info Page

Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

Genres: action, drama, science fiction
Themes: mecha, military, space navy, super robot
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 6
Vintage: 2004-10-03

Plot Summary: Nono is a clumsy waitress who dreams of becoming a space pilot. One day, she meets Lal’C Melk Mark, a member of the elite psychic pilot team “Topless”. But when space monsters appear from out of nowhere to wreak havoc on Mars, Lal’C calls out her Buster Machine—codenamed “Dix-Neuf”—to subdue the threat. During a battle with a Space Monster, Lal’C gets the surprise of her life when she sees Nono use her super-strength to help Dix-Neuf destroy the alien. From that point, Nono hangs along with Lal’C in hopes of becoming a member of Topless.

ANN Info Page

Gunbuster vs Diebuster Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! Movie Vintage: 2006-10-01

Gunbuster Sequel

posted on 2001-08-22 00:00 EDT
Gainax makes it almost official, a Gunbuster Sequel is on the way

Gunbuster is on Fire

posted on 2001-09-30 17:35 EDT by Jeremy Barnes

New Gunbuster Confirmed

posted on 2001-10-29 16:17 EST by Scott Green

Gunbuster 2 Details

posted on 2004-05-06 13:50 EDT by Christopher Macdonald
Gainax officially confirms sequel

More on Gunbuster 2

posted on 2004-05-07 17:39 EDT by Christopher Macdonald

Even More on Gunbuster

posted on 2004-05-08 15:04 EDT by Christopher Macdonald

Gunbuster 2 Official Website

posted on 2004-06-11 12:30 EDT by Christopher Macdonald

Gunbuster Web Update

posted on 2004-06-18 21:22 EDT by Christopher Macdonald

Gunbuster 2 Trailer

posted on 2004-09-09 15:45 EDT by Christopher Macdonald
Gainax has put up a trailer for the November release of Gunbuster 2.

Gunbuster 2 Trailer

posted on 2005-02-01 18:26 EST by Christopher Macdonald

Gunbuster 2 Volume 3 Trailer

posted on 2005-05-22 13:01 EDT by Christopher Macdonald

Gunbuster Site Bids Hard Work, Guts

posted on 2006-07-28 15:20 EDT by Jonathan Mays
Bandai Visual USA’s teaser site for Gunbuster is online.

Bandai Visual to Release Gunbuster

posted on 2006-10-23 21:56 EDT by Christopher Macdonald

Synch-Point to Collaborate on Gunbuster Bonus Material

posted on 2006-10-27 08:47 EDT by Christopher Macdonald

Bandai Visual to Release “Gunbuster 2”

posted on 2007-01-25 19:43 EST by Christopher Macdonald
According to the latest issue of Newtype USA, Bandai Visual is set to release Top wo Nerae 2!, the Gunbuster sequel, in April 2007.

Geneon / Bandai Visual USA Solicit Gunbuster 2 Release

posted on 2007-03-08 11:26 EST by Christopher Macdonald

Gunbuster vs. Diebuster Licensed by Bandai Visual USA

posted on 2007-05-26 20:02 EDT by Egan Loo

Bandai Visual Planning 2 Gunbuster Gattai DVD Editions, No Film Run

posted on 2007-05-30 19:45 EDT by Egan Loo

Gunbuster vs. Diebuster’s English Site, Trailer Posted

posted on 2007-11-09 16:00 EST by Egan Loo

Bandai Schedules Blu-ray Gunbuster/Diebuster Movie

posted on 2008-07-04 19:07 EDT by Mikhail Koulikov
Price to be set somewhat lower than for Japanese release

Aim for the Top! Gunbuster BD Box to Add New Footage

posted on 2011-08-04 00:40 EDT by Egan Loo
New short movie, new audio commentary, untrimmed original version of episode 6

Discotek Media Adds Gunbuster 2: Diebuster Video Anime Series

posted on 2013-01-07 16:15 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
6-episode video series to ship with English subtitles on May 21

Section23 Announces Gunbuster in May 2016 Slate

January 21, 2016

The Movie - Cover/Disc Art



Third “Aim for the Top! - Gunbuster” Reportedly In Development

September 18, 2016 1:24pm CDT
Report about news from Hiroyuki Yamaga out of German anime event Connichi

Tubi TV Adds Diebuster the Movie Anime Streaming

posted on 2017-04-06 14:20 EDT by Rai Kelly

Gaina Announces New Top o Nerae! 3 Anime Project

posted on 2018-09-07 04:25 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

30 Years of Gunbuster

by Dawn H., Sep 21st 2018

15 Years Later, Gunbuster 2 Still Represents A Special Era In Anime History

November 06, 2019 1:00pm CST
It’s fascinating to revisit over and over again

She took a stand against sexual harassment…by tearing off her top | Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (2005)

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Her senpai noticed her by giving her a bath | Gunbuster: Diebuster (2005)

Anime badass slices planets in half like they’re tomatoes | Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (2005)

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Only one topless warrior can ride the ‘Dix’ robot | Gunbuster 2: Die Buster (2005)

Twin sisters have a very, um, close relationship | Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (2005)

Gunbuster is Girls Gone Wild in space | Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (2005)

She becomes a “Topless” to save her senpai from space monster | Diebuster (Gunbuster 2) (2005)

He tried to take her topless power but didn’t see her friend coming | Diebuster (Gunbuster 2) - EP 5

Hideaki Anno’s Gunbuster to Get Remastered Japanese Theatrical Release

November 06, 2020 11:45am CST
The larger-than-life mecha classic will be screened later this month

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Underrated Anime OP! | “Groovin’ Magic” from Diebuster (Gunbuster 2)

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That is awesome !