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Top wo Nerae 2! Diebuster


Alternative Titles

English: Gunbuster 2
Synonyms: Aim for the Top! 2, DieBuster
Japanese: トップをねらえ2!DIEBUSTER

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2004 to Aug 25, 2006
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 7.841 (scored by 18,555 users)
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Ranked: #7762
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Popularity: #1322
Members: 35,617
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Episodes: /6

Synopsis

While Gunbuster's final mission destroyed the space monsters' star system, the intergalactic war still continues. Earth's only hope lies in the hands of "TOPLESS," an elite mecha group with children possessing supernatural powers and new Buster Machines. Among their ranks is a rookie named Nono and the ace pilot Lal'C—whom Nono looks at as a "big sister." Together with their teammates Nicholas and Chiko, they must aim for the top and protect all of mankind from the wrath of the space monsters.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nono
Nono
Main
Fukui, Yukari
Japanese
Fukui, Yukari
Melk Mark, Lal'C
Melk Mark, Lal'C
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Science, Tycho
Science, Tycho
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Takashiro, Casio
Takashiro, Casio
Supporting
Yamazaki, Takumi
Japanese
Yamazaki, Takumi

Staff

Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Planning
Nakano, Tooru
Nakano, Tooru
Sound Director
Otsuka, Masahiko
Otsuka, Masahiko
Episode Director
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Groovin' Magic" by ROUND TABLE featuring Nino (eps 2-5)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Hoshikuzu Namida" by ACKO (eps 1-5)
#2: "Tatsu Tori Ato wo Nigosazu" by Kouhei Tanaka (ep 6)



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Archaeon
Oct 27, 2009
Many people will know the name of Hideaki Anno, in particular because of Neon Genesis Evangelion. His directorial debut though, was an OVA called Top wo Nerae (known as Gunbuster in the West), and whilst NGE has many, many advocates, I will admit to being one of the few who consider his debut work to be superior in almost every aspect. That said, I approached the sequel, Diebuster, with a degree of trepidation, in particular because the directorial reins had been handed over to Tsurumaki Kazuya, who also directed FLCL, NGE: Death & Rebirth, and the first two installments of the NGE remakes.

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Karura
Dec 12, 2007
It is important to note that this is a continuation, and as such, will be reviewed under the assumption one has seen the prequel.

Lets get down to it. Top wo Nerae! 2, alsno known as Diebuster is the indirect sequel to Top wo Nerae/Gunbuster. I enjoyed this short OVA substantially because of its presentation.

Plot
The story follows a girl called Nono who wishes to be a "Topless," which is basically an ace mech pilot to put it simply. Instead of dragging the story out with pointless episodes and scenes you often see in 26+ shows, Diebuster goes straight to the point and sticks with it. read more
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Stram_X_Machina
Oct 16, 2015
Simple review for a simple show.

Narrative wise it showed to be promising in the beginning with simple but effective structure and characters. However that ended fast given everything; being plot, setting, character development, motivation, relationships, etc. was fed through exposition. Never giving any chance to breath or to see anything as realistic or touching.

Aesthetically it was cartoonish with abundant CG but still done right and appealing, at first until the bad narrative ruined that too. By constantly trying to one up itself eventually when the hype was suppose to be felt it turned into seeing the same type of explosion and transformation over and read more
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Brian333
Jan 18, 2008
Seeing how Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is finally coming to the states in the form of licensed DVD releases, I thought I might take the time to write a bit about the anime that preceded and fathered the style and feel of TTGL, Top wo Nerae 2.

Being a fan of the genre, GAINAX, and the crew of people within that animation studio that worked on this project, Top wo Nerae 2 has always been one of my personal favorites despite its relative lack of fame when compared to some other works from the same people. Despite its anonymity, it's still easily one read more
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