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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

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 23,906 users)
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Ranked: #9772
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Popularity: #1553
Members: 49,131
Favorites: 640
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Synopsis

Generations have passed since the war with the Space Monsters started, and none remain who know how it began, with even records of those times being scarce. It is a lost cause, but humanity still fights against them, relying on the "Topless": a group of elite space pilots with special powers that allow them to use the Buster Machines—the last hope against the Space Monsters.

Nono, a girl from a remote Martian town, has heard tales all her life of the legendary pilot "Nono-Riri," and wants nothing more than to leave her humble life behind and follow in the footsteps of her idol. Though she has no idea of the dangers that lie ahead, nothing will stop her from achieving her dream. While Nono is down on her luck, she chances upon the lonesome Topless pilot Lal'C Melk Mark, and decides to stake her entire future on following Lal'C, no matter the cost.

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Staff

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




More reviewsReviews

Oct 27, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
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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Dec 12, 2007
Karura (All reviews)
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
Oct 16, 2015
Stram_X_Machina (All reviews)
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
May 18, 2018
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
Some things need to stand alone.

Sequels are a gamble, especially when the time gap between original and sequel grows and grows. They tend to be put under more scrutiny than their predecessors, as they not only have to deal with standing tall as installments in their own right, but they need to provide merit as a sequel to a product that never needed one. The trickiest prospect involved is the anniversary sequel, as that is where you’re most likely to enact the gambit. Some projects of this nature can pay off in a way that respects the original and becomes its own product, perhaps even read more

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LUNAR's subs for this are god awful. Someone burn them down.
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