Top wo Nerae 2! Diebuster

Gunbuster 2

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Synonyms: Aim for the Top! 2, DieBuster
Japanese: トップをねらえ2!DIEBUSTER
English: Gunbuster 2
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2004 to Aug 25, 2006
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.621 (scored by 3563635,636 users)
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Ranked: #13652
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Popularity: #2344
Members: 76,453
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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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Top wo Nerae 2! Diebuster won the Packaged Work Award at the 2005 Animation Kobe Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sasaki, Shirou
Producer, Planning
Yasuda, Takeshi
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Planning, Key Animation
Nakano, Tooru
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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


Dec 27, 2021
Diebuster is not just a sequel to Gunbuster, but also to Hideaki Anno himself. Directed by his protégé, Kazuya Tsurumaki, this anime shows a student that has surpassed the master. But I don't just think that Diebuster is better than Gunbuster in almost every way, Diebuster is also one of my favorite animes in general. This review is just going to be talking about the things I like about Diebuster.

Diebuster tells a totally different story from Gunbuster. Taking place 12000 years in the future, a lot has happened to humanity during that time. Many new buster machines have been created and lost, and the degeneracy ...
May 1, 2021
Mixed Feelings
To sum it up, this anime is essentially Evangelion and FLCL combined into a cesspool of GAINAX cliches.

By no means is this OVA necessarily bad, but it feels contrived. GAINAX plots are notorious for being indecipherable, and unsurprisingly, this show's plot is overly elliptical in its pacing, pun intended. It does have a cohesive plot once you do some brainstorming, but like I said, there's hardly time for most viewers to weigh in to connect the dots. I found myself pausing time again to grasp what was happening.

I feel like there's always an effort on part of GAINAX loyalists ...
Feb 25, 2021
A really bad sequel to a really great show.

Story makes little sense, found myself lost as to what was happening. The fanservice nudity was distracting and very in-your-face. Just seems like an extreme fanservice romp for cumbrained otaku. First 3 episodes are nothing but trash, 4-6 is a little better but not by much.

It's just space magic and absurd spectacle with squealing obnoxious girls who must have an allergy to clothes. Tries desperately to wring some tears out of gunbuster fans by hitting you with "At the end of the river of time" but ultimately fails to have any real emotional impact due to underdeveloped ...

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