Top wo Nerae! 2

Title:Top wo Nerae! 2
Aim for the Top! Gunbuster 2
Gunbuster 2
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Notables: Animation - Gainax
R1 License - Bandai (Defunct)
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 Raruku - whom Nono looks at as a "big sister." Together with their teammates Nicola and Chiko, they must aim for the top and protect all of mankind from the wrath of the space monsters.

(series summary taken from ANN)

[OVA, 2004/08, 6 episodes]
[edit] The ↗Top wo Nerae! franchise:
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 9 10 8 6 7 7 Ggultra2764 [series:906#1552]
Getting decent enough enjoyment out of the original Gunbuster, I decided to give this 2000s sequel a shot and it proved to be just as enjoyable as the first series. Much like the first Gunbuster, Gunbuster II is a homage of sorts to the "super robot" genre of mecha anime and features another alien monster threat that the military is trying to overcome. Gunbuster II is a bit more light-hearted in depicting its epic action as Nono comes across as a seemingly ordinary and energetic girl aspiring to be a space pilot and possibly having some past connections to the two original Gunbuster female leads of Noriko and Kazumi. Nono's relationship with Lal'c, unlike what Noriko and Kazumi had, comes across as somewhat strained at first where Lal'c has trouble adjusting to Nono's admiration of her, yet grows to become attached to Nono as events in Gunbuster II press on. The artwork to Gunbuster II is high quality featuring slick mecha designs, vast shots of space and planetary colonies and character designs with bright color and a good amount of detail. Space battle scenes between mechas and space monsters are fluidly animated and quite a sight to see unfold, especially in the later episodes when battle feats start to get crazy. Of course like the original Gunbuster, this series was made in mind for fans of mecha anime. So if you aren't a fan of the genre or are looking for anything more deep and thought-provoking, this series won't be for you. But if you were a fan of the original Gunbuster series, then you will likely be just as interested in checking out Gunbuster II.

Last updated Thursday, November 24 2011. Created Thursday, November 24 2011.
Unevaluated 8 8 7 6 7 7 Iceman_Aragorn [series:906#1517]
Definately seems to have promise (after 2 episodes)

None of the same characters as gunbuster 1, but more or less the same world. The main character is an named Nono, who has the dream to become a mecha-fighting pilot known as a "Topless" (which she at least once comically and ecchi-ly misinterprets as being part of the requirements for service).

Good art and animation, and the plot does seem to be going somewhere, but we'll see.

Last updated Tuesday, May 03 2005. Created Tuesday, May 03 2005.

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