Gunbuster 2 DVD 1

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About Gunbuster 2 DVD 1

Gunbuster 2 part 1 contains episodes 1-2 of the anime directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki.

A young girl named Nono has left her home behind, to come alone to the big city. She has a grand dream of becoming a space pilot. But reality is harsh, and she spends every day instead at the diner near the spaceport where she lives and works. Then one day, while being harassed by one of the regular customers, a real-life "Topless" pilot named Lal'C comes to her aid. Nono, who is deeply impressed, starts on her own accord to call Lal'C "Oné-sama," and volunteers herself by saying, "I want to become a space pilot like you!"

Special Features: Textless Ending, DIEBUSTER TV.


  • Publisher: HONNEAMISE
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Space
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 54
  • Year Created: 2004
  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

Ratings & Reviews

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I bought this item as a guest, but after my order came in, I decided to become an official member. I originally bought all 3 volumes when they were on sale, and with the pricing and shipping time, I don't think any other seller can compete! I've never watched the Gunbuster series before, and I was interested seeing the kinda stuff Gainax did before Trigger took the mantle so I appreciate the accessibility. In an aesthetic sense, I found to be a thrill to watch. As for how it is as a product, it, along with the rest, came in perfect condition, and I'm surprised it even came with one of those old school booklets with the character descriptions. It doesn't have a multitude of additional features, but that makes sense considering it's a more basic DVD of its time, and for what I paid, I can't complain. Overall, I'm really satisfied with my purchase and I'm looking forward to buying more!


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Gunbuster is a classic mech show by the studio Gainax. Gunbuster 2 does not fail to disappoint. In typical Gainax fashion there are 6 episodes total in this show, but they will never bore you. This show also has a awesome character who rides a scooter and a talking cat!

Visually Impressive

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The dvd's hold up pretty well even on larger screens. I mostly got this since it was cheap and the compositions are awesome. The animators and directors set up some great shots so I like to use it for reference.

Story is decent. Fan-service is present (take that as you will). Overall it serves the purpose I got it for so I enjoy it.

Overblown yet immensely entertaining Sci-Fi OVA from Gainax

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Picked this up on a whim after seeing it so cheap in the clearance section. Bought all three volumes at once and plowed through them all in two days once they arrived. Gunbuster 2 (or Diebuster) is a sequel to the 1988 OVA Gunbuster directed by Hideaki Anno (yes, THAT Anno) and follows the adventures of a young girl named Nono who dreams of being a Topless pilot to a giant Mecha called a Gunbuster (not as pervy as it sounds... or is it?).

Gunbuster 2 is like a dry run for Gurren Lagann three years later, sharing a similar art style and boasting plenty of over-the-top Sci-Fi spectacles. Still, Gunbuster 2 succeeds thanks to likable characters and an interesting (if not exactly wholly understandable) plot. This is one that's definitely worth a go if you get the chance.

The DVD presentation is great with no issues in audio or video present. Subtitles also appear to be accurate, which is nice.

Oh, Gunbuster 2 works perfectly fine as a standalone without having seen the 1988 OVA.

Must See for Gainax and Trigger Fans

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Came with a small booklet with art and interviews. Nothing was wrong with the disc.

I didn't really find out about this series until recently and I decided to buy the Diebuster dvds and they were just a joy to watch. If you want to see pretty much the origins of Gurren Lagann's and Studio Trigger's style, watch Diebuster and its predecessor, Gunbuster.