(Gunbuster: Aim For The Top!)
(Top o Nerae! Gunbuster)
Distributor: Bandai Entertainment
© 1988 Gainax / Bandai / Victor
Noriko's dad had a little problem a while back and lost his space fleet ... so naturally she's got to get into space herself and do something heroic. All she has to do is survive intense rivalry from her classmates, learn a dizzying amount of information, and survive long enough to graduate the Space Academy!
OAV Series: 6 episodes
Average Ratings: 85
Number of Review Sites: 10
Number of Review Links: 15
"Gunbuster is an unusual but impressive piece of anime. It starts out generic and silly, but develops into so much more that it is worth seeing through to the end."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 4 (out of 5)
"Anything that started as a parody (supposedly) and grew serious in the telling has to be an interesting story."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - worthy
"...a must-have title for any fan of mecha, but it's also one of those rare titles that should probably be in the collection of any serious anime fan."
Anime News Network (Theron Martin) - A-
"...a true gem in the vast sea of anime..."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A+
"...definitely appeals to the sensibilities of anime fans outside mere mecha."
Animetric (Guy Wheatley) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"I think you will be happy with the amount of hard work that went into the 3 disc set; making it one of the best titles to start off the new year with."
DVD Talk (Don Houston) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"A great series driven more by character drama than the great robot battles."
IGN (Jeremy Mullin) - 8 (out of 10)
"Just about everything you could ask for in an anime ..."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Raphael See) - 5 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 1 - "Yes, it is melodrama, but it's good melodrama. Give it a try!" (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 2 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 3 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 4 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 5 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 6 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 5 stars (out of 5)
The Anime Cafe
"…[a] genre-busting ride that stays with you long after the screen's gone dark. "
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A