Diebuster fails

January 14th, 2012 by Author

It was just like FLCL, and I hated FLCL, so… I completed FLCL though. It was amusingly weird and unconventional. But I don’t want to do it again.

The Diebuster (aka Top wo Nerau 2) comes highly recommended, although I do not remember by whom. Perhaps by the same people who search the deep meaning of thick eyebrows. Or entirely different ones. But my own impetus came, curiously enough, from it being lincensed in R5 by Reanimedia. That company practiced discriminating licensing of masterpieces, and made less than 10 DVD set releases in all, including Gurren-Lagann and Haibane Renmei.

I leaked this cancellation on Twitter, and twitterati rolled a two-pronged critique: 1. the similarities with FLCL are purely stylistic, so should not count, and 2. the story in Diebuster is much deeper because it centers around lesbian awakening. Sorry guys, did I misrepresent your positions? Or clarified them? Next time try to blog it somewhere where I can find it.

P.S. Oh, forgot another tack: Diebuster is a tribute to Gunbuster and cannot be properly appreciated by itself. Perversely, this seem like making a bit of sense, but as a suggestion is entirely impractical.

UPDATE: Otou-san twitters: “the point about it being only stylistically related to FLCL (same era gainax/tsurumaki so of course it is) was mine btw”.