Episode 7: Gunbuster & Diebuster / Part 1

Warui Deshou returns with a trip into the past to explore two slices of anime all about the future: Gainax’s fifteen year spanning double bill of Gunbuster & Diebuster, two shows about giant mecha and small ladies fighting to save humanity from incomprehensible space kaiju.

Possibly Warui Deshou’s most divisive show to date, the opinions on this one are split along every axis you can imagine: Doc loves both shows, Shadon likes one and feels a bit eh about the other, and Vorgelia loves Gunbuster and wants nothing more than to shoot Diebuster into the sun. And like the sun, things will get heated!

So strap in as we give you the first half of all our all encompassing look at Gunbuster & Diebuster where we answer questions like: Was Gunbuster the very definition of the 80s before the 80s was over? Can Shadon stop referencing that one damn book he loves? Can you totally see Vorgelia’s face even though you can’t see it? And what differences are there between the two works and why do we all feel so differently about them? Find out on this episode of Warui Deshou!

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Timecodes:

00:00:53 – Introduction & Opening Question

00:23:30 – 5.6 Billion Years In The Future

00:25:15 – My Heart’s At Zero Gravity

00:26:07 – Gunbuster & Diebuster – Background, Context & Recommendations

01:46:09 – Fanfiction, orated delightfully by the First Lady of Warui Deshou

01:55:35 – Gunbuster & Diebuster – Spoilerific Discussion (Part 1 of 2)

03:07:53 – You Got The Power

03:10:16 – S Rank

Featuring the music of:

Machine Center – Phantasy Star IV OST

Muffet’s Theme – Toby Fox (Undertale OST)

You’re The Best Around – Joe Esposito

Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai

The Royal Teens – Short Shorts

Ragtime Revolutionaries – Chicks Dig Giant Robots (Megas XLR OP)

Raison d’etre – Nightmare (Claymore OP)

MORTAL KOMBATTTTTTTTTTTT – The Immortals

Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake

Freshco – Gum Gum Rap

Stan Bush – The Touch

 

And clips & effects from:

The Wings of Honnemaise, Family Fortunes, Gunbuster, Diebuster, Mass Effect, Freesound.org

Zyvox’s Computer is voiced by Code Welt.

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GUEST SPOT – TheSubtleDoctor on APOSS

Doc was recently a guest on the excellent Anime Podcast of Some Sort hosted by David J. Majors and Jack.  We ran down some news items and just chewed the nerdiest of fat.  For details on what we dug into, see the show notes below that I pasted from the APOSS page.

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Jack & Djm have recovered from their respective cross-continent illness and are back in your ears!

We’re joined by The Subtle Doctor, host of Warui Deshou, to talk about Gunbuster possibly having a future, and why Dragon Maid is still inexcusable.

Sad news from Japan—the RX 78-2 Mobile Suit Gundam statue is being taken down, but all hope is not lost! We need a rave party in Tokyo!

Later, a manga “expert” dives into the numbers of successful genres of manga and why women read what they choose to read. Jack calls shenanigans on the whole thing.

Djm & Subs (Mr. The, if you’re nasty) pontificate over what the hell Steve Aoki was thinking with that Ghost in the Shell song remix, and just how far does David’s pretentious sci-fi love take him.

All this, and the Nintendo Switch. There was no cartridge licking.

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