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!
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.