It wasn't until I watched #2 that I got that reference.Hard work and guts!
I really enjoyed that aspect, too; so much effort has been put into it, and the level of detail is phenomenal.Really enjoyed the beginning where we got to see various parts of the ship.
That was another bit that really grabbed my attention! I liked how they'd moved an entire dining table into the bridge. That's the height of decadence!And little things throughout the episode giving you a feel for normal life on the ship like the Captains table big platters of food.
You've hit upon something else I like about the ship's design work there: it becomes plausible because it's practical — just like those costume designs.And that they have plants everywhere, which for oxygen production would be useful, but also make the place feel more normal to live in.
If I recall the ships coming out of warp later in the OVA are even better! They use some sort of glass breaking sound bite for whatever reason.The sequence of the ship going into orbit was awesome! No wonder they used it twice!
According to that wiki page Smith apparently added some background voices to Gunbuster!
"I'm telling you: I cannot fight with Noriko as my partner!"
But before that devastating revelation, we have...
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"Excerpt from Kazumi Amano's speech during the 2021 Japan High School Physics Debate Convention"
That on-screen text clashes quite masterfully with the accompanying karaoke audio.
@NoSurprises, @orgun: What does the opening text crawl look like in the version(s) you're watching?
During the subsequent space battle itself, you could really feel Noriko's fear at how out of her depth she was, and how fast everything was happening around her — far too fast to be able to process much of it when even just piloting the robot is a challenge in itself. Her emotional state following Smith's demise was really well executed, too.
The pose was so good. Such a boss way to enter the fray. And all the battle scenes were so well drawn! The alien designs are so cool and vivid!This episode also brings something I've been looking forward to seeing in action: it's the Gunbuster pose!!
. It is somewhat depressing that this kind of loving, knowing homage and genre parody (see also: Slayers) seems to have died a death and been replaced largely by straight-up shameless imitation and trope regurgitation (see: just about every isekai ever).
I was thinking that Franxx the modern version of these old style homages. It also clearly loves the shows its inspired by, and regardless of how successful you think it is as a show it creates something new while paying tribute to what's come before.The similarities are not limited to Evangelion, though. Proving that Gunbuster continues to have an influence on anime 30 years after its release, the design of the big space monster seems to have informed the appearance of the VIRM fleet in DARLING in the FRANXX
Isolation, yes! That's the perfect description of it.what I really liked about this scene was that there was no background music in it which really helped to create the sense of isolation that Noriko was feeling while out in space on her own
I've been at work and so haven't even read the article myself yet.According to that wiki page Smith apparently added some background voices to Gunbuster!
Yes!I was thinking that Franxx the modern version of these old style homages. It also clearly loves the shows its inspired by, and regardless of how successful you think it is as a show it creates something new while paying tribute to what's come before.
So boss, in fact, that it must've made an impression on one Hiroyuki Imaishi at Gainax:The pose was so good. Such a boss way to enter the fray.
The very presence of bare flesh put me on alert for any obvious editing. (I dislike the idea of cuts having been made to something I'm watching, on the grounds that it meddles with the creator's intent.)All kinds of nudity in this episode too, so I imagine there's some weird cuts all over the Kiseki DVD
Wow, the Gunbuster's imposing shoulder adornments really explain the huge drills incorporated into the design of the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann:Also this panning shot is great.