is Gunbuster the greatest OVA ever created?
I mean, it has literally everything you could ever want in an anime
>incredible production and direction
>compelling and relatable characters
>a well paced narrative that tugs at your heart strings
>space warfare and mechs
>an memorable 10/10 soundtrack
>perfect amount of sex appeal
>an ending that leaves perfect closure for the audience.
in fact, I can't think of many other series, manga, or movies that even come remotely close to it's mathematical perfection
>well paced narrative
Nigger, this shit took forever to take off. That said, once it did, the ride was amazing. For a 6-episode OVA, taking half of the episodes to world-build and set everything up is pretty fucking bad pacing. Not saying that the whole production wasn't enjoyable and charming in its own way that works to keep one watching the whole way through, but for real, the action didn't really begin until over 50% of the series is over.
>but for real, the action didn't really begin until over 50% of the series is over.
gee anon, you're such a fucking faggot.
ever think for a moment that the characters might actually be more important that stupid robots?
You know what, fuck it, I'm filtering this word
>Gunbuster is just eyecandy and a fun homage to the mecha genre.
you mean exactly what an OVA is supposed to be?
the whole idea of an OVA is for the staff go to crazy and do stuff you can't do in a TV series, with a budget of a movie, without being tied down by outside influences
The 3 first episodes are more of a parody than a genuine story. Then the 3 last are the real thing. It's like Gainax had a team meeting and went "fuck this, enough with this dumb parody. Now we're gonna show them how real shit gets". I think his u-turn gives the OVA an unusual charm.
And then Gainax surpassed themselves again with the last episode.
it's only an OVA in a name.
if someone says they want to watch an OVA, they want to watch something that is
1)short comparatively to TV series
2)high production value in regards to animation and music.
3)normally a self contained story.
LOGH doesn't fit a single one of those criteria.
also Giant Robo is the best OVA
It's not that broad, LoGH was distributed on LD and VHS and wasn't at first broadcast on TV, that makes it an OVA by any definition. Series length or number of years in production is irrelevant.