Do the whippersnappers of /a/ still appreciate the classics?
like you mean like something from 2000?
However, the 1950 Version just gives me eye cancer.
I fell asleep watching this on the TV in my dorm room, and the guy next door came in on me watching it. Keeping in mind that most people here in Hicksville, USA don't even know that ainme is from Japan, and the extent of their knowledge just barely reaches DBZ levels, I wonder what he thought.
Eva is popular because its so easy to make up some stupid bullshit about it and it changed anime to what it is now. Madoka doesn't even compare, what effect has it had on anime? Nothing.
Anyway I enjoyed Bubblegum Crisis and I'm starting Dirty Pair, the first episode is pretty good.
A lot of anime is easily accessible people just aren't aware of it, I got a guy into Berserk then for some reason we started watching Working!! and he ended up loving it but sadly another guy turned into a huge narutard.
Classics are nice every now and again, but I can only tell so many dudes to watch project A-ko or fuckin' remind them that Macross' original season was actually good.
'sides, I'd rather hand people those weird shows from the late 90's early 2000's like Black Heaven or Under 7.
The OP and ED were god tier, but the anime itself was average, and went kinda downhill after that episode with that guy from their childhood.
I couldnt finish Dirty Pair, feels bad man.
Does anyone else have this problem with DP?
Dirty Pair Project Eden is one of my favorite anime films of the 80s.
Much respect, bros. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken is friggin' GOAT shounen tier imo.
No Princess Mononoke?!
But instead Those Who Hunt Elves?!
I'm not. There are a lot of popular anime on both the chart and on this thread. However, Ghibli is something that fucking aired on Cartoon Network, and everyone watched. It's one of those, anyone who hasn't seen it shouldn't even be in a retro anime thread.
It is still considered a classic for a reason, you retarded dolt.
Just like Urusei Yatsura is, and everyone and their momma have seen that, so scrape that off the list as well.
Equating One Piece to Princess Mononoke?
Or Equating One Piece to Urusei Yatsura?
You know what, keep responding, I like laughing at idiots.
I'm also missing Jin-Ro in the image.
I wonder what weeaboo put together that image...
The community kicked out, you can see the discussion here:
Mononoke is awesome, and I never said it shouldn't be discussed here. That would be dumb. Instead, I was explaining why it wasn't on the rec chart: no one needs to be recommended an anime THAT universally loved and well known.
>Just like Urusei Yatsura is, and everyone and their momma have seen that
I wish. This is definitely true in Japan, but I can't say the same for the US at least. I wonder how many people on /a/ has even seen it.
Spriggan is the greatest anime of our time, of all time. Plus, I saw Jin on pretty much every recommended anime list, but never saw Spriggan, and I thought it'd be more worthwhile to have the latter.
I know this logic doesn't hold up for stuff like Mazinger Z, Heidi, CCS, LOGH, and so on, but I'm a biased,flawed person.
Not recommending the original Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion.
>Anime is still great even today if you don't force yourself to watch all the crap.
I agree. This can be applied to everything people bitch about these days. Movies, TV, Music etc
I watch pre-2000 shows almost exclusively. Digital anime looks disgusting.
I am still too scared to start Flash. Maybe I should rewatch the TV first...
I would totally argue/agree that some "Classics" are still being made in this day and age.
I think the ability to identify them can be enhanced by age and experience, but that that is not necessarily a guarantee. I would say that it's kind of like looking at the PC buying choices today of a techie who had or remembers the old 8086 (and has been replacing and upgrading since) vs. what someone who graduated high school in the 00's might buy.
Sure they might come to the same kind of system, features, price. But everything else being equal, I'd expect the younger ones to be the more likely to blow something on inefficiency, sacrificing substance for style.
>They schould stop watching 20+ shows every cour and get a better filter.
Fun fact: this season I am enjoying Rokujouma the most
after the obvious Blue Blazes and Nozaki-kun. From the preview, though, it looked like complete shit.
Neia _7 was great. As was Black Heaven and though it's pretty popular FLCL is from that era too. As well as Lain. Personally i miss all the violent ova's of the early and mid 90's with over the top cheesy violence. They also had dubs so bad that they transcended the awful to become great. Like Angel Cop for example. An anime i refuse to watch subbed. There are just too many quotable lines and unintentional comedy of a bunch of brit dub actors trying to sound like tough americans for a show that takes place in Japan.
They also use curses in such creative and hilarious ways as well. Cyber City Oedo and Mad Bull 34 were like this as well.
Then you have Wicked City, the first time i ever saw a Vagina dentata and it freaked me right the fuck out. Don't see too much like that these days sadly.
Pre-2006 already counts as old. The cutoff in the popular opinion seems to be around one decade ago, plus minus.
>An anime i refuse to watch subbed
I just downloaded it, actually. Thanks for the tip.
In other news, this guy's smiles are just the fucking best. I think this is what made these series for me, not something else.
>I dropped it after they introduced a non-magical girl to the harem.
I'd go straight for RIDING BEAN and GUNSMITH CATS. Great action shows.
For mecha, VOTOMS is really sweet. Golden Boy is one of my favourite comedies. LOGH is great if you have the time.
80s anime had some great soundtracks, that is for sure.
I especially loved it when they'd get American/Western composers/singers/musicians. I'm probably in the minority there though.
This show is really good. A true manime.
Total alpha territory here.
That is a completely different style of music though. Apples and Oranges.
Yes, yes it is. I really wish the official manga translation had finished, alas the company doing it went bust IIRC.
It was one of the first officially translated manga though, wasn't it?
Aim for the Ace if you like suffering and nervous wrecks.
I really like gunbuster so maybe i'll give it a go
Yamato is on my list, but i've never seen cleopatra mentioned, is it good?
Currently reading ashita no joe actually, pretty stellar
I'd kill for a remake directed by Takeshi Koike
The problem with pre-1980 specifically is that you immediately run out of things to get through unless you're into super robots, sports, or WMT. Even most of the other classics like Rose of Versailles, Gundam, Zambot, Harlock, GE999, Conan, and Treasure Island are all like 77 and later.
Cleopatra, Belladonna of Sadness, and 1001 Arabian Nights are all Tezuka's adult-oriented Animerama from 69 to 73. They're goofy, campy, but really artistic in his style and rather well made.
How come Japan doesn't give a shit about the 80's? We've had a small amount of revivalism here in the west, but Japan doesn't seem to give a shit.
Yeah, and look at the list I posted, they're all museum piece anime for kids. Sure they're important for TV anime's formative years, but try watching them all the way through today, even if they've been subbed and remastered. If you're not really into that sort of stuff, it's gonna be a hell of slog, like trying to watch silent films that aren't German expressionism.
"Hang On, Marine Kid"???
It was just called Marine Boy when it aired in Australia and the UK.
Neptina was mai first anime crush.
The majority of the films were enjoyable to some extent. I think the only one I haven't seen is the Hans Christian Andersen one. I have watched quite a lot of the shorts from earlier than the 60s though.
I do actually, I just sat through one because of how much I like gainax and prayed for a glorious rebirth
It wasn't funny, the characters wernt great, the fights were ok when the actually animated them but nothing special, and the plot was stupid not good stupid like ttgl just plain stupid
The problem with classics is that there are not remastered in glorious in blu-ray format
BTW, Yawara BD rip where?!? It's been a while since it was released
Some things are, but then they throw away all of their work and it's only a 720p master that's been degrained and smoothed. What a joke.
>mfw kids around me don't read Gunsmith Cats
>Check your Germanic privilege.
Should be easier to learn than Japanese.
Also, IIRC there is also a Spanish and Italian dub though I heard those actually changed the Japanese names for local ones, Germany apparently was the only one that kept the translations accurate.
>mfw people don't read Cannon God Exaxxion and its batshit insanity
>I wanted more guns and cars and interesting criminals to take down but I got lesbian bondage instead
The anime aswell? Suddenly I am interested.
And where the fuck is Shounan Bakusozoku BD rip?!?
Just started watching this with my m8.
Love every second of it. Lady Armaroid excites my robophilia.
More people should buy and scan old cartoon porn. Even the artists and the japanese government wouldn't be as likely to bitch.
Sometimes I wonder what Riding Bean would've been like if it hadn't been canceled after one episode due to the animation company going tits up or whatever.
I'm sure a good number of people know who Lum is but I doubt many people have watched more than an episode or two.
As for me.
Lum is my waifu.
I sometimes wonder what the concrete ending for Bubblegum Crisis would have been if Youmex and AIC could have worked out their differences.
Crash didn't satisfy, that level of quality from the original just wasn't there.
2040 had it's moments but was just generally meh.
Again, who? Do you by any chance mean the Goddess, the most overpowered of all the girls?
I'd personally say early 90s, but the general public seems to think otherwise, as I said.
Mine as well.
At least she's rarely posted in the go to sleep threads.
70: Ashita no Joe (79)
71: Lupin (23 BD) Genshi Shounen Ryuu (22)
72: Umi no Triton (27 HK), Devilman (39), Gatchaman (105), Mazinger (92 HK), Casshern (35)
73: Ace o nerae (25), Cutie Honey (25)
74: Getter Robo (51 HK), Yamato (26 BD), Heidi (52)
75: Dog of Flanders (52 HK), Tekkaman (26 HK), Sindbad no Bouken (52), Getter Robo G (39), Grendizer (74)
76: From the Appenines to the Andes (52), Candy Candy (115), Combattler V (54 HK)
77: Voltes V (40 HK), Ore wa Teppei (28 HK), Remi (51), Lupin 2 (155 BD), Zambot 3 (23)
78: Perrine (53), Harlock (42), Future Boy Conan (26 BD), Daitarn 3 (40), Galaxy Express 999 (113), Treasure Island (26 BD), Yamato 2 (26)
79: Anne of Green Gables (50), Cyborg 009 (50), Gundam (43 BD), Rose of Versailles (40)
This is the most complete list I have for TV only complete.
>I wish. This is definitely true in Japan, but I can't say the same for the US at least. I wonder how many people on /a/ has even seen it.
It was quite popular in Europe IIRC. It has a British dub, a French dub and I think Spain also has a dub last I checked
I posted her in one last night.
Brings a tear to my eye that niggas just don't know.
Oh well, that just means we have her to ourselves.
You got any pvc?
Shitty pic but here's mine.
>It blows my mind that someone was willing to sub 115 episodes of "Candy Candy". God bless subbers.
What blows my mind is how many of these I took for granted as they had been dubbed in Europe (hell, my parents watched some of these as a kids).
Heidi, Mazinger, Lupin, Candy Candy, Dog of Flanders, Harlock, etc are often stuff I got introduced as stuff that was commonly known and watched as a child (until more modern anime started to flood the market with "edgier" stuff)
Been looking into getting this for a while, but I might just start off with some posters for now. I don't really have a stable form of income.
>Though I'm not sure since I don't care about the Hanshin Tigers.
I don't really care either, but I feel as though this one looks the closest to how she actually looks. Getting Ten is an added bonus of course, even though he's a little shit.
Just try to imagine it's not Dirty Pair.
I don't know, I just watched it because I absolutely needed more.
Check it out if you've already watched the two standalone OVAs, t.v. show, OVA series, and movie.
This and most of Rumiko Takahashi's stuff (Kimagure Orange Road, Maison Ikkoku, etc) has been dubbed in catalonia (the part of Spain that wants to just secede), our dubbing studios seemed to have a fondness for her older series (and I don't blame them).
Similarly, I am surprised how many of the series discussed here have been released in continental Europe (often we just translated whatever was popular in France) but not in English.
Yawara got a dub of the complete anime + movies, Harlock and Mazinger Z are classics and Utena has a dub that I still prefer to the Japanese version because it seems to nail the subtext better than watching it subtitled ever could.
It's a shame because ironically these dubs will never get an official DVD release here (most license-holders are not interested in releasing them and it's become an unwritten rule that people will just pirate them to keep them alive) and more recent series don't really get regional dubs anymore (only Spanish) because the economy tanked hard and we basically have only two publishing companies left when it comes to anime, one for Ghibli's stuff and another for anything else as they went bankrupt.
The figma comes with him too, though I leave that faggot in the box.
I find it a bit odd that most of the figurines use her hair from the show but her gold eyes from the manga. Though Rumiko did adopt her green hair in the manga later on.
Of course I've seen them. I've even tried at least a dozen times to make other people rewatch it with me, but to no success yet.
Guess I will give it a go when I gather some courage.
The backgrounds of Anne of Green Gables look far better to my eyes than modern ones even if the level of detail on them is now able to be higher, there is something much richer captured in these.
As it was born of the god tier OVA era of late 80s and early 90s I'd say so.
What other people IRL friends?
It's pretty hard to get people to watch "those old cartoons that look like shit".
Yeah. I've been going through the list and there are quite a few shows that are pretty bad (namely, Angel Cop). I think it's kind of unfortunate, that version is now permanent, and I don't think many people will appreciate me still making changes so long after the fact.
Her Seiyu has a knack for cute characters.
I only watched this for the first time a year ago, and I didn't fall in love with her till well into the series.
Some of them did like it, but not that much to watch the whole thing with me. All films but Affairs of Nolandia I actually watched for first time in a group of friends. I think I am just choosing the wrong people, last week we watched the first 17 episodes of SAC with one guy whom I had not dragged before. He'll probably love Dirty Pair too.
And horned aliens.
also, diebuster - very different, but I think it's imperative that if you watch one, you watch the other.
I saw the OVA first, of course. It was better, indeed, but still only 6/10. That intro scene in space was awesome, though. And the design of the sakura tree. The characters themselves, and the plot? I've already completely forgotten.
Noriko is lovely.
Such a badass voice for a girl.
That show had wonderful attention to detail.
I loved what Diebuster did, much more than Gunbuster even. That building a mythology around the first season, and continuing to show completely different stuff, but through the mirror of Gunbuster, that made it pretty much the perfect anime for me. But, well, it's not old. It's a product of the new century.
Besides, as some people say, objectively speaking the peak of the entertainment and the art is when you are a teenager, and I was exactly in these years when Diebuster was going out. It's only normal I'd love it.
I liked it, and really, both are rather reflective of the times they were made in. i can't really bring myself to like one more than the other, because gunbuster did some things really well, and diebuster did other things just as well.
I am aware of that, the reason it was a group effort is because the guy that was putting them on there (from reddit) had no idea about any of the shows he was putting on there. He couldn't even pick the images himself because he was too afraid he might pick the wrong ones from google and look stupid.
I've got a bro with whom I'm currently watching HnK, Dirty Pair and Space Adventure Cobra. We already watched Bubblegum Crisis and Gunbuster.
Also have another pal who likes Urusei Yatsura and City Hunter.
Who has time for kiddies who can't appreciate some good 80s shit.
The pals I watched Dirty Pair the first time around with are the same guys I saw Orguss, Mushishi and Negima?! with. And now we are about to start Date a Live. Our to-watch list is weird.
When people recommended shit anime, people mentioned it. I don't think a list composed entirely on one guy's favourites is a good list. It was community based, and it made something special, I think.
>that look of surprise when we scope her booty
It is a shit list, it is absolutely no good for recommendations because it is full of poor quality anime that just happened to be on there because they were some anons personal favorite and anime that are entirely in the wrong columns for genre. It would have been a good list if it was made by someone who knew what they were doing and wouldn't have allowed that shit to get on or in the wrong columns.
I did like Dangaioh.
This is actually wrong. Yes, it does contain random people's favourites, but that only makes the chance you'll find something for yourself there higher. It's worse in the sense of watching the whole list, but in the sense of finding something to watch it's a much better choice than a list of only "objectively good" shows.
That being said, the whole thing about wrong columns should have been avoided.
The main contention in columns is the SoL column, which I admit was a big failing that ultimately, I think, was unvoidable. I didn't know what else to title a lot of those- What would Gosenzosama fall under, for instance? It doesn't really fit into any one genre, but it does focus on a stable cast's life, so I stuck it there. Furthermore, drama is one of those things that is contentious - what anime doesn't have drama, for instance? It doesn't really matter, though, because in the end you get an idea of what the show is about.
Plus- Sci Fi, Mecha, Comedy, Action, and Adventure/Fantasy have no errors.
Beautiful. What is the source of that?
Look when Seraphim Call is making it to the Slice of Life section of any recommendation list you already know its a shit list made by someone retarded if you have any knowledge of anime. The Fantasy column is just awful probably the worst of all however there isn't a single column there that is unstained by something shit or that shouldn't be there.
Some people like shit shows.
One of the main reasons I didn't watch old shows for quite long time years ago was because people were only recommending me stuff like LoGH, which is obviously not for me.
Though, yeah, I'd've preferred to see Maze for example there instead of some of these shit ones. But maybe somebody will like exactly Seraphim Call, and not the rest of the series?
Okay, I am just pushing it. No such person exists.
It is a totally unremarkable series that nobody gives a fuck about, I wouldn't be surprised if the guy who suggested it was trolling to see if he could actually get something that bad on there.
No, it was in Lupin III, as I told you.
You may wish to give this show a rewatch, especially the first episode. I know you only remember the black and white sixth, but still.
Of course it does.
There are a lot of "shit" shows on there I enjoyed. People decried Angel Cop, MD Geist, Spriggan, etc but when I watched those I had a really good time. To each their own- I'm glad they were put on the list, because otherwise I would have passed over them.
If there is one thing i loved about 80's and early 90's anime, it was dem thighs.
The girls were very thick back then.
I've been watching my way through Dirty Pair recently. Finished the 1985 series and now halfway through the OVA series. Good fun, man. Though I'm a bit worried about the Flash reboot.
Clinically retarded and defeatist of the point of a recommendation list. Why even bother having one if any show deserves a place on there as much as another? You might as well just give a link to google. Putting something on a list endorses it in some way. Which is what makes this a shit list full of shit anime made by a shit author who couldn't curate it because he was inept.
No not really, anyone having watched a decent amount of older shows will be able to point out there are many shows that don't deserve to be there and stick out as being really weird to ever make a recommendations list.
>Though I'm a bit worried about the Flash reboot.
You should be.
More healthy girls.
One downside to the moe thing is the lack of thighs and curves. I guess it makes sense, since moe is supposed to be more innocent and childlike.
Anyway, if they ever do a Dirty Pair live action movie, I think Katy Perry would be great as either Angel. She has dem thighs.
What's with using K-ON as a punching bag? It's not a bad show, and it's not a bad example of slice of life. It just isn't something really good either, so you shit on it only because it got way too popular for its quality.
You're not even naming the shows that shouldn't be on there. MD Geist is the only one i see with no redeeming qualities. Most of that list is the shows/movies that got me into anime in the first place.
LOL. SOL that has to rely on dumb blobs to get people to watch. I'd sooner marathon Greenwood. It at least had interesting characters. K-ON! was overrated shit. Not even a quarter as good as it was hyped up to be by you faggots
/a/ got a hardon for the term "moeblob" and "moeshit" because of that show.
It's exactly that a punching bag.
Girls with big glassy eyes aren't something new to anime, they just dominate the playing field at this particular time.
>They'd probably make one of them Black or something.
This is funny considering the one they are eyeing for the live action version of GITS for the fucking Major, is the pasty white blonde bitch from Wolf of Wall street. Go figure. Oh Hollywood with their long storied history of casting blacks as asian characters. Seriously think before you type.
>SOL that has to rely on dumb blobs to get people to watch.
K-ON did not rely on dumb blobs. That aside, I actually rather enjoyed how the main dumb blob managed to dumb down the other blobs.
>I'd sooner marathon Greenwood. It at least had interesting characters. K-ON! was overrated shit.
You got only the "K-ON! was overrated" part right.
>Not even a quarter as good as it was hyped up to be by you faggots
Us? Don't you mean the anime fanbase as a whole, mainly the one in Japan? /a/ hates everything, K-ON included.
That is true, but one would expect the people in such a thread as this current one to be a little saner.
Shhh shh shh.
No more autism.
Only sexy 80s babes now.
>MD Geist is the only one i see with no redeeming qualities
-awesome Hironobu Kageyama rock music
-awesome designs ranging from football power armor to Koichi Ohata mecha death force centaurs
-that one awesome action scene in the middle of the desert
-hilarious English dub, Wakamoto on the Japanese track
-complex, controversial twist ending http://youtu.be/BxuPndHsx7c?t=43m34s
Hey, my fingers may as well work while I am posting 80s babes.
Pic related, best girl.
Speaking of this, Lodoss was pretty much the thing of the whole list I enjoyed the least.
>K-ON did not rely on dumb blobs
K-ON! relied on dumb blobs who almost never actually played music in their little music show, instead sat eating tea cakes and blushing with their obviously lesbo teacher. When they did actually play music it was god awful and only a fucking moefag otaku would actually find it to be good in anyway. Cutesy bullshit with nothing else to offer. Hey i like cute girls as much as the next guy, i find it even better when they are actually interesting to watch.
Sadly that shit show lacked anything of the sort and what can i expect from a shit studio like Kyoani. Creatively bankrupt one trick pony who has failed to duplicate the success of K-ON! And they were so very hyped up on /a/. since. I guess even moefags get tired of the same shit over and over.
I love Lum but I'd rather they left it alone.
I'm sure Fumi is too old to do her voice and it would probably be full of awful CG.
It would be interesting to see if they could pull off her iridescent hair with modern techniques.
Well guess what faggot, it sells.
So go start a thread about it if you want to rant about it so much.
>and it would probably be full of awful CG.
CG has gotten pretty good lately. This is no longer the times of not even rendering it in 24fps. Take for example MJP.
That being said, I doubt they'd animate Lum with too much 3dcgi.
You mean, Japan is finished? Because it's mostly a paradigm shift in their own culture than in anime.
Lumbum the best.
I like to think that my own rants about how I didn't like Bubblegum Crisis are completely different in nature than this asshat's spewing of memorized bullshit. At least it's my own opinion rather than a lowest common denominator of several haters comments read from somewhere.
I think they had slightly more realistic proportions.
I still think they're sexy now, but their proportions are a bit more on the fantastic side.
Compare Hatsune Miku's huge hips and tiny ribcage to this.
Probably because everyone knows about it.
Doesn't mean it's bad, just kind of a given.
Everyone seems to be on board with the far more flamboyant Jojo these days.
Couldn't tell you.
But I sure do love the stuff he made when he was on his game.
IMO like many artists he destroyed his own material with Gunsmith Cats Burst.
I'd just say they have less meat on them. Miku is supposed to have wrong proportions, but your usual run-of-the-mill anime girl is like that only because IRL the Japanese girls are more slender too.
Fiction is just a mirror of the real world, after all.
I think they could get away with making Kei mixed. She's got darker skin and a nappy-ass 'fro.
Rihanna's lead debut, maybe? With Katy Perry as Yuri we'd get a pretty happening soundtrack.
Based KyoAni and Xebec are saving thick girls today
Stop trying to make me puke, please.
Because they have gorgeous thick thighs and bodies unlike today where all we see are sticks with swollen balloons on their chest. People today have no standards for women in anime
That's called poofy 80s hair not a "nappy-ass 'fro".
Get that shitty American pop culture out of here.
Ugh, that's pretty much as ugly as the modern stuff.
>Xebec is for chubby chasers
I liked it.
I like Bell but I can't shake the fear that she really doesn't like Keichi.
Wouldn't hesitate to wreck Urd though.
Gall force got so fucking boring at the end
>not loving milf ass
On the subject of dem thighs...
I'm sure all our youngsters here knew this already, but Haruka Takachiho got the idea for our beloved protagonists while watching female wrestlers...
We need a reboot! OMG seriously! Last I checked he was still alive. He'd have to be intimately involved of course.
Speaking of balloon tits, I actually approve one set of them.
Yeah I just generally disliked their designs in 2040.
They also changed Sylia's hardsuit quite a bit.
Priss was okay though.
I feel like Gunbuster and Diebuster are a really good case study of how anime has changed, especially sci-fi. It used to feel a lot more like space opera, now it's more colorful and over-the-top.
True. Still i enjoyed Gunbuster. It differentiated itself from it's prequel as well as 90% of the anime out. It was very ( for lack of a better term) Gainax.
Also Nono was love.
Reading Videogirl Ai is what made me realize I was a lesbian. I just wanted to craddle delicious thick thighs all day
That show was cute.
I only watched the first three I think.
There was a reboot right?
I just though it was foolish
to kill off their best character designs in the first one.
Lum got so delicious towards the end of the t.v. show.
It's especially a study in how Gainax's style changed from pretty realistic and a super dark comic book style with heavy use of black to that over the top exaggerated action.
They're both enjoyable but I just prefer the dark tones of 80s sci-fi OVAs.
>the K-ON hater likes Witchblade
this is just perfect
pic is Diana Worthy, famous 1960's waifu.
I'm sure it is to a certain degree.
What with the Topless having the little stickers on their forehead that limit their power, and Naota's N.O. being the ability to create a wormhole in his forehead.
I wouldn't be surprised if all their shows take place in the same universe. Though a more realistic way to see it is just that they reuse a lot of idead.
FLCL was full-on parody, I am not sure where this comes from. It's not the first time I see somebody saying something like that.
As far as storytelling goes, Gunbuster and Diebuster were really similar. They just said different things, had different ideas underlying, and were drawn with art from different times. FLCL in comparison is a mashup of everything, including but not limited to even segments like Gunbuster's style. What is similar between Diebuster and FLCL is only that they were created by the same people.