This isn't a copypasta, I just said the same thing before (with a slightly different choice of words) to annoy Gunbuster fans before:
I'm honestly not trolling. Gunbuster had mediocre animation (even for its time), some of the worst protagonists ever, completely unrealistic and retarded character development (even by silly and unrealistic robot cartoon standards), the most hilariously awful and tacked on drama ever.
Noriko was the most nonsensical character out of the lot. She started out as a female version of Shinji (I know it's the other way around but you get the idea) who inexplicably, after countless traumatizing experiences that would be life-ruining in real life, became a GAR, determined and independent badass. That blue haired chick was basically reverse Noriko, Jung simply had no personality and the coach guy was the very definition of one-dimensional
Which brings me to the awful character interaction. In Anno's insane, fucked up otaku mind, hitting on someone and having an "indirect kiss" (read: sharing a beverage) creates an undying bond at the drop of a hat. Episode 3 was the most horrible, embarrassingly awful horseshit I've ever seen and I'm not even sure if the ending (which was, admittedly, pretty good) managed to make up for it
I loved Diebuster, but it would've been a lot better if it wasn't related to Gunbuster at all. It only went downhill after episode 5, when the Gunbuster references kicked in.
You may now edit my shitty NERD RAGE rant to apply to other shows, since that shit's comedy gold.>>9473239
I thought it went downhill from that point on. lol, internet opinions.