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Title: Gunbuster, Aim For the Top!
Alternative Title(s): Aim for the Top!
Genres: adventure, comedy, mecha, military, sci-fi
Themes: space opera
Vintage: October 7, 1988 – July 7, 1989
Status: completed, 6 OVAs
The story begins in the year 2023, not long after the first battles with the aliens, and centers on young Noriko Takaya. Although Noriko's father was a famous admiral in the space fleet who went missing following one of the first battles of the war, her own talents as a pilot are questionable—especially when compared to the other students. Nonetheless, she has entered a training school on Okinawa, where she is largely influenced by her instructor, Kouichirou Ohta ("Coach Ohta"), who was one of Admiral Takaya's crew. He has faith that she will overcome her early clumsiness, while other students are critical of her inability.