I finished Gunbuster and it was a fuckwin but I was wondering. Why didn't humans go out and try to retrieve them? Was it necessary to wait the 12,000 years?
Also, they weren't lying about the production being sped up. Anyone think they would ever do a remake of Gunbuster?
WERE YOU NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THE SCIENCE LESSONS?
Still... 12,000 years is a bit much...
They wouldn't know where to go find them. And warp-jumping into the middle of the galaxy when you just launched an artificial black hole at it is not the brightest of ideas.
Still, humanity could have done some math to plot the course or estimated where to go since they knew Gunbuster was headed back to Earth. And again, 12000 years. They could have at least picked them up in the solar system.
I guess I'll also contradict myself with Diebuster with the fact that they destroyed everything they could about warp, so they couldn't really leave. But GAH 12000 years?! I would be pissed.
How did 12000 years pass anyway? How did they escape the massive black hole explosion?
Actually, it's far too little. Should've taken no less than 26,000 and more likely more than that considering the time dilation that the Black Hole Bomb itself would have inflicted upon them.
As for sending someone out to retrieve them: DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW BIG SPACE IS!?!?!
Did that really happen? Destroying technology for no reason?
I don't think you get why it doesn't matter. It was 12,000 years on earth but maybe a couple hours flight time for them.
They didn't destroy it. They just stopped using it and sealed it away. The Eltreum itself, as well as many other ships were put out in the Oort Cloud and hidden by the Red Milky Way, awaiting the time humanity would again go out into space.
They built a fucking black hole bomb made from Jupiter I'm sure they can calculate the line from the center of the galaxy and Earth.
More than a couple of hours. Probably more like days or even weeks. Kazumi had time to make quite a few paper cranes in her cockpit along the way.
What line you idiot? Exactly which fucking line did they take?
But why, what was the point? No more Space Monsters = nothing more to fear from travelling in space.
Well they show it later in Diebuster but actually the space monster in the solar system actually uses the black hole in Gunbuster as a power source... So, they're not all dead.
Aren't those the ones her class made for her?
They were at the middle of the galaxy, they needed to get to Earth. Point A to point B.
there is a faster way from point A to point B
But they didn't know that by that point... or maybe that was it, they couldn't be sure if they were all dead, right?
not a straight line, faggot, learn2astrophysics
Well apparently they did know before hand that Gunbuster was returning.
The point is, there's no one "line" from A to B. You'd have to send thousands of ships across thousands of lines if you were hoping to find one tiny (yes it's 200 meters tall, that's tiny on a galactic scale) Gunbuster amidst the whole of space. Even if you were to calculate the most "direct" route and hope they took it themselves, you'd have no way of knowing if they actually *did*.
Yeah yeah you guys are right it's not a line. However they had 12000 years to calculate or do SOMETHING.
On that, I'm guessing that, after coming back, Jung did some calculations and predicted when they'd arrive with only one degeneracy reactor.
All so that she could fulfill her promise of welcoming them home ;_;
And you'd have to find it at several times light speed going in opposite directions, then stop, then catch the damn thing which is probably going at or near the absolute maximum attainable speed.
some spoilers for Diebuster
However, all of that was forgotten to time. No one would have been prepared for them if it weren't for Nono going on and on about the "real Nonoriri" to one Lark Melk Marre.
Jung might have begun the preparations, but Lark was the one who brought them to fruition 12,000 years later. All to honor that gooney-bird of a girl who taught her the meaning of hard work, guts and friendship.
I hope Lark gave Noriko & Kazumi a hug big enough for Jung, Nono and everyone else who wanted to see them return.