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Aim for the Top! Gunbuster Cosplay: Noriko Takaya (Yuu Nanase) Cosplay 29 DEC 2013

Japanese cosplayer Yuu Nanase dons the famous yellow headband of clumsy Gunbuster pilot Noriko Takaya, in an effort to bring to life one of the central charaters in Hideaki Anno’s hit 1988 Aim for the Top! Gunbuster anime OVA.

In anticipation for the Earth landing of the Space Monsters, huge insectoid aliens discovered to be travelling through the galaxy, mankind is in fierce development of huge mechanical fighting suits to become the sword for all humanity – the RX-7 Machine Weapons.

However, as advanced as these giant battle suits are, they are no more than training vehicles for the upcoming intensely powerful Gunbuster fighting suits, something that everyone at the pilot training academy are all too aware of.

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 “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.

Noriko idolizes the beautiful, competent and talented Kazumi Amano. She is not alone, the other students recognize that Amano is the top RX-7 pilot at the school, and likely the entire world. Coach Ohta shows the extra training which Amano creates for herself, inspiring Noriko to look within herself for strengths which she did not know that she had.

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Aim for the Top! Gunbuster Cosplay: Noriko Takaya (Rin Higurashi) Cosplay 30 OCT 2013

Japanese cosplayer Rin Higurashi dons the famous yellow headband of clumsy Gunbuster pilot Noriko Takaya, in an effort to bring to life one of the central charaters in Hideaki Anno’s hit 1988 Aim for the Top! Gunbuster anime OVA.

In anticipation for the Earth landing of the Space Monsters, huge insectoid aliens discovered to be travelling through the galaxy, mankind is in fierce development of huge mechanical fighting suits to become the sword for all humanity – the RX-7 Machine Weapons.

However, as advanced as these giant battle suits are, they are no more than training vehicles for the upcoming intensely powerful Gunbuster fighting suits, something that everyone at the pilot training academy are all too aware of.

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 “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.

Noriko idolizes the beautiful, competent and talented Kazumi Amano. She is not alone, the other students recognize that Amano is the top RX-7 pilot at the school, and likely the entire world. Coach Ohta shows the extra training which Amano creates for herself, inspiring Noriko to look within herself for strengths which she did not know that she had.

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Aim for the Top! Gunbuster Cosplay: Noriko Takaya (Rin Suzuya) Cosplay 10 OCT 2013

Japanese cosplayer Rin Suzuya dons the famous yellow headband of clumsy Gunbuster pilot Noriko Takaya, in an effort to bring to life one of the central charaters in Hideaki Anno’s hit 1988 Aim for the Top! Gunbuster anime OVA.

In anticipation for the Earth landing of the Space Monsters, huge insectoid aliens discovered to be travelling through the galaxy, mankind is in fierce development of huge mechanical fighting suits to become the sword for all humanity – the RX-7 Machine Weapons.

However, as advanced as these giant battle suits are, they are no more than training vehicles for the upcoming intensely powerful Gunbuster fighting suits, something that everyone at the pilot training academy are all too aware of.

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 “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.

Noriko idolizes the beautiful, competent and talented Kazumi Amano. She is not alone, the other students recognize that Amano is the top RX-7 pilot at the school, and likely the entire world. Coach Ohta shows the extra training which Amano creates for herself, inspiring Noriko to look within herself for strengths which she did not know that she had.

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Aim for the Top! Gunbuster Cosplay: Noriko Takaya (Tama) Cosplay 01 OCT 2013

Japanese cosplayer Tama dons the famous yellow headband of clumsy Gunbuster pilot Noriko Takaya, in an effort to bring to life one of the central charaters in Hideaki Anno’s hit 1988 Aim for the Top! Gunbuster anime OVA.

In anticipation for the Earth landing of the Space Monsters, huge insectoid aliens discovered to be travelling through the galaxy, mankind is in fierce development of huge mechanical fighting suits to become the sword for all humanity – the RX-7 Machine Weapons.

However, as advanced as these giant battle suits are, they are no more than training vehicles for the upcoming intensely powerful Gunbuster fighting suits, something that everyone at the pilot training academy are all too aware of.

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 “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.

Noriko idolizes the beautiful, competent and talented Kazumi Amano. She is not alone, the other students recognize that Amano is the top RX-7 pilot at the school, and likely the entire world. Coach Ohta shows the extra training which Amano creates for herself, inspiring Noriko to look within herself for strengths which she did not know that she had.

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Aim for the Top! Gunbuster Cosplay: Noriko Takaya (Runa) Cosplay 30 JUN 2013

Japanese cosplayer Runa dons the famous yellow headband of clumsy Gunbuster pilot Noriko Takaya, in an effort to bring to life one of the central charaters in Hideaki Anno’s hit 1988 Aim for the Top! Gunbuster anime OVA.

In anticipation for the Earth landing of the Space Monsters, huge insectoid aliens discovered to be travelling through the galaxy, mankind is in fierce development of huge mechanical fighting suits to become the sword for all humanity – the RX-7 Machine Weapons.

However, as advanced as these giant battle suits are, they are no more than training vehicles for the upcoming intensely powerful Gunbuster fighting suits, something that everyone at the pilot training academy are all too aware of.

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 “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.

Noriko idolizes the beautiful, competent and talented Kazumi Amano. She is not alone, the other students recognize that Amano is the top RX-7 pilot at the school, and likely the entire world. Coach Ohta shows the extra training which Amano creates for herself, inspiring Noriko to look within herself for strengths which she did not know that she had.

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Aim for the Top! Gunbuster Cosplay: Kazumi Amano (Tsukiya) Cosplay 16 JUN 2013

Japanese cosplayer Tsukiya (also known as Jet Hyp!) is a costume wearing girl who is not particularly shy of showing skin (or her behind for that matter), usually found with less clothes on than a conservative mom would like. However, that is not stopping her from putting on a great display as the reasonable covered Kazumi Amano, complete with her trademark pink socks and pilot uniform.

In anticipation for the Earth landing of the Space Monsters, huge insectoid aliens discovered to be travelling through the galaxy, mankind is in fierce development of huge mechanical fighting suits to become the sword for all humanity – the RX-7 Machine Weapons.

However, as advanced as these giant battle suits are, they are no more than training vehicles for the upcoming intensely powerful Gunbuster fighting suits, something that everyone at the pilot training academy are all too aware of.

Current top pilot at the school is one Kazumi Amano, a gifted student who is both beautiful and talented, making her particularly competent behind the complex controls of the fighting suit. An idol to just about all other aspiring trainee pilots, this also happens to make her the natural target for challenger duels, something this hard working and talented girl is more than eager to take on!

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Aim for the Top! Gunbuster Cosplay: Kazumi Amano (Tsukiya) Cosplay 14 DEC 2012

Japanese cosplayer Tsukiya (also known as Jet Hyp!) is a costume wearing girl who is not particularly shy of showing skin (or her behind for that matter), usually found with less clothes on than a conservative mom would like. However, that is not stopping her from putting on a great display as the reasonable covered Kazumi Amano, complete with her trademark pink socks and pilot uniform.

In anticipation for the Earth landing of the Space Monsters, huge insectoid aliens discovered to be travelling through the galaxy, mankind is in fierce development of huge mechanical fighting suits to become the sword for all humanity – the RX-7 Machine Weapons.

However, as advanced as these giant battle suits are, they are no more than training vehicles for the upcoming intensely powerful Gunbuster fighting suits, something that everyone at the pilot training academy are all too aware of.

Current top pilot at the school is one Kazumi Amano, a gifted student who is both beautiful and talented, making her particularly competent behind the complex controls of the fighting suit. An idol to just about all other aspiring trainee pilots, this also happens to make her the natural target for challenger duels, something this hard working and talented girl is more than eager to take on!

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Evangelion 2.0 Cosplay: Asuka Langley Shikinami (Ushijima Iiniku) Cosplay 25 NOV 2011

Ushijima Iiniku (loosely translated, “Good Meat”) is a rather well known ero-cosplayer who specialises in putting together some rather titillating costumes and then putting them on display using her pretty good body to full effect. Needless to say, Asuka’s new test plugsuit introduced in the second Rebuild of Evangelion movie, Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance was too good an opportunity for her to miss showing off!

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Evangelion 2.0 Cosplay: Asuka Langley Shikinami (Ushijima Iiniku) Cosplay 31 OCT 2011

Ushijima Iiniku (loosely translated, “Good Meat”) is a rather well known ero-cosplayer who specialises in putting together some rather titillating costumes and then putting them on display using her pretty good body to full effect. Needless to say, Asuka’s new test plugsuit introduced in the second Rebuild of Evangelion movie, Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance was too good an opportunity for her to miss showing off!

Originally Asuka Langley Soryu in the classic Neon Genesis Evangelion television show, this over-confident, loud and slighly obnoxious young Evanglion female pilot was re-introduced in the Rebuild of Evangelion project that seeks to re-make the series into an even truer vision of Hideaki Anno’s legendary anime.

Her family name now changed to Shikinami, this time around Asuka is referred to as holding the rank of captain. She is also no longer infatuated with Kaji and instead of Toji, who died in the original, she test pilots Unit-3 and in addition, survives the Bardiel incident.

Other than that, she still looks good in a plugsuit, even if it is only a test plugsuit.

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