Koimonogatari OST - Official art scans
they both work well enough on their own as two standalone series, but i still highly recommend watching gunbuster first since there are a lot of throwbacks to it in diebuster and it makes the ending that much more impactful.
i like them both about the same. i didn’t expect gunbuster to be nearly as good as it actually is, considering its age and the fact that it’s hideaki anno’s directorial debut, but by the end i was blown away. diebuster’s tone is a lot different (more over the top, like TTGL and FLCL) but i loved it just as much.
tl;dr watch both because they’re both amazing
I CAN’T HANDLE THIS
even when she’s at her most uncertain about her relationship with Anthy, even when she’s full of anger and guilt and confusion, she still wears the sweater that Anthy knitted for her two arcs ago.
I know that if I were uncomfortable with a friend I would not want to be wearing a gift from them, especially something as enveloping as a sweater.
Is she wearing it out of spite, since she wore it on her date with Akio that she initiated to get a rise out of Anthy? That is hecka painful. Or is she wearing it to remind herself of Anthy while she’s with Akio? That is even more painful.
go on without me I am drowning in emotions
(screencaps from ohtori.nu)