There are many things in Gunbuster that are not clear to Western audience members, and there are portions of the Gunbuster timeline which are not currently available in English. Anyone who can translate this content is encouraged to post it here so that Western fans can more fully understand the series.
|Date||Gunbuster Events||Real-Life Events|
|May 22, 1960||Hideaki Anno is born.|
|1960||Famous physicist Tannhauser is born.|
|December 24, 1984||Gainax is founded.|
|October 7, 1988||Top o Nerae! Gunbuster is released.|
|1995||Tannhauser presents "The Etherdynamics of Objects in Motion", predicting the existence of what would later be called Tannhauser Gates.||Neon Genesis Evangelion is released.|
|1996||Japan buys Hawaii from a declining USA for 800 Billion Dollen.
The Eutram Alliance is formed.
The Third Great Depression begins.
|1997||Britain's experimental nuclear fusion reactor "Pheonix III" melts down.|
|1998||The US begins work on Space Station Atlanta.|
|1999||Ether Theory is completed; WGA-1 confirmed.|
|2002||The Society for the Study of Ether is established. Developing micro black holes WGA-11 and WGA-12 are discovered.|
|2003||A Tannhauser Gate is confirmed at the center of WGA-11 and WGA-12.|
|October 3, 2004||Top o Nerae! 2: Diebuster is released.|
|November 15, 2004||Kazumi Amano is born.|
|2006||Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Ishikawajima-Haarima Heavy Industries announce the Luxion project.|
|June 10, 2006||Kimiko Higuchi is born.|
|September 12, 2006||Noriko Takaya and Jung Freud are born.|
|2007||The first Degeneracy Generator is built by America's Westinghouse Company and disappears after going critical. It becomes known as the "Vanishing Engine."||Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is released.|
|2008||America, regretting the sale of Hawaii, attacks Pearl Harbor; the second Japanese-American War begins.|
|2011||The Vanishing Engine is discovered in Martian orbit and used to establish the basics of WARP travel.|
|2012||Japanese-American War ends with Japanese victory; The Treaty of Long Beach is signed.
Japan starts to form a global empire; the Era of Allied Nations comes to an end.
Space Station Atlanta is confiscated by Japan and renamed The Silver Star.
|2013||The Earth Imperial Constitution is announced and the space force is established.|
|August 24, 2013||The Luxion is launched.|
|December 19, 2015||The Luxion is destroyed 250 light-years toward Cygnus with Yuzo Takaya onboard.|
|2016||The RX Project begins.|
|2017||The Photon Torpedo is invented at Columbia University.|
|2018||A Space Monster is captured.
|Top o Nerae! 3 is announced.|
|2019||Nissan-Wagen completes the RX-7.|
|2021||The war against the Space Monsters begins; the Exelion is launched.
Noriko Takaya enrolls in Okinawa High School for Girls.
|July 7, 2021||Noriko and Kazumi are selected for the Gunbuster project.|
|2021||Noriko and Kazumi board the Exelion.|
|July 2021||Noriko and Kazumi embark on their first near-lightspeed mission.|
|January 2022||Noriko and Kazumi return to the Exelion.|
|2029||Takami Akai is born.|
|2033||Kazumi Amano and Koichiro Oota marry.|
|December 19, 2033||Koichiro Oota dies.|
|2034||Production of Buster Machine 3 begins.|
|May 22, 2048||The war against the Space Monsters concludes
with the detonation of Buster Machine 3 and the
destruction of the Galactic Nucleus.
|2245||The Galactic Core Assault Fleet returns to Earth.|
|14282||Buster Machine 7 reappears.|
|14292||Noriko and Kazumi return to Earth.|