In the future, basketball is played by giant robots called Bigfoots and the wealthy elite live on the moon. Dan JD is a cocky young boy who lives on the planet Earthdash and makes a meager living working as a delivery service. He dreams of someday bringing his disabled sister to the moon to give her the medical treatment she needs. Dan also despises the boring playing style used by official Bigfoot Basketball, so the first chance he gets he crashes a game to show the world how it's really done - destroying the arena and being thrown in jail in the process! However, by the time he's released, Dan's story is legendary, spawning countless imitators who smash up the city in their Bigfoot duels. All Dan's got to do is fend off his rivals, try desperately to keep his business afloat, and aim for the moon!
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
Explosive, comic, highly stylish mecha silliness filled to the brim with overblown shonen melodramatics - to say Basquash wears its debt to Gurren Lagann on its sleeve is an understatement; from the pet creature our hero has (who pokes around the girl's breasts when they find their mecha) to the individual eye-catches, Basquash! is just TTGL with CGI, and basketball.
From the Animation to the Mechs and use of extreme over the top action, Basquash and Teggen toppa Lagann share copious amounts of these. Also you have large amounts of Ecchi and Breasts sharing the screen here.
Both anime are very similar to each other in many ways, yet so different. The protagonist in both series is young shounen, full of energy, aiming to save the world. The art in Basquash is just AMAZING. The radiant, full of mystery world of Basquash just grabs you from the first episode. Both animes are full of fun and action packed, you wont regret watching them! Guarantee.
Basicly Basquash is TTGL sports version. Well that maybe too simplified description (especially with later developments in Basquash ) but it gives you an accurate idea of what to expect. The mood, the sharp drawing style with rich colors, unreasonable actions, epic battles, attack shouting, giant robots... - you have all those things in both animes. If your looking for an anime that will bring a grin on your face and draw you into the nonsensical world of over-the-top duels - those titles are perfect for you.
What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.
Both shows features a young, wild boy who gets into a very unusual sport. In Air Gear it's Air Treks while in Basquash it's Big Foot Basketball. As it later turns out those sports have a bit more to them than just a fair competition for the sake of recreation (though in Air Gear there are only hints of that, and more is explained in the manga). In both cases "rookie" carves a name for himself with his skill, stubborness, refusal to follow the rules and unusual ideas. Also in both shows he gathers companions in order to form a team and battle with other players.
I'd also like to add, that both animes have faboulous soundtrack, brimming with energy.
In the year 200X, World War III began. Special bombs destroyed parts of cities such as Tokyo, leaving decimation in their wake. Decades later, ground zero in Tokyo – an isolated section known as the Black Spot – remains an enigma. Its residents known as Needless possess strange powers such as the ability to control fire or telekinesis, and are constantly hunted down by Simeon, a large pharmaceutical company with sinister motives and Needless of their own to do their bidding. Young Cruz is part of a resistance to fight against Simeon and its Needless figurehead leader, Adam Arclight; but after the resistance is brutally killed by Simeon’s minions, he finds himself saved by a motley crew: Professor Gido, scantily-clad Eve and badass Blade. Together, the gang fends off Simeon’s attacks and tries to discover the truth behind the corporation’s actions. What is Simeon really after, and why do they desperately want to find Fragments?
While Basquash is (for the most part at least) focused on sport, and Needless is a simple story only about fighting (yup 26 eps of fighting, fighting and more fighting ) they both have very much in common. First of all the overall mood created by sharp drawing style with rich colors, combined with strong music is similar in both of those animes. Than there is the issue of unresonable characters taking flashy actions for the sake of legend/freedom/revenge/friendship or just for the sake of taking them. Finally there is all the ultimate attack shouting, some sort of colored aura added to the attacks and getting through hard situations by the willpower alone. You know - the usual shounen nonsense, that's so tasty to watch. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.
Mikoto Shinozaki is a normal high student with unfortunate normal problems: he's terrible at sports, has no special talents and is bullied by everyone at his school. That is, until one day Yuki, his beautiful, long-time crush, asks the boy if he'll join her brother's cycling team. Desperate to gain her affection, Mikoto tries his best to learn how to ride a bike to not look foolish in the process, soon discovering that he actually enjoys the sport! Now, Mikoto will try his hardest to become the best cyclist in the world, encountering hardships, trials and successes along the way.
Both of these anime are about sports and a main charicter who starts as a nothing and becomes well known, in Over Drive SM (Shinozaki Mikoto) dosnt know how to do anything right and is hated by everyone untill he learns how to ride a bike, in Basquash! Dan JD hates bigfoots till he starts using his own.
In both anime the main charicter has a female charicter who falls in love with him.
If you have seen one i would reomend the other