The scientist who flooded the world of the future and created a mutant species in the images of animals is looking to finish what he started, and the crew of Blue Submarine No. 6 must stop him at all costs. But first, they must try to recruit the best sub pilot that ever lived: Tetsu Hayami.
In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.
The same character designer was involved in both of these great series, Last Exile and Blue Submarine No.6. One thing that does catch your eye immediately is the animation: While Blue Sub 6 was more of a 2D and 3D integration experiment (not to forget that this series has some years behind it), the technique has been optimized in LE and it looks simply great. Both of these series have an interesting plot with new things happening all the time. A lot of things are being revealed as the shows move along. They focus a lot on the characters and their way of handling themselves during the times of war and many other situations as well.
The animation in Last Exile is beautiful, it's one of the prettiest I've seen. The feel of Last Exile kind of has the same feel as Blue Sub No. 6. I really recommend you watch it.
First of all, both anime series share the same fathers: Gonzo as production company and Range Murata for charades.
While AnR was Gonzo's "hello world" in the mainstream animation industry and featured the first rough attempts to use CG and LE makes a far better use of it, both of them have common themes, like the militant fellowship among the main characters and the ecologist message they conveys showing what a resource as simple as water is can be crucial to substain human life.
Simply, both of those are made by Gonzo and have similar CGI. They also give a similar feel and have this awsome character design by Murata Range. If you liked one of those shows (or you like Murata's work), you should watch the other too.
Both share people "randomly" getting involved in a fight to save their world. Both stories are deep and engaging. Animation style are very simliar as well. Check one out if you like the other.
When Lieutenant Shin Kudou of the UN air force is shot down over the Pacific by the Anti-UN Alliance, he awakens on a lush island called Mayan, whose natives live by some very strange rules. Their spiritual leader, Sara, intends to keep their lives separate from the rest of civilization to prevent the rise of the ‘birdman’ who will destroy the world. Unfortunately for the natives of Mayan, both sides of the conflict have taken an interest in their island, and all too soon, the outsiders' interference spells a disaster as terrible as any myth.
One of the best things about Blue Submarine No. 6 is the CGI that went into it. If you like that, you will like the CGI battles in Macross Zero, as well as its action packed goodness.
While Macross Zero makes just about every other cgi anime before it more or less obsolete, Blue Submarine nonetheless stands up admirably well despite the age difference. The plots both involve some apocalyptic themes that surface late in each show, and both sacrifice character development in order to showcase their visuals. Blue Submarine is definitely inferior to Macross Zero, but both should provide a reasonably entertaining experience for those looking for excellent CGI.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
What do these two series have in common? A strong sense of impending doom, questions about what is right with the fate of humanity on the line and some ridiculous characters with a lot of power on those around them. If you liked Blue Submarine No. 6 for those things, you should definitely give Bokurano a try. Sidenote: Both shows use GCI quite alot, but the quality is much higher in Bokurano.
Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.
After years apart, childhood friends Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman reunite as rival pilots, each showcasing an experimental plane for the military. But their mutual love for longtime friend Myung threatens to spin their already tense feelings out of control! Now, each battles to secure Myung's affections, but even more dangerous than their own dark secrets is a clandestine plot involving superstar singer Sharon Apple that threatens all of humanity!