When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she's is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare!
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The universe of the future is divided between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. After a year of war, ZAFT attacks the neutral colony Heliopolis to steal five prototype mobile suits. The mission is a success, but a young man named Kira stumbles upon the fifth Gundam, and he may be the Alliance's only hope...
While Buddy Complex (BC) is only on its second ep while writing this, I find that both anime are EXTREMELY similar. The hero in BC is both alike and different in one aspect; I can't say more without spoilers. The story starts out in more or less the same way and I hope that both BC and Gundam Seed (GS) progress in a similar interesting fashion. I you liked the beginning of GS you should start with BC and see if you like it.
Agreed the more I watch of Buddy Complex its starting to remind me a lot of gundam seed. Very similar scenarios, plus the mechas, even the music is similar.
There's very much a Gundam feel to the series, which I expected considering the studio that's producing it. I feel that Aoba is a much stronger lead mentally than Kira was at the beginning. He does have his introspective moments, and slight pitty moments, but nothing nearly as bad as Kira did in the first half of the series.
Buddy Complex, so far, is your generic mecha series, but I haven't found that I really care all that much because I'm having fun with the show. Plus the central piece of battle music will get stuck in your head.
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
These shows perfectly show of Sunrise's abilities at both ends of the spectrum. In Code Geass they found a massive hit show that excells in virtually every area, whereas Buddy Complex is everything terrible about the studio.
Buddy Complex is yet another mech show from Sunrise that doesn't really have any great personality of it's own, instead choosing the cherry-pick elements from other, more successful shows in the hope that they all mesh together. And to put it bluntly, they do not.
It suffers from a boring cast, far too many scenes/episodes that have nothing to do with the plot, things such as hosting parties, watching a kid mop floors or watching film crews run around for an entire episode are common, and do absolutely nothing for the viewer. The battles are also fairly boring, with nothing really happening that wows the audience, really they could be taken from any number of mech shows and nobody would even notice.
But hey, if you did manage to enjoy it, then you're going to have a fun time with Code Geass. And even if you didn't enjoy it, i'd recommend watching Code Geass anyway because it's everything Buddy Complex wishes it could be.
In the distant future, the human race is on the brink of destruction. Mankind, which now drifts in space aboard a massive, technologically-advanced base known as Avalon, is poised to launch one final, desperate attack against its enemy, the alien race Hideauze. It’s during this battle that Ledo, a mecha pilot, is thrown into a wormhole and sent to an unfamiliar place: Earth, the lost birthplace of humanity said to have turned to ice long ago. Having been saved by the inhabitants of the Gargantia, a fleet of ships that traverses the now-flooded planet, Ledo must come to terms with these primitive people with their backwards language and technology, learn to communicate, and try to find a way back home to his place in the sky.
Both of these shows features a main character who gets thrust through time, into a strange world with conflicts that he knows nothing about. While Gargantia features more sci-fi/fantasy elements, and is much better looking due to its huge budget, i think fans of one may find the other worth looking into, especially if one enjoys mecha.