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In a land where the souls of humans fossilize to become books, a group known as the Armed Librarians strive to maintain and protect the tomes stored within the Bantorra Library. Meanwhile the Shindeki church is transforming people into living weapons. These human bombs are known simply as ‘Meat’, and they have been programmed to carry out a single action: to kill Hamyuts Meseta, the Armed Librarians’ director. Now, alongside the threat of Dragon Pneumonia, the Librarians use their powerful and unique psychic abilities to stop the Shindeki Church at all costs. But when one of their colleagues betrays them and steals one of the seven war machines of the past, the Librarians must work even harder to prevent their enemies’ nefarious plans from coming to fruition.
Code Geass and Armed Librarians are action series with large (ly undeveloped) casts, the main character of each being of questionable moral standing. Each has a bunch of battles and stuff going on and PLOT TWIST!s and are kind of all over the place story and pacing-wise. If you can look past the messy storytelling, though, I guess they're fairly entertaining.
The Book of Bantorra and Code Geass both have excellent thrilling stories with betrayals, plot twists, and well developed characters. Book of Bantorra has better animations and story execution than Code Geass. But Code geass has a better background story and longevity - one of things you want in excellent animes, as you just can't get enough!
Star Driver takes place on the fictional Southern Cross Isle. One night, a boy named Takuto washes up on shore swimming from the mainland. He later enrolls in Southern Cross High School as a freshmen and makes new friends. However, beneath the school is a group of mysterious giants called Cybodies, which can be controlled by humans in an alternate dimension known as Zero Time. Takuto, The "Galactic Pretty Boy" , finds himself dragged into opposition with the "Glittering Crux Brigade". Glittering Star Cruciform Group), a mysterious group that intends to take possession of the island's Cybodies for their own purposes as well as break the seals of the island's four Shrine Maidens, whose powers prevent the Cybodies from functioning outside of Zero Time.
Star Driver and Code Geass showcase the mecha genre at it's most... er... flamboyant.
Both feature a large cast of super-skinny teenagers that go to a giant boarding school, some of which pilot mecha, and some of which are involved in elaborate secret organizations. Very rarely will you encounter other series with so many genres mixed together.
Star Driver is a mutch more relaxed and less detailed anime than CG. But I do think that it is a great anime with a littel humor in it. It can seem a bit ridiculous at first but it's actually a really cool and exciting and it will get you hooked pretty fast :D. CG have the whole world as a battle field while Star Driver only has a limited space dimension to fight in.
Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires. Yuki Cross and her friend Zero Kiryu are school prefects whose job it is to make sure the secret of the Night Class is always safe; they patrol the school grounds at night and supervise the switchover of classes at dawn and dusk to prevent any 'accidents' from happening. While Zero is suspicious of vampires and hates the idea of sharing the same space as them, Yuki admires the Night Class for their beauty and sophistication; she is especially intrigued by their charming leader, Kaname, because he once saved her life. However, as Yuki quickly learns, not all vampires are amiable like the Night Class, and as terrible events unfold, Yuki must ask herself whether in a world where vampires are the hunters and humans are the prey, peaceful coexistence can really be achieved.
The character of Kaname in Vampire Knight is very similar to that of Lelouch from Code Geass. They have the same dual-natured, tortured past, plotting, clever chess playing personality, and the plots of both animes are structured around their schemes.
Code Geass may not have any vampires or much romance, but there are still similarities. Both are darker animes. Kaname in V. K. and Lelouch in Code Geass both like chess. Not only do they like chess, they live life and make plans as if it was all just one real life and rather deadly chess game! They both can seem like total jerks sometimes, but they have good reasons for it. Both Kaname and Lelouch are trying to keep something safe. Both animes also have a guy who wants to be with a certain girl but it just can't work.
The inhabitants of Cruzon have the ability to control quartz. Technology based on this power allows them to perform many tasks, such as pilot mobile suits called Golems. Arrow is an un-sorcerer, an individual who is unable to levitate even the smallest crystal. He receives a letter from the current king stating that an ancient Golem has been found in a mining shaft. No one has been able to move it, and Queen Sigyn suspects that an un-sorcerer might be the key to activate it in Broken Blade!
Although Break Blade is still being released (and I have not read the manga), so far I think people who liked one of these should consider watching the other. They both involve a lot of action and a war, using mechas as their means. The relationships between Lelouch/Suzaku and Rygart/Zess are quite similar, in that they are comrades turned enemies because of a feud between their respective countries. Also, generally, they are both pretty fantastic :)
You probably will like both of these. I'm not huge mecha fun because most likely anime shows that feature mecha's as their main feature lack in story. Do not worry! The strongpoint of these shows is very unique characters and their abilitis that are absurb in the world.
Hopefully you will come to like both of these series because they're very nicely made and should be watched even though they have mechas. Maybe I should give up this mecha fear of mine but I have seen too many bad bad shows. It is very nice to notice that some of them are very good.
A young man awakens in an abandoned warehouse with no memory of his past. As he leaves the room and ventures further into the warehouse he is attacked by a girl in a mask; she tells him that in order to live he must come at her with all his might. After a fight for his life, he manages to overpower the girl, learning that he is to be trained as a Phantom - an assassin for the Inferno organization. He is also given a new name: Zwei. For three months, Zwei is trained by the girl in the arts of assassination until he has just one final test: to kill a living human being.
Instead of recomending another mecha or political/ ambiguous/complex plot anime, I chose Phantom. It's purely a gut feeling but I believe that you can give PRFTP a try if you liked the tragic nature of Leeluch's character. The main characters plight is prominent in both anime but shown through tottaly different stories (one is about a revolution and the other about a duo of assasins).
These anime is a must see. Code Geass and Phantom are 2 very diffrent anime, Yet at the same time they both have that instant hook that some anime have like after watching just 1 episode you cant stop watching. Phantom have assassins and CG have mecha. Both of these anime are just awesome in the way they present the development of the main characters and the world around them. They have a similar pace in the plot as well although CG is mutch more visually impressive. However dont take anything away from Phantom the art style is very good in this anime as well.