Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!
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.
Last Exile and Eureka Seven are very similar in many aspects. Each series revolves around a young boy who has developed a love for machines, be it a Vanship, a trapar board, or an ancient mecha. Both series follow the boys as they leave their small hometowns, develop new relationships, and discover the secrets of the world and how to save it. These two anime share the same feel and both have awe inspiring endings. If you enjoyed Eureka 7, you will surely enjoy Last Exile, and vice-versa.
Last Exile is an amazing anime that features some of the same great animation, character development, and music as Eureka 7. The characters of both anime successfully go through transformations to become better people, which serves in making them more real to the audience. You are left loving the music of Eureka 7 and begging for more, where in Last Exile, the music is well placed and inspiring. Both series include amazing scenery and creativity on the part of the authors.
Eureka Seven and Last Exile both involve a lot of military air combat and flying ships in the middle of an intense war. Both anime have very appealing character designs, beautiful animation, and a wide variety of characters to attach to. Renton and Eureka from Eureka Seven best resemble Claus and Lavie from Last Exile--they are an unusually skilled team who are all about uniting the world, yet they are just kids. Holland, the leader of the Eureka 7 crew, best resembles Alex Rowe, the leader of the Last Exile crew. If you watch the english dub, they even have the same voice actor!
Both are excellent series with a focus on flight, and involve the main character(s) joining a rogue aircraft with a brooding leader and a likeable crew. In Eureka Seven the technology is more futuristic, while in Last Exile it's a steampunk-influenced combination of old and new.
The character development is amazing in both series'. I felt as if Tatiana later on in Last Exile was a direct resemblance to Eureka, while Claus also looks and acts similarly to Renton, too. Emotions are crazy among characters revolving around Claus and Renton and there is a TON of military combat in the skies, ship-to-ship battles, and baffling story developments that keep you guessing.
Each of the main characters are searching for themselves and the resolve to come to terms with their families history, which is also tightly intertwined within each plot and this also pushes them forward giving them a reason to move forward.
Is it possible for Claus or Renton to live up to, or perhaps, surpass their fathers?
Though differing in technological standpoints, Eureka Seven and Last Exile are a good fit for each other. Whether it be Renton and his passion for lifting or Claus and his Vanship fervor, both series' main protagonists end up on a rogue craft seemingly designed to play right into their loves. But all is not well in the skies, and the vibrant crew as their companions aim to make right the wrongs of the world.
Both of these anime involve a young man wanting nothing more than to fly in the sky (either with a van ship or riding the trapar waves). He ends up fighting against a government that has little concern for its people, on an airship piloted by a group of skilled individuals. The young man quickly becomes one of the more skilled pilots of the group, showing that he follows in his father's footsteps. At the same time, a young girl is introduced as a catalyst.
Both Last Exile and Eureka Seven have this theme, where a young boy leaves home and joins a (flying) military ship. In both cases adjusting to the new environment is not easy. Because of this theme those two anime feel very alike. Of course, there might have been some other reasons for that as well, like the fact that some characters are somewhat similar. Anyway this recommendation is based on that feel. If you thought that previously mentioned theme is interesting in one of those two anime, then you probably should check the other as well. Story wise those two anime do differ, but I think its more interesting that way.
P.S. For some reason both of those shows feature some Polish themes. Although there not that many of those themes and they are not important story wise, it's certainly worth mentioning.
It has similart themes (i.e. two main characters on a journey) but eureka Seven is much better.
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.
Air Gear and Eureka Seven are two shows that I think anyone can like. The both have a love story that you can get wrapped up in as well as character depth and development. In Air Gear it the development is on the main character and his interactions with the ones closets to him and the ones that try to protect him. In Eureka Seven the development of the character comes to life when the world is at war and change is needed to get through the tough times. Both serious have action and sometimes comedy while Air Gear has more of the latter. The emotions that the characters express and feel will hit you the viewer sometimes when you don't even expect it and other times you will. One thing that they both share in common is their ideas on personal transport and their methods. One has you flying around on personal air boards and the other on your own motor powered skates. If you like high flying adventures, love, depth to your characters and a little laughter then watch either one of these shows. There is a small warning as some episodes of Air Gear contain swearing and covered nudity.
Both shows deal with tools that are used in order to allow humans to fly. Groups form; one "prodigal" child comes from nowhere and sweeps the world by storm.
Both Air Gear and Eureka Seven focus on a young boy who is incredibly determined to succeed. In Air Gear's case, it's Ikki, a young boy who just wants to be amazing at Air Trek and in the case of Eureka Seven it's Renton, a boy who has fun by lifting. Both of the series are full of action and maybe a few crushes. They both hae great art styles and are highly recommended.
Both anime put a fantasy spin on extreme sports, Air Gear is to Roller blades and E7 is to Surfing. Thats the obvious comparison. I also think the the story builds in a similar way with the main characters wanting to live life in there own way. both are very fun anime that makes you really root for the main characters and their passion. If you liked one, you would definitely like the other.
Both stories are about a young boy who is a little naive and is sometimes easily fooled by others...he is however, very very good at what he does best and also has (eventually) a group of friends that truly care for him (and vice versa)...I personally found both series very entertaining, with some tremendous action scenes along with some really laugh-out-loud moments
Although, Air Gear does not have a "proper" ending (the story continues in the manga), Eureka Seven has a very fitting ending (although some may suggest the story could've been a little shorter - it was fine for me though)
Overall, however, there's much to like about both series and despite the obvious differences (story, Air Gear has more ecchi, etc), I personally enjoyed both series and open-heartedly recommend them both.
Both Air Gear and Eureka Seven have fairly young protagonists that learn to use equipment that allows them to fly. For Eureka Seven, that's an advanced form of skateboard. For Air Gear, that's an advanced form of roller blades. Each anime has a wide range of characters with varying motives. Among these characters are the protagonist's families, which hold secrets tied to the plotline. If you like a little action, a little drama, and some comedy, you'll like either anime.
Several years ago, Jin Kamishina's family was killed in what appeared to have been a space shuttle accident. A few years later he is suddenly attacked by a strange monster, but is saved by a strange girl named Toa who possesses superhuman strength and can transform into a dragon. Jin finds out that the accident was not due to an error by his father, the pilot, but rather as a result of a collision with an object from outer space – the asteroid Thanatos, the source of destructive dragons appearing on Earth. As they make new friends and enemies, Jin and Toa now find themselves becoming increasingly entangled in the mysteries of the ISDA – a shadowy organization working to protect humanity – and the dragons themselves...
In both Eureka Seven and Dragonaut, the main male and female character are a little akward when it comes to relationships. In Eureka Seven, Eureka is a little shy and therefore does not "know" how to express her feelings for Renton. Renton is just, well, a klutz and just can't say what he wants to say. In Dragonaut, Toa is more concerned about not getting Jin involved rather than expressing her true feelings. Jin is so worried about being lonely that he realizes he likes Toa after she has left him.
Both series have vibrant colors and a compelling relationship held by the two main protagonists. Jin and Renton are almost identical in the personality department. The female leads in each series have mysterious pasts which unravel as the series progresses as well. Both series involve plenty of space flight and delve into serious tones, especially on the idea of alienation and the pitfalls of humanity.
The son of a famous father has to step out of the shadows to deal with an extraterrestrial threat. At his side is a beautiful, but mysterious girl whom he grows to love. With secret, shady organizations, massive battles, and some interesting forms of transportation, these two anime are very similar. Not to mention, Renton and Jin share the same haircut.
It took me a while to realise how much these 2 animes have in common. Without any spoilers, the animes both have mankind fighting a war that the populace is unaware of. The hero's father was involved with the heroine in some way. The heroines are both strange individuals with some secrets of thier own.
After being threatened by extinction at the hands of alien invaders called the Zentradi, humanity undertook the task of guaranteeing itself a future by launching fleets of colony ships into space. On Macross Frontier, one such fleet, high school student Saotome Alto's life is changed forever: the fleet is suddenly attacked by unidentified creatures while he is performing aerial stunts for a concert by the wildly popular idol Sheryl. Alto quickly finds himself in the cockpit of a new-model fighter struggling to protect Ranka Lee, a young girl he met only hours earlier, from the invaders' swath of destruction. Noting his performance during this incident, the S.M.S. Skull Squadron private military company invites Alto to join their organization, where he continues protecting his friends and Macross Frontier.
Transforming mecha piloted by humans against a race unknown? If you're watching one then give the other a try.
Both mecha anime put a small group of elites against a force which normal figters can't stand up against.
Finally, the two have a similar, but not identical, art style, despite being made by different studios.
These are two very similar series. They both are focused around mecha. The two have a very similar feel. The few diffences that I can find in them are that Eureka Seven has romance, Eureka Seven is on Earth while Macross Frontier is in space, and with Eureka Seven, the characters are facing other humans. If you liked one, you should definately try the other.
Both Eureka Seven and Macross Frontier deal with romance. Both deal with multiple relationships on a more subtle level, for example: Talho and Holland, Moondoggie and Gidget in E7 and Klan and Michel and the ship Captain and a crew member in Macross F. Both are Mecha but Macross F is more heavy in the mecha than E7.
Then the main characters are of course afraid to admit their feelings in both series' until later on. Though the roles are switched in Macross F where Ranka and Sheryl realise their love for Alto before he does and in E7 Renton longs for Eureka from the very beginning.
Both series' deal with an alien species that are unable to understand the actions of humanity and attempt to communicate in the only way they know how, often resulting in harm on both sides.
The connection is hard to explain without spoiling much... For starters obviously both have some unique mechas, and both focus not only on fights but also on romance. But the most important similarity is the mystery behind Scub Coral in Euereka 7 and behind Vajra in Macross Frontier. I can't really say more than they are really similar ideas, cuz I would spoil all the fun you'd have from watching them. Either way defienietly if you like one of them you'll like both.
In the distant future, mankind has mastered space and spread empires across the galaxy. While many choose to colonize distant planets, others choose to remain amidst the stars, ultimately giving rise to a new brand of humanity known as the Abh. Both genetically and culturally different from their Earth-dwelling peers, the Abh soon find themselves engaged in a bloody war that rages across hundreds of planets and set out to restore peace by means of conquest. Enter Jinto, a nobleman and ambassador of the recently acquired Hyde system whose duty is to represent his peoples' interests and rule on the Abh's behalf. In order to be officially coronated to this position, a cold-but-beautiful Abh princess named Lafiel arrives at Hyde to escort him back to the empire's capital. When they are suddenly attacked by an anti-Abh liberation front, however, the festivities are cut short, and the two must flee for their lives against all odds.
Both Crest of the Stars and Eureka Seven involve a boy and a girl from different backgrounds falling in love with each other in a sci-fi and war setting.
The lovestory in both anime is a very touching "coming of age"-story embedded in a well laid out sci-fi-war-plot with lots of action-scenes.
If you liked one then you'll probably like the other because each series has a two people of somewhat different species developing a romance of sorts between the two over a period of time. Both series are also a series with fighting between two groups though in Eureka Seven it's a type of mercenary groups fighting the government while in Crest of the Stars it's an empire fighting another political body. If you liked one of these series then you'll probably like the other.