Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.
When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
Both series are about mechs on the outside, but are, in actuality, moreso romantic comedies, and they both sport a likable, hilarious cast.
If you liked the fun and action that is Full Metal Panic! I'd dare say you'd enjoy a fantastic voyage on the space battleship Nacesico and her oddball crew of miscreants, misfits and many other off the wall characters, just like the socially retarded Sousuke Sagara and the free spirited cast of FMP!. in this space action, romance comedy, you'll soon find out that love, passion, giant robots, and a bunch of eccentric people, makes a recipe for an incredible anime with laughs, tears, and an action packed, nonstop story, that will take you out of this world.
Both shows are a mish-mash of genres. Put together mech, romance, sci-fi, action, adventure, slice-of-life and many more, and you get two of the most successful anime series to date.
Twisted romances, strong female leads, great mech battles and intreguing story. You may find yourself watching either of these series in one sitting as they are highly addictive.
Watch these series, and you wil be able to draw parallels with many of the characters and their relationships. Good fun to watch, and with an appeal to a very wide audience, I think these shows will be loved by the same crowd.
If you enjoyed the interplay between the leads in Panic, you will not be disappointed by the military-crazed lunatics crewing the Nadesico. The show also shares the raucous but tender relationships found in Panic, with a similarly deep emotional core at the centre of the humour. Basically, Nadesico excels in creating a shoiw which is powerfully told, while being light-hearted throughout, just like Panic.
Strong female leads, intelligent yet clueless male lead, mecca's, and a little bit of romance tossed in makes these two anime unique to each other. If you liked one check out the other.
Both series have a bunch of Mecha Fighting, the both bring the characters together in a brilliant way and definately adds a plethra of different genre's with the messed up romance in FMP and the strange obsession with the boy Akito in Nadesico; then theres the action in the battles, the character struggles to find themselves when they are somwhere they dont want to be. It just has a lot of similarities between the two that would make a lover of one, a lover of the other.
Nadesico is similar to Full Metal Panic; with love intrests and giant robot fight scens. If you liked one of these two anime you should enjoy watching the other one.
The year is After Colony 195, and mankind is in the midst of a seemingly endless ongoing war between the Space Colonies and the ones who created them: the people of Earth. To give the Colonies the advantage, five mobile suits called Gundams were created. Equipped with enhanced technology and extremely talented young pilots, these are the ultimate machines of war. While Relena Peacecraft pleads for peace, Heero Yui leads the Gundams into the battle with Earth to attain it. As their personalities and visions clash, their goal is the same: freedom for all and peace at last.
Though Gundam Wing has better fights than Full Metal Panic, both are very popular in the mecha genre. Also the main characters are very alike: militarian and world-strange.
These are two anime series about men who take themselves way too seriously. In Gundam Wing, Heero Yui is a freedom fighter for the space colonies who takes his missions quite seriously and is willingly to complete them at any cost. During the midst of all the fighting Heero finds himself entangled with the pacifist Relena Peacecraft.
Like Heero Yui in Gundam, Sousuke Sagara is a teenage soldier assigned to protect Kaname Chidori, but he soon figures out this will not be an easy task. Between his lack of common sense and her explosive personality this series makes for a laugh out loud spectacle. Sasuke and Heero sure do have their work cut out for them! Though Gundam pushes more to the serious side of this mecha genre both series are highly recommended.
Both of these Animes deal with Mech action, and some of the best out there by the way, while also having some romance in there. Also the main character of both are so like eachother its scary.
Each of these series are based around mechs fighting for "justice." Both of these series have a main male (Hero or Soususe) that are extremely formal, seeming to be a perfect soldier, but showing that that isn't always the case. The supporting male in each are similar (Or at least Duo and Kurz) and provide some comedic back ground. Finally, at least one villain in each seems like the perfect match for the main lead's skills in a mech.
In each anime the Male protagonist is only concerened with completing his mission. There are loads of giant mecha action scenes and both have an awesome story that makes everything flow together.
In the year 1945, the most terrible creatures in existence visited the earth: bug-like entities soon to be known as Phantom Beasts. In that time of peril, mankind joined together to expel the threat, only to find that conventional weapons were useless and further damaged the earth. It is now 1999, and the student-wide draft has changed the lives of thousands of teenagers across Japan. While unwillingly fighting in an endless war that started before their births, one group of friends will experience the tragedy of death and the bittersweet joy of love as they struggle to survive.
You must definitely watch Gunparade March and Full Metal Panic. They are both mecha/school life anime with humour and action. I think that the most enjoyable things are comedic parts. FMP has more action parts than Gunparade March, which is maybe because it has more episodes than GM. GM doesn't have much room for action because the love story is important and needs more episodes to "grow up." :)
Both series explore themes of love and war in a mecha-based environment, capturing beautifully the awkwardness of young relationships. Neither shie from showing death and violence, but it is never gratuitous. 'Full Metal Panic' seems to be better known than 'Gunparade March', but this is rather unfair, because they're doing a similar thing, and they're doing it incredibly well. Both are recommended viewing in my book.
Both of these anime's require a very quiet... military driven character to get along with a random outgoing character.... They both involve machines and fighting, they both have a romantic sub-storyline... so many similarities. If you liked one, you're sure to like the other.
In a far and distant future, men and women have become mortal enemies. Each living on seperate planets, an interstellar war is being fought between the two very different peoples. Hibiki, a mere 3rd class worker, finds himself in the middle of a huge space battle, facing the nemesis of mankind: Womankind!
Both FMP and Vandread have two parts to them: a mecha part (Vandread has great CG here) and a comedy part (where a guy comes from another world and meet girls for the first time, leading to hilarious situations). Check it out, you just might like it.
Vandread is very similar to Full Metal Panic as they are both a feast in terms of mecha, action, and humour.
The differences are essentially nothing to worry about but it should be noted that Vandread has computer animation within the action sequences and other elements.
Full Metal Panic and Vandread are extremely similar in comparison. These two series excel at literally placing the main characters worlds apart from each other. Not only do their differences confuse them, but it also allows them to draw closer to each other. In terms of giant robots and explosions they're all here, as well as some humor placed around the different perspectives the characters see. The only real difference between the two is that Vandread hosts a variety of different ladies in Hibiki's harem while Full Metal Panic focuses on the development of Sousuke's relationship with Chidori.
Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.
I'm not a big fan of mecha anime so let me say that right away. However these two particular anime are something special. Full Metal Panic! manages to incorporate a wide enough variety of aspects from each anime genre to make it a generally enjoyable series for any anime viewer. Vision of Escaflowne is also very similar in this respect and you will find some similar characters.
Despite being so different at first sight, Escaflowne and FMP share a lot of similarities. Both have a romantic part, though in FMP it is more comedic. There is also mecha action, and a story with similar elements and build ups. After taking a deeper look into these, the main difference the two series have is that FMP is aimed more at a male audience, while Escaflowne is better for females.
If you enjoy a mix of romance and epic action then both Full Metal Panic! and Escaflowne are for you. They have strong character development and fast-paced stories. Also, they both include a healthy mix of drama and mecha battles. Full Metal Panic! has excellent comedy, while Escaflowne sticks to more it's serious tone and story telling.
Both Escaflowne and FMP! have elements of fantasy, romance, and mechas. Both the protagonists are young girls that find they have some interesting abilities after they run into a man that is more action than romance. With plenty of fighting, romance, and intrigue, these two series compliment each other nicely.