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Ayato Kamina may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured by TERRA, a military organization set on saving the world from the Mu, an alien race set on "tuning" the world, he realizes he is an instrument in deciding the fate of humanity and piloting RahXephon. Not only is Ayato the only person who can control the mecha, but he also has a terrible fate of his own. Holding onto memories of his old life and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential with RahXephon.
Similar in the vain that both series do have mecha. And although FMP is primarily a romance/comedy/action, I personally think if you loved one you will most certainly like the other. Both have excellent animation and amazing soundtracks to boot.
While it might seem weird at first to recommend FMP for RahXephon, the idea popped into my head based on the fact that while though they both have mecha, they also have a very large storyline apart from the major fighting machines. Full Metal Panic and RahXephon are alike in the fact that the characters have lives and stories outside of fighting.
Both anime's bring together a strange male/female duo whose relationship gets strange as the truth is revealed about the abilities and responsibilities of the characters.
The mecha fighting is similar though the animation is worlds apart. So if you enjoyed the type of story that one anime brought to the table, you are sure to like the other
The final test of Hibiki, Dita, Meia, Jura and their friends on the Nirvana draws near as the battle with their enemy's mothership approaches. In order to triumph, Hibiki will have to discover his true self, and the pilots will have to build a comradery strong enough to deploy their ultimate weapon...
Lots of humour and mecha action. More interesting plot than in FMP! Remember to watch first stage first.
agian 2. season of the popular Vandread series and agian good Mecha animation still has love/drama/humor aspects. If you liked FMP and decided to get Vandread season 1, get this straight after that :P
What happens when a strong willed hero with a thing for mecha\'s meets up, and is forced to work with, something he\'s never seen before--a cute chick? Sound familiar? If you liked the humor in Full Metal Panic, chances are you\\\'ll appreciate Hibiki\'s position in Vandread, as him and several comrades are stranded on a ship full of what they fear most, women.
For Niwa Daisuke, turning 14 should be accompanied by romance and the promise of new adventures into adulthood, but instead comes with a surprising revelation: all male children of the Niwa's bloodline inherit the powers (alter ego) of Dark, a phantom thief, upon their 14th birthday! Now, in addition to his ever-present quest to win the heart of his childhood friend Risa, Daisuke must commit acts of thievery (with his doppelganger Dark controlling his body), to steal mysterious pieces of art for unknown purposes. For Daisuke, his growing pains are just beginning!
Both have ordinary schoolboys thrust into rather unordinary circumstances, trying to live their normal life anyway. Plenty of action, comedy and a subtle, glowing kind of romance. Both also employ some rather nifty animation techniques, if that's your thing.
Both FMP and DNAngel mix humor, romance and action (and a lot more) together in a way that keeps you interested, without having to watch too much of one thing.
The male protagonists in D.N Angel and Full Metal Panic have a similar personality, being extraordinarily different from the people around them while still trying to live a normal life and fit in. The action is what keeps both of these stories going while mixing some romance in too.
It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.
The power behind both Chrno Crusade and Full Metal Panic lies in the dynamics between the two lead characters. Both shows feature a strong-willed energetic character (Rosette-Kaname) and a more silent, different, and somewhat out-of-this-world character (Chrno-Sousuke). The storyline is very different but the lead characters have very comparable personalities. The difference in background and culture between the main duo gives these shows a good drive. One one side this gives great action as one of the characters drags the other one along but at the same time their differences lead to some pretty funny situations and misunderstandings. In short: very comparable main characters and comedy, but set in a completely different storyline.
Full Metal Panic and Chrno Crusade have the same structure and feeling: They kick off with some action, comedy, light-hearted stuff, but farther into the anime, things turn more and more serious at the same time, as the underlying plot becomes more and more visible. The themes themselves are very different but I'd like to put it like this: Chrno Crusade has a theme of the past, whereas FMP has a theme of the future, and they are both just as captivating.
There's two main reasons for this recommendation:
For one thing, the relationships between the two main leads (Chrono/Rosette and Sousuke/Kaname) have a similar dynamic. Although Chrono's personality is quite different to Sousuke's once you get down to the nitty-gritty, the pairings follow a similar formula of a quiet, protective outcast falling for the strong, hot-tempered girl he's supposed to protect.
Also, the series both have a mix of comedy, romance and drama, which gets darker and darker as the series builds. In general the tone of CC is much more cynical and sad in the end, but otherwise the balance of emotions are similar in the two.
It's not a sure thing you'd like one if you like the other considering the different settings and plot, but if you enjoyed the above in either series, the other is worth a try.
AD 2019: the giant mecha known as LINEBARREL falls to Earth, grabbing the attention of the anti-machina organization JUDA. Before JUDA can arrive on the scene, an unfortunate accident occurs: LINEBARREL crashes into Kouichi Hayase, a weak and frail pushover of a boy. Waking up underneath a beautiful naked woman, Kouichi discovers that he now possesses great power and can summon LINEBARREL for his own purposes. All Kouichi has wanted is to become a hero of justice and hold his own, instead his childhood friends Yajima and Risako fighting his battles for him – and now he finally has that chance. With LINEBARREL's power, Kouichi becomes cocky and aggressive, lashing out at those he cares about most; and as a 'hero of justice', Kouichi must find his new place in the world and protect himself from two organizations who want their hands on LINEBARREL.
Much like Full Metal Panic this anime has a lot of mecha action, the main characters are students, and theres a hint of romance and humour.
Both of these shows have mecha of course, i think they give you the same kind of feeling watching them. Also, for the most part, the romance in both shows are one sided, in full metal panic, sousuke is oblivious that the girl likes him, and in kurogane no linebarrels, the guy likes the girl but the girl just finds him disgusting. I think everyone that likes one would easily like the other. =)
Both of these anime where the main character gets some kind of awesome mobile suit. Also the main characters also are a little retarded, not the same kind but retared none the less