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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

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.

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snivets snivets says...

The two main male characters from FMP and Suisei no Gargantia are similar in that they're members of the military who find themselves in situations they are totally unprepared for. Whether it's Sagara navigating school life without the use of guns or grenades, or Led coming to terms with living in a society totally unlike his own, both shows show us what it might be like to make a military-to-civilian transition.

Drayd Drayd says...

Similar protagonist relationship and personality, both are based on individuals who are out of thier comfort zones.

baconslayer509 baconslayer509 says...

The similarity between the 2 are striking, both military background with exclusion to all other things. There is small difference in mecha design. But a female companion whom they interact with is what changes their perspective to some better place. The main difference would be that full metal panic is more of a comedy where  Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet is more serious dealing with moral issues 

Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team

Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team

War between the Earth Federation and Zeon has ground to a bloody standstill, and both sides eagerly seek a quick resolution. Among these is Ensign Shiro Amada, a young mobile suit pilot for the Federation assigned to the 08th mobile suit division in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle. The members of his team include Karen, a hot-headed pilot and part time mechanic; Sanders "The Reaper," a pilot with a reputation for getting the people in his unit killed; Eledor, an aspiring musician, flirt, and communications officer for the team; and Mikel, the love-struck driver for the team's command vehicle. As the gravity of war bears down on their shoulders, they must struggle to keep their sanity amidst a chaotic battlefield that continually tests their wit, focus, and resolve.

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Imsorrykun Imsorrykun says...

you may find this series as a favorite if you enjoyed FMP, they both share there militarized feeling with mecha fighting and a little romance that joins in.

CKRush CKRush says...

FMP and 08th MS Team both involve giant military robots, large scale battles, and a romantic plots. The main difference is that FMP is lighter than 08th MS Team, while the latter has a more serious plot. Overall they're both great.

Jinki:Extend

Jinki:Extend

In the year 1988 Jinki model enthusiast Aoba Tsuzaki is kidnapped and brought to Venezuela, and soon discovers that not only are Jinkis real, but that she will also become a Jinki pilot. Fast forward to the year 1991, and a series of unexplained events known as the Lost Life Phenomenon has been wiping entire cities out of existence. Enter Akao Hiragi, a young girl who has lost her memory and also has a strange tie to the Jinkis. Combined, Aoba and Akao have a common enemy: the evil Kokushou, a man who is hell bent on destroying the world!

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sothis sothis says...

FMP and Jinki have more in common than just the mecha; there's the similar character relationships, missions, and overall military feel that make each of these unique to each other. If you liked one, try out the other.

chii chii says...

Both have a very high military feel to them with wonderful missions to go with it. The character interactions are fun to watch and figure out what's going on. Jinki revolves a little more around their mecca's than FMP does. If you liked one check out the other.

Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...

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RoadWalker RoadWalker says...

I think both anime share some of the same humor, and I would also say that that the feeling is werry similar in both the series. I also find a similarity in the main characters. I know it pehaps isn't obvious, but I think it's there, and that you would like the other if you liked one of htem.

Pain Pain says...

Bot hanime are very funny and the two "heroes" of those anime are very different from ordinary peeople. So if you like funny and intensive series you have to watch both.

Eureka Seven

Eureka Seven

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!

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wheelslax1213 wheelslax1213 says...

Both of these shows have some what similar action in that they both invole mechs and they are both animes that are action based but still have a good amount of romance in them

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

If you liked one of these series then you're most likely to like the other series as well because both sereis have this small mercenary type of force that use mechs to fight battles and defeat there opponents.  Each series also deals a lot with the romance between the two main characters and the awkwardness as their relationships develop.  Each series also has a strong supporting cast of characters that contribute a lot to the series in terms of action, comedy, and story telling.