Full Metal Panic!

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Chrome Shelled Regios

Chrome Shelled Regios

In a post-apocalyptic world overrun with great beasts called Filth Monsters, a glimmering dome protrudes from the wasteland. This is Zuellni, a mobile city unique for having a consciousness in the form of ‘electronic fairies’. Moreover, Zuellni is an academy where the next generation of powerful Heavens-Blade wielders gather to pit their strength against each other in inter-platoon competitions. Nina Antalk, military student and leader of the 17th Platoon, is intent on recruiting only the best; thus, when mysterious Layfon Alseif transfers to the academy, she instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone, and unknown powers beyond the academy taking an interest in Zuellni, Layfon joining the team is only the start of all their troubles.

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FireFlower FireFlower says...

If you liked Full Metal Panic's protagonist Sagara's unque character, you might also like Chrome Shelled Regios.

Both series have very strong protagonist characters. A male hero and his woman counteractor. Defending cities from alien life form, securing resources so city can live in the wastelands.

Icaraexes Icaraexes says...

Both of these anime's are superb.The characters and plot are engaging. They have similar characters. Sousuke/Layfon, Nina/Mao, Tessa/Felli, Kurtz/Sharnid.

Also, they are similar in the fact that they are teens involved in a military organization that protects the world/city

Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?

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ironcaveman ironcaveman says...

Well both have a small love story, but not to big to really get in the way of the story. If you like the fighting in this one you will love it in the other one. It also kinda has it ware one of them is a "master" but in Shakugan no Shana, its much less but still a hint of it. The fighting does not last to long in both all in all its a grate anime you need to see it.

rusty0 rusty0 says...

Apart from the differences between the action, ones mecha the other more fantasy based, the leads relationship is very similar, with the female protagonists both being tsundere characters.

Also, they both feature plenty of awesome action scenes!

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

In the 24th century, the planet's fossil fuels have been completely consumed, forcing humanity to use solar power as the primary source of energy. A huge solar energy system orbiting the planet was eventually built, anchored to the Earth and providing it with power through three orbital space elevators. As a result of the expense of such a large-scale project, most the world consolidated into three factions: the Union, the Human Reform League, and the AEU. Despite their common reliance on the fragile orbital elevators for energy, however, humanity still continues to constantly fight wars and build up arms. A paramilitary organization called Celestial Being, equipped with incredibly powerful mobile suits called Gundams, fight in order to force humanity to unite and eradicate armed conflict.

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rusty0 rusty0 says...

Awesome mecha battles, is more needed to be said?

If so, also have really intersting plots about organisations.

Wateralchemist22 Wateralchemist22 says...

they both have the one charcter who is always confused, that one bad guy who just won't die, and both the main characters had to fight since they were very little. OH and fighting roboats what more do you want. the only diffrence is that mobile suit gundam is mainly in space and full metal panic is on earth

Voices of a Distant Star

Voices of a Distant Star

Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?

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LoneRaven LoneRaven says...

Not really much similar to Full Metal Panic...aside from the influence of the concept of "mechs" or giant robots... However, this anime does have the themes of love and loss...that is similar to that in Full Metal Panic...

Kiddy Grade

Kiddy Grade

In the distant future many things have changed. Worlds are colonized and people travel the stars freely. The GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trades and Tarifs) exists to maintain order and peace along the galaxies. Enter two ES members. Eclair and Lumiere. They are sent on missions to keep the universal peace, under the flag of GOTT. But soon they come to realize that there is more going on behind the scenes than they previously imagined...

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Especially the 2nd half of Full Metal Panic is recommended if you like Kiddy Grade and want to watch something else (or the other way around). Since at that point, the action and comedy are at the same lev3l. Full Metal Panic is somewhat more hilareous than Kiddy Grade and has a romance aspect instead of a drama aspect. So if you like some more comedy and more mecha, check out Full metal Panic. If you like space and a heavier drama, go for Kiddy Grade