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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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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!
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.
Awesome mecha battles, is more needed to be said?
If so, also have really intersting plots about organisations.
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
Kazuki Yotsuga is able to see things that others can't; in his visions, giant robots battle it out in the streets, causing massive damage in their wake. Though his visions have made him an outcast from the rest of his peers, they have attracted the attention of Ken Sanada – a physicist who believes Kazuki’s visions are a gateway into a parallel world! He places Kazuki into one of his inventions and accidentally sends him to the parallel world in his visions, where he finds himself in the middle of a war for control of the world! Kazuki must now become a pilot of one of the robots in order to join the fight for peace, all the while trying to find his way back to his own world…
both series have a serious humor aspect to the normally quite serious mecha. In both Dual and Full Metal Panic is some romance story as well, which are just a really minor aspect of this series. In later episode, Dual still has it's accent more on humor than Full Metal Panic though.
Sousuke Sagara is far from the average high school student - not only is he highly trained in military tactics, he puts his knowledge to use in every single applicable situation (and even those nonapplicable ones.) So, when confronted with high school, he tends to turn average high school experiences into off-the-wall adventures. Love letters become terrorist threats and field trips become commando operations; his survival depends on the watchful eye of his best friend and classmate, Kaname. Together, they may just make it out of high school alive...