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.
Junki Saiga's father went missing years ago, and Junki has been living a normal life since -- until his father's remains were found in some ruins. Upon investigating, Junki inadvertently discovers a golden bracelet; and coincidentally, a large extraterrestrial being simultaneously crashes nearby and begins attacking everything in sight! Much to Junki's surprise, a golden mechanical giant named Reideen then appears and battles the alien with Junki as its pilot. After the battle is over Junki realizes that he was chosen to be the pilot of Reideen, and that he is the only one who can stop the aliens! Now, he must continue to live his life as a regular high school student, in addition to piloting Reideen when new threats emerge!
As the sole member of a club dedicated to helping others, do-gooder Madoka Kyouno didn't hesitate in helping save a girl from drowning one day. But little did she know that she actually saved an alien named Lan, and that soon, Madoka herself would be in the pilot of a giant mecha...
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Rinne no Lagrange is much less entertaining than Full Metal Panic!, but both share a similar sense of duty as well as similar genres. If you liked Rinne no Lagrange, you should like Full Metal Panic!, and if you're picking at straws for anything similar to Full Metal Panic!, then you could go with Rinne no Lagrange.
In search of answers, Yukari Morita travels to the place where her father had abandoned her mother seventeen years ago on their honeymoon night. When she reaches the Solomon Islands, an unlikely sequence of events occurs and her fate becomes intertwined with that of Solomon Space Agency. She meets Isao Nasuda, the director of SSA, who happens who be quite the opportunist. Nasuda is willing to help her find her father, but at a price: doing a simple job, pressing buttons -- something even a monkey could do! Little does she know she'll be piloting Japan's first manned rocket into outer space!
These two anime connect partly by being broadly mech-related, but more truly through their vibrant humour and character development. Yukari's journey of self-discovery is not a million miles away from Kaname's, and maybe even Sosuke's. Bright, clear animation and an upbeat attitude; young pilots working with adults for realistic reasons; both of these anime are energetic and often laugh-out-loud funny.
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
Both Full Metal Panic! and Gurren Lagann have a mixture of mecha and comedy. They also have plenty of action, drama, and even a little bit of romance. While the storylines are different and Gurren Lagann is a bit more over the top than Full Metal Panic, if you like one you will probably like the other.
In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in a reality TV show that offers points for apprehending criminals while giving champions' sponsors a chance to promote their brand. When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his backing after a string of outrageous, botched rescues, he finds himself paired with an up-and-coming spotlight-seeker called Barnaby. But with their wildly different personalities, will the pair be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first hero team?
Both series feature characters trying to balance their personal lives with their lives fighting against the villains of the series. They also mix together madcap humor with dark backstories and tense, dramatic situations.