In the distant reaches of the galaxy, the all-female Solnoids and alien Paranoids, two advanced civilizations, have been at war for centuries. In the midst of a battle, a SOS is sent for the Solenoid fleet to protect a newly-terraformed planet from its enemies; but during the escape, one ship was left behind, crippled and wounded. With only a handful of survivors left, the Star Leaf must now race against the clock to rendevous at Planet Chaos... that is, until something goes terribly wrong.
In a far and distant future, men and women have become mortal enemies. Each living on seperate planets, an interstellar war is being fought between the two very different peoples. Hibiki, a mere 3rd class worker, finds himself in the middle of a huge space battle, facing the nemesis of mankind: Womankind!
This recommendation is kind of loose, but still applicable. Vandread definitely has a more upbeat and interesting flair, and deals with strange battles in space. They also have some indirect corollations that I won't get into, lest I spoil. ;) I think that if you liked Gall Force, you will surely like Vandread, because it is much better.
In 2400 AD, three hundred years since the beginning of the war between humanity and the Crest race, mankind was conquered by their invaders; in the present, there is still deep-rooted hostility between the races. When a spaceship is sent on a distress call and subsequently destroyed by the ship it’s after, only two people, Galory and the cyborg Nikolai, make it out alive. The attacking ship, it seems, has been taken over by a violent and destructive Type-38 automaton, and it’s up to Galory to put a stop to it. Along with the fiery Crest girl named Althea, Galory and Nikolai will launch into the lair of danger to find any survivors and take down the Type-38.
Gall Force and Good morning Althea are very similar in a way due to the fact there had, or has been a long on going war between two stellar races.
A startling relation between two people in each race, starts up.
Both are 80's glitzy action pieces with futuristic machines, and flashy explosions.
When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
In the midst of a brutal alien invasion, 19 year old Tetsuya is in for a surprise: a close encounter with the beautiful alien princess Kahm! And the bad news? She sets her sights on Tetsuya for a sudden engagement of galactic proportions. Now, with Kahm's angry father out to execute him (did I mention he is the emperor of the galaxy?), the duo and their gang must save their marriage so Tetsuya doesn't die a virgin!
Deep in the recesses of space, onboard a space station, a young woman named Moira is having terrifying dreams of her crewmates' bloody future. As if to prove the premonition, a lone spacecraft later descends upon the station casting a SOS distress call, though only one member of its crew was left alive. The visions begin to come true when Moira and her friends uncover a mysterious alien who can somehow manifest itself into their fears and regrets. With the crew being picked off on by one, and tensions rising, can any of them last long enough to escape?