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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Alt titles: Suisei no Gargantia

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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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Petit Gargantia Web 2013 TBD
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Special DVD Special 2013 TBD
Petit Gargantia: Special Project Other 2013 TBD
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: Meguru Kouro, Haruka OVA 2014 TBD

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Kazuya MURATA Director
Taro IWASHIRO Music

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Title Author Score Date
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet XxZeroeZxX 8.5/10 Nov 10, 2013
Suisei no Gargantia XxZeroeZxX 8.5/10 Nov 10, 2013
Suisei no Gargantia dekershekers 9/10 Oct 23, 2013
List Title Username Entries Date
Explus yasar 447 Apr 17, 2014
Original Anime 2013 carlos6 21 Apr 13, 2014
2013 Anime Titles Watched Sabure 14 Apr 3, 2014

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snivets

Gargantia and Shinsekai Yori are sci-fi animes. Otherwise, they have little in common, except that they are shining examples of sci-fi anime done well. Both have complex, layered stories that explore big questions through their characters. If you're big on sci-fi with a good plot/story, these two will both be of interest to you.

Gaeryc

Scifi, weird world, dark secrets... Altought gargantia is absolutely more light than from the new world. Both have great atmosphere and can really make you think.

ShinigamiRULES

Gargantia and shinsekai yori are actually quite similiar to each other. Starts with the main character, born into the world only following what the adults say and well, dark secrets are revealed, and if you actually follow it through for both animes , you'll find out that they are really similiar.They get decieved by lies and it all makes you think about the psychological part of it all.

The difference is that it is in different worlds and that shinsekai yori has a darker aspect to it compared to gargantia. 

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These shows are surprisingly similar.  It takes a while for the plot to unfold and for the deeper secrets to be revealed, but the process of discovering what is truly going on behind the scenes is what makes each show worthwhile.  Both shows explore the deep psychological themes of loyalty, friendship, loss, honesty, and secrets and focus not only on a group of friends, but also on the larger political system of the world.  These are both excellent shows and if you liked one, I think you will like the other.

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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

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

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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 

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At the start of both Gargantia and Heroic Age, you get a fateful meeting between a civilisation and a mecha hero. the hero then proceeds to learn a lot from his new hosts by living and working with them, and also protecting them. Both these shows are really about a clash of races and a hero forced to overcome his naivity in order to bring about justice. They're also significantly about their worldbuilding and the interesting philosophical questions that arise as a result. If you enjoyed these things about one show, definitely check out the other. 

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Both of these series feature a mecha protagonist who must learn to live, and to work within an alien civilisation, while at the same time protecting them. The world each anime is set in plays an important role in both, with Gargantia especially being pretty unique.

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Mechs future technology. Heroic age has feel good ending, while gargantia has awesome mech concept, gargantia has mind f*ck twist watch out.

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Annalyn

Both anime include:

  1. A future where something's gone very wrong for humanity, leading to military rule.
  2. A young man who faces deep, ethical and philosophical dilemnas.
  3. Mecha.
  4. Some very beautiful elements. The setting sticks out to me the most in Gargantia, while Inori's song captured me in Guilty Crown, but there's more to the beauty in both anime.

I especially recommend Guilty Crown to those who were intrigued by the thought-provoking parts of Gargantia, but all four reasons above could draw a fan of one show into the other.

NaikoraSama

While both series look into similar themes, such as human modification and fighting for the right reasons, they are quite different in terms of setting, and content.

Guilty Crown being more for an "Anti-Government" or "Fight for Freedom" scenario, where Gargantia is more about the human race in a very different post-apocalyptic setting exploring peace and understanding.The content is very different, but if you liked one, you should at least check out the other. 

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rashura

No-brainer since both animes feature a large city that needs to be protected from an alien monster threat, a male hero with female friends and the balance of comedy and mech fights.

Both female leads are very similar, very open and friendly girls who have alot of fans.

SamIchi

They both give the same feel (aliens in space that are attacking humans who left earth and are now living in space.) even the characters are a bit similar. 

If you liked one, you'll like the other.