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Heroic Age

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Far, far away in a distant time, there is a tribe of people called the Golden Tribe who have the ability to create stars and foretell the future. They gave out a warning to those who have yet to mature: 'Move.'. Three tribes answered their call: the Silver Tribe, the Bronze Tribe, and the Heroic Tribe. Soon after, the Golden Tribe encountered a crashed ship in which only a baby human known as Age survived; they named the child's race the Iron Tribe and assigned one of the few living members of the Heroic Tribe to protect him and his race. Now, in a distant part of the galaxy, humanity is threatened with extinction at the hands of the other tribes. With only a prophecy to go on, they set out to the deepest depths of space to find their savior named Age -- humanity's last hope.

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Hisashi HIRAI Character Design
Takashi NOTO Director
Naoki SATO Music

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Heroic Age VivisQueen 5.5/10 Apr 24, 2008

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VnTB

Both Heroic Age and Fafner come from Xebec (Animation Production & Original Creator). Which is why the animation is very similiar in most area: mecha, charakters & light effects.

There is also similiarity in music, especially the opening music in both serie.

Harbin

The plot in Fafner is pretty much the same as Heroic Age: a single boy must save the "world."  Both boys have similar character designs.  The opening themes are also written and sung by the same person, Ubukata Tou. Therefore, if you liked Heroic Age, you're sure to like Fafner.

Sandineyes

If you like Heroic Age, then Fafner will definitely please. The action and quality of animation are rather similer, and fafner has a similar story to Heroic Age. Fafner also excels in the character department, so no matter how you felt about Heroic Age's cast, you will be impressed by Fafner.

boudro

the 2 series are similar in the factthey both face the end of man kind but both take a totally different route. if u like one of them u will definitelly like the other

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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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VivisQueen

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. 

Bradalee

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.

chaosmeltdown

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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In the wake of a rebellion that shook Japan twenty years prior, Togame Hida, general director and strategist for the army, seeks to obtain the 12 "deviant blades" created by master swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki to help add stability and security to the Bakufu government. To aid in this endeavor, she looks to enlist the help of Yasuri Mutsune, head of the Kyotou-ryu school and hero of the rebellion. But when she arrives on the island where he lives in exile, she finds him dead, succeeded by his skilled yet slightly daft son Shichika. Undeterred, the two set off from the island in search of the swords armed only with Togami's sharp strategic mind and Shichika's powerful, swordless Kyotou-ryu.

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abunai

The characters of Age and Shichika are remarkably similar: superhumanly powerful yet innocent at heart. Each has a strong female who guides and cherishes him, in her own idiosyncratic way, For both, their journey is a journey of discovery both external and internal, as they learn about the world. Nevertheless, the fundamental innocence at the core of each remains unsullied. If you find either of these heroes to be captivating, you will surely feel the same about the other.

KittyEmperor

To start off with both feature a male lead who is somewhat ignorant of the ways of the world/universe but at the same time they are quite strong that there are few who can stand against them.  In addition they both feature lead females who sort of take on the role of guiding the male lead in the world but at the same time using the male lead's strength inorder to accomplish some sort of goal.  While Heroic Age is a lot more action orienated than Katanagatari both are sure to provide hours of entertainment.

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The universe of the future is divided between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. After a year of war, ZAFT attacks the neutral colony Heliopolis to steal five prototype mobile suits. The mission is a success, but a young man named Kira stumbles upon the fifth Gundam, and he may be the Alliance's only hope...

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jurexplay

Action, large-scale space battles, a tiny bit of comedic relief, drama, mecha and character relations are the best things of both series. I think that after watching one of these animes you will just fall in love with mecha series. Animation is outstanding and main characters are likeable. What possibly would you want more form an anime series?

VivisQueen

Space journeys with big mecha fights - this is largely what the two have in common. However, Gundam Seed is far better at providing interesting characters and exciting space battles. It also has that epic feel that Heroic Age strive to go for. Definitely don't miss out on Seed if you thought Heroic Age was good stuff.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.

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MalteseFalcon

Neon Genesis Evangelion and Heroic age are examples of the mecha genre. The primary mecha in each are biological entities of massive power that are controlled in a degree by a young boy. Both the design and the disposition of Bellcross and EVA Unit 01 seem similar. Add to that the philisophical undertones of what it means to be human, and you have a number of similarities.

Evangelion is for those who are more interested in heavy philisophical discussion, while Heroic Age is for those looking for a more casual action series. If you enjoyed the action and philosophy of one, you should try out the others take on it.

jurexplay

Well, in both series the mecha part was made quite originally. They aren't just pieces of metal but living beings. Thinking and deciding by themselves, although in most of the series they are rather obedient to their masters/owners. Both series are fun to watch some even say that NGE is epic series (well, maybe for someone but I would argue).