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.
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?
The action in these shows are pretty equal to each other. If you like Heroic Age, but want something a little more lighthearted and funny, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann is probably your best bet.
they are both the best SciFi anime created until now, although they have different story lines the action starts on the earth and then evoulate until the universe. They bouth talk about the revolutionary and evolving minds of the human beeing is. If you liked this series you sure whant to see this one too.
Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a supercomputer to run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and at the age of fourteen take ‘adulthood exams’, a process whereby the supercomputer ensures they are suitable for membership in this perfect society. Those who pass have their memories erased and are guided into the next stage of their life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to take his adulthood exams, but things go terribly wrong when a man wreathed in light interrupts the process. He is a Mu -- an aberration, a new generation of human with extraordinary powers usually detected and eliminated by the supercomputer. This man tells Jomy he too is a Mu and introduces him to the Mu society. They are a rebel group in hiding from the oppressive human regime, who live in the hope that they will find a life of peace on Earth some day. Can Jomy leave behind all that he has known, come to terms with his awakening powers, and help the Mu return to their beloved Terra?
Both follow a species as they struggle to survive in the hostile galaxy. The protagonists are very clear view of their objective and put their lives on the line to achieve that goal to save everyone.
Both anime are about humanity trying to fulfil their destiny. If you liked the concept of psychics in Heroic Age, the epic feel of the plot, and the emotional way in which it tries to answer big questions about humanity's place in the world, then you should definitely give Toward the Terra TV a go. It is simply better in every way (animation, story, character development), although it takes a little longer than Heroic Age to build up.
In a world where mankind is at the brink of destruction, one lone scientist has concocted the means to save it: bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the supercomputer Gaia -- to stabilize society. The military strongly opposes their use, however, and the elite soldier Deunan may hold the key to saving both the human race and the lives of the bioroids. Teamed up with an old friend, Briareos, Deunan must race against the clock to discover the secret of the Appleseed before countless lives are tragically lost...
Seeing as both Heroic Age and Appleseed are futuristic/fantastical mecha anime of a similar style, I believe that those who enjoyed one for these reasons would appreciate the other. But the thing that links these shows the most to me is the vivid, eye-catching art. While it might not be of identical styles, the overall feel is the same. Quite breath-taking, which really adds to the otherworldly/futuristic/surreal feeling that both shows hold.
In a possible future, mysterious devices called plates create robotic "Antibodys": Brain Powerds, or Grand Chers. In this world, a monumental structure known as Orphan lies at the bottom of the sea, slowly making its way to the surface to fly into space; however, its success would result in the death of every living being on the planet. Already, natural disasters are prevalent due to its ascension. In order to stop Orphen from obliterating humanity, the organization known as Novis Novah uses Brain Powerds to battle it, while Orphan searches for more plates and defends itself using Grand Chers. In the middle of this war is Hime, a girl who found and mastered a Brain Powerd on her own and joined Novis Noah, and Yuu, a boy who has served Orphan all his life but now decides to escape and fight alongside Hime. Can these two young people make a difference in this war? And what is the true purpose of Orphan?
I'm not quite certain why exactly you would like Brain Powerd if you enjoyed Heroic Age and vice versa. Maybe it has to do with the fact that feelings and relationships are a big part of both series as opposed to lots of fighting (though there is plenty of that too) or the fact that the mecha are more organic and their pilots have a more personal relationship with them (though in Heroic Age the pilots and their mechs are almost indestinguishable). Regardless, I think both of these series are similar on several levels and if you enjoyed one, I think you will enjoy the other.
In the distant future, mankind has mastered space and spread empires across the galaxy. While many choose to colonize distant planets, others choose to remain amidst the stars, ultimately giving rise to a new brand of humanity known as the Abh. Both genetically and culturally different from their Earth-dwelling peers, the Abh soon find themselves engaged in a bloody war that rages across hundreds of planets and set out to restore peace by means of conquest. Enter Jinto, a nobleman and ambassador of the recently acquired Hyde system whose duty is to represent his peoples' interests and rule on the Abh's behalf. In order to be officially coronated to this position, a cold-but-beautiful Abh princess named Lafiel arrives at Hyde to escort him back to the empire's capital. When they are suddenly attacked by an anti-Abh liberation front, however, the festivities are cut short, and the two must flee for their lives against all odds.
Both are epic space operas. While in Heroic Age it tends to focus a lot more on the space battles and as opposed to Crest of the Stars where the space battles while still important are not a major part of the story. Each series also has a romance of sorts that develops between the male and female lead though in Crest of the Stars it isn't shown as much as. One of the definite good points in each series is the music with each series displaying a musical score that fits each series prefectly. I'm sure that if you liked one of them then you'll probably like the other one as well.