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.
In the year 2199, unrelenting attacks from the planet Gamilus have forced all life on Earth into underground dwellings and raised radiation levels to near-toxic levels. The only way to clean up all this harmful radiation is by using the Cosmo Cleaner, which the Queen of the planet Iscandar has generously offered to humanity. Unfortunately, Iscandar is 148,000 light years away, but Earth only has one year before rising radiation levels make it uninhabitable! The only vessel capable of making the journey is the Yamato - a spaceship equipped with advanced technology and modeled after the famous WWII battleship. Can the crew of the Yamato make it to Iscandar and back before the extinction of all life on Earth?
If you liked Heroic Age's quest like mission plot to save one's people, Space Battleship Yamato utilizes a similar plot avenue.
If you like to see portrayals of both sides in a conflict between humans and aliens, Heroic Age has a couple of unique examples of alien life whereas Yamato 2199 has a more understandable enemy in the beginning.
There also seem to be tributes to Yamato's technological devices in Heroic Age, even though Heroic Age utilizes the space giant/mecha paradigm more while Yamato is more similar to the SDF Macross super fortress.
The depth of character building is also similar in the sense that each show has people who have to grow into and maintain duty and military responsibility for others while accomplishing a mission. In Heroic Age, the romance is a very central element, but in Yamato 2199, it's a subtext that serves a more supporting role.
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
The main hero of both Heroic Age and Trigun is a goofball, but when it comes down to business he gets it done. It also seems that Age and Vash always know what they are doing even if they are laughing or goofing off. I would recommend both to anyone who asked me.
A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.
History has always been paved by great men and women who, with causes to fight for, partake in a grand undertaking that will change the world around them. Utawarerumono and Heroic Age tell of such a tale with masterful skill. The wonderful stories aside, the art and animation that exists between the two is simply outstanding. Be it seeing thousands of soldiers moving simultaneously in a battlefield or seeing space warships firing cannons in amazing detail, both series never fail to awe her viewers.
Ultimately, time will be invested in watching anime. Yet, if you enjoy watching Utawarerumono or if you indulged yourself in Heroic Age, you will find your time well invested in the other, reaping great rewards of satisfaction.
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!