In the year 2049, teams of giant robots battle the field and race to the finish in the most popular sport in the world, the Immortal Grand Prix! The rookie Team Satomi thinks it has what it takes to win big and get the gold, but plenty of obstacles and opponents stand in the way. Amongst others,Team Black Egg has an invulnerable defense; Team Sledge Mamma plays dirty; and Team Velshtein is undefeatable. In the high stakes arena of the IGPX, can the hotshot Takeshi and his team of miscreants manage to win the ultimate fame and glory?
What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.
Air Gear and IGPX both have an incredibly similar tone and feel. In addition to being about a high-action and unusual "sport", each has a unique and techno/hip-hop influenced soundtrack. I'd definitely recommend one to a fan of the other.
Both of these shows are incredible. The each have tons of great action, and a very rare high dosage of character development done "right". I highly recommend both of these shows.
Both are about sports that while they aren't what you would see in the real world they do hold some similarity to some sports that you see everyday. Sports that have been taken to something of an extreme and full of action. If you liked one then you should really consider checking out the other.
Both anime involve a racing competition in which the competitors race in mechs. Both are fun and enjoyable in their own ways. IGPX is much longer (thus, has better plot and character development). IGPX also is more recent (thus, has better animation). That said, if you like to see a combination of racing and mecha, then you will probably enjoy both.
Both anime are about racing leagues who use robots with wheels on their feet as their vehicles. (Apparently roller derby with giant robots is really big in the future.) The plot of each revolves around a team of low ranking racers who are struggling to beat larger, better supplied teams.
18 year-old Takumi has been delivering tofu for his father's shop since he was 13, learning to drive fast in all weather conditions. One night he is seen racing down the mountain by Keisuke, one of the best amateur racers in Japan. Quickly overtaken by Takumi, Keisuke vows to challenge the White Hachi Roku and discover the mystery behind its driver's skills.
Both shows are pretty light-hearted for the most part and feature racing as a primary component. The races are treated as a major part and get a lot of screen time, which makes them similar as well (with Initial taking the crown). But even with all the racing, the shows both spend a good deal of time showing the everyday life of the characters and the trials and everyday tribulations they face as everyday kids.
Being shows about competing in a race, they also share many similarities in how each team/person deals with upcoming opponents.
Initial D and IGPX are both about racing. They are both also very good series and I recommend that if you have seen one of these, you should see the other.
Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!
In New York City, 2051, Ryu Suzaku was hot on the trail of the escaped prisoner Zoda when a crash sent him to a stasis chamber for one hundred and fifty years. Now, in the year 2201, the High Orbit Division revives Ryu and solicits him to join their cause: to put a stop to the evil Black Shadow organization – a group that is trying to secure its funding by winning a futuristic, intergalactic high speed racing tournament! For Ryu, helping High Orbit Division is not just noble, it’s personal: five years ago, Black Shadow liberated Zoda himself from a high security stasis prison. It’s a high stakes race to the finish for Ryu, his comrades, and the mysterious masked racer Captain Falcon!
High speed, futuristic racing your thing? Look no further than IGPX and F-Zero. Admittedly, the two aren't equivalent as far as quality: IGPX looks badass and is fun entertainment, while F-Zero is a bit... well, just bad. Regardless, if you liked one, you may just enjoy the other!