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!
If you like Infinite Stratos you should watch Vandread because both shows are about a man (or men in Vandread's case) who is surrounded by women many of which are attracted to him. Also both shows are mecha anime that use CG animation for the mech battles.
There are no new stories, it has been said -- only old ones which are told in new and interesting ways. I'd say a comparison between Vandread and Infinite Stratos exemplifies this concept quite nicely.
A singular member of gender N is, against all odds, suddenly thrust into an encapsulated society which is dominated by gender Z. Said member of gender N, generally met with apprehension, loathing, skepticism, and/or the same sort of interest one might have in a foreign species, one or two members of gender Z give gender N's representative just enough of a chance to serve as a catalyst for others to do the same. At some point, all hell breaks loose, and ol' gender N is given the opportunity to prove that they're not brainless, walking genetalia.
The entire premise of both series hinges on the politics of gender, status, and rank. Everything is tied together with the standard mecha flair, and many popular moe archetypes are represented -- the high class ojou-sama, the militant feminist, the token foreigner, the heterochromic, etc.
Other than a somewhat heavy reliance on fanservice and CG (the latter of which is, at times, of questionable quality), I've little criticism for either show. Perhaps I'm just easy to please, but I felt that each series told its tale in a fashion that will keep the average viewer compelled enough to finish with a satisfied smile.
There is, of course, SOME divergence, and are plenty of differences in style and delivery to keep things fresh. Still, nothing here is new material. This is not, however, to say that the material presented is sub-par. It simply means that you've heard this story a thousand times. If you've watched one of these titles, you'll see the offerings of the other coming a mile away... and are very likely to enjoy the tale all over again.
Following a global war and climate change, 35% of Earth's land mass has sunk into the ocean. In this difficult time, countries rely not on armies but on private military corporations to provide security against constant terrorist attacks. One such company is Arqon Global Security, whose staff of mercenaries is tasked with protecting Daiva City on a pay-per-mission basis. Armed with motorcycles that transforms into weapon-wielding mecha, these "blademen" are none too popular with the people they protect - but they always get the job done!
Both Viper's Creed and Infinite Stratos have machine suits. Both anime have great stories. They are different, but similar enough that you will enjoy them. Both have a good amount of characters. Not too many and not too little. Although Viper's Creed has worse animation than Infinite Stratos, they are both great anime.
Both Is and Vipers creed are robot suit technology anime. They got a bit of a diffrent storyline or to say it clearly diffrent genre. But both are worth theyre while i enjoyed both and so will you... Vipers creed is very well made for 2009 standarts IS is better of course, dont get me wrong the better story lies in Viper but IS got better animations, there are 2 years between them so it is understandable...
Yoichi Karasuma is a strong young samurai who was born and raised in the mountains. One day his father decides to send him to the city to stay with the four Ikuraga sisters so that he can gain valuable life experience, but his first trip into civilization doesn’t go quite as planned. Not only is he late to meet his new hostesses, but he is labelled a pervert and manages to get himself arrested – twice! Now, as he lives at the Ikuraga Dojo with Ibuki, Ayame, Kagome and Chihaya, Yoichi must adapt to his new life at school while accepting the rather violent ‘training’ he receives from Ibuki. After making an enemy of the school delinquent and with a mysterious man after his life, it seems that Yoichi’s quest to gain life experience won’t be so smooth after all!
VERY similar to each other. Both have a Male lead very capable in combat, with their ladies who fall for them also capable of combat. Both series harem ladies fall head over hills for the guys, and both are completely clueless about it. Both even though they are naive, they are NOT push overs, and do not tolerate injustice done to people, especially their women.
Shido Itsuka was born in a world where widespread catastrophes of varying size called spacequakes can happen anytime and anywhere, razing everything in the vicinity. When his city's alarm forewarns one impending, the teenager races to his sister Kotori in an attempt to rescue her. But upon his arrival, the spacequake transpires in that very spot, and standing in the middle of the destruction is a beautiful sword-wielding girl. Soon after, he learns she is one of many beings called "Spirits" who cause the disasters, and charming those like her is the solution to preventing them. Effective immediately, Shido must date Spirits and make them fall in love with him, because if he cannot, mankind's destruction may very well be inevitable.
One guy surrounded by superpowered babes with fights aplenty, flash and pizzazz, some heroics and a harem in the making. The guy's natural charisma attracts the babes and in Date a Live, with the aid of an organization bent on getting him babes. Total opposite to the main of Infinite Stratos, who is beyond help. Both have their romantic hijinks, tender moments and are surprisingly good, better than they should be at first glance.
And some totally kickass outfits that accentuate the gluts and chest.
Kazuki Yotsuga is able to see things that others can't; in his visions, giant robots battle it out in the streets, causing massive damage in their wake. Though his visions have made him an outcast from the rest of his peers, they have attracted the attention of Ken Sanada – a physicist who believes Kazuki’s visions are a gateway into a parallel world! He places Kazuki into one of his inventions and accidentally sends him to the parallel world in his visions, where he finds himself in the middle of a war for control of the world! Kazuki must now become a pilot of one of the robots in order to join the fight for peace, all the while trying to find his way back to his own world…
Both shows involve the male lead going to a new place where he is surrounded by a bunch of girls that love him. And in both shows the male lead is able to pilot a mech that only females are suppost to be able to pilot. Also both shows have great mech battles. If you like one you should watch the other.