2.244 out of 5 from 948 votes
In the year 1988 Jinki model enthusiast Aoba Tsuzaki is kidnapped and brought to Venezuela, and soon discovers that not only are Jinkis real, but that she will also become a Jinki pilot. Fast forward to the year 1991, and a series of unexplained events known as the Lost Life Phenomenon has been wiping entire cities out of existence. Enter Akao Hiragi, a young girl who has lost her memory and also has a strange tie to the Jinkis. Combined, Aoba and Akao have a common enemy: the evil Kokushou, a man who is hell bent on destroying the world!
Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.
FMP and Jinki have more in common than just the mecha; there's the similar character relationships, missions, and overall military feel that make each of these unique to each other. If you liked one, try out the other.
Both have a very high military feel to them with wonderful missions to go with it. The character interactions are fun to watch and figure out what's going on. Jinki revolves a little more around their mecca's than FMP does. If you liked one check out the other.
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.
Jinki:Extend screams "Evangelion" in pretty much every way, from the naming of the mecha, to the relationships, to the battles. Eva, unlike Jinki, has a better story and overall is executed in a better way. If you liked Jinki, check out what it pretty much was copied from.
Both anime have giant mecha's with children behind the controls. With similar character relationships the only thing that sets these twp apart is the storyline and animation. Evangelion beats Jinki on these aspects but regardless if you liked one you should enjoy the other.
The year is 2025. Fifty years ago, Queen Himika and the evil Jama Empire attacked mankind; Kyushu, Japan, was their battleground. Ultimately an event caused fog to surround Kyushu, effectively cutting it off from the rest of Japan; and the mainland has lost contact with it ever since. In the present, students like the motorcycle-loving Kenji Kusanagi have little knowledge of these events, except what they learn in history books. However, when Himika and her Phantom Gods appear once more, Kenji finds himself in the middle of the battle - and a cockpit. Now, as the pilot of the mecha Jeeg, Kenji and a few unlikely classmates must battle the forces of evil and save the world!
Jinki Extend and Jeeg have a few things in common: they both have piloted mecha (big deal eh?) and characters who were somewhat thrown in the middle of a war they weren't expecting. Neither of these elements is terribly unique, but in general the two anime have a very similar (and somewhat campy) feel, and have an overall sense of genericness. Jeeg is definitely the most upbeat of the two, but if you liked one you may enjoy the other.
Much to her delight and surprise, Haruka was selected to become an "idol." Little did she know what she was getting herself into; rather than singing and dancing, she actually is employed by a secret organization that protects the Earth from "drops" (falling fragments of the destroyed moon) using giant robots called "iDOL," piloted by girls called "iDOL Masters." As she meets new friends and tries to adjust to this new life, a hostile organization that also utilizes iDOL emerges and attacks her in an effort to capture her iDOL, Imber. Can Haruka accept her new responsibilities, get along with her new peers and Imber, and do her part to protect the world?