Thor and Rai are twins who live on an advanced space colony called ‘Juno’. Things take a nasty turn one day when they are kidnapped by the Federal Army’s Special Forces and abandoned on the hostile prison planet Chimera. A cycle on Chimera consists of 181 days of scorching heat and 181 nights of below-freezing temperatures – not to mention it is populated almost entirely by carnivorous plants. The convicts on Chimera have found only one means of survival – reverting back to the law of beasts. For the strong-willed Thor adjustment comes naturally; but for his naive and weaker brother Rai, things do not go as well. Thor must now use all his wits, strength and courage to endure life as a member of Chimeran society, rise above the rest, and take the only ticket off this planet: becoming the Beast King.
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?
Although they have incredibly different storylines and settings, the pacing and character development in both Gurren Lagann and Jyu Oh Sei could probably be both thrown in the "super fast paced shonen" category. So, they seem very shonen-like, though because of their shorter length's compared to usual shonen's the plots progress extremely fast and things just get straight to the point, which can be a great thing. Young main characters coming of age rising to the top, various time leaps, solid action and animation, interesting plot twists, etc. It's all there.
Fourteen years ago, an environmental disaster known as the "Hammer of Eden"” devastated the planet – taking with it six billion lives, and submerging 90% of the world underwater. In the present, the remaining countries have formed a new United Nations in hopes of peace. Gould, a submarine captain, wishes to use military force to obtain this goal, while Aoi, the secretary general of the UN, believes in the power of diplomacy. In this world, Keel and Teen are twin siblings who, through a series of events, travel separately with Gould and Aoi. Together, they seek to answer the same question: is war the only way to attain peace, or can people learn to set aside their differences and negotiate?
Twins? Sci Fi? Yes.
If your a fan of a set of twin boys being sent from a life in space to a planet full of challenges, this is the title for you.
Both have a good amount of action, and a lot of exploration of the planets in which they are sent.
“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.
Both of these titles explore a lot of the same themes: survival against all odds, love and loss, and the fate of humanity versus the fate of individuals. Both main characters are fearless in the face of injustice and will fight for what they think is right, but also preserve their own morals in the face of accomplishing what they set out to do.
After defeating the evil Chaos, Syaoran and the gang have arrived in what appears to be an apocalyptic and run-down Tokyo – a city in which acid rain has destroyed the buildings and taken numerous lives. The atmosphere is ripe with tension, as the city’s remaining survivors have formed clans in hopes of protecting the underground wells from other clans and strangers alike – strangers like Syaoran and friends. With Sakura’s remaining feathers being located in the wells and opposition at every turn, the feathers’ retrieval seems dire, and Syaoran will finally face his most dangerous enemy...
Let's see. Tokyo Revelations and Jyu Oh Sei are about kids stranded in an area of limited resources. They are about Darwinian's "survival of the fittest". You'll also see some competition between groups within their worlds, along with plenty of action! I really like the ending songs to both Jyu Oh Sei and Tokyo Revelations, as well. They are two short series, but both have great trials.
Luna is an orphaned girl with dreams to attend a prestigious academy. After her celebrated acceptance, the class embarks on a field trip to see a world being colonized first-hand. However, in the middle of the journey, a storm overtakes the space vessel, causing a pod with Luna and a small group of students to be jettisoned into a gravity well -- stranding them on a planet far from home. Now, with monsters at every turn and supplies running short, the group of strangers must do the only thing they can -- survive.