In the future, Earth is split into three factions: Dorssia, an empire bent on world domination; ARSUS, a military alliance; and Jiro, a collection of neutral states with colonies across the galaxy. On one such colony, Haruto Tokishima lives a carefree life at Sakimori High, where his greatest concern is mustering the courage to confess to his childhood friend, Shouko. His idyllic life is broken, however, when a team of Dorssian super-soldiers, led by the enigmatic L-elf, assaults the colony to retrieve the 'Valvrave', a mobile suit secretly being constructed there. In the resulting chaos, Haruto watches as Shouko disappears within a laser’s blast; enraged, he climbs into the now accessible Valvrave, and defeats the Dorssian army after forsaking his humanity to the machine. Haruto pledges to protect the colony, but can he come to terms with what he's given up to gain such power?
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
If you like Code Geass you might like Valvrave. Both feature school settings, both use teenaged mech pilots. both include themes of distrust of adults, and themes about optimism of children leading to a better world. both also include elements of mysticism, superpower or magic.
Both have similar themes, teenage mecha pilots in a school setting who possess supernatural powers. While the main characters Haruto and L-elf share a different background their interaction is very similar to Lelouch and Suzaku. If you disliked the harem cast of Code Geass this one has a slimer female cast.
Made by the same studio, these shows have quite a bit of similarities. First thing would be the setting, in which both main characters are in the middle of the conflict between two or three nations. The cast is quite similar and so is the relationship between two main characters. With mecha action as icing on the cake, if you liked one of them, you might also enjoy another one.
both are from the same creator, both revolves around machines which would decide war or peace in the society. There are a lot more similarities like having extraordinary powers which are a secret at first then gets complicated as the series progress
Mixture of students and mechas, even some paranormal events in both. Glowing symbols and one military genius.
Both have their own good points, but the premise is kinda similar.
The main characters for each are given mysterious, kickass powers that they use to fight for their cause and nation, twists up the wazoo and explosive badass mecha-on-mecha action with tons of cheese. Both are high-octane thrill rides and thrive on action, suspense, drama and the pros and cons of their new and terribly awesome powers.
Each of these shows revoles around two male leads who are caught right in the middle of a war between several nations, as well as having a similar relationship with each other.
Sunrise is the studio behind both shows and it certainly shows, with the plot and characters sharing more than a few similarities, not least the brilliant mech battles in each. While Code Geass is a bit more grounded than the absolutely insane Valvrave fans of one are likely to at least find the other interesting.
both anime have the same sort of setting. It's about students in highschool riding mecha's and fighting for their own land
The year is After Colony 195, and mankind is in the midst of a seemingly endless ongoing war between the Space Colonies and the ones who created them: the people of Earth. To give the Colonies the advantage, five mobile suits called Gundams were created. Equipped with enhanced technology and extremely talented young pilots, these are the ultimate machines of war. While Relena Peacecraft pleads for peace, Heero Yui leads the Gundams into the battle with Earth to attain it. As their personalities and visions clash, their goal is the same: freedom for all and peace at last.
Both series are centered around humanoid battle machines and play up politics. Both have colonies involved in spacial warfare and part of the battles take place within an arial enviroment.
Both shows feature military and political conflicts between two or three nations. Most of the battles in both are done in space, and action in general is solid in both. With a very similar cast of characters, you could surely check out one of them if you enjoyed the other one.
Although ultimately a very different, both shows feature military conflicts set in a future dominated by mechs, a battle for earth greatly complicated by its colonies in space, and thrust a betrayed pacifist nation revived by a semi-famous (but unlikely) female figurehead as a central plot element. Both also tend to balance political drama and pilot introspection with regular doses of flashy, intense action-packed battle sequences.
A major difference: Gundam Wing is a classic of the genre and is part of a much larger series of shows (namely Gundam) whereas Valvrave is currently airing its second season, so in the end their initial similarities might be outweighted by their differences.
The universe of the future is divided between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. After a year of war, ZAFT attacks the neutral colony Heliopolis to steal five prototype mobile suits. The mission is a success, but a young man named Kira stumbles upon the fifth Gundam, and he may be the Alliance's only hope...
If you like Gundam SEED then you might like Valvrave. Both use teenaged mech pilots, both feature space colonists, both include the protagonist finding a superweapon and using that weapon to secure the safety of his friends. Thematically and story structure are similar... frankly there are too many similarities to list them all in one rec.
In both shows the main focus is on teenage characters and their involvement in political and military struggles between two or three fractions. Both shows are about teenagers piloting mecha, and both of them have some solid action. The general themes, setting and cast are very, very similar, so if you enjoyed one there’s a big chance you may like the other.
Both have highschool student defending isolated school using a mysterious mecha. Both have very nice colourful battles and good use of music.
Stylish mecha action, fun mecha designs, camp, ludicrous developments and teenagers piloting badass mechs. Mix in some twists here and there, a dash of comedy, some drama and damn good fights and you get an end result of a fun mecha show. Brain not required.
In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.
The same people were behind Guilty Crown and Kakumeiki Valvrave and it shows. Both are very colorful, fast paced sci-fi anime about a normal high school student who suddenly gains a super power that comes at a price. The school plays a big part in rallying against military powers that threaten to destroy it. More than anything the way the plot progresses is very alike, there are crazy twists every other episode and the storyline is often all over the place.