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?
With so many similarities in setting and plot devices (In both anime, the MC received a supernatural power, and many more), these two represent each other quite well. Both are mecha anime that play on a really big scale, featuring a huge cast of characters stuck inside a war between two nations. Packed with action, politics and supernatural, it’s pretty clear that those two draw the same kind of audience. If you liked one of these two, then there’s a good chance you might like the other one.
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.
With the same people behind them, both of these anime have some really noticeable similarities, starting with the cast of teenagers stuck inside a conflict on a big scale where they’re forced to act, or MC with newfound supernatural powers. With quite similar progression, pace and other elements such as supernatural powers or military shenanigans, these two will definitely appeal to the same audience. If you liked one, there’s a good chance you might like the other one.
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 shows feature military and political conflicts between two or three nations, with new powerful mechas being the biggest plot device. There's space, there's politics, and there's teenage angst. With qutie simialr cast of charachters, and very simialr battle coreography, these two mach quite well, so if you're a fan of one, there's a good chance you might like the other one.
What happens when authority and consequence are removed? When the inmates truly run the asylum. On the spaceship Ryvius there are those who would fight for order, and many more who would fight to destroy it. Love, hate, anger, greed, avarice, and perhaps hope are the fuel for the Ryvius, and only one can save those who call it home...
Both anime have a similar concept where group of teenagers are stuck in space in one way or another, caught in a conflict on a bigger scale where they’re forced to act, grow up, survive and fend for themselves. With some supernatural elements, mecha action, quite similar plot progression, twists and turns, these two will definitely appeal to the same kind of audience.
In the 24th century, the planet's fossil fuels have been completely consumed, forcing humanity to use solar power as the primary source of energy. A huge solar energy system orbiting the planet was eventually built, anchored to the Earth and providing it with power through three orbital space elevators. As a result of the expense of such a large-scale project, most the world consolidated into three factions: the Union, the Human Reform League, and the AEU. Despite their common reliance on the fragile orbital elevators for energy, however, humanity still continues to constantly fight wars and build up arms. A paramilitary organization called Celestial Being, equipped with incredibly powerful mobile suits called Gundams, fight in order to force humanity to unite and eradicate armed conflict.
There are numerous similarities between these two, but most apparent ones are obviously outer space conflicts, mecha action, politics and the cast of charachters. With some simialr plot devices, charachter progression, these two could appeal to the same kind of audicance, so if you liked one, you might like the other one.