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When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
Both of these series are humorous science ficiton. Lost Universe is a little crazier and more clearly parodies a specific work (Star Wars), while Nadesico parodies both space battleship anime (Yamamoto) and any giant robot fighting anime ever made. They both have actual plots, but it takes a little time to get to them. Nadesico is more clearly a parody, and spends quite a bit of time humorously making fun of anime and anime-watchers in general. Slayers is a little crazier and features less realistic character design and art.
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Both of these series are quite similar with getting jobs in space that affect the plot some how. But if you liked one if you like the other. Cowboy Bebop I did like a lot more and it was more serious, However if you like bumpin through space with a bunch of crazy crew-people, this is the only way to go.
“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.
Armed with five female crewmembers, a full arsenal of weapons, and a holographic AI computer, the pirate ship Sol Bianca sets off across the galaxy to fight the Tres space force, save a young boy named Rim Delapaz and his civilization from destruction, and take down a universally powerful dictator Batros. All this for what? Treasure of course.
Dirty Pair Flash is a rather explosive look at the futuristic antics of two "troubleshooters": Yuri and Kei, agents for a galactic organization that intends to reduce catastrophy and solve intergalactic crime. Unfortunately, any crime that is solved usually involves mass destruction, as the "Lovely Angels" use everything from large scale explosives to pure brute force to get the job done.
There is just something about Dirty Pair Flash that reminds me of Lost Universe. Sure, there is the obvious comparisons partners, one a crack shot, the other using an energy blade, going on missions across the universe. Sure the animation is pretty similar as well. But also the feel, especially with the earlier Lost Universe episodes, and some of the zaniness between them seems similar.
I am pretty sure that if you enjoyed one of these, you will probably enjoy the other.