After being threatened by extinction at the hands of alien invaders called the Zentradi, humanity undertook the task of guaranteeing itself a future by launching fleets of colony ships into space. On Macross Frontier, one such fleet, high school student Saotome Alto's life is changed forever: the fleet is suddenly attacked by unidentified creatures while he is performing aerial stunts for a concert by the wildly popular idol Sheryl. Alto quickly finds himself in the cockpit of a new-model fighter struggling to protect Ranka Lee, a young girl he met only hours earlier, from the invaders' swath of destruction. Noting his performance during this incident, the S.M.S. Skull Squadron private military company invites Alto to join their organization, where he continues protecting his friends and Macross Frontier.
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...
Both Macross Frontier and Gundam SEED are both mecha based, with enough room for character progression and complex (love) relationships.
The characters in both series are confused about why they fight and who their 'real' enemy is, until the path they must take is revealed before them.
In both series music also plays a role to convey feelings, although in Macross music plays a much bigger part.
Gene Starwind and Jim Hawkins make a living on various jobs and bounties. While waiting for their ticket to hit it big time, a mysterious woman named Hilda leaves them with a key to the puzzle of finding a starship of great power, known only as the Outlaw Star. What are these long lost spaceships and what is the Galactic Leyline?
Both Macross Frontier and Outlaw Star take place in outer space, often not even on another planet but in large space colonies. They both include mecha action, but are mostly drama (Macross Frontier) and humour (Outlaw Star). If you like one, you may like the other, so check it out.
In the year 2199, unrelenting attacks from the planet Gamilus have forced all life on Earth into underground dwellings and raised radiation levels to near-toxic levels. The only way to clean up all this harmful radiation is by using the Cosmo Cleaner, which the Queen of the planet Iscandar has generously offered to humanity. Unfortunately, Iscandar is 148,000 light years away, but Earth only has one year before rising radiation levels make it uninhabitable! The only vessel capable of making the journey is the Yamato - a spaceship equipped with advanced technology and modeled after the famous WWII battleship. Can the crew of the Yamato make it to Iscandar and back before the extinction of all life on Earth?
Loved both animes. Good Story, Great visuals and sounds and the occational romantic burst keeps you entertained.
Both have similarities in : Technology, Character Development, Space Battles , Alien Races etc...
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?
Both of these are good Mecha Series. Tengen Toppa is generally a little more light hearted then Macross Frontier, however both series share the same dramatic high's and lows. Both series depict humanity fighting alien forces and both have the same grandness in the action scenes. If you like Macross Frontier, you'll probably be a fan of Tengen Toppa.