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...
In a far and distant future, men and women have become mortal enemies. Each living on seperate planets, an interstellar war is being fought between the two very different peoples. Hibiki, a mere 3rd class worker, finds himself in the middle of a huge space battle, facing the nemesis of mankind: Womankind!
Let's see and check for similarities...
Band of complete misfits on a spaceship? Check! Girl completely obsessed with clueless boy? Check! Them vs. everybody else? Check! Giant robot battles? Check! Lots of jokes mixed with action? Check!
And I fear I could go on for quite a while like this. I somehow can not imagine if you like either Nadesico or Vandread that you will not enjoy the other (or if you hate one show you somehow will love the other).
The stories are different enough to not seem like a repeat, but the formula and the general gist of the shows are the same. They are truly sister-shows.
Miisfits who pilot spaceships and mechas, while fighting mysterious aliens/enemies who use AI-controlled ships. If you liked one the other is most likely up your alley , though Vandread is more serious while Nadesico has more humor (so you will most likely end up liking one more then the other, but which one depends on you.)
Fans of the space genre and lovers of big robot battle sequences mixed in with women-chasing-men scenes would love Nadesico and Vandread. That said, I honestly have to say I liked Nadesico more, but that's not to say that Vandread isn't a great series with laugh out-loud moments.
Many very unique people tossed onto a spaceship, with their fighting mecca's, all to save earth from invading enemies. Tonnes of laughter to be had with each fun filled episode. If you liked one you'd surely like the other.
Vandread and Nadesico follow a ragtag team as they battle it out with sinister enemies, mixing comedy, romance and drama all in one.
If you liked Vandread or Martian Successor Nadesico you will like the other because they both involve suspenseful space battles. As well Both have comedy elements and utilize Mechas to fight in space.
Both stories are taking place in outer space, with a group of young people, each fighting for their important purpose. They show how team effort can overcome tricky challenges, but also let us take a look at how the crew is living everyday in their battleships, far away from their home, and the interactions between the members of it. Interactions which can be funny, romantic but dramatic as well. Along with flashy mecha battles, both titles are a treat.
Both of these anime are not only high action mecha, but are also much more than that. In both, there is a harem/romance setup, with the male lead having many women vying for his attention; plenty of comedy abounds (more ecchi related in Vandread) as well.
If you liked (or loved) one, the other is a must see!
Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.
Both series are about mechs on the outside, but are, in actuality, moreso romantic comedies, and they both sport a likable, hilarious cast.
Both shows are a mish-mash of genres. Put together mech, romance, sci-fi, action, adventure, slice-of-life and many more, and you get two of the most successful anime series to date.
Twisted romances, strong female leads, great mech battles and intreguing story. You may find yourself watching either of these series in one sitting as they are highly addictive.
Watch these series, and you wil be able to draw parallels with many of the characters and their relationships. Good fun to watch, and with an appeal to a very wide audience, I think these shows will be loved by the same crowd.
Strong female leads, intelligent yet clueless male lead, mecca's, and a little bit of romance tossed in makes these two anime unique to each other. If you liked one check out the other.
Both series have a bunch of Mecha Fighting, the both bring the characters together in a brilliant way and definately adds a plethra of different genre's with the messed up romance in FMP and the strange obsession with the boy Akito in Nadesico; then theres the action in the battles, the character struggles to find themselves when they are somwhere they dont want to be. It just has a lot of similarities between the two that would make a lover of one, a lover of the other.
Nadesico is similar to Full Metal Panic; with love intrests and giant robot fight scens. If you liked one of these two anime you should enjoy watching the other one.
The future of humanity is in peril, as they are confronted with the threat of an intergalactic clash with a warrior-like alien race, and the only one who can save them is... Captain Tylor?! Join a crew of misfits and rejects including an alcoholic doctor, a gorgeous nurse, an anal-retentive commander and a bunch of really stupid marines as they try to make it out in space and to discover whether their captain is a misunderstood genius or a total moron like he seems to be.
Quite similar shows. Daily life on spaceships, primarily comedy, but enough seriousness to keep you caring about what directions the plot and politics take during the more consequential episodes. Plenty of lovable characters Similar animation style as well. Both solid shows, especially for those looking for a light hearted but semi-serious space series.
Captain Tylor pretty much IS Nadesico, only much funnier, with characters that are more likeable, and more interesting. So, if you liked Nadesico (or even just thought it was OK) you should definitely give Irresponsible Captain Tylor a try.
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
Both animes are about giant robots and the struggles the pilots have. Although Martian successor nadesico is more on the comedic side as opposed to the dramamtic side like Evangelion Evangelion still has plenty light hearted funny moments.
Well, these two anime's are completely alike, they are both mecha type anime's with a lot of sci-fi type idea's within it. Both are very plot driven as well. Even the animation is alike. They are so similar that it's almost scary. If you liked one, you will most likely like the other
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?
Outlaw star and Nadesico are both set on a ship where the crew fights in space, with an awkward girl piloting the ship. Outlaw star doesn't incorporate mecha fighting as a primary battle method, instead it is more one on one gunfighting type, but if you liked either of the two then you are sure to like the other.