Everyone is excited about the prospects of the awesome new tank-busting Madox battlesuit -- everyone except for lieutenant Kilgore, who has suffered defeat upon defeat during prototype testing. His opportunity for revenge comes swiftly, however, as the truck carrying Madox-01 suit suffers an accident, dropping the war machine into another truck owned by mechanic Sujimoto Koji. Unable to resist the temptation of playing with this new toy, Koji unwittingly becomes locked in the suit and is now hunted by the military, including Lt. Kilgore himself!
In 2400 AD, three hundred years since the beginning of the war between humanity and the Crest race, mankind was conquered by their invaders; in the present, there is still deep-rooted hostility between the races. When a spaceship is sent on a distress call and subsequently destroyed by the ship it’s after, only two people, Galory and the cyborg Nikolai, make it out alive. The attacking ship, it seems, has been taken over by a violent and destructive Type-38 automaton, and it’s up to Galory to put a stop to it. Along with the fiery Crest girl named Althea, Galory and Nikolai will launch into the lair of danger to find any survivors and take down the Type-38.
Well first off one of the obvious similarities is these are both mecha titles. They also clock in at a similar time frame, and are one shot OAV's.
The machines involved are wearable armor, and both have a small romantic entanglement. Althena, is a alien/human one, and Madox is a High School student just trying to make it to a date.
being that they are OAV's the animation quality is similar, but not top notch for this period.
You could derive the same enjoyment from one if you liked the other.
Shogo was an average teenager who worked at McDonalds, drove a motorcycle and hung out with his friends – until one day, his friend Shingi showed off a prototype motorcycle called 'Garland' and was killed by secret agents attempting to steal it for themselves. Shogo escaped with the bike and his life. The next day, there is no indication that this ever happened. Shingi is reported as overseas for special training; but secret agents are staking out Shogo's apartment and are still hunting him down! Eventually the conflict comes to a head and Shogo discovers that Garland is able to transform into a giant robot – how can this be? With these new developments, Shogo must discover the purpose of the conspiracy and the secret world around him.
Megazone 23 and Metal Skin Panic centre around a guy who stumbles upon an advanced combat suit and is chased after by the government as a result. Combat suit action scenes ensue. While Megazone 23 has a much deeper plot, both series are enjoyable, and seeing as how they are both short, it is easy to check out one if you enjoyed the other.