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...
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?
Both are excellent political sci-fi mecha serieses. They also have similar colour-schemes e.g. pink-haired princesses, bright uniforms, colourful chunky mecha. But with the superficial aspects aside, the strong themes of injustice, superiority of one nation/race in relation to another, and the paradoxes and pains of freedom fighting make these anime virtually siblings. I would say Code Geass handles the complex issues e.g. 'when does freedom fighting end and revenge begin' with slightly more intelligence. This is shown particularly in the differences between the protagonists: Lelouch (CG) is a far more complicated character than Kira (GS). But overall, I would say at least in the beginning, one will remind you very much of the other.
Beyond simply featuring mecha, both shows address many similar themes, such as racism and the value of human life versus strategic gain. The motivations of the main characters are also largely similar-- they fight largely in order to protect those that they care about, though their means and approach do differ.
If you enjoyed the political clashes in Gundam Seed you will enjoy the complex political background in Code Geass. Apart from both shows featuring mecha they both have two friends as main heroes who, due to political circumstances, become rivals and are faced against each other to protect those for whom they care about or their beliefs. Another strong point of Gundam Seed is the mecha designs and battles which I think are far better and more fluid than Code Geass.
Both Code Geass and Gundam Seed are mecha anime based around two protagonists who are best friends on opposite sides of a war. Kira and Lelouch are both traitors to their own kind, and both conflicts are of the nature that the two sides are neither entirely good nor entirely evil. Although Seed is more action-oriented and Geass has more of a philosophical side to it, if you liked the base concept of either of these you should enjoy the other as well.
Besides the obvious similarity in the use of giant robots, both Geass and Gundam SEED place these epic battles between titanic machines against a political and moral background. The greatest similarity lies in the parallels between Lelouch and Suzaku's relationship and Kira and Athrun's.
If you enjoy watching two best friends placed on opposing sides in a war, then this is a series for you.
Both revolve around a war, in which two best friends are pitted against each other. Throughout the two series, questions of morality and war are explored.
In Gundam Seed and Code Geass there is a very indefinite line between good and evil. Which side on this war is right? The two main men of each series are friends from school, but enemies on the GIANT ROBOT battlefield. If you liked these uncertainties in this anime, you should absolutely watch the other.
Reccomended for fans of Giant Mecha!! Who doesn't love angsty (and somewhat insane) teenage boys fighting battles of political and physical heights?! These anime are not only about fast paced head to head mecha battles and saving the world; they're also about the drama within teen life!! If you like one, you're sure to like the other.
Both Gundam SEED and Code Geass use the mecha theme to create the main fighting scenes, but of course Gundam takes place mostly in space while Code Geass is on Earth.
If you like Gundam SEED, chances are you'll like Code Geass too, or vice-versa. Both take on a military-like tone, and also go into detail about military strategy, making it easy to get into. The main difference is the primary characters in respect that none of the characters in Gundam SEED have "supernatural" powers.
It's a great anime to watch, especially for all the mecha fans out there :)
At first glance you would immediately see the distinct similarity between the two--both revolve around mecha and political warfare. Even most of the characters from one series seem to have a counterpart with the other.
I would recommend Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Gode Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion because both Animes contain the same style of fight scenes, warfare and awesome Sci-fi robot fights.
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.
"Why must I fight", that is a question almost every character in both Gundam SEED and Evangelion repeatedly asks themselves. Several characters enter a berserker state of mind while asking this very question; this only adds to the intensity of internal struggles these people portray.
Both Evangelion and Gundam Seed have a main character who struggles, fights, and takes lives. He is reluctant to fight at first but after more and more battles take place, he realizes he must fight. Both of the series focus on character development, so if you love the characters in one series you will have to watch the other.
Both shows are very emotional and dramatic. In both shows the main characters often become very depressed and deal with problems such as the death of someone they love or their friends.
I'm not adsactly sure why but Kira reminded me so much of Shinji. May-be its cause of the pain and suffer they are being put through while having to fight enemy forces and keeping the people they care about safe. Also while trying to keep themselves from going insane. Both are a weapon used by the people they work with control machines to help with defeating the enemy. (Gundam and Eva.) I can't say that you'd like it or not, but I can say is that if you liked Gundam Seed then you may just like Neon Genisis to.
I think that the series are similar, not only because they are about fighting mecha, war and the tears with it. The characters are fighting with all they have and in the same time they going through internal dilemmas that this fight is necessary.
Looking at the heroes we see that they are young, they fight to protect someone. Take for example Kira - Shinji, both are the main characters they don't want to fight but they doing it because they want to protect. Both are struggling within them "Why do I have to fight ?" The storys of each series is with a group of heroes there are fighting for freedom and justice in a chaotic world full of injustice and war.
Although there are differences between the shows and that is making it worth to watch both series. When you liked one you will like the other :)
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.
People with special knowledge are making mobile suits - coordinators and whispers - which are far stronger than normal mobile suits. Though it's not my thing, Gundam SEED and FMP are a must see for any mecha fan.
For the mecha lovers these two might be great choices! First of all, you'll find robots in both animes, but more importantly, robots that are greater than the regular ones, robots that are specially made for the greatest pilots . Second of all, these pilots, the protagonists, go through a series of changes, especially psychologically, changes that help them be better , stronger ,and have a clearer mind . It's the characters' evolution that is one of the things that make the two so good. In addition, you might like the love stories that create along the way, the help the boy gets from his loved one and the feeling of protecting the weak from evil. MSGS and FMP are both worth watching!
Awesome mecha battles, is more needed to be said?
Also, relationships are a big focus for both.
Ayato Kamina may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured by TERRA, a military organization set on saving the world from the Mu, an alien race set on "tuning" the world, he realizes he is an instrument in deciding the fate of humanity and piloting RahXephon. Not only is Ayato the only person who can control the mecha, but he also has a terrible fate of his own. Holding onto memories of his old life and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential with RahXephon.
Both RahXephon and Gundam Seed have a main character that has to deal with fighting in a war that he wanted no part of. Both series have emotional conflicts and problems that the main character has to deal with due to fighting battles, and females who fall in love with the main characters. If you like one series you will like the other.
There are two elements that make these two anime similar to one another.
1. They follow the same theme of the main character being practically an entirely different race and having to coexist alongside his peoples' enemies. It creates an protagonist that is truly alone on a extremely deep and emotional level.
2. Really great mecha battles. Really REALLY great battles. Not just lightsabers and guns and big intergalactic space explosions, but battles with a purpose and a meaning. Basically they're not just mecha fanboy fodder.
While Gundam SEED has much more politics in the story line, they both incorporate a strong boy who wants to live a normal life, yet is forced into strange war, that troubles the boy (Kira in G SEED, and Kamina in RahXephon) The story really shows the hardships that the male lead encounters and the menal anguish of battle.
With love all around, and mecha fighting tearing thing apart... these anime's are very similar. If you like one, you'll like the other
In both series, the main character is taken out of his normal life after meeting an older women (the onee-san type) and they are made too fight in a war even though that is the last thing they want to do in order to protect their friends. Also, they both do their battles using very powerful and unique mechas.
When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she's is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare!
While Buddy Complex (BC) is only on its second ep while writing this, I find that both anime are EXTREMELY similar. The hero in BC is both alike and different in one aspect; I can't say more without spoilers. The story starts out in more or less the same way and I hope that both BC and Gundam Seed (GS) progress in a similar interesting fashion. I you liked the beginning of GS you should start with BC and see if you like it.
Agreed the more I watch of Buddy Complex its starting to remind me a lot of gundam seed. Very similar scenarios, plus the mechas, even the music is similar.
There's very much a Gundam feel to Buddy Complex, which I expected considering the studio that's producing it. I feel that Aoba is a much stronger lead mentally than Kira was at the beginning. He does have his introspective moments, and slight pitty moments, but nothing nearly as bad as Kira did in the first half of the series.
Buddy Complex, so far, is your generic mecha series, but I haven't found that I really care all that much because I'm having fun with the show. Plus the central piece of battle music will get stuck in your head.