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In the future, select humans have begun to evolve and acquire special ESP powers – powers that the rest of the populace fear and detest. While some ESPers are harmless, others desire to use their powers for their own personal gain. In order to suppress this threat, identify new ESPers and protect those with powers from the public, the B.A.B.E.L. organization is founded. At its helm are three ten-year-old ESPers: Kaoru, Aoi and Shiho. Together, they will put a stop to crime and attempt to gain the trust of the public; but can their guardian, Kouichi Minamoto, manage to help the girls mature enough so their selfish actions will stop hurting the world around them?
There's an adage that one man's trash is another man's treasure; but for Kosuke Ueki, one man's trash is another man's... tree?! Junior high school teacher Mr. K is in the running for the title of Celestial King. Candidates must select a junior high school student to endow powers upon, and then the students might fight each other mercilessly. The victorious student's benefactor will become the new Celestial King! Kosuke was Mr. K's choice, and for his power, he chose the ability to turn trash into trees. Furthermore, if he uses his abilities to harm others, he will lose one of his natural talents. Now, Kosuke must battle a variety of other power users to help Mr. K win it all, all while keeping his talents intact!
Both follow to the T the Shounen Genre and have similiar animation. Both Law of Ueki and Needless have the same goofy comedy, funny to serious boss tournament style battle, and have main characters which develop their special powers. Both have decent stories, the only difference is Needless inputs a good amount of fan service while Ueki is more focused on the growth of the individual characters.
Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation. Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?
While most would think Needless has alot more in common with Gurren Lagann, Needless is essentially an Adult Version of Dragonball Z, The action in Needless is very Over-the-top, in both style and impact (such as calling out names of moves, charging attacks etc). Both Blade and Goku exemplify strength and slowly become the strongest throughout each show and they both also have a very childish side to them (Blade's being much more *cough* suggestive), The pacing is fast, but there still is an underlinging story going on. All in All, if the kid in you likes Dragonball Z, the Adult in You will love Needless the same way (or vice versa)
In the future, basketball is played by giant robots called Bigfoots and the wealthy elite live on the moon. Dan JD is a cocky young boy who lives on the planet Earthdash and makes a meager living working as a delivery service. He dreams of someday bringing his disabled sister to the moon to give her the medical treatment she needs. Dan also despises the boring playing style used by official Bigfoot Basketball, so the first chance he gets he crashes a game to show the world how it's really done - destroying the arena and being thrown in jail in the process! However, by the time he's released, Dan's story is legendary, spawning countless imitators who smash up the city in their Bigfoot duels. All Dan's got to do is fend off his rivals, try desperately to keep his business afloat, and aim for the moon!
While Basquash is (for the most part at least) focused on sport, and Needless is a simple story only about fighting (yup 26 eps of fighting, fighting and more fighting ) they both have very much in common. First of all the overall mood created by sharp drawing style with rich colors, combined with strong music is similar in both of those animes. Than there is the issue of unresonable characters taking flashy actions for the sake of legend/freedom/revenge/friendship or just for the sake of taking them. Finally there is all the ultimate attack shouting, some sort of colored aura added to the attacks and getting through hard situations by the willpower alone. You know - the usual shounen nonsense, that's so tasty to watch. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.
Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!