In the year 200X, World War III began. Special bombs destroyed parts of cities such as Tokyo, leaving decimation in their wake. Decades later, ground zero in Tokyo – an isolated section known as the Black Spot – remains an enigma. Its residents known as Needless possess strange powers such as the ability to control fire or telekinesis, and are constantly hunted down by Simeon, a large pharmaceutical company with sinister motives and Needless of their own to do their bidding. Young Cruz is part of a resistance to fight against Simeon and its Needless figurehead leader, Adam Arclight; but after the resistance is brutally killed by Simeon’s minions, he finds himself saved by a motley crew: Professor Gido, scantily-clad Eve and badass Blade. Together, the gang fends off Simeon’s attacks and tries to discover the truth behind the corporation’s actions. What is Simeon really after, and why do they desperately want to find Fragments?
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 not too distant future, discrimination is based not on the color of your skin, but the psychic powers you possess. The wielders of these skills (known as E's) are persecuted in the slums of Gald, but are coveted in Ashuram, a military organization dedicated to enhancing these abilities for mysterious purposes. For one man named Kai, his journey from one of Ashuram's best to one of Gald's finest will take him through the heart of a conspiracy that threatens to destroy not only all E's, but all humans on the planet as well...
With an almost identical plot (part of a city destroyed, strange corporation using people with powers to hunt others with the same powers etc) and extended fights, E's and Needless are two peas in a pod. Note that I didn't particularly like either though.
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!
to me the main character in Needless resembles a lot of renton, the way he narrates and perhaps a little his personality.
the storyline in both is about joining a group of rebels that seek peace for the place they live in.
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.
The setting is in both anime really similar, in both there are people that have some special kind of powers.
Also the main character in both of them has to face an strong evil organisation which kind of acts all secretly and sneaky and tries to find ways to create the true superhuman.
Also the two main characters have kind of similar power, that they are able to obtain the powers of their opponents.