When Jojo and Jirulu decided to go exploring in a series of caves, they found much more than they expected; for the duo inadvertently stumble across the legendary Iron Giant Galient's resting place! Though initially incapacitated by a blinding light, Jojo awakens in a trance and enters Galient – but what’s even stranger is that he somehow understands how to pilot it! How is this possible, and what is the connection between the mysterious Hirumuka and the lights which were seen during Galient's awakening? Can Jojo solve these mysteries, while also fending off the army of the tyrant Mardoul?
Sho Zama, an up and coming motorcycle racer, has been whisked away to the world between shore and sea, Byston Well. The world of Byston Well closely resembles medieval Europe with one exception: it contains giant robots called aura battlers. Brought to this world by the power hungry Drake Luft because he possesses the rare gift of aura, Sho is forced to fight in a war between two warring nations as an aura battler pilot. Can Sho find a way home, and what of the continually-expanding conflict?
Both Aura Battler Dunbine and Panzer World Galient take place in a vaguely Medieval fantasy setting with sprinklings of futuristic technology, and of course mecha. The battles are often on a very large-scale, and feature regular soldiers fighting alongside powerful mecha. Both of them have forces at work which are not really magic, but also play a signifigant role in their respective worlds.
Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.
Escaflowne and Panzer World Galient are, at the very least, superficially similar in nature. Fantasy settings, but with Mecha and other assorted technology, a rare yet interesting combination. However, the two seem to share more than the same surface level characteristics and more of similar feel or epic fantasy, just with mecha's attached. Rather than focusing on the big giant robots, both series focus on characters and their development.