As the sole member of a club dedicated to helping others, do-gooder Madoka Kyouno didn't hesitate in helping save a girl from drowning one day. But little did she know that she actually saved an alien named Lan, and that soon, Madoka herself would be in the pilot of a giant mecha...
The above is a preliminary synopsis that will be updated once more episodes of the anime have been released.
In both the protagonists are female and end up becoming involved in outer space warfare. If you like one try out the other, they have a similar feel to them.
Both of these shows are about a school girl who is suddenly put into a situation in which she must pilot a machine. Both take place in a futuristic setting, and both involve interplanetary activity. If you like the idea of students being dragged out of school in order to fulfill a sci-fi mission, watch either one of these.
I've only watched one episode of Rinne no Lagrange (there's only 3 so far), but I noticed it was very simmilar to Star driver. Humans who controls huge robots with their own body and fight with them. The enemy is from space, and the robots can also fight with swords and stuff that they summon. Just like in star driver, but there the fights is in space!I would also comared it to Ride back. A girl who is destened to drive a certain motorcycle robot that she can control with her body and thoughts. The girl in Rinne no Lagrange is also bound to the robot somehow and can control it with her body and voice. That's what I have come to understand.
Honestly, I couldn't help thinking of Star Driver when I watched Lagrange: I think the main reason is that both combine mecha fights with really relaxed slice-of-life parts or sliglthly comedic sketches. The relationship between the main characters are also somewhat similar. The surprsingly good music is a nice bonus too.
Note that while Lagrange does have its share of ham, SD is so over the top that at times it's basically parody. Despite this, they actually have a decent enough plot, so just try them if you want some lighthearted mecha shows.
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.
Rinne no Lagrange is much less entertaining than Full Metal Panic!, but both share a similar sense of duty as well as similar genres. If you liked Rinne no Lagrange, you should like Full Metal Panic!, and if you're picking at straws for anything similar to Full Metal Panic!, then you could go with Rinne no Lagrange.
AD 2019: the giant mecha known as LINEBARREL falls to Earth, grabbing the attention of the anti-machina organization JUDA. Before JUDA can arrive on the scene, an unfortunate accident occurs: LINEBARREL crashes into Kouichi Hayase, a weak and frail pushover of a boy. Waking up underneath a beautiful naked woman, Kouichi discovers that he now possesses great power and can summon LINEBARREL for his own purposes. All Kouichi has wanted is to become a hero of justice and hold his own, instead his childhood friends Yajima and Risako fighting his battles for him – and now he finally has that chance. With LINEBARREL's power, Kouichi becomes cocky and aggressive, lashing out at those he cares about most; and as a 'hero of justice', Kouichi must find his new place in the world and protect himself from two organizations who want their hands on LINEBARREL.
Both start off with the protagonist, a student, becoming entangled in affairs way over their heads. The protagonist ends up consenting to becoming a "mecha" pilot, joining a force to fend off trouble at home and/or surrounding areas but has trouble getting to know their "mecha" in the process. These "mechas" also seem to have a legendary background.
The protagonist in Linebarrels is a guy and at many parts of the story that can seem far-fetched. Obviously, it is targeted more towards the male crowd. (What did you expect?)
Cute girls fighting to protect their friends and family from an seemingly alien threat. While Symphogear uses extremely nice musical courses and has less than reliable animation quality it is very much the same when playing around with the Slice of Life sections of the show. Rinne no Lagrange itself is more slice of life orientated and the alien threat are actually humans, in fact part of the main cast are these aliens. Still it's human girls fighting injustice in skin tight outfits.