Sakura Wars OVA I is the first in a series of productions related to the Sakura Wars games for the Dreamcast. The story takes place in early 20th century Tokyo, whose people rely on steam powered technology. Demons and mechanical beings are increasingly attacking, and must be stopped at all costs. The world's best hope is the Imperial Defense Force - Flower Division, a group of girls with exceptional abilities who must pilot the Spirit Armor -- mechanical shells which help to amplify their powers.
At the St. Ignacio School for Girls, there are two prestigious groups: the Debutante Club, led by the beautiful and evil Sayaka, and the not-so-popular Etiquitte Club, its sole rival. Shihoko Sakaki, Saori Tachibana, and Kanami Ezaki are three freshman who join the Etiquette Club, not knowing that it is a cover for an elite fighting squad known as the Exstars! While piloting the mecha Battle Skippers, they fight crime, justice, and Makuhari Heavy Industries (run by a relative of Sayaka) to keep the world safe. Watch out, bad guys! The Exstars are on the prowl!
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.
Full Metal Panic! has the same combination of romantic comedy and mech action as Sakura Wars does, but it fleshes out the plot and characters much, much more. If you liked the idea behind Sakura Wars but wanted to get a little more meat in the story, check out FMP!
Yuna is an ordinary high school student... who also happens to be the defender of the galaxy. After being framed by the evil Fraulein D for high treason, Misaki, a spy of the Galactic Council, has been sent to Earth to investigate these claims. Join ravenous Yuri, TV Superstar Polyina and the rest of the gang as they help save Yuna from a fate worse than death, and assist her in her valient attempt at saving the galaxy once again!
Somewhere, some time, deep in the recess of the galaxy, a robotic trio of sisters are shunned by their creators, and left to rot in a supernova. After somehow managing to escape, the cybernetic beauties have one thing in mind -- vengeance. Looks like Earth is in for some trouble -- that is, until it's favorite protectors arrive to save the day! Join Yuna, Polylina, and the rest of the gang as they fight for justice in the name of the galaxy.
The year is After Colony 195, and mankind is in the midst of a seemingly endless ongoing war between the Space Colonies and the ones who created them: the people of Earth. To give the Colonies the advantage, five mobile suits called Gundams were created. Equipped with enhanced technology and extremely talented young pilots, these are the ultimate machines of war. While Relena Peacecraft pleads for peace, Heero Yui leads the Gundams into the battle with Earth to attain it. As their personalities and visions clash, their goal is the same: freedom for all and peace at last.
These shows go well together. One has a group of guys, one is a group of girls who pilot mechas to help save humanity. Each character has a very different personality and has a different backgroud.