It is the early 20th century, and steam-powered technology is ushering Japan into the new era. Suddenly, demonic forces begin to terrorize the world, yet hope remains for mankind! The Flower Division, a team assembled from the world's most talented psychics and spirit warriors, fight in their steam-powered mechs to battle the evil. To unleash their hidden potential, the Flower Division must also perform plays and entertain the citizens of Tokyo.
In the year 1999, mankind is fighting a war against Phantom Beasts - alien beings that are focused on taking over the planet. To combat this menace, high school defense forces have been set up across the country. Ishida Sara is a recent officer graduate who has found herself assigned to the defense force in Aomori; but what awaits her is a group of inexperienced students with no desire to train. When a Phantom Beast attacks a nearby town, the team sets out; but with her subordinates out of control and ignoring her orders, Sara's first mission results in failure. Frustrated and surrounded by her own doubts, fellow cadets who hate her, and the constant presence of HQ investigators, can Sara struggle against the odds and hold herself, and her position, together?
If you liked Sakura Wars then I think you will also like Gunparade Orchestra. Sakura Wars had awesome character design and a lot style but there was some odd points in story that were strange there.
Well then I must recommend you this one, Gunparade Orchestra, where spiritual power and steam doesn't anymore run these mechas but have still a very good story, character design and the story is logical and it doesn't just have any odd pieces.
On February 10, 1904, Japan entered a war with Russia; but Japan, in order to turn the tides, must destroy the Russian Pacific fleet before it is able to bring reinforcements. Battling on the front lines are brave men and women, and a secret team of specially-trained young girls who can control Raimu spirits with their will: the Raimu Unit. Enter Shintaro Umakai - a teacher who has accepted a job aboard the battleship Amanohara to teach the Raimu unit; however, Shintaro discovers his job has far more duties than he first anticipated: he must have sex with the young Kuki so the ship can awaken, he must dodge the sexual advances of his students, he must avert his eyes from Momen's constant accidental panty shots, and most importantly he must assume the role of their new commander once their old one is whisked away by the enemy. There's a war going on - what's a guy to do?
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
If you liked Sakura Wars then you must also like this. It is considered a classic and is very logical even though you need to pay a lot attention or you will miss them, it is Neon Genesis Evangelion
Like I said earlier you are very likely going to love this because it is very logical and has a very good story. Even though these mechas performance ain't moved really by the spiritual power and electricity alone, it needs a correct mental state of the pilot otherwise its performance is very poor.
I hope you pay a lot attention to little details because they're very logical. I will give you a hint, these mechas are powered by electricty and their size is equal to skyscrapers, so they will need very very thick power cables and when these cables are released they have rocket engines to slow their descent speed, so they won't break.
It was just a juvenile search for adventure that brought young mystic Nakahito face to face with the android mega-weapon, Kurumi. With just a kiss, she is activated and answers only to him. Now they embark on a comedic journey that will carry them across Japan to discover the secrets of the Steel Angels and how such technology has come to exist before the advent of television. In their travels they will encounter spies, army agents and rogue Steel Angels but the real discoveries lie in the heart of a young teen and the miracle he has awakened with a kiss.