Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
Both are, mostly, light-hearted mecha anime with unique mecha designs, a colorful cast of teenage characters, and a world to be saved. If one was to take Gurren Lagann and substitute the "epic" for "fabulous", that would be Star Driver in a nutshell.
These series both feature mechas and have a certain factor... I suppose the WTF factor. These series each are so over the top that you can't help but think of one while watching the other. While fighting off improbable odds, the stories each get more obsurd and are just fun to watch.
Both series feature some rather over the top mecha battles that you really just don't get anywhere else. Though their overall plots are completely different they both share one thing in that as both stories progress they become more out there with the fate of the worlds at stake. While Gurren Lagann is very slightly more mature both series are rather fun to watch and feature a rather nice soundtrack.
If you like mecha shows where boys and girls have to work together to kick ass these 2 shows are a perfect fit. They look lovely, sound lovely, and the characters/story are sure to pull you in. Check them out.
Did you enjoy the high school hi-jinks and mecha action of Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto? Did you like the layers of sexual innuendo interspersed throughout? Then rejoice, for Aquarion Evol employs both elements to similar effect. Both series are an entertaining mix of the above, with action to boot and over the top stories that extend into the reaches of time and space.
Aquarion Evol does employ a bit more comedy, while Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto goes a dramatic route. Overall however, both are a lot of fun and if you enjoyed one, you are sure to enjoy the other.
In the future, Earth is split into three factions: Dorssia, an empire bent on world domination; ARSUS, a military alliance; and Jiro, a collection of neutral states with colonies across the galaxy. On one such colony, Haruto Tokishima lives a carefree life at Sakimori High, where his greatest concern is mustering the courage to confess to his childhood friend, Shouko. His idyllic life is broken, however, when a team of Dorssian super-soldiers, led by the enigmatic L-elf, assaults the colony to retrieve the 'Valvrave', a mobile suit secretly being constructed there. In the resulting chaos, Haruto watches as Shouko disappears within a laser’s blast; enraged, he climbs into the now accessible Valvrave, and defeats the Dorssian army after forsaking his humanity to the machine. Haruto pledges to protect the colony, but can he come to terms with what he's given up to gain such power?
Both have highschool student defending isolated school using a mysterious mecha. Both have very nice colourful battles and good use of music.
Stylish mecha action, fun mecha designs, camp, ludicrous developments and teenagers piloting badass mechs. Mix in some twists here and there, a dash of comedy, some drama and damn good fights and you get an end result of a fun mecha show. Brain not required.
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?
These series both are extremely over the top action series with a rather mysterious main character. If you like ridiculous series then these are a good fight.
they both have the same type of feel for the show and are awesome in their own way. Although Needless has to do with mutants with lots of fan service and Star Driver has to do with mecha and fanservice they both have awesome battles. Also they both have pretty good OST
When Utena Tenjou was very little her parents died, and a prince comforted her in her time of loss, giving her a ring with a rose seal. He so impressed her that she decided to become a prince herself one day. Now, Utena is a teenager at Ohtori Academy who's athletic and notorious for dressing in a boy's uniform. When a member of the Student Council humiliates a friend of hers Utena challenges him to a duel, and he accepts only when he sees she possesses a rose seal ring. She soon discovers that this is no normal duel - it's a bizarre and ritualistic battle that the Student Council regularly conducts. In fact when she wins, Utena finds to her considerable chagrin that she gets to have Anthy Himemiya, a rather docile student, as her 'Rose Bride'. If she wants to keep Anthy she'll have to win more duels against members of the Student Council and others. What is the ultimate purpose of these duels and Anthy's role as the Rose Bride?
Star Driver and Revolutionary Girl Utena are gorgeous and twisted series about adolescents who attend enormous and complex autonomous boarding schools, where nothing is as it seems.
They share the same writer, and both have a knack for formulaic episodes that actually add to the experience, as opposed to making me think the animators got lazy.
There's also battles, innuendo, and a hyper little animal mascot that I think is supposed to be funny.
Both Star Driver and Utena share most of the same creative staff, and both have similar basic story ideas: a club based in the school is trying to gain possession of the maidens (albeit for very different reasons), both have battles that take place in secluded areas that seem to exist outside of time and space, and both have a main character that doesn't seem to fit in with what's going on.