When the oppressive Kingdom suddenly conquers the planet Kibi, a group of space cadets are stranded aboard the spaceship Amaterasu. With no money or power, the crew is funded by the Space Channel TV station… for a price. For though they are given the money to buy the Amaterasu and battle the Kingdom, Shinon and the rest of the cadets must also become reality TV stars, allowing the network to dictate how they look, how they fight, and how they react when faced with the horrors of death. For the cadets aboard the Amaterasu, the battle has just begun...
A little girl witnesses a plane land, and is given a glass of water which she must fight to protect. Against mecha, green lizards and even the spaceship Enterprise, the girl struggles to get the water to a daikon radish… which turns into a giant spaceship! After she is all grown up, the girl continues to battle stormtroopers and a variety of other science fiction characters, with the help of a light saber sword!
In particular if you liked Shinon: also this small anime shows a girl growing in strength in the SF world, shooting starships out of the sky yet also fighting upon the ground.
Of course, the Daicon anime is very short -9 min- so you could sort of see this as a small 'dessert'.
In the future, humanity has extended its reach into space; and to help future generations adapt to the new environment, special children are genetically engineered and trained. But when the alien Wulgaru army invades the solar system, mankind is forced to use these evolved youngsters as soldiers on the battlefront. Izuru, Toshikazu, Tamaki, Kei and Ataru are a group of such soldiers who, due to their consistently terrible grades and bumbling maneuvers, are referred to as the “Failure 5”. That is, until they’re called upon by the Global Defense Force to pilot special mecha to combat the threat. Now, can the gang grow as a team, protect the human race, and manage to appease their corporate sponsors at the same time?
I fully admit this isn't the most solid recommendation, I just thought of the pairing immediately because of one rare aspect shared between the two: battles and machines that are funded by corporate sponsors who dictate how the characters must act. This recommendation is based solely on the first 4 episodes of Majestic Prince, so it's possible that by series' end the rec wont fit as well. That being said, it's a rare enough occurance in anime that I wanted to call it out.
In the distant future many things have changed. Worlds are colonized and people travel the stars freely. The GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trades and Tarifs) exists to maintain order and peace along the galaxies. Enter two ES members. Eclair and Lumiere. They are sent on missions to keep the universal peace, under the flag of GOTT. But soon they come to realize that there is more going on behind the scenes than they previously imagined...
Well, if you enjoyed this scifi anime with plot twists and space flight also because you enjoyed the high amount of fine dressed girls in the main cast, then this anime is another one for you.
The main difference between the series is that Kiddy Grade starts a little comically and shows superpowers whereas Starship Operators handles the physics more realistic.
In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.
While Starship Operators' generic sci-fi style doesn't even hold a candle to Last Exile's artistic fantasy world, they do have some common traits. Both are about a crew of a rogue battleship that finds itself having to navigate the currents of politics en route to its goal. As one might expect, this also means quite a few strategic ship-to-ship battles, a strong point for both series. If this style of plot development and combat appealed to you in one of these anime, you may very well find yourself enjoying the other as well.
When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
Both Nadesico and Starship operators are space operas, with the plot being set around group of young people piloting a military starship. S.O. has their \"reality show\" on the Starship Channel, Nadesico has Dr. Inez\' \"Naze Nani Nadesico\". Nadesico tends to be more funny sometimes, while Starship Operators is usually dead serious. So the mood in these shows is pretty different - maybe S.O. is closer to the Nadesico movie \"Prince of Darkness\" wrt. the mood of the series.