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?
Far in the future, humans have begun to live in space colonies and interstellar travel is the norm. This epoch is home to Akiha Shishidou, a daughter of the wealthy and powerful Shishidou family. She is a girl with no ambitions and seemingly no direction, until she bumps into Leopard, an obnoxious, arrogant and slightly crazy "brain colony." Soon, Akiha is enlisted by an enigmatic young girl named Honoka to steal some parts for Leopard, and her life becomes filled with danger, excitement and the occasional run-in with the Inter Colony Police. Akiha must work to reassemble Leopard in the midst of conflict and in the face of a mysterious malevolent force lurking in the shadows. Is she really, as Honoka says, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Space?"
Both shows are very, very similar in the sense that they both are pardodies of their own genre, and both have a very solid (and massive) cast. In both cases, each character is important in its own way, and most of them are present in each and every episode. Pick your favourite and follow them through the end. If you like the comedy value of one of these two shows, I'm pretty sure you'll love the other so give it a try!
A strange spaceship crashes onto the island of South Ataria, throwing the world into disarray over its fate. Thus begin the Unification Wars, a worldwide war that eventually unites the planet under the governance of the United Nations. Now, a decade later, the reconstruction of the crashed alien craft – dubbed "Macross" – is complete. However, on the day of its christening, the Macross unexpectedly fires and destroys several approaching Zentradi spaceships. The last hope of Earth, the Macross, begins to wage a lonely war; but what hopes can one ship have when facing against an entire alien race?
In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in a reality TV show that offers points for apprehending criminals while giving champions' sponsors a chance to promote their brand. When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his backing after a string of outrageous, botched rescues, he finds himself paired with an up-and-coming spotlight-seeker called Barnaby. But with their wildly different personalities, will the pair be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first hero team?
It’s the age of the gourmet and across the land lie countless delectable treats just waiting to be eaten. Unfortunately, many of the rarest and most delicious ingredients require special skills and incredible physical power to obtain them. Enter Toriko, a luxury food provider with a passion for anything edible. The hunter-for-hire travels across the globe alongside his new assistant, chef Komatsu, in order to sample each new ingredient and decide upon his ultimate full course menu. Armed with nothing but his “knife”, “fork” and appetite, can Toriko hunt down his prey and discover the perfect components to make up the banquet of his lifetime?
Taking any job that pays a lucrative amount, ace pilot Trava and mechanic Shinku are on their way to Fist Planet to take part in the Speedmaster race - a competition which of course boasts rather impressive cash prizes. However, they first have a contract to survey Area 78 on planet Fable, something which is making them both very uneasy. Once in orbit, they pick up a young girl, Mikuru, who has been in cryosleep for an unknown amount of time and had her memories erased. What is Mikuru's past, why were her memories blanked and what secrets does Fable hold?
At first, I thought both TTGL and Trava were from the same studio, with the artwork being so similar. Although this was not the case, the visual style, the comedy and the fun feel of the characters is extremely similar.
If you're looking for a light hearted, highly amusing mech/fantasy romp, then these two shows are definitely enjoyable and I think fans of one will like the other.