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?
In the year 2000, humanity has advanced rapidly in terms of technology, with inventions such as the G-Reactive engine allowing aircraft to move at never-before-seen speeds. However, all is not well and every vehicle to have used this new technology has disappeared on its maiden voyage, following the arrival of a group of rainbow lights. Eager to solve the mystery behind this is a young man named Penny Carter who soon enlists the help of genius teenager Billy Kimura, owner of the company that makes the G-Reactive engine. However, they soon discover the cause to be UFOs, which threaten the Earth's very safety! Now, they must combat this extraterrestrial foe, understand it, and find out exactly who's behind the situation before it’s too late...
In 1955 era Japan, ten years after World War II caused countless to descend into poverty, six young men are transported to a special disciplinary school where countless horrors await them. Overseen by a sadistic, abusive guard and a perverted doctor who requires invasive "inspections," the school is the new home of these boys who committed petty and oft-necessary crimes. Alongside their cellmate, the wise and hardened Rokurouta, the young men will try their best to survive their incarceration and hold on to the fleeting rainbows in their hearts.
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?