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 future, basketball is played by giant robots called Bigfoots and the wealthy elite live on the moon. Dan JD is a cocky young boy who lives on the planet Earthdash and makes a meager living working as a delivery service. He dreams of someday bringing his disabled sister to the moon to give her the medical treatment she needs. Dan also despises the boring playing style used by official Bigfoot Basketball, so the first chance he gets he crashes a game to show the world how it's really done - destroying the arena and being thrown in jail in the process! However, by the time he's released, Dan's story is legendary, spawning countless imitators who smash up the city in their Bigfoot duels. All Dan's got to do is fend off his rivals, try desperately to keep his business afloat, and aim for the moon!
Both anime are very similar to each other in many ways, yet so different. The protagonist in both series is young shounen, full of energy, aiming to save the world. The art in Basquash is just AMAZING. The radiant, full of mystery world of Basquash just grabs you from the first episode. Both animes are full of fun and action packed, you wont regret watching them! Guarantee.
Basicly Basquash is TTGL sports version. Well that maybe too simplified description (especially with later developments in Basquash ) but it gives you an accurate idea of what to expect. The mood, the sharp drawing style with rich colors, unreasonable actions, epic battles, attack shouting, giant robots... - you have all those things in both animes. If your looking for an anime that will bring a grin on your face and draw you into the nonsensical world of over-the-top duels - those titles are perfect for you.
Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation. Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?
Simply put, Gurren Lagann is the only anime I've ever watched that has a level of epicness that rivals that of dbz. I'm not saying dbz was the best I'd seen, but it was certainly the most epic untill i saw Gurren Lagann. Both are incredibly intense and make you want to punch someone in the face from sheer excitment.
Hear me out, because I can see this rec turning a lot of people off right off the bat. I think the Dragon Ball series' (original, Z, and GT) hit their height during the Cell Saga. Without providing spoilers for either Gurren Lagann or said DBZ saga, I will say that both pose elaborate plots with well timed twists, gut wrenching moments, epic (albeit over the top) fight scenes, and characters that you will fall in love with. Leading up to the Cell Saga and beyond it, you'll witness characters face their fears, overcome impossible odds, and develop in a surprisingly believable way. If you can get past the corny dialogue, incessant yelling, and poor filler material (two of which are Gurren Lagann staples), Dragon Ball Z may be worth your time.
Mamoru is a seemingly normal 9-year-old boy in every respect: He goes to school with other kids his age, has two loving parents, and leads a peaceful life. But when the evil mechanoid alien Pasder awakens in his underground lair, things change for the worse. Sending his evil Zonderian servants to turn unsuspecting humans into giant robot monsters, mankind's salvation lies squarely on the shoulders of the Gutsy Geoid Guard defence agency. Together with the cyborg Guy and the mechanical lion Galeon, Mamoru finds himself as the key to ridding Tokyo of the alien menace!
Courage and guts are the key to victory. If you want to save the day with the most over the top robot action possible these are a perfect match for you. These show really bring the hotblood in the veiwer forward as you progress through them, if you loved one you will love the other.
0% chance can be changed to 100% if you are a hero, both series contain this message. Belief, courage and love are driving factors to victory along with being able to bend reality by just shouting at it and did i mention both series contain super robots
When Jonathan Joestar was just a baby, his mother tragically died in a carriage accident, and his father George was saved by the kindness of a stranger, Dario Brando. At least, that's what George believed, unbeknownst to him that Dario was just attempting to steal from the victims. Thus, when Dario later dies and his son, Dio, comes to his doorstep, the wealthy George eagerly adopts the boy. But what should have become a budding friendship between two siblings quickly becomes a nightmare for poor Jonathan, as Dio is cruel, calculating and will go to great lengths to become George's primary heir. Little does Jonathan know that this unfortunate childhood is only the harbinger of things to come...
Forget for a moment that JJBA is a martian arts anime with horror undertones while TTGL is a mecha show. There are some qualities that both shows share, which has prompted me to make this recommendation. Fabulous animation, overtly masculine, great animation, a fun cast of characters, both heroes and villains, and pure unbribled awesome. These are all things that both shows have, and if you liked one you should really try and watch the other show.
If you enjoy grandiose, epic, time-spanding anime with over-the-top action and memorable characters, check out either JoJo's Bizarre Adventure or Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. If you've seen one, you will most likely also enjoy the other. Both anime come away with characters that define masculinity and epitomize manliness. Both anime feature at their plot nothing less than the saving of humanity and the everlasting struggle of good vs evil. (JoJo deals with eternal vampires, while Gurren Lagann deals with the cosmic anti-Spirals). Both have vivid animation and a similar have-fun-while-being-a-hero feel to them. If you cheered on Simon against the odds or rooted for JoJo to finally beat down that bad guy, then I think you should definitely give the other a shot!
AD 2019: the giant mecha known as LINEBARREL falls to Earth, grabbing the attention of the anti-machina organization JUDA. Before JUDA can arrive on the scene, an unfortunate accident occurs: LINEBARREL crashes into Kouichi Hayase, a weak and frail pushover of a boy. Waking up underneath a beautiful naked woman, Kouichi discovers that he now possesses great power and can summon LINEBARREL for his own purposes. All Kouichi has wanted is to become a hero of justice and hold his own, instead his childhood friends Yajima and Risako fighting his battles for him – and now he finally has that chance. With LINEBARREL's power, Kouichi becomes cocky and aggressive, lashing out at those he cares about most; and as a 'hero of justice', Kouichi must find his new place in the world and protect himself from two organizations who want their hands on LINEBARREL.
The plot of these two series are extremely similar where the intention of the enemy is the major twist and pivot point of the story. If you liked the idea of the story in linebarrels, gurren-lagann will blow you away! They are both mecha too! ;)
I think these two mecha anime are similar in that the behavior of the characters is exaggerated and the scenarios are pretty cartoonish and unbelievable, yet they both manage to have touching human interaction between characters.