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 a time where hover cars reign supreme and wheeled vehicles are a thing of the past, one group of dedicated speedsters aim for the ultimate goal: to compete in the notorious "Redline" race. In a no-holds-barred battle where anything goes from nitro boosters to all-out warfare and dirty tactics, competitors must be prepared for anything. Having lost out in the qualifying Yellowline race, "Sweet" JP finally gets the chance to participate in Redline as a substitute. However, with his car requiring a total rebuild, the Roboworld government using all their military might to prevent the race from happening, and host of the universe’s best racers – including the beautiful Sonoshee Maclaren – to contend with, can JP go for glory and take the checkered flag?
Gurren Lagann shares many similarities with Redline. Its animation is also mind-blowing, the characters are a lot more interesting than Redline's, the action never ends, etc.
Gurren Lagann is what Redline could be if it had a more complex plot, developed characters, and time. Overall, it just comes to a matter of style. If you loved Redline, you'll love Gurren Lagann and vice versa. It's that easy.
Both of these animes feature slick, over-the-top action with a dynamic cast and setting that draws you into the hype and tension surrounding whatever's happening at the time. They really get the blood pumping!
Some years into the future, a strange, unexplainable natural disaster has broken off a piece of the Japanese mainland. Known as the Lost Ground, it is now inhabited by people with Alters -- machine-like extensions of their own will. In order to keep the peace on the Lost Ground, the HOLY organization uses its own Alter capabilists to police the region. In the midst of the chaos is a young man named Kazuma, whose life will soon change forever as he discovers his hidden abilities, and how to wield them.
If you are looking for an anime with over the top action, and alot of main character screaming then look no further. The main character of kamina and the main character of S-Cry-ed share many of the same qualties, a boundless confidence, one hell of a set of lungs, absolute certinty of their goal and purpose while ignoring the small stuff like a battle here and there. While I found s-cry-ed had several competitions between characters that would involve a over the top fight, followed by level headed characters showing them the error of blowing up buildings haphazardly. This in my opinion is a anime worth watching if not just for the fact that you can just switch off your brain and enjoy the ride, in either anime, who cares how his arm, or his mech work or why............CRAP BLOWS UP! The action and fight scenes are decent and the villans are not to bad either, story follows the same progressing in my opinion and shows the progression of a street brawler yelling at the top if his lungs during a punch, to a more successful brawler yelling at the top of his lungs while delivering a punch to defeat the main villian, a basic story line but as I said that is not a bad thing in these types of anime, buckle in and enjoy the ride with either!
Action and great character development is the main thing that these 2 anime have in common. s-CRY-ed is the right number of episodes where TTGL could use a few less. If you like character that are willing to push the limit to reach their goals check either of these titles out.
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.
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.
The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!
Although at first glance you'd think Gurren Lagann and Haruhi have nothing in common, I'd argue otherwise. Both have a ridiculous amount of energy that you can't help but get caught up in. Kamina and Haruhi are two characters that are nigh unforgettable; they demand all of your attention whilst on screen (and even off screen). Both shows also have a bit of tongue-and-cheek tributes to their respective genres - mecha for Gurren Lagann and high school for Haruhi - and are filled with stereotypes that are so outrageous that you can't help but love them. If you enjoyed one, changes are you'd enjoy the other.
At first glance one would think that both shows have no resemblance or relation whatsoever, in fact they're not of the same genre. But both shows leave you with a new view on reality, a different angle so to say. If you relish shows that open your eyes to posibilities about our reality, this show will add another concept to ponder on.
Akiyuki lives on post-war Sentan Island, always rushing between the demands of his separated parents and his friends at school. But his carefree days come abruptly to an end when his school bus suffers an explosion, the first attack to plunge Sentan back into war. Akiyuki lives to find himself turned into a Xam'd, a mysterious creature, by the suspected cause of the explosion. Engulfed by Xam'd, Akiyuki is eventually saved by a red-haired girl, Nakiami, only to find himself torn away from those he loves. Now he must work to control and understand the creature within him, all while searching for his family and friends in a world steeped in the secrets and chaos of war.
Aside from the battle action in overpowered mech/monsters, both TTGL and Xam'd offer a lot more than what they present on the surface. With philosophical tales interwoven with the moralistic tales of friendships, both are engrossing shows that will appeal to viewers who love a little more intellegence than normally shown in a shounen romp.
Fans of one should definitely try the other, as the fantasy action is quite similar.
These shows both have a lot of action with rather deep stories, offering a rather emotional feel to an otherwise action driven series.