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?
Humanity is under attack by the Oni - fierce demons of unknown origin - that can only be defeated by Dr. Saotome's Getter Ray-powered robots. However, these robots are only a stopgap, buying time for the next generation of Getter-powered robot: Getter Robo. Able to change shape into three combinations to suit the current task, and vastly more powerful than its predecessors, Getter Robo requires three pilots to fully utilize it. Dr. Saotome selects three interesting individuals for the task: Ryoma Nagare, a headstrong martial artist; Hayato Jin, a power hungry terrorist; and Benkei Musashibou, a bear of a man who has turned to the way of Buddha. Together, these oddly-matched teammates must find out where the Oni come from and stop the threat that they pose.
GUTS! A cry that rings out in many an anime series, signifying a characters will to never give up, never surrender. Often, this cry results in a burst of energy, allowing the protagonist to fight on, despite their injuries. New Getter Robo and Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann are both series which feature this cry, giant robots, and evil beast like creatures trying to exterminate mankind. If you enjoyed one, you should definately check out the other.
Never give up that is the moto of these series. Both give you that rush of adrenaline as gaints robots face off without fear and nop holds barred attitudes, couple that with the characters that just exude bad-ass this is defaintly series that are worth looking at if you like the other.
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
Both of these animes are classic shonens with inspiring speeches to always pursue your dreams, etc. Both also exhibit a good amount of character development, One Piece of course trumps TTGL in this regard because it is still on-going and therefore has more opportunities to achieve a deeper understanding of the characters. Anyways, if you are looking for a series that will keep you occupied with the same great level of character development and character personalities that pop out at you, give One Piece a try.
Both anime have non stop action and an amazing ray of characters that you are sure to love no matter how silly they are. There's plenty of meatbones to be nomnom'd because well they need to keep up their strength somehow to keep on fighting these epic battles. One Piece is more on the adventure side where TTGL is on the save our planet side. Try one if you liked the other.
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.