Alan and Erik are space pilots on a supply run to the base on Lazeria, but something goes wrong in their approach and they are forced to crash land in the forest. Unfortunately for them, Governor Proud is carrying out secret research in nearby ruins, and meddling outsiders don't fit into his plans. Alan and Erik escape with their lives and make their way to the base, where their friend Dr. Watson and his robot Antoinette reside. Meanwhile, the Governor’s scheme is nearing completion...
Among the garbage dumped down from the mysterious aerial city of Zalem, a new life is found. Restored by a brilliant cyberneticist, a young girl named Gally struggles to find her own place in the world, to learn the extent of her own deadly abilities and to discover that which makes her truly human: love.
The year is 2032. Tokyo has been destroyed by a great earthquake and a new city, MegaTokyo, has risen from the ashes. Humans now live side-by-side with androids known as Boomers who perform many of the menial and laborious tasks that humans despise, but these artificial servants come with a price: they have a tendency to go haywire and attack those they were built to serve. The A.D. Police force was created to try and stop this menace, but its weapons can do little more than annoy the Boomers. Hope lies with the Knight Sabers, four young women with high-tech, armored suits and enough firepower to stop an army - but will it be enough to stop MegaTokyo's greatest threat?
Both are sci-fi stories with androids as the main focus. In Bubblegum, they are the "enemy", while in Humanoid, the android is on the "good side." Ultimately, both try to puzzle out the difference between man and machine, and whether or not machines are capable of being "human". Aesthically, both have similar animation styles, and hokey '80s music, including action sequences paired with romantic songs.
I'm going to come out and be completely honest: "Dog Soldier" is a terrible anime, and because of it, I found it to be immensely enjoyable. Same thing applies to the 80's trash heap that is "The Humanoid." However, the latter is a bit more enjoyable because the DVD version seems to be aware that the anime is, in fact, garbage. It has a "Pop-Up Videos"-style subtitle track that derides it, and there's a bizarre "Coffee" easter egg that must be seen to be believed. Because both are absolute garbage, though, they're equally as hilarious and fun to watch with a group.
One day while walking home, Sho Fukamachi stumbles across a metal object that has fallen from the sky; but while trying to throw it away, he inadvertently activates it and becomes fused with the biogenetic creature known as Guyver! Other biogenetic creatures called Zoanoids, from the company Chronos, immediately confront him; but they are no match for the power of Guyver. Chronos, in order to recapture the Guyver and complete their quest for world domination, kidnaps Sho's girlfriend Mizuki and kills some of his fellow classmates to send Sho a message. Now Sho must fight against Chronos not only to save Mizuki, but to save the world!
More trash from the 80s, gotta watch only to see how low the OAVs could go in their (supposed) golden age.
A plot worthy of its name is almost completely absent, but a more complex script would have spoiled the total trash feeling that is the only remotely recognizable plus of this show.
Also note the presence of something that you would have called fanservice if it were a bit more polished, in the same way you would have called it a story if it was a bit less moronic in its development.
In short: for extreme trash cultists only!
Murao Mima has created a robot daughter named Key, but after raising her for a very short time, Mima dies, leaving behind cryptic messages telling Key how she can become human. Key must struggle alone to learn the harsh lessons of life and search for the 'key' to her own dream: the power of 30,000 friends to make her a real human girl.
Both plots involove an andriod that start to take on human characteristics and even take romantic interests as they interact with humans.
The humanoid is more a cheesy 80s Star Wars knock off and Key the Metal Idol has more violence, gore and nudity, but if you're interested in an artifical intelligence taking on human characteristics then they make a good match.