Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a supercomputer to run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and at the age of fourteen take ‘adulthood exams’, a process whereby the supercomputer ensures they are suitable for membership in this perfect society. Those who pass have their memories erased and are guided into the next stage of their life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to take his adulthood exams, but things go terribly wrong when a man wreathed in light interrupts the process. He is a Mu -- an aberration, a new generation of human with extraordinary powers usually detected and eliminated by the supercomputer. This man tells Jomy he too is a Mu and introduces him to the Mu society. They are a rebel group in hiding from the oppressive human regime, who live in the hope that they will find a life of peace on Earth some day. Can Jomy leave behind all that he has known, come to terms with his awakening powers, and help the Mu return to their beloved Terra?
Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?
Toward the Terra and No. 6 are a perfect fit in terms of both spirit and plot. In both a privileged young boy realizes the hard way that the perfect world he took for granted was not so perfect after all. The post apocalyptic aspect and the borderline fascist government propel the story that brings home the devastating effects of discrimination. Above all it is the well thought out drama and character interaction that tie in both titles so perfectly. TtT and No. 6 invest much in the characters and the ordeals they go through with very strong BL vibes that can hardly be missed.
The concept of this story is of a young, naïve boy, raised in a sheltered society characterised by extreme control of its citizens, awakening to the realisation that the world is very different from what they had imagined.
No. 6 and Toward the Terra TV (*not* the movie) have a very similar style and plot - a boy lives a naive life in a dystopic society, only to find out things aren't what they seem. He's forced into the ranks of the other side where he has to decide what's right and what's wrong.
I think everybody who has seen first few episodes of Towards the Terra and Towa no Quon 1 has to agree with me – the shows are so similar! In both a guy (with almost same hairstyle) try to protect everyone who has some special power as he does before those who want to kill them.
I cannot express how many bells this OVA rang when I watched it; it was like watching Terra e again, on fast forward. Quon and Soldier Blue are so similar you almost cannot distinguish them at some point; nor can you stop yourself from falling in love with them. Add emotions that are converted into power, very similar plots, superb music score, awesome fighting scenes, a great cast and eyegasmic visuals, and you get something so brilliant you will never regret watching it.
All you really have to do is look at the two main characters to tell. They both look alike.However the similarities don't stop there, past the haircuts and headbands, both Blue/Jomy and Quon are out to save Mu/People with powers and hope for a future where humans and those with superpowers can live together and the struggle they have to go thorugh to achieve their goals .
The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance has raged ceaselessly across the galaxy for over a century, with the fleets of both powers having fought countless battles. Currently the conflict revolves around the strategic Iserlohn Corridor, one of only two passages of space through which the two forces can access each other. Here the Empire has built the nigh-impregnable Iserlohn Fortress, whose deadly weaponry has thwarted repeated efforts by the Alliance to capture her. Phezzan, a neutral mercantile state, controls the other corridor. The long war has resulted in an indecisive stalemate, but there are two men from the two worlds who will change everything: Yang Wenli, a gifted strategist from the Alliance who wants nothing more than to retire and be a historian; and Reinhard von Lohengramm, a man from the Empire whose ambition knows no bounds. Their loves, struggles, triumphs and failures play across an interstellar stage of intrigue, war and death.
Galactic warfare of opposing factions. You follow the characters throught he passage of time as these series continue and see how they grow as their companions fall and the war ravages the peaceful lands that they once knew.
Giant Orbital Laser Cannons = Win
So you loved Toward the Terra TV and want to experience more intergalactic wars, moral dilemmas, and incredibly powerful characters. Then Legend of the Galactic Heroes should be your next step. Firstly, it's got a more accomplished plot than Toward the Terra TV, but also has a similar vintage feel to its 80s world concept. Moreover, just when you think Keith Anyan is one of the best complex protagonists around, there comes Reinhard von Lohengramm to set a new standard. The key difference is that LOTGH involves strategies and more space battles, and has no supernatural elements such as psychic powers. Still, you'll be no less gripped. Check it out!
The universe of the future is divided between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. After a year of war, ZAFT attacks the neutral colony Heliopolis to steal five prototype mobile suits. The mission is a success, but a young man named Kira stumbles upon the fifth Gundam, and he may be the Alliance's only hope...
At first glance it's mecha here, espers there - nothing in common? Well that's wrong impression. Both shows put a great deal of focus on showing the relation between fewer in numbers but phisically superior race ( Miu in Terra e, and Coordinators in Gundam Seed) and whether they can grow to understand each other, and end conflict. Both show some impressive space battles (even though one show them with Mecha, and other with Ships vs Espers). Finally through at least first half of both we are faced with "one ship escaping from swarms of enemies" situation.
There is a very fun an interesting theme that is present in both series.
Both series have a protagonist who is whisked from his home and forced to go against his own people. Along the way the character is shown both pros and cons of the two peoples and emotionally grows throughout. Also, the two animes throw lots of psychological drama at the protagonist as well.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
Kids struggling to cope with newfound psychic abilities and what happens when they lose control. Normal humans and their fear towards the newfound power and how they try to extinguish it. You get to see the story unfold from both sides of the coin.