Taking any job that pays a lucrative amount, ace pilot Trava and mechanic Shinku are on their way to Fist Planet to take part in the Speedmaster race - a competition which of course boasts rather impressive cash prizes. However, they first have a contract to survey Area 78 on planet Fable, something which is making them both very uneasy. Once in orbit, they pick up a young girl, Mikuru, who has been in cryosleep for an unknown amount of time and had her memories erased. What is Mikuru's past, why were her memories blanked and what secrets does Fable hold?
Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check - but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!
Trava and Kill la Kill share nothing in common plot-wise (similar to the KlK/Redline pairing), but fit VERY well together if you're looking for something similar in the visuals department. Both are high action, have somewhat abstract and bizarre character designs and give a solid dose of adrenaline. If you liked the high octane antics of one, try out the other.
These shows share absolutely nothing in terms of plot, but they do share in almost every other aspect!
The main similarity, and the main draw of both shows is the frenetically paced action sequences that never let up. That energy in both shows is a hallmark of each, along with bizarre visuals that only add to the experience.
Definitely one for fans of heavy action!
Witness the true beginning of the Matrix: how men created the machines and how those machines stood up against their masters, and the effects of the great war that waged between them, which in the end led to the fall of mankind. Watch the ship Osiris and its efforts to warn the remaining humans of the imminent attack; follow a champion who happens to break free from the Matrix; explore the exploitation of a glitch in the overall system; observe the story of the Kid and how he was found by Neo; travel with an investigator who tracks the well-known hacker Trinity; and learn the secrets of the Matrix in other wondrous ways.
This is chiefly a recommendation for the short 'World Record' in the Animatrix. If you liked that short - or if you liked Trava - well, the other title offers more of the same: An identically ugly visual style with distortedly cool bodies and stuff happening that just about sort of makes sense I guess when I think about it.
In Nam and Rasa's existence, the universe is in an embryonic state; when it is full of organics, it will be reborn and evolve into the next stage. However, an inorganic life pattern – which may have been created by the universe itself – has emerged, which will destroy the universe like a cancer. The Inorganics exist only to multiply and destroy organics. But hope rests with a mysterious sword made out of the crystallized light energy known as Shade, and its wielder, Nam. Along with Rasa and her creature Monga, the smoking Bao Luzen and a spaceship full of miscreants, Nam will try his best to destroy the Inorganics and initiate the new Birth, regardless of the costs...
- both are short sci-fi OVAs taking place on other planetes;
- both are very trippy and full of WTF moments. In Trava it mostly has to do with extremely wacky characters while Birth is a crazy mess in general;
- both feature fluent animation with some mecha action and weird character designs.
For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!
Both are Sci-fi comedies with strikingly similar excessive and overstylized animation; garish and aggressively cool. Dead Leaves has a far more frenetic pace and more vulgar humour, while Trava dawdles a little bit - still, completely compatible.
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?
At first, I thought both TTGL and Trava were from the same studio, with the artwork being so similar. Although this was not the case, the visual style, the comedy and the fun feel of the characters is extremely similar.
If you're looking for a light hearted, highly amusing mech/fantasy romp, then these two shows are definitely enjoyable and I think fans of one will like the other.