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.
Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!
Not only are the character styles, animation, color pallet, and studios the same. Eureka Seven, and Xam'd: Lost Memories are both similar in plot, and emotion. Characters unsure of who they are, or what they want to become are important to both anime. Finding yourself in the freedom of flight is a theme held by both. If you like one you will like the other as well.
You will notice something right away: They both look damn similar. Well, both anime are animated by Bones and even share some of the special effects.
Leaving the look aside, the story itself share many similarities, like the most of the series happen on some kind of plane. Also the personality of Eureka (Eureka Seven) and Nakiami (Xam'd). Both also involve love, trust and hate, teasing, conflicts and death. Overall, a mixture out of all possible routes a anime can do.
Be sure to watch both!
They're both similar in many ways like their looks, characters, setting, in-world technology, plot and overall feeling.
I believe if you enjoyed Eureka 7 or Xam'd Lost Memories as much as I did you'd like the other. They have many things in common such as having romance, yet also action and adventure. They show that even though a person might change over time and become different, if you really care about them it wouldn't matter.
Both animes are definitely worth watching, both are extremely well plotted storylines, with twists that keep you watching more. Both share similar aspects focusing on a creature/mecha being of some sort, xamd lost memories being xamd creatures, and eureka sevens being LFOs. Also being by the same company (BONES) which doesnt count for much when comparing animes, but it seems the same amount of care has went into both of these series to produce amazing animation with brilliant artwork. :D
Bounen no Xamdou is basically Eureka Seven without the charming protagonist, more unique plot developments, and interesting secondary characters. So if you really liked Bounen, but want something that's better still whilst retaining the quirky setting, then Eureka Seven is precisely what you are looking for.
Xam'd and Eureka Seven have a couple, rather large plot elements in common: Guy leading a reasonably normal life tries to help a strange girl, shit hits the fan, guy joins a small "rebellious" aircraft-crew and goes on adventures with them. Then ofcourse there is the all-powerful military as enemy, and a strange power affecting the main character. If you liked the whole diverse crew, combined with some sci-fi, drama and occasional comedy, you'll love this anime as well!
Apart from the production company, the animation and the character design (which both animes share), Xam'd's story it's kind of a retake of Eureka Seven's. Both animes are set in worlds immersed in war where the army plays a big role, both have airships with very peculiar design that are a very important part of the plot, both deal with xenophobia using a member of the crew in said ships, both comment on ecology and conservation issues in a roundabout way, and both have a male main character who didn't want to become the hero.
Basically Xam'd is a more mature version of Eureka Seven. It's tighter, more emotionally realistic, and with a better setting. It trades a lot of the comedy of Eureka Seven for emotional impact. If you liked the drama and character relationships of one, definitely watch the other.
With a young male protagonist thrust into a situation he was not ready for, both of these titles make for a similar feel and look.
Living aboard a larger ship with a motley crew, and having character designs that live and breath Bones studio, also helps relate these two titles.
Eureka is more mecha, than a organic creature worn as armor as in Xamd, but the general vibe and pace of action is what makes these two titles kissing cousins of each other.
if you like one, you will probably like the other.
First of all their storyline is fairly similar. A young boy due to varius circumstances gets a new type of power (Xamd in XLM and giant Robot in E7 ) and a very strange girl, that seems to know a lot about that power. Than the boy sets off on a journey with her, aboard a an airship with lots of peculiar characters. On this journey he learns a lot about the truth of the world, and in the proccess grows up.
Apart from the obvious storyline and characters connections even the overall mood is fairly similar. Characters are a small group caught in the middle of something bigger than they could imagine. You can feel the pressure caused by difference in strength. There is a lot of suspense caused by slow pace in which the mysteries around the girl and boys power unravel. And there is a cute romance that shapes the story into it's final form.
Each of these series, apart from having similar art and similar voice actors (in many cases, the same ones), have a deep story about coming of age, love, and lose. They both start out in a boring town, where something huge happens, and then a chunk of what happens after that is the same. Each series also has a very common theme in the ending. If you liked one of these series, you'll like the other.
Both of theses anime have almost the exact same feel to them. In these anime they each have a group of people that are traveling around in a ship fighting there enemies. Each have their own elements of action, adventure, and romance. Eureka 7 has a lot more in the romance department, but Xam'd has a lot also.
What can i say. If you like one you'll definitely like the other. Both feature a normal young boy who meets a strange, mysterious, girl and enters a war between the military and a band of rebels and is forced to fight for not only themseleves but the girl they love. :)
Having the same studio and character designer definatly makes these two shows feel similar aswell as having a similar plot line with a young boy being thrust into an unfimiliar environment and having to learn the truth about the world. I definatly reccomend watching both these shows.
Both share very similar stories involving a male lead who must leave home in the face of corrupt military. Both lead villians act similar using illegal research methods to create a weapon. The animation is very similar. However, Xam'd is a much shorter storyline.
both animes are mostly the similar, they have similar story similar emotions similar fighting styleIf you like one then you will for sure like other
In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.
Each anime deals with a character who finds themselves aboard an airship. Not only that, Mail delivery and smaller fighter ships are important in each. Learning to live and work among a crew of people totally different form where the character grew up is important to both Last Exile, and Xam'd: Lost Memories. If you like one you will like the other.
With a similar drama-oriented tone and even-paced developments, Last Exile will be a solid follow-up to Bounen no Xamdou. While Bounen no Xamdou is pretty much a fantasy, Last Exile is more of a steampunk sci fi adventure, and probably with better character development.
They are both very unique shows, featuring a well thought and intriguing world that bring a very original feel about them. Whether it's the airships in LE or the humanoid weapons in XLM you can really feel, that it's not just another "fight-powerup-fight again" type of story. Both animes manage to skillfully mix some Shounen cliches with darker, often melancholic mood cause by the nature of their created worlds. If you like one, than you should also like the other.
I'll say this once and again - Last Exile is one of my all-time favorite anime series. Why, you ask? Well, for these reasons in particular: (1) sense of wonder, (2) realization of an interesting landscape and universe, (3) character development through relationships, and (4) grave drama. It's for these four reasons that I believe a fan of Last Exile would also enjoy Xam'd (or vice versa). Spin the wheel and give the pilot episode a whirl. I promise you'll fall hook, line, and sinker.
I believe that both Last Exile, and Xam'd: Lost Memories share grand scheme similarities. Both series involve flying ships, and play out in similar fashion. The key difference is that Last Exile plays out as individual character plots, revolving around flying, whereas Xam'd plays out with a "lesson about humanity" plot, and revolve around something else entirely. Both main characters (Claus, and Akiyuki) play similar hero roles as well to me. They don't necessarily want the responsibility they have been given, but they slowly come to terms with it, and truly shine as heroes in their respective stories.
Both set in worlds where a war is in the background, both Xam'd and Last Exile involve airships as a large part of their complex plots and settings. If you like the unique world of either show, you'll find that the other is similarly interesting.
The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.
The two shows share alot in common visually and both shows heavily focus a military thats conducting human experiments in turning humans into weapons.
Tone wise, the shows are very similar as well. Both of have a similar blend of drama/tragedy and really try to tug at your heart strings the whole time. FullMetal Alchemist has more action, while Xamd has more feel good moments.
Both of these shows have excellent characterization with a serious plot liberally spiced with slightly goofy humor. While FMA has better storytelling and overall plot than Xam'd, I think that Xam'd has even better characters and its action scenes can give FMA a run for its money. Xam'd is slower paced than FMA, but can be just as intense. Both are incredibly well-done.
As others have stated both series feature a story setting in which the miltary has a huge impact on the people and the main characters. Both stories feature characters who have to decided wether to join the military or go against them. Both stories feature amazing animation quality, a steam punk setting, and great supporting characters.
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?
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.
A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
Each of these series focus around a set of "former humans" that are treated differently and not considered humans by many because of their changes and the powers they gain. On top of that, they both have a lot of action while keeping a slightly deeper meaning in the series visible.