Sogoru Kyo is a normal high school student with great passion for the things he holds dear. In fact, his love for swimming is so great he is attempting to single-handedly keep the team alive. However, his life takes an unexpected twist when meets a strange girl at the pool whose existence shows him an enemy force that is threatening the very existence of humanity. These beings known as GARDS-OMS seek to eliminate humanity and take Earth for their own. His choice is to live as he has been, or take a place in the cockpit of a mecha to stop the extinction of humanity. They often say the truth will set you free, but in this case the truth may destroy Kyo and leave his beloved hometown without the hero it so desperately needs.
Long ago there was a battle between angels and humans, which ultimately ended with the angels’ retreat. Twelve thousand years later, the angels have become active again and have begun harvesting humans for nefarious purposes; and only the pilots of the ancient mecha known as Aquarion are able to oppose the angels' tools of war. The pilots have special powers, but the secret to defeating the Angels once and for all lies with the reincarnations of the two beings who defended humanity against the Angels in the past: Apollonius, an Angel who turned his back on his kind in order to protect humanity; and Siren, his human lover. Only Apollonius can awaken the true strength within Aquarion that is needed to defeat the angels; but who is the reincarnation of Apollonius?
If you liked watching the awakening of a lost hero within the heart of the protagonist in Zegapain, then you'll enjoy watching the reincarnation of a hero take up a gauntlet against an entire race of vindictive angels in Sousei no Aquarion.
Both series deal with a character who somehow feels as though he's done it all before, and the memories that are to be revealed shows a past that is as detailed and complex as the lives their currently living. There are similar characters present within both series and the structure of the organisations are similar meaning that you'll be able to enjoy both series equally well.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
If you liked the mecha fighting, the deep science fiction, character development, and personal struggles of Zegapain, then be sure to watch Bokurano's take on science fiction and mecha.
Both of these anime are unique, fresh in their genres, and depict the struggles and sacrifices which people undergo to protect what they hold dear. If you were to take Zegapain or Bokurano as mere mecha action, you would be sorely mistaken and may miss out on two of the best anime from the past several years.
"Are you there?" This is the question that the aliens always demand before they attack. The quiet island of Tatsumiyajima is secretly the last line of defense against mysterious invaders. In a quiet and rustic villiage, children were raised without any knowlege that they were born to pilot the Fafnirs, giant robotic war machines of terrible powers that are the only thing that can defend all they hold dear.These children's struggles will be the only thing that can hold off an enemy that attacks both our bodies and our sense of identity...
At the dawn of the twenty-first century, a sudden climate change known as the Equatorial Winter devastated humanity. The survivors saw the new age as an opportunity to create a unified world order. Driven by this vision, the United Nations officially declared a war to determine which country would become the first world government, a war they named the Wisest World War. This conflict would be carried out not between soldiers but between individual mecha known as Gigantics. In such a restless world lives Shingo Suwa; he has just beaten hundreds of candidates to the position of pilot for Japan’s mecha – the Susanoo. But there is far more to the Gigantics than meets the eye. Is Suwa truly prepared for what it takes to fend off all the other champions and bring victory to Japan?
In both of these anime the relationship between the pilot, co-pilot and mecha can determine the success of the mission or the destruction of the nation. If you like the strong bond of teamwork and the passion for saving the world in Zegapain, Gigantic Formula is your next stop!
AD 2019: the giant mecha known as LINEBARREL falls to Earth, grabbing the attention of the anti-machina organization JUDA. Before JUDA can arrive on the scene, an unfortunate accident occurs: LINEBARREL crashes into Kouichi Hayase, a weak and frail pushover of a boy. Waking up underneath a beautiful naked woman, Kouichi discovers that he now possesses great power and can summon LINEBARREL for his own purposes. All Kouichi has wanted is to become a hero of justice and hold his own, instead his childhood friends Yajima and Risako fighting his battles for him – and now he finally has that chance. With LINEBARREL's power, Kouichi becomes cocky and aggressive, lashing out at those he cares about most; and as a 'hero of justice', Kouichi must find his new place in the world and protect himself from two organizations who want their hands on LINEBARREL.
The shows are equally as good and have a lot of the same elements. The main characters are both naive young men who want to make a difference and yearn for a world that they believe is perfect. There is a girl who comes out of nowhere and introduces the young man to the means of getting his "perfect world" although those ideals are slowly shaped to be a more fitting way of seen the world instead of the young man's naive version of what "justice" is. And (I have to say it), of course both of them involve giant robots fighting to the death.