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The government has passed the Media Betterment Act, establishing a military police force to stop the spread of "negative influences harmful to society;" and in response, libraries have organized their own military units to protect freedom of expression. After being saved by a Library Defense Force agent in a bookstore, Kasahara is inspired to enlist in the Library Defense Force. Although she proves quite athletic and capable, she must endure the harsh but meaningful training of her instructor and superior officer, Doujou. As she learns how to be a good soldier, she participates in LDF operations, helping protect literary freedom for everyone.
Both series have a militaristic backdrop with a good dose of humour. Both shows have a similar feeling from them, so if you liked one you will probably like the other.
This series also focuses on a comedic relationship with many problems and misunderstandings while both are related to miliary. Overall, its very similar and at least as lovely as the other one!
It may not sound too convincing but FMP and Toshokan Sensou did feel somehow alike. Well TS wasn't a mecha show and didn't have those bits of echii, but that wasn't the main subject of FMP (really). In FMP we have a guy(solider) who enters a world he is (totally) unfamiliar with, namely high-school. On the other hand in TS we have a girl joining army. See the pattern? Good.
Plot wise FMP might be actually better (more coherent), but TS delivers some character development, which FMP so badly lacks. Yeah I know, it all sound fishy, but trust me there is a big chance that you will like one if you liked the other.
P.S. As a side note, Doujou and Sagara look quite alike.
While the main story plots are different, they're both Military, and share things in common. They're both rather funny with "subliminal relationships" so to speak. The main characters in both obviously have feelings for each other, but there is mostly restraint and stop these shows from turning in to romance.
Even though Toshokan Sensou has a lighter feeling than the drama that can be seen in Full Metal Panic ,both animes have really similar elements - mostly for good.TS and Fmp follow the story of love on the battlefield.What first starts as a military duty ends as a love story.While not focusing mainly on romance, you are presented with alot of action battles and well put comedy.Fmp has more strong points but Ts also slowly reveals its charm with its good characterization.Both animes's female protogonists here are stubborn,tomboish emotional and pretty strong!At times Kasahara(TS) and Chidori(Fmp) are violent to their beloved ones but this is their strange way to express their emotions.The male leads also have alot of similarities.Fmp and Ts differ in many other ways despite military and romance themes so both shows deserve to be watched.
Both of these series contain couples that argue in a comedic fashion. They each include comedy and action in their story-telling through a militaristic background. Full Metal Panic! focuses more on its action and mecha battles but still delivers in romance and drama.
Both Full Metal Panic! and Toshokan Sensou features skirmishes between paramilitary organisations coupled with romance, flat-out comedy and "a day in the life"-moments. If the premise of one of them interested you it might be a good idea to check out the other.
Both have a strong military and comedy theme with some romance mixed in. Both also contain a strongly independent female lead who is protected by a male lead, whether she likes it or not. If you like one then I definantly recommend the other!
Apart from military themes, I found that the interplay between the main characters is very similar in these two shows. Do they like each other or hate each other, or is it something in between? You'll have to watch them both to find out!
When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
Both Full Metal Panic as Martian Successor Nadesico are all about mecha's and have some really good comedy in it. The characters of both Nadesico and FMP are quite original; some habits you will not see in alot of other animes. the only thing really missing in FMP is the parody genre of Nadesico (to genkiganger).
Both series are about mechs on the outside, but are, in actuality, moreso romantic comedies, and they both sport a likable, hilarious cast.
If you liked the fun and action that is Full Metal Panic! I'd dare say you'd enjoy a fantastic voyage on the space battleship Nacesico and her oddball crew of miscreants, misfits and many other off the wall characters, just like the socially retarded Sousuke Sagara and the free spirited cast of FMP!. in this space action, romance comedy, you'll soon find out that love, passion, giant robots, and a bunch of eccentric people, makes a recipe for an incredible anime with laughs, tears, and an action packed, nonstop story, that will take you out of this world.
Both shows are a mish-mash of genres. Put together mech, romance, sci-fi, action, adventure, slice-of-life and many more, and you get two of the most successful anime series to date.
Twisted romances, strong female leads, great mech battles and intreguing story. You may find yourself watching either of these series in one sitting as they are highly addictive.
Watch these series, and you wil be able to draw parallels with many of the characters and their relationships. Good fun to watch, and with an appeal to a very wide audience, I think these shows will be loved by the same crowd.
If you enjoyed the interplay between the leads in Panic, you will not be disappointed by the military-crazed lunatics crewing the Nadesico. The show also shares the raucous but tender relationships found in Panic, with a similarly deep emotional core at the centre of the humour. Basically, Nadesico excels in creating a shoiw which is powerfully told, while being light-hearted throughout, just like Panic.
Strong female leads, intelligent yet clueless male lead, mecca's, and a little bit of romance tossed in makes these two anime unique to each other. If you liked one check out the other.
Both series have a bunch of Mecha Fighting, the both bring the characters together in a brilliant way and definately adds a plethra of different genre's with the messed up romance in FMP and the strange obsession with the boy Akito in Nadesico; then theres the action in the battles, the character struggles to find themselves when they are somwhere they dont want to be. It just has a lot of similarities between the two that would make a lover of one, a lover of the other.
Nadesico is similar to Full Metal Panic; with love intrests and giant robot fight scens. If you liked one of these two anime you should enjoy watching the other one.
In the year 1945, the most terrible creatures in existence visited the earth: bug-like entities soon to be known as Phantom Beasts. In that time of peril, mankind joined together to expel the threat, only to find that conventional weapons were useless and further damaged the earth. It is now 1999, and the student-wide draft has changed the lives of thousands of teenagers across Japan. While unwillingly fighting in an endless war that started before their births, one group of friends will experience the tragedy of death and the bittersweet joy of love as they struggle to survive.
MOhahah... this anime Gunparade march is a Oh no evil things from outer space is gonna invade us anime, but its also a Mecha, and it has a school drama /love (ecchi to a very small degree)/humor that it shares with FMP, I guess in ways its more like FMP than the to others... the reason its placed 3rd. is that I dont like the "Oh no evil things from outer space is gonna invade us anime" which by all means FMP isnt either... sooo...
Both series center around both mech fighting and the relationship between the two main characters. FMP seems to center more around the action, while GM focuses on the relationship more. Full Metal Panic, being longer, has an overall better storyline, but if you liked one, you would surely like the other. Neither is even remotely original, but both are highly enjoyable to watch.
Both FMP and Gunparade march are mecha shows that focuses a lot mor on the characters than on the actual mechafighting. They feature romance, comedy, drama and action in a very good mix. Character designs are beutiful, especialy in FMP (think Tessa, Chidori). Both are enjoyable throughout the show and I promise you won't regret seeing either one of them.
Teenagers, mechas, all twisted in a love story makes these 2 series very similar imo.
A little more fanservice, a little more action, a little less of a focus on everyday life -- Full Metal Panic! is a well-executed take on the teenagers/mecha angle of shounen anime.
You must definitely watch Gunparade March and Full Metal Panic. They are both mecha/school life anime with humour and action. I think that the most enjoyable things are comedic parts. FMP has more action parts than Gunparade March, which is maybe because it has more episodes than GM. GM doesn't have much room for action because the love story is important and needs more episodes to "grow up." :)
Both series explore themes of love and war in a mecha-based environment, capturing beautifully the awkwardness of young relationships. Neither shie from showing death and violence, but it is never gratuitous. 'Full Metal Panic' seems to be better known than 'Gunparade March', but this is rather unfair, because they're doing a similar thing, and they're doing it incredibly well. Both are recommended viewing in my book.
Both of these anime's require a very quiet... military driven character to get along with a random outgoing character.... They both involve machines and fighting, they both have a romantic sub-storyline... so many similarities. If you liked one, you're sure to like the other.
The year is After Colony 195, and mankind is in the midst of a seemingly endless ongoing war between the Space Colonies and the ones who created them: the people of Earth. To give the Colonies the advantage, five mobile suits called Gundams were created. Equipped with enhanced technology and extremely talented young pilots, these are the ultimate machines of war. While Relena Peacecraft pleads for peace, Heero Yui leads the Gundams into the battle with Earth to attain it. As their personalities and visions clash, their goal is the same: freedom for all and peace at last.
I don't know Gundam Wing and Full Metal panic just seems like twins to me. They got the same mecha team and a cute little love story between the main guy and the main girl. Though Gundam sometimes feel even a bit more mecha inspired than full metal panic.
If you like the attitude of the main character, you will also like this anime. Both main characters have a similar, utilitarian attitude. Plus they both have cool fighting mecha.
Like Full Metal Panic, Gundam Wing's got some serious robot battle action that any true anime fan can't live without. But even better, there's 6 gundam-style robots in this anime, so the action is constantly changing, with the broad diversion of weaponry and fighting style. The plot line is very involved in Gundam Wing, and gives the battles a very relevant, proper context, and makes them feel more important than your average random fight scene. Suit up!
Though Gundam Wing has better fights than Full Metal Panic, both are very popular in the mecha genre. Also the main characters are very alike: militarian and world-strange.
These are two anime series about men who take themselves way too seriously. In Gundam Wing, Heero Yui is a freedom fighter for the space colonies who takes his missions quite seriously and is willingly to complete them at any cost. During the midst of all the fighting Heero finds himself entangled with the pacifist Relena Peacecraft.
Like Heero Yui in Gundam, Sousuke Sagara is a teenage soldier assigned to protect Kaname Chidori, but he soon figures out this will not be an easy task. Between his lack of common sense and her explosive personality this series makes for a laugh out loud spectacle. Sasuke and Heero sure do have their work cut out for them! Though Gundam pushes more to the serious side of this mecha genre both series are highly recommended.
Both of these Animes deal with Mech action, and some of the best out there by the way, while also having some romance in there. Also the main character of both are so like eachother its scary.
Each of these series are based around mechs fighting for "justice." Both of these series have a main male (Hero or Soususe) that are extremely formal, seeming to be a perfect soldier, but showing that that isn't always the case. The supporting male in each are similar (Or at least Duo and Kurz) and provide some comedic back ground. Finally, at least one villain in each seems like the perfect match for the main lead's skills in a mech.
In each anime the Male protagonist is only concerened with completing his mission. There are loads of giant mecha action scenes and both have an awesome story that makes everything flow together.
In a far and distant future, men and women have become mortal enemies. Each living on seperate planets, an interstellar war is being fought between the two very different peoples. Hibiki, a mere 3rd class worker, finds himself in the middle of a huge space battle, facing the nemesis of mankind: Womankind!
Lots of humour and mecha action. More interesting plot than in FMP!
this series rocks, good Mecha animation and has love/drama/humor aspect as well.. alot like FMP, if you liked FMP then this series is a must.
What happens when a strong willed hero with a thing for mecha\'s meets up, and is forced to work with, something he\'s never seen before--a cute chick? Sound familiar? If you liked the humor in Full Metal Panic, chances are you\'ll appreciate Hibiki\'s position in Vandread, as him and several comrades are stranded on a ship full of what they fear most, women.
To work with girls will that really work?? A guy named Hibiki has to to just that exactly like Sousuke. Will this be a good combination or will it all fall appart just because of some girls? The guys have to make up their mind and get the robots going to protect their cuties. This is another mecha/comedy with a little toutch of romance. Be sure to check it out.
Both FMP and Vandread have two parts to them: a mecha part (Vandread has great CG here) and a comedy part (where a guy comes from another world and meet girls for the first time, leading to hilarious situations). Check it out, you just might like it.
Vandread is very similar to Full Metal Panic as they are both a feast in terms of mecha, action, and humour.
The differences are essentially nothing to worry about but it should be noted that Vandread has computer animation within the action sequences and other elements.
Full Metal Panic and Vandread are extremely similar in comparison. These two series excel at literally placing the main characters worlds apart from each other. Not only do their differences confuse them, but it also allows them to draw closer to each other. In terms of giant robots and explosions they're all here, as well as some humor placed around the different perspectives the characters see. The only real difference between the two is that Vandread hosts a variety of different ladies in Hibiki's harem while Full Metal Panic focuses on the development of Sousuke's relationship with Chidori.
Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.
I see Escaflowne more of a fantasy version of Full Metal Panic, and not just because both have mecha, but I can even can see the same love-triangle in Escaflowne as in Full Metal Panic. Since escaflowne has less humor than full metal panic, the characters of the escaflowne characters can't be the same as the full metal panic ones. So in order to see this similar triangle: switch the genders of the characters and change the arrows of the onesided love to: FROM hitomi (or TO sakara if you as reading this via escaflowne). As a last point: Both series hava a mayor bad guy, though the one in escaflowne is alot more oassive than the one in Full Metal Panic. Whole different seting, though if you liekd the mecha and the onesides love tirangle, check out Escaflowne. If you liked the little comedy in Escaflowne and liked the Mecha. Go for Full Metal Panic
Just like Full Metal Panic, Vision of Escaflowne is an excellent anime with incredible mobile suit battle robots. The action comes pouring throughout this story, which is a cool combination of Medieval and futuristic styles, of kings and knights, and of giant flying fortresses up in the sky. Escaflowne is one of my most highly recommended anime series.
A young girl suddenly finds herself thrust into a strange new world of mecha combat, with her only protection being an overly serious ace mech pilot, and the strange abilities she possess that even she barely understands.
I'm not a big fan of mecha anime so let me say that right away. However these two particular anime are something special. Full Metal Panic! manages to incorporate a wide enough variety of aspects from each anime genre to make it a generally enjoyable series for any anime viewer. Vision of Escaflowne is also very similar in this respect and you will find some similar characters.
Despite being so different at first sight, Escaflowne and FMP share a lot of similarities. Both have a romantic part, though in FMP it is more comedic. There is also mecha action, and a story with similar elements and build ups. After taking a deeper look into these, the main difference the two series have is that FMP is aimed more at a male audience, while Escaflowne is better for females.
If you enjoy a mix of romance and epic action then both Full Metal Panic! and Escaflowne are for you. They have strong character development and fast-paced stories. Also, they both include a healthy mix of drama and mecha battles. Full Metal Panic! has excellent comedy, while Escaflowne sticks to more it's serious tone and story telling.
Both Escaflowne and FMP! have elements of fantasy, romance, and mechas. Both the protagonists are young girls that find they have some interesting abilities after they run into a man that is more action than romance. With plenty of fighting, romance, and intrigue, these two series compliment each other nicely.
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
FMP and FMA, while completely different in terms of story and setting, are both excellent "paired" shows as they are both, for lack of a better term, "balanced" shows. They are both a well-paced blend of comedy, action and drama. Both shows also manage to have well-developed characters-not only the protagonists, but also the "side" characters.
A combination of action and comedy with some tragic parts thrown in make up the scenario for both Full Metal Panic and Full Metal Alchemist. Similar standing between the characters relationships with each other.
Well FMP and FMA,not only have somehow a similar name,but somehow a similar storyline.In both there is some goal,which they need to reach,but with sacrifices.I think you should check that.
If you liked Full Metal Panic!, try out this similarly-named anime. On the surface the two shows aren't similar at all, but there's a good mix of both laugh-out-loud funny moments, tense action scenes, and dark, dramatic character moments.
Amazing characters, action, and plot you will find in both anime. While they seem to be completely different genres FMP being mecha and FMA being alchemy but they both share a military theme that was done extreemly well in both. If you liked one check out the other.
Each of these series contain a good balance of comedy and action while keeping a good plot in sight. Furthermore, each series has strong ties to the military and, at times, when to question the military.
Im lying here. I just wanted to interject and say that these anime are completely different. FMP is trash. Stereotypical undeveloped characters, bland "humor", and a practically non-existent plot. FMA is fucking amazing, even if FMA:B is better.
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
FMP and Code Geass both excel in 1 thing: mecha action! Mecha isn't my genre at all, but with the addition of both military tactics and an un-Earthly weapon that isn't too overpowered; even i have to admit that you can find another anime to your liking by completing these two anime.
If you liked one for the giant mech fights, then you'll surely like the other. The fights the characters go through also mess with their lives outside the battlefield, causing a struggle to keep both sides in check.
If you liked FMP, you'll likely enjoy Code Geass because they both have a lot of mech fighting, are centered, at least most of the series, around high school, and have some mysterious powers endowed within the main characters.
Enjoy Mega epic mecha battles? Like plenty of strategic planning? Backstabbing (although more prevalent in geass)? If the answer is yes, you will find both a plenty in these animes.
Code Geass and Full Metal Panic! Are about high school aged students that get caught up in a military type of situation. With lots of intense battle scenes and giant robot fights these two series are perfect.
Combine Mecha, government conspiracy, the supernatural, and school life. You now have the major points of both FMP and Code Geass. Both feature a rather rich cast of characters and plenty of mecha battles.
mecha, regular school, military, main character who is a bit extreme in an unusual way and an exceptional fighter and tactician. That's all I have to say.
Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!
Kaze no Stigma has a similar feel to Full Metal Panic! The heroines remind me of each other and the art has a very similar feel. It's an action-romance type with a tough main character.
Kaze no Stigma and Full Metal Panic! Both have the romantic aspects while being in high intensity situations. The heroines of the stories have similar personalities with stubborn attitudes towards the male counterparts.
A rather tsundere female lead with hidden talents, a cool-as-ice, but socially awkward male lead, and a cast of interesting, often humerous side characters. The way the two leads work together is similar in both anime, and the villain has ties to the male leads past.
Not only do the series have mirror like plots they also have characters with personalities that are very similar. If you like one you will definately like the other.
Both have similar main characters, a stong and very loud female role accompanied with a strong and heavy burdened male role. The only big difference is tat Kaze no Stigma uses magic as a method of fighting while Full Metal Panic uses machinery.
Both have a very similar female main character both physically and mentally. they are both hotheaded and strong plus the main male characters are also very similar, physically and both are very strong and good at what they are doing. and of course both girls like the main male character.
Because of the main protagonists and overall feeling.
Kazuma and Ayano bear a striking resemblance to the duo of Sousuke and Kaname, in both their personalities and relationship. Both shows are primarily action-oriented with a familiar balance of comedy, drama, and romance. Some other similarities include style, mood, episode/plot structure, production values, and more; making both shows feel very similar to one another.
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...
the reason I picked Gundam for the nr. one choice for the series I´d recamende for FMP is Gundam, the reason it bacame seed is beacuse seed is the newest thing on the block and has the prettiest animation of the mecha´s ( of the gundam episodes Ive seen). FMP shares the Mecha/drama/love in aspect to Gundam Seed.
Number one thing that both share are the Mobile Suits with which the main characters fight. In both stories a young male is the main character who fights for what he thinks is right, both find pain and love as they try to make their way through life. But Full Metal Panic has much more Comedy in it than Gundamn Seed, though at soem times the story gets rather serious.
People with special knowledge are making mobile suits - coordinators and whispers - which are far stronger than normal mobile suits. Though it's not my thing, Gundam SEED and FMP are a must see for any mecha fan
Gundam SEED shares the gorgeous animation and focus on intra-character relationships that make Full Metal Panic so enjoyable.
For the mecha lovers these two might be great choices! First of all, you'll find robots in both animes, but more importantly, robots that are greater than the regular ones, robots that are specially made for the greatest pilots . Second of all, these pilots, the protagonists, go through a series of changes, especially psychologically, changes that help them be better , stronger ,and have a clearer mind . It's the characters' evolution that is one of the things that make the two so good. In addition, you might like the love stories that create along the way, the help the boy gets from his loved one and the feeling of protecting the weak from evil. MSGS and FMP are both worth watching!
Awesome mecha battles, is more needed to be said?
Also, relationships are a big focus for both.