English: Macross Zero
Japanese: マクロス ゼロ
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2002 to Oct 20, 2004
30 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.811 (scored by 9332 users)
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action drama mecha sci-fi
Recommendations Submitted by Users
The couple Oguna and Kajika has some similarity to Shin Kiduo and Sara Nome, as well as Kidou and Oguna are foreigners who are attracted by a popular girl native of the place.
Furthermore endings are a bit similar, by the ambiguity between tragedy and not so tragic.
The basic concept of both anime is quite similar:
They feature a male protagonist, that knows nothing but war and fighting and suddenly finds himself confronted with a (more or less) peaceful and technically less advanced community, that he slowly learns to appreciate - mostly because of a young woman (or, in case of "Macross Zero", two young women). This development is overshadowed by the raging war and mysterious aliens.
"Suisei no Gragantia" is more humerous and colourful though.
These are about the nature of life, death and how the universe takes part in this process here on earth. I found these both to have a sort of spiritual feel to them. If you've seen one or the other, you'll understand what I mean. Both are also moderate romances.
Hikari/akari = Sara
Ninomiya/Takeru = Shin
I highly recommend both of these series.
Both animes are serious and introspective, more dedicated to work with character development and psychological aspects.
The difference is that Macross Zero has more adrenaline, the air battles can let you out of breathe easily. RahXephon has magnificent battles too, but it focus more on dialogues and storyline.