Blue Gender is best described as a MUCH more serious/gritty, FAR less fan service-y equivalent to Muv Luv. Where as Muv Luv's origin lies in visual novels and is full of haremish rom-com pandering NO, Blue Gender is simply an anime original, very grim post-apocalyptic survival series. Just watch Blue Gender unless you like 'bait & switch' harem fluff.
Alien bugs have overrun Earth and robots are used to fight them in desperate battles. Expect to see brutal, graphic deaths. The two also share male/female lead duo romance subplots: Blue Gender treats sex casually, whilst Muv Luv focuses on... blushing wuv.
Both shows revolve around mecha fighting bug like monsters that are invading earth. Muv-Luv focuses less on the bug killing and more on the politics and relationships behind the mecha that nations make to protect themselves from the bugs. Blue Gender is pretty much all bug killing goer with some romance tossed in. Both are worth watching if your into mecha battles and alien invasions.
Both about protecting earth from bug like creatures.
Both use Mechs to fight against the creatures.
Both have romancBoth have a lot of fan service.
Muv-Luv has a lot of action and it has a strong character development for multiple characters. Muv-Luv does have a Harem type relationship.
The author of Attack on Titan, Hajime Isayama, said the following in an interview: "My earliest inspiration was the adult game Muv-Luv Alternative, in which aliens invade and humankind is on the brink of annihilation."
Total Eclipse is a spin-off of what Isayama is referring to, but the influence was blatantly obvious in episode two: a cast of characters were introduced and then brutally killed off in quick succession; one being eaten in gruesome fashion in front of a despairing friend. HOWEVER, later the series goes 'full harem' and there is very little additional alien bug slaughter. In contrast to Shingeki, it does NOT convince as a survival series, overall. At all.
In any event: the settings differ, and the enemy of mankind are creepy-bugs-with-mouths rather than titans, but the execution of the start was still much too similar to overlook. But, unfortunately, that is where the similarities start and end. read more
Mankind faces enemies that eat human beings. Both are similar due to the gruesome nature and fear that the heroes have to face while trying to prevent imminent human extinction. Protagonists have lost loved ones (family/friends) in the first few episodes in the most gruesome way to the point that it will probably mentally scar them for life .
If you like the thrill of survival genres then you'll love these shows!
Series with gruesome battles and characters dying left right and center. It's hard to say 'Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse' has a better plot than 'Shingeki no Kyojin' cause come on, this series is focused more on a harem side of things where the MC is quite thick-headed and is oblivious to the feelings all the girls have for him even though there's killing involved.
In 'Shingeki no Kyojin', you really could connect with a lot of the characters (even minor ones) and feel their hardship for even a short amount of time. The surprises you get from the twist will always leave you on the edge of your seat, trying to piece together the puzzle yourself even before it's revealed.  read more
Both animes revolve around humankind fighting against extinction against an disgusting and repulsive lifeform that eats humans. The animes are both dark for this reason though Shingeki shows more of the gore than Muv-Luv.
Attack on Titan is the anime that Muv-Luv should have been, and to be fair for the first two episodes it was. Both are set in a world where Humanity is on the brink of extinction due to the overwhelming strength of a huge number of man eating creatures (the BETA in Muv-Luv, Titans in AoT). Cue lots of dark gruesome action, strong and unsettling emotional moments and a people who're push right to the brink of humanity (altho, again, this is only true for the first two episodes of Muv-Luv).
Sidonia is what you were wishing for if you watched Muv-Luv and thought it could be so much better if it took its own material more seriously.
Although with Sidonia you do lose the epic bodysuits, almost entirely female cast and more blunt harem elements. Its certainly worth watching if you want a more mature telling of what it might be like if humanity found itself pushed to the brink.
In a futuristic world, both series primarily focuses on humanity's survival against an alien species. The main male protagonist has experience with fighting against them and are joined by his friends/comrades in a raging war. There is mild comedy, violence, and some bits of mystery related to the origins of the species. I recommend both series for anyone interested in science fiction stories with an apocalyptic setting.
Both are mecha anime, the humanity is on the brink of extinction and they are fighting atrocities made of flesh.
The atmosphere is dark in both, the difference is that Sidonia no kishi show us a fighter on the front line.
Both have humanoids fighting for survive from a faction which would consume them
Both you mechs with strong capabilities but are worthless in the hands of the untrained
Sidonia is full time CGI
Fight scenes are generally better in Sidonia
This is similar to Infinite Stratos as they are both Mecha, and harem genres. However, IS does focus more on fan service and the harem aspect compared to Muv-Luv. Both have great character development and interesting plots.
here are some similarities i found on both anime: harem and romance
cecilia-stella ( good at sniping )
houki- yui ( both are japanese representative, good at short range weapon, )
cryska- laura ( both of them is strong, have a cold attitude, )
cui-rin ( Chinese representatives, )
While Strike Witches does lack the usage of mecha, both series still has quite a lot of similarities.
Both series has strong and independent female characters who has their own goals/ambitions but the skills expected from the military. Speaking of which, both series involves a lot of military and their dealings against "aliens" or otherworldly beings throughout the series.
Both series' main female protagonist has a strong will and often does her best for her friends and comrades placing their safeties above her own.
Both series has science fiction themes that has advanced technology beyond our modern times.
Both series has a lot of action, drama, some comedy, but also emotional moments. read more
It's similar in a way because in both, they are being invaded by extra-terrestrials and use machines to fight them, Even though Strike Witches uses partial-body machines instead of the full-body ones. Another thing is in both, the main characters' father is the person that invented those machines.
Both have girls recruited in somekind of military
Both have aerial combat
Both are trying to defend their country
Both are dealing with an opposing force such as Neurois/BETAS
Both have fanservice
Both are very fun and amazing to watch as well, if you don't mind a bit of fanservice.
They are both set in the same universe with Schwarzesmarken being a sort of prequel to Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. The differences being that Schwarzesmarken is set in germany and being set about 30 years before Muv-Luv.
Very similar to each other. Both stories involve humans fighting alien bugs that are taking over the earth. They also both favor character development over actual battles, which can be a let down for some people.
The setting of humanity getting decimated by aliens, losing horribly, being forced to draft kids, and the resulting mecha battles against said aliens are quite similar in style and mood. Despite Total Eclipse having more fanservice, in general the Muvluv universe is very similar.
Similar in a way where the world is at war with an alien race that has devastated much of the world and the creation of mecha is used to fight against them. Those who pilot are mostly high school students.
However it deals more with the romance and how that society is different to ours.
Both series features a strong female cast in the military with their abilities to pilot mecha in combat.
Both series has science fiction themes that also employs some violence through the usage of blood and gore.
Both series contains some fanservice as well as drama among the cast members.
Soldiers are created for war and must be willing to lay down their lives when the time arise. Expendability is a term that must not be questioned under any circumstances. Story and music-wise, neither series excels in a tolerable level but the amount of killing would leave people freaking out of their minds. Throughout this wrecked world, minor characters are seen falling way before any developments could be established.
'Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse' brings a world where conflict of interest results in the killing of innocence in order to achieve an objective. All sides share the same circle of neutrality while friendship is avoided in order for a country to maintain a strong solid foundation than the rest.
'Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo' put its focus on human discrimination in which the use of magic is everything, not possessing it would mean losing one's identity and everything they loved. The fail beings are forced into military training to combat vicious enemies and throw away their lives for the sake of a greedy humanity.  read more
-Both anime are of Mecha genre
-In both anime, protagonists are set to a distant military base to fight mysterious aliens
-In both anime, most mecha pilots are females
-In both anime, some of protagonist's fiends and comrades die, sometimes pretty suddenly
-In MuvLuv, MC(Main Character) is male, while in Cross Ange MC is female
-Cross Ange events happens in some fantasy world, while MuvLuv takes place on Earth in the near future
-In MuvLuv, most time of the series characters fight aliens, and it's more focused on characters and their relations, while in Cross Ange there are many contrawising plot twists, and Cross Ange is more story-oriented
-Cross Ange developed by Sunrise studio, while MuvLuv made by Satelight studio
Both involve fighting off supernatural beings in Giant Mecha, and it does have some elements of dark psychological moments. Scenario is the same since it is set on a similar timeline as well as having a post-apocalyptic environment.
If you liked the dark series and the focus on the relationship development between characters, Freezing falls along similar lines. Both have dark pasts that affect their present relationships and fight an enemy they know little about. Both involve sci-fi and do have some fan service in it as well. The girls main characters are both stand-offish but become "dere's" as the relationship develops.
Both series involves military theme with female characters playing a dominant role against aliens and other supernatural beings of malevolence.
Both series contains science fiction themes as well as action, drama, and comedy.
Both series has a mysterious atmosphere as well as a similar feeling to it.
Both series begin showing an apocalypse where aliens bodies brutally attack to mankind, showing bloody scenes with some mechas involved.
The beginning of both animes is intense, the first 3 episodes in the case of the Kiss Dum and in the case of MUV the first two.
The difference is that after those intense episodes Kiss Dum maintains an acceptable story and action, while MUV change to harem with very little of military aspect.
Furthermore, both male protagonists has a history with their 'female heads'
In essence, both series adopt the setting of a futuristic world where the usage of mecha is a tool that strikes both fear and intimidation to enemies.
The main male protagonist in both series gets caught up in various events and seemingly witnesses violence and horror from them.
There are also science fiction/fantasy themes that are not normal or from what we see in our every day lives. Among other factors, both series also have drama involving various factions of their worlds.
Both series faces off against an alien race that threatens humans lives with two female protagonists fighting against them. (SCI-FI)
Total Eclipse has the Tactical Surface Fighters to stop the BETA, and Senki Zesshou Symphogear has the Symphogear to stop the Noise.
Senki Z also has a great soundtrack and the two protagonists for both series are fated to fight with each other.
Both series deals with military usage of mecha robots fighting for something. Both series are very similar, especially the charachters. For those of you who are into action, mecha and looking for romance (love triangle), then these animes are must-watches.
- Main characters consists of 1 male protagonist and 2 female protagonists.
Sagara Sosuke = Bridges Yuuya (Male protagonist are very similar in charachter design)
Chidori Kaname = Takamura Yui (Main heroine)
Testarossa Teletha = Barchenowa Cryska (2nd main heroine)
- Both series involves "boy saves girl(s)"
- Main charachters friends/comrades are very alike, and almost identical in some ways.
- Mecha designs and its fights are very similar
- Romance = love triangle in both series
- Both main male protagonists are raised to be hardcore military soldier and are skilled fighters
- MLA TE revolves around mecha robots vs aliens
- FMP revolves around mecha vs mecha
- FMP consists school setting sometime between (FMP side story focus on school)
- 2 different stories. Basically, imagine the charachters in 2 different mecha-worlds.  read more
There both about surviving against unexpected monsters for humanity.
They both use necessary weapons and equipment's to defeat the monsters to survive.
Both having strong independent female characters.
Both have bloody gore scenes .
Both are set in a world where monster-like aliens have invaded the Earth and bringing humanity to the brink of extinction. Humanity fights them back in giant mechas. Also, the human world is not entirely united as one to fight off the aliens together.
In some ways, these two series are a bit similar as I'm watching them.
Both series involves the usage of mecha and military weaponry in a futuristic like world.
Both series' main protagonist are self confident in their abilities.
Both series' main female protagonist has a dark past that they are not welling to share with others easily.
Both series has a lot of action, drama, some comedy, and also hints of romance.
Both are animes where humans fight against alien life forms in order to save earth.
-both animes have human fight against aliens
-both have characters with romantic relationship potential which will develop in the future
-bothe have special units to save earth
-muv-luv is mecha human vs alien where terra formars is hybrid/mutated insect human vs mutated cockroaches
-battles of muv luv is on earth where terra is on mars
Hope you enjoy!!
One word "Muv-Luv", they may have a very different genre and belong to different "universe", but Akane Maniax takes place in Muv-Luv universe but in Gouda perspective (it's a prequel to the Muv-Luv VN where Meiya hasn't transferred yet). Meanwhile Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse takes place in Muv-Luv Alternative universe but in Yui perspective. Only Hardcore Muv-Luv VN fans want to watch all of this kind of anime LOL
Both have the same sic-fi, mech, action genre.
Both involves schools girls piloting mechs.
Both involves the earth being invaded by extra terrestrial beings.
The school girls in the other anime were drafted into service, while in the other anime the schools girls volunteer to be in the service.
The mechs in the other anime were extra terrestrial in origin, while in the other anime the mechs were built on earth.
There were only 3 mechs involved in the fighting of extraterrestrial invaders, while in the other anime there were a lot involved in the defense of earth.
I've dropped the other anime while I'm yet to see if the other one will interest me to follow it through.
Does one choose to never cry again or does one choose to find someone to protect. Earth is being invaded by aliens and a choice has to be made about whether to fight or not, or just give up on the world entirely.
-Romance (in a sort)
They both have training academies for young people to train as pilots for mechas. They even use the same type of weaponry to fend off against alien invasions of Earth.
Both have the same sci-fi, mech and action genre.
Both involves space invaders invading earth.
Both involves school age teens piloting mechs.
One is set in an alternate timeline where 21st century is yet to come. while the other is already in an alternate future.
The main character in the other anime is a girl, while in the other one is a boy.
One only involves 3 mechs while in the other anime involves a lot of mechs.
I've already dropped the other one, while the other, I'm yet to give it a benefit of a doubt.
Both series features the usage of mecha in a more futuristic setting with technology.
Both series' main protagonist are pilots of mecha and part of an organization.
Both series contains plenty of action, drama, and as well as some comedy to go along with the story.
This show reminded me a lot of Gunbuster. The aliens are similar, and the fanservice is integrated into mech battles.
However, Total Eclipse is more gruelsome and graphic, and doesn't have the super robot feel good elements nearly as much
A bait-and-switch first episode (first two episodes in TE's case) and the fact that anyone can die in the gritty setting is in both series. Both have an alien (not in the extraterrestrial sense) force that humans fight against but MLA: TE obviously goes in a different direction with the mecha/mecha and mecha/alien combat while GR: Z is human/supernatural combat.
Both series deals with a futuristic world where the use of mecha has become common as part of the military. As such, both series contains military themes involving many of the characters.
Both series has strong female protagonists as well as dominant male protagonist who are skilled with firearms and what they do.
Both series contain a lot of action scenes, drama, some comedy, and at the same time emotional factors as the episodes drags on. There is also a background mystery involving the series and its characters especially regarding some of their past events.
Both series also contains violence that details the more science fiction setting as well as the dangers the characters face each day in the military. read more