I was lucky enough to watch Macross Frontier after starting Symphogear.
For those who wants something with dynamic fights and singing chars I recommend Macross Frontier. MF is just far better in production. You may miss Symphogear's clumsy madness, but MF is all about perfect quality.
Similar style involving girls singing to music and fighting the good fight. However, Senki focuses more on action/drama while Macross Frontier has that love triangle side. Both series have great soundtracks.
Both series are about idols,which fight enemies whit the power of music.Both have science fiction,action,and drama.Also the soundtrack in both is very good.
So if you're looking for a good music anime whit Sci-Fi elements,and you're OK whit the above,why not try this two...trust me you'll definitely want more.
Fighting evil with songs in the space! Both are mahou-shojo and idol centered. I did not expect them to be that similar at first BUT THEY ARE. If u love one you should definitely try the other one as well.
Nevermind the space and fighting, theme-wise, AKB0048 and Symphogear both work on the premise that songs and music can change the world.
We all have historically seen these, particularly in the 80s-90s where the world was torn between ballistic missiles, KGBs, the Berlin Wall, AK47s, and the operation Desert Storm, and bands like Bon Jovi, Metallica, Scorpions, among other heavy metal bands went up face to face with machine guns, all for the sake of "changing the world through music".
Sounds like a premise, eh? These two anime shows does show just that, anime-style.
The main character in the series is very naive about the way the world works. The colors are bright and the creatures styles are not normal. The costume designs on the magical girl outfits are also quite elaborate.
Madoka Magica and Symphogear are magical girl series with the same intent that take place in a futuristic setting, and the protagonist in both is voiced by Aoi Yuuki. The enemies in each have a different art style compared to everything else. Both rely on shock value.
Both shows have a joke-level "sci-fi" setting, which looks more like military mahou-shoujo. Both shows are focused on girl's friendship, befriending enemies and some shitty drama. The funny thing is that if Symphogear feels like a third-rate clone of Nanoha, than Vividred Operation feels like a second-rate clone of Symphogear. A profanation of the genre.
Both series' protagonist are cheerful and upbeat and include girls transforming into battle suits to fight. Symphogear has the added benefit of them having to sing while battling and has less fanservice than Vividred.
People compare Gen'ei to Madoka, but honestly, it reminds me more of Symphogear. Cute girls with cute character designs must fight evil beings that live in their world. Both are more violent than the premise and art would suggest. The plot is much closer to sci-fi/fantasy than "magical girl".
In terms of main characters, Symphogear's Hibiki and Genei's Akari resonate each other's inner struggles and development to become the worthy main characters that they are, apart from a bit of inconsistencies and story progress. But whatever. If your pick is a notion of sticking to the main character's point-of-view magical shoujo-ness with bright lights and effects with antagonists that seem to have personal vendettas, these two anime are for you.
Both begin with the ending, and the whole story afterward is a sort of flashback. Similar concept: a secret organization fighting against monsters, a team composed by two girls which have a friends-enemies relationship, lots of deaths and sad moments, due the troubled mind of the protagonists.
Symphogear starts out a little slow, but I believe if you like Kill la Kill and singing/music, you will almost certainly enjoy Symphogear. Symphogear has battles that get on a level of hype near to Kill la Kill's final battle. Both shows have awesome transformation scenes (Symphogear's gets improved after first season). While it is a lot of fun, it also has its serious moments.
The most important thing: I loved both of their OST's. They fit the action very well, and reflect the state of the character's feelings in the particular scene.
The main heroine is “dumb”. Well, dumb isn't the best way to describe them... it's more along the lines of a nativity on the part of the characters. They go about life not putting much thought into things beyond the fact they want to be friends with the people that they meet. They're hot headed and get into the middle of things without realizing it, a trait normally associated with male characters from shonen series, not female characters.
In addition to this there is the mecha gear that both girls end up having as well as the other characters with in the series. They pretty much end up with the gear because there is something that makes them prime candidates for the gear they done. In Symphogear it is that their voices match the gears to unlock them, while in Nobunga deals with a special gene that the characters have inherited.
The styles for the series are not though similar, though both do use what could be called a Gothic style animation style. Nobunga is a darker kind of Gothic style, while Symphogear takes a more modern Gothic style that relies more on bright colors with darkness splashed in. Despite this the over all mood for both shows is the same and there is a fast pace to the plot and plenty of plot twists, though a bit of willing suspense is needed at times. read more
Both have a mixture of music, action, sci-fi, fantasy, and yuri. If you liked Nana Miyuki's insert songs from Cross Ange, you get more of that in Symphogear, as well as another badass character that undergoes a lot of growth voiced by her. The lead is not Nana's character, but rather Madoka's seiyuu from PMMM, who delivers a stunning performance in her own right.
The concept of applying music to engage in battle is a primary theme of Symphogear, and the insert songs and OST really shine. Both feature plots that aren't necessarily the greatest (I'd say Symphogear's outperforms Cross Ange in that department), but they have great characterization.  read more
- Have transformation scene
- MC fighting using unique armor
- MC is school student
- Accel World set in Virtual world / Symphogear set in real world
- In Accel World MC not require specific item to access his skill / In Symphogear MC must singing a song to activate his ability
They both are about girls who acquire magical powers and use these powers to fight monsters. Mai-hime has a much larger character cast though and is more about magic and mecha monsters as power whereas Symphogear is about music and has more science fiction. Mai-Hime is much stronger all around, but they are still similar in many ways.
Plots, animation, and characters have many ups and downs throughout the series. They have similar large-scale endings (though Gurren Lagann to a much more extreme degree). Characters must cope with losses, decide which side they are on, and work together in order to defeat a powerful enemy. Whereas Gurren Lagann has mechs, Symphagear has a sci-fi battle armor.
A strong female-lead who have mission to protect humanity from dangerous enemies using a unique power suit.
This power suit become their main weapon with different ability and function.
Also some character have same personality :
- Leader type (Kazanari Tsubasa - Stingray Sylia)
- Badgirl (Yukine Chris - Asagiri Priscilla)
- Timing Girl (Tachibana Hibiki - Romanova Nene)
Both shows features a team of young girls fighting to protect their world, both have over the top battles and a heavy focus on teamwork. The lore of the two have many allusions and references to mythology, though Yuuki Yuuna focus only on Japanese mythology meanwhile Symphogear has a worldwide reach
Hibiki and Yuuna are somewhat similar protagonists, both being hot blooded fist fighters full of willpower and heroism. Both also have a really close "best friend" who is constantly worried about their well being.
Both shows have a really dark side to them, yet the themes of friendship and heroism are played straight. read more
This is my first recommendation
Both are alike in terms of plot (armored girls with weapons) , but there is a difference , in Ore twintails there's gender bender , nevertheless Ore ,twin tails have comedy unlike Symphogear.
Thanks for reading.
Symphogear is MUCH lighter, but they share some similarities:
- Top secret organization defending mankind
- HQ deep underground
- HQ hosting something valuable that the enemy is pursuing
- Mechasuits (sort of) that only some people can synchronize with
- International conflicts
- Religious/Bible related themes
- A girl who's the strong, silent type who refuses to work with the main character at first, and who've been doing their duty for a longer time and been hurt alot (Tsubasa vs Rei)
- A scientist obsessed with getting someone to notice them
- A mysterious threat which no conventional weapons can affect
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.
1: Both series deal with having special powers.
2: The protagonists Koyomi and Hibiki are very similar, they are clumsy and willing to help others.
3: The creatures they fight are similar too.
4: Tsubasa is a bit like Yumiko.
5: And they also both have action and drama and give importance in human relationships.
Both series have humans who are able to transform themselves with extraterrestrial powers and fight off evil. The alien monsters encountered in Symphogear can be the same applied as being viruses as well in this Rockman series.
Both anime uses songs sung on the battlefield to overpower their enemy and also giving hope to those that need it the most. Both series are great and uses very unique array of futuristic weapons with outstanding art visuals.
Both these anime are similar in a way of how some characters interact each other in a way. They also both feature girls transforming and fighting, however Natsuiro Drops contains much more of an innocent feel to it. Lastly, the main characters in both series has a best friend who usually just stands in the background of the fighting, but tries to support them to the best of their abilities.
It would seem strange to compare these two anime but having watched Senki Zesshou Symphogear first, an instant recognition would be in the names Hibiki and Kanade. These could also be connected through the themes of music and song. Otherwise you could also consider them as mahou shoujo genre therefore, this could be a recommendation for those who like music themed animes.
Girls who have some sort of power that they use against an other-worldly enemy. Both shows have dark undertones, female protagonists who's goal in life is to help others, mecha/mecha-like devices, and sci fi mixed with slice of life comedy. Symphogear is focused on singing in suits that grant them powers while Rinne is focused on piloting mechas.
And the second part, Sayonara no Tsubasa, look very similar - 2 girls fight monsters with music. Macross Frontire is part of a larger universe, so Symphogear, after the first episode, looks like a lighter version.
Both shows fall into the 'Mecha Musume' genre of armored girls fighting, and although Busou Shinki plays it straight with robots and science rather magical powers if you are fans of girls in armor you might like Busou Shinki.