Suisei no Gargantia

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

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English: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Synonyms: Suisei no Galgantia
Japanese: 翠星のガルガンティア


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 157961157,961 users)
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Ranked: #16812
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Popularity: #559
Members: 299,599
Favorites: 1,117

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Both Eureka 7 and Suisei no Gargantia feature unique sci-fi worlds that have similarities but fundamental differences. At their core, there are robots involved, a rather large cast of characters, and a beautiful world filled with secrets. Essentially, there is a sense of adventuring, of growing up, of dealing with a harsh world and searching for one's identity. Eureka 7 paints a fuller world with its length which is something Gargantia could've done better, but if you liked one, you're bound to at least be interested in the other. Highly recommended for sci-fi fans. 
report Recommended by Tachii
Both anime involve themes of censorship, war, and morality. Both anime have a huge plot twist and similar execution. 
report Recommended by ForkzAreEvil
These two anime display some similiarities: - In both humanity is at risk at being owned by non-earthian beings. - Earth's technology is very weak comparing with the techonology used outside the Earth. - Urobuchi Gen ("Urobutcher") is part of the anime staff. - Male protagonist is cool, calm and collected. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Similarities: - Mecha - Both involve a single soldier experiencing a different life - Both soldiers have no clue about the world around them - They also both don't know anything besides how to fight - They both involve a female protagonist Differences: - Redo comes from a different world all together - This has a more discovery/adventurous feel while FMP! has a comedy feel.  
report Recommended by Keodara
Ledo from Gargantia and Aoba from Buddy Complex are sent to another time/universe. Not knowing what will happen to them, they must adapt to their surroundings and find allies to help them get back home. Solve this world's situation and uncover secrets hidden within them. This secret will change them forever. Ledo has been trained for military combat while Aoba has none of that yet. They must live a life they are not used too or else suffer the consequences of their actions. 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Two anime that take place in the future, they are protecting the place were they live after the solar sistem was destroyed. In both anime the enemy is an alien race with huge tentacles. The animation is different, while in Gargantia we can use the word cute for the animation in Sidonia we can say it's simple. Also the Sidonia is more serious and should be guidance for the the rest of seinen category, while Gargantia is also there but has more the happy happy moments in it. 
report Recommended by ElemenT
Both are about islanders' emotional struggle for survival in a mysterious and fantastical world where war is coming. Kujira no Kora is very pretty but unsteady on its feet, while Gargantia feels more polished. 
report Recommended by Luminaerie
As one watched the first episode of "Suisei no Gargantia", the humans must battle an strong, alien lifeform, the Hideauze. In "Macross Frontier", the humans also battle an lifeform, the Varja. In both cases they do damage but aren't able to win out. Of course this is the only resemblance between the two. But it's a good start. 
report Recommended by Dodecahedron-O24
to put it simply Gargantia is just a recyclation of used up anime plots not only the story but even characters are recycled and shamelessly voiced by the same seiyuu .. I can't say much cuz it counts as spoilers but I can say this much: - both are mecha set in an alternative world one where the whole planet is a desert and the other where it's fully covered with water - both have some weird technology relative to the retro feel they give off - the characters are too similar to ignore pinion X Kamina Bellows X Yoko ..etc remember, the deeper it gets the more  read more 
report Recommended by colorful_smile
Both shows have humanity struggling to survive on giant moving mega cities as some monster creature attacks. The subject area of how humans arrived on the moving cities differ overall, but both shows also have moments of cute banter between cast members who are from a different places. Gargantia can be classified as a mecha show, but it is no where near Gundam levels of mecha genere. Both shows are great. Also fun mascot characters, Pipe and Chamber for the win! 
report Recommended by Hamaneko
Both series are in war with 'aliens' (Cross Ange > DRAGON's, Suisei > Hideous) and fight against them with robots. The main characters also get in a total different environment then what they are used to and see a whole new world open up to them. 
report Recommended by l3eneath
In both of these series the main character will, one way or the other find themselves in an unfamiliar environment along with their giant robot. They will have to adjust to the new environment whilst pondering what they will do from then on.  
report Recommended by Shuc49
*Sci-fi *Secret history of humanity *Plot between humanity and 'aliens' *and some space-fighting of course  
report Recommended by Glanielle
Protagonists from space have been told lies by their government about the planet Earth and the fate of humanity there; they travel to Earth and find humans living cosily in the post-apocalyptic Earth. Some cultural clashes ensue; moreso in Gargantia since Ledo is a soldier whereas Takeru and his friends are underground racers. Both involve molluscs. 
report Recommended by Fortress_Maximus
CULTURE CLASH / SHOCK! Off the top of my head, I can list a number of Hollywood films with a premise involving a character from a more advanced culture coming to understand and eventually find the beauty in a more primitive culture. Lawrence of Arabia, Dances with Wolves, The Last Samurai, Avatar... Pocahontas, even. In comparison, anime has next to nothing. In fact, out of all the anime I've seen, only Macross Zero and Gargantia deal with the subject. Neither series can compare favourably to some of the Hollywood classics mentioned in terms of the culture clash/shock aspect - it being more of a subplot in  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
The main character's peaceful life is changed. He meets a group of people who are in a similar situation and decides to help them out.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Adapting to a new environment, new culture is sure full of surprise. But, once you get adpted into it, it will be a very good experience. Besides, tha war is also so epic! 
report Recommended by 1cedkid
Following blind orders, being in the future, meaningless fighting amoung ourselves, and the order of power through a type of "feudalism". Both these anime are immensely similar in those ways 
report Recommended by BigBoss0327
Two societies put in contrast; one being fully advanced, technology wise, and the other not so much. Two characters are put in between them and are bound to help each other in situations of war or pure conflict.  
report Recommended by Liinah
These anime are pretty similar in a lot if ways. First, both the main characters come from different "worlds." Second, they have to adapt to a new environment because society rules differently on Earth than where they came from. Third, there is that carefree atmosphere in most episodes. Last but not least, is that the main characters protect a lot of people in their new "world" I guess... 
report Recommended by radwayxp
Some of the themes these two series share would result in leaving spoilers in the recommendation, so I'll stick to pointing out that both series involve an Earth that humans have effectively destroyed and the aftermath of trying to survive that post-apocalyptic world. Suisei no Gargantia takes a softer tone with the themes, but there is a possibility said series is somehow influenced by the older series. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
-In both anime people live away from Earth and they view Earth as something amazing. -Both MC have silver hair and light skin -MC are thrown into new world they need to get used to. Other than that, the new worlds are quite different and so are the characters they meet. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Both stories tell of an adventure involving science fiction and discovery. It details mankind's existence in their perspective worlds and in the galaxy. As such, expect science fictional battles involving mecha and other vehicles of war. There is a clash of races between humanity and its adversaries. They also focus on world building landmarks. The main male protagonist from both series are quite mysterious with strange origins. Mostly, they focus on what they discover throughout both series as they encounter allies and enemies. 
report Recommended by Stark700
These are stories about peace though lens of war and conflict, with Ledo of Gargantia being the actual soldier conditioned for a life of fighting while Loran is a peace loving young man trying to mediate in a war to preserve the peace he loves so much. There lack of emphasis on actual mech combat in lieu of developing the world around them. Turn-A creates this grand narrative that examines the nature of peace, and Gargantia takes that same message and condenses it to fit within 13 episodes. And yes, both are indeed worth a look at. 
report Recommended by m00tzman
Integrating into society is undoubtedly tough when one has been bred solely for a single purpose for as long as they can remember. ‘Suisei no Gargantia’ and ‘Violet Evergarden’ showcase a vision and an opportunity to open one’s eyes to look beyond the bloodshed and sacrifices of war into a world where there is something worth living for. ‘Suisei no Gargantia’ depicts a person’s sheltered life and the pilgrimage he has to go through when being thrown into a world of great bewilderment. Aside from the impressive animation, the show is able to draw out its tenacity whenever it portrays a view that requires a  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Both shows are set in a post-apocalyptic world world where people live on isolated islands, and the people have an enemy that they must defeat (in SukaSuka it is the beasts; in Gargantia it is the hideaze). Although the themes portrayed are different, both main characters are soldiers living in an environment unlike others living there and struggle with finding what is most important in life. 
report Recommended by Zomus
I can't believe this anime isn't on the Reccommendations list! It should definately be on the top of the list. Without a doubt this anime is incredibly similar to Suisei no Gargantia. I like Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari a bit more but overall two incredibly similar and great animes!  
report Recommended by mcmagic
Both have great world building. Both have an adventure in an unknown environment. Both have great music. Strong robot / mecha sidekick. 
report Recommended by StoneSplash
Both revolve around weaponized mechs, have heavy psychological themes that address questions like how to define humanity, and feature a large plot arc about the main character who was derived of choice learning how to think for himself. Evangelion is much darker than Gargantia; Gargantia has a much lighter/brighter art style with weaker characters, but if you liked Gargantia for its psycholical themes and mech fighting sequences you'll like Evangelion a whole lot more. Give it a shot.  
report Recommended by zaverix
Similarities: - Both Madoka and Gargantia are made by Gen Urobuchi - Both have nice characters - Both can easily trick you into thinking that they're lighthearted (although their lighthearted parts are very good also...) - Both are from genres that generally are overlooked by everyone (Mahou Shoujo/Mecha) It's quite unprecise to say more since Gargantia isn't yet finished and Madoka is going to get a movie, but still. PS: Gargantia's "tragedy checkpoint" is the episode 6/7 with peak on 9 while Madoka's is the episode 3. 
report Recommended by TheMNZ
Both anime take place in a future where humans are fighting highly evolved alien enemies. The fight is to determine the more dominant species and the loser is just vermin. Suisei's future is far after humans had abandoned earth (thousands and colonized far out into the universe. Their ships shoot lasers, warp through space, and have sentient AI. However, the main story of this takes place in a lost colony and is relatively lighthearted as our space fleet main learns to communicate with a lost culture, until he finds and has to fight the alien species again... and learn their true origin. Terra Formar's future is 500 years  read more 
report Recommended by Chdata
The second parts of the shows are similar, in a sense that you understand a lot more the history of the world they live in. 
report Recommended by gnidmoo
A mecha with a personality/attachment with the main pilot.  
report Recommended by syncrogazer
Just to name some similiartities from the top of my head: - Both main characters have a talking companion (Hermes, the motorcycle in Kino no Tabi and Chamber, the mech in Suisei no Gargantia). - Both worlds have their populations live in enclosed spaces with different rules and world views (Countries in Kino no Tabi and Fleets in Suisei no Gargantia). - While both anime have some fight scenes, the plot mainly revolves around the life-styles of the people in the countries (Kino no Tabi) / on the fleets (Suisei no Gargantia). 
report Recommended by Ckea
Both The Dragon Dentist and Suisei no Gargantia have a male and female protagonist and the plot is similar in the beginning of a soldier arriving on a ship that slowly becomes one with the community. 
report Recommended by Nechronyx
The fantasy world of Hakumei & Michiko seems very similar to that on board the Gargantia. Both utilize bright and rich color palettes used to depict lively seaside markets which is home to a wide range of diverse characters.  
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet is an anime that many people haven’t seen. It is actually like a much more peaceful and relaxing counterpart to Darling in the Franxx. It’s got a beautiful setting that gives off a feeling of adventure, a beautiful soundtrack, and it’s got the romance although it’s not as intimate and amazing as Darling in the Franxx. Definitely an underrated one you should check out. 
report Recommended by EvelioMV
Both have the same machine vs people conflict Both take place in the future Both have a similar twist around episode 10 Both have a main character learning more about the world  
report Recommended by thesmore
There is a few things these two animes have in common, first its the mind blowing aspect, especially towards the end, where the anime just changes and theres so much mind blowing unravelling, it makes the anime really nice and interesting. Essentially, besides the common story and conflict, there is actually a more interesting and deeper story, usually caused in the past, prior to the events of the anime. The second thing in common is something related to the genre, but ill let you guys figure that out. Besides these, there is good plot development for both, good fighting scenes and interesting characters. If you like anime  read more 
report Recommended by JayR69
Both of these animes give me a similar vibe in their presentation. Although their plots are somewhat different, they both give off a feeling of adventure in an advanced yet old-fashioned world. 
report Recommended by stoptalkinglemur
Both have soothing slice of life feels to them, but at the same time contain more mysterious elements. 
report Recommended by Garabon
The shows are set in a world where the community lives on a big ship as it is the only inhabitable place left in the world. As they fight their daily battles, an extraordinarily powerful person joins their rank. Together, they fight to make it a better place. For you, and for me, and the...ahem, excuse me. There are action and romance scenes in both shows. 
report Recommended by akgren_soar
Revolving around a future dystopia society where humanity battles giant, ominous space monsters using mecha, these titles are pretty joined at the hip. Each treating the space monsters as a mysterious entity. The core premise is the same, but what really sells that comparison is that they both become a slice-of-life towards the middle portion of their runtime (Sidonia more harem than anything), despite the inherent intrigue that could have been achieved by exploring the alien threat instead. And similarly, towards the 3rd act, they reconnected back to the core conflict that was established in the beginning (in this case, a fight against monsters). 
report Recommended by ZephSilver
Gargantia is very much inspired by layzner with AI powered robots, Stoic protagonist from space, as well as other parts. Both of these shows don't have the exact same story, but the layzner influence on gargantia is pretty apparent. 
report Recommended by mdchaos
These anime share a similar art style to one another. As the main characters are moving into a 'new world' theoretically showing that both anime are story driven, focusing on the characters and their interactions with one another and how the main characters are able to develop their sense of belonging to their 'new world' through their interactions. 
report Recommended by Snakes
Although the genres are different, the similarity is that they used mecha as their fighting combatant. Though the unique aspect of using the mecha, is mostly friendship, which means they understand several conflicts in their view and that they want to trust each other to take down their opponents. Gargantia follows a soldier with an AI mecha where they are caught up in the war but escapes in a strange planet. The AI mech has some "human characteristics" and consider a friend to the main character. Asura Cryin follows a high school boy, who's childhood friend is a ghost and worked together to take down opponents  read more 
report Recommended by omega_d94
Suisei no Gargantia and Galilei Donna are both science fiction theme series that takes place in a futuristic setting. On one faithful day, the main protagonist's life changes forever after a certain event. As fate calls for it, the main characters must get acquainted with each other in order to survive. There's also a certain group from both series that are mysterious with origins to be explored. And speaking of exploration, character relationships goes down that path as we embark on a journey of discovery. There's also a sense of mystery regarding the backgrounds of the main characters as well. Combining that with action and comedy along  read more 
report Recommended by Stark700
AI, Mecha, plotline and setting are very similar. you could almost call Gin iro no Olynsis a predecessor to Gargantia 
report Recommended by SamuraiBlue19
Similar post-apocalyptic setting with racial struggle, both worlds are flooded, and there are space enemies. Though Houseki doesn't have humans. 
report Recommended by Zeando
While Gargantia has more action both series have similar feelings to them. One of the central characters is introduced to a time or place which is so different from the decidedly less peaceful reality they were use to. But there are questions to be had, like both series and their ancient but advanced technology floating around. 
report Recommended by fiore777
The atmosphere's similar. In Suisei, there's prevalent ambience behind a resonant, calming soundtrack. In Aria, the effect is even greater. Suisei's apt to change. 
report Recommended by mdz
Both are about a boy that ends up bring forced to leave their usual world they are used to. Both characters are then forced to adapt to a new world they have never experienced before, but end up becoming fond of it. The endings are similar too. 
report Recommended by Hakuren9
Origin: Spirits of the Past and Suisei no Gargantia have a similar allure about their plots, after all both stories begin with the main characters getting thrown into a brand new world, where they must re-learn how to do daily activities with the help of primitive equipment. If you enjoy stories where the characters stumble along as they gather new experiences in a fresh world, you'll enjoy both of these series! 
report Recommended by Jaycofly
Both have giant robots as background for the plot, both from Production I.G (at least in some part). Both have incredibly beautiful oceans, genki main characters, and some grim parts in plot. 
report Recommended by anfuerudo
to the question ; how can we raise to the challenge of space conquest. Here we have two similar specimen; in gargantia the answer by the evolution is as amazing as the abh in sekai.  
report Recommended by hero7
Both display several similarities: - Similar landscapes and setting. - Pirates and slice of life. - Similar Air engines that humans use to fly. - A protagonist coming from the "sky". While Laputa focus on romance, SnG focus on friendship, and the latter has Sci-fi with Space/aliens theme while Laputa remains on Fantasy genre. Personally, I found Gargantia´s characters more enjoyable, still, both are great to watch, so if you liked one, you may like the other.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both Suisei and Mars Daybreak are sci-fi that deal with a planet covered in water and humanity living on ships-the only difference being in Mars Daybreak they have underwater cities. Both protagonists pilot mecha and in both mysteries of the past are uncovered under the ocean. Mars Daybreak and Suisei have a light-hearted comedic side and a darker one with more serious moments, though Suisei's is a bit darker. If you enjoyed the comedy and interaction of the characters, and even the battles in Mars Daybreak, you'll probably enjoy the same with Suise no Gargantia.  
report Recommended by Messi
Both are set in space and have a lot of mecha action. Both titles have a pilot is thrown into an alien world as a result of some kind of space phenomenon. However Orguss is way older than Gargantia and the animation won't look as modern. If you don't mind watching older anime, if you like one then you may enjoy the other as well.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
The plot is similar: -technological advancements ruined our planet -the ground/continents sank beneath the ocean -the humans that survived are battling for/against world domination -protagonist is peace and nature loving, as well as very active personality  
report Recommended by MeAnime
Both have some culture shock when people who have been living very different lives are placed together.  
report Recommended by colonelpanic
Both of these anime (even though the rinne im recommending is season 2 i suggest both of them) are a big part of forming bonds and friendship with people that are different. They are both also set on planets that are mostly water. Both anime have mecha. 
report Recommended by lovelydeath
Like Top wo Nerae, Suisei no Gargantia features great space battles in mecha robots against aliens. The abilities of the mecha robots are also similar to the ones in Top wo Nerae. The aliens are of almost the same appearance as the ones in Top wo Nerae withe their flower like look. SnG seems to have take great influence from TwN. 
report Recommended by TeraVita
Looking for something that involves mecha and lots of mecha action? Looking for something that have plot twist? Masochistic enough to enjoy the hell out of sad moments in anime? Suisei no Gargantia and Code Geass (both seasons) are what you are looking for. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
So Ra No Wo To and Suisei no Gargantia both feature lots of world-building, strong art direction and designs (the primitive "Yunboros" of Gargantia are especially great), and an initially lighthearted atmosphere with more serious undertones. Unfortunately, many of the tone shifts in each series could have been better executed as both sometimes suffer from what I like to call "AIJOU YUUJOU syndrome." You'll see where that names comes from if you watch some of the more sombre episodes of So Ra No Wo To. All that said, if you enjoyed one of these, you should strongly consider watching the other. 
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Whilst their narratives could not be more different, what these two series share in common is their ability to immerse you into a living, breathing world that is full of genuine characters. If you enjoy one, you are likely to enjoy the other, as they are both similarly paced. 
report Recommended by Astar
Gargantia and Attack on Titan are two very similar anime theme wise. Similarity: -both set in a world where humans are forced to fight and fear the superior beings. -humans are forced to live within the barriers. Attack on Titan, citizen live in the built Walls, and in Gargantia, people live in ships and in spaceships. -The purpose of humans is to annihilate their enemies. -The Hideauze (from Gragantia) and the Titans (from Attack on Titan) are both very strong creatures that invade humans. Their combat ability is monstrous comapred to humans -The Space Humans (Gargantia) and The citizen in the Walls (Attack on Titan) are constantly fighting. Teens  read more 
report Recommended by Niiyonichii
They have a similar setting: what amounts to large cities on the ocean. The pacing is also similar.  
report Recommended by colonelpanic
These two series honestly reminded me one and the other. Both Last Exile and Suisei no Gargantina take place in a fictional world where the new characters settle in during a period of war. In fact, both series involve a colony/country that is at conflict with another race/faction. Both series' main main female character has an energetic personality and often helps the main male protagonist with certain tasks. The characters in both series are also considered experienced pilots. They both have great scenery of the outdoors that is presented visually with expression and flavor. Both series have drama, action, comedy, and science fiction themes. 
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Although both series sets the mood of different atmospheres, Chrome Shelled Regios and Suisei no Gargantia takes place in a futuristic world that has technology beyond ours. In that world, there is a dangerous enemy that mankind is forced to deal with. The main male protagonist is a soldier with military experience in both series. With his skills, he takes on adversaries that threatens the existence of mankind. At the same time, he tries to adjust to the world with his friends. Both series contains some morality themes and along with that science fiction tropes. There is also some comedy in both series despite some of the  read more 
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The theme of science fiction is present throughout both series as we can see that the planet/world that the characters resides in have different policies and structures than our own. Shangri-La and Suisei no Gargantia both takes place in the distant future. Among the settings, humanity lives on their perspective planets but faces struggles. There are also secrets behind the backgrounds related to some of the origins of the series. The main character from both series also has possesses military intellect and skills along with an unique weapon/partner. Among other factors, both series has an utopian like background that gives off a similar vibe. 
report Recommended by Stark700
These are original action/sci-fi anime that involve fighting otherworldly organisms which threaten humanity. They also share the same director, character designer, and composer, so the viewing experience is very similar.  
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