A toy has become one of the most popular competitions. Build your own customized miniature fighter and use it in duels on a special arena against various opponents. Some of them may become your friends, some may use quite underhanded methods to win. Catch up to your parent. And maybe you'll even find love along the way.
Angelic Layer and Gundam Build Fighters involves fighting but in a different form of what people might generally be used to. Both series involves figures/robots/dolls that are used in tournament matches. These matches tests players' skills in manipulating their gadgets against each other involving strategies.
The technology of both series' gadgets are a bit different but they have science fiction themes that takes place in the near future. The main protagonist gets involved in these type of technology and competes in tournaments in hoping to become a name for themselves. Along the way, they face off against adversaries of skills in various degrees.
There is lighthearted comedy, drama, and hints of romance (less so in Angelic Layer). read more
Both are similar as the idea of popularized toys where customization is encouraged and put to battle one another in a tournament/Sport. Both main protagonists are inspired by someone/something into the sport and meet new people along the way.
They both rely on models. One are mechs you pilot the other are sentient girls. Both battle and kit construction, quality, and parts affect how they perform. Both are constructed the same. One is collecting data while the other series is to became the world champion. Gundam Build Fighters is more for Gundam fans but if you like to build models and kits both series you should enjoy.
Both these Gundam series are about hot-blooded tournament fighting, pretty much. I couldn't tell you how many times I expected Sei and Reiji to execute a Shining Finger instead of a Build Knuckle, haha. If you enjoyed the duelling and the special moves in Build Fighters, then look forward to even more kungfu-esque action in G Gundam.
Both anime take a few episodes to get off the ground, but when they do, they're pretty darned good. Remember to watch these subbed though - the English dub of G Gundam completely fails to capture the spirit of the original and is rather cringe-worthy.
Manly Hot Blooded Mecha Combat Ahoy!
G Gundam and GBF contain large amounts of hot blooded hammy mecha action in the form of Gundam/Gunpla tournaments and has a large emphasis on the fighters soul being expressed during combat.
Oh and in the case of G Gundam watch it dubbed for maximum effect ( Mark Gatha is much better at Domon).
Both use a aspect of warfare and turn it into a fun sport and sometimes goes into the fine details of the tools at hand. For one, it's knowledge of tanks in WWII, for the other, Mobile Suits and other items from the giant Gundam Franchise(s). They both have MCs who are soon aiming to be the best at their sport. Each sometimes uses clever tactics to try and get a advantage, with varying results. They also both have a quirky sense of humor (Humliating costumes for defeat in one, while the other has tsundre-style flirting mid-battle and other Gundam Jokes).
Both are shonen battle anime set in a near-future society that is based on a single pop-culture phenomenon (Superheroes for MHA, Gunpla models for GBF). Both are directed by Kenji Nagasaki, so expect the same amount of heart, action, and sense of humor n both. Also, the soundtracks for each are also composed by Yuki Hayashi, so you'll feel pretty pumped up are the songs kick in.
Alien technology lets fans pit their little toy like objects in grandiose battles to prove their toys are the best. Bakugan and Build Fighters follow different plots but their premises are similar. Bakugan is comparatively serious with death of certain Bakugans, while Build Fighters is more engrossing despite being comparatively lighthearted.
The feeling is similar. Both Sei and Ye Xiu are really passionate about games and battles. And you can feel their enjoyment of the game.
There are slight differences Sei is younger and is now fighting in a tournament to become the strongest, while Ye Xiu is already a veteran winner of tournaments, player no. 1 in the game and already an adult.
Both series show the life of the players in and outside the game and their relationships.
Good humor also.
- Both anime have two protagonist teaming up in a world they strive for, both having interest in it.
- The protagonist have their own talent that when pair up with their counterpart makes a powerful team, for example; In Bakuman one protagonist is good at drawing and the other is good at writing stories, in Build Fighters, one character is good at building gunpla and the other is good fighting with the gunpla
- Both anime have the protagonist fight against different rivals to be the best
- Both anime develops the characters and they get stronger as the show progresses
In both animes there are battles between mechanisms based in Gundam saga, although on Keroro Gunso too appears one kind of Ideon.
While Keroro Gunsou Movie 5: Tanjou! Kyuukyoku Keroro, Kiseki no Jikuu-jima, de arimasu!! is a comedy with a little action, Gundam Build Fighters is an action series with some comedy.
both are about boys who were bad players at a popular arena battle game, but then gets a new awesome Gundam/Navi that helps them become one of the strongest players there is
Differences: Gundam is about robot toys and the story has the main character's partner as his Gundam's pilot; Mega/Rockman is about virtual AI and the story has the main character's partner as the AI
Both shows have partners who work together win their duels/matches. One series is based on a popular card game that is known worldwide. The other is based on the Gundam franchise which uses familiar Gundam models from past Gundam series. Yugioh is dark while Gundam Build Fighters is light-hearted. Both series catered to children.
Main characters are pretty similar, both trying to become like their fathers with a help of "cool guy" from a powerful family. (not to mention their personalities) Similar age variety of fighters. Both involves tournaments.
Both are Tournament Toy Fighter series, where the characters customize toys to do battle in World Tournaments. Beyblade uses Battle Tops, while Gundam Build Fighters use Mech Models. Both were designed to sell products(ie: Very Long Commercials) but kept a consistent quality in story engagement to keep viewers interested. Don't expect amazingly deep stories from either, but do expect to have a fun ride with interesting characters, as long as you can keep in mind that both shows are aimed at kids.
Build Strike Gundam, I choose you!
Stay with me here. Both are well established franchises (one by Nintendo, the other by Bandai), where the focus has been to deepen their respective 'universes' with new various types of units that were added with each iteration.
But with the addition of Gundam Build Fighters, both franchises now have championship style competitions where people of various ages fight duels through their respective avatars (pokemon/gunpla) to try to become 'the very best'.
In Gundam AGE: Children must use their Gundams to save the world. In Gundam Build Fighter or GunPla, they must use their custom built plastic model to battle other players. Familiar Gundam models can be seen in both series. Both are produced by Sunrise who are known for their Gundam franchise.
Surprisingly enough, Gundam Build Fighters and Cardfight Vanguard share a number of similarities than one might think. They both involve competitive games among players/characters using skills. But more importantly, they learn through experience to become better at what they do.
The main male protagonists in both series are kind and very caring toward their friends. They have a friend that battles alongside them throughout the series.
Throughout both series, they encounter new friends and rivals along the way while becoming better players. There are also bits of comedy and small hints of romance.
Main characters who are still children, pursue a dream to become the best soccer player/Gunpla team in the world! Very similar atmosphere, characters and all around fun shows. GBF gives off a sports anime feel while still having lots of action.
Reiji is very much like Takuto in early episodes, where he learns to settle in and reveals himself to be a brilliant pilot.
The plastic model kits, Gunpla, in the world of Build Fighters are given life with Plavsky particles, on the other hand, the Cybodis are merely white statues without a pilot possessing a mask or mark.
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar was part of the Takara/Sunrise's Brave Series which helped to revive the hype for 70s style Super Robot anime during the 90s and it exaggerates to a whole new level, total hot blooded manly Gar from each of the fights and a lot of technological fanservice in the form of intricate robot designs and transformation sequences.
Gundam Build Fighters magnificently references all of the previous Gundams series yet the story in itself is unique it doesn't try and be real robot but it happily includes over the top super robot action, Sunrise has cleverly snuck in references to their other Mecha shows e.g. Iron Leaguer and of course GaoGaiGar, you will cry tears of manliness for Ricardo Fellini's fight with Sei/Reiji just as you would during GaoGaiGar. The blue and red relationship of Sei Iori and Reiji mirrors that of HyoRyu and EnRyu from GaoGaiGar, especially in one of the hugest fights in the series and the epic calling-out-the-name-of-your-move-while-you-perform it is there too, and just like in GaoGaiGar, when the stuff gets real, everything turns to gold! read more
Robotics;Notes and Gundam Build Fighters both contain sci-fi themes dealing with the art of design involving robots. The main characters enter tournaments and takes on challenges both physically and mentally.
Both series has a lighthearted mood although there are also moments when you'll feel the depressive tone.
There is action (more so in GBF) along with mysteries involving some of the main characters. Minor hints of romance is also noticeable between some of the main characters.
Both are based on the love of mecha. The MCs are extremely talented at designing cool and unique robots based off of predecessors. The atmosphere in both is light and fun. The "Isekai" portion of Knight's and Magic does not factor in a huge amount and it was only mentioned in the first episode to give reason for why the MC is so good at robot design and "programming".