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Synonyms: AZ
Japanese: アルドノア・ゼロ
English: Aldnoah.Zero
Spanish: Aldnoah. Zero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures, TROYCA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.401 (scored by 275642275,642 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20902
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Popularity: #401
Members: 496,618
Favorites: 3,466

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This show starts off a little more slowly compared to Attack on Titan but as it progresses, the pace of the story starts to kick in and it really reels you in and that's how it is similar to Attack on Titan. The soundtrack is pretty similar as well - fighting scenes, lots of death and twists and turn - humanity fighting against one another - pretty similar to AoT if you ask me. Both are fast paced, interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat!  
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- Mecha series. - Racism, genocide and war as a driving force for conflict. - The male and female protagonists (Inaho and Asseylum/Shin and Lena) look similar and have similar personalities. Looks-wise, Inaho and Shin look almost the same while the main difference between Asseylum and Lena is that Asseylum has blonde hair and Lena has silver hair. Personality-wise, Inaho and Shin are the quiet, stoic and intelligent leaders while Asseylum and Lena are the caring upper-class girls who are so outraged at what their country has done that they try to do something about it. - The male and female protagonists are in similar positions: a guy  read more 
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A group of students finds themselves involved on one side of a war that is being fought between two races fueled by hate and fear. Trying to connect the two sides is a pacifistic emissary from the "enemy" side who eventually takes matters into her own hands once she learns the truth behind the motives of her allies. 
report Recommended by loco-mocos
These two anime bring together mecha, space opera and domestic highschool life. In ALDNOAH.ZERO, the Earth is attacked by Vers who are Martian colonists. Students on Earth learn to pilot mecha called Kataphrakts as part of their curriculum, it is only when their city is being destroyed by the Vers that they voluntarily take up the duty to defend themselves using the mecha they train with at school. The heroes of the show are led by pilot and tactical genius Inaho Kaizuka, the protagonist, and his bitter rival who fights for Vers is Slaine Troyard, who has a close friendship with Versian princess Asseylum. From then  read more 
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Music is very similar with the techno, rock and symphony parts. The settings also pit a superior enemy against the underdog main characters set in the future with mechs. Both series feature cute girl protagonists, mech battles and awesome action & animation, with moving techno-symphony music and chorus. 
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They both have giant robots that are special or unique. They both have a very solemn, monotone, cold main character who are able to drive the robots better than anyone else. Both have a princess from Mars who comes to Earth for political reasons. Both have people who are trying to kill or capture the princess for political reasons. There's war related history and events. People die. People fight. Both have many characters from all different backgrounds that some how add to the story. Seriously, there are both so similar I'm surprised no one had already suggested them. 
report Recommended by pennyiscute
- Both have the conflict between the two living species . - Both main character have a relation with the enemy . - Both are supernatural genre animes .  
report Recommended by hegazi
Both shows involve regular army soldiers going up against bigger and better opponents and succeeding using intelligence and quick thinking. Both also have a bit of a geo-political vibe to them. 
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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
Mechs and the hunt for freedom are common topics in this series.  
report Recommended by DaRoF
both shows share a similiar story. In Aldnoah the people from mars are attacking earth and in Gurren Lagann humanity is fighting to get their planet back. Both shows have a lot of action but the characters aren't rly similiar.  
report Recommended by Lsseu
Both series have war and a lot of relationships to outside conflict and each side having to defend and attack. Both involving a lot of terrorism and solving crimes. Highly similar protagonists, very calm and very determined to help one another to find solutions to problems. 
report Recommended by MysticStrider
Aldnoah copies so much from Gundam that it may as well be Gundam. Humanity has been broken up into two factions: one on Earth (and colonies, in Gundam), the other in space (and Mars, in Aldnoah). The half of humanity living in space consider themselves superior to the 'inferior' Earthlings to the extent they think of them as a subspecies. They're basically space Nazis fond of red uniforms. War starts as a temporary peace gets shattered and a young male / school kid finds himself in the middle of it from the get-go. Through a set of circumstances, the respective leads end up fighting for their  read more 
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Similarities: - Has action, mecha and military theme and a little bit of school setting - Has unique mecha abillities called "drives". FMP has "lambda drive" and Aldnoah Zero has "aldnoah drive". These skills resembles a lot, and almost identical. - Male protagonist are professional mecha robot users and works for the military - Male protagonist protects girl - The mecha robots are equipped with guns, and shoots each other Differences: - FMP is more comedy/romance oriented - Aldnoah has hints of romance but it is almost unnoticeable - Aldnoah.Zero takes place mostly in space - FMP is about protecting people from teorrists, while Aldnoah is war between Earth and Mars I recommend to watch FMP  read more 
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Sigh... Even though one is magic based and the other is mech based, both have quiet/blunt, genius level main characters who can pretty much make no mistakes. Why they have so much knowledge or why they are so proficient compared to everyone else doesn't matter. *flips table* 
report Recommended by missinglnk
Both anime have some characters that will hate each other and then like afterward from fighting, and these two similarity are that they use mecha to fight and the story feel kinda identical if you like one you might like they other, but then when you watch both anime you can see the different as well but the concept still apply 
report Recommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
War betweens Aliens and Humans. The atmosphere is similar--- no one knows when an (mecha) alien will come down to attack the earth. Great mecha fights, and there's some kind of Romance between the male MC and female MC 
report Recommended by Xenocrisi
If you enjoyed Aldnoah.Zero this past season then it may be worth a look at Sidonia no Kishi. Both shows feature a predominantly mecha themed plot and have been made in the past year. Where as Aldnoah's story takes place almost exclusively on earth, Sidonia no Kishi takes place entirely in space. Though the two are very similar in the sci-fi mecha aspects they are also very different from one another. Unfortunately one of the main reasons people are put off by Sidonia no Kishi is because of the 3-dimensional art style compared to the much more common 2-dimensional style of Aldnoah. Though the art  read more 
report Recommended by ChickenBlocker
-Both MC are unique, not something you see a lot -Both series got mechas -In both series they are in war (against Angels) (against aliens) -Got both some epic OST -Both got lots of destruction  
report Recommended by Duatizer
The two series have a similar world, a similar set-up for conflict, characters with similar traits and circumstances and are largely character-driven. In both stories, two sides (nations in EnD, an empire vs. a union of nations in AZ) are fighting a war over resources. One side can't feed its people due to environmental circumstances of the land they inhabit. One side is technologically superior to the other due to a mysterious energy source available only to them. Thus they have more powerful mechs while the other side has strength in numbers. There's an idealistic, peace-loving princess leading one of the waring nations, being more of  read more 
report Recommended by Christhetics
Both are Mecha and have similar themes such as survival, romance and betrayal. Eureka seven has more emphasis on character development and has one of the better endings.  
report Recommended by Takkozz
-Both are Mech -Both have an enemy which is hard to beat -Both have a special group that seem to be the only ones that can defeat the enemy Differences is that M3 is about a realm and monsters that they fight with mechs that have LIMS(people that choose there pilot and don't work unless they like there pilot) inside that make a connection with the pilot,While Aldnoah has regualar mechs that fight against an advanced human race with overpowered mechs from mars  
report Recommended by TheBlckJoker
In Martian Successor Nadesico, there is a war between Earth and colonists who escaped to Jupiter. The mecha design is similar, the main mecha in ALDNOAH.ZERO could pass it self off as an orange custom Aestivalis. Both series involve ancient martian civilizations that had transportation technology; Hyper Gates in ALDNOAH.ZERO and Boson Jumping in Martian Successor Nadesico.  
report Recommended by Fortress_Maximus
Two nations in conflict, fights with mecha, the girl protagonist fighting for the union. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
If you've watched Fate/Zero, then Aldnoah Zero is worth for you. Aldnoah Zero isn't as well animated as Fate/Zero but the visuals are as good as they can be. Both have the same band, awesome ost, war, violence, deaths, and by the same director. 
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Incoming epicness detected! Politics, war, weapons of mass destruction... In Aldnoah.Zero we see tensions between the earth and mars. In both cases the opposing factions seem similar to what we have already seen in Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu). The earth faction in Aldnoah.Zero representing the Alliance and the martians having an aristrocratic structure. A main character from both series is a soldier and drinking heavily, being bitter from the war experiences they've made, claiming it their only way of being able to go on. I sense big intrigues and plottwist coming, and this is a huge reason why Legend of the Galactic  read more 
report Recommended by YuuChanneru
While both series belong to different genres, one thing they both have in common is a similarly stoic protagonist who is always logical and hardly ever expresses emotion. And in both series, they're both mysterious protagonists, since very little backstory is given to explain their stoic personalities. But in Grisaia no Meikyuu and Grisaia no Rakuen, we eventually learn a lot more about Yuuji's backstory, explaining why he is the way he is. On the other hand, Aldnoah Zero's second season never explains Inaho's backstory.  
report Recommended by Jagged_85
The animes both have intelligent protagonists that goes throughout the whole entire show and which is the most strongest/smarted of them all and knows what to do at all cost with their smart good brains. 
report Recommended by GrandSnow
Earth vs Mars anyone? While the stories aren't exactly the same the backdrop is  
report Recommended by HunterRose
Both anime are about wars between earth and space. They deal with loss separation and the horrors of the battle field. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
The member of a royal family uses an ancient power to activate ancient robots that are used to do battle in space. Gaogaigar is a super robot series and AZ is a real robot anime. But they're both very enjoyable. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Aldonah.Zero (the first and the second seasons) is the "INAHO!" to Mirai Nikki's "YUUKI!". Both anime revolve too much around one particular main (and not in a good way). Both MC's names are said waaaaayyyy too often, wherein the other characters just seems lost without them. Also, ACTION.  
report Recommended by Gmkrl
Both of these focus in space and even similar plot lines at times with deep jealousy drive some of these characters. They are a mix of drama and mecha also with couple of great actions scenes.  
report Recommended by Ace19
Both are mecha series that depend on war and the politics of war to propel their overall story arcs, down to the "royal family as linchpin" archetype. Both titles don't shy away from death, even those of the main cast, and use the ensuing drama to really pack an emotional punch. Of course, both also have some slick, beautiful robot fight sequences that stand out in the genre! 
report Recommended by ironMousey
While both shows are not exactly well-acclaimed in the character and story departments, they harbor an uncommon quality that may appeal to some fans of the sci-fi niche: Accurate references to real science principles and technologies. Throughout these series, there are moments where one may think, "Wow, I didn't expect that what I've learned in that science lesson has anime references!". "Lol. That's quite an interesting application of tech." "When will this piece of tech be sold at my electronic store?" To prevent spoilers, I won't list the examples ;). These shows aren't for everyone, but if you crave some sci-fi elements that could make the anime world  read more 
report Recommended by wb1
It has also breath taking entry and scenario as Aldnoah.Zero. In both anime's is the MC given (the situation) so much responsibility that its really similar. If you enjoyed Seikaisuru Kado than you will definitely enjoy Aldnoah.Zero. Also Aldnoah.Zero has good soundtracks in my opinion and given the scenario in Aldnoah.Zero, the soundtracks are perfect!  
report Recommended by ZeroGeneral
Insanely skilled young pilot is thrown into a war and quickly rises to a position of leadership. He battles for the sake of a special young woman who maybe the key to ending a war. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Both are Mech-driven political dramas in the vein of Gundam but with more straightforward & watered-down politics. They also both have heavy Shonen influences, less Aldoah than Kyoukai.  
report Recommended by Kazual999
08th MS Team is "real robot" Gundam at its finest, while Aldnoah Zero makes usage of space magic the first several episodes have some great battles of "real robots" going up much more advanced targets. The score by Hiroyuki Sawano makes up for a whole lot of Aldnoah Zero's shortcomings. This is a fun junk food mecha anime.  
report Recommended by bradenleague
Both series occur on Earth and Mars, albeit the organisms that dwell on Mars are humans unlike the evolved and intelligent Roaches; That is the main similarity between both series. Another quite obvious similarity lies with the notion that the Terrans have a goal to achieve in both series, in Terraformars the goals of the Terrans are to collect data samples on Mars of the intelligent Terraformars organism in order to create a vaccine for an incurable disease whereas with Aldnoah Zero, the terrans strike war with the mars 'humans' which leads to a full blown space campaign for dominance.  
report Recommended by ST63LTH
Both have giant robot of course and are fighting to protect earth from complete distruction. 
report Recommended by CrymsonAlpha
Quiet and generally reserved male protagonists in Inaho/Shin Initially Naïve yet strong-willed female protagonists in Seylum/Lena Both have mechs. Both have children being thrust into the frontlines of a war. Both have an OST by Hiroyuki Sawano with some FIRE singles in aLIEz & The Answer IMO 86 Part 1 and 2 are the stronger show, but Cour 1 of Aldnoah Zero really brought its A game for an Anime-Only. 
report Recommended by bagwsp
Both have Huge, pilotted robots, and a modern era vs aliens sort of theme... they're, on the most basic of notions, extremely similiar albeit very different altogether. 
report Recommended by Kothar-wa-Khasis
Both have the same Action, Military and mecha genres, and a certain character who works for the enemy despite of all the shitty thing he has experience from them.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Both have a Princess and a protector but the time and tech is different.  
report Recommended by CjExe
Similar premise and setting: an ongoing war between an imperialistic galactic monarchy and a democratic military allaince, set in the distant future. Also, both sides feature military prodigies who become fierce rivals with each other. 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Both series are similar in many ways: Both have mechas, a lot of war and conflict going on between invasion of an outerworld force from another planet. Story involves young soldiers training to be involved in the military and fight in robots by defending home from attacks from foreign enemy. 
report Recommended by MysticStrider
In both anime, humanity is at war with another, more advanced species of humans. The "advanced species" in both series has a similar hierarchical society. Both are quite generic mecha shows so they have a lot of other tropes and clichés in common as well.  
report Recommended by RyuRobin
Both Rinne no Lagrange and Aldnoah.Zero deal with mech, politics from other planets, and beautiful animation. A.Z is a little more CGI when dealing with mech, but that doesn't stop it being visually stunning. The music is also amazing, like RnL. 
report Recommended by supermilne
Invasion of human-like aliens from outer space on earth and a group of students struck in between the carnage. 
report Recommended by badlander_vtg
Main character and his friends are struck in a war between earth and genocidal and fanatic space inhabitants. 
report Recommended by badlander_vtg
When two friends fight for a princess (fighting for a girl they both love) Making one of them a villain of the story both have suspense, drama, and many more you can ask for in a series or a film. I highly recommend both if you haven’t watch them. 
report Recommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
- Both are so full of powerful emotions and will leave you mentally drained by the end - CG mecha galore - Deep plot involving political tension - Characters developed to similar degrees - Dark and edgy plot, but with a good dose of humour - Action-packed fantasy adventure, great for watching with family and friends  
report Recommended by Lemon
An intrepid and calculating main lead and his quirky high-school crew take on and outsmart stereotypically brazen invaders despite only possessing inferior craft. Crazy battles ensue 
report Recommended by callmetheBigD
- Earth is invaded by space people with way more advanced technology - The space peeps have a princess as a leader - Both princesses wants peace - Mecha anime Both are intense, except Turn A Gundam is a bit more light hearted while Aldnoah.Zero seems to be a bit more serious.  
report Recommended by CipherPie
The main characters of both series use their brilliant minds and tactics to outwit opponents and winning battles against the odds. They will come up with tactics and predict the next move of opponents, turning the tides of the battle. 
report Recommended by Shuc49
Both of these series involving an invasion to a planet where the main characters fights back . The main male protagonist becomes a force as he takes charge on dealing with the invaders alongside others characters . There is a state of warfare as humanity fight for survival.  
report Recommended by SasoriUzumaki
TACTICAL REALISTIC MILITARY ACTION That words tell everything about both anime Alot different between both anime so i will only tell you the similar thing only : + MC (always) fighting in group not alone, just like real soldier in battlefield + Instead using super weapon or power, MC & his allies using strategy to take down the enemies + Character Development is steady, so you will never see one or two character become super-duper-like-god in just one episode  
report Recommended by SSSS_Shunaria
Towards the Terra and Aldnoah Zero have alot of simularities in their themes and narritive Both anime revolves around the themes of racism and nationalism. How the two shows exicute these themes is a different story. ( If you want to know which one is exicuted better, Terra>Aldnoah any day) Also, both show are told in a simlar way. In these two shows, there are 2 main characters on each opposing side and the story switch from both of their perspectives. 
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On a mission to take vengeance upon the Earth, soldiers are sent from the colonies in their personalized meccha - Mobile Suits, referred to as "Gundams." Initially conducting individual operations across the globe, they are conflicted their own morals, duties as soldiers and their pasts, as well as those of the other Gundam pilots. As this occurs, the main characters cross paths with a girl from an influential family. Though her means differ from those of the pilots, their ultimate goal is the same - and that is peace. Gundam Wing is a must watch classic with another great soundtrack. 
report Recommended by KSt0ne
Young princesses, global politics and war. it has also an overall similar feeling, but Aldnoah is more serious. 
report Recommended by teaknight
- The Mecha is activated by the power they have some. - The protagonist uses a Mecha without the need for power. - Two nations in constant conflict . - A nation wants the resources of the other nation and invest in their quality of life . 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both revolve around a story where humans from mars come to invade the humans of Earth to take the planets from them, and the humans from Mars have the better technology. 
report Recommended by Die_Hard
Combining elements of advanced technology (mecha) and sci-fi themes, both of these series involving an invasion to a planet where the main characters fights back as resistance. The main male protagonist becomes a driving force as he takes charge on dealing with the invaders alongside others. There is a state of warfare as humanity/earthlings fight for survival. At the same time, there are also mysteries regarding the origins of the mecha and characters. Recommended for anyone into sci-fi/mecha with warfare themes. 
report Recommended by Stark700
There's NTR somewhere in both series 
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Similarities: - Action, mecha, military theme - Male protagonist protects girl - Male protagonist are professional robot-users - Both have a school setting, but Aquarion has school elements in story Differences: - Aquarion Evol is romance/comedy oriented, while Aldnoah is military/action oriented - Aquerion Evol uses more colorful animation, while Aldnoah uses darker color tones - MC in Aldnoah is cynical, MC in Aquarion is sensitive  
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To Aldnoah.Zero and Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, These fight aren't mecha (like a using airplanes). Claire Cruz (Nina Viento) and Asseylum Vers Allusia like a princess. 
report Recommended by Roseanne26
Both anime are very similar from how they piliot there mecha and the story were two side face each other even thou they are very much identical. 
report Recommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
A princess from the another planet visits Earth as a diplomat to try to ease tensions between the two planets after a war cuts ties of diplomacy between the two. The outerplanet inhabitants were originally earthlings that colonized said planets. The only trade-off is that you take away mecha action for a somewhat cheesy shoujo rom-com with closure. 
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- War between two similar species - Main character trying to protect a young girl who could possibly be the key to either ending or winning the war - Genius teenager - One species perceives themselves as superior to the other with better technology I watched Last Exile a while ago and so when I watched Aldnoah Zero recently all I could think was "If you like one of these you'll probably like the other". 
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