-Both anime is story-based, and have many well-developed mecha fights
-Both anime's MC's are of higher nobility, and are pretendents(heirs) to an Emperor title, but both have been stripped from their rights and privilegies by an enemy plot
-CG(Code Geass) MC is male, while CA(Cross Ange) MC is female
-In CA there is magic and magic users, while in CG there is no magic
-In CA the world being attacked by mysterious aliens, while in CG the world itself is not in any danger and CG have political brawlings and faction vs faction warfare as the main plot twists. read more
Cross Ange is Code Geass's little sister. If you enjoyed Code Geass then there is no way that you wouldn't enjoy Cross Ange. You probably haven't seen it because of a low MAL rating, but the rating is low only due to the show portraying a bit of "realism" and covering subjects such as discrimination which might be hard for some to swallow.
Yes, the animation is slightly worse than Code Geass and the plot is not as serious, but otherwise it's pretty much a female version of Code Geass.
Both produced by Sunrise, so expect mecha action, plenty of plot twists and a wide range of characters, some of which you will love and some of which you will hate.
Cross Ange is a very underrated show, and is a must if you're a Code Geass fan. read more
Even though it's still on 2 episodes, you could immediately tell the similarities of the two Anime, even if the character/personality of the main two MC have nothing in common ( Not too sure,yet ).
The two struggle to get to their throne through Mecha/machinery and the military and also their own strength/power.
Not to mention,made by Sunrise studio , and they don't fuck around like we know and gets on with it instead of wasting time, and that's what has been happening so far within.
In hindsight, the mood of the both show is very similar from beginning to end, giving the audience the epic feeling from their well-thought out stories. But it is not like the plots copy each other in anyway. Each create their own unique world that I highly recommend for you to check out and stick with it until the end.
Both have mecha action, death of a characters but a slight diffirence since Cross Ange has low ratings due to some yuri and discrimination of existance on a character. Another thing is the main character which is female and romance takes place.
Artwork is a little alike but Code Geass has the characters of lengthwise.
Both anime are precise turds made by studio Sunrise. This is because both are completely rediculous shows that try to take themselves seriously, and the largest difference is that anime fans actually bought Code Geass' attempt. Both also have similar robot designs that are usually better than the show itself
This recommendation was spiced up because someone thought I was joking
Girls who are physically different from the rest of Humanity and are pawns in the hands of forces beyond their control (and, for some part, understanding) fight with (apparently) no better hope than that of a painless death. Healthy amount of fan service. Dark mood. Enemies coming from The Outside.
However, Cross Ange is considerably darker and the scope is likely to be broader.
Both pairs act similarly to each other (Male MC is determined to be with Female MC) and although Female MC is of royalty, they're more of outcasts in the system and act as a recluse, although very adept in combat. Both shows have weird crap coming from the sky obviously harming humanity. In combat, the only way to fight is to get lots of skin showing.
Both series take place in a futuristic setting. Extraterrestrial beings exist and threaten daily life for the citizens on Earth. To combat these monsters genetically altered vixens, which in this case are Pandora (Freezing), Norma (Cross Ange), must enlist in the armed forces and fight. Death and destruction are routine for these soldiers who can't turn back to their old care-free life.
The females leads, Satellizer and Angelise are royalty with a horrific background. The pain caused from their past makes them shun others who try to be their friends. To make things worse, they are full of themselves, which causes jealousy among the other cadets in the academy, especially since they are naturally gifted in combat. read more
Both shows use female only characters for soldiers and both groups are forced to fight against their will against an enemy hardly know anything about.
Both shows incorporate special abilities Cross Ange has characters that whenever they sing a certain tune brings out the true power of their Para-mail, Freezing has characters that use special abilities due to the stigmata infused into their body. As a heads up Freezing has more characters in this category than Cross Ange.
Both shows have some Yuri overall Cross Ange features these kinds of things more compared to Freezing that shows bits of it here in their for both of it's seasons.
The differences between the shows is that Cross Ange is mecha (pretty much a non-canon spin off to Gundam in my opinion lol) and Freezing is a school/superpower anime. read more
They both have the same amount of Yuri and action except one is a more serious anime while the other was more of an excchi based franchise. However, both exhibit the same warrior shoujo who fights for justice.
Both have the same, josie, advnture, fantasy, action and ecchi genre.
Both involves the same main female characters who gets sexually abused.
Both also involves the main female character leading a posse of fighting vixens against a higher authority.
Both also involves the same main female character whom where once a member of the nobility but now have to fight in order to survive.
Both has the same amount of quas-ihentai in it, where it can rage from self pleasure to sadistic acts.
QB:R was set in some fantasy land where chicks with attitude and who are in heat rules. CA:TRR is set in some futuristic land where magic and science were combine and chicks with no magic were sexually abused and used as canon fodders.
One antagonist in one anime involves men who were commanded by chicks with attitude, while in the other anime, the antagonist there are not only dragons from another dimension, but also the bureaucracy who uses them.
The fanservice in one anime was more intense than the other one.  read more
Both have the same action, shoujo, fantasy, magic, yuri and ecchi genre, also both have the same quasi-hentai thingy that we guys would love. Except Queen Blade: Rebellion was set more on a medieval setting while Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo was set in some futuristic time where magic and science where combine. However when it comes to that almost-hentai thingy, in Queen's Blade, the girls there where more like pleasuring themselves, while in Cross Ange has abit of that sadistic thing in it where girl banging girl may take place........in my opinion.
Note: Recommendation is subject for updating or I may delete it depending how "Cross Ange" does in upcoming episodes.
Both have the same plot where it involves girls who have to fight to survive and it also has the same female MC who has to fight more to live and possible to regain her honor, however both anime may have the same amount of provocative scenes that boys will howl for, except for one which really does have such provocative scenes.
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.
As someone who generally doesn't like mecha anime; these are two mecha anime I actually did enjoy. Also, they have some similarities and contain similar plot twists. Both anime have a main character that gets seperated from their home, and end up in a poor isolated area. The war against the DRAGONs in Cross Ange is also very similar to the war against the Hideaze in Gargantia.
The main difference is that Gargantia contains more slice of life, while Cross Ange contains more ecchi.
Tragedy, harsh reality, and overcoming obstacles await the main character(s) in both Cross Ange and Kakumeiki Valvrave. If you enjoy watching character development when facing a reality check, then try the other. Plots are completely different.
-If you have zero tolerance for fan-service, Cross Ange is NOT for you-
Both have previously civilian characters who are suddenly thrown into war. The plots are well written and deep with many mysteries to be revealed. Both titles gained a lot of attention (negative) for having shocking elements and plot developments. They are exciting, definitely very dramatic (some say over the top) and borderline parody. For this they have been called "train wrecks" and so bad it's good. However I like both of these shows very much and I see the aforementioned qualities as positive aspects that make the stories that much more interesting and engaging. Oh yeah, both are mecha
Both are action anime which have a large main cast. Either cast are not playing the role of the "good guys", but are more about being those which society condemns, yet we still see the world from their point of view as the protagonists.
Both anime have a lot of deaths, some of which revolve around the main cast.
Both casts have battles against giant monsters.
Both anime have elements of romance between the main characters.
Separating the Haves from the Have-nots, that's the name of the game for both shows where the group goes to overthrow the corrupted establishment while being treated as "nothings". They also kill off characters as the story progresses and show lots of gore to emphasize. Genre is generally the same dealing with "modern medieval fantasy" but Ange has mecha future tech mixed in in addition to dragons whereas Akame is more "robin hood".
same gore , the main character is taken out of what they believe the world is to more corrupt and deadly world both have super weapons (akame) got ancient weapons while (cross ange) mechas they both have stress less humor episodes, while (cross ange ) is on the echi side (akame) is more light hearted but both have some very dark scenes
1. Grils with strong characters, with guts to fight.
2. The Girls who are fighting are cast off's from sociaty.
3. They're fighting monsters.
4. Drama and action, a lot.
1. Claymore is in a fantasy scenery and Cross Ange is in a mix scenery magic and mecha.
2. In Claymore the girls have super human strenght, and on Cross Ange they're normal human with cool mecha rides.
These anime are about girls from influential families that loose everything after the betrayal of there brother.
Both girls also suffer bad treatment because of the actions of their brother.
And in order to gain what they have lost the have to fight with robots.
The starts of the anime are very strong and leave a good impression.
Like all great directors, Fukuda knows how to learn from works of the past and improve upon them
-Despite how congested Strain was with its story lines and themes, it evidently lacked the complexity to become critically acclaimed. Cross Ange includes even more themes and plot points for no discernable reasons with barely any exploration to them, provoking thoughts in the viewer instead of spoonfeeding them.
-The preference for gore, shock factor and nudity has escalated greatly between the time of production for the 2 series. Cross Ange adapts to this by accounting holistically for all these factors and even Turn Them Up to Eleven, meeting the essential needs of the modern anime viewer.
-The portrayal of a rebellious, emotionally damaged teenager in Strain was far too reasonable. Ange is the optimized and improved version who is absolutely incomprehensible, utterly stubborn and never manages to learn anything. This vividly illustrate the image of a recalcitrant adolescent both series intended in comparison to Sara
-Antagonists clearly exist to be hated, Strain made the mistake in trying to make the audience sympathise to Ralph’s petty reasons. Embryo, on the other hand, is an asshole in every sense of the word; absolutely heinous, nefarious and malicious on top of being a rapist, hating on him brainlessly enhances the viewing experience
In an age of the anime industry littered with lazy, fanservice orientated and sales driven products. Fukuda remains one of the few reliable individuals for quality entertainment.  read more
Battling Mechas and lots of girls, one blonde in each anime who has to readjust thier entire life because of family. In both anime they each even cut off their own hair. Both shows I think are fantastic feminist mecha anime, which I would recommend to anyone who likes strong female characters trying to find out how this could have happened to them.
Aside from the clear aesthetic similarities due to director [[Mitsuo Fukuda]] being the creative producer of Cross Ange
Both series feature two groups of humans with one heavily discriminating over the other. In SEED, the coordinators with their superior abilities are considered monsters by "Natural" humans because they are genetically engineered. In Cross Ange, on the other hand, most humans can use the power of Mana and discriminate and imprison those who are born without the ability to use Mana who are called Norma. From one point of view Norma are inferior from their inability to use Mana however this perception can be turned on its head as they can also destroy technology made from Mana.
Expect under-the-table dealings and faction-switching. read more
1.Openings between the 2 are scary alike
2.Main characters Mecha look the same
3.Coordinators and Naturals and Norma and Mana They both have to different type of humans that dislike each other
4.Both main find themselves fighting to survive
Holy Cthulhu. Do I even need to explain why I'm recommending this anime?
Just watch the Cross Ange opening. Don't even have to watch an episode to understand. Sunrise is LITERALLY spoonfeeding the viewers the influence of Gundam Seed.
Similar animation styles, art, characters (YES TUSK, I'M LOOKING AT YOU), romance, mechas (this is a no-brainer), revolution plot, blahblahblahblah~
And yes, this anime is definitely going to be enjoyable for those who loved how flamboyant Gundam Seed was. This anime should be the true successor to the series instead of the mistake called Seed Destiny.
The main characters life in a world that seems to be an utopia, filled with magic and without any strife. However slowly they discover the dark secrets of their world, which actually is filled with discrimination against those without magic.
Both anime start slow but get really good later on. Cross Ange has mecha and fanservice (actually the main reason why I started watching this); Shinsekai Yori has shounen-ai; but both anime have much to make up for that.
Yes, Shinsekai Yori does not have mechas and it does not include as many instances of blatant fanservice. However, the basic question that the viewer is inspired to ask remains the same: What is the price of building an Utopian society and is it practical/moral to discriminate (even to the point of servitude) a minority by using propaganda to frame them as monsters and turn public opinion in the favour of the peace-seeking majority?
I find Cross Ange thus far (at episode 10) to provide insightful views on this point and I value its ability to make me think. Be prepared for some cringe-inducing moments in Cross Ange though. The animators don't hold back.  read more
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
-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
+ Yuri element
+ A special unit whose members consist of woman only
+ Both anime featuring mechanical unit only can be ride by MC
+ Conflict between three fraction (Simulacran, Argentum, and Plumbum in Simoun) (DRAGONs, Norma, & Human-mana Empire in Cross Ange)
As I was watching Simoun, I couldn't stop thinking about the similarities it shares with Cross Ange. Both anime include a team of girls at a military base who must pilot machines to defend against invaders. Shoujo ai/yuri themes are present in both anime, but Cross Ange has way more fanservice than Simoun. There's a lot of drama between characters, although there's a lot more drama in Simoun, and Simoun gets way more serious than Cross Ange. As the series progress, we learn what happens when the characters unlock the full power of the machines they pilot, and more about the world the characters live in is revealed. To top it all off, both series have a pretty cool soundtrack. As for differences, Two pilots are required for the Simoun, but the mechs In Cross Ange only use 1 pilot. Furthermore, Cross Ange includes more action, while Simoun has a big religion theme with it. But in total, Simoun and Cross Ange share a lot of similarities. If you enjoyed one, then you should enjoy the other! :) 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
Directed by the great Fukuda, both are masterpieces of anime-saving level separated only by time.
-Opening animation similarly features familiar scenes triggering memories of Gundam Seed but not quite the same.
-Heavy utilization of caricatures in an attempt to portray discrimination, betrayal and jealousy, firmly believing they succeeded.
-Features very expansive settings with endless possibilities yet somehow only focus on a tiny cast.
-Main characters are logic-defying, utterly stubborn in whatever they do, spearheaded by extreme stupidity yet never learn anything which invokes audience empathy from their teenager days, adding a unique layer of depth to character writing
-If you're ever confused, there's always a point of self-insertion in Jesus Yamato/Tusk, their preaching always calm me down.
The rate at which Sunrise churns out Mecha trash every year is baffling but you can always count on Fukuda for something worth watching, something worth talking about, something worth facepalming over. If this is what you watch anime for then by all means try these 2 out. read more
They're both made by Mitsuo Fukuda
Cross Ange like to pay homage to this, a lot. More than it really should.
Coordinators and Humans = Norma and Humans: They don't like each other.
WINGS OF REVEALING LIGHT
SAME EXACT MOBILE SUIT DESIGNS.
In an almost seemingly peaceful city bounded by natural order lies a dark secret. The minds of the society has been poisoned which in turn leads to a bizarre belief that no everyone is equal. It just goes to show that an unfounded law supported by absurd theories may spread chaos in the long run.
'Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo' focuses on a naive human race where control is everything. It shows how fragile the human minds are when manipulated to discriminate their own kind. The human outcast are trained in slaughtering enemies that would threaten the existence of mankind, making it a three way melancholy cycle. The unique thing about this show is that it brings in a huge variety of genres that normally wouldn't blend well together but in this case it did, not to mention the OST is something to be applauded. Overall the show is set up to fail in a sense but succeed in the end.
'Black Bullet' pushes the boundaries of cruelty to a whole new level while revealing the true nature of the humans we are sworn to protect. Children are forced onto the battlefield fighting men's battle and are widely expendable while the pitiful normal humans show no remorse towards these sacrifices. Being neither monster or human, the children were placed on a despairing wheel of fate where they had to kill one half (monster) of their kind and being rejected by the other half (human). The storyline actually stands firm throughout the character development and you will find yourself hyped with the breathtaking OSTs.  read more
Norma and infected loli's are the misfits sent away to fight to preserve humanity while average humanity dismiss the misfits as garbage. Although twisted, they're sent to destroy humanity itself whether infected to no return or brainwashed by "God".
Princess Ange and Princess Yona worlds turned upside down. Their kingdom back stabs them. Now on the run from them. Both princes hope to change and change the people around them. One series is a mecha anime by Sunrise. The other a fantasy/romance adventure series.
Both revolve around a princess who initially refuses to adjust to her new life she's been forced into, but eventually, come to grips with it, and accept it. Build up a toughness for the real world. They also cut their hair.
Both have their share of yuri action to mix in the mecha, also don't forget lots of skin showing on those scantily-clad uniforms! Only difference is whether you'd want to venture in darker territory in Ange vs "mahou shoujo" world of Vividred.
Both feature predominantly-female casts, mecha, lesbianism and sci-fi, and play around with elements of genres in which they belong and mix both tragedy and seriousness with camp and fanservice that make an enjoyable ride.
Separating the Haves from the Have-nots, that's the name of the game for both shows where the group goes to overthrow the corrupted establishment while being treated as "nothings". Both have their share of characters "flipflopping" from Good to Bad back to Good. Only difference is genre whether modern medieval vs apocalypse.
Okay if you want more mechs and girl pilots in revealing clothing after watching Cross Ange, check out Infinite Stratos, there's an abundance of it. Moreover, the main characters in both anime have a special hidden power, and only the MC can pilot a powerful mech. The MC in Infinite Stratos is a male, but both anime have a harem of women who idolize the MC.
Incestuous, mommy issues-filled older brother prince betrays his own sister -who is the favorite of the family and has warrior tendencies- while destroying his own, aforementioned family, working in tandem with a mysterious female accomplice. Some penetration involved, as well.
Protagonist of BB is the male version of the Cross Ange protagonist - they both live in a world where everyone can use some kind of energy that they cannot (quartz/mana) and they are branded because of that (un-sorcerer/norma).
Additionally, in these anime we have golems/ragnamails which are basically the same, and the protagonist are gifted with the one that no one else can use.
Other similarities include a lot of mecha, occasional drama, deceased family members & weak-becomes-strong kind of protagonist.
Both series deal with a minority group different from the rest of the society. In Elfen Lied, it is "diclonius" - a group of girls with special powers. And in Cross Ange, it is "norma" - again a bunch of girls but this time their difference lies in their lack of magical power that the rest of the society has. But in both cases, these girls are considered unequal to the rest and treated as less than humans. Both are considered a threat to the safery and well-being of the existing society,
In Elfen Lied, Lucy has a split personality. Aside from her dangerous nature, she is sometimes as innocent as a child. Ange, however, has a process of self-discovery in her descent from privilege to alienation. Thus, through revealing the two protagonists' diverse nature, both series question the validity of racial discrimination.
And naturally both series include violence and revenge as a reaction against discrimination, utter humiliation and alienation.  read more
- Both are ecchi anime with explicit yuri plots/scenes.
- Real yuri, without devices like the "true" male partner or futanari.
- Cross Ange's plot/characterizations were more compelling while Sin's yuri was more centralized.
- If you loved Sin you'll love Cross Ange, but if you loved Cross Ange you might want to check out Sin because you might like it too.
Two princesses fallen from grace are forced to embark on a journey for their survival on or near their sixteenth birthday. During this adventure they will confront many facets of the nature of the world they live in and strive to come to terms with them. This will have a great impact on the nature of their plight.
The two worlds presented share varying degrees of similarities in nature. Magic is an element with strong presence in Scrapped Princess but more subdued in Cross Ange, while Mecha is the main attraction for Cross Ange and a lot more subtle in Scrapped Princess. However the most similar point lies in the true nature of the world and what the main characters finally represent with respect to the state of that world once the adventure concludes.
Ange is a lot bolder and wilder throughout the story compared to Pacifica, but both come to deal with their identity in a world that wants them dead, and both pursue the path of the living with strong ardor despite their circumstances.
Scrapped Princess is a show that is a lot more normal and toned down, but it tells a very similar story with similar themes.
If you enjoyed Cross Ange, there's quite a few reasons why you might also enjoy Scrapped Princess, however some may find it milder to taste. If you thought Cross Ange went too far in certain areas, I believe Scrapped Princess is the closest experience to Cross Ange's story without those elements present. read more
What both these series have in common is an unforgettable soundtrack, a ton of material for yuri-shipping and the constant, breathtaking action. The protagonists Ange and Mai are similarly forced to grow stronger in order to cope with a harsh environment. Both series have a large and varied cast that'll make you get attached to at least a few characters. Both also have girls fighting either beasts or other girls.
cross ange and code geass were both master pieces. except Ange is like the badass girl version while lelouch is the guy badass
there's an outstanding plot for both of them, so if you don't really like me ha, it makes up for it
they both have pathetically trash siblings who are ..oh wow so coincidently crippled both physically and psychologically. and that sibling for both is a girl younger sister, bound to a wheel chair. and they can actually walk in the end only to realize it was actually mental blocks preventing them.
both are intelligent, logical and already stated above . badass
they use their brains, and have a cynical humor
they are aided by a special person that they love, for ange it's tusk for leluech it's c.c
and they are both fighting to destroy yet preserve a world that did them both injustice yet gave a ray of hope in turmoil.
both were severely persecuted and banished *both from royalty*
family gave them the boot and they were forced to endure a humiliating yet enlightening life
the only difference is that one ends as a tragedy while the other ..doesn't
and ange doesn't have any special power to aid her in her revolution while the latter does
both include a bit of unnatural things like for ex. geass, dragons. world tuners..etc
Both have the same plot where the MC is very good and has the respect of his homies, also both have the same setting where science and magic where combined. Except Cross Ange may have that almost-hentai thing, while MKR was more whole some with some degree of violence of course.
Persuasive argument: Watch it yourself and feel free to enjoy it or report my recommendation to a (Beep, Beep) mod to have it removed. if you guys think my recom sucks.
Cross Ange is actually quite different from Macross F in its basic storyline, if you look past the obvious mecha and romance subplots, but the themes explored are similar. The idea that people are free to choose their own destiny, that people who we conceive of as different and as the enemy may be remarkably similar to us and that music can transcend boundaries are effectively used in both anime.
Some of the characters are also similar. While I definitely preferred Ange, the male MC 'princess' of Macross also displays the characteristic stubbornness, ambition, recklessness and disregard for authority that I liked about Ange.
Both are excellent anime and it is worth the time it takes to watch them.  read more
Both shows happily take potshots at the industry, fans, and really anyone they feel like. Jinrui is more satirical, while Ange favors more straightforward parody. I think both can be very funny for viewers with the right sense of humor.
Both these shows make me laugh because I find their fanservice so ridiculous. In both cases, I'm pretty sure the creators intended the self-parody, which makes both great fun for anyone who can appreciate that kind of humor. (...not absolutely sure though, which is part of the fun.)
For Manyuu Hikenchou, even the title falls into the ecchi silliness. If you'll forgive my (less than perfect) Japanese, I might translate Manyuu as "demon(ic) boob" and Hikenchou as "secret sword book". Think Jim Carey as the Riddler: "Was that over the top? I can never tell."
Cross Ange also derives humor from its title, but in a different way (watch the end of episode previews for that).  read more
Both shows are fully selfaware and more of a parody of their respective times anime trends and tropes.
Also, Hagen and Embryo are basically the same charackter. An over the top narcisist, who, if he whould act any hamier, whould be in the way to a butcher at the end of the show to be turned into delicious... well... ham. And the actual reason why they want to destroy the world is exacly the same.
Both shows feature high concentrations of fanservice and prominently include relationships, both friendly and otherwise, between humans and dragons, as well as several of the secrets being the state of their worlds.
- 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
There's some torture in Cross Ange but not as much as Rin Daughters of Mnemosyne.
I'd say there's maybe around the same amount of Yuri sex scenes in both but Mnemosyne shows more with out censoring the sex scenes.
+ War between two sides
De Metrio Empire vs Le Garite Empire (Rinne no Lagrange)
Norma vs DRAGONs & Human-Mana Empire (Cross Ange)
+ Similar character, for example : Embyro (Cross Ange) & Lizamarie De Roschefall (Rinne no Lagrange) is THE CREATOR. I say "THE CREATOR" because main story/conflict/mecha unit/source power using in Rinne no Lagrange & Cross Ange is created by both them.
+ Some yuri element can be found in both anime too
+ Mecha design also similar : Para-mail & Vox is transformable mecha units. Both mecha units have Humanoid mode & Bird-like mode read more
both have the idea of friendship between women
both involve fighting with song activated weapons, and this idea of music connecting people (and other stuff)
both are train wrecks that turn out to be interesting