Made by some of the same people and following the major themes of giant robot fights, puberty, and coming into ones own self with the help of close friends, these two series encompass many of the positive aspects of the mecha genre as they relate to believing in one's comrades and themselves. Neither series busies itself with explaining mechanics beyond "here is the world and people get stronger through the power of friendship and reconciliation" but appreciating them for the uplifting message and character interaction and growth rather than number of plot holes takes the viewer for an amazing ride.
I had a hard time getting into Gurren Lagann, I dropped it several times before finally getting past the near vertical learning curve to engage it. Franxx suffers a similar issue, where the writers/producers took a highly artistic approach to the narrative and let me tell you, its FANTASTIC. Most negative comments revolve around the first 6 episodes, where everything makes sense if you keep watching. Do yourself a favor, if you liked Gurren, come to Franxx with no expectations and see where the ride takes you!
Similar art style (same artists as trigger is basically just gynax reborn). Giant robots, emotional characters and a little fan service. Typical Trigger animation that I can't recommend enough to anyone who likes Gurrenlagan. The anime really has the same feeling as Gurren and may even be its spiritual successor .
For starters, both shows are vibrant yet complex, involve mechs that grow in strength along with their users, and have a passionate love story on the side. On the down-low, both shows have a lot of people dying eventually and will make you want to cry at some point.
It makes perfect sense that a mecha anime done by Studio Trigger carries the same hallmark traits of the flagship mecha anime of Studio Gainax; the former is the successor of the latter, after all. Everything from the mecha transfrormation sequences, battle sequences, and character animation are similar. They are also similar in that they are both set in post-apocalyptic versions of Earth where the remains of humanity survive while battling monstrous beings in giant mecha.
Both have mecha fight, a tragic love story, both ending went for big then went home, they make you cheer for the main characters, both art style is amazing, both have unforgettable characters (Kamina/02)
- Both are visually appealing shows
- Both have plot twists that mix up the story
- Both have fanservice (Franxx has a little more)
- Franxx focuses more on the romance
- TTGL focuses more on the mecha battles
They are both great mechas and my top two favorites. For me tho TTGL > Franxx.
-Same mecha anime
-The art of Hiroyuki Imaishi (director of TTGL & Kill La Kill) and Atsushi Nishigori (Director of DTF and character designer of TTGL)
-Have a fanservice and comedy
-The main character is male
-The secondary character mode the main character to be a great pilot
With excellent writing, lovable characters, beautiful art/animation, and so much more, Darling in the FranXX is an amazing homage and lives up to the hype of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's legacy. Definitely a must watch.
If you liked Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann for its sharp yet simple plot with mecha battles, you should try Franxx for doing a different plot that also goes with mecha battles. They both have very interesting story directions, so you should pay attention to enjoy Franxx!
Huge cast of main/almost main characters, MC meets weird girl that they fall in love with, mechs, and colorful as hell. The MC and the girl also pilot together in the same mech! THE MECH ALSO HAS A SIMILAR COLOR SCHEME
Premise wise, both are pretty similar. Both star a main character that are pretty depressed about their current situation and want a sort of freedom. Both shows include the appearance of a colorful, mysterious girl who appears to the main character unexpectedly in the first episode, seeming to offer and escape from the main character’s unwanted current situation (manic pixie dream girl). Both female characters have a questionable humanity, and are hinted to be potential alien/alien-human hybrids. Both story’s central conflict are about fighting back against some sort of mysterious, unknown alien life forms. Both shows focus on the main couple who only through piloting a mecha together can they unlock their full potential. Eureka Seven focuses more on the innocence/coming of age aspect of the main couple’s relationship, while DitF seems to circumvent that(as of episode 3).
Also, the main girl from DinF, 02, is very similar to Anemone from Eureka Seven. Both have a pink color palette, and act kind of crazy. Both are potentially dangerous to anyone who works with them(Hiro in DinF, Dominic in E7). I feel like Hiro and 02 are pretty similar visually to Anemone and Dominic.  read more
This series is so Similar to this in many ways.
-First whole Non-human girl and Human guy relationship.
-Second, the way the girl is gaining confidence and acceptance about her being different while they guy starts out with not much of a backbone but starts to gain confidence as well.
-third how they both need each other to polite the Mecha effectively.
The characters themselves remind me of Eureka 7s:
Hiro - Basically is Renton but more emo lol
Zero Two - Shes Eureka but with more of Anemones personality
Ichigo - Basically the gender-flipped holland lol
Goro - Once again the gender flip Talho
Mitsuru - a more angsty moondoggie
Kokoro - Shes Gidget
Miku & Zorome - a less mature Hilda and Matheiu
In both stories, there is a boy who is kinda a wuss but destined for something great and there is a girl who is a "no non-sense ace pilot that have a shady background with a certain organization and whose humanity is also questionable (half alienoni)". Both character are strongly attracted to each other, and together they go to pilot the "awesome transforming-mech thing capable of one-shotting all their enemies without much effort but requires two pilots to operates".
The two main characters lived in a post apocalyptic world where military order is absolute.
the only difference is that E7 is about innocent love while Franxx is bout' SEX (HELL YEAH) read more
Both Animes are set in a post-apocalyptic world where the male and female protagonists who share a mutual attraction to each other need to join forces to pilot a mecha that will only work at full power with the two of them piloting it.
- Ichigo and Zero Two really similiar to Eureka and Anemone (the heroines from each anime)
- ichigo and zero two has the same hair color as eureka and anemone, blue and pink in GENERAL (maybe ichigo and eureka is different but in general their hair is blue)
- female mc is non human (eureka and zero two)
- both mecha has the same color theme (red and white)
- they fight againts monsters (coralian and klaxosaur)
- the mecha (strelitzia and nirvash) are piloting by boy and girl
Both series share a common theme; there is a boy who can be a wet-blanket and a crybaby sometimes, and a girl who is only half-human. They team up to pilot a transforming mech into battle against monstrous threats in a post-apocalyptic world.
Both shows have similar premises with the main character wanting to achieve more in life, which leads to a 'destined' meeting with a girl that isn't considered human and together they operate a mecha (the strongest one amongst their squad)
In both shows also, the girl is the one who 'owns' the mecha, and the guy is the only one that can bring out its true potential
Apart from the downright similarities between the characters of these two series, the world buildup has striking resemblance. Humanity is constantly being under attack by an eldritch abomination, and to defeat them, kids are trained to pilot giant mecha structures. The protagonist has some sort of issue that prevents him from piloting once such robot. There is a female lead who wears bright red clothes, and plays a big part with the mental turmoil of our protagonist.
Mental depression plays a big part in the protagonist's case, and while Evangelion has a constantly lingering dark aura to it, Darling in the FranXX is a lot brighter in case of both appearance and the tone of the story. read more
Similarities: Darling in the FranXX and Neon Genesis Evangelion both revolve around a group of teenagers fighting monsters with their mechs. Both have a lot of drama, and both MCs are depressed.
Differences: Neon Genesis Evangelion is a lot more darker than Darling in the FranXX and has deep psychological themes & even some symbolism. It really focuses on the psychological aspects when it comes to the characters, while Darling in the FranXX seems to focus on romantic drama between the characters.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is great for Darling in the FranXX fans who would like to some darker mecha series. Darling in the FranXX is great for Neon Genesis Evangelion fans who would like a less serious mecha series, but still has drama and tragedy.  read more
Darling in the FranXX borrows the same concept from Neon Genesis, but while Evangelion takes a more psychological with the sense of impending doom in the horizon, Darling in the FranXX takes the more drama and character building approach,.... is as if Neon Genesis had love child with Kill La Kill and then that love child had another kid with Gurren Lagann.
Both are mech shows with a depressed male protagonist, and an inhuman female main character.
I've only seen 1 episode of Darling in the Franxx so far, so I can't say for sure, but it seems have a similar vibe to EVA.
If you like Darling in the Franxx, check out EVA.
Though, can't say for sure it's vice versa.
Follows the same trope - Humanity is threatened by alien beings and the only hope for salvation is to train adolescent kids to pilot giant robots. For some convoluted reason, the wimpiest one winds up as a hero that saves the planet and leaves aliens smoldering in the ashes.
In a post-apocalyptic world, humanity is beset against monstrous, other-worldly creatures who attack their fortified cities. The only hope for mankind's survival against these terrible threats are mecha, which can only be piloted by children. Why? Because its ANIME, that's why!! The pilots are always whiney little children!
Seriously though, Eva and Darling are very similar in more ways than one. Besides setting and premise, even the main male leads of both are sad wet blankets, and the female leads are battle-hardened ace pilots who wear red skin-tight suits.
If you've watched FranXX but not NGE, go watch NGE. If you've watched NGE but not FranXX, then you should watch FranXX if you'd enjoy a worse version of NGE's story but with the addition of (pretty good) romance amongst the cast. FranXX is clearly not as good as NGE but it kept me entertained and there were some emotional moments when it explored the relationships between characters.
Sci-fi backdrop becomes the catalyst for an ensemble of teenagers to learn how to understand and come to grips with interpersonal relationships. Melodrama and love polygons ensue in both.
Additionally, both shows are productions with the talent of Studio Trigger.
Both shows are made by one studio and are devoted to the importance of feelings and mutual understanding in the social relations between people. They also have very similar motifs, plot twists and characters's personalities. At some point you can even say that FranXX is Kiznaiver in a post-apocalyptic mecha setting.
You get the same kind of vibes from the main characters. The art is similar, and most importantly the stories can relate heavily. In both anime, the characters in the show are around the same age, and being forced to partake in an experiment that will better society. If you like either one of these shows, do yourself a favor and check out the other one.
Both are sci-fi slice of life shows about teenagers, centered on interpersonal relationships and difficulties. Expect character-driven dramas with love triangles.
DitFxx has a larger romance and action component to it than Kiznaiver. However, both have similar mysterious atmospheres and theming (i.e. mysterious overseer in control of children/lab experiments).
If you enjoy one of these anime, you most certainly would enjoy the other.
Children in a futuristic world try to learn more about the themselves, the world they live in and the past. Lots of mindfucks. Shinsekai yori is intelligent and does everything the best way it could have done, while Darling in the FranXX is dumb and do it the worst way. Yet, their settings are kind of similar.
I was reminded of Shinsekai the entire time I watched Franxx, but not in a bad or comparative way. Rather, the more mature themes of human connection and psychological games were fairly strong throughout. Franxx seemed to convey many similar feelings and messages, in a similar sort of world. Chances are, if you like Shinsekai then Franxx will be enjoyable in a unique but familiar way - though you've really got to go deep into Franxx before it reveals what kind of story it is, its definitely not a 3-episoder - give it, like, 12-14.
Darling in the FranXX really reminds me of Shinsekai yori. Both anime are set in a post apocalyptic setting, and feature school children in positions of dangers. Both anime also instil a very similar, creepy and mysterious vibe through themselves.
Can't say what exactly is similar about the two of them, I just had to think about DitF every time I watched an episode of Shinsekai yori. I suppose it's due to atmosphere, characters, concept and also drawing style. 'They gave me similar vibes' is how I would describe it.
Both are set in a post apocalyptic-ish worlds, in which the main group of characters are fighting to save humanity. The characters are also very similar for e.g. Zero Two is quite literally the same person as Shinoa Hiragi <3.
Darling in the FranXX is basically the same as Shingeki.
In both worlds humanity is struggling for survival inside man made barriers that prevent giant monsters from destroying everything.
The peaceful life of the protagonist is drastically changed when the outside world collides with his own, he then joins a military like group that frequently goes outside, makes friends and discovers more about himself and the lies of the government.
I could actually tell the whole story and you couldn't tell which one I am talking about.
I hope I didn't spoil it much but you can figure all of this on the first episode, so yeah enjoy.
Everyone trapped in a closed space where no one has any information about what is outside..
Bad people are within the closed space..
Soldiers are send to fight outside with high tech machines..
They fight from man eating monsters..
One of the teammate is similar to the monsters they are fighting..
There is like a human race and something which wants to kill the human race.
In this anime there are kakliosaurs vs specially raised children piloting machines called "FranXX" which can be piloted by a pair of male and female. Wheres in Shingeki no kyojin humans are fighting titans and again people are trained to fight those titans, so the 2 animes are kinda similar. Enjoy <3
Well... What can i say about Sword Art Online and Darling in the Franxx?
First of all, Asuna Yuuki and Zero Two, the main female characters of SAO and Darling respectively, are voiced by Haruka Tomatsu. Also both main girls are the biggest reason that both animes are pretty attractive to the casual anime fan, also Asuna and Zero Two hold the quality of the plot.
Kirito and Hiro, the main male characters, are the perfect complement to the main girl, but have several defects due to their closed environment. The main difference is that Hiro is more "normal" and Kirito is more OP.
From the back side of the cast, a short-haired childhood friend/cousin has feelings for the male MC, Suguha and Ichigo present some complex views about their world. The rest of the cast of SAO is mainly composed by girls (Rika, Keiko, Shino), while in Darling is equally gender balanced (Females: Ichigo, Kokoro, Miku, Ikuno) (Males: Goro, Mitsuru, Zorome, Futoshi).
The contents are very different, but the same values of family, tradition, love and conservatism are present in both animes, while in Sword Art Online are the default values of its world, in Darling it's what the parasites aspire to recover. However, Sword Art Online is centered in the adventures of the virtual world, and Darling in the Franxx is the crude dystopian life of the plantations.
Both animes managed to generate a high impact in the otaku fandom, as they went out to be trascendental animes to watch for the casual fans, SAO being more accessible than Darling. The impact also managed to generate a hardcore fan group that has been cornered because of an equally hardcore hate group, so the polarization that both animes generated managed to stigmatize both. read more
Both provide a more simplistic sense of enjoyment with romantic elements and don't require complex thinking.
Therefore I would ignore recommendations saying you should watch Neon Genesis Evangelion, if you liked Darling in the FranXX: The similarities between them are solely superficial, they don't feel similar, SAO and DitF on the other hand do.
When you're watching an anime, superficial factors just don't play a big role.
Great shows chocked full of in-your-face sexual euphemisms and great action sequences. Both deal with self-expression and the desire to break free of societal bonds regarding sexuality. For your high-octane action needs, you have Kill La Kill. For a more somber, bittersweet series you have Darling in the FranXX.
Same animation style and I would even mention the artwork is similar but it has a feel that just reminds you of Kill la Kill. If you were a fan of it I highly recommend checking out Darling in the FranXX
. Main character is in a mecha piloting squad
. Main character is fighting against mysterious enemy creatures
. Heavy romance between main character and another character
. The people we thought we humans are actually the monsters and the monsters are the real humans
. The people in charge (government) are not what they seem
. There is a stigma of being different, I.E. parasites and normas
. Main character is in a mecha piloting squad
. Main character is fighting against mysterious enemy creatures
. Heavy romance between main character and another character
. The people we thought we humans are actually the monsters and the monsters are the real humans
. The people in charge (government) are not what they seem
. There is a stigma of being different, I.E. parasites and normas
There are many similarities between these two shows; however, the one real difference I would like to point out would be that Cross Ange has much more fanservice scenes than Darling In The Franxx.
Cardboard cutout characters in a baffling clusterf@#* of events (you just can't call it a cohesive story) try to entertain you for at least a season too long.
While occasionally visually stunning, both titles try to entangle you with forced drama, random action and CGI eye candy before you start to realize: It's just a waste of time!
Despite Guilty Crown having a love-hate relationship with practically everyone who has ever watched it, for some reason, Darling in the Franxx really reminds me of it. Maybe it’s the characters. Or heck, it might even be the central plot per se!
Guilty Crown may not be one of the best anime out there (due to the fact that it somehow leads its second half to ruination), but its premise is really interesting. Its story development is leaning on a “nay,” but its visuals and sounds are very noteworthy! In fact, the best thing about Guilty Crown (at least for me) is its musicality. To this day, I still vividly remember its opening theme song as well as its various other soul-chilling tunes.
If you ever decide to watch this show, there’s a considerable chance that you’ll experience disappointment during its second half. However, everything is relative. Don’t let prejudices sway your decisions. Give it a try, and judge for yourself! read more
Darling in the FranXX feels like updated version of guilty crown (except for sound and gradients)
Pretty much the same main cast (+ Ichigo in darling), but in darling chars are better written
Mechs in darling are there for a reason unlike ductaped ones in guilty crown.
The rest is roughly the same, judging from 5 eps, I suppose around ep 10 of darling they would get even more alike.
Star Driver is the original anime that covers Action, Romance and Mecha genres in one Anime. Without Star Driver being the first of its kind, Darling in the FranXX would never be written like it is. I cannot stress enough that Star Driver is one of the best animes that will make you feel like shouting out your youth and moving forward with life. While having a smile on your face the whole time. Your galaxy will shine!
Not only are they both science-fantasy stories centered around young people piloting large mecha, both Star Driver and Darling in the Franxx share a similar design aesthetic. For one, the mecha piloted by the main characters in each series even look the same; forgoing the boxy Gundam-esque designs for something more sleek and slender.
Both shows center on the somewhat tragic love story of a voilent, pink haired girl with horns and a kind black haired guy. In both she is the product of experimentation, and this is a serious cause of her voilence. Also, as we go on we find out they are more connected than we realise, and in both shows memory loss is a significant factor in their respective journeys. Very similar shows indeed once you get into it.
Though one is a mecha anime and the other takes place in the present day, both are love stories about an ordinary young man and a mysterious pink-haired girl with horns. Both girls are formidable monsters from a research facility who are a threat to humanity. As the series go on, the main characters' backstories seem more and more similar.
Do you like embarrassing sexual innuendos?... Excessive self-loathing dialogue?... Content overwrought with symbolism self-defeating to the purpose of "symbolism" in storytelling?... Subtext lost in the undercurrent of shameless pandering?... Post-Eva content who's identity can't escape the shadow of the patriarch it draws inspiration from due to a lack of actual, self-earned creative merit?... Mecha piloted implicitly by the act of a male and female "CUMing together" in a dance of mutual trust?... WELL BOY, YOU ARE IN LUCK!
De:vadasy shares the same lineage as FranXX. The sleazy underbelly of excerpts that came from what many people consider to be a highbrow entry in the mecha genre. If you taper expectations accordingly, both shows can be enjoyable. Whether it's enjoyable for the reasons the creators intended, however, is to be debated.  read more
All the similarities between these two shows, the whole male and female pair thing, the robots run on sexual energy, the way the ride the fucking robot, the fact that the MC’s childhood friend wants to ride with main guy but he wants to ride with with this alien girl he just happened to see naked, the fact only children can ride the robots, the fact that they all live together in a dorm and are constantly monitored, the fact that they are learn about sex and hormones rise during an experiment they do, there true enemies are from space.
has same male - female teammate situation
just like zero two is half human- half monster, girl characters in balck bullet are half human- half monster
fighting giant monster (in darling, they fight with robots, but in black bullet they fight just pairs, no robots)
Same male and female team in the same post-war society. Enemies in Darling in the FranXX are "kaiju" similar to Gastrea.
The female main character is always an half-human, half-monster like Enju Aihara.
Basically the same, with more mecha but same ecchi spirit.
Animes where children are not treated like normal children and they're identified with a number, in DarliFra, they're treated as warfare, in Neverland as products.
The dark sinister adults are considered like idols, but they consistently hide their true nature and they are evil in the inside. The children are indoctrinated to love and adore the adults without knowing why, like in communist societies where the Dear Leader is infallible.
Both series involve the future, especially an post apocalyptic one (though for 5Ds, it was more of an alternate future).
Both MCs really have a strong resolve as a character, but were often held back by their own self-doubts. They also both have a big friend circle, as well as have had involvement with security guards/police in one way or another.
In both worlds, technology-related transportation means everything to the people in their respective series. In 5Ds, Riding Duels mean so much in terms of pride and freedom, while in Darling in the FranXX, having the ability to ride a mecha means everything to the young kids; otherwise, if one doesn't have that ability, they are "worthless".
The Seven Sages of APE are ominous characters with a very antagonistic feel to them, similar to the Dark Signers and Yliaster...the Sages even look strikingly reminiscent to Yliaster.
The Kyoryu / klaxosaurs bear a good number of similarities to the Earthbound Gods and the Crimson Dragon.
The five pairs of main characters pilot the five unique FranXX mechas...this kind of role and setup feels parallel to the main Five Signers and their respective ace dragons (though Lua from 5Ds turned out later as a sixth Signer).
Zero Two and Akiza's respective situations are not really far off; they both have special abilities and powers that made them very dangerous as individuals, especially from the early get-go; however, they are both truly unable to really "fly" on their own...moreover, they both needed the MC to be able to overcome and exit their out-of-control state.
For the most part, both friend groups in their respective series really know how to get along with each other very well, save for a few individuals. read more
There are quite a few characters in Yugioh 5D's who are obviously heavily influenced by, if not complete copies of, characters from Darling in the FranXX(the most notable example being are Yusei and Aki, who are both similar to Hiro and Zero Two). Also, both happen to have similar styles of complex characters, and the plot of the story is slightly similar They both share one thing in commen and that is the post-apocalyptic mayhem started by the villains of Season from 5d's (Earthbound Immortals), while Darkling in the FranXX (Those Kaiju looking Dinosaur) Set in a future type of world with darker moments and lots of good scenes. Also, they have People in white cloths (Yliaster for 5D's) (Papa Leaders for Darling in the FranXX) And thier main Villan/Saviour is a robbotic looking fugure. The 5 five Darlings in the openings are exacltly the same to the Crimson Dragon Singers for the 5 good guys.
Both have a female and male MC. Both have some extra terrestrial like or antagonist to fight against. They both seem to have similar story telling in which all the details are revealed throughout the series instead of an info dump on the first episode. Really only difference so far is that in Bounen, instead of mechs, its Xam'd.
Darling in the FranXX gives me a very nostalgic feeling familiar to Xam'd.
+Same art style
+Similar mecha concept
+Distant future atmosphere
+Both main characters pilot a being as if becoming one with it,
although a bit different for Xam'd
+Very likable characters beyond just the main characters,
even though there are so many mc's in FranXX
+The mc goes through feelings of depression and self hatred
+There are plenty of mysterious mecha looking creatures that the main characters fight as mechas
+Special abilities and powers amongst human kind
Since Trigger was started up by ex-Gainax guys this isn't too much of a surprise. Kids with the special ability/training to use giant robots battle to protect humankind from giant monsters. The main girls in both shows have red outfits and pink hair. If you enjoyed Darling in the FRANXX, you'll have a good time with Diebuster. Watch Gunbuster before you watch Diebuster!
The similarity lies with the characters. You're going to get a familiar feel regarding many of the characters if you've seen either one. It doesn't hurt that both series share the same character designer and some of the seiyuu have worked on both titles.
This is literally the same thing
Main Character has a cute blue-haired childhood friend who is secretly in love with him.
Than some alien girl apears for no reason and wins fandom's heart because she has bigger pair of breasts
Both have a childhood friend and the other main protagonist as love interests
Both main characters parents are not present
Both involve flying machines to protect humanity
Both involve girls created to fight
Both involve main character showing the other how to be a normal human
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A lot of common points, both purely physical / visual and also related to the story.
Futuristic universe (this one shows up some combat airplanes with a futuristic armament & design) ; main character with pink hairs (can't miss this detail) ; strong growing up relationship between her & the other male character
Main character having an issue to pilot (in Ditf : a mecha ; in GAF, an airplane) until the male character appears, etc
For now, many more similarities but I won't spoil. Just consider GAF is a younger (meaning closer in the time from reality) scifi anime, showing up air fights, strong male/female relationship, etc read more
Both series treats about a group of youngsters in what seems to be a post-apocaliptic world who have to deal with weird, monstrous aliens in a society ruled by mysterious adults, where they are the only ones who can stop the menace. These teenagers are also paired in groups of two, with the difference being that in Qualidea Code, the couple leads an squad, while in FranXX, the duo pilots mechas.
I dont't know if people have noticed it but there plot follows somewhat on the same path. Some children are raised by unknown people and made to fight unknown beings not knowing the real objective and purpose behind it. They wonder why they live in isolation and why outside is dangerous.
While significantly different in genre and setting (Darling in the Franxx is Action/Mecha while Mekakucity Actors is surreal Urban Fantasy), the shows provide, at times, remarkably similar experiences.
The shows share two of their primary draws -- a compelling atmosphere of mystery and a well-developed, relatable cast.
Both casts are quite large and consist primarily of teenagers with complex interpersonal relationships between them.
A number of the characters in each cast can be seen as parallel to one another, such as both shows featuring an important girl who is part "monster" and has serious image and trust issues because of it.
Both shows are ultimately more character-driven, with the 'main plot' serving as something of an afterthought.
Both shows do not truly reveal their primary antagonist until the final episodes
Both shows have elements they do amazingly well alongside deep flaws in other aspects, and will appeal more to viewers willing to forgive such inconsistent showings, or who might even prefer them, rather than those who would prefer a consistent but merely average performance. read more
In both cases, both Male MC's are lacking and don't have a certain power that enables them to do things. This then leads to the male MC's to team up with another person (a.k.a. Female M.C.). With their team-up, they are able to battle against other creatures.
Both series are about a group of children who grows up together and who have strong bonds between each other. If you liked the relations and the great friendship that was between the characters then i think that you may take a liking to this series as well.
These two mecha anime are set in a world where the Earth has become a wasteland and humanity is under the attack of monsters. The main character in both these anime have to save the world by using a giant robot and fight those monsters as their only purpose in life.
They're both sci-fi shows that try really hard to be cool, but ultimately leave you disappointed. They both stole themes from Evangelion. Both shows rely somewhat on plot-twists to shock their audience.
They're both Trigger shows that don't have quite the usual Trigger feel, but still very good overall animations. Both also involve giant mechas.
Darling in the FranXX is more romance / drama based, focusing on the characterization of the main cast and their journey to better understanding their current world as well as to adulthood.
SSSS Gridman, on the other hand, seems to aim for surrealism and mystery (though not in an ideal way). It also does try to characterize the cast, but to a lesser degree.
Nice art and animation with lots of ecchi scenes, forceful and strong headed female love interest. Also similar style of onscreen text to accompany narration.
FranXX is like Monogatari running on x0.1 speed with none of the quirky artistic charm. Theme and setting aside ofc.
- Love troubles
- Similar art style around the face
- Lots of crying (by the characters mostly, but idk I guess if you cried at one maybe you'll also cry at the other???)
Most importantly, the MC has very similar backstories: popular smart kid who fell behind somehow but is back because of the sudden appearance/reappearance of a magic manic pixie girl. MC's more chill in FranXX though.
AnoHana is easier to take seriously because there aren't overt in-your-face sexual overtones every shot, but the voice acting is smoother in FranXX.
I found that the main characters of both (Zero Two and Hiro, Yuno and Yuuki) have very similar traits and characteristics that bring together their independent series'. Zero Two and Yuno have very passionate and goal-directed behaviour, whereas Hiro and Yuuki are both leaders in their own right (Yuuki falls into the category a lot later than Hiro though).
And yes, each pair have the same hair colour.
Earth is under attack by an advanced alien race. The only effective weapon against these aliens are unique mechas piloted by group of genetically modified children. Genetic modification, however, comes with a cost... Majestic Prince explores this topic superficially. It is presented, but without depth and meaning for the children. Darling in the FranXX develops this topic more completely for the viewer. It is a central theme to the series instead of a peripheral one.
Reposting per guidelines: If you enjoyed the mood, tone, mild humor, and themes of growing from childhood to adulthood in a variety of ways, Simoun and Darling are the shows for you. Simoun is similar to Darling in many aspects, specifically that it is about couples piloting advanced devices that no one seem to clearly understand. In both series, the couples must have a harmonic relationship for piloting to be successful, which often results in difficulties as the couples try to grow up in their own individual ways. Both shows start out light and get deep quickly, with death, destruction, and lasting effects. Both shows are in a dystopian “super future” or alternate sci-if reality. read more
Both have sci-fi and mecha's (usually Selesia Rui for Re:Crators)
Both have beautiful and yet similar soundtracks (But both done by different people)
Both have similar characters
Both have incredible fight scenes
And they both have interesting plot wise
However the difference between the two is Re:Creators involves famous series's fighting against each other for their creators, while Darling in the Franxx on the other hand involves pilots fighting against beasts called Klaxosaurs
If you like Re:Creators, i would highly recommend you to watch Darling in the Franxx, i do find them similar but i think Franxx is better imo
Both have a plot about a post-war zone finally
Both have a MC who goes beserk and grows to you in time ( Zero Two and Yuya Sakaki)
Both have a character named Futoshi (SHIVER KID) XD
In the dubbed version both have a guy named Matt Shipman performing for both shows. Let's take Shay/Shun Kurosaki and 016
Both feature mysteriously special MCs who fight alongside a strong female partner. I find that they have similar vibes but Gakusen Toshi Asterisk features a less balanced cast, fitting more into the harem genre. The hook for both shows is to find out more about the MC and discover what makes them so special.
-Is about personal growth and coming of age/getting in terms with one's sexuality/love life
-Has love triangle (more pronounced in Macross, as usual)
-Is about an underdog that had to use odd ways to get to become a pilot
-Is about people stranded on a post apocalyptic area who wish to become free
-Has some dark conspiracy/government that controls the life of the youth and their use as combatants
WAIT WAIT BEFORE YOU RUN UP ON ME. I don't care about your opinion on Franxx because at this point, It's very hard to not notice similarities.
-Both shows has the underlining theme of finding strength with the people around you
-Both shows have light sexual harassment.
-Both shows use "love" or romantic relationships impossible to occur due to the main characters profession.
-Not to mention the staffs of both shows being involved in Neon Genesis Evangelion
In my opinion, I think Hismaso is far better than Franxx due to it's writing and more likable characters.
In Knights of Sidonia and Darling in the FranXX people protect a moving city from giant monsters (Gauna/Klaxosaurs) using mechs. Both anime are post apocalyptic. In the beginning of both shows there is a ceremony/first mission for the main team goes wrong and a Gauna/Klaxosaur attacks. There is a character in both shows who is pink/has pink hair who is a hybrid of monster and human, some people don't like them just because of this. There is a mysterious council of people who run society. There are some school scenes since a lot of the main chartacters are teenagers. A lot of the girls want to date the somewhat generic black haired main character. There is some fanservice in both shows. The main mech has a red and white color scheme. The scene at the end of Darling in the FranXX episode one where Zero Two and Hiro killed the Klaxosaur with a spear, and it exploding reminded me of how the Gauna are killed in Knights of Sidonia. read more
It has a similar vibe to it. The MC has an accident or some sort of reason not to pilot the mech. It has a similar cast of high school boys and girls and has a "reason" that these teenagers are the only one to fly these mechs. They both have to fight some foreign power from another plant or different species or robots or whatever.
While one is an romance and other is an harem/ecchi, both still have some things in common
-In both they live in some kind of apocaliptic world, where the main characters have to fight against multiple enemies.
-In both the protagonist is weak and useless in the beginning, but he is shown to be necessary due to some kind of unique hability he has
-In both there is a connection between male and female characters (although in HXH the only male character is the protagonist), and the way this connection is made is very erotic