Both series are first of all, directed by Tatsuo Sato.
Furthermore, both series focuses strong willed female protagonists. They originally had a carefree school life till sudden circumstances made them who they are in the series later on. The characters she later meets are also intriguing and strong willed, independent, and thoughtful.
There is drama, sci-fi, action, but no romance. But who needs romance in a series like this anyways when the setting of the story takes place in a futuristic world with kickass music, comedy, and aerial action.
Mouretsu Space Pirates and Rinne no Lagrange share the same frequency and wavelength, you want space-themed, strong girl-protagonist-adventures filled with cutesy, a pinch of slice-of-life elements?
These two shows, with matching number of episodes, won't disappoint you.
The universe they are both in must have existed in utopia (or a faraway future) where the destructive sins of humanity are long-forgotten or [almost] nonexistent, thus providing middle-range action and twists that won't haunt further on "cause and effects".
And oh, both of these anime have Ai Kayano in them [as Kayanon's bday is today, Sept. 13].
Moretsu Pirates and Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo each feature a female protagonist in a space setting. In both series, she is simply a school girl but ultimately plays an important role in shaping the lives of others.
This show reminded me of Mouretsu Pirates in a way. If you enjoyed this i think you might also enjoy Mouretsu even more.
Girls controlling ships (well in mouretsu's case space ships)
Fight in Oceans/Space
Don't want to tell too much just give it a try if you don't like it in the first few episodes then whatever.
For someone looking for a show on developing leadership skills and moral resolve, look no further. These two, full of action and fun (more so for und Panzer) are very much worth one's time and attention . Albeit both are a bit far out in accordance to theme.
Both Pirates and Panzer have great character development, while not necessarily similar on face value, they struck the same cord with me.
Also, i just really like girls working together to achieve goals! All that moe and such
Uchuu no Stellvia and Moretsu Pirates each feature a female protagonist in a space setting. In both series, she is simply a school girl but ultimately plays an important role in shaping the lives of others.
Mouretsu Pirates and Galilei Donna takes the science fiction theme and transforms it into an idea revolving around girls in a futuristic setting. In that setting, there is a world with advanced technology but at the same time poses threats for humanity.
There is a sense of mystery going on behind the origins of the main characters and why they get caught up into events that puts their lives in danger. At the same time, the main characters from both series revolves around character relationships mixed with drama, emotions, and humor.
Action is also present with a taste of sci-fi/spacecraft warfare.
Do you like talented female characters that deal with a lot of technology? If so, you might want to give both these series a closer look. Both animes have futuristic settings, but draw on historical themes from European history.
In both series, the main character's legacy makes them a target for kidnappers. A mysterious woman aids a hand. There is an undercurrent of humor as well, as also nice world building that keeps you interested not just in the excellent characters, but the world as a whole.
Optimistic far-future adventures that star surprisingly good-natured, competent teens who face myriad tribulations in outer space. They both blend comedy and drama with very little fanservice or stock anime tropes. Both shows have mixed gender casts with female leads. Both feature a protagonist and supporting character with something of a teenage girl Kirk & Spock dynamic - a charismatic, courageous leader and a level-headed, logical second-in-command. Neither show has much romance. Pirates comprises several distinct arcs that mostly involve spaceflight, while Survive follows a continuous narrative about survival on a hostile planet.
Both feature females as main characters, both story lines strongly involves sci-fi and space elements. There is like the same amount of drama and action in both series although you can find comedy a bit more often in Mouretsu Pirates and a bit more drama on AKB0048.
Neither one of them follows the "omnipotent character-world belongs to me" formula (i.e. Bleach where nobody can do a usefull thing without K. Ichigo or Evangelion where Shinji is the only one or etc.) instead, the main and their team growns together and the burden of the plot falls on the main character and their team almost equally.
The feel of Mouretsu Pirates, especially the later episodes, were quite similar to Last Exile. Though the setting is slightly different, the characters, situations and atmosphere in both anime are alike.
Though Mourestu Pirates isn't quite the same caliber as Last Exile in terms of plot and overall grandeur, if you found one entertaining you should check out the other.
So you might be thinking, what one is Sci-fi the other is fantasy?
Really these anime are more similiar than you might think, each have this slow meandering feeling.
They wander down their story paths taking their time it's a very nice relaxing feeling watching either.
Then there is the fack that each don't go where you think they would.
Space pirates sounds like fighting and rum and YARRRRRR, nope you get cute highschool girls, spaceship porn and political mumbo jumbo. Oh and lesbians.
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha sweet a hero fighting against a demon lord. Nope, potatoes, agriculture and how economies work.
All in all both are slightly off the beaten track of more popular anime, but the surprising storeys and relaxing pacing make both very good investments of time. read more
Both shows contain "what-if" scenarios about mundane aspects of the real world interacting with a science fiction setting. (with Starship Operators it's reality TV and with Mouretsu Pirates it's insurance fraud). While Starship Operators is more on the political, action-packed side, the director of Mouretsu Pirates also worked on Starship Operators, so it has a similar feel. Both shows also contain a predominantly female cast that isn't used for fanservice. There is also a good amount of tactical planning.
SO is "harder" in terms of science fiction mechanics, though.
As both shows have quite the similar elements of space-ships, missions and/or requests from clients, and colonies to planets involved to be the stage of the plot, it works in the premise that Mouretsu Pirates is a seeming much milder, more innocent shoujo-version than the rather ruthless, brutal shounen-genre that is the Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
Also, both shows have Hisako Kanemoto and Yoko Hikasa as supporting seiyuu-casts on it.
To infinity and beyond. Both series involves the mecha genre, action, and drama. Macross Frontier contains more of the romance theme while Mouretsu Pirates is on the action side. However, both anime(s) offers plenty of space opera fun as well as some moments that sci-fi fans will not forget.
Both are s-f series with high school kids.
Shingu's plot regards aliens and how people react to them, on the other side Mouretsu Pirates is a bit more space opera themed.
Both had similar tempo and attention to details.
Great characters - both main and supporting ones.
Has the same space pirate theme, with a similar type of not your average crew and a ship that shows a resemblance to the Outlaw Star. May not be as action packed but brings you back that same feel of Gene and the Outlaw Star crew.
Both stories are about pirates and are both sci-fi like, but Mars Daybreak is set well on Mars. Both anime have crew that are not what you would say as normal, but they just put more into it. I find them both to be funny, and the plan they come up with is just out of this world.
An interesting, yet slightly misguided in terms of execution, premise with delightful artwork. Mouretsu is more aware of what it strives to be, whereas Stella can't seem to make up its mind, and even with 12 episodes. Also, both titles boast very impressive visuals.
Surprised this hasn't been recomended yet.
Both are shoujo with a lot of 'magical girl' series elements, and both feature a pink-haired lead. The character designs are very similar, and both Marika's and Utena's 'alternate outfits' have a very 17th century regal feel to them- they even look a bit similar. The school uniforms are similar as well.
Both series are set in a futuristic world with a French feeling to it, although the futuristic feel is much heavier in Moretsu as there is no space travel in Utena. Both main characters use swords.
Moretsu and Utena also both have fairly heavy shoujo-ai undertones under the cover of 'best friends'.
All in all, Moretsu feels like it was heavily inspired by Utena.  read more
The art and character design of mouretsu pirates feels very similar to gintama. both series are set in a world where space travel is the norm and space pirates roam the galaxy. mouretsu pirates doesn't have the samurai theme but both main characters fight with swords.
While Oban is listed as shounen, many consider it to be somewhat of a shoujo series as well, like Moretsu. Moretsu is definitely a bit more on the shoujo side.
Both series have strong female leads with a futuristic world and space travel. Both are about a ship crew with a teenage girl being the key component of the crew.
Both series are also 100% accessable to kids.