Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus Recommendations
Both have lovely artwork and music. They also are both science fiction and have similar mecha designs (due to sharing creative staff members).
Shinichiro Watanabe had significant involvement in the creations of both Cowboy Bebop and Macross Plus. Both have similar character designs and a somewhat similar story as to where the main lead can't seem to avoid their pasts involving two of their friends(ie Guld and Myung in Plus and Julia and Vicious in Bebop) .
Both anime are made by the same person Shinchiro Wantanabe
Both anime have unparalleled production values and Soundtracks which were both composed by the mighty Yoko Kanno
And the two male leads in both anime are rivals
Cowboy Bebop and Macross Plus shared some creative staff, most notably, director Shinichirō Watanabe and composer Yoko Kanno, both of which are stunningly brilliant, creating these masterpieces.
The animation styles are very similar, both using hand drawn, smooth 90s animation. Both series have a rivalry involving the protagonist, there is Isamu vs his old high school friend Guld and Spike vs his former colleague at the syndicate, Vicious. Both rivalries also result in a love triangle, Isamu and Guld both want their old highschool friend, a Myung and Spike and Vicious both have their eyes on Julia.