Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Recommendations
I'm surprised no one has made this incredibly obvious comparison. Well yes, SEED is pretty much a modern remake of 0079. More so than any other AU Gundam series out there.
There are Federation forces for both SEED and 0079 that both lack mobile suits in the beginning. Kira is a schoolboy who finds himself piloting the Gundam to protect his friends just like Amuro. Kira's Strike Gundam looks almost exactly like Amuro's Gundam. Kira works with a space plane pilot named Mwu just like how Amuro worked with two space plane pilots, Ryu and Sleggar. Kira protects a white spaceship called the Archangel which looks