Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Full Metal Panic. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Full Metal Panic

10. Aldnoah.Zero
9. Stigma of the Wind (Kaze no Stigma)
8. Eureka Seven
7. Samurai Harem (Asu no Yoichi)
6. Martian Successor Nadesico (Kidou Senkan Nadesico)
5. Mobile Suit Gundam
4. Black Lagoon
3. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia)
2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
1. The Vision of Escaflowne (Tenkuu no Escaflowne)

10. Aldnoah.Zero

Aldnoah.ZeroSynopsis – The discovery of a hypergate on the Moon once allowed the human race to teleport to Mars. Those who chose to settle there unearthed a technology far more advanced than that of their home planet, which they named “Aldnoah.” This discovery led to the founding of the Vers Empire of Mars and a declaration of war against the “Terrans,” those who stayed behind on Earth. However, a battle on the moon—later called “Heaven’s Fall”—caused the hypergate to explode, destroying the moon and leading the two planets to establish an uneasy ceasefire.

Similarity – Similarities:
– Has action, mecha and military theme and a little bit of school setting
– Has unique mecha abillities called “drives”. FMP has “lambda drive” and Aldnoah Zero has “aldnoah drive”. These skills resembles a lot, and almost identical.
– Male protagonist are professional mecha robot users and works for the military
– Male protagonist protects girl
– The mecha robots are equipped with guns, and shoots each other

9. Stigma of the Wind (Kaze no Stigma)

Stigma of the Wind (Kaze no Stigma)Synopsis – Kazuma Yagami is a user of “Fuujutsu,” the ability to control the wind. He returns to his old home, the noble Kannagi household, after being banished four years ago for his inability to control fire and his subsequent defeat in a duel at the hands of his younger cousin, Ayano Kannagi. Returning after such a brutal exile already gives rise to many conflicts, but to make matters worse, several Kannagi family members have recently been murdered with Fuujutsu. This leads the Kannagi family, including the hot-headed Ayano, to suspect Kazuma as the culprit. Now, Kazuma must not only clear his name, but also aid the family he shares a mutual hatred with, in order to discover the true identity of the killer.

Similarity – Both are Action/Romance shows based off of a novel from Monthly Dragon Magazine, where a strong male lead has to protect a weak, but strong-minded female in a High School setting. The main difference is that FMP! is mecha, but KnS is Swords/Sorcery.

8. Eureka Seven

Eureka SevenSynopsis- In the backwater town of Bellforest lives a 14-year-old boy named Renton Thurston. He desires to leave his home behind and join the mercenary group known as Gekkostate, hoping to find some adventure to brighten up his mundane life. However, stuck between his grandfather’s insistence to become a mechanic like him and the pressure of his deceased father’s legacy, the only excitement Renton finds is in his pastime of riding the Trapar wave particles that are dispersed throughout the air, an activity akin to surfing.

Similarity – Both are mecha/”fighting spirit” hybrids with a heavy dose of comedy and romance, with both featuring massive conspiracies, fate-of-the-world-rests-on-a-teenage-boy-using-a-robot plot, etc. Plus both shows have a mix of mecha action and romance, with good character development.

7. Samurai Harem (Asu no Yoichi)

Samurai Harem (Asu no Yoichi)Synopsis – Yoichi Karasuma has spent all of his life in the mountains, training in the Soaring Wind, Divine Wind swordsmanship style. Under his father’s guidance, he is able to master the technique at the age of 17. With nothing left to learn, Yoichi is sent to a new dojo located in the city so he can continue to train and gain an understanding of modern society. Unfortunately, Yoichi has no idea how to act or speak to anyone in the present day and acts like a samurai, complete with odd speech and traditional clothing. As he goes to live with the Ikaruga sisters at the dojo, Yoichi, clueless on how to interact with others, is constantly hurtled in hilarious misunderstandings

Similarity – Both have a badass fighter forced to go to high school who completely overreacts to everything and seems to always leave a trail of bodies, a blue-haired tsundere love interest who beats the crap out of said fighter, lots of “accidental pervert” situations, large amounts of slapstick comedy,and the list can keep going on and on.

6. Martian Successor Nadesico (Kidou Senkan Nadesico)

Martian Successor Nadesico (Kidou Senkan Nadesico)Martian Successor Nadesico (Kidou Senkan Nadesico)Synopsis – Akito doesn’t want to fight. Despite a childhood spent on the anime Gekiganger 3, a Mecha show, he’d rather cook than pilot a Mecha. Fate intervenes when his home on Mars is destroyed, and he is transported instantly to the Earth, mysteriously. He has questions no one can answer fully, but follows a girl from a chance meeting in hopes to discover any. The girl, Yurika, is captain of the private battleship Nadesico, and in order to follow her, he enlists as their cook. Possessing the nanite implants that allow to control mechas, he’s a handy backup pilot for the mechas of the Nadesico. They take their own private war back to Mars to face the harsh reality that life may not always be like a Giant Mecha series.

Similarity – Both are 26 episodes-long mecha series with plenty of comedy and action. But above all, the characters in Nadesico and their relationships are eerily similar to the ones in FMP. In both we have a pretty dense mecha pilot guy (Sousuke/Akito) who’s competed between a friend (Kaname/Megumi) and his captain (Tessa/Yurika). Sousuke and Yurika are even physically very similar to Akito and Kaname.

5. Mobile Suit Gundam

Mobile Suit GundamSynopsis – Mobile Suit Gundam 00 follows the story of Celestial Being’s Gundam Meisters Setsuna F. Seiei, Lockon Stratos, Allelujah Haptism, and Tieria Erde. These four dive into the devastating battle between the three superpowers to accomplish their goal of changing the world.

Similarity – Mecha, action, guns, drama, and a little romance. Both these series are excellent science fiction anime with both protagonists having military experience. They show why they are in the military and doing what they do best. Mobile suit Gundam have more awesome fighting but Full metal panic are funnier.

4. Black Lagoon

Black lagoonSynopsis – Within Thailand is Roanapur, a depraved, crime-ridden city where not even the authorities or churches are untouched by the claws of corruption. A haven for convicts and degenerates alike, the city is notorious for being the center of illegal activities and operations, often fueled by local crime syndicates. A non-stop, high-octane thriller, Black Lagoon delves into the depths of human morality and virtue. Witness Rokurou struggling to keep his values and philosophies intact as he slowly transforms from businessman to ruthless mercenary.

Similarity – They both have a similar humor and Main protagonist has the Exact same relationship with the female lead. Both are action filled with one of the leads being a gunslinger bad ass and the other being kind of hopeless. Both series involves a group that hires others to complete specific tasks. These tasks are often dangerous and puts their lives at risk. Both series’ main cast of characters all are independent and have skills of a mercenary including the operation of various vehicles and handling of weaponry.

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3. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia)

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia)Synopsis – On the blue planet, Gargantia—a large fleet of scavenger ships—comes across Chamber and retrieves it from the ocean, thinking they have salvaged something of value. Mistaking their actions for hostility, Ledo sneaks aboard and takes a young messenger girl named Amy hostage, only to realize that the residents of Gargantia are not as dangerous as he had believed. Faced with uncertainty, and unable to communicate with his comrades in space, Ledo attempts to get his bearings and acclimate to a new lifestyle. But his peaceful days are about to be short-lived, as there is more to this ocean-covered planet than meets the eye.

Similarity – The main protagonist in both series are a battle-hardened soldier trained since childhood but are suddenly thrust into a more peaceful way of life far away from the battlefield. Although the story is generally serious, comedic moments can often be found as the protagonist then spends the majority of the time learning and getting accustomed to their new settings with help from other main characters.

2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code GeassSynopsis – In the year 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia is establishing itself as a dominant military nation, starting with the conquest of Japan. Renamed to Area 11 after its swift defeat, Japan has seen significant resistance against these tyrants in an attempt to regain independence. Lelouch Lamperouge, exiled prince of Britannia, unfortunately finds himself caught in a crossfire between the two nations’ armed forces. He is able to escape, however, thanks to the timely appearance of a mysterious girl named C.C., who bestows upon him Geass, the “Power of Kings.” Realizing the vast potential of his newfound “power of absolute obedience,” Lelouch embarks upon a perilous journey as the masked vigilante known as Zero, leading a merciless onslaught against Britannia in order to get revenge once and for all.

Similarity – High school guy who’s part of a military group in an alternate-history version of modern Japan protects a female who’s close to him, has ridiculous-yet-awesome super-powered mech fights, comedy’s interspersed throughout the show(FMP! has far, far more comedy though). If you like one, then there’s no way you won’t like the other.

1. The Vision of Escaflowne (Tenkuu no Escaflowne)

The Vision of EscaflowneSynopsis – Hitomi Kanzaki is just an ordinary 15-year-old schoolgirl with an interest in tarot cards and fortune telling, but one night, a boy named Van Fanel suddenly appears from the sky along with a vicious dragon. Thanks to a premonition from Hitomi, Van successfully kills the dragon, but a pillar of light appears and envelopes them both. As a result, Hitomi finds herself transported to the world of Gaea, a mysterious land where the Earth hangs in the sky.

Similarity – Another mecha anime. strong. held back male characters…and both leading ladies having strange powers that,in different ways, links them to the lead males mecha.so many good things to say about both..will sum it up with: both are a MUST watch!

Credits – MAL

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