6 Anime like Eureka 7 [Recommendations]

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Eureka 7 is definitely one of the most awesome anime series that has created a genre of its own and instantly became a classic hit. From great visuals to character designs and a very memorable line up of ultra groovy upbeat music that will stick to your head until you’re old, this series gave another meaning to the “usual boy meets girl then later saves the world” cliché. Underneath the beautiful artistic creativity and a very long captivating story hides a deep twist that all anime fans will surely love. A mix of mecha, romance, slice of life, friendships and so much more, there is something about this anime that would please any type of audience. If you didn’t get enough of the series, here are 6 Anime like Eureka 7 that also crossed the boundaries of your usual mecha-shounen anime and made a name of their own in the anime world.

6 Similar Anime to Eureka 7

1. Bonen no Xamdou [Xam'd: Lost Memories]

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Jul 2008 to Feb 2009

Xam'd: Lost Memories should be top of your list if you are looking for an anime similar to Eureka 7. Other than having a big similarity in the overall animation style, both these titles were made to blow you away. This is a story of Akiyuki Takehara, who is caught up in a fast-paced turn of events and gains an uncontrollable power after a terrifying bus explosion. He later turns into a monster known as Xam’d. Akiyuki goes on a rampage while he battles a giant creature. He is tamed by Nakiami, a warrior girl who later teaches him how to control his newly acquired abilities and to learn how to live the life of a Xam’d. Our hero also meets a special crew in which he departs on a great adventure to save humanity from grave danger.

Yes. Everything you have been looking for in Eureka 7 is in this anime. The science fiction plot twists, the great cast of supporting characters, a mysterious powerful girl that plays a key role in the story and of course the signature awesomeness of its music. Xam'd: Lost Memories is filled with non-stop action and sci-fi adventure, and it felt like it was an anime made for the fans that had a blast watching Eureka 7.


2. Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Oct 1995 to Mar 1996

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd probably heard or seen anything related to Evangelion.

The story of Shinseiki Evangelion revolves around the main character Shinji Ikari. Set in futuristic setup when humanity is in the countdown to extinction. The world's last hope lies in the hand of special armed forces called NERV, an agency who keeps giant human-like mecha called Evangelion, to battle and defeat Angels seeking to bring doom to all mankind. Shinji, along with Rei and Asuka, is a compatible pilot that can control these Evangelion and are tasked with defending Earth in which they are dealt with a great amount of stress in both their minds and bodies.

The anime continues with a lot of physiological twists and turns. Shinji given the same situation as Renton, makes a hard life-changing decision that would forever change his fate. Evangelion is also packed with a huge crew of memorable supporting characters, especially Rei Ayanami, who kind of represents Eureka in a way. Similarly to Eureka 7, this anime also have fancy visuals and epic details in every fight scene. It is also another anime which really paid attention to its music. The orchestra background used in Evangelion blends perfectly to this anime, like Beethoven himself created symphonies just for this anime. Both anime titles will definitely give you a sense of suspense because as the story progresses, a bigger secret unfolds.

We highly recommend that you also watch the Evangelion movies as well. You will surely thank us for it.


3. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann [Gurren Lagann]

  • Episodes: 27
  • Aired: Apr 2007 to Sep 2007

Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann has cemented its position as one of the greatest anime, all thanks to Simon and Kamina, and the rest of the Gurren Lagann brigade. Born underground and never seeing the light of day, Simon and Kamina struggle to create an opportunity for an adventure in the unforeseen world. As fast paced as Eureka 7, Simon digs upon a mysterious drill key that would change the tides of humanity. Along with Kamina, who similarly represents Holland Novak of Eureka 7, the inseparable duo takes a giant leap for mankind and drills through the surface to take on a grand adventure in a world they have never seen before. Yoko Littner, a super hot girl with an enormous… gun joins their journey as they battle “Beastmen” who terrorized the world above.

Much like Eureka 7, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann has intense mecha action all throughout the series. They both have a cast of unforgettable characters and a well-thought story that would slowly unravel into a bigger mystery. Renton represents Simon's character very well, they both struggled in the beginning to face a series of hard challenges and learned how to overcome them. Much like the flow of Eureka 7, It might seem predictable that the main protagonists are always destined to save humanity. However, the twist on TTGL is something that will throw you out of your chair. The focus on the main character’s progression and how they develop into becoming leaders are some of the things that reminded us of Eureka 7 while watching this series. If you had fun watching Renton's character progression in Eureka 7, you will undoubtedly love watching Simon's journey in being nobody to becoming somebody.

Gurren Lagann Pierce the Heavens - Official Trailer


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4. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch [Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion]

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: Oct 2006 to Jul 2007

If for some odd reason that you haven't heard of Code Geass, it might be the best time for you to start watching it NOW! Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion won multiple awards on being one of the best anime TV series that has been shown and we cannot stress enough how great this anime is. Code Geass is a complex story following Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled prince of Britannia, who then crosses paths with a mysterious girl named C.C. (clearly a very similar Eureka type character) that gives him the power of "Geass" or simply explained as "the power of absolute command". Lelouch then realizes the enormous potential of his newly found ability and embarks on a dark journey to take revenge on those who exiled him.

All the Eureka 7 ingredients you love is in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion; the mechanical robots, an awesome cast of characters that play key roles in the story, a unique plot and an intense deep story that definitely deserves a standing ovation in the end. If you are looking for an anime similar to Eureka 7 that you can brag to all your friends that have no clue on what you are talking about, then by all means, brag on how epic Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Season 1 Trailer


5. RahXephon

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Jan 2002 to Sep 2002

RahXephon follows the story of Ayato Kamina, a normal teenage student who has the ability to pilot a golem type mecha called RahXephon. Set in a distant future, Japan has been invaded by human-like beings from another dimension called Mulians, or also known as "Mu". Chaos suddenly ensues and a war broke off forcing the "Mu" humanoids to seal Tokyo in a spherical barrier that has a time shift effect in it, causing Tokyo to slow down time compared to the outside portion of the sphere. RahXephon adapts Eureka 7's fast pace opening as Ayato is faced with great challenges right from the beginning of the show. Similar to Eureka, a girl named Haruka comes to his rescue and both of them flee outside Tokyo.

RahXephon and Eureka 7, both considered as "mecha" type anime, will not disappoint you with their original approach in fighting robots giving the mecha genre a new kind of feel to it. Some other aspects similar to Eureka 7 is the huge cast of supporting characters who is just as important as the main ones, the spotlight however never loses focus on the protagonist Ayato. The military resistance vibe of the whole anime is also another similar attribute that this anime shares. Both well written and artistically pleasing to the eyes, what struck us the most about this anime is its originality is simply worth watching.


6. Guilty Crown

  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: Oct 2011 to Mar 2012

Set in a very futuristic Japan, Guilty Crown is an action-packed anime about a high school student Shu Ouma, who runs into a fateful encounter with a girl named Inori Yuzuriha while she was being pursued by the GHQ for being a terrorist. The GHQ is a military force ruling all over Japan after a deadly outbreak called the "Apocalyptic Virus". They try to restore peace and order as they battle freedom fighters called the Funeral Parlor. Shu is quickly dragged into the mix of war and accidentally gains the ability that will help him uncover the secrets of the GHQ. However, he also pays the price of unfolding the harsh truth that came along with his power.

Guilty Crown shouts Eureka 7 like it is their master. It is really hard to find any difference in terms of the feel of both shows. The plot itself is very similar to Eureka 7 and both these mysterious girls somewhat have the same personality. Both titles have a science fiction mecha theme to it, a large group of supporting characters that are also a group of rebels trying to fight off military rule. A twist of romance, friendship, the “end of the world” aura to it and how can we forget, it also has an awesome soundtrack. These are all the things we loved about Eureka 7 and Guilty Crown associated all these great aspects to create a cool new series.

Guilty Crown - Official Trailer


Final Thoughts

It might seem impossible to replicate the originality of Eureka 7 and it is very hard to compare it to any other anime. However, we have done the homework for you and made sure we got as close as we can to give you that same exact feeling you had after you have finished fifty episodes of Eureka 7.

If you are looking for any/or all of these attributes in an anime; unusual but awesome mecha fighting, mysterious girls with unknown powers, supporting characters who play a crucial role in the story, super kick-ass groovy music that you will not skip, military resistance into a science fiction anime theme and a weak main character who later becomes the badass of the show. Please don’t look any further because we got you covered with our recommendations of 6 Anime like Eureka 7.

If there are any other anime similar to Eureka 7 that you think we should have included in the list, or if you have watched any of our recommendations, please feel free to post a comment below and share us your thoughts.

by Mark Makalinao