E anche varie situazioni e nomi dei personaggi verranno riciclati e modificati da Nagano per la sua ciclopica opera.
Tanto per dire i robot di L-Gaim sono degli Heavi Metal, quelli di FFS sono chiamati Mortar Head, sono pure le stesse iniziali solo invertite....
Per me trattasi di serie veramente brutta, il problema non e' tanto la qualita' dell'animazione, quanto la lentezza e l'assoluta mancanza di "appeal", uno che percorre mezza galassia per restituire un chip da un milione di crediti e' interessante come una visita dentistica.
Comunque ecco dalla wiki:
* Due to the similarities between Tomino's L-Gaim and Nagano's later work Five Star Stories, many have speculated that Five Star Stories is more than 'inspired' by L-Gaim. It is generally thought that Five Star Stories is a reimagining of L-Gaim from Nagano's point of view. For example, Poseidal is almost Ladioss Sopp pronounced backwards. And the description of Kamon Walha V parallels the Colus bloodline of FSS. However, the Heavy Metals of L-Gaim and the Mortarheads of FSS are treated somewhat differently, the Heavy Metals treated in a little more of a mundane machinery manner as opposed to the Mechanical Messiah like Mortar Heads.
Some of the similarities include:
* The designs of the Mortar Heads are directly inspired by earlier designs in L-Gaim, some even keeping the names of their original designs. Particularly of note are the Junchoon which is heavily inspired by the L-Gaim in story and motif (although Junchoon is considerably more powerful), Bat-Shu the Dark Knight which is inspired by L-Gaim's own Bat-Shu, Machine Messiah Auge has inspiration from Original Auge, and the Knight of Gold, Cloudshatze, and Wundershatze space fighter are all inspired by the L-Gaim Mk-II.
* Many locations are inspired by L-Gaim. A location known as the Float Temple is an extravagant redesign of Sveto, and the Pentagona star system shares many similarities to Five Star Stories's Joker system.
* One particular story arc of the Five Star Stories greatly resembles a revamped retelling of L-Gaim's story. A story arc which takes place in the year 4100, almost 1200 years after the manga's beginning. The rebellion, as well as the overtones of a copy emperor being used in place of the real one were all present. The descendant of Colus, Colus VI who reawakens the legendary white Mortarr Hedd Junchoon and its fatima Clotho, is extremely similar to Daba. There are many parallels to the series in this famous story arc although there are notable differences too, such as the real Amaterasu (the emperor) not being nearly as malevolent as the real Posidal. Although Amaterasu, in the guise of Ladioss Sopp, does help the rebellion in a very similar fashion which Amandera helps the rebellion in L-Gaim, but for more benevolent reasons than Amandara. The final duel between the L-Gaim Mk-II and the Original Auge very closely parallels the final battle between Final Junchoon and Patrishique Mirage(An impostor mech to Amaterasu's personal machine, the Knight of Gold.) in Five Star Stories as well.
* One often overlooked contribution L-Gaim made to Japanese animation, mecha in particular, is that it was the first anime to depict giant robots that appeared to have loose fitting armor fit over an inner skeleton. Although it sounds like a very minor contribution, it has actually influenced a great deal of future mechanical designs including future Gundam series.