While the overall framework is undeniably similar, it appears some of those details are in fact a little wrong or at least unknown until more information has been made available.Zeonista wrote: 1. In the future Man has moved out into Earth-orbit space, and lives in giant tin cans. Check.
2. The space-dwelling people are feeling a little confined out in space and are expanding at the cost of their neighbors. Check.
3. The Average Joe hero's space colony is an island of peace and prosperity amid all the wartime trouble. Check.
4. Naturally the situation is going to change well before the commercial break. Check.
5. The Average Joe flees the chaos with his friends and/or classmates and finds the Heroic Giant Robot, which is painted mostly white. Check.
6. The Average Joe's opposite is an Aryan blonde pretty-boy. Check.
So yes, it's a re-labeled Gundam story. Tell me I'm wrong.
Most of humanity lives in the Dyson Sphere (apparently in construction around the sun or some other star) rather than on traditional Gundam-style separate space colonies. The robot also gives off more of a Super Robot vibe, particularly with that golden hyper mode.
I'm not expecting too much from Valvrave myself, but I will still give the series a fair chance.