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Buddy Complex is a 2014 anime that chronicles the partnership between two giant robot pilots, Aoba and Dio, after the former is taken into a wormhole that transports him into the year 2088 by another pilot named Hina. While it starts out in present day Japan, Buddy complex takes place in the future when two groups known as the Free Pact Alliance and the Zogilia republic are at war with each other at a Global scale. The show takes on stronger science fiction elements than most animes by introducing the protagonists to coupling, where the two pilots Aoba and Dio merge their thoughts together despite piloting separate robots in order to acquire each others' skills in combat. The unique drama of Buddy Complex relies on why Aoba is able to perform the coupling well with Dio despite having no prior knowledge of him or any robot training to begin with. It also reveals who Hina really is and why she sent Aoba to the future in an unexpected twist of fate between her and the Zogilia republic.