What about Kurenai?
Kurenai is the new Gurren Lagann.
Macross is meh. If you've seen one Macross you've seen them all. The following is the typical Macross blueprint:
1.Main character doesn't like his current life (and/or wants to be free).
2.Conflict results in main character piloting a second rate mech.
3.Main character gets stuck in a love triangle with an idol.
4.Main character saves the universe (yet again) with the help of J-pop.
Kaiba is the animu equivalent of Kingdom Hearts 2. They'll probably wait all the way till the last 5 minutes to explain the main character's plot. Then once they do explain the plot it'll be ambiguous. Which will probably result in Kaiba fanboys claiming how deep it was.