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Utawarerumono

Utawarerumono

A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.

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chadgeo chadgeo says...

Both of these series were chalked full of excelent fight scenes, millitary stratigy and come from behind victorys. Each had a loveable hero (OK, mabey not guts) and vile enimies allong with a quest of donination and a rise to the top.

unitzero unitzero says...

Utawarerumono and Berserk are fairly similar anime series. Both shows are chalked full of hack and slash warfare, endless campaigns, and elements of blood and guts violence. Plot wise they have little to do with each other, but they are similar in the general themes of camaraderie, demonic possession, and the horrors of war in general. Berserk was about the ultimate depth of Griffith's ambition and Guts trying to find his place in that world. Utawarerumono is about a man with no memory carving out a new place in the world through warfare and government. I'd say at some level both series are about making peace with yourself and having the courage to carve out your own future. Admittedly Utawarerumono is sort of like Berserk-lite but I still think it fans of either should try watching them both.

Ultima55 Ultima55 says...

Both share a characteristic that make these animes great. A rich universe with very good character development!

CelestialVoices CelestialVoices says...

Both share a 'medieval' setting and feature large scale progressive battles while following the main characters who orchestrate said battles.

Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There

Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.

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LoneRaven LoneRaven says...

The themes in NTHT are somewhat opposite and anti war contrary to Berserk, however...the it shares a war torn world and with little hope...and is just as serious...

odds odds says...

Both Berserk and NTHT have hair on their balls. There is a feeling in both series of an uncompromising high level of direction. Berserk and Now and Then, Here and There are rare examples of anime series that aren't dumbed down to get maximum sales by appealing to the lowest common denominator.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series have a very dark focus centering mainly around war. With a very serious mood surrounding each, they make a good fit.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.

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shalist shalist says...

There's the obvious--great fights filled with lots of gratutitiuos violence and blood. What really strikes me as similar though is the depth and reallism of the characters. They do not gloss over the 'darker', weaker side of the human spirit, which lends the afore mentioned touch of reallism.

fizrox fizrox says...

At first sight one may think that those two anime have nothing in common. But when you look closer, you will see that both main characters struggle with the same problems - reality requiring thoug choices to be made and lifes to be sacrificed.

Niw Niw says...

You might ask what a mecha anime with a whiny teen protagonist that takes place in the 21th century and a story of a badass swordsman in medieval times could possibly have in common, and I would answer: nothing as such.

There is, however, something similar in the auras these anime have. Both of them emit a depressing feeling of despair and being out of control of your own fate. So if you’re looking for something similar to Berserk in the general atmosphere of the show, NGE might not be too far-fetched an option.

Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight

Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight

As the island of Lodoss braces against a new assault by the Marmo and their new allies, the fate of the land falls into the hands of Spark, an inexperienced young knight. As aging legends Ashram, Kashew, Parn and Deedlit begin to fade, a new generation of heroes will have to arise to keep Lodoss from being torn apart by conflict.

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Tomte Tomte says...

In both sereis we can follow an epic battle for supremacy in a world full of mythical beeings and knights. In both berserk and lodoss we get to follow the hero from an early point in life and through his adventures.

Talburt Talburt says...

Both RoLW and Berserk are action-filled swords-and-spell fantasy anime that really get to the D&D nerd in us all. If you like knights and roleplaying you'll love either of these.

Szual Szual says...

If you liked oldschool graphics in Berserk, you should watch Record of Lodoss War. It's old anime, but it has got his climate. Both anime are settled in fantasy world with magic and sword. I'm sure that you gonna like it.

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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tac0 tac0 says...

Cowboy Bebop and Berserk have Lean-Mean-Fighting Machines with mysterious pasts, unknown futures and a present time that will lead us to understand both.

Spike777 Spike777 says...

The two main characters in Bebop and Berserk are similar in badassness, but Guts (Berserk) has more balls because he uses a big ass sword and doesn't give up. Both are awesome, and the stories also seem to be driven by facing your inner demons and past.

fizrox fizrox says...

These series are about men looking for his path in life, running away from the past and finally facing problems with unpredictable outcome. Both anime have not only highly enjoyable plot, but what's more important, they leave us with couple of thoughts regarding our own lifes.