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Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

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Mari Wakatake is the sole survivor of an apparent island tsunami disaster that took place five years ago; she has been raised and schooled by her grandmother from that day. But now, she has been sent off to a boarding school in order to grow and make new relationships; and it is there that she meets Senkouji Hagino, a mysterious girl who is liked by everyone – everyone except for Mari. But Mari soon discovers that Hagino is not what she seems to be, and as Mari struggles to figure out Hagino and fit in at school, an alien race is maneuvering in the shadows for their conquest of an unsuspecting Earth. Little does Hagino know that she herself holds the key to the truth of Mari's past, as well as the key to her future.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Blue Drop 2004 TBD
Blue Drop - Tenshi no Bokura 2007 TBD
Blue Drop - Maiorita Tenshi 2007 TBD
Blue Drop - Tenshi no Itazura 2007 TBD
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Itsuko TAKEDA Character Design
Masahiko OHKURA Director
Akihito YOSHITOMI Original Manga Creator

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Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku rish11 8.5/10 May 12, 2012
Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku JJR1971 8.4/10 Jun 18, 2011
Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku Galadriel 10/10 Oct 28, 2009

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For the young women at the Lillian private school for girls, nothing is more prestigious than Rosa Sinensis, Rosa Gigantea, and Rosa Foetida, the beautiful and talented women who head the student council. When a young girl named Yumi's path is intertwined with Sachiko, a successor to the council, things will never be the same for the both of them. Maria-sama ga Miteru is a quiet tale of forbidden romance, friendship, and the everyday life of a school girl.

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2007digitalboy

The most obvious way that Blue Drop and MariMite are likely to be compared is by the heavy yuri or girl-love elements present in both series. However, the biggest connection is through the extremely important use of body language. Both series are heavy on the drama, but in addition to dramatic dialogue, they often stress facial expressions and body movements to convey messages. The care taken to express this deeper sense of communication in both series is beautiful, and these are the only series to really use them on such a level. 

Nocturnalgloria

While Blue Drop invests a lot of time in devoloping a sci-fi plot that is utterly absent in Marimite, it remains that both titles have a strong yuri element. The slice of life moments that take place at an all girls' academy are present in both anime and draw them together, despite considerable differences story-wise.

Mjolnir

Both anime have elements of Shoujo-ai, though they are not notably huge details but smaller details in the story of the anime. Both series have a plot and character development, where Marimite has more characters with more background stories (and more episodes), Blue Drop has fewer characters with more background on the two main characters. Both anime have serious settings with humerous undertones.

Galadriel

both Blue Drop and Marimite feature shoujo-ai elements and both of them are set in a school-life setting. While Blue Drop focuses on a sci-fi type of plot, Marimite has way more characters (better character development) and focuses on the life of high school students and their interactions. I guess that if you like one of this two shows then for sure you will like the other one as well.

Simoun

Simoun
  • TV (26 eps x 24 min)
  • 2006

In the world of Daikuuriku, all children are born female; but once they become a young adult, they may choose which sex they will become. In this world which is at war with itself, the women of Simalacrum find themselves charged with the task of piloting the ancient machines known as Simoun in hopes of turning the tide of war. Though originally simple ceremonial machines, the most gifted of pilots can turn the glowing "ri maajon" of their rituals onto their enemies and obliterate them from the skies using these Simoun. However, it takes a special bond between two highly gifted girls to successfully pilot a Simoun. With the toll of blood and pain that these previously innocent girls are taking, how many will be able to carry on, even knowing that they are the only real thing standing between freedom and subjugation of their land?

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abunai

The most obvious and superficial similarity of Simoun and Blue Drop is that they share the theme of shoujo-ai. On a deeper level, however, the two anime have a great deal in common. The cool, self-contained personalities of Hagino/Ekaril (Blue Drop) and Neviril (Simoun) are of the same cloth, though Hagino is more honest about her emotions. Likewise, Mari and Aaeru have the same rôle of being the extrovert that opens up the closed personality of their partners. Of course, this introvert/extrovert match is a common pairing in shoujo-ai oryuri anime.

In both anime, too, there is a common theme of almost supernatural vehicles (flying in the sky, or diving under the sea), the appearance of which can transform a simple scene into a dream-like one, fraught with significance.

Overall, if you have seen one of these, you will find that there is a familiar feel to the other -- and you will probably like it.

Nocturnalgloria

Simoun and Blue Drop offer a mix of shoujo-ai and giant flying ships, a combination that does not occur all that often. In both cases there is a mostly female cast and a war backdrop that fuels the plot is balanced by the interaction between the several characters. Simoun is set in a somewhat fantastical world and follows the clash between religion and military accomplishments while Blue Drop takes place in a world that is more or less realistic

Galadriel

Both animes share shoujo-ai and sci-fi aspects a combination that we dont see that often in animes that have shoujo-ai as main tag.Both of them are pretty much alike since we have in each of this animes girl x girl couples (Hagino and Mari in Blue Drop, Neviril and Aaeru in Simoun).Even though in terms of story and plot this animes arent similar, when we talk about genre aspects and characters this animes are very similar.As an overall if you seen one of this two animes you will definitely like the other one as well

Fireaxe

These two sci-fi yuri series will appeal to any fan out there who enjoys a tiny bit of girls-love in a story based in a fictitious setting. They both involve special aircrafts and other sci-fi'esque technologies, as well as sweet romances that thankfully stays away from the usual otaku-pandering clichés so common to the genre.

Kasimasi Girl Meets Girl

Kasimasi Girl Meets Girl

Hazumu is a shy and quiet boy who loves flowers and is forced to rely on his tomboy childhood friend Tomari as a bodyguard. Yasuna is the prettiest girl in school but she avoids men like the plague… until she meets Hazumu. Encouraged, he confesses his love; heartbroken, he heads for the mountains to be with his flowers. As if Hazumu’s troubles aren’t enough, his day is further ruined when an alien ship accidentally kills him. Luckily, alien technology exists that can revive him, but not without a price: Hazumu returns from the dead, but in the form of… a cute girl?!

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avidkid10

These two anime both feature characters that must undergo an essential change in order to survive in their surroundings. With Blue Drop Mari Wakatake must understand why she was placed in her new school and in Kasimasi, Hazumu Osaragi, must adjust to her new body. These two series are best together because they focuse on the ups and downs that can revolve around love of any sort and the challenge in understanding the people you care most about.

Sora

Both Blue Drop and Kasimasi use science fiction as plot device.

Some parts of Kasimasi parafrase Blue Drop, so watching one will remind you of the other.

Although Kasimasi is more ligth-hearted both anime describe the same kind of feelings.

Voices of a Distant Star

Voices of a Distant Star

Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?

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n00bl3t

Voices of a Distant Star and Blue Drop both feature an impossible romance as the core of the story. Combined with an overlap in the aliens and Sci Fi theme both deliver a similar experience, regardless of the difference in viewing time.

Galadriel

both Blue Drop and Hoshi no Koe feature an impossible love relationship (doomed relationship more exactly), both animes are heavy on sci-fi, alien aspects as well and both of them feature an intense drama aspect (turning into a tragedy in the end). The only difference is that Blue Drop features shoujo-ai as a main tag (a love relationship between 2 girls) and Hoshi no Koe features a normal male to female love relationship. If you liked one of this two then you will enjoy the other one as well.

5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second
  • Movie (1 ep x 62 min)
  • 2007

Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.

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Galadriel

when i compare Blue Drop with 5 Centimeters per Second the only things that come to my mind is the doomed relationship aspect, like an impossible love and the overwhelming drama, melancholic aspect of this two animes (which are turning into tragedies in the end). In other aspects this shows are pretty different, while Blue Drop focuses on a girl love relationship and has sci-fi aspect is pretty predominant, 5 Centimeters per Second focuses on a normal male to female love relationship. Still if you liked one of this two animes then im sure you will enjoy the other one as well.