The year is 1969, and strange things are happening on Earth: a strange formation known as Brigadoon has appeared in the sky, and mysterious alien machines have begun to attack a seemingly ordinary orphan girl named Marin! Luckily for her, Marin finds an artifact which summons the alien Melan Blue to protect her – but there is more going on between Earth and Brigadoon than meets the eye. However there is more going on behind the scenes between Earth and Brigadoon. Along with a cast of quirky characters, Marin must get to the bottom of what’s going on, lest both Earth AND Brigadoon be destroyed forever!
While visiting her grandparents on a remote island, Shiina Tamai, our young protagonist, inadvertently finds a strange star shaped creature, which she names Hoshimaru. This creature, while seemingly harmless and unusual, holds many secrets. As Shiina and her new friend Akira soon find out, their creatures are much more than they seem to be...and against their will, they are thrown into a dangerous and hostile situation of trying to save the world from others who would use their dragonets to enslave it.
In both Brigadoon and Narutaru, the main characters have similar personalities and face similar problems.
Both series involve creatures of a somewhat strange obscure nature.
Both series lean a little to a darker and more depressing aspect of life that most anime stay clear of, contain deaths of main characters, and abuse of deserved human rights. If you liked one try the other.
Don't be fooled by the cute and childish exteriors of these two shows, as Brigadoon and Narutaru have a seriously dark underbelly. I would say that they are both definitely unsuitable for younger viewers, as there are some very troubling issues dealt with.
Both feature a young girl meeting and then becoming a partner to a seemingly alien creature. They must fight against not only other monsters, but deal with some difficult realities back at home.
If you enjoyed one, I can guarantee you'll like the other.
Cute, cheerful kids getting a new playmate? And a flying, cool, non-human one at that? Sounds awesome and fun, right? Well, in both of these shows this isn't really that fun, what with being in constant danger and looming threats and all that. People excpectign a family-friendly show should look elsewhere.
In both shows, there is a rather large focus on how cruel and vindictive people can be, and a lot of people are much more monstrous than the nonhuman characters. This is especially apparent in Narutaru, but cruel people -both adults and children- can be found in Brigadoon as well.
If you appreciated on of the works because if this, I recommend that you check out the other one.
Both series are presented as a child story of child befriends monster and tackles a problem larger than life. However both series delve into situation much too violent or disturbed to be for thier initial intended audience. Narutaru is definetly the more mature of the two but Brigadoon has the edge on story (when looking strictly at the anime.)
At a typical elementary school in Japan, yearly chores are being distributed. Yuri and 3 other students are chosen to be the beneficiaries of the alien hats for the year. Alien hats?! Yuri's sentiments, exactly. Despite her misgivings, she and her classmates must round up stray aliens that have escaped from a crashed spaceship -- with the help of the alien hats, of course.
Both Alien Nine and Brigadoon are set in a school, with the earth under attack from an alien force. With the fate of humanity in the hands of some young schoolgirls, they must use some of the friendly monsters against those trying to destroy the planet.
The cute, wide eyed innocence of the characters is very deceptive and there are some very dark and twisted tones in the story. If you enjoy a good mindf**k, then both of these shows are a must see.
Both Alien Nine and Brigadoon straddle the strange line of being for kids and being more understandable by a more mature audience. Alien Nine has many layers to it that require a lot of retrospectrion after it's finished to truley grasp. Brigadoon shares this but with it's difference in length it has more time to have an impact on its viewer and really hammer home to severity of what's at stake for the protagonists.
Evergreen would be a peaceful and prosperous place – if it wasn’t under siege by bandits. Most of the inhabitants have already been killed or driven off, but among the ones remaining is Wendy – a young girl who is intent on finding her kidnapped brother. As the outlaws bring their full arsenal to bear, including one of the dreaded Armor war-machines, the fate of Evergreen looks sealed. However, a slim hope appears in the form of the wanderer Van, who possesses extraordinary martial skills and even an Armor of his own. But Van has motives and goals of his own, which don’t necessarily involve saving besieged towns...
Brigadoon and Gun X Sword are sci-fi series which feature sword-fighting robots. Although Brigadoon is not a typical mech series, the fighting style of the robots in Brigadoon is very similar to the style Van uses when piloting his mech in Gun X Sword. In terms of characters, both shows are focused on an odd-couple pairing of a middle-school girl and the strong fighter who protects her. Finally, the shows have a similar plot structure: especially in the first half of each series, there is a new villain each episode, but each episode also contributes to the larger overall plot. (Brigadoon makes much heavier use of cliffhangers.)
Although the worlds of heaven and earth used to exist as one, they are now seperated by the boundaries of time and space. As the towers of heaven begin to fall, Munto, the magical king, descends to earth in a seemingly futile attempt to find the chosen one who can stop the worlds from being destroyed.
Brigadoon and Munto both have plots that center on the collision of our world and another world in the sky. Munto is a light-hearted and sweet tale of a girl finding her purpose in the world by meeting someone from this other world. Brigadoon is similar in that the protagonist, a young girl, meets someone from the other world and finds her purpose in life, except it is significantly darker, filled with seemingly unending amounts of tragedy and loss. In addition to similarities in plot, both works also do a great job of showing the strength of human determination and the bonds people can form with others, with lessons of love, acceptance and perserverence present in both. Brigadoon: Marin to Melan has a great deal more to say and says it better due to it's length and quality, but Munto (no matter the version you watch, the OVAs, movies or TV series) still weaves a beautiful story. I highly, highly recommend one if you liked the other!
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.
Both of these begin very lighthearted and have a cartoony look, only to become dark and sad after the first episode(s). The protagonists of both series are really optimistic, but get in the worst situations possible, and both make friends with someone from an other world. If you liked the dark and sad moments in Brigadoon, you will love Now and then, here and there. If you liked Now and then, but could use a bit more light moments between the sadness, Brigadoon would be a good call.