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Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.
If you liked Cencoroll and want more of the cute monsters plus a better story and more of a lighthearted feel, please do check out Spirited Away.
Very cool animation styles... amazing charector devopment... and cute monsters! I highly recoomend these movies if you like strange themes! Very entertaining and fun to watch!
Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...
If nothing else, these two works are strikingly similar in tone, visual style, and character design - they seem almost born for each other. The low-key, naturalistic depiction of teens is something of a similar mindset. That both also have a sci-fi element is notable - however, Cencoroll is all about the sci-fi action (however peculiarly so); while The Girl Who Leapt Through Time uses a non-action sci-fi concept as an integral force to its low key and very human drama.
These are rather major differences to take into consideration; but the works just feel so tonally similar to me I feel obliged to cross recommend them.
Both animes are very fun because of the animation styles and charector development! You will instantly fall in love with the charectors and become absorbed into the movie! full of Drama and action! I highly recommend either one these confusingly fun movies!
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
I dont know why... but these animes complement each other perfectly. I find them both equally disturbingly awesome, and unique. AMazing charectors and cool animation! If you watched one, you should deffinatly watch the other!
Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!
Crazy alien blobs from other worlds flyin through the air? Sounds either like Cencoroll or Eureka 7 to me. While pacing is a very different issue, one being 50 episodes long while the other is 20 minutes, and genre differs drastically, both deal with an alien race, people retaliating and everything in-between.
Seven stories are told in seven very different ways. In a Dahli-esque Serengeti, a tale of a hunter and hunted unfolds. A young boy finds a useful device and is sucked into a futuristic battle. A slow-paced train ride takes two delinquent school children for a ride to the beach and down memory lane. And a baby travels through his dreams because of the ‘Happy Machine’ – amongst other tales.
This is a recommendation for the short "Shanghai Dragon" specifically in relation to Cencoroll.
Why? Well, they're both fluidly, artistically animated anime shorts that are all about conventional shonen action cliches, with young heroes stepping up to the bat to blow stuff up. There's more comedy, whimsy and nostalgia in "Shanghai Dragon" compared to the detached moodiness of Cencroll, but both are worth watching.