Juna didn't think much about daily life beyond the archery club, high school, and boys. But when an accident sent her spiraling towards the arms of death, fate intervened by giving her a second chance at life, under one condition: humanity is recklessly polluting and destroying the world, and Juna, with newfound powers of the Earth, must dedicate her life to saving it. Now, an unthinkable evil she can see with her powers is threatening Earth's very existence, and only she has the power to stop it...
Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?
In the present, Japan is under assault by murderous creatures known as Aragami whose origin and purpose remain unknown. The fate of Japan and the world itself lies with one young woman named Momiji who bears the burden of the Kushinada -- the one who must be sacrificed to silence the Aragami forever. With the help of Mamoru Kusanagi (a human and Aragami hybrid), and an agency filled with firepower-toting bodyguards, Momiji must use her Aragami-sensing powers to help save mankind; but will she ultimately have to lose her own life to save the lives of so many others?
In Earth Girl Arjuna and Blue Seed, young girls are charged with saving the world, which is being ravaged by monsters. Themes of purity of the body and soul as well as the Earth are present in both.
Agito was born into a world that is quite different than our own. Many years ago a brilliant researcher attempted to save humanity from its excessively damaged environment by altering the DNA of plants. However, these mentally-awakened plants recognized the inherent threat of humans, and attacked them; the end result was a stalemate between the forest and the few remaining human centers. Agito's home city is green with life because the forest controls it. There is an uneasy peace which is facilitated by a small number of humans that allowed the forest to alter them to be in concert with itself. Being that his father is one of those, Agito's view of the forest is not one of fear but rather one that respects the human dependency. Agito will be challenged to prove this relationship when a random event gives the humans, who still see the forest as an enemy, a new perceived advantage in their war.
There is little similarity between the two titles apart from the obvious theme of environmental protection and preservation. Now, the two shows are hardly equals. Gin-Iro no Kami no Agito is a good example of how to take the aforementioned theme and create something novel and refreshing, whereas Earth Girl Arjuna is the bad example, the show that takes the theme, builds a minimalistic frame to serve as its medium and then attempts to indoctrinate the audience with appeals to morality and nature. Imagine the two titles like Carl Sagan (Gin-iro no Kami no Agito) and a PETA member (Earth Girl Arjuna).
You might ask 'So why should I watch Arjuna, then?' My answer is to compare. To compare the dogmatism of Arjuna that does science, progress and efficacy no justice to the more or less fair treatment these things receive from Agito. Of course, you may not agree with Agito either, but at the very least Agito is generous and pragmatic enough to condone fundamental changes to human society and life. Watching one of the two would contribute greatly to the analysis and understanding of the other.
Armed with five female crewmembers, a full arsenal of weapons, and a holographic AI computer, the pirate ship Sol Bianca sets off across the galaxy to fight the Tres space force, save a young boy named Rim Delapaz and his civilization from destruction, and take down a universally powerful dictator Batros. All this for what? Treasure of course.
Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.
Both stories tell about an ordinary girl, that is forced by supernatural powers to grow spiritually, through hard and often painful experience to gain wisdom of life, to become fit enough to face the hardest problems of the world.