Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.
On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?
Both series are about lovers from different worlds who fight hardships to be together, going against many barriers. While Escaflowne's barriers are physical, and Romeo X Juliet's barriers stem from society, both series have that melancholy that stems from a desperate love.
It is the way Romeo x Juliet combines intense fantasy romance with a more overarching political plot that makes it a very good match recommendation-wise for Escaflowne. You will definitely have similar emotions to the beautifully-drawn, almost ethereal settings, heroic bishounen characters and half-insane adversaries in the former as you did with the latter.
both anime show the love a boy and girl who go through hardships and fight for righteousness and what they believe
Claude Kenni just wanted to shine free of his military father's shadow, a desire that made him take unnecessary risks. One of those risks whisked him off to an unknown planet full of monsters and magic. There, he met Rena Lanford, an energetic girl with mysterious abilites who believes he is a hero of legend. Soon, they're off on an expedition to find the cause of the monsters and the truth behind the sorcery globe all while hiding the technology he brought with him. Looks like Claude's got bigger shoes to fill than his father's!
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
Both stories involve a girl getting caught up with a man who is searching out his older brother for revenge, for one reason or another; and both take place against a historical backdrop with a science-fiction flair. Although admittedly different, if you liked one, you should certainly give the other a chance.
Story wise, these two shows aren't that similar. In fact, they really share no similarities at all in story. However, they both have a similar art style and more importantly, they just have a "feel" about them that is the same. There is a good mix of action, but alot of drama and some borderline tragedy thrown in for good measure.
Trigun is definitely more comedic than Escaflowne but, is balanced by more tragedy. If you like shows that are heavy on action and depressing events and drama, you'll love both.
Both stories are in a fantasy/scifi like places (Escaflowne has a little bit of a greater landscape than in Trigun though) Trigun is a complex and funny story about a man who is a "true" hero (you will realize it soon if you watch the whole series!) Escaflowne is about a girl getting into a strange world! But both of these shows don't give much of any similarities but the thing i found similar from both of these shows is that they are both very original, old and good! Trigun is really a lot better and more tragic! But Escaflowne has it's sad, tragic, funny and badass moments too! I personally found Trigun much more dark than Escaflowne though...
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
The theme and overall style of Escaflowne is very mature yet entertaining. The gravity and seriousness that was found in Escaflowne matches the caliber of Berserk. However, Escaflowne revolves more around a romance than thoughts of ambition. Regardless, both are so similar in impact and maturity, so watch Berserk.
while berserk is much darker than escaflowne, both have huge stories with great and unexpected turns constantly thrown at you. both show you a bigger world, with every episode propelling you forward to thier abrupt world changing ends. they both have strange love triangles too.
Taku is an ordinary eighth grader who has suddenly found himself in the land of Slaffleaze, a world much different than his own. Here, intelligent animals live like humans, and are ruled by Zalbo, an evil tyrant set on dominating both Slaffleaze and its twin planet Capricorn, the Earth. With the help of Mona, a human/dragon hybrid who is the last of her kind, and a handful of companions, Taku must fight to protect the Earth from Zalbo's incoming invasion fleet before it's too late!