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.
After years apart, childhood friends Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman reunite as rival pilots, each showcasing an experimental plane for the military. But their mutual love for longtime friend Myung threatens to spin their already tense feelings out of control! Now, each battles to secure Myung's affections, but even more dangerous than their own dark secrets is a clandestine plot involving superstar singer Sharon Apple that threatens all of humanity!
both these shows have well blended romantic love triangles and action. also my two favorite anime soundtracks come from these shows, which are done by Yoko Kanno.
Hikaru, Umi, and Fu are 3 best friends who are soon to go their seperate ways, until fate interjects and their lives are changed forever. From the skies comes the fortress of Cephiro, a long-dead land whose leader, Eagle, is desperate to destroy the Earth and fulfill his sister's one wish. The only hope for humanity is the three who are endowed with the Ovum, allowing them to fuse with guardian spirits capable of fighting off the evil. With the demise of the world eminent and the Cephiro's invaders ready for attack, the fate of all people lies with these girls, mystical powers, and hope...
Both these series involve a young schoolgirl(s) in a strange world and mecha combat. Also themes of friendship are central to both animes. Whilst Magic Knight Rayearth is more intense, the similarities of both series is quite obvious so if you like one, check out 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 series are about a person going to a nother world. While in "Escaflowne" it's about a girl going to a world where she is thought a goddess, in "NaT,Hat" it's about a boy that goes to a world to help a girl that really is a goddess. Both have the main characters personal drama made evident during the show, "Nat, Hat" a little bit more. If your older you may enjoy "NaT, HaT" more and if your younger the other way around. If your at about 15-16 both are cool :D
Both of these shows portray a person who ends up in a strange land, they both have good char development and deep story lines that touches on moral and ethical bounderies. They are both stories that attempt to make the viewer think or try to teach some sort of lesson of life.
They are both series that would best be viewed by an adult that thinks of deep topics such as politics and government, and has had true experience with life's challenges.
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
If your favorite part of Evangelion was the conflict of fate vs. freewill, the Midsummer Night-like switcharoo of love traingles, along with the Dilandau's twisted-ness... but especially Isaac's role in Escaflowne than you're sure to love Princess Tutu. Don't be put off by the title, once you get past the fact that its a ugly ducking ballet dancing away to find the pieces of a prince's heart, you realize not that girly and also has that deeper philosophical intent.
However, stay away if your favorite parts of Evangelion was the girl beaming up to a strange land type action with mecha robots and dragons taking place technologically advancd medieval world foreseeing into the past and future against impending war with dozens of companions on either side.
Both series feature constantly-changing love triangles and themes about defying your fate. Also: animal people.
So if you liked the shoujo-y side of Escaflowne, then Princess Tutu would be right up your alley, and if you liked Princess Tutu but wish it had mecha battles instead of ballet dancing, give Escaflowne a try.
As the island of Lodoss braces against a new assault by the Marmo and their new allies, the fate of the land falls into the hands of Spark, an inexperienced young knight. As aging legends Ashram, Kashew, Parn and Deedlit begin to fade, a new generation of heroes will have to arise to keep Lodoss from being torn apart by conflict.
If you liked one because of magic, fantasy, legends and neverending fight against evil, you would surely like the other. The main male characters Parn and Van both grow in strenght and maturity throughout the series and develop their relationships with close friends.