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Fantastic Children

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For centuries, a group of strange children with white hair have been appearing again and again, their origins and purposes unknown; yet always, it would seem, they are searching for something or someone. Now, in the year 2012, they have come to the South Seas to search. There, they encounter the young martial artist Tohma, who has been helping two runaway children from a nearby orphanage, Helga and Chitto. As Tohma learns more about the mysterious children, he also discovers a startling truth about his new friend Helga. A story unfolds that goes back centuries and across the stars, and will change everything in Tohma's and Helga's lives.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Fantastic Children Special DVD Special 2005 TBD
Name Role
Takashi NAKAMURA Character Design
Takashi NAKAMURA Director
Kouji UENO Music
Kenichi SATOU Producer

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Fantastic Children VivisQueen 6.5/10 Jul 21, 2009

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Noein

Noein

When Haruka, Yuu and their friends decided to go ghost hunting, they had no idea the "ghosts" they'd find would turn their lives upside down. Black-clad and wielding quantum powers, these knights from the future are after an artifact of immense power that they hope will save their dimension from destruction: the Dragon Torque; and Haruka seems to be the key. As factions within the knights violently disagree on how to proceed, Haruka and the gang are caught up in a fight with the Shangri La, in an existential battle where fates of entire universes are decided.

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Ran

Fantastic Children and Noein share the same feeling of mystery, have unusual graphics, involve children, and deal with questioning the characters' identities. Fantastic Children is darker than Noein, though. If you liked one, you'll surely like the other.

Animedreamer240

Fantastic Children and Noein are both directed towards a younger audience, however; the stories are told through an intricate world with complex reasoning. Both anime are a sweet combination of science fiction and fantasy, and their plots deal with similar issues such as time travel and exploration of another world. There is also a heavy use of supernatural powers from characters of both anime. (example: flying, creating energy beams, running at the speed of light)

oryx

The first thing i noticed between the two, were the smilar characters. lots of characters, dressed in black, from a different timespace/world. with a similar mission on earth.. to bring back a certain person. Both are pretty dramatic, altho Noein surely isnt as dark as Fantastic children, still.. if you watched one, i bet you'll see the resemblence right away!

Chez

Fantastic Children and Noein are both thrilling sci-fi mystery series that include themes of time-travel, voyages to other worlds, and questions of character identities.  They each have a young girl who a group are after, and a lad who is determined to protect her as much as he can.  Both series are very dramatic, although Fantastic Children is definitely more emotional.  The graphics of both series are unique as well.  If you enjoyed one of these, I'd definitely recommend the other.

Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There

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.

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valondar

Both Fantastic Children and Now and Then, Here and There feature simple character designs and child protagonists, which in each case belies the tragedy and hardship in both series. Each involves people from another world (which features figures of cruelty) invading ours to capture a quiet, etheral young girl, who is protected by a brash young boy who has made her acquaintance. Now and Then is the more shocking of the two, but I think they're quite complimentary.

VivisQueen

Tragic, melancholy, and full of excellent exploration of the human condition. Oh, and bad things happen to children. Now and Then, Here and There does all these things just like Fantastic Children, only BETTER. The main thing to take note of is that Now and Then, Here and There is far less about the suspense but also more original in content.

KiraRin

Focussing on the struggle of younger, and probably more sane, heroes both NT:HT and Fantastic Children build up a story expertly with an evil protagonist you will come to loathe. Dark and twisted, these are certainly not Hollywood happy endings. Both shows are very engrossing and will certainly not be to everyones tastes. However, I think fans of one will enjoy the other.

Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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Animedreamer240

Fantastic Children and Air are both extremely similar in that they explore the major theme of reincarnation. The main characters are born again and again and again to fulfill a desired, complicated quest. Some romance, angst, and comedy relief can be found in both anime, although Fantastic Children dwells deeper into the romantic aspect. Nonetheless, I recommend Fantastic Children to Air fans or Air to Fantastic Children fans if you are really into anime involving reincarnation.

xbenjo

both are extremly similar. melancholy, mystery, involves in reincarnation. fantastic children is sci fi, air is supernatural. fantastic children is more dark compare to air, both kinda slow pace anime.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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TropicalMist

For a long time, I was trying to think of an anime that would relate well to Fantastic Children. I found out that nothing really compares, but Fullmetal Alchemist does bring out some of the same thought-provoking ideas.

These two anime both deal a lot with the idea of sci-fi and unexplored areas of science. Both have the idea of reincarnation or the value of life. Even though FMA does not have the same romantic implecations, they both involve a situation where the whole world is troubled.

I think that even though they may not have the same characters or feel, they both have a lot of similarities in the idea that they're trying to protray which is... a parallel world to our own.

thought

Full Metal is the same genre as Fantastic Children and equally as good.

Both are about the value of life and supernatural powers that may be used to manipulate life.

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Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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Inkwolf

Fruits Basket and Fantastic children have similar tthematic and emotional backgrounds. Both animes deal with mysterious strangers, doomed for generations to a tragic fate.  Trauma, love, forgivemess and redemption give both series their emotional impact.

Fruits Basket is more intimate and comedic, fitting into the structure of high school romantic comedy.  Fantastic Children explores the same emotional ground in a more epic setting, involving the fate of worlds, power struggles, life and death. (Less funny.)

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