In AD 2008, mankind developed deadly weapons and eradicated most of the Earth and its people. 20 years later, a young boy named Conan and his 'grandpa', one of the last survivors of the devastation, live a peaceful life on Remnant Island. One day Conan rescues a girl on the beach named Lana and learns the true nature of the rest of the world. After Lana is kidnapped, Conan's good nature propels him into the biggest adventure of his life: to find Lana, High Harbor, Dr. Lao, and a way to crush the evil and oppressive city of Industria.
Legends tell of a floating island in the sky known as Laputa, upon which is rumoured to be treasure beyond a person’s wildest dreams. Sheeta is an orphan girl who is being hunted down because of her necklace, a rare Levistone, which legend says will lead the way to Laputa. One day she is saved by Pazu, a miner apprentice and also an orphan, and together they set out to escape from her would-be captors. Unfortunately, their friendship must go through endless trials in their quest to hide Laputa's location. What is Sheeta’s mysterious legacy, and what hidden motives do Sheeta’s enemies have in regards to finding Laputa?
Granted, both of these even look similar, and were by the same people.. but still, the same overall feel of wonder and adventure can be found in both. I definitely think if you like one, you'd like the other.
Future Boy Conan and Laputa: Castle in the Sky definitely have similar attributes within them. The biggest element that you'll enjoy in both these titles is the adventure, which involves the search and protection of a girl. The romance is sweet and cute, and you definitely get Miyazaki's feel in both series. Laputa: Castle in the Sky had many intense moments, though, and the soundtrack is very memorable.
There are so many similarities between the two epic adventures that it's like Conan is a precursor for Castle. An orphan with a sense of wonder and strong athletic abilities meets a mysterious girl pursued by government agents with a sinister agenda. They are worth watching in the mood for adventure.
Fourteen-year-old Jean was just an ordinary would-be inventor, until the mysterious Nadia crashed into his life. With no family, a pet lion and a jewel known as the Blue Water, Nadia is constantly on the run from those who want to steal her most valuable gem. Now, with a trio of thieves and the nefarious organization known as Gargoyle on their trail, Jean and Nadia must struggle to learn the secret of the Blue Water and protect its powers from those who would use them to destroy the world!
Both Nadia and Future Boy Conan are based on famous novels (not the same one), but this is not why I'm making this recommendation. The experience and feel of both anime are similar; both titles are full of adventure. Future Boy Conan is set in the "future", Nadia is set in the past; but the two titles have overlapping themes of technological advances (Jean's inventions in Nadia) and developing the land (destruction of the world, and Remnant Island in Future Boy Conan).
Both Nadia and Future Boy Conan have a similar feel - two kids adventure around, dealing with villains and escaping to live another day. Both are aimed at kids and I think will appeal to the same audiences.
A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?
Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?
Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.
If you liked this because of unusual, view of life through children's eyes, you would like the other. Both are created by Miayzaki and studio Ghibli and so the animation is also similar. Both have very kind and sensitive side.