Princess Rinda and her brother Remus are the foretold Twin Pearls of Parros – one will be a shining prophet and the other a great ruler. However, when their homeland is lost to the invading Mongaul army and their parents slain during the siege, Rinda and Remus are transported into Rood Forest, a dangerous hideout for ghouls. Lost and vulnerable, the two barely escape death thanks to the help of a powerful man with the head of a leopard called Guin who cannot remember who is or how he became that way. Together they journey across the land, evading monsters, fighting the power-hungry Mongaul army, and gathering trusted companions such as Istavan Spellsword and Suni of the monkey-like Sem – all in the hope of fulfilling their destinies and finally bringing peace to Parros.
The god Mauser delivered unto a world of magic a prophecy: if the Scrapped Princess is allowed to live, she will destroy the entire world. But the knight who was to kill her could not end the life of a newborn child, and so she lived. Fifteen years later, her adopted brother and sister have sworn to protect her, and together they travel from town to town, searching for a life she can't have.
A group of misfit adventurers traveling around the world trying to flee their pursuers. That's the red line going through both series. A lot of fighting is going on throughout both series, but Guin has a larger scale on that.
If you liked one of them, check out the other.
Guin Saga and Scrapped Princess are both fantasy/action genres. They both focus on character relationships. There is the theme of royalty fleeing its attackers. Both are very good series, however Scrapped Princess ties its story up a bit better than Guin Saga. Guin Saga has more war themed scenes than Scrapped Princess. Regardless of their differences, they both have the same feel/progression and general concept.
A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.
A strong intelligent hero who doesn't remember who he is or where he comes from, and in both series they have a weird mask that can't be removed and they have awesome abilities and apparently an important past. If you liked this in one, and if you liked the awesome fights and interesting characters, you'll like the other one too, with both you'll have action, wars, adventure, relationships and interesting stories, if you enjoyed one you will surely like the other one
Both anime are about a man who lost his memory and is forced to wear a mask he cannot take off. Furthermore both heroes rally armies to change the world, while both try to remember who they are and why they are there.
Both anime are great fantasy anime, with a good share of swordfighting and magic too! And both have an amazing story that is slowly revealing itself as the plotting goes on!
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?
Guin Saga inspired the creation of Berserk, so they have quite a few similarities. They both take place in an old-kingdom fantasy setting with magic, demons, and plenty of political intrigue. The main protagonists, Guin and Guts, are strong warriors who follow their own path, searching for answers about themselves and the world around them.
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
Politics and intrigue. Both series have a LOT of them. The way one of the characters talked his way through court reminded me of Lelouch so much I had to make this recommendation.
If you liked one, you might want to check out that other.
From swordsmen to robots, from ancient tribal cultures to civilizations that reach the stars, there is one force that dominates all others: life. From birth to death, and rebirth again, it is life that permeates the soul and opens up to us the mysteries of the universe. Within this tale of the phoenix and those who would be touched by its beauty, we are shown the joys and tragedies that life sometimes hands us, and what we, as humans, must do to survive...
Both anime have a story revolved around a man who is stuck wearing an animal mask. Hi no Tori features a 4-episode arc about a man whose head was replaced by a wolf's head. Guin Saga is a longer tale about a man with a leopard's head. These stories also take a serious approach to solving political affairs within an engaging fantasy setting.