In a solitary fortress, two people with unusual powers, Stan and Yonna, hide from the rest of the world. The Imperial Government has sent two agents to retrieve them – the flying creature Piggott, and the young Garuda. While Piggott tries to sweet talk Stan, Garuda uses his stealthy tricks to enter the fortress undetected – but not for long! Will Garuda be able to convince Yonna to leave with him, even against her brother’s wishes?
Yakumo was just a normal boy... until he died in a tragic accident. Now, resurrected by the last of a race of powerful creatures, he has become her Wu, an immortal servant. Together, they must battle against Benares, the all-powerful Wu of the dark lord Shiva. What dark secrets from Pai's past will this battle unearth?
A girl with mystical powers, a young boy on a mission to help and save her. 3 x 3 eyes may look dated now, especially compared to the superb animation featured in Hanare Toride, but the real enjoyment of these two shows comes from the storyline.
Fans of a good fantasy romp are sure to enjoy both of these shows.
Innocent, naive, and locked in the castle tower since birth, Princess Arete wants nothing more than to escape the royal life and live as the commoners live, and to see things that she has only dreamed about in her books. One day, her wish is granted -- though under less than ideal circumstances -- by the sorcerer Boax, who charms her into becoming his wife. On his flying machine from the days of magic, Arete embarks on a mystical journey full of discovery, enlightenment, and wonder beyond belief...
Though I strongly preferred Princess Arete over Hanare, I think if you liked one, you'd like the other. Both are remarkably similar in setting and tone: each is about a girl who is locked up in an ancient castle, "safe" from the world outside.