Silently telling the tales of many myths involving transformation, a boy called Wondermaker moves through realms of imagination. He becomes Actaeon, a hunter who peeks at the bathing goddess Diana. Then, as Orpheus, he descends into Hades to retrieve his wife Eurydice. He courts a girl named Perce as the swift god Mercury, and as Perseus he is sent to slay Medusa – a creature who turns all who look at her into stone. Finally, Wondermaker becomes Phaeton, the son of the sun god, who seeks to steal his father’s chariot in order to fly.
In the ancient time of the gods, a son of the titans was born: Arion, borne of Demeter and Poseidon, the lord of the sea. After being kidnapped to the realm of the Underworld by Hades, Arion is sent on a mission to destroy Zeus, the lord of the heavens, in retribution for causing his mother's blindness. In his quest, he will gain new friends and face the powers of the gods themselves as he struggles to strike down Zeus and save the one he loves from the evil Apollo.
Both are stories about myths that are told in a new and interesting way. Arion is more serious with the storytelling than Hoshi as Hoshi is more playful and child like. If you liked one check out the other.
Michael is a young oboist at a conservatory and a talented gardener, but as he prefers the greenhouse to the obo his skills as a musician are lacking. He saves a potted plant and is thanked by Florence, the flower's fairy. She gives him the Semper Wand, which allows him to follow her into Flowerland – a world populated by a whole host of creatures, including a mischievous goblin who wants to conduct with the Wand. It is a world of wonder, ethereal beauty and music - but is threatened by the changing of the seasons. Can Michael save this world? Does his music career have a future?
Yousei Florence, like Hoshi no Orpheus, is a Fantasia-esque anime from Sanrio. I thought Florence was considerably better, but if you enjoyed Orpheus - or wanted to but were disappointed - you may like this film.