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Howl's Moving Castle

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The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Howl's Moving Castle 2005 TBD
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Hayao MIYAZAKI Director
Toshio SUZUKI Producer

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Howl's Moving Castle Haachan 9.5/10 Mar 21, 2014
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The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms

Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.

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Juuni Kokki (The Twelve Kingdoms) is also about a fairly regular girl that finds herself thrown into a fantasy setting and swirled in all kinds of action. However, this is not the only reason - there are far too many anime about girls suddenly learning about being special. The main reason for me to recommend it is the setting where the events of Juuni Kokki take place.

It is a wonderful fantasy world built in Oriental cultural and philosophical traditions. One who enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle but couldn't get enough of it, should definitely get the time to see Twelve Kingdoms - 45 epidodes give so much more space to let all kinds of setting elements unfold beautifully before your eyes.

Victorian Romance Emma

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The main reason for reccomending VRE to HMC are the backgrounds. If you liked the city architecture (and how it felt) in any of those two anime, you'll love it in the other as well.

Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima

In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?

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In both these anime, there is lots of magic mixed with a romance. The main characters are brought into a world filled with magic that they've never seen before. This leads to unexpected romance for all.

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