Have you ever been sick and tired of the world we live in? So much, that you've tried any means possible to escape it? Zed shares the same feelings as we all do. In the smog ridden, and sunless world of Calm, people manage to scrape by on the bare minimum. Fed up with living in this hellhole, Zed looks for an outlet to another world. Beating down and smashing every door in his sight, he hopes that if he believes strong enough, his gateway will open -- open to a place beyond his imagination, and where his life will have meaning. After finally being transported to another world full of nature and endless battles, Zed soon comes to realize that his life of purpose has just begun.
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.
These two titles share the interaction of various different - very different - cultures and their respective political offerings. Juuni Kokki is definitely the more mature of the two, yet similarities in magic/monsters/weird people just remind you of the other.
....maybe it's just that both have crazy flying unicorn things..?
Both The Twelve Kingdoms and Kiba have main characters who find themselves in an alternate world from their own. Yohko and Zed find themselves caught up in the politics and conflicts of the seperate nations of the worlds they arrive in. The Twelve Kingdoms is superior to Kiba, but they share similar elements and have complex stories with deep meaning. If you like one you should check out the other.
Beneath Tokyo lies a city whose inhabitants have inherited a natural ability to control the elements. After a civil uprising, two girls surface from the sub-terra in a bid to escape from this secret world. Together, Chelsea and Ruri stumble upon Asagi Rumina, a man who becomes determined to protect them from those who would pursue the maiden of life. After a close encounter with death, Rumina learns that he must develop a skill of his own to keep his newfound friends safe, especially as it seems to be his responsibility to stop the impending doom rising to take over the planet’s surface. Will his power of wind be enough to take on The Company, or will he be forced to kneel before those brandishing electricity, ice and shadow?
TU is a bit more funny than Kiba, but they have quite a bit in common. In both animes the main characters have to fight a lot of battles and they can call unnatural powers.
While they grow stronger as time passes, both of their goals are to save the world.
A young boy who discovers a great power and must deal with a bunch of dangerous enemies.
Different story, same style.
As an orphan whose life is in the hands of space pirates, Coud has had no choice but to survive on bravado alone. He has nothing to live for until he finds Ren entombed amongst the treasures in the pirate ship's hold, and awakens her. In addition to being mysterious and beautiful, Ren can transform into a battle sword to help Coud fight and prove his strength -- but with this strength comes the bitter realization that power alone is not enough. Now, in a race against time, Coud must endure betrayals and fierce battles as he struggles to return Ren to her home, before it's too late...
These are both great to watch simultaniously. They give off a real 'go get em' sword fighting atmosphpere. Each episode leaves off with a cliff hanger that makes you think I can't wait to see the next episode. The music also is lovely and the artstyle unlacking.
Ever been mistaken for a member of the opposite sex? For Makoto, this embarassing situation becomes reality when he and two classmates are inadvertently transported to a magical world full of castles, royalty, and giant armored bugs. There, he is mistaken for Fatora, a missing princess, and quickly becomes entangled in a seven day quest to find her, all the while fending off female advances and trying to clear his name!
Both Kiba and El Hazard have a main character that ends up in a parallel world and struggles to survive. Both heroes acquire powers and abilities that they couldn't have in their home worlds.
El-Hazard tends to be funnier, though the story itself gives the same impression as Kiba.
Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.