In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?
it's not like they are similar, especially if it's about characters, but both anime have a bit similar plot. They future a prince/king on the run, fighting for their life. Both of them meet powerful warrior who is also a commoner.Kingdom is a lot more mature and violent, but i have a feeling that you will like the other one if you already watched one of them. I have similar feeling about The Twelve Kingdoms, but it's my first recomendation so don't be harsh if you don't agree with me ;]
Kingdom has similar scenario with Serei no Moribito at start. In both series, a king in young age is protected by a powerful warrior. Both take place in china and have a lot of action. But Kingdom has better development after.
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?
Only 6 episodes of Kingdom are out as of writing this. But both animes are feudal. Both animes have two main male protoganists that have similar contrasting characters. Gutz (Berserk) is similar in personality to Xin (Kingdom), being strong, aggresive to the point of volatile, and sees the world in slighly simple terms. This personality type serves as a counter point Piao/Zheng (Kingdom) and Griffith (Berserk), being the more calm, always thinking type. Both animes also involve the teaming up of these two contrasting male-leads in an effort to obtain a kingdom. However these animes are not in the same 'class'. Kingdom thus far does not share Berserks depth or more adult method of story telling.
In ancient China, only one law is followed: “every man for himself.” The political system is corrupt and unfair, and war is raging throughout the country. However, one man, Liu Bei, is different; he is a simple mat-weaver who one day discovers that he is in fact one of the possible heirs to the throne of China, and he longs for a change in his homeland. Alongside two fierce warriors, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, Liu Bei sets forth on a journey for change, while strengthening the bonds of friendship and brotherhood with his newfound comrades.
Kingdom is happening after the three kingdom story, so it's like s sequel.
Both anime talks about war strategies and tactics in ancient China.
Both anime talks about (almost) the same great warriors, generals.
Both anime talks about the unification of China