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God forsook the world on a Sunday, leaving mankind unable to stop living - even long after they've died. The sole hope left for humanity comes in the form of gravekeepers; only a burial by one of these chosen few will allow the deceased to finally rest in peace. Ai is a young girl who serves as gravekeeper for her sleepy village, taking over the job after her mother’s death five years ago. However the tranquility is shattered when Ai returns from digging graves to find that everyone in town has been slaughtered, and the culprit is a young man going by the same name as her long-lost father: Hampnie Hambart. Forced to lay to rest everyone she's ever known, Ai must now forge her own path into the unfamiliar world in search of answers.
Kino's Journey and Sunday Without God both revolve around episodic journeys through fantastical settings to explore aspects of humanity. However, Kino's Journey sets a much heavier tone with more philosophizing and exploration of the psyche. Sunday Without God doesn't aspire to be quite so insightful; its potential aphoric moments take a bit of a back seat to a more generic coming of age story of it's main character, Ai. SWG's tone is much lighter (expect some 'moe-ments') but still provides an interesting journey through a strangely structured land; I think fans of one series would enjoy the other.
Both series have a main character who travels about the world in a semi-post-apocalyptic and fully post-apocalyptic environment has contact with all those who inhabit said fragmented lands. They also attempt to tell different aspects of humanity, as to which Sunday Without God tends to get repetitive over. Both can have a light or serious tone depending upon what the episode is describing.
If you liked one, the other might be a watch for you!
They existed long before anyone can remember. They are simple and strange in nature, not resembling any other plant or animal in this world. In ancient times, people revered these bizarre creatures and called them “Mushi.” People once again began to believe in the existence of these “Mushi” when they began affecting their lives in inexplicable ways. The one who connects the world of “Mushi” to the world of humans—they were called the “Mushi-shi.” All life exists not to hinder others in this world. They are simply there to live as they were meant to.
Mushi-shi and Kino's Journey focus on traveling protagonists, and are largely episodic series with many contained stories. Mushi-shi's Ginko and Kino's Journey's Kino are characters very much grounded in and a part of the world around them. Ginko is a master of his craft with a stoic nature and Kino's maturity, and resourcefulness stand firm in the face of many of the clichés female leads embody in contemporary anime. Kino and Ginko have unique talents and skills that separate them from various people and cultures they encounter on their respective travels. Subtlety, in both art style and sound, as well as an effective use of silence are important aspects of each series storytelling. Both shows have a deep and though-provoking philosophical presence without feeling academic. In the end you're are presented with stories that are sure to linger in your mind long after viewing.
They are both episodic in nature and follow a traveller around I their travels as they quietly observe the strange world around them and try to help. They have very similar styles and both are very relaxing to watch and will have you value things more and think more psycologically about the world around you, it is a wonderful side effect, well worth experiencing
In the futuristic city of Neo-Acropolis, eleven girls lead very different lives. Each has a different story to tell shaped by her fears and ambitions, and the small joys and sorrows that make up the formative moments of her life. From a scientific genius who has to face her fear of men, to a young girl who does not want to grow up, to a high school manga author struggling to meet the deadlines, to the intricate relationship between two sisters - the girls come from all walks of life, sharing only the city of Neo-Acropolis, and that mysterious spark that makes their lives so interesting.
Both Kino's Journey and Seraphim Call are about exploring the human condition while gently messing with the viewer's perceptions. Kino's Journey tends to be more predictable because the main character and the way the story is told never changes. With Seraphim Call, every episode has a new main character and the story is told in a different way.
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Believe it or not, I'm going to recommend Cowboy Bebop if you liked Kino's Travels. This is mainly because of the way the story or lack thereof is presented, and the feel of each standing episode. I like the way where each episode has its own meaning, some would call this filler, but I think that each episode while disjointed from the others, adds to the whole experience.
Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?