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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?
In a modern world, magic has become a service industry. From transforming a house, to arranging an article in the newspaper, no job is too big or too small for a mage, who are thought of highly in the public eye. Kikuchi Yume, daughter of a famous mage, has finally reached the age of apprenticeship, and must move to Tokyo to find a mentor. Under the tutelage of the esteemed mage (and nightclub owner) Oyamada Masami, she will learn what it means to be able to bring magic to others' lives.
Both Kino's Journey and Someday's Dreamers are anime which use a graphical story to ask interesting philosophical questions of its audience. Admittedly, Kino's Journey is almost exclusively intended for subtle and mature audiences, while Someday's Dreamers approaches the plot and its themes much more directly. Kino's travels are narrated mostly in episodic short story form and explore a large variety of different themes; in contrast, you will find Someday's Dreamers to have a more continuous plot, while exploring a few issues more deeply. If you enjoy high audiovisual quality in anime, Someday's Dreamers is wonderfully illustrated with superb soundtracks.
Ellis is a young girl who possesses a strange ability to manipulate particles, and has an unfortunate case of amnesia. After accidentally killing a professor in the middle of an experiment, Ellis fled to Mexico and lived under the care of an old lady for many years, but her past has finally caught up with her; there's a price on her head, and men trying to capture her, dead or alive. She meets the bounty hunter Nadie, who befriends her and helps her escape; and together, they decide to travel south to Winay Marka, “The Land of Eternity”, to find clues about Ellis’ past. What’s the origin of Ellis’ powers, and what does “Project Leviathan” have to do with it?
Although the two series have a very different plot, the basic storytelling styles of Kino's Journey and El Cazador de la Bruja are remarkably similar, with episodic tales, each illustrating or allegorizing some aspect of the human condition. In this way, the stories of both anime describe journeys that are as much an inward odyssey as an outward voyage.