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Two tin toy mice, a father and child, who can only move when their key is wound, awaken in a toy store, only to get tossed out with the trash. In order to survive the very, very dangerous world, they venture on to find a way to become 'self winding'. Along the way they meet a future telling frog, an animal theater troup, an inventor muskrat and others. They also must be careful to avoid the clutches of Manny the Rat, a cruel rat who enslaves toys to steal for him! will our two heroes ever be free to walk their own path, or will they be stuck running in circles?
Granted, Kino's Journey and the Mouse and his Child are very dissimilar in their format, production quality, and probable intended audience. That said, they're very similar thematically and, to a certain degree, in tone. The exploration of free will, otherness and the banality of injustice are key to both pieces, with healthy doses of social philosophy and metafiction. Though Kino's journey is for the audience's benefit (Kino is already free), Mouse and Child have a definitive goal (to become self-winding, acceptance), which accounts for their variant kinds of journeys (episodic vs. some recurring places and characters). Still, despite it's dated animation and occasional silliness, the way of the world in the Mouse and his Child is somewhat reminiscent of some of the lands visited on Kino's Journey.
Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Kino's Journey is a deeply philosophical and thought-provoking series for more adult audiences. Natsume Yuujinchou is light-hearted where Kino's Journey is sombre. However, if you're a fan of Kino's Journey (or vice versa), you'll find Natsume Yuujinchou to be perfect fare for you. Both series delve into the matters of the heart with passion and a flare of emotion. If you love one, I truly believe you will love the other. Don't pass it up.
Both shows are about a girl and her motorcycle traveling around finding out who they are. Kino's Journey is more episodic, interesting, and a little dark where One Off is just a cute lighthearted story about a school girl and her friends with bikes. If you like shows that feature bikes and cute chicks these 2 are a perfect match.
Imagine a mansion with a Christmas goods shop that appears out of nowhere, housing three beautiful sisters and a robot maid, all with very different personalities and figures. These sisters are looking for information that they can only acquire from "popotan," their term for dandelion flowers. After acquiring a hint of this information, the mansion and the girls vanish. Their travels take them through many places, and they meet a varied cast of characters during their quest, but what exactly is this information they're searching for so desperately?
While Popotan and Kino's Journey are very different series, they share the themes of constant travelling, only staying in one place for a limited amount of time, the joy of meeting new people, the pain of separation, and the value of connections with other human beings. Both shows are also episodic, with different stories in different places in most episodes.
Many years ago, sea plane pilot Marco Paggot was placed under a curse which transformed his face into that of a pig. Now, he lives a solitary life as the renowned Porco Rosso and rules the skies of the Adriatic protecting civilians from sea plane pirates. One day however, Marco meets an ace American fighter pilot, Donald Curtis, and the pair immediately clash leaving his plane a wreck. But when Curtis discovers that Marco survived his previous attack, he’s determined to have his victory and makes the gruff pilot an offer he can’t refuse…