In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
Innocent, naive, and locked in the castle tower since birth, Princess Arete wants nothing more than to escape the royal life and live as the commoners live, and to see things that she has only dreamed about in her books. One day, her wish is granted -- though under less than ideal circumstances -- by the sorcerer Boax, who charms her into becoming his wife. On his flying machine from the days of magic, Arete embarks on a mystical journey full of discovery, enlightenment, and wonder beyond belief...
Kino's Journey and Princess Arete are both slow-paced and sophisticated tales with a similar visual approach playing out like some sort of solemn fairy tale. They also boast the best female characterization to be found in Anime, with two independent and intelligent heroines embarking on journeys and contemplating the mysteries of life and humanity. Words cannot describe how amazingly beautiful these two titles are, and if you enjoyed one I can't recommend the other enough.
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!
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
"The world is not beautiful, therefore it is."
These are two series following a protagonist who doesn't want to become overly involved in the events they observe, but is sometimes forced to raise their gun nonetheless. Kino's policy of non-intervention is somewhat different to Vash's fear of killing, but both series are concerned with simple people chasing the mayfly of love.
Bouth have to do with charecters going on long jurneys around intresting worlds to find themselvs. Vash and kino bouth have simmiler pshychologies and pasts and bouth series have a lot to do with morel questions.
Kimihiro Watanuki is cursed with the ability to see evil spirits known as Youkai. Due to this power, the Youkai are attracted to him like a magnet, and each time he is close to being devoured. One day, fate drew him to a strange store and there, he met Yuuko, who was dressed in a very exquisite fashion. As destiny would have it, Yuuko has the ability to save Kimihiro from seeing the Youkai, but for a price: Kimihiro must work for Yuuko by performing chores around the store and other odd tasks, until she deems fit. With his "friend" Doumeki, and his secret crush Himawari, they will discover that the world they live in is nowhere close to ordinary!
For certain Holic and Kino no Tabi have at least one thing in common. Both of them show the dark side of human nature and trust me in this case its more then enough for a recommendation. So if you liked one for that, you shouldn't be disappointed with the other one.
Kino's Journey and XXXHolic share very similar structures. Each series are an episodic anime, that deals with different depressing elements and storylines. The key difference between the two, is that whereas KJ is a more mature, depressing series - XXXHolic is a supernatural series, and not as mature.
In a dark and largely abandoned city a little girl wanders in search of something – beneath the folds of her dress she carries a mysterious giant egg. While living on the streets, she encounters a lonesome warrior who has forgotten his past and his purpose and, like the girl, travels aimlessly. Now they journey together, mistrustful of each other whilst sharing in the silence of the city. But who is the little girl? Who is the warrior? And what form of creature lies sleeping inside the egg?
Kino's Journey and Angel's Egg have dark themes but are also quite peaceful. Both principal characters are a girl who is traveling and seeing beautiful landscapes. Both anime are philosophical and make you think; they are so well done and far from typical anime that if you liked one, I'm sure that you will like the other!