As scientists explore a new form of energy on the moon, an experiment gone awry brings the lead scientist's life crashing to a halt. In a freak accident, his daughter Kurau is engulfed in the energy and becomes the mysterious entity known as Rynax; a pairing that endows her with new superhuman abilities and a new personality. Years later, Kurau is using her unique powers to make a living as a bounty hunter, but the corporation has not given up on this new form of energy and will stop at nothing to find her. Now, Kurau must protect not only herself, but her Rynax "pair" named Christmas, a soul mate more precious to her than life itself. Can Kurau and Christmas find peace for themselves and the Rynax?
Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use to their heart's content, but there's a price: to wield them, they must put their most important thing on the line. Now, in the midst of school work and friendships, they find themselves caught in the midst of strange conspiracies seemingly related to the terrifying monsters that attack them. Is the power of the HiMEs strong enough to save themselves and the ones they love?
I found My-Hime and Kurau Phantom Memory to be very similar in the way drama and relationships between women are displayed. The mixture of female characters with super-powers and tragic events make these two shows quite similar. My-Hime does contain more comedy, but they both deliver in drama.
Each of these series are centered around super-powered females with some drama thrown in. Furthermore, on more than one occasion how certain characters are viewed and act are completely changed.
Mireille Bouqet has become a reputable assassin working in France. However, all changes after she meets Kirika, a mysterious young girl who knows nothing about her past but possesses killing skills that dwarf hers. Further intrigue unfolds as both characters explore their shadowy past and come to a head with a clandestine organization that seeks to control destiny itself.
If you enjoy the thrill of the chase, and girls kicking some butt, then Kurau and Noir will definitely appeal to you. Being mostly episodic, both carefully reveal small amounts of a bigger story that is finally revealed in an exciting finale.
If you enjoy a strong female protagonist, then I definitely think you should give both of these shows a try.
Both of these series are filled with mystery, action, and large super powerful organizations. Each series is rather episodic and follows some extremely strong female leads trying to figure out huge mysteries.
The country of Gazth-Sonika has been engaged in a civil war for more than a decade, struggling to stay afloat amidst attacks from the anti-government faction known as Garza. With lies and corruption seeping into the political food chain, a mysterious book in one young girl’s possession may be the only key to uncovering the truth and bringing an end to the war. This book, however, is sought by many. And when the invincible agent Madlax is hired to protect those in search of its truth, Gazth-Sonika dispatches a ruthless soldier to make sure that truth stays in the darkness...
Set in a not-too-distant wartorn future, both Kurau and Madlax have a female protagonist that absolutely kicks ass. Although the skills they both possess seem farfetched, its fun to watch their impossible fights; Madlax with a pair of guns and Kurau with her fantasical Rynax power.
Constantly on the run and always fighting for their lives, both have a younger sister figure they need to protect. Although the shows are quite different, I think fans of one will enjoy the other.
Harry MacQuinn is a teenage loner. He's frightened of confrontation, is extremely awkward, is all but invisible at his school, and has no self-confidence; but there's one thing that makes him unique: Harry has telekinetic powers. After he haphazardly saves Catherine - a girl he has a crush on - from attackers, he unwittingly reveals his powers to her. And after his powers are seen on video, events unfold that bring to light an interest in Harry from a secretive organization, attention from the local police, and the most dangerous aspect of Harry's ability: every time he uses his powers, someone near him dies.
Both series are about teens with special powers and goons after them. However, Sci Fi Harry concerns a boy and Kurau Phantom Memory surrounds a girl. The plot develops a little more slowly in Kurau though.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
While Kurau and Lain may not appear similar, these two anime do have some common themes, as well as a main character who is being hunted. Both Kurau and Lain are searching for something larger than themselves. They find what they are looking for in very different places, but the search and the journey of self-discovery is what makes these two so similar.