Legends tell of a floating island in the sky known as Laputa, upon which is rumoured to be treasure beyond a person’s wildest dreams. Sheeta is an orphan girl who is being hunted down because of her necklace, a rare Levistone, which legend says will lead the way to Laputa. One day she is saved by Pazu, a miner apprentice and also an orphan, and together they set out to escape from her would-be captors. Unfortunately, their friendship must go through endless trials in their quest to hide Laputa's location. What is Sheeta’s mysterious legacy, and what hidden motives do Sheeta’s enemies have in regards to finding Laputa?
Amon is a boy with mysterious powers: he can talk to the animals and float on the air streams. But Branich, the leader of the oppressive "Golden Snakes", wants to harnass Amon's power to complete "the ultimate weapon" so that he can rule the world. After losing everything that he holds dear, Amon must now fight to save his friends from destruction at the hands of the Snakes, and his very own power.
These to films have a boy and a girl as main characters, one with supernatural power, that share a strong bond of friendship. In both movies thera are a lot of aircrafts and military planes involved.
Both of these films have a lot of their action occuring in the sky. Both involve young protagonists with special abilities that are hunted by a government-like organization bent on world destruction/domination. Both of these films also take place in some lovely settings.
Many centuries into the future, humans live as part of the Fractale system, a computer program that moderates their activity to ensure a free and peaceful existence. But while life is indeed comfortable, the cost of growing up in virtual reality communities filled with holographic people called 'doppels' means that it can also get lonely. For Clain living estranged from his parents, adventure finally knocks when he rescues a mysterious girl called Phryne, who appears to be on the run. She spends only a short time with him before hurriedly moving on but leaves behind an unexpected gift: the curious and frustratingly whimsical doppel called Nessa! As Clain learns to adjust to his new friend and survive the scrapes she gets him into, he discovers that she and Phryne are at the heart of a great conspiracy. If he is ever to gain a sense of purpose, Clain will have to leave his comfortable existence and challenge the only thing he has ever known, the Fractale system itself.
These titles have a very similar, romantic story punctuated with sudden bouts of action. The pacing and artwork in these titles are also very similar.
Laputa and Fractale are replete with elaborate flying machines, a similar animation style, adolescent girls falling from the sky, pigtail-ed villains-turned-comrades, and a lightly sci-fi flavored sense of adventure.
Both shows are about a boy who meets a girl who's being chased sky pirates who then turn good and help them. And both shows have a very fun cast of characters. If you like one you should watch the other.
In AD 2008, mankind developed deadly weapons and eradicated most of the Earth and its people. 20 years later, a young boy named Conan and his 'grandpa', one of the last survivors of the devastation, live a peaceful life on Remnant Island. One day Conan rescues a girl on the beach named Lana and learns the true nature of the rest of the world. After Lana is kidnapped, Conan's good nature propels him into the biggest adventure of his life: to find Lana, High Harbor, Dr. Lao, and a way to crush the evil and oppressive city of Industria.
Granted, both of these even look similar, and were by the same people.. but still, the same overall feel of wonder and adventure can be found in both. I definitely think if you like one, you'd like the other.
Future Boy Conan and Laputa: Castle in the Sky definitely have similar attributes within them. The biggest element that you'll enjoy in both these titles is the adventure, which involves the search and protection of a girl. The romance is sweet and cute, and you definitely get Miyazaki's feel in both series. Future Boy Conan will definitely give you a grand adventure story, so I highly recommend this series.
There are so many similarities between the two epic adventures that it's like Conan is a precursor for Castle. An orphan with a sense of wonder and strong athletic abilities meets a mysterious girl pursued by government agents with a sinister agenda. They are worth watching in the mood for adventure.
Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.
Both Kiki's and Laputa are a story about independence and the coming of age for the main character. There is a theme of cooperation between the hero and heroine in each, and a strength which they exude.
Both films follow the friendship between a boy and girl as they go on their adventures in a world where magic exists. These films have similar looks to them and are great films for anyone to watch.
Each series has a similar feel, being made for families to watch and focusing around children coming into their own. You'll see similar artwork, music, and directing styles in each (since they are both made by the same company), and this means that you will probably like the other film as much as you liked this one.
Fourteen-year-old Jean was just an ordinary would-be inventor, until the mysterious Nadia crashed into his life. With no family, a pet lion and a jewel known as the Blue Water, Nadia is constantly on the run from those who want to steal her most valuable gem. Now, with a trio of thieves and the nefarious organization known as Gargoyle on their trail, Jean and Nadia must struggle to learn the secret of the Blue Water and protect its powers from those who would use them to destroy the world!
Laputa and Nadia are very similar. Both the stories develop around a blue stone which has magical powers and linked to a different technology. Characters are quite similar having mainly a boy who tries to help a girl and being involved in the adventure for doing so. The difference, beside the fact that one is a series and the other is a movie, is that Laputa has better graphic and style (because, after all, is Miyazaki) while Secret of Blue Water is simpler even if enjoyable. Considering this if you liked Nadia you will surely love Laputa and, on the opposite, if you liked Laputa you will find interesting Nadia.