In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.
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.
Both of them have naive and kind main character. They have similar world settings: very powerfull organisation, what lives in the sky fortress and control lives of regular humans and a mysterious little girl - 'key' to the world along main character. And both of these titles have stright and continious storyline going throu all series without major fillers and arcs. Also they both contain big flying warships and sky battles.
Last Exile and Fractale have a very common theme to them. They live in a gorgeously elaborate fantasy universes, and they deal with flying ships. More importantly is the feeling of war throughout the series. And perhaps to some degree, the main character Claus and Claine both look sort of similar.
Wars leech the life out of a country in so many ways. They consume lives and resources at an incredible rate, but what is worst is the way they eat away at hope. The Empire, which has survived the years of war, now finds itself with a new conflict to resolve: with the exception of the noble families that managed to hold their wealth during the struggle, its populace is made up of starving citizens and war-damaged soldiers. Section III of the army of the Empire was created to deal with this ongoing problem; however, their progress was been slow on all fronts. The citizens fear and distrust them due to their experiences with other soldiers, the nobles have no use for them, and the other branches of the military mock them for the ineffectual nature. LT. Alice L. Malvin of Section III Pumpkin Scissors won't be defeated, though, even if her newest recruit does have something unusual about him.
If you liked the atmosphere, tone and level/style of realism in either Last Exile or Pumpkin Scissors and want more of the same, then you are bound to like the other. Their stories and characters are different but both use the darkness of war as a backdrop for the plot e.g. their respective settings are based on Western historic war periods. Neither goes overboard with the paranormal/sci-fi bits, but rather uses them to enhance the overall effect of the action sequences.
Pumpkin Scissors, another work of the same studio, bears a lot of resemblance to Last Exile in style and graphics. More importantly though, both offer a look into the society of a technically fictional, but realistic world.
Comparing them, Pumpkin Scissors is more realistic and focused on the characters. Last Exile offers better computer graphics, has an epic style, and is generally more focused on action. But, the similarity of style and the theme make both these anime quite interesting, if you don't mind things not following the cliches.
Ayato Kamina may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured by TERRA, a military organization set on saving the world from the Mu, an alien race set on "tuning" the world, he realizes he is an instrument in deciding the fate of humanity and piloting RahXephon. Not only is Ayato the only person who can control the mecha, but he also has a terrible fate of his own. Holding onto memories of his old life and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential with RahXephon.
I can't tell why, but RahXephon and Last Exile felt quite alike (honestly I can't name what made me think so). So, if you liked one, you might enjoy the other one as well (but you'll have to trust my gut fell on that).
That's a awesome anime movies. War, challenging to fly himself 12 000 kilometres to transport one princess girl to the prince. Same as Last Exile, it has a princess who flew with her new friend Fam and Giselle. If you watch this, you can't never forget.
Yes, both anime are about pilots, but there's more to them than that. Both the main characters in Last Exile and Recollections of a Certain Pilot share the same dangerous mission - protecting and delivering a girl of great importance. If you like battles in the sky, political troubles, and/or dire situations, you'll want to check out both of these titles.
Kyouta and his friends just want to rock out all day and night long, and with a new record deal, it seems they'll be able to do just that. But when the women around him, including his best friend Yokko, start revealing strange powers, Kyouta finds himself at the crux of an ancient conflict, torn between love and loyalty.