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.
Agito was born into a world that is quite different than our own. Many years ago a brilliant researcher attempted to save humanity from its excessively damaged environment by altering the DNA of plants. However, these mentally-awakened plants recognized the inherent threat of humans, and attacked them; the end result was a stalemate between the forest and the few remaining human centers. Agito's home city is green with life because the forest controls it. There is an uneasy peace which is facilitated by a small number of humans that allowed the forest to alter them to be in concert with itself. Being that his father is one of those, Agito's view of the forest is not one of fear but rather one that respects the human dependency. Agito will be challenged to prove this relationship when a random event gives the humans, who still see the forest as an enemy, a new perceived advantage in their war.
For starters, Last Exile and Origin have strikingly similar, beautiful, animation styles w/ elaborate 3D graphics, lush backgrounds, and rich, heavily shaded characters. Both Last Exile and Origin tell the stories of a small town boy (and his best friend in Exile) determined to understand and be a part of his world in which the common man is at the mercy of a fearsome greater power and resources are scarce.
Gene Starwind and Jim Hawkins make a living on various jobs and bounties. While waiting for their ticket to hit it big time, a mysterious woman named Hilda leaves them with a key to the puzzle of finding a starship of great power, known only as the Outlaw Star. What are these long lost spaceships and what is the Galactic Leyline?
Both of these anime series have 2 major aspects in common. The first is the flight aspect of the show (although Outlaw Star is in space where Last Exile is int the sky). The second aspect is a "lost girl" this being that a female character is found and put under the responsibility of the main characters.
In a time where hover cars reign supreme and wheeled vehicles are a thing of the past, one group of dedicated speedsters aim for the ultimate goal: to compete in the notorious "Redline" race. In a no-holds-barred battle where anything goes from nitro boosters to all-out warfare and dirty tactics, competitors must be prepared for anything. Having lost out in the qualifying Yellowline race, "Sweet" JP finally gets the chance to participate in Redline as a substitute. However, with his car requiring a total rebuild, the Roboworld government using all their military might to prevent the race from happening, and host of the universe’s best racers – including the beautiful Sonoshee Maclaren – to contend with, can JP go for glory and take the checkered flag?
Racing and amazing characters are hard to come by but these 2 series deliver. Redline focuses way more on the racing aspect than Last Exile but both have deep underlying plot to them that is explored as well. Last Exile explores this side of the story more than Redline so the 2 anime still focus on the same things only switched which detail of the plot they focus on. Check both out as I'm sure you'll enjoy one if you liked the other.
Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?
In a world where most of the planet has been taken back by Mother Nature and Tokyo has become the world's largest "Jungle-opolis," a young girl named Kuniko has to lead the Anti-Government group known as Metal-Age against Atlas, a powerful and pristine city of wealth and technology. Gradually, Kuniko begins to question whether or not Atlas and its people are really cruel; only when she and her guardians infiltrate Atlas does Kuniko truly gain perspective. Why is the government so set on letting the lower city of Duomo live off of scraps, when the tower city of Atlas has more than enough room for everybody?
Last Exile and Shangri-la deal with worlds that are on the verge of destruction because of weather related issues. In both there is a privileged class that is responsible for the suffering of the masses at the hands of the fierce elements. The sci-fi adventure is spiced with mystical allusions and made interesting by a strong supporting cast that gathers around the young leads. Sporting two very similar villains these titles also offer plenty of drama. As a side note, the character design in both was done by Renge Murata which gives them a sense of artistic continuity.