D'Eon is a French nobleman bent on serving his Divine Majesty Louis the XIV to the best of his abilities, following in the footsteps of his beloved sister Lia de Beaumont. However, his straight-forward role with the secret police is interrupted by the sudden death of his sister while on a diplomatic mission in foreign lands. In his desire to find the truth of her murder, he comes before the King and becomes closely entwined in the mysterious organization known as Le Secret du Roi. He quickly finds himself embroiled in a realm of spiritual energy where death is a gate to greater powers and the Psalm of the King brings destruction in its wake. D'Eon must ask himself what is the price of truth and who will pay it, as the French Revolution looms inevitably nearer.
Since General de Jarjayes of France’s Royal Guard always wanted a son, he brings up his only daughter Oscar to dress, fight, and behave like a man. When Oscar’s excellent swordsmanship wins her the honored position as bodyguard to Louis XVI’s new bride, Marie Antoinette, the Jarjayes household believes it can finally be proud. However, what nobody realizes is the pit of thorns the royal court in Versailles has become – with all its excessive opulence, it attracts not just those with status and wealth, but also those with ruthless ambition. To confound matters, Marie Antoinette turns out to be an airhead whose selfish actions are turning the starving population against her. Amidst the sordid schemes and terrible tragedies, and with the tide of history sweeping against the nobles, can Oscar protect her new King and Queen whilst upholding justice for the oppressed peasants of France?
Both Rose of Versailles and Le Chevalier D'Eon are set in France, during or near the French Revolution, with life at Court featured heavily in both shows. They also both feature a main character of questionable gender! While Rose of Versailles has more of a romance theme to Le Chevalier D'Eon's political intrigue, if you are interested in historically-based anime and enjoyed watching one of these shows, you'll enjoy the other one as well.
The most obvious similarity between Le Chevalier D'eon and Rose of Versailles is the shared setting (pre-revolutionary France, although Chevalier takes place a bit earlier than Rose.) The protagonists of Chevalier and Rose are both struggling with their identity, especially gender identity. There's even a bit of crossover in some of the historically based characters, and it's interesting to see how their roles vary between the two series.
Although they fall into different demographics (seinen/shoujo), and Chevalier's focus is more on action and political intrigue while Rose's is on drama and character, I think that both series have enough of each to appeal to the same fans.
So lets see. The only reason why I finde this 2 series verry similar is the main charachter and the historic theme of bouth animes.In Le Chevalier D'eon as well as in Rose of Versailles we have the main charachter who is stucked betwen 2 faces. The face of a woman or the face of a man. In Rose of versailles Oscar was raised as a man, but she is going to love as a woman. Determinated, courageous and proude as a man, but fragile like a woman. In Le Chevalier D'eon our main charachter, a male is possesed by his twin sisters soul who want's revenge. Traped between the 2 personalites he is confused and at a point doesn't even know who is the real him.In bouth series the confusion because of the 2 faces life apear at some point and finishes when the charachter is finaly accepting the person that he is. In Le chevalier D'on this crisis is a bit more stronger because he is actualy controled by his sisters spirit.If you watched one of this movie for his historical tipe you will surely like the other for the same reason. In bouth the action is situated in France.Corruption, kings failing and the thirst for power. You can finde them all in this animes.Conclusio: if you liked one of them you'll surely like the other.
Nothing else comes close to the comparison between Le Chevalier D'EON and The Rose of Versailles. Both anime take place during the French revolution, and the stories focus on a character who faces gender-role issues. The anime are even more similar given the fact that they use the same kind of characters taken from actual history, such as King Louis, Maximilian Robespierre, and the Duke of Orleans. In a way, Le Chevalier D'EON is like a spin-off of The Rose of Versailles with a touch of fantasy.
Both animations are hapening in France during the reign of Louis' at the Palace of Versailles. If you like the classism, then it's the first choice to watch. The two animations have exactly what it needs to express the noble class and the villagers.
Le Chevalier D'Eon and Rose of Versailles manage to combine some rather unusual elements: sword fights, a somewhat historical setting around the pre-French Revolution period and gender issues. While Le Chevalier is a much more modern and action/supernatural driven anime than the more emotional classical shoujo that is Rose of Versailles, both manage to include some of the same historical characters and feature a protagonist who often impersonates the opposite gender.
In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.
Both Blood+ and Le Chevalier D'eon go beyond your typical supernatural/action series. With complicated and far-reaching plots (Blood+, in particular, turns out to be far more complex than the first episode would suggest), attention to character development (the characters in each grow beyond their basic archetypes) and well-animated sword fighting sequences (that are suitably dramatic without lasting forever), I think the two series have enough in common to recommend to fans.
Supernatural ghouls, secret societies and some good action sequences add to the drama, mystery and familial intrigue of Blood + and Le Chevalier D'Eon. Both riddled with historical tie-ins, Blood+ and D'Eon feature large casts who travel far and wide to solve the complex mysteries that the primary characters (or their family members) are fated to be a part of. Though both series have some very well executed action sequences, neither is strictly an action/adventure show, relying heavily on relatively complicated plots and character development (both with scene-stealing secondary characters).
Le Chevalier D-Eon and Blood + are both supernatural and action based series with the main focus centered on the character development and the story of what the characters have to go through. There is a complex mystery in both that gets revealed throughout the series little by little and both of the series have a historical feeling to them.
Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?
Le Chevailier D'Eon is a revenge story which takes place during the reign of King Louis the XV. Murder, intrigue, betrayal and conspiracy are all key plot elements.
Gankutsuou is also a revenge story which takes place in France, in what is inspired by a Nineteenth century setting; intrigue, betrayal and conspiracy are all key plot elements.
Although the two series have very diffenernt animation styles and settings, they do share similar perspectives. Both tales are primarily told from the perspective of a coming of age youth, who must deal with situations which appear to be mostly beyond their control and aspire to overcome.
Although very different in animation styles, Gankutsuou and Le Chevalier D'Eon are visual masterpieces, full of detail, and based in beautifully illustrated settings. Both series are set in France for the most part and are quite Parisian in design, providing a well produced, be it Futuristic (Gank) or historical (LCD'E), viewpoint.
The series' underlying themes are also similar in that they both follow a young male protagonist who, in a complete turn of events, becomes engulfed in a world of vengeance, deceit, lies and conspiracy - ultimately puppets of a greater force that dwell within France.
If you are looking to continue with a series that is elegant in design and full of plot-twists, suspense and intrigue then look no further and dive straight into these psychological dramas.
Both are epic anime dramas set in France with supernatural elements to boot. Both sport gorgeous production values with incredibly compelling stories and solid musical scoring to back them up. If you liked one, the other is a MUST watch.
On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?
When it comes to renaissance looking like animes... you know, clastles, peasants, swords and shields, those things which make you feel like the old times were better, this 2 animes have lots of them, beautiful backgrounds and nice fighting scenes even when action ain't the backbone of none of them, combined with an awesome soundtrack and like the biggest grudges ever,this is just part of what makes both series good as well as related. so "if you liked ANY, you'd also like: the OTHER" :P
Le Chevalier D'Eon and Romeo X Juliet both blend sword fighting action with political intrigue and a lot of back stabbing.
Romeo x Juliet and Le Chevalier D’Eon have a renaissance feeling to them in animation style and scenery. Each series is filling with feuding families and backstabbing characters.
It is the era of Bakumatsu – the last years of the shogunate. In the general turmoil caused by warring groups with different political interests, a curious theatrical group known as the Yuyama Troupe is set out for revenge. They come across a mysterious young swordsman, Akizuki Youjirou, who seems to be burdened with a dark past. Thrown around by currents of history, powerful people from different factions and personal relations, Akizuki tries to fulfill his mission to destroy an ancient, cursed relic, the Lord’s Head, which has caused chaos and bloodshed for thousands of years.
If you liked Le Chavaler D'Eon, you'll probably love Bakumatsu. Unlike many other anime, those two are quite serious, also both of them have a greate story, neat animation and take place in the past.
P.S. Notably those two seam to be completly echii-free (which, except for shows for kids, is quite rare nowadays).
While they may take place in completely different settings, these two anime remind me of each other. Both Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto and Le Chevalier D'Eon are based around actual history that have supernatural elements woven into them. These are also both serious anime that can lose a person if you don't pay attention.