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Legend of Basara

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In ancient medieval Japan, the people are oppressed by a brutal emperor and his four children, with no hope for the future… until the prophet Nagi proclaimed that a child born on a day would be their savior. Twins were born that day, a boy, Tatara, raised from birth to be Japan’s savior, and a girl, Sarasa. This is her story: a story of great personal loss, tragic romance, and a resilient unbreakable will.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Basara 1991 TBD
Name Role
Keizo SHIMIZU Character Design
Norihiro TAKAMOTO Director
Yumi TAMURA Original Manga Creator

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Legend of Basara sothis 7.5/10 Oct 16, 2004

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Legend of Basara Galadri 5.3/10 Oct 21, 2011
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The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms

Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.

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Shizuka2
JK has a heavier emphasis on politics - although this may not be apparent for some time - and a much more Confucian and authoritarian view of the world, but possesses a similarly epic plotline which has not, as yet, been tragically cut short. If you liked Basara for any reason in addition to the romance, this is for you.
sothis
Juuni Kokki and Legend of Basara are more alike than most other things I've seen, which is a feat considering how unique each of them are. Political and plot heavy drama abound in each tale, though Legend of Basara admittedly is a bit heavier on the romance aspect of things as well. Juuni Kokki is an amazing saga, whereas Legend of Basara was cancelled before its time... nonetheless, you would surely like one if you liked the other.
tac0

Both Basara and Juuni Kokki feature a female lead who is unwillingly thrust into a position of responsibility and power that they must fight to obtain. Both focus on the world, Junni Kokki more so, and feature the environment and social prejudices as major plot elements.

Perfect

Both Juuni Kokki and Basara give the same feel of epic adventures. Both with a female lead overcoming great obstacles along their path.Both were also left unfinished.

chamomille

Both anime are about a girl who has to decide if she will be the leader of people and save the country and opose those who are against. If you liked one because of action and predestination, you would definitely like the other. But I have to add that both series are not finished and they may never be..

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.

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Shizuka2
If you liked Legend of Basara but wanted more romance and less serious plotlines, then this is the series for you. I guarantee entire episodes of the romantic leads gazing deeply into each other's eyes as they utter the other's name. The plot lacks the depth or, with a single and shocking exception, the punch of Basara, but that isn't why you'd watch this anyways.
kamirura
A story of lovers in the old China... Lovers created by fate.. If you liked the cute love between Sarasa and the emperor.. Fushigi yuugi contains even more dramatic love and it takes place in the same time era. Be sure to check it out if you liked Basara.
chamomille

Both anime are about love and predestination. The main heroine in both series has to overcome various obstacles so that she could be with her love, which seems to be impossible. At the same time both series contain action, fights. They both deal with the value of friendship. Both are dramatic and well developed.

Heroic Legend Of Arslan

Heroic Legend Of Arslan

Arslan is the prince of the Palse kingdom, a beautiful country which is located amidst the sand dunes. Peace in the land of Palse is soon disrupted when the Lusitanian army attacks, led by a man known as Silvermask who claims to be the true heir to the throne. After fleeing his home under siege with his only remaining general Daryoon, the young prince travels from kingdom to kingdom, gathering the support and loyalty of new friends, including Gieve the minstrel, Pharangese the warrior priestess, and Narsus the master strategist to help him reclaim his beloved Palse.

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Shizuka2
Another series cancelled early, and for all that still the thing to watch for plotting, counter-plotting, and battlefield tactics with the fate of empires at stake. The storyline doesn't resolve in the anime, but then if you like Basara, you must be used to having to find manga to find out what happened. Besides, who knows? They may get around to finishing it someday.
sothis
Arislan and Basara are both plot-heavy political dramas that are compelling and interesting both. With a similar mood and tone as well, I know you'd like one if you liked the other.
Kari5

Although the setting is quite different, I think fans of Bleach will enjoy Zombie Power, and vice versa. The art styles and general 'feel' are the same, since they're both done by Tite Kubo. They're both also very good shounen titles.

MugenNeS

If you're a fan of Tite Kubo's work then you'll love both Bleach and Zombie Powder. Filled with tons of action and unique characters that make up a funtastic story on both ends.

LunaMoon1995

what can i say? they are both done by the same artist, so they have similar artwork and senses of humour ;)

hamletsmage

Kubo Tite left Zombie Power to start Bleach, so the styles are very similar. The character designs change slightly between the two, but Gamma and Grimmjow had to have shared the same mother... Both manga also have a storyline of a young protagonist out to save someone and the band of powerful individuals that surround him. 

DuskFey

Since Zombie Powder and Bleach are written by the same mangaka, several parallels exist: art style, darker heroic setting, hero with unnatural characteristics and inhuman strength, large swords, etc. In some ways, Zombie Powder feels like the story of an older Ichigo. Why not see what you think?

Jyu Oh Sei

Jyu Oh Sei

Thor and Rai are twins who live on an advanced space colony called ‘Juno’. Things take a nasty turn one day when they are kidnapped by the Federal Army’s Special Forces and abandoned on the hostile prison planet Chimera. A cycle on Chimera consists of 181 days of scorching heat and 181 nights of below-freezing temperatures – not to mention it is populated almost entirely by carnivorous plants. The convicts on Chimera have found only one means of survival – reverting back to the law of beasts. For the strong-willed Thor adjustment comes naturally; but for his naive and weaker brother Rai, things do not go as well. Thor must now use all his wits, strength and courage to endure life as a member of Chimeran society, rise above the rest, and take the only ticket off this planet: becoming the Beast King.

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LightsKira

Both series focus heavily on "Surviving in hard times". Both anime empasize on the importance of bringing down sectionalism and creating a better world for people to live in.

ofall

Our heros have to defeat a group of kings in order to acheive they're goal. They both take place in harsh enviornments and *Spoiler for the 1st episodes* they both lose their twins.

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Ayashi no Ceres

Ayashi no Ceres

There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...

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chamomille

Both anime are very dramatic and well-developed. They both contain romance, as well as action, fights and predestination. Both are about a girl who has tragic destiny and tries to overcome it.