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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?
Both anime begin with a blue stone that has strange powers, and then speak about some old and powerfull technology. Laputa is more childish, but the heroes are younger, and if you like the atmosphere of ghibli films, you can only like ^^ I recommand these 2, that have some great names of animation in their staff (Hideaki Anno (Evangelion;studio Gainax) for Nadia, and Miyazaki for Laputa(if you don't know about Miyazaki, stop all your downloads and watch his films and the ones from his studio !!(eg : Tonari no Totoro, Kaze no Tani no Nausica, mononoke hime, sen to chihiro no kamikakushi, neko no ongaeshi, Porco Rosso etc...)))
Laputa and Nadia are both adventurous tales that star a pair of youngsters, though Laputa clearly is the better choice as far as story and characters. If you liked Nadia, definitely check out the superior Laputa.
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.
One thousand years after the Giant Warriors caused an apocalyptic event known as the seven days of fire, humans are living in constant fear of the Toxic Jungle. This ever-spreading forest is filled with poisonous plants and gigantic monstrous insects; even the very air is deadly. Nausicaa is the kind and wise princess of a small, peaceful country known as the Valley of the Wind, which has so far avoided the spread of the forest. One night a large airship containing one of the Giant Warriors crashes into the valley. The following day soldiers from the powerful nation of Tolmekia invade the Valley of the Wind to reclaim and revive the warrior. As the only one who truly believes that there is a way for humans to live alongside the insects, Nausicaa must find a way to stop the war that now threatens her people and protect the Toxic Jungle before the Tolmekians burn it to the ground.
Both of these have strong female protagonists and a similar mystical element, and you should definitely enjoy them.
Both Nausicaa and Nadia share elements of adventure, mystery, flight, nature, and a strong female lead. Hideaki Anno worked under Hayao Miyazaki during the production of Nausicaa, where his talents were first recognized. It is for these reasons that I believe both series share common themes and have a very strong female character up front.
If you're into adventure, prominence of nature, flight, lots of humor with hints of romance, you have to check out Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water!
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.
Both Nadia and Future Boy Conan are based on famous novels (not the same one), but this is not why I'm making this recommendation. The experience and feel of both anime are similar; both titles are full of adventure. Future Boy Conan is set in the "future", Nadia is set in the past; but the two titles have overlapping themes of technological advances (Jean's inventions in Nadia) and developing the land (destruction of the world, and Remnant Island in Future Boy Conan).
Both Nadia and Future Boy Conan have a similar feel - two kids adventure around, dealing with villains and escaping to live another day. Both are aimed at kids and I think will appeal to the same audiences.
In the distant future, spaceships (known as whales) are not demolished, they are abandoned amongst the stars and salvaged by "whale hunters". For young Lucky Luck, finding one of the most famous whale hunters named Ahab could be the hey to saving a planet from destruction, but at what cost? Now, Ahab, a mysterious android named Dew and the rest of the gang must set out to find and defeat the white whale, before a countless number of lives is lost...
Out of all the recommendations I've done, Nadia and Moby Dick is one of the best pairings. Seriously, you just need to watch one if you liked the other. The same sense of adventure, hijinx and exploration are in both, just in different settings. Even the pacing and filler episode count are quite alike. Definitely, if you liked one, you'd love the other.
As London prepares for the first World Expo, the young Ray Steam receives a package containing the Steam Ball, a small and incredibly powerful engine containing hyper-pressurized steam. Developed by Ray’s father and grandfather in America under the supervision of (and funded by) the O’Hara Foundation, the Steam Ball could prove to be an asset to civilization or a great danger. But after Ray finds out that the Steam Ball must not fall into the O’Hara Foundation’s hands, he sets forth on a mission to keep the item safe and away from those who would use it to fuel a brutal war...