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.
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?
Both take place in a grim future where mankind's abuse of the environment has created a toxic, jungle-infested planet that is difficult to survive in. Both are centered around a young girl who seems on a higher level than the people around her, a peace-loving but adept fighter
These anime are about two young female protagonists with mad fighting skills, battling other humans and trying to survive in a toxic environment filled with giant, poisonous plants. They deal with a very similar premise: that human beings will eventually destroy the environment through their meddling, and the world will fall into resulting chaos. If you dig one, check out the other.
In a land filled with magic and mystery, two rival kingdoms are readying for war: Isa, the beautiful water-laden city, and Paro, the industrialized wasteland. Windaria follows the tale of two sets of lovers: Marin and Izu, a young pair of farmers who are devoted to one another, and Ahanas and Jill, princess and prince of the rival kingdoms. With war approaching, these star-crossed lovers will experience the true depth of tragedy as they struggle to survive.
In a world where mankind is at the brink of destruction, one lone scientist has concocted the means to save it: bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the supercomputer Gaia -- to stabilize society. The military strongly opposes their use, however, and the elite soldier Deunan may hold the key to saving both the human race and the lives of the bioroids. Teamed up with an old friend, Briareos, Deunan must race against the clock to discover the secret of the Appleseed before countless lives are tragically lost...
While at first the two anime movies may seem completely different (i.e. animation style/music/cyber-future v. polluted-future), they have some underlying similarities.
First, there is an important, and very strong (physically and mentally) female character.
Second, both stories are set in a time when the near-destruction of the world has occurred, and people have had to built a society around that devastation.
Finally, the main character must race against time in order to prevent another danger brought about by the human race itself.
Both movies convey messages that are profound and warn against the sins and mistakes of human beings.
In a world known as Soul Shell, floating islands are mankind’s only protection against falling into oblivion. The power of the song is able to heal wounds and create miracles; a power that the young Aurica can’t seem to master. After his ship crashes, Aurica finds herself in the company of Lyner, a fighter who desperately needs to return to what’s left of the sky. Together, the duo set out to find an engineer who can repair Lyner’s ship; but monsters are afoot! With shifty engineers and fire-breathing beasts in their way, can the two manage to stay alive?
Using the winds and air currents as their favorite mode of transportation, both Naussica and Laina live in worlds where fantastic and abnormal creatures reside, and where many different cultures and opinions will oppose our protagonists at every turn. Although keen warriors, Nausicaa and Laina also show a softer and more compassionate side too, that assures us that they are fighting on the side of justice and right.
Huge creatures will stand in the way of their progress, and the sheer scale of these fantastical beasts is very impressive, and a good majority of these are variations of flying beasts. The amount of ground to be covered in both quests will mean that the use of their flying machines will be critical. Yet in the case of both these Anime a unique and special ability (singing in Ar Tonelico and communication with creatures in Nausicaa) may prove to be the key to changing the tide of the battle.
Palme is a robot crafted from the wood of a rare tree; though he isn't a real boy, he wants nothing more than to please Xian, the wife of his master. Upon the eve of her death, Palme ceases to function, until one night he is brought an egg from a mysterious woman. "The Egg of Touto must be returned to Soma," she says, and vanishes into the night. Now, with the help of newfound friends and allies, he must travel to The Below to return the treasure, before those who would steal it destroy both him and his companions.