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.
Ever been mistaken for a member of the opposite sex? For Makoto, this embarassing situation becomes reality when he and two classmates are inadvertently transported to a magical world full of castles, royalty, and giant armored bugs. There, he is mistaken for Fatora, a missing princess, and quickly becomes entangled in a seven day quest to find her, all the while fending off female advances and trying to clear his name!
Both of these anime involve a war in a magical land filled with magical creatures. Both are adventure stories but Nausicaa is more serious whereas El-Hazard is comedic. If you like the setting of either of these anime but want to experience a different approach then try the other.
Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!
Nausicaa and Eureka Seven share proecological point of view, treats about features of mankind - for example tendency to take over the enviorment and try to keep it in strict control. The case of main characters: Nausicaa and Eureka (nota bene both are young girls close to the nature) shows that there is only one safe way to live safely on this planet - to understand and cooperate with our natural neighbours.
Welcome to Planet R, a place where four crystals representing the elements keep the world in balance. But the crystals of Earth, Fire and Water have been stolen by the evil Deathgyunos. Linaly, a descendant of an ancient protector of the crystals, and Pritz, a headstrong young man, must protect the Crystal of Air to prevent the world from being plunged into Chaos. With the Tycoon military and air pirates after them as well, will they be able to succeed?
Nausicaa and FF share more than just a fantasy setting; each takes place in a desert environment, has interesting characters, and environmental forces which threaten the world. Both stories could have come right out of an RPG (which is even more applicable for FF, since it did!). Consider it a gut feeling; if you liked one, you may enjoy the other.
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 are created by Miayzaki and studio Ghibli and they contain special view of life, they both deal with environmental problems as the conseqence of human technological development. Although Conan is more childish and cute.
With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...
Both movies are from the same studio and they carry extremely profound anti-war themes. They also portray youngsters forced to take care for themselves and leading independent lives. One of them will make your tears flood in seemingly endless tidal waves, and the other will reaffirm your belief in humanity. If you like the other, make sure to give the second one a chance.