When Haruka, Yuu and their friends decided to go ghost hunting, they had no idea the "ghosts" they'd find would turn their lives upside down. Black-clad and wielding quantum powers, these knights from the future are after an artifact of immense power that they hope will save their dimension from destruction: the Dragon Torque; and Haruka seems to be the key. As factions within the knights violently disagree on how to proceed, Haruka and the gang are caught up in a fight with the Shangri La, in an existential battle where fates of entire universes are decided.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Did the questions asked in either Noein or Lain catch your attention? Especially the ones about reality and one's existence which are based on scientific theories? While watching both of these, I was rubbing my head, thinking and thinking some more. They are really great science-based anime.
Both Noein and Lain are hard anime to keep up with. If you're not careful you might suffer some brain damage trying to put the puzzle together. Both deal with pretty advanced and realistic topics of our world. Noein couples a good story with quantum physics, while Lain couples a darker atmosphere with more psychological aspects.
Noein and Lain are definately the 'thinkers' kind of anime. They both manage to really challange the viewer by subtley asking questions about life, the theory behind it and how we perceive it. If you enjoyed the scientific theory and the baffling effect that one had on you, you will surely be as confused and dazzled by the other!
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
Noein and Bokurano are very different; each has a unique premise and unusual animation, but I still have a gut feeling that if you liked one of these, you'd like the other. Each has plenty of character development, an interesting flow, and the stories involve very heavy stakes. I have no better way of explaining this recommendation, so you'll just have to trust me! If you liked one of these, you should at least try out the other.
That being said, I did enjoy Bokurano much more, though.
Though Bokura no is certainly deeper (read depressive, moving and higher death rate) than Noein, they do have something incommon. Maybe it's how the story is told, maybe it's the charaters and their developement, but if you liked Noein try Bokura no and vice versa. Neither of those have a great animation level (Bokurano is probably more unorthodox in therms of animation), but both have nice OST.
Oh... and both have nice flat-chest female protagonists; some fans might find that interesting.
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!
Noein and E7 remind me a lot of each other. Not only do both have a good plot involving a bit of futuristic science, but the mix of emotions ranging from sadness and despair to hope and love make these two a great recommendation for each other.
Both Eureka Seven and Noein have confusing stories where you don't understand a lot until the very end. Also, the main characters have similar complex feelings. The story in these two anime is mostly similar because if there are no battles, it's the sentimental life of the main character that becomes the main plot. If you liked one, you will certainly love the other.
"Are you there?" This is the question that the aliens always demand before they attack. The quiet island of Tatsumiyajima is secretly the last line of defense against mysterious invaders. In a quiet and rustic villiage, children were raised without any knowlege that they were born to pilot the Fafnirs, giant robotic war machines of terrible powers that are the only thing that can defend all they hold dear.These children's struggles will be the only thing that can hold off an enemy that attacks both our bodies and our sense of identity...
Noein and Fafner have complex stories in which the characters are well developed. In both anime the characters need to work through their hardships from facing foes, and through the psychological damage from their pasts. Because of these aspects together, Fafner and Noein should appeal to the same viewers.
Both animes are very similiar in terms of their complexness. Although Noein doesnt really have any giant robots, they both still walk down the path of the Technology element where lots of technology is involved. Futuristic animes are very intresting to watch so if you watch only one of them, make sure you watch the other!
One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth. But will the secrets of the past and present turn out to be things that Saki really wants to know?
In both these sci-fi shows, a group of children learn the dark truth about their world and have to deal with it as best as they can.
The two series also contain some unique visual aspects and their stories rely heavily on the psychology of the characters.
From the New World starts out with a bunch of kids getting involved in things that are way over their heads. The beginning of Noein has a similar situation, feel and pace. These are two well-animated, interesting shows that I think would appeal to most sci-fi fans.