Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.
In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
The both are really about the flaws of mankind, and what happens when people abuse power. With deep themes that keep one thinking, I'm sure someone who enjoyed one will like the other as well.
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
Post apocalyptic anime's where the main character a young boy strives to save the world... now Evangelion is more sci-fi, but there are a lot of adult themes in both anime's that really get you thinking... some of them are even perverse and heartbreaking...
Nonetheless, there are numerous similarities that just cant be overlooked... I enjoyed this, and thought they were similar enough that if you enjoyed one, you'd definitely enjoy the other as well.
This beautiful finale to the Kenshin series will tear at your emotions. Himura Kenshin is back for his grand finale, while a vengeful figure from Kenshin's past named Enishi seeks revenge for the death of his sister. Find out how Kenshin tries to overcome this foe when Kaoru, his love, is kidnapped.
While NTHT and the 2nd Kenshin OVA don't share much in common as far as plot or even animation style, they share one important thing in common: both are fantastic tragedies. If you were moved by one, you would probably enjoy the other.
Both will tug at your heart as painful and deep tales of sacrafice, struggle and sadness that you'd be inhuman not to shed a tear for...(sniff)...
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.
Now and Then, Here and There and The Twelve Kingdoms are epic dark fantasies in which the main character is swept away only to become the savior to a land completely different than his/her own. These shows deal with heavy issues such as rape, abortion, xenophobia, racism, poverty, and, most importantly, the effects of war. These shows are very much for a mature viewer more interested in moving storytelling via character development and dialogue, with a smaller emphasis on epic battles.
Both "Now and Then, Here and There" and "The Twelve Kingdoms" deal with characters being transported to a strange land. In both cases, the main characters struggle and suffer in a war-torn land before coming to terms with their situation. Both are epic in scope (though one is sci-fi and the other fantasy), with more emphasis on character development than action scenes.