Origin: Spirits of the Past

Alt titles: Gin-iro no Kami no Agito

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Mushishi

Mushishi

It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation that greets them upon awakening or chases them into sleep. For the mushi researcher Ginko, it isn't a feeling at all; it is a knowledge which guides his travels and motivates his life. Found in the cracks between what is conceivable and what is not, are the varied life forms collectively known as mushi. They surround us and affect us, but their intensely different nature makes them unrecognizable to most. Ginko brings these life forms into perspective for the lives of those most affected and most in need of an explanation.

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Animedreamer240 Animedreamer240 says...

People who like Origin will embrace Mushishi simply because its main focus is on nature with a supernatural twist. With gorgeous animation and character designs, you will be captivated by the beautiful plant life and the spirits that live among them.

TeoH TeoH says...

Both "Mushishi" and "Origin: Spirits of the Past" stress on the subject of Nature; and contain beautifully drawn scenery - not to mention that "Origin" has some kick-@$$ animation, and for a series, so does Mushishi... The big difference is that, in Origin, humans are almost at war with nature - whilst in Mushishi, it's more of a peaceful relationship, even though in certain episodes one endangers the other.

Altogether, if you liked one, I'd suggest you gave the other one a try as well - it's well worth it!

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these series have incredible animation, a storyline that bridges the gap between man and nature, and a main character so effected by nature, his hair turns white. While Mushishi has a much slower pace, both of these anime have very similar themes

Eureka Seven

Eureka Seven

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!

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samhanjosh samhanjosh says...

I watched Origin the other day, adn the whole time I was thinking "This remind me of Eureka 7". Both show how humans destory the world and the wrold turing on them. The lead females are also similar, both being from another time or place. They also show what love makes people do, whether it be good or bad.

tacotoni tacotoni says...

Not only do "Origin: Spirits of the Past" and "Eureka Seven" have similar plots, but both animes take place in worlds that are beyond imagination. Between the character designs, and the storylines, I'm sure you will enjoy both animes.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both Eureka Seven and Origin have a similar plot, the world is at odds with nature. Both have a young protagonist who has lived in a relatively peaceful place all his life, until a strange girl drops into his world and turns it on its head. Both have themes of growing up and taking responsibilty as well as preserving the bond between man and nature. 

Blue Gender

Blue Gender

In the early 21st century, the emergence of an incurable condition known as B-cell growth led some of the affected to become "Sleepers" - people put under stasis until a cure could be found. Yuji Kaido is one such Sleeper who awakens, several decades later, to a horrifying new reality. Giant bugs known as Blue have invaded the Earth, eating everything - and everyone - in sight. Now, all Yuji can do is escape from the city with the ones who saved him from his inevitable death, and make their way towards Second Earth: mankind's new home in space.

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Ran Ran says...

Both Origin and Blue Gender take place in a world which has been overtaken by nature. Humans have survived and are split into two categories: those who decide to live with the current situation and make the best out of it, and those who are still attached to technology and want to take their planet back. In both anime, a character suddenly awakens after having slept through all of the changes, and must decide whether to fight back for the planet or adopt a completely new lifestyle. This character will have a critical role influencing the future of the planet. Blue Gender has more mature content, but if you liked one, you're probably going to like the other too.

DrunkenBlowfish DrunkenBlowfish says...

Both anime have main characters who find themselves unfrozen in the future to find the world as they know it has ended.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.

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Foop Foop says...

Origin: Spirits Of the Past and Spirited Away are both great stories of adventures. They both have the same kind of plot where a person helps another person find out who they really are inside. Both movies are great and if you've seen one, you should see the other.

asleya asleya says...

Both origin and Spirited away have the same kind of plot. Very fantasy and adventerous. Though origin is more futuristic. They just really reminded me of eachother.

defenitly recommended!

Shangri-La

Shangri-La

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?

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cloudsquall45 cloudsquall45 says...

In terms of the storyline they both are similar. Both revolve around large parts of the world being inhabited by plants and military/army trying to stop the spread.Both have a very similar visual designs and both plot-lines also have an element of nature having taken over.

snivets snivets says...

Both Shangri-la and Origin are set in a future where mutant/genetically modified plants have taken over the world. If that sort of story appeals to you, or you enjoyed one or the other, I have a feeling you'd also enjoy the other.