Origin: Spirits of the Past

Alt title: Gin-iro no Kami no Agito

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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.

Onigamiden

Onigamiden

Jun Tendo is a young teenager who is taken to the past to fight in a mystic war during the Heian period in Japan. Legend says that Jun should be able to control Orochi, a powerful eight-headed dragon. Viewed as a savior, he is confused on what he is supposed to do.

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koutalied koutalied says...

along with having a very similar plot line they are also have been done in a similar artistic style i love the way they at times look like traditional paintings

MagWizz MagWizz says...

Both anime have similar plot about two forces fighting with each other and boy with mysterious power appear in the middle of conflict with no clue what is going on and what is good and what is bad in this completely new world to him. Yet its he who decide the fate of outcome.

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

In the distant future, the human race is on the brink of destruction. Mankind, which now drifts in space aboard a massive, technologically-advanced base known as Avalon, is poised to launch one final, desperate attack against its enemy, the alien race Hideauze. It’s during this battle that Ledo, a mecha pilot, is thrown into a wormhole and sent to an unfamiliar place: Earth, the lost birthplace of humanity said to have turned to ice long ago. Having been saved by the inhabitants of the Gargantia, a fleet of ships that traverses the now-flooded planet, Ledo must come to terms with these primitive people with their backwards language and technology, learn to communicate, and try to find a way back home to his place in the sky.

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snivets snivets says...

Gargantia and Origin are sci-fi anime set in lush, richly detailed worlds with unusual environments. Common to both is the idea that mankind ruined its own environment through experimentation, and the current era of humanity has adapted to profound changes in Earth's environment. Two stories about quests to discover relics from the past, there are many similarities between Gargantia and Origin that make them natural recommendations for each other.

RainbowDeathSkittles RainbowDeathSkittles says...

Both take place where one character comes from a futuristic past. Both characters have to learn and understand the new world that they live in along with learning to coexist with the enviroment that they are not accustomed to

Steamboy

Steamboy

As London prepares for the first World Expo, the young Ray Steam receives a package containing the Steam Ball, a small and incredibly powerful engine containing hyper-pressurized steam. Developed by Ray’s father and grandfather in America under the supervision of (and funded by) the O’Hara Foundation, the Steam Ball could prove to be an asset to civilization or a great danger. But after Ray finds out that the Steam Ball must not fall into the O’Hara Foundation’s hands, he sets forth on a mission to keep the item safe and away from those who would use it to fuel a brutal war...

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AtmagyaS AtmagyaS says...

Both Origin-Spirits of The Past and Steamboy follow a simmilar story about two boys who want save a city. I will rcommend stemboy to people who like steampunk movies.

Adding to that both have moving montains which are used distrcution,

niotabunny niotabunny says...

as both come from a scifi setting, I would have to suggest them both, if you enjoy steampunk then you're going to enjoy one over the other.  both maintaining a sort of boy wonder as they try to resolve issues on their own paths.

Spriggan

Spriggan

In a research outpost in Turkey, an ancient relic known as Noah’s Ark has been discovered, and ARCAM, the world’s most secret organization in charge of keeping world order, must protect the ark from the deranged forces of the US Machine Corps. Yu Ominae, ARCAM’S #1 Spriggan, is an elite secret operative with one mission: Stop the key to NOAH’S ARK from being used by Colonel Mac Dougall, a cybernetically enhanced child with psychokinetic powers. Noah will be your grave!

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Iahel Iahel says...

Origin and Spriggan are about saving the world from huge mountains (or something that looks like a mountain). The main characters are also very similar: they have strong personalities and a great aim. If you like watching good guys save the world, you will enjoy watching these.