If you're looking for anime similar to Origin: Spirits of the Past, you might like these titles. All recommendations are made by Anime-Planet users like you!
Whisper of the Heart is a touching Ghibli slice-of-life story, about a young girl named Shizuku. While riding the train, she notices a fat cat riding alongside her. Following the cat, she finds a shop where she is told an enchanting story of a gold statue named "The Baron". WotH follows Shizuku in her struggles to grow, and her budding love with the shopkeeper's son.
In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.
For starters, Last Exile and Origin have strikingly similar, beautiful, animation styles w/ elaborate 3D graphics, lush backgrounds, and rich, heavily shaded characters. Both Last Exile and Origin tell the stories of a small town boy (and his best friend in Exile) determined to understand and be a part of his world in which the common man is at the mercy of a fearsome greater power and resources are scarce.
Juna didn't think much about daily life beyond the archery club, high school, and boys. But when an accident sent her spiraling towards the arms of death, fate intervened by giving her a second chance at life, under one condition: humanity is recklessly polluting and destroying the world, and Juna, with newfound powers of the Earth, must dedicate her life to saving it. Now, an unthinkable evil she can see with her powers is threatening Earth's very existence, and only she has the power to stop it...
There is little similarity between the two titles apart from the obvious theme of environmental protection and preservation. Now, the two shows are hardly equals. Gin-Iro no Kami no Agito is a good example of how to take the aforementioned theme and create something novel and refreshing, whereas Earth Girl Arjuna is the bad example, the show that takes the theme, builds a minimalistic frame to serve as its medium and then attempts to indoctrinate the audience with appeals to morality and nature. Imagine the two titles like Carl Sagan (Gin-iro no Kami no Agito) and a PETA member (Earth Girl Arjuna).
You might ask 'So why should I watch Arjuna, then?' My answer is to compare. To compare the dogmatism of Arjuna that does science, progress and efficacy no justice to the more or less fair treatment these things receive from Agito. Of course, you may not agree with Agito either, but at the very least Agito is generous and pragmatic enough to condone fundamental changes to human society and life. Watching one of the two would contribute greatly to the analysis and understanding of the other.
Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.
If your interested in the nature verus human activity conflict in this film, wolf's rain is definitely an anime you should try! As the world is coming to end, a group of individuals serch for their "paradise". This is one of those anime you won't understand untill you finish the complete series! Give it a shot, and rock your socks off XD a completely different take on the same issue
A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?