Agito was born into a world that is quite different than our own. Many years ago a brilliant researcher attempted to save humanity from its excessively damaged environment by altering the DNA of plants. However, these mentally-awakened plants recognized the inherent threat of humans, and attacked them; the end result was a stalemate between the forest and the few remaining human centers. Agito's home city is green with life because the forest controls it. There is an uneasy peace which is facilitated by a small number of humans that allowed the forest to alter them to be in concert with itself. Being that his father is one of those, Agito's view of the forest is not one of fear but rather one that respects the human dependency. Agito will be challenged to prove this relationship when a random event gives the humans, who still see the forest as an enemy, a new perceived advantage in their war.
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.
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.
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!
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
In the early 21st century, certain people are exhibiting signs of B-cell growth, a condition that is incurable. Yuji is one of these, who chooses to become a "Sleeper" -- a person who is put into stasis until a cure can be found. The tranquillity of Yuji's sleep is interrupted 15 years in the future, in a very different world. Giant bugs known as Blue have invaded the Earth, eating its resources, and.. human beings. Now all Yuji can do is escape through the city with the ones who saved him from his inevitable death, towards Second Earth... mankind's new home in space.
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.
Both anime have main characters who find themselves unfrozen in the future to find the world as they know it has ended.
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.
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.
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
The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
Origin: Spirits Of The Past and Howl's Moving Castle are both adventures where a person gets changed and another person helps them become normal again; in Origin a girl is woken up in the distant future, while in Howl's a girl is transformed into an old woman. They both are great and are a must see.
Both movies have the same general theme. In both Origine and Howl's moving castle there is a tale of romance and there are the same kind of absurd situations to gave the tale an extra dimention as well. In both movies there are spirits involved in some way and they have the same quality in animation as well. So if you want to watch another movie that has the same feel to it, you should give this one a try!
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
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.