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.
Legends tell of a floating island in the sky known as Laputa, upon which is rumoured to be treasure beyond a person’s wildest dreams. Sheeta is an orphan girl who is being hunted down because of her necklace, a rare Levistone, which legend says will lead the way to Laputa. One day she is saved by Pazu, a miner apprentice and also an orphan, and together they set out to escape from her would-be captors. Unfortunately, their friendship must go through endless trials in their quest to hide Laputa's location. What is Sheeta’s mysterious legacy, and what hidden motives do Sheeta’s enemies have in regards to finding Laputa?
Laputa and Origin's stories follow more or less the same lines. If you are looking for a movie that has a similar plot then Laputa is a good choice, even if it was created 20 years ago and lacks the graphics and animation Origin has.
Laputa and Origin follow the exact same plot formula that contains a mystery girl found by an average boy, and the girl has something that unfortunately falls into the wrong hands. The only difference is that Laputa is older and more classic while Origin is newer and has more visual substance.
The bones of Origin and Laputa are initially identical: A story w/ strong environmental overtones about an average boy who finds mysterious girl, immediately becomes obsessed with her, and sets off on an adventure to discover secrets about the past and affect the future. That said, the meat (and heart) of the stories vary: In Origin- brilliant animation and fast-paced action sequences, in Laputa- charismatic characters with interesting relationships and deeper, more complex storytelling.
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, 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.
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
Medusa is a mysterious illness which causes the body to petrify shortly after infection, found throughout the world and steadily increasing the death toll. In order to combat the disease, 160 lottery winners were chosen to be frozen until a cure could be found, one of whom is Kasumi - a twin whose sibling was not one of the chosen. Along with a group of others Kasumi awakens from her cryogenic chamber, but not to the same world she left it: prehistoric monsters roam the now-abandoned castle and eat the survivors, while endless giant thorns rise all around them. Against all odds, Kasumi and the others must now try to survive the horror of their situation and discover the truth behind what's happening, all the while waiting for the Medusa to finally claim their lives...
Humanity is about to be destroyed by living organisms that came from space (a deadly virus in KOT, mentally awakened plants in OSP), so a big corporation decides to put in cryogenic sleep some humans claiming that they do so in order to save humanity.The movie also pictures people with supernatural powers awakened by the 'alien' organisms.
I recommend Origin: spirts of the past because it is an anime worry 5 and 5 stars.