For the past five years Orphen has been on a journey to find the Sword of Baltanders and Bloody August, a feared dragon who was once a human sorceress named Azelie. With his partner Cleao and apprentice Majic, he now travels the perils of the land in search of a way to free Azelie from her evil imprisonment. With only a small trail of clues to follow, Orphen must unlock the secrets to the Sword of Baltanders or everyone he cares about will be doomed to face the wrath of the Tower of Fang Elders, or even Bloody August herself!
Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!
Both anime portray a seemingly selfish and mysterious protagonist who is constantly finding himself in the middle of large conflicts. Eventually, throughout the duration of the anime, their secrets are unvraveled to reveal a sinister past in which they seek to rectify.
D'Eon is a French nobleman bent on serving his Divine Majesty Louis the XIV to the best of his abilities, following in the footsteps of his beloved sister Lia de Beaumont. However, his straight-forward role with the secret police is interrupted by the sudden death of his sister while on a diplomatic mission in foreign lands. In his desire to find the truth of her murder, he comes before the King and becomes closely entwined in the mysterious organization known as Le Secret du Roi. He quickly finds himself embroiled in a realm of spiritual energy where death is a gate to greater powers and the Psalm of the King brings destruction in its wake. D'Eon must ask himself what is the price of truth and who will pay it, as the French Revolution looms inevitably nearer.
Both Orphen and Le Chevalier d'Eon deal with one man's quest of loyalty for a "sister" (related or non-related) and his search for vengeance on those who wronged said girl. Both series are set in a reality where magic, shady rulers, sorcerors and monsters are possible. If you like the world of Orphen you'll love the world of Le Chevalier D'Eon.
It has been years since the defeat of the evil god Barbas; but when Redon and Pirotess, the heroes that were instrumental in his demise, have dreams about his return, they know that their adventures aren’t over yet. Pirotess is attacked by a minion of Barbas but manages to escape with two items: the Chaos Ring - an artifact that stalls Barbas' return - and a portal to the Chaos World, where she must go to locate Ashram's soul to aid them in defeating Barbas once more. Redon, on the other hand, goes in search of the bell of awakening which is both aiding Barbas' return and unleashing previously-sealed dangerous items upon the world such as tornadoes, basilisks, and even dragons! Can Pirotess and Redon achieve their goals, before the whole of Crystania is destroyed?
Epic fantasy adventure and gripping story await you in both titles. Coupled with dynamic relationships between all the characters and deep backgrounds if you like fantasy and have seen either of these there is a great chance you'll enjoy the other.
Gene Starwind and Jim Hawkins make a living on various jobs and bounties. While waiting for their ticket to hit it big time, a mysterious woman named Hilda leaves them with a key to the puzzle of finding a starship of great power, known only as the Outlaw Star. What are these long lost spaceships and what is the Galactic Leyline?
Though contrast arises from the difference in setting (low technology fantasy setting in the case of Orphen and high science fiction space exploration atmosphere in the case of Outlaw Star), the feel of both animes is, in many ways, quite similar. Both focus on an assertive protagonist who chooses to cut himself off from the standard roles of his world, but learns to rely on others in order to accomplish his goals. The result is two stories that end up converging in a similar fashion. If you like one and don't mind a different genre, you should look into watching the other.
Moka, Buruman, and Kiriman are a motley crew of mercenaries who work odd jobs for the Guild. While on the look for new employment, they come across an old man named Foron, who hires them to find the legendary artifact Dragon's Head. Unknown to Moka and the gang, Foron works for the evil King Gazel, who desires the ultimate power of the Dragon's Head at any cost. Now, to keep the artifact safe from evil's hands, they must travel to all of the ancient elemental temples -- and no temple is complete without treasures, danger, and, of course, monsters!