Perrine is a young girl who lives in Bosnia with her Indian mother and beloved father – that is, until her father passes away, leaving her mother with a single wish: travel to France to be with his father. The over 1,000 kilometer journey seems unfathomable, but Perrine and her mother have a plan: they will photograph people in the towns along the way to support themselves. With their hardy donkey Palikare and faithful dog Baron, the two set forth for Paris; along the way they encounter kind souls, barren villages, and a number of hardships; will Perrine and her mother survive the long journey to France?
Eight-year-old Remi lives in a quiet village with his mother. His father, Jerome Barbarin, lives in Paris and provides the family with money to stay afloat; but soon they receive word that Jerome has been in a terrible accident and cannot support them further. After struggling through a tough winter, Remi and his mother are soon elated to see that their father has returned home - but he is not the man that he used to be. Cold and distant, Jerome soon secretly sells Remi to a traveling entertainer; and thus Remi's hardships begin. Moving from place to place, Remi experiences tragedy on a large scale. Friends come, go, and die; newfound families are torn apart; and otherwise Remi is abused, abandoned, and mistreated. Can Remi ever find his place in the world?
Hardships and heartbreaks are both plenty in supply. It is all about traveling, family and friends. Getting them, losing them, finding them.
Both are mostly set in France in about the same time period.
And have very similar animation and music. Plus both were made around 1978.
Both anime were made during the same period (70's) and both are adaptations of classic lterature. As a matter of fact, both are adaptations from books by the same author, Hector Malot. Remi would be the adaptation of "Sans Famille" while Perrine would be the adaptation of "En Famille".
I'm surprised these classics do not have a higher rating. My guess is that the animation style seems too crude for modern audiences, but I personally find it extremely artsy and well made.
When Sara Crewe's father left to work in India, she was sent to a boarding school. With her affluent background and beautiful dresses, Sara was ensured a warm welcome to her new home; but this reputation gained her enemies. Tragedy then struck when her father passed away, and her family was forced into bankruptcy, leaving Sara at the cruel hands of the school’s headmistress. Now, life for Sara is as hard as it can get, as she has been forced to become a maid in exchange for her poor room and board. With her friends and imagination at her side, Sara will try to make the best out of her bad situation.
Both these anime are part of the World Masterpiece Theater, also both Perrine and Sara go through hardships and remain to be optimistic loving girls despite everything they go through. I'm certain that if you enjoyed one of these series, that you'll love the other as well.
When Emily Starr's father died, she was left in the care of her deceased mother's family, the Murrays. However, the rich and prestigious Murrays never approved of Emily's simple father, and she was thus not welcomed into loving arms. With her trusty cat and nary a possession, Emily left for her new home - New Moon - where many a joy and sorrow awaited her. Now, along with tough Ilse, artistic Teddy and loyal Perry, Emily will laugh, cry, and try to win the hearts of her new family.
Tragic, historical tales your thing? If so, you'll enjoy both Perrine and Emily of New Moon. EoNM is more overtly tragic at the get-go but both have a remarkably similar feel. The fact that they both are a part of the World Masterpiece Theater helps, as well.
When Heidi's parents died while she was a baby, she was left in the care of her selfish aunt Dete. However, now that Dete has found work abroad she has left five-year-old Heidi at her grandfather's house; he is a cantankerous old man who lives in the hills of Dorfli Village, with only his goats and the young goat herder Peter as his makeshift friends. In her new home, Heidi will learn to love the countryside, make friends with the flowers and goats, and most importantly warm the hearts of all of the people around her.
Heidi and Perrine are two European, quiet tales about a girl who must endure tragedy and hardships. There's not much else to say - if you are into this type of anime, you'd surely enjoy both of these.
Having lost her mother at birth, Jane Buxton grows up with her brother George the dreamer and her moody step-brother William. George sets off to seek a legendary 'floating liquid' that he hopes can revolutionize transportation and bring about human flight, but word soon returns of his tragic death. Convinced that her brother is still alive, Jane courageously sets off to find him, and encounters a world of adventure.
I know what you're thinking. That these two are no where near the same, but you are wrong.
There are similarities like; it is both about a young girl and they have about the same age and they both go on a journey. Perrine first starts of on a long journey with her mother and Jane goes with her butler and guess what they both have a little funny looking dog too. Moreover both of them are about family matters in a big way; the whole show is about that.
The only big difference is that Perrine is in the real world and about a 100 years ago and Jane is a fantasy world.
Oh, and I just remembered something else, they are both adapted from a (children’s) book.