Plawres is a highly competitive fighting sport, where remote controlled miniature robots duke it out in a ring. When the bratty Sanshiro and his friends from school enter the contest with their robot, Juohmaru, they take the Plawres community by a storm with their fantastic start. But as their reputation grows, they are forced to face one challenger after another. To cope with the new trials they encounter, Sanshiro must continually improve his skills in programming the robot and hone his fighting instincts and tactics. With the help of his friends and relatives, only the sky is the limit for Sanshiro and Juohmaru!
Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds...
When I saw Plawres Sanshiro the first thing I thought was; Oh, an earlier version of Angelic Layer. Sanshiro is from the early eighties while Angelic Layer is from this century and the 20 years of development is rather obvious when it comes to animation, characters and plot. But the main element is still the same in both these anime: the little robots that battle it out inside of an arena, and the people that love the game.
If you liked Sanshiro take a look at Angelic Layer to see what modern anime can do to a story. And if you liked Angelic Layer take a look at Sanshiro to see how it all started.
While Angelic Layer is targetted at girls & Plawres Sanshiro is targetted at boys, the two series are otherwise very similar. Both involve kids who build toy robots/dolls to duel with, in both cases one of the kid's parents is closely involved with the games & wants to use the robots/dolls to make artificial limbs. In both cases the robots/dolls are lifless outside of the arena, but seem to come to life when thrown into the arena (and even the process of throwing them into the arena is nearly identical).
Dr. Tenma is obsessed with creating a robot with a soul, so much that he forgot to care for his own son Toby; and when Toby is killed in a car crash, Dr. Tenma is overcome with grief and models his next robot, who has a soul, after his dead son. Things quickly take a turn for the worse as Toby is not accepted into society; and Dr. Tenma, angry with the fact that Toby is a robot who can't replace his son, drives Toby into the clutches of the evil owner of a robot circus, the place where he earns the name Astroboy. Astroboy is rescued by Dr. Elefun, Dr. Tenma’s successor, after his disappearance. From then on Astroboy has to struggle to be accepted into a society that views robots as inferior to humans, while fighting to protect them in turn. With the help of Dr. Elefun, Astroboy has to find his place on Earth and gain confidence in his own powers – all to become the greatest hero ever.
First off both these animes are made in the same decade,so the animation is alot alike.These animes are both about fighting robots,whoose chalenges always get biggger the more they defeat their foes.Astro of Astro and Sanshiro of Plawres Sanshiro become more popular in there battles so there is ALWAYS a bigger oppenet.
Twelve-year-old Shobu Kirifuda has one goal: to become a top-ranking player at the game of Duel Masters, a card game in which players use spells and summon monsters to break through their opponents' shield cards and subsequently defeat them. Shobu believes he's a great player, but he soon discovers that there is more to the game than he originally thought; true Duel Masters, he learns, are able to make the monsters on the cards manifest themselves during a duel. A mysterious group has taken a keen interest in Shobu, although their reasons are as mysterious as the group itself. Now Shobu and his friends not only have to win the championship, but also try to figure out who these people are and why they're so interested in Shobu.
Both are shounen series involving a boy who gets involved in game-like duels. While the nature of the duels are different in each series (one involves robots, the other uses cards), the two series feel very similar, right down to the group of friends cheering the star on & helping him develope new strategies.
All young Ikki wants is to have his very own Medabot, but his parents insist that he purchase the machine with his own hard-earned money. Though he can't afford a top-of-the-line model, Ikki finds, by chance, a special medal in the river; with it, any Medabot will come to life and accept the commands of its owner. After a fellow classmate is bullied at school, Ikki rushes to buy an inferior model of Medabot and places his medal inside of it. While his new companion - which he dubs Metabee - is functional, there's one important problem: Metabee has a serious attitude problem and refuses to acknowledge Ikki's commands. Together, Ikki and Metabee will duel opponents such as the Rubberobo gang and local bullies while they prepare for an upcoming Robattle Tournament - but their worst opponents are each other! Will Ikki and Metabee stop arguing long enough to climb to the top?