Remnants of a past life on the moon swirl in Alice's dreams after she overhears two of her classmates talking about mutual dreams they are having. Banding together, they set out in search of others who share these dreams, and for answers. All the while the pressing question is, do these memories of a past life determine the course of the present?
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Both series feature characters with strange, unknown pasts which cause them to be violent and carry a lot of "baggage" so to say. Both feature similar dramatic atmospheres and surprise driven storylines that keep the viewer actively attentive. More than that they also share an undertone of various characters going through personal problems that are not exactly vital to the plot, but allow the characters to have much greater depth and realism. If your looking for an involving, dramatic anime with plenty going on beneath the surface, these anime are for you.
For centuries, a group of strange children with white hair have been appearing again and again, their origins and purposes unknown; yet always, it would seem, they are searching for something or someone. Now, in the year 2012, they have come to the South Seas to search. There, they encounter the young martial artist Tohma, who has been helping two runaway children from a nearby orphanage, Helga and Chitto. As Tohma learns more about the mysterious children, he also discovers a startling truth about his new friend Helga. A story unfolds that goes back centuries and across the stars, and will change everything in Tohma's and Helga's lives.
Both deal with characters whose current lives are affected by events that happened in their past lives and both explore the past and present lives of some of their characters. Fantastic Children has more action than Please Save My Earth, but if you liked the idea of past lives affecting current lives in one, you'll surely like the other.
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
Both series are romantic dramas with a fantastical element and a touch of humor. Both have HUGE casts, mostly teenagers with a few adults and kids mixed in. Both have a pervasive melancholy feel, and deal with themes like guilt, love and forgiveness. And unfortunately, both anime series are incomplete.
Hikaru, Umi, and Fu are 3 best friends who are soon to go their seperate ways, until fate interjects and their lives are changed forever. From the skies comes the fortress of Cephiro, a long-dead land whose leader, Eagle, is desperate to destroy the Earth and fulfill his sister's one wish. The only hope for humanity is the three who are endowed with the Ovum, allowing them to fuse with guardian spirits capable of fighting off the evil. With the demise of the world eminent and the Cephiro's invaders ready for attack, the fate of all people lies with these girls, mystical powers, and hope...
Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?
While PSME and the Tsuiokuhen OVAs may seem at first glance to have nothing in common, both are tales of love faced by unusual adversities. Couple this with gorgeous art, music, and a moving story, and the different between the moon and 19th century Japan will pale in comparison.