Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
In a fairytale and storybook country, Firiel Dee has lived all her life in the peaceful Cerafield countryside. Her mother died when she was young, and her father – known by everybody as "The Scholar" – is alive but has a tendency to lock himself in his observatory and not give Firiel the time of day. On her 15th birthday, Firiel's life changes forever when she goes to a ball in Cape Amber wearing her mother's necklace that her friend and father’s pupil, Roux, delivered to her. Lord Roland and Lady Adale, members of the royal family, recognize her necklace as belonging to the runaway Blue Princess – leading Firiel to the discovery that she is the long lost princess' daughter! Now, she must compete with all of the other candidates to become Queen of the land.
In a way, both Good Witch and Tutu have two main characters and one love interest, and you can never decide who fits better with the love interest. Also, both use references from fairy tales. So if you liked one, try out the other; I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
In present day New York a group of talented people are rehearsing the latest Broadway show -- but behind the scenes, a young girl named Tsukushi does the dirty work, cleaning the floors in the building. Though poor in monetary terms, she is rich in spirit, with her only dream being to one day become a star and dance in the spotlight. In her spare time, and on her way home, she practices diligently to make her body perform according to her wishes, hoping to someday get her big break. But does she have have what it takes, let alone the guts and confidence, to be a performer?
The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
Both Princess Tutu and Howl's Moving Castle create worlds of magic and fantasy that allow for a similar feel. Though the prior anime grants greater attention to magic girls and epic ballet and the latter anime warrants more time to political and social commentary with a magical twist both still retain enough similar elements to be enjoyed by those with a taste for either. The somewhat plain and insecure female leads are both complemented similarly by tragic male leads; the characters' growth also feels close from an over arcing perspective. The course of each narrative feels familiar psychologically and emotionally, but different thematically, and aesthetically. Overall, I would suggest these two anime together to anyone who singularly enjoyed either Howl's Moving Castle or Princess Tutu.
Both of these shows are much deeper than they appear on the surface. They start out light hearted and silly, yet get more and more complicated and dark as they progress. They are also both part of a very unique set of shows where the more you learn about the characters and their backstories, the more your opinion of them changes, and no one is quite who they appear to be on the surface. In addition, in both shows the characters can transform into magical beings from the past, and those transformations play a major role in defining their personalities. But the heart of both shows is character exploration, not magical school girls. Both shows leave you with a similar feeling, and if you liked one for the emotional rollarcoaster and the way it surprised you at every turn, then you will like other.
Aruto is obsessed with the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland novels, and wishes he could read the rumored third book – The Eternal Alice. One night, he looks through the window and sees a strangely-dressed girl jumping from rooftop to rooftop. Convinced that she is Alice, Aruto decides to follow her. The girl he saw is actually named Arisu Arisugawa, and she and several other girls known as 'Seekers of Alice' have parts of the story locked away in their hearts. Their goal is to defeat the other Seekers in combat, eventually completing the legendary book - but those who lose the fights are forced to give up their stories. With Aruto's help, will Arisu be able to complete the book without taking the stories of other Seekers?
Both animeshave their stories based on a story and the main character must seek the missing pieces in order to learn the basic story. The difference between them is that in PT the heart pieces have their own induvidual story connected or not to the main one while in Kagihime Monogatari the pieces loked in the hearts of different characters are directly connected to the main one.