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In a dark and largely abandoned city a little girl wanders in search of something – beneath the folds of her dress she carries a mysterious giant egg. While living on the streets, she encounters a lonesome warrior who has forgotten his past and his purpose and, like the girl, travels aimlessly. Now they journey together, mistrustful of each other whilst sharing in the silence of the city. But who is the little girl? Who is the warrior? And what form of creature lies sleeping inside the egg?
Plotwise Revolutionary Girl Utena and Angel's Egg don't have anything in common, but both are filled with symbols and actions with symbolic meanings waiting for your intrepretation. So if you enjoyed the symbolism in either anime, you should give the other one a try.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Berserk deals with similar themes of self discovery, love and loathing as Utena. They also both feature main characters whose destiny has already been chosen for them, but who through perseverance manage to break the cycle they are in. Thematicallyu speaking, they also both owe greatly to Rose Of Versailles.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
Bokurano and Revolutionary Girl Utena pit their lead character(s) up against a secret, complex organization that they don't know very much about. Each follows a rigid formula: Character development, Battle, Character Development, Battle, and on and on, with each battle being against a new antagonist. Don't watch either for those battles, though, as they're usually pretty short and come nowhere close to the quality reached by the slower, character-driven parts. The real worth of both series is their characterization- every character who gets any significant amount of screen-time is treated to an intensive backstory/development.
Fans of psychological/mindf*ck shows will have fun with either (I found Utena more disturbing, but most people have the opposite reaction).
Throughout the ages, fairy doctors served as liaisons between humans and fairies; but in the present time of the 19th century, fairies are nothing more than an old wives' tale. Nineteen-year-old Lydia Carlton is one of the only remaining fairy doctors and enjoys a quiet life in the countryside of England - that is, until the dashing Edgar, for mysterious reasons, whisks her away on a daring adventure. Said to be the descendent of the earl of the fairy nation, Edgar desires the noble sword of the merrow that serves as proof to his lineage. Though his motives and origins are questionable, Lydia now sets forth to help Edgar on his quest.
Both animes are related to a Romance and Shoujo. Also they have exceptional good looking guy(s)?
As in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Utena is a girl who pretends to be a knight but also a girl? She has a special powerful sword and needs to duel people. There is an end of the world person who is the seeker prince and the princess who carries the sword. It's confusing like .hack//Sign's backgrounds for characters.....
As in Earl and Fairy, Edgar is the prince and carries the sword. Lydia is the key that finds and answers the riddles. Lydia labels Edgar as a villian, but isn't a villian? The multiple evemies are all enemies of each other so forth enimies of your enimies, but they are not allies, they are all enimies.
Both animes contain nice artwork, and the Ultena series tries too hard for the artwork to look different. If you like one, you might like the artwork of the other? They are both good series and are related to tresure; not gold tresure, but tresure as you need a key to get what you want.
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".
Despite the obvious style & genre differences, both of these series employ excellent character development and thought-provoking symbolism to deliver essentially similar messages about breaking illusions & isolation to enter the real world. Also, they both are experimental to the core and full of twists & surprises that never fail to amaze you. So, if you're open to various styles & genres and you like uncommon animes that really make you think & reflect on your own life, you should definitely try both of them.