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The god Mauser delivered unto a world of magic a prophecy: if the Scrapped Princess is allowed to live, she will destroy the entire world. But the knight who was to kill her could not end the life of a newborn child, and so she lived. Fifteen years later, her adopted brother and sister have sworn to protect her, and together they travel from town to town, searching for a life she can't have.
Both these series are in categories all their own, but they both deal with the issues of self discovery and the discovery of the world around them. Of course, both feature sword fighting, but that's just on the surface. Beneath that, both series tease you with the mystery of the world they are set in. For people who enjoy thinking while watching their anime, these are ideal.
In ancient medieval Japan, the people are oppressed by a brutal emperor and his four children, with no hope for the future… until the prophet Nagi proclaimed that a child born on a day would be their savior. Twins were born that day, a boy, Tatara, raised from birth to be Japan’s savior, and a girl, Sarasa. This is her story: a story of great personal loss, tragic romance, and a resilient unbreakable will.
Ayato Kamina may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured by TERRA, a military organization set on saving the world from the Mu, an alien race set on "tuning" the world, he realizes he is an instrument in deciding the fate of humanity and piloting RahXephon. Not only is Ayato the only person who can control the mecha, but he also has a terrible fate of his own. Holding onto memories of his old life and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential with RahXephon.
By-products of the post-Evangelion era, Utena and RahXephon make heavy use of surreal imagery to get their message across. But unlike other series that wait until the second half to go into the weird, wild stuff, these series push the viewer through the looking-glass from the very beginning. If there was ever an argument for anime as an artform, these two are it.
A flower given in friendship should be something to be treasured. When a stranger named Fiore approaches Mamoru out of the blue, he claims he's returned to fulfill a promise made long ago, but is that really all that he wants? Something sinister lurks beneath Fiore's promise, and it's up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi to find out what it is!
The aesthetics of these two anime are quite similar; in both the thematic of flowers plays a very important role, as do the prevalence of strong leading female characters. In the movie, Sailor Moon's most childish aspects have been somewhat toned down, establishing a connection with the more adult content of Utena. Both series and movie share a certain atmosphere of classic animation that is akin despite the differences the approaches followed. Sailor Moon R The Movie can be followed as gripping but straight forward entertainment, while Utena is an exercise in psychological complexity. Still, there is enough in common regarding imagery and overall mood to warrant a recommendation.
After defeating Suigintou, Jun, Shinku, Suiseiseki, Souseiseki, and Hina Ichigo continue going about their daily lives, with Jun now attending school and the dolls amusing themselves. Shinku, however, still carries much guilt over Suigintou's demise, because they were in the end still sisters. One night, however, Shinku spots Suigintou's partner spirit Mei-Mei and follows it into another artificial world, where she meets Barasuishou-- the seventh and final Rozen Maiden. With the Alice Game now accelerating with Barasuishou's apperance, will Shinku and friends be able to continue living their easygoing lives with Jun?
Both these series have a similar feel to them. This may be due to the fact that rose motif's permeate every frame of both series. The idea of dueling friends to become the only one to attain a goal is also similar in both series. Chances are if you liked either show you will enjoy the other.