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Revolutionary Girl Utena

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Bokurano

Bokurano

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?

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AirCommodore

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).

Earl and Fairy

Earl and Fairy

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.

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sonis

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.

Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

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".

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Singan

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.

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Escaflowne

Escaflowne

Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.

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ndymin
Escaflowne deals with a girl in a fantastic world who is trying to forge her own destiny and come to grips with the reality of herself. It reminds me greatly of Utena, and therefore I would recommend it to anyone who likes Kakumei Shoujo Utena.

Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

Tamiko, Kinekuni and their son Inumaru live in an apartment in Japan and live a relatively slow and quiet life, until one day a beautiful girl named Maroko shows up at their door step. She proclaims herself as being from the future, and has traveled to the past to visit her distant relative: Inumaru, her grandfather. What follows is a wildly philosophical and intellectual journey: Tamiko storms out of the house, refusing to believe the whims of this new stranger; and Kinekuni and Inumaru invite her into their home. With spandex-clad time policemen after Maroko and the ethical dilemma of time travel at every turn, the Yomota’s will try their best to remain a family.

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VivisQueen

Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai and Revolutionary Girl Utena are both highly metaphorical, existentialist works that try to subvert their narratives/genres. GB deconstructs itself using meta-references while Utena consciously exploits mahou shoujo devices to weave a new concept altogether. They're both surreal, revelatory, and brimming with humourous characters, and remind me strongly of each other.