Revolutionary Girl Utena

Alt titles: Shoujo Kakumei Utena

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Angel's Egg

Angel's Egg

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?

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Signas Signas says...

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.

X TV

X TV

Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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Kaorichaos Kaorichaos says...

A reluctant highschool student main character is thrown into an end of the world battle. Both heavily talk about fate and preordained destinies. They each follow similar paths and have a lot in common. Though Utena follows a symbolic route, X is more direct. If you liked one it's deffinately worth trying the other.

My-Hime

My-Hime

Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use to their heart's content, but there's a price: to wield them, they must put their most important thing on the line. Now, in the midst of school work and friendships, they find themselves caught in the midst of strange conspiracies seemingly related to the terrifying monsters that attack them. Is the power of the HiMEs strong enough to save themselves and the ones they love?

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Aranneas Aranneas says...

Many common themes between these two. Hime almost plays like a respectful reimagining of Utena, really. If you enjoyed the stylized action, gorgeous designs, and psychological melodrama of one, the other may work for you as well.

Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora

Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora

Average, boring, and nothing special; this is how Shiratori Kuu feels about herself and her life as a high school student in Academia. On what begins as any other day, Kuu's life is spun upside down when a new student transfers to her class. As soon as she sees his face, she is astonished, for this is no ordinary boy – he looks just like the prince she has dreamt of for so long! He extends a hand to her and repeats the words she has somehow heard before, "Lets go... Together." But it is never that easy, is it? A world that seemed so dull is now torn apart by a whirlwind of love and hate, and the conflict that plagues all those involved.

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MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora and Revolutionary Girl Utena have some strong prince themes, with both main characters having a 'prince' they've met in that past that is their inspiration.

Both series contain elements of action, while keeping the main plot focused on the relationships between the characters.

Furthermore, both series contain some elements of shoujo-ai Of the same types too; A main character couple with just hints, that may or may not be anything (In KtTnS, it actually isn't anything, in Utena it's not clear) and a secondary couple with (at least initial) elements of one-sidedness, which goes through many hardships throughout the story.

All in all these two are really similar, and it would be likely that you'd enjoy one if you like the other.

(Unless you like Utena for messing with your head, because KtTnS is pretty straight-toward.)

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 Singan says...

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.