When Utena Tenjou was very little her parents died, and a prince comforted her in her time of loss, giving her a ring with a rose seal. He so impressed her that she decided to become a prince herself one day. Now, Utena is a teenager at Ohtori Academy who's athletic and notorious for dressing in a boy's uniform. When a member of the Student Council humiliates a friend of hers Utena challenges him to a duel, and he accepts only when he sees she possesses a rose seal ring. She soon discovers that this is no normal duel - it's a bizarre and ritualistic battle that the Student Council regularly conducts. In fact when she wins, Utena finds to her considerable chagrin that she gets to have Anthy Himemiya, a rather docile student, as her 'Rose Bride'. If she wants to keep Anthy she'll have to win more duels against members of the Student Council and others. What is the ultimate purpose of these duels and Anthy's role as the Rose Bride?
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.
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.
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 the Guardian World, there live magic users and Neutralizers whose goal is to protect the Throne of Yord -- the source of their power. When the Throne is stolen from its place of rest, it’s up to Tiara and her furry familiar Japolo to find it… but things aren’t always as they seem. Beneath the façade of a simple painting lies the true identity of the Throne of Yord, and beneath the pretense of a simple theft lies the real reason it was stolen… a reason that may end up costing Tiara and her friends their very lives!
The sheer artistic look and feel of these two 90's animated titles will immediately make you think they can easily be compared.
These both are Magical Girl type titles with a twist. Darker richer, and more adult in nature. The two of them are also more complex in story, Utena making for a better cohesive plot.
Still if you liked one, and wanted another with a similar feel, it might be worth checking out the other title.
Abandoned outside an orphanage when he was just a baby, Yuki is a boy with no idea where he came from or who he really is. Now in high school, the teen is plagued by odd dreams, death threats and an ability to see the negativity that dwells within people's hearts. One night after being lured into a trap, a mysterious and handsome man named Zess saves Yuki from being killed before disappearing into the night. Then, with the sudden arrival of his long-lost brother, the orphan finds himself pulled into a new world where he can not only learn about his powers and how to control them, but also becomes aware of the evils that lurk in the darkness. Can Yuki finally find the place he truly belongs, and just why is Zess so protective over the young boy?