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Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...
There is a forbidden love radiating through both of these anime series. Romeo X Juliet is along the line of a more historical sense between two warring families while Chobits presents a more technological dilemma between a robot with feelings and a human.
Both Chobits and Romeo x Juliet have the theme of forbidden romance (though both are of two very different veins of this), lead characters with their own secrets, and conflicts all pushing the heroine and her love toward tragedy, as the characters fight for a happy ending. If you enjoyed one, you should definitely check out the other.
In a fairytale and storybook country, Firiel Dee has lived all her life in the peaceful Cerafield countryside. Her mother died when she was young, and her father – known by everybody as "The Scholar" – is alive but has a tendency to lock himself in his observatory and not give Firiel the time of day. On her 15th birthday, Firiel's life changes forever when she goes to a ball in Cape Amber wearing her mother's necklace that her friend and father’s pupil, Roux, delivered to her. Lord Roland and Lady Adale, members of the royal family, recognize her necklace as belonging to the runaway Blue Princess – leading Firiel to the discovery that she is the long lost princess' daughter! Now, she must compete with all of the other candidates to become Queen of the land.
Both anime have a fantasy setting. Good Witch is set in a fairytale-like country with some weird looking animals while Romeo x Juliet is set on a floating continent where the nobles use flying horses to fly around town. The main heroines are a lot alike. They will do anything to be with the one they love and they are both determined to protect their world.
Both Romeo x Juliet and Good Witch of the West have similar types of main characters. They are each strong willed in their own ways, especially the heroines. They are determines to overcome everything for the bond of love they share.
Fire Children and the Children of the Water can never be together. Long ago, the God of Water and Goddess of Fire existed together as one entity, until the jealousy of the God of Wind drove a wedge into their relationship. They separated, and it became the law of the earth that their people must never see each other again. Now that the new heirs to the thrones are soon to be crowned, the Prince of the Sea is drawn to the ocean’s surface and meets the beautiful maiden that is the Princess of Fire. A fantastic love is formed between the two, but the flavor is bittersweet when all they can do is hide the fact that they have met. Love is powerful, but is theirs strong enough to withstand the will of the Gods?
"Forbidden Love" is the theme that Romeo x Juliet and Sirius no Densetsu share. They both shape the story and create gripping character development. If you liked one, you'll like the other.
The forbidden love aspect of the main characters in Sirius no Densetsu and Romeo x Juliet are heart breaking to say the least; with tragic overtones running throughout each series.
When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin to date. However, Kotonoha isn’t the only one with eyes for Makoto - a fact that any horny teenager would be delighted with. With endless temptations, lies and heartbreak at every turn, Makoto and Kotonoha’s relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test...
There isn't much similar about Romeo x Juliet and School Days, but both are enjoyable watches, and centre largely around teen romance, with some themes relating to love triangles (though this is more prominent in School Days). Characters go through pain and suffering, often in the name of love, and try hard to stay in one piece (mentally and physically) because of and for love. If you enjoyed Romeo x Juliet, and maybe are even looking for a more realistic look at painful romance, then check out School Days.
both animes show the love of a boy and girl and their struggles along the way and both have dramatic endings
Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?
While the two anime are completely different in terms of characters, setting, and plot, there are one thing they do have in common, their Romeo & Juliet (The originial) themes. The love between Gennosuke and Oboro, and Romeo and Juliet are completely unbroken, even at the end. Although Basilisk is for the more mature audience, both will tug at your heart just the same.
I shouldn't have to explain myself too much here. Both are classic fated lovers stories with a different spin and feel to the timeless theme. Both have a plethora of characters to enjoy and foreshadowing to catch. Basilisk is defintely more violent and raw with a deep backstory, while Romeo x Juliet is lives more in the present and follows the fated lovers. Both are excellent watches and if you liked one, I'd suggest taking a peek at the other.