Romeo x Juliet

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ef - a tale of memories

ef - a tale of memories

In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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TotallyLovable TotallyLovable says...

Romance is everywhere, not only in fiction; it doesn't exist only in another, imaginary world. The grey everyday life is always waiting for love to paint it colorful.

As we have all heard of the tragic love of Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet, we maybe have wished to find that special someone who is destined to bring us happiness. The anime adaptation Romeo x Juliet is as exciting as the original play, but there is much more magic and mystery in its own cute way. The stories of gentleness, love and passion are not always supposed to be seen on stage. They are everywhere around us; proof for that is one of the most romantic animes ever - ef - a tale of memories. The most valuable thing shown in it is that love is not just a distant feeling but is much closer to our hearts than we think it is.

Uniflame Uniflame says...

Both series share the drama romance story and all though a lot of other series cover this genre, with these two series the story also drags you in unlike most average romance series. Both series are of inmense good quality in both story, character development and animation that I'm sure if you have seen one, you will enjoy the other.

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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archergirl2000 archergirl2000 says...

Both series are about lovers from different worlds who fight hardships to be together, going against many barriers. While Escaflowne's barriers are physical, and Romeo X Juliet's barriers stem from society, both series have that melancholy that stems from a desperate love.

cotsiost cotsiost says...

both anime show the love a boy and girl who go through hardships and fight for righteousness and what they believe

Blast of Tempest

Blast of Tempest

Hakaze, princess of the Kusaribe mage clan, has been betrayed and marooned on an island by her own people. They seek to revive the Tree of Exodus, an incomprehensibly powerful entity of alien origin, to save the world from the tyranny of its antithesis: the Tree of Genesis that powers their magic. Hakaze, however, believes their efforts put humanity in jeopardy; and with her power limited, she can only reach out to the world to beg for aid. Her call reaches Mahiro Fuwa, a young man grieving the mysterious death of his sister, Aika. He and his friend Yoshino agree to help - on the condition that Hakaze track down Aika's killer with her magic. The deal is made, and the battle that will determine civilization's fate is begun: but who will play the part of its villain, and who its savior?

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kieppe kieppe says...

Both series have a storyline based on shakespears novels

Like Romeo x Juliet is based on the shakespear novel Romeo & Juliet.

Zetsuen no tempest is based on the shakespear novels Hamlet & The Tempest.

BeyBack BeyBack says...

Not only do both stories revolve around the hidden/forbidden love theme of Romeo and Juliet, the characters from both animes were portrayed with a Shakespeare character in mind. In the case of Blast of Tempest, however, it doesn't merely feature Romeo and Juliet, but The Tempest and Hamlet as well. Both series quote from Shakespeare multiple times.

Victorian Romance Emma

Victorian Romance Emma

At the end of the 19th century, in a time when social classes dominate society, a woman named Emma serves as a maid for a retired governess. One fateful day, a man named William from the upper class arrives at the mansion to visit the governess, and leaves having fallen in love with the young maid herself. In a time of such prejudice, love between the classes is frowned upon; but for William and Emma, their hardships are just beginning. Can the two break free of the bonds society has forced on them, or will they succumb to the pressure and banish each other from their hearts?

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

If you like the 'impossible love' aspect of Romeo x Juliet, then you will find this classic Shakespearean formula replicated in Victorian Romance Emma. The core idea of love bridging a vast societal gap is touchingly explored and executed in both. VRE is quieter and more reflective than RxJ and its setting is real-life Victorian era whilst RxJ is a fantasy Italy. But both anime reach an intense level of (for lack of a better word) sexual tension that keeps you wanting the next episode.

The Rose of Versailles

The Rose of Versailles

Since General de Jarjayes of France’s Royal Guard always wanted a son, he brings up his only daughter Oscar to dress, fight, and behave like a man. When Oscar’s excellent swordsmanship wins her the honored position as bodyguard to Louis XVI’s new bride, Marie Antoinette, the Jarjayes household believes it can finally be proud. However, what nobody realizes is the pit of thorns the royal court in Versailles has become – with all its excessive opulence, it attracts not just those with status and wealth, but also those with ruthless ambition. To confound matters, Marie Antoinette turns out to be an airhead whose selfish actions are turning the starving population against her. Amidst the sordid schemes and terrible tragedies, and with the tide of history sweeping against the nobles, can Oscar protect her new King and Queen whilst upholding justice for the oppressed peasants of France?

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algelic algelic says...

Both "Romeo and Juliet" and "Rose of Versailles" deal with a noble fight for the rights of the people. Another similarity is the concept of a tragic female hero having to disguise herself as a male. The main difference here is that "Romeo and Juliet" is more of a romantic story than "Rose of Versailles".