Romeo x Juliet

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School Days

School Days

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...

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caitlin caitlin says...

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.

cotsiost cotsiost says...

both animes show the love of a boy and girl and their struggles along the way and both have dramatic endings

Basilisk

Basilisk

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?

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DeepDragon DeepDragon says...

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.

Verified Verified says...

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.

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.