Romeo x Juliet

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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".

Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

Yukari is a typical high school student on the fast track to attending a university, but her boring life leaves much to be desired; that is, until a motley crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line: Paradise Kiss! Now, Yukari must choose if she will reject the life her mother has laid out for her, and start making choices on her own for the first time. While taking her first steps into adulthood, Yukari also begins to realize that with freedom comes responsibility; a life in the fashion industry isn't an easy one, especially for someone unsure of her own intentions…

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anisor92 anisor92 says...

Romeo x Juliet and Paradise Kiss are both love stories. The character designs are different, but they have in common the fact that they are both very beatiful and full of details.  They also have in common the idea of a love story that is not too sickly sweet or silly, and have girls who are very determined and not stupid due to their destiny or duty.  They also have sad endings.

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

In the distant future, the world lies in ruin and vampires rule the land. Mercenary vampire hunters fight the terrible forces of darkness - for a price; the most notorious of them all being the half-vampire named D. However, despite his actions that help humanity, he finds himself shunned by those he would save. When a girl named Charlotte is kidnapped by the vampire Lord Meier, her father hires D to bring her back - dead or alive. Competing with the vampire hunting Marcus Brothers for the prize, D encounters Meier first; but in the middle of their confrontation, Charlotte calls out Meier's name in worry and Meier reveals that she is accompanying him of her own free will...

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Romeo X Juliet, just like Vampire Hunter D, has an element of forbidden love and a very sad and tragic story line.  If you are like me you will cry at some parts.  Both stories have very good graphics that stand the test of time and surpass romanticism.

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to succumb to their rage, cursing themselves as they lash out at rural and urban settlements alike. When a young Ashitaka, hero of his village, is imparted with one of these curses after slaying a crazed god, he forces himself into exile to prevent further harm to his village. As he ventures out into the world, however, he discovers just how dire the straights have become - with man and beast ready to break into all out war, his curse becomes the least of his problems. As both sides teeter dangerously on the side of outright slaughter of one another, Ashitaka sets his own problems aside and, using his charisma and honor, seeks to quell the hatred before it gets beyond repair - but will he be in time or is he simply delaying the inevitable?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The main characters in each of these series face an opposition to the fact that they are in love. There is a constant driving force that is trying to separate each pair; what they believe, and the area in which they live, separate them. Romeo X Juliet takes place in a gothic setting, whereas Princess Mononoke is more rural and deals with a mystical aspect of the world.