On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?
Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues to live with Nagisa and her family, even if it means getting roped into organizing a baseball team for the family bakery. Life at school continues as normal with Sunohara as carefree as ever; however, when his sister Mei voices her concerns about him, the series of events that follow place a strain on Sunohara and Tomoya’s friendship. Whether it's saving a person from themselves or passing on a message from the past, one thing’s for sure: no matter how tough things get, good friends will always be there to help out.
The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
If you liked Romeo x Juliet you might want to check out Howl's Moving Castle. What made the plot of Romeo x Juliet so good was the underlying struggle of the two lead roles trying to develop a relationship that most people said couldn't work. Howl's Moving Castle is the same- with Howl and Sophie being from two very different backgrounds. Also, the scenery and unique flavors of both these anime are similar. Gonzo spices things up in RxJ with a floating city and flying horses, while Miyazaki uses a walking castle and a talking fire in his piece. And the last plus to watching Howl's Moving Castle- it's short... so you don't have to sit through an entire series to decide if you like it or not!
Gentle Himeko and reserved Chikane were born into very different backgrounds, but still became the best of friends. Their fates, they would soon come to discover, are intertwined in a fashion that they can't possibly imagine -- they are the reincarnations of two priestesses who once sealed the god of darkness Orochi in their past lives. Set to revive again, his giant robot-riding agents have set out to destroy the girls, one of whom is Himeko's friend who is in love with her. Riddled with memories of their past lives, the two try to survive long enough to cast the seal on Orochi again...
This may sound awfully strange, (KnM is a mech-yuri), but it's undeniable: there are several similarities between these two, despite sizable plot differences.
People whose feelings are forbidden, being forced to fight each other. Tragic endings, still leaving a glimmer of hope. Young love, reaching maturity.
There may be many differences… but I think you'd enjoy both.
It's been seven years since Yuuichi Aizawa returned to the city he once lived in as a child. Though many things happened to Yuuichi in his past, he can only remember bits and pieces. His parents left Yuuichi in the care of Akiko once again, and this time, he will attend the same school as his cousin Nayuki. Many different girls appear before him, and some of them seem to know him from his past. Yuuichi must now recover his memories of the dark secrets that he erased from his heart, before he loses his precious ones.
RxJ is a great twist on the timeless tale. I definitely recommend it to any fans of Kanon. It has a good pace, but it's not difficult to keep up. And of course a beautiful love story with lots of action mixed in.
Kanon is officially my favorite. It seems to have everything. It's alternatingly hilarious and super-sad/bittersweet and there's plenty of action. And the animation is equally gorgeous!
Average, boring, and nothing special; this is how Shiratori Kuu feels about herself and her life as a high school student in Academia. On what begins as any other day, Kuu's life is spun upside down when a new student transfers to her class. As soon as she sees his face, she is astonished, for this is no ordinary boy – he looks just like the prince she has dreamt of for so long! He extends a hand to her and repeats the words she has somehow heard before, "Lets go... Together." But it is never that easy, is it? A world that seemed so dull is now torn apart by a whirlwind of love and hate, and the conflict that plagues all those involved.
Both are sad romance stories where the circumstances of the characters' births stand between them and their love. Both have something of a prince/princess theme going on, as well as plenty of action.
If you like one you are sure to like the other.