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In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.
In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.
If you enjoyed Samurai 7, and don't require swords in your action scenes, give a look to Last Exile. Last Exile is similar in that it's sort of a no frills story - no deep philosophy, high complexity or rollercoaster plot twists; just a story, character development and some battles for good measure. However, it improves on all these aspects, as well as having much higher quality animation and music. So, fans of Samurai 7 can expect Last Exile to be every bit as good, and then some.
D'Eon is a French nobleman bent on serving his Divine Majesty Louis the XIV to the best of his abilities, following in the footsteps of his beloved sister Lia de Beaumont. However, his straight-forward role with the secret police is interrupted by the sudden death of his sister while on a diplomatic mission in foreign lands. In his desire to find the truth of her murder, he comes before the King and becomes closely entwined in the mysterious organization known as Le Secret du Roi. He quickly finds himself embroiled in a realm of spiritual energy where death is a gate to greater powers and the Psalm of the King brings destruction in its wake. D'Eon must ask himself what is the price of truth and who will pay it, as the French Revolution looms inevitably nearer.
The most obvious similarity between Le Chevalier D'EON and Samurai 7 is the sword fighting. However, there is another important similarity that must be recognized. The characters! Both anime center on a group of travelers whom, individually, have their own intriguing personality. The Samurai 7 groupie call themselves "The Seven Samurai" and the Le Chevalier D'EON groupie call themselves "The Four Musketeers." The travelers from both anime are equally comical, tragic, and entertaining when they're together.
Two and a half years have passed since the end of Naruto’s old adventures. He has trained hard with Jiraiya-sama and has returned to Konoha to reunite with his friends; but Akatsuki, the organization that threatened Naruto years before, is on the move again and this time Naruto is not the only one in danger. With the powerful Akatsuki organization looming ahead of him, Sasuke still missing, and the struggle with the beast hidden inside him a continuous battle, will Naruto's hard-earned improvements be enough? Join Naruto, Sakura, new friends and the rest of the old gang as the action heats up with new techniques and stronger enemies.
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
Evangelion and Samurai 7 are masterpieces, pure and simple. They are so much more than giant robots slashing at each other (or at swordsmen, in Samurai 7), and one who has truly appreciated the depth of the story in one of these marvelous anime, would do so for the other as well. Different in many aspects, the series are complex, beautifully drawn, and share philosophical questions about life and death.