The god Mauser delivered unto a world of magic a prophecy: if the Scrapped Princess is allowed to live, she will destroy the entire world. But the knight who was to kill her could not end the life of a newborn child, and so she lived. Fifteen years later, her adopted brother and sister have sworn to protect her, and together they travel from town to town, searching for a life she can't have.
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
I would recommend these two anime for the fact that they approach fantasy worlds in a similar fashion. Firstly, they share the theme of sibling love conquering all. They both also present a unique technical twist to 'magic' e.g. there is balance in alchemy in Full Metal Alchemist, which must be calculated, and then there is the interesting web-like look of magic in Scrapped Princess, where the caster's skill at chanting the commands affects the magic. Both anime also maintain strong tragic undertones throughout which keep them from veering into the realms of silliness. FMA is far more of an epic than Scrapped Princess, with a bigger host of in-depth characters, but if you like the approach in one, you'll like the approach in the other.
A journey searching for something that seems unattainable, with the aid of magical powers and all kinds of strange people met along the way. These series are not exactly mirrors of each other but they both have a lot of darkness and leave you feeling sad for the chars alot of times. You just want them to finaly get what they have been searching so long for.
Scrapped Princess and Fullmetal Alchemist are both about families (siblings) who stick together to overcome all obstacles. In both stories, the siblings have encountered a lot of tragedy and have done something society deems "wrong" for the sake of family. The Casull siblings and the Elric brothers are both traveling throughout the series, and encounter many new people and beliefs along the way. Although there is a lot of adversity, they also meet people along the way who befriend and support them, despite their 'wrong'-doings. Both series also have elements of fantasy, magic (although Fullmetal Alchemist refers to alchemy as science), and solid fighting skills. Fullmetal Alchemist is longer with more twists and in-depth sub-plots, but Scrapped Princess doesn't slack in the story-line, and fits a lot into its 24 episodes. I think if you liked one, it's worth checking out the other.
If you liked the magic, the fantasy, and epic scale of events depicted in Scrapped Princess, then be sure to watch Fullmetal Alchemist! Fullmetal Alchemist is an involving tale that follows the journey of two brothers and their struggles as they find their place in a beautiful, terrible world. Just like in Scrapped Princess, Fullmetal Alchemist's young protagonists bring the viewer insight into a deeply political and conflict-ridden plot, its twists and cliffhangers, and all the while with freshness and innocent hope. Both are fantasy must-sees!
First, "Scrapped Princess" and "FMA" share a similar kind of magic power, although in Scrapped Princess you don't have to draw circles.
Second, both leading characters are somehow cursed and wanted by the baddies.
Third, the number of episodes in the series, jokes and drawing style are almost the same, so if you watched one of them, you won't get bored watching another one.
The characters in Scrapped Princess and FMA are depicted on a journey where secrets about the past and present are revealed. The combination of fighting and magic provide fast-paced action, and the character development for both stories is good. If you like the animation in one, you will probably like the other because they are from the same studio.
Fullmetal Alchemist and Scrapped Princess are two fantasy series centered around a group of siblings who go on a journey seeking a return to normalcy. For the Casuls it's because Pacifica is being hunted, and for the Elrics it's because their bodies are no longer human. Both main characters have some difficulty in morally justifying their actions, and in both anime the siblings find themselves becoming involved in something that goes well beyond their simple wish. Although Fullmetal's added length makes it the deeper and more complex of the two, Scrapped is by no means simple. Fans of one of these shows should feel right at home watching the other.
Blood is thicker than water, even when you shed it for family. FMA and Scrapped Princess show us the importance of brother/sisterhood, while weaving epic plotlines and revealing truths about their worlds that only their unity will help them overcome.
A strong tragic undercurrent is felt in both SP and FMA. The main characters both have a lot of pain built up inside. Another factor is the strong bond between the siblings, causing them to fight for each other.
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.
Both Scrapped Princess and Last Exile involve a great world that is mysteriously closed off, yet it contains clues to a greater "outside". The story in each is set against the backdrop of an imminent war; enemies and friends are made on both sides. There is a power to be discovered and the decisions the main characters make about it will affect the rest of the world.
It is the year 2356 AD, 189 years after a shockwave from a distant supernova decimated the Earth. Since that fateful day, humanity has begun training for a final mission to protect the planet from the inevitable oncoming 2nd shockwave - a mission whose failure means the annihilation of mankind. For Katase and her friends, their training at the foundation Stellvia is just the beginning of an adventure that could lead to saving the world, or seeing its end...
Both of these series have a very similar feel -- they both have a sunny, cute, and slightly foolish protagonist that has to face very serious problems -- however, they both have close friends to help them.
Additionally, the animation and overall "feel" of the series seems stylistically very similar.
Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.
Juuni Kokki, while much more serious, shares many things in common with Scrapped Princess. They both feature a young female who comes to terms with who she is. Both of these titles are centered around a fantasy world (Juuni Kokki much more 'traditional') and are hard to stop watching.
Both fantasy series have as protagonist a young woman around whom apocalyptic forces rage. In the case of Twelve Kingdoms, Youko Nakajima is an outsider in our world, and must work to find her place in a fantasy version of China, while preventing death and destruction in that world. In Scrapped Princess, Pacifica Cossul is an outsider in her own world, yet must also find her purpose in life and prevent dark forces from causing harm to those in her world.
What makes both of these series great -- and the thread that makes them similar -- is the young women at the center of the story, who, if not always strong in their decisions and actions, are strong enough to grow and adapt and eventually meet their destinies head on. If you like one, it's hard to see how you won't like the other.
Both Twelve Kingdoms and Scrapped Princess involve classic rags-to-riches scenarios with generous doses of magic and fancy swordplay. They are a must for all fantasy buffs!
Both heroines are rightful chosen rulers of fantastical/exotic lands. Yet, both are inhumanely and relentlessly hunted by those that oppose their existence. Both series focus on the heroines as they battle to survive and how this fight for survival affects themselves and those around them. It should be noted that in Twelve Kingdoms Yoko is often alone, while Pacifica from Scrapped Princess has steadfast and loyal traveling companions that support her throughout the journey.
Both Twelve Kingdoms and Scrapped Princess feature strong female protagonists in a fantasy setting.
Twelve kingdoms features a little more heavily on the overall political struggles than scrapped princess but both stories have deep character development and good animation.
A princess gathers her friends against seemingly insurmountable odds in an intricate world with plenty of secrets to uncover. These anime are fairy tales with a little modern spice. If you look carefully, there's even some commentary on the real world.
Both of these anime are in a fantasy setting. Similar in that the main characters recently lost their home and were thrown in a hostile environment. Both have to battle for their lives and a place to belong. Twelve kingdoms has a bit more side stories then scrapped princess. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.
It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.
The overall feeling of Chrno Crusade And Scrapped Princess is kind of similar, and that is the main reason as to why I've made this recommendation. The story worlds are different but they both touch upon religious themes and the protagonists both carry a burden and have quite the similar attitude.
Though they're in completely different genres, Chrono Crusade and Scrapped Princess are very similar structurally and thematically. They start simply with a basic premise, but then an ancient prophecy and a religious conspiracy are unveiled that force the characters to find unexpected allies and reevaluate their understandings of themselves and the value of life.
Pacifica Cassul and Rosette Christopher are similar characters; they are annoying and endearing at the same time, are ineffectual and optimistic - blonde, if that makes any difference.
Both Scrapped Princess and Chrono Crusade are heavy on comedy and feature a decent amount of action. They also deal heavily with the occult. The lead characters have highly optimistic views on life despite the bad hand they've been dealt. Both shows can be saddening at times as well.