In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?
In a post-apocalyptic future, where the world has turned into a desert and the remains of humanity live under the rule of the Third – beings with a third eye on their foreheads. Accompanied only by her tank's AI, Bogie, Honoka tries to make a living as a handyman on the edge of civilization, and she tries to avoid resorting to violence as much as possible; but when situations demand it, she and her sword become a force to be reckoned with. When Honoka is hired by the mysterious young man named Ikus, the Third suddenly take great interest in them; and thus, Honoka’s story truly begins…
These are both about strong female warriors who don't kill humans. Both series are sci-fi/fantasy without the main focus of the anime being their genre, they are most interested in human relations. Both include powerful government factions and exquisite scenery.
Both of these have a small amount of high quality action, the animation quality is outstanding in both series. Character development in both series is interesting and well done. Both series question life and exisitance while keeping the veiwer enterained with good plot advancement and some action.
It struck without warning one fateful day in Tokyo – a massive 8.0 earthquake rocked the city and caused massive devastation and death in its wake. Having taken her little brother to an exhibit that day, young Mirai and he find themselves alone and with no one to turn to – until a kind delivery woman named Mari promises to help them get back to their family. Now, the three travel the ruined cityscape and brave immense danger as they try their best to make their way home.
Seirei no Moribito and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 follow a strong woman who must take care of children in situations of grave danger. In both cases there is plenty of character development to match a solid plot. These are stories about personal growth in which hardships of all kinds are overcome because of a great emotional commitment and as such are likely to appeal to the same audience.
Both Tokyo Magnitude and Seirei Moribito focus on a similar storyline. A strong lead female character takes charge of protecting a child/children that aren't hers. In both of these titles you get to see the relationship grow between them, and the bond strengthen. The settings are completely different, modern Tokyo for one, and more of a Edo period feel for the other. However the main characters, Mari in TM, and Balsa in SnM, definitely have a similar feel. Check out one if you enjoyed the other.
A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.
These two fantasy based anime are wonderfully designed, boast highly original plots and exciting characters which should appeal a very similar sort of viewer. They both host some amazing fighting sequences at the desire to protect others, using a barrage of technique and weapons. Overall great viewing for those after a similarly themed anime, powerful enough to captivate an already mesmerised anime fan.
These series both have a great merit, the story ends with the conclusion, the last battle, but I didn't feel for a second that they sacrificed anything from the storyline for the sake of a grand finale, yet the finales indeed were grand.
The viewer constantly lusts for bits of information about the protagonists' past. Both heroes are well constructed, with logical personality, good sides and flaws.
Watch it and you'll see why.
When Tokidoki Rikugou donned a pair of virtual reality glasses and entered a Bakumatsu-era exhibit at a museum, he had no idea that his life would drastically change. While walking across a bridge in the fabricated reality, Tokidoki ran across a small being and a monster called a nue - and he was promptly attacked. His eye was damaged, but more importantly, Tokidoki discovered that he was now stuck inside the "virtual reality" filled with samurai and spirits. Now, with the help of Kuchiha, a warrior woman possessed by a dog spirit; and Shinonome, a fellow student who has been stuck, just like Tokidoki, for the past two years, Tokidoki must search for the truth behind the nue and try to find a way home.
It is the era of Bakumatsu – the last years of the shogunate. In the general turmoil caused by warring groups with different political interests, a curious theatrical group known as the Yuyama Troupe is set out for revenge. They come across a mysterious young swordsman, Akizuki Youjirou, who seems to be burdened with a dark past. Thrown around by currents of history, powerful people from different factions and personal relations, Akizuki tries to fulfill his mission to destroy an ancient, cursed relic, the Lord’s Head, which has caused chaos and bloodshed for thousands of years.
Both anime have great fighting scenes, production values, and a good story that are a level ahead of other action series (such as, for example, Bleach).
They also have a certain ambience of historial fiction rather than simple fantasy, strengthened by Bakumatsu's frequent use of historical presonas and events.