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?
It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.
Princess Rinda and her brother Remus are the foretold Twin Pearls of Parros – one will be a shining prophet and the other a great ruler. However, when their homeland is lost to the invading Mongaul army and their parents slain during the siege, Rinda and Remus are transported into Rood Forest, a dangerous hideout for ghouls. Lost and vulnerable, the two barely escape death thanks to the help of a powerful man with the head of a leopard called Guin who cannot remember who is or how he became that way. Together they journey across the land, evading monsters, fighting the power-hungry Mongaul army, and gathering trusted companions such as Istavan Spellsword and Suni of the monkey-like Sem – all in the hope of fulfilling their destinies and finally bringing peace to Parros.
Both anime feature strong adults protecting children of royal blood, though Guardian shows stronger negotiation and learning skills, Guin is more like a warrior who fights with brute force. Though both plots have magical elements. Seirei no Moribito and Guin Saga also have similar colours and graphics.
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...
This anime and movie both leave you with such a good feeling after watching. The satisfaction of not left hanging, and having a proper resolution. The chracters have depth, and make you feel that you really know them. If you are an empathetic person you feel joy and sorrow from both of these anime.
Don't stall on these. I have watched many many anime series and I was deeply moved by both.
There are seven stars of destiny in the sky, each one linked to one of the seven great champions. Of these stars, Tonrou, the North Star, and Hagun, the South star, shine brightest. Those who are marked with these opposing stars are destined to fight each other to the end. The remaining five strive to prevent the chaos that would come from a battle between the Hagun and Tonrou. Keirou, the ambitious general of the imperial army is the Tonrou, and he will stop at nothing in his conquests until all falls before him. Taitou, a carefree swordsman is the Hagun, and he remains unaware of his destiny until Keirou invades his town. In the aftermath of the destruction, Taitou accompanied by his sister Laila and the fellow star-marked Ryuukou set forth waiting and training for the day they face Keirou again.
it's not like they are similar, especially if it's about characters, but both anime have a bit similar plot. They future a prince/king on the run, fighting for their life. Both of them meet powerful warrior who is also a commoner.Kingdom is a lot more mature and violent, but i have a feeling that you will like the other one if you already watched one of them. I have similar feeling about The Twelve Kingdoms, but it's my first recomendation so don't be harsh if you don't agree with me ;]