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'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 ;]
In ancient medieval Japan, the people are oppressed by a brutal emperor and his four children, with no hope for the future… until the prophet Nagi proclaimed that a child born on a day would be their savior. Twins were born that day, a boy, Tatara, raised from birth to be Japan’s savior, and a girl, Sarasa. This is her story: a story of great personal loss, tragic romance, and a resilient unbreakable will.
These anime have strong female protagonists. You deeply sympathize with their hardships in life, and the responsiblities they choose to grasp. They both take up the tasks that could sway the course of their entire nations.
I simply know if you enjoyed one that you will find satisfaction with the other.
Humanity is on the brink of extinction due to a mysterious disease that kills without warning. Living amongst the humans are vampires; one of whom is Duo, a so-called traitor to his race. Having revealed a secret that would allow humans to save their lives, Duo inadvertently turned humans against the vampires, and thus was deemed an enemy of his own people. Zieg is a vampire with close ties to Duo and will stop at nothing to defeat him for his transgression, but is he strong enough to take revenge on the one who is closest to him?
These anime were drawn very well, and had nice music to accompany the plot. Both have very fast paced fighting scenes that were almost like watching a ballroom dance.
I really didn't notice that I had stayed up all night watching both of them. The storylines were riviting, and made you think deeply about many aspects on life.
Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Both anime involve a young man struggling to bridge the world between reality and ethereal. At the same time, the protagonist is learning his place in the world and discovering more about the world around him. The slow pace of each anime allows for rich character development.
In the Heian period, political instability within the capital is beginning to manifest amidst widespread famine and disease. In order to stem the growing chaos, the Emperor orders Minamoto no Raikou -- a man known for his archery skills -- to reclaim the magatama, a mysterious jewel said to contain the power to save the world. But when Raikou himself becomes ill, it falls to his younger sister, Hikaru, to disguise herself and take her brother's place. In her quest for the magatama, Hikaru finds herself and her companions drawn deeper into a struggle she cannot comprehend...