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?
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.
Both of these series are set in similar time periods, and they are both about a young member of the royal family who has been cast out & is now being hunted for death by order of their own families.
Thief Tina Lota came to steal a golden statue, but what she got instead was a princess. Royal Rita was arranged to be married to the prince of a rival kingdom in order to avert a war that would crush the country of Wellber, but after being forced at knifepoint to perform unsavory acts, Rita stabbed her husband-to-be and fled with her newfound-ally Tina. The king of the rival kingdom demanded a public execution of Rita within a time limit or face their cannons of war; so the duo, along with the AI tank Count Girano do Voljurac, now set forth to the neutral country of Greedom with a petition that may stop the war. Tina is acting as Rita's bodyguard and has reasons of her own for traveling to Greedom: the man who murdered her parents has been spotted along the way. With a bounty on Rita's head and danger at every turn, the pair must do everything in their power to reach Greedom alive.
Sisters of Welber and Seirei no Moribito both have a similar story of an exiled young royal defended by a stong and honorable female underworld figure, driven by complex political conspiracies and a dose of heartwarming drama. They also have very similar animation styles that smoothly integrate subtle CGI and hand-drawn animation to make for a lot of dynamic shots. Sisters of Wellber is more comedic and uses a fairly classic European fantasy setting with some early Renaissance tech. Seirei no Moribito is more serious and has a unique setting with complex and well-developed metaphysics and culture.
In the year 2199, unrelenting attacks from the planet Gamilus have forced all life on Earth into underground dwellings and raised radiation levels to near-toxic levels. The only way to clean up all this harmful radiation is by using the Cosmo Cleaner, which the Queen of the planet Iscandar has generously offered to humanity. Unfortunately, Iscandar is 148,000 light years away, but Earth only has one year before rising radiation levels make it uninhabitable! The only vessel capable of making the journey is the Yamato - a spaceship equipped with advanced technology and modeled after the famous WWII battleship. Can the crew of the Yamato make it to Iscandar and back before the extinction of all life on Earth?
I liked how in Seirei no Moribito the characters covered a wide range of ages and responsibilities, from the young shounen character to the ignorant/spoiled good intentioned prince, to the parent protector, and the older wiser elder. Space Battleship Yamato has a similar range of characters on the ship/cast, which makes the interpersonal relationships very fun and interesting, just like Seirei.
The world setting is very different, with Seirei covering a type of inspired ancient Chinese government style and Yamato is a mixture of post Japanese WWII concepts and futuristic warfare science fiction. What connects them is the goals, motivations, and mixture of characters. I also like how the central plot requires communication, empathy, and perhaps cooperation between both the protagonists and the antagonists. It is not merely a competition or a zero sum equation of he who wins lives, and he who loses, dies.
Some plot elements, such as the conflict between true histories and false histories, also show up in both and are used as a method to move the plot and character maturation along.
Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as mankind advances, the people have begun to take command of nature for themselves and have made their own god to worship. Holo finds that she is paid little more than lip service, if not outright mocked; and considering the contract annulled, she takes human form and enlists the aid of a passing merchant, Kraft Lawrence, to return to her home in the snowy forests to the north. As they journey together, Kraft finds that he has plenty to learn from this capricious god, and she from him as well.
Spice and Wolf and Seirei no Moribito definitely share a few things in common. Both series feature a strong female lead and a great amount of character development through out the entire story. The plots for both move along at a slow pace and involve the main characters often traveling from village to village. Not to mention the animation is pretty amazing for each series. If you enjoyed one, I most certainly recommend the other.
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
Your stories center around your hero/heroin that share so many features. They refuse to kill in order to save the people they are protecting. They feel as if they must repent for past deeds that was out of their control.
The plots are well thought out, and the music is very adequate to the mood the stories have to tell.