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Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?
Shangri-la and No. 6 are about futuristic cities that present themselves as utopias while a large part of the population lives in poor stricken conditions in a harsh environment. These anime use sci-fi with a social message; Shangri-la is more light hearted about it while No. 6 is for the most part very serious.
They both involve a comparison between a modern futuristic city and a poor one. The only difference is that the main character in No.6 starts in the futuristic city, while in Shangri-La the main character starts in the poor city. Shangri-La has more of a light-hearted tone than No.6, but both involve the main character trying to take down the futuristic city.
A highly advanced dystopia available to chosen and unfriendly landscape in which our heroes have to live, struggle against government that doesn't want to have anything to do with outsiders, exotic lifeforms threathening humanity, supernatural elements - both Shangri La and No. 6 have all of those and more which I will avoid mentioning in fear of spoiling your experiences.
One thousand years after the Giant Warriors caused an apocalyptic event known as the seven days of fire, humans are living in constant fear of the Toxic Jungle. This ever-spreading forest is filled with poisonous plants and gigantic monstrous insects; even the very air is deadly. Nausicaa is the kind and wise princess of a small, peaceful country known as the Valley of the Wind, which has so far avoided the spread of the forest. One night a large airship containing one of the Giant Warriors crashes into the valley. The following day soldiers from the powerful nation of Tolmekia invade the Valley of the Wind to reclaim and revive the warrior. As the only one who truly believes that there is a way for humans to live alongside the insects, Nausicaa must find a way to stop the war that now threatens her people and protect the Toxic Jungle before the Tolmekians burn it to the ground.
Both take place in a grim future where mankind's abuse of the environment has created a toxic, jungle-infested planet that is difficult to survive in. Both are centered around a young girl who seems on a higher level than the people around her, a peace-loving but adept fighter
These anime are about two young female protagonists with mad fighting skills, battling other humans and trying to survive in a toxic environment filled with giant, poisonous plants. They deal with a very similar premise: that human beings will eventually destroy the environment through their meddling, and the world will fall into resulting chaos. If you dig one, check out the other.
Agito was born into a world that is quite different than our own. Many years ago a brilliant researcher attempted to save humanity from its excessively damaged environment by altering the DNA of plants. However, these mentally-awakened plants recognized the inherent threat of humans, and attacked them; the end result was a stalemate between the forest and the few remaining human centers. Agito's home city is green with life because the forest controls it. There is an uneasy peace which is facilitated by a small number of humans that allowed the forest to alter them to be in concert with itself. Being that his father is one of those, Agito's view of the forest is not one of fear but rather one that respects the human dependency. Agito will be challenged to prove this relationship when a random event gives the humans, who still see the forest as an enemy, a new perceived advantage in their war.
In terms of the storyline they both are similar. Both revolve around large parts of the world being inhabited by plants and military/army trying to stop the spread.Both have a very similar visual designs and both plot-lines also have an element of nature having taken over.
Both Shangri-la and Origin are set in a future where mutant/genetically modified plants have taken over the world. If that sort of story appeals to you, or you enjoyed one or the other, I have a feeling you'd also enjoy the other.
In a post-apocalyptic world overrun with great beasts called Filth Monsters, a glimmering dome protrudes from the wasteland. This is Zuellni, a mobile city unique for having a consciousness in the form of ‘electronic fairies’. Moreover, Zuellni is an academy where the next generation of powerful Heavens-Blade wielders gather to pit their strength against each other in inter-platoon competitions. Nina Antalk, military student and leader of the 17th Platoon, is intent on recruiting only the best; thus, when mysterious Layfon Alseif transfers to the academy, she instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone, and unknown powers beyond the academy taking an interest in Zuellni, Layfon joining the team is only the start of all their troubles.
These anime introduces brand new views on fantasy world and its people.
Chrome Shelled Regios gives awesome effects and a nice story with some cute and funny crushes here and there.
Shangri-la gives off a nice story and how much real world tactics and fights can rock in an anime
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.
Last Exile and Shangri-la deal with worlds that are on the verge of destruction because of weather related issues. In both there is a privileged class that is responsible for the suffering of the masses at the hands of the fierce elements. The sci-fi adventure is spiced with mystical allusions and made interesting by a strong supporting cast that gathers around the young leads. Sporting two very similar villains these titles also offer plenty of drama. As a side note, the character design in both was done by Renge Murata which gives them a sense of artistic continuity.