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Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Mari Wakatake is the sole survivor of an apparent island tsunami disaster that took place five years ago; she has been raised and schooled by her grandmother from that day. But now, she has been sent off to a boarding school in order to grow and make new relationships; and it is there that she meets Senkouji Hagino, a mysterious girl who is liked by everyone – everyone except for Mari. But Mari soon discovers that Hagino is not what she seems to be, and as Mari struggles to figure out Hagino and fit in at school, an alien race is maneuvering in the shadows for their conquest of an unsuspecting Earth. Little does Hagino know that she herself holds the key to the truth of Mari's past, as well as the key to her future.

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abunai abunai says...

The most obvious and superficial similarity of Simoun and Blue Drop is that they share the theme of shoujo-ai. On a deeper level, however, the two anime have a great deal in common. The cool, self-contained personalities of Hagino/Ekaril (Blue Drop) and Neviril (Simoun) are of the same cloth, though Hagino is more honest about her emotions. Likewise, Mari and Aaeru have the same rôle of being the extrovert that opens up the closed personality of their partners. Of course, this introvert/extrovert match is a common pairing in shoujo-ai oryuri anime.

In both anime, too, there is a common theme of almost supernatural vehicles (flying in the sky, or diving under the sea), the appearance of which can transform a simple scene into a dream-like one, fraught with significance.

Overall, if you have seen one of these, you will find that there is a familiar feel to the other -- and you will probably like it.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Simoun and Blue Drop offer a mix of shoujo-ai and giant flying ships, a combination that does not occur all that often. In both cases there is a mostly female cast and a war backdrop that fuels the plot is balanced by the interaction between the several characters. Simoun is set in a somewhat fantastical world and follows the clash between religion and military accomplishments while Blue Drop takes place in a world that is more or less realistic

Galadriel Galadriel says...

Both animes share shoujo-ai and sci-fi aspects a combination that we dont see that often in animes that have shoujo-ai as main tag.Both of them are pretty much alike since we have in each of this animes girl x girl couples (Hagino and Mari in Blue Drop, Neviril and Aaeru in Simoun).Even though in terms of story and plot this animes arent similar, when we talk about genre aspects and characters this animes are very similar.As an overall if you seen one of this two animes you will definitely like the other one as well

Fireaxe Fireaxe says...

These two sci-fi yuri series will appeal to any fan out there who enjoys a tiny bit of girls-love in a story based in a fictitious setting. They both involve special aircrafts and other sci-fi'esque technologies, as well as sweet romances that thankfully stays away from the usual otaku-pandering clichés so common to the genre.

Maria-sama ga Miteru

Maria-sama ga Miteru

For the young women at the Lillian private school for girls, nothing is more prestigious than Rosa Sinensis, Rosa Gigantea, and Rosa Foetida, the beautiful and talented women who head the student council. When a young girl named Yumi's path is intertwined with Sachiko, a successor to the council, things will never be the same for the both of them. Maria-sama ga Miteru is a quiet tale of forbidden romance, friendship, and the everyday life of a school girl.

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Eriadu Eriadu says...

While Maria-sama and Simoun are nothing alike in setting, both include a lot of fun "anime girl drama." There is a strong yuri undercurrent in both, and if you enjoyed one, the other may suit your tastes as well.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

Simoun and Marimite feature a similar tag and thats shoujo-ai though this two animes are not the same when it comes to setting, both have a nice and warm "girl love drama"aspect. The yuri current is way stronger in Simoun than Marimite (given by the fact that in Marimite the relationship between girls are more like senpai-kouhai) but if you enjoyed watching one of this two shows then you should check up the other one as well.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

These two have a similar poetic feel to them. Both deal with romance elements, with plenty of shoujo-ai or shoujo-ai hints.

Last Exile

Last Exile

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.

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SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

Want an anime featuring fantastic flying machines pitted against each other in exciting mid air battles that will decide the fate of not just a single civilization but possibly even the whole world? Want all of this depicted in a heart-thunderingly detailed and visually stunning style? AND do you want this to be tailored into a compelling storyline that is just as fascinating as the artwork at hand? You could only be talking of either Last Exile, or Simoun.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Simoun and Last Exile place a great emphasis on lavish flying machines and on war. In both there is a technologically advanced nation that has the upper hand and a series of others that must struggle in a very harsh environment. Technology is mixed with a sense of mysticism that takes a religious turn in Simoun while it remains essentially vague in Last Exile. Simoun has a shoujo-ai element that is absent in Last Exile, yet on par with the theme of flying both series develp their cast through several trials.

ThePatches ThePatches says...

Air combat? A world in the grip of a terrible war? Strange, pale woman who preside over decadent civilizations? If you liked all these aspects of Simoun, then you're gonna find a lot to love in Last Exile.

Both titles focus on the effect that a large-scale conflict can have on an individual's dreams and how war brings a swift end to childhood and innocence. If you loved the complex, melancholy, and adventurous plot of Simoun, then Last Exile is a must-watch.

Kiddy Grade

Kiddy Grade

In the distant future many things have changed. Worlds are colonized and people travel the stars freely. The GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trades and Tarifs) exists to maintain order and peace along the galaxies. Enter two ES members. Eclair and Lumiere. They are sent on missions to keep the universal peace, under the flag of GOTT. But soon they come to realize that there is more going on behind the scenes than they previously imagined...

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kushimitama kushimitama says...

If you like Simoun, you will probably also like Kiddy Grade and vice versa. The worlds are very different, as well as the story, so that's not why I recommend these with each other. Why I recommend them is that the characters are very similar, and throughout the story they grow and mature in very similar manners. Both stories deal with a primarily female cast which has a wide range of personalities. Their growth is not shallow, and that makes both series worth watching.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Aside from being science fiction shows with fantasy elements, the main thing these two have in common is the casts consist of a majority of girls, with very different personalities. Both contain well written, believable character development, which makes either one a good recommendation for the other.

Furthermore, have serious messages about religion and war (Simoun) / opression and the responsibility of the ones "just taking orders" (Kiddy Grade).

Strawberry Panic

Strawberry Panic

On Astraea Hill stand 3 prestigious female-only academies known as St. Miatre, Spica, and LeRim; and though the schools are separate, they share a single campus and dormitory. Nagisa Aoi is a 10th grader who has decided to transfer to St. Miatre's Girls' Academy. Though her transition has been smooth so far, while exploring the campus Aoi inadvertently falls down a hill, sees the beautiful Shimuza, and promptly (not to mention embarrassingly) faints. Nagisa continues to see Shimuza out and about, but soon discovers that she is the "Etoile" -- a well respected girl within all of the schools. With Shizuma taking a liking to the new transfer student Nagisa, secrets of Shizuma's past will unravel over the coming school year.

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KThxBye KThxBye says...

Simoun and Strawberry Panic are both about a young, enthusiastic, outgoing newcomer entering a world that she doesn't entirely understand but wants to be apart of nonetheless. They are surrounded by numerous other girls where they establish many close, life long relationships. Also, the group of girls in both series has a leader of sorts, a well renowned and highly respected person of great skill and incredible abilities. The leader appears cold and distant, marred by a great tragedy in her past that has left her damaged. Over time and though a series of fateful events she warms up to the newcomer and their relationship blossoms.

Though the two are incredibly different in setting, Simoun and Strawberry Panic ultimately have the same plot fundamentals while not being boringly similar. If you like one then you will most assuredly enjoy the other.

Fireaxe Fireaxe says...

Here's an other REC for the shoujo-ai fans out there. Those two shows are conceptually pretty different (Simoun is a Fantasy-Sci Fi show, while Strawberry Panic is more of a School-Life Comedy/Drama), but the characters and the relationships that bind them together are similar in a lot of ways. First, both series feature an all-female cast (we could argue over Simoun being all-female or no, but that's purely technical). Secondly, both series deal with a group of girls and the different kinds of love that they feel for each others. Jealousy, unrequited love, deep love, you'll find all these themes in both series.

So if you happen to have a thing for shoujo-ai, or simply liked one of those two shows, I'm pretty sure you'll like the other one too!