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Gentle Himeko and reserved Chikane were born into very different backgrounds, but still became the best of friends. Their fates, they would soon come to discover, are intertwined in a fashion that they can't possibly imagine -- they are the reincarnations of two priestesses who once sealed the god of darkness Orochi in their past lives. Set to revive again, his giant robot-riding agents have set out to destroy the girls, one of whom is Himeko's friend who is in love with her. Riddled with memories of their past lives, the two try to survive long enough to cast the seal on Orochi again...
Looking for a good and nice shoujo-ai/fantasy/mecha anime? Well you dont have to search that hard, Kannazuki no Miko and Simoun are very much alike in terms of genres but much different in terms of plot and characters.Even though the yuri and fantasy aspect from both of this anime are very much alike.So my guess is that if you seen and liked one of this two then you should try the other one as well
In proper yuri, action is rare enough. To find actiony science fiction, one generally has to look. Though not further than to either one of these.
More than that, these two both contain religious aspects – the female main characters are all priestesses. Simoun especially doesn't hold back on that aspect, including a religious debate that is nowhere to be seen in Kannazuki no Miko.
In any case, if you like one there is reason to watch the other.
Karada is an elementary school student who acts mature for her age, and asks that people treat her like an adult. While praying at a wishing stone (negai ishi), she meets an older girl named Shouko. Shouko had moved to this small town to start a new life, but the same day she meets Karada, she encounters her brother, Hiro. Tension builds as Shouko and Hiro reflect on their past relationship while sending Karada home alone, and by the end of the day, both Shouko and Karada end up at the wishing stone hoping for change. Karada wishes to become an adult, while Shouko wishes for things to go back as they were in the past. That night under the bright moon, the wishing stone grants their wish, and an unbelievable transformation occurs: Shouko becomes a child and Karada becomes an adult. Now the two girls must struggle with their new bodies while finding a way to return back to what they once were.
Taken at face value, these two series have nothing in common except for female main characters. However, if you can appreciate the philosophical issues raised as Simoun progresses, it is likely you will enjoy the only slightly less strenuous look into relationships that drives Asatte no Houkou. They share a sort of insightful atmosphere that presents many different views of the same situation. Another shared point is the learning progression that finally leads the main characters to see more clearly into their own desires and behaviors. If you find this sort of triumph satisfying then, Asatte no Houkou is also for you.
MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.
Giant mechas in fantasy worlds and girls wearing pauldrons are two of the main similarities between Simoun and Magic Knight Rayearth. Besides the obvious, though, both sets of characters are on a mission for powers beyond themselves, only to begin to question their journey later on.
As scientists explore a new form of energy on the moon, an experiment gone awry brings the lead scientist's life crashing to a halt. In a freak accident, his daughter Kurau is engulfed in the energy and becomes the mysterious entity known as Rynax; a pairing that endows her with new superhuman abilities and a new personality. Years later, Kurau is using her unique powers to make a living as a bounty hunter, but the corporation has not given up on this new form of energy and will stop at nothing to find her. Now, Kurau must protect not only herself, but her Rynax "pair" named Christmas, a soul mate more precious to her than life itself. Can Kurau and Christmas find peace for themselves and the Rynax?
Kurau Phantom Memory is set in a futuristic version of this world, and Simoun is set in a rather more fantastic world of its own. Surface deep, both are visual and aural exceptions to the norm. They both boast exceptional use of both traditional animation and computer graphics layered over velvety sumptuous soundtracks. However the two series really find their stride in a deeper exploration of the meaning of self in relation to others, especially one's soul mate. These two very different approaches to an ages old philosophical conundrum are answered in subtly different ways, and yet both are certain to leave your heart warmed right around the cockle region.
Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a supercomputer to run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and at the age of fourteen take ‘adulthood exams’, a process whereby the supercomputer ensures they are suitable for membership in this perfect society. Those who pass have their memories erased and are guided into the next stage of their life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to take his adulthood exams, but things go terribly wrong when a man wreathed in light interrupts the process. He is a Mu -- an aberration, a new generation of human with extraordinary powers usually detected and eliminated by the supercomputer. This man tells Jomy he too is a Mu and introduces him to the Mu society. They are a rebel group in hiding from the oppressive human regime, who live in the hope that they will find a life of peace on Earth some day. Can Jomy leave behind all that he has known, come to terms with his awakening powers, and help the Mu return to their beloved Terra?
Both shows follow a beautifully constructed cast of characters, going through much trial and hardship in their respective worlds. A great musical score is also present in both series, as is a gripping storyline set in an environment with sci-fi elements.
The deep relationships between the characters is another aspect which these two great shows share, both putting emphasis on character growth and not shying away from same-gender relationships.