Auldrant is a world governed by The Score, an ancient prophecy divined by Yulia, which foretells the fate of all things. Thus, the Order of Lorelei is founded with the sole purpose of determining and upholding The Score. However, there always will be those who struggle against fate. Luke is a spoiled young noble of Kimlasca who yearns to be outside of the walls of his mansion. He spends his days spurning the advances of his fiancée Natalia and training with Guy, his friend and bodyguard, and his teacher Van, Commander of the Knights of Lorelei. During an attack on the mansion, he ends up in Malkuth, enemy territory. When he tries to return home, he soon finds himself embroiled in a worldwide conflict between those who would uphold fate and those who would defy it.
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.
Scrapped Princess and Tales of the Abyss have so much in common that fans of one are very likely to enjoy the other. They are both fantasy stories set in a pseudo Medieval setting where lost technology exists in the form of steam driven machines, where spells, sword fighting, prophecies and mystical battles and powerful magical/religious sects dominate. Royal but unfortunate leads and a sense of questing with plenty of travelling thrown in for good measure only make these anime even more alike.
Both of these anime follow very similar plotlines, both of them are in a fantasysetting, with some sort of outcast main character. Both of them feature numerous battles involving swordfighting and magics as well. If you liked one, you should check out the other.
Holding strictly to his family's creed, Kou Ichinomiya has never once, in his life of privilege, owed anything to anyone – that is, until a self-proclaimed Venusian named Nino saves him from drowning in the wake of a dire accident involving Kou's pants. Eternally indebted to the supposed extraterrestrial, Kou moves into her little community under the bridge along the Arakawa river. Ripped from his life of luxury and success, the young Tokyo U graduate now must adjust to his well-appointed hovel, strange new neighbors, and peculiar lover, Nino.
Tales of the Abyss and Arakawa Under the Bridge may not play out plot-wise, but they do have incredible similar main characters. Both Luke and Kou start off as whiney, spoiled rich kids who come into a mature adult hood, and even better, acceptance of themselves as individuals at the end of the series.
1. Major character growth is shown in both male protagonists in the respective anime. Both Ryner (Denyuuden) and Luke (Tales of the Abyss) eventually found their reason to fight and live on for the people they care about.
2. Both anime are set in medieval times where magic and technology coexist. The foundation of the magic in both anime is very similar (i.e., magical circles and the need to say the spells out loud).
3. War is a major plot device in both anime. Specifically, war is waged in the name of peace.
4. The female and male protagonists of both anime were forced to journey together in the beginning, but grew to care for each other.
Shuugo and Rena think they're just two siblings who got lucky and won two 'special' characters in the MMORPG The World, but mystery is afoot! What is the truth behind the characters they've been given? What is the 'Twilight' that has worried the game's most powerful? The answers lie in Shuugo's bracelet, as well as the power to save his sister from a fate worse than death!
Both of these shows are based off RPG video games. The animation is, in my opinion, very well done and slightly similar in both of these. They both have battles, magic, and a quest to save their worlds! I think fans of one will like the other.
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
Like Tales of the Abyss, InuYasha has action, a bit of magic related to fighting, and a magical land. They both have the idea of good vs. bad.
InuYasha has more romance in it than Tales of the Abyss does.