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.
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.
Both Last Exile and Tales of the Abyss are very similar animes. Incredible fantasy worlds (LE being more of a Steampunk, and TotA being a more general swords and magic fantasy) revolving around brilliant characters. In both series, 2 nations arep itted against eachother in battle by a third party that wishes destruction to them, and each focuses heavily on character growth. Last Exile seems to be a more mature series, focusing on the main characters growing up into a man, whereas Tales of the Abyss had comedy, and light-hearted drama sprinkled in. Both are excellent series, and if you like one, you may enjoy the other :]
All Renji Hiiragi wants to do is to go to school and life a normal life. However, because he is a wizard, he is forced by the elegant yet abusive protector of Earth, Anzelotte, into using his powers to fight against supernatural invaders called Emulators! Renji, along with his childhood friend Kureha and the serious Akari, are tasked with protecting Elis Shiho, who has been chosen to collect seven mystical jewels in order to protect the world against an imminent Emulator invasion. In the meantime, enemies act from the shadows in an effort to prevent them from succeeding. Can they strengthen themselves as a group enough to overcome the obstacles before them, so Renji can finally get back to his studies?
A party of sword wielders and magic users set out on a journey to save the world. This is the RPG-esque premise of both Tales of the Abyss and Night Wizard.
Tales of the Abyss has quite a bit more character development than Night Wizard, though they both have a cast of great characters that compliment each other, as well as excellent battles in almost every episode. If you liked one, definitely try the other!
Meet Lina Inverse, a mighty sorceress who fights evil in the name of... greed, gluttony and black magic?! When she meets Gourry, a swordsman whose skill with the blade is rivaled only by his stupidity, Zelgadis, a grumpy sorceror who's been turned into a golem, and Rezo, a priest known for his benevolence (with a dark secret), you know her adventures are just beginning!
Tales of the Abyss is a traditional swords&sorcery anime to the bone. Featuring a nice mix of humor, adventure, action and a pinch of drama.
Slayers is a classic in this genre, and also has these ingredients. So you can count on having a big, fun adventure with a huge cast of colorfoul characters. And who knows? Maybe some of these character who cross our heroes' path aren't all that they seem?
So if you're liking 'Tales of the Abyss', you owe it to yourself to check out what is widely considered one of the very best series in its genre. Slayers is a classic series that deserves to be watched.
Every year that passes, the lifeblood known as mana which sustains the world of Sylvarant slowly ebbs away. The land itself is dying, fields are turning barren, and life itself is on the brink of collapse. In the quiet country town of Iselia the last remaining hope, the Chosen of Martel, begins the Journey of World Regeneration – a quest which, if completed, would renew the world’s supply of mana and bring prosperity once more. However, Colette is not the first chosen to attempt the Journey; many have already fallen before her. Along with the mercenary Kratos and the half-elf school teacher Raine, Colette must travel to each of the elemental shrines and release the seals so that the regeneration can begin.
Both these shows are based off very popular video games. Their story takes place in different worlds, but some of the themes are the same. The characters are very deep and learn much about themselves, others, and the world around them. And every character is very original! The art is the same, and very beautiful. Fans of one show will love the other for sure!
The Nation of Gallia has always remained neutral in conflicts and has only gone to war to defend itself. However, as war flares between the East Europan Imperial Alliance and the Atlantic Federation, Gallia is soon targeted for its abundance of ragnite ore, a versatile and hugely valuable material. The Civilian Militia is soon called into action, and Welkin Gunther - son of a legendary war hero - is named leader of Squad 7. Under his command are the headstrong and practical Alicia Melchiott; the sharp-tongued Brigitte Stark; the grizzled veteran, Largo Potter; and Welkin's adopted sister Isara, whose Darcsen heritage means she faces prejudice, even from members of her own squad. With the rest of Squad 7 and the mighty tank Edelweiss, they must do their best to defend Gallia.
Even though I do not know why Tales of the Abyss and Valkyria Chronicles should be recommended for each other but while I was watching one I got the feelings of the other. They each both involve a type of magic and interesting personalities.