In the rusty and run-down Treasure Town, young orphans in their respective gangs rule the roost and use the landscape as their playground. The violent Black and naïve White are two such orphans who are unafraid of fellow children and Yakuza alike; never have they found a foe who could best them in a battle – until now. A strange man and his even stranger (and seemingly indestructible) henchmen have plans to tear down Treasure Town and erect an amusement park in its place, and they’ll cut down anyone who stands in their way. Can Black and White save their home, and each other?
In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at her profession, but complications have now appeared in the form of a “dream terrorist” – an unknown foe who inserts nightmares into the minds of those who use the device. The victims are swept up in a ghoulish parade of dolls, kitchen appliances, and musical animals, and are reduced to a vegetable state – or worse. Now, Paprika and the team of scientists must delve into the minds of those affected to figure out the source of the tampering before more people, including themselves, are damaged beyond repair.
Though Paprika and Tekkon Kinkreet completely differ in terms of plot, both are confusing looks at a surreal world, and offer the same amount of substance and style. I didn't care much for either, but still think they fit well together. This recommendation is hard to quantify, so just try it out for yourself and see what you think.
I find paprika and tekkon kinkreet to be very artisitic and beautifully done. They both dip towards randomness and are both seam more to be aimed at the animation than an excellent story.
If your fond of the artisicism in one, you like it in the other.
With plenty of dreamlike cityscapes, adventure sequences, and stylishly detailed concepts, you'll appreciate what either of these anime have to offer if you liked one of them. Paprika is less violent and far more about the absurdity of the mind, whereas Tekkon Kinkreet has themes of darkness and light and is more plot-driven. In each case, just prepare to be mind-boggled.
Paprika and Tekkon Kinkreet are fairly different movies, which is actually their main similarity. Both employ beautiful music and animations, and both are set in a colourful and blooming world. The story is decidedly different compared to each other (although you could argue that both are about making dreams come true).
I think that if you like either of these movies you would like the other, because they are both beautiful and seemingly light movies that are actually a lot darker than the colourful animation shows. And they're really pretty.
For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!
I enjoyed both of these movies, but not because of the story. Tekkon Kinkreet's plot is a bit simplistic, and not terribly interesting, while I'm not entirely sure Dead Leaves has a plot. Visually, however, both are a treat to watch, and very entertaining. Both also have excellent dubs (I even prefer Dead Leaves's dubbed version over the subbed), which is lucky, because it'd be a shame to detract from the visuals by having to read instead.
Tekkon Kinkreet and Dead Leaves are both known for their pretty graphics, their amusing action sequences, and furthermore, being straight up WEIRD! Character progression takes a backseat in both animes; Tekkon for artistic angles and confusing plot line, and Dead Leaves for ridiculous comedy and over the top violence.
Both animes are for mature audiences only. They are both fun, hallarious, crazy and thrilling! The greatest charectors and animation ever!
Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?
It's both works of Studio 4°C in stile of new-art or city-art. With a simple but rather serious idea. It definetely makes you think about life.
The recomendation is a bit hard to place but while watching Mind Game I couldn't help thinking of Tekkonkinkreet. The animation styles are somewhat similar and they have a similar feel if you enjoyed either I highly recomend checking out the other.
Both Mind Game and Tekkonkinkreet combine bizarre and unique visuals with a serious message about life and humanity. While I'd maintain that Mind Game remains a lot more explorative in its subject matter, Tekkonkinkreet has enough thick layers of metaphor to satisfy anybody looking for something intelligent. In the end, both shared a similar sort of tone and feeling by the end.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
Both Akira and Tekkon Kinkreet have a detailed, quite stylised concept in which the stunning animation is half the fun. Moreover, both are dark, disturbing movies involving gangs, philosophical concepts, and gory action. If you liked one, I would definitely recomment checking out the other.
Tow very different animes, but thematically similar. If yu are intrigued with checking out the dynamics of inner city gangs, both Akira and Tekkon Kinkreet deal with this subject matter approaching it in unique ways and giving two enightening perspectives. Akira is dark and gritty, while Tekkon is bright and avant-guard. Akira, despite it's more fantastical plot, actually feels more realistic, while Tekkon seems more colorfully optimistic. This is shadowy territory, so there are no true happy endings here, but each movie paints a vivid life picture of the way these people live. If you like exploring a more somber life, and if you liked one of these movies, I think the other would also appeal.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
Well... both animes include children as the fighters and saviors. The main charectors are skrewed up but eventually find themselves and fight for what they believe in. Both animes are disturbing and suprising.... but end in a terrific way! watch the other if you watched one.