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Unbeknownst to humans, demons from an overlapping dimension walk amongst them in the streets of Tokyo. The balance between the worlds is kept by the crow guardian Karas and Yurine, its master and voice of the living city. However, the time of harmony nears the end as the once-Karas Lord Eko returns. Seeking to purge humanity for its evils, he terrorizes the city with his minions that feast on human blood. The ultimate battle between good and evil awaits; can Yurine and her newly initiated Karas prevail against Lord Eko and protect their city against his monstrous horde?
Looking for something way better than Tekkon Kinkreet? I didn't care much for Tekkon, but Karas has a similar type of story: a man wants to single-handedly make a city "better", regardless of the cost. Karas is 500 times more badass and gorgeous, has a plot that isn't hands down confusing, and overall is way better on every level. If you liked Tekkon Kinkreet, check out the far superior Karas.
On a chilly December evening, Hana, a transvestite, Misaki, a teenage runaway, and Gin, a retired bike racer, found little Kiyoko in the trash. For three homeless people, finding an abandoned baby might not have been the best of luck, but with good intentions and two cents to chip in, the trio set out to find the parents of the child. But locating the mother will not be an easy task, and all they have to go on is a small key...
Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.
Both Tekkonkinkreet and Now and Then, Here and There show the lives of kids who are parentless and forced to go out in the real world at a young age. They both have darker elements to the story, as they show how the kids deal with growing up on their own and often resort to illegal activities, either by choice or because they are forced.
Set in the not so distant future of troubled Tokyo, no job is too big or too small for the Danger Service Agency, as long as danger is involved. The crew is made up of an unlikely team of misfits: Mikura, a girl with a flair for guns and a love of martial arts, Kurokawa, an old man/ex-detective addicted to noodles, Harada, an engineering nut, and Asami, a schoolgirl. Unfortunately, no matter how small or simple job appears to be, the Dsa team always find themselves biting off more than they can chew...
In the lush fantasy world of Earthsea, dragons and humans no longer live together as one due to the greed of humanity. It is in this world that the young Prince Arren lives – a young man who is dejected, tormented, and afraid of the ultimate goal of life: death. After killing his father and stealing an heirloom sword forged by magic, Arren sets forth with his trusty steed into the unknown countryside, experiencing the joys and darkness of mankind. Along with the powerful mage Sparrowhawk, an unlikely friend and his own personal angst, Arren must rediscover his desire to live while evil forces threaten his precious life's existence.
While very different films each have the same problems but also the same saving graces. Both of them are not directed particularly well, resulting in a meandering and occasionally unfocused tone - but they rest their laurels on the strengths of the backgrounds and animation provided by their name studios - Ghibli for Gedo Senki and Studio 4C in the case of Tekkon Kinkreet; these films are simply so gorgeous to look at and top-drawer in the animation skill and budget employed by the studios so as to overlook any other defects. If you enjoyed one of these films more or less on this level, well, the other may also be for you.