Arslan is the prince of the Palse kingdom, a beautiful country which is located amidst the sand dunes. Peace in the land of Palse is soon disrupted when the Lusitanian army attacks, led by a man known as Silvermask who claims to be the true heir to the throne. After fleeing his home under siege with his only remaining general Daryoon, the young prince travels from kingdom to kingdom, gathering the support and loyalty of new friends, including Gieve the minstrel, Pharangese the warrior priestess, and Narsus the master strategist to help him reclaim his beloved Palse.
In the ancient time of the gods, a son of the titans was born: Arion, borne of Demeter and Poseidon, the lord of the sea. After being kidnapped to the realm of the Underworld by Hades, Arion is sent on a mission to destroy Zeus, the lord of the heavens, in retribution for causing his mother's blindness. In his quest, he will gain new friends and face the powers of the gods themselves as he struggles to strike down Zeus and save the one he loves from the evil Apollo.
Another old-school fantasy-themed show that will let you understand how even back in the days japanese animation had not to envy to mainstream western animated blockbuster.
On the contrary, you will probably find these films less chessy and more filled with contents than any other disneyan work of the same era.
In an ancient time of swords and sorcery,the struggle to rule the cursed land of Lodoss rages on, spilling the blood of monsters and men. With the threat of dragons and dark powers hellbent on destroying it, the only hope for Lodoss is a young swordsman named Parn and his comrades. Armed with determinination and sheer strength, the band of friends must join the forces of kings and elves to overcome the dark sorcerer Ashram and his mistress Pirotess, as the ultimate battle of good versus evil begins!
Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.
What is the nature of kingship? Two young people have been thrust into this role following tumultuous events in their fantasy country. Both the Heroic Legend of Arslan and Twelve Kingdoms also ground their fantasy in historical detail - Arslan is clearly inspired by the countries along the Silk Road, while Twelve Kingdoms takes the internal divisions and strife of China as its model. While both shows also include some surreal fantasy elements, the question of how to govern and lead well and a somewhat serious interest in the hisory of this fictive fantasy worlds is quite important to either show. If you enjoyed one, the other may be worth viewing.
Grand and political with a complex world concept and beautiful designs, Twelve Kingdoms has a lot in common with Arslan. On the negative side, both also share the curse of being unfinished.
In ancient medieval Japan, the people are oppressed by a brutal emperor and his four children, with no hope for the future… until the prophet Nagi proclaimed that a child born on a day would be their savior. Twins were born that day, a boy, Tatara, raised from birth to be Japan’s savior, and a girl, Sarasa. This is her story: a story of great personal loss, tragic romance, and a resilient unbreakable will.
Although the setting is quite different, I think fans of Bleach will enjoy Zombie Power, and vice versa. The art styles and general 'feel' are the same, since they're both done by Tite Kubo. They're both also very good shounen titles.
If you're a fan of Tite Kubo's work then you'll love both Bleach and Zombie Powder. Filled with tons of action and unique characters that make up a funtastic story on both ends.
what can i say? they are both done by the same artist, so they have similar artwork and senses of humour ;)
Kubo Tite left Zombie Power to start Bleach, so the styles are very similar. The character designs change slightly between the two, but Gamma and Grimmjow had to have shared the same mother... Both manga also have a storyline of a young protagonist out to save someone and the band of powerful individuals that surround him.
Since Zombie Powder and Bleach are written by the same mangaka, several parallels exist: art style, darker heroic setting, hero with unnatural characteristics and inhuman strength, large swords, etc. In some ways, Zombie Powder feels like the story of an older Ichigo. Why not see what you think?
The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance has raged ceaselessly across the galaxy for over a century, with the fleets of both powers having fought countless battles. Currently the conflict revolves around the strategic Iserlohn Corridor, one of only two passages of space through which the two forces can access each other. Here the Empire has built the nigh-impregnable Iserlohn Fortress, whose deadly weaponry has thwarted repeated efforts by the Alliance to capture her. Phezzan, a neutral mercantile state, controls the other corridor. The long war has resulted in an indecisive stalemate, but there are two men from the two worlds who will change everything: Yang Wenli, a gifted strategist from the Alliance who wants nothing more than to retire and be a historian; and Reinhard von Lohengramm, a man from the Empire whose ambition knows no bounds. Their loves, struggles, triumphs and failures play across an interstellar stage of intrigue, war and death.
Heroic Legend of Arslan has neither the length or the breadth of scope that merits it being considered equal to Galactic Heroes' sheer size of story, but these two anime adaptions of the same author's works have much in common - in either one, there is a young rising star in an imperial nation who has benevolent and wise streaks in him that could make him a very potent adversary indeed. Likewise, both programs feature rather negative depictions of quasi-Christian religious intolerance, grounded largely in the Crusades and medieval depictions of this faith (in either series).
At any rate, if a fan of one anime, the other one is worth investigating.
Both LOTGH and Arslan are based on Yoshiki Tanaka's works. They have a similar epic feel, they are highly political with intense dialogues, but happen to operate in different speculative fiction genres. LOTGH spans a lengthy 110 and successfully wraps up a very complex plot but Arslan is incomplete and barely gets started. The latter is worth checking out, though, if you are happy to watch something great for great's sake.