In a post-apocalyptic future, where the world has turned into a desert and the remains of humanity live under the rule of the Third – beings with a third eye on their foreheads. Accompanied only by her tank's AI, Bogie, Honoka tries to make a living as a handyman on the edge of civilization, and she tries to avoid resorting to violence as much as possible; but when situations demand it, she and her sword become a force to be reckoned with. When Honoka is hired by the mysterious young man named Ikus, the Third suddenly take great interest in them; and thus, Honoka’s story truly begins…
In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?
These are both about strong female warriors who don't kill humans. Both series are sci-fi/fantasy without the main focus of the anime being their genre, they are most interested in human relations. Both include powerful government factions and exquisite scenery.
Both of these have a small amount of high quality action, the animation quality is outstanding in both series. Character development in both series is interesting and well done. Both series question life and exisitance while keeping the veiwer enterained with good plot advancement and some action.
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.
The Third and 12 Kingdoms have very different animation styles, but both require you to see things from the other character's perspective. Many times I was shocked at the characters' actions but later understood completely why they did what they did. Both shows have good action and will leave you begging for more.
If you enjoy a story that is centralised around a very strong female lead, then Twelve Kingdoms and The Third are both outstanding shows. Most of the enjoyment and deep story comes from the female protagonist having to look deep within herself to see her true power and potential.
Both are set in a fantasy world, with enough action to keep the viewer hooked. I'm sure fans of one will love the other.
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
If you like The Third or Trigun then you would like other because they both are set in a post-apocalyptic world covered in sand, and technology is rare and valuable. Both main characters are super nice and run around helping people and they themselves are not human. There are a lot of differences of course but I'm sure either way you would enjoy one if you liked the other.
The Third and Trigun are built on similar main characters - both more or less lone wanderers, with some unique power, exhibiting a refusal to kill. Also both spend a good part of the series just doing their thing, without some huge greater purpose in mind, and both shows are set in a wasteland sort of environment. Trigun has more comedy while The Third has a much larger sci-fi aspect, but that's little reason not to check one out if you liked the other.
Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?
Character relationships are key in both Bokura ga Ita and The Third. Though the settings are quite different both sets of characters must struggle with a shocking reality. The love between the teens and their struggles will make you think more about growing up, and the story will seem just as sadly poetic.
Takumi is a reclusive otaku who wants nothing more than to be left alone to play online games and watch anime. He only attends the minimum necessary to pass his classes, and rarely leaves his cramped room except to purchase the newest figurines. One evening, while Takumi is chatting online with his friend "Grim," a stranger called "Shogun" joins the channel and, after "Grim" leaves, posts a series of disturbing photographs depicting a man impaled to a wall with metal stakes. The following day, Takumi is horrified when he wanders into an alley and once again sees Shogun’s images – but this time, the gruesome scene is reality. From then on, Takumi sees the world through a new set of eyes; imaginary delusions meld with reality, and he isn't sure who he can trust. With suspicions and confusion at every turn, Takumi must struggle to determine what's going on - but most importantly, whose eyes are those eyes?
Honoka and Takumi are both unusual people and both choose to live practically in solitude. Honoka chooses to live in a tank with Bogie a machine with human like intellegence and Takumi lives with Seira a fictional character from Blood Tunes (his favourite show) who tries to deviate him from reality.