After traveling to Salzburg, Austria to join a strict catholic nunnery, Maria finds that she isn't adjusting to the life of a nun as easily as she'd like. Due to inevitable conflicts with other more stodgy nuns, Maria is soon shipped out to tutor the young daughter of Baron von Trapp – a recent widow with seven children. It is here, amidst the Alps, that Maria will learn a great deal about love, life, and herself.
When Heidi's parents died while she was a baby, she was left in the care of her selfish aunt Dete. However, now that Dete has found work abroad she has left five-year-old Heidi at her grandfather's house; he is a cantankerous old man who lives in the hills of Dorfli Village, with only his goats and the young goat herder Peter as his makeshift friends. In her new home, Heidi will learn to love the countryside, make friends with the flowers and goats, and most importantly warm the hearts of all of the people around her.
Both The Trapp Family Story and Heidi are alpine tales with sweeping hills and slow yet touching stories. Each is very family friendly and will appeal to all audiences, though is best seen by the kiddies. If you are looking for a slow, quiet tale, either of these will suffice.
Perrine is a young girl who lives in Bosnia with her Indian mother and beloved father – that is, until her father passes away, leaving her mother with a single wish: travel to France to be with his father. The over 1,000 kilometer journey seems unfathomable, but Perrine and her mother have a plan: they will photograph people in the towns along the way to support themselves. With their hardy donkey Palikare and faithful dog Baron, the two set forth for Paris; along the way they encounter kind souls, barren villages, and a number of hardships; will Perrine and her mother survive the long journey to France?
Both The Trapp Family Story and Perrine are European tales of women who must endure various hardships. Beautiful scenery and a similar mood and feel accompany both anime; if you liked one, you'd most surely like the other.
At the end of the 19th century, in a time when social classes dominate society, a woman named Emma serves as a maid for a retired governess. One fateful day, a man named William from the upper class arrives at the mansion to visit the governess, and leaves having fallen in love with the young maid herself. In a time of such prejudice, love between the classes is frowned upon; but for William and Emma, their hardships are just beginning. Can the two break free of the bonds society has forced on them, or will they succumb to the pressure and banish each other from their hearts?
Although the base concept is similar, that is, a poor girl falling in love with a noble, Trapp Family Story and Victorian Romance Emma do differ quite a bit. For starters TFS has far less romance than VRE. Than then locations are slightly different and so are the times. Yet, those two shows do feel alike somehow. So if you liked one of those two, you'll probably should check the other one.