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.
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.
Both series have very strong female leads who are fighting against corrupt regimes. Both have a lot of political intrigue. However, Legend of Basara focuses a lot more on romance.
Both Basara and Juuni Kokki feature a female lead who is unwillingly thrust into a position of responsibility and power that they must fight to obtain. Both focus on the world, Junni Kokki more so, and feature the environment and social prejudices as major plot elements.
Both Juuni Kokki and Basara give the same feel of epic adventures. Both with a female lead overcoming great obstacles along their path.Both were also left unfinished.
Both anime are about a girl who has to decide if she will be the leader of people and save the country and opose those who are against. If you liked one because of action and predestination, you would definitely like the other. But I have to add that both series are not finished and they may never be..
The god Mauser delivered unto a world of magic a prophecy: if the Scrapped Princess is allowed to live, she will destroy the entire world. But the knight who was to kill her could not end the life of a newborn child, and so she lived. Fifteen years later, her adopted brother and sister have sworn to protect her, and together they travel from town to town, searching for a life she can't have.
Both fantasy series have as protagonist a young woman around whom apocalyptic forces rage. In the case of Twelve Kingdoms, Youko Nakajima is an outsider in our world who must work to find her place in a fantasy version of China, while preventing death and destruction in that world. In Scrapped Princess, Pacifica Cossul is an outsider in her own world, yet must also find her purpose in life and prevent dark forces from causing harm to those in her world.
What makes both of these series great -- and the thread that makes them similar -- is the young women at the center of the story, who, if not always strong in their decisions and actions, are strong enough to grow and adapt and eventually meet their destinies head on. If you like one, it's hard to see how you won't like the other.
Both Twelve Kingdoms and Scrapped Princess involve classic rags-to-riches scenarios with generous doses of magic and fancy swordplay. They are a must for all fantasy buffs!
Both heroines are rightful chosen rulers of fantastical/exotic lands. Yet, both are inhumanely and relentlessly hunted by those that oppose their existence. Both series focus on the heroines as they battle to survive and how this fight for survival affects themselves and those around them. It should be noted that in Twelve Kingdoms Yoko is often alone, while Pacifica from Scrapped Princess has steadfast and loyal traveling companions that support her throughout the journey.
Both Twelve Kingdoms and Scrapped Princess feature strong female protagonists in a fantasy setting.
Twelve kingdoms features a little more heavily on the overall political struggles than scrapped princess but both stories have deep character development and good animation.
A princess gathers her friends against seemingly insurmountable odds in an intricate world with plenty of secrets to uncover. These anime are fairy tales with a little modern spice. If you look carefully, there's even some commentary on the real world.
Both of these anime are in a fantasy setting. Similar in that the main characters recently lost their home and were thrown in a hostile environment. Both have to battle for their lives and a place to belong. Twelve kingdoms has a bit more side stories then scrapped princess. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.
In the war against neighboring countries, the Grand Duke’s warriors use dragon-like beasts called Touda as weapons. Touda are admired across the nation and villages take great pride in breeding them. Erin lives in one such village with her mother, Soyon, who is the best beastinarian in the country. However, life in the village is not so straightforward: Soyon is also an Ariyo, a woman of the Mist People - a race that is feared by humans for its mystical abilities. So that she and Erin can stay in the village, Soyon must flawlessly fulfill her duty capturing and disciplining the Touda; but while Erin wants nothing more than to become a beastinarian, she also feels sorry for the Touda and recognizes that there’s far more to them than meets the eye. Can Erin ever become an ordinary beastinarian when her deepest instincts tell her there is a better way to interact with the Touda?
Both anime give off an epic feel of a grand story set in wonderful worlds. Beasts and magical creatures roam around in both of these worlds and play key parts in the human conflicts that arise. If you liked one check out the other.
Both Kemono no Souja Erin feature rich, unique fantasy worlds with magnificent backgrounds that help tell a sweeping coming-of-age as well as slice of life tale. While perhaps not as detailed as The Twelve Kingdoms in explaining itself or its setting's history, Kemono no Souja Erin's story telling in its simplistic way can be just as powerful.
Both take place in grand fantasy worlds filled with imaginative beats and both spends a great deal of time on the nature of the politics of running said fantasy world.
If you love lore, if you love fantasy, if you love awesome female characters, and if you love magical creatures, do not pass either The Twelve Kingdoms or Kemono no Souja Erin by. As a note, Erin may not be as epic in scope as The Twelve Kingdoms, but it delivers climaxes that are just as hefty and emotional.
Both are long yet intimate fantasy epics, set in an imagined feudal world with some Chinese influences - the last point far more pronounced in Twelve Kingdoms. focusing on a coming of age story for a female protagonist (but with related side stories concerning characters involved in the politics of this setting).
The stories can be about the importance of wise government, or the study woes of the young - of the two, Kemono no Souja Erin is far more interested in spinning yarns about a girl learning about the world and how to properly tame fantasy creatures, while Twelve Kingdoms has a much stronger focus on government, but I think any fan of one series should consider the other.
Upon trying to save a friend from bullies, Shibuya Yuuri finds his head in the unlikeliest of places -- the toilet. Like a flash, Yuuri is then inadvertently sucked in, transporting him somewhere else! In this unfamiliar world of flying skeletons and magic, he is informed by a group called the Mazoku that he is to be the next Maou -- ruler of the kingdom! With harrowing and embarassing situations ahead, can our hero swallow his pride and lead a war against the common people when he can't even tell the difference between a slap in the face and a marriage proposal?
I really enjoyed this anime and 12 Kingdoms. Kyo Kara, like 12 Kingdoms, is a fun series to watch, and it feels like it's set during the same time period. Kyo Kara has a more lighthearted and funny feel than that of 12 Kingdoms, though, and doesn't have such a serious feel to it.
Children from our world magically get transported to a world of magic and wonder, only to learn that it is their real home.
That is what Juuni Kokki and Kyo Kara Maoh! have in common. Now that is quite a common theme, but the two anime share one more thing, quality. No, it is not the same kind of quality, Juuni Kokki strives to make the 'magical girl' story serious and believable while Kyo Kara Maoh! is somewhat of a parody. But both manage to pull off their ambitions, and I really think that you will enjoy watching either.
These are very similar in having a single person randomly thrown into a new world to govern as a ruler. Both lead to fantasy worlds of magic with strange new ways of doing things that is fascinating to learn.
Both Kyo Kara Maoh and Twelve Kingdoms have a similar storyline of a boy/girl being transported to another world, becoming a king/queen, and having to face the troubles that are involved with being the ruler of a kingdom. If you liked one of these anime you will enjoy the other.
If you like fights and political intrigue in your anime, both of these series should be checked out! tLotLH is a little darker than 12kokki and there seems to be less emphasis on character evolution in tLotLH, but both are very plot-heavy (perhaps tLotLH beats 12kokki in this field), with strong characters and interesting "twists".
If you took Juuni Kokki, removed most of the fantastical elements and added a hefty amount of violence, you'd have Legend. While Legend is way way WAY more political than JK, you'll find a similar immersive, winding tale in both.
Both series contain a lot of politics, violence and wars. DenYuuDen might have a little more comedy scenes but the rest of the story is kinda darker than 12K.