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 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!
In ancient China, only one law is followed: “every man for himself.” The political system is corrupt and unfair, and war is raging throughout the country. However, one man, Liu Bei, is different; he is a simple mat-weaver who one day discovers that he is in fact one of the possible heirs to the throne of China, and he longs for a change in his homeland. Alongside two fierce warriors, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, Liu Bei sets forth on a journey for change, while strengthening the bonds of friendship and brotherhood with his newfound comrades.
Both anime have many different Lords of Kingdoms that wage wars against each other looking for either, ownership of all or for the greater good of all their people. The Twelve Kingdoms is fictional fantasy where Romance of the Three Kingdoms has real Chinese history mixed into the stories but watching them both i can see that The Twelve Kingdoms was highly influenced by Romance of the Three Kingdoms with the way everything is set up. If you liked one check out the other.
RotTK and Twelve Kingdoms are two political epics that stand on top of their genre. RotTK is more about the battles and political games with ancient China as setting, where Twelve Kingdoms lays more focus on the wellbeing of the kingdoms and its fantasy setting. Minor differences aside, the two have quite a similar feel to them. If you liked one of them, you will enjoy the other.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
Kenshin is set in the same time as The 12 Kingdoms and is a great anime to watch period. The characters are great and really grow on you. The feel to Rurouni Kenshin changes during the whole series to being funny to being really serious. You should really watch Rurouni Kenshin if you're into history and fighting, just like 12 Kingdoms.
The similarity between those animes is not very big. First the main characters are both different gender, however the similarity in their appearance is shocking. Both of the main characters of animes have made a huge personality transformation. However in Kenshin the character changes into more kind person and in 12 Kingdoms into more cruel person. Even though the ideas of the animes are as different as they can be, I am fairly sure if you liked one of them, you would like the other one too.
In the fantastical land of Amawakumi, a succession ceremony occurs each 30 years to pass control of the kingdom to a female heir of the Hime clan. But three decades ago, the Hime clan was unable to produce a daughter and was warned that if history repeated itself, the entire clan would be purged. Now faced with the same problem in the present, the Hime clan opts to send their disguised son Arata to the ceremony instead, unaware that he’d be sent into a trap where the former princess is murdered and the boy would be framed for the crime. Meanwhile, on Earth, Hinohara suffers a similar sense of betrayal at the hands of his classmates, and after wishing he could just disappear, he and Arata switch bodies. Now, as Arata struggles to find a way to return the two to their own worlds, Hinohara must try to escape capture, clear Arata’s name and fulfill this princess’s last wish by exposing her killers.
In both shows the main character starts out weak-willed, but gains confidence through their travels. Both of the main characters also find themselves suddenly thrust into a different world where they are faced with multiple enemies due to something that is out of their control.
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.