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 Union has retreated and thus the Abh have regained control of the Hyde System. As Earl of the Hyde System, this means Jinto has his work cut out for him! Together with Lafiel he takes a temporary leave from the military and heads homeward to do his duties as an Earl; meanwhile, the Empire’s new type of attack ship is moving to the Hyde System for a test run. Are the citizens of Martine, Jinto’s home planet, still holding onto their rebellious ways? If so, Jinto may end up having to exercise more diplomacy than he originally thought necessary...
The Twelve Kingdoms and The Stars series are both generally character~centered anime. Both series are able to create magnificently crafted worlds that will surely captivate viewers given their massive scale and fine detail. Furthermore, both series show how the personal lives of each character are affected by the greater flow of things as the worlds they live in continue to progress. Lastly, both series are able to fully show their potential and not only stay at that but they are also able to go beyond what their initial potential is and become something truly great.
If you are captivated by the beautifully crafted world of the Twelve Kingdoms or the meticulously formed Culture of the Stars Series, you will surely like the other.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Alright, one anime is very much about a teenage girl and doesn't have any violence I'd call graphic, while the other one is about a guy, and hey, there's some violence here. Beyond that they share animation that wasn't the best in its day and hasn't aged spectacularly well (especially in Berserk's case), very strong soundtracks (especially Berserk again, although I say this as a fan of frequent Satoshi Kon collaborator Susumu Hirasawa).,. and some very competent epic fantasy plotting.
Basically although neither series has a satisfactory ending, they both tell quality yarns in the fantasy genre, about those who aspire to greatness, those who are corrupted by it, and maybe we see some ugly monsters somewhere down the line but it's mostly a human cast. A guarded recommendation, but a sincere one.
Munsu is an Angyou Onshi - an arbiter for the country of Jushin. Fighting evil is all he knows, but since Jushin has recently collapsed, what is he fighting for? Wandering from place to place, Munsu finds himself battling those who would further destabilize the country, whether they be arms dealers, smugglers, tyrants, or necromancers. Accompanied by a female warrior named Chunhyan and able to call upon the strength of a ghostly legion with his Angyou Onshi powers, Munsu sets out to help those who are willing to take a step towards helping themselves, and bring justice against all that is evil in the world.
If you like strange worlds with people who possess great power and fights evil and unjustice then either of these shows are good choices. Both have smart, strong and well made characters at the center of the story. Not to mention very cool weapons! And the worlds they live and fight for are interesting and captivating with fascinating customs and strange creatures.
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
Both Death Note and Juuni Kokki deal with more advanced topics, as opposed to the common anime themes. With an advanced storyline and some good character development, these two anime are aimed at a more adult audience. Beware though: Death Note is more about human values and presenting a strong story, whereas Juuni Kokki touches political issues at times.
Juna didn't think much about daily life beyond the archery club, high school, and boys. But when an accident sent her spiraling towards the arms of death, fate intervened by giving her a second chance at life, under one condition: humanity is recklessly polluting and destroying the world, and Juna, with newfound powers of the Earth, must dedicate her life to saving it. Now, an unthinkable evil she can see with her powers is threatening Earth's very existence, and only she has the power to stop it...