Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a supercomputer to run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and at the age of fourteen take ‘adulthood exams’, a process whereby the supercomputer ensures they are suitable for membership in this perfect society. Those who pass have their memories erased and are guided into the next stage of their life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to take his adulthood exams, but things go terribly wrong when a man wreathed in light interrupts the process. He is a Mu -- an aberration, a new generation of human with extraordinary powers usually detected and eliminated by the supercomputer. This man tells Jomy he too is a Mu and introduces him to the Mu society. They are a rebel group in hiding from the oppressive human regime, who live in the hope that they will find a life of peace on Earth some day. Can Jomy leave behind all that he has known, come to terms with his awakening powers, and help the Mu return to their beloved Terra?
I think everybody who has seen first few episodes of Towards the Terra and Towa no Quon 1 has to agree with me – the shows are so similar! In both a guy (with almost same hairstyle) try to protect everyone who has some special power as he does before those who want to kill them.
I cannot express how many bells this OVA rang when I watched it; it was like watching Terra e again, on fast forward. Quon and Soldier Blue are so similar you almost cannot distinguish them at some point; nor can you stop yourself from falling in love with them. Add emotions that are converted into power, very similar plots, superb music score, awesome fighting scenes, a great cast and eyegasmic visuals, and you get something so brilliant you will never regret watching it.
All you really have to do is look at the two main characters to tell. They both look alike.However the similarities don't stop there, past the haircuts and headbands, both Blue/Jomy and Quon are out to save Mu/People with powers and hope for a future where humans and those with superpowers can live together and the struggle they have to go thorugh to achieve their goals .
A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
both of these anime's are about characters with some sort of supernatural/magical ability which awaken form inside them. other than that these anime's both show the conept of "brotherly love" and "not being able to die". As the main characters both show the need to be more powerful so they can protect there friends.
I actually thought for a momen that Quon WAS Locke, they both have the same "ESPer" haircut. However besides seeming to have lived for an EXTEREMELY long time, they are different. Which means more ESPer anime.
Both deal with a character that's lived for almost ever and how they interact with other ESPers and how they deal with non-ESPER people. Bother series/OVA sets also take fighting against organizations out to either destroy all humans or destroy all ESPers. Only Locke get more action have different storylines, while Quon gets one continuous one.
Akiyuki lives on post-war Sentan Island, always rushing between the demands of his separated parents and his friends at school. But his carefree days come abruptly to an end when his school bus suffers an explosion, the first attack to plunge Sentan back into war. Akiyuki lives to find himself turned into a Xam'd, a mysterious creature, by the suspected cause of the explosion. Engulfed by Xam'd, Akiyuki is eventually saved by a red-haired girl, Nakiami, only to find himself torn away from those he loves. Now he must work to control and understand the creature within him, all while searching for his family and friends in a world steeped in the secrets and chaos of war.
Both Towa no Quon and Bounen no Xamdou share the same Anime style and both gave me a very similar feeling when watching them. Both contain humans mutating in to stylish looking creatures with super powers and both contain awesome battle scenes. I think anyone who liked one will like the other.