In a world where humans are enslaved by beast men, there is one person who wishes to destroy it all: Morute, the leader of the World Destruction Committee. She sets out on a journey with an ancient artifact known as the "Destruct Code," a device rumored to have the power to destroy the world and turn everything back into sand. Along the way she finds two companions: the kind-hearted human Kyrie, and aspiring hero and beast man Toppi. Together the trio travels the world, always staying out of reach of the World Salvation Committee. Will they discover the secrets of the Destruct Code, and more importantly, succeed at destroying the world?
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
The plots of both World Destruction and Gurren Lagann revolve around trying to change the world...which is ruled by Beastmen who opress the humans. World Destruction looks to completly erase the world while Gurren Lagann looks to change what it already is. Reguardless, both casts learn what it really means to try and change things from the way they used to be.
Both World Destruction and Gurren Lagann revolve around a group of humans banding together to rebel against the Beastmen. The plots are intriguing and involve some pretty over-the-top fight scenes.
In times long past, the Shadow Lord was defeated by the Belt of Deltora, and its creator Adeen united the seven tribes into one kingdom called Deltora. The Shadow Lord bid his time, striking again generations later; he destroyed the belt and scattered the gems, thus leaving the land open to be easily subjugated. Now, in the present day, a young man named Lief does what he can to fight the forces of the Shadow Lord. On his 16th birthday, Lief's father confesses to being the last king of Deltora’s friend, and has reforged the sacred belt. With new hope, Lief takes it upon himself to find the gems, restore the belt, and to bring hope to the people of Deltora once more! Together with Barda, an ex-palace guard, Lief sets out on an adventure of a lifetime!
Deltora Quest and Sands of Destruction remind me of each other. At their heart, they are obviously both fantasy tales of a group on a quest to obtain a certain item. However, these series have oposite goals. In Deltora Quest, the Belt of Deltora is supposed to result in the saving of the world, while in Sands of Destruction the Destruct Code is supposed to end it. Story wise, the main characters in each series have a number of similar adventures while on the path of their respective goals. I am sure that if you enjoyed one of them, you will enjoy the other.
The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.
Both of these anime involve a journey of self discovery, quirky and interesting characters, and fantastic world settings. Both anime also spend a lot of time on world-ending endeavors. Both of the protagonists would fall into the "Grumpy Hero" category and have suffered some major trauma in their life.
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
Its not just the action. Its not just the bonding of the friends involved. Its the good old fashioned adventure type series that drew me to both of these shows.
Both set in a world very different from our own, One Piece and World Destruction feature some fascinating characters that are met along the way. not always human, and with a pinch of fantasy, these series will appeal to someone with an active imagination.
If you enjoy seeing a closely knit group of desperados exploring the world around them, fighting aversity, you will enjoy both of these shows.
In the distant future, Earth's oceans have dried up, leaving a vast sandy desert in their place. On this inhospitable planet lives Sam, a boy whose older brother went missing years ago while chasing the sand whale, a behemoth that lurks beneath the sand. Now, Sam has teamed up with the local gang of sand pirates, and has dedicated his life to hunting the whale down himself. But when the boy accidentally rescues a mysterious girl from a fleet of military ships, little did he know that she'd be connected to his long lost brother...
these anime have different plots but share some elements in their stories. most obviously being the use of transportantion through sand, sand whales, and the sand environment itself. also, the concept of changing the world is presented in their respective ways.