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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 Animes are done by Bones, have similar plotlines, and even similar characters. But the differences make both enjoyable in their own right. Scrapped Princess is a story about a young lady with a dark destiny, something will happen on her 16th birthday and everyone believes that it is a dark destiny (possibly world ending). In contrast, Chaika: Coffen Princess is the story of a young princess who is on a quest to recover her slain fathers remains. For what purpose remains to be seen. Both are compelling stories with well developed characters (that you actually care about). Simply put, if you like one you will like the other.
Both anime are based on light novels written by the same person. Both are fantasy action adventure series and have somewhat similar main character trio. A girl (and a princess in some sort of way) who needs to be protected and siblings who protect her. I think there is really no point mentioning all the similarities, so I might mention a few differences instead. At times Hitsugi no Chaika can be much darker and gorry than Scrapped Princess and last but not least, many characters in Hitsugi no Chaika are named after cars, rather than named after guns like in Scrapped Princess. If you've seen one and liked it, the other one should be right up your allay.
Both shows follow the story of an unfortunate princess traveling the magical world together with her protective friends. While the setup is very similar, the rest of the story takes a different direction which is equally good. It basicly feels like more of the scrapped princess, and after watching the show this is all I personally needed
After his grandfather’s untimely death, Hugh Anthony Disward visits the estate of his inheritance where he discovers a library that’s out of this world. Embodying the archive is Dalian, a clever girl with a sharp tongue as biting as her sweet tooth. Circumstance leads to necessity, and she teaches Huey how to harness the power within—a handy trick to learn, seeing as it’s the only way to subdue the monsters brought forth by magical works of literature.
Both anime aren't very much alike, but they do have a similar theme when it comes to certain characters.
As I was watching Chaika:Coffin Princess, I noticed something that reminded me of Dantalian No Shoka. Basically, both anime have a very similar theme. Both main girl characters wear mostly one color of clothes, and as the story progresses, you find out there are other girls with other color combinations that are equally as important and either have a similar mission or similar power. Both anime have a girl in complete Red, Black and White; and two out of three of the girls are both good guys, while the others are not so good. Also, each girl has at least one guardian that helps protect or fight with her.
I decided to watch Hitsugi no Chaika from the recommendations of Dantalian no Shoka. And yes, it is a very good anime.
Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.
Chaika: The Coffin Princess and Escaflowne both have a number of similar elements. Specifically, they both have a setting in which magic and technology are mixed in an interesting way, and are visually inspired by traditional fantasy for the most part. They are both fantasy adventure stories where politics eventually get involved. Escaflowne has a main character who comes from earth, and is thus an effective proxy for the audience, which is something Chaika only sort of has, with a slightly ignorant main character, so if the main reason you loved Escaflowne was that it featured a shcool girl trapped in another world, then maybe this is not a perfect recommendation. I am sure most people would enjoy both, though.
Legend says, when the Evil God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the god of fate will summon Six Braves and grant them with the power to save the world. Adlet, who claims to be the strongest on the face of this earth, is chosen as one of the “Brave Six Flowers,” and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Evil God. However, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land...
I apologize if the following is a bit difficult to understand. It was challenging to adequately explain my reason for recommendation without going into detail, as I refuse to leave any "spoilers".
Both series are set in a rustic/medieval post-war world where magic and monsters exist. Both also include some type of prophecy or warning regarding the resurrection of a defeated "evil overloard", as well as the formation of a group/groups of heros. Additionally, both series share the same strange plot twist that develops into the underlying backbone of the story.
However, there are subtle differences between the 2 series, which I can only best describe as: both series take the same essential "base elements" to create 2 similar stories that move in somewhat opposite "directions".
I hope your interest is now piqued enough to go watch both series. Enjoy!
In Liturgical Year 526, sorcery has spread throughout the land, but few are aware of a rival practice called "magic." One day, a half-man, half-beast mercenary who has found himself on the run encounters a beautiful witch known only as “Zero.” Zero makes him an offer: if he escorts her on the search for her stolen grimoire, she will help him gain a human form. Despite his hatred for witches, the nameless mercenary accompanies Zero and guards her as she sets out to reclaim a book that has the power to destroy the world.
Moka, Buruman, and Kiriman are a motley crew of mercenaries who work odd jobs for the Guild. While on the look for new employment, they come across an old man named Foron, who hires them to find the legendary artifact Dragon's Head. Unknown to Moka and the gang, Foron works for the evil King Gazel, who desires the ultimate power of the Dragon's Head at any cost. Now, to keep the artifact safe from evil's hands, they must travel to all of the ancient elemental temples -- and no temple is complete without treasures, danger, and, of course, monsters!
One year after the events of the original series. Mirai has lost her memories, and Akihito separates himself from her in an attempt to protect her from her painful past. Despite the heartache it brings him, Akihito is determined to protect Mirai's happiness as she moves through life as a normal human being - but when dark forces stir, she may be forced back to the front lines in the fight against the youmu, and re-open the wounds of her past.
In the beautiful land of Astraea where a gentle breeze blows, a young man named Yuuki awakens with no memory of his past. There he encounters a guide who has sworn to care for him—Kokkoro, a lovely swordswoman who's always feeling peckish—Pecorine, and a cat-eared sorceress with a prickly attitude—Karyl. Led by fate, these four come together to form the "Gourmet Guild."
As a tavern burns to the ground, the red-headed and flat-chested sorceress Lina Inverse first meets her self-proclaimed rival, Naga The Serpent. Coincidentally, Lina discovers that Naga started the fire and consequently the two find themselves thrown into a haunted labyrinth filled with hellish creatures. Though their adventures don’t stop there! Through their travels the two sorceresses must deal with a pervert kidnapper with a strange fetish and end a fashion war of gargantuan proportions; but can Lina handle all the trouble her new friend invites?