Fantastic Children

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Noein: To Your Other Self

Noein: To Your Other Self

When Haruka, Yuu and their friends decided to go ghost hunting, they had no idea the "ghosts" they'd find would turn their lives upside down. Black-clad and wielding quantum powers, these knights from the future are after an artifact of immense power that they hope will save their dimension from destruction: the Dragon Torque; and Haruka seems to be the key. As factions within the knights violently disagree on how to proceed, Haruka and the gang are caught up in a fight with the Shangri La, in an existential battle where fates of entire universes are decided.

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Ran Ran says...

Fantastic Children and Noein share the same feeling of mystery, have unusual graphics, involve children, and deal with questioning the characters' identities. Fantastic Children is darker than Noein, though. If you liked one, you'll surely like the other.

Animedreamer240 Animedreamer240 says...

Fantastic Children and Noein are both directed towards a younger audience, however; the stories are told through an intricate world with complex reasoning. Both anime are a sweet combination of science fiction and fantasy, and their plots deal with similar issues such as time travel and exploration of another world. There is also a heavy use of supernatural powers from characters of both anime. (example: flying, creating energy beams, running at the speed of light)

oryx oryx says...

The first thing i noticed between the two, were the smilar characters. lots of characters, dressed in black, from a different timespace/world. with a similar mission on earth.. to bring back a certain person. Both are pretty dramatic, altho Noein surely isnt as dark as Fantastic children, still.. if you watched one, i bet you'll see the resemblence right away!

Chez Chez says...

Fantastic Children and Noein are both thrilling sci-fi mystery series that include themes of time-travel, voyages to other worlds, and questions of character identities.  They each have a young girl who a group are after, and a lad who is determined to protect her as much as he can.  Both series are very dramatic, although Fantastic Children is definitely more emotional.  The graphics of both series are unique as well.  If you enjoyed one of these, I'd definitely recommend the other.

Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There

Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.

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valondar valondar says...

Both Fantastic Children and Now and Then, Here and There feature simple character designs and child protagonists, which in each case belies the tragedy and hardship in both series. Each involves people from another world (which features figures of cruelty) invading ours to capture a quiet, etheral young girl, who is protected by a brash young boy who has made her acquaintance. Now and Then is the more shocking of the two, but I think they're quite complimentary.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Tragic, melancholy, and full of excellent exploration of the human condition. Oh, and bad things happen to children. Now and Then, Here and There does all these things just like Fantastic Children, only BETTER. The main thing to take note of is that Now and Then, Here and There is far less about the suspense but also more original in content.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Focussing on the struggle of younger, and probably more sane, heroes both NT:HT and Fantastic Children build up a story expertly with an evil protagonist you will come to loathe. Dark and twisted, these are certainly not Hollywood happy endings. Both shows are very engrossing and will certainly not be to everyones tastes. However, I think fans of one will enjoy the other.

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.

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abunai abunai says...

The plots, animation style and overall level of action of Haibane Renmei and Fantastic Children are very different,yet these two anime share a certain commonality in their sometimes dream-like pace, and the deep level of characterisation they both contain.

Watching Haibane Renmei or Fantastic Children, you are seized by the characters and their universe, in a way that cannot be ignored. Once these anime have their hooks into you, they don't let go.

If you are a fan of one of these shows, you may find the artwork of the other strange, but if you give it the time it takes to get into the story, you'll find how similar they are in mood and depth. And you'll love them both.

Akeath Akeath says...

These both take you into a slow mystery with a group of young children, and as both animes continue their themes get very similar.  If you liked one, you would enjoy the feel and themes of the other. 

Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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Animedreamer240 Animedreamer240 says...

Fantastic Children and Air are both extremely similar in that they explore the major theme of reincarnation. The main characters are born again and again and again to fulfill a desired, complicated quest. Some romance, angst, and comedy relief can be found in both anime, although Fantastic Children dwells deeper into the romantic aspect. Nonetheless, I recommend Fantastic Children to Air fans or Air to Fantastic Children fans if you are really into anime involving reincarnation.

GensanGeek GensanGeek says...

both are extremly similar. melancholy, mystery, involves in reincarnation. fantastic children is sci fi, air is supernatural. fantastic children is more dark compare to air, both kinda slow pace anime.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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TropicalMist TropicalMist says...

For a long time, I was trying to think of an anime that would relate well to Fantastic Children. I found out that nothing really compares, but Fullmetal Alchemist does bring out some of the same thought-provoking ideas.

These two anime both deal a lot with the idea of sci-fi and unexplored areas of science. Both have the idea of reincarnation or the value of life. Even though FMA does not have the same romantic implecations, they both involve a situation where the whole world is troubled.

I think that even though they may not have the same characters or feel, they both have a lot of similarities in the idea that they're trying to protray which is... a parallel world to our own.

thought thought says...

Full Metal is the same genre as Fantastic Children and equally as good.

Both are about the value of life and supernatural powers that may be used to manipulate life.

Toward the Terra TV

Toward the Terra TV

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?

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Animedreamer240 Animedreamer240 says...

Fantastic Children and Toward the Terra resemble each other much more than one would think. They both contain that adventurous, epic story-line while throwing in a mix of supernatural powers and time travel. Characters from both anime are adamantly searching for something that is important to them, one of which is a way to return to their homeland. These anime are also a bit old-fashioned, yet they're brilliant and refreshing at the same time.

Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water

Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water

Fourteen-year-old Jean was just an ordinary would-be inventor, until the mysterious Nadia crashed into his life. With no family, a pet lion and a jewel known as the Blue Water, Nadia is constantly on the run from those who want to steal her most valuable gem. Now, with a trio of thieves and the nefarious organization known as Gargoyle on their trail, Jean and Nadia must struggle to learn the secret of the Blue Water and protect its powers from those who would use them to destroy the world!

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alexander alexander says...

Nadia and the Children are similar, but it is hard to explain without spoilers.

Let's restrict it to the fact that both have elements of Science Fiction that the synopses don't mention ^^;

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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Inkwolf Inkwolf says...

Fruits Basket and Fantastic children have similar tthematic and emotional backgrounds. Both animes deal with mysterious strangers, doomed for generations to a tragic fate.  Trauma, love, forgivemess and redemption give both series their emotional impact.

Fruits Basket is more intimate and comedic, fitting into the structure of high school romantic comedy.  Fantastic Children explores the same emotional ground in a more epic setting, involving the fate of worlds, power struggles, life and death. (Less funny.)

Please Save My Earth

Please Save My Earth

Remnants of a past life on the moon swirl in Alice's dreams after she overhears two of her classmates talking about mutual dreams they are having. Banding together, they set out in search of others who share these dreams, and for answers. All the while the pressing question is, do these memories of a past life determine the course of the present?

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Dieter Dieter says...

Both deal with characters whose current lives are affected by events that happened in their past lives and both explore the past and present lives of some of their characters. Fantastic Children has more action than Please Save My Earth, but if you liked the idea of past lives affecting current lives in one, you'll surely like the other.

Kaiba

Kaiba

Welcome to a world in which memories can be transferred from body to body; old painful memories can be removed and replaced with new ones, and the poor sell their bodies to the rich to survive. Waking up one day, Kaiba finds himself in a strange place with no memories of his past and a mysterious hole in his chest; the only clue as to his identity is a locket with a picture of a girl hanging from his neck. Armed with this token, Kaiba must now travel across the galaxy to discover who he is and what the girl in the locket means to him; however, his journey will bring him into contact with many people whose lives have been tragically affected by the manipulation of memories. All too soon it becomes clear that something is very wrong with this world…

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Dieter Dieter says...

Both series have older style artwork that looks like it belongs in a kid's show, but both are definitely series for older audiences. Both are also excellently crafted drama series.