Three aristocratic households are growing aware that they are caught in a conspiracy. Franz immediately suspects the Count, but Albert won't hear of it.
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In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must...
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Both Mononoke and Gankutsuou have extraordinary, jaw-dropping colours, and have a really mysterious and unique character in the main role. If you liked one of these series you should give the other a try.
Via the use of beautiful art nouveau animation styles, Mononoke influenced more so by classical Japanese designs and Gankutsuou using photoshop textures, a similar end result is found. Here we have two uniquely designed visual delights, completely contradicting some of the horrific themes explored, but somehow making it work that bit better. Although Mononoke is based in the past and horror themed, Gankutsuou a thriller set in the distant future, they both revolve around striking fear into those guilty of sins in a round about way. You can also find similarities in the main characters, the Medicine seller & The Count have a sinister mysteriousness about them, intriguing to watch bring out the worst in people using very well executed, psychological manipulation.
Both utilize similar texture styles to make a stunning visual effect. Clothing patterns stay fixed throughout a character's fluid motion. Background animation for both is extraordinary with CGI in Gankutsuou and Edo period-style paintings in Mononokie.
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...
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Both Twelve Kingdoms and Gankutsuou are based on really popular novels. Directed at an adult audience, you are offered a story with depth and many mysteries. Alongside it, you're given a compelling development of the characters in the story. These are truly two masterpieces if you're into a strong plot.
In post-war Japan, the nation remains unsettled and crime is as big a problem as ever. Despite his sharp mind and keen deductions, "Defeated Detective" Shinjurou Yuuki frequently loses out to his rival, Rinroku Kaishou, whose information network has previously aided many police investigations. However, in spite of his poor reputation, Shinjurou...
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Both intriging, mysterious, and nicely animated... with alot of originality. Even though, technically, they are both (loosly) based on novels, the actual stories are very distant cousins. And that should do it...