English: Fantastic Children
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 29, 2005
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.761 (scored by 3034 users)
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adventure fantasy sci-fi
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The stories of Fantastic Children and Please Save My Earth deal with reincarnations attempting to make amends for their past sins. And love is an important aspect of both stories; the previous versions of the main two from the two series having been tragically separated in their previous lives.
Fantastic Children cannot compare to the depth of Please Save My Earth's characters, but it's still an excellent series, regardless. Just make sure you don't judge it based on its sluggish first half - its story only truly getting going in the absorbing last half of its story.
Both deal with reincarnation within a fantasy/sci-fi setting as their primary premise.
Both series deal with people with a tragic past, reincarnation, and alien life forms in a science fiction sense.
Both Please Save My Earth and Fantastic Children are both sci-fi series that deal with the theme of reincarnation of the main characters from lives past and how it affects them currently. They both have their own takes on things, Fantastic Children involves more fantastical science concepts while Please Save My Earth involves more psychic powers, but they both have the similar reincarnation theme. If you watched the Please Save My Earth OVA and you were upset at the blunt ending, Fantastic Children should serve your needs well. If you read the Please Save My Earth manga and want something similar, try Fantastic Children.
Fantastic Children's sci-fi side deals with reincarnation, where as Noein's deals with multiple dimensions, but in both you get to see multiple versions of the same characters. The key difference is that characters interact with their younger/older selves in Noein.
Both series alternate between serious sci-fi and lighthearted, slower paced character-focused sections. Noein's 'down time' parts have more of a slice-of-life feel, but the blend of sci-fi and everyday actions means the two give off a similar vibe.
Very similar plots, pacing and characters. They both had a similar atmosphere. They each can be rather dark and serious.
Noein is like a jazzed-up version of Fantastic Children.
A group of mysterious people have something to do with other dimensions, and they get involved with some kids, including an important girl they are looking for. Some of them give up on the mission along the way; there's sci-fi, and mystery (and other related things that might be spoilers).
They're both somewhat mature series, with lots to think about, and some quiet yet vivid drama, and they don't have a lot of action or romance.
Have a somewhat unusual art style.
Incidentally, they are both original series (not based off anything) which may be why they both have a strong cohesiveness throughout the whole.
Similar art style, similar cast of characters and tone.
Well these two anime's how much they are alike that much they are different!
The art it's similar, and the story around the main protagonist is alike, they both train martial arts, and later on they find themselfs in a need to aid a girl. Where she is the key to achieve some peoples plan so a group of people are after her.
On this journey our hero makes some friends and some enemies also.
From this point on the difference emerge because the atmosphere in Now and Then, Here and There is much darker and has a lot of violence, blood, torture and some serious psychological side effects, while Fantastic Children is a slow-paced anime.
They both have very similar character designs and art styles, and have a similar directing style when it comes to drama.
Both give off different vibes than initially apparent. The vagueness of both these series slowly but surely gets light shed upon them creating unparalled plot twists, creating an adventure never thought to be concieved based on the first impression.
Both employ reincarnation and past lives ingeniously.
Air is shorter, more moe-oriented, a bit easier to take in, but has a HUGE emotional impact at the end. It's also dubbed better.
Fantastic Children's story is galactic size, the mystery is stretched out to the halfpoint, but it's plot is easier to understand as a whole.
"Future Boy Conan" and "Fantastic Children" are both sprawling adventure stories propelled by brave kids.
Both series share many similar characters. Conan (of FBC) and Thoma (of FC) are similar in their easy-going and naturally athletic. Each show has its own dark-haired damsel in distress in Lana (FBC) and Helga (FC).
" Future Boy Conan" and "Fantastic Children's" also both contain numerous fantastic and epic settings. Many of the locales depicted are heavily entrenched within nature and provide a gorgeous viewing experience.
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 in design, yet they're brilliant and refreshing at the same time.
Very similar animation and character design. Also, the main female character of "Fantastic Children" appears to be a cameo of "A tree of Palms" main female protagonist.