Both of these shows come from the same studio, and they have a similar format as well - reimagining classic literature in a different setting. Gankutsuou, for instance, is adapted to involve space travel. If you're a stickler for exact details, these probably aren't for you. They adjust the plot and such freely, but they try to remain true to the spirit of the original works and reinvent them in a new and interesting way. Some might hold that as a griping point, but I think reimagining rather than just regurgitating is an admirable goal.
For many fans, Romeo and Juliet does not match the greatness of Gankutsuou, but it's still fair to call it Gankutsuou's spiritual successor. Made by the same studio, both are loose adaptations of classic literature that feature more futuristic, sci-fi-esque settings.
Gonzo's masterpieces which are loose adaptations of 2 literature's classics, with a new, sci-fi, futuristic setting.
Both have drama, romance, and some action, a good cast of characters with their intricated relationships, and amazing animation.
In both RxJ and Gankutsuou revenge is a focal point, and so is the psychology of the characters.
Also, both have a romantic relationship which is obstructed by other people.
Last but not least, both are about aristocrats.
O yes, if you're looking for something unique and entertaining to watch, then look no further. Gankutsuou and Romeo x Juliet are there for you and more ways than one. As such, these two series shares a variety of similarities:
Same studio and therefore similar artwork.
Both are based off famous literature works.
Explores the psychologies of the human mind.
Both series has supernatural elements and good drama.
Additionally, both series has a strong set of characters in a well defined story
Both of these series are classics and a entertaining watch.
They both come from the same studio and are loosely based animes from classical novels that have a more futuristic, science fiction feeling. They both have very good art and follow the main consepts of the story with its own added uniqueness.
Both of these shows are done by the same studio and are famous works of literature translated with a unique interpretation of the original concept. Both have a science fiction/fantasy feel to them and carry similar overtones. Gankutsuou's art style is amazing and Romeo x Juliet's is cute. If you are interested in watching adaptations of famous works of literature, check these out!
Gonzo used to have something of a Romeo & Juliet fetish, as well as being one of few studios to have the balls to adapt material not destined to be adored by otaku. And this resulted in two very different anime, linked only by their usage of R&J tragedy as a main theme.
Basilisk is best described as the Japanese period piece, ninja warfare equivalent of R&J. Meanwhile, Romeo x Juliet is a re-imagining of Shakespeare's work... complete with flying horses and other fantasy elements sure to irk purists. The names are the same and core theme, but little else.
The series themselves do differ considerably, with Basilisk being a Battle Royale style bloodbath and RxJ being more of a tragic/romantic adventure. BUT, one only has to read 'Romeo & Juliet' to understand where the similarities lie... read more
Both are about rival clans, where the main girl and the main guy are enemies and fall in love. Both involve great action scenes and gives you a similar feeling in the end. Both are two amazing animes with detailed art and sceneries. Action, drama, fantasy and romance, both highly recommended!
Is it weird that the anime with Ninja Superpowers is more accurate to Shakespeare than the one with Romeo and Juliet in it? I think so...
If you like anime about love, tragedy, and pine over what could have been if only fate had not been so cruel, these are definitly series for you. These series get you attached to wonderful, lovable characters, only to rip them away or put them into heart-wrenching moral delemas. Keep a box of tissues on hand if you get teary eyed over anime like that.
Both are tragic love stories that involve 2 star-crossed lovers whose families loathe one another. Thus, making it utterly impossible for them to be in a relationship without either side holding true to the phrase "where civil blood makes civil hands unclean."
Two anime fond of shaking that age-old spear that is Shakespeare. One is the loosest of adaptations (RxJ); the other takes inspiration from Shakespeare's work as it happily throws around quotes from Hamlet & The Tempest (ZnT).
It's HIGHLY DOUBTFUL Shakespeare would've envisioned flying horses, trees fighting and the like. And you aren't going to find dialogue that tries to be faithful to the source material's old English roots unless you watch RxJ dubbed. BUT, both anime are tragic love stories given an anime twist, so they're still easy to link as anime.
Zetsuen makes many references to one of Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet, while the other show is a direct adaptation of the play, Romeo and Juliet. Both are dramatic and serious, focusing only on a few characters and their individual conflicts.
Both anime are loosely based on the plot of different Shakespearean plays. Romeo x Juliet is a loose adaptation of the original r x j, while ZnT is a loose adaptation of Hamlet and The Tempest.
The heroines are strong-willed individuals who want to change the world.
Romeo x Juliet is a period piece like Emma, though it has a bit more action and has more fantasy anime qualities. If you liked the romanticism in Emma, then you will definitely enjoy this new spin on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Oh tales of forbidden love. I do feel sorry for both Eleanor and Hermione. Pretty girls from the same rich caste as the men, who both Romeo and William's fathers liked, and who, in turn, loved/crushed on thier sons. must be really sad to know that the man you love and who you would marry does not love you back. And that you are a part of the tradition he is so desperate to leave behind.
Tyranny by an unjust ruler/empire are present in both animes along with rebellions by a mysterious figure (Zero and Red Whirlwind). Friendships/romances on both sides of a war. Many other similarities as well. Both are awesome.
Hm...epic fight scenes, plot changes every episode, dictator father, fantasy-like secret that deals with the world...and Shirley kind of looks like Juliet in a way. Code Geass has better art and plot though.
Both have rebellions by a misteryus character *Red Whirlwind and Zero*
Both have love and Suzaku x Euphemia reminds me a little the reletionship between Romeo x Julieta.
Both have action and war.
But Code Geass is a mecha anime and Romeo x Julieta is historical but they have the same feel you have to watch them and you'll know what I mean.
Juliet Capulet, the heroine of Romeo x Juliet, is the Utena Tenjou of a new generation. She's tomboyish, independent, and passionate, but, like Utena, her romantic dilemma slowly comes into conflict with her tasks as a hero. If you're tired of seeing moe schoolgirls and crabby tsunderes as female leads and want more heroines like Utena, give Romeo x Juliet a try. You might just end up rooting for the House of Capulet.
Both series are based on the idea of Revolution- Both also have a very romantic European feel to them and have lots of roses and flower petals and the like. Both deal with tragedy and sacrifice for the sake of love and revolution.
Both feature a lot of sword fighting and as the previous person mentioned, Juliet is kinda like the new-age Utena, except unlike Utena, Juliet doesn't mind being girly.
Both series have a very similar feel and kinda have their own bizzare little world, and both are, of course, romantic, beautiful, and just plain fun.
At first glance, the audience will notice some similarities, both stories have pink haired, tomboyish protagonists that duel using swords. There's heroic self sacrifice in the story somewhere. You can also expect a "Prince" and a "castle".
Also, these two are similar in that they have great OSTs/ music in it. The songs in each of these anime are catchy and doesn't get old (How can you go wrong with You Raise Me Up and Rinbu Revolution as your theme song).
Fun fact: RxJ premiered exactly one decade after SKU, give or take a few days.
Both anime's are based off already existing products and have been improved from the original stories.
Snow White with the red hair takes place in the same sort of time period as Romeo X Juliet and has a commoner falling in love with a prince/noble.
At first the main heroine being Shirayuki/Juliet is in hiding and in both cases get found by the main character which progresses their romances from their.
Both series have side characters that support the main characters through their struggles to keep their relationship together, in which both animes share a similar theme where the main characters relationships are thought badly upon.
Romeo x Juliet is very similar to Akakgami no Shirayuki- hime since both male characters are princes and female characters both fall in love with someone they shouldn't have, Shirayuki and Juliet are very similar since they are brave, strong(mentally) and honest they will love Romeo/Ren no matter what anyone says.
Ren and Romeo are similar as well, they both love the person and do not care what there father/brother says or does.
Plus the female characters both run away from something or someone.Both animes are epic and interesting and great to watch!
Just like with Basilisk and Romeo x Juliet, Chrono Crusade is another example of Gonzo's love of tragic romance in their works. And a word of warning: CC is the most depressing of the three by the end due to some choice anime original alterations.
A demon and a nun with a gun: never going to have a happy end, that! What makes Chrono Crusade especially NOOO in terms of emotional overload is that, in order for the titular lead to use his demonic powers, he has to drain the life of the heroine, Rosette. Never have I encountered a similar 'superpower limiter' before.
As for Romeo x Juliet, the similarities begin and end with the slightly spoilerific title.  read more
Both have tragic love stories about people that can't be together. Both also includes physical battles, but for different reason. The settings are historical, even though CC plays out in the beginning of the 2000th centry, and RxJ in the 1800th. Both have a super natural and fantasy touch.
with one look those animes have nothing to look like but both animes are about beautiful love that brings pain and happiness same time, this animes are perfect match for those who love sad love stories.
Both series has the theme of tragedy romance as destiny and dark pasts unravels as episodes progresses.
Both series' main female protagonist meets the male protagonist in the series and throughout the series, a relationship between grows but obstacles gets in the way and tears them apart.
Both series contain fantasy themes and are tragic.
While the theming and setting are very different between Romeo x Juliet and ef: A Tale of Melodies, the two are very similar in the areas that matter the most in both of these anime; their love stories are exceptionally well done and tragic.
With that in mind, it's important to understand that Melodies tells two love stories at once. One of Kuze, a slowly dying man who prefers to keep his friends and loved ones at bay, contradictory to his self-proclaimed title as a ladies man. However, this policy of emotional isolationism is challenged when Mizuki, a lively and carefree girl falls in love with him.
The other is the story of Yuu, a young man in high school who meets a girl named Yuuko, who seems to know him. Eventually remembering her as a girl who asked him to be her brother at the orphanage he lived in as a child, he is forced to confront the memories of losing his beloved sister, whom he was very close to, in an earthquake.
So right off the bat, I'll let it be known that Yuu's story is much more similar to the romance in Romeo x Juliet in many ways. The loss of Yuu's loved ones in the earthquake sets a similar stage as RxJ's fall of the house of Capulet, Yuuko's gaurdian plays the role of the villain exceptionally, so much so that I'd say he surpasses Prince Montague in his evil, and there are quite a few more reasons they're alike, however going into them would be impossible without giving up spoilers.
That's not to say Kuze's story isn't good. Kuze's impending death is quite tragic in it's own right, especially as you get to know his character and his past. Unfortunately though, that's really the only area it resembles RxJ's story in any way; whereas the latter is a story about Romeo and Juliet seeking to live happily in love against the unfortunate circumstances of their relationship, most of Kuze's story is spent showing his frustration and pain as the emotions he feels for Mizuki battle against his desire to keep her away in order to save her from the pain she'd undoubtedly feel when he dies.
Either way, just like RxJ, there are more than a few tear-jerking moments as well as those that will bring a smile to your face. Keep in mind though, Melodies is not a fantasy story like RxJ. Primarily it's a romance, however it does have a sprinkling of mystery, supernatural, and slice of life elements as well. read more
The plots aren't the same, not even close, but the 'feeling' you get while watching them is the same.
Dark drama, sadness, fighting, blood spillage, deaths and the search for the truth in their harsh world with a little romance mixed in.
In No.6 case, the romance is more of a 'bond' between the main characters (cos they're both male) where Romeo + Juliet is about about their love and passion for each other - based on the original of course.
I also think that the animations are very similar; the way they move, fight and the way the characters are drawn.
So even though the plots are completely different you can enjoyed both animes on the same level. read more
Both share similarities in terms of execution and ideas, depicting 2 contrasting characters with different backgrounds and the developing relationship between them. They both take a rather surreal turn in their final episodes.
Both are set in floating cities, you have this medieval atmosphere, sword fights. Both female characters are strong and high-skilled. The main story includes defeating a powerful "king". Both anime art are very detailed and the romance is very similar as well. It's really worth watching :)
Romance is everywhere, not only in fiction; it doesn't exist only in another, imaginary world. The grey everyday life is always waiting for love to paint it colorful.
As we have all heard of the tragic love of Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet, we maybe have wished to find that special someone who is destined to bring us happiness. The anime adaptation Romeo x Juliet is as exciting as the original play, but there is much more magic and mystery in its own cute way. The stories of gentleness, love and passion are not always supposed to be seen on stage. They are everywhere around us; proof for that is one of the most romantic animes ever - ef - a tale of memories. The most valuable thing shown in it is that love is not just a distant feeling but is much closer to our hearts than we think it is. read more
Lots of Romance. LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of it :D
And of course drama in between. In both, characters take risks in order to be together. Actions which they believe will make them happy, and their lover as well. There are a few scenes where you would least expect the actions that were taken. These anime's help explain the meaning of love. How it's painful to lie to each other and trying to move on without them by running away, -thinking that it would make the situation better. But as a result still manage to end up side by side. If you like one, you'd most likely enjoy the other. read more
Both series feature romance between the two main characters who come from opposing sides of warring factions with a medieval European-like setting and similar art style. Lots of political intrigue and a desire to improve the living conditions for the citizens of both worlds.
Both of the series are heavily fantasy and historical based.Even though Romeo x Juliet is more of a dramatic storyline focusing heavily on romance,Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is more focused on other aspects of the storyline rather than just the romance.But bot story involves history from when the kingships were present and involves the use of magic and historic battles.In both stories,two people from completely different statuses or worlds come together and fights to establish peace in the world.from this perspective,both series are similar.
one thing similar is the ending i dont want to spoil it
the other similarity is a normal boy falls for a girl that has special powers and the girl is the only one able to save the world but the guy doesnt want to loose her
Well, for me it's obvious. Both have:
there´s a complicated love;
problems like parent's murder;
lot's of identification hiding, blending in with normal people and stuff;
people wanting revenge;
I think they're similar so i guess you liked Romeo x Juliet you'll like Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta or the other way.
Even though Romeo and Juliet is not a movie it still has the same storyline. The Sea Prince and the Fire Child is about two creatures from different worlds who are suppose to despise each other. They then meet and fall in love. Same goes for Romeo and Juliet they are two lovers from families who are enemies. Both of these animes end the same way. They also have other similar features. For the most part it is the storyline.
Well the similarities are the floating continents in the skies in both series. In Romeo x Juliet it is the power of the tree Escalus which is nourishing the land and holding it in the floating state while in Munto it is the power of Akuto. Both worlds are about to be destroyed due to lack of power to sustain them.
Both stories are mainly about a redheaded girl who did not know she is the true ruler of a kingdom and fights to get it back from its current ruler. People travel by fanatical flying creatures. Both are fantasy and action, though juuni kokuki had more of both.
Both contain, romance between the main 2 characters; with the guy trying to protect his love. Both also have fantasy, where the world/universe appears to need some sort of sacrifice; so there is always a sense of lurking doom. Both have a lot of cheese, some comedy and is quite predictable, but nice watches.
Romeo x Juliet and Hana yori Dango are similar because they are both a romance of love. Romeo x Juliet: Capulets and Mongolias-Hana yori Dango: Rich and Poor. They both are opposite to the each others world. But somehow they must find a way to be together, even though their worlds are apart, they still want to love each other.
the love story in the beginig of black cat is the typical romeo and juliet theme (unrequeted love) though black cat is about an assasin becoming a bounty hunter sweeper romeo x juliet focuses on the love and heart rendering adventure they have. if you enjoyed the short lived love story in black cat i recomend Romeo X Juliet!!!!
-Both anime involving love and romance that can never happen.
-Both also have same kinda ending i don't want to say anything but Romeo X Juliet ending a little bit better. (Only a bit.)
-Both also involving with the world destruction and only hero and heroine can stop it.
-Both also involving with war that can effect in that world future.
-Both anime capable to make you cry!! (LOL)
-Both anime also worth to watch!!
-Guilty Crown is much more to action than romance, and Romeo X Juliet much more to romance than action.
-Setting place is different. Guilty Crown take place at the future, while Romeo X Juliet take place at the past.
if you liked one, the other is definitely worth a shot.
they're both centered on romance and fantasy. bittersweet, but not without some humor. romeo x juliet may be a little more dramatic, but i'm sure that's a given. they leave you feeling warm and satisfied.
Both loosely based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Show rivalry between clans and the star-crossed lovers hiding their love from their clans.
Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet is more on modern mixed with medieval and romantic comedy while Romeo x Juliet is more on fantasy and tragedy.
Black Doggy Dorm - Montague Family and White Cat Dorm - Capulet Family
Romio Inuzaka - Romeo Montague and Juliet Persia - Juliet Capulet
Juliet is more of a fighter.
Both have action/fantasy/romance/drama. Both have strong MC's who can all fight. Romeo X Juliet is of course even more romance focused than Sukasuka, but I think both have very enjoyable romance that develop over the course of the series. On the other hand, Sukasuka has even more fantasy elements to it. If you liked One I suggest checking out the other if you're in the mood for another action/fantasy/romance/drama.
-Both are in very similar fantasy settings
-Centers around a romance that is controversial in some way (RxJ: From enemy families / ZnT: From entirely different Worlds)
-The "main pairings" of each have someone of wealth/royalty, and someone of lesser status
-Each have fairly large supporting casts
The main difference between these two is the "ecchi" tag on in Zero no Tsukaima.
Romeo X Juliet isn't as close as the original masterpiece of Shakespeare than it is from Princess Knight. After all, Juliet family was wiped out, and she decides to act as a boy for some time, to be the scarlet justice defender like Sapphire acts against the evil ministers of her kingdom. Apart from that the story is different, there is romance in Princess Knight as there are in Romeo X Juliet (and the first ten episode of the series reminded me of Ribbon no Kishi).
Ribbon no Kishi is an Osamu Tezuka masterpiece, it's part of the very story of the japanese animation, watch it.
Both animes are very very VERY good shoujos that aren't as typical as you expect at first
The two of them have a redhead sixteen year-old princess female lead with a sweet,caring but also strong and determinated personality. This two animes are historical romances with action, drama and a little bit of fantasy with a somewhat "epic" feeling.
Both of them have 24 episodes and reverse harem too.
Both Angelique and Juliet are fated to be the ones to save the world. They had to give up their own happiness for the happiness of others, for the place they truely love, even if it means sacrificing themselves.
Both main protagonist girls pretend to be a boy. Both main boy and girl fall in love. RomeoXJuliet is more dramatic, less comedic, and less light than Ouran, though. Ouran is mostly comedy, as to RomeoXJuliet is more of Drama. But, if you liked how the girl pretends to be a boy and then falls in love kind of set, then you would enjoy this one/ the other. (:
In both series the protagonists have a deep bond with each other, there are no humorous or funny scenes, the art is alike and both of them are telling the struggle against the inevitable fate (cast by family quarrel). [Unlike RxJ, it has some gore like Blood+].
Even if they are different in gernes, they are very emotional, the story has tragedy in it and there is "love at first sight".
I made this recommendation to show, that not just a shoujo-ai anime can be recommendation for another.
If you enjoy fantasy romance with action than these anime will entertain you: Both are stories where a faction/race plans to overthrow a cruel regime where the ruler/king is a tyrant. You have a forbidden love as a central theme and mythology of divine beings and also, in both the fate of the world is in danger, as the world faces an imminent destruction.
In both there´s ancient and futuristic elements together and both have mithology. Also, the main girl dresses as a boy and is the leader of a revolution against an empire that reigns with cruelty and killed her family. Later,she falls in love with her enemy.
Both anime is about royal life and the relationship of young princess and princess. RxJ takes on a dark and sad take on romance and plot development. Whereas, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii is packed with comedy.
I recommend RxJ for those who enjoy romantic tragedy
and SSwaU for those who love comedy and a happy ending.
Watch both!! they're both heart warming and will leave you with a smile of satisfaction! :)
Both are based on works of fiction produced a few centuries ago.
Both are Drama and Shoujo
Both have Romance
They are (or at least the original source material for Romeo + Juliet) are set in Europe.
Both have had various adaptations of films, books, plays. etc
One has Fantasy as an extra genre, although the original play, does not.
Forbidden romances, similar characters (Romeo=William, Hermione=Eleanor, Lord Montague=Viscount Campbell, etc.), both inspired by English stuff (Shakespeare plays and maids, respectively) and both really good drama-romances!
Well, The only thing in this anime that made them similar is that they both belong under the ROMANCE genre.
The setting, art and everything are very different.
But still, if you're looking for an anime that would make your nose wet and your eyes sore, I'd recommend you to watch this one.
Drama. This is the word that connects those two animes.
The story in Romeo x Juliet is more romantic than that in Wolf's Rain, but the main idea is the same- the prise you have to pay for your freedom or for the happines of your loved one.
Both of the stories are very touching and deep, have awesome animation and music and I hightly recommend them.
both are very good love stories. Even if they have a very different developement, they share the stile of main characters wich are passioned and their actions and desitions seems to be like the onesthat normal people have in real life. you would feel like whatching the best of the soup operas : P