Both of these shows show the effects of war on a world.
But while Future Boy Conan presents a much lighter mood, NTHT tells its story by directly presenting the harsh realities of war.
Nonetheless, both shows hold similar themes that will most likely attract a specific crowd.
So if you liked one, try the other.
NTHT's setting is an alternate world, a bleak dystopian wasteland that seems to be made up of almost nothing but desert and blood-red sky; the atmosphere is stifling and oppressive, a nihilistic vision where skies are not blue, but blood-red, and there isn't a drop of water to be found, completely opposite of FBC. Enter Lala-Ru, a girl who, like Lana of FBC, holds a power that can save the world from its ruin: a power that has fallen into the wrong hands. NTHT is very much like FBC might have been, had Miyazaki been feeling suicidally depressed. Both of these are tales about the effects that war and abuse of resources have on people. read more
A sinister man with a large tower as his base hunts a girl who holds the secret to the energy he needs to power it. An outsider boy acts as her protector. Both series take place in a dead/wounded future Earth. Both have the same basic plot progression in terms of what happens to the characters and where they go. Now and Then, Here and There is basically a darker version of Future Boy Conan that takes place on Arrakis instead of Waterworld. Both shows are really good!
Both take place in a desolate future, with limited resources and not many humans.
Both are also classics in anime, and they each have legendary staffs at their helms.
Now and Then is much more bleak, has harsh and often graphic themes, emotional, morally plentiful, and is shorter.
Conan is more uplifting, comical, adventurous, older, longer, and easier to enjoy.
Both take place in an alternative dark world of war and are about a boy who suddenly happens to go into that world because he wants to save a mysterious girl from an emperor who doesn't want to let go of his vision of future but still tries to win the war wich he can only do with the help of the girl. The story is very, very much the same and both are alike in their art and date of production and so are the main characters. Future Boy Conan is not all as dramatic as Now and Then, Here and There and a bit more of enjoyable to watch and is still a bit more of a children's cartoon, however, it doesn't lack much of seriousness on the topic of war compared to Now and Then, Here and There. read more
Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the protagonists are a young boy and a young girl. Both have the same feel and can be sad sometimes.
I think that both anime are classics that everyone should watch.
Both shows take place in a futuristic apocalyptic wasteland where humans have recently started to attempt to rebuild society.
The art style is somewhat similar between the shows, but "Now and Then, Here and There" has a bit more of an orange and yellow hue to it, while Mirai Shounen Conan focuses on lots of greens and blues.
In both shows, the main character is a boy who is attempting to save a girl from being used by authoritative government powers against her will.
There is a theme in both shows of the main characters attracting evil forces wherever they go, and there are very similar moments in both shows in this vein. read more
Another classic by miyazaki, the whole scheme is kinda like Laputa. And there is also this good vs evil thing in this one too. And lots of "teachings" like all miyazakis films have. Alltogether solid, pleasant and also thinking inducing anime. A must see for all Miyazaki fans!
Both are about a boy & a girl trying to make their way to a mythical land, and going up against opposing political/governmental forces that get in their way.
The leading girls in both also have something the governmental forces want to obtain to use for malicious purposes, and they chase them down and attempt to capture the girls in both because of this.
Both of them feature airships, and have battles that take place in the sky.
The art style is also very similar in each, which isn't surprising, considering they share the same director.
Two very similar works by Hayao Miyazaki. A fantasy adventure film about a boy rescuing a girl from an evil man who needs her to gain the power to destroy and rule over the world, using the weapons of the old world before the apocalypse happened.
They are both amazing adventure stories based with lots of sailing and a real world setting. They both have young male and female protagonists. Both series have roots in a planned but never-produced anime based on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Both take place primarily in aquatic environments. They both have compelling casts, a sweet innocent romance element, and are classics in anime.
Conan is shorter, has a more open message on the environment, a little more comical, and is shorter.
Nadia has a more down to earth feeling, has a slightly stronger heroine, a grander scheme of a plot, and a terrible filler arc.
Both series are adventure tales that take place primarily on the sea, travelling to different islands. They also feature a similar lead cast, with a scrappy excitable young boy, and the pensive female lead that accompanies them. There's even ship captains in both shows that aid the lead roles.
There are some minor differences, but the one major difference I can see would be the animation styles... which, in both shows, are contemporary of the era they were made in.
These anime are very similar in many aspects. Both feature a post-apocalyptic world featuring a boy and girl main character. Both feature the boy having to protect the the girl from some danger and politics. Both feature serious elements as well as lighthearted elements at times. Conan is done by Hayao Miyazaki, and so features a lighter tone that it wraps it's more serious elements up in. Green Legend Ran is a bit more serious and features some graphic violence, romantic themes, and even some downright pervyness at times, so is more "grown up" in it's feel. But both are very similar in many ways. Green Legend Ran has a kind of "Final Fantasy 7" sort of feel to some aspects of it's story. Both are also classic anime, and definitely worth checking out.  read more
Both anime feature children who have to survive in a world with adult themes going on and politics. Both involve character development over a period of time. Both involve very good people behind the anime. In the case of Kemono no Souja Erin, masterful writer Uehashi Nahoko who also wrote Moribito, is behind the story, in the case of Mirai Shounen Conan, master director Hayao Miyazaki is the director of the series. Both have very good stories involving children who must come to terms with adult realities in their worlds while not loosing heart and keeping a sense of lighheartedness in the face of aversion.
Both have same playful and adventurous atmosphere and feature imaginitive aircraft/mecha designs. Some of the character's movements and slapstick humor of Xabungle seem to pay homage to Miyazaki's Conan or even Castle of Cagliostro.
The plot is similar:
-technological advancements ruined our planet
-the ground/continents sank beneath the ocean
-the humans that survived are battling for/against world domination
-protagonist is peace and nature loving, as well as very active personality
Well, both started with the boy finding the girl and then the bad guys comes after the girl for her connection with (her father in Giniro no Kami, her grandfather in Conan). Then the boy goes on a journey to save the girl.
They also share how that the world was once destroyed because of technology and they now live a harsh life with nature, but there are still people who want to recover the old past.
I thought they are very similar. I prefer Future Boy Conan Over Giniro no Kami.
"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.
Similar world feel and involving technology and weapons and a despotic dictator.. TBWStW feels like it is somewhere just prior to WWII and a bit of "steampunk" feel but Conan's recovering post apocalyptic world also has a touch of "steampunk." Despite the fantasy aspect of "special powers" The Boy Who Saw the Wind is possibly a bit more realistic than Mirai Shounen Conan. Both are excellent