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Fantastic Children

Alternative Titles

English: Fantastic Children
Japanese: ファンタジックチルドレン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 29, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.631 (scored by 5,627 users)
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Ranked: #13042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2789
Members: 23,533
Favorites: 246


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. 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
The stories of Fantastic Children and Please Save My Earth involve reincarnations attempting to make amends for their past sins. And love is an important aspect of both. 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. 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
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  read more 
report Recommended by ElemenT
Adventure show that looks at first glance as a kid's show because the main character is a kid and the drawn style, but it's an actually a sci-fi show about science and how far and dangerous can be when it reach the limits. 
report Recommended by BlancaXLobo
Mysterious and technologically superior pale white-haired people hold the key to everything? Gee, who would have guessed? 
report Recommended by callmetheBigD
A lot of similarities except for white haired children. Though the story progress same Fractale is shorter series, also adventrous vibe is same. 
report Recommended by Kurousama
Even though these two series are quite different in many ways, they both deal with a group of special/different children whose past and future look kinda gloomy and the present is full of mystery. Both anime raise a lot of questions at the beginning which will keep you watching till the end. (The ending of Fantastic Children is much more satisfying though - in terms of answering the questions it raises.) And they are both fun to watch.  
report Recommended by karineyn
Rather mild stories that revolve around a girl who sees a special place in her dreams, and the ones who love her. They also share sci-fi themes, other dimensions, betrayal, a degree of wistfulness, and the desire to go to a certain faraway place. 
report Recommended by IceAndCream
Both shows have quite the slow start and the art style is more fitting for a children's show, but once the story starts to unfold, you could appreciate both shows for their unusual and well crafted stories, and for the mature overtones of the series. 
report Recommended by Tyrraell
Both shows have artstyle, suitable for a show aimed for the children, but they do both explore much more darker and mature topics and issues which does make both shows even more appreciated from more mature audience. 
report Recommended by Tyrraell
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. 
report Recommended by Otaking09
Both are whimsical fantasy romances with two young protagonists. The art style is also very similar in its simplicity. 
report Recommended by RangFlash
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. 
report Recommended by Mimi_Taylor
"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. 
report Recommended by BarnacleBlister
Both are mystery/suspense series which involve delving into the past of a mysterious individual/individuals. Both are at least partially set in Europe. 
report Recommended by walla
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. 
report Recommended by Killuan
The soundtrack and overall pacing makes me think about it, kinda slow with a lot of human melodrama but still nice. The characters share characteristics too and are searching for someone/something/someplace. All in all two fantasy/sci-fi shounen. 
report Recommended by lighthalzen-kun