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Chikyuu Shoujo Arjuna

Alternative Titles

English: Arjuna
Synonyms: Earth Maiden Arjuna, Earth Girl Arjuna
Japanese: 地球少女アルジュナ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2001 to Mar 27, 2001
Premiered: Winter 2001
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual, Sotsu
Studios: Satelight
Source: Original
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.961 (scored by 7,834 users)
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Ranked: #36422
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Popularity: #2469
Members: 19,864
Favorites: 154


Both animes tell the story of strong girls trying to understand their own purpose in the related nature - living beings. *Earth's day approved* 
report Recommended by ashura
A strong and positive depiction of nature and it's role in society. In both series the main characters fight a mysterious evil that more or less conveys similarities with corruption and taint. 
report Recommended by Kopanda
Basically they seem to be a huge wake-up call for environmental pollution, although their approach is different.  
report Recommended by insoo
Two similar yet very different anime who are heavily influenced by hindu mythology. I have to say i consider Arjuna to be way better as it also tackles the ecological issues of our modern day society. Shurato is VERY dated. Anyway, watch out for several remakes coming out in 2015 and 2016! 
report Recommended by PhKay
Both of these anime share the same music author, Yoko Kanno (in Earth Maiden Arjuna she uses the Alias of Gabriela Robin) and their openings are song by the beautiful voice of Maaya Sakamoto (she also is the leading role in Vision of Escaflowne), both animes also have a God or powerful spirit in the form of a mecha (Ashra and Escaflowne respectively) and their characters go into a coming to age style of development. 
report Recommended by Fidem-Ayanami
Both Arjuna and Pom Poko have strong morales about the enviroment . Arjuna is more about farming and plants and what's safe to eat (the answer to that last one being nothing by the way) while Pom Poko is about how we shouldn't build on homeland of animals. Arjuna is also way more preachy while Pom Poko's morale is part of the story naturally and thus seems better. Arjuna also has more action, but they both have great animation and music. 
report Recommended by Fujaku
Saving the world from destruction.
Main character just a normal girl except, has the power needed to save the world. 
report Recommended by SasoriUzumaki
I got a similar feeling from both anime, which are both unconventional magical girl anime. In both anime the main character becomes a magical girl and has to protect the planet from monsters; which look like higher dimensional monsters. 
report Recommended by Khalan
Saving the world from destruction.
Main character just a normal girl except, has the power needed to save the world. 
report Recommended by SasoriUzumaki
Troubled city girls are involuntarily conscripted to be magic-wielding guardians of nature. Their greatest nemesis: humanity. Both shows have a strong environmentalist theme, which they present holistically: a condemnation of current society, a prescription for change, and a call to action both individually and collectively. Miyori is a lighter, family-friendly coming-of-age story; Arjuna is darker and more intensely focused on conveying its message. 
report Recommended by q_3
At a first glance, but the main characters' glowy transformation from Earth Maiden seemed similar.  
report Recommended by CallineXoP
Both anime's contain unnatural powers and fights. Also characters from both this anime's want to protect earth environment. 
report Recommended by Namu12
The idea that technology has doomed mankind's future by not respecting nature is approached in both animes. In Arjuna, polution, a by-product of our advancements in tech, is damaging earth, hence, it is up to Juna to heal the planet. Meanwhile, in blue sub. someone tries to protect the environment by eliminating mankind.

They show differents approaches on how to tackle the overexploration of resources, and lack of respect we have by our planet. 
report Recommended by gorki
Supernatural + earth ecology + a spot of romance are to be found in both 
report Recommended by hexaq
You may think what the heck how are they alike? Well, the premise pretty much echos one another. They both include the uncommon theme of older girls with magical powers, and both main characters end up vowing to 'use Earth sympathy powers to save everyone' no matter how touching, preachy, or cheesy you may think that is. Your mileage may vary with both shows if the Earth sympathy type of awakening thing bugs the crap out of you or you get irritated anybody should even suggest that you should become more like I don't know...(the Amish, Saints, or Indians) or god forbid, that  read more 
report Recommended by zewho
Arjuna is a magical girl anime but its buddihism its reminiscent of Evangelion and so are the angels  
report Recommended by pinkarray
Arjuna has a drama tone and Moyashimon a comedy tone. Both put emphasis on alternative practices and have an educated view on bacteria and nature. basically if you liked moyashimon and you re receptive to ecological messages, then you want to watch arjuna. on the other hand if you liked arjuna then you want to watch moyashimon because its pretty much the only anime that comes close to it. 
report Recommended by mrbryce
Both anime deal with environmental themes; the main characters are confronted with difficult questions which doesn't only involve those dear to them; but the fate of all of mankind. Rewrite has a male main character with a harem of 6 females, and has more comedy than Arjuna, which mainly revolves around one female character. 
report Recommended by Khalan