Total Recommendations: 2
Late 1800’s / Early 1900’s era, steampunk-esk setting. Focus on youth caught in a sudden conflict and rapid advancements in technology. Both have an adventurous atmosphere beyond their broad conflict and subject matter.
They don’t appear similar at first glance, but having an overlap of the same director, co-director, and bulk of the voice cast leads to the situational and character based comedy of both shows playing out in a similar manner. Patlabor is exponentially more grounded compared to the endlessly goofy Urusei Yatsura, but many of Oshii’s hallmarks are present in both anime.