Romeo x Juliet, Zetsuen no Tempest Recommendations
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.
- Both are based in Shakespeare works.
- First episode starts with the murder of a character.
- Both have a strong heroine and only she has the power to save the world.
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.