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Old 2011-09-10, 09:57   Link #1
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Game of Thrones anime

I watched the Game of Thrones serie (season 1), and I loved it. I search on the internet what is like Game of Thrones and it's a bit difficult to find.

And why not in anime? I search something like Game of Thrones in japanim:

Medieval, with a good plot, family against family, cliffhanger, suspense etc...

If someone know... Tell me .
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Old 2011-09-10, 11:01   Link #2
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From what I gather, Game of Thrones is very much in a class of its own, let alone when compared against anime, which generally targets younger audiences who aren't particularly fond of highly complex, political plots. Still, as long as you don't mind content that isn't an exact match, you could try:

Seirei no Moribito
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Balsa the spearwoman is a wandering warrior, who takes on the task of saving lives, in atonement for a past sin. On her journey, she happens to save a prince, and is tasked with becoming his bodyguard. And he is going to need one, for his own father, the emperor, wants him dead.
Though the series isn't primarily about politics, it does have an impact on the main characters, particularly with regard to Balsa's background story. Seirei no Moribito is by far the closest match for Game of Thrones I can immediately think of, in terms of both subject matter and the sheer quality of storytelling.
Kemono Souja no Erin
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Erin is the daughter of Soyon, a foreigner in a village that takes care of the Grand Duke's key military asset, the lizard-like touda. Erin encounters many problems and learns many new things while aspiring to become a vet, like her mother.
The dynastic politics that drives the plot doesn't appear in full force until the later half of this 50-episode saga. Be warned that the series starts deceptively slow. Try to hang on till at least Ep7. If the show doesn't hook you by then, then it's probably not the anime for you.
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen
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Nineteenth century Japan: a land torn by rebellion and civil warfare; small bands of soldiers roam the land, seeking to overthrow the ailing Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter the young orphan Kenshin, trained as a fighter by the master swordsman Hiko. Kenshin's desire for peace is at odds with his brutal life, and the tension seems irreconcilable until he meets a mysterious woman named Tomoe. The enigmatic Tomoe's actions may show Kenshin that another life can exist for him, or may instead conceal a destructive secret.
Rurouni Kenshin's origin story is heavily driven by late-Tokugawa era politics, though not of the same family-vs-family kind depicted in Game of Thrones. But it was a civil war that pitched Japanese vs Japanese in a war of ideology, so the OAV does qualifies as a political drama.
I would have recommended Hyouge Mono as well but, alas, the series is currently stuck in limbo, with only its first five episodes subbed in English.
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In the age of civil war, when the shadow of Oda Nobunaga was still cast over the land, the warlord Furuta Sasuke lost his soul to the tea ceremony. While war shook the world around him, he faced his own conflict between his desire for promotion and his love for his art.
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Old 2011-09-10, 12:04   Link #3
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That's a tough one, as epic fantasy is something anime (IMO) doesn't generally do well.

TRL's suggestion of Seirei no Moribito is the only one, really, that comes even close for me. They're similar in that while they have epic fantasy settings, much of the focus is on character interaction and politics, with only occasional bursts of action and magic. It also happens to be the best TV anime of all time, also IMO.
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Old 2011-09-10, 12:28   Link #4
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I loved GoT, can't wait for S2. I'm told the books are epic too, much better than the series. One of my buddies read all the books and he says the series is good, but the main problem is that it's all plot and not much action while in the book it goes in depth in the battles and such.

Anyhow, I'd second Seirei no Moribito
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Old 2011-09-10, 13:41   Link #5
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I second (and third) all recommendations made by TRL, and I also recommend the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Anime adaption (not exactly medieval, but it's closer to the feel of GoT than anything I've seen, at least in the setting ... tho I'm not sure if it could pass as an accurate adaption ...) And the Legend of Galactic Heroes. Despite being the poplar opposite in premise to GoT (Futuristic sci-fi =/= Low fantasy) I think that in every other aspect, the two are nearly identical in the amount of detail placed in it's world, great characters and engrossing politics. And it certainly has an excellent plot.

You might also want to give The Twelve Kingdoms a try.

One of my earliest pet fantasies was an anime where GRRM would make a new prequel to the ASoIF world, to show some of the stories that come in passing in the books. I had hoped that his familiarity with Japan would help get him a chance to make an anime, but alas, that always remained nothing but a fantasy.

Aside from that, I don't think that your going to find much anime with the level of quality that GoT offers. You might need to go to a different medium ...
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Old 2011-09-10, 14:25   Link #6
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Game of Thrones... it pains me to see such a big budget fantasy production be thrown away on softcore porn.
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Old 2011-09-10, 14:35   Link #7
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Heroic Legend of Arslan is quite a bit like Game of Thrones, but unfortunately only 6 episodes were ever made that barely cover up to the end of the first or second volume of the book series I believe while the book series is still continuing to this day.
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Old 2011-09-10, 16:19   Link #8
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Haven't seen GoT, read the novels. Depending on which aspect you liked you could also like

Saiunkoku Monogatari - court intrigue, smart chars choosing their own path through, politics, people who are not what they seem

Guin Saga - fantasy saga with some court intrigue, likeable chars

Twelve Kingdoms - fantasy saga, court intrigue as well, development of chars, gripping story line

But yeah, GoT the novels are hard to beat.
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Old 2011-09-10, 19:49   Link #9
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Game of Thrones... it pains me to see such a big budget fantasy production be thrown away on softcore porn.
I also think there are too many sex scenes, but that's a minor gripe, and dismissing it as softcore porn based on that I find a bit on the ridiculous side. There's clearly a focus on the plot and characters.

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Guin Saga - fantasy saga with some court intrigue, likeable chars
Good call. While I don't think it's anywhere near as good as Game of Thrones (it is indeed hard to beat, at least in its own genre, in anime), it is a solid series with a great soundtrack and similar themes to Game of Thrones in the political intrigues. It's a little heavier on the fantasy element as well, whether that's a plus for you I don't know.

I'll add my support for the already frequently suggested Seirei no Moribito as well. It's a masterpiece of an anime, with similarities to Game of Thrones thematically, but it is set in Japan, not a medieval Europe-inspired world. It's outstandingly animated as well.

And, if you're willing to let go of the family intrigue aspect, there's always Berserk. (It's medieval, has a good plot and both suspense and cliffhangers.)
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Lots of plotting, sci fi setting

Kemono No Souja Erin: Epic fantasy, more medieval

Twelve kingdoms: Similiar to above
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Old 2011-09-10, 23:01   Link #11
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Speaking of anime, here's the Japanese covers of the Song of Ice and Fire novels.
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Old 2011-09-11, 00:03   Link #12
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Like TinyRedLeaf said, Game of Thrones is in a class of its own. Part of which is due to it having:
  • Large ensemble cast
  • Politics
  • Story told from multiple character points of view
  • Brutal twists that goes beyond what it acceptable in normal story telling
  • No character is safe attitude

I can only come up with 3 animes that come close to having those same characteristics and none of them are medieval era stories.


Book of Bantorra (similar in terms of "wtf!" moments, character driven plot, large ensemble cast)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (closer to GoT in terms of politcs)
Code Geass (tends to be in the middle between Bantorra and Legend of Galactic Heroes but lacks that adult/mature atmosphere)

As for Seirei no Moribito, I'm in disagreement with everyone else. The only thing I've found it to have in common with GoT is a fantasy/medieval setting and the quality of production. That being said, if you haven't seen it then put it on your list cause there's a damn good reason why people always recommend it.
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Old 2011-09-11, 03:34   Link #13
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Thanks for suggestion!

I already watched Seirei No Moribito, but I didn't have the GoT' feelings. It's a serie "medieval", but it's not like GoT with a lot of suspense and cliffhangers.

I watched a bit of Legend of Galactic Heroes, it looks good. We have some point of vue characters, and it's a lot of politics. But I'm not a fan of politics only. There are others things? A lot of people say that it's a great story.
Maybe I will continue.

I watched Code Geass already too, good serie, but well I can't say I had the GoT' feeling (but well can I find a serie like that? ).

I watched The 12 kingdom too, a really good show. Yeah a bit like GoT in term of "Point of vue characters", suspense, politics etc...

Already saw Berserk, awesome show. Arslan too.

Guin Saga, I started the show a long time ago but it wasn't really good. And some people tell me that the end is "lol"...

I will try Book of Bantorra ( a bit old no? :/ ), Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Kemono No Souja Erin, Saiunkoku Monogatari (a bit shojo no?).

Hyouge Mono I don't know... BEE TRAIN .

Japanese covers of Game of Thrones are cool .
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I can't think of an anime like the Song of Ice and Fire series, except maybe Fate/Zero which has yet to air. I recommend following it, though it's more of an urban fantasy.

Well there is Texhnolyze but that's a cyberpunk.
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Old 2011-09-11, 05:18   Link #15
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I watched a bit of Legend of Galactic Heroes, it looks good. We have some point of vue characters, and it's a lot of politics. But I'm not a fan of politics only. There are others things? A lot of people say that it's a great story.
If a mediaeval setting isn't a must, I would highly recommend Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade as well. It's crammed full of double- and triple-crosses, so much so that you can barely tell who's the real enemy by the end of movie.

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I will try Book of Bantorra (a bit old no? :/ )
It's a 2009 series. Not that old. I wasn't very impressed with Book of Bantorra during its TV run, but since it's been mentioned here, I might give it a retry.

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Hyouge Mono I don't know... BEE TRAIN
It's an anime about wrinkled old warriors trying to stab each other in the back for the sake of all-consuming ambition, juxtaposed against an obsession with the aesthetics of tea ceremony — not your usual kiddie kicks-and-laughter fare, for sure, Bee Train-animated or not. But, as I said, only five episodes with English subtitles so far... unless you read Chinese, you won't be able to follow the series for long.
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Old 2011-09-11, 05:52   Link #16
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You could also try Towards the Terra, it's not as good as LoGH, but it is another space opera, and of a pretty high standard none the less.
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Old 2011-09-11, 07:26   Link #17
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Hyouge Mono I don't know... BEE TRAIN .
There's absolutely nothing in this show that reminds me of any other BEE TRAIN production. It's definitely very far removed from the "girls-with-guns" types of shows the studio is known for.

I keep mentioning this series here in hopes that someone will choose to continue subbing this remarkable show. Even with just five episodes it's one of my favorites from 2011.

If that doesn't happen, I just hope the Japanese Blu-ray comes with English subtitles. (Are you listening, NHK?)
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