Now and Then, Here and There is a 13 episode shonen(?) anime.
The show follows Shu as he gets taken to an alien world after protecting a strange girl named Lalaru. Lalaru has a special pendant that houses a vast amount of water that she can control. This makes her valuable to the other world because it's a desolate mechanized wasteland with no water. On board the ship of his captors, Shu is forced to become a child soldier along with a number of children kidnapped from villages. He meets a girl named Sara who was kidnapped from America because she looked like Lalaru.
There are a lot of dark elements in this show including war, slavery, and rape. It's a sad story and a number of people die in the show, including children.
I can't remember my reasoning for wanting to watch the show, I just know that I probably won't watch it again. Not because it was bad, it was actually done very well IMO, but it just made me far too sad and bad things happened to the characters I liked. It does have a semi-happy ending though.
|I felt this was an appropriate picture for this show|
Far left Pic: Shu and Lalaru
Middle pic: Shu
Right Center Pic: Sara
Pros and Cons:
- Very detailed storyline
- Great characters