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Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

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Satoshi HIRAYAMA Character Design
Hirofumi OGURA Director
Hiroshi TAKAKI Music

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Gintama

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In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!

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CommanderKarasu

In short, the main characters in Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman and Gintama do the same thing - they help citizens in Edo. Both can be a little silly (more so in Gintama), but they have their serious moments and action-y moments as well. Roman and Gintoki also share the same flaw of not being able to hold on to money for long, too. ;) The characters are lovable, so I suggest giving both a try. 

chii

Both shows are about people that will do odd work for pay in order to help citizens in Edo with day to day work, protection, or finding lost items. Basically ANYTHING that needs doing! Both have a hilarious tone to them but can get down to business when the time is needed to be serious. Gintama is more off the wall with the humour but when it comes to serious these shows are pretty much the same. Fun characters, great settings, if you enjoyed one you should like the other too!

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Black Lion

Black Lion
  • OVA (1 ep x 44 min)
  • 1992

In the year 1580, Nobunaga Oda is on a warpath to obtain rulership of Japan at any cost, and ninja and samurai alike are banding together to try to put a stop to his tirade. But when the invincible warrior Ginnai Doma – also known as the Ninja Killer – enters the picture, more than just a little blood will be shed. It's up to Shishimaru of the Iga Ninja and other powerful fighters to take down Ginnai once and for all, but little do they know that aliens, cyborgs, and even strange technology are somehow involved!

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LadyPsychic

While they have different plots and overall tone, both anime take place in historical Japan (albiet in different time periods) but have technology/elements that don't fit into the eras they are based on.  Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman isn't quite as in your face about it as Black Lion is.... until the last two episodes.  It's in the last two episodes that BGR really starts to resemble Black Lion (especially since there is a revelation about the admiral in BGR that is similar to that of the bad guy in Black Lion).  Both anime have flaws, but they are also quite entertaining.  BGR is more comical and lighthearted than Black Lion, and I concider BGR to be the better of the two since it has decent character development.  Still, if you liked one, you may get some enjoyment from the other.   

Lupin III: Part II

Lupin III: Part II

After taking a five-year break, Lupin and the gang have finally met up to continue their thieving ways. With half a decade out of action, the group have a lot of time to make up for and no job is off the table, be it stealing the proceeds of a soccer game in Rio or robbing gold bullion from a Swiss Bank. With Zenigata forever chasing him, people after his life, and Fujiko using her feminine wiles to trick the hapless womanizer at every turn, Lupin certainly has his work cut out for him!

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chii

This rec is a no brainer!. Both shows were done by the same dude so they look similar, have a similar style of thieves stealing, and lots of action. Roman steals things back for people that had their things taken needlessly and has a setting of feudal Japan. Lupin steals what he wants when he wants sometimes for himself sometimes for others and the setting is more modern day either way check them out if either appealed to you.

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Tiger & Bunny

Tiger & Bunny

In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in a reality TV show that offers points for apprehending criminals while giving champions' sponsors a chance to promote their brand. When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his backing after a string of outrageous, botched rescues, he finds himself paired with an up-and-coming spotlight-seeker called Barnaby. But with their wildly different personalities, will the pair be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first hero team?

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snivets

I would argue that the main character in BGR is more or less a superhero. He's a sort of Robin Hood figure, stealing from the rich to highlight their excesses. BGR and Tiger & Bunny are both comedies, but both also have that good superhero message: people who have their hearts in the right place always manage to save the day.

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