Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?
There are two worlds which exist side by side – the ordinary surface world of the humans and the secret world of ninjas called Nabari. Within this secret world, the opposing ninja groups are fighting over who should possess the ultimate power known as Shinra Banshou. Enter Miharu Rokujou, a high-school student who lives a carefree life and likes to keep himself to himself. Unfortunately for Miharu, his carefree life is about to be over, because within him is hidden the ultimate power and there is no end of evil minions ready to kidnap him for it! Miharu’s only chance of survival is to embrace this mystic world and become the King of Nabari himself. With the help of his new ninja friends, Kouichi, Shimizu, and Kumohira, can he come to grips with his powers or will he fall prey to his many enemies instead?
Both series take place in the world of legendary spies - the world of ninja clans with their secret killing techniques. Both series follow touching story of love (Basilisk) or friendship (Nabari no Ou). If you liked one, you would surely like the other.
On the surface, the two shows are very similar. One secret ninja clan fighting another to prove supremacy. Both Nabari and Basilisk are very fantastical in nature, with some over the top fight scenes and special moves being used.
The relationships between friends and lovers are explored in these shows, making them both a bit different from the usual action shows, and probably appeal more to a slightly older and more mature audience.
On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?
While the two anime are completely different in terms of characters, setting, and plot, there are one thing they do have in common, their Romeo & Juliet (The originial) themes. The love between Gennosuke and Oboro, and Romeo and Juliet are completely unbroken, even at the end. Although Basilisk is for the more mature audience, both will tug at your heart just the same.
I shouldn't have to explain myself too much here. Both are classic fated lovers stories with a different spin and feel to the timeless theme. Both have a plethora of characters to enjoy and foreshadowing to catch. Basilisk is defintely more violent and raw with a deep backstory, while Romeo x Juliet is lives more in the present and follows the fated lovers. Both are excellent watches and if you liked one, I'd suggest taking a peek at the other.
Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.
In both Basilisk and Champloo there's a lot of swordfighting and cool battles between fighters. Champloo also has depth to its story and develops very well. It's not as action-packed as Basilisk, but Samurai Champloo is a good show and if you need something new to watch that you haven't seen, watch this show.
Both are action series involving a journey from the characters.
Both series have similar genres even if this one is not a ninja serie in my opinion you will find it as interesting as basilisk.
In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?
Sometimes the greatest distance is between people. Whether a man alienates himself from society with a façade of cheerfulness, or two friends fail to communicate their feelings of betrayal, invisible barriers plague mankind. Although love should bring people together, when a stoic renter and a dutiful monk choose to court a widow’s daughter, their mutual affections drive a bitter gap between them. During each encounter filled with mistrust and despair, the flaws of human nature slowly reveal themselves...
Both feature very human elements- of the lesser degree- and speaks volumes of the true nature of man. Much of the story focuses on love[[lust, maybe, but still the insatiable drive from one for another] and let's just say that tragedy is not an uncommon result[again, the anime keeps touch with reality].
Aoi Bungaku is not as action packed[though very violent at times] but it still ventures into the realms of the darker side of the human mind. Few several short stories it makes valuable comparisons between natural human emotion and severe psychosis, all the while maintaining a fast-paced story to keep the viewer interested.
If you like action, vice and violence mixed in with your intelligent observation of society, this is a show for you.