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?
In the 6th year of the Kan'ei era, people enjoy a time of peace; skilled swordsmen are revered and respected, and their lives are their own. Amidst the tranquility, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaka decides, for his own amusement, to hold a fighting tournament in which real swords are used - though laws forbid their use. In a match to the death two highly-skilled swordsmen face off: the one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke, and the blind Iraki Seigen. As they take their respective stances, flashbacks paint a picture of the duo’s past and battle wounds; and thus, the real story begins...
If you like Shiguri or Basilisk then this is for you. The two revovle around a love story. Basilisk be the lighter of the two in gore and detail. Revenge is also a major one in Shigurui and Basilisk. Plus both have lots of fighting and blood. very good both of them.
Though Shigurui is more explicit than Basilisk, both feature similar themes of violence, gore, revenge and morally suspect characters, while the romance in Basilisk serves to lighten the atmosphere of the series, no such relief will come in Shigurui, it is a bad ass gore/fight fest from beginning to end.
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.
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?
Many years have passed since Afro fought to become the number one samurai and succeeded in avenging his father's murder. Living quietly and without violence, Afro maintains a quiet life until his peace is shattered by an old enemy Jinno and a mysterious woman. Together the two of them take the Number One headband from Afro as well as his father's decayed skull. Promising to torture him, the woman challenges Afro to seek out the Number Two Headband. Only then may he challenge her and grant his father peace once more. Who is this woman who wishes so much suffering on Afro, and how many lives must he take before he may once again put violence behind him?