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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?
While the two take place at different time periods, they both share a tragic nature and sense of hopelessness as events leading up to the finale transpire. They both instill the sense of honor in a warrior's life but the sadness that carries both shows runs deeper than the characters themselves. There is a hidden message beneath all of the swordplay and bloodshed inherent in both shows. If you like a gripping/emotional story, I beseech you to watch them both and let the content speak for itself.
Berserk and Basilisk are wonderfully connected when it comes to action, violence and skill. Yet they both have more depth than your typical action series, using character interactions and development to give the overall tragic plots more meaning.
Both Basilisk and Berserk have a dark, violent, emotional and tragic scent about them. They are both dark and mysterious. The stories on the other hand, are not much alike. Basilisk is focusing on the rivalry between two ninja tribes and Berserk follows the life of Guts, the Dark Swordsmen. But none the less, I am sure that if you like the one, you will like the other due the feeling they both emit.
Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.
Both Animes have a great, profound and grave storyline along with serious and very well characterised heros which the viewer will sympathize with very much.
Berserk offers more gore and great battles along with thousands of bloody casualties (but note that also Wolf's Rain is for sure no slight fare) while Wolf's Rain has a more mystic and magic ambiance.
But in any case, if you like one of these Animes you really should check out the other (also if Wolf's Rain <-> Berserk is absolutely no common tip here).
Both anime are short series showing friends' long and hard jounrey, with many problems and enemies to overcome. They share similar atmosphere and contain supernatural porwers involved.
Both of these series are rather sad as a whole. Further, each of the stories are very well made. If you enjoyed one, you're sure to love the other.
Some years into the future, a strange, unexplainable natural disaster has broken off a piece of the Japanese mainland. Known as the Lost Ground, it is now inhabited by people with Alters -- machine-like extensions of their own will. In order to keep the peace on the Lost Ground, the HOLY organization uses its own Alter capabilists to police the region. In the midst of the chaos is a young man named Kazuma, whose life will soon change forever as he discovers his hidden abilities, and how to wield them.
Basically contains a main character who believes the only thing he can do is fight, similar to Gatts...but with this anime...its not as dark and dreary...contains a rather optimistic atmosphere.
Instead of huge swords in Berserk, there are powerful and evolving weapons transformed from mass in Scryed!
Scryed used to be one of my favourites, but the story content isn't good enough to beat my current top of Berserk.
Arslan is the prince of the Palse kingdom, a beautiful country which is located amidst the sand dunes. Peace in the land of Palse is soon disrupted when the Lusitanian army attacks, led by a man known as Silvermask who claims to be the true heir to the throne. After fleeing his home under siege with his only remaining general Daryoon, the young prince travels from kingdom to kingdom, gathering the support and loyalty of new friends, including Gieve the minstrel, Pharangese the warrior priestess, and Narsus the master strategist to help him reclaim his beloved Palse.
Arislan and Berserk definitely have similarities which make them mutually recommendable. While both take place in a different environment, both involve a great deal of battles between countries, non-samurai based, and violent. Strategy is key in Arislan, and is a focus in Berserk as well. Arislan is definitely not as emotionally involving as Berserk, perhaps due to the fact that Arislan is only 6 episodes. Both do share the fact that they end quite abruptly ;)
if you liked berserk for its european influenced medievil setting, political manuvering and strategy intensive plotline then this show is for you.
Samurai Deeper Kyo is a story of two men in one body - the humble, polite Mibu Kyoshiro and the legendary samurai Onime-no-Kyo, who has a price on his head. Consequently, Mibu Kyoshiro is captured for having an uncanny resemblance to the samurai. As the story of SDK progresses, we learn more about the two unique souls that inhabit the same body.
Lots of attitude but not to much to make it annoying. Like Gatts in Berserk there are characters here that almost only live to fight. Kyo is one of my favorite characters, especially among samuraicharacters. He is strong and fearless. it´s a character that is easy to love, from the moment he draws his katana the first time you love him. You can draw it cool, you can draw it awsomly cool and then you can do it his way.....
The main character Kyo and Kyoshiro are intense -- and in my opinion similar to Gats. No, this anime is not as adult as Berserk, but I do consider it a serious anime, like Berserk and Ninja Scroll. There are also historical elememnts and warriors who fight to express the formless, unexplainable feeling that is to express emotion and energy through motion and perfection. As in Berserk, you get the sense that they've been honing their abilities since birth. As with Berserk when he was killing again and again, just killing to get by, you will feel that intensity in this anime, you will become the character on screen and have a wrinkled forehead as if you, YOURSELF, are fighting for your life, doing whatever necessary to survive. And yes, the battle goose bumps will occur when you watch this, too, especially when Kyo emerges.