It has been a year since Rock joined the crew of the Black Lagoon, and while becoming accustomed to life in Roanapur, he also gets involved in many dangerous circles. With the level of violence increasing by the day, Hotel Moscow takes advantage of Rock's talents, and he soon finds himself intimately involved in their struggle for power. A series of events eventually lead Rock back to Japan as a translator for Balalaika, where he soon finds himself confronted with the choice of returning to his old life or continuing with the new. While questioning where his morals lie, Rock must decide, once and for all, whether or not to call the Black Lagoon home.
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Bounty Hunters/Mercenaries with shiny weapons, an episodic approach, lots of characterisation, and a gritty tone: if you liked that kind of stuff in Black Lagoon, then check out Bebop. However, while Black Lagoon is dirty-gritty, Cowboy Bebop is more sophisticated-gritty.
Black Lagoon and Cowboy Bebop are both "adult" action anime, with a face paced and heavily stylized presentation. Both are a great deal of fun, and high quality watches
The main concepts of these two are quite similar: they feature bounty hunters and their adventures in an episodic manner. We also get to know the pasts of the characters during these adventures.
Black Lagoon and Cowbow Bebop definitely have a similar feel to them. Former is a pretty dark and serious mercenary show focusing mostly on the jobs and life of a mercenary, while the latter has a happy feel to it with lots of jokes and comical situations. Both shows have a great cast of characters, all of whom have a background of their own actually talked about in the story.
An organization known to the dark side of the world as Chronos claims to desire world peace, employing the top thirteen assassins in the world known as 'Erasers.' They each have a weapon customized to fit their style, all made out of orichalcum ore, the strongest material available on Earth. Number 13, Train Heartnet (codenamed Black Cat) is the most famous and revered of the thirteen Chronos numbers, but in the light of a tragic event he has come to question his path in life. Together with Sven Vollfied, a struggling bounty hunter and a living weapon named Eve, Train takes up a job as a bounty hunter - all the while running from the other Erasers and Creed Diskenth, a crazed man whom wants him to join the Apostles of the Stars, a group made to destroy Chronos.
Violence and action are the main things that connect Black Cat and Black Lagoon. But the thing that is most valuable in many similar genre titles, including this one, is the mental state of a human under such circumstances.
In the present day, terrorism is on the rise and the Ua Virus – a biological agent with a 100% kill rate – has been unleashed into the populace. In Shanghai, Canaan is a near-unstoppable soldier who roams the streets, always in the path of a bullet. She is a Synesthetist – a person able to use all five senses at once – who harbors a burning desire for revenge and has a past shrouded in mystery. While the Ua Virus infects more people in the city, others cross paths with Canaan including Minoru, a freelance journalist; Maria, Canaan’s close friend who was infected with the Ua Virus and lost her memory of the incident; and The Snakes, a shady and violent group with mysterious motives. Danger lies at every turn for Canaan and ultimately the rest of mankind…
Black Lagoon 2 and Canaan are both girls-with-guns action flicks with a dark story. If you liked the gunslinging and dark, often cruel story, both shows will suit your taste. Canaan is like a more plotdriven, mystery version of Black Lagoon. If you liked what you saw here and are looking for a more plot-heavy, less action-dense and slightly more rediculous variant, give Canaan a shot.
A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
Black Lagoon 2 and Darker Than Black both share their cast of awesome characters, grim storyline and badass action. The only real difference between the two, is that while Black Lagoon plays in a somewhat realistic setting, Darker Than Black is largely a supernatural action show with superpowers aplenty. Nevertheless, both of these shows will satisfy your hunger for badass action and dark plot. If you liked Black Lagoon 2 for that, give Darker Than Black a try.
Henrietta is a young girl who works for a "welfare group" that does the government's dirty work. Cybernetically-enhanced and specially-trained, she is one of a group of elite hit-girls, remorseless killers with no memories of their past. Jose, her partner, has taken care of her since she was brought into the organization following the murder of her family, and struggles between his affection for her, and his opposing duty to his employer. But, time is running out.. for with each bullet they fire, Henrietta and the other girls lose a little more of their humanity.
Gunslinger Girl and the second season of Black LAgoon are both shows that are more than a little dark and involve some of the most despicable parts of humanity. While Gunslinger Girl is more subtle about it's darkness, both shows will draw in people who enjoy looking seriously at the worst kind of people and situations. What seperates these shows from others of their kind is that they don't try to impose and kind of morals on the viewer nor attempt to make them feal sorry for the characters.