Black Lagoon

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Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

One fateful evening, two twins named Suou and Shion were gazing at the night sky with their father when a falling star fell upon them, turning Shion into a Contractor. Now, two years later, they try to live a normal life. But after unknown men break into their house one day, the duo escapes, Shion vanishes, and Suou finds herself with the masked Contractor Hei. Together, Suou and Hei try to discover why several nefarious syndicates are after Shion, why they’re being chased, and most importantly, what happened on that fateful night two years ago...

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Asraz Asraz says...

well in both there are a lot of action, in both mercenaries and big companies DTB:RnG has a deeper story but the pace and story telling are similar so if you like one of these you need to try the other one

batmannoLuckysocks batmannoLuckysocks says...

Both anime's involve the main antihero/plain evil protagonist kidnapping someone early in the series and then having them accompany missions as they grow closer. Both also have a strong focus on the underworld.

Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing Ultimate

Alucard is a vampire who works for Hellsing – an organization responsible for hunting down and destroying other vampires. In these dark times, whoever is bitten by a vampire turns into a ghoul -- with the exception of Seras Victoria, Alucard’s newly created and appointed apprentice. Now, Seras must serve her master, Alucard and work for Integra Wingates Hellsing. Nefarious vampire activities are being reported throughout England, and it all traces back to the organization named “Millennium”. Will the Hellsing organization, under the command of Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing, be able to prevent a full scale war? Or will the world become a battlefield of destruction?

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Sidonia Sidonia says...

badass gunfights, similar characters. Though they are about different themes, BL and HU will remind you of each other.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both anime are filled to the brim with characters that are violent and with serious attitude problems, and there is a heavy focus on violence and action.

To me, Hellsing Ultimate is the superior anime, with better characters and more self-awareness, whereas Black Lagoon takes itself far too seriously most of the time. Still, both have that pulp magazine feel, since both are based on violent seinen manga, and expect a lot of monlogues about how crappy the world can be.

If either anime appealed to you, you would do well to check out the other one.

Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

Dante works as a demon hunter for the office of Devil May Cry, and as he is always in debt he doesn't have the luxury to turn down jobs as long as they pay well. His latest assignment is to be a bodyguard for the young Patty Lowe while she receives her inheritance. During the mission he was able to defeat the demons that got in his way and deliver Patty safely, but upon completion of the mission Dante discovers that Patty will be staying with him – indefinitely! Now, Dante must not only hunt demons and coexist peacefully with other hunters, but also handle the responsibility of taking care of a little girl!

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LY047 LY047 says...

Both anime involving lots of high octane action scenes that primarily involve guns as the weapon of choice of the main characters. Cool characters and in general a whole lot of sweet gun toting action.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

What ties these two together (other than the massive gun fights) is the animation style. Both were produced by Madhouse, and the animation is very similar. Characters are also fairly similar in attitude.

Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

The dark action fantasy manga follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought, and raised by the Empire as an assassin. After meeting Akame, a boy named Tatsumi vows to stand up to the evil of the corrupt Empire with the secret assassin group Night Raid and special weapons known as Teigu.

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Kreados Kreados says...

From what iv've seen from Akame ga Kill and Black Lagoon so far, they share some similarities, such as first off being hostile to the Mercs/ assassins, then after some thought, winds up joining them instead of leaving

paganfire paganfire says...

Both Black Lagoon and Akame ga Kill! follow a group of assassins and each has a character that is really not the norm. They stumble on to something (or in to!) situations that pull them into the world of hired guns/swords for kill. There are great moments of levity and humor that work very well to offset the darker aspects of the assassinations. Both series are serious in the handling of death, as it is not a game but a very 'real' event and your own death can be found around the next corner. 

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

In the year 2034, two years after Major Motoko Kusanagi abruptly left Section 9, Togusa now leads the members of the elite counter cyber-terrorism team. After a hostage crisis, a mysterious ultra-wizard class hacker known only as the "Puppet Master" uncovers a vast conspiracy that leads to even the highest levels of government. When Kusanagi suddenly reappears, even the members of Section 9 begin to suspect that she may be in league with the mysterious "Puppet Master". Can Section 9 learn to trust the Major again before time runs out?

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m33p m33p says...

Black Lagoon and GITS: SAC SSS share the same dramatic styling and heavy plot development and are on par with each other on many other levels as well.