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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 is the main thing that connects 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.
Both anime have amazing gunfights and even if story are very different, in think if you like one of them, you'll like the other as well.
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...
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
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.
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?
badass gunfights, similar characters. Though they are about different themes, BL and HU will remind you of each other.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Under the rule of a tyrannical empire, Tatsumi, a young swordsman, leaves his home to save his poverty stricken village. He meets a girl named Akame, an assassin who was bought, brainwashed and trained to kill by the Empire. Akame is a member of the secret assassin group called “Night Raid” who use special weapons called Teigu. Together, Tatsumi and the members of Night Raid confront the corrupt empire.
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
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.