Black Lagoon

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Shikabane Hime: Aka

Shikabane Hime: Aka

Ouri is an orphan who was raised by Keisei, a man he considers to be his older brother. One night, Ouri finds a strange wounded girl in the temple of the orphanage. Cold and covered in scars, Ouri initially thinks that she is dead – that is, until a mysterious talking cat tells him that she is a Shikabane – a corpse. After secretly watching Keisei heal the girl without explanation, Ouri decides it's time to leave the nest. However, he has picked a poor time, and he soon realizes that he's tangled in a strange, supernatural web. Why does Ouri continually meet this girl as she hunts monsters? What does Keisei have to do with it all and what exactly is her mission?

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ZorktheAlmighty ZorktheAlmighty says...

Both Shikabane Hime and Black Lagoon feature strong dark female lead characters who shoot everything with guns.  This leads to a certain style of show, with a lame male sidekick who gradually evolves from useless feeb into reasonably competent hero.  The action sequences in both shows are good.

Kuroshitsuji

Kuroshitsuji

In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

While Black Lagoon and Kuroshitsuji look different on the surface, they are both excellent at bringing across the feeling of darkness, more specifically, darkness within humans. Both are crime-infested shows, that have one or more completely badass characters, and one or more that'll send a chill down your spine. The only real difference between the two, is that Black Lagoon has more realism to the fighters (they're all humans) and Kuroshitsuji has more realism to the setting it's placed in (Victorian England).

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.

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FireFlower FireFlower says...

If you liked Black Lagoon because it had a lot gunfighting scenes and a lot cool moments I think you might also like this movie. The movie has a lot WW2 and "Fallout game" relationships and dark humour and of course the most important of the all. Cool gunfights

You have WW2, Fallout and cool gunfight scenes, could you ask even more? And if you did, it most likely has it.

Ryoko's Case File

Ryoko's Case File

Ryoko Yakushiji is the gifted and beautiful Superintendent of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police; no matter what the problem – science gone wrong or supernatural monsters – it seems there is nothing she cannot solve. With her new partner, the mild mannered Junichiro Izumida, she sets about tackling some of Tokyo's most terrible crimes. However, as Izumida quickly discovers, Ryoko's talent comes with a big ego and some strange personal baggage; cleaning up the streets of Tokyo becomes not just a matter of finding the bad guys, but trying to survive Ryoko's attitude problem as well!

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JAhU JAhU says...

What connects those two anime are the main characters and their interactions (Rock and Revy in BL and Ryoko and Izumida in RCF). If you found the pair entertaining in one show, the other one should entertain you as well.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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terracapri terracapri says...

Black lagoon and Elfen Lied are both meant for mature audience, although story telling and direction for black lagoon feels more polished and it also scores for having very good humorous quips, although as compared to Elfen Lied it may seem a bit pretentious.

Elfen Lied, after the bloodfest, feels a lot more cheesy. But by the end, it becomes quite serious.

In Essence, if you liked Black Lagoon, watch more than a few episodes of Elfen Lied to get the hang of it.