Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.
Gene Starwind and Jim Hawkins make a living on various jobs and bounties. While waiting for their ticket to hit it big time, a mysterious woman named Hilda leaves them with a key to the puzzle of finding a starship of great power, known only as the Outlaw Star. What are these long lost spaceships and what is the Galactic Leyline?
There is almost no series more akin to Black Lagoon than Outlaw Star. Both hold similar plot lines, however in Outlaw Star the main characters are fighting against the pirates as opposed to being the pirates as it is in Black Lagoon. Outlaw Star is much more science fiction oriented but maintains the "make shift" cast organization. Black Lagoon is a much more serious series, where Outlaw Star has more comedy. Both series don't lack action scenes and both are great to watch.
Out of the frying pan and into the fire; both series follow the protagonist as he gets caught up in the crazy world of an outlaw. With trouble at every turn they do what they can to make a buck and not get killed in the process. Wide variety of gun battles and sword fights abound!
These series are both centered around a group of people that occasionally "have a scrape with the law so they can eat," has a main cast of mixed and matched characters, and are somewhat dark. Furthermore, both of these series are action packed and somewhat centered around the main cast taking different jobs from various people, sometimes getting betrayed.
both animes involve people who use guns, they are wanted by law and they have fun and many adventures
Outlaw Star and Black Lagoon are both similar in that they both involve a group of characters that run a delivery/odd job business. Outlaw Star is more light-hearted, while Black Lagoon is more action packed. But the misfit group of characters coming together for a single purpose is what really makes these shows really similar. I definitely feel that if you enjoyed one, the other would be worth your while.
A great crew of characters that have compexity ot their backggrounds and personalities and develop over time. Great action sequences.
A young man awakens in an abandoned warehouse with no memory of his past. As he leaves the room and ventures further into the warehouse he is attacked by a girl in a mask; she tells him that in order to live he must come at her with all his might. After a fight for his life, he manages to overpower the girl, learning that he is to be trained as a Phantom - an assassin for the Inferno organization. He is also given a new name: Zwei. For three months, Zwei is trained by the girl in the arts of assassination until he has just one final test: to kill a living human being.
While black lagoon is far more upbeat and Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ is much darker, the two series have a lot of common. The both feature similar action sequences, but maybe more importantly is they both feature great character interaction.
I agree with another reviewer that black lagoon feels very gritty yet upbeat and at times quite funny.Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ feels far more darker. Although both feature great story telling and direction, the color pallet used for Phantom gives it a dark and foreboding atmosphere.
The two series have a lot in common, but they handle the interpretation of the protagonist in different ways. Where Black Lagoon prefers to give a verbose explanation for the motivation of characters, Phantom prefers silence and mostly prefers the viewer to make his own conclusion as protagonists almost never show emotions normally seen in anime. The both feature similar action sequences and me both have great character interaction.
These series both series have a very dark feeling to them. There is plenty of blood and violence and great action to keep you entertained in both series.
These animes both invole one guy who gives up there normal life to become criminals. But in Black lagoon the guy chooses to become a criminal and in Phantom he is forced to
Both Black Lagoon and Phantom contain plenty of violence and some racy, sexual content. But what really ties these two together; is the psychological tension that remains present throughout the entire series. Also, they both focus on a obvious romance, that just cant seem to come into fruition. Great animes.
Gunplay, assassins, and a lot of action. Both are a lot of fun to watch but lagoon is the better overall. Both will help your gunplay fix tho
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 and Canaan follow the same recipe: fast paced action, guns and bullets galore, car chases, killers on the rampage, female characters with extraordinary abilities, all brought together with fluid animation and an addictive soundtrack. These anime explore a underworld of crime and even go as far as taking China as their central stage. Violence done with style, good production values and a solid plot are the driving forces behind both Black Lagoon and Canaan. Aimed at a somewhat more mature demographic these shows will probably appeal to the same viewers.
If you Enjoy chicks kicking ass with guns and martial arts. or just anime with gunfights if sure you will enjoy black lagoon and Canaan. I've only seen the first four eps but i can tell they are very similar. especially in how some random guys gets thrown into conflict he had no intention of joining.
Both Canaan and Black Lagoon are good action-flicks above all. If you enjoyed one of these for the whole girls-with-guns gimmick, you won't be disappointed to see the exact same in the other. More things these shows share: Completely badass characters, completely batshit insane characters (how I love your mental stability, Liang Qi, Revy) and on top of the action, more action.
Each of these series are centered around strong females and action, yet manage to have interesting plots that aren't completely over shadowed by the action. If you enjoyed one of these series, you will surely enjoy the other.
These two are like sisters: bad-ass main characters, wimpy side characters, guns, fast-paced action, bullet dodging and some morality issues.
Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.
The action scenes in each of these shows are both fluid and elegant. While the weapons are different (samurai sword and guns) each tool is used with precision and some cockiness as well.
Although Samurai Champloo is an anime with samurai ans takes place during the Edo era while Black Lagoon is about a mercenary group and takes place in modern time Southern East Sea, both hava a lot of action and badass blood thirsty characters! The characters fight with awesome style in both anime and the animation in both is terific! So if you watched and liked one of them, and you are in the mood for an anime with lots of fighting, I suggest you watch the other one as well!
Artwork is kind of silmar. The fight scenes are a lot like, though in Black Lagoon they use guns and in Samurai Champloo swords, yet the same athmosphere. There are a lot character resemblances. Revy is just like Mugen. Rock is a lot like Fuu, he is forced to hang out with the baddies because "his former life is ruined". In both there is also a never-ending battle on that who is the best fighter and the swords/gunsmen are always excited when they find a real challenge.
Both are great action and fun animes to watch. They have the same feel to them. The characters have both serious and careless moments and the interactions between characters are just great to watch.
I would reccomend Samurai Champloo to anyone that enjoied Black Lagoon's characters, action and presentation. and Vice Versa
While the setting and weapons belong to different places in time. The jouney that is experiernced is very similar.
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
The darker side of the world is the center of these two anime. While Black Lagoon follows a crime group in a world of blackmail and deceit, Code Geass follows a terroristic rebellion (among other things.) Both shows have fantastic action, well-developed and wonderful to like characters, and a fast-paced story that's hard not to get sucked into.
Both of These Anime's seem centered around the darker side of life but they both also include well made combat scenes and humor from time to time to make sure the serie's dosen't get to serious, the main diffrence between the two are that while Black Lagoon is set in a slightly more Real modern world Code Geass is set in a more futuristic and twisted world as it contains Geass however there is a high chance that if you liked one of the anime's you'd probably atleast find the other one worth a try
Both Black Lagoon and Code Geass have the best animated action sequences I've ever seen. The main characters of each develop continually throughout the series, and become increasingly more badass.
Both of these series are dark, with the main character coming from an average or even above average upbringing, thrust into a life of violence and surrounded by people accustomed to violence. Furthermore, the characters in both of these series are wonderfully done. Finally, each of these shows contain a large amount of masterfully done action.