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Samurai Deeper Kyo is a story of two men in one body - the humble, polite Mibu Kyoshiro and the legendary samurai Onime-no-Kyo, who has a price on his head. Consequently, Mibu Kyoshiro is captured for having an uncanny resemblance to the samurai. As the story of SDK progresses, we learn more about the two unique souls that inhabit the same body.
Both series are about samurais and their swordarts.. When blade-art crosses fantasy and magic. Swords with names....fighting demons...most importantly it can be hilarious. If you like one, you'll surely like the other.
Some years into the future, a strange, unexplainable natural disaster has broken off a piece of the Japanese mainland. Known as the Lost Ground, it is now inhabited by people with Alters -- machine-like extensions of their own will. In order to keep the peace on the Lost Ground, the HOLY organization uses its own Alter capabilists to police the region. In the midst of the chaos is a young man named Kazuma, whose life will soon change forever as he discovers his hidden abilities, and how to wield them.
S-CRY-ed incorporates many themes in the standard action anime field. If you like the fighting and superpowers concept in Bleach you will like s-CRY-ed. There is an outcast main character with amazing abilities who makes friends as the series progresses, which both animes have in common. The main characters alter power is similar to Chad's in Bleach. While s-CRY-ed works off of the concept of the lost ground, somewhat seoerating it from reality, the incorporation of monitary concepts is applied. The addition of poverty and wealth concepts is relied on as an explanation for many actions, and thus resulting in a more realistic feel. I watched one episode of this anime when I was younger and instantly loved it, but never knew what it was called. s-CRY-ed is an action packed show with an excellent plot and character development.
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?
Shikibane Hime is basically Bleach with guns. Both series are about a secret supernatural society who fight ghosts. Shikabane Hime is a bit more gory but if you find the length of the Bleach series daunting but still want the same basic plot, I highly recommend the Shikebane Hime series, likewise if you've loved AKA and want more, give Bleach a go.
Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.
Kotarou is a brash young orphan in war-torn Japan, on the run from mysterious pursuers with Tobimaru, his faithful canine companion. Clueless as to why anyone would want him, much less imperial warriors from mainland China, a chance encounter with a strange wandering swordsman could not be more unwelcome in Kotarou's skeptical eyes – especially when the stranger has a secret past that has caused him to seal his blade. Forced by circumstance to work together for survival, the unlikely duo forge a tenuous friendship that is threatened all too soon when Kotarou's pursuers thrust the two into a dizzying whorl of clashing ambitions between men both big and small. Will the stranger manage to overcome his past and save them both from peril with his blade?
This recommendation is to a lesser extent... if you have seen Sword of the Stranger and enjoyed the fight scenes near the end you may enjoy the long fight scenes in Bleach. Although the fights in Sword of the Stranger are based in a more realistic world, the two medias have similar fight feels. If you are watching Bleach and enjoy the fights and would like to see some great animation and realist fight ic scenes then Sword of the Stranger is highly recommended for you.