Deadly giant bugs have begun to rampage through Edo Japan, and the Mushibugyou Protection Office must exterminate the threat. With the body count rising, the group requests aid from famed samurai Genjuurou Tsukishima, but due to an injury the man sends his inept-but-determined son Jinbei in his stead. Almost killed in his first encounter with the creatures, Jinbei is saved by his new colleagues of the Mushibugyou: fiery ninja Hibachi, violent warrior Koikawa, young onmyouji Ichinotani, and the enigmatic Mugai. Now, the group must learn to work together to overcome the many-legged menace!
Both series are battle shounen titles pure and true. Both have casts of quirky characters. While Brave10 actually takes itself serious and has a seemingly deeper world both series still are typical shounen only on the other side of comedy. That said Brave10 will appeal far more to the bishounen appreciator while Mushibugyou is blatantly crafter to be only interesting to shounen lovers. Both series however feature fanservice using the female characters they have. Coincidentally in the end both have 2 recurring females.
In an age when samurai enhanced their bodies mechanically, a great war broke out. After the war's end, these "Bandits" (having become mere robbers) have lost their samurai code and now rob villages for their rice and women. The peasants of Kanna Village are filled with despair and agree to hire some samurai to retaliate, but with only rice in their food stores and no money to offer, it seems that time is running out. Now, the villagers must set out to look for samurai willing to accept such a deal -- but are there still such men that abide by the samurai code, and protect the weak?
A team of unique fighters (7 in Samurai 7, 10 in Brave10) assemble to take down an enemy. A young woman is the one to bring these fighters together, and they are tasked with guaranteeing her protection as well. Samurai 7 is far more serious than Brave10, but both include war, action, and adventure. If you liked one, give the other a try.
Set during the same era of fedual Japan, both of these shows are an unorthodox take on history. A main character gathers a group of strong fighters to take on the enemy & the arguments between the characters are often more of a highlight than the actual plot.