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Burst Angel

Alt titles: Bakuretsu Tenshi

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In the future, Tokyo has fallen victim to syndicates, trigger-happy people who run rampant and other groups who don't like to follow the rules. In response, an organization called RAPT has been created, whose goal is to maintain their definition of "peace". In the underground, however, science involving humans and powerful mechanics is progressing at a steady phase, but for what purpose? Meet our four angels who know how to kick butt and raise hell whenever it's needed. Their motto? Shoot first, talk later. Their mission? To make the seemingly impossible possible, of course...

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Burst Angel: Infinity OVA 2007 TBD

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Name Role
Osamu HORIUCHI Character Design
Kanetoshi KAMIMOTO Character Design
Koichi OHATA Director
Masara NISHIDA Music
Naomi NISHIGUCHI Producer
Takashi IMAMOTO Producer
Toshi HATANAKA Producer

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Burst Angel DistMan 7.5/10 Dec 2, 2004
Bakuretsu Tenshi DistMan 7.5/10 Dec 2, 2004

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Burst Angel okami31 5/10 Aug 29, 2012
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Burst Angel otakusan41 8/10 May 15, 2012
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Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

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.

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These two series are very similar; in fact, both of them feature female double-gun-wielding heroines as part of a mercenary squad. The story starts with a regular guy joining the respective squads, and further accomplishing missions. Except from the fact that Burst Angel features mecha and Black Lagoon does not, these anime have similar structure and feeling, and if you liked one, you're bound to like the other.


Burst Angel and Black Lagoon both feature two women who love nothing more than to shoot things. If you like Burst Angel, you will love the more complex and entertaining story of Black Lagoon; in it, the main characters aren't good guys but they aren't bad either. The characters are original and thrilling and will convince you to stay out of back alleys. Revy is the quintessential female shooter with her no-nonsense attitude and two-sword cutlass.


If you liked Burst Angel I you will probably like Black Lagoon too since both series contain very much action. Whilst Black Lagoon is a bit more serious than Burst Angel it still has the feeling of a kickass girl going on a rampage.


Both contain gun slinger girls who can out shoot any other person on the show. Both gunslingers get a look in their eyes that tells you they mean business and will show no mercy for those that stand in their way


loved the serie by the simple fact that the main character is a kick ass, trashy mouth, moody girl that can double shot everything? Then it's a must watch. Both series have these super agressive girls with a "I'm going to kill you" stare. Things are so feisty on those series that I bet something's exploding as you are reading this rec...


Though "Black Lagoon" is stupendously superior in every way, "Burst Angel" has a lot of similar elements from an "action standpoint". If you dug one, you likely will the other. 


If you enjoyed Burst Angel! or Black Lagoon then you will definitely like the other. Both shows feature mercenaries being hired by certain clients to do all sorts of jobs, both shows feature female leads wielding two guns and great gun skills, both shows deal with underworld affairs. Both stories also start in a similar way having a normal male protagonist joining the team. The difference is that Burst Angel features mecha battles and a sci-fi aspect while Black Lagoon doesn't. Burst Angel also has a shoujo-ai sub-plot aspect as well so if you liked one you will definitely enjoy the other.


Both anime are similar in the way that they both involve heroines who dual wield pistols as their weapon of choice and belong to mercenary groups. They both also have lots of great and intense action scenes.

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Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic!

Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.

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Another action/mecha series with a streak of comedy to it. BT is no way near FMP! but there is a lot of mecha action in both of them, of if u are a mecha fan its worth checking them both out.

Both FMP and Burst Angel are about mecha action without the light shows that Gundam provides. For you mecha lovers, you can't go wrong with either one.


Both Burst Angel and FMP have great mecha action and they have quite a lot of sad moments. In FMP you will find what you like, plus a lot of comedic scenes.


I really enjoy a show with a good storyline, plenty of action and some likeable characters. Both FMP and Burst Angel feature these in aplenty. Not usually being a mech fan, I found myself engrossed in giant robots battling away, as this is not the main focus of either series.

If you enjoy all of the features listed above, I really recommend the above shows as something a little more interesting than most.


Lots of comedy? Cool mecha action sequences? Mercenaries and secret organizations dealing with conspiracies and various underworld affairs? You will definitely find these aspect in both FMP and Burst Angel! If you liked one of them then you will enjoy the other one as well.

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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…


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Let's see what Canaan and Burst Angel have in common: A stoic lead who talks with her pistols? Check. A cute, but incompetent sidekick? Check. Bio-engineered horrors? Check.

Behind all of the mecha fighting and pseudo-science, Burst Angel tells the story of a talented girl trying to find her place in the world. Canaan's plot shares these same core elements, but sports a more current story of political intrigue and an engaging supporting cast.

If you liked Burst Angel, but got a little sad every time Jo boarded Django, you're gonna like Canaan.


Except for being 11 episodes shorter Canaan and Burst Angel have a striking resemblance, both the protagonists and storyline.

Both Jo and Canaan share many features, their white hair, calm mind, cool attitude and they both got a precious person which they would sacrifice everything to protect, Even the light shojo-ai is there. 

I'm sure that if you like kick ass girls with guns you would like both of these awesome anime's.


Jo and Meg in Burst Angel are very similar to Canaan and Maria from Canaan, and there is a lot of yuri hinting for both. Both anime have lots of action, but moreso mecha in Burst Angel.


Jo and Meg from Burst Angel have a lot in common with Canaan and Maria from Canaan. Both anime feature fast-paced gunslinger action from their respective stoic protaganists Jo and Canaan. The action is done really well in both anime with lots of gunfighting eye-candy. Meg and Maria also seem to be magnets for getting themselves in dangerous situations and needing to be rescued by Jo or Canaan.

The underlying stories in both anime are the deep relationships between these main characters and the lengths they'll go to for their friendships. If you like anime about awesome female gunslingers that fight for the people they care about than you'll enjoy Burst Angel and Canaan.

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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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Although they come from different genre, Cowboy Bebop and Bakuretsu Tenshi have quite alot in common. A team of the seemingly most different personalities working together as best they can. Hired guns out to make money, and maybe do a little good. A hero(ine) that blurs the line between right and wrong, between working for the law, and breaking it. And a little girl who is quite possibly the greatest hacker in the universe. Not to mention the quality combat scenes.
Both are episodical with an underlying story that's developped a bit more every once and then. What struck me as simular is the teams on each anime. A hacker, a bounty hunter, one who always gets caught and the fatherly/motherly figure. It just feels alike.

Burst Angel and Cowboy Bebop are about mercenaries and have characters that just plain kick butt. While watching Burst Angel, I thought to myself, "this must be what Cowboy Bebop would be like if they were all girls." They are enjoyable shows for any fans of non-stop action.

Daphne in the Brilliant Blue

Daphne in the Brilliant Blue

Maia Mizuki has just had all of her hopes and dreams shattered. Not only did she fail her entrance exam to the Ocean Agency, a prestigious marine law enforcement agency, but she’s also been left penniless, homeless, and alone. She soon finds herself caught in a gun fight between two scantily clad women and a pair of bank robbers. The women are from Nereids, a private detective agency that will do anything if the price is right. One thing leads to another and Maia takes a job working for Nereids, where she"ll receive room and board. Her jobs range from collecting rent to saving pets to capturing criminals. Now she just has to balance her life of "fighting crime" with her dream of one day being a part of the Ocean agency!

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Although the underlying plot of Daphne in the Brilliant Blue is not nearly as heavy as that of Burst Angel, the overall "feel" of the two anime is roughly similar. Burst Angel never really makes up its mind whether it it wants to take itself seriously or just be a light fanservicy romp, whereas Daphne in the BrilliantBlue gives the viewer very little beyond fanservice. All the same, the two anime have a lot in common -- beyond the stereotypical "girls with guns" theme. If you like the one, you'll surely like the other.


It's not exactly the same thing, but there's a lot of similarities within both. Hot chicks with guns, how can you go wrong!!


Action girl anime always makes me happy, although I find Burst Angel to be inferior, they are both very similar.

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