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Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!
Get Backers and Bus Gamer aren't similar at all as far as the plots are concerned; you'll just have to trust me on this one. Both have periods of darkness and lightheartedness, but it's the characters in general that remind me of each other. If you liked the character interactions and overall shounen feel of one, try the other.
Getbackers is a great recommendation for Bus Gamer! It has similar characters and a similar atmosphere. After all, it's not hard to recognize both the eerie atmosphere of GetBackers' mugenjou and the light-hearted atmosphere of GetBackers' Amano Ginji in Bus Gamer.
Furthermore it is exactly those characters like Ginj, Ban and Shido that make a big ressemblence with Bus Gamer's 3 main characters.
As a bonus, GetBackers is a 49 episodes anime which is much more detailed than Bus Gamer, and thus definitely worth the watch!
If you liked the anime Bus Gamer, you'd probably also enjoy Get Backers. Bus Gamer is short while Get Backers is quite a long series, but they both have a darker sort of atmosphere with just a touch of humor to brighten things up once in awhile.
Both series have interesting characters with pasts that are hinted at but nothing stated directly for awhile. The overall plot is different between the both of them, but they have the same kind of feeling to them. If you watched one and liked it, I'd recommend the other.
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
Bus Gamer and Gantz are quite different as far as tone; Gantz is incredibly violent to a point of excess, while Bus Gamer has more of a lighthearted and inappropriately quirky feel at times. Nevertheless, watching one will instantly make you think of the other as far as the plot point of a "game" that has deadly consequences. I think it's more likely that you'd like Gantz if you liked Bus Gamer, but the other way around might be likely as well.
While GANTZ does have a lot more violence and gore, it cannot be denied that it is a very similar anime. Just like in Bus Gamer, the characters in GANTZ are thrown into 'a game' in which they'll need to use their survival instincts to compete. As i noted though, be aware that GANTZ continues more on that 'deadly game'-perspective and leaves the comedy behind itself.
Once the undefeated champion of the street fighting game [email protected], Akira now fights for an entirely different cause. Having been framed for murder and given the choice of life in prison or exoneration for a price, he chose to take the latter, heading for the lawless district of Toshima. There, Akira is to fight in Igura, a game where the winner of each match receives special tags, and the loser loses his life. Alongside his longtime friend Keisuke and experienced Igura competitor Rin, Akira must now battle it out in Igura, try to avoid the sadistic enforcers that roam the streets, and complete his mission: to defeat Il Re and take down the drug company Vischio.
Togainu no Chi is very similar to Bus Gamer. They both have extremely violent fighting that takes place through the entirity of the show. Togainu no Chi is centered around a place called "Fight City". This is about a Game or tournament where you fight to survive. The same basic theme is expressed in both of these two anime's. However, Togainu no Chi is more violent and gory than Bus Gamer.
Bus Gamer and Togainu no Chi are definitely very similar - follows a group of pretty boys as they participate in a violent 'game', with plenty of violence to boot. Bus Gamer is definitely the lesser of the two, but fans of one may enjoy the other.
The story follows a group of three friends who suddenly awaken in a completely different alternate world. At first they think it's all a dream or a joke, but they soon realize that the only way to survive in this world is to participate and win deadly survival games.
Two short ovas with very similar premises. These shows are similar in that the characters are allowed to cooperate with eachother. Furthermore, the characters in both shows are quite similar in terms of their lack of elaborate backgrounds and a convincing psychological profile.
Main differences in these shows is that Bus Gamer has its focus a lot stronger on bishounen or males doing manly things, whereas part of the cast in Kuni no Alice is female and has some heterosexual tension.
In line of this focus of character art, the animation and art quality in Bus Gamer is quite a bit worse than Kuni no Alice.
Both are shows which feature a group of people who is forced to risk their lives in a game. Also cooperation plays a significant role in both anime since it's the key to survive in said games.
If you liked one you'll definitely enjoy the other
Aya, Omi, Ken and Yoji are four seemingly normal high school boys, who make up an elite assassin group known only as Weiss. The hits involve taking out corporate businessmen and corrupt politicians; however, trouble arises during a routine job, when Weiss clashes with a rival gang of assassins, Schwarz. With Schwarz in the way, they will reach the limits of their elite skills while trying to defeat their ultimate target: the Takatori family...
I really wasn't a fan of Weiss Kreuz (the little I saw), and I'm not a huge fan of Bus Gamer either. Regardless, each of these anime has a very, very similar feel and character interactions. The stereotypical bishounen boys will seem like spitting images of each other, and in general the confusing mix of quirkyness and seriousness will seem similar to you.