Some things in life are so bad that you'd like to pretend they're just a dream. Unfortunately for Kazuki, trying to save a strange girl from being brutally killed by monsters (and ending up dying instead) is an unfortunate reality. Out of pity, the girl replaces Kazuki's heart with an alchemy-based artifact known as Kakugane, so that he may live on. With this strange device, Kazuki gains the power of Busou Renkin -- Arms Alchemy; a power that will come in handy when monsters (and worse) begin to plague his town! Kazuki soon meets the girl from his “dream” (named Tokiko) in reality, and she tells Kazuki to get on with his life; but with his sister and friends in danger, that might not be possible. Besides, if Kazuki gives up the chance to show off just how manly he can be, how can he hope to win the heart of the alluring older-sister-like Tokiko?!
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
If you loved the cool, powerful warrior girl that fights evil, in one of these anime, you will not be disappointed by the other. The stories focus on the fighting girls that have to forsake normal lives and the boys that do so willingly, in an attempt to protect them and make them happy. Claymore is darker and bloodier, while Busou Renkin edges on the humorous at times, but Clare (Claymore) and Tokiko (Busou Renkin) give away the same feeling. They are both scarred beings with foggy pasts, starting to care for a boy that should mean nothing to them.
The seductress known as Power is humanity's mistress. There are those who seek it and there are those who are given it. Yet, power is still power no matter what form it takes and power by its very nature corrupts humanity. This is the tale of heroes and heroines who've been granted power and fight to retain their humanity; such is embodied in Claymore and Busou Renkin.
These series are mirror images of one another. Myriads of comparisons can easily be done between the two. Some of the more common comparisons include the existence of a controlling organization, a skilled and determined female heroine, the involvement of a young and unaware hero, and the ultimate fight to retain humanity. Yet, despite all of these comparisons, the series are distinct from one another much like how two twins are still very different from one another. Therefore, if one has chosen to watch Busou Renkin or Claymore and wishes to watch something similar yet paradoxically different, then one should watch the other.
The action in both of these shows is at least equal to one another. Both of the main characters, Kazuki and Clare, strive to become the best at what they do despite the odds against them.
Both of these anime have the same kind of idea with every person (main character) has their own sword that can do different things. Also, Busou Renkin I belive has more romance, which really enhances everything and puts more tension and it also has a lot of cliffhangers! Claymore I believe leaves you hanging at the end also. I also believe the ideas of two people always traveling together (Clare and Raki vs. Kazuki and Tokiko) is very similar. Believe me, if you like Busou Renkin, you'll like Claymore, and vise versa!
Claymore and Busou Renkin are, at their simplest, tales about a character that has been embedded with a material that will make them stronger so they can defeat monsters, but will eventuially have negative side effects. The character must eventually come to terms with what their life is becoming and make a decision.
Of course, on top of this are some kick ass fights, and plenty of other story elements.
The story lines are handled in different ways and Claymore is slightly more mature, but I am confident that if you enjoyed one, you will gain some enjoyment from watching the other.
One dabbles in comedy and drama, the other has a drop of comedy in a full glass of drama; one has romance, the other... not so much. But what they both have is awesome fights and excitement in the midsts of the drama.
Claymore has a more mature storyline and has a more mature feel overall but if you're a fan of either one, chances are you'll find something to like in the other. And arguably, Claymore might be the better of the two, considering that Busou Renkin can be considered a generic shounen anime. Just keep that in mind.
Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!
These 2 animes are quite the same : sensitive story, funny moments and dark and beautiful character.
If one charmed you, the other one will too.
Busou Renkin and Kaze no Stigma both fit in the Romance and Action categories. Both feature a lead character that starts out cold, and eventually warms up to the other lead character of the opposite sex. Both feature main characters with an obscured, dark past that motivates them to gain power. Besides the setting, there are several key differences in the execution and direction of these two anime.
Kaze no Stigma has a slightly darker tone, more concrete villains, dryer (and more frequent) humor, and starts the romance more or less from the very beginning of the story.
Busou Renkin has a noticeably lighter tone, similar humor (though not as dry and dark), a more complete execution of the romantic elements, and villains that exhibit duality (in fact, I believe all of the main villains have at least 1 extra facet to their character)
The last difference I would like to note (though very vaguely, as not to spoil anything) is that there is a definite difference in the relative power of the main characters between each anime.
You will love both of these anime, i watched them both. they both have action, romance, and touches of drama... i really want them to make another season of Kaze no stigma, i think busou renkin is pretty much wrapped up.
Both Busou Renkin and Kaze no Stigma have a male and a female fighting against creatures and/or people using magical powers that must be kept a secret from the general public. They both have a slight romance with the lead characters and also have a bit of comedy involved. I really believe if you liked one then you should consider giving the other a watch.
The main male characters certainly look a lot alike. They are both also protective of the people they care about. Both females are not weak; they show there strengths by defeating the enemies. There is a lot of fight scenes and cute romances in both.
Beyond the knowledge of most people, the world contains a dark secret: of every person in the world, there exist two identical copies (called Doppeliners) with the same body and mind. Among the three, however, is distributed only a finite amount of fortune; should they ever encounter one another, the one with a smaller portion dies and the remainder is distributed until only one, the Master Root, survives. Keita Ibuki lives his day-to-day life as ignorant of this as everyone else until he stumbles upon a mysterious young girl named Kuro who explains to him these secrets of the world. Despite not wanting to have anything to do with her or the danger that inevitably seems to follow, their fates become intertwined and he finds that the Doppeliner system has more to do with his past than he realizes.
There are a lot of similarities between Buso Renkin and Kurokami. They aren't the same style necessarily, but the protagonists go though a similar situation. They die, then are saved by some replacing of the heart by an other-worldly female. I think that a lot of fans of one will enjoy the other.
both male protagonist died at the beggining and the female replace their haert for other things(in kurokami they share the same heart and for buso R. for an alchemy object) they are different in many other things these are two great anime if you like one you will love the other one!
Both shows have same pattern for the beginning of the story. It all starts with male lead meeting female lead, and getting killed by some random enemies in the process. Since the heroine just can't leave the poor dead body alone she stuffs him with a weird magical gizmo. In Busou Renkin it's called Kakugane and it gives the user power, and in Kurokami it's the girls heart, and it creates a contract between them. Yeah, in this show you can see literally what it means to give your heart to someone (though unfortunately it's not the real organ, but some weird yellow glowing ball of light)
In both cases there is more to the world than the eye can see, and due to this tragic beginning our clueless main hero gets dragged into a serious battle between various power users.
And if that wasn't enough of a recommendation I might add the mood in the story is almost the same. There are similar themes (power ups, all sorts of various self-sacrifices, good vs evil, etc. - usual stuff). And both shows have the same level of mediocrity which makes them mildly enjoyable, yet not great. If you watched one, you probably will manage to watch the other as well.
Guy-Girl, romantic overtones, fighting to stop oppressie bad guys.
Guy gets thrust into that world by chance, and somehow has something special about him which gives him the ability to fight. Whilst reluctant, the girl and guy go off to kick arse, whilst meeting different groups of different trustworthiness.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
Both Busou Renkin and Kenshin have sword battles, comedy, and an interesting story that you would love; so if you liked one, you would love the other one.
Rurouni Kenshin is the predecessor to Busou Renkin from the same mangaka. The fight scenes and story delivery are similar in style, but I think you'll find Rurouni Kenshin more engrossing.
Both shows are about saving the world (or local town) from the bad guys with martial arts and fighting, and you'll find more of that (with cooler style) in Rurouni Kenshin.
Rurouni Kenshin may look dated (both in setting and animation quality) compared to Busou Renkin, but it easily stands the test of time in your memory.
The recommendation reason here is pretty obvious -- both Busou Renkin and Rurouni Kenshin are by the same mangaka. However, beyond that, both are fighting animes that explore more than just power or strategy -- hypocrisy is well discussed in both. Additionally, both have "bad guys" that don't always have to fight the "good guy" whenever they meet. (They actually have conversations and act like real people!) Overall, both are very good animes, and worth watching.
They are both from the same mangaka so it's not supprising that they are similar in many ways such as the overall atmosphere with a main character that's very laid back and easy going until it's time for a fight which both series have plenty of. If you like one of them you should check out the other.
Beneath Tokyo lies a city whose inhabitants have inherited a natural ability to control the elements. After a civil uprising, two girls surface from the sub-terra in a bid to escape from this secret world. Together, Chelsea and Ruri stumble upon Asagi Rumina, a man who becomes determined to protect them from those who would pursue the maiden of life. After a close encounter with death, Rumina learns that he must develop a skill of his own to keep his newfound friends safe, especially as it seems to be his responsibility to stop the impending doom rising to take over the planet’s surface. Will his power of wind be enough to take on The Company, or will he be forced to kneel before those brandishing electricity, ice and shadow?
Tokyo Underground and Busou Renkin are two anime formed from the same mold. A loveable ever-optimistic main character gets pulled into a world of fantastic powers and organizations full of deception. Both characters impress and astonish those already established in their respective adventuring worlds with rapid improvement and a desire to never give up for the sake of others. Any fan of either show for the action, the emotion, or the story will love the other.
even if Busou Renkin is mainly with alchemy, both have their own sense of superpowers which is a bit similar
Tokyo Underground and Busou Renkin have a similar feel to them. The most important similarity, I think, is the main character's choice to protect someone. Despite having only just met said individual and even though they have no obligation to do so, they follow this person into a new and dangerous world because it is the right thing to do.
Of course, the protagonists end up developing special abilities that make their decision less than a complete death sentence.
Suffice it to say, I believe if you enjoyed Tokyo Underground or Busou Renkin you will enjoy the other.