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 a post-apocalyptic world overrun with great beasts called Filth Monsters, a glimmering dome protrudes from the wasteland. This is Zuellni, a mobile city unique for having a consciousness in the form of ‘electronic fairies’. Moreover, Zuellni is an academy where the next generation of powerful Heavens-Blade wielders gather to pit their strength against each other in inter-platoon competitions. Nina Antalk, military student and leader of the 17th Platoon, is intent on recruiting only the best; thus, when mysterious Layfon Alseif transfers to the academy, she instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone, and unknown powers beyond the academy taking an interest in Zuellni, Layfon joining the team is only the start of all their troubles.
Both of these animes have made my blood boil with excitement. From the very start of each I could not stop watching. Though I wouldn't say there is nothing drastically similar in the plots besides usual love etc. but the way both are made is just astounding. I have rewatched both animes countless times and will continue to. They have definitely made an impression on me.
I love Chrome Shelled Regios and Just watched Busou Renkin due to a recommendation. They Both have great characters that you tend to fall in love with, and main characters that you cant help but pull for. Chrome has alot to due with the characters pasts and how they are dealing with it in the preesnt while trying to survive, and Busou is a character that gets pulled out of the simple world and trusted into a world of alcemy( which is what saves his life). They both sound differnt, but the main character in each wants nothing more that to survive and protect everyone at all cost. If you liked one I really think you would like the other.
Recca dreams of one day becoming an excellent ninja, but in this day and age ninjas are only talked about in history lessons. While playing his ninja games, he meets a mysterious woman that reveals to Recca his past, his bond with the powerful Hokage clan, and the special flame power that resides within him. Meanwhile, the evil Kurei has plans to gather the madougu from the Hokage clan so that he may take control over the elemental powers, but Recca is determined to master his flame and stop Kurei’s evil plans. Does he have what it takes to live up to his own expectations and put a stop to Kurei himself?
Flame of Recca and Busou Renkin are so similar you'd think they were by the same mangaka -- but you'd be wrong! However, the feel of the animes is very similar, in that you start off with an already talented fighter being given a new weapon, and learning to use it with the help of his friends. Additionally, you spend the entire anime rooting for the lovable main characters, and just enjoying yourself in general.
Flame of Recca and Busou Renkin have a very similar feel to them. Whether it is the two main characters who are sort of thrust into their roles and train as hard as they can, the constant battles, the variety of abilities, the simililarity in storylines, or really all of the above.
Suffice it to say, I believe if you enjoyed Flame of Recca or Busou Renkin you will enjoy the other.
Two and a half years have passed since the end of Naruto’s old adventures. He has trained hard with Jiraiya-sama and has returned to Konoha to reunite with his friends; but Akatsuki, the organization that threatened Naruto years before, is on the move again and this time Naruto is not the only one in danger. With the powerful Akatsuki organization looming ahead of him, Sasuke still missing, and the struggle with the beast hidden inside him a continuous battle, will Naruto's hard-earned improvements be enough? Join Naruto, Sakura, new friends and the rest of the old gang as the action heats up with new techniques and stronger enemies.
Both Naruto and Busou Renkin have comedy and action. The main characters both have special powers, and want to protect everyone around them.
Training to protect others, fighting to protect others, sacrificing to protect others, such are the things that the Naruto from Naruto Shippuden and Kazuki from Busuo Renkin do. Add in crazy abilities, overpowering enemies, and plenty of interesting comrades and you end up with two series which, while not completely similar, are close enough in theme and tone that I would recommend you take a look at one if you liked 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.
Both a little hokey with stereotypical dialogue. Busou Renkin has the stronger story. They are the story of an ordinary guy, down on his luck, who comes to have extraordinary power. He becomes a hero through sheer persistence.
Determination. The strength of the will. The power held within oneself.
This is the core of both animes.
Busou Renkin follows a much lighter path down this road, where comedy is frequent, love is hinted, and much more constant comedic relief.
s-CRY-ed on the other hand is quite a bit more mature. Comedy is strategically placed to lighten the foreboding atmosphere, while lives are lost and victories won.
If you like the "select group with super powers" division, you'll like both.
If you're only looking for something to enjoy while rooting for the good guy, I'd recommend Busou Renkin over s-CRY-ed.
If you're looking for something where nothing is held back and only coming out victorious matters, s-CRY-ed is the way to go.
Ranmaru is young cop with a dark past. As one of the few survivors of a mindless slaughter in his apartment block, he joins a special unit called TOKKI to avenge his parents. On his first case, the already ghastly murder scene turns to one of terror, as the inhuman killers start to massacre the police. After being saved at the last minute by a secret unit named TOKKO who wield swords instead of guns, Ranmaru's mind is filled with questions and he is determined to find out the answers, no matter what it takes. What are these monsters, and why did they recognize him?
These anime explore the dilemma of ordinary people who quit their normal lives to join an organization bent on fighting evil. Thus, they learn the value of life, and the extent of their powers. Tokko and Busou Renkin both have a strong storyline and great characters, and are really a matching pair.
They're pretty much the same anime, down to the character designs for quite a few of the characters