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Chrono Crusade

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It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.

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Chrono Crusade: Azmaria's Extra Lessons DVD Special 2005 Omake Specials released on the DVDs.

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Chrono Crusade 1998 TBD
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Kazuya KURODA Character Design
Yuu KOU Director
Hikaru NANASE Music
Daisuke MORIYAMA Original Manga Creator

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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Chrno Crusade definitely feels a lot like Full Metal Alchemist. Not only do both have the same kind of animation and coloring, but there is a good balance of comedy and seriousness in both.. with likeable characters. It's hard to say why these two seem so much alike, but I think you'd agree.

Same style of anime, simmilar settings, and both have an occult streak to them (more or less). My personal choise of these two is Chrno Crusade, but be sure to check out both u won't miss out on two great series.
Similar to chrono crusade as a pair of siblings struggle to deal with a haunted past in the future.
If your looking for a laugh that'll still invoke emotion and thought then either of these will do the job nicely. They are both filled with all kinds of slap-stick antics, but when the time comes they buckle down and get to the point. Both of them end on rather thought provoking and serious twists, that will leave you thinking for quite some time.

Both have similar themes of family and the love between friends and family, they take place in a similar time frame (although one in an alternate world), and they have similar moods. The protagonists of both series are searching for a family member, and are filled with the desire to help them - they are willing to do anything for the one who means so much to them. Both series can also have a rather dark mood at times, but they are both also filled with lighthearted moments. Both can tug at your heart - maybe even bring you to tears - and are almost guaranteed to make you laugh!


Both shows have an awesome story, great music, and unforgettable characters and endings. Both are very Recommended and are a MUST SEE! I just think you'd like one if you liked the other.


Both FMA and Chrono Crusade look very similar (the animation, the colors, etc.) and the plots are alike in some ways; both deal with things such as fools of the past and the desire to want to help a sibling.

In some ways (and in my opinion) a few of the characters share similarities as well, such as Al and Chrono with their kindness, and Rosette and Ed with making a fuss.


Both anime are a bit dark (Chrono Crusade is darker than FMA) and are about fighting demons. Only in Chrono Crusade they fight with guns, and in Fullmetal Alchemist they fight with special powers.


FMA has the same feel as Chrono Crusade and is very appealing. Rosette and Edward are very similar too; they both have tempers that blow off the top when certain things are mentioned.


Chrono Crusade has an endearing mix of both serious drama and comedy. Fulmetal Alchemist provides a similar feeling. The humor is evident throughout the whole show, however there are parts of the show where laughter will be the furthest thing from your mind. The story of Fullmetal Alchemist is both magnetic and epic. Once you start down the trail of watching Fullmetal Alchemist, it is a non-stop rollercoaster until the very end.


Both anime have a similar feel to it.I can't really say what it is,but you'll definitly understand it when you watch the other.


Chrono Crusade and FMA are set in the same time period, apart from Chrono Crusade being set in the real world. Both are about the strong connections between siblings, are drawn in the same style, and have mystical creatures and unconventional ways of fighting them.

Full Metal Alchemist is twice as long as Chrono Crusade. Also unlike Chrono the main plot in FMA is constant with the episodes never veering away from it , the end in Chrono in my opinion is better , but that is only a personal opinion. Basically if you liked Chrono Crusade you'll probably love FMA.


Both of these anime have a relatively dark theme behind them but not without some humour involved.

The theme of the protaganist wanting to save a member of their family at any cost is used in both of these. The at ANY cost is rather important in them both too as neither protagonist wishes to take life at any point if it can be avoided. They both have issues of religion in them, although Chrono Crusade is so much stronger based in that aspect than FMA is.

It is rather certain that if you liked one, the other will be a great watch for you.


While I have to admit I much preferred Chrono Crusade over FMA, these two somehow feel overall the same.

The core of the fights resemble each other, both using a sort of 'practical magic'. Furthermore, both series bring in a duo of main characters who share a strong and sincere emotional bond that is parsed very thoroughly in the series, making the characters feel very realistic, as well as dear to the viewer.

And even if the direct similarities don't convince you, I still recommend checking out the other if you already liked one, just to see for yourself whether you'll find the atmosphere of these two as greatly similar as I did.

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Trinity Blood

Trinity Blood

In a post-apocalyptic future, Abel Nightroad does occasional dangerous work for the Vatican, to whom he is extremely loyal. While the apocalyptic war has long been over, humanity is still entrenched in a shadow war against the vampires. Lady Catherine, the leader of his operations group "AX," seeks to prevent a renewed full-scale conflict, but there are many forces on both sides bent towards war. As Abel and the rest of AX try to stop this, he encounters a young girl who will be the key to humanity's survival or demise. Now, Abel must not only fight for humanity, but also try to face his regrettable past...

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Both Trinity Blood and Chrono Crusade are about organizations connected to the Vatican which try to protect normal people against danger. And of course, in both, a girl is paired with a boy who has mysterious and monster-like powers.  Even so, the girl keeps believing in him and aids him through his hardships.


Well, i'm not hundred percent sure about this one, as I watched them with at very diferent times, but while watching Chrono Crusade i couldn't help but to thing that it was very alike Trinity Blood, especialy in the characters, and the way the story develops.


Trinity Blood and Chrono Crusade share their religous theme and in addition add interesting and immersive characters to follow. Where Trinity Blood swaps vampires in place of demons, there's a very dark element present in both as well.

Both have good action, while Chrono Crusade is a little heavier on humor than Trinity Blood, they both blend the laughs into the rest of the story well!


A catholic army's fight between immortal and mortal. If you like crusades (christian military), you can find in both animes.


Both of these anime have significant religious themes found in them. Both of them deal heavily in hunting something that is a threat to the church (in the case of Chrono Crusade, Devils and Trinity Blood Vampires). The both also have characters that you wouldn't think the Church would employ to help with the good fight (in Chrono Crusade a Devil and in Trinity Blood a Crusnik). Both of these anime also have a good deal of humor to lighten the load but with out detering from the story at hand.


Superficially, both anime deal with religion (the "nuns with guns" concept) and have similar premises: the male protagonist is not human and is working to defend humanity. 

On a deeper level, both anime have a similar feel- dealing with heavy issues such as large-scale good vs. evil while still managing to add some comedy.  Things get progressively darker and more serious toward the end of both anime, and the female protagonists share a sense of determination and dogged optimism through the hardships that they endure.


The Japanese story writers certainly have a flair when it comes to writing about the Christian church battling against hoardes of evil demons and vampires.

Trinity Blood and Chrono Crusade both appeal to a large fanbase as they have a group of very likable characters. The fighting and action give way to a very dark secret in both shows that will totally sideswipe the viewer.

I'm sure people who enjoyed one will appreciate the other.


Both Trinity Blood and Chrono Crusade are very close in animation. They both have the same sort of atmosphere. Both of them have a biblical basis and lots of action scenes. So if you liked one I'm sure you'll like the other.

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Scrapped Princess

Scrapped Princess

The god Mauser delivered unto a world of magic a prophecy: if the Scrapped Princess is allowed to live, she will destroy the entire world. But the knight who was to kill her could not end the life of a newborn child, and so she lived. Fifteen years later, her adopted brother and sister have sworn to protect her, and together they travel from town to town, searching for a life she can't have.

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The overall feeling of Chrno Crusade And Scrapped Princess is kind of similar, and that is the main reason as to why I've made this recommendation. The story worlds are different but they both touch upon religious themes and the protagonists both carry a burden and have quite the similar attitude.


Both series have a heavy religious side. Chrono Crusade is more Christian-based while Scrapped Princess is pure fiction, though they do feel alike. You'll definitely like the other one, so go try it. ;)

Both Chrno Crusade and Scrapped Princess have a religious background, but I think they are even more similar in mood, mix of action and romance, and maybe animation style as well.
I both series religion is an important part of it. Wihle you have demons and apostels in Chrno Crusade, you have peacmakers and priests in Scrapped Princess. In addition to that: Both series have the same ammount of humor and serious parts. If you liekd scrapped princess, but want something darker and somewhat more realistic, check out Chrno Crusade. If you like the fantasy genre and like Chrno Crusade, you will probably like Scrapped Princess too

Both Scrapped Princess and Chrono Crusade are heavy on comedy and feature a decent amount of action. They also deal heavily with the occult. The lead characters have highly optimistic views on life despite the bad hand they've been dealt. Both shows can be saddening at times as well.


Though they're in completely different genres, Chrono Crusade and Scrapped Princess are very similar structurally and thematically. They start simply with a basic premise, then an ancient prophecy and a religious conspiracy are unveiled that force the characters to find unexpected allies and reevaluate their understandings of themselves and the value of life.

Pacifica Cassul and Rosette Christopher are similar characters, annoying and endearing at the same time, both ineffectual and optimistic - blonde, if that makes any difference.



An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.

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Enjoy action-adventure anime with a twist of fantasy? Chrono Crusade and D.Grayman have it all -- a determined young protagonist who hides the scars of his/her dark family history behind a bright personality, evil demonic forces threatening the world, a lot of fighting, a couple of humorous scenes, and even a few touching moments. Both anime even share a semi-religious tone to them, and the stories revolve around a secretive pseudo-Christian organization. Those who like the extensive character interaction of one will not be disappointed by the other. Although the two anime titles start out with a comic quality, their plotlines slowly darken (and the body count piles up) over the course of the series.


Both anime contain a lot of action, a fair doze of humour and a bit clumsy main character. Main characters both work for somewhat religious organizations that fight evil beings aka Akumas (jpn. demon). They are given missions that they must accomplish to bring peace to the world.


Both anime's had a very big religious theme to them and while i am not religious i did enjoy the backstory greatly to each anime and the whole heaven vs. hell setting.


Both of these series focus on organisations that try to destroy demons and keep the peace in the world while battling an even bigger foe. Both also have a mix of comedy and action, and both are set in an earlier period of history. If you liked this about one of these series then try the other, you may enjoy it.


Both anime have a religious connection, but even for those who do not turn to religion is perfectly normal and nothing boring. Both have the style of fighting something supernatural to keep the peace.

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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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Chrno Crusade and Full Metal Panic both have the same structure and feeling: They kick off with some action, comedy, lighthearted stuff,  but farther into the anime, things turn more and more serious at the same time, as the underlying plot becomes more and more visible. The themes themselves are very different but I'd like to put it like this: Chrno Crusade has a theme of the past, whereas FMP has a theme of the future, and they are both just as captivating.

The power behind both Chrno Crusade and Full Metal Panic lies in the dynamics between the two lead characters. Both shows feature a strong-willed energetic character (Rosette-Kaname) and a more silent, different, and somewhat out-of-this-world character (Chrno-Sousuke). The storyline is very different but the lead characters have very comparable personalities. The difference in background and culture between the main duo gives these shows a good drive. One one side this gives great action as one of the characters drags the other one along but at the same time their differences lead to some pretty funny situations and misunderstandings. In short: very comparable main characters and comedy, but set in a completely different storyline.

Full Metal Panic! is a show that masterfully mixes both the serious parts with well executed slapstick comedy. You can easily go from crying to laughing in a very short span, but it is tastefully done. The humor doesn't detract from the story and the serious parts only make the viewer more vulnerable to the hilarious parts. This is one thing that made me enjoy Chrono Crusade. Both of these anime skillfully emit emotion from both ends of the spectrum allowing the viewer to taken in by the characters and their struggles.


There's two main reasons for this recommendation:

For one thing, the relationships between the two main leads (Chrono/Rosette and Sousuke/Kaname) have a similar dynamic. Although Chrono's personality is quite different to Sousuke's once you get down to the nitty-gritty, the pairings follow a similar formula of a quiet, protective outcast falling for the strong, hot-tempered girl he's supposed to protect.

Also, the series both have a mix of comedy, romance and drama, which gets darker and darker as the series builds. In general the tone of CC is much more cynical and sad in the end, but otherwise the balance of emotions are similar in the two.

It's not a sure thing you'd like one if you like the other considering the different settings and plot, but if you enjoyed the above in either series, the other is worth a try.

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