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Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Despite significant differences in settings, medieval Europe vs. post-apocalyptic Japan, there are substantial similarities in plot and character design. Both revolve primarily around the relationships of two friends - one of whom has political and military ambitions. There is also a good amount of political scheming, violence, military maneuvering, and tragedy in each. So if the change in setting isn't too much for you and your focus is more on the story elements, you will most probably enjoy one if you liked the other.
If you like either of these anime, you'll like both. Code Geass is as Berserk would have been if Griffith was the hero, but he wasn't physically capable, and if Guts were a justice loving illogical kenshin type. Conversely, Berserk is as Code Geass would have been if Suzaku was the hero, had Lelouches questionable moral compass, and joined the the Black Knights.
Berserk is a more mature anime with a deeper philosophical underbelly. Code geass is a more superficial anime pandering to young teenagers at times. Fortunately, thought the main character is in highschool, that occupies like 1/20th of the first series, so focal point is the strategy and battles.
Like I said, if you like one, you'll like the other... unless you're young and you think Code Geass is the "bestest anime evar!"
It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.
Both animes encompasses some elements of mystery that satisfies anybody whoose looking for some quality anime to watch. With a decent amount of action inside and loads of mind games, this 2 animes would go hand in hand , and if you have not watched either one, nows the chance to watch it!
First off any one who loved eather series based off of the deep underlying social and political issues will love the other. bolth series deal with political,social,and worldly issues.GIT has more of a futuristic feel to it. Although code geass is bassed in the future it doesnt have the si-fi feel that ghost in the shell does.
Bolth shows have heroes fighting for whats right and a free world.
Kojima is a baseball legend. As the superstar cleanup hitter for the Lycaons, he won himself many awards including rookie of the year seven times; but there's one title he never acquired: champion. In an attempt to find that special something Kojima feels he's missing inside, he opens a training camp in Okinawa. There, through a series of events, Kojima is introduced to a high stakes game dominated by the talented Toua Tokuchi, and subsequently loses a fortune. However, Kojima finally defeats Toua and due to their agreement, he enlists him to join the now poorly-ranked Lycaons - but Toua demands a high price: instead of a salary, he will receive five million yen for each out, and lose fifty million yen for each point lost. With a bad attitude and prodigal skills, Toua will help transform the Lycaons into winners once more.
Both are about a great strategists who are able to foresee the actions of their rivals. Both make you want to watch the second episode immediately.
If you loved the strategizing and tactical duels of Code Geass, and want more such aggrandized chess play, then I highly recommend One Outs. Sure, it's not an epic political thriller, but One Outs' protagonist achieves in the baseball pitch what Lelouch achieves on the world stage. Gripping stuff!
The year is After Colony 195, and mankind is in the midst of a seemingly endless ongoing war between the Space Colonies and the ones who created them: the people of Earth. To give the Colonies the advantage, five mobile suits called Gundams were created. Equipped with enhanced technology and extremely talented young pilots, these are the ultimate machines of war. While Relena Peacecraft pleads for peace, Heero Yui leads the Gundams into the battle with Earth to attain it. As their personalities and visions clash, their goal is the same: freedom for all and peace at last.
Both of these series revolve around mechas, "saviors" chosen to save oppressed peoples, and a strong central character with a sense of mystery about him.
Both have charismatics characters ! A complexe story mixing personnal affair and politics. Great scenes of action. They both are not manichean, you can love characters in each faction ! And of course there are mechas !
Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...
Trust me. If you enjoyed Code Geass's comedic relief with the Student Council then you will thoroughly enjoy Ouran High School Host Club. It is the kind of anime you want to watch after watching such a serious series as Code Geass.
The absolute ridiculousness of both leaders of the Student Council (Milly) and the Host Club (Tamaki) is what makes the two equally enjoyable. Each group follows the leader no matter how estranged the idea making for some very interesting situations.
The love aspects of each show are also very fun to watch. They each keep you guessing to the end only adding on the various situations that occur.
Ouran can be a little tough to get through in the first episode, but you must let it finish before judging it. If you can get over the "Lover Twins" act. Let me say that again, "ACT," then you can move past the minor oversight and enjoy a nice lighthearted comedy.
If you were watching Code Geass, and the parts of the show with the Student Council made you smile without necessarily realizing it, that's what the entire series of Ouran High School Host Club makes you do. The interactions are similar, and it is just a feel-good show.