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Excel Saga

Excel Saga

F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!

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OrgasmCake OrgasmCake says...

If you like Ed, imagine the golden goodness of 24 episodes of Ed, only she's trying to eat the dog. Bebop's lighter moments are amplfied to an mind puree-ing level in Excel. While Bebop has a discernable plot, Excel has insanity and excessive amounts of blood- and its not even horrifying, its hilarious. Now about the Pucuus....

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?

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Ripzter Ripzter says...

If you liked Cowboy Bebop, you propably liked the attitude and the "realism" of it. I get quite similar vibes when watching Ghost in the Shell.

Lost Universe

Lost Universe

When Kane Blueriver, Milly, and Canal seek out wealth aboard the star ship Sword Breaker, many mishaps will ensue, as these trouble contracters take on bounty cases across the universe. That is, until Kane discovers the secret behind his grandmother's ship and the ever expanding threat of Nightmare, an evil crime syndicate that wants to rule the universe.

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TheBurningCrow TheBurningCrow says...

Both of these series are quite similar with getting jobs in space that affect the plot some how. But if you liked one if you like the other. Cowboy Bebop I did like a lot more and it was more serious, However if you like bumpin through space with a bunch of crazy crew-people, this is the only way to go.

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.

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infinight infinight says...

Cool movie about soldiers and stuff. It's got some good action, and it makes you think, like Cowboy Bebop did, occasionally.

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?

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kaz kaz says...

Samurai X embodies the darker side of Cowboy Bebop, retaining that sense of sheer style, though in an admittedly much different setting. If you like your samurai anime dark, violent, and stylish, this OVA works great.