Cowboy Bebop

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Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate

The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible, yet generally useless, futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences...

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Aranneas Aranneas says...

Two character-driven shows with a variety of higly random plot elements, some situational comedy, and a shared infatuation with the concept of fate (though they play with it in different ways and arrive at very different conclusions).

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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Aranneas Aranneas says...

Both FMA and Cowboy Bebop are adventure stories that have the potential to evoke a wide range of emotional responses. I've caught myself laughing, crying, grinning wickedly, closing my eyes in disgust, and opening them wide in horror more times than I can count. At the core of both are small groups of complex, strongly motivated characters living in settings that are a whole lot darker than they first appear and caught up in circumstances far larger than the viewer is first exposed to.

Solty Rei

Solty Rei

Twelve years ago, an incident known as "Blast Fall" unleashed major destruction and chaos. Now, years have passed, and mankind has learned to adapt by incorporating cybernetic limbs into its citizens. Roy Revent is a bounty hunter known for his violent acts towards criminals due to the loss of his daughter in Blast Fall; and when a criminal tries to take revenge on Roy, an unknown girl falls from the sky and saves him. She has no memory of who she is, or where she came from. With the help of Miranda, his boss and landlord, he takes in the girl and gives her a name of Solty. What is the real identity of Solty, and what caused Blast Fall?

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Aranneas Aranneas says...

Hard-boiled gunslinger mercenaries in gritty science fiction setting. There's more than just the superficial tying the characters together, though. Aditionally, there's the primarily episodic structure of both shows that leads to gradually unfolding mysteries and character developmet.

Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~

Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~

Fujiko Mine: a woman so beguiling that the greatest thief on earth, Lupin III, has vowed to claim her as his most prized quarry. And while men lust after her, she only has eyes for one thing – all the beautiful treasures in the world that she can possibly steal. From the haunted opera houses of Japan to the boobie-trapped pyramids of Egypt, Fujiko uses both violence and sex to manipulate those who stand in her way. But with the tireless Lupin intervening in every situation to 'take' her, and the skilled rogues Jigen and Goemon entangling their own personal vendettas with hers, how is a woman to realize her wildest desires?

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zethib zethib says...

To say how the music is simlair is only the tip of it since Lupin actually inspired Bebop on so many levels.

From the characters to the feel of it, smooth and neat all Bebop is Lupin in a different setting and a different twist.The Mine Fujiko character is the main inspiration for Faye and Spike could be mistaken for Lupin if set in a 1970s France 

This spinoff could be how Bebop would have been if they made a spinoff about Faye, apart for the difference that Faye lives within the same ship as the group while Fujiko is more free spirit.

This is why i'd recommend seeing how one inspired the other and the other way around.

K

K

Japan has reclaimed its former glory under the guidance of Kings, charismatic individuals wielding incredible powers. But now, one of the Red King's vassals has been murdered, and a viral video shows the killer's confession at the scene. He is one Yashiro Isana, claiming to be the Colorless King; and he is now a wanted man - not only to the Red King's faction, but also the Blues charged with keeping the peace. He is even sought by Kuroh Yatogami, a knight of the former Colorless King sworn to slay any unworthy successor. Only, the subject of their struggle, "Shiro", is a nondescript young man living an unremarkable life in an island academy, and seems to have no recollection of killing anyone. To keep his life, Shiro must prove his innocence; but what is the truth behind his mysterious past, and what will be the outcome of this confrontation of Kings?

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Amefuri Amefuri says...

You can read my review more details but K definitely has that same cool, space cowboy atmostphere with intriguing characters that you only get to scratch into the surface of.

Also the soundtrack in K has that same vibe that Yoko Kanno provided in Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell.

Both are cool, casual, slow paced, and visual appealing with kind of a small town in a modern, futuristic world feel.