Cowboy Bebop

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Gunsmith Cats

Gunsmith Cats

Rally Vincent and Minnie May are twogirls with a lot of fire power. When they are not busy managing their gun store, they are working as bounty-hunter duo the Gunsmith Cats. Rally's incredible gunslinging skills and Minnie's obsession for big explosions make the GunSmith Cats a deadly force, and every task an adventure.

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Tomte Tomte says...

Do u like alot of shootouts and races? Both Cowboy Bebop and Gunsmith Cats have good ones of those.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Do you want more bounty hunters? Gunsmith Cats and Bebop both have a similar style and some good action. There's more in Bebop because Gunsmith Cats is only three episodes, but nonetheless they provide the same feeling.

Verdeloth26 Verdeloth26 says...

These two shows are all about the bounty hunters. Both feature nonstop action and explosoins and guns blazing, not to mention a decent story line. Give it a go if you're a fan of justice!

Gungrave

Gungrave

Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.

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flclkris flclkris says...

Gungrave and Cowboy Bebop are arguably two of the best in modern action anime. While Cowboy Bebop takes the more stylized super futuristic science fiction approach, Gungrave takes a more gritty, realistic approach. However, both series blead over in these characteristics and in some respects they are very similar. Cowboy Bebop is more serialized with self contained episodes while Gungrave is more geared towards devoping a building main plot. Both have an engrosing back story and some of the coolest action sequences around. If you like either one I'd definitely reccomend trying the other.

Aporias Aporias says...

Aside from the action, Cowboy Bebop and Gungrave go far deeper in comparison. The two series excel at bringing forth this great level of depth as each character finds themself trying to fight the mistakes they have made in their past. Not only do these two anime show a large amount of struggle and emotion, but they also exceed at blending them together with the gun fighting and explosions. You'll find this plot of vengeance, love and uncertainty all too familiar as you watch one after the other.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Both Gungrave and Cowboy Bebop are well known and very enjoyab?e anime from which a person can learn many hardships of life and how important some choices are for the future. They both contain graet gunfights, good music, and likeable characters. Besdise that both of our main characters Spike (CB) and Brandon(Gg) did belong to some criminal organization which hunts them for betrayal. Those two masterpieces of japanesse animation can move a normal anime fan into faze of extreme delight. I would recommend them as one of the most impressive anime ever made!

Coyote Ragtime Show

Coyote Ragtime Show

Androids and treasure and pirates, oh my! When the space pirate (aka “Coyote”) Bruce was killed, he left behind a legacy of the greatest heist ever known, and only one person knows how to find it. His daughter just wants her inheritance; the Coyote Mister just wants his cut; a detective wants to finally capture the bad guy; and the nefarious Madame Marciano and her android assault force are just out for blood. Can Bruce’s treasure be found, or will the authorities and bounty hunters steal the show?

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MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

Both anime are set in sci-fi futures where space pirates and mercenaries roam for loot and treasure. While Coyote Ragtime Show is focused on a specific goal and story arc, Cowboy Bebop's longer series has the main characters developed and fleshed out more deeply. Cowboy Bebop shares CRTS's fun fight sequences and chase scenes, and gives you characters you'll end up caring more about.

games4yosoul games4yosoul says...

Both these anime deal with space pirates and wild space adventures. Both series have a unique stylistic feel to them. However Cowboy Bebop has more character development and plot and tends to be more serious at times. While Coyote Rag Time Show is more action paced and fun type of anime. Although Cowboy Bebop can be just as much fun at times too thats why I perfer Cowboy over Ragtime. Bottom line if you like one then you really should give the other a try.

sothis sothis says...

Cowboy Bebop and Coyote Ragtime Show are both jazzy and action-packed tales of pirates and bounty hunters. Each has a distinct campy flair, with plenty of interesting character to choose from. To be honest, I didn't care much for either of these; but I still think fans of one would enjoy the other.

Berserk

Berserk

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?

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tac0 tac0 says...

Cowboy Bebop and Berserk have Lean-Mean-Fighting Machines with mysterious pasts, unknown futures and a present time that will lead us to understand both.

Spike777 Spike777 says...

The two main characters in Bebop and Berserk are similar in badassness, but Guts (Berserk) has more balls because he uses a big ass sword and doesn't give up. Both are awesome, and the stories also seem to be driven by facing your inner demons and past.

fizrox fizrox says...

These series are about men looking for his path in life, running away from the past and finally facing problems with unpredictable outcome. Both anime have not only highly enjoyable plot, but what's more important, they leave us with couple of thoughts regarding our own lifes.

The Big O

The Big O

Forty years ago the citizens of Paradigm lost all of their memories, and live their lives without any knowledge of their past, or any hope for the future. Roger Smith is a man who performs the much needed task of negotiator in Paradigm. He provides his services to the wealthy with the help of a peculiar android named Dorothy and his mechanically inclined butler Norman. When greater evil arises, he calls on his magnificent relic of Paradigm's past, the Megadeus Big O. With Big O at his side, Roger Smith may be Paradigm's only hope of surviving in this new world without memories.

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boogaloo12 boogaloo12 says...

The Big O is similar to Bebop in both its feel, and to a lesser extent, its style. Cowboy Bebop closes the door on the series with its ending, while The Big O leaves it wide open and explains almost nothing. The Big O follows a monster-of-the-week format, though be assured that you'll end up seeing a badass giant something-or-other fight the Big O, while in Bebop you're guaranteed to see the characters chase down an interesting bounty, with zany consequences.

valondar valondar says...

If there are two anime from the 1990s that define 'cool', it is Cowboy Bebop and The Big O. Each of them also utilise tropes from film noir, with characters being plagued by events in their past and fatalistically having to accept them. The Big O uses the style of film noir a lot more (and uses its premise as the basis of a mindfuck plot) while Cowboy Bebop merely sticks to the premise and borrows its style from elsewhere, but still - these anime are a lot of fun.

Uriel1988 Uriel1988 says...

Both these series are anime with a style that's more similar to American cartoons than anime itself. CB has its cowboy aesthetics, while Big O is often described as ''Batman turned anime''. They also share a strange, offbeat but at the same time melancholic atmosphere that's further enhanced by a jazzy soundtrack. If you liked one, then I stronly recommend giving the other a try.