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Gintama

Gintama

In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!

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mneme mneme says...

Both series take place in the future and are a bit absurd (Gintama much more so)... While Cowboy Bebop involves bounty hunting, Gintama is more of a um...person who will take any job kind of thing.

Iahel Iahel says...

You can beat me up, but they're really almost the same. Firstly it's the plot structure - combination of serious and comedy episodes is the main feature for both, different length (26 eps vs >150 eps) doesn't stop them from showing some bizarre and random unconnected stories for one or few episodes length with some great story line behind the scene. Secondly it's the characters, Gintoki resembles Spike in all respects, they're both easygoing attractive guys with some dark past and fellows that was their friends but now they're enemies; you can beat me up one more time, but I think Kagura was created under the impression of Edward, they're both red, crazy, have some special unique skills and travel with dogs, though the main similarity is the "crazy" part; Jet and Shinpachi... I think if you try hard enough you'll find some similarities even between those guys. But the main thing putting those series together is an atmosphere that resembles normal life of mere human without any superpowers, and of course the fact that characters always have problems with supplies and tackle unprofitable jobs just in the cause of their mellowness. By the way, Sunrise is a producer for both of them.

Bajceps Bajceps says...

Gintoki is like Spike.Nice anime with great ending! Great characters! Grest storyline! Last two episodes are f***ing beautyful!Subarashi! 

Read or Die

Read or Die

Secret agent for the British Libraries, Yomiko Readman, has an infatuation with books. When she purchases one of the books that contain the notes for a plan to purge the world of humanity, Yomiko (along with the help of Ms. Deep and Drake) uses her powers of paper manipulation to stop a group of resurrected men from fulfilling the plan.

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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

Read or Die and Cowboy Bebop feature excellent stories and animation with amusing and serious moments interspersed among outstanding visuals. Awesome music and interesting characters.

Uriel1988 Uriel1988 says...

Much like Bebop, 'Read or Die' (R.O.D.)combines action-sequences animated in a breathtaking manner with a cool, jazzy soundtrack and a cast of colorful characters to make for a stylish and extremely entertaining watch. It (R.O.D.) is also probably the only anime to date with a 'coolness' I would put on par with Bebop's.

Hellsing

Hellsing

In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...

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CodeWordChobits CodeWordChobits says...

These two shows may not seem like they would possibly ever be recomended for each other.... but the fact that these shows share a heavy Jaz influence will make any Jaz fan a fan of these shows as well.

Wickerman Wickerman says...

Being a majior Anime OST fan Ishii Yasushi gives exalent soundtracks, he has worked with Yoko Kanna on Darker Then Black.  Bouth are comedies in a scensible way when they choose to be but mostly down right serious.  Hellsing can be a bit to gory for my liking and deals in black magic unlike Cowboy Bebop in anny way but you obtain that relaxed feeling that you do from Ciwboy Bebop, unfortunetly Hellsing only has 13 episodes so not alot of time to deal in daily lifes of the charecters but for that time you do get enjoying the charecters it is well worth it.

Hyper Police

Hyper Police

In a post-apocalyptic future, mankind now lives alongside demons, spirits and other supernatural beings. Everyone is interested in coexistence, but every society has rotten apples. The bounty hunter group "Hyper Police" does its part to catch and contain criminals, and with employees such as the half-cat, half-human Natsuki and Batanen the werewolf, law-breakers better watch out.

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kamirura kamirura says...

Cowboy Bebop really reminds me of Hyper Police though I think Cowboy Bebop is abit more serious and grown up than Hyper police. we got the same bonty hunter theme but it's a cat girl as the main char ;p

lantis lantis says...

If you like shows about bounty hunters, this is the king! Watch this and be impressed.

Infinite Ryvius

Infinite Ryvius

What happens when authority and consequence are removed? When the inmates truly run the asylum. On the spaceship Ryvius there are those who would fight for order, and many more who would fight to destroy it. Love, hate, anger, greed, avarice, and perhaps hope are the fuel for the Ryvius, and only one can save those who call it home...

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kamenoko kamenoko says...

Infinite Ryvius is the antithesis of Cowboy Bebop, but at the same time they are both anime about people coming to terms with their past, about the weakness of being human, and the lengths people will go to survive. Both also share the fact that they are excellent.

Aranneas Aranneas says...

Two space travel series with strong ensemble casts. Though I wouldn't call it light-hearted by any stretch Cowboy Bebop is probably the less serious of the two, but also has a smaller cast overall and explores in greater depth the relationships between them. Both ask deep and penetrating questions about human nature and the value of living.