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In 2137 AD, the sun released a massive flare across the solar system, creating the Geduld, a dense field of plasma and debris. In the midst of a routine descent into the Geduld's upper layers, the training ship Liebe Delta is crippled by a terrorist attack, killing the trainers and command crew - and exposing the vessel’s military secrets, which may hold the survivors’ only hope. With nowhere to hide from their darkest fears, the young trainees must work together to navigate the ravages of a solar system filled with mysterious, powerful foes. Yet, as the ship is forced into greater isolation and its inhabitants become increasingly desperate, they must struggle to survive against not only the forces that pursue them relentlessly... but also each other.
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.
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.
In the future, Tokyo has fallen victim to syndicates, trigger-happy people who run rampant and other groups who don't like to follow the rules. In response, an organization called RAPT has been created, whose goal is to maintain their definition of "peace". In the underground, however, science involving humans and powerful mechanics is progressing at a steady phase, but for what purpose? Meet our four angels who know how to kick butt and raise hell whenever it's needed. Their motto? Shoot first, talk later. Their mission? To make the seemingly impossible possible, of course...
Both are episodical with an underlying story that's developped a bit more every once and then. What struck me as simular is the teams on each anime. A hacker, a bounty hunter, one who always gets caught and the fatherly/motherly figure. It just feels alike.
Although they come from different genre, Cowboy Bebop and Bakuretsu Tenshi have quite alot in common. A team of the seemingly most different personalities working together as best they can. Hired guns out to make money, and maybe do a little good. A hero(ine) that blurs the line between right and wrong, between working for the law, and breaking it. And a little girl who is quite possibly the greatest hacker in the universe. Not to mention the quality combat scenes.
In the distant future, mankind has mastered space and spread empires across the galaxy. While many choose to colonize distant planets, others choose to remain amidst the stars, ultimately giving rise to a new brand of humanity known as the Abh. Both genetically and culturally different from their Earth-dwelling peers, the Abh soon find themselves engaged in a bloody war that rages across hundreds of planets and set out to restore peace by means of conquest. Enter Jinto, a nobleman and ambassador of the recently acquired Hyde system whose duty is to represent his peoples' interests and rule on the Abh's behalf. In order to be officially coronated to this position, a cold-but-beautiful Abh princess named Lafiel arrives at Hyde to escort him back to the empire's capital. When they are suddenly attacked by an anti-Abh liberation front, however, the festivities are cut short, and the two must flee for their lives against all odds.
Both series are set in well-developed space. While Crest of Stars is more epic in scope (like Star Wars) BeBop focuses more on the characters. You should like them if you like realistic space flight (to some degree) and appreciate a good storyline.
Both series is set in space and follow around a small group of people. In Crest of the Stars it's mainly about a boy and a girl and in Cowboy Bebop it's about a small crew of 2 men and 2 girls. Both series have some pretty good space battles but the main point of each is story that revolves around the main characters. While Cowboy Bebop is more of a bounty hunter type of thing it does weave in a backstory for the characters that makes the characters interesting and then in Crest of the Stars it's politics of things one of the major driving forces of the the story but the characters backgrounds adds to the depth of the characters.
Cobra is a futuristic ladies' man with a gun for an arm and selective memories of his past. His inherited weapon, the Psychogun, is an unusual tool which responds to his very thoughts. Due to his strength and choice of weaponry, Cobra lives his life as a pirate whose main goal is to elude the nefarious bunch of evildoers known only as the Guild. Follow his space adventures as he lives on the run from both sides of the law!
Both series star a charming chain-smoking bounty hunter/pirate who is just a bit clumsy but cocky as hell. Bebop and Cobra are also both set in the future, and both experiment with filmic techniques and camera-angles. Bebop was inspired by shows like Cobra.
Both are space adventures involving private investigator/bounty hunters who are somehow down on their luck but always manage to get the girl... :)
In the year 2075, humanity has spread to the stars, along with their technology, colonies, and... waste? At such great speeds in orbit, even a tiny bolt can cause a tragic disaster. Enter the team of the half division. Their job? To gather the garbage and debris that circles the Earth, in order to keep space safe. From broken-down satellites to bolts and nails, there's nothing that the underpaid and underappreciated staff can't salvage. Join Hachimaki, Tanabe, Fee, and the rest of the gang as they risk their lives to keep space clean, and keep their wallets... empty.
Planetes and Cowboy don't seem to have much in common at first glance, besides the fact that they take place in space. The vision of space development in both series differs a lot, but on the other hand it's one of the things that make these series interesting. The most notable similarities between these two are the semi-realistic animation style and one of the plot elements. If you give these series a try, you shouldn't be disappointed.
bouth series take place in a very realistc and dirty future. Life is preety much the same as it has always been except in a future seeting. it also follows the not exactley proudest members of society. Cowboybebop follows bounty hunters strugiling to survive and planetes bassicley followes garbige men. If you love realistic scifi then i would recomend eather of these series