Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!
Working with the constant knowledge of wondering where the next meal will be coming from as a result of being constantly broke, is perhaps the most common theme in these two series. And although in Cowboy other characters join the pair, the attention is held on the two of them, similiar to Getbackers. Either way, the artistic style and overall feel of these two series make them well worth watching.
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!
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.
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.
Gintoki is like Spike.Nice anime with great ending! Great characters! Grest storyline! Last two episodes are f***ing beautyful!Subarashi!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.