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?
Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...
Both series being a unique experience, there isn't much that links these two shows. While BP is an eerie sci-fi sepia journey through adolescence, CB is a more old-fashioned story about coming to terms with one's self. What ties these two otherwise quite different series is their distinct atmosphere, filled with dreamy music and moody color. If you like something different in anime, then these two series are a must-see.
In the distant future, aliens called Victim destroyed all the worlds of humanity except for Zion. In this desperate time, young boys of the space colonies are sent to GOA to learn how to, and compete for the right to, pilot the fighting machines designated as Ingrids. These child pilots are assisted by EX -- a special power, and by female partners who repair the Ingrids. However, to save humanity, exceptional candidates are needed, and two new students, Zero and Hiead, motivated by their desire to succeed and burning rivalry, may be the human race's last hope...
Candidate for Goddess is a more light-hearted space adventure than Cowboy Bebop, which deals with mature issues and has more violence. In both series, the characters face an uncertain future, and must deal with that uncertainty. Cowboy Bebop seems to go more in depth into the characters emotional state, whereas Candidate for Goddess deals strongly with the relationship between the partners of the crew.
Lady Ran is a self-described 'beautiful drifter': a samurai who travels Japan on a whim, always searching for good sake. Together with her good-hearted but somewhat dense sidekick Meow (master of the Iron Cat Fist style), they stumble into situations where they (usually unwillingly) confront bandits, corrupt officials and deceitful cults. But there's one enemy they can never defeat with their amazing sword and martial arts skills: their perpetual poverty!
Both are easygoing and light shows with fun characters that goes from place to place and face dramatic situations. While Bebop may be the better one Tsukikage Ran shouldn't be scoffed at either. Its sole goal is to entertain its viewers and it does just that well enough to be worth a watch.
Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makumura are private detectives who make up the City Hunter team -- problem solvers who can be hired by writing 'xyz' in a certain train station. Ryo's uncanny accuracy with a gun is surpassed only by his lecherous tendencies, while Kaori provides the sideline support -- usually in the form of a 50,000 kg mallet to keep Ryo's ecchiness under control!
Both Spike and Ryo Saeba share similar charactereristics. Both are detectives/assassins for hire, and both have a soft spot for humans in short skirts. The settings differ in the shows but the atmosphere, humour, side characters and the serious moments are very much in line with each other.
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Yagami Light finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
Both series have characters that you almost fall in love with. Cowboy Bebop has a comical side, but at the same time is very dark. Monster has characters who can be light hearted and cheerful, but ultimately have to be thrown into darkness.