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Darkside Blues

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2.307 out of 5 from 762 votes
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In a world dominated by the ultimate family corporation, a man arrives by unusual means in the worst part of the worst city in the world: Tokyo Darkside. His origin is uncertain, his powers unknown, and his motivations obscure. We know only that his purpose is ‘renewal’. Of what? Or whom? This complex and highly symbolic movie will appeal to any who enjoys trying puzzle understanding from fragments. The fights are spectacular, and it does make sense… eventually.

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Hiroshi HAMASAKI Character Design
Yoriyasu KOGAWA Director
Kazz TOYAMA Music

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Vampire Hunter D

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  • 1985

Thousands of years in the future, the world is overrun by demons and vampire lords. Doris, a young girl, has become the target of the great vampire lord Count Magnus Lee, who wants her as his plaything. After being bitten by the Count, she seeks the help of D, an elite vampire hunter, who decides he must venture out to slay the Count and his demon underlings to save this girl in despair.

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sothis
VHD and Darkside Blues, while quite different plot-wise, both share a similar animation style and a very dark, brooding atmosphere. VHD is a more to the point plot, whereas Darkside Blues is more of a "wtf?" thing to watch, yet still is good.
TheBurningCrow
Vampire Hunter D and Darkside Blues both have a very VERY similar atmosphere. The movies play out about the same, although they are based on 2 totally different stories. They both have that "dark" feeling and of course death and destruction and a fantasy feeling to them.

Venus Wars

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TheBurningCrow
Both of these movies had a lot of the same animation style, and the same way they progressed through the story. Darkside Blues is a lot more based on mythical stuff and "magic", while Venus Wars is based on "technology of the future".
sothis
While Darkside Blues and Venus Wars have very, very different plots, I got the same kind of feeling while watching both. Each of these films is quite dark in nature, and animation-wise, they look fairly similar too. This recommendation might not be as cut and dry as others, but I do think they feel very much the same.

Bounty Dog

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TheBurningCrow
Maybe it's because we watched these 2 back-to-back, but both of them seem to have a similar animation style as well as atmosphere. They both have that dark, "something isn't quite right here" felling to them.

Twilight of the Dark Master

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sothis
Darkside Blues and Twilight of the Dark Master both have a gritty, dark feel to them that are full of sinister characters. Though Darkside Blues definitely doesn't have as much of a plot, both definitely have a similar feel to them. Try it out.

X: The Movie

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Justice4243

Two movies with complex stories and characters running around with strange powers trying to kill each other. You'll have to watch each one at least twice to piece together what's going on, but you'll get to see plenty of people flying around throwing magic at each other in the mean time.