A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?
Meet Ryoma Echizen, the cocky prince of tennis. He comes to Japan from America where he is known as the Prince of Tennis – but that is no surprise considering he is the son of the former tennis pro, Nanjiroh Echizen, otherwise known as the Samurai! Upon transferring to the school Seishun Gakuen, he meets the regulars of the tennis club, and becomes the first freshman to become a regular; but he has a lot to learn yet about being a tennis star. Ryoma, along with the rest of his teammates, aspire to win the Nationals; but first, they must defeat the other teams which stand in their way!
Although Dragon Ball is centered around fighting while The Prince of Tennis is a sports anime, the characters have to face with stronger and stronger enemies and defeat them. Characters in Prince of Tennis have so unrealistic skills that one can consider them as superpowers so these shows are quite similar.
Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!
After Bruce Lee's demise in 1973, the Hong Kong film industry was left with a void it tried to fill with a host of Bruce clones that emulated Lee's "cocky hero" persona. But in 1978, Jackie Chan stepped out of Bruce's shadow and fashioned a new type of hero: the "clown hero".
Ranma Saotome and Dragon Ball's Goku are protagonists in the mold of Jackie Chan. Like Jackie, they are not invincible: they get hurt. They smile, even crack jokes, in the middle of a fight and "where [Bruce] kicks high, [they] kick low."
Dragon Ball and Ranma 1/2 fall in the kung fu comedy genre that became Jackie Chan's signature after Snake in the Eagle's Shadow. Both series are all about action, adventure and fun. So there's only one thing left to say:
The hero is dead! Long live the clown!
In the school of Daimon High, martial arts and starting fights are the biggest ways to boosting your grades, which is excellent news for Ryoko Mitsurugi, the school most popular kendo beauty. Her popularity and fame spark an idea for the heads of the schools, K-Fight! -- a system where the best fighters for each school challenge each other to one-one or all out battle royal. However, soon the K-Fights start to draw unwanted interest, some not even of this world.
Both Dragon Ball and Real Bout High School revolve around people who form strong rivalries and solve everything with violence. Both shows have a pervy air about them without crossing the line into explicit territory. If you liked one, try the other.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?