Bolt Crank is a mercenary. Rather than selling his services to whoever can pay, he accepts jobs for his own reasons, and insists on doing things his way. This isn't the only thing that makes Bolt different, for he also has an appetite for eating metal, and can actually reform things he has eaten into the palm of his hand! Follow Bolt's journey and watch while he takes on jobs, makes some money, and saves beautiful women in need.
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
Bolt Crank and Vash the Stampede are both similar characters. Mysterious, wanderers, skilled mercenaries, rescuers of those in need... they both have their own sense of style and their own set of morals. If you enjoyed Eat-man, you should definately check out Trigun.
Characters that are not human wandering in the world, looking for a way to survive; both Bolt and Vash are strange creatures in chaotic worlds filled with monsters, cyborgs, and headhunters.
Both series are about mysterious men with a powerful right arm. Vash the Stampede and Bolt Crank are both great characters that follow their own sense of justice; even if it means people get the wrong idea about them.
The late 90's was a great time for anime, and these two shows from the era perfectly blend action, adventure and add a generous sprinkling of comedy. Probably more suited to a slightly older generation of anime fans, these two shows have some very amusing male protagonists with some very special fighting styles. If you like your anime to be a lot of fun, you should definitely try out both of these shows.
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!
Despite the more supernatural nature of Eat Man, I can't help but think it is similar to City Hunter. While City Hunter's Ryo Saeba is more comedic overall, when it comes time to do the job he is just as professional as Eat Man's Crank Bolt. I just feel that the two of them have similar ideas and attitudes.
City Hunter is a much better series than Eat Man, however. If you enjoyed Eat Man or didn't like Eat Man but thought it had potential, try watching City Hunter.
Arsene Lupin the Third is the world’s most notorious thief, a master of disguise and an unashamed ladies man! Working alongside his partner-in-crime Jigen, the carefree Lupin, shoots, steals and flirts his way across the world while avoiding his ever-persistent nemesis, Inspector Zenigata. Whether he is trying to win a Grand Prix race, defeat an invincible magician or steal a set of precious playing cards from a millionaire, nothing is impossible for the great Lupin the Third.
Though Lupin III focuses on thieves and Eat-Man a mercenary, both series are aimed at an older audience and have plenty of action. Both series are also episodic so they are easy to pick up as and when you want to watch them. if you liked one, it's worth checking out the other.