In a world where magic power is drained from the Earth's lifestream and cities are industrialized beyond imagination, one man seeks to destroy all life; his name is Sephiroth. With time running out, only Cloud, Zack, Tifa and their friends must race against the clock to put a stop to Sephiroth's nefarious plans and destroy the otherworldly being known as Jenova, before the entire world is destroyed!
In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?
Afro Samurai is another anime that has a dark story, which provides a similar atmosphere to Last Order. It is also a somewhat unrealistic samurai anime, so you'll be able to find the same nice fighting scenes that you found in Last Order.
It is the era of Bakumatsu – the last years of the shogunate. In the general turmoil caused by warring groups with different political interests, a curious theatrical group known as the Yuyama Troupe is set out for revenge. They come across a mysterious young swordsman, Akizuki Youjirou, who seems to be burdened with a dark past. Thrown around by currents of history, powerful people from different factions and personal relations, Akizuki tries to fulfill his mission to destroy an ancient, cursed relic, the Lord’s Head, which has caused chaos and bloodshed for thousands of years.
Back in the real world, Ichigo and the gang have returned to eliminating normal hollows, but new dangers await them. After being attacked by strange white spirits known as "blanks", Ichigo and friends are saved by the female shinigami Senna – but she's no ordinary shinigami. For Senna cannot remember her squad number, yet retains memories of the past; and she is sought after by Ganryu, the leader of a group known as "Dark Ones", who was exiled from Soul Society. Ganryu is trying to attain an item known as the "Memory Rosary" in order to take his revenge on those who struck him down, and he needs Senna to do it. Who is Senna, and how does she fit into Ganryu’s nefarious plans?
Both see good versus evil, and battle using good old swords! They both have the same art style, both build up suspense, and both can covey all sorts of emotions - they're not just some "Go kill the bad guy" type of anime's, although they do have such moments, but they're done so well that you'll love it regardless.
In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of the vampire race, and has been charged by her government agency employer to investigate the sinister killings. With demons and creatures abounding, Saya must infiltrate a school to put a stop to the bloodshed -- unless the monsters get to her first...
In a dark dystopic future, humankind is controlled by Dorothy, a sentient supercomputer who believes she is god. To help do her bidding, she created beings known as Galerians -- humans with supernatural and psychokinetic abilities that rival no other. Enter Rion, a young man who possesses the skills of the Galerians, and unwillingly holds the key to Dorothy's destruction within his mind. As enemies search to destroy him, Rion must race against the clock to find his long lost sister and save humanity, before Dorothy and the Galerians can destroy it...