Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?
In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGAN will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGAN specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?
Produced also by MADHOUSE (which is a highly recommended production company), Texhnolyze examines and almost destroys both society and its hierarchy, and has similar detestable yet interesting characters. Also the character style proves interesting to those after something different like Gankutsuou.
Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.
Both Twelve Kingdoms and Gankutsuou are based on really popular novels. Directed at an adult audience, you are offered a story with depth and many mysteries. Alongside it, you're given a compelling development of the characters in the story. These are truly two masterpieces if you're into a strong plot.
On a chilly December evening, Hana, a transvestite, Misaki, a teenage runaway, and Gin, a retired bike racer, found little Kiyoko in the trash. For three homeless people, finding an abandoned baby might not have been the best of luck, but with good intentions and two cents to chip in, the trio set out to find the parents of the child. But locating the mother will not be an easy task, and all they have to go on is a small key...
Gankutsuou is deeper and has a lot more mystery, but the way the characters are handled in it and Tokyo Godfathers is very alike. Without getting too complex, the characters are given hard choices about serious matters that affect other people's lives.