Gungrave

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Gun x Sword

Gun x Sword

Evergreen would be a peaceful and prosperous place – if it wasn’t under siege by bandits. Most of the inhabitants have already been killed or driven off, but among the ones remaining is Wendy – a young girl who is intent on finding her kidnapped brother. As the outlaws bring their full arsenal to bear, including one of the dreaded Armor war-machines, the fate of Evergreen looks sealed. However, a slim hope appears in the form of the wanderer Van, who possesses extraordinary martial skills and even an Armor of his own. But Van has motives and goals of his own, which don’t necessarily involve saving besieged towns...

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wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

Just the mere look at the animation remind me of each other. Many of the same voice actors are used in both as well. Both also seem to have a moment where it shows you how deep a character's madness has become in each episode.

dragonballk dragonballk says...

Although Gungrave tells a much longer story, that takes a while to get to the point where it is similar to Gun X Sword, they do both tell the story of someone out for vengeance on the man who killed the woman he cared for (one anime more so then the other) while being accompanied by a much younger girl who develops feelings for him. Both main protagonists suffer the ultimate betrayal by their closest accomplises.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Ok I admit this seem like a weird combination at first.

Gungrave have heavier atmosphere and much more realism (even with all the  monsters roaming around through the second half). It's prolly because Gungrave is a tale spread through a long period of time - character slowly grow to get into their place. CG is more childish with teenagers in giant robots roaming around and echi/comedy parts added there.

That said... I still believe this shows are really similar. Both are about ambition and revenge, about betrayal and heavy price it comes with. Both animes feature two close friends as main characters, that eventually becomes mortal enemies. Even the character types have strong similarities - Lelouch and Harry are ambitious, manipulative bastards while Brandon and Suzaku are loyal and hardworking types.

Basically if you want lighter Gungrave in different setting go fo CG. If you want heavier Code Geass with mafia flavours go for Gungrave

badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

Bot series revolve around anti hweros who get unbelivabole powers and use them to take revenge agients pepole who betrayed them and try to change the world. both also have prety simmiler animation and charecter design and both have simmiler action scens

Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

In a city laced with crime, four individuals face their own personal trials. Mihai, a middle-aged hitman, seeks closure with an old student; Badou the information dealer learns a little too much; Naoto, an orphaned girl, lives for revenge against her parents' killer; and Heine, the result of underground genetic experiments, hopes to save another like him. Each must find the strength to overcome their dilemma and continue to live in this tough world...

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Although GunGrave is far longer and deeper (at the moment) the series hold common elements in gang warefare, loyalty and betrayal.

The diffrence comes in the latter half of GunGrave being somewhat sci-fi infected and Dog's being more comedy centered at some points.

Though the first OVA of Dogs might as well be a direct rip it's so similar.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

Though not necessarily equal in quality (though both shows are good), these two share the similar themes of loyalty and betrayal; people with dark pasts in rough situations and the ways they chose to overcome their plights.

Baccano!

Baccano!

It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Both series revolve around at least near immortal people and their gangland surroundings.

Plenty of gunning and gangs in both. A much higher sci-fi element in Gungrave though.

Annalyn Annalyn says...

First of all, I've only seen the first 15 episodes of Gungrave so far, but I think I can confidently make this reccomendation.

Both Baccano! and Gungrave involve the mafia and related questions of loyalty (and, at times, betrayal), friendship, tasteful "supernatural" strength, and amazing action.

Whenever I reccomend Baccano! I must warn that it is the bloodiest, most violent anime I have ever watched. It's been labeled TV-MA almost exlusively for this reason.  But the action is very well done, and I greatly enjoyed watching it.

Gungrave's fight scenes were just as enjoyable, although less emphasized than in Baccano!. Where it perhaps has less action (relatively), Gungrave spends more time developing the plot and characters - in a much more orderly manner than Baccano. Don't get me wrong - Baccano! has great characters, developed plot, and intrige, too.

If you liked Gungrave, you'll probably like Baccano!, provided blood,gore, and chaos doesn't scare you away from a mafia action masterpiece. And, if you like Baccono!, you'll probably enjoy a peak into the the action and inner-politics of the mafia in Gungrave.

Strait Jacket

Strait Jacket

In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not take proper precautions become infected, lose their sanity, and become demons. The Sorcery Administration Bureau, along with their Tactical Sorcerers, monitor magic uses and respond to any demonic outbreaks that occur. In this world, Ray Otto is a rogue tactical sorcerer who hunts down demons with reckless abandon. Given that he always gets the job done, the administration generally lets his activities slide. Together with the mysterious girl Kapel Theta, Ray risks his life and humanity to destroy demonkind... when the price is right.

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badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

BOuth anime have a lot to do with thems of couroption and betrayel. Also bouth have a very simmiler animation style. BOuth have simmiler charecter disgins and mounstierss. Action scens in bouth are very simmiler as well. so if you like gun grave you will like straigh jacket and likewise.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

The character setup is near identical and anyone who's seen both will instantly recognise similar points.

The melancholic monster killer, who's powers are awakened in the container on the back of their HQ on wheels but only with the help of the young girl who's tragic past is linked to the past wrongs of the hero.