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Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Two men driven by ambition roam the realm in disregard of all others, and care for almost nothing. Gatts and Colin Macleod are both exceptional swordsmen and vicious warriors. If you liked the way a true fighter turns sentimental in one of these series, you would enjoy the other.
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?
Revenge. That is theme for both of these shows. You have Afro, who's dad was killed by the "number 2" and you have Colin MacLeod, who's lover was killed by another immortal. Throughout their quests of vengeance, they encounter many opponents and slay a lot of them.
Afro Samurai and Highlander are both great examples of shows that only care about delivering action scenes that are just flat out fun.
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
How do Death Note and High Lander a Search for Vengeance have in common? Well the first thing is revenge. Both the main characters are searching for it and both have different goals in obtaining them. The main character in Highlander is a misguided fighter of years past while, Light is an inelegance young man that seeks cleansing of the world with Death. After that the similarities do end between the main characters. Light at the end of the series resembles the main villain in High Lander; both try and clean the world with death If you like action then High Lander is your choice while Death Note offers more of a action in high stakes and tension. If you like a romance sprinkled in with your anime then both has that as well; in Death Note it is not as apparent. I recommended these to whoever likes the other.
Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.
In the distant future, man has advanced into space and spread to worlds throughout the galaxy. On one such planet, Jerra, a brutal war began between the Jerran army and the Nexram - those who opposed a galactic Earth government. To combat the threat the Jerran army created the MDS - Most Dangerous Soldiers - who possess elite fighting abilities. However, one such soldier, MD Geist, was deemed too ferocious and imprisoned inside an orbiting satellite. Now, in the present, both sides have been decimated and the planet lies in ruins. After his satellite falls to the planet, MD Geist wanders the wasteland once more. And after killing the leader of a powerful gang, Geist finds himself in the company of a woman named Vaiya. Together, the two join with survivors of the Jerran army and set forth on a quest to exterminate Death Force - a doomsday device built by the Jerrans - before it activates.
Highlander actually evokes an older style of anime that makes it a good match for MD Geist. The character designs are much more reminiscent of the 80s or 90s as is the style of action. Geist is pure 80s cheesiness at it's finest. Both anime have plenty of action and Highlanders imitation of an older style makes these two a good match.
Highlander does have a bit more plot, but even then the plot is usually just an excuse for more fights.