In a world where Japan's security rests in the hands of super-powered samurai and their masters called "generals", Muneakira Yagyuu, the official swordsmanship tutor to the family of the shogun, arrives at Buou Academy in order to serve as head of the school's dojo. However, while he hopes this will be a routine assignment at an all-girl's school, everything changes when a strange girl falls from the sky with a power of a Master Samurai and no memory...
In an age when samurai enhanced their bodies mechanically, a great war broke out. After the war's end, these "Bandits" (having become mere robbers) have lost their samurai code and now rob villages for their rice and women. The peasants of Kanna Village are filled with despair and agree to hire some samurai to retaliate, but with only rice in their food stores and no money to offer, it seems that time is running out. Now, the villagers must set out to look for samurai willing to accept such a deal -- but are there still such men that abide by the samurai code, and protect the weak?
Both fight scenes that are similar in way of style and both have samurai fighting a much more technologically advanced enemy.
Both are equally good in my opinion, as long as you take it for what it is. They both deal with futuristic/modern era samurai, something like "Samurai Jack". Hyakka Ryouran uses heavy drawn lines, faded watercolor affects, and ink blot action scenes which makes this animation's quality remarkable in many ways, using different styles of backdrops. H.R. is carried more on ecchi, animation, and a well known plot catch (Little innocent person, who has a super powerfull alter personality.). While, Samurai 7 carries on a well known movie plot by Akira Kurosawa and cowboy movie called the Magnificent 7. As long as you can stand ecchi, I believe the watcher will equally enjoy both. :)
Feudal era Japan, swordfighting action, fantasy elements, and a cast populated by wardrobe malfunction-prone busty beauties. If you don't watch anime for a good story and are seeking more mindless titillation of the sort Hyakka Ryouran provides, be sure to check out Manyuu Hiken-chou! It spares you the messy ink splotches of censorship!
Ryofu Housen (Lu Bu) is a powerful general from the Three Kingdoms. Alongside Chinkyuu (Chen Gong), Ryofu suddenly finds himself falling to Earth, and landing... in the body of an elementary school student?! With their new lives as flat-chested, women-loving children, Ryofu and Chinkyuu follow their hunger and their desire to get back to their old lives somehow; but it will be difficult, given the variety of obstacles in their way including old enemies, epic monster battles and the most important thing of all, trying to get their hands on Eri-sensei's mammoth F-cup breasts!
At St. Mihailov Academy, strange things are happening. Not only did the dean disappear, leaving his daughter Tomo and adopted daughter Mafuyu alone, but girls in the nearby city are being killed by an unknown foe. However, the blades begin to fly when a Russian boy named Sasha arrives. He is a Qwaser, a person able to manipulate the elements after ingesting Soma, breast milk, and he’s not the only one. Soon Tomo and Mafuyu find themselves in the middle of a battle between two groups of Qwasers whose goal is to protect or steal the Theotokos of Tsarytsin. With more allies and enemies arriving, who will survive the assault?
Souma and his friends were typical high school students, and members of the student council; but things changed when a cat girl named Mao appeared in the school, looking for someone named Zero. Souma accidentally breaks Mao's mirror which causes her, Souma and his friends to be transported to her world. In this world, Souma and the other male humans from Earth can wield soulblades drawn from people's hearts. His friends landed in different parts of a war-torn world, so they have subsequently broken up into separate factions and each person is working towards winning the war. His friends have become each other's enemies, and it's up to Souma to be the one to create peace without choosing which friends should die.
The two anime use girls as weapons and fantasy elements. Although the fighting is plentiful, the protagonist in Shining Tears x Wind has next to no experience in battle while the samurai lead in Samurai Girls is an expert at fighting alone; however, gradually they learn to battle with girls while becoming closer to them.