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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

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Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.

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Name Role
Tetsuya NISHIO Character Design
Hiroyuki OKIURA Director
Mamoru OSHII Original Manga Creator
Hidekazu TERAKAWA Producer
Minoru TAKANASHI Producer
Tsutomu SUGITA Producer

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Sheex 6.5/10 Jun 5, 2008

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Akira

Akira
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 1988

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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GreenTypeR
To put it bluntly: you will enjoy Akira (if you haven't seen it already) if you enjoyed Jin-Roh for its violence and animation qualities.
ndymin
If you liked the action and darkness of Jin Roh, you'll prolly enjoy the same thing in Akira. There's also a *little* bit of comedy, but these two films share a similar feeling (to me, it seems that way).
sothis
Both of these movies are dark and gritty, with powerful tragedies happening at various times. Jin Roh has more of a twist than Akira does, yet both have traumatized main characters.
Ooric
Both movies (Akira and Jin-Roh) involve a main character that gets traumatized. They both have gore and can leave you with an unsettling feeling. Jin-Roh was a bit darker, but they both have some action. I didn't particularly like either one (Akira was a bit better), but others really like both these movies.
tasanime

Jin-Roh and Akira can claim an equally powerful effect on a viewer regardless of genre. This is largely due to the gritty and realistic nature of the two stories and the exploration of the capabilities of mankind and violence in both. If you were captivated by one, you will surely be as intrigued by the other.

TheMajor5

Jin-Roh and Akira also share that similar feel.  Both of these movies deal with a human gone out of control.  Emotional trauma and corruption seep into the story.  They are quick pace animes filled with much suspense.  These legendary movies are not legend for no reason.  If you could handle one then I dare you to watch the other.

foxhead556

If you watched and enjoyed 1 out of the both you will enjoy the other. Since they both share some qualities like good animation,tragedies and etc.

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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
  • Movie (1 ep x 83 min)
  • 1995

A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?

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ndymin
Ghost in the Shell is a sophisticated anime. It has no time for comedy, and devotes itself to a sci-fi based drama which is intelligent, action packed, and has depth. If you enjoy the darker and more intelligent themes of Jin Roh, then I think you'd enjoy Ghost in the Shell.
freakzilla
So you like heavy stories for a movie? Start up with Ghost in the Shell, both movies are quite heavy on the plot, just like Jin-Roh
hurin

I see a similarity both in the dark atmosphere and beautifully animated action scenes, and in that the two protagonists Fuse and Kusanagi who both struggle with their identities.

Chalmersite

GitS and Jin-Roh - both of them can be described with several words - hard, heavy and beautiful.

HasseRovdjur

While Jin-Roh takes place in a parallel mid-20th Japan and GiTS in a cyberpunk future they share the same dystopian feel and sombre tone, which is not too surprising considering Mamoru Oshii was heavily involved in making them.

If it's the general feel of the movie you're after, not the setting, do yourself a favour and check out the other one.

TheMajor5

Jin-Roh and GitS share a similar feel.  When you watch both of these, the animation style and dreary setting make them feel the same.  Both movies go way too quickly and have a deep storyline.  They are classic animes and if you liked one then don't put the other aside, watch it asap.

Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze

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?

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freakzilla
These two are surely toprecs as both Jin-Roh and Texhnolyze are hard to follow stories about the violent human nature and it's quest for power. Also the animeation sees very simular and you have the same dark and mysterious feeling in both animes.
vivafruit

The message to both anime is relatively clear: no matter how much the glories of technology and society may mask them, there will always be a savage and bestial side to humankind that will can never be stripped away. As well as this, both anime carry a complicated plotline, brutal imagery, and a decidedly bleak ending. If you enjoy watching science fiction that delves into an uglier side of human nature and don't mind a slow moving plot, then either one should be well worth the watch.

Ran

Jin Roh and Tehxnolyze share the same civil war ambiance. Jin Roh is much shorter and is centered on two characters, whereas Tehxnolyze is more focused on the story and revolves around many characters and different parties. Despite these differences, both anime really give a similar feeling and if you liked one, you'll like the other.

MaxPower33

These two anime productions are very similar, both in feel and certain plot elements. Both productions revolve around a socially dysfunctional man, and his relationship with a woman who is important to multiple waring factions. Both are grimy and dark, with political undertones, and can definitely be confusing. If you liked either the other is worth checking out.

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.

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klafka
Both GITS:SAC and Jin-Roh let their cyberpunk roots hang out with both considering technology's effect on society and government. While Jin-Roh has a decidely more somber tone they both can at times be very grim.
Eleventh

Both Jin-Roh and GitS:SAC thrust their viewers into the midst of a fast-paced, and at times disorienting, world of futuristic politics and counter-terrorism. Viewers who enjoy unlocking the dense intellectualism of either show, and appreciate the heart-pounding action that serves to break up what would otherwise be recondite, will surely enjoy the other.

sloggerK

Aside from the superficial similarities (which might be lumped into the category of 'futuristic law enforcement), both GITS: SAC and Jin Roh share some similar themes. They take a look not only into the nature of society, but also at what it means to be human.

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?

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TheBurningCrow

Like Jin-Roh, Rurouni Kenshin is another dark and depressing story, lined with the themes of trust and betrayal. They also have plenty of good violence and action. If you liked one of these, you will probably like the other.

forfeit
What Jin Roh and Kenshin - Tsuiokuhen share is the same dark, yet realistic atmosphere, and also intensive romance, shocking drama and much bloody action. Without doubt, these share much and one who watches one of them will like the other.
tasanime

Both are based on true events within different periods of history, staying true to the concept of war and the effect it can have on both sides of the conflict. You can draw similarities in the male leads, not initially likeable characters largely due to their role in battle. The beauty in both is the evolving nature of the leads, best observed in their developed relationships and the way this impacts on their being. Both explore this in beautiful detail and are to be viewed by someone with an appreciation of the realities of inner and outer turmoil.