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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

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Jin Roh is like a similar but darker version of Metropolis. They're both soaked in that sad atmosphere which also makes them so good.

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If the interpersonal drama in MSG 08th MS Team is what drew you to the series, then you can go even further and take a look at Jin-Roh: the Wolf Brigade. A modern retelling of an old fairy tale, Jin-Roh is dark and moody, a grim exploration of human nature.

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Despite the numerous differences between them, these animes tell essentially the same story - a story of tragic love between someone with a bestial nature and someone who trusts in him. So, if you enjoyed the drama in one of these works, you should definitely try the other.

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Both films are dark realistic political thrillers involving Mamoru Oshii in the production staff. Like Jin Roh, Patlabor 2 is realistic science fiction that has a heavy dose of political intrigue and social commentary. Both make explicit refrences to ideologies of 1970s student protest groups who rallied against the American-Japanese Security treaty (ANPO). Also both feature heavy machinery and weponry as a part of the setting with Jin Roh's CAPO troop armor and the Labors (Giant Robots) in Patlabor. In short both shows have similar themes and similar settings.

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Could you ever fall in love with a killing machine? Both Saikano and Jin-Roh test ask that question and carry it out beautifully. From start to finish you will witness the development of the most tragic romance known to man. If you are in the mood for a slightly melancholy anime, I highly suggest you try these two out.