When Jonathan Joestar was just a baby, his mother tragically died in a carriage accident, and his father George was saved by the kindness of a stranger, Dario Brando. At least, that's what George believed, unbeknownst to him that Dario was just attempting to steal from the victims. Thus, when Dario later dies and his son, Dio, comes to his doorstep, the wealthy George eagerly adopts the boy. But what should have become a budding friendship between two siblings quickly becomes a nightmare for poor Jonathan, as Dio is cruel, calculating and will go to great lengths to become George's primary heir. Little does Jonathan know that this unfortunate childhood is only the harbinger of things to come...
Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check - but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!
Both are tour de forces of visual inventiveness, using things like varied colour palettes and texted sound effects or names to great effect. Both have a very unique look compared to their contemporaries, and they have lots of action, great characters and general awesomeness to offer.
These series share a lot, so a fan of either would do well to check out the other one.
Bizarre visuals are used to great effect in each of these shows, with very distinctive character designs, interesting use of colour and visual effects. Beyond that they each share great action, fun characters and a perfectly fitting OST than enhances the battles.
Both are just all round great shows, so a fan of one could do a lot worse than giving the other a go.
With VA's sent from the gods themselves to voice such Fabulous Characters, and stories that aren't afraid to mock the slight ridiculousness of themselves, one would do well to watch either show had the enjoyed the other.
JoJo is a fighting show like no other, tense, funny, and bad to the bone (in a good way), Kill La Kill seems to draw upon the same themes also.
Visually unique, packed with over the top action and characters that are much larger than life, both these series will attract the same type of fans. Both series have funny moments in their more serious action moments.
JoJo isn't as frantically paced and it's art style is more refined. However, both shows share the same over the top sensibility that's it's easy to say if you enjoyed one then you should try out the other.
Even with a big difference in plot, these shows have a good number of similarities. First thing would be the obvious fast pace and to-the-point progression, and second larger than life type of charachters. Both are full on action and generate the same feeling of cool, either with bizarre bland of seriousness and comedy, or just balls to the walls action, which will probably appeal to the fans of either of those.
Be a hero! Save the underdog! Ready, set, FIGHT! Both JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Kill La Kill are all about action! While both do have an underlying serious plotline, both of these anime tell their story in a fun, keep-things-moving-along pace. Humor abounds, and the good guys have great adventure fighting the bad guys along the way. Both anime feature clear, bright visuals and effects to bring unique characters to life on a grand scale. While JoJo is a little slower paced than the frenetic Kill La Kill, both anime heroes undertake to defeat their villains and accomplish their goals with style. If you like one of these, be sure to check out the other.
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
Forget for a moment that JJBA is a martian arts anime with horror undertones while TTGL is a mecha show. There are some qualities that both shows share, which has prompted me to make this recommendation. Fabulous animation, overtly masculine, great animation, a fun cast of characters, both heroes and villains, and pure unbribled awesome. These are all things that both shows have, and if you liked one you should really try and watch the other show.
If you enjoy grandiose, epic, time-spanding anime with over-the-top action and memorable characters, check out either JoJo's Bizarre Adventure or Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. If you've seen one, you will most likely also enjoy the other. Both anime come away with characters that define masculinity and epitomize manliness. Both anime feature at their plot nothing less than the saving of humanity and the everlasting struggle of good vs evil. (JoJo deals with eternal vampires, while Gurren Lagann deals with the cosmic anti-Spirals). Both have vivid animation and a similar have-fun-while-being-a-hero feel to them. If you cheered on Simon against the odds or rooted for JoJo to finally beat down that bad guy, then I think you should definitely give the other a shot!
Imagine a world devastated by nuclear war, where the strong oppress the weak and strength is the one thing that will ensure survival. A world where even close friends can betray you for power, a lesson that Ken, the Fist of The North Star, learns when he is nearly killed by his closest friend and left for dead. He's not an easy man to get rid of, and he returns - very angry.
Alucard is a vampire who works for Hellsing – an organization responsible for hunting down and destroying other vampires. In these dark times, whoever is bitten by a vampire turns into a ghoul -- with the exception of Seras Victoria, Alucard’s newly created and appointed apprentice. Now, Seras must serve her master, Alucard and work for Integra Wingates Hellsing. Nefarious vampire activities are being reported throughout England, and it all traces back to the organization named “Millennium”. Will the Hellsing organization, under the command of Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing, be able to prevent a full scale war? Or will the world become a battlefield of destruction?
You could talk about the vampire theme being similar in both shows, but actually what is more similar is the general feel of the shows. Both have gorgeous animation, both are amazingly over the top, though Jojo doesn't take itself so seriously.
I honestly think that anyone who enjoyed one would enjoy the other, they are both brilliant shows.
Nai’s friend Karoku is missing, and the only clue to his disappearance is a mysterious bracelet. One day while travelling, a young thief named Gareki saves Nai from a monster and takes an immediate interest in the trinket he carries, as it is the insignia of Circus, an elite group who travels the world capturing notorious criminals. Together, the two decide to track down Circus and see if they’ve taken Karoku, but luckily, the group finds them first. Unfortunately, they have no idea who Karoku is or why he had one of their identity bracelets, but in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the matter they offer their assistance. Now, Nai, Gareki and their new friends set forth to find Karoku, but with more questions piling up each day will it be possible to achieve their goal?
Both series share shounen-ai subtext at certain points. However while Jojo prefers very muscular men with barely any clothing Karneval sticks to the slender bishounen prototype. Both series have a lot of action and fighting in them. Karneval's visuals and Jojo's however share little comparibility with very different art directions. Still both series are about men of questionable orientation fighting ''evil''.