If you're looking for anime similar to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, you might like these titles. All recommendations are made by Anime-Planet users like you!
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.
Araki, author of Jojo, was grealty influenced by Buronson's syle.
the character design are similar... and the violence too :P
They also have similar stories that take the main character around the world to meet new enemies and new friends, to become more powerful and, finally, to defeat the final boss.
Though worlds apart in story and character development, both anime exude more manliness than Dolph Lundgren smoking a cigar while riding a motorcycle through a burning building. Both shows have numerous instances where your jaw just drops to the floor, and you find yourself reaching for the remote to watch that scene again. You'll never look at a Canteen or a Pointer Finger the same way again.
There is so much cheese and manly tears in both. Overdramatising is obligatory. Testosterone is owerflowing.
In a post-apocalyptic future, gangs of savage thugs prey on the fleeting remnants of civilization, raiding them for food and water in the endless wasteland the world has become. Humankind's only hope for the future may lie in a young girl with an amazing ability and in the only man powerful enough to protect her and punish evil--Ken, the Fist of the North Star!
With focus on fighting and superhuman martial arts, both of these titles should satisfy the same target group. The stories are simple and easy to digest, and provide ample opportunity for furious combat.
A lot of Araki's (character designer of Hokuto no Ken) style is influenced by Buronsan's art designs, and is apparent in the way the action is pulled off. Both characters in Jojo and Hokuto no Ken are highly muscular and yet have great speed, agility, and flexibility.
The action is somewhat similar to how martial arts are used by utilizing pressure points, manipulation and throwing 100 violent punches within tenths of seconds.
Both anime involve an adventure where the characters go across the world to stop their enemies, gain new friends, and learn new techniques. This kind of story is a great way to develop characters and their interactions, which contributes to the overall progression of the story. If you liked one, try the other.
The evil Bison has returned with sinister plans to take over the world using Shadow Law, his nefarious crime syndicate! His cyborg goons are searching the globe to take out any martial artist who might stand in Bison's way -- brainwashing and recruiting those who they defeat. But when Ryu manages to kill one of Bison's prime fighters, Bison discovers Ryu's potential and wants it for his own. Now, with the help of allies who are out for revenge, can Ryu defeat this all-powerful fighting machine before Bison enslaves him as well?
Both JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Street Fighter represent styles of fighting that are unique and original. Though the approaches are different, the way they amaze you will blow your mind away. They also have stories that take the characters around the world to meet new enemies and new allies on their quest to defeat the main bad guy.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Street Fighter II both feature larger than life characters battling for dominance and pride. If you like exciting battles with lots of grandstanding and ridiculous over the top attacks then these shows are perfect for you. As an added bonus Jojo's Bizarre Adventure features some really preposterous hairdos even by anime standards.
Recca dreams of one day becoming an excellent ninja, but in this day and age ninjas are only talked about in history lessons. While playing his ninja games, he meets a mysterious woman that reveals to Recca his past, his bond with the powerful Hokage clan, and the special flame power that resides within him. Meanwhile, the evil Kurei has plans to gather the madougu from the Hokage clan so that he may take control over the elemental powers, but Recca is determined to master his flame and stop Kurei’s evil plans. Does he have what it takes to live up to his own expectations and put a stop to Kurei himself?
Beneath Tokyo lies a city whose inhabitants have inherited a natural ability to control the elements. After a civil uprising, two girls surface from the sub-terra in a bid to escape from this secret world. Together, Chelsea and Ruri stumble upon Asagi Rumina, a man who becomes determined to protect them from those who would pursue the maiden of life. After a close encounter with death, Rumina learns that he must develop a skill of his own to keep his newfound friends safe, especially as it seems to be his responsibility to stop the impending doom rising to take over the planet’s surface. Will his power of wind be enough to take on The Company, or will he be forced to kneel before those brandishing electricity, ice and shadow?