Okajima Rokuro is a small-time salary man who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.
Both shows revolve around mercenaries, lots of action, and great gun fights. Both have a pretty huge cast and have a similar tone as well. I'm sure fans of either show would appreciate the other.
When I watch Jormungand, I can't but helping thinking of Black Lagoon. Both animes have great female leads, and memorable characters. Not only that they both resolve around mercenaries, guns and violence. What is not to love. Simply put - both are amazing.
These two anime feel as if they belong together mercernaries and weapons merchants. They have the same tone to them and if you liked one you will deff like the other. Big guns, assasins and women who kick a$$ the proper way for a change "hellz ya" imo.
Both have very similar concept; mostly everything is based around mercenary business. There is a ton of pumped action in both of them, very enjoyable action. There is a huge cast of pretty twisted characters with very strong heroine in spotlight. There´s not much of a plot in either of them, plot is somehow episodic but pretty awesome none the less. If you liked one you will definitely like the other, I can´t say that they are copying but concept is just too similar, not same, similar!
Both Black Lagoon and Jormungand feature heavy gun use and violence and have the same dark feel and showcase a criminal underworld. Over all I enjoyed both shows immensely and I feel you would too.
Both Jormungand and Black Lagoon focus on a group of "mercenaries/weapons dealers", both shows contain a lot of crazy cool gun fights, and focus on the dark underbelly of society. They both focus on mature themes at times, and feature a strong female cast that you would probably want to run away from if you ever actually met them in real life. If you enjoy one of these shows you will most certainly enjoy the other.
If you finished "Black Lagoon" and "Black Lagoon Second Barrage" and were dying to see a third, then Jormungand is for you!
- A barrage of bullets and explosions!
- Main characters who are experienced killers, but who have a human side that you see more of as the series goes on.
- Watch the group bond together with each and every adventure.
- Two episode mini arcs with an overarching plot.
- Heart pounding rock soundtrack. (Seriously good guys!)
If you enjoyed these parts of Black Lagoon, you will get more of the same in Jormungand.
But don't misunderstand, there is more then enough differences in the two shows to make them special and enjoyable in their own way. For one, the main protagonist in Black Lagoon is a stuffy office worker who learns to loosen up after he hooks up with a blackmarket courier team. Jormungand's protagonist is the total opposite, a young boy-soldier who is hardened from growing up around violence and war. Journey with him as he struggles to define his feelings towards guns and violence - the thing he hates the most, yet the only life he's ever known.
In the present day, terrorism is on the rise and the Ua Virus – a biological agent with a 100% kill rate – has been unleashed into the populace. In Shanghai, Canaan is a near-unstoppable soldier who roams the streets, always in the path of a bullet. She is a Synesthetist – a person able to use all five senses at once – who harbors a burning desire for revenge and has a past shrouded in mystery. While the Ua Virus infects more people in the city, others cross paths with Canaan including Minoru, a freelance journalist; Maria, Canaan’s close friend who was infected with the Ua Virus and lost her memory of the incident; and The Snakes, a shady and violent group with mysterious motives. Danger lies at every turn for Canaan and ultimately the rest of mankind…
Both are great action anime with some amazing shootouts and gun fighting scenes. If you liked one you will probably like other one. Though Jormungand is more or less based on realism and Canaan is more around supernatural. Canaan main heroin is super solder that are able to use all five senses at once, while there is some character in Jormungand that have some ability’s close to inhuman ones, there is none who can use some sort of supernatural ability. Both anime though has strong likable female heroines and also in Canaan there is some sort of mystery you must unravel in entire series, while in Jormungand actions start and ends in 1-2 episodes, there isn't some consistent plot that keeps going in entire series, so its great watch if you don't have much of time.
Both follow the guns with guns series recipe. It breaks stereotypes and focuses on powerful smart capable women.
The country of Gazth-Sonika has been engaged in a civil war for more than a decade, struggling to stay afloat amidst attacks from the anti-government faction known as Garza. With lies and corruption seeping into the political food chain, a mysterious book in one young girl’s possession may be the only key to uncovering the truth and bringing an end to the war. This book, however, is sought by many. And when the invincible agent Madlax is hired to protect those in search of its truth, Gazth-Sonika dispatches a ruthless soldier to make sure that truth stays in the darkness...
Both of these have the same feel to them, Strong female character that travels in wartorn areas. While the female lead from Jormungand is a armsdealer madlax is an assassin. Both of these anime's are heavy on the gunfghts, which help explain build the character as well as the story.
Jormungand to me follows the recipe of the girls with guns series. it portrays powerful smart capapble women who can at times surpass men with their capabities (a total win for me as a fan of the Genre). The story takes it's time but eventually picks up and starts to escalate halfway through the series. it kept me wanting to figure out what it going on and that's a good thing. The main heroine makes the series as the other characters are not as fully dimensional as her. It left something to be desired in the depth category but nevertheless I enjoyed it.