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In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?
Dark settings, unconventional worlds, ultra-violence, adult themes, interesting and psychotic characters... if you like these in an anime and enjoy an intense experience, then be sure to pick up Afro Samurai or Kemonozume. The art styles and plots may be very different, but both these shows share enough features for me to recommend one for those who like the other.
In the rusty and run-down Treasure Town, young orphans in their respective gangs rule the roost and use the landscape as their playground. The violent Black and naïve White are two such orphans who are unafraid of fellow children and Yakuza alike; never have they found a foe who could best them in a battle – until now. A strange man and his even stranger (and seemingly indestructible) henchmen have plans to tear down Treasure Town and erect an amusement park in its place, and they’ll cut down anyone who stands in their way. Can Black and White save their home, and each other?
Tekkon Kinkreet and Kemonozume feature two mismatched protagonists and their seemingly impossible plight against a huge crime syndicate/secret organization. The plot is sort-of grounded in reality, with some fantastic elements thrown in, but the climax comes straight out of nowhere, and is completely, over-the-top bizarre. I'm still not sure how I feel about that. Also! The characters designs are in the same style, and there's quite a bit of gore.
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.
Kemonozume and Mononoke are works of style first and foremost, with a dash of freneticism and plenty of disturbing wit to boot. Mononoke is an episodic journey through horror stories whilst Kemonozume has more of a linear plot that's quite action-oriented, however, you'll love one for its conceptual creativity as much as you enjoyed the other.
Nao and Miki are the sole members of their school's photography club, and have discovered the hidden secret of the wind. With the help of Mr. Taiki (a member of the ancient clan of the "wind-handlers" and one of their teachers) the duo soon pick up the secrets of controlling the wind and seeing it in its perfect beauty. With flying cats, lost tree squirrels and photography contests to boot, there's wind to be seen in any situation...
I don't usually make recommendations based upon a series's art style, but Windy Tales and Kemonozume are so far removed from the traditional "anime look", I feel I must. They are both drawn in this sort of really neat sketchy, flat style is very rarely used.
Additionally, each is about a seemingly normal society, with the exception of a select group of supernaturally-inclined humans (or not-so-humans, whichever the case may be). Granted, they're very different takes on the concept, but each definitely still warrants a look.
A man is miserable. Despite all his dreams of a “Rose-Colored Campus Life” filled with raven-haired maidens who dote on him, his social life is going nowhere. He has no girlfriend, his only good friend keeps getting him into trouble, and the circle he joined brings him no joy. So he tries again, and again, reliving his first two years of college life ad nauseum, making different decisions each time, having no recollection that he’s already done this all before. Will the man ever be satisfied with how his life turns out?
Stylishly animated and darkly funny series from Masaaki Yuasa and Madhouse. They don't have alot in common in terms of plot - for one thing, Kemonozume is far more reckless weirdness then it is narrative - but they have a similar artistic style and tone that makes them recommendable to each other, i'd argue.