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King of Bandit Jing

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Join the king of thieves Jing and his plumed partner Kir as they seek out the greatest treasures in the world - and steal them. From desert bandit fortresses to the innermost sanctums of kings and queens, if there's a magnificent treasure to be had, you can be sure Jing has his eyes (and later his hands) on it.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
King of Bandit Jing in Seventh Heaven OVA 2004 Same Franchise

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Jing: King of Bandits 1995 TBD
Jing: King of Bandits Twilight Tales 1999 TBD
Name Role
Mariko OKA Character Design
Hiroshi WATANABE Director
Fumiko HARADA Music
Scudelia Electro Music
Yuichi KUMAKURA Original Manga Creator
Ai ABE Producer

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King of Bandit Jing sothis 8.8/10 Dec 31, 2004

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King of Bandit Jing Hajime 7/10 Sep 24, 2010
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Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.

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kasuma

If you like the standalone episode format and the laid back story telling style of King of Bandit Jing then Kino's Journey should be right up your alley. In both series the main character's story is that of a wanderer. There is not consistent thread that links any of the episodes to each other. Both have a very relaxed story telling style. Kino's Journey does not contain as much action as King of Bandit Jing, but the interesting places that Kino visits in the individual stories are more than enough to keep the viewer interested.

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Both series focus on the a wanderer and his/her companion. The episodic nature that both series share make them easy to follow while at the same time quite deep. The main characters are very indpendent people who live by their own law as they go from place to place.

Hikaru

If you like the standalone episode format and the mild and easy-going story telling style then, join the king of thieves Jing and his partner Kir as they seek/travel the world for great treasures, solves problems and confront issues of other towns in King of Bandit Jing. There is inconsistent stories and limited number of episodes that have 2 to even 3 parts.

While both series have the main charather wondering with a companion live and travel by their own laws and morals. King of Bandit Jingdoes have more action and humor than Kino's Journey, but still a very enjoyable series for anyone that enjoyed Kino's Journey.

Kari5

Both these shows have a pair of friends, one human the other not, who travel together on different adventures. The episodes are usually not connected, since the main character is always traveling, and seeing different places, peoples, and customs where ever they go. They are also both slice of life animes.

Aznmonster

Both these animes are about a young person who only have one ally in their journys.These animes take you places where adventure is waiting to happen,wheather the protagonist wants it or not!

ShiWeiLi

Kino's Journey and King of Bandit Jing are actually shockingly similar in essence.  Both are highly episodic tales of a wandering rogue wise beyond their years and their loudmouthed anthropomorphic sidekick.  The main difference is in the overall direction of the anime themselves.  King of Bandits Jing tends to not take itself too seriously, and uses more slapstick gags.  Kino's Journey tends to be a little heavier.  Both have a great sense of style and worldbuilding and are highly reccomended, though perhaps Kino's Journey a bit more.

Omurqi

With the traveling from country to country, each having a specific story to them, Kino's Journey and Jing have the same way of episodic storytelling. Jing is like a childish version of Kino's Journey, being a lot sillier and not nearly as thought-provoking, but just as entertaining to watch.

TheMajor5

Kino and Jing both explore different cities with vastly different cultures.  Though their goals differ, the main characters travel from place to place experiencing mysterious towns and piecing together the backgrounds of each town.  One cannot simply watch one without watching the other.

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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sublime
Great characterisation as well as stylish art and animation are what pulled me in with Full Metal Alchemist and King of Bandit Jing. The fact that Jing doesn't have an ongoing storyline throught its episodes, (the longest story arcs take about 2 episodes) doesn't detract from the fact that both of these series are thoroughly enjoyable fantasy romps. Jing can sometimes seem more on the magical side, but I think the comparison is well made with well fleshed out lead characters who you'll cheer for all the way through.
TheBurningCrow
There is no way to really explain this, so I will just say, watch it. You'll immediatly go "Hey! that seems familiar". But in actuallity, Jing and Full Metal Alchemist are strikingly similar for some odd reason. It's the attitude and atmosphere I believe, which makes both series incredibly enjoyable to watch, and makes you crave more!!!
Kensai
Full Metal Alchemist & King of Bandits Jing has a similar feeling to them, even if Jing lacks a continues story throughout the series (which FMA has). It's hard to put the finger on something in particular, but they are pretty much alike imo.
MalteseFalcon

King of Bandit Jing and Fullmetal Alchemist share the same feeling and energy of adventure. The main characters of each, Edward and Jing, share very similar dispositions at times. They are both kids, yet highly competent in their own fields and share a sense of adventure. If you liked one, you'll feel right at home in the other.

Anzelya

The characters in both of those animes are quite similar in appearance as well as attitude. Both are quite confident in their skill and end up in weird situations, where their skill ends up being very useful. Also the girls seem to like them both fairly lot. Both of the characters also travel around with a close friend (in FMA case it is a brother though), without whom the success of their adventures would be questionable.

sothis

If you removed the plot from FMA and gave it a lot more randomness, you'd have Jing. This might seem like an odd recommendation, but I really feel like these two anime have a similar tone and feel (except during the dark/serious parts of FMA). From the chibis to the wacky characters and beyond, I think there's something to like in both of these.

LLORAtheLLAMA

FMA and Jing both have that same kind of atmosphere to it. It's really hard to point out what exactly is their relationship but when you see one you're reminded of the other, even if just slightly.

Ed and Jing are only a little similar, but like I said above, as you watch one you are slighty reminded of the other.

Though, whereas FMA does, Jing doesn't have a consistent storyline.

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Trigun

Trigun

“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.

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kamirura
bandits or heros? You also have a hard time placing Jing in a good sections? Vash the Stampede is the same ;) Really similar settings filled with funny and exciting moments. Just like Jing is known all over Vash is, but just like Jing.. does he really live up to his reputation? Well better watch it to know ^^
sublime
Stylish lead characters with great supporting characters make both Trigun and King of Bandits great watches. The comedy elements shown throughout both series don't overshadow the main story but keep it light enough so you don't get bogged down with heavy plots. Fun watches.
TheBurningCrow
King of Bandits has a very similar style, as it's got strange bad guys and a hero with interesting powers and an interesting weapon. The very abstract settings also make them similar.
Rossko
Both series have main characters who are always the talk of the town due to their infamous background, but never live up to their expectations to the common folk. Then, of course, comes the big fight and the final moment when the bad guy realizes "it IS him!".
Verdeloth26

Vash and Jing both want what's best for themselves. Thing is, Jing wants what's best for himself in a more selfish way than Vash does. The combination of comedy and action in Trigun will definitely make you not regret watching it after Jing.

Orkyjork90

At first glance, a bandit and a stampede don't have much in common.  However, if you take the time to dig deeper, you will notice a common theme.  That is, the questionable protagonist who seems to be a mastermind criminal disguising good deeds under the guise of foolishness that ultimately results in everyone they meet to take notice, and have an epiphany of sorts.  Be sure to note the action, comedy, and a smidgen of drama found throughout both.

Kirua

Both series have a have main characters is feared by people but their actually nice guys. While both shows are kinda funny they have no plot line or story just about being random! :)

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One Piece

One Piece
  • TV (641+ eps)
  • 1999 - ?

Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!

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Seraphim
Both have similar charms of lighthearted action.
freakzilla

One Piece and Jing both have a strange kind of magic in them. I'm well aware that One Piece is a shounen anime and is nothing like Jing, yet the somewhat relaxing atmosphere (whenever they aren't in a major fighting arc) definitely remindd me of Jing.

SingerOfWhiteLine

Both series have an excellent atmosphere of outlaw adventures, be it a bags of gold, being chased by law enforcers or glorious escapes from jail. Both series also have really outstanding character designs: even the secondary characters which don't appear on the screen for long are thought over and fun to see. You won't see a saw-nosed man other than in One Piece, but you could see a smoking cupid with rifle in Jing.

RinoaAeris

When I first saw Monkey D. Luffy, determined to make himself King of the Pirates, instantly I remembered Jing, the selfnamed King of Bandits. They travel over the world with their best friends searching for treasures and adventures having a lot of fun.

Ne0

Both series have an excellent atmosphere of freedom from oppression, being chased by law enforcers or glorious escapes from jail.

They travel over the world with their best friends searching for treasures and adventures having a lot of fun.

Jare

Both series' main characters have carefree attitudes. They both travel the world in outlaw adventures, and are almost always underestimated as just "kids" to newcomers.

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Groove Adventure Rave

Groove Adventure Rave

Fifty years ago, the Demon Stone and RAVE (two powerful artifacts) are broken and scattered throughout the world. The story follows the journey of Haru Glory; during his travels he meets many new friends and allies, and also enemies known as the Daemon Card. He will have to use the powers given to him by RAVE to defeat the Daemon Card and find the other pieces of RAVE.

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sublime
Big, bold and fun are three words I'd use to describe both Rave and King of Bandit Jing. Extremely memorable characters in both series. And although there is no similarity in plot (Rave having an ongoing story and Jing being short story episodes in nature), I think it's hard to find something that's going to match Jing plot wise, purely because of the fantasy of it all. But Rave comes very close.
TheBurningCrow
The random characters and strange creatures all over the place are quite similar. Jing however doesn't have an epic story like Rave does. But the fight scenes in both are clever and exciting.
charliechan

These are about a young man that has no family who travels the world with his animal sidekick. They are in serch of magical items which will help them to acheive their goals. Along the way both incounter people which they must help/fight.

sothis

Watching Rave strongly reminded me of watching Jing (and vice versa), mostly for the comedic and random mood, and the strange monster-type creatures that inhabit both worlds. Rave is very plot-centric while Jing is episodic, but both have the same sort of randomness I think you'd enjoy.