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.
Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but the most famous of them is the Aria Company. Follow the adventures of Aria's young apprentice, Akari, as she learns the tricks of the trade from her beautiful senior, Alicia. Together with her friends Aika and Alice, apprentices of rival companies, and their seniors Akira and Athena, they train their skills as gondoliers, meeting new people and learning new things about the city each day.
One day, the young Wataru decided to visit a haunted building in search of a ghost, but ended up meeting a boy by the name of Mitsuru instead. He has the ability to use magic, and tells Wataru about another world where the wondrous Goddess of Destiny lives – a goddess who can grant any wish. The next day, Wataru returns home only to discover that his parents are getting a divorce, and subsequently, his mother ends up in the hospital in critical condition. In an attempt to fix his family, Wataru goes back to the building and sets off on a journey to the magical world in order to gather five jewels, and ultimately, to gain an audience with the Goddess of Destiny...
Vision is the name of the wonderful world where Wataru travels in his search for the Goddess of Destiny. The cities, the people and the events at this world reminders me to the ones I saw in Jing, The King of Bandits, the perfect atmosphere for adventures.
Both series hve similar styles. The lone outlaw and the adventures he finds himself, always with some new lady friend. Usuallly the hero in either series has a goal in mind, while still accomplishing a good deed of some sort.
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Some might think that there aren't many levels that you could compare King of Bandit Jing and Cowboy Bebop on; but as I was watching KoBJ, Bebop came to mind and I couldn't shake the feeling so I had to make the rec. I loved both of these anime, mainly for having great characters and very stylish animation. Also, an episodic anime is a nice break from hardcore plot-driven anime that is hard to find a break in.
Androids and treasure and pirates, oh my! When the space pirate (aka “Coyote”) Bruce was killed, he left behind a legacy of the greatest heist ever known, and only one person knows how to find it. His daughter just wants her inheritance; the Coyote Mister just wants his cut; a detective wants to finally capture the bad guy; and the nefarious Madame Marciano and her android assault force are just out for blood. Can Bruce’s treasure be found, or will the authorities and bounty hunters steal the show?
Jing and Coyote Ragtime Show are both adventurous shows with a focus on the unique. Both have a very warm-hearted nature and are simply fun to watch, never taking themselves very seriously, and both feature a cast of likeable characters who are just all-around cool. If you enjoyed the atmosphere in one, you'll surely find it again in the other.