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.
Eleven-year-old Chizuko Mikamo is a victim; she is aware that her cruel relatives have been slowly poisoning her, but she can't do anything to escape her fate except starve herself. Luckily for her, the infamous thief, Twenty Faces, has arrived to steal her household's most valuable treasure: Chizuko herself. Alongside Twenty Faces, Ken, Skipper and the rest of the gang, Chizuko travels to exotic lands and strange places in search of valuable treasure. But, as she soon discovers, there's much more to the mysterious Twenty Faces than she could ever have bargained for...
The titular thieves in each series both practice excessively over the top methods of stealing things.
It's never "sneak in a steal stuff" with these two. Whether Twenty Faces decides to rip the roof off the building or Jing decides to ride a dragon to his prize, it's all very unique.
One thing to note is that Jing is far more episodic and Twenty Faces focuses more on story but thief fans should enjoy both.
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
I know what most of you are thinking, that this seems like a strange and totally random reccomendation, its not. Though King of Bandit Jing may not have as deep a story, or even a similar plot and Death Note isn't as colorful and vibrant (Thouygh the artwork is much more stylish). Two important things are essentialy the same: For one, Jing engages in Physical battles, while Light engages in Mental ones, but they are both very stratigic in their moves and think things through to such an intricate level its amazing, and simply captivating to watch. The second is they're both relitivly deep anime, Death Note more than KOB Jing, but they both have very important lessons to share, yes Death Note has one main one and Jing has a bunch of small ones, its the same consept though. Have you ever noticed how the colors black and white go very well together but are almost nothing alike? It's the same deal with Death Note and King of Bandit Jing.
Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?
The King of Bandits, Jing, steals everything below the stars in a universe that defies all conventional environments. The episodes are defined, not by the story, but by the theme of the settings. Every scene is rich with strange and perplexing creatures that constantly draw attention to how irrelevant but interesting their presence is in the anime.
If you enjoy anime with unique, imaginative settings, I would like to recommend Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo. The style of narrative is very different from KoB Jing, but the emphasis on a similarly complex and interesting setting adds a familiar depth to the anime. We're always left wanting more.
Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!
One day, Rahzel's father decides that she should go on a journey and see the world, so he does the only reasonable thing – he kicks her out of the house! However, Rahzel is an optimist and decides to find a traveling partner, and within minutes she stumbles upon the beautiful silver haired red-eyed Alzeid. Rahzel tells Alzeid that she will free him from his boring life and take him on a fun and wonderful adventure. Joined by a mysterious yet lecherous muscle head named Baroqueheat, the travelers head out without a destination in mind, seeking enjoyment and fulfillment, and encountering friends and enemies at every turn.
Ligthearted journeys composed of episodic adventures in all sort of lands, starring cocky characters who always come out of top of every fight, and a good deal of fun comprise both Jing and Hatenkou Yuugi. While Jing is more cerative, Hatenkou Yuugi features stronger dialogue and characters, overall balancing their levels of awesome.