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Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman 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.
Kino's Journey and Black Lagoon, when first compared, seem completely opposite. Kino's Journey is a quiet anime that touches the heart and gives people a feeling of connection to the main character. Black Lagoon is more a bullets and blood anime, but as you watch it more, you will realize that it touches on many subjects. In both, there are moments when your connection to the character makes you feel their sadness, happiness, and many other emotions. Kino's Journey is more a lighter look at life, while Black Lagoon is a gut wrenching look at corruption, love, and how the past can affect your life. I definitely recommend both.
In a dark and largely abandoned city a little girl wanders in search of something – beneath the folds of her dress she carries a mysterious giant egg. While living on the streets, she encounters a lonesome warrior who has forgotten his past and his purpose and, like the girl, travels aimlessly. Now they journey together, mistrustful of each other whilst sharing in the silence of the city. But who is the little girl? Who is the warrior? And what form of creature lies sleeping inside the egg?
Kino's Journey and Angel's Egg have dark themes but are also quite peaceful. Both principal characters are a girl who is traveling and seeing beautiful landscapes. Both anime are philosophical and make you think; they are so well done and far from typical anime that if you liked one, I'm sure that you will like the other!
Goku and Bulma set out on their quest to find the seven Dragon Balls which, legend says, will grant any wish. On their way they make many new friends like Oolong, Master Roshi and Yamucha – but they are not the only ones interested in making their wishes come true. The Red Ribbon Army will do everything in their power to obtain the Dragon Balls and eliminate anyone who stands in their way, even Goku and his friends!
Both of these titles deal a lot with traveling to strange lands and meeting a variety of different people. Kino travels a lot for the sake of traveling; and while Dragon Ball has more action, in this movie there is an emphasis on dragon ball hunting, and to do this Goku travels just like Kino.
Momo is a sympathetic death god who cries every time she sees a touching moment. Though she brings death, she also allows the victim to complete their last wish before taking them away. Accompanying her through her adventures is a winged black cat named Daniel. With a huge scythe in tow, Momo strives to touch the lives of humankind and overflow the world with pure kindness, by fulfilling the soon deceased’s tasks.
Shinigami no Ballad and Kino's Journey feature unique concepts and focus on telling small stories with big meanings. Both shows are episodic and there is a good variety in the themes and pacing of the episodes. Both are very humbling, moving at their own pace which is at times slow and quiet and at others active and sometimes comedic or even violent (moreso in Kino's case.) Either show doesn't try to flaunt its morals, but they are certainly there and are liable to make you think.
Lady Ran is a self-described 'beautiful drifter': a samurai who travels Japan on a whim, always searching for good sake. Together with her good-hearted but somewhat dense sidekick Meow (master of the Iron Cat Fist style), they stumble into situations where they (usually unwillingly) confront bandits, corrupt officials and deceitful cults. But there's one enemy they can never defeat with their amazing sword and martial arts skills: their perpetual poverty!
Kino's Journey and Caried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran are two wonderful 13-episode series about travellers with no destination. Each episode has its own story and the series' end with the main character, accompanied by a friend, choosing a path and ready for their next big adventure.