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Since the activation of the Death Force program, mankind has virtually been wiped off the face of Jerra by brutal, flesh-eating war machines. A pocket of survivors live inside an island fortress led by Krauser, a MD (Most Dangerous) soldier. However, unlike MD Geist who lives only to fight, Krauser is motivated by his own ambitions for fame and power. The final battle between Krauser and Geist approaches, and with endless machines on their trail, there appears to be little hope left for humanity.
While the nations of the world are trying to abolish warfare and the existence of armies, private companies are creating their own armies. The Kuryu group has been trying to create the perfect weapon; human beings capable of mastering their "mind shadow" named Vajura. They were hoping for an edge, but the experiment seemingly went wrong. However many years later a strange young girl named Elaine escapes the Kuryu research facility. Confronted with hostile gangs, hunted by cybernetic agents, and other strange members of the Kuryu group she is forced to become the Genocyber, the first Vajura. Confronted again and again with the experiments of the Kyuryu group and the inhumanities of mankind, she has no choice but to continue to fight, but at what cost?
Both of these animes are about the ultimate killing machines. MD Geist is set in a post-apocalytic world whereas Genocyber only features this in the last two episodes. Both however feature lots and lots (and lots) of graphic violence and both of these feature an antagonistic character who has an inflated ego whilst ruling a city of survivors. The similarities are quite striking so if ultra-violence rocks your boat then these are animes to check out.
These are two anime that revel in their violent themes without putting much thought into the plot. Both anime send the blood and guts flying by the bucketful.
Genocyber has a convoluted and frankly dumb plot, but Geist has little to no plot. So if you're looking for some older style anime high on action then check out either of these shows.
Cheesy, hyper violent 90's OVA's are generally pretty alike, and these two are no different. Each goes full throttle with the violence at the expense of a plot that makes any sense, or even at the expense of a plot at all in the case of Geist.
If you love your cheese and violence, then you should get a kick out of each, but if you're looking for more depth you will leave disappointed.
Many years have passed since Afro fought to become the number one samurai and succeeded in avenging his father's murder. Living quietly and without violence, Afro maintains a quiet life until his peace is shattered by an old enemy Jinno and a mysterious woman. Together the two of them take the Number One headband from Afro as well as his father's decayed skull. Promising to torture him, the woman challenges Afro to seek out the Number Two Headband. Only then may he challenge her and grant his father peace once more. Who is this woman who wishes so much suffering on Afro, and how many lives must he take before he may once again put violence behind him?
Aw shit, now we're talking! Death Force paled in comparison to the first MD Geist and it also pales in comparison to Afro Samurai Resurrection, a movie all about a guy named Afro murdering the bejeezus out of anyone in his path, kinda like Death Force. The similiarities don't end with barebones plot, bad script writing and violence, but in blood, more violence and for Res, even more feats of badassery. It shares time with the villain, somewhat cutting the main out of the picture, but it does it better than Death Force. Res will sake your thirst for blood, violence and carnage, despite them being totally different genres.
Violence and gore aplenty. Afro Samurai and MD Geist are both geared to provide that action fix if you're looking for it. Light on plot heavy on fights.
Afro has better just about everything. Better story, better characters, better animation, but Death Force does have a rad retro soundtrack, whereas Afro has a more modern rap sound track, they're both good in their own way. However, Afro is just the better anime.
In a post-apocalyptic future, gangs of savage thugs prey on the fleeting remnants of civilization, raiding them for food and water in the endless wasteland the world has become. Humankind's only hope for the future may lie in a young girl with an amazing ability and in the only man powerful enough to protect her and punish evil--Ken, the Fist of the North Star!
Post-apocalyptic settings and ultra-violence are central themes to both these animes. Both titular characters are the toughest and most-dangerous (no pun intended) people on a desolate world. If buckets of blood and guts in a post-apocalyptic setting is your cup of tea then these two animes are for you.
Both are about a manly man killing their way through what's left of society in post-apocalyptic wasteland setting. Both are over the top, ridiculously cheesy and distincly 80's in look and feel. Plot wise, Fist of the North Star has a littler bit more than MD Geist, but both are still severely lacking in that department. If you enjoy manly men wrecking stuff up, you will enjoy both of these feature length shows.
In a post-apocalyptic future, society is split up into classes which are only traversed by fighting battles. Points, required to rise in rank, are awarded for kills, and successful fighters may even have a chance of becoming the ultimate goal -- a citizen. Grey is one of these fighters -- on a mission to become a citizen at all cost. But when his friend and mentor is captured by the enemy, he must embark on a journey to save him, all the while discovering that the society he lives in may not be as it seems...
Another post-apocalyptic anime with ultraviolent themes. Grey is like Geist in that they keep surviving no matter the odds thrown against them. Grey follows our hero as he finds out what it takes to get citizenship status and keeps the war on-going. A good anime that may pique your interest if you liked the other.
Post apocalyptic settings where violence has become the norm make these anime very similar in themes. Both these anime portray violent worlds where the protagonists are the deadiest fighters of all.
Grey has a better plot but it's soundtrack and animation aren't quite as good as Geist. However, Geist is really short and has very little going on in the story department.
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?
Badass people doing badass things, mainly murdering the everloving crap out of people and getting them women. Death Force, unfortunately, just isn't up to snuff with the balls out awesomeness of Afro Samurai. Excusing the lesser production values and terrible VA, Geist sometimes lacks the actual main doing the ass kicking and has some two-bit hack of a villain have the same amount of screentime as Geist. Afro Samurai, is mostly Afro chopping people into pieces and kicking ass throughout. Neither have plot or much of a script, but go to Afro Samurai for more badass action, blood, violence and body-shreding carnage.