Set in the not so distant future of troubled Tokyo, no job is too big or too small for the Danger Service Agency, as long as danger is involved. The crew is made up of an unlikely team of misfits: Mikura, a girl with a flair for guns and a love of martial arts, Kurokawa, an old man/ex-detective addicted to noodles, Harada, an engineering nut, and Asami, a schoolgirl. Unfortunately, no matter how small or simple job appears to be, the Dsa team always find themselves biting off more than they can chew...
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?
The enthralling relationships between the characters in Cowboy Bebop and Mezzo encompass a major part of the series. They also each involve hilarious and similar parts for bounty hunters.
Both Mezzo and Bebop have that rambunctious feel about them thanks to the characters and the well-presented relationships between them, as a group they are similar in both anime but as individuals totally different. They're not just two shows about bounty hunters with action, they are multi-faceted great shows you'd be crazy to miss. Cowboy Bebop uses masterful storytelling that'll make you serious about the story and where things are going whereas Mezzo has a light-hearted approach. This rec is not for everyone, but if characters and action were what you appreciated most in either titles definitely check out the other!
Mireille Bouqet has become a reputable assassin working in France. However, all changes after she meets Kirika, a mysterious young girl who knows nothing about her past but possesses killing skills that dwarf hers. Further intrigue unfolds as both characters explore their shadowy past and come to a head with a clandestine organization that seeks to control destiny itself.
Do you want more gunslinger action? Noir offers you more of what you loved in Mezzo: cool fights with a nice tense atmosphere! As Noir progresses it gets darker and more mysterious though, so be prepared for some plot to go with the action.
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?
Mezzo and Afro Samurai are both action anime that combine amazing skills with a realistic world. The end result might not be realistic though. :p If you want to see more similar action scenes, then keep in mind that Mezzo and Afro Samurai are very alike!
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.
In the underbelly of the corporate world, a secret series of battles takes place called the Bus Game, whose participants are solicited randomly via letters in the mail. During the games, teams of three attempt to take into their possession a disk filled with corporate secrets; the winners are given increasingly high cash rewards, while the losers get nothing - or worse, they lose their lives. Toki, Kazuo and Nobu make up the "no name" team, and their goal is to win one billion yen each. Each has a reason to need the money and a secret, disturbing past; but with high stakes and mysterious employers, they can only hope to leave the game alive.
Mezzo and Bus Gamer might look very different and quite honestly... they are. Both in plot, motives and even genre you can consider them different. The big red line through the anime is what makes them so different though, as one is pretty much action only, while the other one tries to develop into a mystery.
Yet if you get past that, the feeling you get is very alike. The actions scenes in Bus Gamer are very comparable to the ones in Mezzo, and both have a somewhat lighthearted atmosphere throughout various scenes.