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.
STN is a secret organization charged with capturing witches of all ages who misuse their inate ability of the Craft. Its newest recruit is a young girl named Robin, who wields the same power that she is helping to control. While skillful at their ability to detain quickly, the number of witches keeps seeming to increase, and the misuse of power grows stronger, casting a shadow of doubt as to what is really going on. For STN, there is much work ahead, and for Robin, her troubles are just beginning...
While Noir does not have the fantasy elements of Witch Hunter Robin, both series are quite similar. A similar art style (and therefore similar high-quality animation) helps contribute to the darker (maybe even "noir") atmosphere present in both. In both of these series you will find excellent action, but they also both have psychological battles which transcend the physical. Discovering who your friends and allies are is a common theme almost as prominent as the underlying mysteries of secret organizations which are unraveled through the two series. These two series will keep you compelled in a similar manner while managing to stay different enough that both feel entirely fresh.
Both Witch Hunter Robin and Noir are mystery stories at heart. Their focus is the slowly unfolding plot rather than the action (of which there is still plenty). Both of these are serious stories and feature very little humor. They also had a very similar look, with more realistic character designs and art. Overall, I couldn't help but compare them as I watched them, so I'm confident that if you enjoyed one, you'd enjoy the other.
Rally Vincent and Minnie May are twogirls with a lot of fire power. When they are not busy managing their gun store, they are working as bounty-hunter duo the Gunsmith Cats. Rally's incredible gunslinging skills and Minnie's obsession for big explosions make the GunSmith Cats a deadly force, and every task an adventure.
While the general tone is different (Noir is set primarily in Europe with more of a gothic tone, while Gunsmith Cats is set in the U.S.A. with a 70's action meets 90's pop culture feeling), the two do complement each other. The only disappointment that I can redeem of Gunsmith Cats is that the three episodes leave you with the feeling that there could have been many more short multi-episode exploits continuing the show in a series of adventures unrelated to each other aside from the main characters. Gunsmith could have been a modern incarnation of live action TV shows such as "Chips" or "Magnum P.I." with an edgier twist.
In a massive online world, people act only as well as their conscience demands. When one player's punishment is to be trapped in this world, a disparate group of people seek the answers why. Their motives are varied; their methods even more so. What stands between when we tear down the walls of reality? Where does our soul end and we begin?
While .hack//SIGN and Noir are based on entirely different concepts, many people who find one interesting may enjoy the other. The first similarity between the two that comes to mind is the music. The scores from these two anime are both exquisite and worth a listen. The music is used in a similar manner in order to influence the viewer with a feeling of urgency or simply to provide an ominous atmosphere. The art styles are almost identical. The two series have the same high quality of artwork. Both series primarily take place in darker areas lacking bright colors, and then occasionally shift to scenes of characterization with vivid colors providing much more personality than normal. The two series also have a similar, slow pace with occasional leaps forward (although .hack//SIGN is the slower of the two).
In the distant future many things have changed. Worlds are colonized and people travel the stars freely. The GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trades and Tarifs) exists to maintain order and peace along the galaxies. Enter two ES members. Eclair and Lumiere. They are sent on missions to keep the universal peace, under the flag of GOTT. But soon they come to realize that there is more going on behind the scenes than they previously imagined...
Noir and Kiddy Grade are similar in many aspects, both animes focuse on revealing the past of one of the main protagonists, both animes feature a unique type of protagonists pairing and receiving missions and also fulfills them and also both feature similar animation style. Even though, Noir is abit more dark than Kiddy Grade, and it doesn't feature sci-fi/futuristic aspects nor Fan Service aspects in what i mentioned above, both of them seem to be very much alike. If you like one of this two shows, be sure to check the other one as well.
In a bleak look at the future, Avenger takes place in a desolate wasteland filled with domed cities. Fighters from each town battle each other for power and prestige. Avenger follows the path of Leila, one of these fighters, as well as Nei, a young being called a "doll" (an android created to live with and serve humans), as they leave their home city, travelling into the wasteland.
More BeeTrain goodness here for you: their classical charades, their outstanding colouring and Yuki Kajiura's awesome OSTs won't be the only thing required to label an anime as a masterpiece, but they surely hep a lot!
Yeah, superficially, these are two Bee Train anime with identical character design/animation and very similar soundtracks, both complete with annoying Ali Project OPs.
Underneath the obvious, these are two slow-burners jam-packed with pretentious dialogue and boring characters that at times feel like they're going somewhere but you'll be lucky if you still care about them when they get there. The plots are convoluted, at times utterly cryptic, the action scenes are very sterile and planned too closely. Though, for both the action scenes are are highlight (except Noir's get rather repetitive). In both anime the characters are on a voyage of self-discovery amid violence and corruption.
Seriously, if you liked either of these I think you'd "get" the other at least, if not really enjoy them. I didn't really "get" either. Good luck.