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In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
If you enjoy action-filled anime, you'll like both Rurouni Kenshin and One Piece. Kenshin mainly deals with ninja/samurai-action, while One Piece deals with action involving pirates. All in all, both are full of action, and both have their fair share of comical scenes as well.
though these two anime are set in different "universes" with a different plot, the core idea behind both is the same, that being shounen fighting anime with tons of humor, and more importantly the central charecters in both are very similar, in that both Kenshin and Luffy are strong, reliable, laid back and most of all THE GOOD GUYS(TM) Also the bad guys in both serie are clearly defined, unlike in most animes where there is no clearly defined "good" and "bad". All in all, this is exactly what you expect from a shounen fighting anime, which streches out to hundreds of episodes.
Shirahama "weak legs" Kenichi is a typical high school student with typical problems: he's frequently bullied and tends to run away in the face of his enemies. Things change when Kenichi meets Furinji Miu, whose grandfather runs a dojo; and not knowing what he's getting himself into, he signs up to become a disciple. As Kenichi's life-threatening training continues and he becomes more and more powerful, he inadvertently becomes the target of the deadly gang called Ragnarok. With mental and physical challenges ahead, can Kenichi survive his encounters with Ragnarok, or will the masters of his dojo get to him first?
I think both anime are great and have important things that match: they both have a lot of action, both of the main characters have a dream, and the most important reason for me is that in both anime the comedy and action is divided in the same way. One thing that's different is the drawing style; if you've watched Kenichi first and then watch One Piece you may think One Piece is drawn a bit weird, but you'll probably get used to it really quick. This, of course, doesn't matter if you've watched One Piece first. Another difference is that in One Piece people have special (magic) powers and they don't have that in Kenichi. I think that if you liked Kenichi or One Piece, then you'll like the other one as well. I felt the same feelings with both anime.
The main characters of these shows have a lot in common. Both Luffy and Kenichi fight single-mindedly for their dreams and their nakama. Both are surrounded by a super-powerful, strange yet likeable team who help them get strong enough to beat each new challenge. Both have other interests (Luffy=eating: Kenichi=big boobs) which they're passionate about too ^-^Also, both shows feature some good fighting, solid plots, lots of suspense, and plenty of funny moments. They're both great, and if you enjoy one you'll definitely like the other!
Takamine Kiyomaro is a junior high school student who thinks he’s too smart for school, to the disappointment of his mother. On his 14th birthday a surprise literally crashes through Kiyomaro’s window, in the form of… a small naked child?! His name is Gash Bell and his goal is simple: be a mentor for Kiyomaro, at the request of Kiyomaro’s departed father. In return, Kiyomaro must help discover the secrets behind Gash Bell’s amnesia and his past, with only a red book as a clue. As if things weren’t crazy enough, Kiyomaro soon discovers that Gash Bell is a demon -- one of many on Earth -- who can be forced back to the demon world if its corresponding book is burned. Armed with the power of the red book, Kiyomaro must now help Gash Bell defend himself against other demons who want to vanquish him from the Earth, lest his newfound friend vanish forever!
Both series share the same sense of drama, comedy and character development. If One Piece had an effect on you Konjiki No Gash Bell will too!
Humor in both are very similar. I could be a really serious moment but it a split second you could start laughing at the random humor. They both have wacky characters, funny facial expressions with large mouths.
Dimwitted Azuma Kazuma is a young man with a dream -- to create a bread worthy of the name "Japan", made by the Japanese people, for the Japanese people! With hefty bread-making skills, hands that have an uncanny warmth to help dough ferment, and will power like no other, Kazuma must put his delicious creations to the test as he struggles to become employed at the prestigious Pantasia bakery, for fame and glory! Yeast, beware... Kazuma is in the kitchen!
Both Yakitate and One Piece have constant humor which is basically over the top and ridiculous, but very funny at the same time. Even though the stories, genres, and characters are completely different due to the comedy, you can enjoy both.
In both anime, there is a team fighting with all they have towards a life goal. A young, amazing guy that sticks them together. I has great team spirit, and in some point, there are a lot of resemblenses in it.
Also, both have the same hilarious comedy along with the nostalgic drama.
An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.
Both are about a guy who gains a mystic power, they team up with other with skills to help reach their goals. Both animes ar action packed with parts of comedy too.
Both anime have a balance of action and comedy. Luffy and Allen Walker are very similar in their philosophy on life. When either Luffy or Allen's friends are in danger, they will stop at nothing to protect them, despite the dangers that could befall them. Both work their hardest to become men they could be proud of, be that the Pirate King or a saviour of akuma souls.
Despite differences in art and story line, they both have the same 'feel.'