Outlaw Star

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Ys

Ys

The distant land of Esteria, once known for its magic and beauty, has fallen under siege by a demonic force. Meanwhile, Adol Christin, a young swordsman from Promarock, sets off on a journey to find Esteria. For fame? Fortune? Neither, it seems. Young Adol travels because of a feeling, a feeling of great importance that tells him to find Esteria for an unknown purpose. Now, with danger around every corner and demons at every turn, Adol must search for the six books of the lost empire Ys in an effort to save Esteria from evil forces, as well as to save the world itself!

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shalist shalist says...

Both series are about a couple of free spirits looking for, and finding, some excitement. Also, Even though both Gene and Adol are aces with their weapons (guns and swords respectively), they both tend to find clever and resourceful ways to win out against stronger opponnets.

Vandread

Vandread

In a far and distant future, men and women have become mortal enemies. Each living on seperate planets, an interstellar war is being fought between the two very different peoples. Hibiki, a mere 3rd class worker, finds himself in the middle of a huge space battle, facing the nemesis of mankind: Womankind!

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both are sci-fi animes with some action and some comedy. Even if they are sci-fi, each brings something new to the genre (Grappler ships, man vs woman), making them both very likable.

Grenadier

Grenadier

In an era where guns are replacing swords, samurai are desperately trying to keep their ideals alive, though many become honorless mercenaries in desperation. Yajiro Kojima is one such mercenary who led an average life until running across the beautiful Rushyuna Tendo, an expert gun wielder (known as a senshi, or Enlightened One) who upholds one ideal above all others: never kill, simply destroy one's will to fight. Together, the duo travel the world encountering dangerous enemies and bathhouses galore, all while removing their adversaries' "armor" with a smile!

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both Grenadier and Outlaw Star build themselves up in the same way. Being seen as a threat, the main character in each is forced to take on dangerous organizations to seek out the truth behind what's running them. But the feeling is also the same, as the action is filled up with some good comedy and a fun surprise at the end of the story.

Candidate for Goddess

Candidate for Goddess

In the distant future, aliens called Victim destroyed all the worlds of humanity except for Zion. In this desperate time, young boys of the space colonies are sent to GOA to learn how to, and compete for the right to, pilot the fighting machines designated as Ingrids. These child pilots are assisted by EX -- a special power, and by female partners who repair the Ingrids. However, to save humanity, exceptional candidates are needed, and two new students, Zero and Hiead, motivated by their desire to succeed and burning rivalry, may be the human race's last hope...

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

While Candidate for Goddess seems to be more directed at a younger audience than Outlaw Star, it still deals with deep issues concerning death and an uncertain future. Both have a romantic aspect in them and are filled with fighting and adventures for the main characters.

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.

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Uriel Uriel says...

Both series have stories vowen around a team of "space freelancers". While Outlaw Star is biased more towards ship-to-ship space combat and is somehow more lighthearted, Champloo is all about the mood and can be pretty serious sometimes.