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Sixteen-year-old Meifon Li runs the security company Angel Links – an organization hired to protect cargo ships from space pirates. However, Angel Links is no ordinary security company: it provides its services for free! With the help of Taffei, a cat-like creature who transforms into Meifon’s sword; second-in-command Kosei; top strategist Valeria; the mighty Dragonite warrior Duuz; and the Links Cannon, a weapon capable of destroying any ship in sight; Meifon proves that defeating bothersome pirates is child’s play. Defending the galaxy from pirates isn’t the only thing on Meifon’s mind, however; she must also uncover a dark secret from her family’s past and discover the truth behind her strange memories...
Set in the same universe, Angel Links and Outlaw Star are action-packed sci-fi anime brimming with space pirates, grappler ship fights, and that old school anime feel. Fans of Outlaw Star are sure to enjoy a trip back to the Outlaw Star galaxy, and those who watched Angel Links will love seeing the anime that started it all.
Once again follow Bolt Crank, the world's greatest mercenary, as he takes on jobs in between his travels. With the ability to eat items and then reform them in his right hand, Bolt is a versatile character that is able to get himself out of (after first getting himself into) tight spots. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time (or is that wrong place at the right time?) in order to help out a damsel in distress. But once he accepts a job, you know he will see it through - just try not to get in his way!
Ass kicking mercenaries are the focus of both Outlaw Star and Eatman. When their reputations precede them, Gene Starwing and Crank Bolt walk into a lot of trouble, usually with a few laughs involved.
Swathed in action, these are both fantasy shows that will appeal to the same audience.
Life is never dull for the crew of the Sol Bianca, a group of female pirates who plunder the stars for treasure and fame. On a routine ship raiding, the women run across a boy named Rim, who possesses the knowledge of a great treasure located in his homeworld. Unable to resist, the crew is about to become involved in a dangerous adventure that may cost them their lives!
In the near future, Mars is covered with oceans. Within one of its cities, Gram River is just another kid trying to survive in the slums, until he finds himself right in the middle of a pirate attack! After nearly drowning, he finds himself aboard the pirates' ship, and is faced with a decision: be killed, or stay and fight alongside them. And thus, Gram joins the pirate crew in their quest to find the legendary treasure of Mars, but they aren't alone in their search. Now, while being hunted by the military, bounty hunters, rivals and even a few old friends, they search the seas of Mars for clues...
Both animes involve pirates in futuristic ships, and their plots both eventually revolve around a mysterious legendary treasure that many different factions are competing for. I would also say that if you enjoyed the humor in one, you would enjoy the humor in the other. Outlaw Star is a bit more action oriented, however.
In the year 200X, World War III began. Special bombs destroyed parts of cities such as Tokyo, leaving decimation in their wake. Decades later, ground zero in Tokyo – an isolated section known as the Black Spot – remains an enigma. Its residents known as Needless possess strange powers such as the ability to control fire or telekinesis, and are constantly hunted down by Simeon, a large pharmaceutical company with sinister motives and Needless of their own to do their bidding. Young Cruz is part of a resistance to fight against Simeon and its Needless figurehead leader, Adam Arclight; but after the resistance is brutally killed by Simeon’s minions, he finds himself saved by a motley crew: Professor Gido, scantily-clad Eve and badass Blade. Together, the gang fends off Simeon’s attacks and tries to discover the truth behind the corporation’s actions. What is Simeon really after, and why do they desperately want to find Fragments?
Despite the difference in age, Outlaw Star and Needless share many traits that will appeal to similar audiences.
First, there's the futuristic setting in both, with common devices such as highly developed robots.
Secondly, the two are wacky, hyperactive, stylish shows which narrate the story of a quaint group of people traveling together for their convergent goals.
The characters work great together - albeit they're usually arguing or doing antics, you can tell there is a strong bond of trust amongst the members of the gang that needs no words. Some of them don't have memories of their past and intend to recover them during the journey.
There is also this strong sense of freedom on each of these anime which makes the experience all the more enjoyable in a funky, laid back manner. Besides, they won't bore you to death with hackneyed morals such as ''Do not kill your enemies no matter what''. It's to kill or be killed here, and that is taken for granted to great effect.
Last but not least, the protagonists, Adam Blade and Gene Starwind, are both the embodiment of badassery and will surely be loved by the same kind of viewers.
If you watched either of them and you liked it, I can't stress enough how much you should give the other a try.