Gene Starwind and Jim Hawkins make a living on various jobs and bounties. While waiting for their ticket to hit it big time, a mysterious woman named Hilda leaves them with a key to the puzzle of finding a starship of great power, known only as the Outlaw Star. What are these long lost spaceships and what is the Galactic Leyline?
Tenchi Universe is a twisted continuation of the original Tenchi series. Through a different set of circumstances, Tenchi Masaki meets up with characters such as Space Pirates and Galactic Princesses. Tenchi is then taken on an emotional roller coaster ride, as well as a space epic, as he discovers new things about his new friends, himself, and his destiny.
Both are set in an interesting space journey and mix the right amount of comedy and seriousness.
Arcadia Of My Youth is a film featuring one of Leiji Matsumoto's creations, Captain Harlock. In this movie, aliens of the Illumidus Empire conquer Earth and enslave humanity. Captain Harlock returns home in his battle cruiser, and confronts a populace that blames him and warriors like him for not being there to protect the planet..... and Harlock goes about trying to lead a resistance, and adopts the fighting strategy of ancient marauders. The movie draws many parallels with Japan during WWII.
Outlaw Star and Arcadia of My Youth are all about space operas spiced with rebel ships and plenty of action to boot. Both are seasoned with plenty of cheese and take place in a distant future in which several factions are in conflict. Outlaw Star has plenty of humour and does not take itself too seriously for the most part while Arcadia of My Youth is greatly dramatic but there are enough space related battles going on to assure that these titles could share the same fanbase.
In the future, Tokyo has fallen victim to syndicates, trigger-happy people who run rampant and other groups who don't like to follow the rules. In response, an organization called RAPT has been created, whose goal is to maintain their definition of "peace". In the underground, however, science involving humans and powerful mechanics is progressing at a steady phase, but for what purpose? Meet our four angels who know how to kick butt and raise hell whenever it's needed. Their motto? Shoot first, talk later. Their mission? To make the seemingly impossible possible, of course...
Working together as a group, the characters in Outlaw Star and Burst Angel manage to get through all sorts of situations. Both start out very episodic and gain more of a story as they continue. There's a bit of gunslinger action and some mecha in both, though Outlaw Star includes some magic as well. The main characters are also very similar.
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...
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.
Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makumura are private detectives who make up the City Hunter team -- problem solvers who can be hired by writing 'xyz' in a certain train station. Ryo's uncanny accuracy with a gun is surpassed only by his lecherous tendencies, while Kaori provides the sideline support -- usually in the form of a 50,000 kg mallet to keep Ryo's ecchiness under control!
There is a surprising amount of similaraties between these series. They both focus on a group of people who are always out of money and have to do jobs for clients in order to get by. Furthermore, Gene Starwind and Ryo Saeba love the ladies, though Ryo is far more perverted. Both series are episodic but Outlaw Star has an overall story arc and the comedy elements to both are genuinely funny, though Outlaw Star is more serious. If you like one series check out the other.