Read Or Die TV

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Both series have a share of humor and about the same amount of super powers, though while in R.O.D. this powers are mainly focussed on paper and in Full metal Alchemist mainly on alchemy. Full Metal Alchemist plays in another timesetting too.

sothis sothis says...

Although FMA and ROD TV have incredibly different plots, both have a campy feel with a high entertainment value in general. It's hard to say why I feel these are good recommendations for each other, I can just say that both of these series had a very good mix of character development and plot, with a mood and feel that kept you wanting to watch the next episode each time.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Paper and Alchemy, perhaps it's not the same, but if you see what these sisters can do with paper, you start to think it is lol

morsmaestro morsmaestro says...

Both Fullmetal Alchemist and ROD are action-dramas with an emotional impact to them. Government is a major theme in both, but neither has much of a romantic aspect to them. FMA is a bit darker series, but ROD has a bit more of an 'orwellian' feel to it. They differ in that ROD is set in the real world, while FMA has a more original world. ROD does not have as much exaggerated humor as FMA, and the humor in ROD is smoother, more subtle. ROD is a little more action based than drama; FMA is a bit more dramatic.

kmull kmull says...

FMA and ROD have a key common factor: the bond shared between the main characters. Both the brothers Elric and the "paper sisters" are emotionally attached at the hip; as a result, the two series have a similar feel. In both series, no matter how many horrible events occur, the bond is what keeps the plot mostly upbeat so that the viewer gets a good mixture of tragedy and comedy.

madamsatan madamsatan says...

FMA, like ROD TV, has siblings working together and a similar feel. The dialog is smart, and the characters are similarly engaging. In both series the characters have special abilities, In FMA "alchemy" allows them to focus energy to transmute objects, while In ROD TV, the ability is confined to paper.

Kiddy Grade

Kiddy Grade

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...

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sothis sothis says...

Kiddy Grade definitely has a higher ecchi content, but both it and ROD TV have an unusually entertaining campy feel to them, with a good combination of plot, pacing, and character development. Besides the ecchi, I can't see why you wouldn't like one if you liked the other.

Cetonis Cetonis says...

Kiddy Grade and Read or Die TV each tell the story of a group of loyal fighters whose worlds get turned upside down. Both Eclair/Lumiere and the Paper Sisters are then forced to find their way through the ensuing chaos, plots, and revelations about their pasts to fight against their newfound enemies. These two series are a good deal alike - if you enjoyed one, certainly take a look at the other.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both begin with the same style of comedy and supernatural action elements, which changes midway through the series as the main characters' lives are turned upside-down in chaos-filled events and conspiracies. If you like one you should check out the other.

Grach Grach says...

Both series tend to be campy comedies with superpowered mains who go about doing various odd tasks, which helps set up the immense worldbuilding that eventually gives way to conspiracy, and other darker themes. Kiddy Grade is much more ecchi in comparison, however.

If you liked one, you are sure to like the other!

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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JAhU JAhU says...

It's hard to describe what makes Read or Die TV and Cowboy Bebop different from most other anime, but this is one thing they have in common, but they both have action (all those awesome fighting scenes). If you're a fan of fighting scenes and stuff like that you should definitely watch this anime.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

ROD TV and Bebop have a very similar feeling to them. Taking any job to make some money, these people use their special skills to accomplish their missions. They both let us get a good look at the characters and add in some humor as well.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The main characters in Cowboy Bebop and Read or Die take on jobs that will put them in the path of danger and are risking their lives on a daily basis. While Cowboy Bebop is set in the future, Read or Die deals with paper handling magic. The characters in the series have to deal with life throws at them and take the day one step at a time. There is a great deal of action and fighting scenes throughout each.

ehood ehood says...

Both contain characters whose jobs force them to risk their lives. I think the main factors that would attract one fan to the other would be the amazing fight scenes and the interstion relationships between the characters. Though in R.O.D the characters have more of a sense of Camaraderie both groups of people work in a team to try and make some cash.

Toshokan Sensou

Toshokan Sensou

The government has passed the Media Betterment Act, establishing a military police force to stop the spread of "negative influences harmful to society;" and in response, libraries have organized their own military units to protect freedom of expression. After being saved by a Library Defense Force agent in a bookstore, Kasahara is inspired to enlist in the Library Defense Force. Although she proves quite athletic and capable, she must endure the harsh but meaningful training of her instructor and superior officer, Doujou. As she learns how to be a good soldier, she participates in LDF operations, helping protect literary freedom for everyone.

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Merryberry Merryberry says...

The importance of Books in a world were library hold power are the foundations for both of these series. Creation of characters with a love of books has meant that both series pull off the library power and wars with equal effect with their great storytelling. Well worth watching to see the lengths that the characters will go to rescue a single book.

Verdeloth26 Verdeloth26 says...

They're action series' about books! In both of these shows, the main focus is a passion and love for books. If you love books too, then these two shows are definitely for you.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

They both feature bibliophilic female protagonists that are willing to go to great lenghts to protect books and surpriingly powerful libraries. Both series contains comedy, drama and a fair amount of action scenes, though RoD TV has a superhero-angle while Toshokan Sensou has a very military slant.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

While one show is about protecting and the other show is about using, they are both indeed heavily centered about written literature with lots of combat and conspiracy by either bad groups or governments.

Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin

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...

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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

While Witch Hunter Robin is a lot more serious in tone than Read or Die TV, both of a fast-paced action theme that you can't deny. Also, both have beautiful soundtracks that fit well with the imagery and the plot. Both series are very high on my list of recommended anime. Watch WHR if you want kick-ass with a dose of chuckles, watch ROD-TV if you want kick-ass smothered in laughter. n_n

sublime sublime says...

I can only describe Witch Hunter Robin and Read or Die as being animes that give you the same "feeling". Excellent stories told through great music, characters and visuals. The "superpowers" in each series giving it a twist that makes them something different. Witchcraft in the slightly darker, more serious Witch Hunter Robin or the amazing powers of Yomiko and those she faces in the lighter Read or Die.

sothis sothis says...

While WHR is remarkable darker in tone and appearance (and more serious, to boot), I got a very similar feel from both of them as far as mood, pacing, and even the plot in some regards. Call it a hunch, but I think if you liked one, you'd like the other.