This beautiful finale to the Kenshin series will tear at your emotions. Himura Kenshin is back for his grand finale, while a vengeful figure from Kenshin's past named Enishi seeks revenge for the death of his sister. Find out how Kenshin tries to overcome this foe when Kaoru, his love, is kidnapped.
In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.
If you liked the emotional tearing you went through with Kenshin OVA 2, you will love the gaping hole left behind by Sai Kano. It's a really beautiful story, just REALLY depressing. Consider this your warning.
Saikano and Kenshin both involve a body that is being destroyed because of the battles it has seen and how it affects those who suffer because of it and those who try to ease the pain. Saikano and Kenshin's ending have a lot in common when you look at the plot and the characters, and both put emphasis on drama over battles.
If you love a romantic story that tears your emotions to shred then you'll love Saikano! Both animes are similar because they imperfect loves. You ride along with each couple, rooting for them to have their happily ever after but it never comes. Awww star crossed lovers *sigh*
Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?
Pain and sadness can be felt in both Basilisk and Kenshin OVA 2. There's some nice action on the side too, though for me that's not where the emphasis lies. What's more is that these are samurai and ninja anime, and are often liked by the same people!
Both are Samurai themed and visually stunning in terms of action, but are also deeply moving tales of self-sacrafice. If you enjoyed this in one than you will love it in the other.
Basilisk is like the little sister of Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen. Where Basilisk doesn't have quite the background story that Rurouni Kenshin does it still holds the same purity for star crossed lovers. Both animes are an emotional roller coaster and have plenty of action to go around.
In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?
Both Kenshin and Afro share the same traits but have different formulas. While Kenshin is far more of a dramatic telling of the lost and regaining of innocence, Afro is a quick-paced revenge story. What the two share is the archetypal lone wolf character with unbeatable skills. The beautiful animation and bloody battles are told in a stylized way.
If you like extraordinary fights and samurai, then you'll enjoy Afro Samurai and Kenshin. The characters are different, though you'll see two awesome ways to handle a katana (and for different purposes). It's exciting to see these two lethal warriors fight for their beliefs and their revenge. Enjoy.
Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.
Jin-Roh is a depressing parallel to little red riding hood, and it is quite sad. It will leave you with an 'interesting' feeling, just as you surely felt after watching the Kenshin OVAs. If you liked one of these anime, give the other a try!
Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.