In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
Even though he uses a gun instead of a sword, Vash from Trigun has the same no-kill attitude as Kenshin. He will stress this to its limit, finding every crazy way to get around it, just like good ol' Himura!
Both Vash and Kenshin are trying to forget their pasts and are now living happy (and for us funny) lives. Though Kenshin is more serious, Trigun is surely a worthy recommendation.
Both Trigun and Kenshin feature happy-go-lucky characters with mysterious pasts, though one ran a bit too long. Both will make you laugh, and maybe cry, and both are quality anime that aren't to be missed.
Trigun and Kenshin both have very similar lead characters in that they both can make you fall to the floor laughing one moment, and sit still with a straight face the next. If you loved the way Kenshin toys with your emotions then you should watch Trigun if you want the same feeling.
The characterization in both Trigun and Kenshin is extremely similar. If you liked the characters in Trigun, you'll like them in Kenshin as well and vice versa.
Although the settings of these two series are very different, their main characters are very much alike. Some of the supporting characters are also mirrored in these two anime. Ex: Trigun's Wolfwood and Kenshin's Sanosuke.
Throughout both of these anime Vash and Kenshin, while great fighters, are advocates of peace who despise killing. If you liked the action, comedy or even just the characters of Rurouni Kenshin, you're sure to like Trigun.
Although this is oft-repeated, I wanted to add a vote to this recommendation. Both Kenshin and Trigun share a ruthless, murderous samurai (or a gunman in Trigun) who is well known for his past violence, despite his kind-hearted nature. Both have vowed not to kill, and use their weapons to only harm or stop wrong-doers - not to kill them. Both are recommended for action addicts.
Both Kenshin and Trigun are filled with nice action, some comedy, and even some drama. They have a very similar main character who has a dark past, has decided to never kill anyone, and is very proficient in the weapon of his choice.
Although the settings are quite different, the nature of both leading characters remains basically the same. Kenshin Himura (also known as Battusai or simply, the "Manslayer) is on a quest for attonement. Vash, known as The Human Stampede, has an obscure past as well. The similarities are just stricking. A good story, unforgetable characters and a mix of humor and strickingly serious subjects will mostly keep you interested since both series are a must-see because of their "classic" status.
On a side note, you may want not to see Rurouni Kenshin after the end of the Kioto saga, since the story deviates from the original manga, and it kinda (if not horribly) sinks.
There is plenty of action and a fun story line that unfolds as you watch every entertaining episode! It's a must watch if you like figting scenes and some goofy scenes as well!! A+
Both series have the main character being unbelievably strong, yet they do not use their strength for show or money or power, they use it to protect those in need, to fight and stand up for the weak, with the least amount of bloodshed as possible.
Both have excellent stories to tell and great action and hilarious moments, you'll love both series!
Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin) and Vash (Trigun) both seek for peaceful life, and try to find a way to get rid of their sin (personal) and pain that they suffer from loosing their most cherished being. If you like the kind heart behind their deadly strenght, yet struggling with melancoly, which stands to protect true kindness, you will surely like both animes.
Both series are about someone who wants to save humans at all cost, they both fight for it, and both are extremely tough to defeat. Both series also have a good form of comedy so you'd definetly find the other series good as well.
The main hero of both of these shows have a superhuman ability to protect people and they both have promised not to kill. Also they both provide the central comic relief of the series. The feel of both shows, along with their age/animation style is also very similar.
in both shows their chaters are a like in way they both want to save the people they like even if they have diffftent styes of fighting. Kenshin with his sword and Trigun withy guns. Both of them have a terriable past that sat at the bottom of their hearts u know when u watch the shows. In Kenshin the truth is found out with the 6 ova series, it is a sequal to the 95 eps if u didnt know. As for the Trigun series his past is in the show its self. but watch both them they both great shows
For started Vash and Kenshin are very similar characters they both are rather notorious and don't wish to kill anyone anymore. Beyond that they also have a very similar style in storytelling in that when the situation becomes serious the characters grow serious as well but for most of the other time they are not so serious but they end up being more adding some comedy to the situations. If you liked one then you'll probably like the other.
Both brilliant series with great stories and pretty similar main characters. Both are pacifists but have another, more dangerous side when they are pushed.
Both shows also have serious moments along with light-hearted slapstick. Fans of one should enjoy the other.
Both protagonists appear childish and carefree from the start but have this dark past they must face constantly throughout the series. These two animes (mangas as well) are incredible and must sees in the anime realm.
Both shows give a similar feeling, despite having great differences in setting and plot. However, both are being lead by what seem to be unbeatable characters, with pasts covered by shadow and a strong will of justice. In addition, they're famous shows of the 90's and a companion of the leading character carries a big ass weapon in each one of them.
The main characters Kenshin(Rurouni Kenshin) and Vash(Trigun) are so similar to one another, but distinct enough that you won't feel like the exact same story is being told. Both characters refuse to kill and behind their goofy or gentle exterior there is the pain that comes from their past.
Although plot of both animes are quite different but personalities of Kenshin and Bash are quite similar ,if you like one you will definitly like other
It's just like Trigun, but with swords. Vash and Kenshin both "act" like dumbasses but they are always a few steps ahead of their enemies. Defintly my top 2 favourite animes :)
Peace Maker Kurogane takes place in Kyoto in the late 19th century, during the height of the conflict between the Shinsengumi, a shogunal police force, and its enemy, an anti-government faction called the Choshu. This tale follows a young boy named Ichimura Tetsunosuke who is desperate to join the Shinsengumi and avenge his parents' deaths by the hands of the Choshu. But in the midst of the bloodshed, will he be strong enough to survive?
Kenshin and Kurogane are both based on the same historical facts, yet in Kenshin we side with the Imperialists and in Peace Maker with the Shinsengumi. The environment is thus very alike, as well as the entire mood. The main difference is that Kenshin is more action-based, while Kurogane has a stronger story.
PMK and Kenshin are must-see anime. Both have extreme sword fights and a main character who is peaceful, yet was trained or is training to be a great swordsman; these characters will be involved in great battles and will have awesome fights.
Both Peace Maker and Kenshin contain elements of the same time period and story. Both stories deal with Japan and the time of the Meiji revolution. Peace Maker deals with the actual revolution while Kenshin deals with the era directly after the revolution. If you liked the characters in Peace Maker you will find the characters in Kenshin just as enjoyable, and vice versa.
If you are the type that likes anime with a samurai main character, then you would like PMK and Kenshin.
In both you will find a mixture of sadness and happiness; the characters have sad pasts but also bright presents, and each has a main character that is always surrounded by people who helps him to discover himself and change for the better. In addition, this main character helps others become better people.
Both anime are set in traditional historic Japan and feature realistic combat sequences over super powers. Great fighting sequences and character development. While the star of Kurogane is younger, and his challenges not at the level of Kenshin's main character, both are equally compelling narratives.
Rurouni Kenshin and Peace Maker Kurogane both take place in the same time period. Both main characters look young for their age, and have a goofy side to them. However, they both have a past that they can't forget. Although each has their own motive, both characters push towards their goals. The story line follows their journey as they find new companions, and eventually come to realize what they truly want. If you liked the action-comedy combination in one, you'd like the other as well.
Ruroini Kenshin and Peace Maker Kurogane are both set within the era of the tokugowa reseme, and both have factors of the shinsengumi. and who ever has wached peace maker or kenshin and ever wondered what the other side of the story was like, here it is.
If you liked "Rurouni Kenshin," it stands to reason that you'd enjoy "Peace Maker," too. They're both historical fiction, set near the same time. "Peacemaker" is a little more contemporary, but they both have extremely comedic and serious aspects.
People might even recognize different historical figures from both anime, such as Saito Hajime.
The anime art is different, but if you like the era of samurai's struggle between the two clan (Shinsengumi and rebellion), you should try to look through both angles. See yourself, eyes from each clan, to see what they see.
Though there is and age difference between the main characters, both of them carry the heavy weight of a haunting past that they are hoping to somehow overcome by way of the sword. Both animes have historical settings and a perfect balance of emotion, action, and comedy.
Pretty obvious recommendation. Both set in the feudal type era, both have male lead (young man in RK and young boy in PMK) that fights with the idea of killing anyone... yet fights in battle. The moral of both anime's even seems similar. The relationships created between characters and even the moments of comic relief.
If you enjoyed watching one then you are sure to like the other
Samurai Deeper Kyo is a story of two men in one body - the humble, polite Mibu Kyoshiro and the legendary samurai Onime-no-Kyo, who has a price on his head. Consequently, Mibu Kyoshiro is captured for having an uncanny resemblance to the samurai. As the story of SDK progresses, we learn more about the two unique souls that inhabit the same body.
Even though Samurai Deeper Kyo isn't as GOOD as Kenshin, it has the same entertaining aspects, such as a character fighting the "demons" within himself so they wont kill all his enemies, as well as good swordplay action. If you liked one of these, definitely give the other a try.
At first you would think that if you like Kyo or Kenshin you should see the other because, OMG they are both samurai anime!!! They do however have more similarities than that, all good ones.
The characters Kyo and Kenshin have a lot in common, and no I'm not going to say what, that is a surprise ^^. The overall feel of the anime are very similar, the animation style is similar and both are rather good anime.
If you liked Samurai Deeper Kyo or Rurouni Kenshin, I think you will like the other. Both anime have a good amount of action, sword duels and swordsmanship. Also, both of the main characters are masters in swordsmanship. So if you liked SDK you'd like Kenshin as well, or vice versa.
Both feature an amazing samurai master at work with a blade and some awesome moves to show. Though Kenshin fights not to kill, Kyo doesn't really seem to have that problem, both are an excellent anime series with awesome fights and fantastic storylines.
If you like samurais and their swords, there's one in both series with close to a double identity (the friendly oro one, and the deadly assassin).
Both series are about legendary samurais, who were both very feared, because they were invincible when holding sword, but at the same time they both had their sensitive side. If you liked one, you would surely like the other.
Not only do these two series have a strong focus on swordfighting, but the two main characters of both series both have another side to them. Kyoshiro, who hates what he becomes when he loses control, and avoids his past because of what Kyo has done, and Kenshin, who took a vow never to kill again after his former life as a legendary killer ended.
Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai Deeper Kyo have a bit similar things. Kenshin and Kyo fall for one girl who they met, they both have dual personalities and they both are great martial artists.
Rurouni Kenshin is a bit merry-going-around where everything happens in certain order but it is really pleasant to watch because it won't bore you.
Samurai Deeper Kyo is then again, not so merry-going-around. But then again it is not boring either because some plot changes are stunning.
Obviously both are about Samurai. They have some action, but they are also very story-oriented series. I think it takes both of them a little while to really get going and get good, but they do. Both of the main characters have 2 personalities within them- that are extremely opposite. Each of them have awesome, powerful main characters, that are unseemingly capable of kicking butt.
Love the feudal-era setting of SDK which contrasts well with the post-meiji revolution setting of Rurouni Kenshin. Both strong main characters, both in spirit and skill.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
If you like the sword fights in Rurouni Kenshin, check out Bleach. It has a similar samurai-themed approach but is set in the present time. It stretches more to the fantasy/cool side as compared to RK (like in the latter part of the series involving feng shui), but the fight scenes are clearly inspired.
Kenshin and Bleach are must-see anime. In both anime there are some extreme sword fights, and the main characters don't really like to fight but will do so to protect the people around them.
Both Bleach and Kenshin are action-packed and have characters who are filled with love, until evil strikes. If you are thrilled by these things then I guarantee you'd like these.
What I am liking about this show is that even though it is different in it's own way, it lends it's way to be goofy sometimes just like in Rurouni Kenshin (the series). It's pretty cool! A.
If you Loveeeeeee flashy sword fights and long spectacular battles, both animes Rurouni Kenshin and Bleach are for you! If you watched either one and cant get enough you can always watch the other one. Both are unique animes which specialises in their awesome swordplays. To top that up, their plot also makes it intresting to follow together with the amazing battles sending chills to the spine.
Both of the series includes swordsskills and how much the characters are evolving. And the maincharacters from both series evolves the most, and the only reason for that is so they can protect everyone around them.
Both anime's revolve around a prodigy swordsman, the hummor and fighting sequinces are simular in both, and the charctor devolpment is paid attention to dispite the huge amount of charactors.
I think both stories have the same samuri feel to them. They both share the actuon packed scenes followed by scenes of intense emotions.
Both of these anime has sword fights, comedy, romance, fiction and cool hair! (Couldn't help it)! Each anime has a main character who fights to protect with a sword, and i think that is probably the most important thing they both share.
If you're one of those people who enjoyed the anime as a whole for evertything about it, then this anime is also a must watch for you as they have many of the same qualities in them.
This series is about swordplay and a villian, just like Bleach. The main character here isn't like Ichigo. He is calm with a touch of humor when he wants to show it and serious when he needs to be. Ichigo in some ways becomes serious when he needs to, which links these two together. Overall, this is an excellent anime that will catch your attention quickly!
Both is a anime that you whant to wach more of. its a good story not just fight, thats inportant in a Anime. You are geting to know the pepole in the serie.
in bleach as in rorouni kenshin the hero is a reluctant one who is an amazing swordsman the only difference is the enemies as kenshins is usualy other man slayers while ichigo's are evil sprits they also have a hidden identity of which they can't escape ichigo is a soal reaper (shinigami) and kenshin is known as the legendary himora the batosai a man slayer who kills all in his path with the hiten mitsurugi sword style they both end up using their skills to save their loved ones they are both just great anime's to watch
Both anime are characterized by an interesting and beautiful story. We can compare them by their style samurai, the great battles and huge swords. However fighting in different worlds, since Bleach is more supernatural.
Both bleach and Kenshin offer high level of statisfaction as shounen lover.Both series are based heavily on sword fightings, with techniques and fights from outer spaceee!!
Large amounts of action and fights,Many comedy scenes which will leave u laughing. Both series main characaters are peace loving citizens,who just want to protect their friendly but they also have darkside in which they become ruthless killers.
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
InuYasha is set in a different "time" era and has lovable characters, just like Kenshin. The fights and the action are great, along with the neverending quest to find Naraku! If you liked one of these series, give the other a try!
Both Kenshin and Inuyasha have fighting, romance and funny parts. The main characters in both stories are something between good and evil, yet are bent towards the good side more and more. Their reasons to turn good may differ, but the females in both stories are a great help for them. The anime take place in a somewhat medieval time and include sword fighting, as well as some unreal happenings (aka magic). If you liked one of them, you'd surely like the other one.
Fighting for love, honor, and life. What more could you ask for from feudal fairytales? Epic battle scenes, memorable quotes, and soundtracks that whisk you away. And who wouldn't want either clan of wacky sidekicks? Both are must sees.
If you liked one because of combination of action, fun and romance, you would like the other. Both are well-animated, especially for children. The main hero, together with his frends, figths with various enemies and also learns special techniques to become stronger.
Both series are about good winning against evil. In InuYasha, the main character, Inuyasha is a half-demon and he fights so he can become a full-fledge demon. Along the way, he falls in love with Kagome, a reincarnation of his past love. The only bad thing about this anime is that it is a tad too long, spanning 6 seasons. And soon after, you start to get a little bored.. But it's still really nice. As for Rurouni Kenshin, aka Samurai X, it's about fighting for the good. A bit cliche at some parts, but it's still nice. It includes humour and the relationships between characters are sweet. >< Anyway, if you like Inuyasha, I think you'll like Rurouni Kenshin. Vice versa :)) Highly recommended to watch both!!
These series are very easy to get into. Also, both has a great mix of action and light-hearted humor that truly is for everybody.
Both of the series have a strong story line and sometimes keep you on the edge of the seat and other times falling off your seat, laughing. If you like comedy and action, both of them are great.
both inuyasha and rorouni kenshin are about legendry beings kenshin being himura the batosai who disapered in the war against tocogawa not seen for 10 years before he returned as a wonderor while inuyasha is a half demon who was sealed to a tree for 50 years by his lover both were once seen as evil deadly killers but both reluctantly became heroes to save the one woman he loved in inuyasha not to be mistaken for the lover who sealed him to a tree
Both anime have lots of adventures all across feudal Japan with many sword fights and enemies along the way. Both have their funny parts to them but know how to make the show go back to being serious very quickly. With amazing characters and an interesting enough plot check out one if you liked the other.
If you like Inuyasha, you should Check out Kenshin (visa versa). They have the same kind of Comedy, you can also see the same kind of blend of characters, Kenshin being like Inuyasha, and Kagome being like Kaoru. If you like 1, I suggest trying the other.
Both of these anime are very similar in the way that they both have action, romance and sword fighting. The male and female leads almost have the same personalities except flipped. these anime have the same emotional feel that will make you watch until the end, and the end will leave you kinda asking is there more?