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?
Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.
If you like Kenshin chances are you might like Full Metal Panic as well. They both are serious and funny at the same time with a touch of romance thrown in. Both have awesome fights scenes as well.
While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.
rurouni kenshin and fushigi yuugi both have a somewhat similar plot seeing as they both take place in a not yet modernised setting and they both have some good looking guys beating the shit out of 'bad' guys. secondly they both brought about a very similar atmosphere their light heartedness mixed with a good story and a dab of romance (although i will admit fushigi yuugi does have a bit more than a 'dab")
In an era where guns are replacing swords, samurai are desperately trying to keep their ideals alive, though many become honorless mercenaries in desperation. Yajiro Kojima is one such mercenary who led an average life until running across the beautiful Rushyuna Tendo, an expert gun wielder (known as a senshi, or Enlightened One) who upholds one ideal above all others: never kill, simply destroy one's will to fight. Together, the duo travel the world encountering dangerous enemies and bathhouses galore, all while removing their adversaries' "armor" with a smile!
Both anime series are similar in the sense that the main character is a pacifist who is exceptional at fighting. They both believe in the sense of "Conquering the enemy without violence", however, more often than not, are forced to use their skills to defend those in need.
Lunlun was a typical girl living in France until, on her fifteenth birthday, she met a pair of talking animals named Nubo and Cato. They shared with Lunlun the story of the Flower Star: a world where flower faeries escaped to in order to be free of the greed and cruelty of humans; and also of their quest to find a successor to the Flower Planet's throne. This special girl must find the multi-colored flower that can only be found by someone who truly knows the meaning of love and kindness, and they’ve chosen Lunlun for the task. With the help of a magical pin that harnesses the power of the flowers, Lunlun, her two new friends, and a mysterious photographer named Serge set forth to find the flower – but their quest won't be easy as a selfish fairy named Togenishia and her servant Boris are hot on their trail!
The plots are similar, because they like to prove to the characters that they must attain their goals in life.
Nobody is similar; but they like to support people by eliminating wrongdoings and problems.
Shirahama "weak legs" Kenichi is a typical high school student with typical problems: he's frequently bullied and tends to run away in the face of his enemies. Things change when Kenichi meets Furinji Miu, whose grandfather runs a dojo; and not knowing what he's getting himself into, he signs up to become a disciple. As Kenichi's life-threatening training continues and he becomes more and more powerful, he inadvertently becomes the target of the deadly gang called Ragnarok. With mental and physical challenges ahead, can Kenichi survive his encounters with Ragnarok, or will the masters of his dojo get to him first?
Kenichi and Rurouni are completely different in setting and character, but they both allow us to see the funny aspects in the lifes of a group of companions that train in a den. Both are represented mainly by slap-stick comedy, so whoever is looking for that kind of a laugh, these are both the right places.