No longer held back within the confines of Earth, space exploration is now commonplace throughout the universe. These new colonies, which make up the "New Frontier", are now home to the masses, but the evil mastermind Nemesis and his Outriders spread destruction throughout these worlds. In order to protect the citizens, an organization called Calvary Command was created to bring justice to these outlaws. Saber Rider and the elite agents known as Star Sheriffs now stand between the renegades of the universe and total chaos. Power Stride... AND READY TO RIDE!
“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.
Saber Rider & Trigun are both a blending of sci-fi elements such as laser pistols and spaceships with an old west setting. Saber Rider leans more toward the sci-fi while Trigun leans more toward the old west, but both blend the two settings quite smoothly.
Both series are basically space westerns, with gunslinging characters, people in cowboy hats and soundtracks with shades of Morricone. Saber Rider is more sci-fi, with spaceship battles and mecha while Trigun's world has a more down-to-earth feel, but if you dig that space western feel in one of them, it might be an idea to check out the other.
After being thrown off a bridge in a car chase, a delinquent youth is transported decades into the future by a mysterious phenomenon called a Timeslip. Arriving in the year 2050, he finds Tokyo a completely different place, with everything from high-tech automobiles and laser guns to zero-G discos! Unfortunately, the Timeslip also erases his memory and transforms him into the Urashiman, a human with astounding new superpowers. Now everyone is after him, including the Chief of Neo Tokyo’s Mobile Police Unit, who wants the Urashiman to help him fight the powerful crime syndicate, Necrime. Renamed Ryuu Urashima, and with new friends Claude and Sophia, the former delinquent must now fight for justice and discover the secret of his past!
Saber Rider and Future Police Urashiman are both excellent follow-ups for those wanting to relive the childhood anime experience. Once you've seen one and become addicted to the cheesy comedy, great 80s action and costume changes, as well as the liberal use of laser guns, all smoothed over with a serious plot, then be sure to feast your eyes on the other.
In a far-off galaxy, there exists a world much the same as Earth. Save for blue skin, the people are near identical - especially with their taste for rockin' dance music. When a strange alien abduction craft lands on the planet to steal their most popular band, however, all hope seems lost. With their story told entirely via Daft Punk's album Discovery, join The Crescendolls in a journey to rediscover both themselves and their music in a galaxy millions of light years away from home.
These two anime have a really matching animation style, and if you look deep enough at the plot, you might find similarities. They take place a bit in space, in other universes, and in Earth; both parties are threatened by an unknown evil and are made up of three boys (who are smart, silly and beautiful) and a girl; and both girls have a secret fan, who tries to win her heart and save her at all costs. Look closely and I think you'll understand why they're so similar. I think you'll enjoy both of them if you don't hate mecha anime, as "Saber Rider" has some of that in it.