Samurai 7

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Kaze no Yojimbo

Kaze no Yojimbo

George Kodama comes to the sity of Sagaru to solve a mystery from his past; his only aid takes the form of a single clue, a name: Araki Genzou. He arrives in Sagaru to find an ailing city controlled by two opposing factions, and quickly becomes mired in the conflict. These two factions, the Tanakura and Ginzame groups, wage war while George searches for his past, paying his way with work as a bodyguard. He is clever and deadly in combat, but can he alone save the city of Sagaru and still find his own answers?

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murber74 murber74 says...

Can't go wrong with two anime shows based on Akira Kurosawa films! Different in many ways, yet still have the same dramatic intensity.

Ajna Ajna says...

Yet another classic by Akira Kurosawa which became an anime.

Was it worth the decades-long wait? I guess so, even if the original one has still its unrivaled and peculiar magic

Utawarerumono

Utawarerumono

A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.

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Clasm Clasm says...

Both are about how a leader must pull together their troops in hopes of deafeting powerful enemies. Can they pull through or will a secret from their past ruin the whole prospect.

poetax poetax says...

Both series are based on common peasants standing up to the oppression imposed on them by their government. Eventually, in both Utawarerumono and Samurai 7, the people overcome their oppressors and are forced to take on their government. Honor, loyalty, and sword fighting violence are both crucial to each. Surely you must like both if you enjoy one.

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?

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Ayshza Ayshza says...

i can't say that these animes are related or that they are alike in any way but there's something in them that makes me recommend them both. first of all the story is completely different ant other than the distant future there is no common point, the characters are also different, their motivations are different, the animation stile are on the opposite poles and so on...but still what makes me recommend both of them is a strange feeling that if you liked Gankutsuou you will definitely love samurai 7, if you are the kind of person that looks for the little things you will most certainly love these 2, as for me i loved them both as they both speak about humans who have endured 2 much pain as they went through life and the ways they deal with it, both stories have something tragic in them that leaves a deep impression, all in all i strongly recommend them both (once you've got used with the animation stile of Gankutsuou, which by the way can be really tiring you'll simply get drown into it, as for samurai7 the story, the characters are absolutely great as well as the animation, just breathtaking)

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

While the plots of these two seires are very different, they do share a few similarities.  First off, both were made by GONZO.  Secondly, both take the classic stories they are based on (The Seven Samurai for Samurai 7 and The Count of Monte Cristo for Gankutsuou) and add sci-fi/futuristic elements to them.  Also, I found both series to be very enjoyable and very well made.  Samurai 7 is a more action packed series, while Gankutsuou has more emphassis on character and plot development.  Still, if you want to see a classic tale be given a futuristic twist then you should check out both.    

Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls

Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls

In a world where Japan's security rests in the hands of super-powered samurai and their masters called "generals", Muneakira Yagyuu, the official swordsmanship tutor to the family of the shogun, arrives at Buou Academy in order to serve as head of the school's dojo. However, while he hopes this will be a routine assignment at an all-girl's school, everything changes when a strange girl falls from the sky with a power of a Master Samurai and no memory...

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Manibusan Manibusan says...

Both fight scenes that are similar in way of style and both have samurai fighting a much more technologically advanced enemy.

Logicfox Logicfox says...

Both are equally good in my opinion, as long as you take it for what it is. They both deal with futuristic/modern era samurai, something like "Samurai Jack". Hyakka Ryouran uses heavy drawn lines, faded watercolor affects, and ink blot action scenes which makes this animation's quality remarkable in many ways, using different styles of backdrops. H.R. is carried more on ecchi, animation, and a well known plot catch (Little innocent person, who has a super powerfull alter personality.). While, Samurai 7 carries on a well known movie plot by Akira Kurosawa and cowboy movie called the Magnificent 7. As long as you can stand ecchi, I believe the watcher will equally enjoy both. :)

Outlaw Star

Outlaw Star

Gene Starwind and Jim Hawkins make a living on various jobs and bounties. While waiting for their ticket to hit it big time, a mysterious woman named Hilda leaves them with a key to the puzzle of finding a starship of great power, known only as the Outlaw Star. What are these long lost spaceships and what is the Galactic Leyline?

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kingpac kingpac says...

It's a TEAM thing baby!!! Samurai 7 isnt just about 1 character or even two for that matter taking control of a situation. It's about a whole team. Just like Gene and his crew in Outlaw Star it takes more than just one to get where your going. So if you're into following more than just one character like in Samurai 7, give Outlaw Star a shot!