Samurai Champloo

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Bleach

Bleach

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.

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XiledLucifer XiledLucifer says...

Both anime have great sword-based combat and a great quirky sense of humor. The characters are also very similar, with Ichigo/Mugan and Jin/Ishida being very similar.

If you enjoyed either of these anime then you need to watch the other.

azntenniskid azntenniskid says...

In both Samurai Champloo and Bleach they fight with swords, although in Bleach they fight with special powers and fight some sort of demons. But in both anime there are swordfights, comedy, and the main characters are alike.

fenixeld fenixeld says...

Both Bleach and Samurai Champloo are anime with a lot of cool swords and fights with weapons, so if that is the reason you like this anime you will like the other one to.

malamalpa malamalpa says...

Both Samurai Champloo and Bleach have an air of adventure mixed with loyalty and lots of sword fighting. If you liked the action in Samurai Champloo you'll enjoy the fight scenes in Bleach as well.

Michiko to Hatchin

Michiko to Hatchin

Hana is a nine-year-old girl who lives in constant fear of her abusive family; Michiko is a sexy woman who has just done the unthinkable: broken out of the impenetrable Diamandra Penitentiary. After Hana is whisked away by Michiko, who claims to be her mother, the duo sets forth on a high octane ride towards freedom. In the streets of Brazil and aboard Michiko's motorcycle, Hana and Michiko will look for Hana's long lost father, try to learn to co-exist and get along together, and stay one step ahead of the police and afro-clad Atsuko.

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sothis sothis says...

While I didn't like Champloo, there's no doubt in my mind that it and Michiko to Hatchin are a great pair. Both ooze style (with music by the legendary Shinichiro Watanabe) and have quirky and upbeat stories of unlikely heroes. I strongly prefer the Studio 4C-esque animation and feel of Michiko, but fans of one would likely enjoy the other regardless.

VulturEMaN VulturEMaN says...

These two shows have very similar plots, characters, and overall "feel". You won't regret it!

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Combining a road trip format with a cool visual style and instantly memorable characters, Samurai Champloo and Michiko to Hatchin have a lot in common. They're roughly as good as each other too. The former follows in the chanbara tradition as the name suggests while the latter tries a jazzy Latin American flavour, but generally, they're both a wild ride as the characters follow their winding destinies.

bklynbajan1989 bklynbajan1989 says...

They both have a similar feel to them. Both shows also involve the search for a father that may or may not want to be in the picture.

Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

On a chilly December evening, Hana, a transvestite, Misaki, a teenage runaway, and Gin, a retired bike racer, found little Kiyoko in the trash. For three homeless people, finding an abandoned baby might not have been the best of luck, but with good intentions and two cents to chip in, the trio set out to find the parents of the child. But locating the mother will not be an easy task, and all they have to go on is a small key...

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yuujin yuujin says...

The only thing that really separates Samurai Champloo and Tokyo Godfathers is 400 years between the Edo era and present day Tokyo. In both, a very strange crew travels in searching of relatives, and no one of the party actually wants to stick together but somehow in the end they always get dragged to each other. The funny humour and modern style in these two anime really makes them more lively and interesting to watch.

Gundevil Gundevil says...

This might seem like a strange recommendation, but Samurai Champloo and Tokyo Godfathers are similar in their main concept. They are both about three strange individuals with seemingly nothing in common who come together to find something new about themselves. They're both about outcasts in society who rise above their circumstances by coming together to accomplish a common goal, and in doing so, they find themselves.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

While there are vast differnces between the two they both feature a small group of misfits banding together in search of the relatives of one of the individuals.  The group though having little common and at times seem to display dislike for one another they still end up getting drawn back together.  Also as each story progresses the characters tend to grow from how they were at the beginning and usually end up learning a little something about themselves.

Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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brittdeal brittdeal says...

In both Claymore and Champloo the main characters wield nasty sword and there are great fighting scenes. The music is great in both and Clare is similar to Jin in  mysteriousness.

oreidoouro oreidoouro says...

Both series have really well done fight scenes, andboth their art styles while differnt are well done. one of the main things I like about both of these shows is the amount of damage the characters take during fights i.e. vomiting blood etc. note: Claymore has much more graphic then Samurai Champloo.

crawller crawller says...

Both aniome have very well made fighting scenes and pretty much blood.

Thay wield big nasty swords in both and Jin from chamloo and Clare from Claymore are both kinda mysterious.

Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal

Manji, a recently-turned immortal swordsman, has sworn to kill a thousand villains to counterbalance the merciless and indiscriminate slaughter that ended with the death of his sister. To this end, he decides to travel with Rin, a young girl who reminds him of the sister he failed. She has sworn to take vengeance on the Itto-ryu, specifically their leader Anotsu; for the Itto-ryu are group of elite swordsmen who killed her parents and raped her mother in front of her. However; being immortal doesn’t guarantee victory: Manji’s skill and immortality will be tested to their limits...

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EnigmaticAffliction EnigmaticAffliction says...

Both Blade of the Immortal and Samurai Champloo follow a somewhat similar storyline. In both animes you have at least one man (Samurai Champloo had two) that act as bodyguards for a girl who has a goal she wants to achieve. In BOTI you have Rin who wishes to get revenge for the death of her family and in SC you have Fuu who wishes to find the man who smells of sunflowers. The bodyguard characters (Manji in BOTI / Mugen and Jin in SC) travel with their girl character to help her achieve what there after. Both animes also have a lot to do with sword fighting, violence, blood, and traveling.

Bottom line if you liked one your probably going to like the other.

Varkolak Varkolak says...

Very similar feel where girl on a quest gets a strong fighter, or two in the case of Champloo, to help her and they grow closer while slashing their way through enemies

Yukas Yukas says...

Champloo lighter from start, but grim in the end.

Blade of the Immortal borrow a lot from Champloo.

Mugen (from Champloo) is copied completely into one of characters.