Samurai Champloo

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Hellsing

Hellsing

In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...

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risuta risuta says...

I know, that an anime about the edo era and samurai, and one about vampires, might seem to be completely unrelated, but they have one similarity that is good enough for someone to watch and like both.... They are two bada$$ anime! Samurai Champloo has more funny moments than Hellsing and is not as "dark" but just Mugen's style and will to fight, might remind one of Alucard's thirst for blood and bad-guy attitude! So, I belive that if you liked one, you might like the other as well! It is defenitely worth a shot!

SykoRose SykoRose says...

I agree with risuta 100%its definitely not a samurai show but well worth the watch if your looking for a good anime.

Basilisk

Basilisk

Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?

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LucyChan LucyChan says...

Both are action series involving a journey from the characters.

Both series have similar genres even if this one is not a ninja serie in my opinion you will find it as interesting as basilisk.

SykoRose SykoRose says...

if you liked samurai champloo then you will most likely be interested in basilisk. basilisk has a variety of characters who you begin to like and all start killin eachother off and the ending is what get me the most. great stroy :)

Tokyo Tribe 2

Tokyo Tribe 2

Kai and Hashim enjoy hanging out at Penny's Cafe with their rest of their gang, the Saru 'tribe'. Good-natured and fun-loving, the Sarus take in meek and geeky Tamiyama who wishes to join their gang, appointing him as secretary for lack of other obvious abilities. Befriended by Kai and Hashim, Tamiyama doesn't have time to get to grips with tribe life before disaster strikes the Sarus: a leading fighter of a rival gang is sent to assassinate Saru's leader. The assassin turns out to be Mera, Kai's friend growing up. Brandishing a baseball bat against Mera's katana, the two friends now find themselves as rivals in an escalating war between the tribes...

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Lagore Lagore says...

This is the only show I can think of that comes close to Samuai Champloo.

Samurai Champloo is a funky, action-packed amalgam of different styles and influences, and guess what? So is Tokyo Tribe 2!

Both of the shows don't take themselves too seriously, with over-the-top characters and unrealistic situations. But in the end, they are both really fun to watch.

I'm sure you'll like Tokyo Tribe 2.

MajorG MajorG says...

Samurai Champloo is the only series I can think of that is similar to Tokyo Tribe 2.

Both series have a very urban theme (TT2 moreso since it's actually about street gangs) to them from the fresh hip-hop soundtracks to the unconventional character art styles.

Afro Samurai Resurrection

Afro Samurai Resurrection

Many years have passed since Afro fought to become the number one samurai and succeeded in avenging his father's murder. Living quietly and without violence, Afro maintains a quiet life until his peace is shattered by an old enemy Jinno and a mysterious woman. Together the two of them take the Number One headband from Afro as well as his father's decayed skull. Promising to torture him, the woman challenges Afro to seek out the Number Two Headband. Only then may he challenge her and grant his father peace once more. Who is this woman who wishes so much suffering on Afro, and how many lives must he take before he may once again put violence behind him?

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zuko zuko says...

because both present the story of a different type of samurai that doesn't follow the rules and guides his life according to his own believes. In addition both have really great fight scenes that uphold the legendary status of the samurai.

Thrawn Thrawn says...

Samurai, hip-hop overtones and tunes, stylish action and badass characters. Both are great fun and have a nice mix of feudal Japan samurai and modern age technology.

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

Mistarcia is a magical world where humans, gods, and demons mingle together. In the past, the black-and-silver winged Bahamut has threatened to destroy the land, but humans, gods, and demons overcame their differences to fight together and seal its power. The key to that seal was split in two, one half given to the gods and the other to demons, so that they would never be united and Bahamut never released. Now, two thousand years later, the world is in an era of peace - until the day a human woman steals the gods' half of the key.

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Looking for an action title with some swordplay?  Look no further than Rage of Bahamut and Samurai Champloo. The animation in both titles are of higher quality, even with one being made almost 10 years ago. I would go so far as to say Bahamut is the title I was hoping Shinichiro Watanabe would have made after Champloo.

At the moment, Rage of Bahamut has a similar casting of 2 guys and one gal as the mains, with a smattering of other chracters mixed in. 

NoblesseOblige NoblesseOblige says...

While watching Rage of Bahamut, I was constantly reminded of Samurai Champloo. The similarities are uncanny. Both shows feature a similarly playful Love/Hate relationship between the two male leads who are forced into working together in order to assist a young woman in her journey to find her parent. The perfect balance of comedy and action is present in both shows, with the unflinching chivalry of Jin/Kaisar continualy clashing with the brash selfishness of Mugen/Favaro. This feels so much like a Shinichiro Watanabe production that I almost have a hard time believing he had no part in it. For those of you who have always dreamed of a spiritual sequal to Samurai Champloo, Rage of Bahamut is your dream come true.