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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...
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!
I agree with risuta 100%its definitely not a samurai show but well worth the watch if your looking for a good anime.
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?
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.
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 :)
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...
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.
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.
Disguised as a man, Chizuru Yukimura has come to Kyoto searching for her missing father, a doctor who developed a magical elixir that increases the drinker's speed, strength and healing abilities. Instead of her father, however, she stumbles across a battle between the Shinsengumi and the Furies, evil vampire-like creatures of their own making.
Hakuouki and Samurai Champloo share many similair aspects. In both titles, we follow a girl in search for her father, who becomes surrounded by intersting young men to protect her. The setting in these series is feudal Japan, and the viewer may learn about historical figures and happenstances along the way. Both also feature a good amount of sword clashing action, so that appeals to you, check out these!
Hakuoki is kind of like what happens when you take Samurai Champloo, keep the action and add hints of romance for those of you who wanted more shipping moments. The vibe of both series is also different. Hakouki has a serious, dramatic tone overall as the end of the samurai approaches with some lighthearted scenes. Samurai Champloo has a meandering feel to it without much overarching plot but has many beautifully emotional moments.
Both series are about historical Japan during the age of the samurai. A ponytailed girl in pink is looking for her missing father when she is threatened by thugs. The swordsmen who save her end up becoming her companions as she travels/stays with them to look for her father together. Along the way, the swordsmen fend off the girl's murderous pursuers.
Jin from Samurai Champloo looks like serious, bespectacled Sannan from Hakuoki and has Hijikata's swordsmanship and strict samurai sense of honor and duty amid the changing times. Mugen from Samurai Champloo is a brash, sardonic guy who likes nothing more than a good fight like Okita from Hakuoki.
Samurai Champloo has some of the most memorable main characters and quotable dialogue. It's fantastically funny, action-packed and well-directed with a distinct style reflected in the hip-hop choice of music. Hakuoki has a more passive heroine than Samurai Champloo but has a great plot, creatively combining a real historical tragedy with supernatural romance for a story that tugs at the heartstrings.
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?
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.
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.