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A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
Samurai Champloo and Darker Than Black both share a similar way of telling a story. In both, the plot is not a straight storyline but rather a collection of miniplots within the bigger picture. While they are set place in two completely different eras, the action is fast and entertaining. The most prominent trait characters within the series share is their badass-ness.
For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!
Both Dead Leaves and Samurai Champloo are bright, colourful and unique in character design, plot, music and attitude. They are must sees for those after something highly individual and full of bounce.
An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.
Samurai Champloo and D.Gray-man aren't very similar, but both are dark; have comedic, emotional, and drama-filled scenes; and are about fighting. D.Gray-man is also about fighting a lot of demons, while in Samurai Champloo the main characters don't really have a special enemy.You'll probably like one if you liked the other.
Evergreen would be a peaceful and prosperous place – if it wasn’t under siege by bandits. Most of the inhabitants have already been killed or driven off, but among the ones remaining is Wendy – a young girl who is intent on finding her kidnapped brother. As the outlaws bring their full arsenal to bear, including one of the dreaded Armor war-machines, the fate of Evergreen looks sealed. However, a slim hope appears in the form of the wanderer Van, who possesses extraordinary martial skills and even an Armor of his own. But Van has motives and goals of his own, which don’t necessarily involve saving besieged towns...
Both have main characters that are the cold silent type, solving problems with fighting prowess rather than words.
Both have an innate lazy streak and both will love no other than the one they each lost.
Both involve many sword fights and a deep running story.
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!