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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.
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.
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.
After being placed in a reformatory, Saki Asamiya has only one thing in abundance: attitude. But attitude alone won't help when Saki is faced with a decision: become a cop and help hunt down criminals or watch her imprisoned mother be executed! Thus, she heads back to the crime-ridden school of her past, Takanoha High, only to find that a trio of women known as the Mizuchi Sisters have taken over. Armed with a deadly yoyo and a razor sharp wit, Saki is ready to clean up the school and save her reputation as the number one bully, while hurting the bad guys in the process!
Samurai Champloo and Sukeban Deka both have a very stylish feel to them, even in the midst of violence and seriousness. They both are just fun to watch, with interesting characters and flat out class. I definitely think you'd enjoy one if you liked the other.
In downtown Tokyo, walking the streets has become dangerous once the day turns to night. Lifeless demons called "Oni" have taken over the streets and are devouring innocent citizens of Tokyo, leaving them dry and lifeless. Kyouichi and Tatsuma are two high school students who hold supernatural abilities that allow them to defeat the Oni at night. Though they continue to fight what seems to be a never ending battle, they've yet to discover the main threat towards humanity -- the group working behind the scenes in charge of the Oni...
Though completely different genres, I think you'll like Tokyo Majin if you enjoyed Samurai Champloo. The animation style is definitely the same, and you get the awesome fighting + action scenes. The cast of characters give off the same feel as well. Samurai Champloo's Mugen is just as cool as Tokyo Majin's Kyouichi. Tokyo Majin is much more dark and horror-ish, and there are much more supernatural fight scenes. Great music too.
In 2137 AD, the sun released a massive flare across the solar system, creating the Geduld, a dense field of plasma and debris. In the midst of a routine descent into the Geduld's upper layers, the training ship Liebe Delta is crippled by a terrorist attack, killing the trainers and command crew - and exposing the vessel’s military secrets, which may hold the survivors’ only hope. With nowhere to hide from their darkest fears, the young trainees must work together to navigate the ravages of a solar system filled with mysterious, powerful foes. Yet, as the ship is forced into greater isolation and its inhabitants become increasingly desperate, they must struggle to survive against not only the forces that pursue them relentlessly... but also each other.
Infinite Ryvius and Samurai Champloo are almost completely different from a narrative standpoint, but both share an unusual hip-hop soundtrack. Love it or hate it, the music in each is bold and distinctive. If you liked the music in one, you should check out the other.
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?