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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!
What happens when authority and consequence are removed? When the inmates truly run the asylum. On the spaceship Ryvius there are those who would fight for order, and many more who would fight to destroy it. Love, hate, anger, greed, avarice, and perhaps hope are the fuel for the Ryvius, and only one can save those who call it home...
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.
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
Well, Samurai Champloo is both alike thanks to the characters. Mugen is like Luffy who has a big appetite. Zoro and Mugen are also alike because they're both 19 years old, they have escaped from execution, they both wield a sword, and they have the same voice actor!
In the city of Grand Zipangu, life is relatively quiet – that is, until the Clown Clan begins to rampage the city’s money exchange! After a confrontation with Chief Straw Hat and his partner Usopp, the clan’s boss, Buggy, uses a smoke bomb to escape. The following day Straw Hat receives an arrow with a note attached; if he wants Onami to live, he must go to the riverbank alone. Will Straw Hat be able to save the Pinwheel Inn’s hostess and free the town from the Clown Clan’s grasp? Some time later, Buggy is back and on the hunt for a mysterious girl named Vivi who has been taken in by Onami and Sanji to recover from her wounds. When Buggy and his clan hire the travelling Monk Zoro to help capture her, will Chief Straw Hat and the others be able to stop them? More importantly, what is the secret that Vivi is hiding?
Not entirely the same in setting, though both anime shares the feeling of the out-of-time boisterousness and behavior of its characters. This can be felt especially when we think of the parallels beetween Fuu and Onami, both girl being "practical" to the fingertips, hot headed, blat, and familiar with many ways of not too nice moneymaking.
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?
Both series have stories vowen around a team of "space freelancers". While Outlaw Star is biased more towards ship-to-ship space combat and is somehow more lighthearted, Champloo is all about the mood and can be pretty serious sometimes.