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The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...
Both of these animes are about a group of three strangers that meet in the most random fashion possible. They then set out to accomplish the quest of one of there group member. As time pass the groups become friends with there own and unic relations.
Both have there very unic style and humor, but both are bassed on the characters within the group.
It is the era of Bakumatsu – the last years of the shogunate. In the general turmoil caused by warring groups with different political interests, a curious theatrical group known as the Yuyama Troupe is set out for revenge. They come across a mysterious young swordsman, Akizuki Youjirou, who seems to be burdened with a dark past. Thrown around by currents of history, powerful people from different factions and personal relations, Akizuki tries to fulfill his mission to destroy an ancient, cursed relic, the Lord’s Head, which has caused chaos and bloodshed for thousands of years.
Although Samurai Champloo isn't as serious as Bakumatsu, something made those two shows feel alike. It must be a gut feel, since the only thing they certainly share is the fact that those are samurai shows, other then that, that take place in different eras and have completely different style. Still I dare to say that you might like one if you liked the other.
P.S. Samurai Champloo does get serious at times.
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.
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!
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.