Samurai Champloo

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One Piece Special 4: The Detective Memoirs of Chief Straw Hat Luffy

One Piece Special 4: The Detective Memoirs of Chief Straw Hat Luffy

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?

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Khaos Khaos says...

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.

One Piece

One Piece

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!

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adriantoto adriantoto says...

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!

Gun x Sword

Gun x Sword

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...

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

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.

Shigurui

Shigurui

In the 6th year of the Kan'ei era, people enjoy a time of peace; skilled swordsmen are revered and respected, and their lives are their own. Amidst the tranquility, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaka decides, for his own amusement, to hold a fighting tournament in which real swords are used - though laws forbid their use. In a match to the death two highly-skilled swordsmen face off: the one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke, and the blind Iraki Seigen. As they take their respective stances, flashbacks paint a picture of the duo’s past and battle wounds; and thus, the real story begins...

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Kiyohime Kiyohime says...

Awesome sword fighting and techniques are used in both these anime. While Samurai Champloo is more light hearted and comedy filled it has episodes of seriousness that turns deadly just like Shigurui. As you can tell by the name, Shigurui: Death Frenzy is very bloody and explicit. So much so that I only recommend that adults watch it. They both take place in Fuedal Japan were sword fighting samurais were more abundant and wars were started over the mildest of insults

Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan

Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan
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Menchi Menchi says...

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!