Samurai Deeper Kyo is a story of two men in one body - the humble, polite Mibu Kyoshiro and the legendary samurai Onime-no-Kyo, who has a price on his head. Consequently, Mibu Kyoshiro is captured for having an uncanny resemblance to the samurai. As the story of SDK progresses, we learn more about the two unique souls that inhabit the same body.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
Along the same lines as Kyo, Kenshin has an evil side which he is trying to suppress. So, if you like the split personality feel, where someone can be all berserking and bad ass one minute and calm and caring the next, Kenshin is great. It's also one of the greatest anime series of all time and one of my favorites.
Samurai Deeper Kyo has several characters that are comparable to Kenshin's (Kyo/Kyoshiro - Battousai/Kenshin). They take place in the same time period. What Kyo does with waving a wand from a distance, Kenshin does with speed and slashes with a sword. Kenshin is so much better, go ahead and see!!
At first you would think that if you like Kyo or Kenshin you should see the other because, OMG they are both samurai anime!!! They do however have more similarities than that, all good ones.
The characters Kyo and Kenshin have a lot in common, and no I'm not going to say what, that is a surprise ^^. The overall feel of the anime are very similar, the animation style is similar and both are rather good anime.
Kenshin is kind of similar to Samurai Deeper Kyo. They both are about samurai, and they share a similar bond of fighting with dangerous foes. So if you like Samurai Deeper Kyo then I'm pretty sure you would like this show too.
If you liked Samurai Deeper Kyo or Rurouni Kenshin, I think you will like the other. Both anime have a good amount of action, sword duels and swordsmanship. Also, both of the main characters are masters in swordsmanship. So if you liked SDK you'd like Kenshin as well, or vice versa.
Both feature an amazing samurai master at work with a blade and some awesome moves to show. Though Kenshin fights not to kill, Kyo doesn't really seem to have that problem, both are an excellent anime series with awesome fights and fantastic storylines.
If you like samurais and their swords, there's one in both series with close to a double identity (the friendly oro one, and the deadly assassin).
Both series are about legendary samurais, who were both very feared, because they were invincible when holding sword, but at the same time they both had their sensitive side. If you liked one, you would surely like the other.
Not only do these two series have a strong focus on swordfighting, but the two main characters of both series both have another side to them. Kyoshiro, who hates what he becomes when he loses control, and avoids his past because of what Kyo has done, and Kenshin, who took a vow never to kill again after his former life as a legendary killer ended.
Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai Deeper Kyo have a bit similar things. Kenshin and Kyo fall for one girl who they met, they both have dual personalities and they both are great martial artists.
Rurouni Kenshin is a bit merry-going-around where everything happens in certain order but it is really pleasant to watch because it won't bore you.
Samurai Deeper Kyo is then again, not so merry-going-around. But then again it is not boring either because some plot changes are stunning.
Obviously both are about Samurai. They have some action, but they are also very story-oriented series. I think it takes both of them a little while to really get going and get good, but they do. Both of the main characters have 2 personalities within them- that are extremely opposite. Each of them have awesome, powerful main characters, that are unseemingly capable of kicking butt.
Love the feudal-era setting of SDK which contrasts well with the post-meiji revolution setting of Rurouni Kenshin. Both strong main characters, both in spirit and skill.
Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.
Samurai Champloo & Samurai Deeper Kyo are quite a bit different in many ways, the main being that Champloo is all about crazy modern-type style inserted in historical Edo. But I think if you like Samurai Deeper Kyo you should give S. Champloo a try. In many ways I think Yuya is a lot like Champloo's Fuu. She's a bit sweet & clumsy, but is still very strong in a way and tries to stand on her own. She's also basically traveling with two samurai who despise each other, but she likes them both. In Champloo, the two samurai are actually 2 people though :) Jin's a classical-style Samurai while Mugen uses a break dance-type style that's full of excessive movement. The only person they've never been able to kill is each other... but they won't let that stop them from trying! If you're interested in trying the great samurai-style fighting scenes with a hip-hop twist, give Champloo a try.
Well, this is a no-brainer; both take place in historic Japan and have swords, swordfights and samurai. If this is what you liked in Kyo you should watch Samurai Champloo too.
Take a dash of samurai and add a zest of action and some comedy, and you've got the makings of some great anime. The extras on Samurai Deeper Kyo are off the wall funny, and Samurai Champloo always brings a bit of comedic value to it. If you're looking for something a bit more serious, I'd stick with Samurai Deeper Kyo, but definitely try out both!
Samurai Champloo and Samurai Deeper Kyo are filled with action, fight scenes, a great story, and superb graphics and design. Both are based on top swordsmen who fill continuously fight throughout the anime. These anime are for the samurai and swordsman lover.
Comedic, attractive animation style and wide range of characters. Kyo has a similar feeling to Samurai Champloo but with an emphasized element of fantasy. Both series have an 'epic journey' feel to them as all the characters initially band together in quest to find a missing piece of themselves.
Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?
Samurai Deeper Kyo and Basilisk are both samurai series about the old assassins that ruled the country. They have amazing sword fights and magic techniques, forbidden love and everything you can wish for. :)
The characters in Basilisk and Samurai Deeper Kyo use powers you won't any ordinary ninja or samurai using. Fighting with these supernatural powers, the characters move forward. While SDK is a bit more straightforward, Basilisk provides a bit more drama and story.
A half-man, half-beast is chased by foes wielding power of an unpleasant nature. He would certainly be slaughtered, his mission failed, if not for the intervention of a wandering mercenary -- Kibagami Jubei. With the last of his strength, he gives Jubei a mysterious jewel, thereby transferring his mission: deliver the jewel at all costs to the Priestess of Light. The mystery of the jewel's powers, and the identities of those fiends who quest for it... these are questions whose answers will only be found through blood and battle.
Both SDK and Ninja Scroll TV are great entertainment series. The action is enjoyable and the plots, while engaging, rely more on the likeability of the characters than on any masterful coherence to hook viewers. If you liked one of these shows and found yourself wanting more at the end (as I suspect is the case with many fans), then the other one may be the cure for your itch.
If you want to see more anime about ninja and samurai with supernatural powers, Ninja Scroll TV and Samurai Deeper Kyo are for you! Both contain creatures that look like they came out of a fantasy book, who fight with powers unlike any human. They are a nice refreshing view on the basic ninja/samurai story.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
The battles sequences are similar in Samurai Deeper Kyo and Bleach. In particular, the weapons all have names, shapes, and special techniques. If you appreciated the style of fighting and some of the quirky camaraderie in Samurai Deeper Kyo, you should find the similar aspects in Bleach to your liking.
Both series are about samurais and their swordarts.. When blade-art crosses fantasy and magic. Swords with names....fighting demons...most importantly it can be hilarious. If you like one, you'll surely like the other.