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.
Recca dreams of one day becoming an excellent ninja, but in this day and age ninjas are only talked about in history lessons. While playing his ninja games, he meets a mysterious woman that reveals to Recca his past, his bond with the powerful Hokage clan, and the special flame power that resides within him. Meanwhile, the evil Kurei has plans to gather the madougu from the Hokage clan so that he may take control over the elemental powers, but Recca is determined to master his flame and stop Kurei’s evil plans. Does he have what it takes to live up to his own expectations and put a stop to Kurei himself?
The fights and the weapons and enemies in Samurai Deeper Kyo all remind me of Flame of Recca for some reason. So, if you liked all the cool bad guys, etc. in SDKyo, you will absolutely love Flame of Recca.
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
In Samurai Deeper Kyo, Mibu Kyoshiro is a mysterious wanderer with a big secret. One day while wandering the countryside Mibu is cornered by a female bounty hunter looking to cash in on his head and this is where his trouble begins. Similar to Mibu, Inuyasha's trouble also begins with a unlikely encounter with a girl and multiplies by tenfold after. Both Inuyasha and Mibu have a dark side to themselves that they are completely unaware of, which makes for an interesting series in both cases. Both anime are highly recommended.
Jubei Kibagami is just a wandering swordsman minding his own business... until fate lands him in the middle of a battle with the terrifying Devils of Kimon! Now the fate of all of Japan lies in the hands of a vagabond samurai, a deadly female ninja and a perverted old monk as they take on an enemy who is, literally, immortal.
For the past five years Orphen has been on a journey to find the Sword of Baltanders and Bloody August, a feared dragon who was once a human sorceress named Azelie. With his partner Cleao and apprentice Majic, he now travels the perils of the land in search of a way to free Azelie from her evil imprisonment. With only a small trail of clues to follow, Orphen must unlock the secrets to the Sword of Baltanders or everyone he cares about will be doomed to face the wrath of the Tower of Fang Elders, or even Bloody August herself!
Orphen is a series that is light at times, and then very dark at others. I think Orphen is a great show, and the feeling you get while watching it is much the same as Samurai Deeper Kyo. However, you get to see cool magic and a really badass sword in Orphen.
In Japan, legends tell of a strong clan of warriors who fought unarmed and walked the path of the undefeated. Since the Heian period, this clan known as the Shura helped shape and form history as we know it with the help of their legendary Mutsu Enmei-Ryuu style. Watch history unfold in this epic tale as the Shura and their ancestors witness the days of the swordfighter Musashi, fight with the one-eyed Jubei Yagyu and help influence the fall of the Shogunate and Shinsengumi; and most importantly, touch the hearts and minds of everyone they meet…
These two Anime are set around the same time period of a certain age of war and chaos.Their primary characters portray the image of being the bearers of a supernatural power that only themselves or their own clans are able to naturally inherit.
Another point to note is that Shura no Toki's main character(s) resemble the easy-going, joyfully spirited 'good half' of SDK's main duo combination.
The OP & ED songs are pretty similar in the genre to suit the Anime. One more aspect to mention is that the openings of both Anime give a short briefing of the main plot just before the opening song begins to start the Anime.
Overall, I can be honest to say that if you enjoyed watching Samurai Deeper Kyo or Shura no Toki, you will definately want to see both Anime at some point of your feudal Samurai experience! Please enjoy!