Samurai Flamenco

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Tiger & Bunny

Tiger & Bunny

In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in a reality TV show that offers points for apprehending criminals while giving champions' sponsors a chance to promote their brand. When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his backing after a string of outrageous, botched rescues, he finds himself paired with an up-and-coming spotlight-seeker called Barnaby. But with their wildly different personalities, will the pair be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first hero team?

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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both series have a more down-to-earth take on superheroes (or masked heroes in Samurai Flamenco) and how they would function in modern society. Both have a male lead duo that exchanges a lot of banter back and forth, and neither is especially serious.

If you found one to be in good fun you might want to check the other one out.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

Both of these are shows about super heroes in a real world setting. They both feaute a pair of male leads that have interesting dialogues between them. Also both shows take a more light hearted approach to the material with lots of humor.

If you like one then you should check out the other.

lessiehanamoray lessiehanamoray says...

While it's hard to say for sure while Samurai Flamenco is still running, there's some definite similarities in tone and theme.  What is a real hero?  How can you balance being a hero with your life and normal responsibilities?  Not to mention the way between heroes and their need to save people and elected officials.

Also, leads who must help everyone no matter how much trouble they cause.

Morwen Morwen says...

Two guys--one serious and by-the-book, the other goofy but kind-hearted--team up together to fight crime! Before Samurai Flamenco even aired, I wondered if it was going to be similar to Tiger & Bunny. When I first started watching the show I thought I was mistaken. I don't want to spoil it, but they ended up being more similar than I expected. SamFlam is definitely more interested in parody, but otherwise both of these series share similar elements--the "buddy cop" relationship of the two leads, the mix of comedy, action and drama, the interest in how media would interplay with real-life superheroes, a strong supporting cast (some of which don't get nearly enough development), etc. Definitely a pair of superhero anime that are pretty similar--and both highly enjoyable, if flawed at times.

blankspades blankspades says...

Both of these anime have a similar feel to them: Fun and wacky with some serious moments. They're both a great time... Action, comedy, superheros and yaoi undertones... What more could you want?

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Rikka Takanashi is a teenage girl who possesses the strongest ocular power known to man: the Tyrant’s Eye. She's currently locked in a fierce war with a shadowy organization, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance with each passing battle... or at least this is what she believes. In actuality, Rikka is merely a normal high school girl afflicted with chuunibyou syndrome, a "disease" that makes one prone to delusional flights of fancy. Meanwhile former chuunibyou sufferer Yuuta Togashi is enrolled at the same school, looking to put his embarrassing junior high exploits behind him. However, when Rikka discovers his past life as the "Dark Flame Master", she uses this to her advantage to include him in all of her wacky schemes! With Rikka’s zany behavior dragging him further and further from normalcy, Yuuta must try to pull her back into the real world – or risk getting sucked into hers!

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

The plots of these shows are completely different. Chuuibyou features teenagers whereas Samurai has adult characters. However, both shows are delusional people trying to function in modern society. They often do embarassing things and get into trouble because of these delusions. Also, both shows feature a straight man character that tries to help out the delusional character. Both shows are light hearted and include a lot of comedy.

Chuuibyou has better animation and has some fantasy action scenes that take place in the character's head. Samurai is more dialogue heavy and doesn't have the action scenes, but if you like humorous anime about character with delusions then you should try either of these anime.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

If you are enjoying the superhero antics of Masayoshi Hazama, you should check out Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!  And if you are enjoying Takanashi's insistence of resistance to the Dark Forces, you should check out Hazama's superhero Samurai Flamenco.  Both anime feature characters who are out to save/improve the world using extra-ordinary methods.  In Chuunibyou, Rikka Takanashi is trying to save the world from the dark forces which only a special privileged few know exist.

Both Taka and Hazama are zealous (over-zealous even!) in their beliefs, and do not care what the rest of the world thinks of their method of choice in defeating evil. Taka uses custom-rigged everyday items endowed with supernatural forces to fight, while Hazama dresses up in his superhero costume to improve society and punish and admonish rule-breakers.

Both have a more-or-less "straight" man buddy to accompany them and ground them to reality, when their tendency is to take flight into their own private universes.  Taka's friend is a school buddy and neighbor Yuuta Togashi and Hazama has a cop friend, Hidenoro Goto, who knows his secret identity.

If you enjoy buddy anime, and want to see age old fight of good versus evil played out with a new batch of heroes, check out either of these similarly themed shows.

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

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lessiehanamoray lessiehanamoray says...

Both shows give me the same bubbly sense of the world being basically a good place and the main characters have a lot in common.  Both Hazama and Takuto are good people seeking to make the world a better place, often to the skepticism of more "practical" individuals.  There may be no mechs in Samura Flamenco, but the tone is very similar and the show is very quirky.  

If you like one main character I think you'll like them both, and they both carry their respective show very well amid a full cast of other interesting individuals.

Morwen Morwen says...

Pretty boys (or men, in SamFlam) with intense relationships to each other soaring and sparkling their way through their genres based on the sheer powers of their WILL! Masahiro and Takuto are pretty similar characters when it comes right down to it--every day guys that jump into situations that are crazier than they could've imagined, based on their strong convictions and desire to do good in the world. I didn't expect either of these shows to get quite as over-the-top as they eventually got, too (although Star Driver is certainly more obvious about the direction it's going to take). Both shows can be wacky, but both will also dip into dark drama from time to time. If you love one of these shows, PARTICULARLY because of the main character, I think you'd definitely enjoy the other, too.

Tentai Senshi Sunred

Tentai Senshi Sunred

The battle between good and evil wages on in the town of Kawasaki! Sunred, a sarcastic, cranky hero often battles the forces of Florsheim, an evil organization out to achieve world domination! But for  General Vamp and the rest of the Florsheim gang, attaining such a goal won’t be easy. Between helping Sunred move, deciding how to throw out a used frying pan, disputing over stolen ramen and recruiting new members, there’s never a quiet moment in Kawasaki!

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

Both of these are anime that try to parody super heroes by sticking them in real world situations. They both make fun of the more absurd elements and conventions of super hero stories, like what happens when you get caught with your pants down trying make a quick costume change. 

Samurai Flamenco takes itself more seriously and tries to inject actual drama into its story. Even worse its comedy falls flat on it's face because it doesn't actually know how to construct a joke. Astro Fighter on the other hand is a balls to the wall parody that never takes itself seriousy. They might be about the same thing but they take very different approaches to the material and Astro Fighter is much more successful in its aims. 

The protagonists are also very different with Flamenco having an idealistic fool in the lead and Astro Fighter having a macho cynical jerk in the lead. 

Samurai Flamenco kind of sucks, but if you want anime that try to put super heroes in a more real world setting then try out these titles. 

Hurricane Polymar

Hurricane Polymar
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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Where did a title like Samurai Flamenco come from?

Mix in some Kamen Rider, add some Gatchaman, and a whole lot of Super Sentai (Power Rangers)

But let us not forget a classic. Hurricane Polymar. Action, extravagance, and even a red suit!  if you dug one, you might enjoy the other.