Amidst the turbulent political climate following WWI and the first Sino-Japanese war, the Japanese are taking a rapidly-increasing economic and political interest in the northern Chinese region of Manchuria. Japan and its Kwangtung Army wish to take over the region from China in order to safeguard their interests from the imposing Soviet Union and the spread of communism. The members of the Sakurai Kikan, a special intelligence agency among the ranks of the Kwangtung Army, must overcome film theft, foreign espionage, the spread of Pan- Asianism, and their most testing trial of all - the Manchurian Incident.
In the present day, terrorism is on the rise and the Ua Virus – a biological agent with a 100% kill rate – has been unleashed into the populace. In Shanghai, Canaan is a near-unstoppable soldier who roams the streets, always in the path of a bullet. She is a Synesthetist – a person able to use all five senses at once – who harbors a burning desire for revenge and has a past shrouded in mystery. While the Ua Virus infects more people in the city, others cross paths with Canaan including Minoru, a freelance journalist; Maria, Canaan’s close friend who was infected with the Ua Virus and lost her memory of the incident; and The Snakes, a shady and violent group with mysterious motives. Danger lies at every turn for Canaan and ultimately the rest of mankind…
Set amidst a backdrop of bustling Chinese metropolises, Canaan and Senkou no Night Raid are action shows about super-powered characters and conspiracies. Both have really pretty backgrounds and some similar characters (I'm looking at you, energetic Chinese girl selling foodstuffs).
Set in a vast Chinese city landscape, Canaan and Senkou no Night Raid have an action packed sequence. Both series are filled with characters that have special abilities and have to solve some sort of mystery.
Both Canaan and Senkou no Night Raid are set in a Chinese landscape. Both of them feature amazing action sequences and protagonists possessing psychic powers. Both of them are early works featuring beautiful animation and directing and both share alot of plot elements and character elements as if they were related. If you liked one you will enjoy the other one as well.
A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
Darker than Black and Senkou no Night Raid center around a small sect of secret operatives who receive their missions from an older man. Main characters in each have super powers and missing siblings, and both plots revolve around global conflict, espionage, and political intrigue.
Darker than Black and Senkou no Night Raid feature small secret organizations receiving tasks from a certain man. The protagonists from each show feature superpowers and most importantly missing siblings and both revolve around global tensions, war conflicts, espionage and political issues. My guess is that if you liked one you'll definitely enjoy the other one as well.
The obvious difference between these shows is the setting: fictional in DtB and historical in Raid. Also, DtB is generally superior to Raid with better ambience & production values. Aside from that, they're similar like siblings which comes as no surprise considering the same scriptwriter involved. So, fans of one might enjoy the other.
It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...
Most anime series are set in Japan, which is pretty lame. Senkou no Night Raid and Baccano!, on the other hand, are action series set in 30s-era Manchuria and America respectively, which are especially rare settings for the medium.
Fans of unique atmosphere are sure to enjoy both. Especially Baccano!, as it's far superior.
Eleven-year-old Chizuko Mikamo is a victim; she is aware that her cruel relatives have been slowly poisoning her, but she can't do anything to escape her fate except starve herself. Luckily for her, the infamous thief, Twenty Faces, has arrived to steal her household's most valuable treasure: Chizuko herself. Alongside Twenty Faces, Ken, Skipper and the rest of the gang, Chizuko travels to exotic lands and strange places in search of valuable treasure. But, as she soon discovers, there's much more to the mysterious Twenty Faces than she could ever have bargained for...
What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.
Before I make this rec, I must first make it clear that Millennium Actress and Senkou no Night Raid have few/no similarities in terms of theme, characters, plot, atmosphere, and merit (Millennium Actress is MUCH MUCH better).
However, both are set (at least partly) in 30s-era Japan-dominated Manchuria, a rare setting for anime. If you liked the tumultuous political climate of either, you may enjoy it in the other.