In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not take proper precautions become infected, lose their sanity, and become demons. The Sorcery Administration Bureau, along with their Tactical Sorcerers, monitor magic uses and respond to any demonic outbreaks that occur. In this world, Ray Otto is a rogue tactical sorcerer who hunts down demons with reckless abandon. Given that he always gets the job done, the administration generally lets his activities slide. Together with the mysterious girl Kapel Theta, Ray risks his life and humanity to destroy demonkind... when the price is right.
STN is a secret organization charged with capturing witches of all ages who misuse their inate ability of the Craft. Its newest recruit is a young girl named Robin, who wields the same power that she is helping to control. While skillful at their ability to detain quickly, the number of witches keeps seeming to increase, and the misuse of power grows stronger, casting a shadow of doubt as to what is really going on. For STN, there is much work ahead, and for Robin, her troubles are just beginning...
Witch Hunter Robin and Strait Jacket have a very similar feel to them. If you stripped away the attitude towards magic, you could probably place the characters from Witch Hunter Robin into the world of Strait Jacket and vice versa. This partially due to the animation style, which seems very closely related, and partially due to the interaction between individuals.
The individuals and the organizations they belong to are where certain other similarities arise. In each series, there is an organization that watches over magic users (in the case of Strait Jacket) or potential magic users (in Witch Hunter Robin), and if these individuals cross the line and become dangerous, these organizations act to minimize the danger. In each series they use the very tools they are up against, and risk becoming one of the hunted themselves.
If you enjoyed either Strait Jacket or Witch Hunter Robin, I can wholeheartedly recommend that you try out the other.
Strait Jacket and Witch Hunter Robin both exist in world where magic has become a part of everday life. The goverment has also decided to control this magic and use it to control those who miss use it.
In both Strait Jacket and Witch Hunter Robin, there is a dangerous power that can turn people into brutal killers. The problem is, it's that same power that is most effective in fighting to protect people from those who have already crossed the line.
The animation style is the same. Both deal with the abuse of magic/sorcery and those who combat it.
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
Both these series definitely have a similar feel: both series deal with the use of power, or abuse of power corrupting one's self. In fact, although the means in which one undergoes this transformation are different, in both series the result is a blood thirsty twisted abomination. Claymore and Strait Jacket are very graphic series, with plenty of action and gore to go around, If you liked one I would be quite surprised if you didn't like at least some aspect of the other.
Strait Jacket and Claymore revolve around monsters and the warriors who stand between them and the general public. Powers don't come without grim consequences and violence is part of the territory. If you want a serious show with solid action, either of these is a good fit.
Although Strait Jacket is a more anachronistic mix for a setting, these are very very similar, tortured adult killing demons and followed by a child orphaned by those same demons that he/she saved. I really liked them both---my only disappointment was the length of the series.
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.
booth are highly stilized action anime about specil forcies using magic powers to battle evil deamons that purge society. And bouth series have series have cool main charectersn and slight morel dilemas.
Strait Jacket is a lot darker than less shounen-feeling than Bleach, but both involve a badass fighter who tries to combat the supernatural horrors that plague the world. Each is dark and quite suited for fans of the other.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Both Straight Jacket and Elfen Lied deal with people turned into monsters by means of technology and research. The two animes feature very gore scenes and are nicely action packed in scenes that give the characters and sometimes the viewer too ambivalent feelings about the circumstances of the fights.
There's no two ways around it: Elfen Lied and Strait Jacket are not for the faint of -heart. Death and violence are commonplace in these shows, and people have been terribly altered by forces beyond control- by a scientific experiment in one show and by the effects of sorcery in another. If you like your anime dark, both of these shows should be right up your alley.
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
Straight Jacket and Full Metal Alchemist are similar in the way these anime represent magic with alchemy symbols and the mix between new technologies and ancient magic, used to fight monsters created by misuse of the magic skills. Straight Jacket is much darker than FMA but both anime really give a similar feeling.
Fullmetal Alchemist and Strait Jacket both follow men who use a power that can be extremely dangerous, both to others and themselves. Sorcery and alchemy come at a high cost, but Ray Otto and Edward Elric still choose to use them, despite the risks involved, because they've found something worth fighting for. If you enjoy watching characters who live with death and danger looming behind them, you'll probably enjoy these shows.