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Witch Hunter Robin

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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...

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Kumiko TAKAHASHI Character Design
Shukou MURASE Director
Taku IWASAKI Music
Tsutomu SUGITA Producer
Kenichi MATSUMURA Producer

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Witch Hunter Robin CaptainSlow 6/10 Jul 24, 2013
Witch Hunter Robin roriconfan 3/10 Aug 24, 2012
Witch Hunter Robin Galadriel 8/10 Jun 1, 2011
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Tiranna dropped Witch Hunter Robin at 10 of 26 episodes
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Hellsing

Hellsing

In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...

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extent
Hellsing is another series that takes a darker more serious aproach. STNs mission is very similar to the Hellsing Organisations.
tyrant
Can you look away from the darkness? Alucard Says you can't when he is fighting the good fight and laying down the law to Lesser Vampires. I would Recommend this to anyone who liked the dark gothic Feel of witch Hunter Robin.
nextolast
The mood has the same dark, but organic grittyness that is seen most often in WHR, and the slightly goth tone of the characters follows. The music also keeps up with WHR standars as does the sound (but dont expect quite as much from the animation quality) The basis is pretty close too, being a small elite organization that takes on evil (witches for WHR, vampires for Hellsing)
sothis

Hellsing is very similar in its plot, except with vampires, rather than witches. It also is a bit more action oriented than WHR, but still interesting if you enjoy this kind of plot...

aldat
These two series seem to begin in the same kind of situation, but they develope in different ways. Still the same themes remain, like the question of what is the difference between the hunter and the hunted. They both also have their own version of the imaginary today world, not only an normal world where the magic is suddenly found. Oh, and then there is the dark atmosphere and colours, of course.
sublime
Excellent characterisations and superb plots make Hellsing and Witch Hunter Robin must see's. Taking the "it takes one to know one" theme, both series utilise the main character as a weapon against their own kind, be it witch or vampire. I would say that WHR takes itself more seriously, especially with art and animation style but in retrospect Hellsings style can be considered unique also. Great plots, soundtracks and characters both.
Tomte
Witches or Vampires both are mystical beeings that have and strange and compelling aura to them. Yet we are facinated by these creatures. Both Hellsing and WHR have the same kind of dark feeling to them. And both are to anime series.
incinerator
This is a series similar in plot to WHR in that an organization is taking advantage of using a certain group of people to hunt them. It has a similar dark feel to it, but where WHR feels pale and realistic, Hellsing feels evil and sinister. A great series for those who like the supernatural, and definitely one of the better vampire series out there.
NekoRocket
Fighting fire with fire, Alucard and Robin each stand against their own kind for the sake of the rest of us. both of these series are explore the darkness of the human spirit and try to show us that there's light in it all. both of these are highly-recommended, must-see anime
TheBurningCrow
So the main character in both of these is fighting against some form of their own kind using their powers and killing the "bad guys". Both are very deep plotted and great character development and lots of neat suprises.
iary

Although Alucard and Robin are perhaps perfect opposites, both of them appear to be the strongest individuals of their "species". She is a most gifted witch, while he is a No-Life king. The firsts... and yet they fight against their own kind. While Hellsing brings some thrilling scenes, Witch Hunter is a bit softer, but still holds the same theme: a group of special soldiers struggle to keep the world a safer place... their most important weapon? An unusual character with an unknown past and a surprising future.

ImportantIrrelevance

Both Witch Hunter Robin and Hellsing have a similar style: action, talk, action. Both anime maintain the same dark and frightening atmosphere while staying calm and cool. Hellsing has more of a horror approach, with more gore and less dialogue, but in the end the two anime are very similar.

DEmonlady33

Both WHR and Hellsing have a common idea: working to hunt down your own kind. Hellsing is more violent, but if you liked WHR you'd enjoy Hellsing as well.

riseofanimal

If you liked the dark style of WHR then Hellsing is right up your ally. Both have similar plots, and supernatural characters. Although Hellsing has only 13 episodes it does a good job of telling a story, and defining the characters.

rich

Both titles have an element of a clandestine orginastion battling against the forces of evil (that are both vampire). Both have in your face combat with supernatural powers.

Oehr

Witch Hunter Robin has witches and Hellsing goes with vampires. Both anime series have a dark milieu and bombs you with mysteries, so go on and watch this series too!

MalteseFalcon

I find the characters from Hellsing and Witch Hunter Robin similar enough that they could both be in the same world. Similar still, I feel, are the characters of Robin, from Witch Hunter Robin and Celes Victoria from Hellsing. Both are strong female characters that end up fighting creatures just like themselves, while questioning who and what they are/have become. If you enjoyed either character in their respective setting, I am sure you will like the other.

DaMidWestNinja

Both are anime that deal with supernatural beings and have a conflict about what is morally right to do, both great anime.

wicked52

The two both have an amazing mythology to them. Though Hellsing is bloodier and darker in a different way then Witch Hunter Robin is (I feel Witch Hunter is more of a Fantasy where as Hellsing is a Horror) they both a quite great compliments to one another.

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Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

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?

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DarkWings

Both Witch Hunter Robin and Darker Than Black are very similar. Why, you ask? It's simple: they're both dark anime that have to do with the real world, except that there are a few select beings with powers. Some are violent, some are good. Then there are normal citizens who are caught in the middle of all of this. Both have secret organizations who are trying to take out the people with powers, too.

hedgehogblues

Both shows are about the supernatural and are dealt with in an intelligent way. Both are slow-moving to start, but Darker than Black is split into 2 episode chapters throughout the series with hints of an underlying plot (can't comment on the end until it comes out), whereas WHR starts out episodic but becomes linear as the main story kicks in.

tbkba

Both WHR and DtB have a similar plot involving the life of people with extraordinary powers, their hardships and desires. Although the worlds' whereabouts are different, the problems the main heroes face are quite similar.

Rhesian

Both have a supernatural protagonist trying to find his/her place in a shadowy organization. Pacing is somewhat similar... the first half of each series provides small glimpses into their abilities while the second half explores the underlying plot. Overall, DtB is the "tighter" story even though both have a less-than-concrete resolution.

fairyskisses77

Both are relatively dark and slow-paced stories about the supernatural and agencies that deal with them. Both have protagonists that should, technically, be on the other side, but who you nevertheless begin to care about.

If you liked one, you'll probably like the other.

stingreis

Well, Both anime's focus on a supernatural power, whether witches or contractors... Both the protagonists are part of an organization that they work for in episodic sequences they carry out their mission... and the endings are similar in many ways as well... though I will not ruin it...

In my opinion, darker than black, and Witch Hunter Robin are probably the closest reccomendations to each other than any others... please, if you enjoyed one this anime... watch the other.. cause you will like it as well

JAhU

There is something sad about most of the stories in WHR and DtB. Also both feature ruthless beings with supernatural powers (witches in WHR and contractors in DtB). Can't quite name anything elese, but chances are you might like one if you liked the other.

Nightfire320

Both series are a lot similar when it's about people with special powers. They both also portray how having special powers can be trublesome. In general they are quite similar so worth checin out

norco

Secret organizations, magic powers and a sort of withdrawn central character give each of these shows a very similar feel. If you like one there's a good chance you would like the other.

VivisQueen

Darker than Black is essentially a more enjoyable version of the same idea. Secret organisations, people with marvellous superpowers, some action and genetic engineering sprinkled in etc. DtB is less heavy on the brooding atmosphere, delivering flat-out more stylish action, and is all the better for it.

Brino

Hei und Robin seem emotionally distanced and are both psychic gifted in some way. The whole mood is depressed, and both soundtracks underline this feelings. Both series deal with psychics and secret societies and aim for a more grown up audience.

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Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".

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tehwalrus

Both Ergo Proxy and Witch Hunter Robin have a strong female lead, both of whom have similar jobs - hunting down the oddities outside the edge of society. Even more importantly, these shows have a very similar atmosphere and are set in the same sort of dystopian alternate future.

Uriel

Apart from obvious links such as petite female protagonists and similar dimmed color palettes, Witch Hunter Robin and Ergo Proxy are more about a mood and storytelling than action. If you liked one for its slow pace and the way the mood was set there is a chance you will like the other.

fiola

Both Ergo Proxy and WHR deal with the subject of humanity fighting a different race by which they feel threatened, and the moral charge this fight implies. They are also both dark and gloomy and it's worth it to mention the lack of happy people in both.

ZenithAstrali

Story wise these two anime don't have anything in common. What makes one resemble the other so much is the dystopian world the protagonists live in, the personality of the lead female character and the general mood.

norco

Both Ergo Proxy and Witch Hunter Robin contain a dark atmosphere and horror movie feel. These female heroins are brave and unique and both find unexpected romance. Also, both of these series deal heavily in the spiritual unknown.

valondar

Both Witch Hunter Robin and Ergo Proxy are directed by Shukou Murase, and feature his distinctive, dark modern (or future) Gothic visual style, that is simply gorgeous to behold. Both are serious, brooding, and thoughtful series (though Ergo Proxy is a dense mind-screw to boot), and focus on a troubled female protagonist (and a man close to her), shady allies/enemies with nebulous motives, and science-fiction versions of superpowers.

SadisticTendencies

Independent female protagonists and a beautiful focus on the grandeur of Cyberpunk are two aspects that Ergo Proxy and Witch Hunter Robin share. The main characters of both shows also have slight similarities when it comes to their jobs and, if subjective opinions count, both of their storylines escalate into complete chaos as far as incoherence and intensity goes.

Rollo

Both are directed by Shukō Murase, hence many similarities.  This guy's stuff has a great style, dark intriguing mood, with beautiful animation and unbelievable transitions.  As an animation student I begin frothing at the mouth when I see this stuff.  In terms of story, both shows go beyond in playing with the viewers mind in ways that only compliment the narrative. It is also worth noting that these shows, although in a different style, were made by many of the same people who did Samurai Champloo.

arthas1011

In short it's damned awesome. The long version is that while many anime with female leads seem to make them all weak and vulnerable looking, a plussometimes,here they have some guts, gonads, cahones etc and KICK ASS!!!!

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Wolf's Rain

Wolf's Rain

Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.

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sublime
Whilst you can say that neither the plot from Whr or Wolfs Rain are similar, I would still recommend one or the other to someone who has seen either series. Captivating plots, excellent soundtracks as well as a fantastic art style rate these both highly in my opinion. And I'm pretty certain if you loved one for one of those reasons, you'd love the other.
CodeWordChobits
Both of these series deal with the supernatural or mystical things in general. I believe if you liked one you would like the other because they both have very dark atmospheres, the animation styles are very similair, but most of all it is the mystery driven plots thart make these series' a good combo.
Xinil
Wolf's Rain and Witch Hunter Robin are both excellent series in which the story is presented in a dark setting. Characters are both developed and added slowly as you progress through the series. Each contain extensive action scenes and awesome music to go along with it.
Zadillo
You should definitely enjoy the animation and general atmosphere, and some of the more mysterious aspects of the show.
styln

Both WHR and Wolf's Rain have a similar style, and a dark presentation that concentrates on the development of the main characters. They are both about exterminating a species; one series wants to eliminate witches and the other wants to eliminate wolves.

freakzilla

Wolf's Rain and Witch Hunter Robin are drawn in the same adult style, so the animation is very alike. There's also a dark gloomy atmosphere in both anime because they focus a lot of feelings like hope, despair and survival. This makes the buildup of the plots somewhat similar and definitely makes Witch Hunter and Wolf's Rain a good match for each other.

tehwalrus

These two series share all of the less tangible qualities - vastly different plots and settings, but a similar atmosphere, style of animation, level of maturity and even musical similarities.

Sukiyo

Both of these anime have the same melancoly feel to them. Both of the worlds depicted are dark and somewhat bleak, with the characters searching for a place to belong.

If you like an anime that tries to make you think, with likable characters, and a shady look at the Earth's future, this anime is for you.

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Last Exile

Last Exile

In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.

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sothis

Last Exile boasts a very similar animation style to WHR - dark and beautiful. Though, Last Exile has browner tones than the dark grey/black of WHR. Both have an intriguing storyline, and are just fantastic in general.

kamirura
Are you looking for a series that you can't take your eyes away from? Then Last Exil is the one for you. It got the same lovely animation as Witch Hunter Robin and the same capturing story. Once you start watching you will be stuck. Last Exil deals with less magic than WHR and are not really related in anyway in the story, but I still would say they are like twins. Last Exil and Witch hunter Robin is two of the greatest series I've seen and they are truly worth watching.
mrinx
Both of these have a beautiful art style that is dark and very simmilar to eachother. I loved this series! It is very beautiful and watchable! Watched Last Exile with my anime club and it was definately one of those that kept us at the edges of our seats! Music rocks too!
sublime
Beautiful art and a compelling story are what Last Exile and Witch Hunter Robin have in common. Whilst the plots might not run along the same themes, both series are truly a delight to watch because of the elements that draw you in. Well fleshed characters add to the overall experience.
Ooric
Both Witch Hunter Robin and Last Exile are visual stunners. They both not only visually stun, but also musically stun. Witch Hunter Robin has the better audio and subtle visual effects while Last Exile has the better overall visual presentation. They both are great animes and have good stories (Witch Hunter Robin is darker while Last Exile is lighter plot-wise). Also, you can really feel for the characters in both animes. I highly recommend both anime series. Note: Both movies take a few episodes to get into, especially with Last Exile. Once you get into the stories, you most likely won't regret it.
nextolast
i love the anime style in both... so hours in photoshop per frame looking, all in all both top notch productions in both eye candy sound (watch WHR and youll never forget what oshiete means... title song) and story lines
xaynie

Both anime have beautifully-created cgi graphics and are rounded off by good ambient music. Although many would not think the plot lines intertwine, there are a lot of similarities beteween the two animes.The STN parallels that of the Silvana, the main unsinkable battleship in Last Exile. We see the actions of both organizations and there is a lot of mystery surrounding the motivations for both organizations as well. Amon reminds me a lot of Alex Row, the captain of the Silvana, from Last Exile. Both are quite and mysterious and have questionable motives. Last Exile takes a couple of episodes in to take off, but definitely is worth watching until the end.

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