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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
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Mireille Bouqet has become a reputable assassin working in France. However, all changes after she meets Kirika, a mysterious young girl who knows nothing about her past but possesses killing skills that dwarf hers. Further intrigue unfolds as both characters explore their shadowy past and come to a head with a clandestine organization that seeks to control destiny itself.

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No witches or flashy magic, but a similar series nonetheless. It's got the same "start with random asassinations and then gradually build up a plot behind them" pace, and the two series remind me of each other in both the action sequences and the slower paced plot sections.
As the titel would suggest, the atmosphere is on the darker side, but has that organic feeling that we all know and love, thanks mostly to the old european city backgrounds. Additionally, I found that Kirika was quite similar in the response she evokes (awkward, quiet, but good at what she does)
While Noir does not have the fantasy elements of Witch Hunter Robin, both series are quite similar. A similar art style (and therefore similar high-quality animation) helps contribute to the darker (maybe even "noir") atmosphere present in both. In both of these series you will find excellent action, but they also both have psychological battles which transcend the physical. Discovering who your friends and allies are is a common theme almost as prominent as the underlying mysteries of secret organizations which are unraveled through the two series. These two series will keep you compelled in a similar manner while managing to stay different enough that both feel entirely fresh.
WHR and Noir have similar plot structures, similar themes, similar tones, and some similar characters. In both cases, the initial stories seem like one-shots, but the series build in complexity and intensity as they progress. Both plots focus a lot on secrets and revelations. And in both anime, one of the major themes is allies and enemies, on an organizational and a personal level - who can you trust? Who can you not? Both Noir and WHR have a high drama and action quotient and a very appealing visual style. And, finally, Kirika and Robin are similar characters; if you like one, I think you'll probably like the other.
As well as stunning soundtracks and fresh art/animation style, both Noir and Witch Hunter Robin have an intensely dark theme to them. The plots for each I must say are fairly original and both are riveting watches.

Both Witch Hunter Robin and Noir are mystery stories at heart. Their focus is the slowly unfolding plot rather than the action (of which there is still plenty). Both of these are serious stories and feature very little humor. They also had a very similar look, with more realistic character designs and art. Overall, I couldn't help but compare them as I watched them, so I'm confident that if you enjoyed one, you'd enjoy the other.


Both Witch Hunter Robin and Noir have a mysterious story with a plot that slowly unravels. Not to mention, the atmosphere in both anime is very alike as things are kept secret and the characters need to find out what's going on by themselves. Both add quite a bit of action in the anime as well; this is done in a very similar way: it's not about the special effects and emphasizes more on the strength of the characters.

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In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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The main female characters both struggle throughout the anime in search of a reason for their existence.

In Witch Hunter Robin, Robin is trying hunt down witches, yet she isn't sure about herself being a witch. On the other hand, in Blood+, Saya is fighting the chiropterans, and she herself is also one too.


Both have a dark, witch-hunting themes to them. If you are into these types of themes, I'd suggest you try these two out to see if you like them. I've seen a lot of Witch Hunter Robin, and some of Blood Plus. Not bad, really.


Blood+ and witch hunter robin are both supernatural, horror, action series that leave viewers at the edge of their seats wanting more, blood+ has more gore and action than witch hunter robin, which it probably hard to beat anyway, but i highly recomend people to watch either series.


Both Saya and Robin are members of secret organizations and hunt their own kind for a living, all while trying to discover who and what are they truly. If you liked the pace and intricate story of one you will appreciate the other.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.

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Both shows are about small, elite teams fighting secret wars in the shadows against mysterious enemies. They share a similar beautiful quality of realistic animation, and have similar deliberately-paced storytelling. GITS:SAC is perhaps a bit more action-oriented, while WHR is focused more on characters and mystery-solving. If you enjoy story arcs that take a while to get going, but deliver in the end, both of these shows are worth a look.


If you liked either 1 of these two anime then you'l probably like the other.  They both have simmilar story ellements. They are both about a team in a special agency who deal with problems related to their field.  Both serires have a female lead who is  "special" compared to the rest of the team.  The main difference between the two is that where Witch Hunter Robin is Witchcraft, GITS SAC is cyber terrorism. 


Both Ghost in the Shell: SAC and Witch Hunter Robin are semi-episodic shows that focus on secretive teams of specialists tasked with hunting down dangerous elements of society. The two shows also deal with complex politicking, both within and without the main characters' organisations. People who enjoy these elements in one show are likely to appreciate the other.


Both shows are about elite teams of superhuman covert operatives. In addition, they both combine an excellent story arc with several monster of the week-style episodes.

Strait Jacket

Strait Jacket

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.


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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. 

Blood The Last Vampire

Blood The Last Vampire
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In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of the vampire race, and has been charged by her government agency employer to investigate the sinister killings. With demons and creatures abounding, Saya must infiltrate a school to put a stop to the bloodshed -- unless the monsters get to her first...

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Both Blood and WHR focus on a female recruited to fight others with similar powers and abilities. While Blood is a gorier take on the theme, both of these series have dark overtones and very moody, beautiful music. The animation is gorgeous in each, and the character designs are very well-done.

Both Blood and the first half of Witch Hunter Robin are about characters with supernatural powers hunting down other supernatural beings that would harm humanity, with a suspenseful hunt building up to an exciting showdown.


With a female lead who is part of an organisations designated to killing those who are the same as them, it is obvious to see why having watched either you'd be interested in the other. Both WHR and Blood deal with the supernatural side of society and the exploration of a character who has to deal with them through their line of work.