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Wolf's Rain

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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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Wolf's Rain OVA OVA 2004 TBD

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Toshihiro KAWAMOTO Character Design
Tensai OKAMURA Director
Yoko KANNO Music
Masahiko MINAMI Producer

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Wolf's Rain LimeCultivist 8/10 Sep 5, 2013
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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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Like Wolf's Rain, Ergo Proxy is also deeply psychological and self-involving. If you want a silly action series there is no need to watch this, please go and watch Naruto, Bleach or whatever else you want. But if you want to enjoy some time thinking and developing your comprehension about the world we live in, Ergo Proxy is definitely the best choice.


What first catches the eye in Wolf's Rain and Ergo Proxy is the wonderfully-drawn landscape. Both placed in the future, they explore the initiatic journey of a group of people - a journey to find themselves, in a world that no longer has any use for their kind. Kindred in both design and flow, these anime go well together because of the similarities in storyline, and because of the dreamy feeling that they leave behind.


Both Ergo Proxy and Wolf's Rain are apocalyptic shows that take place in a post-apocalyptic setting. Also both of them have some similar elements like going on a journey, domes or mysterious beings (proxies in EP and nobles in WR). The resemblance between these two shows is quite big, but it doesn't mean that you will definitely like one if you liked the other; yet you should give them a try.


Both of these shows were very dark in atmosphere and were slower in pace. While their plots are dissimilar, they each took place in a futuristc setting and focused on a group of characters on a journey to discover certain truths. These two shows also had some of the most beautiful art I've seen in an anime. I'll suggest to give these a watch if you like sci fi/fastasy stories that are more character driven.


In both series the heroes struggle to find a meaning in their existence in an apocalyptical world where they somehow do not belong. While Ergo Proxy is somewhat more dark, brutal and mysterious in its flashbacks and storylines, Wolf's Rain keeps more to a linear storytelling with successfully intervoven charakters. Still both of them share the same thoughful approach, leave room for evolving interpersonal relations but never lose their main focus on the determination and motivation of their individuals.


There are many of the same themes in both these animes. The question of exsistance, for example, is very much a part of both.  The protagonists of both are in a quest to find themselves. But not just themselves but also to find the reason for the world around them.


These series each have a lot to do with mystery and philosophical questions. While striving for existence, characters in each story meet many questions about the first origin and their futures.


Both Wolf's Rain and Ergo Proxy start off with a very similar vibe. Dark, mature animes, set in dystopian societies inside of bubbled cities. The storylines branch out from there, but involved the character traveling across barren landscapes.


Ergo Proxy and Wolf's rain may seem to be different and in fact they are! Their setting is completely unrelated and the style also seems to be very different. But this is all at face value in reality  they are both complex shows regarding the meaning of life and its many subcategories. If you've enjoyed the subtleness and depth of one you'll certainly enjoy the other.

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Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin

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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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.
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.
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.
Wolf's rain boasts a similar animation style to WHR... dark and fluid. It also has the same beautiful feel to it. Get this series if you want a dark, beautiful one.

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.


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.


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.


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.



In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGAN will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGAN specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?

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^_^ if you've seen these you will know what im talking about, A strange future ruled by warring organizations, Wolf’s rain it’s the nobles, Texhnolize it’s the mob like organizations. the small groups of main characters in both seem to be the outcasts that change things. And things that happen might not always be in the um… norm..
The future is past and what we've got in the end isn't some dreamsociety, but the ruins of a dream, barely worth living in. That seems to be the setting of both Wolf's Rain and Texhnolyze. In Texnolyze this feeling has crept into the peolple too, Wolf's Rain is lighter but still gloomy. The art is great and serves it's purpose: it expresses the overall feel of the series. Both stories are mysterious and dark. As a warning to the watchers of Wolf's Rain: Texnolyze is GREAT, but very very and I mean very dark and won't give much ready to accept, your brains are going to be twisted, squeezed and walked over, so enjoy! ^_^
Remarkable similarities will strike you watching either Texhnolyze or Wolfs Rain. "Warring" factions and an outcast group thrown into the middle of it all. Both series share a dark theme, Texhnolyze being the moodier of the two. Extremely imaginative storylines are compelling with both series and well worth a look

Wolf's Rain and Texhnolyze, despite the differences in casts, have rather similar storylines. Both anime follow the actions taken by their characters in dark, gloomy worlds that are approaching their end. If you thought one was good, you should certainly give the other a go.


Texhnolyze and Wolf's Rain share similarities in setting and overall concept. Both are set in worlds which are corrupt, poverty-stricken, have ruling hierarchies and individual factions. The protagonist(s) in each series must adapt to such places where such groups reside in order to succeed in their own personal gain, whilst struggling in a dying world. Both are somewhat gloomy, yet are intriguing to view.


Technolyze and Wolf's Rain both have many nice, slow moments, allowing the viewer to think about the issues that come forth in each episode. Texhnolyze is more focused on people's emotions, while Wolf's Rain is more focused on mystery, but they both contain the necessary elements to make a good, solid story.


These two shows are quite similar to each other in terms of the years that they were aired, the animation an character design being all gorgeous and eye-popping in their unique ways and the overall dark tone these two shows bear. The one thing that makes it different are the themes. Wolf's Rain is all about spirituality, specifically searching for paradise, and Texhnolyze is about technology and the human soul. Yet, as I said, both of them carry a somber tone to the overall show, but Texhnolyze is much more depressing.

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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke
  • Movie (1 ep x 134 min)
  • 1997

With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to succumb to their rage, cursing themselves as they lash out at rural and urban settlements alike. When a young Ashitaka, hero of his village, is imparted with one of these curses after slaying a crazed god, he forces himself into exile to prevent further harm to his village. As he ventures out into the world, however, he discovers just how dire the straights have become - with man and beast ready to break into all out war, his curse becomes the least of his problems. As both sides teeter dangerously on the side of outright slaughter of one another, Ashitaka sets his own problems aside and, using his charisma and honor, seeks to quell the hatred before it gets beyond repair - but will he be in time or is he simply delaying the inevitable?

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If you enjoyed the art and all the wolves in Wolf's Rain, Mononoke Hime is something for you. Wolf's Rain and Mononoke Hime isn't really alike but Mononoke Hime got the beautiful art and wolves all over ^^

Normally I don't make recommendations based on animation, but this time it's my main reason for recommending Princess Mononoke and Wolf's Rain. I do feel if you liked one you'd like the other, especially since they both have deep plots, as well.


Both stories leave us a feeling of responsibility towards the Earth. Eventhough one is a movie and the other is an anime series, they both enhance our concience towards our planet. If you felt this way with one of them, you'll surely be trapped by the other!


Both series are about the conflicts between the lives of wild wolves and ignorant, and often greedy, humans. These conflicts and differences between the two species inevitably result in chaos and destruction.


Both are dark anime with white wolves as characters in them, both are fantasy, and both have similiar animation styles.


To be honest the two things that these two shows have most in common is their lovely animation with rich detailed worlds and backgrounds.  If you love them, that's for you.  Though the shows are VERY different in plot and time setting they are both deep and enjoyable narratives. 

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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What do Wolf's Rain and Cowboy Bebop have in common? Not much, really -- though the two share excellent stories and awesome animation, they are not of the same genre, not by a longshot. Wolf's Rain lacks the lightheartedness that could be found in some episodes of Cowboy Bebop, but packs a punch with its powerful story.

It's hard to exactly specify what these two shows have in common. If you ask me, I say that it's the style, the feeling that they give and maybe the story a little bit. If you haven't watched Cowboy Bebop yet and you did like Wolf's Rain, you should watch it right away, because you're probably going to love it.


Now I know that this doesnt make all that much sense but the feeling you get when a action filled moment hits or a deep dramatic shock wraps aroung you is next to none in both of these amazing shows. trust me.


 This two shows have some kind similiar charm. Both give us vision of posible future for world and humans. They leave spectator with many teasers and melancholy.


Tired of hearing music only in the OP and ED of an anime and searching for something with good music throughout the episodes? Pick either of these and enjoy.