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.
Two siblings, Kiyoko and Tatsuya, live in a future reshaped by a terrorist attack known only as "Twin X". In this terrible new world, advanced technology such as computers and radios no longer function and even the very sky has become something terrifyingly alien. With the siblings' mother dead, they are hunted by loan sharks who want recompense for her debt as well as a mysterious Countess who wants them for her own reasons. Even worse, they are also coveted by their father, the terrorist who caused the "Twin X", Gilgamesh!
Wolf's Rain and Gilgamesh are both aimed at a more mature audience; they are similar artistically have a realistic style. If you are looking for a realistic and mature anime check both of these out.
Firstly, the stories of Gilgamesh and Wolf's Rain both develop in a dark, post-apocalyptic future where things turn out to be not what they look like.
Secondly, both series are concentrated a lot on the personal development of the characters and their relationships with each other; and as the stories progress more and more of the characters' pasts and motives are revealed.
One more similar thing is the drawing/animation style; it is realistic with beautiful yet subdued colours.
If the words "dark", "post-apocalyptic" and "character development" send a chill down your spine, you should give both of these anime a try!
If you enjoy anime with high sentimental (and I am not talking about romance) content, with episodes full of tension and emotions, dark conflicts and some kind of complot, you will love the final in this both series.
Gilgamesh and Wolf's rain have serious questions about identity and the human race. I recomend both if you feel like thinking about life and not only fantasy issues.
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.
Both Last Exile and Wolf's Rain have the same sort of weird flying ships and a mysterious girl who is the key to some sort of secret. Most remarkably, the Guild in Last Exile gives a similar feeling to the Nobles from Wolfs Rain. I might have missed something, so check it out yourself.
Both of these anime feature a a group of people searching for some ancient legend, and a young girl is the key. Both anime also feature an opposing force that attemps to reroute the group at every turn. While the cats are very different, both anime are beautifully animated and have enjoyable soundtracks.
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?
Now, Claymore's not exactly about wolves... or werewolves. But I know I cried at the end of Wolf's Rain, and I was almost brought to tears at the end of Claymore. Don't worry, their similarities don't stop there. Claymore and Wolf's Rain have lots of action, and lots of soul-filled drama. In both series, the main character is a silent, determined type. Also, they both work together with their companions to make a difference.
One thing to be noted is that Rain's soft rock intro (which I love) is contrasted with Claymore's metallic intro (which I also love). If you don't at least like harsh rock, you may get buzzkilled during the combat scenes :P
Surely, if you liked Wolf's Rain, you'll probably like Claymore.
Each of these series are rather violent with deep plots, have many important supporting characters, and a very strongly motivated main character. Also, they are both rather melancholic and have a rather epic and long final story arc.
Both of these anime have a strong-willed lead character who isn't afraid to fight for what they want. The lead is also surrounded by colorful and powerful supporting characters, and a strong adversary. Both have a melancholic atmosphere and show what it is to be human, even if the main cast is far from human. With great action and a intricate storyline, these anime are definitely worth your time.
It is said that deep in the mountains of Ohu, in a place called Futago Pass, there exists a paradise for dogs. Fourteen years ago, the legendary Gin led many warriors against the evil bear Akakabuto and won; now, in the present, Gin's secret son, Weed, has just learned the news of his father's identity. Alongside companions such as the English Setter GB, young and lovable Mel and his late mother's friend, Uncle Smith, Weed sets forth to find his father; and along the way, he meets new friends and defeats powerful enemies alike!
Both are about canines that have intense battles with a lot of action, lovable/admirable characters, and great plots.
Both are about peace for their worlds. They both have cute animals, and interesting ways of thinking how their worlds' would end as they know it! (There are a few bloody scenes, if you're not into that, don't bother watching it!)
Wolf's Rain and Ginga Densetsu Weed have both dogs/wolfs that travels around to find a better place to live in.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Both Animes have a great, profound and grave storyline along with serious and very well characterised heros which the viewer will sympathize with very much.
Berserk offers more gore and great battles along with thousands of bloody casualties (but note that also Wolf's Rain is for sure no slight fare) while Wolf's Rain has a more mystic and magic ambiance.
But in any case, if you like one of these Animes you really should check out the other (also if Wolf's Rain <-> Berserk is absolutely no common tip here).
Both anime are short series showing friends' long and hard jounrey, with many problems and enemies to overcome. They share similar atmosphere and contain supernatural porwers involved.