X: The Movie

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Akira

Akira

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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Laone Laone says...

Both X The Movie and Akira take place in an apocalyptic setting with an "out of time" feeling, where the pace of the film is quick and character development takes a back seat to the action. Both focus on the heart of a teenaged boy who struggles against forces he must fight whether he wants to or not and the outcome could be detrimental to those he holds dear as well as the rest of the world. Both are dark and somewhat somber but short enough not to cause unrest.

josiedm josiedm says...

Both have a some blood and guts involved which can look quite ugly, both involve the characters using magical powers. A woman in akira can forsee the future like two of the women in X: the movie. Neither story has a very happy ending. Some of the art is similar. If you liked one because you liked the action then you should like the other.

Kurozuka

Kurozuka

In feudal Japan, Kurou and his servant Benkei are fleeing from Kurou's elder brother, who has recently ascended to the throne. In a forest, they come across a house and a strange woman by the name of Kuromitsu, who agrees to harbor them under one condition: that they do not peer into the inner chambers. Soon, they are attacked by the Red Army; they are searching for Kuromitsu, whose blood holds immortality. Fatally wounded, Kurou drinks some of Kuromitsu's blood and gains immortality along with strange abilities; but shortly after, Kurou is seemingly decapitated and wakes up centuries later in a ruined city. In this twisted future the Red Army is omnipresent and still searching for Kuromitsu’s blood, while a rebel army seeks to keep them from acquiring it. With threats at every turn and fueled by his obsession, Kurou sets forth to find Kuromitsu and seek his revenge on the Red Army.

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valondar valondar says...

Cool gothic animation and visceral action by Madhouse that is generally pretty fun to look at; pity that - in each case - the plot is completely incoherent borderingly on the enitrely nonsensical. Neither title is good but if you enjoyed one just about enough for the atmosphere the other may also satisfy you.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

By the end of either the viewer will left with some many unanswered questions that the viewer finds it necessary to look into related things inorder to find answers to most of their questions.  While each series does do a good job in portarying the sort of destruction of the world that each group of characters live in.  While the plot leaves many holes inside of them they both are somewhat interesting in their own.  If you liked one then your almost sure to like the other.

Tokyo Babylon

Tokyo Babylon

Subaru Sumeragi is a descendant of an ancient clan who wields immense powers of the yin-yang. Because of his supernatural abilities, he doubles as an investigator for paranormal crimes and situations in Tokyo. With his twin sister Hokuto and comrade Seishirou Sakarazuka at his side, Subaru soon becomes involved in two cases which may cost him his life!

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Laone Laone says...

Tokyo Babylon stands as a loose prequel to both X The Movie (and X TV), following two characters Subaru and Seishirou in their "early" years. Both movies feel disjointed and almost hurried, like watching on fast-forward. On the upside, Tokyo Babylon has fewer characters resulting in stronger character development. Where Tokyo Babylon uses supernatural powers to solve crimes, these powers are further flushed out on an apocalyptic stage in X. Both shows explore the power of friendship and depth of loyalty in a somber and somewhat tragic fashion. The foundation is laid in Tokyo Babylon for a deeper understanding of the characters as presented in X, which can lead to a greater emotional impact. I would recommend this movie if only for the background information gathering.

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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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both X TV and Witch Hunter Robin are dark and gloomy with a deep story base. Very good shows

Aquarian Age

Aquarian Age

Kyouta and his friends just want to rock out all day and night long, and with a new record deal, it seems they'll be able to do just that. But when the women around him, including his best friend Yokko, start revealing strange powers, Kyouta finds himself at the crux of an ancient conflict, torn between love and loyalty.

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Predetermined destiny, a character with a good and evil side and can awaken either way. Not to mention a strong plot. Even though they have all that in common, they still bring it a different way. Two strong story animes with great music !!