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Izmo Jul 2006
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IF YOU LIKED...

InuYasha

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Utawarerumono

"Utawarerumono" and "Inuyasha" have many similarities that makes it probable that a fan of either series would like the other as well - and it's more than just doggie-ears. ;-) Both take place in a pseudo-medeival fantasy world where wars are common. Both of them also offer a great variety of interesting characters, that keep the viewer coming back for more. Their biggest differences are that U has a slightly more serious tone to it. (In fact U feels a bit like a crossover between "Juuni Kokki" & I - more lighthearted than JK, but more serious than I.) The fighting in I is more individualistic (two small groups of hardcore fighters - more or less detached from their environment - clash), whereas U focuses more on kingdoms, politics and regular armies fighting (even though it has its fair share of heroes as well). Also U is a lot more straightforward and filler-free (because it didn't drag out for 167 eps).
Izmo
Izmo Jul 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Utawarerumono

YOU MIGHT LIKE

InuYasha

"Utawarerumono" and "Inuyasha" have many similarities that makes it probable that a fan of either series would like the other as well - and it's more than just doggie-ears. ;-) Both take place in a pseudo-medeival fantasy world where wars are common. Both of them also offer a great variety of interesting characters, that keep the viewer coming back for more. Their biggest differences are that U has a slightly more serious tone to it. (In fact U feels a bit like a crossover between "Juuni Kokki" & I - more lighthearted than JK, but more serious than I.) The fighting in I is more individualistic (two small groups of hardcore fighters - more or less detached from their environment - clash), whereas U focuses more on kingdoms, politics and regular armies fighting (even though it has its fair share of heroes as well). Also U is a lot more straightforward and filler-free (because it didn't drag out for 167 eps).
Izmo
Izmo Jul 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

The Twelve Kingdoms

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Utawarerumono

"Utawarerumono" and "Juuni Kokki" have many similarities that makes it probable that a fan of either series would like the other as well. Both take place in a pseudo-medeival fantasy world where wars are common. Both of them focus more on politics, and the difficulties of being a ruler than most series of the same genre (JK even more so than U). Both of them also offer a great variety of interesting characters, that keep the viewer coming back for more. Their biggest differences are that JK has a slightly more serious tone to it. (In fact U feels a bit like a crossover between JK & "Inuyasha" - more lighthearted than JK, but more serious than I.) Also U is more straightforward than JK storywise (probably due to the 26 ep format).
Izmo
Izmo Jul 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Utawarerumono

YOU MIGHT LIKE

The Twelve Kingdoms

"Utawarerumono" and "Juuni Kokki" have many similarities that makes it probable that a fan of either series would like the other as well. Both take place in a pseudo-medeival fantasy world where wars are common. Both of them focus more on politics, and the difficulties of being a ruler than most series of the same genre (JK even more so than U). Both of them also offer a great variety of interesting characters, that keep the viewer coming back for more. Their biggest differences are that JK has a slightly more serious tone to it. (In fact U feels a bit like a crossover between JK & "Inuyasha" - more lighthearted than JK, but more serious than I.) Also U is more straightforward than JK storywise (probably due to the 26 ep format).
Izmo
Izmo May 2006
made a recommendation
YOU MIGHT LIKE

Jigoku Shoujo

When I first watched "Jigoku Shoujo", the experience reminded me so much of "Vampire Princess Miyu" that it was almost like deja-vu. Beyond the obvious, such as the use of a young (looking) mysterious, detached, supernatural girl, whom the plot revolves around, both of these series are to anime, what doom-metal is to music. Just like doom-metal, both of them are depressing (not sad - depressing - and yes, there's a big difference) to the point where depression is in fact their most prominent and defining characteristic. Also, where doom-metal creates an atmosphere of hopelessness and despair by repeating the same droning riff, over and over, these series create the same atmosphere by repeating the same theme over and over. (If there ever was such a thing as a right way to use the "monster-of-the-week" these series have nailed it: To kill hope the same way it dies in real life - by monotonous repetition.) This is an easy recommendation to make: Fans of VPM, should watch JS, fans of JS should watch VPM, (and doom-metal fans should watch both.) ;-)
Izmo
Izmo May 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Jigoku Shoujo

When I first watched "Jigoku Shoujo", the experience reminded me so much of "Vampire Princess Miyu" that it was almost like deja-vu. Beyond the obvious, such as the use of a young (looking) mysterious, detached, supernatural girl, whom the plot revolves around, both of these series are to anime, what doom-metal is to music. Just like doom-metal, both of them are depressing (not sad - depressing - and yes, there's a big difference) to the point where depression is in fact their most prominent and defining characteristic. Also, where doom-metal creates an atmosphere of hopelessness and despair by repeating the same droning riff, over and over, these series create the same atmosphere by repeating the same theme over and over. (If there ever was such a thing as a right way to use the "monster-of-the-week" these series have nailed it: To kill hope the same way it dies in real life - by monotonous repetition.) This is an easy recommendation to make: Fans of VPM, should watch JS, fans of JS should watch VPM, (and doom-metal fans should watch both.) ;-)
Izmo
Izmo May 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Blue Gender

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Speed Grapher

At first glance "Speed Grapher" and "Blue Gender" may not seem to have that much in common - but the first glance is deceptive. In fact both these anime feature a bleak outlook on the future of mankind - the reason in both cases being the humans ourselves, and our twisted desires. Both series also have a tendecy to avoid all kinds of sugar-coating, and present their stories in a manner that intends to (and succeeds to) disturb the viewer. In other words - these series have so much in common on a very fundamental level that recommending the other to a fan of one is easy.
Izmo
Izmo May 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Speed Grapher

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Blue Gender

At first glance "Speed Grapher" and "Blue Gender" may not seem to have that much in common - but the first glance is deceptive. In fact both these anime feature a bleak outlook on the future of mankind - the reason in both cases being the humans ourselves, and our twisted desires. Both series also have a tendecy to avoid all kinds of sugar-coating, and present their stories in a manner that intends to (and succeeds to) disturb the viewer. In other words - these series have so much in common on a very fundamental level that recommending the other to a fan of one is easy.
Izmo
Izmo May 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Boogiepop Phantom

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Paranoia Agent

"Paranoia Agent" and "Boogiepop Phantom" have a remarkably similar feel to them. This maybe shouldn't come as a surprise, since the scripts were written by the same person. If you like mysterios and unpredictable plots that have a slight out-of-this-world feel to them then both these series will be of interest to you. BP is the darker of the two, whereas PA even sports some humour - even if it's mostly morbid humour.
Izmo
Izmo May 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Paranoia Agent

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Boogiepop Phantom

"Paranoia Agent" and "Boogiepop Phantom" have a remarkably similar feel to them. This maybe shouldn't come as a surprise, since the scripts were written by the same person. If you like mysterios and unpredictable plots that have a slight out-of-this-world feel to them then both these series will be of interest to you. BP is the darker of the two, whereas PA even sports some humour - even if it's mostly morbid humour.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Madlax

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Noir

Now this is an easy recommendation to make. I barely know where to start... The similarities between "Madlax" and "Noir" are many and obvious. Both series feature female assassins, a dark complicated plot, a search for the past (or a search for oneself if you like), larger-than-life mystery in which a powerful hidden organisation plays a major role, and these are just the most important similarities. In fact one of these series' weaknesses may be that they're almost TOO MUCH alike, as I at times experienced deja-vu while watching. Even things such as atmosphere and music (which is great) are similar in both. Also animation style, directing and character designs resemble each other. I'm quite confident that if you liked one you'll like the other.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Noir

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Madlax

Now this is an easy recommendation to make. I barely know where to start... The similarities between "Madlax" and "Noir" are many and obvious. Both series feature female assassins, a dark complicated plot, a search for the past (or a search for oneself if you like), larger-than-life mystery in which a powerful hidden organisation plays a major role, and these are just the most important similarities. In fact one of these series' weaknesses may be that they're almost TOO MUCH alike, as I at times experienced deja-vu while watching. Even things such as atmosphere and music (which is great) are similar in both. Also animation style, directing and character designs resemble each other. I'm quite confident that if you liked one you'll like the other.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

NightWalker

I picked up "Nightwalker" because this very database linked it with "Vampire Princess Miyu", and I must agree with this. Both are dark, fairly depressing (VPM even more so than Nightwalker), and both have a fairly similar outlook on life as well as a similar way of presenting it. If you liked one you'll probably want to check the other out.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
YOU MIGHT LIKE

NightWalker

I picked up "Nightwalker" because this very database linked it with "Vampire Princess Miyu", and I must agree with this. Both are dark, fairly depressing (VPM even more so than Nightwalker), and both have a fairly similar outlook on life as well as a similar way of presenting it. If you liked one you'll probably want to check the other out.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Gunslinger Girl

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Noir

Girl assassins with guns... if that was the only similarity between "Gunslinger girl" and "Noir", I wouldn't be making this recommendation, but it isn't. Both of these anime have a dark atmosphere to them and an overall serious tone (expect pure drama without comedy) and both of them have an intriguing story with which to back up all the shooting action. On the whole I would grade Noir somewhat higher, but they're similar enough (and Gunslinger girl is good enough) for me to be able to make this recommendation.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Noir

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gunslinger Girl

Girl assassins with guns... if that was the only similarity between "Gunslinger girl" and "Noir", I wouldn't be making this recommendation, but it isn't. Both of these anime have a dark atmosphere to them and an overall serious tone (expect pure drama without comedy) and both of them have an intriguing story with which to back up all the shooting action. On the whole I would grade Noir somewhat higher, but they're similar enough (and Gunslinger girl is good enough) for me to be able to make this recommendation.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Bleach

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Fullmetal Alchemist

Superpower fighting - check. A larger-than-life story that slowly unfolds - check. Well made characters - check. Some exciting drama - check. ...with a dash of comedy - check. In the end this recommendation was quite a no-brainer...
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Fullmetal Alchemist

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Bleach

Superpower fighting - check. A larger-than-life story that slowly unfolds - check. Well made characters - check. Some exciting drama - check. ...with a dash of comedy - check. In the end this recommendation was quite a no-brainer...
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Fullmetal Alchemist

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Hunter x Hunter

Do you like anime superpower fights? Do you like it when the fights have more meaning than just the juvenile joy of defeating a strong opponent? Do you like a powerful story behind your anime? Since you're reading this, chances are you do. And if you like "Hunter X Hunter", you're likely to like "Fullmetal Alchemist" as well, and vice versa of course.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Hunter x Hunter

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Fullmetal Alchemist

Do you like anime superpower fights? Do you like it when the fights have more meaning than just the juvenile joy of defeating a strong opponent? Do you like a powerful story behind your anime? Since you're reading this, chances are you do. And if you like "Hunter X Hunter", you're likely to like "Fullmetal Alchemist" as well, and vice versa of course.
Izmo
Izmo Apr 2005
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Bleach

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Hunter x Hunter

The connection between "Hunter X Hunter" and "Bleach" is in my opinion a fairly easy one. They both belong to the genre I'd like to call "Quality fighting anime". The "quality" part simply means that there's more to these anime than just fighting, and that character interaction and drama (with the occasional touch of humor) also plays a major role.