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This series is a very comic one. The themes may not be the same, but anyone who likes comedy (especially that of CCS) should look into The Adventures of Mini-Goddess.
Card Captor Sakura has the same spirit (in my opinion) as Angelic Layer. Their plots also make some parallels (in the sense that the main characters are both young girls who are learning power and confidence in themselves). Also, both shows are done by CLAMP and are directed at about the same audience. So watch CCS if you like Angelic Layer (unless you already have ;) ).
3X3 Eyes has an atmosphere similar to Blood: The Last Vampire. They both contain hideous monsters and a somewhat dark world. There is some action in both as well. For these reasons, I would recommend 3X3 Eyes to anyone who likes Blood: The Last Vampire.
This is another show that comes near the quality and entertainment value of Akira. The future environment (on Mars, I believe) reminded me of the post-apocalyptic future in Akira, and the action, seriousness, and little bit of comedy are in proportion to Akira or 3X3 Eyes. Definitely worth watching.
This show is somewhat dark, with an interesting plot line and some action thrown into the mix. There's a little bit of comedy in this series also, which reminds me of Akira. Sort of a comic relief. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Akira.
Ghost in the Shell is a sophisticated anime. It has no time for comedy, and devotes itself to a sci-fi based drama which is intelligent, action packed, and has depth. If you enjoy the darker and more intelligent themes of Jin Roh, then I think you'd enjoy Ghost in the Shell.
My Neighbor Totoro is an excellent choice if you enjoy the comedy and drama of CCS. The children of both series are very realistic, and they rise to meet what challenges appear in front of them. My Neighbor Totoro is highly recommended.
This anime is a great one. For those who crave action, blood, battle, death--this one's got it. It's a VERY dark series. It's also only one arc in a larger storyline which did not all get animated. However, this arc is a very exciting and provocative story. The plot and action are excellent, as well as the animation. For anyone who liked Akira and the other qualities I mentioned here, this is highly recommended.
If you liked the action and darkness of Jin Roh, you'll prolly enjoy the same thing in Akira. There's also a *little* bit of comedy, but these two films share a similar feeling (to me, it seems that way).
While not up to Akira quality, it is JUST about up to Akira quality. The animation is superb, the story is involving and intelligent, and the action is awesome. Also, this is a mature movie, similar to Akira. Ghost in the Shell is a must-see for all anime fans! (especially those who like Akira)
Love Hina is another crazy comedy that reminds me of Boku no Marie. It's got whacky anime action, silly comedy, and lots of girl problems (like a guy that has problems with girls). So if you liked Boku no Marie, perhaps you'll like Love Hina.
Read or Die (now that I think of it) reminds me immensely of Get Backers. The characters have strange powers for some reason. They're always fighting someone else with OTHER strange powers. It all works out. ;) They're both good, in my opinion, though not without a few flaws. But if we're not so critical, we can enjoy these shows for what they are. ^^
This show is CRAZY! It's got whacky comedy, the main character never shuts up, and it's packed with content! The main character and most of the other character in this are a much younger crowd, but it's a zany show and I recommend it to any who enjoyed the off the wall antics of Boku no Marie.
I once heard (well, read actually) that Marmalade Boy is like life on crack. ;) Then I heard (and believe) that Kodomo no Omocha is like Marmalade Boy on crack (or crack on crack :p)! They are similar styles, and I enjoy them both. However, with Kodomo no Omocha, the pace is set a lot faster. It's sometimes hard keeping up with the main character's speech. However, this comedy is a blast! So if you think you like the comedy in Marmalade Boy, give this a try!
Spirited Away is the latest masterpiece by the great Miyazaki. This story has got it ALL! Comedy, action, drama, magic, and even OOZE! I bought it on DVD as soon as soon as I could. And if you enjoy Tonari no Totoro, you will probably enjoy Spirited Away.
One thing that I like about these two series is the "never give up" attitude of the main characters. NaTHaT may be darker and more dramatic (though, Naruto has its share of drama) but I think that these two (Naruto and Shu) are paralleled in this sense. If you liked that aspect of NaTHaT, you'll enjoy Naruto, I think.
The sword-slashing action of Blood reminds me of Berserk's insane sword-slashing antics. ;) The only difference is that in Berserk, the blook gushes a lot more. It SPRAYS even! These are both dark anime, and are well animated. I would recommend Berserk to someone who liked Blood: The Last Vampire.
For zany action, turn to Excel Saga. Boku no Marie definitely reminds me of Excel Saga. ES is episodic, and really just toys around with lots of different ideas in its 26 episodes, however, it's very hilarious and it parodies lots of things, similar to Boku no Marie. I highly recommend it.
Vampire Hunder D is another great Vampire anime. It's not nearly as good as Blood, or movies like Akira, but any anime fan who's into vampires should prolly watch it anyway. It's entertaining at the very least, and I would recommend it to someone who liked Blood: The Last Vampire.
Escaflowne deals with a girl in a fantastic world who is trying to forge her own destiny and come to grips with the reality of herself. It reminds me greatly of Utena, and therefore I would recommend it to anyone who likes Kakumei Shoujo Utena.