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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Noir

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Witch Hunter Robin

WHR and Noir have similar plot structures, similar themes, similar tones, and some similar characters. In both cases, the initial stories seem like one-shots, but the series build in complexity and intensity as they progress. Both plots focus a lot on secrets and revelations. And in both anime, one of the major themes is allies and enemies, on an organizational and a personal level - who can you trust? Who can you not? Both Noir and WHR have a high drama and action quotient and a very appealing visual style. And, finally, Kirika and Robin are similar characters; if you like one, I think you'll probably like the other.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Witch Hunter Robin

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Noir

WHR and Noir have similar plot structures, similar themes, similar tones, and some similar characters. In both cases, the initial stories seem like one-shots, but the series build in complexity and intensity as they progress. Both plots focus a lot on secrets and revelations. And in both anime, one of the major themes is allies and enemies, on an organizational and a personal level - who can you trust? Who can you not? Both Noir and WHR have a high drama and action quotient and a very appealing visual style. And, finally, Kirika and Robin are similar characters; if you like one, I think you'll probably like the other.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Cowboy Bebop

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop are from the same director, but that's not why I'm recommending them for each other, except to the extent that his influence has given both series a very similar feel. Both are style-driven anime, and in each case that style is created through music (in SC's case hip-hop, in CB's case jazz) and the integration of western and eastern themes and archetypes. In addition, a lot of the basic plot is the same - a group of people struggle to survive on the fringes of a culture. And, finally, both have similar amounts and types of action, although I think Samurai Champloo has the edge there. I don't think a fan of one of these series is guaranteed to like the other, but the odds are good - and both series are so well-known and influential that it's useful to see them even if you don't like them.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Samurai Champloo

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Cowboy Bebop

Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop are from the same director, but that's not why I'm recommending them for each other, except to the extent that his influence has given both series a very similar feel. Both are style-driven anime, and in each case that style is created through music (in SC's case hip-hop, in CB's case jazz) and the integration of western and eastern themes and archetypes. In addition, a lot of the basic plot is the same - a group of people struggle to survive on the fringes of a culture. And, finally, both have similar amounts and types of action, although I think Samurai Champloo has the edge there. I don't think a fan of one of these series is guaranteed to like the other, but the odds are good - and both series are so well-known and influential that it's useful to see them even if you don't like them.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Read or Die

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Noir

Read or Die and Noir are similar in tone and in their characters. In both, women with remarkable abilities fight major foes using intelligence, strategy, and just plain power. In each series, there are shadowy secret organizations seeking to rule the world - and those who are fighting against them. And, finally, both have vague yuri overtones; basically, there's very strong and potentially sexual chemistry between two female characters. Most of all, the series just *feel* similar to me, so much so that I think people who liked one would like the other.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Noir

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Read or Die

Read or Die and Noir are similar in tone and in their characters. In both, women with remarkable abilities fight major foes using intelligence, strategy, and just plain power. In each series, there are shadowy secret organizations seeking to rule the world - and those who are fighting against them. And, finally, both have vague yuri overtones; basically, there's very strong and potentially sexual chemistry between two female characters. Most of all, the series just *feel* similar to me, so much so that I think people who liked one would like the other.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Saiyuki

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Samurai Champloo

Both Saiyuki and Samurai Champloo are quest stories - a group of people with unusual abilities go on a journey to find something important. Both have enough butt-kicking to please action fans, and enough character and drama to please plot fans. Most of all, the series are similar in tone - both use anachronism and humor to carry a more serious plot, and both have moments of significant drama and emotional tension as well as moments that are flat-out funny. In addition, Mugen and Son Goku are similar, and Jin has elements of both Sanzo and Hakkai, so those who like the characters of either of these series have a good chance of liking people in both.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Samurai Champloo

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Saiyuki

Both Saiyuki and Samurai Champloo are quest stories - a group of people with unusual abilities go on a journey to find something important. Both have enough butt-kicking to please action fans, and enough character and drama to please plot fans. Most of all, the series are similar in tone - both use anachronism and humor to carry a more serious plot, and both have moments of significant drama and emotional tension as well as moments that are flat-out funny. In addition, Mugen and Son Goku are similar, and Jin has elements of both Sanzo and Hakkai, so those who like the characters of either of these series have a good chance of liking people in both.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Princess Tutu

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Spirited Away

Although Spirited Away and Princess Tutu don't seem to have much in common, I think there's a good chance that those who enjoyed one will enjoy the other. They share similar settings - one is inspired by mythology and the other more by ballet, but both are richly detailed, fantastic, and magical worlds that exist alongside the real world. The main characters are girls who accomplish their tasks despite long odds, even though they are not typical heroines; both become protagonists because of their morals, caring, and strength of character. And, finally, Spirited Away and Princess Tutu are both lovely, with great visuals and music.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Spirited Away

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Princess Tutu

Although Spirited Away and Princess Tutu don't seem to have much in common, I think there's a good chance that those who enjoyed one will enjoy the other. They share similar settings - one is inspired by mythology and the other more by ballet, but both are richly detailed, fantastic, and magical worlds that exist alongside the real world. The main characters are girls who accomplish their tasks despite long odds, even though they are not typical heroines; both become protagonists because of their morals, caring, and strength of character. And, finally, Spirited Away and Princess Tutu are both lovely, with great visuals and music.
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tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Mirage of Blaze

Yami no Matsuei and Mirage of Blaze both involve mythology and magic in a modern setting. They are also both mildly yaoi - in other words, a romantic or sexual relationship between two men is a significant part of the plot, but nothing truly explicit happens on screen - and in both cases, at least one of the yaoi relationships is also fairly tense and hostile. Most of all, these two series *feel* similar to me; I can't explain precisely why, but something about their tone and structure makes me pretty sure that anyone who likes one will like the other.
tfv
tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
YOU MIGHT LIKE

Mirage of Blaze

Yami no Matsuei and Mirage of Blaze both involve mythology and magic in a modern setting. They are also both mildly yaoi - in other words, a romantic or sexual relationship between two men is a significant part of the plot, but nothing truly explicit happens on screen - and in both cases, at least one of the yaoi relationships is also fairly tense and hostile. Most of all, these two series *feel* similar to me; I can't explain precisely why, but something about their tone and structure makes me pretty sure that anyone who likes one will like the other.
tfv
tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Trigun

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop and Trigun share an atypical hero, an interesting group of supporting characters, a future setting with retro elements, and a nice balance of humor, action, and drama. Both begin with simpler episodes and build to more complex plot arcs and increased depth. In my opinion, Bebop has somewhat superior production values - better artwork and music - though Trigun has its own quirky charm. And both are what I would consider classics, with great appeal for anime newcomers. If you haven't seen them, you've missed out on a lot more than just two excellent series - you've also missed your two best shots to get your friends watching anime, too.
tfv
tfv Aug 2006
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Cowboy Bebop

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Trigun

Cowboy Bebop and Trigun share an atypical hero, an interesting group of supporting characters, a future setting with retro elements, and a nice balance of humor, action, and drama. Both begin with simpler episodes and build to more complex plot arcs and increased depth. In my opinion, Bebop has somewhat superior production values - better artwork and music - though Trigun has its own quirky charm. And both are what I would consider classics, with great appeal for anime newcomers. If you haven't seen them, you've missed out on a lot more than just two excellent series - you've also missed your two best shots to get your friends watching anime, too.