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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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DigitalShinigami DigitalShinigami says...

Aside from the obvious fact that both animes use the same animation style, the story holds a number of similarities as well. Most noticeably the fact that both are about a small group of talented individuals going up against a larger, more powerful group (not exactly an uncommon sentiment in anime but both pull it off relatively well) and also the main characters possess unique abilities that, while not directly combat-oriented, do give them an advantage if used properly.

mis4tune mis4tune says...

It's common yet unexplainable that such lone wolves as Black Cat and Lelouch really exist. If you are interested in the progress and outcome of stubbornness give these a try.

Careno Careno says...

Both anime tell the stories of two people with similar childhood traumas. And although the stories may be similar at the start, the outcome is very different.

mashmash20 mashmash20 says...

Both series involve the main character as a very misterious person who is hard to understand. They both take lives and try to protect the ones they love. In both series the characters use their clever wit, unqiue styles and firepower to escape difficult situations to progress towards their goal.

brichnic brichnic says...

If you enjoy the concept of corrupt governments, both Black Cat and Code Geass definitely play up this aspect of life. In addition to this theme, the characters in both of these anime \"gang up\" in small factions in order to rebel against large governments where they hardly stand a chance. Both Code Geass and Black Cat have a twist however - the main characters have special supernatural powers that help them along the way. Over all, though they have differences between them, these two anime are similar enough to have the same feeling of repression of the underdogs that makes the viewer simply want to support them. Also, the main characters have similar ways of using their supernatural powers, and outlet through one of their eyes.

Gundevil Gundevil says...

Code Geass and Black Cat are similar in several ways. They have a similar animation style with bright, vivid colors, have main characters struggling with childhood traumas, include way too many insignificant and underdeveloped characters and move extremely fast through the narrative. Both anime suffer from the same flaws and excel at the same things. If you're a fan of fast-paced, action style anime, then you can't go wrong with either one.

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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Cetonis Cetonis says...

Kenshin and Black Cat are each set around a main character who was originally a cold assassin but changed his ways and decided not to kill again, becoming a seemingly innocent hero-type. Both heroes try to keep a low profile, but their pasts inevitably catch up with them. The plots progress in eerily similar fashion, eventually pitting the hero and his small group of allies against a nemesis and his personal army. Although, with Kenshin being a long-running series it is somewhat drawn out, whereas Black Cat is kind of rushed towards the end. Kenshin is also a fair bit more mature, but if you liked one of these shows the other is certainly worth a look.

Sevoth Sevoth says...

Both main characters have dark pasts that they want to get rid of, and the stories take place during this struggle of theirs. They're both hilarious and fun at times, but there are serious moments when the main characters have to face their past.

tyciol tyciol says...

Black Cat and Rurouni Kenshin are both great anime involving a diverse cast of characters, whose adventure alongside and battle against a protagonist with amazing skills in combat. Using the standard military weapon of their respective ages with amazing skill as assassins, both go through experiences with women who change them and their desire for direction in life as the best path to better the world. Redirecting their skills away from killing, the two show even more prowess, as they battle to stay alive while showing their enemies the same courteousy.

crimsonbutterfly crimsonbutterfly says...

Both series habitually flow from seriousness to amusing. Also, both series are really about the main character trying to uphold new principles regardless of what others around them think.

HoshikoYoukai HoshikoYoukai says...

both animes have the same story line plot, an assassin who has vowed to no longer kill, and their past catches up with them. Kenshin and Train both have simmilar peronalities and aquire friendships through the series, if you liked one i am shure you would like the other

sillysia63377 sillysia63377 says...

Both animes involve young men with a bloody path who made the choice to change their ways a start anew. Both of the main characters are adorable and have great personalites, as well as great fighting power. While I personally think the Black Cat manga is a more suitable match to Rurouni Kenshin, even the anime has a great many parallels.

Get Backers

Get Backers

Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!

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sothis sothis says...

The later episodes of Get Backers remind me of the generally dark tone of Black Cat. Both are shounen romps with a healthy combination of action, comedy, and character development. I preferred Get Backers to Black Cat, but I think if you liked Black Cat you'd also like Get Backers once the story kicks in.

Aisushi Aisushi says...

You will find a lot of similarities between the two series. They both feature two main protagonists who work as a team. Ginji (GB) and Train (BC) are easy-going, soft-hearted and seemingly gullible, to the exasperation of their partners, Ban and Sven, respectively. Their partners serve as their team's anchor and stabilizing point, usually masterminding their plans. All of them seem unassuming and are often underestimated, but they have mysterious and tragic pasts that give them their focus.

Both series have comedic, fluffy moments, and a lot of action. But for all their similarities, each has a merit of its own, not to mention sufficient differences in plot to keep you entertained.

Sevoth Sevoth says...

Both are fun, light-hearted shounen anime; fighting with a touch of magic and comedy. The stories starts off as episodic missions, but develop into an actual storyline.

nakatsu nakatsu says...

Both Black Cat and Get Backers are both shounen action animes built on two central characters that is funny but also serious at times. Both animes touch on the theme of purpose in life and strong friendship is developed among the characters. If you like action and comedy, these are for you!

shakal802 shakal802 says...

While Ban and Ginji display a close yet distant relationship starting out, so does Sven and Train.

Ban and Ginji have two different personalities but are needed to make an equal team while Sven and Train are the same as well.

The setting seems similar for both anime since they both take on jobs with a similar theme.

 

They both display a great ammount of comedy, action, and they're both great and definetly worth watching!

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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Tuqui Tuqui says...

Action, adventure, and comedic scenes where the characters show off their stupid sides; Black Cat and Cowboy Bebop are alike in these regards and you will love them.

There are a lot of stories about bounty hunters out there, but these two are two of the best in the anime realm.

therabbit therabbit says...

Bebop contains a natural extension of many of the themes contained within Black Cat - The Lone Wolf who finds a family, A man running from his past only to find himself thrust into conflict with it, and so on. All around, if you enjoyed Black Cat, you'll find Bebop to have a similar mood with a more polished feel.

coffeebreath coffeebreath says...

Two anime, both involving a similar cast - two badass male leads, a seductive female, a young girl with some pretty damn unique talents and a web of intriguing support characters.

Two anime, both about bounty hunters getting mixed up in dodgy situations and struggling to eat.

Two anime, one a scifi-western classic with a striking amount of maturity, one a colourful and comedic shounen that will gather a lot more dust on your shelf than its predecessor. The former being Cowboy Bebop and the latter Black Cat - different in so many ways, but alike in certain areas for those who enjoyed those specific elements.

feathertail38 feathertail38 says...

these shows both have similar vibes, and themes of loss and learning to live for what you think is right

Animescient Animescient says...

Very similar story structures. Sweepers = bounty hunters. Spike and Train both former killers who left their syndicate due to a woman they loved and believed was dead/ very casual characters. Jet and Sven both former police officers who are more sensible than the protagonists. Comparisons go on 

Darker than Black

Darker than Black

A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?

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Razma Razma says...

I believe if you enjoyed Black Cat, you would enjoy Darker than black(and vice versa), due to the same feeling of darkness in the begining of the anime, and ends with the main character becoming a somewhat better person.

neutrino neutrino says...

If you like shady organizations controlling the government and economy of the world, you'll like both of these.  In BC, the organization is called Chronos, and it's more explicit than in DTB, but each have valuble members in the main characters.  In addition, both series have a blend of supernatural and scientific superpowered humans, and opposing organizations that try to change the world.

Though I can't say I particularily liked either of the series enough to universally recommmend, they might be worth checking out if they're your thing.

selectiverealist selectiverealist says...

Both series are about an assassin, though Darker than Black is more serious than Black Cat. 

SebastianC SebastianC says...

Black Cat and Darker than Black have very similar atmospheres and are both about assassins. There is more comedy in Black Cat, but other than that, they are very similar anime.

Trigun

Trigun

“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.

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vech vech says...

Both Trigun and Black Cat have a western type gun showdown. There are bounty hunters, deserts, and revolvers. Both main characters can be humorous at one point, then totally badass the next. If you have time on your hands I recommend to watch both you should not be disappointed. 

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both series feature a main character who will appear to be somewhat humorous in nature can quickly turn into a revolver wielding gunslinger who very few people can stand up to.  Both series also give off a very western type of feel to them but with some very advanced technology that wouldn't be found in the typical western.  Comedy and fairly nice gunplay make up the meat of both series and so if you found yourself enjoying one of these series then you may want to give the other a look.

HarioSagara HarioSagara says...

Gunslingers extraordinaire with unparalleled skills! Vash the Stampede and Train Heartnet! Both of these amazing gunslingers are wanted men who are being chased by a large variety of skilled adversaries. Strong groups of trained assassins with incredible powers are on the trail of both men and its up to them to stay one step ahead of the ghosts from their respective pasts. With the help of colorful and entertaining groups of friends and/or allies these heroes go through their lives with extra helpings of suspense and adventure with more than a fair share of good humor as well! If you enjoy anime about likeable heroes who continually overcome seemingly insurmountable odds then you'll enjoy Black Cat and Trigun.

closetanimefan closetanimefan says...

Both have main characters who are sweet and funny and harmless-looking but can kick some serious butt with a gun. The main characters also both have a messed up past they are trying to fix and a group or organization connected to said past that they go after with determination that scares their frineds. If you liked one the other is worth checking out.

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

A young man awakens in an abandoned warehouse with no memory of his past. As he leaves the room and ventures further into the warehouse he is attacked by a girl in a mask; she tells him that in order to live he must come at her with all his might. After a fight for his life, he manages to overpower the girl, learning that he is to be trained as a Phantom - an assassin for the Inferno organization. He is also given a new name: Zwei. For three months, Zwei is trained by the girl in the arts of assassination until he has just one final test: to kill a living human being.

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happicat happicat says...

If you liked either Phantom or Black Cat, you'll like the other because both deal with the theme of highly skilled young assassins breaking away from their organization and being on the run.  Although Black Cat is more light-hearted than Phantom, both deal with emotionally damaged individuals who are trying to overcome their ordeals.  Both are very enjoyable series, although one leaves you with a light heart while the other makes you cry.

RyanS1555 RyanS1555 says...

If you like anime about assains then this is the anime for you. Its filled with action shooting and love . ^_^ Ik you will enjoy.

deathball26 deathball26 says...

Both of these anime are amazing fans of one are sure to love the other Black Cat has an ending that leaves you satisfied while Phantom has one that leaves you stunned.

kittybits kittybits says...

Both anime deal with shady overarching organizations that expect flawless machine-like executions of all their plans.  Black Cat is more of an older classic, with Phantom: Requiem being more polished, but both have dark themes and lots of action.

Zombie-Loan

Zombie-Loan

Michiru has an unusual ability: she can see a dark ring around a person's neck that signifies their time to die. However, she suppressed her powers once she "saw" the deaths of her parents – until now. After accidentally seeing rings around the necks of two boys in her school, it seems that Michiru's powers are back for good. The two are zombies who are working for the secret loan office known as Zombie-Loan, and they need Michiru's help to find other zombies – those with dark black rings around their necks. Though Michiru initially refuses, due to a series of events it seems she has no choice but to comply...

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Tuqui Tuqui says...

If you like anime about bounty hunters with a touch of comedy and a great story, you'd like Zombie Loan and Black Cat. The characters travel around the world, discover new places, get stronger, and get both themselves and other people out of trouble.  

Magicalflyingcow Magicalflyingcow says...

These two animes both involve bounty hunting. In Zombie-Loan they hunt for zombies and in Black Cat they hunt for criminals. Both of them have a great plot and they both have little bits of comic relief. They both seem to pull of being quirky and serious at the same time. If you liked one of them you'll love the other. They're a must see.

JerichoxBarrons JerichoxBarrons says...

Both main characters, Chika and Train act the same and look similar. Both are about mysteries and solving crimes.

Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter

Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?

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taptothebeat taptothebeat says...

-likable genius main character with lackeys

(that alone did it for me), but it also has:

-fighting

-interesting story line

artlee1820 artlee1820 says...

The characters are awfully alike. Sven is very like Leorio, Train is kinda like Kurapika, and Eve is similar to Killua. They have lots of stuff on revenge and personal fight for freedom.

Celine Celine says...

Characters have a similar dynamic, such as the older, protective guy, assassin type, clueless character, etc. Something about the way the main characters interact is reminiscent of the other anime. If that is part of the anime's appeal, then the other would definitely be of interest. 

Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.

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mis4tune mis4tune says...

Violence and action is the main thing that connects Black Cat and Black Lagoon. But the thing that is most valuable in many similar genre titles, including this one, is the mental state of a human under such circumstances.

Mattnet Mattnet says...

Both anime have amazing gunfights and even if story are very different, in think if you like one of them, you'll like the other as well.