Casshern Sins

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Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".

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norco norco says...

Both Ergo Proxy and Casshern Sins have robots that deal with a sense of identity in some way. They have a similar feel in that they take place in dark, post-apocalyptic worlds.  I also find the characters Vincent Law and Casshern to be alike in their personalities. They both have lost their memories and have a similar purpose to find out what they are and why they exist.

Deer50 Deer50 says...

They both include a main character who doesn't know his identity and searches for his truth and purpose. Both have a gloomy atmosphere around alot of ruin.

Worosei Worosei says...

Both have this dark feel to it as the male leads searches for who they are or what they are. 

The action in Casserns Sins focuses more on physical fight scenes that is fun to watch. 

Ergo Proxy is just more visceral. 

Lemonducky Lemonducky says...

Both of these anime command a huge amount of respect from me. They both share a post-apocalyptic world with incredibly serious storylines in a melancholy setting. Each tackles deep philosophical questions (with some overlap between them) and evokes serious thought in the observer. I love both of them and have a difficult time seeing somebody enjoying one, but not the other.

miko miko says...

I can't argue with this paring one bit.  they are very similar in messing with your mind type of situation.  this is the case, once you see it, trust me you can't un-see it.

ThEoNePugNA ThEoNePugNA says...

They have a similar atmosphere,a dark post-apocalyptic world where hope is nowhere to be found and  Casshern Sins has more psysical fights and Ergo Proxy is more of a mindfuck ride.They are both worth watching and you should give them a try!

Kaiba

Kaiba

Welcome to a world in which memories can be transferred from body to body; old painful memories can be removed and replaced with new ones, and the poor sell their bodies to the rich to survive. Waking up one day, Kaiba finds himself in a strange place with no memories of his past and a mysterious hole in his chest; the only clue as to his identity is a locket with a picture of a girl hanging from his neck. Armed with this token, Kaiba must now travel across the galaxy to discover who he is and what the girl in the locket means to him; however, his journey will bring him into contact with many people whose lives have been tragically affected by the manipulation of memories. All too soon it becomes clear that something is very wrong with this world…

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Lapistachamalopat Lapistachamalopat says...

Both Kaiba and Casshern Sins use an old anime style (60s, 70s) renewed as a fantastic and artistic animation. Both have a great ambiance reinforced by great and original music.

The share a similar structure: Both series begin slowly with the characters exploring many places and trying to answer questions about themselves. They encounter people in way like Kino's Journey. After, in the middle of the series, it begins to be more in the center of the plot with many questions answered and the episodes become less episodic.

Watching both Kaiba and Casshern Sins, I felt many emotions and was very impressed by their artistic value.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

If you really liked where Casshern Sins was going with its narrative concept but thougth it kinda fell down with its execution, then feast on Kaiba. It's a wonderfully tragic dystopia that's decaying, albeit in a wholly different manner. The animation concept is also equal to, if not quirkier, than Casshern Sins. The main difference is that it lacks the shounen action to make it more conventionally appealing. Kaiba, in a philosophical and stylistic sense, is Casshern Sins' more mature and more charismatic sibling. Definitely check it out.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both are about world exploration, in an attempt to understand the world as it is, and why it's in such decline.  Both boast a wide, colorful variety of characters, and a distinctive, somewhat surreal animation style.

Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Like in Casshern Sins, Kino no Tabi consists predominantly of a central character exploring a world and learning as she goes along. Kino no Tabi, however, is gentler, more thought provoking, but not as style-oriented. If your favourite moments where the ones where Casshern met inddividuals, learning from them about the joys of life and death, then Kino no Tabi will be a perfect follow-up.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both take place in a somewhat post-apocalyptic world, centering around a character that journeys around, searching for some kind of answer to the past, interacting with various characters.  Both are slow-paced and episodic and play out much the same way.

Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze

In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGANO will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGANO specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?

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Derfel Derfel says...

The two series, despite their differences, have a key similarity, which only becomes apparent well into the episodes. Both with Casshern Sins and Texhnolyze, the focus eventually shifts to the struggle against the inevitable. Without spoiling anything, I have to say that a great deal of information is required, fully, to understand this and the final, and most important, pieces of the puzzle can only be acquired by concluding the two series. It is safe to say that with a little difference, about 3/5 of the episodes of both titles set the stage.

It is not recommended to attempt to watch either one of the two without the requisite patience and here is a caveat: they accelerate very slowly towards the ultimate conclusion. It is also not recommended to watch an episode a day or even two or three, especially with Texhnolyze. The reason is simply that the intensity of the emotions conjured up would be diminished if not negated altogether.

Provided the above advice is not disregarded, it is more likely than not that the viewer will derive a good degree of pleasure with a bit of emotional masochism of the intellectual variety.

plssignmeinthisbs plssignmeinthisbs says...

Same sad agonizing level of narrative but cass sins has a little better animations, And its got some really good character design.

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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Zeroclaymore Zeroclaymore says...

Trigun and Casshern Sins may seem a bit apart but the enivorments and villains reminded me a lot of each other. While watching Trigun I had this voice in the back of my head yelling at me about how a like these two anime are.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both are about a planet whose poor state is supposedly brought on by the main character.  The story is about the characters trying to redeem themselves for their past sins, and encountering trouble wherever they go.

RahXephon

RahXephon

Ayato Kamina may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured by TERRA, a military organization set on saving the world from the Mu, an alien race set on "tuning" the world, he realizes he is an instrument in deciding the fate of humanity and piloting RahXephon. Not only is Ayato the only person who can control the mecha, but he also has a terrible fate of his own. Holding onto memories of his old life and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential with RahXephon.

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valondar valondar says...

Casshern Sins wants to combine pretentious mindfuckery with an inspiration drawn from a goofy seventies Saturday morning cartoon; hinging the whole affair on some rather bland characters - with rather dry and uncompelling action sequences. I found the results to be less than ideal.

However if that was your cup of tea or you wanted it to be, RahXephon is basically more of the same, only better.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Assuming you loved the shounen action and gorgeous stylish animation, the zany 70s concept, I highly recomment Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann. One thing to note is that Gurren-Lagann is far crazier, more spastic, but also has a more powerful story that is gripping from beginning to end. Gurren-Lagann, like Casshern Sins, has style by the bucket-load, and its shounen approach is far more brazen. Worth checking out if you want to keep the style and action of Casshern but want to discard the episodic philosophising.

ICE

ICE

In a dystopic future, the Mir space station fell from space for an unknown reason -- bringing with it a death sentence for every man on Earth. Women have adapted to the loss and for the most part, are living their lives in peace, but bio terrorism is on the rise and the women of Japan need protectors. Hitomi Landsknecht is the leader of a group of such protectors, but she and her comrades will soon discover the new technology known as "ICE". Mysterious and unknown, it is somehow related to males being born again – an occurrence which may signal the rise of humanity once again. However, the technology may also create a monster and destroy what is left of womankind. Can the remaining females change their destiny or will it be too late?

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0746 0746 says...

Overall, I found Casshern sins thouching on some simple, typical and yet deep philosophical stuff, just like project ICE. If you enjoy this kind of anime, you should find either one worth watching.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

Two siblings, Kiyoko and Tatsuya, live in a future reshaped by a terrorist attack known only as "Twin X". In this terrible new world, advanced technology such as computers and radios no longer function and even the very sky has become something terrifyingly alien. With the siblings' mother dead, they are hunted by loan sharks who want recompense for her debt as well as a mysterious Countess who wants them for her own reasons. Even worse, they are also coveted by their father, the terrorist who caused the "Twin X", Gilgamesh!

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wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

Honestly this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Both have an extreme and heavy atmosphere to their plots. These anime also have bold and defining artstyles, and also some very interesting music to go along with them.

MegaMan Maverick Hunter X: The Day of Sigma

MegaMan Maverick Hunter X: The Day of Sigma

The year is 20XX. Reploids - thinking robots based on the design of 'Megaman X' - work side by side with humans in relative harmony. Rogue reploids, which are prone to becoming violent for no reason, are generally few and far between; however, an abnormal rise in 'rogue' activity has now swept the city and only two elite Maverick Hunters can save the day - the dynamic duo, X and Zero! As their investigation continues and rogue activity increases, X and Zero can't help but feel they are being deliberately misled. With time running out and rogue reploids on the verge of destroying the city, can our heroes track down and thwart the villain before it is too late?

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Rohjake Rohjake says...

MegaMan X and Casshern Sins are quite similar even though their stories are different. First off, both of them have a cyborg protagonist who is designed for fighting. (Fighting styles are different though) Secondly, both series feature a world in which cyborgs live alongside with humans, almost as equals. It also seems that the human population has decreased in both of them.

Character desing is also something worth noting, since the main characters (X and Casshern) look very much alike.