Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Finding himself yet again in the wrong place at the wrong time, Vash the Stampede is caught in the middle of a bank robbery by the notorious robber Gasback. However, when things take a turn for the worst and the robber's comrades turn on him, Vash saves Gasback's life and both Gasback and his traitorous partners escape. Twenty years later, Gasback is rumored to be planning something big. Bounty hunters from all over the world are gathering in Macca City, the predicted target, to try their luck at his $$300 million bounty. But what business does Vash have in Macca City, and who is the mysterious girl that he keeps following around?

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Did you like seeing everyone back together again?

Do you like seeing everyone in action, as if it is a missing 2 or 3 part episdode?

Do you just enjoy some updated animation, for two series that never jumped the shark?

then if you have seen one of these, and not the other (and you like the respective series) you should check both out. 

Nevo Nevo says...

Just like both Animes, the ending of the series leaves you asking, what happened to my beloved favorite characters? Will i see them again? Its Movies like these that bring out the best in characters and answer your questions. From Spike's past and history to Vash's bounty and adventures. These Movies are a must to see if you watched the episodes in enjoyement and demanded more!

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both movies take place somewhere near the end of where both series end.  Though in Cowboy Bebops case I believe that it takes place somewhere between the last couple of episodes and Trigun takes place sometime after the anime series ended.  Both movies do a fairly good job of keeping the same feel with both the story and the characters leaving not much changed from what the series had.  So if you liked one then why not give the other one a look as well.

valondar valondar says...

Just like the series Trigun and Cowboy Bebop are pretty complimentary, the same can also be said of their feature films, Badlands Rumble and Knockin On Heavens Door. Both are action films that feel a little like an extended version of either series standalone episodes - introducing a new villain and a new female protagonist for the purpose of the movie, boasting better animation then the TV series and a retooled soundtrack.

Both films also take place during the events of the series, which avoids the issues inherent in making a film after the show's finales.

At the end of the day if you want to watch another sci-fi western action film and spend more time with beloved late nineties anime characters... either film does just that.

chii chii says...

Both of these movies take 2 equally awesome series and add even more awesomeness. Packed with action, guns, and great drama you'll be glad the gang is back together again! Check em out.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both are space western adventures packed with action, and they both feel like an extended episode from the shows that spawned them.Both have really good animation, some welcome new additions to the cast and an OST that suits the films perfectly.

If you liked either one of these movies -- as well as the original TV series -- do yourself a favour and check out the other one.

And as noted above, both take place sometime during each show's run, so you do not have to have finished either show to watch them.

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?

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Rar Rar says...

The incredibly slick production of Ghost and Bebop makes them very enjoyable to watch, and they share the fast paced scifi style that will keep you gripped. Though it's certainly an advantage to watch the Bebop series as well, Heaven's Door does work as a stand alone, so don't worry about that.

tac0 tac0 says...

The Cowboy Bebop movie and Ghost in the Shell have a lot in common: high production values, sci-fi settings, great action scenes, well-developed characters, similar moral themes, and a great plot. If you liked one you will definitely like the other.

bromit bromit says...

I gave up smoking, but after I saw these movies I couldn't help but light up and enjoy the benefits of my health. The two stories are on similar ground: Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy Bebop Movie are both set in the future, have a good cop/cowboy and bad guy/hacker theme, and have constant psychological hoo-hah about the human mind and the levels that relationships are built on. Nonetheless, the animation in both is bliss; with fight scene after fight scene, smoke after smoke, and plenty of sharp wit, these two are a must see.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The characters in Cowboy Bebop (the movie) and Ghost in Shell are relatively similar in the same good guy/bad guy fashion.  Also the thematic concepts involved add to each of the plots and move the shows along set in the future.

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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epicanthics epicanthics says...

Aside from obvious similarities in plot (semi-disfunctional ragtag band of hired guns blasting their way to paydirt, etc.), the mood and "vision" that both pieces take are, while not identical, certainly congruent to one another. Excellent treatment of gunplay and a general feeling of moral ambiguity is ubiquitous in both series. Bebop's pacing is slower than Black Lagoon and often steps away from raw action to more noire-ish presentation, but also offers more depth and character development in the process. Fans of John Woo would likely appreciate both series as well, as both draw heavily at one point or another from his bloodsoaked masterpieces from the 80's.

alamanea alamanea says...

Even though I believe that Black Lagoon was somehow more interesting to me than Coboy bebop series; the Bebop movie is just genius... It is a great story with very interesting plot and script that keeps you excited for the whole duration of the movie.

Anyone that hasn't seen these Series or this Movie, I strongly recconment it :)

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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kenaniah kenaniah says...

Cowboy Beebop. The classic case of bounty hunter versus the hunted--and a good one at that. Trigun is kinda like that too, except--well, Vash is actually the hunted. If you liked this movie, I suggest checking out the comical western story of the $$60,000,000,000 man named Vash the Stampede.

Trigun rocks. Watch it.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Both anime contain addicting plot, good characters, extreme action and likable music. The depth of the characters as well as the plot is the main factor for this shows to be so popular. If you are an anime fan I’m sure that you heard about this anime at least one. I’m completely sure that if you liked one you will like the other.

You're Under Arrest!

You're Under Arrest!

Welcome to Bokuto Station, situated in the Bokuto precinct of Tokyo and home to the Traffic Department and its hard working staff, who have a mission to uphold law and order. Meet Miyuki and Natsumi, the top dogs of the precinct who are quite the opposites: one is quiet, timid and skilled with mechanics, and the other is loud, outgoing, strong and clumsy -- but they make one hell of a team. Follow the duo and the rest of Bokuto Station's staff in this lighthearted police drama where each day is a new and exciting event, and upholding the law might mean more than you'd think...

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MaximusThrax MaximusThrax says...

This recommendation applies only for the You're Under Arrest Movie (not any of the series) -- Both this movie and the Cowboy Bebop movie are considerably more serious than the more light-hearted series on which they are based. They both have slick action sequences, realistic terrorism themes, and gritter character designs and looks than their original series.

Appleseed Movie

Appleseed Movie

In a world where mankind is at the brink of destruction, one lone scientist has concocted the means to save it: bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the supercomputer Gaia -- to stabilize society. The military strongly opposes their use, however, and the elite soldier Deunan may hold the key to saving both the human race and the lives of the bioroids. Teamed up with an old friend, Briareos, Deunan must race against the clock to discover the secret of the Appleseed before countless lives are tragically lost...

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cameronanimeangel cameronanimeangel says...

Cowboy Bebop the Movie and Appleseed are two movies that come from well established franchises. In the case of Appleseed this is the third remake of the story while in the case of Cowboy Bebop it is its own separate adventure. They are both set in a future where anything is possible. What they also share in common is terrorism. In the case of Appleseed it is against the further production of non-humans. Cowboy Bebop it is a biochemical attack on mankind in personal retaliation. The characters in both are unique and carry great depth in their actions and thoughts. The story for both is intriguing and worth diving into. The action for both is good as well with gun play and sometimes hand to hand. If you like robots, future political problems and interesting characters then both of these are worth your time.

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

Edward Elric disobeyed the laws of conservation by committing a taboo in alchemy, and for that his body and soul are no longer a part of his world. The parallel world where Ed now exists is a place where science replaces alchemy. After two years of studying, Ed plans to find a way to use science and once again defy destiny to reunite with his brother Alphonse. Meanwhile, Al is left without memory of his journey with Ed, but is determined to once again master alchemy and retrieve his brother from The Gate. But are these goals even obtainable without leaving a path of destruction and chaos in their wake?

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Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

The best thing about both of these movies is that they take you on a wonderful action packed last adventure with the characters from both FMA and Cowboy Bebop that you've come to know in the series. They have a series plot, but there are still many chuckles to be had, along with that final moment that brings out a tear or two. Truly, both of these movies are classics to be watched over and over again!

Gun x Sword

Gun x Sword

Evergreen would be a peaceful and prosperous place – if it wasn’t under siege by bandits. Most of the inhabitants have already been killed or driven off, but among the ones remaining is Wendy – a young girl who is intent on finding her kidnapped brother. As the outlaws bring their full arsenal to bear, including one of the dreaded Armor war-machines, the fate of Evergreen looks sealed. However, a slim hope appears in the form of the wanderer Van, who possesses extraordinary martial skills and even an Armor of his own. But Van has motives and goals of his own, which don’t necessarily involve saving besieged towns...

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Both main characters are the cold silent type, solving problems with fighting prowess rather than words.

Both have an innate lazy streak and both will love no other than the one they each lost.

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't bad enough, two shinigami inform Mitsuki that she only has one year left to live. However, all is not lost, for they make a deal that if she goes with them, they will help realize her dream by changing her into a healthy 16-year-old, who is able to sing and apply for auditions.

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thesonicfan21 thesonicfan21 says...

Full Moon is a similarity of Cowboy Bebop. Both protagonist are assisted by a group of unknown people. Faye is like Meroko because Faye has an attitude, Jet I guess could be like Takuto. Since he likes to help others. I'd say that Full Moon is like this movie because they both have protogaonist going around the world like a rolling stone to things that they haven't been to before and are happy to be there. It's for their own purpose. Whilst Full Moon is more happy, Cowboy Bebop is violent so let the children watch Full Moon and if they like violence, then they should like CB. As it does have a similarity of people helping other people and other kiddish things.

Metropolis

Metropolis

Metropolis is a grand high-tech city-state populated by humans and robots alike. It is in these streets that Detective Shunsaku Ban and his sidekick Kenichi search for the rebel scientist Dr. Laughton who unbeknownst to them, is developing a super android named Tima as a tool for the Duke of Metropolis. What starts out as a normal case turns into mayhem as the scientist is murdered, and the true plans of the Duke are finally revealed...

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thesonicfan21 thesonicfan21 says...

They are both action-adventure films with suspense and thriller. They both have main characters who need to solve problems for things and help out with their assistants. Not to mention, they are roaming around the city to try and solve problems and they both seem to have the same feel with dramatic emotions and scenes.