Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

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Gungrave

Gungrave

Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.

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sothis sothis says...

I'm making this a one way recommendation because Gungrave is way, way, WAY better than Dogs on all levels. It has a cohesive story, better animation and overall is far more engaging. If you liked the gritty crime elements of Dogs, check out the far superior Gungrave.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Although GunGrave is far longer and deeper (at the moment) the series hold common elements in gang warefare, loyalty and betrayal.

The diffrence comes in the latter half of GunGrave being somewhat sci-fi infected and Dog's being more comedy centered at some points.

Though the first OVA of Dogs might as well be a direct rip it's so similar.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

Though not necessarily equal in quality (though both shows are good), these two share the similar themes of loyalty and betrayal; people with dark pasts in rough situations and the ways they chose to overcome their plights.

Baccano!

Baccano!

It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Similar stories of guns and gangs, told in a similar sporadic and non-linear fashion.

Both feature large casts and focus on one persons story at a time. Though one story always crosses over with another.

Good for both fans of non-linear story telling and  mafioso type anime.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both Baccano! and Dogs are heavy with life-of-crime/mafia elements, though done with tounge in cheek and they both sport a colourful cast of characters. The storytelling is similar, as well.

If you liked one for that reason you should check out the other.

JAhU JAhU says...

If you liked the third episode of Dogs, you should check Baccano. They do feel alike, but I can't quite explain why.

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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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

If you found one of these show's (very stylized) gangster action coupled with more introspective parts where the characters backgrounds and motivations are explored appealing you might want to check out the other one.

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

These two shows are quite similar in that they deal with the dark (criminal) side of society. Both of them also follow a small number characters whose past (and present) are explored.

If you liked the concept of this show (following people in the underworld) you'll enjoy Black Lagoon.

Togainu no Chi

Togainu no Chi

Once the undefeated champion of the street fighting game [email protected], Akira now fights for an entirely different cause. Having been framed for murder and given the choice of life in prison or exoneration for a price, he chose to take the latter, heading for the lawless district of Toshima. There, Akira is to fight in Igura, a game where the winner of each match receives special tags, and the loser loses his life. Alongside his longtime friend Keisuke and experienced Igura competitor Rin, Akira must now battle it out in Igura, try to avoid the sadistic enforcers that roam the streets, and complete his mission: to defeat Il Re and take down the drug company Vischio.

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Dogs and Togainu take place in highly violent urban environments where crime runs rampant. As such, both casts battle in a shady underground with danger never far. Dogs has an element of comedy to the hopeless mood but both cover the same ground in that they do not shy from dark themes. It should be mentioned that Togainu suffers from severe animation issues, unfortunately.

Melodux Melodux says...

Both Dogs and -NoChi deal with the underground of futuristic cities. They both are animated using gray tones, giving the whole thing a "gray look" {it's always raining, or is cloudy in both animes}. The plots are darker and deal with gloomy themes such as being able to kill another person and moral values. I recomend the Dogs manga more than the OVA, because you get to go more in-depth, and a forewarning, -NoChi was supposed to be made after the BL game. But overall, I think that if you like one, you should give the other a shot.

Kite

Kite

As a young girl, Sawa is orphaned when both her parents are brutally murdered and is taken in by a police detective named Akai, who trains her to be a professional killer. He turns Sawa and Oburi, a young boy, into his puppets and makes them kill to fulfill his own sense of justice against child molesters and other harassing members of society.

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

The third OVA of Dogs (Blade Maiden) and Kite could basically be the same anime.

Without giving to much away, the girls situations for becoming assassins are near identical and both series have a creepy rapist person.

Which is the only reason not to watch Kite, as it does feature graphic sex scenes though it doesn't detract from the show.

Defiantly a Kite >Dog's rec, reverse is hazy.

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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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Dogs:B&C and Cowboy Bebop are fun action-romps that feature style over substance. Also, the main characters from each are the cool/jaded older guy, the sexy badass chick, the hot guy with a mysterious past, and the red-headed comedic relief.

Strait Jacket

Strait Jacket

In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not take proper precautions become infected, lose their sanity, and become demons. The Sorcery Administration Bureau, along with their Tactical Sorcerers, monitor magic uses and respond to any demonic outbreaks that occur. In this world, Ray Otto is a rogue tactical sorcerer who hunts down demons with reckless abandon. Given that he always gets the job done, the administration generally lets his activities slide. Together with the mysterious girl Kapel Theta, Ray risks his life and humanity to destroy demonkind... when the price is right.

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Highly stylised series that feature a melencholic gun for hire with a tragc past.

Both have a master/student relationship built along the same lines of vengence and blame.

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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4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

Dark and brutal, these stories share common themes. Of course there are killings, and people are addicted to cigarettes, and there are humanmade "dolls". Also, each show has a detective who gets into trouble. I just think there are similarities here.

Gunslinger Girl

Gunslinger Girl

Henrietta is a young girl who works for a "welfare group" that does the government's dirty work. Cybernetically-enhanced and specially-trained, she is one of a group of elite hit-girls, remorseless killers with no memories of their past. Jose, her partner, has taken care of her since she was brought into the organization following the murder of her family, and struggles between his affection for her, and his opposing duty to his employer. But, time is running out.. for with each bullet they fire, Henrietta and the other girls lose a little more of their humanity.

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JAhU JAhU says...

For some reason, the first episode of Dogas gave a similar vibe as Gunslinger Girl. So if you liked that episode, you should give Gunslinger Girl a try.

REBORN!

REBORN!

Middle school student Tsuna has always gone through life in last place; but when he learns that he is getting a tutor to help him raise his game, he had no idea that his benefactor would turn out to be... an infant and a mafia hitman?! As if things can’t get much stranger, Tsuna then discovers that the powerful Vongola family has chosen him to be its next successor – a position that has control over all mafia families. Joined by friends Tsuna unwillingly starts out on his path to becoming a mafia boss – if he can survive the training!

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blazehack blazehack says...

When it comes to mafia with humor Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! always comes into me mind. Even though the plot is kinda different both animes have similar characters like I-Pin - Naoto l Badou - Hayato l Heine - Byakuran and Mihai is kinda like Reborn ^_^