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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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chocokaylarobin chocokaylarobin says...

Black Lagoon is kinda similar they both have Gangs , Mafia and Prostituts. In Black Lagoon a character named Rokuro "Rock" Okajima, a meek businessman, is on a trip to Southeast Asia, when things turn sour for him: Pirates board the ship and take Rock hostage. While under their control, he agrees to join the crew " known as" the Black Lagoon Co."  which includes merciless and maniacal Revy, Dutch and Benny. Rock becomes responsible for the account management duties and negotiations of a gang that participates in gun-smuggling, drug-trafficking, kidnapping and black-marketing. Black Lagoon's missions often involve gunfights, hand-to-hand combat and nautical battles. 

TeeDeeDubYa TeeDeeDubYa says...

Gangsta REALLY feels like Black Lagoon.  Drugs, sex, violence, absurdly hot chicks, and a mercenary life style are all shared themes.  On the plus side,  There doesn't appear to be any annoying chars in this anime yet!

Within the first 20 seconds of the start up video I thought "Black Lagoon".

Revy is still my favorite.

Alpasar Alpasar says...

Both have mafia, gangs and a lot of gunplay. Its the same feeling.

It has a lot of intresting characters.

SentientCrab SentientCrab says...

5 mins into gangsta I just thought to myself "Wow this is so much like Black Lagoon" the cites especially reminds me of Roanapur in Black Lagoon.

shad0wn3t shad0wn3t says...

both have their dark tellings of a corrupt system and city controlled and kept in order by criminal gangs, places where the law stand aside and the respective crime lords hold true control over the territory, Very interesting characters and well paced development lead to good action all around.

sirensong sirensong says...

Both of these shows have the same feel. It's hard to describe but I think you'll get what I mean if you watch them. 

MisakiUsagi MisakiUsagi says...

Ive been looking for show similar to Black lagoon for a looooonngg time now and finaly i found one. Humorous, gangs, sex, drugs and mafia. All the ingridents that make these shows amazing. Also they both share this "guns for hire" set up that allows the main charaters to get involed in tons of jobs. Would HIGHLY reccommed if you like one or the other. 

fishbait fishbait says...

sex, drugs, violence, and guns, in a crap sachirine world thats what makes these shows great they dont over blow the gore factor to the so much blood lol degree but they dont hold back either with a distinct lack of rainbows fairies, and unicorn farts these 2 show do sexy violence right.

EmoTuna EmoTuna says...

Their similar? both are about the other side of the law. and both great animes. but if you havent seen either. start with Black Lagoon

takuuuuun takuuuuun says...

Dope action with an almost blatant disregard for story... yup. Also the girl from Black Lagoon and Nicolas are pretty much the same crazed blood-thirsty character...only he's deaf

niotabunny niotabunny says...

both are quite dark and both contain violence and gun play to go around.  a must see if you're looking for something where no one is the good guy, everyone are a bit dirty so to speak.  both have outstanding artwork, steady plot and great score. 

Therach0308 Therach0308 says...

These are two of my favorite animes, and no wonder since they're so similar in feel. I wish they would go on forever. But Im a huge fan of explicit violence in my animes and these two deliver effortlessly.

Zammerz Zammerz says...

Similar shows that do the same things very well.

animeplanet01 animeplanet01 says...

These anime feel absurdly similar to each other; innocents get dragged into dangerous mafia and mercenary lifestyles, with a lot of guns, epic fight scenes, and a similar art style. The atmospheres are almost identical; gang angst. Isn't that what we all want in life.

GTOwlnizuka GTOwlnizuka says...

Black Lagoon and Gangsta are both sci-fi blended crime dramas, with dark, mature characters that you cant help but love and hate simultaneously. Both shows give us characters with questionable and unreliable moral compasses, and gives us just enough to love in order to balance out the hate. The shows feature a bevy of quirky, mysterious, and dangerous dregs of society who play both hero and villain in these morally ambiguous action romps.

dubeldragon dubeldragon says...

Gangsta and Black Lagoon might be very diffrent stories for an adualt aduance but they both do a wonderful job at telling their own stories and pulling on your emotions in practally every direction, fom their exhilarating fight scenes to their emotional (but not overly romntic) love scenes. So if you like Gangsta you will most likely enjoy Black Lagoon and vice versa.

KarinXOXO KarinXOXO says...

If you like Gangsta or Black Lagoon, you would like the other because both these anime share similiar vibes. Drugs, sex, violence and prostitution are similiar themes that radiate off each other while dealing with a mercenary lifestyle.

Clotilde Clotilde says...

Both anime are about gangs, guns, violence, prostitutes, etc. Both shows have moments that i call "que golazooo" (its a Spanish thing xD) 

Jormungand

Jormungand

Jonah is a child soldier and the newest bodyguard for Koko, an international arms dealer with an entourage of hired guns. The cold-blooded kid hates Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be the only way he can find those responsible for his family’s slaughter. Besides, his employer isn’t like most merchants of death. She uses guile and cutthroat tactics to keep her clients armed to the teeth—all while cultivating her own warped plan for the future of world peace. With the CIA desperate for her capture, assassins eager to collect her head, and the potential for every contract to end in ultra-violence, Koko and her comrades in arms bring the boom to every corner of the world.

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TeeDeeDubYa TeeDeeDubYa says...

Couldn't agree more with this recommendation.   If you love one you're going to love the other.  I've only seen 6 episodes of gangsta (That's all that's been released as of 8/9/2015). I think the pacing in gangsta is pretty slow and they focus on a gazillion percent less chars (this isn't a bad thing). 

airbornemist6 airbornemist6 says...

Both animes revolve around a violent criminal world, both somehow placed in some place in Europe. Both balance fast paced action with gritty character development and characters with... rather broken backgrounds. If you want gritty, here's your shows.

subparalien subparalien says...

Like that cool shoot em up feeling? Gang warfare with a modicum of morality floating through the background? These are the shows for you! Enjoy all that blood being spilt in increasingly cool ways.

Crimsonangelx Crimsonangelx says...

If you like one of these animes I would strongly recommend the other one. They are simliar in some ways.

91 Days

91 Days

During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town. The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. One day, Avilio receives a letter from a mysterious sender, prompting him to return to Lawless for revenge. He then infiltrates the Vanetti family, the ones responsible for his family's murder, and sets about befriending the don's son, Nero, to set his vengeance in motion. Killing brings more killing, and revenge spawns more revenge. How will the 91-day story of these men guided by a tragic fate end?

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both include mafia, revenge, dark atmosphere, lots of action, great animation and quite a unique setting

MexDo MexDo says...

Both animes are mafia based animes which stories are pretty similar as there are mafia families and they both have great backstories as well as its great action. In addition to the great main characters.However , the one is the power scaling as the power scales in "Gangsta" are different from 91 days as there are superpowers in it. 

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My Favourite: Gangsta.

Best character of both animes: Nicolas (Gangsta.)

Ratings: Gangsta. (8.5/10) , 91Days (8/10)

subparalien subparalien says...

Gang warfare!!!!!! Gangsta has more background morality, and more knives. 91 days the gangs all use guns and shoot each other. Both are animated well and have cool fight scenes

gxbyyh gxbyyh says...

A really good anime, honestly, Angelo deserved better.

Some of the italian names are kinda funny. It definetly deserves a shor. Really reccomend if you are into gang, mafia and or action anime

Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Iraq has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both anime have lots of action, fights, shooting and killing, gangs, mafia and drugs. Main protagonists had a rough childhood, but now as grown up's they're pretty smart and good at fighting.  

talk77 talk77 says...

it has similarties like how the gangs work as well you have the one person that is new to these gangs and i very inncocent and so they tend to get themselves in a lot of trouble as well you have a very young character that ends up being the boss of the gang so if you like gangsta you will definetly like bannana fish.

meiteai meiteai says...

Both of their plots revolve around gangs, drugs and fighting. Though, Gangsta is a bit more lighthearted, and they aren't as many unexpected deaths as in Banana Fish. Both the animes have connotations of sexual abuse/physical abuse being inflicted on one of the main characters. 

crowlsparrow crowlsparrow says...

i watched gangsta way before i watched banana fish. the action, fighting, animation, quality of story and well written character lead me to love and appreciate gangsta a lot despite it's inconvenient ending.

i just finished banana fish, and honestly the ending shattered me, emotionally. but, while i was watching it for the majority of the time i was thinking that this was remarkably similar in feel to gangsta.

of course both stories are about mafias, gangs, drugs, and corrupt governments, but both gave me an extremely emotional connection to the actual characters themselves and how being in those situations affected them mentally. 

i recommend both. both are fantastic and one of a kind stories. banana fish was a shocking reality while gangsta explored different means to show the pain of similar situations.

Michiko & Hatchin

Michiko & Hatchin

Hana is a nine-year-old girl who lives in constant fear of her abusive family; Michiko is a sexy woman who has just done the unthinkable: broken out of the impenetrable Diamandra Penitentiary. After Hana is whisked away by Michiko, who claims to be her mother, the duo sets forth on a high octane ride towards freedom. In the streets of Brazil and aboard Michiko's motorcycle, Hana and Michiko will look for Hana's long lost father, try to learn to co-exist and get along together, and stay one step ahead of the police and afro-clad Atsuko.

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XxxOctoberxxX123 XxxOctoberxxX123 says...

I've only watched the first episode of Gangsta (that's all that is out right now), but I think it brings the realness. The underbelly of the world. With gangs, drugs, sex, and stuff. 

Loved Michiko to Hatchin and Gangsta looks like its going to be really good too.

internetbambi5 internetbambi5 says...

Aside from the flagrant physical resemblance between Michiko Malandro and Alex Benedetto plus the fact that both shows are produced by Manglobe, I'd recommend one anime or the other because they "feel" similar. As the story progresses, the protagonists find themselves entangled in local mafia affairs and develop atypical associations with police inspectors. Prostitution, drug use, violence and poverty also happen to be strong recurrent themes.

oh and foreign names yay

lollygangster lollygangster says...

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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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Hutai Hutai says...

Both have dark atmosphere and mafia.  Harry and Brandon in Gungrave, Nicolas and Worick in Gangsta.  Great fights, music, story, character development, animation.

niotabunny niotabunny says...

if you're looking for some mature gangster related anime then you should check these two out.  both deals with gangs, guns and girls.  lead characters have special abilities that put them above the rest.  some excellent gun play, violence and music sure does settle the score here.

subparalien subparalien says...

You'll need to shower to wash away the dark gritty atmosphere of these two animes. Watch as people kill to protect those they love. Plot is there and you can follow it, but that's really not your main concen, is it?

Speed Grapher

Speed Grapher

Ten years have passed since the demise of the bubble economy, a time that polarized the world into two groups of people: the rich and the poor. In the present day, Saiga Tatsumi (a former war photographer) has been hired to investigate a secret club for the rich named the Roppongi Club, but he soon discovers secrets much darker than he’d ever imagined. With the help of a exploited goddess named Kagura, Saiga now possesses the power to kill by simply taking a photograph; but can he stay alive long enough to save her from her captors?

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Oh boy! do you want some Violennt dark underworld with sexual undertones and a land with the law that is not so orderly?

Check out one or the other of these titles. Both are filled with grime that you might enjoy, but you might also want a shower after.

snivets snivets says...

Both Speed Grapher and Gangsta can be desribed with words like hard-boiled, violent, graphic, dark, and gritty, and both show halfway decent people trying to get along in a corrupt world. I definitely think fans of either would enjoy the other.

ryanshowseason2 ryanshowseason2 says...

Sex drugs and rock and roll... Well not much rock and roll. Replace that with hyper violence and yah.

Speed grapher has slightly more comic relief and far more interesting and obvious villains. Gangsta kind of meanders throughout.

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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TheSOSABrigadoona TheSOSABrigadoona says...

The similarites are right in the titles. The words are loud, obnoxious, foreign, and full of genki arrogant enough to make even Umaru-chan fall over.

ColloquialDuckling97 ColloquialDuckling97 says...

Even though the narrative approach is different, settings, character types and overall mood make it a reccomendation not worth passing up.

subparalien subparalien says...

Funky Characters? Blood? If not, try something else. Baccano has far more of a lighter side, and fools around with more philosophical questions. Gangsta does fight scenes better, in my opinion.

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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ermo ermo says...

The opening and the first episode of Gangsta reminded me of the good classic anime: Cowboy Bebop. The music style is different, but the theme and the scenes were really familiar.

The first episode tells an average day of the main characters and a woman appears...

subparalien subparalien says...

Stylized characters, nice intros and outros. Fight scenes of quality. These anime share those in common. Philosophy background stuff is far more interesting in Cowboy Bebop, but Gangsta is a really fun watch.

Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both have great fighting, action and music. Characters seems really great and badass.  It's not a child's play, nor lots of girls and plot with worst story or bad character develping.Gangsta and Psycho Pass seems to be pretty badass to me