JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Alt title: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders

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Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check - but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!

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Taek Taek says...

Much the same as season 1 of JoJo, the new season is also worth a recommendation to Kill la Kill. The brilliant VA's, the over the top action, the self aware cheese and slight ridiculousness of the 2 shows all go hand in hand.

Anyone who enjoys one will probably enjoy the other, but whereas Kill la Kill is a story centring around the female themes, JoJo is nothing other than a totally masculine affair.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both are tour de forces of visual inventiveness, using things like varied colour palettes and texted sound effects or names to great effect. Both have a very unique look compared to their contemporaries, and they have lots of action, great characters and general awesomeness to offer.

These series share a lot, so a fan of either would do well to check out the other one.

Brad Brad says...

Bizarre visuals are used to great effect in each of these shows, with very distinctive character designs, interesting use of colour and visual effects. Beyond that they each share great action, fun characters and a perfectly fitting OST than enhances the battles.

Both are just all round great shows, so a fan of one could do a lot worse than giving the other a go.

thor123 thor123 says...

Both JJBA and KLK combine interesting visuals with great soundtracks and voice acting performances to enhance their always great fights. The fun, unique characters and comedy are bonuses too.

Also, they both have a "monster of the week" format for a while, and both main characters are technically high schoolers but you'll barely notice that.

Fist of the North Star

Fist of the North Star

Imagine a world devastated by nuclear war, where the strong oppress the weak and strength is the one thing that will ensure survival. A world where even close friends can betray you for power, a lesson that Ken, the Fist of The North Star, learns when he is nearly killed by his closest friend and left for dead. He's not an easy man to get rid of, and he returns - very angry.

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Battle aura? Blowing up heads? Aw Hell yeah, time to roll with the punches and watch one of these classics of Shonen smackdown.

Throwing blows with colorful characters and forceful vengence. Outrageous outfits and fantastic over the top action.

Seriously, even at it's age Fist of the Northstar might just be a title you can watch while anxiously awaiting next week's episode of Stardust.  Consequently, if you saw Fist of the Northstar and said to yourself "man they just don't make beafy ripped dudes fighting eachother anymore, then look no further than Jojo.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Like Jojo's Bizarre Adventure , Fist of the North Star features burly, manly men fighing against equally buff villains. Both also happen to be quite cheesy (in a good way) and have a penchant for overdramatizing. Fans of Jojo will definitely like Hokuto no Ken.

CCCP0 CCCP0 says...

Its the same, i mean like in both are muscled gay people beating up other , no less musculated/ gay people . 

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Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing Ultimate

Alucard is a vampire who works for Hellsing – an organization responsible for hunting down and destroying other vampires. In these dark times, whoever is bitten by a vampire turns into a ghoul -- with the exception of Seras Victoria, Alucard’s newly created and appointed apprentice. Now, Seras must serve her master, Alucard and work for Integra Wingates Hellsing. Nefarious vampire activities are being reported throughout England, and it all traces back to the organization named “Millennium”. Will the Hellsing organization, under the command of Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing, be able to prevent a full scale war? Or will the world become a battlefield of destruction?

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Taek Taek says...

You could talk about the vampire theme being similar in both shows, but actually what is more similar is the general feel of the shows. Both have gorgeous animation, both are amazingly over the top, though Jojo doesn't take itself so seriously.

I honestly think that anyone who enjoyed one would enjoy the other, they are both brilliant shows.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both Hellsing Ultimate and JoJo focuses on battles between people wielding awesome powers, but there are other, much more important similiarities between these two titles than that.

Both have a heavy focus on action, good direction and great visuals, and an overblown and bombastic feel that permeates the show. The casts consist mainly of larger than life characters that never shy away from breaking out in monologues or hamtastic dialogues.

Honestly, both are great fun, and if you liked either of then, it's a safe bet that you'll like the other one.

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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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Forget for a moment that JJBA is a martial arts anime with horror undertones while TTGL is a mecha show. There are some qualities that both shows share, which has prompted me to make this recommendation. Fabulous animation, overtly masculine, great animation, a fun cast of characters, both heroes and villains, and pure unbribled awesome.

These are all things that both shows have, and if you liked one you should really try and watch the other show.

Toriko TV

Toriko TV

It’s the age of the gourmet and across the land lie countless delectable treats just waiting to be eaten. Unfortunately, many of the rarest and most delicious ingredients require special skills and incredible physical power to obtain them. Enter Toriko, a luxury food provider with a passion for anything edible. The hunter-for-hire travels across the globe alongside his new assistant, chef Komatsu, in order to sample each new ingredient and decide upon his ultimate full course menu. Armed with nothing but his “knife”, “fork” and appetite, can Toriko hunt down his prey and discover the perfect components to make up the banquet of his lifetime?

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Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these shows are the manliest animes you can come across. Whether you're watching Jojo or Toriko, you can enjoy seeing a group of manly men fighting crazy battles and coming across bizarre enemies and obstacles that culminate in awesome, ham-filled adventures that'll get the testosterone pumping. 

Fist of the North Star: The Movie

Fist of the North Star: The Movie

In a post-apocalyptic future, gangs of savage thugs prey on the fleeting remnants of civilization, raiding them for food and water in the endless wasteland the world has become. Humankind's only hope for the future may lie in a young girl with an amazing ability and in the only man powerful enough to protect her and punish evil--Ken, the Fist of the North Star!

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Battle aura? Blowing up heads? Aw Hell yeah, time to roll with the punches and watch one of these classics of Shonen smackdown.

Throwing blows with colorful characters and forceful vengence. Outrageous outfits and fantastic over the top action.

Seriously, even at it's age Fist of the Northstar might just be a title you can watch while anxiously awaiting next week's episode of Stardust.  Consequently, if you saw Fist of the Northstar and said to yourself "man they just don't make beafy ripped dudes fighting eachother anymore, then look no further than Jojo.

Fist of the North Star 2

Fist of the North Star 2

Set several years after the original series, Kenshiro returns to the battlefield when his former travelling companions Bat and Lin, now leaders of the Hokuto Army, are at war with the corrupt Celestial Empire controlled by Jakoh. Kenshiro faces against the masters of Gento Koken, who are being coerced to do Jakoh's evil bidding. The setting later changes to the ancient Land of Shura, the birthplace of the Hokuto, Nanto and Gento styles, where Kenshiro must face agaisnt the masters of the Hokuto Ryuken style, a style derived from the same clan as Kenshiro's Hokuto Shinken.

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Battle aura? Blowing up heads? Aw Hell yeah, time to roll with the punches and watch one of these classics of Shonen smackdown.

Throwing blows with colorful characters and forceful vengence. Outrageous outfits and fantastic over the top action.

Seriously, even at it's age Fist of the Northstar might just be a title you can watch while anxiously awaiting next week's episode of Stardust.  Consequently, if you saw Fist of the Northstar and said to yourself "man they just don't make beafy ripped dudes fighting eachother anymore, then look no further than Jojo.

Yakitate!! Japan

Yakitate!! Japan

Dimwitted Azuma Kazuma is a young man with a dream -- to create a bread worthy of the name "Japan", made by the Japanese people, for the Japanese people! With hefty bread-making skills, hands that have an uncanny warmth to help dough ferment, and will power like no other, Kazuma must put his delicious creations to the test as he struggles to become employed at the prestigious Pantasia bakery, for fame and glory! Yeast, beware... Kazuma is in the kitchen!

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Magemat Magemat says...

Now hold on a minute, I see you reading this wondering: "Has this guy gone cray? Has he finally lost it after watching anime over all those years? What could possibly be the link between a parody anime about bread and Jojo?" now let me explain... I have every possible reason to believe that if you are a Jojo fan, you will most definitely enjoy Yakitate!! Japan and vice versa. Now it's been quite a while since I've watched Yakitate!! Japan and I had no idea of the existence of Jojo at the time, but first thing that came to my mind while watching Jojo, especially the Stardust Crusader saga was that feeling I once had while watching Yakitate!! Japan. First of all, both series are Shounen (that's fair enough of a start, don't you think?) then, the Stand in Jojo have a similar impact in the anime than the reactions of the judge in each Arc of Yakitate (being it Kuroyanagi, Pierrot Bolneze, you name it...) Both series also have a very similar sense of humour who somehow doesn't make you drift away from the main storyline while adding a plus to the overall enjoyment value of the show. I could even add that the "travelling the world" aspect is present in both show, which is why I specifically recommend Stardust Crusader. They end up going to Europe in Yakitate; Jojo and friends end up travelling from Japan to Egypt to beat Dio Brando's ass with (may I say, a few) escales, you get where I'm going with this now are you? Yakitate even has that similar "Monster-of-the-Week" feel to it (minus the monster part) since there is this reccurent pattern of: contest, leading to cooking a new or existing variety of bread, leading to an epic reaction from the judge. Even the animation style, while being quite different in both show still has that similar epicness to it. Finally, if you've had the courage to read up to here without falling asleep (kudos to you!), go take a look at that anime will you, chances are you won't be disappointed.

Golden Kamuy

Golden Kamuy

In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.

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TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Both anime feature over-the top violence, a core team of powerful travelers who face even more powerful enemies on their way to find something, Golden Kamuy being gold, JoJo being a vampire. Both have chemistry that continues building through the main characters. Both protagonists also have a sweet hat.

Kuroko's Basketball

Kuroko's Basketball

They were known as the 'Generation of Miracles' – five basketball prodigies who helped lead Teiko Middle School's basketball team to glory, defeating anyone who got in their way. But a mysterious rumor tells of a sixth, a phantom player who the five prodigies respected greatly. That boy is Tetsuya Kuroko, a freshman at Seirin High and the newest member of the basketball club. Alongside strong teammates such as Taiga Kagami, Kuroko will use his unique skills on the court to help the team defeat old rivals and make their way to the championships.

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Cherstal Cherstal says...

On the surface, Kuroko no Basuke and Stardust Crusaders may seem nothing alike--one's about highschool basketball and the other is about a crazy, violent adventure. But beneath it all, both these shows actually have a suprisingly similar appeal: superpower spectacles.

With the Generation of Miracles' crazy "talents" and the iconic stands from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, most of the fun in both these series comes from watching the characters find ways to absolutely crush each other using their very specific superpowers.

Also, both KnB and Stardust Crusaders' plots are fueled by the main characters' need to rectify the wrongdoings of the antagonists in their shared past.* This creates a real sense of history between the villains and the main characters in both these series which can be hard to find elsewhere.

*If you're going from KnB to Stardust Crusaders, I highly reccomend checking out the earlier parts of Jojo before Stardust Crusaders, since those are what set up the show's main villain and a main character's past