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Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin

STN is a secret organization charged with capturing witches of all ages who misuse their inate ability of the Craft. Its newest recruit is a young girl named Robin, who wields the same power that she is helping to control. While skillful at their ability to detain quickly, the number of witches keeps seeming to increase, and the misuse of power grows stronger, casting a shadow of doubt as to what is really going on. For STN, there is much work ahead, and for Robin, her troubles are just beginning...

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

Witch Hunter Robin and Strait Jacket have a very similar feel to them. If you stripped away the attitude towards magic, you could probably place the characters from Witch Hunter Robin into the world of Strait Jacket and vice versa. This partially due to the animation style, which seems very closely related, and partially due to the interaction between individuals.

The individuals and the organizations they belong to are where certain other similarities arise. In each series, there is an organization that watches over magic users (in the case of Strait Jacket) or potential magic users (in Witch Hunter Robin), and if these individuals cross the line and become dangerous, these organizations act to minimize the danger. In each series they use the very tools they are up against, and risk becoming one of the hunted themselves.

If you enjoyed either Strait Jacket or Witch Hunter Robin, I can wholeheartedly recommend that you try out the other.

ladybug8x ladybug8x says...

Strait Jacket and Witch Hunter Robin both exist in world where magic has become a part of everday life. The goverment has also decided to control this magic and use it to control those who miss use it.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

In both Strait Jacket and Witch Hunter Robin, there is a dangerous power that can turn people into brutal killers. The problem is, it's that same power that is most effective in fighting to protect people from those who have already crossed the line.

adinaonar adinaonar says...

The animation style is the same. Both deal with the abuse of magic/sorcery and those who combat it. 

Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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MaxPower33 MaxPower33 says...

Both these series definitely have a similar feel: both series deal with the use of power, or abuse of power corrupting one's self. In fact, although the means in which one undergoes this transformation are different, in both series the result is a blood thirsty twisted abomination. Claymore and Strait Jacket are very graphic series, with plenty of action and gore to go around, If you liked one I would be quite surprised if you didn't like at least some aspect of the other.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Strait Jacket and Claymore revolve around monsters and the warriors who stand between them and the general public. Powers don't come without grim consequences and violence is part of the territory. If you want a serious show with solid action, either of these is a good fit.

Darby Darby says...

Although Strait Jacket is a more anachronistic mix for a setting, these are very very similar, tortured adult killing demons and followed by a child orphaned by those same demons that he/she saved.  I really liked them both---my only disappointment was the length of the series.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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Ran Ran says...

Straight Jacket and Full Metal Alchemist are similar in the way these anime represent magic with alchemy symbols and the mix between new technologies and ancient magic, used to fight monsters created by misuse of the magic skills. Straight Jacket is much darker than FMA but both anime really give a similar feeling.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Fullmetal Alchemist and Strait Jacket both follow men who use a power that can be extremely dangerous, both to others and themselves. Sorcery and alchemy come at a high cost, but Ray Otto and Edward Elric still choose to use them, despite the risks involved, because they've found something worth fighting for. If you enjoy watching characters who live with death and danger looming behind them, you'll probably enjoy these shows.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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Ran Ran says...

Both Straight Jacket and Elfen Lied deal with people turned into monsters by means of technology and research. The two animes feature very gore scenes and are nicely action packed in scenes that give the characters and sometimes the viewer too ambivalent feelings about the circumstances of the fights.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

There's no two ways around it: Elfen Lied and Strait Jacket are not for the faint of -heart. Death and violence are commonplace in these shows, and people have been terribly altered by forces beyond control- by a scientific experiment in one show and by the effects of sorcery in another. If you like your anime dark, both of these shows should be right up your alley.

Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

booth are highly stilized action anime about specil forcies using magic powers to battle evil deamons that purge society. And bouth series have series have cool main charectersn and slight morel dilemas.

sothis sothis says...

Strait Jacket is a lot darker than less shounen-feeling than Bleach, but both involve a badass fighter who tries to combat the supernatural horrors that plague the world. Each is dark and quite suited for fans of the other.

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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badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

BOuth anime have a lot to do with thems of couroption and betrayel. Also bouth have a very simmiler animation style. BOuth have simmiler charecter disgins and mounstierss. Action scens in bouth are very simmiler as well. so if you like gun grave you will like straigh jacket and likewise.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

The character setup is near identical and anyone who's seen both will instantly recognise similar points.

The melancholic monster killer, who's powers are awakened in the container on the back of their HQ on wheels but only with the help of the young girl who's tragic past is linked to the past wrongs of the hero.

Ga-Rei-Zero

Ga-Rei-Zero

Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Demon hunting specialists who seem to ignore "work in the shadows" and don't quite grasp the term "minimal collateral damage".

Similar nightmare fuel monsters which stem from negative human emotions.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both series focus on a group of special individuals who's job it is is to take care of things of the supernatural nature.  Also both series have people who cause quite a bit of damage to the city when they are suppose to be minimizing the damage done.  The only real differnces between the two is that in Strait Jacket people are aware of all the supernatural things and in Ga-Rei -Zero- they are not aware.

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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kurtis51 kurtis51 says...

Both series are about characters that are trying to find themselves. With Ergo Proxy you have Vincent trying to figure out and then finally accept who he really is after a long journey of self-discovery.

While you have Ray in a constant struggle to not only to rid the world of demons but slowly loses himself and risks becoming that which he hunts.

Hellsing

Hellsing

In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

Hellsing and Strait Jacket have a number of similarities. On one level we have the organizations, which set out to destroy otherworldly abominations. In the case of Hellsing, these happen to be vampires, while in Strait Jacket they happen to be demons.

A greater similarity can be made between the leading male characters; both Alucard and Ray are individuals that fight not because it should be done, not because they are ordered to, but because it is fun. Each individual immensely enjoys their work, and are extremely reckless at times carrying it out.

Watchers of Hellsing should definately try out Strait Jacket. Likewise, if you have enjoyed Strait Jacket, you should try watching Hellsing.

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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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

Hellsing and Strait Jacket have a number of similarities. On one level we have the organizations, which set out to destroy otherworldly abominations. In the case of Hellsing, these happen to be vampires, while in Strait Jacket they happen to be demons.

A greater similarity can be made between the leading male characters; both Alucard and Ray are individuals that fight not because it should be done, not because they are ordered to, but because it is fun. Each individual immensely enjoys their work, and are extremely reckless at times carrying it out.

Watchers of Hellsing should definately try out Strait Jacket. Likewise, if you have enjoyed Strait Jacket, you should try watching Hellsing.