X: The Movie

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Akira

Akira

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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Laone Laone says...

Both X The Movie and Akira take place in an apocalyptic setting with an "out of time" feeling, where the pace of the film is quick and character development takes a back seat to the action. Both focus on the heart of a teenaged boy who struggles against forces he must fight whether he wants to or not and the outcome could be detrimental to those he holds dear as well as the rest of the world. Both are dark and somewhat somber but short enough not to cause unrest.

josiedm josiedm says...

Both have a some blood and guts involved which can look quite ugly, both involve the characters using magical powers. A woman in akira can forsee the future like two of the women in X: the movie. Neither story has a very happy ending. Some of the art is similar. If you liked one because you liked the action then you should like the other.

Kurozuka

Kurozuka

In feudal Japan, Kurou and his servant Benkei are fleeing from Kurou's elder brother, who has recently ascended to the throne. In a forest, they come across a house and a strange woman by the name of Kuromitsu, who agrees to harbor them under one condition: that they do not peer into the inner chambers. Soon, they are attacked by the Red Army; they are searching for Kuromitsu, whose blood holds immortality. Fatally wounded, Kurou drinks some of Kuromitsu's blood and gains immortality along with strange abilities; but shortly after, Kurou is seemingly decapitated and wakes up centuries later in a ruined city. In this twisted future the Red Army is omnipresent and still searching for Kuromitsu’s blood, while a rebel army seeks to keep them from acquiring it. With threats at every turn and fueled by his obsession, Kurou sets forth to find Kuromitsu and seek his revenge on the Red Army.

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valondar valondar says...

Cool gothic animation and visceral action by Madhouse that is generally pretty fun to look at; pity that - in each case - the plot is completely incoherent borderingly on the enitrely nonsensical. Neither title is good but if you enjoyed one just about enough for the atmosphere the other may also satisfy you.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

By the end of either the viewer will left with some many unanswered questions that the viewer finds it necessary to look into related things inorder to find answers to most of their questions.  While each series does do a good job in portarying the sort of destruction of the world that each group of characters live in.  While the plot leaves many holes inside of them they both are somewhat interesting in their own.  If you liked one then your almost sure to like the other.

Tokyo Babylon

Tokyo Babylon

Subaru Sumeragi is a descendant of an ancient clan who wields immense powers of the yin-yang. Because of his supernatural abilities, he doubles as an investigator for paranormal crimes and situations in Tokyo. With his twin sister Hokuto and comrade Seishirou Sakarazuka at his side, Subaru soon becomes involved in two cases which may cost him his life!

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Laone Laone says...

Tokyo Babylon stands as a loose prequel to both X The Movie (and X TV), following two characters Subaru and Seishirou in their "early" years. Both movies feel disjointed and almost hurried, like watching on fast-forward. On the upside, Tokyo Babylon has fewer characters resulting in stronger character development. Where Tokyo Babylon uses supernatural powers to solve crimes, these powers are further flushed out on an apocalyptic stage in X. Both shows explore the power of friendship and depth of loyalty in a somber and somewhat tragic fashion. The foundation is laid in Tokyo Babylon for a deeper understanding of the characters as presented in X, which can lead to a greater emotional impact. I would recommend this movie if only for the background information gathering.

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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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both X TV and Witch Hunter Robin are dark and gloomy with a deep story base. Very good shows

Aquarian Age

Aquarian Age

Kyouta and his friends just want to rock out all day and night long, and with a new record deal, it seems they'll be able to do just that. But when the women around him, including his best friend Yokko, start revealing strange powers, Kyouta finds himself at the crux of an ancient conflict, torn between love and loyalty.

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Predetermined destiny, a character with a good and evil side and can awaken either way. Not to mention a strong plot. Even though they have all that in common, they still bring it a different way. Two strong story animes with great music !!

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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Cauvin Cauvin says...

Both Elfen Lied and X have the same kind of feeling when it comes to death. Death/murder is portrayed in a very morbid and shocking way. Also there is a hint of innocence as "Lucy" and "Kamui" both have a lack of understanding about the situation/s that they are placed in.

Darkside Blues

Darkside Blues

In a world dominated by the ultimate family corporation, a man arrives by unusual means in the worst part of the worst city in the world: Tokyo Darkside. His origin is uncertain, his powers unknown, and his motivations obscure. We know only that his purpose is ‘renewal’. Of what? Or whom? This complex and highly symbolic movie will appeal to any who enjoys trying puzzle understanding from fragments. The fights are spectacular, and it does make sense… eventually.

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Justice4243 Justice4243 says...

Two movies with complex stories and characters running around with strange powers trying to kill each other. You'll have to watch each one at least twice to piece together what's going on, but you'll get to see plenty of people flying around throwing magic at each other in the mean time.

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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josiedm josiedm says...

Both are sad stories, where friends are parted because of death. In both stories the world is a metropolis and it starts to deterioate as the films progress. In both the power of friendship is strong and characters put their lives at risk to help one another. In both metropolis and X: the movie the pairs are torn apart because of ideals they are drawn into fighting for. If you liked the story line of one, then you would surely like the other.

Berserk

Berserk

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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ZetaThompson ZetaThompson says...

Bith animes are decidely dark in theme. The heroes in both are not lovable yet seem preferable to the alternative. Fate plays a large role in both

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

Utena Tenjou has just arrived at the prestigious Ohtori Academy, and not long after her arrival, she receives "the mark of the rose" and becomes a duelist. She is then thrust into a series of battles with other duelists to win her friend Anthy, who is known the Rose Bride. The winning duelist will not only receive Anthy, but also the revolutionary power that she holds! Utena must now do everything she can to protect Anthy while trying to figure out the secrets behind Ohtori Academy and the Rose Bride before it’s too late.

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melbelu melbelu says...

What does pink and black have in common?

Huge blue eyes, splendid swords that shines and expelled dreams, hope, love and hate every time a battle awaits. Battles in which Kaumi (X: The Movie) and Utena (Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku) fight with their hearts in their hands, tightening it until the encounter ends. A fight that represents to these two their most loving person, they fight for love. Both series exploded in fantastic new era fights and elegant moves. Main characters promote friendship, sacrifice, sorrow, and, as expected, an infinite courage; willingly to go to the end of the world until their most especial person is safe. If you had already watched one of them, you surely have to watch the other to be able to see what pink and black have in common.