English: Burst Angel
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 6, 2004 to Sep 14, 2004
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 6.981 (scored by 19686 users)
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action ecchi mecha sci-fi
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Girls with guns. Both lead characters look similiar, have special abilities, and protect their not so skilled friend. Both use weapons for their professions.
Girls with a bit of clothes, a lot of Fan service and another bunch of mystery. It starts with you not understand why and how. Ends with you re-watching the last episode to may understand something. And of course a cool white head girl. lols
Both are filled with "shoot-em up" action. The type of music, characters, everything is pretty similar. I would say that the story line isnt as good as Canaan but still was a good anime.
Both of the leads are almost identical. Tomboy, grey hair, loves guns, highly skilled in warfare, the same cloths, the same tatoos. They both have a best friend (seems kind of a yuri thing) that they protect.
When you watch both series, it's hard not to think about both of these titles at once. These two series have quite a lot of similarities as a matter of fact:
Both of the lead characters are tough, stoic, and possesses the advanced usage of firearms. In fact, both the main female characters even look a bit like with that striking white hair and trained physique
Both series has supernatural elements mixed in with a lot of action and drama.
Both series involves fast action and full throttle battle scenes.
There is a strong friendship theme between the main characters of both series
Both have a strong female lead character that have supernatural powers
Both have a weak female side character that admires the protagonist
Both have main character designs that look fairly alike
Both have hints of yuri in it
Both endings are somewhat similar and leave you wanting for more
Both animes are really good and should be worth a shot if seen one or the other.
Girls with guns and lots of action!
Both have a badass female protagonist who uses 2 guns at once and who has a large tattoo on her arm, and a rather normal Japanese guy who gets involved with her crew.
Both action-packed anime, even though Black Lagoon doesn’t have neither mecha and ecchi, and is obviously way better than Burst Angel.
It has the whole mercinary thing as well with a new guy that they pick up... its pretty much black lagoon with mechs
First of all, if you're into some action, violence, and a tough female character who has the skills of using dual guns, then look no further. Black Lagoon and Bakuretsu Tenshi have many similarities.
Both series involves the theme of mercenaries in a dangerous world of criminals and the dark side of society.
Both series has a lot of violence, emotional moments, drama, and occasionally a few comedic moments.
Both series' story involves a lot of blood being spilled as well.
Girls with guns, familiar relationships, good gunfights, a journey of self-discovery.
These series are incredibly similar- Both have a bit of a western theme, both are girls with guns, and both have one character who protects the other despite the danger. Both have quite a bit of shoujo-ai undertones and deep female friendship.
Both series involves powerful and independent women who has the skills to use a gun and other various firearms for combat purposes.
Both series has a catchy soundtrack as well as well delivered action scenes.
Both series' main characters has a dark past that plays roles occasionally in some episodes.
Both series also has some supernatural elements involving the main story.
Both series are at their hearts "shoot em up" gun shows, with lots of action. However both have some sci-fi elements (more in Burst Angel, which has mechas), and a few other strong elements as well. For example Burst Angel has a very "western" feel to it, while Speed Grapher has a more "supernatural" and "crime- drama" feeling to it. Speed Grapher is more sexual and a little more mature then Burst Angel (not that Burst Angel is for kids....it's not really). Both series are fun shows with great "Girls with Guns" action, and strong female characters. Speed Grapher is darker then Burst Angel. Both series are lots of fun, very gritty, and the animation and character desings are very similur. Both series are dubbed by FUNimation. Most importantly both Speed Grapher and Burst Angel were animated/created by Studio Gonzo.
If you like one, you will probally like the other!
Action-filled Gonzo anime with sci-fi and ecchi elements.
Ginza could be Jo's twin sister, as they're both badass women with short grey hair, a sexy outfit, and two guns.
Speed Grapher is easily more intense, mature, and better than Burst Angel, since the latter is mostly a comical mecha show.
Both animes involve a lot of really amazing shooting/gunwork, and have main characters that have almost split personalities; a really tough, cool side, and a goofy or unexpected side. Also, both Vash and Jo have pasts that are unusual/mysterious for a lot of the series, and those pasts platy integral roles in how each series develops.
Similar "Powerful girls" feeling involving a hothead and a tranquil individual who get along so well it almost suggests to yuri. The also both work for much larger & powerful organizations that they end up leaving later in the series to find "true justice". They are both in a slightly dystopian future with major power struggles and where technology and cyber enhancements reach a point that seems natural. Also they both have an indirect ecchi theme throughout with the outfits and camera angles. And the main character with latent powers struggles with severe memory loss that slowly and painfully regains as the viewer and main learn of the characters past together.
The bubbly characters, loving relationships and hilarious sisterly ridiculing... it's all here with a few giant spoonfuls of awesomeness.
Mecha is pretty common in battle and the killing spree is another. Story-wise, it's pretty even in depth and both the main characters are like weapons being programmed to kill whoever stands in their way. 'Bakuretsu Tenshi' has more modern fighting with advanced technologies, 'Betterman' on the other hand puts its interest on the impossible which is transformation. While watching both series, all you want to see the MCs do is to take down enemies as many as they can and that is the main pleasure of the series.
Both series focus around a team of girls in cyberpunk / future Tokyo, but here's a breakdown of their most similar characteristics.
BGCT = Burst Angel (near future)
year 2040 = year 2050
Priss = Jo (rebel/lone wolf)
Linna = Meg (normal girl from the country)
Nene = Amy (youngest girl, genius computer hacker)
Sylia = Sei (the leader that has some rich resources)
Mackey = Kyohei (wimpy teenage boy that hangs around)
Galatea = Maria (mysterious but powerful rival related to one of the main characters)
Nigel = Leo (older mechanic dude, although there’s also a guy named Leon in BGC)
AD Police = RAPT, Osaka Police (rival police force)
Leon, Daley = Takane (police detectives)
Boomers (humanoid robots) that have gone rogue (go crazy and attack people) = mutated monsters and mechs that go crazy and attack people
Destroy monster by crushing its heart = destroy monster by crushing its glowing green brain
Mobile Pit = Sei’s trailer (big van that moves around)
Genom = RAPT / Hinode Labs (corporation with secrets)
vigilante force = mercenaries (public perception)
hard suit (main combat item) & Moto Slave (Priss’s motorcycle & suit) = Django (Jo's mech)
Priss rides a motorcycle = Takane rides a motorcycle.
skin-tight uniforms and fanservice shots = revealing clothing and more bouncing boobs (usual fanservice/nudity)
One of Hilary Haag (Nene)'s early major voice roles = One of Megumi Toyoguchi (Meg)'s early major voice roles
Girls in special combat mechs called “hard suits” – girls with guns, and one large mech.
All girls fight – only Jo really fights, Amy never fights, Sei and Meg use guns, Meg gets captured a lot.
Late 1990s AIC graphics – Gonzo CG mech fights.
Girls age range from 18 to 24 - girls age range from 11 to 19
Girls all have regular jobs – girls only have jobs within the group
potential love-interests (Leon / Priss being the most obvious) - we're just really good friends (Meg and Jo)
Well-defined bad guys (Mason, Rosenkroitz) early on in the series - bad guys and rivals only in short term arcs and final one (Maria and Glenford)
I'd recommend watching Burst Angel first and then Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 afterwards, and you can see how the latter is that much deeper, but the former is still quite entertaining.
Both are cyberpunk anime set in futuristic versions of Tokyo and center around the deeds of female vigilantes-type groups. Both series also contain elements of mecha - Jo with Django and The Knight Sabers with their power suits. The characters also have rough personality/role equivilents; Sei being Sylia, Jo being Priss, Meg being Linna and Amy being Nene.
Aside form charactersdesign similarities. Burst Angel is alot like evangelion. Sei is like Misato, Tachibana like shinji ( just not as emotional). Has mechas, action, searches for a deep understanding of oneself. Instead of angels you have searches for glowing brains. First episode are similar in the way both come to a new agency and experience action right away