Although set in opposing eras, both have a strong musical theme weaving through the engaging journey of a group of accidentally travellers (for Champloo) / bounty hunters (for Bebop). Both series may seem episodic but every one is highly enjoyable. Plus all the characters have fascinating deep/dark backstories.
The same director is enough to put these series together, because Watanabe's way to create is somehow the same with Miyazaki, who share many ideas in his works. The crew contingent is almost the same, a woman and two men (with some exceptions). The story contingent is also almost the same, one episode - one story, with a great story line which has resolution in the end. You'll find moments to laugh yourself to death and to burst into tears. Besides all the above listed you'll enjoy an awesome work with music in these series. It isn't just a background for the main performance, but a very integral part of the creation. read more
Samurai Champloo is like Bebop taking place in the 'Edo-Era'. Both are made with the same style of animeation, and both have their own music themes, Bebop(Jazz/Blues), Champloo(DJ-Mixing/Rap.) Both are highly entertaining filled with action, drama, comedy, ect.. all in the right parts at the righ time. You can't like one without the other.
same guy behind the direction and story (shinichiro watanabe) with the same idea of fusing a music culture with a genre ( retro hip-hop and rap + historical samurai setting = samuraichamploo, Jazz, blues and old rock + sci-fi space cowboys and bounty hunters = cowboy bebop ) read more
They're both made by Shinichiro Watanabe, and they both share his unique flare. Instead of Jazz in Space meets Western, though, Samurai Champloo is Feudal Japan (Edo Period, I believe) with hip-hop stylings. It makes for a very unique anime, and the characters are awesome.
Champloo offers the same kind of artistically edgy depth as the masterpiece that is Bebop. While the two do not share similar story types nor art styles, i believe that there is a certain unspoken class of anime these two are filed under. We all i know how diverse anime can be in terms of art style as well as theme. Though i like to believe there was a resurgence in the popularity of anime in the West with animes in this class im talking about. In my opinion, this is where it truely got started folks. These animes turned a lot of us into the Otakus (geeks) we are today. Do not miss this amazing Series! You will not be disappointed friends. read more
Basically a group of people that travel around place to place. There's a similar feel in atmosphere in both of these animes. Of course, Fighting Scenes are awesome! Although one has to do with samurais and the other is more futuristic. A bit of comedy as well :]
Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo were both done by the same guy, and so both are based around music concepts. While Cowboy Bebop centers around the free-form of Jazz (Spike) versus ordered form (Jet), Samurai Champloo centers around hip-hop (Mugen) vs. classical music (Jin).
They're by the same director and one incorporates hip-hop music and culture with samurai, while the other incorporates jazz with cowboys (well, space cowboys). Both are episodic with an overarching plot, and the main characters are somewhat similar.
The two are mostly an episodic series with an interesting main story to tie it all together. Although different in atmosphere both have a good balance of humour and action. There are definite differences between the two but if you have watched Cowboy Bebop (or vice versa) you might notice the style reflects that of the director Shinichirō Watanabe.
Both series are made from the same creators so if you liked the style and "coolness" of Bebop, you'll probably like the edgy and cool style of Champloo just as much. Plus the voice of Mugen is the same voice actor who did Spike, Steve Blum!
Champloo is another gem from Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Bebop. On the surface that's about the only thing that could be listed as similar. Shinichiro Watanabe has a knack for juxtaposing two well tread ideas to create something completely new and interesting. Bebop can be described as a futuristic, retro 70's, wild west, space cowboy story with a bit of noir sprinkled in for good measure; Champloo can be described as a hip-hop samurai journey. Even though they aren't similar they do compliment each other perfectly.
Same director, same vision... different setting. Cowboy bebop is on some futuristic cowboy era bounty hunters with a jazz/blues undertone. Samurai Champloo is on some edo period samauri sword swingin drifters with that real hip hop finish.
The character development progresses in the same "bits and peices" style. Spike from cowboy bebop has the same badass smooth tough guy tip as Mugen in Samurai Champloo. I give them both 9's in my animelist... check em out
-Each episode has its own small story.
-Major plot end ties up everything and wraps up the series.
-Interesting cast of main characters, all having a generally vague backstory.
-Side characters are very interesting as well.
-Stylistic action with subtle humor mixed in (not mostly slapstick)
-The characters act very similarly (Spike-Mugen, Jet-Jin, Faye-Fuu)
-Both directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, which explains the similarities.
The main characters, Spike and Mugen are very similar if not related. What I mean by similar might come out strange for some but I believe it'll present itself after more study. The voice actor is the same and the same people worked on both. Both fun to watch and I suggest watching both.
Aside from the fact that they were both directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, the two are chaotically fun cultural mishmashes with amazing art, music, and fight scenes. (Of course, Bebop has a lot more substance...)
Both are great cultural mashups that involve completely different music styles from the era presented and yet work wonders.
Cowboy Bebop takes western culture, space travel and jazz and blends them perfectly creating quite the energising experience.
Samurai Champloo takes the Edo period and hip-hop and surprisingly it works, especially due to the amazing soundtrack.
A key features that is seen in both is the pacing. Both are episodical but not to an extremei. They take different routes and breaks but still you feel like they're getting closer to the main path thanks to the way above average character development.
The soundtrack is amazing for both series, mainly due to the fact that even if they're utilizing one style they can freely add elements from the time periods they're refering to.
Both are must watch shows and leave quite the impression. read more
They are both directed by Shinchiro Watanabe. They are built on a similar premise: Cowboy Bebop is space bounty hunters set to a mostly jazz soundtrack while Samurai Champloo is samurai set to a hip-hop soundtrack.
Samurai Champloo's main character is as skilled as Spike and both have afros. The same director created both shows. Cowboy Bebop is a show that mixed the future with past whereas Samurai Champloo mixes the past with the future.
Both groups are in search of something, and in the process, they live day by day trying to find food and money to get by.
Excluding Ed (regretfully), the characters are pretty similar. Spike=Mugen, Jet=Jin, Fey=Fuu, and (kind of, in the sense that they are both supporting animals) Ein=Momo.
Both groups don't start out being great friends and all, but as time and adventures go by, they end up warming up to each other which makes it hard for them to go their own ways.
There are other great recommendations on these anime, so i just want to talk about their great use of music.
Although they have different styles of music, both are very music centric, using it to mould the scenes and give a great sense atmosphere. Both are rightly praised on their music and they are used in similar ways which are accompanied by familiar settings. You will own both soundtracks before you know it.
- same Director, Shinichiro Watanabe
- episodic format. The characters set on an adventure and encounter lots of side characters that take part on each main character's development and back story.
- badass male MC.
- both have anachronistic setting.
- both have nice music. Cowboy Bebop is jazz, while Samurai Champloo is hip-hop. Both OPs are also great!
Both are directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, follow the misadventures of a small group in an episodic format, have superb music which creates a unique style, and often deal with philosophical issues in their conflicts. Both brilliant!
Both have similar characters, good music, one episode - one story (at most two episodes), a good plot, and describe life situations and problems in different worlds. They have similar humor and don't hide violence and blood.
Two legendary series brought to you by the same director in Shinichiro Watanabe that defined an era. Both series has Shinichiro's signature episodic structured format along with his unique touch on an overarching plot. Both series have award-winning soundtracks - Cowboy Bebop with its Jazzy melodies and Samurai Champloo with its Hip-Hop beats. Very similar with their main characters who are very iconic and oozing with style. Both feature some of the all-time greatest cast of characters in anime. If you are looking for great adventures, great comedy and breathtaking action sequences then look no further than these two timeless classics.
Mugen and Spike. Two of the most badass, laid-back and expressions of cool for any character in anime. Whilst both stories surrounding the characters are not similar, the struggles and fights of both these said characters offer entertainment and the same vibe to interest you, if these characters are to your liking.
Same director. Where Bebop combines a sci-fi setting with a jazzy, western vibe, Champloo combines a Japanese samurai setting with a hip-hop vibe. Both animes are also relatively episodic rather than serial.
One trait that sets Shinichiro Watanabe’s work apart is his refusal to accept this Japanese conformity. In his anime, all of the characters define themselves by their individuality, fighting for themselves and ONLY themselves in a vast and lonely world. In Cowboy Bebop, the characters were thrown together by chance and stayed together only as long as convenience allowed. Although the anime was for the most part an action comedy, even the hilarious moments were subdued by this profoundly forlorn undercurrent of internal solitude.
Samurai Champloo has a very similar feel; in the series, three misfits who would otherwise have nothing to do with each other are thrown together by coincidental events. The characters then proceed to engage in a variety of episodic escapades, finally culminating in a suitably climactic and suspenseful conclusion. This basic plot structure, combined with Watanabe’s trademark freeform style, makes it easy to draw comparisons between the two works, despite the radically different settings.
In any case, if you liked one, watching the other is practically a matter of course. read more
Both series have the same director, focus on a small cast of characters, and episodic adventures with enjoyable action.
While Bebop has more experimentation with film noir and exploring the characters themselves, Champloo is more about the adventures the characters partake in.
I will say that it's not on the same level of quality as Bebop and suffers from things Bebop never did, but it does have it share of pros like the animation and action (which is obviously based on sword fighting, giving the anime its own sense of identity).
Both Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo are written by the same author and feature the same episodic nature. Additionally, the three main protagonists of each respective series are of the same archetypes. If you enjoyed Bebop, you'll likely enjoy Champloo.
The focus of both series is the mix of different styles especially music: Cowboy Bebop is a mix of cowboy western, film noir, Jazz and Blues setting in space. Samurai Champloo is a mix of samurais, modern-day Japan and hip hop setting in Edo-era Japan. Also both series have an episodic storytelling with an overall story. Another important and common aspect is the journey into the main character's past.
These two anime have an extremely similar vibe. They share many of the same production crew so it is no surprise that stylistically and aesthetically are in many ways comparable. There is a similar character dynamic in Samurai Champloo as in Bebop, but what makes me think you will enjoy this anime is actually how the two shows are different. Many of the plot choice in Samurai Champloo seem to be parallel to the choices in Bebop; however, in Samurai Champloo, many of the subtle issues that were passed over lightly in Bebop are explored in greater depth. These two shows are in no way related to one another, but they are both stylistic masterpieces IMHO.
TL;DR: If you like Bebop you will find more of what you love in Samurai Champloo read more
Two absolutely brilliant anime with incredible characters.
No significant plot in either anime because the characters take the spotlight and the interactions between characters are amazing.
Wicked, smooth fight scenes, great dialogue and absolutely awesome characters.
Both anime are memorable for, did i mention, the characters?
On a serious note, amazing, character-driven anime. Period.
Made by the same guy. Both have a group of protagnists who travel for a single goal while encountering random misadventures along the way. Both have amazing art, action, characters, soundtrack and unique during its time.
The principal idea of my recommendation is based on different factors. First of all we got an awesome opening, the kind of stuff you can download an put on your mp3 to listening on daily routine. Second, even if the story happens in different timelines (Space, 2071 for Cowboy Bebop and Japan, Edo Period for Samurai Champloo), we can see a presente of a "road trip" in both, with all the crew together and helping each other. Different plots, where you have a new adventure in each episode. Same kind of comedy and some resemblance between main characters.
This recommendation is based on the English dub. Same director, same main character voice actor (Mugen and Spike). Both of these characters are interesting and badass to say the least.
Group dynamic is even the same within the main cast; two guys who are skilled at their roles then an annoying female character who brings more trouble than fortune. The 2 male main characters make up for this however.
Both anime are episodic; although Cowboy Bebop has the better overarching plot from the get-go. Both are enjoyable nonetheless.
While Cowboy Bebop often accrues more glory, both of these shows are made by the same directors, and, personally, I enjoyed Champloo more. The main characters are all very similar, and both series maintain an episodic style up until the last few dramatic episodes, which are both fantastic in their own ways.
Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop. They present us to the trio, who join, for the same purpose. Mini-histories appear before them, where they must contribute a grain of sand to get money and food, although things always get complicated. We have the boy who only thinks of struggling to get what he wants, sometimes without caring about anyone else's life. The type who prefers not to get involved, if not necessary. The girl can sometimes be a nuisance, subject to looks, but she can be cunning. Two series full of action and comedy along with different events, where they talk about different topics of interest, where they always end up involved. read more
These two anime share the same episodic narrative (they're both directed by Watanabe Shinichiro), have very unique and iconic characters and are highly influenced by a specific music genre in their epic soundtracks and overall style, although Samurai Champloo feels more "wacky" in a -indeed- positive way. The two series have some epic fight directing/coreographing, and as much as the settings are very different, both of these two great must-watch shows will feel very similar inspite of their unique characteristics, which will just add value to their overall quality.
Just finished watching Samurai Champloo after having no prior knowledge of its existence, and wow. If you like great character and world development with an interesting story and great beats, then boy have i got the anime recommendation for you.
Now i recommend both to anyone reading this. but if you have seen one of the anime and enjoyed it, i guarantee you will find something in the other worth your time.
"I hope that the rain will never stop. If it continues, then I can stay here forever."
Two offerings from Watanabe, and both are definitely worth watching. The stories and characters are similar - the spirited and determined female character, the rebellious young man that doesn't obey society's rules, and that man's quieter and more reserved counterpart, each journeying together across space/Japan, searching for something. Whereas Cowboy Bebop has a jazz + space combination, Samurai Champloo has a hip-hop + ancient Japan combination, one that might sound strange, but the two work together to create an interesting world, with plenty of humorous moments.
* In both series they travel as a team
* The MC's start off immediately strong, you don't have the bullsh*t process of 50 episodes of becoming stronger
* The timeline of the episodes doesn't matter, so you don't have to worry about remembering how the story went. You can still catch up after a few months without you having the feeling that you don't understand.
* The music is really good by both shows.
* And both shows are really enjoyable, go watch it :)
Set in the Edo period of Japan, Champloo transforms Japanese history by including themes from the world of Hip-Hop culture and modern America. This anime features lots of great action, dialogues between lead characters and music that will have you hooked from the first action packed episode. Champloo is a great example of what I like to call a "Journey" anime. The plot revolves less around the ending and the place the characters are going, and more around the events and interactions that take place as they attempt to reach that destination
Both have an episodic style to it. Both use a certain style of music and era and create an interesting setting. The main characters have similar characteristics, and keep you interested with the action packed episodes.
In both anime, you have really original and badass main characters. The story doesn't take place in the same universe, but if you are looking for a great anime with a lot of fights and action, here you are! And, the most important : EPIC MUSIC !!!!!!!!
The main character of Samurai Champloo has a very similar personality as Spike Spiegel. Both of them have that carefree badass type of mindset. So if you liked Spike, you'll definitely like Mugen. Plus, I'm pretty sure that both shows were made by the same studio.
Same director, very different, both extremely enjoyable. Music plays a central role in both of these, with Cowboy Bebop having mostly jazz, blues and rock and roll influences while Samurai Champloo being more hip-hop and chillhop. While they both have quite different settings there is definitely a similar feel about them. Bebop is more deep and complex than Champloo, and thus is something of a step-up or even upgrade from Champloo.
Though both shows may be set in vastly different universes, there's no denying the unique Shinichiro Watanabe touch to them. Most prominently, this can be noticed in the superior combination of good freaking music and great freaking action scenes. While one dabbles in classic blues and jazz, the other rides a wave of feel-good hiphop, all the while poignant in their themes of past, present and future.
You can't watch one and dislike the other, trust me!
Both are works directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, run 26 episodes and feature a strong balance of action, comedy and drama. Both are episodic in structure, have strong original soundtracks and have small central casts of vitriolic companions who serve as foils to each other. Also, both works have the main character voiced by Steven Blum in the English Dub, and both dubs are great.
A cast of flawed yet lovable characters. Episodic structure filled with random hijinks and situations. A simple premise allows for a focus on slow yet satisfying character insight and development. A mixing of genre conventions and settings.
Besides having the same director, both shows have direct parallels and contrasts in terms of characters, themes, story, tone, music and visuals. While Cowboy Bebop offers a more philosophical approach in its overall theme, Champloo takes a more laid back, nostalgic mood that actually made it more enjoyable for me than the former. Both shows are in my top 6 favorite anime of all time, and I'd highly suggest giving them a shot. There are other shows that capture a similar sense of what Bebop great, but Champloo managed to do it perfectly. See ya space samurai...
Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo both follow the same episodic story structure using a small castt of distinct main characters. While they may differ drastically in genre (one is a Western-style Sci-Fi Drama, the other an Eastern Historic Action/Comedy), the way the characters and story are presented at a slow rate is shared well between the two.
Trigun and Cowboy Bebop are both similar in the sense that they both have a western kind of feel to them, except one takes place in space and one takes place in an actual desert setting. Both animes have a very cool, laid back main character, but they are both different in their own rights, too, in that Trigun's main guy is very emotional and a pacifist with the insane luck and the main character of Cowboy Bebop is a bounty hunter, with amazing luck and skill, but they both have very horrible pasts and very different outlooks on life. Each episode of the anime revolves around a different bounty hunter story or a different story about helping people in a different town and every now and then they throw in some real parts about the storyline, hinting at both the past and the lives of the other characters, but it's mostly about the main character and their views on life, their pasts and they both have guns, insane main male characters and awesome fighting action scenes with a lot of humor sprinkled in. read more
They are both similar Anime, but the way they are presented is different. in my opinion trigun is better though, because of the mood of the story. the soundtrack is pretty good but not as good as cowboy bebops
Both main characters Spike (Cowboy Bebop) and Vash the Stampeed (Trigun) are outlaws of sorts. Both appearing to be brash, selfish, and sometimes thoughtless as a mask hiding their inner hearts. Vash and Spike have also suffered great loss and are trying to make sense of it while dealing justice in their own way across the galaxies.
Both of these animes have their own aspect of hilariousness, though Trigun incorporates more humor than Cowboy Bebop. They're pretty similar in their coloring/art style and give off the same Sci-Fi Cowboy vibe.
Cowboy Bebop have similar art styles. The drawing gives each a similar feeling, however, while they may look alike, their characters have a bit of a different feel. Both main characers [Spike & Vash] have dark pasts that are slowly revealed throughout each series, but Vash's story is the center of the plot for Trigun. Trigun and Cowboy Bebop also each have humorous and serious elements to each episode. Again creating similar atmospheres for the viewer.
Both anime is a masterpiece of a genre. In both anime society is like in Wild West, but with advanced technology. Both main characters is skillful gunman. There is great action scenes and the comedy in these anime is outstanding. So if you liked Cowboy Bebop, you might like Trigun.
I just started watching Trigun, but when watching the opening for episode 2 comboy bebop popped into my mind. The art style is IMO very alike and i thinks that's a good thing. So if you liked the more well how do i put this i think rough is the proper word for it, yeah rough art, in Trigun you wil love Comboy bebop. And Vice Versa.
(plot is also kinda similar.)
Firstly, the overall mood of both anime is quite similar.
Both are space cowboy themed anime, though the 'space' bit is a lot more emphasized in Cowboy Bebop).
Both have protagonists who are haunted by their past.
Both have main antagonists who usually work from behind the scenes and aren't introduced until halfway through the series.
Also, both follow a mostly episodic pattern, with subplots that are introduced and resolved within one episode.
They both have this intriguing and enigmatic main characters (Vash the Stampede and Spike), When it comes to gunmanship they are second to none, they both have this one girl that has always been like a backbone so to say. They have this crazy crew members and there is something about their eyes too. All in all they are both amazing!!!!
I think both Bebop and Trigun have the same feel with that sensational feel of comedy-drama especially as you dig deeper into these series. You see, I have a crush on Vash while at the moment, I am in love with Spike; so both of these series will have you developing a strong passion for each protagonist.
Despite that they're not really that similar in taste. For example: Vash is a whiny and soft-hearted dude while Spike is a bad-ass and cocky guy, you will both fall for them anyway since they have about the same persona of each guy with a mysterious past and are looking for the girl they once loved. read more
I don't really now whats this about as the setting and story and characters are completly different. But in both you just get this same Western,Sci-Fi, badass feeling which you won't ever feel in any other show. Bebop is arguably better written and directed though.
Two classic series, just classic.
Both of these series has great humor and action as well as an interesting main character.
Additionally, there's that Western theme mixed in with light and dark elements. These two series effectively pull off the comedy and gives a well rounded definition of what it is. Of course, there's some bonus gunslinger action in both series.
Both series' main character also contains a dark past.
Both series contain that jazz-theme that is quite catchy.
Both series has drama.
Both series has similar animation style.
Both series has similar structure.
Both series contain sci-fi western elements
Need I say more?
Both shows have a sci-fi theme in them. They also have a "Wild West" feeling, though this is more obvious in Trigun. Both shows involve bounty hunters: in Cowboy Bebop, the Spike himself is a bounty hunter, while in Trigun, Vash is HUNTED by bounty hunters.
Trigun and Cowboy Bebop are two very unique anime. They are of a similar art style, very westernised. They were both made in the same year as one another, (1998). Both anime share similar main characters, focusing on their personalities and their past and future. Set in western-like worlds with "cowboy/bounty hunter" themes these anime excel at developing their plots and characters through their endeavours.
Both of these are fast-paced, stylish action series. However, what really brings these two anime together is the emphasis on story compared to other generic action anime. Both of the main characters have a great backstory revealed as the story goes on, with very unique personalities.
Both are set in the future.
Both main characters are badass future-coyboys.
Both contain good and similar music: country blues/ rock
Both are based around either being chased by bounty hunters or being bounty hunters.
As well as being awesome, each anime has it's funny moments.
Trigun and Cowboy Bepop are the epitome of classic shows that changed the anime world as a whole and aided the spread of popularity allowing for future success along with other classics like Akira. Both shows have similarities in their episodic style as there tends to be a different story each time around without a true goal shining throughout the entire plot line and this lasts through the first part of Trigun as the characters are developed and introduced. Both shows also share the ability to simply flip a switch and go from a lighter mood to one that is intense creating some of the darker and greater moments in all of anime.
Our main character Vash the Stampede though is kind of the opposite of Spike and the Bepop crew as instead of being a bounty hunter, Vash has the world's largest bounty on his head. This provides an interesting contrast to Bepop increasing the shows enjoyability and the show also often revolves around bounty hunters coming after the bounty on Vash's head. Vash and Spike are similar through their badass combat abilities and ability to be some of the most serious characters in all of anime when needed to be but also at times can be fun loving and hilarious.
If you enjoyed Cowboy Bepop, I highly recommend Trigun. Heck, even if you hated Cowboy Bepop I still recommend Trigun as this anime is one that should be on everyone's list.  read more
Other than these being anime classics, they both have a style almost similar. They both Have fun characters, a very thought out story, and a humor all there own. But each character has a back story that is kinda dark. There very well rounded anime stretching to different sides to anime. comedy, action, Drama, it has it all. Plus I can't recommend one of these without the other.
-Both shows were produced in the same year.
-They both take place in the future.
-Both shows are about gun slingers and bounty hunters.
-The main cast of Bebop is similar to Trigun's.
-Both Vash (Trigun) and Spike (Bebop) have a painful past which involved a girl they cannot forget about.
-Spike and Wolfwood are very similar.
If you like that late 90's kind of anime, these are perfect for you! And the great main characters: Spike and Vash will definitely give you a thrilling ride through Cowboy Bebop and Trigun.
They also have that same "Old West" philosophy of bounty hunting and things like that.
Both are great, and if you liked one, you'll definitely like the other
If you want fast-paced, futuristic action, Trigun is the show for you. The story may be a little lacking compared to other animes, but it's still a great show, especially if you like a protagonist who shoots things up. Keep in mind that Cowboy Bebop and Trigun are both canon animes from the 90s. 9/10 for both series.
Both are 26 episodes. Both are sci fi western anime. Both have main characters who suffered a dark and tragic past. Both are considered anime classics. The difference is Cowboy Bebop is episodic, while Trigun has more of a linear story. The main character of Trigun is also a bit goofier than the main character of Cowboy Bebop. However, anyone should see the both of them before they die.
Cowboy Bebop is about is set is a futuristic setting and follows the crew of bouny hunters aboard the ship known as the Bebop as they take down criminals. Along the way they meet interesting individuals that will change the way the crew does things.
Trigun is also set in a futuristic setting on a distant planet that has also nearly enough been deserted. The story follow Vash the stampede a crimial so notorious that he has a $$60,000,000,000 bounty on his head. Throughout the story he is followed by two insurance girls, this adds depth to the story and to Vash himself.
- In both the main characters have tragic backstories which makes the anime even better.
- Both have Sci-fi elements
- Both MC's seem to get themsleves into trouble without trying
- Trigun has a more comedic aspect to it, still has plently of action none the less and doesn't make it any less enjoyable
- Trigun is set on a single planet were as Cowboy Bebop is set on different planets
Both animes are classic Sci-Fi, Road Trip, Adventure, Comedy... There are not supernatural powers in them, but you'll meet some enhanced people by scientific methods. Awesome action using guns and some sci-fi weapons.
Plus "Wild West" atmosphere in both of them.
Difference is that one is Space Opera while other is Post-Apocalyptic.
Both animes have a western, cowboy vibe to them. They both have a big focus on using guns, which goes With the whole western setting. Though one is mainly on a ship in Space and the other one on a planet, there are still a few resemblances since they are both in unfamiliar Places and not on Earth.
The MC is both smart and funny, and they are both comical.
Trigun, just like Cowboy Bebop, features a lovable doofus of a hero who has a dark past hidden behind his back. Trigun is also heavily influenced by western culture and features a lovable cast of characters. Trigun is mostly episodic filler while also featuring an underlying plot about the main character's dark past. Both Trigun and Cowboy Bebop feature villains who shared the same past with the main character, and both of the main characters cannot escape said dark past until they have settled everything with said villain. There is a main heroine who starts off as arrogant, she dislikes the main character right from the spot, but then has a change of heart at the end of the series. There is also a badass side character who has to fight off his own demons as well. The only differences I can think of between Trigun and Cowboy Bebop, is that the endings are very different from each other, and Trigun explores one theme only (Pacifism) while Cowboy Bebop tackles many.  read more
Trigun is very similar to Cowboy Bebop because of the genre; the two animes have a unique genre known as "Space Western". Also, the two animes have incredible battles, unforgettable characters and a brilliant OST (especially Cowboy Bebop). This two series were made at the same time, too.
Both anime are episodic, with each episode containing a complete narrative, all the while uncovering the mysteries of the protagonists' origins and how they respectively deal with demons from their past.
Trigun is an amazing anime that manages to be enjoyable today even with its older animation style. Like Cowboy Bebop, Trigun has a western-inspired setting and features a bad-ass, gun-slinging protagonist. The series is worth watching based on the action and humor alone but the art and story will have you wanting more.
Cowboy bebop and trigun are animes that in a way, present many similarities, a notable example is the development of both, that make the episodic anime, present good characters with well-constructed stories and a final that developed quickly for both.
Bebop & Trigun shares a deeper understanding of morals, human reactions and our true feelings. Great use of exciting and complex characters, which you most certainly will learn something valueable from. The villian and main character may give you philosophical ideas of what an A.I. or a more intelligent being than humans think, act and behave when encountering the human race. Splitting the moral dilemma into the two brothers makes it a great story which will stay with you forever.
Although there stories might not be too similar but they both are spaghetti western and I mean a bounty hunter (Spike Spiegel) and an outlaw (Vash the Stampede) so that's great.
they are both amazing anime *cough cough* cowboy bebop has better music *cough cough* and both came out in 1998
they both have existential and moral conflicts and ideas and both are interesting.
Both have interesting MCs, even if Vash and Spike are radically different in personality. These series have in common that the music is a strong point in them, making it so atmospheric and inmersive. Both have a gang that goes for individual most of the times but in the end they are together for a greater reason.
I personally think Bebop is better but I love Trigun too and if you do like any of those, you have to see Trigun / Cowboy Bebop.
Similarities are overwhelming. Crude comedy, a bald leader of the group who used to be in the civil service, a hot girl with a bad attitude, a technical genius, and a ship hideaway. Also similar are the violent scenes, and guns, guns, guns.
Its pretty obvious at times that Black Lagoon had gotten some inspiration from Cowboy Bebop, BL even has a similar feel to CB as well.
So if you seen CB or BL and you are looking for more some the same action awesomeness, this series is a great pick. Highly recommended!
The similarities between these two anime are not so apparent, however they do share quite a bit in common. Both shows are about a rag tag bunch of pirates (or bounty hunters, same thing, right?) who make their living dong dangerous things. Both shows are episodic in nature, and are very character driven. While not on the same par as Bebop, Black Lagoon is no slouch when it comes to character development, which is a bit of a surprise from a show whose immediate goal is to deliver as much blood, action, and gunplay as possible (which Bebop also has quite a bit of). Revy, BL's resident badass, has her own distinctive charm, much like Spike. While Bebop is easily the better show (well, it's better than most anime, so it's not really fair to compare), Black Lagoon is entertaining in its own right and is worth a look from Bebop fans. read more
Amazing, exciting, and gritty anime which focus on a crew composed of 4 people (bounty hunters in CB, modern pirates in BL) and their adventures and jobs at the edge of legality.
The main characters are quite similar: there’s the hot and dangerous beauty (Faye/Revy), the computer genius (Ed/Benny), and the ship’s owner/leader (Jet/Dutch).
Both anime have large amounts of action, badassery, guns, violence, black humour, mafia, plus awesome characters, great animation, and good music.
Also, both anime have an episodic nature: most of the episodes have a different story with several characters joining it, but without forgetting the protagonists' past and troubles.
If you love one, you’ll adore the other. read more
Black Lagoon is a story about a band of modern pirates who do their dirty jobs to survive in a very harsh world. The characters in this series are amazing and just like in Cowboy Bebop, they are rich with both positive and negative traits which make them so alive. The story is also laid out in a similar way: the series is split into short adventures which are gently connected by the main storyline and you find out more about the main characters as you go along.
very similar feel... bounty hunters, syndicates, armed half-dressed women, lots guns, violence, and blood.. if you just finished one series and you are looking for more of the same goodness, watch the other
Both anime has a dark atmosphere with tons of cussing and good gunfights. Their episodes are episodic; each and every episode telling a different story. Both anime are about hunters trying to get bounties in order to get more money. Both anime has an (almost) useless character (Cowboy Bebop - Edward, Black Lagoon - Rock) as well as a charming but badass + crude-mouthed girl that fights pretty well. (Black Lagoon - Revy, Cowboy Bebop - Faye) Plus, gunfights!
Black Lagoon is similar to Cowboy Bebop in that both series have a crew of characters who go from job to job trying to make ends meet, they both have at least 1 or more characters who come to terms with their past in some way shape or form and they both are full of action packed gun blasting fun that will leave you saying "Wow, how awesome was that!"
A little bit of a warning though, there is ALOT of swearing in Black Lagoon so watch with care. Go ahead and give it a shot.
Two great show's about freelancer's. The character's are rich and contrast well. And both are filled with great stories and ton's of action. You'll be curious about each event episode by episode while trying to figure out the character's involved over the entire show.
If you like Cowboy Bebop then you would enjoy Black Lagoon also. Both shows contain and lot of action and gun-slinging. Whereas Cowboy Bebop's main obsjective is bounty hunting Black Lagoon is more of a guns for hire.
Cowboy bebop and Black Lagoon are 2 of my top animes that I have watched. Both feature cold blooded protagonists who take no crap from anyone! (Literally, Spike doesn't eat food that is qualified as "Crap.") Black Lagoon has more action, while Bebop has more depth to story while the action happens! Black Lagoon's action can be best described as a zesty gangsta twist. Cowboy bebop's action can best be described as fluid motion with a hint of gunplay. (Ok, maybe more than a hint!) Both animes are excellent! I would watch Bebop before Lagoon to get a real sense for the action that lies ahead. read more
-Each episode has its own small story.
-Interesting cast of main characters, all having a generally vague backstory.
-Side characters are very interesting as well.
-Stylistic action with subtle humor mixed in (not mostly slapstick)
They are more or less the same type of show, except Black Lagoon has story arcs that span multiple episodes unlike Cowboy Bebop in which each episode has its own little story. There are a lot of similar characters too. Revy=Faye, Dutch=Jet, and Benny=Edward(Mainly how they are both computer savvy). They also have the two best English dubs I have ever heard. Overall they are both very good action shows.
Love nothing better than gorgeous women, guns and following the adventures of a rag-tag group of people brought together by odd circumstances?
Then Black Lagoon is the anime for you! This anime follows the story of a Japanese business man who gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time where he meets a beautiful, and deadly woman named Revy. Now Revy is my kind of woman; experienced, able to hold her liquor, never says no to a fight, never leaves home without her trusty Beretta M92's and of course has got some fine curves. Rock is your average run-of-the-mill business man who is the lapdog of the higher up executives, and who has become fed up with not climbing the business world ladder.
Through some odd circumstances they end up travelling together and overcoming obstacles that neither could've done without eachother.
This is an unforgettable anime that is worth every second, and I hope you choose to watch it! read more
Nonstop action, colorful and believable characters, and the ability to make you want to just keep watching more make these two great anime easily comparable. While Cowboy Bebop is sci-fi and Black Lagoon is not, the pace and general feel of the shows is very similar.
Both these anime have a dark atmosphere around them, but also a good dose of humor and interesting well-developed characters. The cast of each these anime go through many smaller adventures before reaching the finale.
If you take the basics of what each character is, then most of the cast in Black Lagoon are similar to the cast of Bebop. both shows also have the same plot for the most part. (Bounty hunters trying to put food on the table)
The way the story is set up is similar. Both are (somewhat) episodic, and there's plenty of memorable characters in both shows. The action scenes in both were fun to watch, and I think both would be a great first anime for brothers, fathers, uncles, etc.
Both shows deal with a freelance, rag-tag group of interesting characters.
While on the surface both shows look very different interms of animation and story telling, they do have a similar "feel" to them ("feel" being the most appropriate word I can think of to describe what I mean.)
Bebop has a wider array of developed characters and a more upbeat atmosphere. Lagoon however is darker, more mature, has a far deeper overall story arc and far more adrenalin fuelled action.
(This is just my opinion.)
Episodic action shows that pay homage to Western media. Their plots both feature a crew of badasses whose main base of operations is a ship (in Bebop its a spaceship). The dubbing in both shows is god tier.
Black Lagoon shares some distinct similarities with Bebop, ranging from the strong female member to gun fights with various criminal syndicates. Both of these great shows are about a rag tag group doing various jobs for various criminals to make ends meet. Be prepared for frequent, exciting shootouts and exciting adventures every episodes.
In life any job is good, and more with huge rewards. Regardless of the risk that is present, sometimes letting go of the feelings and things of the past, go the teams that conform in Cowboy Bebop and Black Lagoon. In our teams we will find: the one of the computer (the one that does not get physically involved in the work), the girl with curves that knows how to defend herself, the black that drives the ship that knows about weapons and the protagonists that are not the same. Two series that have mini-stories, bows, sometimes no matter in the main plot, but still they are filled with adrenaline, shots, explosions, curves and reflections (although it does not seem like it).  read more
I don´t really like comparing cowboy bebop with anything else but the closest anime I have seen is black lagoon.
- Awesome fights and martial gun fights, of course black lagoon being somewhat less realistic but not too unrealistic.
- Both series being somewhat episodic and still having a plot throughout the series.
- There is somewhat a main character but it is more about the small group of people than one character.
- About a group of people trying to get food on the table by working a dangerous job (one succeed more than other)
- And then there is the heavily theme of the characters´past and their interaction. Cowboy bebop is somewhat more serious than black lagoon when it comes to that.
- They are both action pack, have dark themes and still lighting up by humor. read more
Crazy teams that get in messy situation for money - Check
Badass MC - Check
Shootouts, chases, and explosions - Check
Those are the 3 most obvious similarities between those 2. Despite not having much of a plot, the little stories told in every episode and some character background will give you enough reason to love both anime. You just change the setting from Space and Future to Earth and Present time.
To sum this up, if you like one of those, you'll get the same action and formula in the other and it's almost certain you'll like it too, especially if you are an Action Movies fan.
Both are undoubtedly Classic masterpieces that is impossible to criticize.
Both has truly unique,strong & very mature storyline,revolving around some very sophisticated & well written characters,very cool & realistic action/fight scenes that will keep you entertained thorughout the whole series,amazingly detailed & soothing Artwork & Animations that is rarely seen in animes these days & Of course there's those classy kickass soundtracks impossible to ignore.
All in all,these two are classy animes that has no equal & there never will be.
As they say,Old is gold..Most of the 90's famous animes I've seen yet are really amazing.
I'm writing this recommendation, due to how empty i felt after finishing Cowboy Bebop.
However, if you're looking to get picked up by another crew of outlaws, than get ready to be blown away by the real life pirates Douch, Revy, Benny and Rock. As they try to get through their daily life of bullets, blood and boredom, you will learn to love them like the Bebop crew. You will laugh, scream and cry with them. Furthermore they will leave a permanent impression within you - and that's the reason why you should check out the hidden gem Black Lagoon. Especially if you're looking to fill the hole that Cowboy Bebop left. read more
While the tone isn't exactly the same, the team dynamic is very similar to that of the Bebop crew. A group of outlaws manage to get by by working together even though they're all lonely, they all have vague pasts that get explored later, and they appear to be a certain way due to differing reasons. There's also the fact that character parallels can be drawn between the main 3 characters of each, which are evident from the first episode of Lagoon alone. I've enjoyed it so far, so I'd definitely recommend checking it out to see if you like it.
I feel as if these two anime are very simular. Mainly because its about the world in the future. Spaceships etc. The other reason would partically be because there both quite serious anime while having mild humour bits through the series. The main character in both series also have very simular personalitys being very good fighters while having a rather laid-back attituted. If you liked either of these animes i'd recommend watching the other.
Both are in a sense space vigilantees who refuse to coform by the world's standards; but instead find their own way. Both shows also offer the establishment of comfortable life on other planets. Infact, I have never met anyone that saw Cowboy Bebop that didn't like Outlaw Star or vice-versa.
Both of these anime are set in a sci-fi universe and they each have an adventurous feel to them. Although, Cowboy Bebop has a slightly more gritty flavor to it than Outlaw Star does. The two series each have their own memorable characters and in the end most people that enjoy one would probably like the other.
They both have a similar cast of characters such as Gene and Spike being the main characters, Jim and Aisha forming a mixture of Ed while Suzuka resembles the personality of Faye.
Their mech action is alot alike whether it be the characters are using guns and swords or fighting in spacecrafts.
They both originally aired in 1998.
And the two of these shows are seinen, targeted towards the older viewers.
Both cover a similar topic of a lone bounty-hunter with a small crew iin space, trying to make a buck where ever they can. Both start out this just one episode stories, but soon spread into the main story arc.
Both are about space bounty hunters dealing with space pirates and criminals. Both are very exciting and have great characters. Most people probably already know this but I have to throw it out there. They are both great series.
A 'space cowboy' show. Albeit not nearly as mature or profound, Outlaw Star excels in its mastery of numerous genres, switching from comedy to psychological to action within minutes, yet with a skill and flow that few series can match.
If you're looking for a space adventure with crime and action, then Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star should definitely be something worth taking notice of. For these two series, they both have science fiction themes dealing with criminals in an adventure like setting.
The atmosphere of the shows has intensity and bits of emotions at various points. The style of both series also gives off a similar mood. There's also bits of comedy and humorous dialogue that ensure entertainment.
For the main characters, they are both laid back, straight forward, and takes charge on various situations. With a crew of characters, Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star offers an adventurous ride you'll enjoy. read more
Both Anime Series are about a group of bounty hunter flying around in space and doing their thing. Of course Outlaw star is not as good as Bebop but if you want something similar to bebop then check out Outlaw star
Both Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop involve a crew and their spaceship
Both Main Characters are Good at handling situations
Both stories involve the crew of the ship and several mini-adventures as they travel
The stories are different, but the level of satisfaction is very good from both
Both animes have Major swag
Similar plot devices, similar stories of main characters riding a well tuned state of the art spaceship.
Even though because of the similarity you will think that Outlaw Star is a copy of Cowboy Bebop, it's more light hearted and it will surely grow on you.
I definitely recommend it and I definitely think that you will become a fan of Outlaw Star if you are already a fan of Cowboy Bebop.
Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star are both space westerns featuring a crew containing bounty hunters that attempt to make a living off their jobs. In both anime, the crews' attempt to "make it big" through high paying bounties or jobs is often foiled. Both are episodic anime that concentrate more on individual stories, while the overall plot is an undercurrent that compliments the series rather than dominating it. Cowboy Bebop's individual stories tend to be deep or compelling, while Outlaw Star's individual stories focus more on comedy instead, but Outlaw Star does not lack in emotion and Cowboy Bebop does not lack in comedy.
They are both sci-fi anime where their protagonists are both bounty hunters who engage themselves in space adventures with lots of action and drama. Outlaw star is not a masterpiece like cowboy bebop but it's certainly good and you will enjoy it.
Both have that 90s atmosphere of anime, and both deal with a group traveling space doing various tasks. It's like a weird but quirky fantasy/space slice of life kind of? Both deal with group of characters/friends traveling space doing spontaneous but adventurous things.
Both stories center around a crew of bounty hunters travelling the stars on a spaceship, and have many similar elements to how their plot develop... as well as similar antagonists. The major differences between the two shows is that the characters in Outlaw Star tend to be more goofy and cartoony, while in Cowboy Bebop, they generally remain serious and realistic.
In both of these shows, the main characters always end up getting themselves into unfortunate happenings out of sheer bad luck, in the process of trying to do certain things so they can make a living/earn money to fuel their needs of being rich/needing to live.
These anime have many similarities. Both have main characters who are bounty hunters, both take place in the future and involve space travel, both have a group of friends that travel with them, both anime are named after the spaceship's the MC pilot. They are great anime and I highly suggest both!
These two anime share similar tones of action and mystery when it comes to
adventuring in space with a crew for the sake of finding answers. Their main stories don't evolve until near the end as there are a lot of side plots along the way that are meant to expand on the world you've been thrown into.
There are many similarities between these shows:
- Spike and Gene Starwind are space bounty hunters. In Bebop, they are called "Cowboys", and ''Outlaws'', in Outlaw Star.
- Faye Valentine and Melfina don't remember their pasts.
- Both have similar animation style.
- Both were released in 1998.
- Seinen animes, although they have comedy sometimes.
- Both were produced by Sunrise.
- Both are episodic.
Same company put these two Space westerns out the same year, Outlaw Star coming just a little before Bebop. Not as well polished but an entertaining and exciting journey for anyone lucky enough to find this sentimental gem. It is worth a watch no doubt.
The style is very similar. It has a very jazzy feel to it that fits with the show like it did with Cowboy Bebop. The characters are so loveable and unique and so different from one another like the people on Bebop. Not to mention the soundtracks have a similar feel to them.
Baccano! is a strangely underappreciated show that has a huge cast of good characters, a compelling plot drawn from the ample source material, a soundtrack that complements the show well, action, comedy, drama, intrigue...
If you appreciated what Cowboy Bebop had to offer then you'll find a lot to like in Baccano!. It's a show with definite rewatch value.
Bebop and Baccano! are all about style. It’s the thirties: tommy guns, stars from black-and-white movies and jazz. Bebop is more like blues with its sadness and noir films features. Baccano! is a jazz like it was in really beginning, totally improvisation. You don’t know what will happen next. Great cocktail from retro, detective stories, comedy, cruelty and heartbreaks. Both these series was inspired by films like “The Godfather”, “The Untouchables” and so on. You’ll find crime families and gangland killing, fire-fights and pursuits, maniacs and comedy characters in Bebop and Baccano!
Soundtrack is also magnificent, when I watched Baccano! it was like I’ve met a Yoko Kanno’s genius work for Bebop one more time. Although storytelling is extremely different, for Bebop it’s a story per episode, Baccano! is a mosaic from plotlines that fully combined, they are really similar. You'll share an entire range of emotions with each character and find that these creations are somehow cast in the same mold. read more
Funky, badass, amazing anime with great action, animation, and music.
Both have possibly the greatest characters cast ever seen.
In both series you’ll find awesome fight scenes (both martial arts fights & gunfights), mafia, an immortal shota boy (Czes in Baccano, Wen in CB), and comedy despite the violence and mature contents.
Both are anime that you can rewatch again and again without getting tired of them.
the feel of these anime's is failry similar, they both are "western" anime and there is also a similarity in the music styles, they both also have extraordinary dubs i would go as far as to recommend the dub over the sub because it actually sounds more natural but both are great animes and should be given watch
Same kind of show : you'll find the best OST in both (jazzy, really cool), same spirit/atmosphere with really great characters/action you will enjoy all the show without any moment of boring !! I guarantee you'll not be disappointed !! 2 must-see.
Both have intense combat sequences that aren't just limited to hand-to-hand.
While Cowboy Bebop's actual plot isn't thoroughly developed. Baccano's is highly incomprehensible until the very end.
Both have great, memorable characters, dubs that fit the era, music that fits the scenes, and an enjoyment factor that skyrockets!
As an anime viewer, you might be lucky enough to eventually stumble upon unforgettably great anime at one point or another. I'm here to tell you of two such anime: Baccano!, a tale of immortals and the mafia gang, and Cowboy Bebop, the journey of a former syndicate-turned-bounty-hunter.
Baccano! and Cowboy Bebop share the same atmosphere, fluid animation and clever dialogue. They are western-styled and contain lots of references to western cultures.
Furthermore, the two are immensely entertaining and enjoyable anime that will keep your attention the whole journey through and leave you breathless.
While Baccano! is more of a different-plots-intricately-woven-into-a-great-story kind of anime and Cowboy Bebop is more episodic, there is no doubt that if you enjoy one, you will most certainly enjoy the other.  read more
Jazz, Style, Class, Crime, Action, Drama, Romance, Comedy, Wacky characters, Psychotic characters, Mysterious characters, Smooth characters, Hand to Hand Combat, Shootouts, Oldschool feel
Cowboy Bebop and Baccano! are the kings of cool when it comes to anime. They both feel more like movies than actually animes and even though, each one does it differently, they both use multiple stories to tell one big story, giving you pieces of the puzzle until the end when it all comes together
They both also make great additions to what I like to call the "Jazzy Crime Anime" trilogy which includes Cowboy Bebop, Baccano!, and Lupin The 3rd.
They both certainly have their differences but there's no denying that they both go great hand and hand with each other. After watching both, you're gonna wanna go out, buy a nice suit, learn martial arts and get into gunfights. Both of them are 10/10 masterpieces, check them out. Oh and they both have fantastic dubs that are more fitting than the sub versions because of how Westernized the two shows are read more
Both of them heavily influenced on American culture and have the vintage/retro style. Especially choice of soundtracks are very similiar, jazz and blues mostly. They both have smooth/charismatic characters like in Quentin Tarantino movies with their witty and badass dialogues.
Both anime have great jazz soundtracks. Jazz music is almost exclusively used in both anime. The openings of both anime is really popular precisely because of their upbeat, jazzy music.
Also, both anime have a lot of melee combat.
Both contain an outstanding jazz/blues style soundtrack, and also contain a decent amount of action involving both guns and fists. They also have a cast of unique and compelling characters that all get at least a little development (though the main character cast of Baccano! is much bigger, despite being shorter). Both also have excellent English dubs, a possible persuasion for those who may predominantly prefer subs.
They have similar music styles throughout the shows, both having one of the best opening songs I've ever heard. Both have a lot of violence and shooting. They both have awesome characters as well. They both have multiple stories being shown that tangle up for the final outcome. Also they both have something about organized crimes.
They are both rule of cool shows, with Baccano being more over the top and having supernatural aspects to it.
In terms of story Baccano is far more impressive by having multiple random events being interwoven and connecting with each other by the 13th episode. Bebop is episodic so it tells a different story in each episode.
In terms of Art and Animation. Baccano looks more realistic and it is more detailed than Bebop, but Bebop is prettier to look at and it has a more original art style. Bebop also inches ahead in terms of animation by being more fluid while being a much older and longer show.
In terms of characters they are equal. Baccano has a much larger as but doesn't get nearly as much development as Bebop. While Bebop has a smaller cast that is just as enjoyable but also gets development. read more
Baccano! and Cowboy Bebop have a very similar cool and jazzy atmosphere. The music and intros of both shows are also similar; both intros are swingy jazz tunes. Both these shows are specifically great for western audiences, and they both have superb English dubs.
Just like Bebop, Baccano's fight scenes are primarily with guns and hand to hand combat. Baccano provides likable characters and great character development. It has the same Jazz music that lends itself magnificently to the atmosphere of the series, and gives the viewer what Bebop did not for the majority of the series, a plot. Albeit the plot is almost impossible to understand until you progress into the series, it is expanded upon gradually throughout each episode.
If you are a fan of "Baccano!" then you know what good story telling is. You understand pacing, timing, character development, and solid endings. "Cowboy Bebop" also embodies the qualities that make up a masterpiece, and "Baccano!" is a masterpiece in it's own right.
*Both have their soundtrack centered around jazz and the blues.
*Both have mesmerizing action scenes based around martial arts.
*Both have characters who are more than they simply seem to be.
*Both have similar themes about life and how to go about it.
Ultimately, Baccano!'s storyline feels a bit like an episode from Cowboy Bebop. It's just Baccano!'s complexity and overall charm would be impossible to grasp in one single episode.
Both protagonists that sound quite different are laid-back, bounty-hunters, walk around with their hands in their pockets, and the directing and screenplay are by the same guy. I prefer Cowboy Bebop though.
Both take place in space. Spike and Space Dandy also kind of look alike.
Shinichiro Watanabe is known for playing the role of directing both these two series. For starters, they have a similar style involving a space adventure. The main male protagonist has a casual way of living his life along with his their similar personalities. Their professions are also both classified as bounty hunters.
There is humor, drama, and action present in both series. At the same time, we get to see different sides of the main protagonist throughout both series as they embark on their adventures.
* Similiar plotlines
* the main-protagonists of the two series are both bounty-hunters
* the Art-styling in SpaceDandy is clearly Bepop-influenced in many ways.
* The animation-techniques used during action-sequences closely resemble one another
The main-protagonists look very much so alike.
Outer space. Moving around from planet to planet. In Cowboy Bebop, the leads are bounty hunters, catching criminals for their bounties. In Space Dandy, the leads are alien hunters, catching unregistered aliens to register them.
Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Space☆Dandy. Need I say more? It's almost certain that anything by Watanabe will be good. Space☆Dandy, so far, has been absolutely amazing. The visual aspect of it is AMAZING—the color, the detail, everything is just flawless. With the story yet to be unveiled (but still quite good so far), this is a good watch for anyone who has any sense of good anime.
Space Dandy is pretty much the spiritual successor to Cowboy Bebop, or at the very least, an ascended AU. If you watch one, you have to watch the other (preferably watching Cowboy Bebop first).
While Bebop is serious, occasionally breaking out into comedic scenes, Dandy is comedic, occasionally breaking out into serious scenes. Regardless, both share a style and flair that help them stand out from the often cliché-riddled sci-fi genre.
They are both about Space Hunters. Its both comedic. Space Dandy is about a man trying to feed himself by hunting new aliens that haven't been discovered yet. And Cowboy Bebop is about a man who hunts through space for bounty hunters, offenders that need to be aprehended.
Both could technically be considered to exist in the same universe. With Space Dandy taking place a lot later in the future. Both are the only shows to use Woolongs as space currency so that buffs up the argument.
Both revolve around bounty hunters that often manage to fail at their job with crews that suck at living together on their spaceship peacefully.
Both are very slow paced shows but still host a lot to offer.
Space Dandy is more comedic oriented while Cowboy Bebop takes on much darker tones.
If you have watched Cowboy Bebop and enjoyed it you will more than likely enjoy Space Dandy. Space Dandy and Cowboy Bebop are very similar series with Space Dandy taking a lot of inspiration from Cowboy Bebop due to the fact that many people who worked on Cowboy Bebop had returned to help make this series.
Was the glorious space western that is Cowboy Bebop just a bit too dark and serious for you? Try out Space Dandy! Another brilliant work by Shinichirō Watanabe, it features the same awesome space-cowboy vibe that Bebop portrays but also includes some of the funniest and wackiest characters I've ever seen in an anime, as well as plenty of over-the-top action and ridiculous scenarios.
If you were a fan of the wackier comedic parts of Bebop and the premise of a bunch of dysfunctional and perpetually broke people trying to eke out a living as space bounty hunters (or close to it) with an episodic structure appeals to you you may like Space Dandy by the same series director or vice versa. Most Space Dandy episodes are stand alone stories with different directors and frequently very different art styles so if you don't like the first one or two that doesn't mean you won't like others (or vice versa) some episodes, some episodes looked disapointing others were genuinly stunning. I'll be honest it's a hit and miss show and the humour mostly didn't appeal to me (but its a bit like Bebops humour writ large so if you liked that you might) but I still enjoyed a number of its stories. read more
Both anime involve the protagonists being bounter hunters that travel through Space. Space Dandy and Cowboy Bebop have a retro art style. In both series the characters are travelling through Space and encountering new planets, cultures, and a likable cast of side characters who join the MC. Space Dandy is a excellent reccomendation for any fan of Cowboy Bebop fan that would enjoy a more comedic take on space bounty hunting.
Both are pretty funky shows that take place in a slightly askew futuristic world. Similar music and art. Similarly wild characters and improbable situations and scenes. Nice gun fights. The babe in Michiko is similar to Fay from Cowboy Bebop--gutsy, scantily clad, nonchalantly violent.
Soundtrack with an abundance of actual songs that aren't your average anime stuff. Huge mix of nicely shaken popculture tropes and brilliantly directed episodic structure with satisfying conclusion. Rare thing among modern anime.
Even though the premise is different, Michiko to Hatchin has a very similar vibe to cowboy Bebop. Both stories are wild west stories build around a futuristic 70's style universe. Where Bebop had the bounty hunter's gallivanting all over the place looking for their big payday theme; Michiko has a classic wild west bandits on the run premise. The similar feel might be because Shinichiro Watanabe was the music director for Michiko to Hatchin. But even if you don't think they're similar, I'm sure you'll enjoy Michiko if you liked Bebop.
Both are about searching for a loved one, with ties to the criminal underworld. They both have strong character designs, fluid animation and the same humour. They both also with hold information from the viewer, slowly revealing the story through flashbacks and conversation.
Both are silly without loosing the ability to deliver a dramatic message. Both use a linear narrative to tell a coherent story. Both have a strong ensemble cast. Both use quirky characters within a group dynamic to drive the story forward. Both are top notch entertainment where every episode is worth watching.
Bebop's episodic nature makes it a better standalone series and allows it to play more freely with genres and styles.
Michiiko's more continuous narrative allows for better character growth which builds deeper attachments to the various characters.
If you liked Cowboy Bebops, "cool" yet collective kind of vibes this anime has the same feel and sense adventure.
Might have something to do with it being the same people who made it. ;)
Watanabe, Shinichiro look at his picture on myanimelist, those shades say "cool" ;)
Both series have a protagonist that is searching for their love. Both offer heavily individual-theme episodes while building the over-arching plot up. Michiko to Hatchin offers a bit more interaction between the main characters while Cowboy Bebop offers more themes in the ep.
Both also offer outstanding music (made by the same person).. so check it out
Both anime have:
-Kickass main character
-Good character development
-Amazing art with really fluid animations especially the fight scenes.
-Main character that is looking for someone from their past
-Nearly realistic characters
-Some episodes that are stand alone.
Michiko to Hatchin and Cowboy Bebop struck me as very similar series. After all, Watanabe produced Michiko so it's not surprise that he'd take an interest in a series similar to his previous works. Both prove to be very stylish and musical. Cowboy Bebop has jazzy roots whilst Michiko has a more south american influence on the soundtrack. However, Michiko has a very jazzy opening. Both are very episodic but will occasionally have overarching plots that span multiple episodes. Both series are definitely, in my opinion at least, underrated. Bebop should be at 9 while Michiko should be at least 8.5. All in all, fun, adventurous shows that should not be missed. read more
Both are similar in their episodic nature, as almost any episode can be watched on it's own. Strong characters, even supporting characters can stand out. Unique settings that aren't seen often in other anime. Fast-paced action and upbeat, well-done soundtrack. Also produced by Shinichiro Watanabe (director of Cowboy Bebop).
Gritty stylized anime focusing on a few characters that grow over the 22 episode run time. It has beautiful animation mixed with a great soundtrack creating some amazing set pieces that lead into a good story which does an incredible job of making itself enjoyable and resolving itself. Most of its filler episodes are enjoyable to the degree that they are not too annoying but they do slow down the plot a bit. Overall a good choice if your looking for something that might be aimed at a slightly older audience than average anime, especially if your tired of high school.
The director of Bebop was a producer on Michiko and Hatchin so even though he didn't direct the show feels quite a bit like one of his shows, Bebop included. Both shows are mainly episodic with a plot linking it's protagonist/s to a past they (well one of them in the case of Michiko and Hatchin) have difficulty letting of and that is kept mysterius, hinted at through flashbacks and linked to organized crime, with troubles from said organized crime driving the plot and action.
Bebop though set in space draws heavily from the United States for its inspiration and aesthetic (not to mention sound) while Michiko and Hatchin is set in South America but both focus on street culture (and to be frank slums especially Michiko) and a sense of cosmopolitanisim that gives them a similar vibe.
Differences include Bebop's sci fi setting, fantastic jazz/funk inspired soundtrack, larger main cast (though neither has a large one Michiko's central cast is very small) and excellent action scenes and Michiko and Hatchin's developing relationship (theirs not much character or relationship development in Bebop on the whole) and theme's of female relationships (no, I don't mean in that way) and possibly feminisim. read more
Both have a similar sci-fi episodic adventure format, where the main characters take up missions and jobs in order to make money. The main difference is that DtB's adventures span 2 episodes whereas CB spans 1. ^_^
Both shows have episodic formats (although in DTB each "episode" is actually a two-parter) and involve the main characters taking jobs involving tracking people down for money. Both of them are, when you get down to it, about characters trying to escape the past (and failing, for the most part). They also both have kickass soundtracks by Yoko Kanno, and many of the people who worked on Bebop went on to join Studio BONES, which produced DTB.
Similar plot mechanics, where a sub-story is treated every few episodes but also constitute the main plot of the anime.
Also, an important focus on characters and character development.
Moreover, some aspects of OST are similar.
Both Darker than Black and Cowboy Bebop are both episodic anime which eventually lead to an overall plot that is tied in with the main character's past in some way(ie Spike and Hei) that are presented in the last few episodes. They also both feature a soundtrack done by Yoko Kanno
Both shows are episodic escapades that focus on style above plot. The characters are well-established and explored, but minimally developed in both series, meaning that they are both a comfortable watch. The action and ease of viewing make them great for group viewings.
Shows that feature a charming, cool protagonist in a dark, sci-if world. A particular style of jazzy, chill music is common in both shows. Even though the main plot of the shows consist of the protagonists' missions, full of all sorts of action with some elements of mystery, the core message is an essay on what it means to be humans.
They have the same kind of feel to them with the episodic plot and the main group doing missions together for their jobs and you discover each character's past little by little. and the characters take on personal matters sometimes. there's definitely a very similar plot development in both series. if you liked one you will probably like the other.
They both share similar plot and give the same atmosphere. Both are episodic, and have specific music style. The endings have an unexpected emotional twist. If you liked DTB you'll probably like Cowboy Bebop.
- If you like awesome soundtracks (Jazz) , story telling in an episodic fashion with an underlying depressing story, awesome fight scenes + good character development, than these Animes are for you! Bebop is a classic, and Darker Than Black should be recognized as Anime at its finest also.
Realist/dark themes with occasional fun moments but few stereotypical cheesy "anime" tropes you see in straight slice of life or comedy shows. Awesome music. Beautiful action scenes, and scf-fi elements.
These series share a similar episodic format, Cowboy Bebop's plot spanning one episode while Darker Than Black spans for two. In each of these miniature arcs the main group of character's more or less are completing a mission as part of their careers, bounty hunting and assassinations. In addition, these arcs are very well development and serve to expand on multiple main character's backgrounds. There are episodes targeted for comic relief but it isn't a central aspect of either of these shows. They both also touch on serious topics, contain symbolism throughout, and are thought provoking. Spike and Hei's character similarly have a dark past they want to escape from. And, both teams of characters contain an animal in their crew (Darker Than Black has a cat and Cowboy Bebop a dog). In addition the atmosphere and music in both of these are well presented and reminiscent of each other. And, the ending contains a surprising plot twist.  read more
You can beat me up, but they're really almost the same. Firstly it's the plot structure - combination of serious and comedy episodes is the main feature for both, different length (26 eps vs >150 eps) doesn't stop them from showing some bizarre and random unconnected stories for one or few episodes length with some great story line behind the scene. Secondly it's the characters, Gintoki resembles Spike in all respects, they're both easygoing attractive guys with some dark past and fellows that was their friends but now they're enemies; you can beat me up one more time, but I think Kagura was created under the impression of Edward, they're both red, crazy, have some special unique skills and travel with dogs, though the main similarity is the "crazy" part; Jet and Shinpachi... I think if you try hard enough you'll find some similarities even between those guys.
But the main thing putting those series together is an atmosphere that resembles normal life of mere human without any superpowers, and of course the fact that characters always have problems with supplies and tackle unprofitable jobs just in the cause of their mellowness. By the way, Sunrise is a producer for both of them. read more
What makes both series similar is the episodic progression of their stories. For instance, most of the episodes are one shot plots that take the characters across the galaxy trying to earn a decent buck while meeting new and old pals along the ride. Each series has it's share of seriousness as well as wacky humor. Lastly, Gintoki and Spike both have fuzzy hair.
Both have a, for the most part, a stand alone plot structure. Have a surprisingly unique and fresh cast of characters. Are easy to watch/enjoy, and hardly ever get boring.
And they both have leads that care MUCH more than they let on...
Gintama parodies multiple cultures, stereotypes, and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Cowboy Bebop has a breathtaking approach to it's stories, is subtly funny, and ambigously ends.
Both are about chill male characters who can't tolerate injustice. The characters do work and are hungry for money. Kagura is like a mix of Faye and Ed, having Ed's childishness and Faye's impulsiveness and combativeness.
The similarity lies in the main protagonist of both series. Both Gintoki and Spike are laid-back, cool, casual 20-something year old men who had a dark past. Now, they just find random jobs with their partners and go through their daily lives. They have their fair share of bad habits, but when it matters, they pull through and become badass.
Both anime are mostly episodic and both mix comedy and action.
The protagonists of both anime at first seem indifferent and laid-back,but in reality they hide a dark past and both are skilled fighters.
they both have short random and funny episodes and good action scenes and in both anime a small group of people take on jobs to earn some money. but gintama has better comedy and cowboy is classy and has more action. but they do resemble each other a lot
I never thought I would compare them, but I can see many similarities. First, both belong to the same study, Sunrise. Then, in most important aspects, we have the MCs, Gintoki and Spike, both have a sad and dark past who have decided to overcome, but they still feel guilty. Their personalities are similar. They have an old comrade who became the enemy. In both anime, Yorozuya and the team aboard the Bebop, are quite peculiar and charismatics. These groups are poor and unable to complete any work. The series are episodic, Gintama more focused on comedy and satire, accompanied by drama and action, while in Cowboy Bebop focuses more on action, drama and existential questions. Space environment. Well, Gintama and Cowboy Bebop are a little similar, but uniques and highly recommended.  read more
While Gintama is longer and more comedy oriented (although it gets very serious when it needs to) it has the same basic layout as Bebop. Group of misfits trying to scrape by in life through various jobs, they almost never come out of it with money but there is usually a take away message. You also start off not knowing much about the main characters as their stories unfold throughout the entirety of the anime.
The two series constantly switch between comedy and drama, being very good at both. Both shows are set in the near future, where our present technology is merged with sci-fi components, like flying cars and space travel. Both main characters, Gintoki and Spike, have a mysterious past and now work as freelancers taking crazy jobs for money - which they screw up more times than not, often because of their sense honor or for just being sloppy. Both are also constantly haunted by their past, in the form of old comrades that turned into outlaws or old friends that passed away.
Both the animes tend to provide us with an odd job MC who are gintoki and spike who though they appear to be lazy they tend to be skilled fighter, with a part dark history related to their past . Both the stories shows intergalactic traveling and aliens too
Both Protagonists are kinda labeled as the anti-heroes and both have a dark past which both have antagonists that can be compared to with Vicious and Makishima. Set in a futuristic world with a Noir atmosphere, its a must see!
Both anime share a near future setting where technology has an important role in society. Kougami is a character similar to Spike in the way they think and both have an archnemesis which wants to play with their mind and twist it.
Cowboy Bebop has a unique style, while Psycho-Pass tries to put the viewer to reason about society. Psycho-Pass will surely not disappoint Cowboy Bebop fans.
How do I put this... Cowboy Bebop is like the tv series Firefly but grittier and cooler. Psycho-Pass has a Cowboy Bebop feel but it's like a mix o Bebop, Bladerunner and the Minority Report with a tad of Equilibrium thrown in there.
Both are Sci-Fi, both have the "cool" factor, and both are filled with great animation, music and characters.
If you love either of these then I really can't imagine not loving the other. Both are amazing action Sci-Fi series!
story is not related..hands down
but i found the main characters similar
spike spiegel = shinya Kougami
both have a dark past
the arch nemesis of both the characters are similar in some ways to the protagonist in either of the series
all in all its a must watch!!
psycho pass has a great story
-Both series take place in the near future
-Both series have a main male protagonist who uses guns and has a badass attitude (Spike being the layed-back, energetic kind while Shinya is the more calm, collected kind)
-Both series have great action scenes
»Cast of very likable characters
»Strong male lead with reckless behavior and great skill
»Strong antagonist role with twisted ties to the male lead
»Plot revolves around the main characters hunting down and chasing criminals
»Great English dub
Both Spike and Kogami remind me of one another
- dark past
- enemy they're bent on getting revenge on for hurting someone they cared for
The supporting characters are also interesting bc like cowboy bebop, each supporting character has their own stories that are told
Also set in the future, with action/crime elements embedded in both
If you liked Psycho-Pass's characters, you will likely like Cowboy Bebop's characters. Spike Spiegel and Shinya Kougami have an almost exact personality match, except Spike is a little more... humorous. Vicious and Shōgo Makishima are also very similar in terms of intelligence and looks. Shōgo is definitely more cunning. Jet Black and Nobuchika Ginoza are also very similar. They have a similar backstory, overall demeanor and even looks. Both Spike and Shinya are main protagonists and both Shogo and Vicious are main antagonists. Spike and Jet's companionship is similar to Shinya and Nobuchika's companionship. There's not really too many similarities beyond that other than the dark vibes from both shows.
You should watch Cowboy Bebop anyways for nothing else if you've never seen it. It's considered one of the many classics of anime history. read more
You get a very similar thrill watching Psycho Pass as you do with Cowboy Bebop. It also has to be said that watching the battle between one of the main protagonists and the antagonist feels like deja vu.
While they have very different plots and characters, they have a strangely similar feel. Both have strong western influences, an episodic sequence to most of the season until the end resolves the plot with a very serious tone. Most episodes have a similar format, with seemingly easy or innocuous assignments/bounties/activities of the characters turning into crazy chases through the city by the end. Both anime also require a bit of reading between the lines to understand what the episodes are really about, and many have a philosophical note to them. The music is also very similar, with jazzy beats throughout both. If you like one, you'll see something to like in the other. read more
Both series stories' are driven episodically, with different individual characters being focused on each episode. Both are action-oriented involving a crew of people facing off against dangerous criminals, or sometimes more down-to-earth stories of members of the crew getting involved with strangers' lives. Both are very musically involved especially centered around the jazz and big band style. And both homage to real gangster movie style, while Cowboy Bebop goes into the Sci-Fi and Kekkai Sensen goes into the Supernatural. Both blend action and comedy very well.
They are both episodic and have a very similar way of doing things. While Cowboy Bebop try to catch bad guys every episode, Kekkai Sensen try to balance the world by stopping the bad guys. They both have really good soundtrack, in my opinion, and they both offer a really good viewing experience. They also have lots of side characters that you'll love and introducing new ones almost every episode.
Both have a hip-hop/jazzy feeling.
it has almost the same type of humor
follows almost the same weekly ep format
different characters go through some development each ep
each ep has some "deep" lesson inside
both also slowly build up for the main character to fight a main villain that finally allows him to change
Both involves some futuristic take on the Western world... lovable characters, and cool, well animated fight scenes with jazz in the background. Amazing soundtracks, both of them. Good show to sit back and enjoy.
Both have the same atmosphere. They both feel fairly light hearted and episodic, which gives them both unique charm. Both have a diverse cast of characters. They both utilise a soundtrack that features jazz, to enhance the city feel. They are both fairly light and comedic, with a good amount of action.
Futuristic animes that have characters who are Kick Ass! The main characters in both animes, the Major for GITS and Spike for Bebop, both have strong convictions and an unknown past that fuels their character's values.
Sci-fi anime set in the near future that focus on criminal investigation (bounty hunters/cyber crime police). Both are filled with back to back episodes of intense action driven by a wonderfully jazzy soundtrack composed by Yoko Kanno.
Amazingly crafted sci-fi future settings, conveyed through episodic crime drama. Both shows develop their characters through a series of self-contained sequences, while also having elements of an overarching plot, and ending the series with a focus that plot. If you are looking for a series that can be both episodic and sharply reflective on its characters, these two are the way to go. Should also be mentioned that lauded composer Yoko Kanno made the OST for both.
First, both anime have a lot of sci-fi stuff in them, but one thing that really makes them similar is how in both anime, the main characters are always trying to catch some criminal. Of course, in Ghost in the Shell the main characters are cops while in Cowboy Bebop the main characters are bounty hunters which does make the anime a little different. Ghost in the Shell's story is much more complex, while Cowboy Bebop is more free and wild. However, both are petty serious anime, except there are a lot of times that I laughed while watching Cowboy Bebop. They also both have lots of actions scenes of people shooting each other. Also, in Cowboy Bebop, I think I related to the characters more, but in both anime all the characters still have this unstoppable pursuit to catch their target. read more
Both are heavy on the characters, specifically a group of people banded together seemingly for work only, but who become friends in the process. An overwhelming majority of the episodes is action-packed, with some being a part of a greater storyline and some - individual stories. Although the setting is completely different, they give off similar vibes and rely on akin formulas.
Both shows are mostly episodic sci-fi shows with heavily character driven stories that play on the complexities of their own sci-fi world while retaining a certain level of relatability to the viewer. Ghost in the Shell SAC does a slightly better job at world building and features more engaging and and philosophical stories than Bebop but this is obviously subjective. Both shows also feature well choreographed fight scenes and kick-ass sound tracks by Yoko Kanno.
These anime share a similar plot structure: we have a different case/adventure in most of the episodes while still retaining a background main plot. Throughout the story we learn more about each MC personality and past. If you like futuristic action and some mature themes, you got here two anime perfect for you. The crew in Cowboy Bebop is more of a 'bandit crew' while the crew in GitS is an investigation team and everything would point that they are opposite poles but they actually share many similarities. Just take in mind the settings and world are quite different.
Both are episodic cyber-noir series with soundtracks composed by Yoko Kanno running 26 episodes. Both series feature the protagonists confronting memorable and unique criminals each episode, and both have excellent dubs. Both series also heavily feature gun-play.
Cowboy Bebop has more fantasy to it then Lupin III has, but both deal with the same kind of characters on episodic (mis-)adventures throughout the series. Both are action-packed and have a small cast of characters.
They share mainly stylistic choices, plot patterns, dialogues and tones. They also share the trope of a group of skilled but poor "outcasts" that live adventures in many different and distant places: they spend their time between solving dangerous troubles, finding themselves in unusual situations, trying to find money and getting something for their own needs or sake. Characters also share some personality traits, like the taciturn skilled buddy or the cynical girl. There are also many references in Cowboy Bebop that are obviously tributes and homages by Shinichiro Watanabe to Lupin III.
Lupin III is essentially Cowboy Bebop's cartoonier grandpa, taking itself a lot less seriously and staying purely episodic (as opposed to the overarching plot that occasionally appeared in Bebop), but having a lot in common stylistically, with a similar episodic structure, and a main cast that's uncannily similar to one another.
Cowboy Bebop seems to be spoofed off of Lupin the Third for a reason. Although they're still both dark anime, but they have two guys smoking, girls with attitude and guns at the same time, and overreacting kids. The main characters are also clever, too.
-They are both episodic
-They both have a cast of shady characters (Lupin and Spike as the laid back protagonist, Fujiko Mine and Faye as the femme fatale and Jigen and Jet as the mature best friend)
-They are both hand-drawn, have a 4:3 aspect ratio and were made in the 20th century
-They are both classics in their own right and they both overflow with style
-They both have excelent spin-off movies (like The Castle of Cagliostro, being the best for Lupin and Knockin' on Heaven's Door, being the only Bebop movie
Lupin and Spike are two very similar characters in the lifestyle and how to deal with things, the characters that accompany the main are very similar too, both are episodic and very influential classics in world culture
If you liked Ergo Proxy, you'll definitely love Cowboy Bebop. Like Ergo Proxy, Cowboy Bebop combines almost every genre out there, including humor and action mixed with some drama and mystery. The characters are tough, and the only character that even gets close to being annoying is Ed, and even she can be hilarious sometimes.
The similarities grow as Ergo Proxy moves to its second half. The main cast of both shows spend time in close quarters abroad their broken down ships. They're both set in dystopian sci-fi's. Both become episodic in nature though have an overarching plot. Spike and Vincent both want to run from their past, but end up facing it in the end.
both are stories about a pair of bounty hunters, and they're daily lives, and they're adventures; including dealing with the past of one of the main protagonist involving an old psychotic partner and an organization they left because of a woman, that is out to get them. Along the way, the main protagonist meets a partner, who was a police detectives and now they hunt bounties together, trying to be free, while dealing with the fact they are dirt poor, and starving most of the time.
Both of these series are focused on two male bounty hunters. In both, one is lazy, and the other one is hardworking. They have the same difficulty in finding bouties big enough to provide for them. And in both, the lazy bounty hunters are trying to forget and run from their past, which does not relent in pursuing them.
Heroes in both story have dark past. Villain worked together with hero in same organization; Killed the girl hero loved; Villain uses sword, while hero uses a gun. Hero works as a bounty hunter with his two other friends and a kid. The difference is Cowboy Bebop is episodic and dark with unhappy ending while Black cat is comedic and has a happier ending.
Both main characters (Spike and Train) are bounty hunters and former members of evil organization. Both series are episodic (more so in Bebop than Black Cat). Both series has a character that loses an eyeball. Both series have memorable theme songs (more so in Bebop than Black Cat). Both series have a notable main villain with white hair (Creed in Black Cat is by far the more dynamic of the two).
Train = Spike
Sven = Jet
Eve = Ed?
If you loved Cowboy Bebop, chances are you'll enjoy Black Cat as well.
MC is a former gunslinging syndicate member turned bounty hunter that has teamed up with a gadget loving ex-international police officer that has lost a body part due to their friend’s mishap. Together, with their super special child and cat burgler, they run around their world/universe trying to feed themselves all the while trying to avoid a crazy sword wielding stalker.
It's futuristic in nature and has the same "overcast", melancholly tone to it. The characters are increadibly similar to eachother;
Spike Spiegel and Roger Smith (both voiced by Stephen Blum in English) are both cool and collected characters with beloved allies that annoy them to no end.
Faye Valentine and Angel (both voiced by Wendee Lee in English) are both selfish women looking to restore their lost memories and who become unwillingly in love with the main character.
Both these series are anime with a style that's more similar to American cartoons than anime itself. CB has its cowboy aesthetics, while Big O is often described as ''Batman turned anime''. They also share a strange, offbeat but at the same time melancholic atmosphere that's further enhanced by a jazzy soundtrack. If you liked one, then I strongly recommend giving the other a try.
Both series contains a similar feeling with the main male protagonists being tough, independent, and collected. The main female protagonist from both series also has similar traits.
Both series gives off that old school vibe with the jazz music and solid OST.
Both series follows an episodic format with its themes.
They both also have great dialogues, action, and drama, and science fiction themes.
This one should be obvious. Not only did they air around the same time, but they also have the same studio and neo-noir feel (though "Big O" is more of a mech series than a western). The characters are also very similar:
Spike===>Roger- Both are very laid-back, slothful, sarcastic people who often get annoyed by their allies but obviously care for them regardless.
Faye===>Angel- Both have amnesia and are highly selfish, manipulative and seductive women who end up having a highly belligerent relationship with the main character.
Jet===>Dastun- Very similar appearances, and a close but professional relationship with the main character that dates back several years. You could argue that Dastun is what Jet WAS like when he was still a cop.
Imo, "Cowboy Bebop" is better than "The Big O" in pretty much every aspect, though there's still some enjoyment to be found in the latter. read more
Same writer/director, same composer. Recommended for people who watched Bebop and loved the music, but perhaps wanted to see the music incorporated even more into the plot. You don't have to be a musician or even a music fan to like either of these series. The inclusion of jazz in the development of Watanabe's always wonderful characters makes for an extremely heartfelt and short series.
Even though the settings are completely different - I felt the same atmosphere when I watched them.
If you like one - you will like another kind of thing. Wolf's Rain is more main plot heavy, rather than being a collaboration of stories like Bebop.
The obvious comparison between the two is the aesthetic - mainly the excellent artistic direction seen in both, however, both are also set in deeply realized futuristic societies and feature charismatic, funny and intriguing characters. Megalo Box follows a much straightforward, predictable story arc than Bebop, but it is enjoyable nevertheless.
They have -go with the flow- underdog characters. Episodic sctructure uses the routine of dealing with people's problems around as the main story progresses. Both puts importance in scientific and engineering accuracy and realistic future depiction. Their animation fluidity goes up a notch in action heavy scenes.
I'd say they both start off with more or less the same way, however planetes shoot off with an Arc halfway throught the series while Cowboy Bebop has no particular arc until the last few episodes.
But both animes explored the character really well throughout the series which then results a brilliant ending, they are both comedic, they are both set in space, and they have more or less the lowest of jobs(Taking out the Trash and a Bounty Hunter)
Whenever I watched both anime I can't seem to stop myself from thinking of the other. If you liked Planetes, you'll like Cowboy Bebop. and the same if you liked Cowboy Bebop you'll like Planetes. Both are amazing animes if you haven't watched it, WATCH IT NOW! read more
Both shows are character-driven shows set in space with a rag-tag group of unlikely companions. Both series have light-hearted and often comical overtones with serious and thought-provoking moments that often deal with very relevant issues in current society. Both series also get a little darker/more serious towards end.
Both Planetes and Cowboy Bebop emits a similar sense of style, as they are both space anime containing some action with episodic storytelling. Planetes differs with additional quirkiness, a larger focus of its characters, further developments of its concepts and the input of romance. While Cowboy Bebop differs with a larger focus on the action, its sense of adventure and its music. If you like one for its sense of creative style you'll be sure to like the other.
Both series are influenced to a certain extent by music, specifically types of jazz. Bebop in Cowboy Bebop and Ragtime in Coyote Ragtime Show; so they share the same kind of musical vibe. Both series have a very sci-fi western feel and both are set in an alternate reality where space travel is both possible and used by the every day man. The characters in both series are also fairly similar; the main gang in Cowboy Bebop are bounty hunters and the main gang in Coyote Ragtime Show are treasure hunters (quite like pirates). Both series have episodes set in space and other episodes set on various planets and both contain a good amount of humour, action and adventure. read more
Both anime are about a likable group of characters traveling in space and their pursuit for cold, hard cash. Both anime have a memorable soundtrack (especially in Bebop) and both anime have a robot element in their plot. Both anime have a wizened veteran and an energetic young girl in their group. Both anime have a villain whose past is connected in some way with that of the protagonist's. Finally, both anime have a classic last episode.
Shinichiro Watanabe had significant involvement in the creations of both Cowboy Bebop and Macross Plus. Both have similar character designs and a somewhat similar story as to where the main lead can't seem to avoid their pasts involving two of their friends(ie Guld and Myung in Plus and Julia and Vicious in Bebop) .
Both anime are made by the same person Shinchiro Wantanabe
Both anime have unparalleled production values and Soundtracks which were both composed by the mighty Yoko Kanno
And the two male leads in both anime are rivals
Cowboy Bebop and Macross Plus shared some creative staff, most notably, director Shinichirō Watanabe and composer Yoko Kanno, both of which are stunningly brilliant, creating these masterpieces.
The animation styles are very similar, both using hand drawn, smooth 90s animation. Both series have a rivalry involving the protagonist, there is Isamu vs his old high school friend Guld and Spike vs his former colleague at the syndicate, Vicious. Both rivalries also result in a love triangle, Isamu and Guld both want their old highschool friend, a Myung and Spike and Vicious both have their eyes on Julia.
Both have intertwining plot lines throughout episodes that all come together to reach a climax and have a soundtrack featuring a lot of contemporary jazz. There is an overall togetherness and class about them. Despite the vast difference in plot and characters they have the same feel to them.
Both of these anime simply ooze of urban coolness and have very cool music to fit the scenes as well! Lots of action sprinkled throughout the anime and the stories of a diverse range of characters come together to form one massive plot-line. Deep but super cool is pretty much how I would sum it up for both these anime.
Gun Sword has a VERY similar feel to Cowboy Bebop and the characters design and animation are also very alike, particularly Van/Spike and Carmen99/Faye. Both are fabulous space westerns that you should watch.
In terms of outer appearance and personality style, both the main male protagonist in both of these series are quite alike - badass, tough, and uses actions to solve problems rather than words. They also face the past and deal with the troubles of the present and future.
Both series also follows a sort of episodic theme although there is a plot but composed of mini arcs. There is intelligence, comedy, action, tragedy, and drama in both series that is intriguing to watch.
- Cool main character that is very experienced and skilled.
- Jet Black has the same ethics as Jigen Daisuke
- Faye Valentine is a lot like Mine Fujiko
- The Anime have a similar structure
- Cowboy Bebop's animation style is a bit better than Lupin's but Lupin's is smoother because it's from 2015
- Both Anime use the same style of music
+Both feel similar .
+Both are old .
+Both have Action, Adventure, Comedy genre .
+Both have similar art .
+Both main character are quite similar .
If you are fan of Cowboy Bebop then you will sure love this anime .
Both series contain a similar feeling involving the script, characters, action, style, and drama.
Both series also contain characters are are quite driven and even Spike/Lupin shares similarities. Both series contain plenty of action delivered for more of the mature audience but still enjoyable and entertaining to watch. Both series' soundtracks also contain a similar style mixed in with the action as well as the drama.
Mercenary Groups ? Gunslingers ? Dark Storyline ? If that's your thing , I highly recommend Black Lagoon. Specially the 2nd season.
Opposed to Cowboy Bebop , Black Lagoon is not a story driven plot and more of a Character Driven plot. Watch as the moral lines gets blurred.
This anime is freaking tribute for Cowboy Bebop. Protagonist looks like Spike and has really similar nature. Except that you''ll see in this anime a lot of details which are connected to Cowboy. If you are not sure, just check the ending :D
Are you looking for a series that looks like it could have taken place in the distant past of Cowboy Bebop? Look no further than Hakate Tonkotsu Ramens. Ban from Ramens looks, and acts very similarly to Spike from Bebop. There are a ton of parallels between these two shows that I could go on and on about, but in the end these shows are dark with fun and heartwarming moments, and an amazing jazz soundtrack.
The anime themselves aren't really alike at all, however if you liked the main character of one, you'll like the other. They're both funny and great in a fight, and overall feel almost like the same character.
MC in Dimension W is obviously inspired by Spike from Cowboy Bebop. It includes character design, choreography and initial settings such as job, friends, with whom he's not very close, troubled past with a woman. Character development takes different routes though.
If you like lovable/pitiful idiots with superhuman fighting abilities, these two series are exquisite examples.
Differences: art style; music (Dimension W sux, Cowboy Bebop has one of the best soundtracks in all animation); character development patterns; humor patterns; general feeling, you're left with after watching
Considering the first episode, Magnetic Rose, both animes have a similar "feeling", considering both are in space, and the animation are similar as well. If you enjoyed how the characters are drawn in Magnetic Rose you might like the characters in Cowboy Bebop.
Jorumungand and Cowboy bebop each share a unique style of story line where there really is no dominating over-arching plot. Each episode is self-contained yet part of the whole. Even when it comes to background characters, each one goes into depth about their back stories so you understand why they act the way they act. Not to mention each of these anime have a healthy dose of action.
Both are episodic series with lots of gun play that focus on a ragtag band of colorful personalities. Both are science-fiction series that maintain a mostly realistic and grounded tone, and both series have a child as part of the main cast whose perspectives serve as contrast to the rest of their team.
Gunsmith Cats and Cowboy Bebop both have a similar western style and loads of good action. They have a very jazzy intro song done in a 1970's split screen style. Both have good writing with good characters and humor.
Badass, lone-wolf MCs in a space setting. Both shows are mostly episodic (though Cobra has some longer arcs) and the OSTs are jazzy and great. Cobra is a bit goofier and definitely more OTT at most times, but overall they have a very similar setup and feeling.
Space Adventure Cobra is Cowboy Bebop's best known source of inspiration.
The citationism is exasperated, especially to American culture, but it is not yet influenced by postmodernism of the 90s.
Both works are born to entertain the spectator.
Science fiction with evasive purpose.
Onihei and Cowboy Bebop do not fit conventions of a serial (episodic show). Essentially, they both discard the format for normal plots. The score is also very good for both. Onihei has a jazzy score, similar to what you'd expect from Shinichiro Watanabe, or other Western influenced directors.
Although they are sequential in timeframe, they seem to drift. The reason why they both seem this way is because a plot is secondary to the tone. Each episode is a pseudo-standalone, with its own premise. This elicits a mood of relaxation, and it's ultimately very refreshing. Also, doing this makes the whole series feel more unified. Cowboy Bebop is a classic; in a few years, likely so will Onihei. I imagine if you like one, you'll like the other. Note: Onihei is a great rendition of samurai culture.  read more
Similiar detective noir style and story telling.
Each episode is an unique enclosed story, that playfully unwinds character backstory.
Even one shot or background characters are developed with a story.
The narrative is a good balance between hopeful and realistic, the idea of a gritty world lampshaded by a kind Roguish MC.
The fight scenes have good flow to them similiar to Cowboy Bebop.
Humour style is gentle and narrative focused, rather than punchline and slapstick focused.
The art/animation is good with the aesthetic of a Edo Period Cop drama anime being quite fresh.
Jazz soundtracks provide tension at the right moments, similiar to Cowboy Bebop.
Overall any fans of Cowboy Bebop will enjoy the atmosphere of Onihei, whilst enjoying a more buoyant and more light-hearted flow, whilst still providing good grit and realism. read more
Both gunshooting action with dark plots. Both are also sci fi and in a way, you feel that Spike and Viscious are similar to the Brandon and Harry in their pasts and struggles. Many, many signinficant scenes that will leave you thinking that it's just like how it happened in that other anime, and you'll know what I mean if you watch both series from start to finish.
Gungrave and Cowboy bebop has so much alike that I even doesn’t know how to start!
-Seinen: there both seinen stories so it goes a bit slow but it is soo beautiful.
-fights and guns: the fighting style is almost the same! both has incredibly amusing fight scenes that doesn’t take long and doesn’t make the story on its own. Guns also plays an important part in both of the fights of these stories.
-Jazz, Blues: They both have an extremely good OST. where Jazz and Blues is used in the right way.
-Friendship: The friendship between the characters is so beautiful to see. But this aspect is way better in Gungrave.
-Good persons but seen as bad guys: Lots of the personages are good in our point of view but in reality almost no one thinks good of the maffia or bounty hunters there.
-mysterious characters: Both main characters are kinda mysterious because they don’t talk that much. Especially in Gungraves. This brings a total different story where impressions and emotions does more than words!
-ending of an episode: This is maybe more personal but They ending of an episode is approached in the same way. But it is kinda difficult to explain (sorry).
So there is a pretty big chance if you’re a Cowboy Bebop fan you will enjoy Gungrave as well. Though I don’t think that every Gungrave fan like Cowboy Bebop read more
Character driven series that are full of interesting characters and mystery. With their fare share of fights. The main cast in both series hold mysterious pasts that led them to be together and are key elements of the plot. There is a chill and mello vibe that is felt in the portrayal of both series and they both have awesome music that really adds to the viewing experience.
Watching Gangsta Reminded me a lot of Cowboy Bebop. The main characters in both are essentially bounty hunters that are incredibly good at fighting. I also found similarities between the character Nic in Gangsta that reminded me of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop. The main difference between these shows is the time period. Cowboy Bebop is set far in the future, in a sci-fi setting while Gangsta focuses on the gang-world in a relatively modern, realistic setting. If you enjoyed Cowboy Bebop, I highly recommend you watch the first episode of Gangsta (or the other way around) as you may like it
This anime is totally kick ass! Both Spike, and Kanta are really kick ass with their jobs. One is a merc, the other is a bounty hunter? The difference is comedy! If you like action series that just totally kick ass...Watch DP.
Very similar in terms of the character roles of the main four, as well as the 'mercenaries for hire, on a spaceship' premise.
The lead, Joe, is a little like Spike; him being a quiet, charismatic, and somewhat cool young guy. His love interest, and the second crew member, Alfin, is like Faye in the sense that she's the noisiest character, as well as the only one with sex appeal. Talos is CJ's Jet - his bulky build and wisdom gained from living longer than the others making him the most mature of the team. And, completing the list, Ricky is CJ's very own Ed - him being the required kid of the team and the the one with the know-how to fix their ship. All that's missing to make CB and CJ match-up fully is a Welsh Corgi.
If you found the struggles of the Bebop crew entertaining as they tried to make money, CJ's action-packed story is sure to please, too. read more
Both are mostly episodic with a subplot forming very passively through the series. But the reason you will like both is that they have the same type of viewing experience. The nice soundtrack in Cowboy Bebop and the beautiful artwork in Mushishi really make for a lovely viewing experience. There is also the same serene mood in both series (although both can be quite exciting at times).
The people who dislike either mushishi or Cowboy bebop ussually think they're too slow or episodic. Both have vignettes that raise questions you can think about. Both are very athmospheric and have a certain vibe created by amazing art and animation and a great soundtrack.
Similar format. The show is largely episodic but has a main story that develops over time. In addition, they both have top-notch animation, sound design, editing etc. Doesn't have the "feel" of most conventional, commercial anime.
Both have a retro style look and both have stories that begins and ends in the same episode. Protagonists are alike, Ryo Saeba and Spike Spiegel are cool, a little lazy, little comic and use a gun as main weapon. Also, Ryo Saeba are more comic and perverted.
As Cowboy Bebop fan i find that City Hunter is similar to it in may ways such as :
- Both have cool aesthetic art .
- awesome soundtracks .
- goofy main character who are skillful shooters .
- each episode is different than the other which make the viewer have fun and never get board of watching it .
- the type of adventures and sense of humor is the same in both animes .
In many ways Cowboy Bebop is a lot like a Lupin III in space. Both involve dangerous missions for money, beautiful women and dashes of comedy.
Cowboy Bebop is more darker and violent than "Cagliostro" but both give you a feeling of high flying adventure!
Both share the same feeling : heroes are so cool, adventures are great, life is good. In both there is 2 male heroes, 2 good friends who share adventures : one is the coolest, the hero of ladies, the most adventurer ; the other one is the great partner, the loyal friend, always there. Both share the same spirit, heroes are outlaws, but the good guys, in one word : they are free ! So I think if you enjoyed one, you'll probably like the other one.
Cowboy Bebop earns its reputation for its combination of fighting and original character matchings, as does Code Geass. If you liked Spike, Zero takes it to a much larger scale when Spike's close range combat is bought into the scale of international war.
The strength of these shows lies in the charming and cool characteristics that the protagonist exudes. Spike from Cowboy Bebop is exhibits the chill and relaxed type of cool, while Lelouch from Code Geass shows more charisma and passion in his goals.
Also, both shows have fights in different mode, such as gun fights, mecha fights (in CB, it's space ship), and clash of ideals.
Did I mention that both are made by Sunrise?
The feelings of both shows are similar since as the story processes, more characters are taken out making it more lonely. For the most part, it reflects on their point of views and their backgrounds. Both have great action, soundtrack, animation, and development. Also similar conclusions as well. I found some character similarities, Kiritsugu=Spike, Kirei=Vicious, Rider=Jet and Kiritsugu's band has the same amount that Spike has. Trust me it's linear since each episodes focuses on the story then they show backstories and pasts, etc.
Both of these animes have those nostalgic vibes of the past that give the stories their "romantic"/ wistful feel to them. Dang, that sounded like a long shot, but I'm not far off. In any case, both of them produced similar feelings for the viewer: me.
Like Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop shares some similarities with Iria, in that it is set in world with multiple settled planets, each with their own customs, and where space travel between them is cheap and common. Kind of a cyber-punky world. Where they differ, is that Iria and Outlaw Star, definitely have a more "far out" feel in that they seem very removed from our own world, like far future, or another galaxy. Cowboy Bebop on the other hand, clearly takes place in the future of our own present world, and includes references to the Earth, and so has some elements that tie it in with our own timeline. Cowboy Bebop is a story set in our own future, whereas Outlaw Star and Iria are much more abstract, especially Iria. However, they still share some similarities. And if you liked one, you may like the other.
One interesting similarity is that both Iria and Spike and Jet are bounty hunters. Wheras in Iria that's something of a side story, as her main priority is finding out what happened with her brother, in Cowboy Bebop it's more front and center as it's how they get paid. But both stories have many similarities both in worlds and in that the main characters are bounty hunters. read more
Cowboy Bebop its like the oldest version of Bungou Stray dogs, because those have a problem with mafia organization, one problem per episode and there's a character became a mafia in the past (english s*ck)
Format is 2 seasons of episodic police/detective drama.
Bungou has a similiar, but slightly brighter noir detective aesthetic.
Similiar comedic elements interject the main story.
Excellent character development (especially Season 2 Opening Arc). This series covers themes such as redemption and regret.
Well executed fight scenes and a good pacing between backstory and progressing an overall narrative (in this way Bungou Stray Dogs might be better).
Very strange recommendation, but there's an arc in both where a character, who had previously been under a veil of mystery, had to approach their past and put things behind them, with both of these arcs including fighting an old friend over a woman. This recommendation isn't for the shows as a whole, but how these arcs parallel. They're both incredibly well-written and emotion evoking.
I assume more people have seen Bebop, so check out the Initial D franchise if you have the time.
The stories are about space adventure in the single spaceship that have a specific name presented in the title of the anime. Sometimes characters are in the complicated relationship or other way round don't care about each other. And of course both anime are created by the same studio.
Both series have dark main charachters that you can't help but root for. They both live in futuristic societies, and are both really enjoyable to watch.
One other similarity would be that in the English Dub Gokuu and Spike have the same voice actor.
Because of that, Midnight Eye: Gokuu made me feel like I was watching another Cowboy Bebop episode
Two episodic soft sci-fi shows made by Sunrise. Both set in space. Both about down-on-their-luck space mercenary types getting into misadventures that rarely pay off. Similar feel and mechanical design.
this may look like a strange rec because one piece is over 800 & cowboy bebop is only 26 though they are similar because every one in the crew of both ships makes a crucial part in the story & some of one piece arcs remind me of episods in cowboy bebop
Both have jazzy soundtracks and stories that deal with ragtag group of misfits who have different goals and dark pasts that haunt them in a stylish manner.
One of the P5's cast Futaba has in common with Edward as a shout out.
Both animes follow a very likeable cast of characters whose main goal is to take down their respective enemies (Outlaws in Cowboy Bebop and Titans in Attack on Titan). The characters are each trying to overcome a terrible past and do what they can to support each other through hardships.
The first thing you may think when seeing this is, what the heck does Meme Iroiro Yume no Tabi have in common with Cowboy Bepop? Well, there are many things.
* MIYT has battles in space and land battles in some episodes, which is a main theme in Cowboy Bebop.
* These shows are both hit-or-miss. You either like them or you don't.
* Each protagonist have a good, original backstory.
* There is a lot of humor in the shows.
Both series excel in terms of atmosphere. Thematically, both explore the distinction between simply living and being alive, and emphasize that nothing really changes about individuals and the world. Both have melancholic endings and moments during which the individual may be thrown into the "void." Although vastly different, they both have appeal as human stories; Bebop is more specific by emphasizing human interactions while Texhnolyze focuses upon encapsulating humanity as a whole.
Each MC (I'm going to go with Spike and Satiama) are both laid-back and nonchalant
Villans can be quite ridiculous and outrageous, which I find to be a nice plus
The series themselves are episodic, but are excellent comedies
Both anime are VERY different story wise but both have a great cast of unique characters. So if you watch anime for good characters I highly recommend. (Sorry this is my first recommendation and I don't really have much to say ._.)
Akito the Exiled and Cowboy Bebop feature Sci Fi elements in a futuristic environment where an MC in both shows have a dark past to overcome before moving on. Not to mention the main cast is similar too as well as the antagonist. Both have jazzy soundtrack produced by none other than the all time great Yoko Kanno and feature badass action sequences. Another note is that both series are produced by Sunrise.
This is really somewhat of a jump.
But cowboy bebop and bartender are heavily themed around one´s past, what makes us being what we are? what have made us to reach to this point in life? and so on.
Cowboy bebop is of course far more action packed and one can see cowboy bebop without really being into the cowboy bebop´s depths of human psychology.
Bartender has no action at and is all about the characters.
And they are both somewhat episodic, of course bartender being more episodic than cowboy bebop.
I know this is a weird rec. While they're vastly different in terms of tone, setting, etc, the main characters go on similar situations. The main group tries to go on different tasks (bounties in Cowboy Bebop and quests in Konosuba) to get some reward money to pay for their needs. However, despite being successful in those tasks, they unfortunately lose their reward money due to stuff like repairing damages. As a result, they have to do another task all over again. The group also consists of the MC, who's the only sane person among them, the childish 13 year-old girl and the team pet whom the 13 year old is very close to. read more
Both are Space Operas and dip into the Space Western genres. They lack many similarities in plot and characters (except for a rather uncanny similarity between Harlock and Vicious, appearance-wise, right down to the creepy bird) but through genre alone they are quite related and both have themes of 'space'='freedom'. Harlock is also one of the forerunners of Space Opera anime in general, so any fan of Bebop should see where the influences came from, and any fan of Harlock couldn't do wrong with what's been called one of the best anime ever made EVER.
Both anime came out in a similar time period (late 90's-early 2000's), and have similar animation. Cowboy Bebop and Mezzo Forte are action-packed anime with bounty hunters and have a well done presented relationships with the main cast of characters. The main characters in both series are very enjoyable and memorable. While Mezzo Forte is listed as a hentai, the edited version is safe to watch. I recommended checking the edited version out if you don't like sex scenes. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Both mix very good music with some very stylish action sequences. Both are episodic and don't really have an interconnecting story, and both were dubbed amazingly well.
As each episode tells its own story, some of them can be quite emotional, and some can be better than others.
But they both have graphic content, have elements that are targeted towards Americans, and are fun to watch now and then.
009 has more of a 007 approach to the stories, as many of the episodes reference the Cold War, deal with multiple countries, and feel a bit old fashioned. It also has a lower episode count, which could hamper the mileage of enjoyment
Cowboy Bebop has qualities that place it in the traditional sci-fi genre, making it easy to enjoy no matter how many times one watches it. It also has self-contained character stories, but they're anything but innovative. Unlike 009, Cowboy Bebop also has an abundance of insert songs which makes it's overall musical score stand out more.  read more
While they may not seem very similiar on the surface, both Eureka Seven and Cowboy Bebop share a common love of 'western' pop culture. Everyone from John Coltrane to the Beastie Boys is either name-dropped or referenced in both series, while character's designs referernce famous characters from English-language film. Both drink deeply from American and British pop culture and have great music too.
This was one of the first anime i watched. It can be a little confusing, especially if you don't watch it in order. But once i had gotten through the entire series it had easily set itself on the anime throne if not within reaching distance.
Both are (mostly) set in space, have great music, and have a beautiful, seductive woman with that certain awesome hairstyle (Faye/Layla) who develops feelings for the male protagonist (Spike/Oji) even though he's already taken.
Gritty, mature, fantastic anime with overall the same style.
The characters and their relationships are similar to the extreme: the male protagonist (Spike/Saiga) is an apathetic and unemotional man who has a special eye and needs to closely touch death in order to feel alive, and who is not interested in the sexy, dangerous gunslinger girl who has a crush on him (Faye/Ginza), but only cares about the woman he loves (Julia/Kagura). The main villains (Vicious/Suitengu) are also alike, as they're both cruel, white-haired men who want the protagonist's woman for themselves, and who have a carillon in their background story.
Even though Speed Grapher is not as raffinate as Cowboy Bebop, both anime have a fair amount of action, violence, sci-fi, sex, and drama. read more
They both have young protagonists who try to find someone that they love for their own purpose. They both have pretty much the same feel but except Full Moon is for children. Cowboy Bebop is for older teens and maybe older preteens (10 and up).
One is considered an All time Great while the other may be an anime that has received mixed reviews.
They both have a very strong plot with large voids that create questions and character to the animation. Trinity Blood doesn't quite have as strong of character development or character magnetism, but still have great development mechanism, and leaves plenty to the imagination.
Overall plot is different, one is an outlaw/bounty hunter model, where the other is "government agent" style approach. Both leave you wanting more.
A grand story filled with madness, memorable characters, humor and story arcs many anime have copied. If you're looking for a little escapism give this one a shot. The dubbed version is pretty good too.
Although Rurouni Kenshin - Tsuiokuhen doesn't have as many episodes and therefor not the same level of development it's plot is comparable to the underlying plot of Cowboy Bebop. There is the same sort of melancholy beneath the exterior of the protagonist and the fight scenes are on par with Cowboy Bebop. Also the Rurouni Kenshin series (Shishio arc) is something that I believe people who liked Cowboy Bebop would like. However there aren't many series that can compete with Cowboy Bebop in quality so don't go in expecting another CB.
In both series, the main characters take on dangerous jobs/missions as a bounty hunter or "Getbacker" in hopes that their hard work would finally free them from their poverty and grumblings about having no money. Despite being very successful at what they do and completing their jobs, money still manages to elude them and onto the next job they go.
It is a really great time with great animation and an even better score. The dubbed version is spot on with the casting just like Bebop. The bounty hunter aspect is utilized in a fun and fresh way, it is definitely more upbeat. The side characters develop amazingly that I for one could have used more of, but for 26 eps the resolve and path to get there are highly recommended from this lover of all that is Anime.
Let me be clear, in terms of story, characters, tone, and morals, these two have practically nothing in common. The reason i still make this recommendation is because both are anime that revolve around music. In Cowboy Bebop, the OST is incredible and highly composed of jazz, the names of the episodes are references to actual songs and artists, and the characters themselves are like jazz, by which i mean that they're cool, unpredictable, and move with a certain flow. In RahXephon the OST is also great though in this case composed of mostly classical, the concept is somewhat the idea of music changing the world, and music is constantly used as metaphor. read more
The strength of these shows lies in the charming and cool characteristics that the protagonist exudes. Spike from Cowboy Bebop is exhibits the chill and relaxed type of cool, while Lelouch from Code Geass shows more charisma and passion in his goals.
Also, both shows have fights in different mode, such as gun fights, mecha fights (in CB, it's space ship), and clash of ideals.
Both anime are praised for its epic ending, even from haters.
Did I mention that both are made by Sunrise?
Both Devil May Cry & Cowboy Bebop have characters that are very similar. The heros of the stories, Dante - Spike. The older level headed gentleman, Morrison - Jet. The tough-as-nail female character Lady - Faye. And the precocious little girl Patty - Edward. And just like Cowboy Bebop where the characters of Spike & Faye are sometimes partners and sometimes they are also in competition against each other. The same is true with the characters of Dante & Lady
Same sci-fi effects and close fighting. Not similar artwork, but Cowboy Bebop always reminded me of Figure 17 or vice versa everytime I watched both of them. Except Cowboy Bebop takes place in outer space while Figure 17 mainly took place on Earth with aliens invading their homes. They both have something that teaches you something enthusing, and similar feel. Also, unique episodes, titles, and rare storylines.
Both names that come up when people mention must-see anime classics. Compelling post-apocalyptic sci-fi settings that blend episodic plots with brilliant character development. In the whole, they form a story about human connection and the importance of embracing the world that you live in.
If you thought Blue Submarine was cool for it's use of jazz music during action sequences, you'll enjoy Bebop's fight and flight scenes. However, I cannot recommend Blue Sub to fans of Bebop, because Bebop's soundtrack is far superior and overall Blue Sub will disappoint in this department.
Both are about bounty hunters and incorporate lots of jazz music. Bebop is in a futuristic setting while Golgo 13 is more or less the present. They are both episodic being that pretty much every episode is about chasing a new bounty instead of having an overall storyline.
“Cowboy Bebop” and “Seihou Tenshi Angel Links” are science fiction action series surrounding an odd crew operating a space ship that adventures to random places in the galaxy. On these adventures, the cast of characters get into shenanigans that lead them into awkward situations and, of course, trouble.
These two shows both start off relatively lighthearted and comedic in nature, but become more serious and darker in tone as they progress towards their conclusions. Furthermore, these two anime dance around the subject of romance regarding the main characters but it is never the direct focus of the show.