Both manga are about changing Japan. Read Sanctuary for a hardboiled crime thriller look at Japanese politics populated by the manliest men in manga, with emphasis on yakuza involvement. Read Akumetsu to see Japanese politics blown up and eviscerated by a happy-go-lucky lunatic, with emphasis on unrestrained trashy violence, involving at one point a wheelchair kitted out with knives goring a politician to death.
Politics, corruption... Japan needs to change. Both manga focus on such an equation where the protagonists attempt to make a stand against the corruption of Japan and change it for the better. Sanctuary differs being an intense crime thriller, where two brothers make use of their superior intelligence to topple both the political and criminal battlefield. While Akumetsu has a complete maniac tearing up the world and showcasing his twisted love of violence and brutality. Overall, both manga are some of the manliest stories in existence that will ensure to appeal to anyone who enjoys stories with characters attempting to enact a drastic change on the world. read more
1.Both of them have characters which have the ultimate aim of changing the state of Japan
2.Both of them have characters who are willing to do things the dirty way so that the "Ends will justify the means."
Both involve one person "chasing" another person for their crimes and corruption. This is seen throughout Death Note and is only seen in the second half of Sanctuary.
Both also involve highly intelligent and manipulative characters - with interesting points of view that make you wonder if these characters are really evil at all.
Similar premise. Both have childhood friends who went to different fields in order to change society. One became a yakuza while the other worked for the government/authorities. The two friends are still in communication but they hide their relationship from public to avoid suspicion.
Except for similar art and setting, both of these manga feature specific kind of character growth - becoming more influential in yakuza society. If you liked Hojo side of Sanctuary story, and how he advanced trough the ranks you might like Heat which is about young ambitious yakuza starting to get more attention and influence.
Both the manga show the rise of young men who using power, cunning and influence reach the top.
Sanctuary is fiction and politics. Masamune is a non-fiction biographical tale of a great warlord involving politics and war.
Banana Fish and Sanctuary are both political thrillers where you just can't turn the pages fast enough! Banana Fish deals with mafia and inner city gang politics in America while Sanctuary deals with the Japanese Diet and Yakuza in Japan. Both series are page turners as words and simple expressions are just as engrossing as gun fights. In addition, both series have two males whose relationship to each other could best be described as "bromantic" or "heterosexual life partners". If you liked one, you should check out the other.
Both of them are dark, violent, action-packed, and contain sexual imagery. They both fit within the seinen demographic and are definitely similar, even as one is a political thriller (Sanctuary) and another is a science-fiction manga (Gantz).
Both these manga series are testosterone filled, action packed stories that massage the primal male ego. They are attempts at trying to break down the cultural norms of what a male is asked to follow and build upon the primal, animalistic nature of males in the animal kingdom with a human touch. Sex, drugs, murder, rape, deception, trust, betrayal and family are ominpresent, important themes that surround and affect the main characters.
Both have a dark and gritty tokyo city 90's underworld/crime style to it. Both show that justice doesn't always follow the law. Both are masterpieces, but Sanctuary has a more coherent story that follows the main characters, while Jiraishin is more slice of life and episodic in nature.
Both mangas are high-adrenaline thrillers with a touch of mystery. In a world where rebellion against societal norms can get you killed, the main characters are pitted against greedy and corrupt enemies with terrifying political and economic power. Colorful characters, masterful cliffhangers, and powerful stories make these two mangas a Japanese thriller must.
Both are seinen titles about a politics and changing the face of said politics. Sanctuary is more of a hard boiled story with the Yakuza heavily involved in the story. Where Eagle is more of a drama and features more politics.