Total Recommendations: 10
These two mangas have a more realistic and dark approach of the tropes, with which we are already familiar. The characters are complex and are actually developing throughout the story - not only the mcs but also the secondary characters. They are not perfect porcelain dolls and feel real. They, just like real people are ignorant, make mistakes, have mental scars and each have different problems in their private life.
These two mangas are on the darker than most shoujo, because of their more realistic and dark approach of tropes, making them seem as if they're josei mangas. The MCs are kind teenage girls, who meet and fall for a classmate, who are full of problems. As the mc gets familiar with the boy, their lives change as they get involved with people or conflicts, acquainted with the boy. What also distinguishes these two series from others of this genre are the complex and developing characters, not only the mcs, but also the side characters
These two mangas are on the darker than most shoujo, because of their more realistic and dark approach of tropes, making them seem as if they're josei mangas. The MCs have conflicts in their families, making them unlikable at first, untill we slowly learn about them piece by piece
Both mangas are set in the period of the French Revolution and are with interesting characters, who in one way or another are involved in the revolution, and there is a similar dark and gloomy atmousphere, which depicts the lives of the third class.
Both animes Pne of the mc in both animes is a japanese innocent and good guy, who goes overseas and gets involved into the world of violence and gangs. Both of them builds a strong connection with a person from that alien to them enviroument, which changes their own reality forever. In both shows there is good action, animation and both give off a similar feel, though Black Lagoon is more action oriented and consists of mini arcs,while Banana Fish follows one story arc.
- Both are historical mangas, which actually care about ACTUAL history with ACTUAL people (f.e. Pushkin, Tsar Nicholas I ,Charles-Henri Sanson, Marie Antoinette etc.) - Both mangas have a realistic approach on history (no fairies and dragons) - Not only are they actually true to their periods, but they also are inspired or include classic literature - Both mangas have two main characters - a man and a woman - The French Revolustion have impact in both mangas, thought its less in Bronze no Tenshi because it is setted in Russia - They are set in similar time period, even thought Innocent is set before the French Revolution, while Bronze no Tenshi after. - Even thought they are aimed toward different audiences with Innocent being a seinen and Bronze no Tenshi a josei, they can be enjoed by anyone with an interest in history
Both have a strong main warrior character, taking care of a young boy and protecting it from people,wanting to catch/murder it, developing parent-kid relationship. Both have amazing art and animation and good plot
These shows are both shoujos with vampires. Both have a weak mc with male vampire interests. Overall, vk has a better plot and tries to be somehing more than to just satisfy machochistic fujoshi fetishes. Vk is still not a good show, but it's 10 times better
Both have something to do with the mafia, set outside Japan, have dark atmosphere