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Total Recommendations: 64

If you liked
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression
...then you might like
Zetman

Grim an gritty future. Warped, wicked wealthy folk considering lower classes as disposable entertainment, genetic engineering, bioengineering, monstrous violence and violent monsters. Mardock Scramble is more sexually explicit but it is there in Zetman as well.

If you liked
Interlude
...then you might like
Steins;Gate

Shifting realities, trying to save someone you care about . . . Interlude is a 3 ep ova. Too bad because it could have been something quite good given time to evolve. As roriconfan said in his review of Interlude, it was original in its day but has been eclipsed by better titles. Still, if you are hungry for this type of theme, it is an o.k. watch.

If you liked
Violence Jack: Harlem Bomber-hen
...then you might like
Tokyo Tribe 2

Gangs, depravity, blood splatter, flying body parts, sex, a strange form a justice, giant economy size characters - just change the names and places. Violence Jack is a mid-80's Mad Max style post Apocalypse world where crazed, barbaric bike gangs rule the day bombing, blasting, shooting, raping, killing, killing, raping, and training sex slaves . . . until they meet up with the enigmatic giant demon thing, Violence Jack, who dispenses gory, blood splattered justice. Tokyo Tribe 2 is much the same only it is set in modern Tokyo and benefits from better character development but then it is a series and VJ a set of 3 OVA's. If you liked or were intrigued by one, you may well be interested in the other.

If you liked
Black Lagoon
...then you might like
Tokyo Tribe 2

Anti-heroes living on the wrong side of the law. War and competition between gangs and lots and lots of action and violence.

If you liked
Tokyo Tribe 2
...then you might like
Golgo 13 (TV)

Golgo 13 has a very different pace than Tokyo Tribe 2 but it is still about one very GAR Mother F...... living on the wrong side of the law.

If you liked
Speed Grapher
...then you might like
Tokyo Tribe 2

Speed Grapher doesn't involve gangs per se but there are a lot of underhanded people grasping for power and money. They are both violent and twisted in the same direction.

If you liked
Gungrave
...then you might like
Tokyo Tribe 2

Anti-heroes living on the wrong side of the law. War and competition between gangs and lots and lots of action and violence.

If you liked
Tokyo Tribe 2
...then you might like
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Anti-heroes living on the wrong side of the law. Competition between gangs and lots and lots of action and violence.

If you liked
Tokyo Tribe 2
...then you might like
Sengoku Basara

Both are about different groups with GAR, charismatic leaders trying to seize control of a given area. Lots of violence (more sex in Tokyo Tribe 2) and crazy, over the top fight scenes. No real difference other than one is set in modern Tokyo and the other in late 16th century Japan. (Sengoku Basara is a bit lighter and slightly less twisted.)

If you liked
Tokyo Tribe 2
...then you might like
Baccano!

Anti-heroes living on the wrong side of the law. War and competition between gangs and lots and lots of action and violence. There is a supernatural aspect in Baccano! you won't find in Tokyo Tribe 2 as well as more comedy.

If you liked
Afro Samurai
...then you might like
Tokyo Tribe 2

Gory action, power and revenge, hip-hop/rap soundtrack.

If you liked
Kaze wo Mita Shounen
...then you might like
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Similar alternate world time line involving technology, weapons, and a despotic dictator. Both feel like they are set somewhere just prior to WWII and have a bit of a "steampunk" feel. There is even a parallel with the young boy with special powers others want to use. Both are excellent.

If you liked
Hotaru no Haka
...then you might like
Kaze wo Mita Shounen

Children coping with the ravages of war. Grave of the Fireflies is decidedly more realistic but The Boy Who Saw the Wind isn't total fantasy in its depiction of events and emotions. Both are excellent.

If you liked
Kaze wo Mita Shounen
...then you might like
Hadashi no Gen

Children coping with the ravages of war. Hadashi no Gen is decidedly more realistic but The Boy Who Saw the Wind isn't total fantasy in its depiction of events and emotions. Both are excellent.

If you liked
Last Exile
...then you might like
Kaze wo Mita Shounen

Similar alternate world time line involving technology and weapons including airships and open cockpit planes and despotic dictator. TBWStW also has a bit of a "steampunk" feel to it whereas Last Exile is decidedly such. Despite the fantasy aspect of "special powers" The Boy Who Saw the Wind is possibly a bit more realistic than Last Exile. Both are excellent.

If you liked
Mirai Shounen Conan
...then you might like
Kaze wo Mita Shounen

Similar world feel and involving technology and weapons and a despotic dictator.. TBWStW feels like it is somewhere just prior to WWII and a bit of "steampunk" feel but Conan's recovering post apocalyptic world also has a touch of "steampunk." Despite the fantasy aspect of "special powers" The Boy Who Saw the Wind is possibly a bit more realistic than Mirai Shounen Conan. Both are excellent

If you liked
Kurenai no Buta
...then you might like
Kaze wo Mita Shounen

Similar alternate world time line involving technology and weapons including open cockpit planes. Neither are really "steampunk" but have a bit of that feel about them. Porco Rosso is far more lighthearted than The Boy Who Saw the Wind but still touches on the pain caused by war, Porco more from a veteran's standpoint and TBWStW from that of an child caught up in it. Both can be enjoyed as fun and fanciful but both touch on some deeper stuff if you want to go there. Both are excellent.

If you liked
Kaze wo Mita Shounen
...then you might like
Ushiro no Shoumen Daare

Children coping with the ravages of war. Ushiro no Shoumen Daare is decidedly more realistic but The Boy Who Saw the Wind isn't total fantasy in its depiction of events and emotions. Both are excellent.

If you liked
Kaze wo Mita Shounen
...then you might like
Romeo no Aoi Sora

It's not so much about the similarity of story line or characters as it is a commonality of look and feel. I really think if you like Romeo no Aoi Sora you will enjoy the time you spend on the movie The Boy Who Saw the Wind.

If you liked
Kaze wo Mita Shounen
...then you might like
Taiyou no Ko Esteban

It's not so much about the similarity of story line or characters as it is a commonality of look and feel. I really think if you like Romeo no Mysterious Cities of Gold you will enjoy the time you spend on the movie The Boy Who Saw the Wind.

If you liked
Kaze wo Mita Shounen
...then you might like
Taiyou no Ouji: Horus no Daibouken

It's not so much about the similarity of story line or characters as it is a commonality of look and feel. I really think if you like The Little Norse Prince you will enjoy the time you spend on the movie The Boy Who Saw the Wind.

If you liked
Kaze wo Mita Shounen
...then you might like
Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri

It's not so much about the similarity of story line or characters as it is a commonality of look and feel. I really think if you like 3000 Leagues In Search of Mother (aka Marco, From the Apennines to the Andes) you will enjoy the time you spend on the movie The Boy Who Saw the Wind.

If you liked
Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi
...then you might like
Futatsu no Kurumi

Futatsu no Kurumi - Children facing the devastation, death, and loss as a result of USA firebombing Tokyo during WWII.

If you liked
Ushiro no Shoumen Daare
...then you might like
Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi

Ushiro no Shoumen Daare - Children facing the devastation, death, and loss as a result of USA firebombing Tokyo during WWII.

If you liked
Hadashi no Gen
...then you might like
Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi

Hadashi no Gen & Hadashi no Gen 2 - Children facing the horror, devastation, death and loss resulting from an atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

If you liked
Yomigaeru Sora: Rescue Wings
...then you might like
Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi

This one is a look at tragedy and disaster from the perspective of the helicopter pilots and rescue teams of the Japanese National Defense Force.

If you liked
Taiyou no Mokushiroku: A Spirit of the Sun
...then you might like
Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi

Children dealing with the devastation, death and loss resulting from the 1995 Kobe earthquake.

If you liked
Yomigaeru Sora: Rescue Wings
...then you might like
Taiyou no Mokushiroku: A Spirit of the Sun

This one is a pretty realistic look at tragedy and disaster from the perspective of the helicopter pilots and rescue teams of the Japanese National Defense Force.

If you liked
Zettai Shounen
...then you might like
Haibane Renmei

Zettai Shounen has a slow, melancholy pace, unexplained or slowly explained phenomenon, and mystery with some connection to an unclear past. I'm not crazy about the character art but gets the job done but the background art combined with minimal dialogue and a natural sound track that includes bird songs and insect noises works very well. The summer arc conveys the slow, heavy, hot, sun bleached, dusty feel of August and the winter arc the quiet chill of winter as the story oozes forward. Not for every one but worth a look if you enjoy the mystic.

If you liked
Last Exile
...then you might like
Fractale

A steampunk mix of technologies, airships, determined youngsters getting involved with the crew of an paramilitary airship, a charismatic airship captain. Although similar, they are not "alike." Still, if you enjoy one, you are likely to enjoy the other.

If you liked
Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven
...then you might like
Fractale

A youthful romance develops on a rebel airship with an eccentric crew and a charismatic captain. Although similar, they are not "alike." Still, if you enjoy one, you are likely to enjoy the other.

If you liked
Golgo 13 (TV)
...then you might like
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Phantom ~ Requiem For the Phantom is fanciful than Golgo 13, but both delve into the world of elite assassins. If you liked one, you may well want to consider the other.

If you liked
Kikou Ryohei Mellowlink
...then you might like
Golgo 13 (TV)

Golgo 13 is realistic in its setting and Mellowlink that of a sci-fi future. Golgo 13 is a mysterious, high paid assassin and Mellowlink simply a soldier out for revenge. None the less, the characters share an intense determination, superior physical reflexes, weapon skills, and tactics. Gritty is a word used by other reviewers for both and I agree. Mellowlink dates from the late '80's and although Golgo 13 series from 2008, both offer crisp animation without a a bunch of CG glitz. If you liked one, do consider the other.

If you liked
Gallery Fake
...then you might like
Master Keaton

A very skilled and well educated Japanese man solves mysteries around the world. Another contemporary setting but the look and feel is a bit different. If you are looking for something more mature and thoughtful take a look at Gallery Fake.

If you liked
Gallery Fake
...then you might like
Yuugo: Koushounin

A Japanese man, very well educated and skilled in the art of rectifying issues between individual as well asfactions travels the worlds trouble spots solving mysteries and calming explosive situations. Another contemporary setting but the look and feel is a bit different. If you are looking for something more mature and thoughtful take a look at Yugo the Negotiator.

If you liked
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari
...then you might like
Waga Seishun no Arcadia

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie)
...then you might like
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari
...then you might like
Gun Frontier

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari
...then you might like
Herlock Saga: Nibelung no Yubiwa

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Interstella5555: The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
...then you might like
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari
...then you might like
Queen Emeraldas

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey
...then you might like
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari
...then you might like
The Cockpit

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Blue Gender
...then you might like
Freedom

People living on the moon because the Earth has become uninhabitable and a relationship between a boy from Earth and a girl from the moon. The moon is ruled by a totalitarian government that restricts information and individual freedom.

If you liked
Zipang
...then you might like
Flag

The two anime do share a critical and fairly realistic look at military personnel, tactics and the geopolitics behind it all. There is no mecha in Zipang and, thanks to a glitch in the space-time continuum, it takes place at a critical point in WWII rather than the present. If you enjoy thoughtful anime, and military themes, I recommend both Flag and Zipang.

If you liked
eX-Driver
...then you might like
Wangan Midnight

The focus is on hot cars rather than hot women. Still, if you love cars, check this one out.

If you liked
El Cazador de la Bruja
...then you might like
Wellber no Monogatari: Sisters of Wellber

Different setting, look and feel but still two female characters on the run, one very world wise and handy in a fight and the other learning quickly about the world.

If you liked
Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey
...then you might like
Cosmo Warrior Zero

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.

If you liked
Chikyuu Bouei Kigyou Dai-Guard
...then you might like
Salaryman Kintarou

O.K. Salaryman Kintarou has absolutely nothing to do with mecha but, like Dai-Guard, is is a fun peek into Japanese corporate culture. The main character's nonconformity shakes things up and gets things accomplished. It's a fun show.

If you liked
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
...then you might like
Lodoss-tou Senki

Not as grim as Berserk but classic Sword and Sorcery none the less.

If you liked
Beck
...then you might like
Skip Beat!

A young girl ends up involved in the world of the pop idol while dealing with a despicable boyfriend.

If you liked
Beck
...then you might like
Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution

Major characters involved in popular band but it drifts more to the super natural than to the music scene.

If you liked
Grappler Baki (TV)
...then you might like
One Pound Gospel

Martial Arts, specifically boxing. Different look and feel but more training to be the best.

If you liked
Uchuu no Senshi
...then you might like
Soukou Kihei Votoms

Based on Robert A. Heinlein's "Starship Troopers." Old school military in space.

If you liked
RahXephon
...then you might like
Argento Soma

Mecha style and alien invaders similar in some respects to Eva and RahXephon.

If you liked
Area 88 (TV)
...then you might like
The Cockpit

A three part military anthology, two of which are aviation in nature and all with a WWII focus with a classic Leiji Matsumoto look and feel.

If you liked
Area 88 (TV)
...then you might like
The Sky Crawlers

Another excellent angsty military aviation series but this time set in an alternative world with a WWII feel to it.

If you liked
Sayonara Ginga Tetsudou 999: Andromeda Shuuchakueki
...then you might like
Waga Seishun no Arcadia

Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series. Also by Matsumoto: Arcadia of My Youth Cosmo Warrior Zero Galaxy Express 999 Galaxy Railways Gun Frontier Harlock Saga Interstella 555 Queen Emeraldas Queen Millennia Space Pirate Captain Harlock Space Symphony Maetel The Cockpit Uchuu Senkan Yamato Yamato you Eien ni

If you liked
Armitage III
...then you might like
009-1

Different look and feel but there is a female enhanced with cyborg-like technology. Expresses exceptional strength, speed and agility. Some romance.

If you liked
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex
...then you might like
009-1

Different look and feel but there is a female enhanced with cyborg-like technology. Expresses exceptional strength, speed and agility.

If you liked
Gunnm
...then you might like
009-1

Different look and feel but there is a female enhanced with cyborg-like technology. Expresses exceptional strength, speed and agility.

If you liked
Solty Rei
...then you might like
009-1

Different look and feel but there is a female enhanced with cyborg-like technology. Expresses exceptional strength, speed and agility.

If you liked
Senjou no Valkyria
...then you might like
So Ra No Wo To

Both are alternate realities with a European WWI or WWII kind of feel mixed in with a little super technology. Valkyria Chronicles is a bit more conventional in its relationships whereas Sora no Woto hints at Shoujo-ai (girl/girl love) but never really goes there. Both are beautifully animated.

If you liked
Cluster Edge
...then you might like
07-Ghost

If you like 7-Ghosts, Allison & Lillia, Chrono Crusade, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kino's Journey, Kuroshitsuji, Pumpkin Scissors,Trinity Blood, or Valkyria Chronicles, you may well enjoy Cluster Edge as it is set in similar kind of alternate world and deals with questions about war, religion, spirituality, and what constitutes humanity