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Both are similar tonally. Also, the main protagonist is complicated in both series. Expect a great samurai show out of the both; they are masterpieces for those who like slow pacing and human/mature characterization.
report Recommended by SamuraiSteve
The two are a mature character driven story examining wavering moralities. Both anime employs a handful of characters to tell its story and spends its time fleshing out only a few of them. Its character focus rests primarily on the characterization and relationships of the MC and his supporting cast. Watching Onihei or Five Leaves for action would be a mistake, that doesn’t mean that both shows don’t have action scenes they have them here and there. Perhaps viewers can immerse in the atmosphere of a period piece slice-of-life. The characters are most often relaxed, lounging about, slowly smoking pipes, and speaking in easy monotones. The   read more
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Samurai-centered series set in Edo that have a cozy period atmosphere. Both are more preoccupied with characters and interactions, and the themes of sympathy towards criminals are present in both series. I would be very surprised if you liked one and disliked the other.
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