Shin Angyo Onshi, Blade of the Immortal Recommendations
They both have 'Blade' in their English titles. Thus, I'm posting a recommendation. This is MAL. Yes.
For those interested, there ARE actual similarities between the two titles. They share the same composer, for one. Story/character-wise? A tough, roguish ADULT traveling with a much younger, much prettier female companion on a path of vengeance. There's lots of blood & death, naturally.
These introductory adaptations are gateways to the best of seinen manga. They may not impress on their incomplete lonesomes and would annoy anyone looking for a start-to-end anime-only story, but for those willing to read manga you seriously can't get much/any better. Jaw-dropping artwork is only