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10 Anime Like Gangsta.

10. Michiko to Hatchin
9. Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
8. Dimension W
7. Durarara!!
6. Gungrave
5. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
4. Cowboy Bebop
3. Baccano!
2. Black Lagoon
1. 91 Days

10. Michiko to Hatchin


Synopsis – Under the unrelenting heat of the South American sun, hardened criminal Michiko Malandro breaks out of a high-security prison for the fourth time in search of a man from her past. Michiko finds a clue in the form of Hana Morenos, a young girl trapped under the fists of her abusive foster family. In her powerlessness, Hana fantasizes about the day when she is finally whisked away from her captors by her very own Prince Charming. Little does she know that her fated prince would turn out to be the buxom and husky convict who charges in atop a stolen motorbike, claiming to be her mother.

The unlikely duo chase down their dreams in the sun-drenched land of Diamandra, navigating through the cacophony of betrayal, poverty, and child exploitation rings hiding in plain sight. However, wind of Michiko’s manhunt soon reaches the ears of criminal syndicate Monstro Preto, and a storm of gang warfare begins brewing over the horizon…

Michiko to Hatchin is the story of vibrant people and their clashing agendas, and of all the unlikely human connections drawn together by one elusive man.

Similarity –Both shows are centered around the underground, crime-filled lifestyle. Both of the shows are influenced by drugs, gangs, sex, and violence which add together into the overall gritty, slummy, and bleak atmosphere. Michiko to Hatchin differs however by having a quite different approach to its story by presenting a more linear plot while Gangsta’ story line appears to be driven more by character development.

9. Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

Synopsis – It is sometime in the future, where a certain European city extends far underground, even secret, dark levels that have the key to the past. Ex-assassin Mihai has returned and is living with Kiri, who now runs a restaurant. Sword-wielding Naoto, Haine (white hair), a mysterious product of genetic engineering and his sometime partner Badou (eyepatch).

Similarity – Atmosphere and fiction as the same. In addition to Gangs and Dystopian Society
Both are seinen series with a strong action genre and a very likable pace
Both deal with weapons and badass characters who use them

8. Dimension W

Synopsis- In the near future, humans have discovered a fourth dimension, Dimension W, and a supposedly infinite source of energy within. In order to harness this profound new energy, mankind develops advanced “coils,” devices that link to and use the power of Dimension W. However, by year 2071, the New Tesla Energy corporation has monopolized the energy industry with coils, soon leading to the illegal distribution of unofficial coils that begin flooding the markets.

Kyouma Mabuchi is an ex-soldier who is wary of all coil-based technology to the extent that he still drives a gas-powered car. Kyouma is a “Collector,” individuals with the sole duty of hunting down illegal coils in exchange for money. What started out as just any other mission is turned on its head when he bumps in Mira Yurizaki, an android with a connection to the “father” of coils. When a series of strange events begin to take place, these two unlikely allies band together to uncover the mysteries of Dimension W.

Similarity – Small cast of main characters, good action, older hero. And I think its the same band for the opening song.
Despite this being futuristic, I think some of the aerial martial arts has some of the same feels.
Gangsta would not be the only anime I could use to be similar, but just for the opening song, it fits well enough.

7. Durarara!!

DurararaSynopsis – In Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.

Mikado Ryuugamine has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro’s most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

Similarity – Both anime deal with gangs, mafias, and other groups fighting over turf through crimes of violence and drug-dealing. Both also have characters with physical abilities that surpass the limits of normal humans. There’s a good amount of action and mystery in both anime plus the art styles are somewhat similar.

Also read,Durarara

6. Gungrave

Anime Like 91 Days
Synopsis – Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel, two friends so close they could be called brothers, receive an abrupt and violent reminder one fateful day of how appallingly merciless the world around them can be. Their whole lives before then were simple and easygoing, consisting largely of local brawls, seducing women, and committing petty theft to make a living and pass the time. What they failed to realize is that in this cruel world, happiness is fleeting, and change is inevitable.

Enter Millennion, the largest and most infamous mafia syndicate in the area, which accepts Brandon and Harry into their ranks and starts them at the bottom of the food chain. Harry has ambitions to ascend the ranks and one day replace Big Daddy as the supreme leader of Millennion, while Brandon only wishes to support his friend and appease Big Daddy who has taken custody of the woman Brandon loves.

Based off the third-person shooter video game under the same name, Gungrave is an epic story of friendship, betrayal, and avarice that spans the course of several years, ultimately tying back to the gripping and foreboding first episode, all the while building up to the story’s thrilling conclusion.

Similarity – Both Gungrave and Gangsta are action seinen anime themed around mafia and criminal gangs with lots of violence and gore. Both follows two close friends working together in a city that’s corrupt and lawless. Both have a very bleak and dystopian feel to them. Even the character design for two main characters of both of these anime remind of each other.

5. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker than Black Kuro no Keiyakusha
Synopsis –It has been 10 years since Heaven’s Gate appeared in South America and Hell’s Gate appeared in Japan, veiling the once familiar night sky with an oppressive skyscape. Their purposes unknown, these Gates are spaces in which the very laws of physics are ignored. With the appearance of the Gates emerged Contractors, who, in exchange for their humanity, are granted supernatural abilities.

In the Japanese city surrounding Hell’s Gate, Section 4 Chief Misaki Kirihara finds herself at odds with an infamous Contractor codenamed Hei. Called “Black Reaper” in the underground world, Hei, like his associates, undertakes missions for the mysterious and ruthless Syndicate while slowly peeling back the dark layers covering a nefarious plot that threatens the very existence of Contractors.

From the mind of Tensai Okamura comes a sci-fi thriller taking the form of a subtle exposé on a war in which political positions and justice have no sway—a war waged exclusively in the shadows.

Similarity – Two dark and austere cities. One has people who possess supernatural powers, the other inhuman abilities. But in both cases, they have to compensate for their powers and they are feared by many and admired by few. Wrapped in secrets, the cities harbor a mystery or two that are only waiting to be unveiled.

4. Cowboy Bebop


Synopsis – In the year 2071, humanity has colonized several of the planets and moons of the solar system leaving the now uninhabitable surface of planet Earth behind. The Inter Solar System Police attempts to keep peace in the galaxy, aided in part by outlaw bounty hunters, referred to as “Cowboys.” The ragtag team aboard the spaceship Bebop are two such individuals.

Mellow and carefree Spike Spiegel is balanced by his boisterous, pragmatic partner Jet Black as the pair makes a living chasing bounties and collecting rewards. Thrown off course by the addition of new members that they meet in their travels—Ein, a genetically engineered, highly intelligent Welsh Corgi; femme fatale Faye Valentine, an enigmatic trickster with memory loss; and the strange computer whiz kid Edward Wong—the crew embarks on thrilling adventures that unravel each member’s dark and mysterious past little by little.

Well-balanced with high-density action and light-hearted comedy, Cowboy Bebop is a space Western classic and an homage to the smooth and improvised music it is named after.

Similarity – Gangsta Reminded me a lot of Cowboy Bebop. The main characters in both are essentially bounty hunters that are incredibly good at fighting. I also found similarities between the character Nic in Gangsta that reminded me of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop. The main difference between these shows is the time period. Cowboy Bebop is set far in the future, in a sci-fi setting while Gangsta focuses on the gang-world in a relatively modern, realistic setting. If you enjoyed Cowboy Bebop, I highly recommend you watch the first episode of Gangsta

3. Baccano!

baccano
Synopsis – During the early 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, a war between the mafia groups is getting worse. On board the Advena Avis, in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality.

Based on the award-winning light novels of the same name, Baccano! follows several events that initially seem unrelated, both in time and place, but are part of a much bigger story—one of alchemy, survival, and immortality. Merging these events together is the kindhearted would-be thieves, Isaac and Miria, connecting various people, all of them with their own hidden ambitions and agendas, and creating lifelong bonds and consequences for everyone involved.

Similarity – Since Gangsta. deals more of the seriousness of the underworld, Baccano! is the lighter version of that and yet it still retains its action sequences and intrigue in terms of its mysteriousness in certain things. However, there is more comic relief in Baccano! than Gangsta. Both also deal with the heaviness of the characters’ pasts as well as current predicaments.

The biggest difference would be that Baccano! has more characters that take center stage which makes it a little bit more complicated as it also has a wide interval of time that’s involved.

All in a call, Baccano! is a less serious version of Gangsta.

2. Black Lagoon

Anime Like 91 Days

Synopsis – Within Thailand is Roanapur, a depraved, crime-ridden city where not even the authorities or churches are untouched by the claws of corruption. A haven for convicts and degenerates alike, the city is notorious for being the center of illegal activities and operations, often fueled by local crime syndicates.

Enter Rokurou Okajima, an average Japanese businessman who has been living a dull and monotonous life, when he finally gets his chance for a change of pace with a delivery trip to Southeast Asia. His business trip swiftly goes downhill as Rokurou is captured by a mercenary group operating in Roanapur, called Black Lagoon. The group plans to use him as a bargaining chip in negotiations which ultimately failed. Now abandoned and betrayed by his former employer, Rokurou decides to join Black Lagoon. In order to survive, he must quickly adapt to his new environment and prepare himself for the bloodshed and tribulation to come.

Similarity – Gangsta’ plunges right into business, showing the sickening circumstances and filth which existed in front of your very doorstep. Might make right and territory comes with it, the only victors are the ones equal in footing but deadlier in passion and would do whatever necessary to erase a target. Sexual lust, death, and the pleasures of killing play right into the show’s strength and it is a must watch.

‘Black Lagoon’ showcase the dominance of a woman, one who is rough around the edges and a killing machine on the field. In a chaotic city filled with the stench of corruption and constant killing, mercy is the last thing one would show. Action and killing sprees are demonstrated heavily throughout the show and one would be lucky to stay alive on a daily basis. Overall, action speaks louder than words and this series is one worth checking out for all.

Also read, Black lagoon

1. 91 Days

Synopsis – As a child living in the town of Lawless, Angelo Lagusa has witnessed a tragedy: his parents and younger brother have been mercilessly slaughtered by the Vanetti mafia family. Losing everything he holds dear, he leaves both his name and hometown behind, adopting the new identity of Avilio Bruno.

Seven years later, Avilio finally has his chance for revenge when he receives a mysterious letter prompting him to return to Lawless. Obliging, he soon encounters the Vanetti don’s son, Nero, and seeks to befriend him using the skills he has quietly honed for years.

Set during the Prohibition era, 91 Days tells the story of Avilio’s dark, bloodstained path to vengeance, as he slowly ends each of the men involved in the killing of his family.

Similarity – Both are stories concerning gangs or families. Though Gangsta has a bit of comedy in each episode, 91 days focuses more on the serious side and the revenge of Angelo Lagusa. Cheers to the unpredictable moves of our protagonist, really amazing!

Also read,91 days

Credits – MAL

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