This thread is yet another way for me to discover some new anime series. You can compare 1 series to another for as long as you can pull it off. You can even compare 1 series to multiple series of the same type. Format for comparison is up to you.
This may also not be limited only to a series comparison. You can pull off an anime character comparison, say Luffy (One Piece) VS Goku (Dragon Ball) in an eat-all-you-can contest. Who wins?
Why him and not the other, something like that…
Guys, let’s “TRY” to be objective and avoid bashing other series and/or characters.
Here’s mine (based on the two most recent series I’ve watched):
Tohai Densetu Akagi (TDA) VS Legendary Gambler Tetsuya (LGT)
Theme: Both Mahjong-inspired
Setting: Post-World War 2, where Japan is in a recovery stage post-war
Protagonist: Akagi is on a GOD mode level while Kid Tetsu is on a normal human genius mode
Character Development: There was very minimal in TDA (IMO only in the first few episodes) while all throughout LGT’s series, development of Kid Tetsu is shown
Side Stories: TDA is rival-intensive while LGT is comrade-intensive
Violence: Death in gambling is more depicted in TDA as opposed to LGT wherein there were only some occasional beatings are shown
Psychological Thriller/Suspense: TDA has more of this element as compared to LGT, this may be due on how the mahjong game is being shown on each episode
OVERALL: TDA < LGT
Other comparisons I have in mind, any takers?
Death Note VS Monster
Slam Dunk VS Dear Boys
GTO VS Gokusen
Higurashi VS Umineko