CAN BE ANYTHING
anime inspired by other anime characters.
comics copied from anime characters .
unrelated movies which copies off other anime stories.
Unrelated games inspired by anime characters.
Geez, that Hitsugaiya is a straight knock off of the other dude. Similar hair, similar looking dragons.
I'll contribute one and list Sasuke Uchiha as pretty blatant copy of Kirupika and Killua from Hunter x Hunter. Similarities:
- Magic eyes
- Coming from a wiped out clan
- Seeking revenge on those who wiped out his clan
- Intense animosity towards his older brother
- Lightning based powers
Those things are Sasuke. Those are like his defining traits. You take away the stuff that wasn't in Hunter x Hunter first and it's not even the same character anymore.
Can't think of an origin. It could be Dragon Ball, Goku and Bulma. It's a popular trope that appeals to heavy male demographics. Who wouldn't want a cute girl fighting by your side?
Campione and Strike the Blood are pretty similar.
Nice write up! I haven't seen Hunter x Hunter, and I was amazed at the similarities. For Hokuto Shin Ken, I'm not familiar with the series, but I will check it out. I'm really curious about the series. I did remember Allen Walker and Sasha on Bigz007's Totally look alike anime characters thread or was it another thread.
Another thing I notice: D. Gray-Man and Bleach's Akuma and Hollows share common evolutionary traits. As Akuma and Hollows evolve, they become more humanoid, powerful, and smarter.
I forgot to put down the Fairy Tail and Buster Keel Similarities and Differences blog. The two series have very strong similarities. I remember when folks said Fairy Tail is a rip off of One Piece. I do see the similarities. I usually get shock and awe when I inform folks about Buster Keel. It's such an obscure manga series.
Where do we start?
@takashichea: Add 666 Satan (Ruby Crescent and Jio Freed) to that list
Yammy and Ulquiorra are Nappa & Vegeta, they appear the in similar circumstances, do similar stuff (Like killing a bunch of people) fight the second stringers and then fight the protagonist, the difference is that Ichigo sucks balls
Abel Nightroad and Vash the Stampede are the same character, one is a Vampire of Vampires the other is a Plant Man, both are idiotically pacifists
Put the Kamen Rider franchise side to side with Doctor Who and prepare to be amazed