I had to come watch this one after watching vol.2. Still Good but I can tell how much better your work is getting.
Great Job! :)
I think it is ok that people think he looks like Spike, he remind me of Jubei mainly cause he uses a dental floss type thing tied to his weapon.
Overall this was really good! for an introductory animation. It only suffers from the fact enemies wait their turn to attack. :) but well done.
At the start he is sleeping... and the drawings are drawing itself? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX!!!
I would like to see more
Even before reading your comments and the reviews Spike from Cowboy Bebop popped into my mind. So there's definitely an instant recognition between the 2. How they wear their suits doesn't make the differenct, because these characters are all about attitude.
And although Mugen and Spike are also very similar I think Mugen wasn't mentioned because he's wielding a katana, and has a much more volatile personality than Spike. That puts some space between those two.
I think your character isn't lost though. You just need to show more of him. Give him more history. Show us where he comes from. Put him in an entirely different context. I would like to see how he develops, because the start looks promising.
This was well done. Have to say the main character reminds me of Spike Spiegel. Keep it up. I'm looking fwd to more animations by you.