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Blue Gender

Blue Gender

In the early 21st century, the emergence of an incurable condition known as B-cell growth led some of the affected to become "Sleepers" - people put under stasis until a cure could be found. Yuji Kaido is one such Sleeper who awakens, several decades later, to a horrifying new reality. Giant bugs known as Blue have invaded the Earth, eating everything - and everyone - in sight. Now, all Yuji can do is escape from the city with the ones who saved him from his inevitable death, and make their way towards Second Earth: mankind's new home in space.

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databurn databurn says...

Both of these series, Berserk and Blue Gender, are very action packed but at the same time have a substantial storyline to back up the action scenes. These are great series and anyone who liked Berserk would definetly like Blue Gender...

TheBurningCrow TheBurningCrow says...

I know this might seem like a weird parallel, but Berserk was the only other series I could think of that was as violent and gorey as Blue Gender, and vice-versa. The overuse of gore in killing the aliens in Blue Gender is much like all the blood and whatnot from Berserk. The other thing that is true is the strong plot that each series has. Different plot, but both excel and excellent character development and a great progressive storyline. These are 2 of my favorite series of all time! ^_^ watch them!!

evan1979 evan1979 says...

im not quite sure why, but i got the same feeling when watching both berserk and blue gender. both were darker for sure but i think it was more how i just couldnt stop watching either, partially out of concern for the characters. berserk was noticably better but i think if you enjoyed one then the others a safe bet.

Drasticc Drasticc says...

WAR! What do you do the chips are down and battle is upon the horizon?  Man-up! If like gore, fighting, military structure, then this is an obvious choice.  Both has adult themes, plot, and plent of bloodshed to go around.

Proeliator Proeliator says...

I agree that both of these animes are action packed, but what really makes them akin is the atmosphere created by the show as a whole. All the while when watching you'll be left with this persistent forboding feeling that some is just about to go awry... and it often does, in unexpected ways. Both are wonderful animes that will really leave you pulling for the protaganists.

X TV

X TV

Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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TheBurningCrow TheBurningCrow says...

The feeling you get at the end of X TV is the same that you would get with Berserk. I won't ruin it for you though. Just watch both!

LanSki LanSki says...

I think this series has some of the "feel" as berserk does when you watch it. And you get attached to the characters and each episode leaves you wanting more. If you haven't seen this anime yet I think you should either download it or buy the DVD. It's one of my top 10 favorite animes of all time.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Both show are action packed drama that goes throught the whole show. You will end this anime more depressed than after the death of your beloved hamster. There's little to no comedy which makes the shows even darker. If you liked one there's a big chance that you will like the other.

ehood ehood says...

Both have a huge focus on the complex relationships between chracters and deep character development. When you watch one you get the same emotional attachment to the characters and you cry just as hard when one gets hurt. It's hard to say why these are so similar, X is more on the Shojo side while Berserk is more on the Seinen side but honestly if you liked one at least give the other a shot. If what I just said doesn't get you welll, they both have a fair bit of blood for the more twisted creature inside.

Record of Lodoss War OVA

Record of Lodoss War OVA

In an ancient time of swords and sorcery,the struggle to rule the cursed land of Lodoss rages on, spilling the blood of monsters and men. With the threat of dragons and dark powers hellbent on destroying it, the only hope for Lodoss is a young swordsman named Parn and his comrades. Armed with determinination and sheer strength, the band of friends must join the forces of kings and elves to overcome the dark sorcerer Ashram and his mistress Pirotess, as the ultimate battle of good versus evil begins!

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j0f00 j0f00 says...

Very cool series, related to Berserk in that it takes place in a fantasy world where demons and monsters are commonplace. The main character isn't as tough as Gatts, especially the way he acts in the end, but Lodoss War is worth watching if you liked Berserk

Akuma Akuma says...

If Berserk is your thing, you'd be crazy to pass up Record of Lodoss War. This incredible Medieval anime has more fantasy action than you can shake a stick at.

paladin paladin says...

record of lodoss war is similar to berserk becacusea of the fantasy war senario... at first berserk has more of a realistic approach to the series it gets more fantastic(especially if your into Berserk manga)... regardless, both deal with strategy and the struggle to defeat an overpowering evil dominating the lands. both have extremely high quality art and animation, as well as developed plot lines. they flow together, but are hardly clones of one another. if you like one, you should like the other.

LinkSword LinkSword says...

Swords. Magic. Knights. Kingdoms. Medieval. War. Creatures.

These are some of the things you'll find in common between Lodoss and Berserk.

While Berserk is darker and Lodoss relies more on the fantasy elements to tell its story, both are engrossing, epic tales that take place in an age of war between territories, in which the protagonists get involved and fight for their own ideals and goals. Fans of one will most likely devour the other.

As a curious note, Berserk's Corkus and Lodoss' Woodchuck are very similar both in personality and character design.

Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

The main reason for recommending Berserk with Afro Samurai is the spectacular fights (not talking about the all out wars). While the settings are different, the feel isn't. Especially in the last couple of episodes, Berserk carries a certain noir and obscure feel like Afro Samurai and you will certainly enjoy the flow of blood in both.

Be warned though: Afro Samurai's story is limited compared to Berserk and not very similar either.

spiegel spiegel says...

Both series follow an absolute baller who owns up anyone who steps in his way. If you like untouchables, this series is for you.

katana100 katana100 says...

They may be set in different era's and settings but both that dark action tint to the serie. Both have the deadly apathetic lead characters that once set on a path will not be stopped no matter what you put in front of them.

PeKee PeKee says...

Both are bloody/gory dark fantasies.

If you like badass swordsmen and dark story, you'll like them both.

Altough Afro samurai is way more over the top than Berserk.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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axieRRR axieRRR says...

Both series got high violent scenes, and nice fights with lots of deaths. Gore is present in thoose two series in very high levels mixed with good music and drawings.

fizrox fizrox says...

These two short stories both have supernatural plot and fighting involved. What's more, if you like brutal and violent scenes with lots of blood and sliced bodies, you will defenetely enjoy those anime.

eaper eaper says...

There series each have a very dark tone that involves a lot of actopm and bloodshed. If you like the dark nature and action of one series, you'll like the other.

PinkyIvan PinkyIvan says...

When I started watching these show I was expecting only two things. Blood and nudity. Both ended up more story/character/romace focused so I was very suprised!