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Ryner is not your typical soldier. Cursed with a mysterious, deadly power—the Alpha Stigma—he has been called a monster his entire life. His beautiful partner, Ferris, is a lethal warrior with wits as sharp as her blade. Together they search for the Hero Relics—mystical artifacts that give their owners devastating supernatural abilities—to help their king give hope to a country plagued by political corruption. When they cross arms with a pair of dangerous hunters who wield several of the ancient armaments, Ferris faces Ryner in his most volatile state. As enemies wait in the shadows and blood is spilled amidst a constant threat of mutiny, for these heroes, one move could spark a war.
The main relationship in these series are both very similar. The way the main plots play out in each series is very similar. Both series are fairly bloody and dark. Finally, each series is placed in the past, making these a good fit.
There are many similiarities between Denyuden and Berserk like both are set in past with monsters and stuff. There are character similarities as well like Sion and Griffith. Both series are not afraid to show blood and are very dark(though Denyuden does have humor in it). On top of that, both series conclude in a similar way.
Berserk is far more consistently graphic and Legend is far more political, but I can't help but see the parallels between Griffith and Sion (and their counterparts, Guts and Ryner). If you like watching an ambitious person try to climb the ranks and bring others with them, try these titles out.
Honestly, Densetsu is the friendlier, and significantly less brutal sibling of Berserk. First and foremost, Griffith and Sion are near identical to each other in almost every category: personality, mannerisms, hell, they even share similar roles in their respected plots.
Simply, same underlying themes, similar plot developments, a similiar medieval European setting, although Densetsu's setting is more fantastical and includes several references to Japan, and finally, both are, in a sense, prequels/introductions to the main plots of each respected manga/light novel.
Both 'Beserk' and 'Legend of Legendary Heroes' are set in a medieval fantasy setting.
Thematically, both are very similar. Having the two main male leads being friends with one being having a super power, and the other vying to be king and rule the kingdom.
They are filled with political intrigue, great fight sequences, romance and plot twists.
Both animes are also 'precurors' to the later light novel/manga that follow.
Beserk has a consistently dark tone, with the main male Guts being just a bad-arse punk in general. LoLH is dark, but has a lot more comedic interlude, and the main character is much more slovenly. The romance in LoLH is also much stronger (and also has harem elements).
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Both series follow an absolute baller who owns up anyone who steps in his way. If you like untouchables, this series is for you.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!