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In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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Although there is less storyline development in Claymore (not to say there is no development, however), if you enjoyed the hack 'n slash swordplay in Blood+ you will probably like Claymore as well.


Both Claymore and Blood+ are full of demon-slaying action. Both series also have an in-depth story that keeps you wanting more. Both series have a female lead character that has a soft side but can be brutal at times.


Both Blood+ and Claymore have heroines with unique abilities, fighting and slashing demons. These girls have to fight monsters outside and inside alike, as part of them wants to join the monsters in their bloodshed. The only thing keeping them together are their friends.


Both Claymore and Blood+ are about fighting monsters that feed on human flesh, and can turn themselves into the human form. What is particularly similar in both stories is the that the leading characters are female warriors who happen to be (partly or completely) the very monsters they are fighting against.


Swords, monsters, and drama; those are the three best keywords that describe the similarity between Blood+ and Claymore. In both, the main female character wields a sword to slay monsters and protect humanity. Also, the character relationships are very alike.


Blood+ and Claymore can be looked at as basic hack-n-slash anime, in which a strong female protagonist fights fearsome demons (both inside and outside). It isn't uncommon for blood to be spilled during all of the sword fights either.

However, they can also be looked at from a storytelling point-of-view. Blood+ definitely has more of a story, but the characters have a similar dark and sad past, and have seemingly impossible goals. What separates them from each other is the story it takes to get to those goals.


If you like a strong female lead who deals out death with a sword, along with a healthy dose of demon-slaying, then Claymore and Blood+ are for you! Both series have these features in spades. The female leads both have aspects within them of the creatures they hunt, and the plots deal with how they cope in a world that doesn't fully trust them. Claymore and Blood+ both have very strong plots and instantly recognisable, visually-pleasing graphics. If you enjoy one you will surely enjoy the other.


Both Claymore and Blood+ have a dark, cold, and silent sword-wielding main female character that kills demons for revenge. Both anime have a very good plot and animation; you'll love them both!


Although set in different times, Blood+ and Claymore have a very dark and broody feel about them. The main characters in both (sword-wielding young ladies) are treated as the chosen one, but human emotion and the concept of family often gets in the way of the main character's quest. There is also the presence of governing organisations in both Claymore and Blood+ that at times appear to have their own agenda, and do not always follow the interests of the heroine.

Therefore, both heroines face a struggle between being able to remain human whilst embracing the demonic powers that will help them to be victorious . Add to this some excellent action scenes and a discovery of a hidden past and you have two excellent series that share many features but remain enjoyable in their own right.


Both have a character fighting against demons that are also part of themselves. A dark theme runs through both and the fighting involved is bloody in both. The main character of each have human companions who cannot fight as well as them or do the things they do but refuse to give up on them.


These two series revolve around female protagonists who inevitably must fight that which they are: demons. Both series do this in a way which captivates the viewer through an intriguing and unpredictable plot, stopping them from becoming your typical slash-fest. The character development also contributes to this based on the bonds & ties they unwittingly make with others and a sense of duty they must follow at risk to their own human sanity. If you found these aspects attractive in one, then undoubtedly you'll be drawn to the other like a moth to a flame. Although I will say that Clare (Claymore) is a lot more willing to fight than Saya (Blood+) which makes her story the more action based of the two.


In both of these series, the main protagonists are girls whose jobs are to slash up monsters. Both series have a similar look to it. Riku and Raki, supporting characters, even look similar. Blood+ is more emotional and has better character development and plot, but essentially they are very similar in nature.


These 2 animes are animes with loads of fancy swordplay that would be enough to keep you glued to your seat for hours! The plot is somewhat similiar where the main character fights for their survival againts monsters. Some sad sacrifices of friends here and there but overall an anime good enough for you =)


In both Blood+ and Claymore the main character is female with a nasty sword. They also are partially what thay are fighting against, (demon). If you really liked the demon slaying in one of theese animes i think you would like the other.


Both excellent action anime that revolve around vampires, and the struggle they have with themselves, and their humanity.


If you liked the fighting scenes and characters of the anime you saw, I bet you fell in love with this series as well, after all, the character's personalities are similar and the fighting scenes are excellent!!


Bothseries are about girls with special powers that can kill demons. In both series the girls are also half demon, and it is their quest to destory all the evil demons in the world. Both had a sad past, and they both are trying to seek revenge. If you'd like the first serie, you'd like the other one as well because the story of both series is pretty simmelear


If you enjoy the chiroptera in Blood+ then you will really enjoy the Yoma in Claymore.  If you are liek me and enjoyed Blood and wanted more action in Blood+ then Claymore will most likely keep you enthralled. 


The series Blood + and Claymore involve strong female leads that are aloof and cold up front but display tender moments in them.  Each takes part in slaying the demons of the world but also have to look within themselves to control their own demons.  Both have a fantasy like quality to them with intense animation.


Both have strong female protagonist that are connected to the creatures they hunt and held together by it's friends that help them keep their humanity.



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However, there's some truth to the above statement but I'd like to get into Blood+. If you really liked Blood+ and thought the story was riveting, loved the gore and the fight scenes, and loved Saya as a bad ass monster killing female main character, then you'll absolutely LOVE Claymore. Now, what I said about Blood+ is giving it a little too much credit. Don't get me wrong, I liked the show, but I just felt that Saya didn't take charge enough for me(at least till the end) and I cringed at a lot of the dialog. There was also just way many too cliche moments and typical "feel good story" music during the first half of the series. It's at least underwhelming for an anime with an R rating.

Claymore's R rating on the other hand is well deserved. It is WAY more violent and bloody than Blood+ and the langue is a lot more coarse as well. Claire and Saya both come into their own a bit midway into the shows but Claire has a lot more depth to her in my opinon and is a lot more entertaining. Both girls are trying to rid the world of monsters, even though they are both types of monsters themselves.

All and all, If you liked Blood+ and don't mind a shorter series with more violence and swearing, then chances are you'll love Claymore. If you watched Claymore first and are expecting a lot from Blood+, chances are you'll be let down a bit, but will still enjoy the series.


Claymore and Blood+ have a similar concept, a female protagonist fighting with demons, vampires, monsters to protect humankind, this is their fate and it was forced upon them, they did not choose it. Both animes feature alot of bloody and violent scenes, alot of gore and horror scenes as well. If you like bloody violent animes then be sure to check out both Claymore and Blood+.


Determined female protagonists, human eating monsters, and lots of blood. The theme of protecting loved ones is present in both animes.


Both series are full of blood and female characters that are very skilled with sharp metal objects.


this anime is vary goob blood+  and claymore are about girls who must fight demons but there is also a a bigger thing they must fight with both have companys they " work for"  but they just want to get out of it but for diff reasons there are many recomendindg the two so its a must see for both yaya


It is like Blood+... Just watched it and it was great. To short of a series though. This anime had alot of feeling, character development, and action to boot. This is a classic anime the people should stop and take the time to watch, if they haven't.


Both of these animes have sword-wielding female wariors and similar atmospheres of intensity. There's plenty of gore and violence. Claymore and Blood+ also happen to be two of the best animes I've seen.  Saya and Claire both face extreemly powerful demon-like beasts. The two protagonists also draw their powers from a dark source.


Both Saya and Claire have to defeat their ultimate enemy. Also both anime have a great plot, female protagonist and indeed plenty of gore.


Both are action/horror series featuring not-quite-human girls fighting monsters with swords.


There's so much in common with these series, in both the main character is a female sword fighter with unique abilities to destroy the monsters and she's not human at all, Both involve a journey to find peace both have a little romance too.

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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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Blood+ and Elfen Lied deal with the definition of what it means to be human and humane. In both cases, a super-evolved species represented by an apparently frail female lead, presents a menace to mankind. Yet humanity is to be blamed for much of the violence that follows. While EL is occasionally borderline ecchi and Blood+ maintains a very serious tone through and through, both series are emotionally-moving exercises that allow emotional bonds to be forged, despite the deeply violent world-scape they present.


There's just so much in common with these anime, both in feeling and characters. They both revolve around an alien species that is living amongst humans. These girls are an evolved version of humans but still want to attain normality, which causes a dilemma. Elfen Lied is bloodier and somewhat lighter, while Blood+ focuses more on emotions and character relationships; but if you liked one, you will surely love the other, as they are kindred stories.


Elfen Lied and Blood+ are both a bit dark and have gore. They also have cool fights, although Blood+ is more focused on fighting while Elfen Lied is focused on guns and gore. They are both very good anime and have a lot of sad moments. If you liked one, then you will like the other. ;)  


Elfen Lied and Blood+ are both very intriguing Animes with big background storys. In the beginning the viewer gets thrown in a complex story where most is unclear. But with continuous action the background is revealed steadily. And the viewer gets in contact with a very tragic childhood of the leading characters an begins to understand what leads in the presence to such a sorrowful ongoing developement. Also the cruel abuse of several charakters is a great silimarity between these both series.


How to put it delicately.... Blood+ and Elfen Lied are not in any way similar in main plot. Granted they're bloody, gory and feat powerful, demon-like creatures but that does not necessarily mean they'll be enjoyed by the same kind of viewer. So why the recommendation? It is this greater sense of inner turmoil both the female leads are going through whilst surrounded by a greater sense of unfortunate destiny or call of duty. The way they must suffer in a world that's not truly theirs, the impact of their existence within this world on their sanity and on others is surely reason enough to identify the two together. The progression of horror lies not in that of their actions but the destructive nature in their heart.


The biggest thing I look for in an anime is a serious tone and a solid enveloping story (and none of that 'Naruto Effect Kawai stuff'). Elfen Lied drew me into it. The characters were developed in such a way you became attached to them. You understand and sympathize with the characters and the situations presente, despite how insane they may be.

Blood+ is similar in this reguard (although a much longer series). They evoked the same emotions from the viewer. A complex story is presented. Despite it not being hard to understand or overtly complex, it is more hard to absorb than anything.

The closings in both of the series hit me rather hard. They left me with a sense of completion, but yet still things left open ended enough for you, the viewer to draw your own conclusions (and not neccisarily a happy ever after ending). An anime can be ruined completely by an ending that doesn't seem to give the series justice. Where as in Blood+ and Elfen Lied, it ends quite as beautifully as it began.

All in all, if you're looking for a solid, serious, mature, deep story then I believe these 2 series are for you.


Blood+ and Elfen Lied have female heroines that take part in a battle not only with the demons around them but also within themselves trying to figure out who they really are.  They are not humans but are trying to take place and live in a humane world in which the lines of what is right and wrong are tested.  Both series deal with a great deal of violence and questions about humanity as a whole and the ideals humans’ represent.  Both deal with hardships of the main characters and tests the powers of each individual.  


They are both very explicit, and in both cases, the cause of this ecrude violence is usually female. Not to mention both have detailed emotional plots. So, for most people, if you liked the idea of Blood+, Elfen Lied won't disappoint.


Both animes are different in their own ways but just the feel of one is very much like the other. If your into dark animes and things of that sort then check em' out


Although Elfen Lied has some corny drawings at times, the story line is GREAT! This is your typical "Girl is experimented on, has invisible arms that go out and hack people in half, then escapes to live a normal life" sort of story. I'd say that if you like the strength of Saya in Blood+, then you'll love the main character in Elfen Lied.


if u are the kind of anime fan that loves the mix between hot girls, blood and a good story, these are the points in comun between thos to animes.


Both story lines include a girl who has forgotten about her past and needs to "wake up" to remember, but it's best for both girls if they don't remember. Both have actoin and lots of gore, both are amazing and have some sad scenes too.


I fully believe that the two heroin within these animes are just simply trying to find thier way in this world like anyone else, and though Lucy had more of a direct approach to it, Saya was more laid back and more family oriented.  I did enjoy both of these animes to see how the characters also changed throughout the series... Though Elfen Lied could have been longer IMO. But oh well, Still a great series :) Probably will watch it again in a few months when i have time. 


If you like action, drama, romans and to get that little extra, you will love those anime. Both of them are like each other but also entirely different.


Both of these anime contain violence(obviously). Beneath the violence, are two tales of emotional insecurity from the past. They are both very intersecting and I would recommend them to anyone.

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In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...

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Blood+ and Hellsing are both a bloody and violent anime. They both have main characters who are vampire-like beings that are trying to save mankind from being destroyed by creatures they're both a part of, but are different from at the same time. However, though both animes are alike, they present a somewhat different storyline. If you liked Hellsing, it's almost a given that you'll like Blood+.


If you liked Blood, you'd like Hellsing because both anime are about killing vampires, and they also have an equal amount of action in them. As for the plots they are pretty similar to each other however the outcomes are different from each other.


Well if you like vampire anime both Hellsing and Blood+ give you as much vampire action as you can handle. If you like blood and guts mixed with vampire sucking action I think you will love these anime.


Both of these anime feature blood, guts and gore. Hellsing provides this at an almost constant rate, and Blood+ never lets the entertainment die either. Both have catchy one liners and the plot of both will keep you guessing.


Both titles have an element of a clandestine orginastion battling against the forces of evil (that are both vampire). Both have in your face combat with supernatural powers.


Two unwilling heroines, unaware of the path that fate has chosen for them, will soon be awakening in full to their vampiric destiny. Each is guided by a mysterious and initially silent mentor with a past that is shrouded in darkness, and also by an organization that needs the skills and powers of our main characters in order to prevail.

You will find both of these Anime will feel very dark and atmospheric, and although their weapons of choice may differ, the race is on for both of our heroines to unravel the twisting plots and schemes of the various factions whilst continuing to engage their enemies in bloody battles. The two stories see the action concentrating in countries outside the writers' native Japan, with England and France being a common favorite, and naturally because of the vampiric influences a lot of the action takes place at night or in darkened locations. Our protagonists will find themselves wondering if the organization they have become such a key part of is really the right place for them to be, as they struggle to embrace their new lives and leave their old ordinary, human, lives behind.


It's not just vampirism and darkness which makes these two similar - because both explore these themes with quite a different attitude. Blood+ the more emotional & friendship based where the decision to fight is long-thought and mostly unavoidable and unwanted. Hellsing tends to be quite more about erratic behaviours, wanting to fight for blood lust and the thrill of the hunt. So what links the two apart from the main theme? Firstly, acts of violence are strategic, part of the actions of a wider organisation which are there to protect humanity at whatever cost deemed necessary. Secondly, they are creatively animated - fighting sequences obviously well designed and planned by the producers, ultimately a thrill to observe. Finally, neither anime sticks to the usual ‘vampires suck blood then someone becomes a vampire' ideal but instead is about the many kinds of creatures and demons that can emerge from darkness, including man.


The obvious shared content (vampires) between these two series is an obvious link, albeit the only one, so if you like vampires, you'd probably like either of these.


Full of action, voilence, and blood, with little side trips of humor mixed in. Each tells a tale of two immortal vampires battling evil to save the world from being over run by creatures of the night. Having humans that they turned help in this dier matter. Serving humans as their weapon to stop the creatures and to keep the truth hidden from the world.  


The stories of Blood+ and Hellsing revolve around vampires and have a rather dark atmosphere.


Blood and Violance always mix well together and you surely can't go wrong with Hellsing or Blood+ both are great anime that follow the sorty of vampires that take a very different approach  in style. 

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Black Blood Brothers

Black Blood Brothers

Mochizuki Jirou, the Silver Blade, is an Old Blood. Ten years ago he fought the Kowloon Children, beings who were a threat to mankind and to vampires, in the Holy War. In the present, Jirou is trying to get to the Special Zone, a place where vampires and humans live alongside each other, with his brother; their guide is Mimiko Katsuragi, mediator for humans and vampires. But the brothers soon discover that the surviving Kowloon Children can also gain access to the Special Zone – if they receive an invite from a Royal within it. Who invited the Kowloon Children, and will Jirou be able to defeat them once more?


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Do you like the dark vampire anime series like Blood+? Then you should definitely try Black Blood Brothers. The brothers are just like Saya, and it is worth watching.


Blood+, like Black Blood Brothers, is another vampire-related anime. If you like guns and vampires hunting vampires you might like these. Both also have a nice plot that doesn't give away everything until the end.


If you're looking for another vampire anime, then here they are (even though BBB lacks, in most ways, what Blood+ has). BBB is about two vampires who are trying to escape from fighting, which is similar to how in Blood+, Saya must put her life behind her and face her future in fighting. Both anime leave you wanting more.


Truly, these anime share the theme of powerful vampires and amazing sword fights, but that is not all. They have characters with a long, dark and hidden history, as expected from long living beings, history that gets discovered little by little, like a puzzle that only reveals it's whole picture when it's finished. So, if you liked the story and the pace of one you will surely enjoy the other.


Like blood plus they have a goal to exterminate the world of something that could cause great harm to the humans, and turn them into something they dont want to be.


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Blood + and Black Blood Brothers are both very good Vampire Animes. BBB deals with different blood lines and contains some comedy but has a very serious story line.

Blood+ on the other hand contains a more complex story line which keeps you on your toes at every turn. The lack of comedy is certainly not a great lose since it is the story and the main characters that you will enjoy in this Anime.


all the others had it right. amazing combat and great stories. Must watch for combat fans. one fits with the other just alike.


If you love vampires then BBB and Blood+ are surely the anime for you. Not your normal vampire story but that's what makes it so great. The only downside to this anime is the fact that length both are on the short side but then make up for this with brilliant story progression.


Aside from focusing a lot on action, the main thing these two have in common is the way they've built their main characters. Both focus on vampires, and take advantage of the fact that characters who are hundreds of years old have experienced a lot and built various relationships. The past is revealed little by little, as past decisions and old friends appear to impact the story.

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Ga-Rei -Zero-

Ga-Rei -Zero-

Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.

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Both Ga-Rei and Blood+ feature great swords fighting scenes, great drawing and animation and nice character design and development. Both have a good story that spans across the whole series. This is very important for me, I am bored of amines that do just show a collection of loosely connected fighting scenes and fillers. Also, both series feature attractive female main characters which I do really like in action/adventure animes. Ga-Rei is a bit more scifi and has undead and zombie-like enemies while Blood+ plays in the present time and has vampires and wherewolves.


These two shows are shockingly similar. Both Blood+ and Ga-Rei -Zero- have a leading character who's fighting off supernatural monsters with her sword, because she's been told to do so. If you liked the character development, the action, the drama and the whole supernatural feeling one of these shows had, you will definitely enjoy the other!


Both Blood+ and Ga-Rei -Zero- share a supernatural theme with female heroines. The sacrifice these heroines make and the tragic tale of their lives, coupled with the common supernatural enemy and utilisation of swords, ensure that if you liked one you will like the other.


If you liked one then you'll like the other because both series has a sword wielding main female character who can just about kick anyone elses butt.  In each series the main bad guy has some connection the lead females past in some shape or fasion.  Also both series feature the fact that some branch of the  government is aware of all the things that is happening and try to keep it all covered up.


Both animes are about a female lead who fight things such as ghosts,demons and vampires. If you like one you will also like the other one :D


The female protagonists in both series as well as the animation and fight scenes are beautiful. The storyline also includes monsters and many of the characters in both series share similar traits.


These two are both action shows with strong and sometimes surprisingly deep themes of relationships (mostly of the family and friends variations).

The action too, is similar, being mainly 'girl with katana' versus 'monster'.

All in all you'd probably enjoy one if you liked the other.


Quite honestly, there are too many reasons why if you liked one you'll like the other to list, so here are just a few.

1) Attractive, yet very kickass female lead.

2) Demonic beings being fought, though with more variety on the Ga-Rei Zero end.

3)Heavy in the drama/darkness so iif you like anime that will hit you deep, you found them.


Both have female leads which i love in anime being a female i like to be able to place myself into a female character and watch it like i'm that character. They both have a lot of action with blood and gore everyone. Also they kinda have twisty theme to them like a dark theme. If you enjoyed watching either one of theses i would definetly recommd watching the other if you have not they are both great animes

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