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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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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Claymore 2001 Original Manga
Name Role
Takahiro UMEHARA Character Design
Hiroyuki TANAKA Director
Masanori TAKUMI Music
Norihiro YAGI Original Manga Creator
Masao MARUYAMA Producer
Manabu TAMURA Producer
Toshio NAKATANI Producer

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Claymore Sheex 7.5/10 Oct 18, 2007

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Berserk

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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CriMsoNGenOcidE

Both Claymore and Berserk are set in the same time period, both have huge amounts of large bloody sword fights, and both share the same genre of anime - Horror/Action. These anime may have a different plot, but they share similar aspects and present the story in a very similar way. To put it simply, if you like Claymore for its blood and random violence you will possibly like Berserk.

Wolfco

Finally there is an anime that manages to capture a great deal of the aura of Berserk. Watching Berserk always involved conflicting emotions. It was bloody grim atmosphere crossed with a bizarre sense of hope. Claymore has much of that same gore plus glimmer with the added benefit of being produced with modern animation techniques. Claymore places that same detailed darkness in cleaner more developed arena.

hanky

If you liked Claymore I think you would like Berserk because it's also about warriors who fight with medieval weapons. Also, if you liked to follow the development and progress of Clare's fighting skill, and like half-human and half-demon strength you really would like to follow Gatts in his quest.

Seiryu

Claymore is something like the feminine version of Berserk. In some parts they are really similar, as Clare from Claymore is like Guts in Berserk; both become outcasts and struggle for survival against many foes and demons. As hopeless as their situation is, they never give up hope and somehow they get out alive.

So if you like one of them, you will surely like the other, too.

mexigogen

Both Claymore and Berserk take place in a similar world. Clare and Guts are both on a journey to become stronger. They are both great and fast-paced action series that I think anyone could enjoy.

Malek

Both animes have a medieval setting which gives them a similar feeling. Also, in both anime, you get lots of action. However, this doesn't mean that the storylines are bad; both storylines are really good and are very interesting. If you liked one, I think you'll like the other.

sothis

I checked out Claymore due to seeing how often it was recommended for Berserk, and now I can see what people are talking about.

Berserk is remarkably similar to Claymore, but not necessarily related to plot. Sure, both have a protagonist with a big sword and there's plenty of body parts and blood, but that would be a shallow recommendation. Beyond these similarities, both just feel the same, from the style to the pacing to the flat-out coolness. I am absolutely positive if you liked one, you'd like the other.

Farridan

Claymore is a very dark anime and so is Berserk. Both anime focus very much on the story and action, with a lot of twists and unexpected events.

RaptorClaw

Both Berserk and Claymore are about violent fights in a medieval era. Heroes wield huge swords, and the story-telling is done in a dark and sensitive fashion, focusing more on character development than pure gore.

Baddog

Fight with yourself. Fight to protect the one who you love. Fight for revenge. Fight to remain the human amongst the beasts. Fight until the end.

Both Claymore and Berserk are about the same...

tasanime

Not for the faint-hearted, both Berserk and Claymore provide a cocktail of violence, gore, swordplay, phenomenal personal attributes, beautifully choreographed action sequences, the supernatural and man's inner demons.

APWZ

Do you like long fights, where you can feel the adrenaline rush to your head? Then go head on with big swords in Berserk and Claymore.

Gamehi

Claymore is newer, has better graphics, hotter and meaner babes, more "blood scenes" and (according to me) a better story; but Berserk is just as bloody, raw, and has scenes that make you want to cry. I can't imagine any better recommendation if you like that kind of style in anime; both Claymore and Berserk are my favorite anime in the fantasy genre.

So what more is there to say? Both are bloody, fantasy-based, medieval, have big swords, and awesome animation! If you liked one you'd absolutely like the other!

DragonSqueak

Swords, blood, and action are the three best words to describe Berserk and Claymore. Both shows are about the quest for vengeance - Guts for his ruined life and Clare for the death of her mentor. I am sure if you liked one you will like the other.

freakzilla

Berserk and Claymore are obvious recommendations for each other. Both have a protagonist who swings a huge sword, while heading into truly fearsome threats.

Blood-filled fights, special character-developing flashbacks, and a great story are just some of the things that are reminiscent in both. Though I'd say the manga of Berserk is a much much better recommendation for Claymore, Berserk's anime is by far sufficient for this recommendation.

Havunakkah

Both Claymore and Berserk take place in medieval times and have oodles of gore and carnage. Demons are present in each and if you like action and heroic characters, watch the two of 'em!

dante601

Claymore and Berserk are very similar. Both protagonists are extremely powerful, the characters are similar (Clare in Claymore is pretty much Guts from Berserk, but with demon powers), and both anime are very bloody.

Szual

Both series are placed in fantasy world with demons, magic and sword. Both series are telling story of a single warrior. If you liked Claymore anime, and you're angry because it's too short, you should watch Berserk.

JayGee

On the surface, both series seem very similar. They are both filled with lots of bloody violence (involving huge swords, no less) and they have a sort-of medival feel to them and both have very important flashback arcs (although Berserk is mostly a very long flashback in and of itself). That's were the similarities end, but if you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.

sam0t

Both these animes seem to have very similiar worlds, in both the human civilization is not doing so well and there is lots of unrest. The main characters do not share much in common, except their icy personalities, but their job does, which is absolutely anhilate their advesary. Its been a long time since I saw berserk but after watching Claymore it was the first anime in my mind again. Both animes have gruesome worlds which is packed with violence, so if you like Claymore you should definetly check out Berserk too, they are very similiar animes in my mind.

jurexplay

Well, in my opinion Claymore is a remake of Berserk to some extent. It has a lot of things that were in Berserk and similarity is visable throughout the whole show. Well you will surely love Berserker after watching Claymore but I'm not sure if you would like Claymore after watching Berserker. Hmm thats questionable, nevertheless both series are really good and worth watching.

VivisQueen

Swords, demons, and superb characterisation: if you liked those elements in one, then you will find them done just as well in the other. They both have that medieval setting going for them and a gory style to action but don't lose sight of the individuals involved. Definitely try one if you liked the other.

agphoenix

Although Claymore and Berserk focus on slightly different character development, there is a very similar feel to the changes within the main subjects; namely Clare in Claymore and Guts in Berserk.

Assuming the violence, gore and overall action is an attractive bonus, Berserk serves up the same dish.

Swords, fights, lots of blood, limbs and a somewhat intriguing story line as far as character development is concerned would be the main similarities.

I'm quite sure you'll like one if you like the other.

EmperorDecker

Dark medieval fantasy, fast paced combat, ridiculously large swords, and main characters that could take out entire armies by themselves. Throw in some demons and a vengeance complex for good measure, If that is what you are looking for then Berserk and Claymore will both fit the bill.

Niw

If you didn't get enough of the dark setting of Claymore and want to set on another journey to a world of violence, swordsmen and rage, Berserk is the obvious choise for you! While there are certainly significant differences in the series, making it possible that you'll much prefer one over the other, the feeling of the two are definitely similar, and hence giving Berserk a shot is more than worthwhile.

KiraRin

Its taken a few years, but it seems that the anime world has finally produced a successor for the violent action series Berserk. Claymore is as thrilling, gore filled and an emotional rollercoaster as Berserk.

Set in similar time periods, the sword fighting is more or less non stop with each show, only pausing to catch its breath whilst developing the characters into some of the richest I have seen in an animation. You both empathise and despise Claire and Gutts, seeing them struggle through life and making decisions that may not always be right.

I know that if you love one, you will certainly enjoy the other.

saviny

Claymore and Berserk are both brutal Series about fighting with Swords. If you liked one of them you should also watch the other because both are entertaining in a similarly way. :)

Elidan

Berserk & Claymore's story might not have a lot in common but that doesn't really matter. Both anime has deep character development nicely put into a rough and unforgiven world. Both anime could be placed in the action/horror genre so if you liked one of them, there's a good chance that you'd like the other one as well.

ChaosaD

Gore, Demons, Swords these three words instantly bring about the two names Berserk and Claymore, they're very similar in thier ways of bloodshed and overcoming such, even though Gutts is more of a overpowered maniac then Clare this doesnt stop Clare holding a close matched sword.

The Animation is profoundly different, in the aspects of dates, Berserk is still a very satisfying choice of imagery as its purports the medievil image view, thus makes the viewer easily adapted to the viewing. While Claymore had the more modern tinge, though somewhat the same.

Both excellent stories and can take the viewer into a 26 episode sitting spree :).

GosoxJ

Both series are dark tales woven with threads of blood and violence. If you enjoyed either midieval gore-fest it's probable you'll enjoy the other.

aritentd

Berserk and Claymore both follow a development of an extremly powerful main protagonist, who has its share of bloody battles. Even though their story differs, Gatsu and Claire have something in common. You gradually become attached to them as they strugle through hardship and deceit.

If you like one, don't miss the other.

Kejell

Similar mood, setting and story with the exception that the protagonists are women in Claymore

chii

Both anime are set in medieval times and all the characters kick so much ass it's insane! Wondering around fighting for what they believe is right and finding lots of opponents on their way. Both will leave you wanting more and more at the end. If you liked one check out the other.

stingreis

Both anime's have a lot in common... first of all, the demonic aspect occurs in both, they are both set in an feudal type environment... and best of all, the protagonist in both series, carries around a Huge Friggin Sword. Lots of battles, and overall great progression of story in both. If you enjoyed either Claymore or Berserk... than watching the other is a MUST!!!

SilentWarlock

Claymore and Berserk share common ground in that they are both medieval fantasy settings featuring demons and lots of sword-fighting.  The main characters of both are mercenaries (Berserk in a more traditional sense than Claymore).  

The stories, characters and worlds are very, very different, but the action and much of the setting concept are similar.  If you liked one, there's a good chance the other would interest you as well.

FireFlower

If you did like Claymore, you will also love to watch this one. A twisted story of a man who feels alive only on battlefield. His name is Guts.

With tragic past he moves from battlefield to battlefield to do only thing he knows. Swing his big sword against any opponent. One day he comes to across with Band of the Hawks, who try rob him. He lost this fight but the group leader of Hawks was impressed by his talents and decided to save his life and make him to join the band of the hawks.

Now can Guts find a new meaning for his life inside the band or is he just a tool for somebody to use?

oddin

  When you watched Berserk you'll like to watch Claymore and that goes simply bothways. Both anime series are in a gloomy, grey world, medival period. You can watch many very bloody scenes and there very violence worlds there the strong will only survive.

  The main characters Guts and Clare are fighters with a desire to revenge. They fight with huge swords and are throught the story, devoloping more skills with it. The characters are strong but they are simply working for someone; Guts is in the Band of the Hawk and Clare is in a "No name" organization that is organizing the Claymore's.

  You can find very many action but not only in the both series, everyone will enjoy watching both.

Darthcast

Violence, demons, a medieval fantasy setting, great character development - Berserk and Claymore are as close as two series can get. They're also equally good.

xmr

Both have excellent characters, plot, and development...  both shows make you attached to ALL the characters because they are truly tangible, the main characters are not perfect, in fact, they have HUGE flaws... and both shows are down right addicting...  with characters that you have grown to love being able to be discarded at any moment.

and the ending of both... will leave you... really wanting to read the manga!

Drasticc

Plenty of bloodshed and fighting scenes.  Though both shows go in depth with plot and backstory, there a vast amounts of action with contemporary dialog. A must for any anime fans' must see list.

SadisticTendencies

An epic adventure where the struggles of a solemn and powerful warrior is the number one narrational priority; this is the main aspect that make Claymore and Berserk go hand in hand. They also give off a feministic touch with plenty of kick-ass women establishing themselves in a world packed with men who patronize them. But the similarities do not stop here; while both shows are very good they also feature awful endings. Despite their numerous virtues they come off as commercials for the Manga, and in that sense their similarities may not be as positive. Yet, if you liked either, I find it likely that you'll like the other as well.

eaper

These series each focus around epic battles with a large amount of gore and an overarching plot that takes a long time to reveal. If you like battles and gore, these series are a great match.

Grieveheart

Both have a good dramatic story, serious attitude (instead of all the cute funny stuff most anime has these days) and a connection of loss/tragedy. I wish there was more out there like Berserk and claymore but I have yet to find any. There are some good but to a lesser extent. Berserk is by far the best thing I have seen, and claymore is up there (not as good as Berserk, but still real good). 

Theta

These are both medieval/horror hybrids with decent animation.  Both are unfinished from their manga counterparts and end with a big climax.

anto13

If you loved Claymore then you will also love Berserk (and the other way around). Both series have a badass main character with a big sword,and are set in a medival age.The main difference is that Claymore has more fantasy and magic elements then Berserk.Both series are  masterpieces in my opinion,and one of my all time favourite anime.

blackmesaboy

Both are set in a fantasy medieval era and deal with the main character fighting, a lot. Both deal with monsters and demons but Berserk has more politics and intrigue while Claymore is more intense action. If you like a lot of blood and guts (hehe, Guts) with your killing alongside a great cast of characters you will like both Berserk and Claymore.

deideiblueeyez

Both series have main characters whose lives are forever joined to the sword--that is, their main purpose in life, or what they have set out to make it as, involves dueling others with swords. Guts is a mercenary who fights when he has to and is recruited by the Band of Hawk to join them in their conquests across Midland. Clare is a half-demon, half-human specifically created to carry out extermination missions of yoma, demon beasts that hide among the unsuspecting public and feast on humans. Both Guts and Clare are solitary by nature, but their good deeds--usually out of nothing but pure "business"--attracts curious others to them, and unlikely companionships and camaraderie begins to bear fruit. If one like sword-wielding protagonists, duels, blood, violence, and demons all set in a medieval environment, then one may surely like either or.

Isikaru

They both have the same unique, intense, violent, and serious atmospheres, stories, and characters.

NeiniAurora3500

Both shows take place in a fantasy world where its dangerous for everyone. Demons (or Yoma) in Claymore and Apostles in Berserk pose a significant threat. The main characters have had a tragic past that sticks with them as they try to cope with new relationships. Eventually the stories of both series focus on the main character's desire for revenge.

Sianeka

Berserk and Claymore. An obvious recommendation, right? Action. Fights. Big swords, brutal violence, and blood. Lots of blood.

But delving deeper, the recommendation still makes sense. Both series share a sense of darkness and despair, and a theme of exploring personal morality. Both wielders of giant swords, Claire and Guts, explore who they are and who they really want to be.

If you enjoyed either Claymore or Berserk, do yourself a favor and try the other. You won't be disappointed.

theonus

A) A fantasy/Medieval setting

B) Humanistic art. Wonderfully drawn.

C) A lot of blood and gore.

D) Amazing storylines and character development.

E) A brooding/powerful main character.

Blood+

Blood+

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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Skavo

If you liked Claymore and are looking for a good old fashioned swordslashing blood-filled anime, Blood+ is for you. Blood+ has a better storyline than Claymore, which will appeal more to people wanting more substance with their violence.

yoyoninjagirl

Both Claymore and Blood+ have generally the same concept and the animation looks very similar. The main character in both anime is a girl who kills off monsters to save humans. Both are very emotionally-attaching series.

GodsDragon

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.

RaptorClaw

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.

Katakana

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.

Eindbaas

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.

freakzilla

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.

Caraniel

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.

melonjuice

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!

dunkyrok

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.

Perpetualchaos

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.

azntenniskid

Claymore and Blood+ are very alike; both are dark and serious and have characters who fight demons. The only difference would be that in Blood+ only the main character fights demons, and in Claymore a whole organisation does. They also both use swords.

tasanime

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.

cerberus38

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.

holyzac

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 =)

HanasebaWakaru

Both series deal with a single female protagonist of vaguely mysterious origins using her special powers to chop humanoid flesh-eating monster things into pieces with a sword. Both series feature shadowy figures leading from the back of the monster hoard. While Blood+ may have slightly less gore, it has more characters, slightly more character development and something resembling an actual conclusion. The story can, at times, be slightly more tedious and some episodes may even deserve the dubious title of "filler." Blood+ presents a grand, sweeping conspiracy to counter Claymore's protagonist centered plotline and backs it up with an excellent soundtrack. It also features a number of flawed, tragic, or just plain creepy romances that make a nice change from Claymore's "Raki-Clair is-this-even-a-romance romance.

crawller

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.

Oehr

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!!

Qwero

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

wolfangel87

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.

KiyoneSaya

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.

YouAreOuttaMy5

"OMGZ THEY ARE BOTH GIRLS WHO ARE NOT FULLY HUMAN AND BOTH HAVE SWORDS AND KICK THE SHIT OUT OF MONSTERS OMG RUN ON SENTENCES NO PUNCTUATION!"

- Almost every 16 year old with a keyboard in America.

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.

Galadriel

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+.

MOJ

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

shinigamidono

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

leilonii

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

nymeara

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.

AnnaCupcake

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

bombingbowen

BOTH OF THE ANIMES ARE DARK BUT REALLY GOOD. I HAVE GIVIN BOTH OF THEM 5 STARS BECAUSE THEY ARE MASTERPEICES. BUT THEY HAVE 2 DOWN SIDES, ONE IS THAT THEY HAVE TO END TO SOON AND TWO IS THAT THEY WILL RUIN ALOT OF OTHER ANIME SHOWS FOR YOU. ONCE YOU WATCH THEM THEY ARE SO GOOD THAT YOU WILL RAISE YOUR STANDARDS AND MUCH OF THE SHOWS THAT WILL HAVE ONCE CAUSED YOU JOY WILL NO LONGER. SO THE CHOICE IS UP TO YOU TO WATCH THE BEST SHOWS EVER, WHO KNOWS YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN LIKE THEM BUT MANY WILL.

MaraRuizu

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

Nanamy

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.

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...

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TheBlackYeti

Both anime share a general feeling of unease and hopelessness. If you enjoyed "Claymore" for the violence there is (will be) plenty of that to be found in "Attack on Titan". In both anime there are monsters that are trying to destroy mankind and in both anime there is a group of "soldiers" who fight them.

Both shows also share a similar color palette and animation style.

If you liked one you should like the other.

rashura

Very similar mood, monsters/titans invading human territory and feeding on them. Very in your face brutality with lots of fighting and deaths. If you like serious animes with no mercy, then this is for you.

azanimefan

If you liked Claymore you might like Attack on Titan.  Both anime are in fantasy settings featuring swords and monsters, both seem to highlight neigh impossible to win wars, with humans cowering in fear from some sort of monster which feeds on them, and include a focus of the story on characters who's job it is to battle those monsters to protect humanity.  There are other similarities but those would be spoilers.

snivets

Set in worlds where humans live in a constant state of fear, both Shingeki no Kyoujin and Claymore feature highly specialized warriors battling monsters for the sake of humanity. Both share a cold, cruel world outlook, and an atmosphere of futility and violence. I think fans of either show would enjoy the other.

YellowNinka

Both have a very dark atmosphere. I also find the art to be similar in some ways. Plenty of blood and gore to go around. I just started Attack on Titan but I can already tell I'll like it as much as Claymore.

Samwise7

If you liked Claymore (raki excluded), then you'd probably enjoy Attack on Titan. Both are very violent, dark, action based animes. While I was watching Attack on Titan, Claymore was the first anime that came to mind. Give it a chance and perhpas you'll see why. 

Naga

Both series are set in grim, medieval time where humanity struggles against its man-eating nemesis. The main focus of both shows would be on humanity’s defenders (both are some sort of military) and their struggle to survive against all odds. There’s blood, there’s violence and there’s revenge, so if you’re a fan of one it wouldn’t hurt to check out the other one. 

Bradalee

Both these series have similar settings and the same bleak tone created by the need to fight a powerful enemy against all the odds. A sense of futility is conveyed in both, with revenge and violence being strong themes throughout. Strong female characters are also prominent in both series. Any more details would e spoilers, but i think it's a safe bet that if you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.

KiyoneSaya

Both anime showcase unknown creatures inhabitating the world. With people willing to fight with said creatures and are some how related.

war2th

I have watched all of Claymore and I'm currently in the middle of watching Attack on Titan. I would have to say the two series compliment each other nicely. They both have similar color tones and fantastic battles. In both, you find that your main protagonists endure transformations into unhuman forms while struggling to harness/control their powers.

Idiotchan

Both Attack on Titan and Claymore are about monsters eating people and someone who is trying to stop them .Both shows are really creepy and in the both shows the buildings look old.In the both shows someone very important to the main character dies and he/she becomes a warrior to avenge her.

nunuchan

Both share the same feeling of hopelessness and absolute despair. I would say that shingeki no kyojin (attack on titan) is more violent, and a bit less childish at the begining (no babysitting). Both are scary violent and pwetty good.

Scythwolf

Just like totally - atmosphere is the same, setting, degree of darkness, amount of blood... only the claymore women with big swords are replaced by soldiers with normal swords who can swing around like crazy.

Isikaru

They both have the same unique, intense, violent, and serious atmospheres, stories, and characters.

Loz25

I don't think I've ever seen two series so similar to each other. If you like one you will most likely also like the other.

Aniad

Both anime's are great and quite voilent, so be prepared! Somtimes they are bloody as wel, with thor off limps and such. Evenso, I reccoment both!

KillianSeraphim

Both of them are dark fantasy with a decent story and intriguing characters.  Both of them take themselves rather seriously, so no over the top silliness that doesn't fit, and no senseless fan service (that I know of.)  The action is stellar, the music is good, and overall, these are very well put together animes.

Grach

Both of these series delve into many dark themes, which is not so much due to the 'showing' as the 'telling'. Both also take place in a medieval European setting with swordsmanship and similar weaponry and depict conflict for what it is - full of bloodand gore with little remorse for the fallen.

If you liked one, the other should be something to look into!  

AruValentine

Both anime show a very similar theme of "humanity being plauged by physically stronger beings." Both anime show a like soldier-class person who can slay these monsters. Claymore may be older but it's a very good anime and has strong, intense emotion and battles, the same is to be said of Attack on Titan. Both are amazing and I would highly recommend either one. 

Sianeka

If you enjoyed either Claymore or Attack on Titan, give the other one a look.  Both anime feature worlds where humanity is facing a much more powerful enemy that has the capacity to destroy the entire human race. Both anime are dark themed and serious, as well as brutal and violent. But the spark of hope of victory against tremendous odds is never quite extinguished.

Both shows highlight a solution that could compromise the integrity and even the very humanity of the fighters and heroes of mankind.

Both shows delve into the morality of killing, and ponder questions of right and wrong, the nature of good and evil. Just how far is one person allowed to go? How far is too far? How much is too much and what is the value of sacrifice?

Intriguing and thought-provoking, fans of either show would do well to check out the other. I'm sure the new show would also be as well appreciated!

triplestrike

Both heavy on combat and action. Both raw and brutal as well. Adults only. Kids stick to Naruto for now.

4nime4ddict

Both anime have people fighting against monsters using swords, while the human race fears them. Also the general mood is very similar.

MaraRuizu

Both are dark action series where the main characters face off against monsters.

In both shows there is a sense of futility about the situation, coming from both the difference in power between the protagonists and the monsters, as well as the nagging fears that humans may be the true monsters after all.

The series have similar settings, with similar levels of technology found in the worlds.

If you like one you should try out the other.

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Fate/stay night

Fate/stay night

The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster father did not bother teaching him about the war and its meaning. Thanks to that lack of foresight, Shirou finds himself in a bit of a pinch when he accidentally summons a hero of the strongest class, and is sucked into the fray. The Grail grants the winner any wish they have. But driven by an unyielding sense of justice and self-sacrifice, for what will Shirou fight?

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Firestorm

FSN and Claymore are rather different in storyline, settings, and characterization, but they both have some great action with women with big swords. Beyond that I'd just have to say this is the way I feel: if you liked one, you'd like the other.

Bugaj

Both FSN and Claymore have a male and female duo as the main characters. Shirou and Raki have the same backbones - they want to help their women out in fights, even if they are weaker than them. If you liked Fate/stay night, you'd also like Claymore (or vice versa).

Szual

In those anime, main characters are women warrior. It's not all, in both anime is magic, sword and other fantasy things. The only one defect is this, that FSN is not settled in fantasy world known from books and games.

rryy

Clamore and Fate/stay both have the lead characters setup as a strong girl with a massive sword and a weak guy which wants to become stronger to protect her.claymore i would say is more gritty with more gore and a higher kill count, and fate/stay has a beautiful newer animation style.Although quite different in plot if you loved one you i think will love the other.

wolfangel87

Claymore and Fight Stay Night both involve a great deal of action and magnificent fighting scenes. The female characters, Saber in Fate Stay Night and Claire in Claymore have similar personalities in their actions towards fighting. They also express the same thoughts concerning their male companions.

Aexile

Both series are based heavily on amazing action scenes with a deep story behind them. Over the course of each series the characters are made to question their reasons for fighting and forced to find a new direction in life.

TheVampireLastat

these animes are very simular in the fact that they all have a normal human boy being engaged unexspectantly with anouther world. They all have action, and some romance. The main charicter(guy is always week but strong willed and wants to help, and protect the girl that is actualy protecting him. In all of these animes the girl thinks nothing of the boy but slowly finds them selfes wanting to protect the ordanary boy, and faling emotionaly atached to them. if you liked one of these animes you should like the others

Calix

Both of these series follow female warriors and their male companions. They both have this extremely bad-ass feel while showing that they both have a sensitive side. These two anime are very similar in this aspect, but totally different in every other. Give them both a try.

Zimmbo
Both FSN and Claymore are dark fantasy dealing with unknown powers and potentially deadly adversaries. The bonds between the main characters are unusual in that while the men of these stories are not visibly strong their character more than makes up for any apparent shortcomings. In both cases there is a purity of intent in even the most basic of human desires. I felt that both of these stories belong in my collection
JAhU

So we have similar main character duo in both Claymore and Fate/Stay Night, the weak guy and strong girl. Then we have their slowly developing relationship. Did I mention that both shows have plenty of action, fights and gore. If you sum that up, you get two similar shows and there is a big chance that you will like one if you enjoyed the other.

Abusive

Both are fantasy, and both are about fighting pretty women :> If you liked this anime, u just have to see the other one as well :)

chii

Both these anime are interesting in the fact that the lead female kicks so much ass and has a cold heart to almost everything except the main male eventually. But the main male will drive you nuts and you WILL want to murder him. Super similar characters with totally different plots. If you liked one check out the other.

BRID

Both animes have similar character development and have a girl with a sword (that also looks similar).(personally i prefer claymore out of these animes)although fate stay night was too enjoyable.another similarity is that both animes have a dark atmosphere, this is only at some points with fate/stay, but claymore the darkness is throughout all the anime. 

eaper

The three things that draw these series together are their characters (and their development), the action, and the mysterious organization pulling strings. Both of these series revolve around a strong female lead that fights with everything she has, even to the point of it killing (or transforming) her. Also, the females follow a similar development, having no show of emotions to start, but slowly given them. Also, the male leads have have a similar mentality of "I fight to protects other, but I don't like violence in general." Also, each of these stories revolve around a lot of violence. Finally, there is a large, mysterious organization pulling strings behind each of the stories.

MugiwaraMarius

Like badass women who wield big swords? Then you will love Fate/stay night and Claymore, both shows feature epic battles and fast paced fantasy action.

Although they have very different settings both shows feature seemingly cold hearted women warriors that have dedicated their lives to battle. However as each series progresses the females' softer side is brought out through their relationship with someone they are protecting.

One warning though, Claymore is much gorier than Fate/stay night.

darczon69

Both have female warriors as main characters, but Claymore's setting is much more dark and...lethal.

Likewise, both male lead's are driven by "I must protect you! (even though you're a trained killing machine, armored and armed to the teeth)" mindset, which can provide some character development.

If you enjoyed one, you will surely enjoy the other.

Idiotchan

Both Fate/Stay Night and Claymore's main characters are a woman who fights with a big sword and a weak guy who tries to be strong in order to protect the woman.The bot guys' parents are dead and the both women have saved the guy's life.They both have some really good action scenes and a little of romance.

But, Claymore is a bit creepier than Fate/Stay Night.

MaraRuizu

Both are dark action shows with a character dynamic of sword-wielding female lead protecting a mostly useless male lead, who helps her out on more of an emotional level.

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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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Asgorath

Although both Elfen Lied and Claymore take place in very different settings I think if you like one, you might like the other as well. Both anime have a significant amount of gore (used in different ways however), but the central theme that I think might appeal to people is the strong central characters: both are strong, cold women who have suffered a lot, and wield a lot of power.

Both anime also have similar themes about righteousness, suffering, justice and injustice.

RaptorClaw

Both Claymore and Elfen Lied are bloody and mature, with highly emotional content based upon the pressures of growing up in a harsh environment, and the effect of that childhood upon the characters' minds. The heroines are complex characters, and the fights are violent but beautifully drawn.

freakzilla

Claymore can be considered a darker version of Elfen Lied; they don't share a lot of similarities, but they do have several of the same basic concepts. You nearly become the main character because of how well their feelings come across. There's also a lot of gore and violence in both.

Elfen Lied has quite a bit of fanservice, so watch it if you need something a bit more lighthearted. Claymore stays true to its dark and gloomy style, so watch it if you want to be kept on your toes with story that toys with your emotions.

wolfangel87

Each main character in Elfen Lied and Claymore are the strong type female role, fighting to deal with the suffering and pain of their pasts which are very sordid. The effects of their childhood experiences create the story that is now being told and strives to explain why they take the actions they do. The character’s back story reveals a great deal about the character portrayed in the series.

satansmuffins

If you liked the blood and gore of Claymore, then you'll love Elfen Lied. Both these animes have a mix of inhumanity, and organizations that are up to some bad business.

rabcor

If you liked claymore, you should like Elfen Lied, they have these things in common (note that they have probably more but what i can think of in particular is this) They have a extreme amount of blood, they are for the most part about women that have superhuman powers (or so you could say) the main characters (considering Clare and Lucy/Nyuu) have both got an awful past, finally the story is great (in both claymore and elfen lied) i figure if you like either one of those you should like the other from what i saw in those 2 anime.

vesebeteg

Both series has graphic violence, with girls killing, spraying blood and multiple deaths at scenes.

Both also has a fine romantic viewpoint.

animelovexx

These two anime are similar, because they both are about mutation of humans struggling to fit in. Both give you that sad twinge when you're watching it.

chii

Killer girls created by corporations with horrible pasts that has made them into the killing machines they are today. Claymore's animation is more dark and sinister where Elfen Lied is more colourful yet still gives you that sinister feeling. If you liked one check out the other.

JAhU

Both of those anime are strong on gore. Heck you can see cuted/ripped off limbs in almost every episode. So if you into gore, those two shows should satisfy you, but if your not into such stuff, stay away from them.

LovelyOne

Both series have a very strong female with deadly powers as the lead role.  However, Elfen Lied contains some humor while Claymore remains fairly serious.  With the mix of gore and a compelling storyline, if you watch one of these anime, you must watch the other!

eaper

Both of these anime are extremely dark, contain a very large amount of violence/gore, are focused around a lot of "not-quite-human" beings, and have several extremely deranged characters.

Galadriel

both Claymore and Elfen Lied feature alot of bloody violent, gory scenes, both of them are heavy on emotional content and both animes feature main female protagonists possessing supernatural abilities and make use of them in different circumstances, also both animes feature main protagonists with a past covered in sorrow and painful memories. Though the action takes place in different settings in what i mentioned above this two are quite alike so if you like one of this shows be sure to check the other one as well.

TropicalSwirl

These two anime take place in different settings with different atmospheres, but they have a dark tone to them. Violence and blood are rampant in both. They also focus on the pasts and powers of female characters that are struggling with who they are.

hamletsmage

Both Elfen Lied and Claymore have some pretty powerful women who take orders from an organization and are given numbers instead of names for the most part. Both anime are very interesting tales of what it means to be human, and both involve a lot of blood and gore. 

DuskFey

Elfen Lied and Claymore are both violent, dark stories where young women get amazing powers at a terrible cost. With strong female leads, weak male sidekicks, solid action, and a dash of gore, these really are a good match.

dinosaur

Both anime have a gruesome and sad story line, and neither lack in depth of characters or plot

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