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The Sacred Blacksmith

The Sacred Blacksmith

Cecily Cambell just wants to be a Knight and protect her home like her father and grandfather before her. There's just one problem: she’s incompetent! During a fight with a crazed swordsman, Cecily’s cherished blade breaks; and just as she’s  about to be cut down, a man named Luke comes to her rescue wielding a katana - a blade unlike any Cecily has seen before. Together they must ensure that the Demon Sword Aria doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, and Cecily alone must prove herself worthy of her very own katana.

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stingreis stingreis says...

just wanted to throw this out there cause even thought the story in this sacred blacksmith is meeger by any standard, it is similar to claymore in the setting and the female lead battling as a knight to achieve her goals.

Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne

Rin is a private investigator with an advantage: near immortality. Thanks to the spores of the Yggdrasill tree, both she and her assistant Mimi have lived many years longer than the average person. That isn’t to say that being immortal doesn't have its problems. With 'angels' wanting to devour them, the being Apos sending wave after wave of professional assassins to kill them, and constant hangovers from long nights of drinking, being immortal still has its downsides. With Apos' attempts at removing them from the picture increasing, can Rin and Mimi figure out what he is after so they can return to their morning shots of Vodka?

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LancerFIN LancerFIN says...

Both of these series have dark atmosphere, female leads, a lot of gore and extraordinary females fighting against male monsters. Both also are quite sadistic. Almost every episode shows female character getting tortured.

If you like to see female characters in pain, be sure to check the other one out.

3 x 3 Eyes

3 x 3 Eyes

Yakumo was just a normal boy... until he died in a tragic accident. Now, resurrected by the last of a race of powerful creatures, he has become her Wu, an immortal servant. Together, they must battle against Benares, the all-powerful Wu of the dark lord Shiva. What dark secrets from Pai's past will this battle unearth?

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime center around a woman with strong powers that she only uses if she's in trouble. By her side is a young male chracter who tries to protect her because she saved his life. With some epic monster battles and a splash of blood, these animes are quite similar. 

Naruto

Naruto

Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

Both Claymore and Naruto follow the adventures of a low-ranked longshot who ends up being one of the most powerful members of the group. The moods of the shows are pretty different, but there are great fights and fun powers, so if you liked one, you might like the other.

Burst Angel

Burst Angel

In the future, Tokyo has fallen victim to syndicates, trigger-happy people who run rampant and other groups who don't like to follow the rules. In response, an organization called RAPT has been created, whose goal is to maintain their definition of "peace". In the underground, however, science involving humans and powerful mechanics is progressing at a steady phase, but for what purpose? Meet our four angels who know how to kick butt and raise hell whenever it's needed. Their motto? Shoot first, talk later. Their mission? To make the seemingly impossible possible, of course...

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

If you like strong women with violent tendencies, then both Burst Angel and Claymore should be right up your alley. Jo and Clare are cold on the surface, but they do have a soft spot for a few people who are close to them. I really think that if you enjoyed one of these action-packed shows, you'll love the other one too.