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Jyu Oh Sei

Jyu Oh Sei

Thor and Rai are twins who live on an advanced space colony called ‘Juno’. Things take a nasty turn one day when they are kidnapped by the Federal Army’s Special Forces and abandoned on the hostile prison planet Chimera. A cycle on Chimera consists of 181 days of scorching heat and 181 nights of below-freezing temperatures – not to mention it is populated almost entirely by carnivorous plants. The convicts on Chimera have found only one means of survival – reverting back to the law of beasts. For the strong-willed Thor adjustment comes naturally; but for his naive and weaker brother Rai, things do not go as well. Thor must now use all his wits, strength and courage to endure life as a member of Chimeran society, rise above the rest, and take the only ticket off this planet: becoming the Beast King.

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shujin11 shujin11 says...

Both animes have the "survivial of the fittest" theme. The main leads of both have a strong personality, and doesn't give up or back down when others look down on them. Both animes have the same "feel" (great action, a sad past behind the main character, and keeps you excited about what's coming next).

Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

One fateful evening, two twins named Suou and Shion were gazing at the night sky with their father when a falling star fell upon them, turning Shion into a Contractor. Now, two years later, they try to live a normal life. But after unknown men break into their house one day, the duo escapes, Shion vanishes, and Suou finds herself with the masked Contractor Hei. Together, Suou and Hei try to discover why several nefarious syndicates are after Shion, why they’re being chased, and most importantly, what happened on that fateful night two years ago...

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Sakux Sakux says...

The two animes are based in the change of rational thinking of the protagonists to emotions; which at the beggining it's supposed to be not possible.

The organisations are meant to be corrupted, so protagonists leave them with the consequences of being pursued by their previous coworkers.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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LauraBornn LauraBornn says...

Both anime have a bunch of crime fighting cute girls that decide to become less than human in order to kill yoma(c)/witches(mm). And the girls who have sold their souls in both shows meet a less desirable fate. Claymore seems to be a much more grown up or mature version Of madoka magica in Some ways (and not just because the girls are more...developed. They both have wondeful Fight scenes and for very different reasons too. But you will have to watch them to find out what they are! In my opinion you will be very happy that you did!!

Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.

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TropicalSwirl TropicalSwirl says...

Although these two series take place in very different worlds, they are both shows packed with emotional, powerful storylines and plenty of action (though Claymore is more bloody). The concepts behind the stories are also different, but both are attention-grabbing, intense, and entertaining. If you enjoyed the quality of the story in one, you should enjoy the other.

Gundam SEED CE73 Stargazer

Gundam SEED CE73 Stargazer

After the event of Junius Seven crashing into Earth, wars and chaos have spread throughout humankind once again. Sven Cal Bayan, a 19 year old natural and a part of the special forces named "Phantom Pain", pilots the Strike Noir to destroy all coordinators. Selene McGriff, a researcher for the Deep Space survey and Development Organization, escapes from Earth and continues her project of Stargazer. Unknowingly, their destiny will cross and new battles will begin.

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Epyon45 Epyon45 says...

Both main characters are similar (Clare and Sven) as they became soldiers since childhood and went through inspiration and tragic pasts (the deaths of their parents) in different ways (Clare-Teresa and Sven-Science) and are part of the organization whose goal is to extinct races (Organization with Half Human Half Yoma against Yomas/Awakened Beings and Earth Alliance/BlueCosmos/Logos/Phantom Pain with Naturals and Extended/Biological CPUs against Plant/Zaft/Coordinators) and both would later betray them at the end. Sometime during the story, they form bonds with other beings (Clare-Raki and Sven-Selene) whom will change them forever. Both shows contain dark, suspense, seriousness, gore, and sword fighting. The only difference is that in Claymore, it involves demons, powers, and ancient weapons whereas Gundam Seed CE 73 Stargazer involves Mechas, space, ships, guns, and other mecha melee weapons and with no powers.