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Strait Jacket

Strait Jacket

In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not take proper precautions become infected, lose their sanity, and become demons. The Sorcery Administration Bureau, along with their Tactical Sorcerers, monitor magic uses and respond to any demonic outbreaks that occur. In this world, Ray Otto is a rogue tactical sorcerer who hunts down demons with reckless abandon. Given that he always gets the job done, the administration generally lets his activities slide. Together with the mysterious girl Kapel Theta, Ray risks his life and humanity to destroy demonkind... when the price is right.

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MaxPower33 MaxPower33 says...

Both these series definitely have a similar feel: both series deal with the use of power, or abuse of power corrupting one's self. In fact, although the means in which one undergoes this transformation are different, in both series the result is a blood thirsty twisted abomination. Claymore and Strait Jacket are very graphic series, with plenty of action and gore to go around, If you liked one I would be quite surprised if you didn't like at least some aspect of the other.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

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.

Darby Darby says...

Although Strait Jacket is a more anachronistic mix for a setting, these are very very similar, tortured adult killing demons and followed by a child orphaned by those same demons that he/she saved.  I really liked them both---my only disappointment was the length of the series.

Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade

It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.

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crawller crawller says...

Both are about killing monstes and making a bettre world for everyone.

Both have also got something about putting your life into someone else hands.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

when we speak about Claymore and Chrono Crusade we know that this shows have many things in common, both of them are intense bloody, violent, horrific shows with intense fights, action scenes, both of them have a quite well defined medieval, religious background, both of them feature human and non-human beings fighting alongside for saving the human-kind and slaying demons, monsters. Both of them have a quite dark atmosphere, mood and are very dramatic so if you liked one of this shows be sure to check the other one as well.

angellas angellas says...

Bouth are amaizing anime about kiling monster, bouth huck you to wach the entire series and want eaven more

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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Figrysia Figrysia says...

These anime have proven to me that more people should watch it as it shows elements of action and tragedy in between.

Claymore displays a tragedy that cause a young girl to become a warrior bent on revenge on the monster that robbed her of someone important.

Ga-Rei -Zero- shows how a miracle can happen after a tragedy and how that miracle can be snatched away.

Ashraf Ashraf says...

Both Animes are action based but also include strong emotional aspects derived from the emotional bond between two people that took care of each other.

Chillingsworth Chillingsworth says...

On the surface, both beature strong female protagonists, who know how to handle themselves exceedingly well with a blade. In addition, both have great animation quality and visuals. If you prefer anime that portrays somewhat realistic looking characters over the spikey, purple hair style- then you will appreciate the quality.

Both feature excesses of violence and blood. Don't grow too attatched to any characters if you are afraid of having them ripped away suddenly!

On a deeper level, both offer touching instances of an orphaned(ish in the case of Kagura) child being taken in by a strong, yet loving female protagonist who goes on to inspire said orphan to achieve great things. If you appreciated the relationship between Teresa and Claire then you will feel similarly when watching Yomi and Kagura. (And vice versa)

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

Thousands of years in the future, the world is overrun by demons and vampire lords. Doris, a young girl, has become the target of the great vampire lord Count Magnus Lee, who wants her as his plaything. After being bitten by the Count, she seeks the help of D, an elite vampire hunter, who decides he must venture out to slay the Count and his demon underlings to save this girl in despair.

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aboumonkey aboumonkey says...

If you liked the inner conflict between the yoma and human self of the claymores, you may also like Vampire Hunter D. D, the main hero, is half-human/half-vampire and struggles against his kind (vampires) to save humans and retain his humanity; this is just like Clare (the main character of Claymore) who exterminates yoma and tries to remain her own humanity. Apart from that both D and Clare are feared by the people they help due to their ''evil'' half but are helped by a human who understands their hidden kindness and their fight to control their demon sides. As a side note you may not like Vampire Hunter D due to the outdated visuals which contrasts with the fluid art of Claymore.

tasanime tasanime says...

Both Claymore and VHD follow a sole protagonist who is a part of what they hunt - a demon. Therefore their personal journeys also those of self-discovery and relationships are scarce yet essential to character development. Both are investigative, action-packed, bloody, well-choreographed during action sequences and manage to maintain that original manga feel from which they were both created. These are must sees for fans of the supernatural.

Speed Grapher

Speed Grapher

Ten years have passed since the demise of the bubble economy, a time that polarized the world into two groups of people: the rich and the poor. In the present day, Saiga Tatsumi (a former war photographer) has been hired to investigate a secret club for the rich named the Roppongi Club, but he soon discovers secrets much darker than he’d ever imagined. With the help of a exploited goddess named Kagura, Saiga now possesses the power to kill by simply taking a photograph; but can he stay alive long enough to save her from her captors?

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ermeyers ermeyers says...

You like gore? If so, here you go: Speed Grapher and Claymore are packed with it. They both revolve around a mutated human protagonist and have an awkward romance intertwined throughout the storyline. The drawing styles for both are relatively similar and both protagonists have a deep and detailed past that they try to forget. If you liked one of these shows, then you should definitely check out the other.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree. Both Claymore and Speed Grapher are intense, mature, action packed works of art. The main characters pick up superpowers and develop strong feelings for the characters they care for. They're all about that justice, so you'll see them go through the worst situations possible and of course there will be feel good moments along the way. If you liked on I'm sure you'll love the other.