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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)

Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing Ultimate

Alucard is a vampire who works for Hellsing – an organization responsible for hunting down and destroying other vampires. In these dark times, whoever is bitten by a vampire turns into a ghoul -- with the exception of Seras Victoria, Alucard’s newly created and appointed apprentice. Now, Seras must serve her master, Alucard and work for Integra Wingates Hellsing. Nefarious vampire activities are being reported throughout England, and it all traces back to the organization named “Millennium”. Will the Hellsing organization, under the command of Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing, be able to prevent a full scale war? Or will the world become a battlefield of destruction?

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Astharoshe Astharoshe says...

Pretty similar in genre and have a very similar target audience. Both shows share the theme of monster erradication, both have very violent main characters, and both are under the employment/control of a strange organization

Hethran Hethran says...

Lots of bloodshed occurs in both Hellsing Ultimate and Claymore. Also, both are animes about a superhuman monster hunter. In addition, both protagonists are also viewed as monsters by the rest of society - despite being their only effective defense against those monsters.

redmind redmind says...

Both anime deal with superhumans who wield their powers for their own definition of good. In claymare, we follow Claire who tries to clear the world of demons, only to find that the true enemy is not the one she's been fighting. Hellsings shows us Alucard, vampire master who fights for his master.Both are strong anime that depict the struggle for those with power and the sacrifices one must make. 

Black Bullet

Black Bullet

In the year 2021, mankind was defeated by Gastrea, a parasitical virus, and was forced to live within a wall made of Baranuim monoliths, a metal that is able to subdue Gastrea. Soon, the "Cursed Children" were discovered: children born infected with the Gastrea virus who possess superhuman abilities. Due to the Gastrea virus' intervention, the Cursed Children could only be female. Civil Securities are formed to specialize fighting against Gastrea, operating with the pair of an Initiator, who are cursed children, and a Promoter, serving to lead the cursed children. Ten years after the war, Rentarou Satomi, a high school student and Civil Security member, and his Initator Enju Aihara, receive a secret mission to prevent Tokyo's destruction.

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DLMP DLMP says...

Black Bullet kind of reminded me of few animes. One is Claymore which has similar storyline. Claymore is about these women called "claymores" and they hunt down "Yoma" that cause threat to humans. Claymore is prettty dark, had mature and serious characters, different setting compared to Black Bullet.

Jayage Jayage says...

Black Bullet and Claymore are two animes about girls that have super powers that fight monsters. In both humans fear and hate these girls because they are also half monsters, both are also full of a good amount of action.  

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

In both of these animes, girls fight against monsters who's blood runs in their veins. Some say the girls are monsters too, others just see them as weapons. But there's one thing for certain, only girls can withstand the tainted blood. If you like either of these animes, give the other a fighting chance.