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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 As a side note you may not like Vampire Hunter D due to the outdated visuals which contrasts with the fluid art of Claymore.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.

Pumpkin Scissors

Pumpkin Scissors

Wars leech the life out of a country in so many ways. They consume lives and resources at an incredible rate, but what is worst is the way they eat away at hope. The Empire, which has survived the years of war, now finds itself with a new conflict to resolve: with the exception of the noble families that managed to hold their wealth during the struggle, its populace is made up of starving citizens and war-damaged soldiers. Section III of the army of the Empire was created to deal with this ongoing problem; however, their progress was been slow on all fronts. The citizens fear and distrust them due to their experiences with other soldiers, the nobles have no use for them, and the other branches of the military mock them for the ineffectual nature. LT. Alice L. Malvin of Section III Pumpkin Scissors won't be defeated, though, even if her newest recruit does have something unusual about him.

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v16 v16 says...

When thinking about Claymore, one thing that strangely comes to mind is the Pumpkin Scissors series, though it is at first glance dissimilar. PS is set in a post-WWI world they are hopelessly trying to restore, while Claymore is featured in a dark and low fantasy world, sliding down to the abyss. In their tone, they are often opposite; PS carrying optimism and trying to be funny at times, while Claymore stays serious, only darkening towards the end. But the main characters share a common archetype: having deep-set ideals, which are worn out by the far imperfect worlds they live in; having sacrificed the greatest gifts their lives have given them, to fight as they can for what ideals they have left. Both characters have little success - nowhere as little in PS as in Claymore - but, perhaps in each other's worlds, their lives would be similar.

Both series develop their characters slowly, but realistically - well, if slow self-destruction in Claymore can be called development. So, while keeping in mind the darker tone and more violence of Claymore versus the comparative naiveness of PS, both series would be worth a glance if you have enjoyed the dramatic parts of one.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both are about a society in turmoil, and those who would try to protect those who can't protect themselves.  They also both involve secret, unexplained organizations who manipulate their members and politics towards their own purposes--even going so far as human alteration.

Black Cat

Black Cat

An organization known to the dark side of the world as Chronos claims to desire world peace, employing the top thirteen assassins in the world known as 'Erasers.' They each have a weapon customized to fit their style, all made out of orichalcum ore, the strongest material available on Earth. Number 13, Train Heartnet (codenamed Black Cat) is the most famous and revered of the thirteen Chronos numbers, but in the light of a tragic event he has come to question his path in life. Together with Sven Vollfied, a struggling bounty hunter and a living weapon named Eve, Train takes up a job as a bounty hunter - all the while running from the other Erasers and Creed Diskenth, a crazed man whom wants him to join the Apostles of the Stars, a group made to destroy Chronos.

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DeathGodX DeathGodX says...

Black Cat and Claymore involve a main character from a killing organization who turns rogue and goes on a quest to kill the thing that killed the person they cared for. If you liked Claymore you'll like Black Cat.

lonelycruiser lonelycruiser says...

Because, both of them are in the same relation with dark organizations. The chara´s have super powers and fight for some one they want to protect. At least both of them are filled with secrets within their lives of the chara´s

Kiba

Kiba

Have you ever been sick and tired of the world we live in? So much, that you've tried any means possible to escape it? Zed shares the same feelings as we all do. In the smog ridden, and sunless world of Calm, people manage to scrape by on the bare minimum. Fed up with living in this hellhole, Zed looks for an outlet to another world. Beating down and smashing every door in his sight, he hopes that if he believes strong enough, his gateway will open -- open to a place beyond his imagination, and where his life will have meaning. After finally being transported to another world full of nature and endless battles, Zed soon comes to realize that his life of purpose has just begun.

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Anzelya Anzelya says...

Both of those animes are actually quite different, at least about the drawing style. On the other hand the story and ending is quite similar. In both of those series people have a special power with what they fight and that power either swallows them or makes them stronger. The main characters in both of those stories have to go though a tough battle with this power in the end. Of course there is this never ending fight between good and evil. But who can tell anymore what is good and what is evil? People are constantly changing their sides. If watching those series it is going to be a tough decision for you to pick out the good and evil.

inuyasha18009 inuyasha18009 says...

Both are amazing amazing series, i might be biast because claymore is one of my favorite series but both are full of action, great story line that keeps you involved. Generally good series