In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...
both shows explore the dark gritty side of immortality. focusing on the trials of the undead. they explore the longing for companionship that all people feel, and how much more so it can become with a infinity longer lifespan. large amounts of blood and gore coupled with a supernatural theme a plus for and classic acult fan.
Both Helsing and Dance in the Vampire Bund both have other things in common besides... well... vampires. Both tell a wonderfully written story of love and lust. If you liked Dance in the Vampire Bund, you'll love Helsing.
Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
Both animes have drastic, yet satisfying plot twists that leave you on the edge of your seat. There is also great character development in both animes and make you feel extreme emotions of pity or sadness for the characters.
An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.
If you liked D.Gray-man or Dance in the Vampire Bund, you would like the other. Both series have a darker plot with a satisfying range of characters, although D.Gray-man has more humor mixed into the storyline. Both series have beautiful animation. Allen Walker and Kaburagi Akira seem to have an inescapable destiny and have dark or mysterious pasts.
If you like one, you will definitely like the other. :)
In the world, there are those who hunt down rare and powerful items known as Lost Precious, including Ryuuji Kisaragi’s own parents and cousin Erika, who’s been studying abroad for the last few years. But when Erika suddenly returns, the boy finds himself in the middle of the action when she drags him along to intercept a special treasure from the nefarious Fang organization. What’s more, the duo soon discovers that this Lost Precious isn’t a jewel or trinket, it’s a rare dragon girl who instantly bonds with Ryuuji! Now, Ryuuji and Erika must help teach this dragon - who they name Rose - about the world, while keeping her safe and meeting other new friends and dragons along the way.
I can't quite put my finger on why I feel these two are so similar - both involve a fantasy-type of girl (dragon or vampire) and her somewhat ecchi relationship with a guy, both plots meander all over the place and imo seem quite generic/uninteresting. Call it a gut feeling, I think fans of one would probably like the other.