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Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
They are both filled with action and gore. Both protagonists are hesistant at first but kicks A$$ later on.
Both Gantz and Deadman feature protagonists pulled into a world of insane highstakes games where their lives are put constantly put on the line. Both main characters are put into a situation where their lives are no longer their own. In Deadman Ganta is controlled by the sadistic warden and in Gantz Kei is under the power of a mysterious alien force but in both cases the main character has to fight on the whim their controllers. They fight not just to survive but to entertain.
Both shows are very violent with lots of blood and gore. They both involve tons of sadistic violence and various insane secondary characters and villains. The level of violence is really stunning but compelling to watch.
Poof: What just happened? I don't know, but you better fight for your life or die in a most horrible way! The main point of these two series is just that. Both have no real way to ecape the carnage, altough the victims are fighting as much as they can to make it out alive. If you liked one, check out the other.
Both anime feature the main characters trapped in a reality where they either fight... Or perish. Both main characters face desperation and fight to survive. Although Gantz is noticeably more explicit, it still possesses a resemblance to DW.
When I've watched the 2nd chapter I thought myself: "Damn! Its a survival game!"Both Gantz and Deadman Wonderland are about these, survive!Altough, Gantz has hard gore, while Deadman Wonderland has some gore parts censored. But you would like the issue at first sight!
Although visually different, both are similar in having an unsuspecting regular boy pulled into a senseless blood bath, sick and screwed freak show. At first in DW you'll say "Hey this is like Elfen Lied... without the lolis" then you'll be like "Hey this is like Gantz... with out the mindless swearing ... nor the ecchi", then you'll be like "Welp, its like both of them, it even got a lil' ecchi...". Athough DW does explore a psychological aproach of the human rotten nature, its not as disgusting and deep as Gantz, but never the less it still got some heavy stuff.
What can I say? Tragedy strikes in every episode. The suspense runs high in every episode, with great plot twist from both animes. Great watch. Not for the weak hearted!
Yes, they are graphic and gory, but I don't feel that either are doing it for shock value alone. In bot stories, people are force into horrific life and death situations that they can't get out of. DW deals with death row inmates forced to fight each other often to the death, and if you do manage to live on the losing side of the battle you get body parts removed as motivation. GANTZ copies recently deceased people and force them to fight and kill aliens hiding in our world and if you don't you head explodes. Getting past the gruesome nature of these two stories, I think they are both well thought out depictions of how people might react when placed in these kind of live and death scenarios.
The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...
They Both feature characters put into live or die situations. While SAO is more fantasy and Deadman is more violent and the language is more mature they both have that "Will they make it." suspense feeling going for it.
They both feature deathgames esq. story lines as well as very good fights. Though other then this factor its hard to say anything about them is similar.
Both main character push themselves beyond the limit....... and then go even harder. You simply can't beat that... or them.
Both have a Life/Death scenarios although Deadman Wonderland is alot more gruesome and bloody, SAO has a very deep and interesting plot which will keep you hooked from episode 1.
Having watched both SAO and DMW, I would recommend both to anyone - especially if you enjoyed one of the two. I'm not going to go into too much detail, although both of the anime’s feature the same pressure applied to the characters: You've got to fight to live, or die trying. A common interest in both the animes is that the characters are all locked up in a sick society against their own will where they'll receive no mercy, so have fun!
Note: DMW is far more gruesome and gory than SAO. So if you don't appreciate guts and blood, give DMW a miss.
Both animes involve games you can't escape unless you win. There are large casts with varying abilities and the threat of death around every corner. Deadman is a tad bloodier, but both anime have a tense thrill underlying the episodes.
In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.
Both Deadman Wonderland and Guilty Crown share similiarities about young men who discover that they hold terrifying, and confusing powers inside of their young bodies, and the show rotates around them and their relationship with mysterious female characters that they knew from childhood, but forgot.
The childhood, the mysterious girl, strange and terrible powers inside both protagonists, similarities between them, their fates and their decisions it's really alike. Whole atmosphere of the anime is really similar - starting from underground guerrilla movement and ending it with protagonist's internal struggle. If you've liked any of these two animes, another one would not be too far in your book.
Both are great Anime. Deadman Wonderland ended weird (so far that we know, season 2 is a maybe), but the similarities between DW, and Guilty Crown are quite striking. I'd say it's intransitive, if you like one, you'll like the other.
They have the same feel, boy who feels he has been pushed into something, crybaby that turns out to be fairly decent, girl who has issues, that sort of thing.
Both are set in a world after the destruction of Tokyo and the circumstances are pretty much the same. They both use powers to fight eachother
In 1955 era Japan, ten years after World War II caused countless to descend into poverty, six young men are transported to a special disciplinary school where countless horrors await them. Overseen by a sadistic, abusive guard and a perverted doctor who requires invasive "inspections," the school is the new home of these boys who committed petty and oft-necessary crimes. Alongside their cellmate, the wise and hardened Rokurouta, the young men will try their best to survive their incarceration and hold on to the fleeting rainbows in their hearts.
From first sight, in Rainbow there are guys that are put on a kind of "prison", and inside it its like a hell, I mean, they have to pass sort of fearful and dispairing events. You would also find this in Deadman Wonderland, just that here is with a slightly comedy, fanservice and "shonen" things.If you want survival, hard decisions, and some crucial moments, so you would like both of thems!=)
Both Deadman Wonderland and Rainbow take place in a prison in which a group of people are horribly abused in various ways. Both shows also emphasize the virtue of friendship. In terms of storytelling and characterization, Rainbow is far superior, but if you liked one you might want to give the other a try.
Deadman Wonderland has a futuristic setting while Rainbow is set in 1955 era Japan, DW has a lot of fighting while Rainbow is more of a heavy drama, but apart from those differences, they both feel very similar because all of the characters has a dramatic problematic background, we get to experience sadism, violence and sick stories on pretty much every character and altough it's interesting in the beggining, in both anime, it's start getting predictable and cliche. They're a good recommendation to each other
The settings are kind of similar, outside of their levels of realism. Rainbow is historical fiction, taking place in real-world Japan just after WWII based on a man's real experiences. Deadman Wonderland, however, includes superpowers and takes place in a dsytopian future after massive earthquakes in Japan.
However, they both are about young men getting sent to prison, where they have to endure all sorts of cruelties and stick to their moral guns through it all.
Even though Rainbow is realistic and longer to watch with a lot of side stories.The setting is kind of similar,in deadman wonderland,and in rainbow,prisoners are going trough constant beating and discrimination.
Also,they both have people who are doing violent things to the prisioners,although they are not supposed to.
The reason I am recommending this is because Rainbow reminded me of Deadman Wonderland for the first few episodes.
Once the undefeated champion of the street fighting game Bl@ster, Akira now fights for an entirely different cause. Having been framed for murder and given the choice of life in prison or exoneration for a price, he chose to take the latter, heading for the lawless district of Toshima. There, Akira is to fight in Igura, a game where the winner of each match receives special tags, and the loser loses his life. Alongside his longtime friend Keisuke and experienced Igura competitor Rin, Akira must now battle it out in Igura, try to avoid the sadistic enforcers that roam the streets, and complete his mission: to defeat Il Re and take down the drug company Vischio.
In Togainu no Chi, Akira is framed for murder and in DW, Ganta is framed for murder by the Red Man. In both shows, the main characters are put to the test and pitted against others in various battles/shows. There are some differences and Togainu consists of a harem cast, but there is no yaoi. So if you enjoyed the blood and gore in DW, you'll enjoy Togainu just as much.
In Togainu no Chi, Akira is accused of commeting a murder.In Deadman Wonderland, the "Woodpecker" is accused of murder all of his classmates.Blood, some unusual fights, and survival moments are all what you can see iin both animes
Both are very good animes in similar genres. They aren't tremendously alike as far as plot or characters go, but they're both really good.
Both of these animes have a male main character who is falsely accused of murder. They are basically falsly accused because someone wants them to be in a life or death game. There is some fighting in both. Deadman wonderland fights with blood and Togainu no Chi fights with weapons and martial arts. Togainu no Chi is a bit darker than Deadman Wonderland. Still, if you enjoyed one, you probably will enjoy the other.