Deadman Wonderland

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

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...

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Wirusan Wirusan says...

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.

KarnowoB KarnowoB says...

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.

Risana Risana says...

Both main character push themselves beyond the limit....... and then go even harder. You simply can't beat that... or them.

sboy sboy says...

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.

Ranisimo Ranisimo says...

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.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

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. 

Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

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.

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

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.

moxlas moxlas says...

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.

Xanza Xanza says...

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.

Razma Razma says...

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.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

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

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

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.

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itoshiki94 itoshiki94 says...

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!=) 

SadisticTendencies SadisticTendencies says...

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.

Anathemus Anathemus says...

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

Airotia Airotia says...

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.

Role Role says...

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.

Togainu no Chi

Togainu no Chi

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.

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meryvamp meryvamp says...

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.

itoshiki94 itoshiki94 says...

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 

jones jones says...

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. 

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

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.

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Deadman Wonderland and Darker Than Black (Season 1) both play out almost exactly the same. A mysterious "hole" appears (Black in DTB and Red in DW) and certain humans gain certain powers. In Darker Than Black, they have to give up something to use their powers, and in Deadman Wonderland, they have to use their blood, AKA a limited supply. Both series are action-packed, wonderfully paced, and gorey.

Berra2k Berra2k says...

Both are dark and gritty and deal with people who posses unique and cool powers. If you liked darker than black and want some more in the way of awesome kinda gorey superpowers check out deadman wonderland.

ali0889 ali0889 says...

Both of these anime deal with people who acquire powers due to an unknown phenomenon, which causes them to be catagorized as dangerous. Darker Than Black is bit darker in my opinion and the storyline is really good, and there is more character progression than Deadman Wonderland, also the main protagonist in DTB is pretty badass, whereas the protagonist in DW can be a little wimpy at times but both of them are quite interesting.