Deadman Wonderland

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Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There

Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.

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bokusenou bokusenou says...

Both are shows that show the limits of how distrubing a series' world can be. While Now and Then has more social commentary, and Deadman has more gore, they both have really dark worlds, and will keep you watching to see how much more hellish the show gets.

roXen roXen says...

If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other. Both shows have VERY similar protagonists and display an insanely cruel world. There are many characters within both animes that have surprisingly similar characterisitcs. The torture methods and punishments are far more brutal in Deadman Wonderland while Now and Then, Here and There displays a stronger connection with the characters and makes tragedy far more emotional.

Blood-C

Blood-C

Clumsy, good-natured Saya lives a happy life surrounded by her classmates, her admirers, and the loving guidance of her father, the priest of a shrine. But mysterious, bloodthirsty monsters have begun to appear, and as the daughter of the shrine, Saya is tasked with keeping the village safe – even if it costs the girl her life. Now, between her schoolwork and friendships, Saya must pick up the sword and keep these brutal creatures at bay. Will Saya be able to return to the quiet life she once knew?

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Drasticc Drasticc says...

Even though they both have slow beginnings they pretty much have non-stop action with decent dialog.  Nobody seems to be who they say they are.  Great amounts of blood and tragic stories.  Must see.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Both Deadman Wonderland and Blood C and are fast paced, mysterious, bloody anime. There's times when the action does come out of nowhere somewhat randomly, and then there's times when the plot drags a little in a good way imo. There's surprises in store for you in both anime. If you liked one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Akira

Akira

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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sothis sothis says...

In the interest of honesty, I found Akira to be incredibly overrated and boring (both times I saw it over the course of 10 years), but others tend to love it. That being said, both it and the more recent Deadman Wonderland have a lot of the same themes - experimentations and superpowers, terrorism, dystopia, etc. Both are plenty violent as well, though Akira's dated animation can't really compare to Deadman Wonderland. Fans of one may enjoy the other.

bmcafee bmcafee says...

Both Deadman wonderland and Akira have a cataclysmic event which destroys a huge segment of Tokyo, leaving behind individuals who have super powers.  Admittedly, they are more omipotent mental powers in Akira, and more limited, but still awesome blood-manipulating powers in Deadman, but both make for some cool effects.  The violence levels in both are similar, but the scale probably tips toward Deadman Wonderland here.  Still, if you like gory violence in a re-constructed Tokyo, then give either one a try.

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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Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Both Deadman Wonderland and Speed Grapher at very similar for many reasons. The main characters in their respective series are forced to fight or flight and are infused with special powers which they use to protect/save their friends/love interests. There are provocative scenes, character deaths, and lots of gore. If you're interested in more mature types of anime then these are for you.

Also there are characters that use their blood as weapons in both anime :) If you liked one I'm sure you'll love the other.

livingegg livingegg says...

While the plots between Deadman Wonderland and Speed Grapher diverge quite a bit, there are a few important elements which they share... Both involve a protagonist with some kind of a special power who is fundamentally trying to do good, both involve a special relationship between this protagonist a mysterious girl who also has some kind of uber-special power, and both take place in a climate where a few powerful/elite bosses are pulling the strings on everything and exploiting the special powers of our characters for personal gain in a market of perverted rich people.

Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte -the maxim-

In secret, alien parasites drift downwards toward Earth. Their directive: to take control of a human body and thrive in secret. When a parasite attempts to take over Shinji, an ordinary high school student, he stops it in his arm to save his mind. With the strange power of amorphous muscle, the curious parasite strikes an uneasy truce with Shinji: it will keep him alive and strong so that it may continue living, and will help protect him from the other parasites that might not take kindly to Shinji's mind still actively working. Can Shinji gain the courage to face the parasites and protect humanity? And would it even make a difference if he did?

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GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

In both shows, the main character gains gruesome superpowers that he doesn't want, and said powers end up changing their entire lives. 

WortWortWort117 WortWortWort117 says...

both of them are a little gory, a little depressing, but still have plenty of action.  I'd say parasyte is better, but deadman is pretty good too.