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Kimimaro Yoga could use a break. At nineteen years old, he's not only a student at Heisei College of Economics, he's also a part time employee and flat out broke. So when an eerie man offers the boy a special ATM card and an exorbitant amount of cash, Kimimaro gives in to temptation – but there's a catch. In exchange for his good fortune, Kimimaro's very future is put at stake, held as collateral by the Bank of Midas and tied to the amount of yen in his bank account. In addition, he must participate in a special battle every week in the mysterious 'Financial District' – a battle where losing against one's opponent can mean bankruptcy, a fate that carries an unthinkable cost in the normal world...
While C is very colorful and involves battles with sentiant helpers, Deadman has carnaval corpse, where the two people fight. Also the main two characters are similar, at least in the part the guy cant get a break and he has a happy and strong girl at his side during his story.
In a world where supernatural beings known as youmu are hunted by Spirit World Warriors, Akihito lives an eventful life. He’s a half-breed from a human mother and a youmu father, and is immortal - a fact that saves his life on a regular basis, for his bespectacled classmate Mirai can’t seem to stop stabbing him in the chest. She’s a Spirit World Warrior with the power to control her blood, which she manifests into a sword; and with low self esteem about her abilities to hunt youmu, Mirai constantly uses Akihito as target practice. In hopes of being left alone, Akihito must now help Mirai gain confidence to take down sinister youmu.
If you liked the manipulation of blood as a weapon in Beyond the Boundary then Deadman Wonderland is a must watch. both these shows are EXTREMELY emotional and will have you bawling your eyes out! Deadman Wonderland is more shounen and Beyond the Boundary is more shoujo but.. if for some bizzare reason your first thought after finishing the beyond the boundary series was "Kuriyama's power was pretty cool..." watch Deadman Wonderland.
The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.
If you liked Deadman Wonderland or FMA:Brotherhood, you would like the other because they both have a young, male protagonist being pushed to the limit physically, mentally, and emotionally. They are both textbook shounen. Ed and Ganta are both haunted by deaths in their pasts (both were helpless to stop their loved one(s) from dying), and they both must go on a dangerous journey full of action in order to overcome that past. There are some major differences - otherwise it wouldn't be fun! Who wants to watch the same story in a different anime? - like Ganta's prison being a literal prison while Ed's prison is more of a leash from the military.
--I like to compare Branch of Sin to alchemy...Both are a skill that one must train to get better with, both are bad you-know-what, both have an interesting source, both can be improved greatly or even sometimes evolved into a whole new level... When describing Branch of Sin to a friend, I even called it "a kind of blood alchemy" to help her understand.--
The biggest difference is the lengths. :( Deadman Wonderland is good if you have FMA withdrawls after finsihing the series. Fullmetal Alchemist is good if you liked Deadman Wonderland but want something longer and carried more by characters than by events.
Yusuke Urameshi was a normal middle school punk until he was hit and killed by a car, while saving a child. His selfless action earned him the right to gain his life back and serve as a detective of the spirit world, keeping the world of the living safe from a myriad of demons. But being reborn has its price: Yusuke must hatch a spirit beast that will develop according to his actions, and if he doesn't act in a good and honest manner, it will eat his soul. Can Yusuke protect the human and spirit worlds and still manage to save himself in the process?
Ranmaru is young cop with a dark past. As one of the few survivors of a mindless slaughter in his apartment block, he joins a special unit called TOKKO to avenge his parents. On his first case, the already ghastly murder scene turns to one of terror, as the inhuman killers start to massacre the police. After being saved at the last minute by a secret unit named TOKKO who wield swords instead of guns, Ranmaru's mind is filled with questions and he is determined to find out the answers, no matter what it takes. What are these monsters, and why did they recognize him?
If you want dark gritty and always wondering what the hell is going on this anime is for you. Deadman would be better dubbed if it wasn't by funimation the voice acting would most likely be better and the swears wouldn't be bleeps. Nothing fucks up a anime like bleeps in the dialog,but I digress. Both Tokko and Deadman's main characters are granted power beyond what they understand and are tossed into a world they are shocked to be in. The mood is close as well. dark and disterbing with a touch of hopeless at times. Tokko was in my top 10 before and deadman has just earned a spot. But don't take my word that they are good watch them and find out only 12 and 13 episodes each so worst case you killed a afternoon.