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Devil May Cry

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Dante works as a demon hunter for the office of Devil May Cry, and as he is always in debt he doesn't have the luxury to turn down jobs as long as they pay well. His latest assignment is to be a bodyguard for the young Patty Lowe while she receives her inheritance. During the mission he was able to defeat the demons that got in his way and deliver Patty safely, but upon completion of the mission Dante discovers that Patty will be staying with him – indefinitely! Now, Dante must not only hunt demons and coexist peacefully with other hunters, but also handle the responsibility of taking care of a little girl!

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Devil May Cry (Light Novel) 2002 TBD
Devil May Cry 3 2005 TBD
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Hisashi ABE Character Design
Shin ITAGAKI Director
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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...

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Both Devil May Cry and Hellsing have lots of spilled blood of monsters/undead, and much graphical violence. The main weapons in both series are pistols, too.  


Nearly everything in one reminds me of the other. Dante and Alucard are very alike. Both of these half demons enjoy their hunting and these anime are all about displaying their inhuman skills. As if the hardcore fighting and badass characters aren't enough to persuade you, there is also a very similar atmosphere in both Hellsing and Devil May Cry.


Both DMC and Hellsing are quite dark and have light elements of humor and their fair share of gore. Each is based around a similar background, as well.


Both anime are very bloody. Also, both characters use guns. Yes, I know, it doesn't sound like much to compare to. However, the anime series are very similar. Both of the main characters act very similar; however, Dante has a more emotional side, as he must protect a small female child. But then again, when you get someone who is protective of someone very pissed off, you can expect one heck of a battle! Both anime also feature creatures, though DMC has more of them than Hellsing. But Hellsing makes up for it in blood and gore; trust me!


Alucard and Dante are very similar to each other. First at all they have big guns and great powers; they're also bored and want to find an equal opponent and perfect competition. If you like characters who get involved in crazy fights with monsters, these are a good choice.


Since I first saw a mere screenshot of Devil May Cry, I was instantly reminded of Hellsing. The most striking resemblance between the two shows for me was the main characters of each. Even now I find myself close to referring to Dante as Alucard; both bear definitively anithero characteristics, wear red trench coats, and fight with duel pistols against evil creatures that are essentially their own kind.

Having seen more of DMC, I would call Dante a (slightly) more human, compassionate version of Alucard, and DMC a (once again, slightly) more humorous and light version of Hellsing.

So, if you enjoy shows (of a fairly episodic nature) featuring badass, stoic main characters, intense gunfights/fight sequences, and bizarre looking, demonic creatures, I'd recommend you watch either series. To me, they are inexorably linked.


For someone you liked D.M.C., Hellsing is defenitely the best recommendation! After watching D.M.C. I was surprised to see that a character even more badass than Dante existed! But here it is! If Dante, the half demon, is once a badass, then Alucard, the vampire is 1000 times more! Hellsing has HUGE guns, blood, and women with even bigger guns than that, just like Devil May Cry! I am 100% sure that you will become obssesed with Hellsing, if you liked D.M.C. even a little bit! That's the only recommendation I can guarantee!


Most every die hard anime fan has watched Hellsing and most people have heard of the demon killing game Devil May Cry. Both are amazing animes with demons, blood, and cocky main characters.

Both main characters (Alucard: Hellsing Dante:Devil May Cry) have hidden powers that they use throughout the anime while killing demons and vampires. If you liked one you would like the other.


In both series they have one badass character who is above the rest.. in hellsing the character is alucard and in devil may cray its dante..both fight extremely well and are very powerful...they both finally get a challenge are the end..


Both main characters are anti-heros, weilding guns, and willing to kill their own race. They hide their feelings for anyone. The atmospheres are very dark, with tons of action and gore, (directed at an older audience).


If you like one of these anime but haven't seen the other, you should watch the other one as well.

Devil May Cry shows extreme ways to kill and destroy demons and monsters.

Hellsing shows how a monster can survive a hellish beating and still kill an opponent in cold blood.


Both "Devil May Cry"(DMC for short) and "Hellsing" are very similar. Gothic graphical style, dark tones shows that both series are about killing bad guys even being one of them.

Main heroes, Dante from DMC and Alucard From Hellsing wear red coat, has almost identical dual pistols (white and black).

So if you liked you of them, you must watch other.


Fans of either Hellsing or Devil May Cry should give the other a try when in need of more stylish, cocky demon-killin' fun. Alucard and Dante have respectively huge egos and even bigger guns and always have something smart to say when laying waste to minions of Hell. DMC minimises the gore in favour of style but both do deliver on a dark, moody look.


Both of these anime feature rather sarcastic protagonists that fight against their own kind. They also end up saving a girl that follows them around, whether they want her there or not. With interesting battles, a dark setting, and wicked monsters, these two anime make a great pair.


Both main characters have badass guns and the they hunt monsters. So if you like a cool guy killing monsters then these are for you.

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In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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Claymore and Devil May Cry both deal with supernatural elements, have women as important characters, and generally contain dark overtones. Scenes of violence are frequent in both, and the past of both main characters, Dante and Clare respectively, is not completely divulged in the beginning. Both protagonists are also seen (quite frequently) with a young child.


First of all, if you like the half-demon/half-human magical cliché of a character who swings a huge sword, you'll definitely love both Devil May Cry and Claymore. Both of them act cool and cold but have a softer side to them, and they even make some similar decisions (I won't spoil). Both anime contain blood, guts, demons, swords, action, and drama. So if you liked DMC you'd like Claymore and vice versa.


Both protagonists are the quiet types who like to speak with actions, not words. However, whilst DMC delivers average-looking fights at the expense of characterisation, Claymore delivers on both character development and stunning action, as well as sprinkling it all with a dash of suspense. If you actually managed to enjoy DMC, then there is no doubt Claymore will blow your mind.


Both of the animes are very dark but devil may cry've a slightly more "trying to be funny" side in it.

The both main characters are hunting demons and the world they live in are full of such creatures. You'll like either of these if you enjoy cool moves and equipment, bad villains and gore


Both contains lots of cool demon slaying and the main character is really cool in both animes. Both Dante in Devil May Cry and Clare in Claymore are the type who kill first and ask later. If you like one of theese you should like the other. P.S lots of blood it to be expected :)


There is no denying that Claymore and Devil May Cry are similar.  The main characters (Claire and Dante) are so much alike in their cool self-demeanor and personalities in dealing with the people around them.  Not to mention that they both conveniently happen to be half-demon/half-human.  They also have a very pronounced soft side that comes through when they are interacting with the children they seem to pick up along the way.


Claymore and Devil May Cry share protagonists that hunt and kill demons but who are part demon themselves. They both have plenty of bloody action scenes involving demons getting hacked apart by huge swords. If you liked one you should give the other a try.


Both contains lots of cool demon slaying and the main character is really cool in both animes. Both Dante in Devil May Cry and Clare in Claymore are the type who kill first and ask later. If you like one of theese you should like the other. P.S lots of blood it to be expected :)

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Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing Ultimate

Alucard is a vampire who works for Hellsing – an organization responsible for hunting down and destroying other vampires. In these dark times, whoever is bitten by a vampire turns into a ghoul -- with the exception of Seras Victoria, Alucard’s newly created and appointed apprentice. Now, Seras must serve her master, Alucard and work for Integra Wingates Hellsing. Nefarious vampire activities are being reported throughout England, and it all traces back to the organization named “Millennium”. Will the Hellsing organization, under the command of Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing, be able to prevent a full scale war? Or will the world become a battlefield of destruction?

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Both DMC and Hellsing are quite dark and have light elements of humor and their fair share of gore. Each is based around a similar background, as well.


Devil May Cry and Hellsing OVA are two fairly similar anime. Although the OVA has yet to conclude, it deals with similar themes to Devil May Cry.

The occult (I use the term loosely) themes of these anime: Vampires, Demons and so on are a main link between them. In addition, the main character of Devil May Cry, Dante, is somewhat similar to Arcaurd of Hellsing, and Hellsing OVA - not in personality, but that they both hunt down and destroy evil creatures.

The reason I would reccomend the OVA over the original series of Hellsing (which many people have already reccomended) is that the quality of the animation is far better, and the plot is true to that of the manga. In my personal opinion, this makes it far superior.


These animes based totally of freakish violence.

Devil May Cry display many gruesome ways to kill and doing it in style. :D

Hellsing OVA is Hellsings superior counterpart that gives a new meaning to the word "gore", "invincibility", and "monstrosity"


Either in Hellsing OVA and DMC, you will see incredibly powerful main character, who is also very charismatic. However, Dante is more human-like than Alucard, certainly. Both of the series have dynamic fights, catching story and mysterious vampires/demons.


Hellsing and DMC are quite alike they both feature violent scenes and demons and both extremley bad ass characters and humorus events. So if you like one of them you'll definetely like the other. ^^


hellsing and devil may cry both has guns (and other weapons) monsters (devils and vampires,ghouls) both main characters are sexy as fuck and have a "little helper", Alucard has Seras and Dante has Patty


I personally got hooked onto this one because someone recommended it to me after they heard that I like watching DMC. It's gory, so the faint of heart shouldn't watch this, but the series is animated very well and the story is good.

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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2005

In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored, certain people have become sick with Geo Stigma -- an illness which is as mysterious as it is incurable. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a new enemy has appeared: Kadaj, who holds the key to the destruction of all life. Against insurmountable odds, Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Cid and the rest of the gang must band together one last time to defeat Kadaj and save the world from annihilation.

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Both Devil May Cry and FF7:AC have great action-packed fight sequences, and have characters which use a good mix of guns and swords for weapons. Both have a male lead with a troubled past and both are based from games. Both include fighting large and powerful beasts as well.


The sheer and awesome fights; nothing more is needed to recommend these two anime for each other. The 'coolness' factor and the very nice animation bring about a lovely atmosphere which is quite similar. DMC and FFXVII: AC are both definitely worth watching.


The action packed game based series Devil May Cry and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children both involve intense fighting scenes.  Also the male leads have a hidden past that comes to light turning into unique events.


These two share some basic elements. They both have male lead characters. These characters are essentially both 'pretty boys' who wield swords. There are characters that use a variety of more modern weapons, such as guns and bombs. In both, the characters have to fight creatures/demons. Both include witty banter and badass fight scenes along with some pretty entertaining background music.


A sword fighter with a dark past who works with a group of fighters with extraordinary powers. Both also come from games, so much of the action is based on grand-scale battles.

Trinity Blood

Trinity Blood

In a post-apocalyptic future, Abel Nightroad does occasional dangerous work for the Vatican, to whom he is extremely loyal. While the apocalyptic war has long been over, humanity is still entrenched in a shadow war against the vampires. Lady Catherine, the leader of his operations group "AX," seeks to prevent a renewed full-scale conflict, but there are many forces on both sides bent towards war. As Abel and the rest of AX try to stop this, he encounters a young girl who will be the key to humanity's survival or demise. Now, Abel must not only fight for humanity, but also try to face his regrettable past...

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Take an episodic adventure and combine it with a strong character who fights demons, a bit of humor, and a special feeling; both Trinity Blood and DMC are this kind of anime. Trinity Blood has more humor, but it still is similar to DMC. These two anime should both be to your liking.


If you like the characters' that is one side serious and another funny, and if you like the themes 'to protect human from harm' and 'love and peace', these are the anime you have to watch.


The good guys defeat the bad ones and there's your typical happy end. But in these stories it's not so typical. Dante from Devil May Cry is a demon hunter who on top of that is a son of the demon Sparda. Abel from Trinity Blood is an absend-minded priest who in reality is Crusnik - a vampire that hunts other vampires and feeds on them. Well, they're not your everyday fellows, don't you think? Despite these facts, both are the caring type and both have problems with money. Another critical for the story-line fact is that the world depends on them, otherwise it won't be even a place you could call home.


Though these two are very similar but do not expect the same kind of laughs or tears or suspense from either of them. I think that the Half demon walking slaughterfest private I. that is is Dantes would be a perfect match the megavolt crusnik vampire moonlighting as a Catholic priest to save the world. Both show have their own style of comedy D.M.C. is a bit more on the noir side. 

Anyway if your still reading this than i hope that you watch theses shows because hey are so similar yet bring completely different things to the table. Also both thee shows are like trigun so if you just happen to be a trigun fan who hasn't watched either of these just check 'em out sometime.


So far Trinity Bloods looks like a mix between Devil May Cry and Hellsing, specially Abel Nightroad which share several traits with both Alucard and Dante.

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