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!
Thousands of years in the future, the world is overrun by demons and vampire lords. Doris, a young girl, has become the target of the great vampire lord Count Magnus Lee, who wants her as his plaything. After being bitten by the Count, she seeks the help of D, an elite vampire hunter, who decides he must venture out to slay the Count and his demon underlings to save this girl in despair.
Vampire Hunter D is one of the earlier examples of a being of darkness fighting against their own kind due to being half human. Devil May Cry is a more recent take on the same theme. Whether half-demon or half-vampire, the main character ends up being a strong force in the battle against darkness, leading to many interesting fights. If you enjoy this type of theme, you should check out either series.
Hunters - they are all the same, for instance demon hunter and vampire hunter, the main characters of these two anime. They are both half-evil spirited, but in their own way, they stick with good side trying their best. If you liked one, you will most surely fall for another too :)
It you like half-humans/half-supernatural being Vampire Hunter D and Devil May Cry take on their own dark tones. With the main characters trying to fight against the forces of darkness and ensure that the good side conquers.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Even though Berserk will appeal a larger audience because it simply has more story and character development, both Devil May Cry and Berserk have a very high "badass" factor. The sheer violence of the series and the hardcore main characters will make sure you'll enjoy them.
Both anime were rather dark and had good action. Personally, I thought Berserk took things to the point of sickening, beyond just gore (with some nudity and even a rape, though I'm sure there are much more graphic depictions of these out there).
That flashing warning sign aside, both anime have demon fights to the point of epic, so if you like one, you may well like the other.
Weary from the Crusades, Dante Alighieri returns home to find his farm raided and his family slaughtered. If this atrocity weren’t enough, he then watches in horror as Lucifer himself rises to claim the soul of his beloved Beatrice for his own. On the verge of despair. Dante takes his sword to the gates of Hell itself in a mad quest to reclaim her against all odds. But even with the help of his guide, the dead poet Virgil, the knight must still contend with an army of demons both personal and literal if he is to rescue his fiancée.
Dante's Inferno and Devil May Cry are both based on well known video games. Another thing they share in common is the blood filled battle scenes that involve demons getting torn to shreds by the protagonist's giant weapon. If you liked one you should definitely give the other a go.
Aside from both being based off popular video games, these shows are very similar. They are filled with demons and bloody action scenes, and share a similar dark atmosphere. If you enjoyed one, you'd probably also enjoy the other.
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?
Both these anime are filled with action, thou DTB has more story to it, where as in DMC the different episodes are not as intertwined (story wise).
Both anime are immersed in the supernatural and a male protagonist with wicked fighting skills. The protagonist also shows similarities to the things he fights against. With a team including a young girl and a middle-aged man who assigns jobs, the protagonist works as a mercenary.
Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.
Both Gungrave and Devil May Cry are a very similar style, with similar styles of writing, direction, and animation. Similar themes run through both, along with similar characterizations and design. Fans of one series will doubtless also enjoy the other.
First of all, Gungrave has much more depth and story than Devil May Cry, which focuses almost entirely on the action. However, they have a similar style of animation, guns, and truly cool main characters. If you finish Devil May Cry and are looking for anime with a similar feel and action, you'll probably like Gungrave. Gungrave fans looking for more action will certainly find it in Devil May Cry. Just be prepared for less plot.