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Brynhildr in the Darkness

Brynhildr in the Darkness

When he was a child, Murakami was infatuated with a girl he called Kuroneko. She insisted on knowing about aliens and having met them, but no one believed her, even young Murakami was skeptical. One day, she decides to show him the aliens, but an accident occurs and Kuroneko dies while Murakami is left seriously wounded in the hospital. Years go by and Murakami obsesses on finding proof of the existence of aliens because of a promise he had made with Kuroneko. Then, one day, a new transfer student comes to his class, who not only looks a lot like Kuroneko, but is named Kurohaneko. And even though she insists on never having met Murakami before, the girl has superhuman strength and seems to even be able to predict the future.

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Zearth Zearth says...

Brynhildr in the Darkness and Elfen Lied are both written and drawn by Lynn OKAMOTO. There's no way that you will not like this Anime!! In both Anime's girl escape from research facility and meet up with an old friend,,, and there is a loss of memory, super power's, blood, death and love... I recommend you to watch this !!

NeiniAurora3500 NeiniAurora3500 says...

Elfen Lied and Brynhildr in the Darkness are both made by the same creator Lynn Okamoto, and the anime are both done by the same studio as well. They both deal with characters that hold special powers that slowly grow on you as the story moves forward. These characters in both series are targeted by a morally gray organization that seeks to control these characters while the protagonists of both series try to keep these characters safe.

Zizu Zizu says...

Both animes have a lot of bloodshed (girls murdering each other mercilessly) and a tragical feeling to them. The Main Character ofcourse attracts a number of them around himself and they try to do something against the evil organisation hunting the girls with special powers down. If you liked one of them you'll like the other one as well for sure. But don't start watching either if you can't take limbs being cut off, people melting or dying in other disturbing ways.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both deal with girls who have been treated as test subjects that escape and must fight to survive. The male protagonist has a childhood history with the female protagonist even though one of them does not remember it. Throw some ecchi, drama, and death into the mix, and you have two similar anime.

chrispwkoe chrispwkoe says...

Both Animes are very similar to each other, since they share the same main topics: cute girls, magic, boobs and a LOT of violence. As far as I know, they are written by the same autor and Brynhildr has also earned the nick name "Elfenlied 2.0", because of their similarities.

However, I enjoyed watching both of them. Unfortunately, Brynhildr suffers a bit from the harem-like relationships.

Warterne Warterne says...

- both MCs aren't special

- they have a harem with "alien/mutant" beings, that have a certain objective, purpose,..

-sci-fi like

JollyShot JollyShot says...

Both of these animes go for the same plot. ‘Girls get tested on, the girls escape, girl meets old friend but doesn’t remember them, the government organisations try to kill the escaped girls, blood, death, boobs, death, blood, blood, limb, death, final boob, Final fight against the most powerful girl.’

I got less enjoyment out of Brynhildr in the Darkness as I had already seen Elfen Lied so I know what will happen before it does. Due to this I knew which characters I shouldn’t get attached to as they wold be the first to die next episode.

However, if they made another anime like this I would defiantly watch and would recommend to everyone!

Tokko

Tokko

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?

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Darkmoor Darkmoor says...

There aren't many good gory anime, so I recommend you fellows that like slaughter to see these also. Both Elfen Lied and Tokko have a strange touch to them, which I think all people that see them will notice. If you liked one of them you will most likely enjoy the other, as they have a similar 'drama' and 'gore'.

RaptorClaw RaptorClaw says...

These anime have a similar feeling to them, both in the depth of emotion, the violent battles and short episode runs, which call for a compact story. The main characters find themselves immersed unwillingly in a world of bloody fighting, because of gifts they were born with (in Elfen Lied) or came to possess at an early age (in Tokko), and the series are about how they cope (or do not) with the added responsibility.

ebiru ebiru says...

Blood, gore, and guts? Elfen Lied has a great story while keeping the blood and gore. Tokko's main character has a mysterious past, just like the character in Elfen Lied, but instead of revolving around a murderous girl, it's more about "demons." Tokko also has its share of blood and gore. It's more or less a gut feeling, but I bet you'll like it.

nean123 nean123 says...

Tokko and Elfen Lied share many aspects, one being the uncanny ability to turn a serious situation into a humorous act, or the uncanny ability to make your jaw hang open as you sit fixated on the intense but brutal action in front of your eyes.

Elfen Lied and Tokko are both thirteen episodes long, which makes twenty six episodes of nonstop action that you're bound to love. If you were a fan of one, you'd do well to at least try the other.

crawller crawller says...

If you gore and supernatural things i would reccomend elfen Lied and Tokko. Gore and (a bit ecchi) is about the thing they have in common. If you're looking for a gore anime with a great story you should watch Elfen lied.

Oehr Oehr says...

Both series are very bloody and don't hold back with ecchiness. If you liked one, I think you would enjoy the other series too!

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

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XxMicrochibixX XxMicrochibixX says...

Both Tokyo Ghoul and Elfen Lied have a species that are similar to humans but not quite. Both also deal with how the species are treated by humans because of their differences from humankind. Both series are also really tragic and make you feel bad for the nonhuman species and contain large amounts of gore.

CainKinKiller CainKinKiller says...

This one is hard to explain. I'd have to say it's because the action in the show is portayed in a similiar way. Also both shows have an undertone of severe gloom and depravity while often demonstrating a light and uplifting feel.

staffordshire staffordshire says...

bloody anime about fight between humans and supernatural. both are very good highly recommend

HLRango HLRango says...

I agree with a lot of what's already been mentioned by others. Mainly these animes has sort of the same "feeling" and theres gore.

Tschmidtty Tschmidtty says...

gore................................................................................................................................

Anachor Anachor says...

Both series revolve around a common theme, a nonhuman species within the human society murdering or devouring humans. Naturally a clash for survival arises and we are shown the mutual hatred for each species to the other, of course characters with different perspective exists and the story focuses on those characters. If you like violence, you will find it enough on both.

Inspite of obvious similarities in the plot, the execution is completely different. Elfen Lied is much more mature with a romantic subplot and is more pchycological, while Tokyo Ghoul is more action centered.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.

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dryoldscholar dryoldscholar says...

Elfen Lied and Evangelion have deep psychology, serious drama, painful feelings, a conflict between personality and society, and some of their themes are not for children.

hurin hurin says...

These two do not seem related at a first glance, but in both shows there is a strong focus on the psychology of the main characters and how it's related to their childhood.

ravenaraven ravenaraven says...

To be accepted, to handle rejection, to love, to hate... It can be said that, in some ways, both shows have these strong feelings in considerable doses. The 'dumbness' in senses after finish watching both were kind of similar to me. If one could not get too impressed about gore (elfen lied) or fantastic plots (evangelion), what remains is some really touching characters: imperfects, imatures but struggling to be happy. In their own way.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime involve gore and the "child soldier" motif. A lot of psychological drama is played out in both anime, including the frequent use of flash-backs. 

Inkxy Inkxy says...

If you love gore as well as a beautiful, sad and romantic story. I really suggest Elfen lied. It is the best anime I have ever watched and I'm honestly really picky with all animes I do watch. It's not really a horror, in my opinion. It's just gore mostly. It is also the very sweet, and meaningful. I've never seen another anime like this one at all. It was so beautifully done. I have no complaints about this anime. It really was wonderful. I really wish it was longer to be honest. It truly was amazing. This would be the top anime I'd recommend to anyone, besides squeamish people.

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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Filippy Filippy says...

Elfen Lied and the Hellsing OVA share a strong gore ingredient, and both lead characters are mega cool killing machines.

The animation quality is remarkable on both sides and the story lines are remarkably deep; they aren't just like a  Saw movie.

HolyGoof HolyGoof says...

Bot elfen lied and hellsing have extreme levels of violence and gore. The main protagonist in both series' also have an air of cold blooded evilness about them which makes for a great atmosphere.

WinterDream WinterDream says...

Both Elfen Lied and Hellsing OVA are full of extreme violence and gore. It's almost perfect if you love blood and violence.

LolkAA LolkAA says...

Some chi and killing in both of them.Elfen lied is a good anime with one of the best stories and full of killing that's why i recommend to you mand your friends.Hellsing is another perfect story with some vampires and more blood.

Both of them have the best drawing , animation.

Balerien Balerien says...

Both are dark and violent. Both also have a main character capable of pretty much anything dark and gory but with a core of somethgin else, or at least a nugget of something else within them.