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Elfen Lied

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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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Filippy

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

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

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

LolkAA

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.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

Several months have passed since the horrific events in Hinamizawa came to an end. Little by little life returns to normal, with Rika and her friends doing their best to put the past them and mend their old wounds. All seems to be going well until one day tragedy strikes again as Rika is unexpectedly involved in a bloody traffic accident that shatters her short-lived peace. As she wakes, she finds herself thrust back into the nightmare summer of 1983, and sets out to once again correct Hinamizawa's twisted killing cycle. Rika soon realizes, however, that such a task is more difficult than she first imagined; this Hinamizawa is drastically different from all those in the past, and now more than just her own life is at stake...

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Bos

If you liked one anime you will for sure like the other. Each anime has its own way of being funny. But there is also mad confussion in both. Rei fetures Commedy but then turns to mystery as elfen lied does. Both Animes are Godly and both favorite Animes of all time.

theSentinel

both of these animes mess with your head.  They are both pretty good, and they make a twisted environment that will keep your head spinning.  The style of the stories is different.  When you watch "when they cry" you will understand what I mean, but they have a lot of awesomeness in the violence and mindf*ck department.

rosemaree

Both elfen lied and higurashi no naku koro ni rei are different from your common animes. They are abit twisted. The story is really quite capturing in both anime

Eduard6421

The both animes are intriguing and follow a twisted and dark plot.As well Elfen Lied and Higurashi follow the struggle of people who desire to rescue themselves from the corrupted world in which they live.

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...

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faerieponey

Both Cossette and Elfen Lied feature a cute-looking girl who loves the sight of blood and isn't afraid of torturing those around her.

colettelabete

The beautiful, vulnerable and emotionally young girl stereotype is broken in Elfen Lied and Cossette, whose heroines would stop at nothing to exact their revenge on those who betrayed them. The rich surreal imagery and elements of horror complete these beautiful series, which are both unique in their genres.

Omurqi

Although the dark atmosphere and gore were the first things that brought me to this recommendation, both anime also tell a story of love, where moral objections, not directly pointed towards the male character, are one of the leading causes of the dark feeling these shows have.

wolfangel87

Taking violence and turning it into a thing of beauty is quite a skill that is achieved by both Elfen Lied and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette.  These two series are filled with dark looming undertones mixed with cute, innocent looking girls.

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Witchblade

Witchblade

Six years ago, a catastrophic event ravaged Tokyo. Amaha Masune was found at ground zero, physically unscathed, but without memories and with a child in her arms. Returning to Tokyo for the first time since the disaster, the slightly clumsy but cheerful Masune just wants make a new life and to raise her daughter without interference from the Child Welfare Agency. But unsolved murders are being committed all over Tokyo and a near-miss reveals her identity as the bearer of the Witchblade, a mysterious weapon linked to the disaster 6 years before, that seems to have a mind of its own. Giving in to the Witchblade seems dangerous, but when the powerful Dohji Corporation agrees to guarantee her a life together with her daughter if she works for them, can Masune pass up the chance?

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BTime

Both shows are primarily focused on strong female leads. Witchblade's fight scenes aren't nearly as graphic or bloody, but I feel it would be appreciated by fans of Elfen Lied.

cartmanbeck

Blood and sexy women. That's what both of these anime are all about. Lots and LOTS of blood. Wow... so much killing. The biggest difference is that Witchblade is about a grown woman, a mother trying to save her child, and Elfen Lied is about college-age kids. They both have great stories, so if you like blood, watch both of these.

wolfangel87

Witchblade and Elfen Lied, have strong female characters of a girl/woman. Both are looked into as experimentations and the transformation has a more mature attitude and seems to be more capable all around while untransformed there is an innocent girl in place that relies on others for help. Witchblade is not as graphic or as bloody as Elfen Lied though it still has its moments.

reigoor

Hmm blood/oil beutifull woman almost the same and both have some kind of futuristic look, thoug i think that Elfen Lied is drawn a bit better

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Angel Heart

Angel Heart

A young assassin known as Glass Heart, trained in killing since childhood, decides to end her own life. Unknown to her, powerful people in the criminal underworld are watching her every move, and a new heart, donated by a woman recently ran over by a truck, is stolen to replace the one she ruins. But as she slowly recovers, she begins to see strange visions from the life of the heart's previous owner. She decides to pursue these visions to discover their meaning, and find a new purpose in life. What she finds is Ryo Saeba, a lecherous old detective who despite appearances, could be the answer she has looked for all her life...

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Genevie

While Angel Heart and Elfen Lied have drastically different premises, the characters and moral seem much the same.

Both Glass Heart and Lucy are remorseless killers, who by various circumstances find themselves in the care of good, decent people for the first time, and slowly learn to acclimate and deal with the feelings it inspires.

Angel Heart is slightly sweeter (and much longer) while Elfen Lied is very short, amazingly gory, and not for the faint of heart, but I found my feelings at the end to be very similar.

nihonotaku

Both are centered around guns, assassins, suspense, & female protagonists. The overall feel of the 2 animes overlap quite a bit.

foxhead556

Well both may be different like angel heart having some comedic scenes and Elfen Lied having a gore scene every sec. However both of the main characters seem to be pretty much the same and the story template. At 1st both of the female characters at killing machines but then they are soon surrounded by caring people. However they do not trust the people so as a result it takes time for them to open up. Thus beginning the character's rebirth.