Elfen Lied

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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...

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Din0queen Din0queen says...

even though the stories in both animes are totally different, there's this same atmosphere in both, they both contain a lot of gore, blood, flying limbs, etc. and even though the stories are different, they are both really exciting

the characters aren't alike at all either, but that just makes it better, they're not alike, but they do share some things, so that if you like one, you'll also like the other one

eclipsedwonder eclipsedwonder says...

Like above, the gore and brutality bring these two together, but also both draw the viewer in to the world. Both are tragic, and you'll probably be crying and flailing in either one. I wouldn't watch the two back to back, that's for sure.

Snailphanie Snailphanie says...

Both have themes of an "impossible foe" and also the ability to transform into a killing machine and the characters' struggle to comprehend and control such an ability. The scale of Attack on Titan focuses on all of humanity, whereas Elfen Lied is much smaller, but both have a similar feel to them in places.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree. There may not be much by way of details that bring these two together but the overall violence and atmosphere of hopelessness is the big something that they share in common. Also the way they both present innocense and how they kind of have to grow out of it and see the real hell that is the world they live in made me think of both of these anime. If you like one I'm sure you'll like the other.

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.

Kite

Kite

As a young girl, Sawa is orphaned when both her parents are brutally murdered and is taken in by a police detective named Akai, who trains her to be a professional killer. He turns Sawa and Oburi, a young boy, into his puppets and makes them kill to fulfill his own sense of justice against child molesters and other harassing members of society.

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edgeofthesea edgeofthesea says...

Kite and Elfen Lied both feature strong, independent, and lethal female leads. Kite has some hentai in it (especially if you get the director's cut), but Elfen Lied has a ton of non-sexual nudity (fanservice or art? you decide). Both lead females seem like killing machines. As you begin to see their backgrounds, you start understanding why they are so brutal and seemingly uncaring.

ForgottenSon ForgottenSon says...

The most important similarities between Elfen Lied and Kite are their extremely gory nature, as well as both shows being centered around strong, deadly female characters, driven by their unhappy, violent pasts. If you enjoyed the shocking violence and tormented lead character of one of these anime, there's a strong chance you'll like the other.

Khaos Khaos says...

In spite of many differences the animes both uses girls to display their scenes of blood and gore in a too realistic and straightforward way that it can be shocking for the weak of heart.

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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cartmanbeck cartmanbeck says...

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 wolfangel87 says...

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 reigoor says...

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

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 Genevie says...

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 nihonotaku says...

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

foxhead556 foxhead556 says...

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.