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Clumsy, good-natured Saya lives a happy life surrounded by her classmates, her admirers, and the loving guidance of her father, the priest of a shrine. But mysterious, bloodthirsty monsters have begun to appear, and as the daughter of the shrine, Saya is tasked with keeping the village safe – even if it costs the girl her life. Now, between her schoolwork and friendships, Saya must pick up the sword and keep these brutal creatures at bay. Will Saya be able to return to the quiet life she once knew?
Blood, twisted story, great emotion, and a hint of PTSD going on here. Very similar in the approach of how the truth of the past comes haunting back. Great suspense.
Both of these anime have one thing in common: There's a lot of dismemberment and blood splattering around. Both of these anime try to back this up with a story, but in my opinion, don't really try their hardest to do so. So if you're in for a load of gore, check these out. Otherwise, leave them be.
If you liked one, check out the other.
If you like the gore and action in Blood-c and Elfen Lied then you will definetly like the other. Both have inhumane things trying to act humane. And in a sense both Nyu aka Lucy and Saya are being put thru a test of who they really are
I agree, both Blood C and Elfen Lied share a lot of similarities. From the suspense to the gore, if you're into that genre then you're going to get exactly what you wanted. In my opinion Elfen Leid is the better anime overall so look into it if you just got done with Blood C. If you liked one I'm sure you'll love the other.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
Both are centered around guns, assassins, suspense, & female protagonists. The overall feel of the 2 animes overlap quite a bit.
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.