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Ten years have passed since the demise of the bubble economy, a time that polarized the world into two groups of people: the rich and the poor. In the present day, Saiga Tatsumi (a former war photographer) has been hired to investigate a secret club for the rich named the Roppongi Club, but he soon discovers secrets much darker than he’d ever imagined. With the help of a exploited goddess named Kagura, Saiga now possesses the power to kill by simply taking a photograph; but can he stay alive long enough to save her from her captors?
Face it both series have alot of bloodshed (more Elfen Lied than Speed Grapher), and violence. While Elfen Lied had romance Speed Grapher does not. Despite that fact both series are similar in the amount of violence but the plots differ, but are in no way bad.
Violence, nudity, and melodrama overwhelm most other facets of Elfen Lied and Speed Grapher. In both EL and SG, mysterious girls with special powers and memory problems escape from secret organizations dedicated to researching/abusing them. The girls are joined by friends and hunted by fellow freaks as the secrets of their respective pasts and once-captors are revealed.
These anime are so similar it's scary.Firstly, both are about laboratory experiments and genetically altered/manipulated people (Diclonius/Euphoria) who have mortal super powers.They both also have action, drama, mystery, and a rather unique storyline with plenty of twists.But, above all, both involve a tragic relationship between a brother and his little sister, and carillons have a crucial, important meaning in both anime.Both anime are indeed extreme, as they have have lots of violence, gore, and nudity, several gross, disturbing scenes, and are considered trashy and vulgar by many people, which is why they're not for everyone; if you can pass over these things, both anime, despite their flaws, are great, enthrilling, and unforgettable.
It has been four years since Pai, a young girl born from a race of powerful creatures, disappeared without a trace. For Yakumo, Pai's love and Wu, reuniting with her is bittersweet -- for she has amnesia, and has no memory of her past. Now, with many enemies rising against them, Yakumo and Pai must strive to unlock the spell which seals her memory, so that she can defeat the evil Benares once and for all.
In both Elfen Lied and 3x3 Eyes, an ordinary male protagonist is shoved into abnormal circumstances and thus tied into the life of an unusual girl with two personalities. There wouldn't be any story if love didn't sprout from this, nor the occasional humor, but the gore and violence definitely makes these not lighthearted. They both share a similar feel and are both excellent; you can not go wrong with either of these if you like this type of show. Though 3 x 3 Eyes doesn't have the ecchi qualities of Elfen Lied and has more horror elements.
Both leads have 2 very different personalities. One is a pretty clueless fun loving girl. The other kills without remorse. Both anime have a lot of bloodshed. 3x3 eyes doesn't have any of the ecchiness that Elfen Lied does. If you liked one check out the other.
In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?
If you like your Anime to come with a huge order of blood n' guts, then both Elfen Lied and Afro Samauri will be to your taste. Both also have an intriguing back-story - the characters have hidden pasts that are explored thought the series, with tantalizing morsels of plot divulged as the story progresses. Graphically, Afro is purposely not as colorful as Elfen Lied, but both give much attention to combat scenes, in particular the finishing moves and a visible shock factor.
Afro and Lucy, the primary 'killers' in these stories, are presented as almost inhuman, having no problem taking the lives of those who threaten them, a coldness born from their childhood experiences and the consequent twists their lives have taken. It is also evident that their actions have huge consequences on those around them, who have been completely affected by Afro & Lucy's actions both in the past and in the present day too.
If you like shows with violence nudity & language just for the sake of it and you like to see people die in ways that you never seen it before then you would definitely like both of these shows.WARNING! both of these shows are extremely graphic and aren't to heavy on storylines.
The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...
While they may not seem similar due to the gore in Elfen Lied, the main characters have big similarities. Lucy and Mizuzu are both lonely girls that have no friends or family who care for them. When they do make friends they always lose them. Both stories are really sad and emotional but they are excellent tales that I recommend if you liked one of these anime.
At first this may seem like an odd combination, but, after you control for all the violence in Elfen Lied, there is a striking similarity between Lucy's melancholic story and what Misuzu, and even Kannabi no Mikoto, have to go through.
At a typical elementary school in Japan, yearly chores are being distributed. Yuri and 3 other students are chosen to be the beneficiaries of the alien hats for the year. Alien hats?! Yuri's sentiments, exactly. Despite her misgivings, she and her classmates must round up stray aliens that have escaped from a crashed spaceship -- with the help of the alien hats, of course.
Dark and disturbing psychological anime that appears cute. Involves supernatural themes. with a misleading appearence to them.
Both of these involve cute girls with about a bazillion arm-like extensions that can tear apart anything. The only difference is that Alien Nine's girls have to have a symbiotic alien hat to help her. There's plenty of blood, and some interesting plots in both anime.