Ergo Proxy

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Strait Jacket

Strait Jacket

In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not take proper precautions become infected, lose their sanity, and become demons. The Sorcery Administration Bureau, along with their Tactical Sorcerers, monitor magic uses and respond to any demonic outbreaks that occur. In this world, Ray Otto is a rogue tactical sorcerer who hunts down demons with reckless abandon. Given that he always gets the job done, the administration generally lets his activities slide. Together with the mysterious girl Kapel Theta, Ray risks his life and humanity to destroy demonkind... when the price is right.

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kurtis51 kurtis51 says...

Both series are about characters that are trying to find themselves. With Ergo Proxy you have Vincent trying to figure out and then finally accept who he really is after a long journey of self-discovery.

While you have Ray in a constant struggle to not only to rid the world of demons but slowly loses himself and risks becoming that which he hunts.

Parasite Dolls

Parasite Dolls

The year is Tokyo 2034, and humans coexist with artificial intelligences known as Boomers. The Branch, a special police unit, has the mission of handling all Boomer crimes. With the help of Basil, the Boomer Rod, the heavy weapons-freak Reiko, the Boomer-expert Bill, and Elza, the Branch must protect people from defective Boomers and investigate why they are suddenly going berserk. The case becomes more complicated when Kimbal finds a mysterious drug during one of the investigations. Mad Dolls, a dreaming hooker Boomer, and unexpected events unfold into a political conspiracy against Boomers and Basil himself!

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Ran Ran says...

In Both Ergo Proxy and Parasite Dolls deal with the status of humanoid robots from a diferent point of view, which makes it interesting to see both and compare their positions. Additionnaly, both of these anime have a dark plot taking place in a cyberpunk world, the ambiance of both anime is very similar.

Battle Angel Alita

Battle Angel Alita

Among the garbage dumped down from the mysterious aerial city of Zalem, a new life is found. Restored by a brilliant cyberneticist, a young girl named Gally struggles to find her own place in the world, to learn the extent of her own deadly abilities and to discover that which makes her truly human: love.

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wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

What makes a man, what makes a robot? Both of these animes are simply put: Amazing. You are simply in tears by the end. Both anime give off the feel of a star-crossed lovers theme. I am of the opinion the creators of Ergo Proxy were fans of Alita. You can see it in the artstyles and some similar situations. (The Dumpsites) If you liked on I'm certain you'll like the other.

Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

Real and Clair both share simalar art concepts.

Both animes seem to have a smoky feel due to the enviroment. Both are enjoyable to watch while working out. Both are also excellent manga. Very good for their action and mystry.

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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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The high action of both Witchblade and Ergo Proxy contribute to each series strength. In a strange and fascinating way the main characters are trying to harm other people but at the same time they are also helping people out as they go. The series take on a mysterious aspect to them leaving the viewer guessing until the end. Both series also involve a great deal of tragedy.