Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.
Three years after an accident that nearly left him for dead, Tomoharu Natsume is about to start his high school life. Though with a ghost named Misao following him around, Tomoharu is far from being an average teenager. One day a strange woman appears and gives him a trunk that contains a tremendous power. This power is known as an Asura Machina - a being that draws its strength from a human sacrifice - and the sacrifice within Tomoharu's Asura is none other than Misao. As the bearer of such a power, Tomoharu immediately becomes the target of various groups, including the Divine Guards, who want his power for their own. When Tomoharu befriends a demon called Kanade and she is captured by the Divine Guards, he joins the Dark Society in order to save her. Now, Tomoharu will have to fight alongside the Dark Society while he tries to find a way to save Misao and bring her back to life.
They're both about fighting demons with some crazy weapons, but Ga-Rei -Zero- is much more cruel and dark.
In both Asura Cryin' and Ga-Rei Zero, the protagonists (Tomoharu and Kagura, respectively) find their family members too busy with their own lives, and end up forming arguably stronger bonds with a few close friends. Both Tomoharu and Kagura possess great power and use it to fight evil, although Kagura is more aware of her situation compared to Tomoharu, who is ofen baffled by whatever fiasco in which he finds himself.
Ga-Rei is darker by far, but the protagonists in both series must struggle with difficult choices involving whether to fight and whether their friends are worth sacrificing for the greater good.
Each of these series rely heavily on super natural occurrences, action, and difficult decisions. The main character in each series sees little of their family and inherits something like a burden from them. That aside, Ga-Rei Zero is a darker (and better, in my opinion) of Asura Cryin'.
In a dark and dreary dimension, the mysterious Black Rock Shooter roams the desolate landscape with her gigantic gun, pausing only to battle against other mysterious super-powered girls. Elsewhere, a teenage girl is excitedly preparing for her very first day of junior high, eager to begin her new life of attending a basketball club and befriending the elegant new girl. But what exactly is the connection between these two worlds?
It's simple. Two similar girls meet each other and become friends. But as the story progresses both are torn apart and have to fight each other. Although BRS has characters that have other world personalities, they are still somewhat similar.
Both Ga-Rei -Zero- and Black Rock Shooter are slice-of-life animes rounded with dark action. While GRZ is more "realistic" and BRS is more poetic, the plots are extremely alike with nice day-by-day friendships turning sour through different series of events. That gives the series a similar impact emotionally.
Furthermore, both make use of the timeline where some of the late battles are seen early, but without letting the audience know what is really happening.
Both have a storyline where the 2 main characters become very close friends but later one of them turns evil and the other one has to kill her. And coincidently in both animes the one that turns evil is a girl called Yomi
In the present day, terrorism is on the rise and the Ua Virus – a biological agent with a 100% kill rate – has been unleashed into the populace. In Shanghai, Canaan is a near-unstoppable soldier who roams the streets, always in the path of a bullet. She is a Synesthetist – a person able to use all five senses at once – who harbors a burning desire for revenge and has a past shrouded in mystery. While the Ua Virus infects more people in the city, others cross paths with Canaan including Minoru, a freelance journalist; Maria, Canaan’s close friend who was infected with the Ua Virus and lost her memory of the incident; and The Snakes, a shady and violent group with mysterious motives. Danger lies at every turn for Canaan and ultimately the rest of mankind…
Both anime have a strong bond between two female characters that grow stronger and stronger as the story unfolds. Both are action packed and have very interesting plots that will make you question and wonder what is going on. Both will also leave you wanting more at the end so check out one if you liked the other.
Each series is centered around a strong female lead and their connection to another female in the series and involve one getting stronger in order to face what needs to be. They are both also very action driven while having very interesting plots.
The plot style of Ga-Rei Zero and Canaan are very similar. They both involve a female with a burden and then some other female to play around for most of the series. If you like one, you will like the other :)
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?
These anime have proven to me that more people should watch it as it shows elements of action and tragedy in between.
Claymore displays a tragedy that cause a young girl to become a warrior bent on revenge on the monster that robbed her of someone important.
Ga-Rei -Zero- shows how a miracle can happen after a tragedy and how that miracle can be snatched away.
Both Animes are action based but also include strong emotional aspects derived from the emotional bond between two people that took care of each other.
On the surface, both beature strong female protagonists, who know how to handle themselves exceedingly well with a blade. In addition, both have great animation quality and visuals. If you prefer anime that portrays somewhat realistic looking characters over the spikey, purple hair style- then you will appreciate the quality.
Both feature excesses of violence and blood. Don't grow too attatched to any characters if you are afraid of having them ripped away suddenly!
On a deeper level, both offer touching instances of an orphaned(ish in the case of Kagura) child being taken in by a strong, yet loving female protagonist who goes on to inspire said orphan to achieve great things. If you appreciated the relationship between Teresa and Claire then you will feel similarly when watching Yomi and Kagura. (And vice versa)
In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...
These two shows are nothing but pure action, with the main protagonist simply being bad ass. If you love fantasy/action/adventure with plenty of violence and fighting, then these two shows are the perfect partners. Expect blood, gore and something not quite of this world.
Two shows that seem to be having some sort of competition as to who can score the goriest overkill the generic ghoul/demon enemies.
Lead characters both have a hell-hound looking familiar used to munch down on that which would threaten the unsuspecting humans way of life.
Each series a group of people who work for the government to eliminate supernatural things from the world without any of it being made aware to the general population. Though in Hellsing it pretty much only deals with vampires and in Ga-Rei -Zero- it's things like zombies, demons, and the like. Both series also features a main character who is above the level of the rest in terms of skill.