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Ga-Rei -Zero-

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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.

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Ga-rei 2005 Sequel
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Name Role
Osamu HORIUCHI Character Design
Ei AOKI Director
Noriyasu AGEMATSU Music
Hajime SEGAWA Original Manga Creator

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Ga-Rei -Zero- VivisQueen 6/10 Jun 23, 2011

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Ga-Rei -Zero- Varagauzer 5.5/10 Dec 19, 2013
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Ouri is an orphan who was raised by Keisei, a man he considers to be his older brother. One night, Ouri finds a strange wounded girl in the temple of the orphanage. Cold and covered in scars, Ouri initially thinks that she is dead – that is, until a mysterious talking cat tells him that she is a Shikabane – a corpse. After secretly watching Keisei heal the girl without explanation, Ouri decides it's time to leave the nest. However, he has picked a poor time, and he soon realizes that he's tangled in a strange, supernatural web. Why does Ouri continually meet this girl as she hunts monsters? What does Keisei have to do with it all and what exactly is her mission?

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plr14

Both Shikabane hime and Ga Rei Zero revolve around young men and women fighting off evil creatures. Demons are the scourge of Ga Rei Zero, whereas shikabane (corpses), are the main enemies in Shikabane hime. They both have dark storylines with light comedy every now and then. If you liked Ga Rei Zero, Shikabane hime is definatley worth watching.

Szwagier

If your looking for a dark story about exorcists fighting some sort of monsters from the shadows you've come to the right place. Both titles have plenty of those, along with a conspiracy slowly getting closer to yet unaware characters.

Also both titles are sort of introduction into the main story, that is available in other titles. In Ga-rei zero case it continues in Ga-Rei manga, while Shikabane Hime: Aka continues in the sequel Shikabane Hime: Kuro ( which is where the true awesome story starts)

InkyAshizuki

Both Shikabane Hime:Aka (and Kuro too) and Ga-Rei -Zero- are based on similar themes. Not only are both about unnatural beings - demons, beings, which arise after death, etc., but both anime also depict the mental state of the heroines, but also their relationship, which, in fact, cannot be classified as common.

Both anime are set into a very dark enviroment, featuring alot of action.

Berserk

Berserk

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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Szwagier

In Both cases we are show a story about two really close friends and the end of their friendship. In both cases the breakdown is partially caused by accidental betrayal by one side, and supernatural power on the other side.

Both shows use In Medias res ( starting from the middle of the story than jumping to the past) though Berserk never actually gets back to the present actions.

Both animes have the story continued in the manga (Ga-Rei Zero is a prequel, while Berserk featares only first 15 or so volumes, dealing mainly with past)

coffeebreath

Both series use in media res to kick off the story in a way that immediately draws you in. Both are about the bond between two friends who fight side by side, and the eventual demise of that friendship that is apparant from the first episode. There are some plot elements in both that are basically identical but cannot be mentioned so you'll have to see both to find out.

On an entirely superficial level Ga-Rei Zero felt like a shounen rewrite of Berserk. Replace Guts & Griffith with katana-wielding schoolgirls, medieval fantasy Europe for modern day Tokyo, replace the Band of the Hawk with a secret government agency, and the One Hundred Years War with an invisible battle between spirit demons and exorcists.

Obviously, due to the different demographics of the series Berserk is far more sophisticated and succeeds in its attempts to sound mature and profound, whereas Ga-Rei fails miserably. Ga-Rei also contains noticeable moments of fanservice and trite sentimentality. However, although I find Berserk untouchable in terms of quality I do think this rec works both ways. Ultimately, both weave themes of friendship, betrayal, power and glory into enthralling, dark, and tragic stories. You should definitely see both if you liked one.

Blast of Tempest

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Hakaze, princess of the Kusaribe mage clan, has been betrayed and marooned on an island by her own people. They seek to revive the Tree of Exodus, an incomprehensibly powerful entity of alien origin, to save the world from the tyranny of its antithesis: the Tree of Genesis that powers their magic. Hakaze, however, believes their efforts put humanity in jeopardy; and with her power limited, she can only reach out to the world to beg for aid. Her call reaches Mahiro Fuwa, a young man grieving the mysterious death of his sister, Aika. He and his friend Yoshino agree to help - on the condition that Hakaze track down Aika's killer with her magic. The deal is made, and the battle that will determine civilization's fate is begun: but who will play the part of its villain, and who its savior?

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snivets

With its focus on two friends and a similar blend of realism + magic, Ga Rei Zero was the most similar anime I could think of for Zetsuen no Tempest. If you have enjoyed either show, I'd recommend the other. 

Bestanimeserie

Both shows feature main characters that posses supernatural abilities and both have drama action and butterflies who appear when something is happening they also have the same thriller like ending.

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Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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Figrysia

Both being animes about fighting and and exorcism. Bleach fans should check out Ga Rei Zero and vice versa

Being an anime that shows the story before the story in the manga. [Wow! O.O] Ga Rei Zero shows a tragedy that happens before the manga. Don't get caught by the aniti-climatic first episode. The creators do that to pull your leg haha >8D

Bleach is the anime made from the original manga. Unlike Naruto, Bleach's fillers just come out of nowhere

sothis

Ga Rei Zero (at least at first) and Bleach definitely have a similar feel with supernatural monsters, action and a hefty dose of darkness. It might not be the strongest pairing, but I definitely had a similar feeling when watching both.

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Dance In The Vampire Bund

Dance In The Vampire Bund

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captaincrunch

Dance is a diffuclt one to come up with recommendations for, since it's fairly unique.  Ga-Rei-Zero is very similar in terms of the characters and situations. Both series are also packed full of ecchi to the point of making themselves seem almost ridiculous.  I assure you, if you loved one of these, you'll love the other.

KittyEmperor

If you liked one than you'll like the other because both series really have this darker look and feel to them and only having small instances of a light happy tone to them.  Both series deal with things of the supernatureal in Dance in the Vampire Bund it's mainly vampires and werewolves and in Ga-Rei -Zero- it's more about things like demons and such.  Also both series has some better nice action to them keeping the story interesting for both series.

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