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.
Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?
Both anime are dark, tragic tales revolving around warriors who find themselves struggling to abandon compassion in order to become more efficient fighters while at the same time clutching onto the few people they still love. The protagonists in both anime also end up having to face a dilemma in which they have to choose between duty and love. Finally, both anime serve as preludes to series that end up being much more lighthearted in tone than what you saw in said preludes.
Both animes are made as a prequels to the events occuring in the corresponding mangas (Ga-Rei for Ga-rei zero, and Rurouni Kenshin for Rurouni Kenshin:Tsuiokuhen ). Both suprisingly exceed the mangas.
In both animes there is an immature (in one way or another) main character that have to grow up at one point due to loss of an important person. Also in both shows main character have to deal with betrayal of someone close to him.
In a bizarre fantasy world, students known as meisters are trained at the illustrious Shinigami Weapon Meister University; but the tools they wield are no ordinary weapons! Each meister is paired with a human-like being who can transform into a weapon at will; and after defeating a pre-kishin - a human whose soul has darkened - the weapon eats the soul within it. A meister's ultimate goal is to collect ninety-nine pre-kishin souls and one of a witch so that his or her partner will become an all-powerful Death Scythe. Maka and her partner Soul Eater; Assassin Black Star and his partner Demon Blade Tsubaki; and Shinigami's son Death the Kid and his partners the Demon Twin Pistol Thompson Sisters each vie for their ultimate goal, but plenty of challenges and adventures lie in their way!
If you like Ga-rei-zero then you'd also like Soul Eater. The reason is because Ga-rei-zero has alot of fighting scenes (Duhh), and Soul Eater has (alot of) fighting scenes too! They have awesome use of there weapons. For an example: In Ga-Rei-Zero they use guns as if they were professionals. In Soul Eater they use (varieties of) weapons, and the way they use the weapons are always serious, jus like in Ga-Rei-Zero.
Ga-Rei Zero and Soul Eater, both have:
- a focus on action, fighting,
- an hunting demon organization;
- good animation.
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.
Demon hunting specialists who seem to ignore "work in the shadows" and don't quite grasp the term "minimal collateral damage".
Similar nightmare fuel monsters which stem from negative human emotions.
Both series focus on a group of special individuals who's job it is is to take care of things of the supernatural nature. Also both series have people who cause quite a bit of damage to the city when they are suppose to be minimizing the damage done. The only real differnces between the two is that in Strait Jacket people are aware of all the supernatural things and in Ga-Rei -Zero- they are not aware.
In the year 1986, eighteen people travel to the remote Rokkenjima island for Kinzo Ushiromiya to pick a new head of the family, as he only has a short time left to live. A portrait of the Golden Witch Beatrice greets them as they arrive at the family mansion, along with an epitaph: she will be resurrected on the ninth twilight after a number of bloody sacrifices. After the first six bodies are found, questions are raised about the fate of those remaining, the woman in the picture and her relation to the family wealth. Will anybody walk away from the ominous island, or are their destinies due to be forever ruled by Beatrice?
They are both filled with magic, tragic romances or friendships and fanservice. If you enjoyed either, you'll probably enjoy the other. One is a demon-killing shonen, and the other is a witch-themed murder mystery based on a game, but they are certainly both in the same spirit and filled with gore.
I'm not really a fan of either, but if you are, I would understand why you'd like both of these.
Each of these series revolve around the super natural, have a strong mystery element to them, and have some very tragic relationships involved in them. If you liked one it is very likely you would enjoy the other as well.
Seven years ago, Kakeru’s sister killed herself, leaving him alone. Now a teenager, Kakeru lives a quiet life with his friend Yuka and other classmates – but things change forever when he and Yuka are mysteriously transported to a frightening parallel world filled with monsters and a deep crimson sky. Though they manage to escape, Kakeru soon discovers that they aren’t alone; several other students at school also travel to the other dimension, and armed with powerful weapons they battle against its dark inhabitants. Why must they fight, and what is their purpose in the Red Night?
Both play big on mysterious powers and swords. And have a main that weilds a sword (or multiple). The leads of both series have mysterious pasts that are told in different styles (one through series of flashbacks, the other retelling the past).