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.
Ranmaru is young cop with a dark past. As one of the few survivors of a mindless slaughter in his apartment block, he joins a special unit called TOKKI to avenge his parents. On his first case, the already ghastly murder scene turns to one of terror, as the inhuman killers start to massacre the police. After being saved at the last minute by a secret unit named TOKKO who wield swords instead of guns, Ranmaru's mind is filled with questions and he is determined to find out the answers, no matter what it takes. What are these monsters, and why did they recognize him?
Set in a futuristic world, both shows have Japan plagued with an unknown enemy. Lots of sword play, plenty of gore and a good fantasy story line make these two shows the perfect partner.
Definitely not for younger viewers, as the violence is excessive for some and the storyline is quite involved and complex.
Sumire Takahana was a once normal high school student, until one day, she picked up a mysterious brooch and began to see soul-eating demons known as Virus. Now under attack, Sumire was saved by the owner of the brooch, Lucia, and Lucia’s Vaccine-loaded gun. However, instead of shooting the Virus, Lucia accidentally shot Sumire herself, turning her into a living antivirus. Together, Sumire and Lucia will to uncover the secrets of the Virus, before they devour all of humankind.
Ga-Rei: Zero and Venus Versus Virus' structures are immediately reminiscent of each other. The end result is previewed at the start. Then, the series go back and show the development of the girls' relationship, and how things eventually turned out the way the did. GRZ is far and away the better of the two, but if you're just looking for another example of this plot style VVV will fit the bill. Of course, if you've seen Venus and liked that setup, (if nothing else) you should definitely give Ga-Rei a try.
In the town of Sakurashin, demons and humans live together in harmony; and to help transition its new members, the Youkai Life Consultation Office provides support and guidance. Its members contain mind reading, cat-eared Ao, strong and beautiful Hime, conjurer Kotoha, and Akina - a human with the ability to vanquish the souls of harmful demons. Together, the quartet will help the town stay safe and try to keep the peace between humans, demons, and those who would harm them.
Both series feature a group of individuals fighting supernatural being and trying to keep the public safe. Interesting stories that mainly resolve around friends having to fight each other because one of them as become possessed by some other force.