Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Right off the bat, GANTZ's censoring on TV makes this comparison somewhat strange. Though GANTZ is lighter on plot, gore is the central theme of both it and Elfen Lied. For that reason, if you liked one, see the other.
GANTZ and Elfen Lied are both masters at shock value in every way. There's really nothing else to say... watch one, then watch the other, and you'll know what I mean. Elfen Lied is definitely a little more annoying as far as the stupid clueless Chobits-type girl factor, but still, it's just as shocking.
Both shows are hyper gory and feature fan service to the point that they are borderline soft-core porn.
They both have rather interesting stories and the character development really makes you associate with the characters. Another thing they share is a love for making you connect with the characters and then putting them through sadistic situations like constant death, attempted rape, suicide and child molestation on a regular basis.
In short: Gantz does everything a bit more than Elfen Lied.
The gore, nudity and psychological pain are all a level above in Gantz compared to Elfen Lied, especially the latter, but is basically the same.
If you liked Gantz but thought it was a bit overboard, Elfen Lied is the anime for you. And of course the other way around :)
Both are known as some of the most extreme animations made, whether you agree with that or not, it is without dispute that they are not for the light of heart. GANTZ's ecchi is somewhat unneeded and it moves at a much slower pace, while being nowhere near as moving as Elfen Lied. On the other hand, Elfen Lied has excessive nudity, but it isn't always out of placeisn't nor is it as sexual as GANTZ. Lastly Elfen Lied's topics tend to be more prone to be disturbing. In the end, if you liked either one, you may then like the other.
If you like extreme limb ripping, decapitations, and violent anime with lots of naked chicks, GANTZ and Elfen Lied are for you! I personally like Elfen Lied more because of its better story line and character development. Although Gantz starts out very unique and interesting it is not finished the way it was intended to; there is a manga that takes a different course that is longer than the series.
GANTZ and Elfen Lied are very similar in terms of action and gore. That being said, these two series are psychological mind trips that question the characters' moral and ethical beliefs. You'll see as each and ever character slowly passes that thin line of sanity and enters this world of violence and death. Though the plots may be different, you're bound to feel a strange sense of satisfaction as both series do a great job in portraying questionable amounts of unattached limbs and exploding heads.
Both Elfen Lied and GANTZ have enough blood and guts to make any horror fan happy. If you are into blood & gore or like horror anime these series should be on your must watch list.
While Elfen Lied and GANTZ are most obviously similar to each other in their liberal use of gore and the rather dark, brutal atmospheres that result, they are also very similar on an emotional level. Both contain powerful, opposite themes of isolation, suffering and loss and companionship and love. In all these aspects, both are shows of extremes, so if you enjoyed one it is highly likely that you will enjoy the other.
Both Elfen Lied and Gantz are somewhat rare anime because they show people dying in the most horrible of ways. It wouldn't be wrong to think of both as survival games.
Both Elfen Lied and GANTZ provide the fast-paced action that we crave without holding back even one drop of blood, all while following our lead protagonist (who seems to never fully grasp the situation until it is too late). I recommend one if you enjoyed the other.
Gantz is a gorefest with nudity and soul. Elfen Lied is a cute gorefest with cute nudity and adorable soul. What it comes right down to is that if you like a bloodbath with characters you can attach yourself to you'll probably like Elfen Lied and Gantz.
Elfen Lied and Gantz revolve around shock value and how it can be turned into a narrative devise. Both push the envelope in terms of graphic violence and excessive gore with plenty of nudity to boot. EL has peaceful interludes that keep it from becoming utterly without hope while Gantz hardly ever slackens its pace of bloody action. These series manage to horrify and move the viewer, in EL the cute character design makes the massacres all the more poignant while Gantz's mostly realistic design adds an air of verisimilitude to the insanity.
You'll find a lot of recommending this anime as a good Anime to watch if you like them bloody and violent.Both cover similar themes, and both contain a lot of violence, sexual undertones, blood and scenes of a sexual nature ;)
These two animes are alike in their echii factor that plays into each and there dark stylings. In all of my anime watching GANTZ and Elfen Lied are at the top of the gore fest chart. They are filled with it along with a sexually tension that is tooken seriously in GANTZ and somewhat Chobits style in Elfen Lied. They have very dark themes and end rather sad. A fan of dark anime and gore who is mature should would definetely enjoy both animes.
It's already been said many times over that both of these Anime are EXTREMELY gory and, therefore, are similar. But, both have very clean-cut animation (personally I can't stand anything that's poor-quality or too "cartoonish") and a sense of mystery/impending doom that lasts through the whole series. Basically, the feeling of excitement and suspense I got out of watching both Anime were about the same. Both are A+.
They're both heavy on the gore and drama factor.If you loved one for the gore or drama,you'll feel the same way about the other.
Both Gantz and Elfen Lied combine gritty, viceral gore with the story of a boy and his libido. The violence in both anime is off the wall, containing such things as animal cruelty, and the nudity is just as gratuitous. A strong stomach is needed if you're to venture into these anime. If you've already seen one, than you'd probably enjoy the other.
So, you've just watched Elfen Lied or GANTZ, and your sad now that the blood has stopped dripping. Want more? If you miss the gore and dismemberment then watching GANTZ/Elfen Lied should be your fix. Storylines are different though, where in Elfen Lied the protagonist is killing not only out of psychotic behavior, but for her freedom. In GANTZ the reasons for destruction is just a game, the prize? ... life
Both shows contain a lot of violance and blood. People die there in a lot of diffrent ways that makes watching a bit more interesting. However if this was all to it then it wouldn’t be a good show would it? Characters seen in these anime are interesting, you get to watch the other side of human nature, typical anime shows tend to show the good side of humans. But thsese anime concentrate on the bad side so much that sometimes you have enough and you want to turn it off. That’s what makes them so good and that’s why they are worth watching. Both Gantz and Elfen Lied.
Elfen Lied and GANTZ both have a lot of gore and violence so if you liked one you are bound to like the other for that reason. I also thought that both series had good soundtracks. The type of music used in each was very different but the music really added to the mood of the anime.
Gantz and Elfen Lied have a lot of blood and I mean a lot of blood and yet they both have romantic parts. They also are surrounded in confusion in Gantz they don't know why they were chosen and in Elfen Lied the main characters cant remember anything.
Gantz and Elfen Lied contains exremly graphic violence. If you like anime with adult themes, you might like both of these. There's a lot of gore and nudity in both series, but in my opinion Gantz is somehow darker and more mysterious than Elfen Lied.
if you like extreme violents, gore, boobshots and lots of shocking moments...then both GANTZ and Elfen Lied are what you need. They both share a few factors, the allmost "no real end" plot, the very shocking ways people die and the very beautiful animations.
but mostly how unpredictable both story's are, you'll be very surprised in every episode about how things are turning out and sometimes you hardly belive whats happening.
Both shows have ecchi, violence, gore, and nudity. Not to mention a LOT of blood. The stories are good but don't really end. If you liked one you will like the other.
Gore, perverted scenes and humilation. These are the points they are identical. The stories are completely different. While Elfen Lied let's you think about humanly researches, Gantz makes you go WTF?! Just watch and you'll see!
Gantz and Elfen are based on very different concepts but they both contain a lot of blood mixed with slightly out of place humour. When mixed together make uncomfortable but interesting viewing.
These two are both excellent series. Both Gantz and Elfen Lied have similair levels of violence and gore. The story line for both of them progress in a similair fashion and will leave you guessing all the way up to the end.
If you like that impending doom like, gory, horror filled anime then elfen lied is the 1 for you, filled with bone chilling experiences gauranteed gorier than gantz elfen lied is ditto to gantz in those ways, storywise completely different but if you liked that kind of feel watch it has a pretty good story of its own.
Both Gantz and Elfen Lied contain elments of horror, mystery, and romance. Elfen Lied, while still dark, is considerably more light hearted than Gantz. Their's a love triangle in both animes which always guarantees drama, but with horror and gore topped onto all of it, it makes both animes unforgettable.
The reason is pretty much simple! Blood, hanging limbs, big boobs, dark at times non existing plot! However underneath a point of view and a message about deep matters as existance and life!
Still lots of blood, crazy action, you're not getting bored! If you are looking for those, trust me, you'll find them in both Elfen Lied AND Gantz!
To say that GANTZ and Elfen Lied had massive similarities would be highly wrong and inaccurate. Actually, the sole reason as to why you would enjoy watching the other series, is because of the gore. Both anime, produce some incredibly, horrific deaths and although most people can or will be put of by the sight of blood, these series seem to take it in their stride.
Elfen Lied and Gantz. Two series packed with melodrama, nudity but most of all extreme violence that suddenly fills the screen with blood in huge amounts. Furthermore, both shows seem satisifed with just featuring as much shock-value as possible; characterization is never a very high priority, and while both storylines are very dark they are also pretty simplistic.
GANTZ and Elfen Lied are very similar because they're both gory and Ecchi, but they're also pretty intresting to watch because they have a rather difficult plot ...
Both Elfen Lied and Gantz are known for being some of the bloodiest anime out there, they both are exeedingly violent from minute one and cover a lot of taboo subjects.
They both mess with the viewers mind and are very psychologically dsturbing also.
If you are into animes that are bloody, action packed and make you wonder what will happen next these animes are for you. Both have uniques stories which will keep you interested beyond the ending.
While both implement scenes of extreme violence to render even the most desensitized viewer vulnerable to the context, and both are (at its core) tales of redemption, where these two shows balance on the fulcrum of a storyline is very much different and in many ways an intriguing experience.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
Prior to seeing Bokurano, the best recommendation I could think of for GANTZ was Elfen Lied (due to the blood and gore alone). Now, it is apparant that GANTZ and Bokurano are pretty much the best recommendations for each other ever. They do both have remarkably similar stories, and each has a very tragic and demented feel that will make you cringe. Bokurano is missing the gore that GANTZ has, but its adult themes including sex and betrayal fit perfectly with the excessiveness of GANTZ.
I strongly recommend one if you liked the other.
You'd definitely like Bokurano if you are a fan of GANTZ for they share a lot in terms of plot and feel. Characters are lost and trying to deal with an extremely foreign and deadly situation, and each other.
GANTZ may be excessively bloody, gory and explicit, but what makes it a riveting watch is the psychological pressure it puts on its characters (and the viewer!) though. The characters face the grinding fear of the seemingly inevitable, and each cracks or performs under the stresses of personality and drives. Exploring what people do under extreme situations is the real interest here. This, and many more themes, is also found in Bokurano, arguably to a greater scale. Bokurano is an excellent anime I would happily recommend to anyone, and it happens to share the gems that make GANTZ great as well.
Both Bokurano and Gantz are about a dreadful game that entraps its players and submits them to inhuman torment. Gantz is considerably more violent in terms of credible gore while Bokurano is more pervasive insofar as the violence is mostly psychological yet in both there is an overwhelming feeling of unfairness and unavoidable doom. The mystery that surrounds the nature of the game is similar in both series, Bokurano eventually provides an explanation that ties up with larger than life consequences while Gantz remains enigmatic through and through.
Both anime feature mysterious protagonists that don't reveal there true motives until much later on in the series. Both are also filled with similar amounts of gore, violence, sex and characters...
Both involve a life-or-death 'game', both have a manipulating figure with all the answers, and both have great battle scenes. They're basically the same anime with a different age group, though Bokurano had more at stake with each battle.
I think that the two are similar they both are games that play with peoples lives and there is no apparent reason why they have to fight. They both have the same feeling of struggling for your life and the chaos of working together to try to survive.
Bokurano is very similar to GANTZ. They are both about effects of power on human personality, but Bokurano has much less graphic violence than GANTZ. Although Bokurano sometimes focuses on the individials, anime is mostly on greater proportions compared to GANTZ. Also the games in both anime is quite similar.
Both Gantz and Bokurano have a similar atmoshphere. The people involved have only one realistic way out - death in combat. Both are fairly depressing, very unfair on the "participants" and constantly questioning the value of life.
These two animes have very similar themes: They both involve people having to participate in a game where the choices are win or die. Both series follow the protagonists as they try to figure out the game whilst battling with their thoughts and emotions. While GANTZ is really violent, I'm sure that if you liked one you'll see a lot of similarities in the other.
Inexperienced people? Fighting aliens for their lives? gauranteed deaths, Unnerving feeling before battle? Thats bokurano for you, id say it describes pretty much what gantz is too, cept this time its with kids so all the more creepier, If you liked gantz for its diluted combination of gore from elfen lied and creepyness from bokurano then im sure youd love the concentrated version :D in Bokurano. Or if you liked Bokurano, you'd like Gantz too.
Gantz obviously has more violence and gore and what not. But Bokurano is equally intrusive to the mind psychologically. The stories are incredibly similar: both animes have characters participate in a game they can't escape that is deadly and tragic. I enjoyed both, although Bokurano got to me more emotionally probably because the main characters are children and background stories are provided.
Both feature a very similar in plot, characters, violence, sexual themes/content and surreal setup. In both cases characters are thrown into inhuman game which point is unknown for the time. They all struggle through the madness of its pattern and both anime aim to show the consequences on the characters through each battle. While Gantz is more focused on violence and interaction change Bokurano is more focused on psychological damage and global impacts. If you liked one I strongly recommend 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?
Everybody can die. Everybody will, sooner or later; in these two worlds, perhaps too soon. Claymore and Gantz don't just walk on the edge of death, but right through it - in Claymore, we see a world slowly falling apart, and characters doomed to walk the thin edge between insanity and death, to imminently fall to one. In Gantz the former is already there, consuming the bleak and fading shadow of life the characters cling on to for a while. Neither series has much of hope or greater good, only the will to survive.
Gantz is less refined than Claymore, lacking a solid storyline and being solely character-devoted, starting with death, jumping over it, and more usually into. Claymore is classier and follows a story, going almost as a typical half-action series for a short while, falling into despair only later. However, the dark side of Claymore is pretty similar to what is explored in Gantz. These are among few of the animated series with a doomed, actively self-destructive attitude, not just melancholy as in most "dark" series. Perhaps not something to watch every day, but that bit of view from below is needed once in a while.
Both Gantz and Claymore are about killing monsters, are shallow (plot-wise), and are done in a very, VERY bloody way. So if you like monsters being cut to pieces you should watch both. While Claymore feels like a cliché hack and slash anime, Gantz feels a lot more original. And also, for me, both of these series started out good and ended bad; this can be especially said for Gantz. In the end, both of these anime feel like they are missing a few too many key ingredients to be considered a delicious late night snack. Nonetheless, if you liked Claymore you will enjoy Gantz, and vice versa.
GANTZ and Claymore are one of the best recommendations pairs I've come across. Claymore has an epic feeling that GANTZ lacks, but both have some of the bloodiest and most demonic fights you'll ever see in the anime world. There's great animation which adds more enjoyment to the action scenes.
There is more bloodshed and Violence also there is more women in it. you will probably like this anime if you do like gantz. I like it as well as Gantz
Claymore is a very action-packed anime though in a different setting. Not very similar but two great action anime with odd twists and conclusions.
In both of these animes there is a lot of bloody, gory and just downright deadly battlesthat seem to drive both of the series' storylines. Besides that though there is an underlying storyline that is, for the most part, hard to find in the beginning of both of these animes. They are both purely about survivng in the beginning and it takes a while to really get into the storyline adn characters, but if you can get over that they both show their true colors as in each of their worlds their is a brilliant trap set by an unseen enemy (well technically oyu can see Gantz but still he never answers questions) where the characters must find a way to survive while simultaneously trying to unravel the mystery of the trap they are stuck in.
While Claymore is based more on fantasy and Gatnz clearly is about Sci Fi the two are like peas in a pod. The action is a clear connection between the two animes and makes Claymore a great follow up after watching Gantz. Both series still have continuning mangas, but their characters have both developed in similar ways. Claire and Kei are similar because both are not the expect heroes. I don't want to ruin Claymore, so I'll let you discover Claire's reason while you watch! ^^'
i believe anyone would love love love Claymore, and want more. It is hard to really equate these two to one another, although if you really did like GANTZ, definitely check out Claymore. It is pretty irritating how pathetically lame the characters are in GANTZ: sitting on their hands, crying, standing around, whining (Do something already!!). Clare is a far more dynamic and active protagonist, the plot and writing are better, the animation and art are excellent. Check it out!
Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.
They are both filled with action and gore. Both protagonists are hesistant at first but kicks A$$ later on.
Both Gantz and Deadman feature protagonists pulled into a world of insane highstakes games where their lives are put constantly put on the line. Both main characters are put into a situation where their lives are no longer their own. In Deadman Ganta is controlled by the sadistic warden and in Gantz Kei is under the power of a mysterious alien force but in both cases the main character has to fight on the whim their controllers. They fight not just to survive but to entertain.
Both shows are very violent with lots of blood and gore. They both involve tons of sadistic violence and various insane secondary characters and villains. The level of violence is really stunning but compelling to watch.
Poof: What just happened? I don't know, but you better fight for your life or die in a most horrible way! The main point of these two series is just that. Both have no real way to ecape the carnage, altough the victims are fighting as much as they can to make it out alive. If you liked one, check out the other.
Both anime feature the main characters trapped in a reality where they either fight... Or perish. Both main characters face desperation and fight to survive. Although Gantz is noticeably more explicit, it still possesses a resemblance to DW.
When I've watched the 2nd chapter I thought myself: "Damn! Its a survival game!"Both Gantz and Deadman Wonderland are about these, survive!Altough, Gantz has hard gore, while Deadman Wonderland has some gore parts censored. But you would like the issue at first sight!
Although visually different, both are similar in having an unsuspecting regular boy pulled into a senseless blood bath, sick and screwed freak show. At first in DW you'll say "Hey this is like Elfen Lied... without the lolis" then you'll be like "Hey this is like Gantz... with out the mindless swearing ... nor the ecchi", then you'll be like "Welp, its like both of them, it even got a lil' ecchi...". Athough DW does explore a psychological aproach of the human rotten nature, its not as disgusting and deep as Gantz, but never the less it still got some heavy stuff.
What can I say? Tragedy strikes in every episode. The suspense runs high in every episode, with great plot twist from both animes. Great watch. Not for the weak hearted!
Four students of the same age have nothing in common except that they attend the same elite New York City school. Kate, Rose, Clare and Rachel all belong to different cliques and hardly notice each other's existence. Then one day they gain something in common, something very important, something mysterious. They find themselves drawn together by the death of a fellow student and the secret of their own missing memories. Suddenly they are thrown into a world of hidden warfare on the city streets and are caught up in secrets which would not be believed by others. These four all have their own problems to struggle with, things that seem more important than such strange conflicts. Can they escape from this fate? The only thing they know is that despite coming from four different worlds they now have to rely on each other or die without a hope.
Both Red Garden and GANTZ deal with people dying and then coming back to life with some special power! But also coming back with a special meaning and hardships.
GANTZ and Red Garden are very similar stories, because both have a bunch of people suddenly forced together, having to fight against some enemy, while confused and unknowing of the situation they are in. Both have their fair share of pure violence, tradegy etc.
If you like one, you'll like the other.
Red Garden has been called by many "Gantz for girls". While as a male I enjoyed both, Gantz goes a lot more for the gore and sex, while Red Garden heads in a more character centric direction. However, at the core of both stories are people stuggling to survive in a world seemingly made to kill them off. If you enjoyed the character development in one, you'll definitely enjoy the other.
In both series, the characters 'die' and have to fight for survival in someone's twisted idea of a game. They both have the same plot, but Red Garden deals with it in a more realistic way. If you liked GANTZ but want something a bit more philisophical, you just might love Red Garden.
Both series have very similar themes, the protagonists die but are brought back in order to fight an enemy they know very little about. Both animes also deal with the emotions and thoughts of the main characters. Red Garden is deeper whereas GANTZ is more action-oriented but if you like one then check out the other.
Both anime share some very similar plot devices, virtual strangers suddenly brought together and forced to work with one and other, as well as a very vague and mysterious goal. Both anime almost start with their MacGuffin, and work their way from there. Its only in the later half of either that you start to get a glimpse of the big picture for our protagonists.
The basic plots are so similar it's not even funny. Both manga even have a Gonzo anime adaptation.Group of high schoolers dies ---> They come back to life ---> They are forced to fight against monsters/aliens for initially unknown reasons ---> They'll die (again) if they either refuse to fight or die during the battle ---> They discover to be copies of their original bodies ---> They are called with a song (which in Red Garden comes with a storm of butterflies) at the beginning of every mission, etc.Both are dark, psychological, horror manga full of violence, gore, and action, but Red Garden is much more dramatic, deeper, and beautiful. Also, on the opposite of Gantz, Red Garden has a good character cast, an amazing art style, a bit of actual romance, and, despite its slice-of-life moments, is not boring in the slightest bit.So, if you want something with the same story as Gantz, but with no ecchi crap, irritating aliens and retarded characters, the raffinate, gorgeous, but still gruesome Red Garden is a must-read.