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.
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.
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?
There is an abundant amount of blood in both Gantz and Berserk. Though the settings are completely different, people who like bloody anime will surely like both of these.
Both anime have exremely high level of violance and are famous for their gore. Action, and no resepesct for woman nudity are the most similiar parts of both shows. They aren't bad by any means but both creators of Gantz and Berserk didn't have a clear image where the good taste ends. Still worth watching just to see it, only for 16+.
Although set in completely different surroundings and periods, they are both an exciting mix of fantasy, action, violence and gore.
Both shows centre on the importance of friendship in the face of adversity and the harsh reality of war and fighting. There is character development by the bucketload, and an excellent story to each. I'm sure if you enjoyed one, you will like the other.
At first sight these anime couldn't be much more different, but beneath the surface both animes contain the same dark, relentless and hopeless undercurrent. Both anime main protagonists have the same unshakable determination and will to survive. These two adverse forces are what drive the narrative of both animes.
Saw Gantz first and loved it inspite of the pacing and lackluster ending.
Saw Berserk much later and absolutely loved it. Both great.
When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...
Gantz and HSOTD have zero in similarity in plot, but they both are gore and ecchi filled series that will surely interest the same parties. Gore level is on par, though HSOTD has way more ridiculous/stupid ecchi (ie boobs as big as an upper body) than Gantz. Still, fans of one should appreciate the other.
Both anime have a group of confused people suddenly fighting for their lives against monsters. Both have a good amount of fanservice to them but Highschool of the Dead clearly has more. Lots of action, blood and violence. Check out one if you liked the other.
Should the main characters in Gantz and HOTD ever meet, they would find that they have quite a few things in common. In both series, the protagonist is an average high school student leading a perfectly normal life--until some earth-shaking event throws them into a world full of violence and nearly-naked women.
If you like fluid action scenes rife with gory violence coupled with seemingly unnecessary segments of ecchi fanservice, either of these anime is for you.
Both these anime revolve around the central theme of a group of young people attempting to survive when suddenly and dramatically faced with monsters. The main protaganists in each have an overwhelming survuval instinct that gets them through hopless looking situations. They both contain graphic violence and echhi. Gantz has a deeper and more compelling story but like one and I am sure you will enjoy the other.
Both series feature a lot of gore and ecchi. Both series also feature fighting off adverseries, zombies in HOTD and aliens(?) in GANTZ.
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?
Both Gantz and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni have a weird feeling of horror, along with tons of blood and death. Gantz and Higurashi are phenomenal shows for a mature audience. They are both brilliant in desensitizing one to violence as well.
I'm sure you'll find one to be worth the watch if you enjoyed the other.
Both Higurashi and GANTZ are phenomenal, bloody shows. Though Higurashi is a bit more complicated, with its jumping and overlapping storylines, GANTZ is definitely more violent, and offers much more up on the side of fanservice.
This is a good pairing because both of these series contain horror and mystery elements. I would say that GANTZ is mor sci-fi/horror while Higurashi is more mystery/horror. These shows are also both mind boggling and shocking and gory.
If you like horror and gore. Plot wise these are quite different. However, there are a couple of similarities in terms of theme, such as the protaganists being caught up in circumstances they don't understand and the struggle against fate. Since initially the circumstances are unknown, there is also an element of mystery for the viewer.
Both Gantz and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni are extremely violent animes focusing on messing with the mind of the viewer. Their both very psychologically disturbing too- although Gantz has more of a sexual theme run through it. However if you like one you will probably like the other.
Kaiji Ito is as pathetic a person as they come; a man who gambles his days away, only winning enough to lose significantly more. He hates himself, is riddled with envy for others, but is ultimately too weak to think of a way out of his massive debts. Then one day he is approached by a strange man who offers him what seems the solution of a lifetime – to take a short journey on a ship called Espoir, during which time he will be given the chance to win more cash than he can dream of in a card game like no other. Ever the desperate, Kaiji takes the gamble of his life; however, the game turns out to be far darker than he expected and the hard lessons pile on thick and fast. Now stuck in a closed world of unsavory characters willing to do anything to destroy him, can Kaiji gather enough courage to outwit them all?
I thought Gantz was unique with the survival games, although the master is truly unknown. Kaiji also has survival games, but here it is "voluntarily" done for a chance to score big bucks and the game masters are human...
Survival is the name of the game!
Both of these shows deal with groups of people forced to play games where their lives are on the line. Both of the shows have unexpected twists and a good lineup of interesting characters.
Trust me, if you like one, you'll like the other.
The situation in Kaiji and GANTZ are basically the same with slight alterations. The characters in both series are put into new worlds where someone pressures their minds to its fullest extent. Not only do the characters in both series have to deal with psychological mind games, but they must also survive giving up their own values.
Psychological suspense thrillers! Both animes star two average guys who are leading unfulfillable lives and later are put into a position where they must now listen to their instincts in order to survive. Aside for the obvious wagers of like and limb, Kanji proves that everything is not what it seems to be. So if you like the suspense and violence from GANTZ, then Kaiji is your anime.