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.
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.
Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...
This is similar in that they are both tragedies. They have giants involved...although not alien monsters, they are basically the same where it is humans vs. giants. It is a tragedy and twisted in its own way.
In both of these animes people are thrown in to desperate life and death struggle against vastly superior enemy. Gory death scenes of people dying in vain.
Both of these shows depict people fighting against inhuman monsters/aliens that are much stronger than them. Both contain the thrill that any character could be killed, not just minor ones.
Yakumo was just a normal boy... until he died in a tragic accident. Now, resurrected by the last of a race of powerful creatures, he has become her Wu, an immortal servant. Together, they must battle against Benares, the all-powerful Wu of the dark lord Shiva. What dark secrets from Pai's past will this battle unearth?
Both Gantz and 3x3 Eyes have the characters fighting supernatural monsters. During those fights it's not uncommon to see gore being set as the main theme - and almost the only theme.
Clumsy, good-natured Saya lives a happy life surrounded by her classmates, her admirers, and the loving guidance of her father, the priest of a shrine. But mysterious, bloodthirsty monsters have begun to appear, and as the daughter of the shrine, Saya is tasked with keeping the village safe – even if it costs the girl her life. Now, between her schoolwork and friendships, Saya must pick up the sword and keep these brutal creatures at bay. Will Saya be able to return to the quiet life she once knew?
High schoolers with no clue of what's going on? Check. Said highschoolers getting dismembered every other episode? Check. Absolutely no story points whatsoever? Check. Both of these series are focused on one thing and one thing alone: Bringing enough gore to your screen. Both do so in an excellent way, so if you don't mind overly bloody anime, go for it.
If you liked one, check out the other.
If you like having most of the cast violently torn apart, eaten, and otherwise gruesomley killed, then you would enjoy either of these anime
In the early 21st century, the emergence of an incurable condition known as B-cell growth led some of the affected to become "Sleepers" - people put under stasis until a cure could be found. Yuji Kaido is one such Sleeper who awakens, several decades later, to a horrifying new reality. Giant bugs known as Blue have invaded the Earth, eating everything - and everyone - in sight. Now, all Yuji can do is escape from the city with the ones who saved him from his inevitable death, and make their way towards Second Earth: mankind's new home in space.
The gore factor in the 2 series are very similiar, so if you don't mind seeing it or maybe you even like it, then it's my recommendation to watch both.
Both series are about humans fighting for their lives against alien looking creature. If you don't fight, you'll die, that's the situation for the charaters in these animes. In both series several of the charaters die horribly or get somewhat crazy and awfully trigger happy, as the blood, gore and bullets fly. If you like one, you'd surly like the other.