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.
A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?
Both series concentrate mainly on fighting scene. The characters are as flat as possible and their features are developend only for the needs of the fight. If you like animes which presents mostly a brutal force without outstanding plot you will like my recommendation for sure.
In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?
While Eden of the East is less about alien killing and more about a deep and intricate plot, both are still heavily centered around a game of life and death in which multiple people are concerned. Eden of the East is much less violent, but still has it's moments and is more of a thought-provoking anime whereas GANTZ is a fast-paced "WTF" anime.
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".
GANTZ and Ergo Proxy are about prisoners and their attempts to escape. Posing new questions with each new episode, they both keep you guessing until the end, developing strange characters on a thin balance between good and evil. If you liked the mystery and philosophical storyline of one, you would like the other. GANTZ is far more gory though and not for the faint of heart, while Ergo Proxy is slow-paced and descriptive, less action-packed and in demand of more patience.
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
Though GANTZ and FLCL are very different there is just something about them that makes them match. Oh I know, it's the fact that they both are wild, crazy and partially insane! Come on, what is stranger then a robot coming out of a boys forehead? Well, maybe a green onion alien. Besides the bizarreness of both anime they both are pretty ecchi (Gantz being the more ecchi of the two). And the main characters of both anime are hilarious in how unorthodox they are. So if you liked one of these anime chances are that you will like the other one.
It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.
It is true that these anime have almost nothing in common, but still they just seem to go together. Both have a fair amount of gore (especially GANTZ) and are filled with a multitude of characters with their own personalities and beliefs. Also, they do each have a fair amount of action. So if you saw one of these anime and aren't against extreme ecchiness (GANTZ) then the other is a good choice to watch.