Two siblings, Kiyoko and Tatsuya, live in a future reshaped by a terrorist attack known only as "Twin X". In this terrible new world, advanced technology such as computers and radios no longer function and even the very sky has become something terrifyingly alien. With the siblings' mother dead, they are hunted by loan sharks who want recompense for her debt as well as a mysterious Countess who wants them for her own reasons. Even worse, they are also coveted by their father, the terrorist who caused the "Twin X", Gilgamesh!
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".
Ergo Proxy and Gilgamesh both feature a futuristic dystopic society that doesn't know if it's coming or going despite all the information they do have. Our protagonists in both series are in a battle not only with the obvious antagonists but themselves as well. Should this entertain you in one series, it most certainly will in the other.
Gilgamesh is very similar to Ergo Proxy in that the plot is given slowly, little by little, to keep you guessing at what might happen next and it only pieces together towards the end.
Also gilgamesh is set in an almost post apocalyptic worl, just like Ergo proxy.
A futuristic scene is set before the viewer in Gilgamesh and Ergo Proxy. The character strain on their own individual personalities is felt while the plot develops around them.
Both of these animes feature a post-apocalytic future and characters with superpowers. Various factions controls the events in convoluted plots and the main characters of both are trying to figure out who they can trust. The visuals are also very similar, both dark and menacing. There are many similarities between these two shows that I'm sure if you liked one you'll like the other.
When Haruka, Yuu and their friends decided to go ghost hunting, they had no idea the "ghosts" they'd find would turn their lives upside down. Black-clad and wielding quantum powers, these knights from the future are after an artifact of immense power that they hope will save their dimension from destruction: the Dragon Torque; and Haruka seems to be the key. As factions within the knights violently disagree on how to proceed, Haruka and the gang are caught up in a fight with the Shangri La, in an existential battle where fates of entire universes are decided.
Neither of these shows are that similar though both provide unique sci-fi elements. Something about one makes me think of the other, but I am not quite capable of figuring it out. So just call it a gut feeling, I think someone who enjoyed one would probably enjoy the other. Just be sure to not give up on Gilgamesh before finishing the first 11, more or less, episodes. After that it grew rather quickly to something excellent, though the beginning isn't bad by any means, just bland.
A shared neo-apocolyptic world view, the battle between opposing fractions seeking a greater power and the strength of human relationships within this, are what really what bind these two series. Either will prvode and interesting take on the future of man.
The whole entire neo-apocalyptic feeling of Noein and Gilgamesh bring the two stories together. The elements of each derive from the same feelings of mistrust and speculation shared by all of the key players in the series. The series beg the question of what humanity really is like and how people become the way they are. When people need to have all the power they can, there are casualties that befall.
Both of these sci-fi shows have a similar slow pace at the beginning, but once they get going, hold on, because things get pretty crazy. Common to both is the idea that technological advancement carries huge risk for the world, with a focus on relationships under the pressure of impending apocalypse and being hunted by various organizations who seek control of the world.
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.
'Gilamesh' (set in an apocalyptic near future) is a dark tale of four fractions who are trying to harness the power of individual groups of teenagers with special abilities. 'Red Garden' (set in the present) works on a similar premise, but between two opposing fractions. What ultimately links the two is not only the supernatural , mysterious and often horrific themes but is also the angle at which the viewer sees the stories unfold. Both revolve heavily around the young teenagers' overall experience of a changing world - here we see their personal struggle & drama, the pressures placed upon them and the difficult decisions they are forced to make - leaving you to question the integrity of the forces they fight for.
In bouth:Gilgamsh and Red Garden the first episodes makes you think that you don't understand anything. The mistery and drama are bouth well made and the only thing that you are thinking is: God I want to see the next episodes fast so I can understand what's going on. The romance part is more intens in Gilgamesh but in bouth romance is just a second gener observ afther the others.(drama, horror, mistery etc.)
The charachters are complex and they develop fast. They fight for their lifes, they don't have the time to tink if wath they do is the good thing or the bad thing, the only thing they understand is: FIGHT! Even though the 4 girls from red Garden and also the 2 brothers from gilgamsh don't actualy want to fight at the begining they end up doing it anyway. The grafic is also in a way similar: that dark, intens style. And the original drawing of the characthers who don't actualy look beautifull but in the end you came to see them beautifull anyway. The grafic in Red Garden is a bit more colorfull. The colors are somthimes verry strong.
In conclusion I think that if you enjoyed one of the series you'll definately enjoy the other. There just way too similar .
Red Garden and Gilgamesh not only have extremely similar animation styles - they also have a similarly-toned story and feel. Call it a hunch, perhaps; if you liked one, try out the other.
Set a little way into the future, both of these shows have a bleak outlook for the planet. This is emphasised by the dark and depressing colours throughout.
One thing that differs between the two is the artwork. Gilgamesh is down right ugly, especially in contrast with the artistic Red Garden. The characters are strange looking, and it did initially put me off this show. However, persevere with the show, and you will be rewarded with one of the better anime endings I've ever seen.
If you enjoy your show a little more slow paced and requiring a little thought, Red Garden and Gilgamesh will appeal to your senses. There is character development in bucket loads, and the viewer is almost left at a disadvantage wondering who the good guys are. If you like the line between good and evil to be a little blurred, I would highly recommend both of these releases to you.
Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.
Wolf's Rain and Gilgamesh are both aimed at a more mature audience; they are similar artistically have a realistic style. If you are looking for a realistic and mature anime check both of these out.
Firstly, the stories of Gilgamesh and Wolf's Rain both develop in a dark, post-apocalyptic future where things turn out to be not what they look like.
Secondly, both series are concentrated a lot on the personal development of the characters and their relationships with each other; and as the stories progress more and more of the characters' pasts and motives are revealed.
One more similar thing is the drawing/animation style; it is realistic with beautiful yet subdued colours.
If the words "dark", "post-apocalyptic" and "character development" send a chill down your spine, you should give both of these anime a try!
If you enjoy anime with high sentimental (and I am not talking about romance) content, with episodes full of tension and emotions, dark conflicts and some kind of complot, you will love the final in this both series.
Gilgamesh and Wolf's rain have serious questions about identity and the human race. I recomend both if you feel like thinking about life and not only fantasy issues.
A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
Based in neo-apocalyptic futures where people fight with little to no real understanding why for organisations which even we know little reasoning behind, where characters must make difficult decisions at the cost of their lives and relationship with others. Both host a variety of special, paranormal fighting abilities that will mesmerise their viewers but equally entertain on both animation that matches the mind set of the piece and points out the grotesque nature of power-driven worlds.
Both series have a great disaster that happened, thus causing a seperation between groups of people... people who disagree on what to do now that the disaster occured (bring it back to the way it was, or keep it)
Both series have characters with supernatural powers, that strive to accomplish their own goals, while being used by the people they work for. Both even have situations where a character, against orders feels emotion for another and helps out the other character and gets in trouble...
Even though the artwork is drastically different, but there are so many similarities in them, that it is hard to overlook them. If you liked this anime, you'll definately like the other
First and foremost both shows are post-apocalyptic, happening after a terrible incident that somehow messed up the sky. Both have a lot of fight scenes and involve characters with supernatural powers.
The most important thing is, however, that both shows will have you wondering about which side is 'good', if there even is one. Both explore the world beyond the simple division between right and wrong. Both have characters who are forced to make decisions despite not knowing what the true intentions of each side are.
As to the differences, Darker Than Black is definitely more light-hearted (however still serious) than Gilgamesh, which is generally more depressing and, despite the fight sequences, rather slow-paced. And finally a word of advice - I recommend skipping the first episode of Gilgamesh, otherwise you'll know too much and the next five of six episodes will seem rather boring ;)