Gungrave

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Claymore

Claymore

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?

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Farridan Farridan says...

Both Claymore and Gungrave focus on a very good story with lots of twists, and ends up making you almost addicted. Mix up good action with that and you've got two great series.

tasanime tasanime says...

Both Gungrave and Claymore follow a sole protagonist who can only seek peace through vengeance, and breaking away from their duties in order to right the wrongs which their own have created. In order to do so they must call upon the demons within and put to rest the memories which now haunt them, constantly at conflict within themselves, struggling to maintain their own humanity. Beautifully designed, wonderfully written and packed to the brim with action, gore and violence; these are a must see for fans of violence, action and the supernatural.

Derfel Derfel says...

First and foremost, both series contain an amazing amount of heroism and camraderie. Both protagonists are "blown by the wind" at first, going with the current, but as time goes, slowly, they grasp the thread holding their fate.

Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?

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shokoroll shokoroll says...

In both Berserk and Gungrave, the main character is rather quiet, and he does not think too much because his goal is the same throughout the whole series. The animation is somewhat similar and these are both action-packed series which leave you screaming for more. Not to mention they both have great endings.

spiegel spiegel says...

Both main characters are haunted by their past, and they seek revenge for the injustices done to them. And the revenge is o so sweet.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Strong silent types carving their bloody paths to vengeance and retribution.

Both feature large malformed monstrosities as the main opposing forces.

Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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Foop Foop says...

Gungrave and Bleach are very similar in many ways. They have action and awesome story lines. Both anime are classics and you should watch them both.

DreamerBlade DreamerBlade says...

In both stories the main character trys hard to be strong enough to protect those he cares about. The action and story lines in both of these anime is intense and will pull you in episode after episode.

badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

both have thems of friendship an betrale and life after death. and bouth have over the action sequinces involving monsters

Monster

Monster

Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.

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Releashi Releashi says...

If you enjoyed Gungrave’s portrayal of the, often, complex and difficult relationships between the characters on the shadowy side of society as well as the action and suspense Monster ticks all these boxes. Monster has a subtle exploration of the characters choices and development that feels epic in depth and scope and although more sporadic it also has a good share of action and suspense.

badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

BOuth series have a simmiler tone and fell to them. bouth sereis also have charecters who had  slightley normal lives untill somone desttroyed them and bout ask very complex morel question and have very simmiler animation as well as thems of memory and past and redemption

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Ok I admit this seem like a weird combination at first.

Gungrave have heavier atmosphere and much more realism (even with all the  monsters roaming around through the second half). It's prolly because Gungrave is a tale spread through a long period of time - character slowly grow to get into their place. CG is more childish with teenagers in giant robots roaming around and echi/comedy parts added there.

That said... I still believe this shows are really similar. Both are about ambition and revenge, about betrayal and heavy price it comes with. Both animes feature two close friends as main characters, that eventually becomes mortal enemies. Even the character types have strong similarities - Lelouch and Harry are ambitious, manipulative bastards while Brandon and Suzaku are loyal and hardworking types.

Basically if you want lighter Gungrave in different setting go fo CG. If you want heavier Code Geass with mafia flavours go for Gungrave

badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

Bot series revolve around anti hweros who get unbelivabole powers and use them to take revenge agients pepole who betrayed them and try to change the world. both also have prety simmiler animation and charecter design and both have simmiler action scens