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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...
If you loved Gyo,you will also like HOTD.
There are not many relations,but the story is similar.Huge hordes of creatures occupy cities around the world (robotic fishes and zombies),and they infect by blood.
Gyo and HOTD have a similar attitude towards zombie flick clichés- poking fun at them while playing them totally straight for the viewer. Recommended for those looking for an interesting take on crisis and salvation as well as gore and fanservice. Copious amounts of both await in either one show, but Gyo leans more on gore while HOTD plays up the fanservice.
Medusa is a mysterious illness which causes the body to petrify shortly after infection, found throughout the world and steadily increasing the death toll. In order to combat the disease, 160 lottery winners were chosen to be frozen until a cure could be found, one of whom is Kasumi - a twin whose sibling was not one of the chosen. Along with a group of others Kasumi awakens from her cryogenic chamber, but not to the same world she left it: prehistoric monsters roam the now-abandoned castle and eat the survivors, while endless giant thorns rise all around them. Against all odds, Kasumi and the others must now try to survive the horror of their situation and discover the truth behind what's happening, all the while waiting for the Medusa to finally claim their lives...
In both of these animes, we have a female protagonist that, with the aid others, must survive against deadly creatures they know nothing about. Another similarity is that in both, they also have to face the threat of a certain disease.
In both of these there's that feeling of uselessness (?) you get while watching.Also they are fighting a deadly pandemic.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
As I watched Gyo I couldn't help but, think of Akira. They both have adult themes, some scenes that are either a little gorey or, gorss at times, and the idea of biological weapons. There is also the fact of there being a sort of mystery in both movies. You can't help but, ask yourself why is this happening? Who is behind all of this?
Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…
While Gyo is more so an adult adaptation of horror there are a lot of things similar between Gyo and Hell Girl. The idea of people get what's coming to them, the whole atmosphere and even the art style. Both are horror stories as well.