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...
Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.
These series both focus on a group of characters that are outnumbered and outpowered for most of the series and just fighting to stay alive. While having many epic and graphic fight scenes, each series keeps a depressed tone through out making these series good recs.
If seeing girls fight together against freaky monsters is you thing check either of these out. Highschool of the Dead has more fanservice where Ga-Rei -Zero- seems to have a more serious tone to it. Check out one if you liked the other.
Ga-Rei -Zero- and High School of the Dead both feature a small group of heroes fighting hoardes of monsters. Both shows have great fast paced action and bloody battles. If you enjoyed the action in one of these shows then you will also like the other.
After the death of his brother Keisei, Ouri vows to take on the task of becoming a Contracted Priest and fight alongside of the Shikabane Hime Makina. But Makina has doubts about Ouri and his skills as a Priest. Grieving the loss of her old Priest, Makina still clings to the memory of Keisei, which could very well lead to her destruction. Will she accept Ouri as her new Priest and allow him to fight at her side, or will Makina let revenge consume her as she hunts for the rogue Corpses that killed Keisei?
Both Shikabane Hime and HOTD have sexy kick-ass girls slaughtering undead monsters. HOTD is full of far more fanservice but both are enjoyable slaughter-fests. If you like one, try the other.
Both have anime that have chicks kicking ass against the undead with some help from their male counterparts. Highschool of the Dead is way more fanservicey but both have lots of action and plenty of violence. Check out one if you liked the other.
Ass kicking girls galore in High School of the Dead and Shikabane Hime: Kuro while massacring the undead with the help of their supporting male friends.
Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?
Angel Beats is very reminicent of Highschool of the Dead in terms of an extra-ordinary highschool, focused on a small group of students working to stay "alive" (through the use of planning and assult).
The warm feeling you get from the friendships formed in a world of chaos is very similar in both, as well as the beautiful art either studio has to offer.
If you liked HotD then I would highly recommend that you also watch Angel Beats!. It's a great anime focusing on action and romance, similair to HotD. But more heavily on the romance genre as the main character actually developes a "relationship" rather than just a harem of girls. They both have action as well but Angel Beats! much less and more primarily focused on just one enemy rather than a horde of zombies. Angel Beats! is also much more emotional than HotD with a tear-jerker at the end. It is still a great anime and I would highly recommend it to action/romance lovers.
Hyoudo is a ‘typical' high school boy who carries out his martial arts battles wearing a jaguar mask. However, there's more to Hyoudo than meets the eye - he's also the counterpart to a Demon Master named Byoudo from the dark realm, and soon comes to be possessed by the evil force! As if that isn't strange enough, there's also an evil Fairy Master whose goal is to spread her nests of bloodthirsty offspring, a pair of space time continuum enforcers, a sword-slinging demon hunter and tentacle monsters galore. Will the Demon Master Byoudo or Fairy Master succeed in taking over Earth, or can they be stopped?
School children put into extreme situations. I liked the violence in both of them, and in battle royale it seemed rather tastefully done. To be honest im not completely sure why it reminds me so much of it, nonethelss i thought of it the same. Also the love polygon is very simulair.
These are both ultra gory anime about High School Students forced to face a monster invasion. They are both full of action and fanservice but light on plot. If you're looking for bloody and gore just for the sake of it then both these anime will suit your needs.
Battle Royal is a lot more random than High School of the Dead with the plot making zero sense. High School of the Dead tries and fails to set a serious grim tone, whereas Battle Royal is content to be a cheesy piece of schlock.
If you looking for anime with lots of action that don't require a lot of thought then try either of these titles.
Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.
These series each focus a lot on graphic, action filled gun and fist/sword fights with all the high-adrenalin scenes you could ask for and a very dark mood. If you enjoyed one series, you are sure to love the other.
A city without apparent order, gun/sword fights, and some pretty epic battle scenes. With some battle happy women, and similar animation styles, if you like one, you'll like the other.