In present-day Japan, Toshihiko Momota is member of a secret warrior faction called the Kifuuken. The Kifuuken is dedicated to destroying Shokujinji - humans that turn into man-eating monsters when hunger takes them. However, to fate's chagrin, Momota meets and quickly falls for Yuka, a Shokujinji herself! Will their love be able to overcome Yuka's insatiable appetite for human flesh, or will the couple be destroyed by the bestial tendencies of humanity?
Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?
Both Kemonozume and Mind Game share the same director, a nearly identical visual style, a dynamic experimental approach to animation, and a wild, heart-thumping soundtrack
Both Mind Game and Kemonozume share Studio 4C's bizarre, non-traditional animation style. Some people (including myself) will applaud the visuals of these two works as visionary and creative, while others will simply think they're ugly and pointless. At any rate, if you enjoyed one anime's animation, you should certainly enjoy the other's.
If you watch anime for the art, these two are really alike: they have the same character designs, sketchy and dynamic forms, and great backgrounds. Each can be seen as a piece of art that can be hung on a wall. But personally I think Mind Game is more fun to watch because it's only movie length, not a 13 episode TV series. It also doesn't contain as much dialogue. Although, if you prefer scarier anime with beasts, hunters, passion and tension, you'd prefer the 13 episodes of Kemonozume.
Both Kemonozume and Mind Game reflect Masaaki Yuasa's unique, unconventional style of animation as well as being rich in social imagery with intellectually complex themes.
What makes both Mind Game and Kemonozume to what they are, is the way they are drawn and animated. Both shows are fairly abstract and strange, but don't distort the storyline because of this (like it is the case with some other abstract anime, in which the storyline becomes a blur). Looking for an engaging, interesting story combined with a unique way of drawing, an underlying message and brilliant use of colors and animation, don't miss out on this one!
Welcome to a world in which memories can be transferred from body to body; old painful memories can be removed and replaced with new ones, and the poor sell their bodies to the rich to survive. Waking up one day, Kaiba finds himself in a strange place with no memories of his past and a mysterious hole in his chest; the only clue as to his identity is a locket with a picture of a girl hanging from his neck. Armed with this token, Kaiba must now travel across the galaxy to discover who he is and what the girl in the locket means to him; however, his journey will bring him into contact with many people whose lives have been tragically affected by the manipulation of memories. All too soon it becomes clear that something is very wrong with this world…
Both Kemonozume and Kaiba are incredibly original.
Both shows have an abstract and particular animation. The music is somewhat experimental in both shows.
The characters in both are diversified, complex and they take place in a unique and surreal world. Their personnalities are unstable and strange.
The plot is complex and you'll probably say after each episode: "What just happened...?" The story in both is about modified beings; in Kemonozume, some humans are transformed into flesh eaters and in Kaiba, memories are transfered from a body to another body.
There is some humour as well in both animes.
For conclusion, if you like avant-garde and surreal animes, be sure to watch both these fantastic animes !
Both series are directed by the same person, and therefor have a similar off-beat style that will appeal to non-mainstream viewers.
From the offbeat artistic styles, to the occasionally shocking viewing of violence and sex, these two shows are peas in a pod.
But at the heart of it all lies an amazing story, telling of the difficult love between two people, trying to be together as those around them try to prise them apart.
I would recommend Kaiba and Kemonozume to a more mature viewer who has patience and understanding. The main thread of the story is not abundantly clear until the story starts to draw to a close. But if you enjoyed one, you're sure to love the other.
When the last two remaining members of the Ghost Tribe died, they left with them Kitarou - a one-eyed ghoulish child with a sinister cackle and a penchant for the supernatural. From day to day Kitarou tries his best to fit in at school (while failing miserably), thwart the fiendish schemes of the crude and rude Rat Man, and get the attention of the lovely and kind Neko Girl. with the help of his father-turned-talking-eyeball and his nervous and confused caretaker, Kitarou must learn to be the best Ghost Tribe heir that he can be!
Breathtakingly different visuals will be the first thing to strike you about both Kemonozume and Hakaba. This will turn off a lot of viewers, but the real beauty comes in the unforgettable and strangely addictive storylines.
Although Hakaba is mainly episodic, compared to the Romeo and Juliet storyline of Kemonozume, the fantasy aspect of each compliments the other perfectly. I highly recommend both of these shows as a must see. The small group that loves one will certainly enjoy the other.
Dark, odd, weird, twisted and strange: these comic and bizzare anime with astonishing visual styles are sure to appeal to the same audience.
In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?
Kemonozume and Paranoia Agent aren't your standard anime fare. Each has an adept combination of a twisted, graphic, and absolutely entralling story with a vibrant and energetic animation style. Both are bizarre and would likely be loved by the same type of audience.
Both Kemonozume and Paranoia Agent feautre convoluted plots, unusual animation styles and crazy plots. If you like provacative stories with off the wall plot twists then both of these shows fit the bill. Both shows also explore the dark side of human nature.
Momosuke is a young man with a dream: to travel Japan and collect one hundred stories. He journeys from place to place, searching for tales of the paranormal and bizarre, hoping to collect tales to publish in his book. However, the calm of Momosuke's life soon is shattered by a chance meeting with three sinister beings: Mataichi the priest, Nagamimi the bird-caller, and the beautiful Ogin. Soon, Momosuke learns that there might be more to his newfound comrades than first meets the eye...
Just the settings in the both of them are screaming out:
a. watch while 16 and under are sleeping (For all the moms and dads out there!)
b. makes great for creeping out people at parties.
Kemonozume and Requiem from the Darkness both have very unusual animation styles where even ordinary things look skewed and nightmarish. Both also include alot of mature themes and both have a way of bluring the line between human and monster.