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Arve Rezzle: Kikaijikake no Yousei-tachi

Arve Rezzle: Kikaijikake no Yousei-tachi
  • Movie (1 ep x 24 min)
  • 2013

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CommanderKarasu

Both shows definitely share a similar sci-fi/mystery atmosphere. In both shows, peoples' bodies are preserved in capsules, but while asleep, things go terribly wrong. Upon awakening, these people (only one person in Arve Rezzle) realize things aren't how they should be, and so begins the story. 

The lengths of both shows are very different, but if you found one to be enjoyable, you may want to check out the other. 

Blade of the Phantom Master

Blade of the Phantom Master
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2004

Munsu is an Angyou Onshi - an arbiter for the country of Jushin. Fighting evil is all he knows, but since Jushin has recently collapsed, what is he fighting for? Wandering from place to place, Munsu finds himself battling those who would further destabilize the country, whether they be arms dealers, smugglers, tyrants, or necromancers. Accompanied by a female warrior named Chunhyan and able to call upon the strength of a ghostly legion with his Angyou Onshi powers, Munsu sets out to help those who are willing to take a step towards helping themselves, and bring justice against all that is evil in the world.

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Theta

Both of these are anime set in a dystopian alternate reality.  Though they don't have a lot in common they do have similar WTF kind of endings.

Chaos;HEAd

Chaos;HEAd

Takumi is a reclusive otaku who wants nothing more than to be left alone to play online games and watch anime. He only attends the minimum necessary to pass his classes, and rarely leaves his cramped room except to purchase the newest figurines. One evening, while Takumi is chatting online with his friend "Grim," a stranger called "Shogun" joins the channel and, after "Grim" leaves, posts a series of disturbing photographs depicting a man impaled to a wall with metal stakes. The following day, Takumi is horrified when he wanders into an alley and once again sees Shogun’s images – but this time, the gruesome scene is reality. From then on, Takumi sees the world through a new set of eyes; imaginary delusions meld with reality, and he isn't sure who he can trust. With suspicions and confusion at every turn, Takumi must struggle to determine what's going on - but most importantly, whose eyes are those eyes?

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ofall

The reason that these two are similar is a pretty big spoiler for both of these animes, so you're just going to have to trust me on this one. I can tell you that they both have complicated plots that can be confusing at times.

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Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

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AngelBeatsYui

Both of these anime surround the idea of a disease which is a threat to the human race, this disease can turn people into a substance like stone and then make them perish we that is what I thought it was like. Anyway both have these sci-fi elements and the main character is a bit out of the ordinary in one way or another. Anyway King of Thorn is to me a darker version of Guilty Crown and if you liked one you should like the other.

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Movie (1 ep x 102 min)
  • 2000

Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.

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LadyPsychic

While Jin-Roh and King of Thorn have different plots, the plots of both movies are interesting and have plenty of twists and turns.  Also, both movies have references to fairytales ('Little Red Riding Hood' in Jin-Roh and 'Sleeping Beauty' in King of Thorn).

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