As scientists explore a new form of energy on the moon, an experiment gone awry brings the lead scientist's life crashing to a halt. In a freak accident, his daughter Kurau is engulfed in the energy and becomes the mysterious entity known as Rynax; a pairing that endows her with new superhuman abilities and a new personality. Years later, Kurau is using her unique powers to make a living as a bounty hunter, but the corporation has not given up on this new form of energy and will stop at nothing to find her. Now, Kurau must protect not only herself, but her Rynax "pair" named Christmas, a soul mate more precious to her than life itself. Can Kurau and Christmas find peace for themselves and the Rynax?
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Both Elfen Lied and Kurau include female main characters that were subject to cruel laboratory work. Both of these animes include science fiction elements and are very dramatic. Elfen Lied is much more graphic than Kurau, but both do include action scenes. Also, they both contain romantic undertones.
The two anime are similar in many aspects. Both are of the sci-fi genre and have high dramatic moments. While not as graphical as Elfen Lied, Kurau does have action scenes. Also, both anime have female protagonists who have been subject to cruel laboratory experiments.
Each of these series are centered around the females subjected to very cruel experiments used in an attempt to gain power in the world. Beyond that, they both have a bit of drama mixed in with the action (although Elfen Lied had more action tto drama than Kurau).
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
These series both explore the relationships between siblings, even if they have doubts about their true connections. The duo stuggles through hard times and crazy adventures, but show each other unconditional love throughout.
Both Fullmetal Alchemist and Kurau Phantom Memory contain plenty of both drama and action. The main similarity lies in the fact the the drama is centered around the love between two siblings and their commitment to eachother.
Both FMA and Kurau are high on the drama content. Both anime portray a strong bond of love between two siblings. The theme of the siblings not swaying in their loyalties towards each other even in hardships is shown in both the anime.
Ten years have passed since the demise of the bubble economy, a time that polarized the world into two groups of people: the rich and the poor. In the present day, Saiga Tatsumi (a former war photographer) has been hired to investigate a secret club for the rich named the Roppongi Club, but he soon discovers secrets much darker than he’d ever imagined. With the help of a exploited goddess named Kagura, Saiga now possesses the power to kill by simply taking a photograph; but can he stay alive long enough to save her from her captors?
Watching these two shows, you get the same feeling of love/need/companionship from between the two main characters. Being given powers they never asked for, and exploited by corrupt people, they flee from the majority of society, trying to find somewhere to call home.
Plenty of action and story make these two shows the perfect partners.
Kurau and Speed Grapher both follow a pair of characters who are put on the run through no particular fault of their own. Each has supernatural elements, a bit of mystery and some light thematics. They also contain levels of action and character development, the former moreso in SG and the latter in Kurau. Of course, Kurau does not go anywhere near joining Speed Grapher in the dark perversion stuff. But unless that's a make-or-break factor for you, if you enjoyed one of these go ahead and give the other a shot.
Each of these series each involve people getting super powers in an odd fashion, the lead protecting someone else, and a very large conspiracy. If you liked one, you'll probably enjoy the other.
The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...
Despite being quite different if taken at face value, both Kurau and Air have one major thing in common: the incredible story that focuses on what it means to be family. I recommend that if you like one, you will like the other, as the stories will really tug at your heart.
This may be kind of an odd rec, but, especially during the second half of Kurau, the drama contains a very similar element to Air, focusing strongly around family ties.
While transporting bio-weapon lifeforms, Agent DD, member of an alien police force, is forced to crash land on Earth. Amidst the chaos of the crash, a bio-weapon escapes and DD is forced to fight it, while accidentally activating a Liberus, a liquid battle suit. Tsubasa, a shy girl, unwillingly comes into contact with the Liberius and is thereafter forced to fight for the survival of Earth.
I'm not sure what it was about Figure 17 and Kurau that reminded me of each other -- but they definitely feel the same. Both involve otherworldly beings who integrate with society in some way, and have a deep sense of character development and self growth. Both, as well, deal with sci fi elements that blend nicely with the overall story. If you liked one, try out the other!