After being separated from him for ten years, Shin Kanzato and his brother Jun have moved to Ayanagi City to live with their older brother Ryou; but little do they know that a rash of mysterious murders have recently plagued the city, leaving the victims’ bodies turned inside out. Soon, Shin finds himself being attacked by a man who is able to summon a mysterious and ghostly creature; and more importantly, he realizes that he possesses the same powers. Now, with the discovery of more people like himself, Shin finds himself drawn further and further into the world of those who use "Persona."
A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
They both have that supernatural feel. Using the supers for either good or evil. thats it for now because i need to finish Persona (can't wait).
If you like either one you will like the other since both have a dark feeling to them as well as involving people who have some sort of special power. Also the setup as having several different parties who all have to figure what is going on is much alike with both series.
Both animes have this dark and gritty setting, where the protagonist wants to find something about their siblings (though in P:TS's case, the older one).
If you liked persona trinity soul or asura cryin 2 then you would probably like the other one because in both anime the main characters and their parties summon supernatural beings to do battle for noble and selfless reasons. In Persona trinity soul it's the persona and in Asura Cryin' 2 it's the asura cryin and asura machina.
After witnessing a rare summer snow with his friends, Kusaka Yuu begins to develop supernatural abilities. Years afterwards, he finds himself the target of powerful beings, and learns that his powers are due to the "ayakashi," parasitic organisms that grant special abilities in exchange for a portion of the host's life force. The conflict turns treacherous as Yuu’s friends’ lives also become threatened, and he learns the truth behind the loss of his dear friend, Izumi. Will Yuu free himself from the ayakashi, or will he succumb to the temptation of power?
Both series are about people with special abilities which are a part of their body. They both use them to fight the bad guys and try to change the world for better. In both the main characters have to pay enormous price for being able to release their inner monsters, what often leads them to the edge of death.
It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.
This is not an obvious connection, but both of these shows have a sci-fi bent (though Ghost in the Shell's is definitely stronger) and very complex plots where you can't afford to miss any of it. If you find Ghost in the Shell too slow you don't stand a chance, but if Trinity Soul is about your pace then Ghost in the Shell might be a good match. It has a similar pace of lots of plot followed by action (with Ghost in the Shell having more action) and the characters in both are very compelling.
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.
A lot of this has to do with show layout. Both are in somewhat futuristic settings ten years after a horrible event that the main character was somehow deeply involved in. The main character awakens to special powers and must now save the day.
However, both of these shows are completely unafraid to be mean. Death is a very real risk for the characters and a single mistake has disasterous consequences. While Guilty Crown hasn't ended yet I definitely think that people who like one of these shows will like the other based on a basic principle of starting with cool things you can do with the power and then realizing just how dire the situation really is when it all goes wrong.