Pupa

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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

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Bradalee Bradalee says...

If the theme of a human being thrust into the world of cannibalism was something that piqued your interest, then you should definitely try out Tokyo Ghoul as it explores the same central theme in a far more exciting and competent manner. 

stephanie1x2 stephanie1x2 says...

both shows contain human like monster that eat human flesh

in both series the main characters start out as normal students

both contain horror

both contain gory moments

AmitteSukku AmitteSukku says...

Both of these feature monsters feeding on human flesh, and although many people think "Pupa"'s potential was wasted in the anime series, I still think it was enjoyable.

xXNEWPLAYERXx xXNEWPLAYERXx says...

I agree on Tokyo Ghoul because they both contain cannibalism and have main character massive regeneration skill. Tokyo Ghoul is not very gore for my sight but it's full of action, it's a good Anime.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

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...

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ChibiChan31 ChibiChan31 says...

The plot of Pupa and the plot of Elfen Lied are nothing alike. But there's lots of gore in each anime. Pupa and Elfen Lied are both more serious animes with plenty of sad moments. 

Bradalee Bradalee says...

There isn't really anything linking these shows aside from the high levels of gore contained in each. But if you did enjoy Pupa and want something equally gory, and you haven't seen Elfen Lied yet, then you'll find plenty of gore, a much better plot, a better set of characters, nicer aesthetics....actually, it's just better in every single way.

AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

Both anime have very similar feels and some sequences are near identical. Also they both have sub-plots dealing with torturous experimentation and a young girl having to cope with the monster within.

Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte -the maxim-

In secret, alien parasites drift downwards toward Earth. Their directive: to take control of a human body and thrive in secret. When a parasite attempts to take over Shinji, an ordinary high school student, he stops it in his arm to save his mind. With the strange power of amorphous muscle, the curious parasite strikes an uneasy truce with Shinji: it will keep him alive and strong so that it may continue living, and will help protect him from the other parasites that might not take kindly to Shinji's mind still actively working. Can Shinji gain the courage to face the parasites and protect humanity? And would it even make a difference if he did?

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VampGirl VampGirl says...

Both contain human like creatures that eat human flesh.

Lots of blood uncensored.

They are both rather new anime, and Parasyte is airing atm.

Ayachan19 Ayachan19 says...

They're both horror, both eating humans to survive(expect parasyte goes  in another type of eating, and they don't censore stuff like other horror ones) Pupa is the same eating huamns and all.

xXNEWPLAYERXx xXNEWPLAYERXx says...

I agree on Parasyte because they have both researchers researching on an organism. If your desired genre is action with gore, I would gladly recommend Parasyte for you.

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

One rainy night after a school festival, a group of students from Kisaragi Academy decide to perform the "Sachiko Ever After" charm, which will unite them forever as friends. Once the ritual is done, a sudden earthquake transports them to Heavenly Host, a torn down elementary school. Unbeknownst to Satoshi and his friends, however, is the horrific past behind it which culminated in its demolition. As they look for each other and try to escape from Heavenly Host, they soon find out their lives are at the mercy of those affected by that same bloodied past.

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both shows that think excessive gore is equals horror. Both these show are condensed versions of their source material that rush and compress the material into something that is really unsatisfying to watch. 

The plots are quite different with Corpse Party being about a group of students trying to unravel a curse and Pupa is about a girl that turns into a monster that eats her brother so she doesn't murder other people. Corpse Party has a little bit of a plot even in it is compressed. Pupa skips around to the point of incoherency. 

Pretty much if you're just looking for violent anime with some really inappropriate fanservice then try either of these titles, although be warned the gore in Pupa is heavily censored.

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Here we have two examples of shows that like to think that over the top gore is somehow the same thing as good horror, rather than trying to actually make the series scary through its writing or atmosphere.

They are both also pretty heavily butchered adaptations that rush through the source material with a staggering lack of respect. And while the premise in each aren't very similar at all, the only reason people will watch either of these is for the gore. So if that's your thing, you may find something to enjoy in both of these short series.

Kemonozume

Kemonozume

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?

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

I'm making this recommendation based on both shows have a horror tone, surreal imagery and bucketloads of gore. The plots of these shows are completely different but Pupa has nothing going on beyond censored gore and surreal imagery anyway. 

Kemonozume is the superior anime in ever sense of the word. It's got a better plot, better characters, the gore isn't censored to hell and back, and the surreal imagery actually has a point other than being pointlessly spooky. 

If you liked Kemonozume for just its gore and generally weird moments then you might possibly find something to like in Pupa, just watch out for the fish guts those are really realistic.