Some years into the future, a strange, unexplainable natural disaster has broken off a piece of the Japanese mainland. Known as the Lost Ground, it is now inhabited by people with Alters -- machine-like extensions of their own will. In order to keep the peace on the Lost Ground, the HOLY organization uses its own Alter capabilists to police the region. In the midst of the chaos is a young man named Kazuma, whose life will soon change forever as he discovers his hidden abilities, and how to wield them.
Beneath Tokyo lies a city whose inhabitants have inherited a natural ability to control the elements. After a civil uprising, two girls surface from the sub-terra in a bid to escape from this secret world. Together, Chelsea and Ruri stumble upon Asagi Rumina, a man who becomes determined to protect them from those who would pursue the maiden of life. After a close encounter with death, Rumina learns that he must develop a skill of his own to keep his newfound friends safe, especially as it seems to be his responsibility to stop the impending doom rising to take over the planet’s surface. Will his power of wind be enough to take on The Company, or will he be forced to kneel before those brandishing electricity, ice and shadow?
Tokyo Underground has great fighting and use of hidden elemental powers. Each of the main characters possess some form of special ability, which is much the same as s-CRY-ed, let alone any good fighting anime.
Though the fights in Scryed are more intense, Tokyo Underground is not bad at all. Using the elements of nature, the characters in Tokyo Underground fight forces that want to release evil unto Earth.
These two shows (Tokyo Underground and s-CRY-ed) center around young men who go thorugh intense battles, continuously pushing themselves to levels of power above and beyond most. Kazuma and Rumina both begin with low levels of power (actually, Rumina starts with none at all) and go through so much intense fighting and strain that they increase their power tremendously. Both of them actually win an early fight in the series before being shown how weak they are. What is different, however, is the motivations for these two characters. Scryed takes a deeper look into the psyche of its characters while Tokyo Underground spends more time developing a cliche love story. Both, however, provide moments of deep emotion, intense battles with amazingly cool animation, and even occasional humor.
If you loved the whole good vs. bad with mystical powers in Scryed, theres a good chance you'll like Tokyo Underground with its similar theme.
In the not too distant future, discrimination is based not on the color of your skin, but the psychic powers you possess. The wielders of these skills (known as E's) are persecuted in the slums of Gald, but are coveted in Ashuram, a military organization dedicated to enhancing these abilities for mysterious purposes. For one man named Kai, his journey from one of Ashuram's best to one of Gald's finest will take him through the heart of a conspiracy that threatens to destroy not only all E's, but all humans on the planet as well...
Well, it would be stupid not to recommend E's Otherwise if you are looking for anime that are similar to s-CRY-ed, or the opposite not recommend s-CRY-ed if you liked E's. The two are very similar, but unlike other reviewers I do not find them identical. The animation style is different, the presentation is different, and even if the plot is somewhat similar I can name quite a few anime where main characters have special powers and battle with/against a might-be-evil organization.
If you enjoy watching a young man with interesting abilities go up against a corrupt organisations and other people with interesting abilities, then either of these shows should do.
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
The main character of s-CRY-ed is very similar to Lelouch in that he is unafraid of using his power to achieve his lofty goal of overturning society. How they do this, and the ethics of exerting power over the weak is what makes both shows intriguing, especially as friends and enemies become intertwined.
In both series the main charictar fights agenst the government using special powers to protect someone they love (their sisters actually). Both series are great and fun to watch.
These two shows feature consistantly-escalating superpowers in conflict; Scryed with psychic materialization abilities, Code Geass with upgrading mecha. The main characters fight battles with long odds against overwhelmingly powerful established entities. Both Code Geass and Scryed feature over-the-top drama, lots of yelling, bitter rivalries, explosions, plot twist after plot twist, warped facial expressions, tragic character deaths and sacrifices, and bombastic musical scores that keep the blood pumping. If can find something absurd yet cool and entertaining at the same time, you'll be right at home with either of these anime.
As a bonus, Code Geass and Scryed share the same animation studio (Sunrise), director (Goro Taniguichi), and significant portions of their English dub casts.
the main characters in the shows were fighting for the same things. also about gaining controll over a certain area that's being controlled by idiots.
Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation. Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?
Scryed didn't remind me all that much of DBZ except for the last very powerful fights. So if you liked those, I'd give DBZ a shot.
Both Dragon Ball Z and Scryed have some heavily super powered people, but what I found incredibly similar was the rivalry between the two main characters. The characters have a love/hate relationship which pushes their abilities to their max.
Recca dreams of one day becoming an excellent ninja, but in this day and age ninjas are only talked about in history lessons. While playing his ninja games, he meets a mysterious woman that reveals to Recca his past, his bond with the powerful Hokage clan, and the special flame power that resides within him. Meanwhile, the evil Kurei has plans to gather the madougu from the Hokage clan so that he may take control over the elemental powers, but Recca is determined to master his flame and stop Kurei’s evil plans. Does he have what it takes to live up to his own expectations and put a stop to Kurei himself?
Flame of Recca is one of the best fighting anime series of all time. If you liked s-CRY-ed and all of the special abilities of the characters, you'll love Flame of Recca and all the elemental weapons.
If you loved the whole good vs. bad with mystical powers in Scryed, there's a good chance you'll like this with its similar themes.