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.
In a post-apocalyptic world overrun with great beasts called Filth Monsters, a glimmering dome protrudes from the wasteland. This is Zuellni, a mobile city unique for having a consciousness in the form of ‘electronic fairies’. Moreover, Zuellni is an academy where the next generation of powerful Heavens-Blade wielders gather to pit their strength against each other in inter-platoon competitions. Nina Antalk, military student and leader of the 17th Platoon, is intent on recruiting only the best; thus, when mysterious Layfon Alseif transfers to the academy, she instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone, and unknown powers beyond the academy taking an interest in Zuellni, Layfon joining the team is only the start of all their troubles.
Plot for both series is very much the same - An alternate/future apocalptic world where the protagonists/antagonists use technologically advanced weaponry that become stronger over the course of the anime in order to protect the world they live in
I know this is vague (teehee) but both CSR and s-CRY-ed have a similar feel to them. The animation is similar enough that while watching CSR I found myself thinking of s-CRY-ed. While the stories are quite a bit different, they both have a futuristic/apocalyptic setting, government tampered weapons and a main character that has a secret past and kickass moves. Plus HOLY and the Heaven's Blade group play about the same role in each anime.
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?
Both of these series are about an enclosed area where people began having powers a short while ago after an incident. Both protaganists never make the most obvious descicion due to a strange personal philosophy and both, although beating the hell out of or killing their enemies, are kind hearted and try to help people.
Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha & s-CRY-ed have in common people with super-natural powers that instead of being above humans thanks to their superior abilities, are hunted to be destroyed or used as tools by regular humans.
A few are helping the humans willingly, most of them as slaves and some are fighting against it.
That's pretty much the only thing they share to be honest, while scryed was like a futuristic saint-seya packed with action and funny characters, DTB is as the title says a lot darker, closer to many "assassins" animes like Noir,Kite,Gunslinger girls.
While in scryed the characters and the viewer are full of hope, in DTB the futur only looks bleak and depressing.
If you watched scryed several years ago and are a few years older yourself, give DTB (2007) a try, it's more philosophical, sad and poetic (am I really writing this?) than scryed but you may like it.
If you are looking for exactly the same fun and action seen in Scryed darker than black isn't for you.
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...
Both anime are amazing. Even though Fullmetal Alchemist does have a deeper story than s-CRY-ed the similarities between them are vast. Both have great visuals and action sequences. Also, the main characters in both anime have more or less one goal throughout the series, which is to protect a certain person close to them. So in general, if you like anime that's both funny and serious and has a fair amount of action throughout, these anime are for you.
I would recommend Fullmetal Alchemist to those who enjoyed watching s-CRY-ed, and vice versa, mostly from a gut feeling I have of similarity between the two shows, but I'm rather certain there are reasons behind that feeling, and they are just rather difficult to elaborate on. Here's a few, anyway.
Firstly, both shows are of the shonen genre, with a fairly episodic nature that eventually progresses towards (and is unified more clearly at) the conclusion (albeit much more unified in FMA). Many of the characters of both shows are capable of using some form of advanced abilities, which would ordinarily be considered magical in nature, and the main characters of both shows are quite moody, to a humorous extent. Many other small things are similar between the two shows.
The most noteworthy differences (to me) would be that FMA is (while deceptively childish at first) more dark and mature than s-CRY-ed, and with a more advanced/well-thought plot. Nonetheless, I feel that both series are worth a watch.
Dio is a name that has haunted the Joestar family line for more than 100 years. In his pursuit of power, the vampiric martial artist has put Holly Joestar into a coma, and it is now up to her father Joseph and her son Jotaro to find Dio and restore her. Aided by their friends Polnaref and Abdul, the four warriors each command a powerful Stand -- a projection of their fighting will -- in tune with the cards of the Tarot. But Dio himself is said to possess a powerful and mysterious Stand known only as “The World”. Can Jotaro match Dio’s power with his “Star Platinum” and save his mother?
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a classic fighting series where the characters use what they call Stands. These Stands are basically the same as an Alter, where they represent the fighter using them. These two anime have very good action and a great plot. If you liked one of the, you will surely enjoy the other.
No one loves puzzles more than Kaito Diamon, and when it comes to solving them, he's the best there is. But when a labyrinth underneath his school leads him to an mysterious armband that can unlock his brain's full potential, he is put on the Puzzle Of God organization's radar as one of the children of Phi-Brain. Now he must push his mind to the limit as the P.O.G. challenges him relentlessly to their deadly puzzles. With a plethora of dangerous, laughable, creative, or down-right demented puzzles being thrown at him, will Kaito have what it takes to solve his way to victory or will he fall against the puzzles he adores so much?
This may seem like an odd recommendation, but hear me out - in my opinion, some of the best recommendations out there aren't based solely on plot, but on the relationship between the main characters. For example, Gungrave and Berserk couldn't be less similar when based on story alone, but the char development and char dynamic is dead-on. The same can be said for these two - Kaito and Gammon's comical and at times serious frenemy relationship in Phi Brain is nearly identical to Ryuto and Kazuma in Scryed. If you enjoyed the dynamic in one, try out the other.
Both shows have characters that love to hate each other and plenty of interesting battles occur because of this. Scryed is a little more action adventure based where Phi Brain goes the puzzle solving school life route but either way I'm sure fans of one would enjoy the other.