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Shigurui

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In the 6th year of the Kan'ei era, people enjoy a time of peace; skilled swordsmen are revered and respected, and their lives are their own. Amidst the tranquility, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaka decides, for his own amusement, to hold a fighting tournament in which real swords are used - though laws forbid their use. In a match to the death two highly-skilled swordsmen face off: the one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke, and the blind Iraki Seigen. As they take their respective stances, flashbacks paint a picture of the duo’s past and battle wounds; and thus, the real story begins...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Shigurui 2003 Original Manga
Name Role
Masanori SHINO Character Design
Hiroshi HAMASAKI Director
Kiyoshi YOSHIDA Music
Takayuki YAMAGUCHI Original Manga Creator
Yasuyuki UEDA Producer
Yukiko NINOKATA Producer
Hiroyuki KITAURA Producer
Yoshihiro KOYAMA Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

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Shigurui valondar 7.5/10 Apr 2, 2009
Shigurui Sheex 1/10 Jun 6, 2008

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Shigurui CoulterRail 8.5/10 Apr 4, 2014
Shigurui DavidWP 0.8/10 Nov 8, 2013
Shigurui roriconfan 6.5/10 Nov 8, 2012
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Kiyohime

Elfen Lied and Shigurui both contain extreme amounts of gore and nudity. Both have decent fighting sequents which always seem to result in alot of blood being sprayed and body parts being cut off. Elfen Lied, while still dark, is considerably more light hearted than Shigurui. Both endings are also, somewhat, unsatisfying

AnimeShima

While both having completely different plots, animation, character designes, they still have one thing in common and that's being thirsty for blood. They both have violence, gore, killing and chopping people into pieces!!!

If you liked either for the that aspect make sure to check the other.

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Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.

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aritentd

Although settings differ greatly, these two have a lot in common: slow paced action, violence and nudity. Extreme gore plays a major role in both.

If you want to test your "guts", here you are, but don't lose them on the way.

dante13

both of gantz and shigurui have specially scenes like exploding or smashing body parts and both of them have great story too

Kemonozume

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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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tac0

Exprimental storytelling, unique animation, and a gritty and explicit view of the world give Shigurui and Kemonozume a very similar feeling, appeal, and audience.

MugiwaraMarius

Shigurui and Kemonozume have very different plots and settings, but what makes them similar is their dark, gritty atmospheres and deeply flawed characters. Both shows have protagonists that act very selfishly at times and are not always very likeable.

The other thing the shows have in common is the often gory, yet stylized violence. While the action is sporadic it is really interesting to watch. 

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Mladen

Both Shigurui and Angel's Egg share a quiet contemplative mood, experimental style, exquisitely slow pace, and are gorgeously rendered with beautiful abstract and starkly simple visuals.

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Both are very slow but attempt to speak to the viewer in a different manner. If you don't like slow visually symbolic anime don't watch these, but if you do, WATCH THESE!

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