Date Kyosuke is a young man with problems. After being stabbed by his beloved mother, he discovers he has a long lost sister -- Runa. She is the first of many relatives that he and others in the story find tied into the seeming chaos of their lives. Date embarks on a quest to find Runa, aided by his new ability to turn into a monster; all the while in pitched battle at almost every turn with agents of mysterious organizations.
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".
Ergo Proxy and SoulTaker have similar main characters. They each discover that they have a monster inside themself that they can change into, and set off to discover the truth about themself.
If you enjoyed this theme in one of the series, you will probably enjoy it in the other.
If you liked ergo proxy or vise versa: SoulTaker then you will definitely like the other. the reason is that they are both very much the same because they are sci-fi and about main characters who are very dark.
These are both action anime set in the future that try to have a darker edge to them. Both these anime have unique visual styles to them that are quite different than your normal anime fare. Both anime have a main character that finds out they can transform in a monsterous creature early on sending them on a quest to find out their true origin.
Ergo Proxy and SoulTaker both have a penchant for stilted character interactions with pretentious dialogue and both use way too much expository dialogue. However, Ergo Proxy is more visually consistent with better animation quality, whereas the different look of Soultaker can be a bit rough to get used to and still understand what is going on in a given scene.
If you like darker hero stories that don't always use traditional storytelling them you might want to check out both of these titles.
Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…
Like odd color schemes, weird camera angles, or extreme close ups of peoples eyes? Then you'll love these two animes. Both directed by Akiyuki Shinbo known for his strange style.
The plots of these anime are completely different but if you like anime with an odd visual style then you might want to try these anime. Bakemonogatari is more of a slow paced character study, whereas SoulTaker is an action story with more traditional character types.
Both these anime use their unique visuals to tell parts of their story through symbolism. The symbolism is never particularly deep, but it does add a bit of richness to the anime. Bakemonogatari has much richer dialogue and characters, but it's plot is slow and plodding. SoulTaker has a much faster moving plot with shallower characters and dialogue.
If you're looking for anime that look a bit different, come with a generous dose of fanservice then try either of these titles.
Two siblings, Kiyoko and Tatsuya, live in a future reshaped by a terrorist attack known only as "Twin X". In this terrible new world, advanced technology such as computers and radios no longer function and even the very sky has become something terrifyingly alien. With the siblings' mother dead, they are hunted by loan sharks who want recompense for her debt as well as a mysterious Countess who wants them for her own reasons. Even worse, they are also coveted by their father, the terrorist who caused the "Twin X", Gilgamesh!
If you enjoy dark atmospheres, dark scenenarios, unique (but not that stylish new) style design and a very trickerous plot; you will enjoy both anime.
Gilgamesh as SoulTaker has supernatural touchs, so little jokes, action, suspense and a interesting twist to morals.
These are both dark stories of teenagers that find they have superpowers. They stories of each anime is about the characters finding both how to use these powers and finding their origins. Both anime feature a brother sister pairing that share strong bond that the anime tries to test throughout the story.
Gilgamesh is the superior anime. It has better plot, better pacing and better characters. Neither anime has great animation, but they both look different than the typical anime. If you liked SoulTaker then try out Gilgamesh for it's deeper more complex story and superior all around quality.
At the end of the 20th century a fierce war raged between the Monsters and the humans. The outcome was devastating for humanity -- as the Monsters had won -- and thus a new era of Monster-ruling began. These Monsters feed on children and can turn any human who sees them into either a puppet or stone -- except for the Melos Warriors who are the only ones able to fight them. Meet Bokka, a young aspiring Melos Warrior whose only goal is quite simple: to save the Melody of Oblivion and vanquish the Monster King, once and for all!
Both Melody of Oblivion and SoulTaker have somewhat similar style, especially style of insanity/psychedelic. They both combine plot with mystery and abstract images in similar way.
SoulTaker and Melody of Oblivion has too many similarities to describe them all. The most notable of them are drawing style, which uses abstraction and many other, unusual for anime, artistic techniques; both anime kind of ecchi, have well made fights, include very complicated people relationship problems, etc.
Both of it are very extraordinary anime shows because of what many people gives it low rates.
Gawl, Koji and Ryo may seem like ordinary exchange students, but in reality they're anything but normal. The trio has travelled into the past to stop dangerous genetic research from being completed – research that has terrible consequences in the future – and Gawl, a boy with the ability to morph into a powerful creature, may be their best hope in succeeding. Now, between trying to hide their secret from the nosy daughter of their landlord and attending classes at Oju Academy, the boys must race against the clock to complete their mission at any cost.