Six years ago, a catastrophic event ravaged Tokyo. Amaha Masune was found at ground zero, physically unscathed, but without memories and with a child in her arms. Returning to Tokyo for the first time since the disaster, the slightly clumsy but cheerful Masune just wants make a new life and to raise her daughter without interference from the Child Welfare Agency. But unsolved murders are being committed all over Tokyo and a near-miss reveals her identity as the bearer of the Witchblade, a mysterious weapon linked to the disaster 6 years before, that seems to have a mind of its own. Giving in to the Witchblade seems dangerous, but when the powerful Dohji Corporation agrees to guarantee her a life together with her daughter if she works for them, can Masune pass up the chance?
In the near future, demons with the ability to fuse with machinery and infest corpses have begun terrorizing mankind. Dubbed 'Amalgams', no one knows how they are created, or where their abilities originate from. As the random outbreaks continue, the general population begins to panic, demanding protection from these vicious beasts; enter XAT, a military unit created solely to counter the Amalgam threat. Despite being a highly skilled unit, however, they find themselves hard pressed to contain the threat, let alone subdue it. To compound matters further, a new type of Amalgam surfaces that proves even more devious than the rest - one made from the human, not machine. Yet all is not lost, two of these new Amalgams - the feisty Gerd and the mysterious Blue - actively oppose the others. With the odds stacked against them, will they be able to protect mankind while simultaneously being shunned by it?
Both anime deal with the creation of cyborgs in order to form the ultimate weapon. Selfish leaders of huge organisations attempt to rule the world by fusing humans and machines with catastrophic results. Of course the characters involved undergo incredible pain and suffering because of this. If you like your anime on the violent side with a nice dosing of science fiction and mecha then this is one that deserves a place on the TO-WATCH list.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Arkham, a wonderous city built by the powers of magic and alchemy, lie not-so-hushed rumors of a great machine that can be rarely seen in the city. With the newest sighting of this towering robot known as Demonbane, freelance journalist Lily Bridge is on the road to employment with a local paper. Her task? Find out information about the Demonbane by whatever means necessary! Joined by Kuro Daijuji, private investigator, Lily's skills are put to the test when mad scientists, otherworldly women, and even Demonbane itself gets in the way!
I watched demonbane(OVA) and witchblade series(which was actualy hard to get, even though its popular)... I was amazed how simular the name was and the plot...
In witchblade the main character named Masane Amaha was given the power of catastrophe that can destroy Tokoyo--and has in the past. She has a daughter that she loves, and only thinks of her daughter as the only reason to her existence.
In Demonbane (OVA) a journalist named Lily Bridge arrives in the city of uhh Arkham wishing to get awesome pictures and stories for her career, whos a female also. She keeps finding herself in the mist of confruntation and big scoops with bad evidence to back it up. She finds a piece of junk made by a local Corp. that she is trying her best to frame them with the local "mecha" problems. She becomes part of the problem in the deep dark world with a guy she just met.
How the events occur in both demonbane and witchblade are against the main character's personal choice, but end up giving in and becomming part of the secret soceity of magic/supernatural. And Note: the OVA and TV series are different, watch the OVA first to demonbane...
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".
The high action of both Witchblade and Ergo Proxy contribute to each series strength. In a strange and fascinating way the main characters are trying to harm other people but at the same time they are also helping people out as they go. The series take on a mysterious aspect to them leaving the viewer guessing until the end. Both series also involve a great deal of tragedy.
In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored, certain people have become sick with Geo Stigma -- an illness which is as mysterious as it is incurable. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a new enemy has appeared: Kadaj, who holds the key to the destruction of all life. Against insurmountable odds, Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Cid and the rest of the gang must band together one last time to defeat Kadaj and save the world from annihilation.
While the main characters are different in many ways, and the graphics are WAY different, they have a partially similar feel.
Mainly the protagonists do not have the will to fight, but do so anyway because they feel they have to. They both have an "incurable" illness they think is going to kill them. Finally the swordfights are quite a consistent theme in both the stories.
If you liked Witchblade you should definitely try Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
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.