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Berserk

Berserk

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the Band of the Hawk, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Very soon, what seems like a straightforward march for conquest becomes a harrowing struggle for humanity and life itself. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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Levni Levni says...

Both manga share a similar setting (medieval fantasy), their plot line is constructed on flawed characters who are fighting against the immeasurable odds to survive. Also main-characters have anti-hero archetypes and their motives are based on their situation rather than being good or evil characters are always poised on grey area. Both manga share a similar explicit material such as extensive blood scenes, and sexual scenes (more suited to mature audience).

TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

It's all about the mood when it comes to Berserk and Claymore.  Hopelessness radiates from the atmosphere as we follow our beloved main characters through hell.  Fighting beasts that no ordinary human can beat, Clare and Gatts go against the impossible.  With rich art in each eventful page, eager to read on, you'll not want to miss both of these riveting manga.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Claymore sometimes feels like Berserk's younger sibling. Both contain plenty of violent battles, gore and monsters, set in fantasy worlds that aren't exactly great places to live out one's life. The worlds are also fairly low fantasy, so there's not that much in the way of spellcasting, bearded dwards or magical artefacts compared to, say, Forgotten Realms.

Keep in mind that Claymore is more lighthearted than Berserk, which sometimes goes over the top with all the rape, slaughter and maiming. Berserk's characters are also more fleshed out and appealing, but Claymore does have some good ones. If one of these appeals to you, and you don't mind to cross a demography barrier, do check out the other.

Naga Naga says...

Very similar setting in witch the both protagonist/antagonists (still not sure who is what) deal with the situation that seemes to be out of control, since it may or may not be on the world basis. Violence, gore, cruelty, giant mosters... they both got a plenty of it. If you liked one, reading other one will be a huge success...

goblintinker goblintinker says...

Both Berserk and Claymore take place in a demonic world filled with sorrow and death, and both fight to survive against monsters odds.

harshrox2 harshrox2 says...

very same story concept art just here protagonist and lead are female lot of gore and monster and both have humungous amount of content to have as a development left as in progress to irrtatingly say what the hell when next chapter is coming

ShogunAssassin ShogunAssassin says...

Both are similar in the fact they include monsters/beings that no ordinary human can really kill as well as with the the serious tones and envirnments both hold. Both have their moments, but Berserk however is way more gory and brutal.  If you like Berserk you most likely will like Claymore. If you like Claymore, you might like Bersekr but it is not for the faint of heart.

Ubel Blatt

Ubel Blatt

Köinzell is a master swordsman who, along with thirteen other heroes, was sent by the Szaalenden Empire to block an invasion of their enemy Wischtech. Along the way three died, four betrayed the others and seven defeated the traitors and returned as heroes. At least, that's what people believe. In reality the ‘Seven Heroes' were the real traitors, defeating the four true champions after the seven had fled the battle in cowardice. Köinzell has bided his time for twenty years, honing his skills and recovering from the brink of death so that he may avenge his fallen comrades. The time for vengeance has finally come and all who stand in his way shall be dismembered without hesitation, but it won't be easy as everyone believes the lies of the traitors. With all the soldiers in the land and the public against them, Köinzell and his ragtag allies may have to sacrifice everything if they are to prevail against the might of the entire nation.

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NeoX NeoX says...

Medvial times, swords fights, fantasy creasures such as elfs and demons and an amazing story. Both of these share those same treats, if you like one you'll definetly enjoy the other.

JAhU JAhU says...

Both Claymore and Ubel Blatt are medievalish, fantasy, action adventure series. Both of those are rather dark and contain lots of gore (keep in mind that Uble Blatt contains more mature themes than just that). If you liked one of those two, then checking out the other one might be worth it.

Kurohime

Kurohime

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okashina okashina says...

Kurohime contains more comedy than Claymore, but both are full of action and adventure, and of course a girl who kicks ass. If you're looking for awesome female characters and a lot of combat then Kurohime and Claymore are for you.

JAhU JAhU says...

Claymore and Kurohime are both action adventure manga featureing a kick-ass girl and a weaker boy (the guy in Kurohime isn't all that weak though). So if you liked any of that in Claymore you could possibly give Kurohime a try, except there is a catch. Kurohime is all dandy for the first two volumes, but then the story goes down the toilet and ecchi increases tenfold. If it still doesn't discourage you, then you could really give it a try.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

In the near future, some girls are born mutated. Known as Diclonius, this new species is believed to have been chosen by God to wipe out mankind. Unlike regular humans, Diclonius have two horns on their head and ‘vectors' - invisible ‘hands.' Contained within a research facility unknown to the world, the Diclonius are experimented upon mercilessly; many die or develop a hate for mankind. One such creature, Lucy, is said to be the first of the Diclonius. She escapes from the facility, but while fleeing she takes a bullet to the head and is seemingly killed. However, it seems Lucy isn't quite dead yet; she's instead developed an alternate personality called Nyuu. She's washed up on a shore where two people, Kouta and Yuka, find her and bring her home, unaware that such a monster still lurks within Nyuu. 

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Each main character in Elfen Lied and Claymore are the strong type female role, fighting to deal with the suffering and pain of their pasts which are very sordid. The effects of their childhood experiences create the story that is now being told and strives to explain why they take the actions they do. The character’s back story reveals a great deal about the character portrayed in the series.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

This is a bit of a gut-feeling recommendation, because more than plot-elements, it's the impact and feeling these two give off that is similar. Both Claymore and Elfen Lied are dark and gritty manga of the violent type. They have have strong female leads with more to them than what first meets the eye. If you enjoyed the plot progression and themes in one of these, it's worth giving the other a shot as well.

Kiba no Tabishounin - The Arms Peddler

Kiba no Tabishounin - The Arms Peddler

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JAhU JAhU says...

Kiba no Tabishounin is a lot like Claymore set in a wester setting. The main characters in both series are similar and even the story starts of similar: a young boy is saved by a certain strong woman and starts to travel with her. The female leads in both of those series travels to complete assignments given by a mysterious guild. I could go on about the similarities, but there really isn't any need for that. If you liked one of those two series, just give the other one a try, odds are you're going to like it too.

Grach Grach says...

Both Kiba no Tabishounin and Claymore begin much the same - a boy is rescued by a very powerful/strong woman and proceed to travel with them across the world. Both feature fantastical creatures and magic, and plenty of action. There are other similarities, but they simply must be seen.

If you liked one, you are sure to like the other.