Elfen Lied

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Gokukoku no Brynhildr

Gokukoku no Brynhildr

When he was a child, Murakami was infatuated with a girl he called Kuroneko. She insisted on knowing about aliens and having met them, but no one believed her, even young Murakami was skeptical. One day, she decides to show him the aliens, but an accident occurs and Kuroneko dies while Murakami is left seriously wounded in the hospital. Years go by and Murakami obsesses on finding proof of the existence of aliens because of a promise he had made with Kuroneko. Then, one day, a new transfer student comes to his class, who not only looks a lot like Kuroneko, but is named Kurohaneko. And even though she insists on never having met Murakami before, the girl has superhuman strength and seems to even be able to predict the future.

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ilove18yroldscotch ilove18yroldscotch says...

Elfen Lied and Gokukoku no Brynhildr are both written and drawn by Lynn OKAMOTO. They involve scientific elements and species that are possess a supernatural powers that being used and surpressed by researchers in Elfen lied this being the Diclonius and Gokukoku no Brynhildr being the "Aliens" and "Magicians." Both series involve a young male who happens to stumple upon a female whom escapes from a heavily guarded research facility, the young male takes it upon himself to look after the female and protect her with his life. 

abunai abunai says...

Gokukoku no Brynhildr and Elfen Lied are by the same mangaka, Okamoto Lynn, and have many of the same themes: inhuman girls abused and exploited by a secretive organisation, their tragic losses, and a continual struggle for their redemption. The two manga share more than mere pedigree, and if you are a fan of one, you will certainly like the other.

Battle Angel Alita

Battle Angel Alita

In a post-apocalyptic world, humans, robots and cyborgs live in the Scrapyard - a landscape of twisted, rusted junk made up of the garbage sent from the above city of Zalem. In this place, the inventor Ido finds a partially-destroyed cyborg amidst the rubble, gives her a new body and names her Gally. With no memory of her past and an instinctual ability to use a powerful martial art known as the Panzer Kunst, Gally matures and relearns life's lessons while she travels the broken landscape, struggles to remember who she is and where she came from, and discovers the mysteries of Zalem.

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Drahken Drahken says...

Both series star a non-human woman with superhuman powers (although the star of Elfen Lied is more of a villain, while the star of Battle Angel Alita is clearly a hero). Both stories are very dark & violent, and raise questions about what exactly defines "human".

Blood+

Blood+

In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Blood+ and Elfen Lied have female heroines that take part in a battle not only with the demons around them but also within themselves trying to figure out who they really are.  They are not humans but are trying to take place and live in a humane world in which the lines of what is right and wrong are tested.  Both series deal with a great deal of violence and questions about humanity as a whole and the ideals humans’ represent.  Both deal with hardships of the main characters and tests the powers of each individual. 

Death Note

Death Note

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Elfen Lied and Death Note involve the morally skewed notion of murdering people ruthlessly. Each series is deliberately made to be graphically morbid throughout. The murders also take place in unnatural ways while demonstrating the grotesque mindset of the killers.

Fate/Stay Night

Fate/Stay Night

When he was little, high school student and amateur mechanic Shirou Emiya was adopted by a magus man.  Now he wants nothing more than to follow in his stepfather's footsteps and become a hero of justice.  Little does he know that a war is waging among some chosen magi, and that he is about to become its focal point...

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The two main male characters in Elfen Lied and Fate Stay Night have similarities in their individual characters. They both demonstrate a sense of wanting to protect the women in their lives at all costs and sacrifice whatever they can to help them.