Elfen Lied

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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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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.

Tsukihime

Tsukihime

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The supernatural tales of two female individuals trying to go about their every day lives while relying on a seemingly weaker male character is what you get in both Tsukihime and Elfin Lied.  The reader will uncover the mysteries of the characters past seeing how it will effect their relationships in the future.

Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.

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rowie1311 rowie1311 says...

Both Deadman Wonderland and Elfen Lied have super natural themes of super humans with advantage to kill. Also, they both contain strong violence and a very dark theme with and few comedy sides to it.

It also contains a split personality character, one being sweet and 'dopey' the other being a malicous killer.

I would strongly recomend this to the male fans of Elfen Lied, but of course girls would love it to.