Elfen Lied

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Tsukihime

Tsukihime

With a past shrouded in mystery and a blank memory, Shiki Tohno seems to be just another "average high school student". That is, until he nearly kills a female vampire with his secret deadly ability to "see the lines". His journey to unlock the secrets of the Tohno family and unbury his own lost memories has only just begun, and now he must also help the woman, Arcueid Brunestud, find a lethal phantom named Roa, and kill it using his ability.

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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.

Baoh

Baoh

Ikurou is a young man with problems: after a terrible car accident, he was captured by a seedy organization and implanted with a parasite known as Baoh -- a creature which bestows superhuman powers on its host, especially when mortally wounded. While being transported by train, he is accidentally set free by Sumire, young a psychic girl, and the two make their escape. With more of his humanity slipping away by the minute, and the organization hot on their tracks, will the two escape with their lives, or simply cause a bloodbath along the way?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

There are human experiments preformed and when these super beings make their escape they are ruthlessly hunted.  Lots of gore and blood follow suit making both series action packed for a mature audience.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan after a brutal month-long assault; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, while investigating a crashed military plane, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Elfen Lied and Code Geass have a dark inner past blurred into the storyline.  The series really show the dark side humanity forms and moral issues in every day society.

My-Hime

My-Hime

Tate Yuuichi has just transferred to Fuka Academy and is thrilled at the prospect of living in a normal co-ed environment. Little did he know that he enrolled in a school where all-out battles between female students are nothing out of the ordinary! On his first day Tate unwittingly stumbles into the middle of a fight between Mai and Natsuki – two of the ‘HIMEs’, a group of specially selected and powerful girls recruited to fight monsters known as Orphans. While the HIMEs themselves are strong, they can only unlock their true power when they partner up with their ‘Key’. Unluckily for Tate he finds that he is not only the Key for Mai but also Natsuki! Now Tate is entering a world of monsters, battles and even rival HIME groups, but that’s only the start of his troubles…

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Right off the back in Elfen Lied and My-Hime horrible things happen or have happened to the main characters. Their struggle during the time of the series is how they have to deal with the hardships they have already faced and the challenges that they will face for the rest of their lives

Variante

Variante

Hosho Aiko should be dead. To be precise, when she came back home one day, she found her entire family slaughtered by a grotesque monster. The creature attacked and killed her as well, but she finds herself awakening in a mysterious room, taken care of by Dr. Kochigawa. She has amnesia, but when another monster appears before her in her room, she regains her memories and her left arm changes into a powerful weapon, very similar to that of the monster, which she destroys.

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okcomputer okcomputer says...

Variante has a female protagonist: with more power than she realizes, goes through alot of emotional breakdowns, stories can't be called original, but they are done well.

Difference is, Variante is short, sweet, to the point, REALLY keeps you in suspence, and doesn't use fan service to keep people interested. Both are good manga of course :)