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In a land overrun by yoma - monsters that feed upon human innards and take on the appearance and memories of their victims - humans are little more than cattle awaiting slaughter. The only opposition to the yoma is The Organization, a group led by a council of mysterious men who send out their all-female warriors (known as claymores) to do their bidding. However, The Organization is not charitable; a town must pay an exorbitant fee for their services. Likewise, many of the claymores care little for those who they protect. Clare, the lowest ranked claymore, lives only so that she may one day avenge her mentor.
Claymore and Fight Stay Night both involve a great deal of action and magnificent fighting scenes. The female characters, Saber in Fate Stay Night and Claire in Claymore have similar personalities in their actions towards fighting. They also express the same thoughts concerning their male companions.
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.
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.
The only real similarity between those two series is the fact that the male lead has a knack for fixing and constructing various devices (which becomes useful in combat later on). If you think that it is an interesting skill, you should try reading Fate/Stay Night or Enchanter.
Yuuhi Amamiya is a loner whose mistrust of people was instilled in him at a young age by his abusive grandfather. So when an annoying talking lizard tells the university student that he is one of twelve knights chosen to stop the gigantic "biscuit hammer" before it smashes the Earth to smithereens, Yuuhi has no inclination to rescue such an unkind world. Despite his apathy, the boy is targeted by a golem while going about his day-to-day life, and ends up teaming up with the other knights anyway. One of his new companions is Samidare Asahina, the "princess" and leader of the knights, who secretly is only trying to protect the Earth so she can destroy it herself! Entranced, Yuuhi swears eternal loyalty to this cheerful devil that promises to crush the world he despises.
In both Hoshi no Samidare and Fate/Stay Night, semi-random people are chosen to take part in a "game" upon which the fate of the world resides. In Fate\Stay Night those people are battling each other and using warriors assigned to them for that purpose. On the other hand in Hoshi no Samider the assigned companions are useless in battle (most of the time) and the people participating in the game have to fight themselves. Also in Hoshi no Samidare they team up to win rather than go agains each other. If you thought that the "game" theme was interesting in one of those manga, you might want to give the other one a try.
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…
Fate Stay Night and My-Hime are quite similar in the general theme they posses. Both are quite dramatic in plot line, with a dark premise of people fighting each other with their own guardians. The storyline does differ in what they what to obtain, My-Hime is to save the world whereas Fate Stay Night is to obtain the Holy Grail and be able to make a wish.