Gantz

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Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Reality TV has hit a new and disturbingly graphic low with ‘The Program,' a television series in which a purposely chosen ninth-grade class is forced to fight to the death on a remote island. With only minimal survival gear and a random weapon, each student must survive and kill their friends until only one winner remains; if the group refuses to play, all of its members are killed by the electronic collars around their necks. Girlfriends and boyfriends betray each other, friends are brutally slain by their closest companions and alliances are made and broken. On screen for the world to see, only the strongest will survive this horrific, sadistic game...

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sothis sothis says...

Gantz and Battle Royale have astonishing similarities. In addition to being filled with explicit violence and sex aplenty, each is a stark and horrific survival game in which each person, for the most part, is out for himself. The characters in both manga are out of control and must do the biddings of nefarious forces, and deadly consequences await both success and failure...

Brollyhero99 Brollyhero99 says...

Both are very sad, violent and have much stuff involving sex, drugs and killing! Battle Royale has a similar storyline and idea as Gantz but Gantz is still more interesting and A LOT more gory and dramatic! But Battle Royale is a very good manga that can shock you many times! 

AnimeFreak127 AnimeFreak127 says...

Both incredibly graphic and gory manga, with the concept of deadly survival games with a lot of killing involved. Whereas Gantz goes for the sci-fi approach, Battle Royale goes for realism.

deideiblueeyez deideiblueeyez says...

Both feature average people forced to play a brutal and cruel game for survival. Humanity and the very limits of the human mind are put to the test as to how either plays out when exposed to constant carnage and merciless violence.

There are no censors for the sex, the abuse, the language, or the fatal wounds sustained from battle; everything is laid bare and played up to be as realistic as possible for each manga's particular universe and setting. Tragedies are never-ending, but the main leads keep fighting despite the many losses and setbacks that occur. Everlasting bonds are made while they mature mentally and emotionally to cope with reality. One who has read either will surely be satisfied by the other, guaranteed.

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...

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TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

Kyojin and Gantz, especially near ch350 of Gantz, revolve around brutally fighting monsters/aliens/giants in order to stay alive and protect humanity.  With such a threat, there is need for a special team who can destroy all opposition.  When things go array, people get brutally murdered in a sea of limbs and blood.  Hope seems lost to the humans portrayed in each manga, and events only get worse as the story goes on.  Join the brave who dare read these gory yet intriguing manga.    

JtkBasketball JtkBasketball says...

Both of these manga deal with putting it all on the line to fight for a greater good. Helping friends to survive play a huge role in both. They both have big fighting scenes that go all-out. Death play a role in both of these. If that was an element you like in one, it is similar in the other. Both have elements of mystery. The protagonists in each manga do not know why they fight and later in each manga questions are raised if they are in fact doing the right thing by fighting. 

zacklgty zacklgty says...

read for your self... What i was going to say has already been said before . Both revolve around survival of humanity, aside from one having more fan service than the other (gantz). 

Bokurano

Bokurano

When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they meet a man called Kokopelli who seems to have a lot of advanced gadgetry. He invites them to participate in a ‘game' in which they play heroes saving Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the ‘game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?

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sothis sothis says...

Bokurano and Gantz are two peas in a disturbing pod. Each throws characters into a high stakes game from which they can't escape, the difference being that in Gantz they are young adults/adults (plus a ton of explicit violence/sex), while in Bokurano the focus is more psychological and there's little violence to be found. Regardless, this is a very, very good recommendation pair.

Sidonia Sidonia says...

Characters are suddenly thrown into a fight against unknown forces. In Bokurano they have to fight in mechas and it focuses more on the characters feelings while in Gantz they have to use sci-fi weapons and is more concentrated on graphic violence, action and the behavior of humans in extreme situations.

Cage of Eden

Cage of Eden

Akira Sengoku and his class were traveling home from a field trip aboard Flight 357 when the plane mysteriously crashed, leaving them stranded on a hostile, prehistoric island. In this place, extinct and colossal animals run wild, quickly devouring many of the survivors and leaving the rest to fight for their lives. Alongside his childhood friend Rion and other classmates, Akira will struggle to survive in this impossible place against all odds.

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sothis sothis says...

Gantz has far more of an interesting plot than Eden no Ori, but they both have a very similar feel. Survival is the name of the game as people struggle to stay alive in really messed up situations - gore, ecchi and other elements ensue.

JtkBasketball JtkBasketball says...

Gantz is more futuristic and a far more mature read, while Cage of Eden is more prehistoric and not as dark. Both deal with surviving and figuring out a big mystery. If you liked one, it would be worth your time to try to other. 

Parasyte

Parasyte

In secret, alien parasites drift downwards toward Earth. Their directive: to take control of a human body and thrive in secret. When a parasite attempts to take over Shinji, an ordinary high school student, he stops it in his arm to save his mind. With the strange power of amorphous muscle, the curious parasite strikes an uneasy truce with Shinji: it will keep him alive and strong so that it may continue living, and will help protect him from the other parasites that might not take kindly to Shinji's mind still actively working. Can Shinji gain the courage to face the parasites and protect humanity? And would it even make a difference if he did?

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OrangeR OrangeR says...

Both Gantz and Parasyte are based on how people react when the things of fiction become fact. Though the way the concept is tackled is different, the situation remains same.

Both manga pitches your average guy against violent mutants  and monsters. But things are made fair by granting the common man with enhanced strength (via the suits and weapons in Gantz, symbiotic relationship in Parasyte).

Another similarity between the two manga are the chases and fight sequences. I personally felt the chase sequences in both the books almost identical. Considerable ammount of graphic violence is depicted in both the manga but Parasyte contains less sexually explicit content as compared to Gantz.

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

Great action and a ton of gore. Pretty well-done, distinctive characters and badass enemies. If you like one of these, definitely check out the other