Gantz

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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

Inuyashiki

Inuyashiki

Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he's constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he's done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something … different about himself. However, it turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichiro needs to take a new lease on life and now it seems like there's nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before … unless, that is, there was someone else out there with these same "changes" …

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rjschirmer rjschirmer says...

Has much the same feel as Gantz.  Most likely because this is also sone by Hiroya Oku, the author of Gantz.

Inuyashiki is a nobody.  He has a dead end job, a family who dont care about him, and he learns that he has only a few months left to live when his body is destroyed by a crashing spaceship.  The crew of the spaceship decide to reconstruct his body, better, stronger, faster than it was before.  It takes a while for Inuyashiki to figure out that he isn't quite the same as before.  Once he does he must strugle with the question of is he the same person as before?  How will he live his life now?

Zpeshnak Zpeshnak says...

Same author, you know blood, sex and lots of deaths. Also it has a great premise about robots and aliens.

Jisatsutou

Jisatsutou

Recently the number of attempted suicides have increased dramatically, straining the health care system. To combat this problem, those who try to take their life are placed on a special island where they must live out their days, while the rest of the world believes them to be dead.  Some respond by immediately committing suicide while others decide to try to live; but with no supplies doing so will be difficult. Now, this group of strangers must work together to survive on Suicide Island, or die trying.

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RinoaAeris RinoaAeris says...

What is the true survival? Is that hard to live in society? What is our purpouse in life? Just to wake up one day and find yourself far from the life you despised so much, fighting for surviving. This is the kind of situation the protagonist are fated to in these manga, where skill, nakama and the will to go forward is what matters the most.

 

Hellsing

Hellsing

For centuries, vampires have lurked in the shadows of England's streets. The Hellsing Organization, currently led by Integra Hellsing, has spent centuries fighting these monsters and keeping their existence a secret from the world. Alucard is a vampire sworn to serve Integra and follow Hellsing under her rule; Seras is a fledgling vampire subservient to Alucard, learning about vampire ways while struggling with her own lost mortality. Together they keep England safe from blood-drinking monsters, until a new breed of pseudo-vampire, the Freak, begins attacking people for fun and not to feed. Where are these Freaks coming from and what will Hellsing sacrifice to stop them?

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calfish calfish says...

Hellsing and Gantz are both mega-violent. They also both have a cast of horrible, scary, ugly-looking bad guys.