Gantz

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Uzumaki

Uzumaki

In the seemingly-normal small Japanese town of Kurozu-cho, odd events are beginning to take place. Residents are becoming obsessed with spiral - whirlwinds, snail shells, pottery, or anything with a spiral design. But when strange events start happening in the town, with spirals appearing in disturbing places, can anyone escape their horrible draw? 

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AnimeFreak127 AnimeFreak127 says...

When reading Uzumaki I instantly thought back to Gantz. Both Manga include bizarre and disturbing scenes, and I find that the creatures in Uzumaki have a similarity to the aliens that are featured in Gantz. Both are great and interesting reads if you enjoy Gantz, I can assure that you will find atleast some enjoyment in Uzumaki, and vice-versa.

Psyren

Psyren

When high school student Ageha Yoshina finds a red calling card in an isolated, ringing pay phone, he believes he's merely stumbled upon the game 'Psyren', a curious urban legend. He initially intends to trade information about Psyren to the world's foremost fortune teller for a famous reward, but after his childhood friend Sakurako – who happened to possess one of the cards – disappears, Ageha rushes into the game's dangerous world to find him. Now trapped in a post-apocalyptic landscape and pursued by Psyren's deranged inhabitants, Ageha must fight to survive and unravel this world's mystery before the game takes his life.

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

Both Gantz and Psyren begin with normal people being dragged into a deadly, inexplicably game - Gantz's in Gantz and Nemesis Q's in Psyren. The only way out of the game is to survive long enough and earn enough points to get out.

As the stories continue, both sets of characters gain more powerful abilities and eventually stumble on threats to the world as a whole.

Tons of action, monsters and mystery, if you you enjoyed them in one, you are sure to enjoy them in the other.

Darwin's Game

Darwin's Game

Sudo Kaname suddenly gets involved in a death game through the mysterious mobile app "Darwin's Game."

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JtkBasketball JtkBasketball says...

Both of these are about high school boys who are thrown into a life or death game not by their choice. They are both suspenseful, well drawn, and have sci-fi type weapons. While reading, I could not help but to think how similar these two are. 

13 Game

13 Game

On his seventeenth birthday, Amamiya Kota was going to ask his classmate Misora Hiyori out. Tragically, he dies in a car accident but is given a second chance back in the living world on borrowed time. He gets entered into a competition called the 13 Game where other people like Kota who were supposed to die return back to the world and given an option: locate and kill 13 other players or suffer the fate of death.

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sothis sothis says...

While not 100% similar, both involve players who have died and must battle it out (either with each other, or against external monsters/foes) for a rare and special prize. Dying in the game leads to a permanent death. I do think Gantz is the more superior of the two, but both will likely appeal to the same audiences.

Berserk

Berserk

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the Band of the Hawk, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Very soon, what seems like a straightforward march for conquest becomes a harrowing struggle for humanity and life itself. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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shadowboa shadowboa says...

Both are dark, bloody and gorey. if you like dark the dark action from gantz you will surely love the more medival take on the genre with beserk