Gantz

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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

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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

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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.

Inuyashiki

Inuyashiki

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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?