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In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
If you liked Berserk I think you would like Claymore because it's about warriors who fight with medieval weapons. Also, if you liked to follow the development and progress of Gatts' fighting skill, and like half-human and half-demon strength you really would like to follow Clare too.
Basically, if you like kick-ass action similar to Berserk, you can have it with Claymore. Its storyline is a little less interesting, though.
Both Berserk and Claymore are stories set in a fantasy-like world with a dark atmosphere, in which both Gatts and Claire take on their respective world with a humungous broadsword in hand. However violent and bloodstained their paths are, you can't help but to feel for them.
If the giant swords, demons, foreboding fantasy setting, isolated-but-ridiculously-awesome hero, and 10,000 PSI bloodspray are some of your favorite parts of Berserk, then you'll almost certainly find something to love in Claymore.
Both animes have a medieval setting which gives them a similar feeling. Also, in both anime, you get lots of action. However, this doesn't mean that the storylines are bad; both storylines are really good and are very interesting. If you liked one, I think you'll like the other.
I checked out Claymore due to seeing how often it was recommended for Berserk, and now I can see what people are talking about.
Berserk is remarkably similar to Claymore, but not necessarily related to plot. Sure, both have a protagonist with a big sword and there's plenty of body parts and blood, but that would be a shallow recommendation. Beyond these similarities, both just feel the same, from the style to the pacing to the flat-out coolness. I am absolutely positive if you liked one, you'd like the other.
Claymore is a very dark anime and so is Berserk. Both anime focus very much on the story and action, with a lot of twists and unexpected events.
Both Berserk and Claymore are about violent fights in a medieval era. Heroes wield huge swords, and the story-telling is done in a dark and sensitive fashion, focusing more on character development than pure gore.
Not for the faint-hearted, both Berserk and Claymore are a cocktail of violence, gore, swordplay, phenomenal personal attributes, beautifully choreographed action sequences, the supernatural and man's inner demons.
Do you like long fights, where you can feel the adrenaline rush to your head? Then go head on with big swords in Berserk and Claymore.
Claymore is newer, has better graphics, hotter and meaner babes, more "blood scenes" and (according to me) a better story; but Berserk is just as bloody, raw, and has scenes that make you want to cry. I can't imagine any better recommendation if you like that kind of style in anime; both Claymore and Berserk are my favorite anime in the fantasy genre.
So what more is there to say? Both are bloody, fantasy-based, medieval, have big swords, and awesome animation! If you liked one you'd absolutely like the other!
Claymore and Berserk are very similar. Both protagonists are extremely powerful, the characters are similar (Clare in Claymore is pretty much Guts from Berserk, but with demon powers), and both anime are very bloody.
Swords, blood, and action are the three best words to describe Berserk and Claymore. Both shows are about the quest for vengeance - Guts for his ruined life and Clare for the death of her mentor. I am sure if you liked one you will like the other.
Berserk and Claymore are obvious recommendations for each other. Both have a protagonist who swings a huge sword, while heading into truly fearsome threats.
Blood-filled fights, special character-developing flashbacks, and a great story are just some of the things that are reminiscent in both. Though I'd say the manga of Berserk is a much much better recommendation for Claymore, Berserk's anime is by far sufficient for this recommendation.
Both Claymore and Berserk take place in medieval times and have oodles of gore and carnage. Demons are present in each and if you like action and heroic characters, watch the two of 'em!
I recommend this pair because both Claymore and Berserk have the same medieval atmosphere, and have warriors who promote courage and use a big sword to kill monsters. Regardless of those similarities, both are very original and have their own specific elements.
Both series are placed in fantasy world with demons, magic and sword. Both series are telling story of a single warrior. If you liked Berserk anime, and you're angry because it's too short, you should watch Claymore.
On the surface, both series seem very similar. They are both filled with lots of bloody violence (involving huge swords, no less) and they have a sort-of medival feel to them and both have very important flashback arcs (although Berserk is mostly a very long flashback in and of itself). That's were the similarities end, but if you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.
Well, in my opinion Claymore is a remake of Berserk to some extent. It has a lot of things that were in Berserk and similarity is visable throughout the whole show. Well you will surely love Berserker after watching Claymore but I'm not sure if you would like Claymore after watching Berserker. Hmm thats questionable, nevertheless both series are really good and worth watching.
Swords, demons, and superb characterisation: if you liked those elements in one, then you will find them done just as well in the other. They both have that medieval setting going for them and a gory style to action but don't lose sight of the individuals involved. Definitely try one if you liked the other.
Although Claymore and Berserk focus on slightly different character development, there is a very similar feel to the changes within the main subjects; namely Clare in Claymore and Guts in Berserk.
Assuming the violence, gore and overall action is an attractive bonus, Berserk serves up the same dish.
Swords, fights, lots of blood, limbs and a somewhat intriguing story line as far as character development is concerned would be the main similarities.
I'm quite sure you'll like one if you like the other.
Dark medieval fantasy, fast paced combat, ridiculously large swords, and main characters that could take out entire armies by themselves. Throw in some demons and a vengeance complex for good measure, If that is what you are looking for then Berserk and Claymore will both fit the bill.
English isn't my firsth language.But if you love a beauty Storyline and good fight this tale is for you.Claymore as Berserek finish with a Open Final, but in the near future something should cange.
Both series are about badasses that have pretty much shut down their emotions because of something that happened in their pasts.
Swordfights, violence, gore and a dark medieval setting, these are all present in Claymore, making it a pretty obvious candidate for Berserk fans to watch.
Even if the similarities sound superficial, they, among other things which I can’t quite get my finger on, do create an atmosphere similar to Berserk while still making it feel fresh in its own way. It’s not guaranteed that you will love Claymore, but I’d say the chances are very good that you’ll find it an entertaining piece.
Its taken a few years, but it seems that the anime world has finally produced a successor for the violent action series Berserk. Claymore is as thrilling, gore filled and an emotional rollercoaster as Berserk.
Set in similar time periods, the sword fighting is more or less non stop with each show, only pausing to catch its breath whilst developing the characters into some of the richest I have seen in an animation. You both empathise and despise Claire and Gutts, seeing them struggle through life and making decisions that may not always be right.
I know that if you love one, you will certainly enjoy the other.
Claymore and Berserk are both brutal Series about fighting with Swords. If you liked one of them you should also watch the other because both are entertaining in a similarly way. :)
Berserk & Claymore's story might not have a lot in common but that doesn't really matter. Both anime has deep character development nicely put into a rough and unforgiven world. Both anime could be placed in the action/horror genre so if you liked one of them, there's a good chance that you'd like the other one as well.
I have Berserk and Claymore on the first and second place in my chart, maybe because they are litlle similar. Guts and Clare have the same goal - kill one person. Both anime is same style - fighting with sword. I like that depressive almost horror atmosphere. And to be honest I love that dubbing:P
Both series are dark tales woven with threads of blood and violence. If you enjoyed either midieval gore-fest it's probable you'll enjoy the other.
Similar mood, setting and story with the exception that the protagonists are women in Claymore
Both anime are set in medieval times and all the characters kick so much ass it's insane! Wondering around fighting for what they believe is right and finding lots of opponents on their way. Both will leave you wanting more and more at the end. If you liked one check out the other.
Both anime's have a lot in common... first of all, the demonic aspect occurs in both, they are both set in an feudal type environment... and best of all, the protagonist in both series, carries around a Huge Friggin Sword. Lots of battles, and overall great progression of story in both. If you enjoyed either Claymore or Berserk... than watching the other is a MUST!!!
Claymore and Berserk share common ground in that they are both medieval fantasy settings featuring demons and lots of sword-fighting. The main characters of both are mercenaries (Berserk in a more traditional sense than Claymore).
The stories, characters and worlds are very, very different, but the action and much of the setting concept are similar. If you liked one, there's a good chance the other would interest you as well.
Now then. I bet you loved a lot Berserk but still didn't get enough blood spilled? Well then here is an another one where blood is flying and pouring down from sky.
Claymore is a story about a woman who is working for anti-demon organisation. Fighting against demons with demons powers that may take over you. One fateful day she meets a boy who desperately follows her anywhere. Now can these two survive in this world where gut-hungry demons prey upon humans?
When you watched Berserk you'll like to watch Claymore and that goes simply bothways. Both anime series are in a gloomy, grey world, medival period. You can watch many very bloody scenes and there very violence worlds there the strong will only survive.
The main characters Guts and Clare are fighters with a desire to revenge. They fight with huge swords and are throught the story, devoloping more skills with it. The characters are strong but they are simply working for someone; Guts is in the Band of the Hawk and Clare is in a "No name" organization that is organizing the Claymore's.
You can find very many action but not only in the both series, everyone will enjoy watching both.
These series each focus around epic battles with a large amount of gore and an overarching plot that takes a long time to reveal. If you like battles and gore, these series are a great match.
Violence, demons, a medieval fantasy setting, great character development - Berserk and Claymore are as close as two series can get. They're also equally good.
Both have excellent characters, plot, and development... both shows make you attached to ALL the characters because they are truly tangible, the main characters are not perfect, in fact, they have HUGE flaws... and both shows are down right addicting... with characters that you have grown to love being able to be discarded at any moment.
and the ending of both... will leave you... really wanting to read the manga!
Plenty of bloodshed and fighting scenes. Though both shows go in depth with plot and backstory, there a vast amounts of action with contemporary dialog. A must for any anime fans' must see list.
An epic adventure where the struggles of a solemn and powerful warrior is the number one narrational priority; this is the main aspect that make Claymore and Berserk go hand in hand. They also give off a feministic touch with plenty of kick-ass women establishing themselves in a world packed with men who patronize them. But the similarities do not stop here; while both shows are very good they also feature awful endings. Despite their numerous virtues they come off as commercials for the Manga, and in that sense their similarities may not be as positive. Yet, if you liked either, I find it likely that you'll like the other as well.
Both have a good dramatic story, serious attitude (instead of all the cute funny stuff most anime has these days) and a connection of loss/tragedy. I wish there was more out there like Berserk and claymore but I have yet to find any. There are some good but to a lesser extent. Berserk is by far the best thing I have seen, and claymore is up there (not as good as Berserk, but still real good).
These are both medieval/horror hybrids with decent animation. Both are unfinished from their manga counterparts and end with a big climax.
If you loved Claymore then you will also love Berserk (and the other way around). Both series have a badass main character with a big sword,and are set in a medival age.The main difference is that Claymore has more fantasy and magic elements then Berserk.Both series are masterpieces in my opinion,and one of my all time favourite anime.
Both are set in a fantasy medieval era and deal with the main character fighting, a lot. Both deal with monsters and demons but Berserk has more politics and intrigue while Claymore is more intense action. If you like a lot of blood and guts (hehe, Guts) with your killing alongside a great cast of characters you will like both Berserk and Claymore.
Both series have main characters whose lives are forever joined to the sword--that is, their main purpose in life, or what they have set out to make it as, involves dueling others with swords. Guts is a mercenary who fights when he has to and is recruited by the Band of Hawk to join them in their conquests across Midland. Clare is a half-demon, half-human specifically created to carry out extermination missions of yoma, demon beasts that hide among the unsuspecting public and feast on humans. Both Guts and Clare are solitary by nature, but their good deeds--usually out of nothing but pure "business"--attracts curious others to them, and unlikely companionships and camaraderie begins to bear fruit. If one like sword-wielding protagonists, duels, blood, violence, and demons all set in a medieval environment, then one may surely like either or.
Both shows take place in a fantasy world where its dangerous for everyone. Demons (or Yoma) in Claymore and Apostles in Berserk pose a significant threat. The main characters have had a tragic past that sticks with them as they try to cope with new relationships. Eventually the stories of both series focus on the main character's desire for revenge.
Berserk and Claymore. An obvious recommendation, right? Action. Fights. Big swords, brutal violence, and blood. Lots of blood.
But delving deeper, the recommendation still makes sense. Both series share a sense of darkness and despair, and a theme of exploring personal morality. Both wielders of giant swords, Claire and Guts, explore who they are and who they really want to be.
If you enjoyed either Claymore or Berserk, do yourself a favor and try the other. You won't be disappointed.
A) A fantasy/Medieval setting
B) Humanistic art. Wonderfully drawn.
C) A lot of blood and gore.
D) Amazing storylines and character development.
E) A brooding/powerful main character.
Two hardcore and slash shows. While Berserk is most likely more on the "darker" side of the two, both are still definitely a guy's "beat the crap out of them" type of show. Brutal, but each has a touch of emotion here and there.
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Both are darker themed Sword animes that have excellent manga counterparts with a deep stories.
Both Claymore and Berserk share a similar art style, themes and both end without much explanation but are still satisfying to watch.
If you like Berserk then you are bound to enjoy Claymore. Claymore has a ton of Epic Battles. Especially the very last battle. The cliff hanger of Claymore is depressing but it's most definitely worth the watch. If you enjoy the ending of Berserk like I did (Not talking about the legendary cliffhanger the creators left us with. Im talking about the awesome horror animations) then you will enjoy Claymore. Claymore has a great story line and it really draws you in. It's one of my favorites and I enjoyed every minute of it. I really want to see a reboot for a season 2 and possibly a 3rd season. It's sad that overly cliche animes like Sword Art Online can make it in the community but Original semi cliche animes like Claymore don't. It's hard for animes to make it anymore. So if you enjoy Claymore, support the team. hopefully they'll give it the reboot it deserves
Don't trust this recomendation. 56 votes may be a lot but Claymore is far inferior to Berserk. Avoid Claymore if you can
While the shows are very different in terms of plot and characters; they do contain many similarities in terms of setting. Examples include their own take on the middle ages mixed with elements of tragedy and ever evolving characters, and of course over-sized swords.
Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.
Berserk is similiar to Gungrave on alot of points. Both of the series have this serious, dark, and abit depressing feeling, and they both follow the same pattern in the storytelling. Both are my favourite shows, and I think almost the only thing that isn't similiar is the time when it takes place :)
Because the central characters attitudes are the same, they are both smooth cool and talented but keep to them selves in that moody way the series' are so alike just in different settings a great pair.
A recommendation so obvious that I feel sort of stupid pointing the similarities out. The two anime, while different in superfluous ways, are eerily similar in story structure, character development and overall themes. In the end, if you enjoy watching anime that explores the price of ambition, the corruption that comes with power, and the true meaning of loyalty, then you really can't miss either one.
These series might not seem very logical recommendations for each other. But there are some similarities between them. Gungrave is about modern age and the other one is evolving around a medieval setting. Still both series have a same kind of epic flow in their story. We see a man grow from a young boy into an amazing fighting machine and leader. Both series tell a story that lives over a long period of time. If you enjoy this kind of storytelling, you'll love both series.
There are plenty of similarities connecting these two fine series, Gungrave and Berserk. The main characters of both are remarkably similar, altough their silences and attitudes to fighting (which is important part of each of their lives) differ somewhat. Also, both Gungrave and Berserk are stories of friendship between two men (and adult men at that, no kiddies running around and acting like heroes in these series. Which is great, I tire of always watching highschool kids steal the show). Animations are not identical, but similar in, for axample, that aspect that everything is somehow made to look quite real. Not realistic, exactly, but there is dirt ja no fancy bright-coloured costumes anywhere (excluding a slip or two into that in the latter half of Gungrave). Still, both are far from being glossy, altough they do look good. All said, these two are excellent animes and if you haven't seen either, go and watch now.
Although Gungrave and Berserk are not set in the same time(one is modern and one is medievel) they have many similarities that make them a joy to watch. The main idea in Gungrave is betrayal and the best friend of the main character striving to be the best while the main character sits in the shadows. This is probably the closest anime to Berserk that I can think of.
Berserk and Gungrave take place at a different time, yet the atmosphere is very similar. Each is a story about two friends: one has a great objective, and the other will do anything to support him. One has incredible wits, and the other has immense power and capabilities. Both settings and stories have a lot in common.
Gungrave much like Berserk begins with an episode that might lead one to think that both shows are no more than blood soaked tales of betrayal and revenge each with a tough looking, one-eyed main character with custom weapons. However, the reality of both series is that they both tell a much deeper story that focuses on the lives of two close friends (in Gungrave its Brandon Heat and Harry McDowel while in Berserk it is Gatts and Griffith) and their quest to achieve their respective goals. Both stories allow the viewer to empathize with the main characters current motivations and behaviors by telling the story in such a convincing manner that allows the viewer to fully experience major events in characters pasts that have shaped them.
Two different settings, one a Europena Medieval World, the other the not to far future. In both two men, friends, are having the main part, one thrives for the throne of his own kingdom and to be the supreme ruler the other is his loyal friend and brother in arms. An epic story about friendship, power, pain, love and betrayal begins to reveal itself.
Man... sometimes there are 2 series that seem sooo different, yet for some reason they just go together. Or maybe I just don't want to spoil anything! ^_^ Berserk fan? you should like Gungrave. new to Berserk? You'll love it more than life itself. Violence is plentiful and delivered well. Also the ambitions of the supporting characters is quite similar.
Well... there's a couple good reasons why these two series match well. First, they can each be watched as a mindless action series filled with lots of blood and killing. If that's the sort of thing you like, have at it, you won't be disappointed. But more importantly, they each tell a much deeper story behind the lives of their respective invicincible badass main characters. They start off similarly: near or at the end of the story, but then take you back through the main character's life to build up a full picture of his past experiences and hardships and present motivations. Each series does a decent job of delving a bit deeper into the minds of their characters, dealing with more meaningful issues such as trust, friendship, and love; and how these things are used and abused in people's relationships with one another. However, this is done in a rather subtle way. The deeper themes are there to think about, but you're not beat over the head with pseudo-psychological nonsense. And of course everything is kept moving by lots of action. So... uhh... yeah... they're both extremely similar in feel and flavor, and have a much more well-written and planned out story than your average action show.
Now, although Berserk and Gungrave seemingly have little in common as far as their synopsis, bear with me. There are very few series I have seen which are so epic and moving in such an unexplainable way. Berserk and Gungrave are both these types of series. It's hard to explain for both why they are so good... is it the way the story was told? The tragedy and emotional aspects of either? Who knows. Regardless, I just know you'd like one if you liked the other, so give it a try.
Both these shows inhabit very different settings, yet the focus of trust, friends, ambition, and the cost of all these things are enough to make this an excellent recommendation. Not to mention that the story structure for both series is near identical, down to the first episode that features a drastically different tune then the rest of the series.
Berserk and Gungrave; they have completely different settings and graphical styles, yet share such a similar atmosphere and characters. Brandon and Gattsu are both incredibly similar: they are fighters of unmatched power who live for someone else instead of themselves.
This someone else would be either Harry or Griffith, ambitious individuals who both aim for the top. These are the only similarities I can put into words, but trust me, watch both and you will understand.
Gungrave and Berserk have a different setting, but a very similar storyline. Both of these series left me on the edge of my seat throughout the story; they are epic. These two are the big boys when it comes to dramatic action anime.
Gungrave and Berserk... what should I call them; I know, MASTERPIECES! Although they seem very different they are so alike. Brandon Heat and Gatts are like two drops of water; they are both following the same road unhindered by any impediments. They are both faithful to their friends risking their life for them. The story seems very different and still is so similar. You will surely love the story in Gungrave - it's like you are in a mobsters movie. But enough said! I'm sure you will enjoy it.
If you liked Berserk, you WILL like Gungrave. Only thing is, the similarities between these two are overwhelming, so we have (first name from Berserk, second name from Gungrave):
1. The main aspiring characters: Griffith/Harry
2. The main characters that do the dirty work for the above: Guts/Brandon
3. Both characters' ambition (Griffith/Harry) is their undoing; they become corrupt because they want to reach their goals no matter the consequences (Machiavelli style).
I don't want to give any more information on these anime, because I don't want to ruin the joy of future spectators; and believe me, a great joy it will be.
It's crazy how these two anime can be SO different, yet constantly remind me of one another. You will find great similarities in these two stories. Brandon from Gungrave definitely is a reflection of Guts from Berserk, as they can both be considered the top sweepers for their boss, and also both strive for their goal. They are stubborn and NEVER give up. Guts's relation with Griffith is very similar to Brandon and Harry's relationship; they are very devoted and have a bond that is stronger than friendship. Then you have the similarities between Griffith and Harry McDowell. They both have this massive dream where they strive for power and must climb to the top. So although one takes place in medieval times and the other takes place in a fictional modern world where science is magic, the parallels are not ignorable. Both rank in my top five anime.
There's plenty of action and battles in Berserk and Gungrave to interest any fighting anime lover. With a twist of monsters, blood baths and killings, these are both must-see anime.
In both Gungrave and Berserk, the main character is backstabbed by his best friend and must get revenge... or must he? Gungrave is more emotional, while Berserk is more focused on fighting.
Gungrave and Berserk are one of those "twin" anime pairs that you sometimes come across, like Noir and Madlax. Gungrave is like a poor man's Berserk, but it's very good nonetheless.
The character relationships in both stories are what truly make them great stories. You will cry, cheer and be angered by characters that you have come to know.
When you first look at these two anime, there seems to be little to nothing in common; different era, different setting, etc. However when one examines the relationships between the main characters in both, the connenctions are just too obvious. If you liked one of these two because of the characters, not just the setting and type of action, you will most likely enjoy the other.
Well, it's like comparing DearS with Chobits. They even start very similar. Gg and Bk are one of the best anime series ever produced. Both series are about character development of main characters. After reaching the top they were betrayed by their best friends. The power which both series contain is incredible. Try watching one after another and you won't be out of shock for about a week. You get addicted and after watching it once you want another round and then ... again it's just so powerfull. To sum up If you enjoyed one of them then you will absoultely not be dissapointed with the other and that's a promise !
Gungrave and Berserk share a similar premise of best friends suffering through turmoil as one of them has the ambition to rise to the very top. While one has a more European medieval setting and the other a modern sci-fi setting, they both incorporate violent action, intrigue and excellent characterisation. You can't go wrong with one if you liked the other.
Gungrave and Berserk are similar in that both revolve around two friends as their relationship begins and then grows more complicated. Each is about one friend trying to help the other "reach the top" and both are rather violent.
There are similarities in story-telling (a glimpse of the future for the first episode), as well as in the content of the story. Two men start out as friends enduring hardships to climb above their place in life, but things go wrong when they get to the top. In my opinion, Gungrave did the same story but correctly. The most striking factor being that it finished the story, while Berserk is still on-going and even leaves out cohesive aspects from the manga.
Both series have a slow, but deep plot line and strong main characters. Each of these really builds and portrays a relationship between best friends. There is a darkness to both series and each is an unusual combination of fantasy-action-drama.T he entire story is spectacular, though both would have been better with a stronger ending. Despite that, the overall experience of these series is extraordinarily great.
Because both stories are about betrayal and friendship. The two of them share a similar story structure, and a dark atmosphere. Also, the romance problems in both stories have their similarities
with lots of action intense voilence and many similar elements,both the series have got to offer the same stuff.but u can't estimate both the animes on same level.berserk is a great anime and gungrave is just a mere mordern age copy of it. if you are a fan of berserk then you might like gungrave or even hate it!
Tragedy, betrayal, coldheartedness and loyalty. These elements would be what describe both series at the core. Now at the top they may not seem similar because clearly they're set in different environments. One including a modern day world, the other a fantasy of medievil Europe. But both series put friendship to the test in unimaginable ways.
Gungrave and Berserk, although not very alike in setting are immensely similar in their themes and execution. They both provoke the viewer into examining life and ideals (such as friendship, loyalty, purpose, and power) using compelling character driven stories with action throughout. Other simarities include the use of strong silent main characters with well-developed supporting ones and they both start their stories “in medias res”. I feel if you like the ride one of these great anime gives you then you will enjoy the other (however I find Gungrave to be the more enjoyable of the two).
My friend told me to watch Gungrave, he likes anime, and I liked the series, I told him Berserk would be a good recommendation. He liked the recommendation, Ironically it's the best voted recommendation on gungrave's page.
some people mentioned that the series don't have much in common, but in reality, they do -- because of how the series flows from one event to the next. The ridiculidness that's involved in the series -- both of 'em.
gungrave and berserk are must sees.
Both are great series that revolve around two BFF that end up walking two different paths. Both have serious themes with good meaningful ACTION and well told stories. If you like one you should like the other... Gungrave takes a little time to get great though.
Because i never met someone who likes one and not the other. Because it's about friendship. Because it's about the past. Because it's mixing a first part (after the first episode for both) strongly realistic, and a second part which is clearly fantastic.
Both are stories of two friends. One friend is super ambitious and willing to do anything to reach his goal. The other friend is physicially stronger but rides the coattails of his friend's ambition.
Both series maintain a serious atmosphere, and both start out in medias res, with the first episode beginning in the middle of the plot and then reverting to the beginning. Both have fantastic characters, great stories, supernatural elements, betrayal, and lots of fighting and killing.
excellent main characters and motivations are powerful, but their exterior is power and cool.
You would most likely enjoy Berserk or Gungrave if you like the other because they both have a similar feel. Betrayal of friendship and trust plays a large part in both anime. Also, the way the series of events are told is similar in that the first episode happens after the betrayal and then it goes back through how the main characters got to that point. Both main characters (Guts and Brandon) talk very little unless nessessary and have big hearts. Both Guts and Brandon feel tragic in some ways. Both stories are dark and deal with antagonists with extreme ambitions. These are just a few I chose to list.
Both Anime tell the story of two friends, who rely on each other through tough times, forming a bond that would seem almost un-breakable, who eventually become bitter enemies.
Both Anime are grounded in realism most of the time, with a sudden unexpected rush of fantasy/sci fi element that takes you by surprise but actually works.
Both Berserk and Gungrave capture the character of a man that is missing a vital part of their personality, on a quest to get it back. The stories are quite different, and the outcomes differ as well, but that's exactly why Gungrave and Berserk may complement each other to give you different looks at the same topic.
Both revenge tales with similar story set-up. Both explore mature themes and incorporate brief time jumps.
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...
If you liked Berserk you might like Attack on Titan. Both anime are in fantasy settings featuring swords and battles. Both are dramatic with plenty of blood and guts. Both are action shows with dark themes.
In both Berserk and Shingeki no Kyojin, we have brutal fantasy worlds where humans are at the mercy of terrifying creatures. And the hero is a jaded kind of soul who has suffered a lot but possesses a grim determination. The thing about these shows is, while violent, their worlds are also stunningly developed. And the conflicts are just intense. Not to mention the characters are superlative, drawing you in with their personal struggles and and the nuances in their personalities. As a result, getting absorbed in their respective plots is an exhilerating experience. It is not possible to say which is a better series, just that if you love one, you will be an instant fan of the other.
Both these series feature a well developed, interesting fantasy setting filled with great characters who all have their own personal and collective struggles. Both series also involve mankind fighting to survive against terrifying enemies. Violence is a strong theme in both, with Shingeki no Kyojin perhaps being more flashy than Berserk, but both can be brutal when required. The intensity that both series exude is one of their best features, and one that makes episodes thrilling to watch. Fans of one should give the other a try, it's unlikely you will be disappointed.
Both series are grim and gritty anime that take place in dark fantasy worlds where human lives are easily ended. There's a lot of focus on combat yet also on character development, but most importantly, there is a rather oppresive and dark mood throughout both that makes me do this rec.
Set in dark, gritty medieval time, both of this series feature some well executed survival against their ferocious enemies. With the major spotlight in combat, both shows deliver some amazing action scenes and both tend to be violent along the way. There’s also a very dark mood that complements both shows greatly, and because of that, I’d say that you probably won’t find anything that matches more like these two do.
If you’re a fan of one, do check the other. You won’t be disappointed.
In both anime's beginings the protagonist may feel like a determined person but loses his will after an event in their lifes.As well,both animes are centred on people's trust and their lose of sanity.
Both have a similar level of brutality, and are on a similar level of awesomeness. But definately check out the new Berserk Golden Age Arc Movies, they are basically the Berserk series redone, but a bit closer to the manga interpretation, and with beautiful animation. Shingeki No Kyojin is basically the pinnacle of quality for animation and brutality, but for an older series, Berserk is definately a good watch!
Sure thing, can tell anyone who loved this to watch the other thing. Reasons: Medieval setting, both are dark, strange, abnormal and powerful enemies everywhere. Only Berserk is even darker thanks to some quite realistic aspects like rape, hatred and so on.
Dark fantasy worlds on the verge of total collapse with hell just around the corner, both very similar in tone.
Both great bloody anime, with extreme violence and stuning story twist. I think that the most important part in both AOT and Berserk is the story line wich is impecable. I also suggest to watch the Berserk Movies and the 90´anime adaptation
Both have a progressive, well-crafted history. Main characters in constant transformation. About living within a system that you doesn't even imagine what is going on. Friends can become enemies and enemies can be helpers. About mysteries, swords, big guys and blood ... a lot of blood! Not for kids!
The specific and peculiare environment and charaters of both animes are stunning.
Certainly one of the kind to watch!
Both Anime tell a story of facing insurmountable odds, terrible loss (although in the early parts of Berserk are, the protagonists are generally victorious, and the tragedy doesn't happen until the very end).
Both Anime feature horrific, larger then life, evil monsters, all though again, they don't really feature prominently until the end of the anime in Berserk.
Both Anime feature a large build up to the ultimate betrayal.
Both Anime subtly touch on social issues such as sexuality.
Their both anime's that don't hold back when it comes to harsh realities and the fact that happy endings aren't all too realistic. They both have main characters that accept the harsh realities and try to grow and improve from them.
Berserk and Attack on Titan have both such a great plot, and they're dark, dramatic and sinister.
Both Attack on Titan and Berserk have similar darker themes. They both have characters who fight and struggle against a larger enemy. The MCs are with a group of comrades who go through battles and internal dilemmas together. There are a lot of deaths and blood and brutality in each anime. I think that if you like one, you'll like the other.
The Four Lords of Havoc have one terrible goal – to awaken the god Anthrasax and recreate the world. To stop them, Yoko, a maiden of Metallicana, awakens the ancient wizard Dark Schneider from within a 14-year old boy by bestowing upon him her virgin kiss. The only problem now is that the most chaotic, lecherous wizard in history resides inside the body of an innocent child. Even worse, he’s determined that neither hydras nor minotaurs should stand between him and his dream to conquer everyone and take the women for himself… all of which is less than convenient when trying to save the world!
Okay, Bastard! is an anime taking place in roughly the same sort of fantasy world as Berserk. The main characters of both are pretty easily defined as invulnerable and able to defeat nearly anything. While Berserk is a very serious anime (the manga even moreso), Bastard! is much more hack and slash with a lot of humor tossed in the mix. Great to watch after you see the ending of Berserk and need a pick-me-up.
Fighting.... Blood... is that what you want? You should really check out Bastard. I would say Bastard is abit of a parody on Berserk. Cause Bastard is not really serious, but Berserk is. I really enjoyed both of the shows and I think they have alot in common. So be sure to check it out
If you did like Berserk then you should see Bastard. Bastard is very much alike Berserk it just that Berserk is more serious. both got this mucels dudes that runs around an fights.
Like Berserk, Bastard!! is loaded with demons, Medieval-style sword fighting, and TONS of bloody action.
Both series have the same kind of dark mideval feeling to them. Knights battle it out in great epic war campanges and characters haveing set their aims and dreams high in life.
Yoe almost get the feeling that the same people wich draw berserk also drew bastard. a lot of similar feelings in this one but i must say Berserk is better, but is still worth trying.
Both are set in the same time period and both contain bloody goryness. The only difference is that in Berserk it happens with a sword, and in Bastard with magic. If you liked one, you have to see the other!
With strangely unpleasent, but likeable main characters, gritty animation, and lots and lots of blood, it is not wonder what is a like in these two. You will find similar dark atmosphere and edgy mood that drives the plot forward.
Both of these anime seem like they were made for the same people. They have similar settings and share a common atmosphere and animation style. Both are very violent and adult oriented. Both share an importance on character relation. Bastard!! however is a bit more comedic and Berserk is a little bit more serious. Oh also, worst of all, neither series was completed... so if you don't want to feel left hanging, you'll have to take a look at the mangas.
Swords.. Check, Medieval setting... Check, Blood and Death... Check, Main characters that can wipe the floor with anything that is placed in front of them and still look cool... Very much check. Along with this they both have a simialr feel in why the fights are run along with the simliarities in settings. Bastard is the comic little brother in sense of Berserk and worth watch if you have just finished the end of the Berserk series and want a pick me up
They are very similar in several aspects. To be honest I didn't get very far in either of them but from what I saw, I didn't like them for the same reasons. The art style, the senseless gore, etc. If you liked one of them, I'm pretty sure you've watched/should watch the other.
If you enjoyed Berserk, you might want to check out Bastard, which is a more light-hearted, sillier but nonetheless still plot-driven version. They share similar macho fantasy cliches, archetypes, and medieval setting. Heck, one of the characters even looks just like Gatts. Plus Bastard is highly enjoyable in that 'so-bad-it's-great' way.
Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?
The only other series I have seen which is as violent/gorey as Berserk. Kenshin OVA is very emotionally compelling just like Berserk, but 10 times worse. Very moving, tragic storyline.. beautiful animation. A must see, even if you don't like/don't want to see the Kenshin TV series.
Berserk and Rurouni Kenshin have a similar feel as far as the atmosphere of the series goes. The violence is top notch, and the feeling you get at the end is VERY similar. If you liked one of these anime, you will like the other.
The first Kenshin OVA is a dark-toned version of the tv series with many parallels to Berserk. Kenshin is a lone swordsman who's biological and adoptive parents were killed, just like Gatts in Berserk
Bloody one to, but not as bloody as Berserk. As well as teh love story goes way into focus as you watch the later OVA's. But its a brutal story with lies, betrayal and bloody swordfights.
For one, there's the fight scenes, and the amount of violence. More importantly though, both stories are serious/realistic (in that the main character, though powerful, is most definitely human), with characters of significant depth, and storylines that'll leave a lasting impression.
Blood, swords and fighting. That's what you will get in this series. Kenshin Tsuikohen and Berserk don't really have the same kind of story though but it's defenitly a good fighting series.
Kenshin Tsuikohen is just about the best anime you could ever hope to see. This OVA runs deeper, emotionally, than almost anything I've seen. The action violence is superb, and if you liked Berserk, and are dying for more, this is yours! This is my most highly recommended OVA to date. A MUST-SEE for any anime fan.
First of all, both of these masterpieces need to be watched by everyone with any depth and tolerance for violence. In addition to the stroke of genius, both Tsuiokuhen and Berserk possess a truly captivating dichotomy of basal gore and heart-wrenching emotion. Anyone who enjoyed being challenged by one of these will surely enjoy the other.
Both strike a chord in the hearts of its viewer amidst the chaos and mayhem that are the main plots. Comparisons can be made in the compelling, believable and somewhat lonely main characters, men who wield incredible strength but must learn a tough lesson in life in order to retain their humanity. These are two true action masterpieces which deserve as much praise as each other and a jolly good viewing.
Both explore the motivations effects of the killing life on one's mind and state of being, albeit in very different ways. And both have compelling narratives albeit in highly different settings.
Both Anime tell the story of a skilled swordsman, inspired by tragedy as a young child to aspire to the elite levels they reach.
Both heroes are stoic and quiet, but both of them slowly fall for the main female protagonist.
Both don't have fluffy happy ever after endings
In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...
If you enjoyed some of the more blood thirsty Berserk episodes, Hellsing is right up your ally. You just can't beat a sardonic vampire slaughter machine. Too bad it's only 13 episodes.
the power of both give off this "kick ass vibe" strength, power, bloodlust. all descibe both perfectly. as well as detailed animation you might enjoy both of these.. not to mention big weapons ... we all like big weapons..
Berserk and Hellsing - both give the viewer a strong feeling, and they are almost impossible to not get caught up in. And why watch an anime, but for that special feeling that sends shivers down our spines? Watch these two series, and hurry up! You can't miss them for much longer!
Berserk and Hellsing have a lot of action and some rather hellish themes. Oh, and blood; did I mention blood? Well, both are not for those weak in the stomach. Berserk does take place in a much more primitive time, but to me the two series are similar in the aura that they exude.
Both anime carry heavy, mature themes. If you are desiring something other than "kiddie" anime, then either one of these will be to your liking.
These two have supernatural plot and lots of battle scenes. They show war between two powers, with a little bit scarry and dark atmosphere. Emotional issues are also to be found.
Beyond the badassery that other people mention, the characters of Gatts from Berserk and Alucard from Hellsing are similar in the fact that they both generally fight for the challenge it presents, though both do end up following orders in a larger organization. If you liked ones competitive nature and the fights they ended up in, you should try out the other.
Both great shows. I think the biggest similarity is the dark style that both these animes are made in. They both become complicated, and are very addictive. Also both are quite violent.
The characters are well developed andpainfullyintriguing in both series, very dark and full of psychological and good ol' fashion hack-n-slash horror. Gauranteed to traumatize anyone who thinks the world is a happy, shiny place full of bunnies and hugs.
[SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT] Beserk is deffinately for people who love a movie where, like in real life, the final credits don't roll until you're dead, and Helsing may have a happier ending, but that's like saying Dr. Mengele had more sympathy than Hitler.
Full on killing spree. Unstoppable overpowered charecters killing charecters who think they can take them on.
Jubei Kibagami is just a wandering swordsman minding his own business... until fate lands him in the middle of a battle with the terrifying Devils of Kimon! Now the fate of all of Japan lies in the hands of a vagabond samurai, a deadly female ninja and a perverted old monk as they take on an enemy who is, literally, immortal.
Fierce battling, lots of gore. Not as dark as Berserk is, but it's very kickass and the fighting is just as cool, if not cooler than Berserk's, and Jubei is just as kickass as Gatts is.
Really brutal one, if you liked Berserk even at its brutalst, watch Ninja Scroll, I would say its even more brutal, but decide for yourself. ("Jubei Kibagami is just a wandering swordsman minding his own business....." Doesnt that remind you of good old Gutts?)
Ninja Scroll and Berserk are synonymous. Ninja Scroll presents us with a wide range of intriguing characters, and is one of anime's defining movies. The action violence rivals that of Berserk, and will be an excellent addition to your anime collection.
Probably the only other series I can think of which rivals the amount of violence and gore. Both Ninja Scroll and Berserk are full of violence, though, in very different settings. Ninja Scroll revolves around samurai, while Berserk is feudal mercenaries. Both get a bit weird, and suck you in. Berserk definitely gets you a bit emotionally (perhaps because of the full series length, instead of simply one movie), but Ninja Scroll is still quite entertaining.
Both Berserk and Ninja Scroll have a main male character that is an expert with his sword, and both seem to have the ability to meet two strong-headed women. I recommend these if you like action and sword play.
Both Berserk and Ninja Scroll are blood fests with a plot; you very rarely see the two combined so well. Generally blood can easily take the place of a good story. Jubei and Gatts have very different attitudes toward the whole thing but that's what makes the connection all the better, it's like watching how two different people would handle a similar scenario.
Both Ninja Scroll & Basilisk would appeal to the type of viewer who enjoys anime with violently skilled, non-typical protagonists who fight more for pleasure than duty. Equally great looking anime, full of action and attitude but a certain something which makes them top of the action list.
Both Ninja Scroll and Berserk feel quite similar with their gritty 90s interpretation of medieval life, mixed with mysticism, demons, and lots and lots of swordplay. Gory, action-packed, and yet full of very good characterisation, they will give you that similar sense of being excited and yet satisfied on a deeper level. Definitley try one if you liked the other.
The rogue ninja theme is prevalent in both of these anime. Both are fairly gory, and are geared for the adult crowd. Berserk has more longevity to it, as it is a series, but Ninja Scroll does an excellent job of moving through the story.
Ninja Scroll may lack the epic qualities of Berserk, but in terms of action sequences and visual design they go hand in hand. Both feature plenty of battles enhanced with buckets of blood and severed limbs. Both can be occasionally crude in the form of sudden sexuality and somewhat explicit rape. But more than anything they are both classics in the world of Anime that deserve to be seen. If you like one of these, don't forget to watch the other. If you do, you shall perish in Lolicon hell!
Rumor has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank just by killing goblins. At the same guild, a priestess who's just become a new adventurer has formed her first party... and the man who ends up rescuing that party when they get into trouble is none other than the Goblin Slayer.
Both anime have a dark atmosphere, beings in this world are brutal. We gets lots of fights, action, gore, blood and rape.
Both have similar Dark Fantasy themes. The universes they exists in are very unforgiving and difficult compared to standard fantasy and character death or worse is a very real everyday possibility. Dark Fantasy is the Souls style of anime.
Sword men both witness rape.
Sword men both traumatised.
Sword men both angry.
Sword men both kill.
Darker themes and more mature content than the average anime of this type are common in both shows.
Although definitely not on the same level overall as Berserk due to lack of series, but surely Goblin slayer will grab you by your balls in the most unexpected moments, especially first few series when you just not even sure of what to expect and gives you nice chills.
Some similar things :well thought group battles, gore, reasonably strong MC, unpredictability.
Both series deal with cruel faiths and how you might end up there. Also quite similar in some very dark tones and battle cruelty
Dark Fantasy is what links them. Goblin Slayer has a slice of life feel amid all the chaos and killing and raping. Berserk encompasses a longer period of time and the story develops further, but both feature heart-breaking twists, pirric victories and terrible defeats. If you're looking for a serious story on a fantasy setting, both are a good pick.
If youre a gore addict, youll be served with both these anime! Both set in dark fantasy worlds, you are served with arms getting cut, heads rolling and plenty of blood getting shed. Imo you have one of the best MC ever, guts! and goblin slayer takes his place also. All in all two awesome masterpieces
If you like the violence and gore aspects of Berserk as well as the fantasy setting then you will probably enjoy Goblin Slayer
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Kato have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Kato, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
Some of the similarities that make me think that you are going to like GANTZ if you liked Berserk is how brutally realistic most of the characters' personalities feel, considering the world they live in. This is shown in how they react to different crazy/shocking situation, as well as the way their personalities change (if they get time to change), considering the fact that they have a tendency to get killed very quickly. Both stories also have the same extremely dark feeling combined with small glimmers of hope for a better future.
The most noticeable differences in my opinion is that there is more violence, gore and sex/rape scenes in GANTZ than there is in the Berserk anime and manga; plus the feeling of discomfort and/or disgust is higher.
Berserk and GANTZ are about someone with a different attitude towards things such as life, who messes shit up and tries to fix it.
Both series are very dark and disturbing, delving deep into the nature of the human psyche. Both shows were ended partially because the material was too graphic or disturbing for TV audiences. If you watch either and do not enjoy the ending, read the manga to pick up where the show leaves off.
Thoose two series with high gore content and continous evolution of characters among the history are so similar. So much blood and flesh on them.
In this one the abilities and the experience of the characters becomes more powerfull when the chapters goes by.
Both anime have exremely high level of violance and are famous for their gore. Action, and no resepesct for woman nudity are the most similiar parts of both shows. They aren't bad by any means but both creators of Gantz and Berserk didn't have a clear image where the good taste ends. Still worth watching just to see it, only for 16+.
Although set in completely different surroundings and periods, they are both an exciting mix of fantasy, action, violence and gore.
Both shows centre on the importance of friendship in the face of adversity and the harsh reality of war and fighting. There is character development by the bucketload, and an excellent story to each. I'm sure if you enjoyed one, you will like the other.
At first sight these anime couldn't be much more different, but beneath the surface both animes contain the same dark, relentless and hopeless undercurrent. Both anime main protagonists have the same unshakable determination and will to survive. These two adverse forces are what drive the narrative of both animes.
Watched Gantz on a whim, ended up really enjoying it despite the ending. The anime left me curious enough to read all of the manga later on. I watched Berserk based on a recommendation for anime to watch after Gantz. Berserk was imo even better than Gantz with a bigger central story. Berserk was actually the first manga I ever started, initially just to see what came after the infamous cliff hanger ending of Berserk. Both anime have a similar feel, and both are heavy on the darker end of the fantasy spectrum.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
Following suit with the lone swordsman, Kenshin is a lengthy series (95 eps) that many recommend highly. It combines some excellent artwork and music with a wealth of mini-plots within the whole.
Much fighting in this too, though its Japanese Samurai style and not European Feudal as in Berserk. Not as much blood as in Berserk, and not as dark.
Both use swords, but are enemies to be wary of. The difference? Kenshin is a samurai, Guts just hacks n' slashes. Still, both stories give a convincing historical feel, like you're there yourself.
A samurai serie with more deep to the characters than in the berserkseries. the main character is just as Gatts a outstandingly powerful warrior but with a lot of characters around him that also has deep. A solid series that is well made.
If you enjoy sword fights and a tragic hero then Kenshin and Berserk are for you. They both have a manslayer as a protagonist and are full of action-packed battles. While one shows the reformed side of a sword fighter and the other the manslayer side, they both have two deep characters that will make your heart ache for them. Each series' lead character, Gatsu and Kenshin, know only one thing in life: the sword. Each of them relies on this knowledge, for better or worse, to live their lives and to help the ones they love.
Both Kenshin and Berserk are great anime that everyone should watch. If you are a fan of intense battles, epic adventures and occasional humor, then both of these series should find themselves on your "must watch" list.