Demon Lord Dante

Alt title: Maou Dante

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Devilman: The Birth

Devilman: The Birth

Since the beginning of time bloodthirsty demons have devoured the weak and innocent, but for centuries they have been preserved in ice deep beneath the surface of the Earth where they can harm no man. Now, in the present, the demons have begun to awaken, and only one with a virtuous heart can stop them and save mankind. For young Akira, this means merging with a fierce demon and becoming Devilman, the creature who must destroy all demons in its path. With only his ally and friend Ryo to stand beside him, can Akira take on his fate and save the world?

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Though Demon Lord Dante was the inspiration of the Devilman franchise, the OVA fits the best with Demon Lord Dante (more than the TV series). Both have a very dark and serious feel, involving a boy unwilingly thrown into a life of darkness with a demon lord. Gore, violence and plenty of action accompany both as well. If you liked one there's no way you wouldn't like the other.

Tokko

Tokko

Ranmaru is a young cop with a dark past. As one of the few survivors of a mindless slaughter in his apartment block, he joins a special unit called TOKKI to avenge his parents. In his first case, the already ghastly murder scene turns to one of terror, as the inhuman killers start to massacre the police. After being saved at the last minute by a secret unit named TOKKO who wield swords instead of guns, Ranmaru's mind is filled with questions and he is determined to find out the answers, no matter what it takes. What are these monsters, and why did they recognize him?

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This recommendation is a bit more of a stretch, but I believe it's probable. While Tokko and Demon Lord Dante differ in plot (and somewhat in tone), both are very dark tales filled with gore and violence, as well as disturbing monster/creatures. Try it on for size.

Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman

Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman

Time has passed since Akira Fudo was possessed by the powerful demon Amon, giving him the ability to change into Devilman. Humans have become increasingly paranoid of demon attacks, resorting to murder of innocent civilians with mob mentality – among nicer things. Akira continues to fight against the demon armies with his companions – but when his girlfriend Miki is brutally murdered, his will breaks and the sadistic Amon is unleashed, controlling his body. The final battle awaits in Akira’s mind – can he defeat Amon and control his body once more?

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Demon Lord Dante sits somewhere in between Amon and Devilman, but the uncanny resemblence is unmistakable; this due to the fact that Devilman was heavily inspired by Demon Lord Dante. Both involve a boy who's unwittingly sucked into the world of a demon master, and both are filled with gore, violence, and other elements aplenty. Amon is probably more explicit than Demon Lord Dante, but fans of one would DEFINITELY like the other.

Beast Fighter: The Apocalypse

Beast Fighter: The Apocalypse

Shinichi Kuruma is an experiment gone awry. With the ability to summon a lion and bear from his body and superhuman strength, he is one of many 'New Humans' created by Shinichi's own father, Genzou Kuruma, who wants to control the fate of those who will inherit the Earth. Alongside a girl named Ayaka who was injected with Shinichi's special blood, Shinichi must stay out of the reach of the other New Humans and scientists who wish to use his lifeforce to revive God; but most importantly, he must find a way to exact his revenge on his father.

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Demon Lord Dante and Phalanx TV are gore/violence filled monster fests with a very dark feel and tone. Phalanx fits a bit better with Devilman TV than Demon Lord Dante, but fans of one will probably like the other too.

The Devil Lady

The Devil Lady

Ms. Jun Fudo used to be nothing more than a successful model, until fate intervened and thrust her unwillingly into the role of the Devil Lady. Once transformed, Jun becomes a murderous beast who destroys anyone (or anything) that opposes her; a power that the mysterious Asuka Ran wants to harness and use for an unknown purpose. With similar beasts emerging across the city and the body count piling, can Jun survive long enough to discover the truth behind her kin, and keep her human soul in control?

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Both involve characters who find out to thier dismay that they are devils. As they try to sort out thier feelings about thier new identy they get into all kinds of bloody battles and of course the fate of human kind hangs in the balace. With explict contents and similar animation styles if you like one your sure to like the other!

Demon Prince Enma

Demon Prince Enma

Demons are escaping from the underworld, and causing much havoc on the population. Possessing both human bodies and artifacts alike, the demons are inconspicuously forcing people to commit murders; the demons must be stopped! The task of returning – or exterminating – the offenders lies with Enma, Kapaeru, and the talking witch hat Shapoji; can Enma and the gang banish the demons before things get out of hand?

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Hengen Taima Yakou Karura Mau! Nara Onryou Emaki

Hengen Taima Yakou Karura Mau! Nara Onryou Emaki

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Ogre Slayer

Ogre Slayer

There was once an ogre mother who gave birth to a human looking child. Instead of an ogre's horn, this child was born with a sword in hand called the "Onigirimaru" or Ogre Slayer. He has no name and is only refered to by the name of his sword. Believing that he will become human once all of his kind vanished from the world of humans, he sets out on his destiny to slay all ogres. 

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Doomed Megalopolis

Doomed Megalopolis

Tokyo: 1912. The imperial government begins to put in motion its plan to industrialize the capital so that it may take its place among the great cities of the modern world. The evil sorcerer Kato (who bears more than a passing resemblance to Street Fighter II's M Bison) would rather see Tokyo in ruins, and plans to resurrect the spirit of the warrior Taro Masakado to destroy the city. To do this he must possess the soul of a young girl with untapped supernatural powers, Yukari Tatsumiya. Various spiritual guardians try and fail to protect Yukari from his demonic powers, only for Kato's plan to be thwarted by the benign Masakado himself. Kato bides his time until he can use Yukari's daughter Yukiko to carry out the destruction on his own, but a new warrior appears to protect the Tatsumiya household: Keiko, an unassuming shrine maiden who wields the power of Heaven itself.

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Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma

Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma

Hikage and Marou were childhood friends, and fellow ninjas -- that is, until Marou betrayed Hikage, and vanished into the night. Now, in the midst of his quest to find Marou, Hikage must defeat many yoma (monsters) and stop the Kikuga no Miko, the source of all evil monsters' power, from being revived. But is he willing to risk his life for friendship?

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