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Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte -the maxim-

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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chillst1 chillst1 says...

Both of these shows exhibits a human populace that is unaware of  its predation from supernatural beings and has a main character who gains power from the Invaders and uses it to defend mankind.

fckingweebs fckingweebs says...

Pretty much the same fcking story but with different foreign entities secretly controlling different people, both want to kill people for no apparent reason, lack empathy and are way stronger than normal people. Both animes also have their doom and gloom outlook on human nature as well. 

Rascal Rascal says...

Both have extreme violence and gore, as well as supernatural elements. Great for fans of horror, the protagonists are similar too. They're very theme heavy, and explore a lot of humanity.

NatsumeKhun NatsumeKhun says...

Human getting possessed/merging with a different being. 

Parasyte is practically screaming it was inspired by Devilman in the 1970's. Both are great series to watch so if you liked one you should like the other. Be warned Devilman is a bit more graphic with its sex and violence though. 

teasbees teasbees says...

Both Parasyte and Devilman: Crybaby revolve around murderous, carnivorous monster who take over humans and one human being forced to co-exist with the being in order to protect other humans from being targetted.

JESSETHEBUSH JESSETHEBUSH says...

Similar large scale "what is humanity" themes with a violent/bloody setting where there are humans and some sort of powerful non-human species that are at odds. In both our main character has suddenly become some sort of mix between the two and they gain new physical power that will be necessary to try survive the violent twists and turns of each series. 

melodicMasochist melodicMasochist says...

Both violent and well-written, story-based animes about a boy who gains violent powers by sharing a body with an inhuman entity, and using their powers from that entity to save people from an invasion of other entities like the one he is merged with. 

LamiaNymph LamiaNymph says...

Both are reimagined versions of classic manga series that have been updated to be in a more modern setting.

Both involve the human race being unaware of another species of sentient beings that use a human guise too blend in with society. Said species also pose a threat to humanity as a whole by committing murder in grotesque ways.

The main protagonists in both series is also a kind natured human that somehow gets roped into the middle ground of both species.  

sukixhisoka sukixhisoka says...

Parasyte is like a much more tame version of Devilman: Crybaby. They both are focused around the same things: good vs evil. Devilman: Crybaby is much more gruesome and the ending is way harsher.

Akifudanshi Akifudanshi says...

Very similar themes about group mentality, the other, and moral relativism. Both are dark and explicit but Devilman is way way more gore-y and sexual (which I think fits well)

Vickiswim Vickiswim says...

The main character gets fused with a bloodthirsty species and sees what it's like to be on both the human side and the monster side.

Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Iraq has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

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melodicMasochist melodicMasochist says...

(mild spoilers) blonde guy inadvertently leads his innocent and optimistic dark-haired friend down a dark path that puts his life in danger. Shown romantic interest in one another but for whatever reason, the relationship doesn't pan out and the dark-haired friend is probably just straight and oblivious to the slightly homoerotic affection. Violent and sexual at times but VERY well-written. 

cokewh0re cokewh0re says...

There are similarities in the characters and their relationship, its also dark, lots of action, sexual abuse, etc. I liked Banana Fish a lot better though as the animation is not as minimalistic and the plot is more interesting in my opinion. 

22ouncebitch 22ouncebitch says...

theyre bother sad and gay with not so happy endings that leave you in tears, and you'll think about them for days after

Opsednuta Opsednuta says...

Both have two guys who love eachother more than just romanticaly and they express it in a very sofisticated way. Story they want to tell stays strong after the end.

asimpisonline asimpisonline says...

crying.... im crying...............................all i know is crying.........................................................i totally recommend it tho

veggiecat veggiecat says...

It's hard to say without spoiling either, but the central relationships in the two shows mirror each other surprisingly well. Ryo and Akira are oddly similar to Ash and Eiji, and the shows both carry similar themes, despite telling wildly different stories.

DontDoCocaineKids DontDoCocaineKids says...

Both anime have completely different plots but similar endings. The general feel of the two is also the same.

Shiki

Shiki

Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?

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RoyalOss RoyalOss says...

Both are extremely violent and dark anime about humans vs monsters. And both let you see and think about the dark side which humans posses in all it's gruesome. 

Shiki is about vampires vs humans and Devilman is about demons vs humans.

ProxyGecko ProxyGecko says...

They both include the idea that humans are the real monsters while comparing them to the monsters they're up against. Very different art styles and characters but both are extremely good.

Devilman: Crybaby is about humans Vs. Demons while Shiki is about humans Vs. Vampires

NatsumeKhun NatsumeKhun says...

Both have supernatural creatures in them which live amongst humans. Both are full of extreme fucking feels. And both are great anime. 

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both animes show how dark the human creatures are and what kind of things they'd do once they're given the power. Also both extremely gruesome and scary in a way. 

AardvarkRex AardvarkRex says...

The same "moral of the story" (namely that humans can be the biggest evil of all) done in a similar over-the-top fashion meant to shock the viewer. Devilman Crybaby is also pornographic to boot.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.

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MerryPerry MerryPerry says...

Both devilman Crybaby and evangelion share similar worlds. As well as similar questions of their worlds and the ultimate meaning of living within it. While Devilman is a bit more violent and sexuel in the first half, the show quickly turns to a world destroying set of actions, just like evangelions destruction. You can also tell devilman was inspired by evangelion and it's symbolism as it is retraced and used in a new way in devilman Crybaby. Both good shows and I liked them both.

EmmmmmmyBear EmmmmmmyBear says...

I'd recomend this because the endings feel very similar to each other and both have nice character arcs etc. 

nyanlu nyanlu says...

similarities: being forced into doing something for the good of mankind, lots of crying and screaming, talks about human extinction as something desired, angels, great soundtracks, religious/christian symbolism and imagery, fighting with monsters, "relationships with others are what makes us human".

if you prefer the "End of Evangelion" ending then also: humans fighting humans, apocalypse, more screaming and crying and nudity and gore

xRJLx xRJLx says...

DMCB and NGE have similar characters and similar concepts, both have characters go through complex understanding of themselves and the world though a altered biblical lense 

Mxnhe Mxnhe says...

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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 Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, 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. 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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fckingweebs fckingweebs says...

Violence, sex, action, and top 10 anime betrayels. If find yourself an edgy weeb that likes one you are deffinitly going to like the other one. Its honestly hard to watch either and not see the striking simularities. 

TeeDeeDubYa TeeDeeDubYa says...

These are two are dark, serious, well done and for an older audience.  After seeing Devilman: Crybaby, I honestly thought these two anime were wrote by the same person. If you enjoy a little WTF in your life,  these two should be on your bucket list.

NatsumeKhun NatsumeKhun says...

Berserk came to life because the creator saw the original Devilman show in the 1970s. They are both violent, bloody, and just plain awesome. Need I say more? 

matrixen matrixen says...

I'm shocked by how little people see the similarities between Devilman and Berserk. Guts's / Griffith's dynamic reminded me so much of Ryo and Akira's relationship it was scary, I can't say much without spoiling, but basically Guts & Akira stay the "just" protagonists while Griffith & Ryo turn to the dark side, also, both Griffith & Ryo have feelings for their so-called best friends, and are driven to the brink of insanity by their feelings. Berserk/Devilman are both dark fantasy series revolving around demons as well, the similarities are countless.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

A street kid tries to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner — a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.

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AardvarkRex AardvarkRex says...

Very similar vibes with an MC who gains new powers and gets caught in an unwinnable predicament while everything around him is going to hell in a handbasket. Both are equally gritty and gory.

xRJLx xRJLx says...

both are gory and have eye catching art, and tell stories of average teens starting an anything but average life filled with death

YESANIME1 YESANIME1 says...

blood... gore... sex... nudity... f*cked up things happen every 5 minutes... similar plots....

Kemonozume

Kemonozume

In present-day Japan, Toshihiko Momota is member of a secret warrior faction called the Kifuuken. The Kifuuken is dedicated to destroying Shokujinji - humans that turn into man-eating monsters when hunger takes them. However, to fate's chagrin, Momota meets and quickly falls for Yuka, a Shokujinji herself! Will their love be able to overcome Yuka's insatiable appetite for human flesh, or will the couple be destroyed by the bestial tendencies of humanity?

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Luemi Luemi says...

Both of these anime are directed by Masaaki Yuasa and feature man eating monsters that take the shape of humans. They also both deal with characters who are monsters but still retain their human hearts and must fight against their instincts. I think it's quite likely that Kemonozume was heavily inspired by the original Devilman manga in the first place which makes it even more interesting to see Yuasa now making an actual Devilman adaptation. I definitely recommend both shows (as well as the original Devilman manga) and think anyone who liked one would also enjoy the other.

mrbeertje mrbeertje says...

Both deal with monsters in human form, who prey upon normal humans and they struggle with this. The villains of both shows have the same goal and are actively making more monsters. Also, both shows have a fairly unique artstyle.

Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze

In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGANO will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGANO specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?

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MDHTR MDHTR says...

Both stories revolve around the struggles of the main character, and question what it is to be human. I feel that the stories have some elements in parallel, but I don't want to spoil that with details.

psirockin psirockin says...

On a surface level, these two stories seem radically different with Devilman: Crybaby being fast paced and incredibly hyperviolent and Texhnolyze being more of an atmospheric slow burner. However, at their core, they share very similar themes about nihilism and the human condition

Castlevania

Castlevania

When his wife is murdered by the church, the powerful vampire Dracula exacts his revenge by unleashing all the powers of Hell upon Wallachia. Wandering a land now plagued by hoards of demonic creatures, Trevor Belmont, the last son of the excommunicated Belmont clan, seeks to defeat Dracula. He is aided by the power of Sypha Belnades and Alucard, Dracula's estranged son.

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LamiaNymph LamiaNymph says...

Both seires are Netflix originals with dark elements , religion, nudity, violence , and sexual content.

Both seires also have a main character who has some beef with with the other main non-human race. (Vampire's / Devilmen).

Both series also have a more mature storyline where we discover the darker side of some religious people, and what their actions can do to others.

ReSeinen ReSeinen says...

Adding to the amount of gore and nudity mentioned by others, both Castelvania and Delvilman: Crybaby maintain almost apocalyptic plotlines and the more amount of viewing these animes their growth start to tell more than, at first glance, simple storytelling of 2-4 characters with mindless violent content and become an extensive lingering question of finding sense in the reality of the "good" or the "bad" and the value live has, showing through the means to animate the true dark colors of humanity. And while you watch these episodes the more background from minor/secondary characters you'll get, both shows showing signs of a possible "war-arc". Both series have a great job in animation and dynamic scenes, if you liked the already-said aspects around one of these shows you'll probably like the other.

Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya

Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya

Yuichiro has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle, but Mikaela was turned into a vampire. To save the "family," and to protect his fellow members, Yuichiro needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear. Meanwhile, Kureto calls Guren and tells him a shocking truth: In one month, the main unit of the vampire will start attacking Tokyo. To get a head start against vampires, Kureto orders Guren to go to Nagoya. The noble extermination mission is about to open fire.

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nikiforov nikiforov says...

They both have a slightly BL relationship between the two main characters with similar dynamics in terms of moral tension. The characters were friends from when they were young and parent-less.

There are some shared themes of existentialism, Biblical references (angels, demons, apocalypse), war between different species (humans and demons/vampires), & characters with dubious intentions.Seraph of the End is a more light-hearted and typical Shounen, while Devilman is very dark and psychologically disturbing.

MediocreMilk MediocreMilk says...

Both have a strong friendship in the front with two characters with opposing views on humanity, deals with entities that aren't human in a somewhat philosophical light, and has some very cool scenes.