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An unpredictable battle of superpowers. Kaname Sudo, an ordinary high school student, receives an invitation email to try a mysterious app called "Darwin's Game." Kaname, upon launching the app, is drawn into a game where players fight one another using superpowers called Sigils. Without knowing the reason for all this, can Kaname survive furious battles against the powerful players who attack him?
Characters recieve powers from a mysterious souce and are forced duke it out to gain riches and more powers. They characters try to unravel the mystery behind the outside forces while trying to survive.
Both are shows that have the so-called "edgy 12-year-old fight scenes". They have characters that are forced into a superpower, which forces them into a game which puts their lives at risk, and also forces them to kill others. The main characters are also followed around by a woman who is stronger then them, who also ends up controlling them. They also both have MCs who have to kill but don't want to, which ends up leaving their enemies confused on why they won't kill them on first glance.
Superpowered death battles are nothing new but, both have some terrifying mascot characters.
Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.
In both these shows characters are given mysterious powers by outside forces for mysterious reasons. The powers are all geared toward fighting and conflict which turns events into a bloodbath. Both shows feature boobs, butts and action.
-The main characters are very similar maybe a bit too similar
-Both have the same edgy vibe
-Both feature lots of gore/violence+fanservice (though Gleipnir goes overboard with it)
Yuuya Nomoto, an ordinary college student, met a mysterious high-school student called Hitomi after being involved in an incident, and saw her transform into a beast and fight a Leo monster at a landfill. They're Therianthropes who have brains of humans and fangs of beasts. Hitomi is Ratel, a Brute with the strongest killer instinct. Nomoto gets involved in their battles called Killing Bites.
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?
I can honestly say that these anime are very simmilar as we see a lot of charachter development throughout the anime. Another factor that convinces me that these anime are alike is the seriousness and gore of the anime and that they are no joke. Throughout both anime the main charachter are trying to survive, every episode in your mind your just like "how is he going to survive this time". In both anime we see the evolution of the main charachter from this wimp to a badass who can fight anyone, you can explain ity as a loss of innocence. Both anime also involve the abilities that were forced onto the main charachter and how they have to adapt to live with their new abilities. If you love parasyte you should definelty check out glepnir and vice versa.
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou 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, Katou, 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.
22-year-old Ryouta is an unemployed good-for-nothing who spends his days living at home and playing Btooom, a wildly popular online game that's sold over three million copies worldwide. Alongside other teammates, Ryouta battles it out with others using powerful bombs and sonar that can reveal hidden enemies, and his dedication has earned him the title of Japan's top player. But soon, Ryouta's pastime becomes a terrifying reality, as he and many others are dropped onto a tropical island and forced to play Btooom – but this time for real. Now, he and the rest must fight to the death by whatever means necessary, as the only way to win this deadly game is by killing seven of the other players.
While the Gleipnir anime hasn't concluded yet it is very similar to Btooom! Both series take a battle-royal approach and contain some of the same contents such as violence and sexual themes (not to a borderline H standard but still very close). Both are action-packed series with very sadistic and sometimes fragile (regarding traumas or mental state) characters. Sure, Gleipnir has a cast with powers and an overall different setting. But because of their similarities if you enjoyed one and wanted more or less a different style or circumstances then watch the other.
One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...
Set in the distant future, the land is ruined and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence. A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.
Gleipnir reminds me of Darling in the FRANXX because Clair Aoki is very similar to the Zero Two character. Both are very clever, popular and have fallen in love with similar characters. Hiro and Schuichi are very similar indeed. And in the end, the management of the combat robots and the costume only reinforced me in this view that these animes are similar.
Earth is under attack by other-dimensional threats known as Nova, and only the Pandora – girls with special implants that grant them enhanced physical abilities – can battle against them to protect the planet. The military academy Genetics helps train the Pandora, who must choose a younger boy known as a Limiter to assist them in combat. Bridgette L Sattelizer, known to her peers as 'Untouchable', is at the top of her class and lets no one near her – that is, until new student Kazuya Aoi falls into her breasts one day...
It is currently the Taiheimeji era, during the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. In this era, breasts mean everything. If you have breasts, you are guaranteed wealth and popularity, but if you lack them, you are rarely considered human. Inside the shogunate, there is a group of warriors that support the government—the Manyū Clan, which helps raise the future big breasts. Written on a secret scroll possessed by the clan, there are said to be various techniques on how to grow big and beautiful breasts. Chifusa is the heir of the clan. However, she takes the secret scroll and runs away with it, hoping to fight against the cruel world that the Manyū Clan has created…