Kurozuka

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RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne

RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne

Rin is a private investigator with an advantage: near immortality. Thanks to the spores of the Yggdrasill tree, both she and her assistant Mimi have lived many years longer than the average person. That isn’t to say that being immortal doesn't have its problems. With 'angels' wanting to devour them, the being Apos sending wave after wave of professional assassins to kill them, and constant hangovers from long nights of drinking, being immortal still has its downsides. With Apos' attempts at removing them from the picture increasing, can Rin and Mimi figure out what he is after so they can return to their morning shots of Vodka?

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

If you liked Kurozuka because of the gore, the great-looking action, and the supernatural mystery, then you will highly enjoy Mnemosyne. Mnemosyne is probably even more explicit with the violence because it has a strong S&M theme, and there is much more nudity/sex involved too. However, Mnemosyne beats Kurozuka by having a stronger plot and far more developed characters.

Worosei Worosei says...

Both are gritty animes without qualms in showing blood or more explicit materials (though kurozuka is much more reserved).

Both are semi-horror animes set over a long scale of time; which ultimately makes each setting in this sort of neo-noir post apocalyptic sci-fi kind of setting.

Both series to an extent are just a bit of fun to watch along, with explanation of the plot only really coming about the end, and being sort of trippy at that.

Surealism Surealism says...

The plot runs in a somewhat similar fashion, as well as the style of the anime. Both will probably more or less leave you hanging on until the end. Also there are many plot elements that are the same, such as immortality. Other than that it's a "gut feeling".

Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Kurozuka and Mnemosyne feature extreme horror as a main aspect, gory elements and a main protagonist that is seeked by other people because they possess supernatural powers, immortality more exactly.Mnemosyne features a better story development and character development then Kurozuka and involves nudity as a main aspect.Even so if you like one of this two for sure you will enjoy the other one as well.

TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

I'm a huge fan when it comes to the perspective of an immortal.  What these 2 anime have in common is such.  Kurozuka and Mnemosyne give you a glimpse into an immortal's long ass life.  In Mnemosyne, you get to see Rin and her life over a 200 year time period.  In Kurozuka, you view Kuro's life over a 1000 year span.  It's freaking awesome.  On top of the immortal life span, you have massive gore and a pretty interesting plot.  I mean how many plots span over 200 or 1000 years?  Not many.  Ya your a fan like me, then by golly you will love both of these maniacal animes.

Darker than Black

Darker than Black

A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Both Kurozuka and Darker than Black are slow-burning in terms of plot but have fast-paced, excekkebtkt-animated action sequences. If you're into your gore, stories that don't make sense at first, and heroes with great superpowers, then you'll likely like one after watching the other.

UltimateShinobi UltimateShinobi says...

Both animes have a very dark and apocalyptic feel. The two leads are also separated from their loved ones throughout mosto f the series. Both of the main characters also have supernatural powers.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

Both anime have a very dark feeling to them. Both of them are set in a post-apocalyptic world. Both of them contain very much supernatural combat and both of them have lots of blood flowing :)

If you like one, you should check out the other.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Besides having some nice fast-paced action both seires also have plots that are slow to develop and some interesting plot twists spread throughout that provide the basic makeup of both series.  Granted Darker than Black provides much more satisfying experience in terms plot and answered questions.  But you'll probably end up liking the other if you liked one of them.

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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colettelabete colettelabete says...

If you're looking for a dark, bleak and depressing portrayal of the future, you've come the right way, as both of these shows do a fine job in depicting the most hopeless post-apocalyptic settings you could ever imagine. The key word here is cyberpunk: Kurozuka mixes it with romance, while Texhnolyze delves into psychological themes. Add some breathtaking animation, and you've got two shows you definitely don't want to miss.

puolukankukka puolukankukka says...

Both these animes portray a very dark and deppressing future, and the overall feeling is just as dark as the look - turn off the lights, shut the curtains, or you won't see much. Both are also very interesting and just enough confusing. Texhnolyze is more philosophical, while Kurozuka is more just morbidly trippy. Well ok, both of them are indeed morbid and trippy.

Demon City Shinjuku

Demon City Shinjuku

Years ago, a great unholy rift opened in the center of Tokyo, turning Shinjuku into a demon-infested slum. At that time, a great warrior fought their leader, but was defeated. Now, the unholy forces reach out, targeting the one man who can bring peace to the war-torn world... a young boy must now do what his father could not--defeat the evil that lives inside Demon City Shinjuku!

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valondar valondar says...

Kurozuka starts out fairly promising with its weird supernatural blend but descends into a mess as unrepentantly laughable as it is incoherent, Demon City Shinjuku more or less starts out at this level - though it even it never really reaches the depths of utter idiocy to which Kurozuka descends. You want finely-polished, moody gothic crap from the studio Madhouse? Look no further.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are two anime that put action and gore at their forefront without much thought put into their plot. Kurozuka tries to have a more complex plot but falls flat on it's face. Demon City doesn't even pretend to care about plot, it goes with something very simple making it an excuse to string it's actions sequences together. Both these anime descend into the mindless action territory. If you're looking for something that you can watch with your brain turned off and just want to see some action then both of these are good choices.

X: The Movie

X: The Movie

In the year 1999, Tokyo has become a battleground as the Seven Dragons of Earth and the Seven Dragons of Heaven fight to determine the fate of the world. The one with the power to decide which way the battle will go is a youth named Kamui Shirou. Will he join the Dragons of Earth and preserve the planet by ending human life, or become a Dragon of Heaven and protect humanity from ruin? The fate of all mankind lies on Kamui's unwilling shoulders as both sides clash to gain dominance. The Dragons on both sides are individuals gifted with superpowers and fated to participate in this final battle, but what end will Kamui choose?

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valondar valondar says...

Cool gothic animation and visceral action by Madhouse that is generally pretty fun to look at; pity that - in each case - the plot is completely incoherent borderingly on the enitrely nonsensical. Neither title is good but if you enjoyed one just about enough for the atmosphere the other may also satisfy you.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

By the end of either the viewer will left with some many unanswered questions that the viewer finds it necessary to look into related things inorder to find answers to most of their questions.  While each series does do a good job in portarying the sort of destruction of the world that each group of characters live in.  While the plot leaves many holes inside of them they both are somewhat interesting in their own.  If you liked one then your almost sure to like the other.

Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Both Afro Samurai and Kurozuka are short, dark, gory works involving excellently styled animation, gritty atmospheres, and gimmicky enemies that can only be overcome through sheer badass-ery. Just note that while Kurozuka has an almost non-linear plot, Afro Samurai's plot is more straightforward. If you liked one, though, don't miss out on the other.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Gory battles, interesting enemies, to short for their own good, dark story, and some nice action are all terms that can be used to describe the similarities between the two series.  While come the end of Afro Samurai the viewer is left a lot more satisfied as opposed to the ending of Kurozuka which leaves enough unanswered questions that make it necessary for it to be longer than it is both series deserve to be longer than what they are.  If you liked one then you'll probably like the other. 

Mononoke

Mononoke

In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.

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colettelabete colettelabete says...

Twisting Japanese folklore into a modern presentation, with the added element of horror, both of these shows will capture your attention if you're looking for stunning visuals, enigmatic characters or a bizarre story. While Mononoke sometimes relies on dark humour to lighten up its mood, Kurozuka's overall atmosphere is decidedly more lugubrious, yet softened just a bit by its romantic undertones. With their unique styles, both of them are a must-see for every horror fan.

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

In the distant future, the world lies in ruin and vampires rule the land. Mercenary vampire hunters fight the terrible forces of darkness - for a price; the most notorious of them all being the half-vampire named D. However, despite his actions that help humanity, he finds himself shunned by those he would save. When a girl named Charlotte is kidnapped by the vampire Lord Meier, her father hires D to bring her back - dead or alive. Competing with the vampire hunting Marcus Brothers for the prize, D encounters Meier first; but in the middle of their confrontation, Charlotte calls out Meier's name in worry and Meier reveals that she is accompanying him of her own free will...

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Both Kurozuka and Bloodlust are stunningly animated, brooding works about vampires and demons and human plight. More than that, they have an unmistakably similar look and tone and a good focus on tragic romance. If you watched one and want to enjoy more of the same, definitely check out the other one.

Gungrave

Gungrave

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.

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wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

After some thought I can't deny that there is some similarities in the plots of these two animes though it takes a sesoned otaku to be able to pick it apart. Also the animation in both are supurb with their gritty and industrial feel. The protagonasts as well share many of the same qualities.

Kara no Kyoukai Movie 1: Fukan Fuukei

Kara no Kyoukai Movie 1: Fukan Fuukei

When an odd string of suicides begins to occur at a local high rise building, most of the townsfolk treat it as an unfortunate series of events. One girl, however, senses something more sinister at work - especially when a close friend of hers falls mysteriously ill. After witnessing one of the deaths for herself, Shiki begins to realize that a strange connection exists between each of the girls, and predicts a total of eight will die. With seven dead and the accuracy of her prediction unclear, she sets out to put an end to the killings. Yet, as she nears the truth, she finds herself closer and closer to the brink of death; will Shiki become the town's savior, or the next victim?

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Leman Leman says...

Both series The Garden of Sinners  and Kurozuka are bloody and violence anime. In both animes main male character is in love with cruel/assassin/violence girl with strange powers. In The Garden of Sinners and Kurozuka main male  character  want save the girl from danger. In both series we can see bodies without legs, arms, head without body etc. If you like violence, horror and mystery anime both series are for you.