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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

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Brad Brad says...

If the theme of a human being thrust into the world of cannibalism was something that piqued your interest, then you should definitely try out Tokyo Ghoul as it explores the same central theme in a far more exciting and competent manner. 

serumie serumie says...

both shows contain human like monster that eat human flesh

in both series the main characters start out as normal students

both contain horror

both contain gory moments

AmitteSukku AmitteSukku says...

Both of these feature monsters feeding on human flesh, and although many people think "Pupa"'s potential was wasted in the anime series, I still think it was enjoyable.

xXNEWPLAYERXx xXNEWPLAYERXx says...

I agree on Tokyo Ghoul because they both contain cannibalism and have main character massive regeneration skill. Tokyo Ghoul is not very gore for my sight but it's full of action, it's a good Anime.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both protagonists are suddenly filled with the desire to consume human flesh. They also share increased regenerative abilities, and a not-so-great relationship with certain shady organizations. While Tokyo Ghoul is considerably longer, both pack in the gore and mayhem.

RickGrimes RickGrimes says...

both the shows have human that eat human flesh,in both series the main characters are living a ordinary life before suddenly unexpected things happen

both contain horror and also have alot of gore, Tokyo Ghoul is much better tho.

They also have a secret agency working behind all the events

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both are fairly gory shows that feature a person who suddenly becomes a human-eating monster and have to cope with their new lives. Pupa's plot is very incoherent though while Tokyo Ghoul makes a lot more sense, so if you liked Pupa you'll defintiely enjoy Tokyo Ghoul

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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VampGirl VampGirl says...

Both contain human like creatures that eat human flesh.

Lots of blood uncensored.

They are both rather new anime, and Parasyte is airing atm.

Ayachan19 Ayachan19 says...

They're both horror, both eating humans to survive(expect parasyte goes  in another type of eating, and they don't censore stuff like other horror ones) Pupa is the same eating huamns and all.

xXNEWPLAYERXx xXNEWPLAYERXx says...

I agree on Parasyte because they have both researchers researching on an organism. If your desired genre is action with gore, I would gladly recommend Parasyte for you.

RickGrimes RickGrimes says...

Both contain human like creatures that eat human flesh,Lots of blood and gore and guts being splatterd around, humans are week and hhummans want to expirement on the creatures

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are about young people that are suddently infected by human-consuming parasites/viruses. Both anime involve quite a bit of blood shed, questions arising concerning the protagonist's human-status, and some of the strangest characters you will ever see in anime. So, if you liked one, try the other. 

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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ChibiChan31 ChibiChan31 says...

The plot of Pupa and the plot of Elfen Lied are nothing alike. But there's lots of gore in each anime. Pupa and Elfen Lied are both more serious animes with plenty of sad moments. 

Brad Brad says...

There isn't really anything linking these shows aside from the high levels of gore contained in each. But if you did enjoy Pupa and want something equally gory, and you haven't seen Elfen Lied yet, then you'll find plenty of gore, a much better plot, a better set of characters, nicer aesthetics....actually, it's just better in every single way.

AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

Both anime have very similar feels and some sequences are near identical. Also they both have sub-plots dealing with torturous experimentation and a young girl having to cope with the monster within.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Do you like adorable girls doing horrifyingly gory things? Do you like a male lead who's only main role is to stand there and look horrified? Then, both of these anime have what you're looking for! Gore, cute girls, evil organizations, these two seem to have it all! 

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

One rainy night after a school festival, a group of students from Kisaragi Academy decide to perform the "Sachiko Ever After" charm, which will unite them forever as friends. Once the ritual is done, a sudden earthquake transports them to Heavenly Host, a torn down elementary school. Unbeknownst to Satoshi and his friends, however, is the horrific past behind it which culminated in its demolition. As they look for each other and try to escape from Heavenly Host, they soon find out their lives are at the mercy of those affected by that same bloodied past.

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both shows that think excessive gore is equals horror. Both these show are condensed versions of their source material that rush and compress the material into something that is really unsatisfying to watch. 

The plots are quite different with Corpse Party being about a group of students trying to unravel a curse and Pupa is about a girl that turns into a monster that eats her brother so she doesn't murder other people. Corpse Party has a little bit of a plot even in it is compressed. Pupa skips around to the point of incoherency. 

Pretty much if you're just looking for violent anime with some really inappropriate fanservice then try either of these titles, although be warned the gore in Pupa is heavily censored.

Brad Brad says...

Here we have two examples of shows that like to think that over the top gore is somehow the same thing as good horror, rather than trying to actually make the series scary through its writing or atmosphere.

They are both also pretty heavily butchered adaptations that rush through the source material with a staggering lack of respect. And while the premise in each aren't very similar at all, the only reason people will watch either of these is for the gore. So if that's your thing, you may find something to enjoy in both of these short series.

Chainsaw Maid

Chainsaw Maid

A maid tidies the house and prepares to 'tend to' the father of the house while his daughter is in the other room, when suddenly there's a knock on the door. A bloodied, frenzied woman screams that 'they're coming!' and promptly falls over dead... and that's when the zombies arrived...

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both anime that are more focused on being gory and surreal rather than telling a coherent story. Both these are shows that seem to come from a very disturbed mind with their disturbing imagery and lack of explanation for anything that is happening. 

Chainsaw Maid is single episode claymation short so its visual style is very different from Pupa which looks more like a traditional anime. Pupa also heavily censors its gore in the TV release. Also, Chainsaw Maid actually does have a story, but it is told through background details and character actions with no dialogue, whereas Pupa is just incoherent jumping from scene to scene. 

If you're looking for anime with lots of violence and gore mixed with some surreal images that at least attempt to be disturbing then try either of these titles, 

Nicknames Nicknames says...

If you're looking for excessively violent shows with little plot then look no further, both Pupa and Chainsaw Maid fill the bill perfectly. The main difference between both shows is the animation style, since Pupa uses traditional animation while Bloody Date uses claymation, but if that's not a problem for you then go ahead and give Chainsaw Maid a try, likewise Chainsaw Maid fans will like Pupa.

Bloody Date

Bloody Date

A girl and a boy lovingly sit beside each other in a park and lean in for a kiss, when they are interrupted by a man who pops up from behind the park bench, chopping the boy's head with an axe. Terrified, the girl runs from the boy's lifeless body as fast as she can, hoping to escape the carnage...

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both anime with have a disturbing tone, excessive violence and not much in the way of story. Instead these are both anime that are content with showing creepy visuals with little or no narrative. 

Bloody Date is a single episode Claymation short with no dialogue so its visual style is much different from Pupa, but there aren't many short horror anime out there, especially ones that are this violent. Bloody Date does have a story, but it's all told through background details and characters actions, whereas Pupa does try to tell a story, but it jumps around so much its hard to figure out what the hell is going on. 

If you're going to watch these titles then go in expecting lots of gore, barebones story and some creepy imagery. 

Nicknames Nicknames says...

If you're looking for excessively violent shows with little plot then look no further, both shows fill the bill perfectly. The main difference between both shows is the animation style, since Pupa uses traditional animation while Bloody Date uses claymation, but if that's not a problem for you then go ahead and give Bloody Date a try, likewise Bloody Date fans will like Pupa.

Ajin: Demi-Human

Ajin: Demi-Human

The first Ajin appeared 17 years ago and quickly became the most important discovery to mankind. While they appear to be human, Ajin are rare, immortal beings that are feared by the populace. Only 46 are known to exist in the world, and most try to hide their existence, for capture means being subjected to brutal experiments that never end. Kei Nagai is a boy who dreams of becoming a doctor to heal his sister one day, but after he dies - and revives - in a car accident, he learns the terrifying truth that he too is an Ajin. Now, Kei finds himself on the run from both human and Ajin monsters that wish to do him harm, while struggling with his new, unwanted identity.

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

The protagonist dies, finds out he isn't exactly human, and now has to deal with experimentation by shady medical labs. Or deal with some weirdo in a hat. Pupa is a smudge more gory than Ajin, but not by much. And between Ajin's animation techniques, and Pupa's storyline, you'll be scratching your head going "huh?" The entire time. 

Nicknames Nicknames says...

In both shows the main character discovers he's immortal and has to flee or else they'd become the subject of some cruel experiments. I recommend it one way because Pupa's plot doesn't make sense, while Ajin's storyline is coherent and engaging. so if you liked Pupa go ahead and give Ajin a try.

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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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

I'm making this recommendation based on both shows have a horror tone, surreal imagery and bucketloads of gore. The plots of these shows are completely different but Pupa has nothing going on beyond censored gore and surreal imagery anyway. 

Kemonozume is the superior anime in ever sense of the word. It's got a better plot, better characters, the gore isn't censored to hell and back, and the surreal imagery actually has a point other than being pointlessly spooky. 

If you liked Kemonozume for just its gore and generally weird moments then you might possibly find something to like in Pupa, just watch out for the fish guts those are really realistic.

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

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...

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sim0n2170 sim0n2170 says...

Both these anime are gory, with a strong sibling relationship between the main characters. Characters want to study and know more about the creatures the other characters can turn into.

When They Cry: Higurashi

When They Cry: Higurashi

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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SentientCrab SentientCrab says...

I feel like a lot of this show tried to recapture Studio Deen’s success with the Higurashi franchise. Higurashi successes in where Pupa falls short particularly in animation and use of gore.