Red Garden

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GANTZ

GANTZ

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.

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r2kordmaa r2kordmaa says...

The story of Red Garden and GANTZ is the same: you died and now you must fight or perish forever. As a note, GANTZ has a lot more violence, gore, and ecchi.

oldfakts oldfakts says...

Both Red Garden and GANTZ deal with people dying and then coming back to life with some special power! But also coming back with a special meaning and hardships.

noocnexus noocnexus says...

GANTZ and Red Garden are very similar stories, because both have a bunch of people suddenly forced together, having to fight against some enemy, while confused and unknowing of the situation they are in. Both have their fair share of pure violence, tradegy etc.

If you like one, you'll like the other.

whoisfriend whoisfriend says...

Red Garden has been called by many "Gantz for girls". While as a male I enjoyed both, Gantz goes a lot more for the gore and sex, while Red Garden heads in a more character centric direction. However, at the core of both stories are people stuggling to survive in a world seemingly made to kill them off. If you enjoyed the character development in one, you'll definitely enjoy the other.

AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

In both series, the characters 'die' and have to fight for survival in someone's twisted idea of a game. They both have the same plot, but Red Garden deals with it in a more realistic way. If you liked GANTZ but want something a bit more philisophical, you just might love Red Garden.

cerberus38 cerberus38 says...

Both series have very similar themes, the protagonists die but are brought back in order to fight an enemy they know very little about. Both animes also deal with the emotions and thoughts of the main characters. Red Garden is deeper whereas GANTZ is more action-oriented but if you like one then check out the other.

Raspberries Raspberries says...

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Both anime share some very similar plot devices, virtual strangers suddenly brought together and forced to work with one and other, as well as a very vague and mysterious goal. Both anime almost start with their MacGuffin, and work their way from there. Its only in the later half of either that you start to get a glimpse of the big picture for our protagonists. 

EDFF EDFF says...

The basic plots are so similar it's not even funny. Both manga even have a Gonzo anime adaptation.Group of high schoolers dies ---> They come back to life ---> They are forced to fight against monsters/aliens for initially unknown reasons ---> They'll die (again) if they either refuse to fight or die during the battle ---> They discover to be copies of their original bodies ---> They are called with a song (which in Red Garden comes with a storm of butterflies) at the beginning of every mission, etc.Both are dark, psychological, horror manga full of violence, gore, and action, but Red Garden is much more dramatic, deeper, and beautiful. Also, on the opposite of Gantz, Red Garden has a good character cast, an amazing art style, a bit of actual romance, and, despite its slice-of-life moments, is not boring in the slightest bit.So, if you want something with the same story as Gantz, but with no ecchi crap, irritating aliens and retarded characters, the raffinate, gorgeous, but still gruesome Red Garden is a must-read.

BlancaXLobo BlancaXLobo says...

In both shows the main characters died, but come back to life because they are forced to fight unknown creatures if they want to stay alive.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

Two siblings, Kiyoko and Tatsuya, live in a future reshaped by a terrorist attack known only as "Twin X". In this terrible new world, advanced technology such as computers and radios no longer function and even the very sky has become something terrifyingly alien. With the siblings' mother dead, they are hunted by loan sharks who want recompense for her debt as well as a mysterious Countess who wants them for her own reasons. Even worse, they are also coveted by their father, the terrorist who caused the "Twin X", Gilgamesh!

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tasanime tasanime says...

'Gilamesh' (set in an apocalyptic near future) is a dark tale of four fractions who are trying to harness the power of individual groups of teenagers with special abilities. 'Red Garden' (set in the present) works on a similar premise, but between two opposing fractions. What ultimately links the two is not only the supernatural , mysterious and often horrific themes but is also the angle at which the viewer sees the stories unfold. Both revolve heavily around the young teenagers' overall experience of a changing world - here we see their personal struggle & drama, the pressures placed upon them and the difficult decisions they are forced to make - leaving you to question the integrity of the forces they fight for.

Tessa Tessa says...

In bouth:Gilgamsh and Red Garden the first episodes makes you think that you don't understand anything. The mistery and drama are bouth well made and the only thing that you are thinking is: God I want to see the next episodes fast so I can understand what's going on. The romance part is more intens in Gilgamesh but in bouth romance is just a second gener observ afther the others.(drama, horror, mistery etc.)

The charachters are complex and they develop fast. They fight for their lifes, they don't have the time to tink if wath they do is the good thing or the bad thing, the only thing they understand is: FIGHT! Even though the 4 girls from red Garden and also the 2 brothers from gilgamsh don't actualy want to fight at the begining they end up doing it anyway. The grafic is also in a way similar: that dark, intens style. And the original drawing of the characthers who don't actualy look beautifull but in the end you came to see them beautifull anyway. The grafic in Red Garden is a bit more colorfull. The colors are somthimes verry strong.

In conclusion I think that if you enjoyed one of the series you'll definately enjoy the other. There just way too similar .

sothis sothis says...

Red Garden and Gilgamesh not only have extremely similar animation styles - they also have a similarly-toned story and feel. Call it a hunch, perhaps; if you liked one, try out the other.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Set a little way into the future, both of these shows have a bleak outlook for the planet. This is emphasised by the dark and depressing colours throughout.

If you enjoy your show a little more slow paced and requiring a little thought, Red Garden and Gilgamesh will appeal to your senses. There is character development in bucket loads, and the viewer is almost left at a disadvantage wondering who the good guys are. If you like the line between good and evil to be a little blurred, I would highly recommend both of these releases to you.

Kurenai

Kurenai

To make money, high school student Shinkurou Kurenai works for the secretive Benika as a "dispute mediator," acting to intervene in the disputes of clients – often violently. One day, Benika gives him a much different assignment: to protect Murasaki Kuhoin, a seven-year-old girl from the wealthy Kuhoin family. This turns out to be a more troublesome task than he expects, as Murasaki is spoiled, naive, and completely unaware of what life is like outside of the luxurious one she had previously. He also has no idea why Murasaki needs his protection, though he is slowly obtaining details from a well-informed classmate. Adding to his problems, Shinkurou still must continue to do his previous work for Benika and take care of his social relationships in school while protecting Murasaki, complicating his entire life. Nonetheless, as time passes, he and Murasaki grow close; however, trouble brews in the shadows as everyone - including Shinkurou - seems to be harboring secrets...

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hellonavi hellonavi says...

With the same colorful, stylish animation, Red Garden and Kurenai are two anime that feature regular high school students who secretly double as fighters. Emotional scenes and daily activities intertwine in these anime about desperate circumstances. Be sure to check them out.

MaRCoo MaRCoo says...

Both have great character design, and revolve around normal lives doing 'abnormal things.'They are both very character-driven stories and have this slice-of-life yet exciting feeling to them. I'm sure if you like one, you'd like the other too.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Both Kurenai and Red Garden are eccentric, slow-moving shows that promise a smattering of supernatural action. I say eccentric because neither minds their characters randomly bursting into song, and though set up to be about battles and violence, actually end up being overwhelmingly about the character development in slice-of-life scenarios. They're angsty without being emo, slow while risking boring, but still managing something uniquely creative.

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

Gankutsuou and Red Garden are the two most visually impressive GONZO productions. Sure, the art style is out-of-the-norm but the backdrops, colours, and animation are breathtaking. Red Garden and Gankutsuou also have excellent soundtracks that give the dramatic events an extra mouth gaping. Both series are very ominous and tragic. Red Garden definitely has more mystery while Gankutsuou has an intricate cast of characters, reflecting the storyline well.

Funkgun Funkgun says...

If you enjoyed one of these shows for breaking the normal with animation style, you should try the other.

The actual storylines are not the same, but both are drama, and involve some dynamic cast and characters.

However, you will see some true artistic creativity in design for both titles. 

Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchou Tou

Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchou Tou

In downtown Tokyo, walking the streets has become dangerous once the day turns to night. Lifeless demons called "Oni" have taken over the streets and are devouring innocent citizens of Tokyo, leaving them dry and lifeless. Kyouichi and Tatsuma are two high school students who hold supernatural abilities that allow them to defeat the Oni at night. Though they continue to fight what seems to be a never ending battle, they've yet to discover the main threat towards humanity -- the group working behind the scenes in charge of the Oni...

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Cetonis Cetonis says...

Well, both Red Garden and Tokyo Majin deal with a group of students who - despite the fact that they would normally have nothing to do with each other - wind up having to band together by night to take on some unknown demonic sort of threat. Unsurprisingly this sends both anime a similar direction, involving some degree of investigation into the enemy, the characters learning to get along, and naturally some battle.

Although Tokyo Majin doesn't have the kind of drama in the character's daily lives that Red Garden does, and Red Garden doesn't have the tao mysticism that pervades Tokyo Majin, these two anime still feel awfully alike. So, unless the only draw for the one you watched was that mysticism or that drama, you should certainly find the other one to your liking.

kissmetgen kissmetgen says...

The pace of this anime is almost the same. There are five 'chosen" individuals in this series compared to four in Red Garden.

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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Caraniel Caraniel says...

Red Garden and Darker than Black are intelligent anime that have strong and intricate plots. They both deal with people with superhuman powers and examine how people struggle to deal with them. The action in both series is exciting and well-executed visually. Chances are if you like one you will enjoy the other as both have strong underlying mystery themes and plenty of high quality action.

tasanime tasanime says...

Red Garden and Darker than black share a stylishly animated approach to supernatural, future based anime which emphasise the main plots. There are some similarities between the two in terms of plot and the evolving relationships of the groups in them, Red Garden focusing more on forming bonds than the slightly more action orientated Darker Than Black. Essentially, motives are unclear as a result of the organisations they are employed by and the little understanding of their overall purpose.

Blood+

Blood+

In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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AkumaSama AkumaSama says...

In both series the main characters destroy demons that are trying to kill them and innoccent people. they both have similar plots because they both involved about teenagers killing demons.There is a lot of action involved in these two seires and there is a lot of action. So if you like one you'd like the other one.

Michichan Michichan says...

Both Red Garden and Blood+ have very similar plot themes.  Both anime have two opposing groups of monsters set on killing eachother off.  They both have a lot of action and suspense.  Even in the first episode of Red Garden I knew that it would be a great anime for Blood+ fans and vice versa.

Corpse Princess: Aka

Corpse Princess: Aka

Ouri is an orphan who was raised by Keisei, a man he considers to be his older brother. One night, Ouri finds a strange wounded girl in the temple of the orphanage. Cold and covered in scars, Ouri initially thinks that she is dead – that is, until a mysterious talking cat tells him that she is a Shikabane – a corpse. After secretly watching Keisei heal the girl without explanation, Ouri decides it's time to leave the nest. However, he has picked a poor time, and he soon realizes that he's tangled in a strange, supernatural web. Why does Ouri continually meet this girl as she hunts monsters? What does Keisei have to do with it all and what exactly is her mission?

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

Shikabane Hime and Red Garden are both tales of girls who have died, been brought back, and must now fight monsters for a secret society in order to end their undead state.

They are both fairly serious in tone, with plenty of drama, a decent plot and character interaction. I am sure if you enjoyed one you will like the other.

BlancaXLobo BlancaXLobo says...

Both shows are about girls who died and get resurrected to fight monsters, but, while Red Garden is a josei centered in drama, Shikabane Hime is a shonen withan ambiene darker than usual.

Infinite Ryvius

Infinite Ryvius

In 2137 AD, the sun released a massive flare across the solar system, creating the Geduld, a dense field of plasma and debris. In the midst of a routine descent into the Geduld's upper layers, the training ship Liebe Delta is crippled by a terrorist attack, killing the trainers and command crew - and exposing the vessel’s military secrets, which may hold the survivors’ only hope. With nowhere to hide from their darkest fears, the young trainees must work together to navigate the ravages of a solar system filled with mysterious, powerful foes. Yet, as the ship is forced into greater isolation and its inhabitants become increasingly desperate, they must struggle to survive against not only the forces that pursue them relentlessly... but also each other.

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NoSanninWa NoSanninWa says...

Both Infinite Ryius and Red Garden are strongly character-driven shows. While they both have a strong plot and mysteries that need to be resolved, in the end everything is about the characters. The plot and mysteries really exist so that they can develop and change.

Key the Metal Idol

Key the Metal Idol

Murao Mima has created a robot daughter named Key, but after raising her for a very short time, Mima dies, leaving behind cryptic messages telling Key how she can become human. Key must struggle alone to learn the harsh lessons of life and search for the 'key' to her own dream: the power of 30,000 friends to make her a real human girl.

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abunai abunai says...

If you like anime with a plotline that is obscure and cryptic, and only comes clear over time, while retaining a strong sense of characterization, then you'll be happy to know that these are the common traits shared by Key the Metal Idol and Red Garden. Another feature of both these anime is a nebulous and threatening enemy which proves difficult, if not impossible, to get a grip on, let alone defeat.