Berserk

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Claymore

Claymore

In a land overrun by yoma - monsters that feed upon human innards and take on the appearance and memories of their victims - humans are little more than cattle awaiting slaughter. The only opposition to the yoma is The Organization, a group led by a council of mysterious men who send out their all-female warriors (known as claymores) to do their bidding. However, The Organization is not charitable; a town must pay an exorbitant fee for their services. Likewise, many of the claymores care little for those who they protect. Clare, the lowest ranked claymore, lives only so that she may one day avenge her mentor.

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Levni Levni says...

Both manga share a similar setting (medieval fantasy), their plot line is constructed on flawed characters who are fighting against the immeasurable odds to survive. Also main-characters have anti-hero archetypes and their motives are based on their situation rather than being good or evil characters are always poised on grey area. Both manga share a similar explicit material such as extensive blood scenes, and sexual scenes (more suited to mature audience).

TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

It's all about the mood when it comes to Berserk and Claymore.  Hopelessness radiates from the atmosphere as we follow our beloved main characters through hell.  Fighting beasts that no ordinary human can beat, Clare and Gatts go against the impossible.  With rich art in each eventful page, eager to read on, you'll not want to miss both of these riveting manga.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Claymore sometimes feels like Berserk's younger sibling. Both contain plenty of violent battles, gore and monsters, set in fantasy worlds that aren't exactly great places to live out one's life. The worlds are also fairly low fantasy, so there's not that much in the way of spellcasting, bearded dwards or magical artefacts compared to, say, Forgotten Realms.

Keep in mind that Claymore is more lighthearted than Berserk, which sometimes goes over the top with all the rape, slaughter and maiming. Berserk's characters are also more fleshed out and appealing, but Claymore does have some good ones. If one of these appeals to you, and you don't mind to cross a demography barrier, do check out the other.

Naga Naga says...

Very similar setting in witch the both protagonist/antagonists (still not sure who is what) deal with the situation that seemes to be out of control, since it may or may not be on the world basis. Violence, gore, cruelty, giant mosters... they both got a plenty of it. If you liked one, reading other one will be a huge success...

goblintinker goblintinker says...

Both Berserk and Claymore take place in a demonic world filled with sorrow and death, and both fight to survive against monsters odds.

harshrox2 harshrox2 says...

very same story concept art just here protagonist and lead are female lot of gore and monster and both have humungous amount of content to have as a development left as in progress to irrtatingly say what the hell when next chapter is coming

ShogunAssassin ShogunAssassin says...

Both are similar in the fact they include monsters/beings that no ordinary human can really kill as well as with the the serious tones and envirnments both hold. Both have their moments, but Berserk however is way more gory and brutal.  If you like Berserk you most likely will like Claymore. If you like Claymore, you might like Bersekr but it is not for the faint of heart.

Ari01 Ari01 says...

Similar gore-y drawing with protaginists that fight to fulfill their revenge. The similarities don't stop there. They begin their journey alone and after some time find someone to be their buddy (Raki in Claymore and Puck in Berserk) and grow their crew over time. Both have very good stories that made me enter in a reading-spree of a lot of days, specially Claymore. 

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

just started reading Berserk but already the setting, demons running around, and gruesome violence is seeming all too familiar. Got on just to come recommend Claymore but it seems other users already have noticed the similarities.

Übel Blatt

Übel Blatt

Köinzell is a master swordsman who, along with thirteen other heroes, was sent by the Szaalenden Empire to block an invasion of their enemy Wischtech. Along the way three died, four betrayed the others and seven defeated the traitors and returned as heroes. At least, that's what people believe. In reality the ‘Seven Heroes' were the real traitors, defeating the four true champions after the seven had fled the battle in cowardice. Köinzell has bided his time for twenty years, honing his skills and recovering from the brink of death so that he may avenge his fallen comrades. The time for vengeance has finally come and all who stand in his way shall be dismembered without hesitation, but it won't be easy as everyone believes the lies of the traitors. With all the soldiers in the land and the public against them, Köinzell and his ragtag allies may have to sacrifice everything if they are to prevail against the might of the entire nation.

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NeverThatBored NeverThatBored says...

Both manga are set in an old-style fantasy world, with knights, monsters, swords, lords, faeries, and magic. Unlike many fantasy manga, these stories are both dark and stories of betrayal. They both have similar content in terms of sex and violence; breasts and blood appear regularly. The protagonists in both stories are strong, have dark pasts that are unveiled over the course of the story, and gather a following of useful but weaker companions who travel with them throughout the world.

Szwagier Szwagier says...

While I'm not sure that if you like a great manga like Berserk you will like average one like Ubell Blatt, but the other way around is a certain thing.Still I will keep it as both ways, since they have really similar theme/story (the main difference is quality)

In both mangas the main character is really strong swordsman, who wans to get revenge on his former companion/s for the betrayal that costed him a lot. In both cases the vendetta is outside the law, and the character often crosses paths with forces of law, protecting his target/s.

Both mangas have dark, medieval theme with addition of magic. Both are very brutal, and don't mind showing some explicit gore/nudity.

Kzare Kzare says...

The stories are simliar in a multitude of ways, both main characters seeking vengence after being betrayed by person/people closest to them. Ubel Blatt art style is not as dark as berserk but still dark. The plots are quite good, nice character development.

If you liked either Ubel Blatt or Berserk, you should give the other a try because who amongst us doesn't like gore, blood, and a sparkle of breasts every one and again :)

RoyalOss RoyalOss says...

Berserk and Ubel Blatt, both stories about a talented young sword fighter who gets betrayed and starts out on a quest for revenge.

While they are on their path to revenge they meet some friendly people who join in his journey. Alot of magical creatures cross their paths and so do they both encounter an evil force disguised as heroes.

stanistani stanistani says...

good fights, around the same time, fantasy world, different races

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warninig warninig says...

Ubel Blatt is basically just a shit Berserk clone, so if you like Ubel Blatt (there is something wrong with you), you will definitely enjoy Berserk, and if you enjoy Berserk and have really low standards, then you'd probably enjoy Ubel Blatt.

Battle Angel Alita

Battle Angel Alita

In a post-apocalyptic world, humans, robots and cyborgs live in the Scrapyard - a landscape of twisted, rusted junk made up of the garbage sent from the above city of Zalem. In this place, the inventor Ido finds a partially-destroyed cyborg amidst the rubble, gives her a new body and names her Gally. With no memory of her past and an instinctual ability to use a powerful martial art known as the Panzer Kunst, Gally matures and relearns life's lessons while she travels the broken landscape, struggles to remember who she is and where she came from, and discovers the mysteries of Zalem.

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evan1979 evan1979 says...

though coming from two different genres, at their core berserk and battle angel alita have alot in common. both are character driven, dark and violent. underscore that with intrigueing plots and great art and you have two books that just feel the same.

if you like one, then definitely give the other a try.

cm721f cm721f says...

They both are extremely violent and bloody. Both deal with very adult themes and not just a few existential quandries.

Obviously one is sci-fi and one is fantasy, but the themes and feel of both series are a close match.

Shin Angyo Onshi

Shin Angyo Onshi

Munsu is an Angyo Onshi - an arbiter for the country of Jushin. Fighting evil is all he knows, but since Jushin has recently collapsed, what is he fighting for? Wandering from place to place, Munsu finds himself battling those who would further destabilize the country, whether they be arms dealers, smugglers, tyrants, or necromancers. Accompanied by a female warrior named Chun Hyang and able to call upon the strength of a ghostly legion with his Angyo Onshi powers, Munsu sets out to help those who are willing to take a step towards helping themselves, and bring justice against all that is evil in the world.

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TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

Shin Angyo Onishi and Berserk both revolve heavily around a man who is trying to start a war and take over all that is good.  In Berserk, Griffith is starting a war with every creature imaginable and Gatts seems to be the only man who realizes evil's intentions.  While Munsu has to face a likely foe, trying to take over the world with some sick awesome creatures.

Both Munsu and Gatts are very serious men who have one goal, rid evil and their arch enemy, who once were friends.  Gatts with his incredible strength and Munsu with his medallion destroy all in their path.  Both have to fight treacherous wars where humanity is at stake.  Creative and eye-opening artwork depict just how harsh their times were.  Many more similarities with these two mind-blowing mangas but ill leave the rest for you readers to find out.

harshrox2 harshrox2 says...

both have gore theme magical world female copanion here less dark story is in bits like that of wandering swordsmen but in berserk story is on another level and com as a whoesome pack

Rebirth

Rebirth

Three hundred years ago the Dark Magician Deshwitat Lived Rudbich, a vampire, was sealed in limbo by the Light Magician Kalutika. Resurrected in the present day, Deshwitat has vowed to destroy Kalutika, and now, with the help of a team of spiritual warriors, seeks the means to use Light Magic to achieve his ends.

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Tatakai Tatakai says...

Both have similar plotlines. For mature readers only and not for the emotional. Dark thoughts and emotions involved.

thor123 thor123 says...

Plot lines couldn't be any more similar: two strong men, who want to take revenge on a person who used to be their best friend, after said friend gained incredible powers, became a bad guy and hurt the woman the MC loves. Add in some monsters/supernatural stuff in both manga and you'll see why they match perfectly.

Kingdom

Kingdom

Millions of years have passed since the times of legends, when the worlds of man and gods were still the same. In these times it was the desires of man that moved the world. It is the era of the 500 year war: The warring states period. Kingdom is the story of a young boy named Shin who grew into a great general and all the trials and bloodshed that lead him there.

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BlackSummerDays BlackSummerDays says...

this is an amazing battle manga, set in warring states china, back during the time of the 500 year war, told from the point of view of an orphan slave as he carves out a path for himself through his many battles to becoming A Great General of the Heavens! it's also about the bloody path to the unification of all of china.it's a realy good manga and i haven't found any like it, it's unique in both art style and nature but includes many gory battle scenes.if you like passionate stories or tactical battle scenes this is for you.I also recommend it if you liked Claymore or Akumetsu.The thing that really reminds me of berserk with this one would probably bethat both deal dark and violent themes and are very much at their core character driven mangas and both are set in old-style worlds.Another thing they share is the gritty depictions of corpses and men dying in the wars, also both the main character Shin and Guts stand up to things no ordinary man should be able to face alone. -they are both epic badasses that continue their badassery in the face of other badasses like the badass main characters they are.however i guess Kingdom has a bit more of an uplift element,  guts kind of takes the cake for shitty childhoods/gritty backstories.still awesome.

RazielRMA RazielRMA says...

While Kingdom is more realistic and historical, Berserk is fantasy. However, both share in some common themes (action, adventure, swordplay, and a main character who has to work their way up from the absolute lowest to the top). Both have excelent stories.

Zetman

Zetman

Jin is an energetic young boy living in a shanty town and making ends meet by performing good deeds for money. However, when his mentor dies during a fight with a strange monster he finally learns the meaning of death. Having been taken in by a stripper named Akemi whom he once saved, Jin begins to live a quiet and normal life - though in reality he is anything but ordinary. With superhuman abilities and a group of mysterious men searching for him under the name of Zet, over the years Jin finds himself drawn into a world of creatures with dangerous powers called "Players". But what is Jin really, and with his vicious methods of defeating these threats, is he really a hero for justice or simply another dangerous monster?

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TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

Berserk and Zetman are both fantastic manga and closely resemble each other.  One the things that are most similar is the design. The dark shading on characters and backgrounds are what caught my eye.

Another element the same is the atmosphere. Berserk leaves hardly any room for jokes and play, which is also the case with Zetman.  Zetman is a serious manga with lots of gore and death and maintains that "down to business" mood.  If Berserk or Zetman chapters are taking to long, give the other a chance, there just awesome. (Berserk still #1)

Kurohime

Kurohime

A young boy is saved by a mysterious gunfighter who uses magical bullets. She is the greatest magician in the world but disappears shortly after saving him. Having fallen in love with her, he trains to become a gun fighter and ten years later, his search comes to an end but his adventure has just begun. Kurohime is a buxom witch with the power to control magical guns. She once made the mistake of challenging the gods and was cursed for her foolishness! Transformed into a little girl named Himeko, she can only regain her former body and powers when she falls in love. But finding love in a world fraught with evil is no easy task.

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TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

Trust and Love turned into the worst enemy and shaking the world, is how Kurohime and Berserk relate.  Kurohime and Gatts once met incredible trustworthy friends that changed their life.  Gatts met Griffith who changed him and Kurohime met Zero who broke her curse and made her find love.  The twist is, both these people turn the world upside down and turn into death gods.  They both transcended into darkness and became the worst villain imaginable to the main characters.  In order to salvage some hope, Gatts and Hime seek to guide them towards the light once again.  Imagination that will rock the house, a war unlike any other, and the most incredible, gigantic monsters alive, these 2 fantasies go hand in hand.  If one is read then dive into the extraordinary world of the other.

Eden: It's an Endless World!

Eden: It's an Endless World!

In the near future, a large portion of humanity is wiped out by a brutal, new virus that hardens the skin while dissolving internal organs. Those who aren’t immune are either severely crippled or allowed to live with cybernetically enhanced bodies. Taking advantage of a world in chaos, a paramilitary force known as the Propater topples the United Nations and seeks world domination. Elia, a young survivor searching for his mother, travels towards the Andes Mountains with an artificially intelligent combat robot. When he encounters a group of anti-Propater freedom fighters, a maelstrom of unique characters unfolds. 

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Vaare Vaare says...

While Berserk and EDEN are have very different settings and plots, both are complex both in plot and character development. Each and every page is well-thought-out and eloquently structured. From the beginning to the very end everything comes together and has a meaning and reason behind it.

Both are very serious in tone for the most part, but also have their lighter moments. Both can also be extremely mature in content, featuring sexual acts as well as blood and gore. EDEN is Sci-fi, while Berserk is Fantasy, but I can not think of a pair of manga series more alike than these two.

Ares

Ares

The story takes place in an era similar to that of ancient Rome in a country called Chronos. It follows a group known as the Temple Mercenaries. In particular, the manhwa is about Ares, Michael and Baroona, three young warriors with mysterious pasts and surpassing skills...

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TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

If you strip away the fantasy aspect of Berserk, Ares will poke through.  Ares and Berserk follow a very similar, if not the same, formula. In black and white, Ares and Berserk are split up into 2 parts, trust and betrayal.  When Ares joins the Mercs, he becomes close friends with a few of them.  They have good battling times, and then Ares gets betrayed.  Gatts goes through the same trial.  He joins Band of the Hawks, opens himself up and then gets betrayed.  Trust then Betrayal.  As the devastating turn of events happen, we find our main characters battling it out with the betrayer in an all out war.  The one who betrayed his friends creates an army and becomes unbelievably powerful.  Berserk and Ares are incredibly told, in a sense, war stories.  These manga are packed with gore and heart-wrenching details of a struggle to survive and live on.