Parasyte

Alt title: Kiseijuu

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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.

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malinica malinica says...

In both mangas there are another specie that is infiltrated human society and it is living among them, camouflaged as them, and feeding of the human flesh. Bot of manga have the similar point of wiew at this battle of humans agains the human eating monsters, where they, folowing the main protagonist of the story who is halfling of both species, in deep psychological and philosophical manner question the foundation of our value and moral systems as the "dominate specie" on earth.

In Parasyte, other specie is logical, emotionless, need human body because they are, well, parasyte organisms, they infect humans that where normal before and take over their body destroying that humans individuality.

In Toukyou Kushu, other specie is by nature more similar to humans - have emotions, but they are born different, they have the need to eat human flesh (and human flesh only) which fundamentaly makes them natural enemies of human race.

lindapearl lindapearl says...

Both mangas are about monsters who goes around killing humans and a human boy whose life dramatically changed after becoming half monster. Being half human and half monster the main character is able to see the good and bad of both races. Both mangas will test the morals of humans and leave the readers thinking who the real monsters in society, the humans or the monsters that kills humans.

DrMoo DrMoo says...

both have the theme of other kind of creature that are not good to mankind . both start with the main chracter being weak but then changes where the main charachter personality changes severly and try to hold on their humanity . 

Millinium Millinium says...

Yes yes they are similar but Shinichi acquired his abilities through an infestation the other got powers by a chance organ transplant from a ghoul that was trying to devour him (Kaneki).

niotabunny niotabunny says...

not to grant any spoilers, I'm not like that.  but these two are quite similar.  basically both underdogs who later become the hero of the story, face an "infestation" through means they did not ask for.  upon doing so, they had two choices to either be with or against.  upon their chosing they decided their fate and the story unfolds.

AndriasSch AndriasSch says...

In both stories the main character gets suddenly involved with a group of people who try to remain hidden in order to eat human flesh, so he has to avoid getting caught between them and the humans who try to get rid of their menace. He starts changing his attitude and personality after being forced to become strong and questions his human nature.

7 Billion Needles

7 Billion Needles

Hikaru Takabe is an anti-social young girl who wants nothing more than to be left alone. One night, while on a school trip, she goes to the beach when suddenly a meteor falls from the sky killing her instantly. The next thing she knows, Hikaru is sitting in class and believes the event from the beach to be nothing more than a daydream. However, when a mysterious voice begins talking directly into her head it informs her that she really did die that night and in order to revive her, the alien presence, known as Horizon, must always reside inside her. However, Horizon also has another purpose for coming to this world; after chasing a malevolent being known as Maelstrom across the universe, his target - which has the power to destroy all creation - sought sanctuary on Earth. Now Hikaru must help Horizon to find Maelstrom hidden amongst the 7 billion people on earth and kill him before it’s too late.

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sothis sothis says...

7 Billion Needles is a tough one for recommendations since each volume has a pretty different feel, but the first two vols specifically (especially with some of the dark comedy elements in volume 2) remind me a lot of a tamed down, more serious Parasyte due to similarities in plot (both overall, and certain plot points I won't go into for spoiler reasons). Parasyte is pretty ridiculous and over the top gory/comedic in some ways, while 7 Billion Needles is more serious - but still, fans of one will probably appreciate the other.

Catsy Catsy says...

If you liked Parasyte, you might like 7 Billion Needles because both series feature a student merging with an alien to fight other aliens.

mainchain mainchain says...

Both have the same basic plot of 'high schooler accidentally possessed by an alien that gives them super-powered abilities/snarky commentary', but parasyte is definitely more 'angsty', while seven billion needles is, while not quite lighter-hearted, certainly feels like a more from-the-heart, upbeat type of story.

I personally prefer the ending of 7 billion needles a bit more, though I consider both to be good stories.

Bio Meat

Bio Meat

In the not so distant future, the overpopulation and overfilling of landfills has led Japanese bioengineers to create Bio Meat, known simply as B-M, that eat trash, produce more of themselves, and can be killed for food. But when an earthquake frees some B-M from their containment center, the situation rapidly spirals out of control. With B-M eating everyone in sight, four elementary school students flee the gruesome carnage found in their classroom and search for their parents and safety. Can brash Maaya, quiet Kanomiya, intelligent and cold Shingo, and always-eating Banba survive, let alone anyone?

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sothis sothis says...

Bio Meat and Parasyte are both somewhat survival horror-esque, but most importantly the art style of one TOTALLY reminds me of the other. When the Bio Meat casually eat an unsuspecting person and the aliens in Parasyte rip someone apart, the same sort of black comedy ensues - or maybe I'm just bizarre. @[email protected] Regardless, check the other out and see what I mean.

Desarray Desarray says...

Very similar, yet very different. And, I absolutely love them both. They both feature odd alien/monster things that are destroying the human race, and a team to stop them. While, Biomeat has a group of kids fighting for their own survival, Parasyte has a team up of a teenage dude and oe of the aliens fighting for everyones survival. Excellent reads, both of them. 

Gantz

Gantz

Kei, a cynical and arrogant high school student, has minimal regard for others; so it's much to his surprise that when he's asked by his elementary school friend Kato to save a drunken bum laying on the subway tracks, he actually complies. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and they are swiftly decapitated by the oncoming train. Kei and Kato awaken in a nondescript room occupied by a black sphere and a variety of other people, and thus begins Gantz's game. In it, the players must face off against aliens in battles where death is inevitable and rewards are minimal. Unfortunately for them, this is just the beginning of their nightmare - at least, for those who manage to survive...

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OrangeR OrangeR says...

Both Gantz and Parasyte are based on how people react when the things of fiction become fact. Though the way the concept is tackled is different, the situation remains same.

Both manga pitches your average guy against violent mutants  and monsters. But things are made fair by granting the common man with enhanced strength (via the suits and weapons in Gantz, symbiotic relationship in Parasyte).

Another similarity between the two manga are the chases and fight sequences. I personally felt the chase sequences in both the books almost identical. Considerable ammount of graphic violence is depicted in both the manga but Parasyte contains less sexually explicit content as compared to Gantz.

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

Great action and a ton of gore. Pretty well-done, distinctive characters and badass enemies. If you like one of these, definitely check out the other

Variante

Variante

Hosho Aiko should be dead. To be precise, when she came back home one day, she found her entire family slaughtered by a grotesque monster. The creature attacked and killed her as well, but she finds herself awakening in a mysterious room, taken care of by Dr. Kochigawa. She has amnesia, but when another monster appears before her in her room, she regains her memories and her left arm changes into a powerful weapon, very similar to that of the monster, which she destroys.

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JAhU JAhU says...

Humans who change into grotesque monsters? Checked.

Protagonist who has a monstrous arm that goes out of control? Checked.

Horror with lots of gore? Double checked.

As you can see those two manga share quite a number of similarities, so there is a good chance you might like one if you liked the other.

P.S. I got the impression that Variante is even more disturbing than Parasyte.

lindapearl lindapearl says...

Both manga are about the main characters having one of their arms suddenly taken over by a monster because of this the main character doesn’t belong to either the human or monster side and choose to fight against the monsters in order to protect the humans. Throughout the story both characters face a lot of trauma as they slowly start to change and adapt to the new world.

Shadow Star Narutaru

Shadow Star Narutaru

Shiina is a sixth-grade tomboy whose brave and adventurous nature almost causes her to drown in the ocean. However, from the experience she meets a ‘Shadow Dragon' that she names Hoshimaru; strangely silent and star-shaped, it has the ability to shape shift and fly. Soon, Shiina makes yet another new friend: a troubled girl named Akira who happens to also acquire a Shadow Dragon. Yet Shiina and Akira aren't alone - others besides them have Shadow Dragons, and not all of them have such innocent intentions. Furthermore, the Japanese Military has taken an interest in the creatures' combative uses. What are the Shadow Dragons, where did they come from and what is their ulterior motive? Shiina is determined to find out...

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Raycoli Raycoli says...

Parasyte and Narutaru delve deep into the issues of humans' effects on eachother, though each with very different strategies. Both carry a dark tone but a disturbingly cute sidekick for the main character. And both have twists and turns the whole way through. Good reads that will make you think and squick you out, sometimes too much.

Tanabata no Kuni

Tanabata no Kuni

Some humans have the ability to negate a sphere of reality, neatly removing it from existence. This gradually alters their appearance until they become a hideous alien, with a giant eye in their forehead.

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Dlich Dlich says...

Same author, same drawing style. Both mangas about people possessing alien powers and body deformations. In both mangas protagonists ask themselves whether to use or not to use their powers and other problematic questions. Both are great psychological sci-fi.

Alive: The Final Evolution

Alive: The Final Evolution

Taisuke Kanou is a student who's lived alone with his sister since the death of his parents years ago. Though he's often in the middle of a fight, Kanou lives a fairly typical life alongside his bullied friend Yuichi and the lovely Megumi - that is, until the suicides begin. Suddenly, around the globe, people have begun to kill themselves in throngs thanks to what people are calling a ‘suicide virus.' Once ‘infected,' a person either dies by his own hand or evolves and gains a special power. As Taisuke soon discovers, he's one of the evolved, as is Yuichi; but Yuichi, coerced by other ‘comrades' with similar powers, kidnaps Megumi and leaves with his newfound friends. Taisuke must now head north in an attempt to find Megumi and Yuichi, all the while encountering new friends and dangerous enemies along the way.

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Pandaman Pandaman says...

Parasyte and Alive - The Final Evolution are about a teenager who aquires a special ability from an alien substance entering their bodies and others who are corrupted by it entering theirs.

While Parasyte focusses on more adult themes like whether the power should be used and what it means to be human, Alive - TFE focusses more on the action and adventure side of fighting those who use the powers for evil.

Inugami

Inugami

One day Fumiki meets a strange dog at the factory. A dog who can understand human speech and push blades out from its forehead. The mysterious number "23" is carved onto its ear. Although there are many unsolved mysteries about the beast, the two begin to communicate and build trust. "23" arrived at the town following the voice of a higher power which said, "Observe mankind." Meanwhile a giant organization is moving behind the scenes to capture "23." The leader Kiryu wants "23" so that he can control "Tokoyonokuni, the land across the ocean of the dead, ancestors and human spirits. A paradise of eternal life and decadence."

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Catsy Catsy says...

If you liked Parasyte, you might like Inugami, because both series are about a duo trying to save the world from aliens/destruction.

Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror

Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror

In the seemingly-normal small Japanese town of Kurozu-cho, odd events are beginning to take place. Residents are becoming obsessed with spiral - whirlwinds, snail shells, pottery, or anything with a spiral design. But when strange events start happening in the town, with spirals appearing in disturbing places, can anyone escape their horrible draw? 

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RyugaLawliet RyugaLawliet says...

I have only read one volume of Parasyte, but Uzumaki: Sprial into Horror is similar in a way. In both mangas, the main characters have to overcome a serious outbreak that there is no explantion for.