Kemonozume is another of Masaaki Yuasa's works and has many similar themes.
Kemonozume has a much looser more experimental style of animation and it arguably less polished than 2018's Devilman, but if you've developed a taste for Yuasa's direction after finishing Devilman Crybaby then I'd say you are ready to take on this series.
Both titles are directed by Yuasa Masaaki with a similar dark and gritty atmosphere. As well as similar art, animation, and a similar vibe. The main protagonist in both anime trying to remain human while having a demon inside of them. Both anime are filled with blood, gore, and gratuitous nudity. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Masaaki Yuasa is the man who directed both of these very unique animated anime series.
Both anime question humans and monsters as species, and who is actually the real monster?
They both get very graphical with gore and nudity, but it is nothing too horrorful to be of too much harm, however this does mean that the anime may not be for everyone.
I recommend to watch Devilman: Crybaby first to see if you are up for his work, and if you like it you should check out Kemonozume as well.
The similarities in direction and art-styles are unmistakable. The art-styles are definitely not for everyone as they take a very artistical and uncommon aproach from what we typically see in the anime medium.
Several moments and key points of Devilman: Crybaby remind me of Kemonozume. However, while Kemonozume starts quite dark and seriously it ends too over-the-top while Crybaby's beginning is pretty comical but ends up in a really serious and dark tone. That is the main reason I found Devilman: Crybaby more enjoyable but still recommend both.
While these two anime feel pretty ridiculous at times they share strong and cruel themes. Some of these include the fear of other humans be monsters, the lack of morality and humanity of some people in order to get power, the possible extinction of humanity at their own hand, the denial of love between beast and human, and so on.
In short, not simple wars between humans and monsters as the feelings and will to live from both sides are taken into consideration read more
-Both are works directed by Yuasa Masaaki , hence the similar artstyle that involves psychedelic visuals , some nudity and plenty of violence (which is characteristic to Devilman franchise inherently )
-Both center around the conflict between humanity and demons / flesh eaters and raise questions as what does it truly mean to be human or rather being humane.
-Even auditory wise are very similar, I was able to identify soundtracks from Kemonozume in Devilman: Crybaby, also the opening themes sound very alike, except that Devilman's opening theme is instrumental entirely.
-Both involve protagonists that struggle with their demon side and try their best to remain human at their core .
Kemonozume shares a lot of similarities with DevilMan CB. From art style to the type of tone that the story gives off, it makes you look at humanity from an interestingly dark stand point, while some light still manages to shine through the brutality of it all. If you like a forward plot and a good amount of bloodshed with sexual tension, just like in DevilMan Crybaby, then this anime should interest you. Not everything is perfect about Kemonozume; I found that I much preferred the first half of the show in comparison to the last half, but there were interesting plot twists throughout it all. I do advise watching this show either by yourself or with close company that can stomach brutal material, metaphorically or otherwise, because if you've seen DevilMan and know just how "controversial" it is, then I'll warn you that Kemonozume is just as wonderfully strange and controversial during certain episodes as well. read more
Similar art. Same author.
Overdose of sex and gore. Though some philosophical questions are mentioned too.
Main characters are half-monsters who fight their inner beast in attempt to remain human and find their place in a world.
Kemonozume and Kaiba do not look the same, however they both fully use interesting visual approaches to aptly suit the tone of each show. Kemonozume is a bit more rough around the edges and Kaiba is more bubbly. Both of these shows are science fiction on the surface; love stories at heart. I'd recomend watching both of these anime series, especially if you liked one. Same producers too.
From the surface, both series adapts a very strange of presenting its artistic backgrounds for the characters and setting. As strange as it is, both series has an insightful way of presenting its story.
Kaiba and Kemonozume also has the same director and studio.
These two series requires patience and has more depth than the typical anime series of the industry. They also have a colorful cast of variant characters.
There is also a sense of surrealism presented in the shows. Although it may come to take some time to understand what is going on, I'm recommending both series for its presentation and delivery.
Kemonozume was created by the same director as Kaiba (Masaaki Yuasa). So, the art is very similar. These shows also flaunt that very specific brand of off-the-wall style you can expect from Yuasa. My opniom is that Kaiba is a better series, but Kemonozume is not bad.
It's done by the same person.Though the content is very different, they both share similar overall themes, I don't wanna spoil it for anyone so I won't say. If you liked one you'll definitely like the other, trust me.
They share a similar, contemporary art style that needs to be looked past to truly enjoy the story. Both anime have great characterization not seen elsewhere often, and feature unique OSTs you also don't hear too often in the anime medium. Masaaki Yuasa is also the director for both.
Of caurse 'Kemonozume' and 'House of Five Leaves' are very different but if you look for something as original as one of the animes, I highly recommend the other.
Both animes have an original story, an unique art style and deal with very mature topics. There're psychological, romantic, cruel and dark things going on. Therefore you will find violence and nudity in the animes but it all serves the plot.
Both series have monstrous creatures that devour human beings to survive.
Both have a protagonist who has to find a way to either live with or eradicate these monsters.
Both are incredibly good psychological series in different aspects.
Both worth the watch.
Forbidden love is the main theme in both series. Basilisk is about the love between two ninjas of rival clans, while Kemonozume shows the love between a Shokujinki, a kind of cannibal monster, and a member of Kifuuken, the group specialized in killing them.
Certainly their art styles are something that immediately connects the two, however they both also share the same brutal, stylized violence and grungy modern life coming into conflict with traditional Japanese culture. I was honestly surprised when I realized they weren't done by the same people! :D
Story-wise, both works have strong character development for multiple characters, and both stories are also propelled by conflicts centering shady and complicated organizations (in short: similar antagonists). Directing/art-wise, every scene from both anime feel like an art piece: carefully done, and detailed. Both use deranged (and fantastic) animation to depict disturbing moments. While the physical and violent moments are obviously disturbing (and frequent), the focus on how a character's psyche gets impacted is more jarring. While Kemonozume is a lot darker than Tekkon Kinkreet, the odd humor is still there.
same artist.. so chances are if you loved/hated the animation in one, you'll feel the same way about the other.. personally i'm a fan.. the artwork is very surreal, and you feel like you're watching some kind of bizarre dream.. through a painting.. or something.. tis tough to explain.. but both require somewhat of an open mind.. the animation might take getting used to.. the plot-lines are both very twisted and sometimes hard to follow.. but it has its own beauty=]
Monsters who eat people and disguise themselves as humans. The monsters form groups to protect themselves from the organization that wants to hunt them. The differences being in Kemonozume the main character helps a monster rather than being one himself like in Tokyo Ghoul.
Both shows have a similar level of craziness to them, and focus on an unconventional, yet realistically told, love story.
They also both have their fair share of action-packed moments, as well as weird sci-fi moments. The pacing and directing feels very similar, with lots of unique camera angles and esoteric, psychedelic imagery being used to break up the monotony.
Both shows also have a story that starts out slow, and somewhat normal... but builds into an over-the-top climax.
FLCL's art is perhaps more refined while Kemonozume is intentionally rough & sketchy, and FLCL is brighter and more vibrant, using lots of pastel colors while Kemonozume is darker, using colors that skew more heavily towards neon. However, despite all of this, both show's art styles evoke the same vivacious, energetic feeling.
Overall, that's the most similar thing about the two shows. Despite the differences in the overall look, and the slight differences in the story, they both give off a very similar vibe. read more
Different premises and approach but really so similar context: both have literal monsters, but in reality, the real monsters are our inner demons
Same character profiles and developments
Both have haunting soundtracks. Kemonozume has jazz while Blood+ have operatic music
Both have monsters but different types: Kemonozume has flesh eaters while Blood+ have chiropterans
I think B+ has more heart, while Kemonozume shows the frenzy monster vibe
Both series feature:
-Incredibly expressive art/animation which can be serious one moment and surreal the next
-A large cast of memorable characters with their own unique worldviews, flaws, and goals
-An intriguing, multifaceted plot that keeps you on your toes
Both revolve heavily around cannibalism, and both feature a relationship that is challenged by the circumstances around them.
The differences are that Pupa has terrible artwork without an excuse (aside from it being a DEEN work), whereas Kemonozume has bad artwork with an excuse (it's a Yuasa anime), and Pupa is awful, whereas Kemonozume is great.
The storyline and characters are unique and interesting for both series. They also contain exceptional romance where the lovers are on the run from powerful forces in the society, and they have to struggle with their choices along the way.
Both try to capture the same american jazzy-macho feel, mixing it with japanese samurai. While Onihei is a historical series, and Kemonozume's style is a bit out there, the stories are quite similar. Both involving characters that struggle to find someone to put their faith in and maintain a sense of honor, and dignity despite inner temptations and an often brutal unforgiving world. Watch either for an intriguing adult story.
If Mnemosyne had terrible art/animation, but a lot less hentai/fanservice it would be called kemonozume. They both have the same "feel", completely different story lines. Kemonozume's storyline is a lot more mature and refined, so don't let the art throw you off.
Although the art styles are very different they're both very unusual and interesting and have a big effect on the overall tone of the shows. Both shows also feature themes of daemon hunting and transformation as well as a good dollop of mystery and intrigue. That said the pace, tone and central plot of the shows are very different but if you like one it's definitely worth giving the other a try.
- Both have man-eating monsters who at first look like ordinary people (man-eaters and titans)
- both have special forces who fight those monsters (kifuuken and survey corps)
- to kill those monsters you've got to cut a sertain body part (hands and necks)
- main heroes have kind of extraordinary relationship with those monsters, both are highly misunderstood by their own kind
- both have characters who are surprised at their own ability to transform into monsters
- and in both you can turn a human into monster with some medicine
- not to mention that both are really bloody and both involve many deaths
- and of course both mc fight hard to protect what's dear to them.
Art stands out as well (especially in kemonozume) read more
Kemonozume and Hundred Stories both have a very distinctive art style and tend to be rather crazy and voilent. The plots have their twists and none of the heroes can be really called normal. In other words the shows have a similar atmosphere.
Yuasa directs both of these anime, which have plots involving monsters hiding in human-like forms being hunted by humans. A boy falls for one of the monsters and is caught in between the two. Sprinkled in some bawdy humor and Yuasa's usual playful and mind bending animation and ideas.
Both have a female lead that is a monster of some sort or different from the living. Both involve religious sects trying to deal with them. Both have a male lead that trusts the female which leads to them being suspect or ostracized. Both overall have really dark atmospheres and scenes and gore. Kemonozume is more on the extreme but both will sometime leave you shocked. Both have female supporting characters that were in love with the male lead but later suffered because of it. Both rely on the past history of the characters to drive the story forward. Animation in both leaned towards dark gloomy colors. Both have 2 philosophies that were in conflict with each other and both have somewhat happy endings/positive future.  read more
Same mature content and atmosphere berserk seems to plunge you into.
Very violent and psychological anime, but at the same time, very artistic witty and smartly done.
A tone of humor here and there adds a nice touch to kemonozume.