Two very different treatments of very similar themes, those themes being large-scale questions of human moral responsibility. Parasyte weaves these themes into a more intricate, tightly constructed plot, whereas Devilman addresses them with much greater pathos. If you enjoyed one of these series for its philosophical, moral themes, definitely check out the other.
Both are modern anime adaptions of classic manga. In both anime, the main protagonist has a monster inside of him and are struggling to keep their humanity intact while fighting monsters that can morph into humans. Both anime are quite action-packed, with a lot of violence, blood, and gore. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.
Both main characters experience a drastic change in their lives when they're taken control of by a monster.
Both anime have monsters lurking in the shadows of society. Parasyte's are alienlike while Devilman's are more supernatural.
Both anime have plenty of body horror and gore.
Both anime aren't afraid to kill off important characters.
Both anime can get dark at times though Devilman has Parasyte beat in this department.
The original Parasyte manga draws inspiration from Nagai Go's classic Devilman, and this is pretty clear in both adaptations.
- Modernisations of an old classic
- Boy obtains alien superpower that changes him, physically and mentallly
- Blood and gore and death and dark broody questions
- Character designs that look different from the run-of-the-mill anime style
- E D G Y factor off the charts, inevitable really considering the source material
Both can comes of cheesy at times because of the age of the source material, but Devilman takes that in its stride, almost mocking itself. Parasyte tries to be more serious which sometimes backfires.
Both anime deal with pretty much the same theme. They have a human protagonist who suddenly becomes part-monster and must make difficult choices in regards to their morality. Both weave philosophical themes in an action-packed plot, filled with violence and gore. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other too.
Modernized stories about timid protagonists who obtain a power that changes them, these two series have no fear to show blood and violence, and include themes about humanity. Both soundtracks are fantastic as well.
If human rebirth mutation? If human becomes Devil?
A person saves people, and A person kills people. Nothing is permanent.
Both protagonist are very similar. At first they are naive, but they became sturdy later.
Shinichi Izumi have Parasyte named Migi, Akira Fudou have Ryou and his form Devilman.
Both are violence and gore. Bleed, Splatter, and Thrilling.
Just the same soundtrack. Get under your exicting.
Theme is alike. What it is that Human and Parasyte. What it is that Human and Demons.
Well, It's actually faster to watch Crybaby. This show definitely for you.
Ideally, Crybaby deserves more a lot of Score, Popularity, Favorites.
Both deal with interactions with non humans prompted by the protagonist merging with what would in any other circumstance be his mortal enemy. Parastye obviously taking inspiration from the original devilman manga with none of Go Nagai's unnecessarily edgy gore sequences and none of Masaaki Yuasa's weirdly placed sex scenes in the adaptation.
they both have similar theme,im pretty sure you will enjoy it if you enjoyed devilman
they are both:
Violent and gory
The main characters are both schoolboys and they were weaklings in the start
Also they fight monsters similar to those inside them (parasytes and devils)
Some of the monsters are trying to fit into humanity but they are treated with fear
and finally these monsters want to destroy humans in order to gain control and the MC's are trying to stop them
Shinichi (Parasyte) and Akira (Devilman) are very similar characters in that they both start off as weaklings at the beginning of their respective stories. Its not until after they gain their monstrous powers that they change into stoic, aggressive badasses who fight against other monsters in an urban environment. They also both deal with the inner conflict of balancing their humanity with their new monstrous nature (be it parasite or devil). Other similar elements between these two series are body-horror, gorey violence and social commentary on human nature, so if you like either series chances are you'll appreciate the other.
They both have the same exact premise of a different "species" taking over humans and hiding within society until the time when they can take over. The main characters also go through similiar changes and confront some of the same challanges throughout each series. Devilman is definitely the darker of the two but still pretty much mirrors Kiseijuu until the end where each show goes on a different path, which is cool because you can see two very different outcomes to basically the same story.
Both are horror-action series using the 'monsters in human clothing' gimmick in a metaphorical sense. They're well animated, modernised adaptations of their manga originals that uses it's premise to say something meaningful, with a good cast of characters, great OST and radical fights.
If the nightmare fuel, eclipse-esque monster designs and gore did not already make it clear that Berserk was inspired HEAVILY by Devilman, the last few episodes most certainly do... for entirely different reasons. Seriously: after finishing Crybaby, there can be little doubt over which work was most directly responsible when Miura came up with his own series.
Thanks to Crybaby, I got to understand how Griffith came to be, as well as watching something quite special. Can't ask for much more than that, really: enjoyment and insight.
Berserk is heavily influential from Devilman and Berserk would probably not exists if Devilman didn't. Both titles are action-packed anime filled with violence, blood, gore and plenty of hellish demonic monsters. The main protagonist in both anime have to fight for survival and must give up some of their humanity to fight against powerful evil supernatural forces. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Dark fantasies with monsters out of nightmare, gore and nudity. Story about two friends, one strong and one pretty, the pretty ruined things because of his selfish goals. Also Berserk was inspired by the original Devilman manga.
At first, Both characters position are completely same. Guts = Akira Fudou, Griffith = Ryou Asuka, Casca = Miki Makimura.
Story's progression is truly similar. Both final phase are the highest peak blast.
Expression is exceedingly grotesque. Berserk is action-packed, Devilman is psychology.
Both includes explicit nudity content. Yeah, this point is for adults.
I'll write about more characters. Guts and Fudou fights for their faith and human.
However, Griffith and Ryou thinking save world in another way. According to fair way.
Casca and Miki are their friends. Especially Casca cares Guts, Miki cares Fudou.
This triangle is very alike. In spite of Era is different. What a miracle.
Anyhow, If you loved KDB, you'll like Devilman: Crybaby positively.
Probably Berserk's author was influenced by Devilman. If that's the case, I'm so glad as fan of both shows. read more
Key elements in both series include but are not limited to:
Gratuitous violence, blood and gore, grotesque monsters, roots in mythology, great fight scenes, uncensored sexual themes, friendship, betrayal, the dynamic between two characters who are perfect foils for each other, and the exploration of one's "fate".
Both (and especially their manga counterparts) are violent action/horror anime that are extremely important milestones in the history of the industry.
Devilman (in version of its original manga) was a major influence on Berserk's monsters' concept, few plot points, and even on some characters.
Both shows feature supernatural powers and aren't shy about sex and violence, but that's not the point; they're most of all about friendship and betrayal, have a villain who is something of a classical Lucifer archetype, and end in a shocking manner.
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.
Hideaki Anno admits that Devilman and Mazinger Z were his biggest influences for Neon Genesis Evangelion. The main protagonist in both anime must fight against evil monsters that are trying to destroy humanity. They both have similar religious and philosophical themes. They are also both action-packed anime as well. If you like one, you may like the other.
The Devilman manga had a huge influence of Hideaki Anno, and Evangelion borrows several ideas and themes from it. Most notably, both series deal with philosophical themes and religious motifs weaved into an action-packed plot about humanity's battle against monsters.
The Devilman manga had a huge influence of Hideaki Anno, and Evangelion borrows several ideas and themes from it, so it is obvious that both anime share some similarities. The End of Evangelion is very similar to the ending of Devilman, as they both share similar imagery, religious motifs and the battle of humans against monsters.
Very similar show with themes of angels and the end of the world. One of the final scenes in DEVILMAN Crybaby might have even been a nod to this movie. Bloody monster fights and psychedelic, philosophical questioning of life and the self.
Where do I even begin, Eva's influence is undeniably quite prominent throughout Yuasa's new adaptation of the original Devilman manga series; Devilman: Crybaby. Both rely heavily on religious motifs and themes to drive the plot forward and adamantly refuse to shy away from the darker side to the themes that they put forth. Long story short; if you can handle Eva's overt usage of sex and death as well as its soul-crushing bleakness, then Devilman is likely to be an all-around worthwhile experience that will leave you feeling awfully grateful for your continued existence as a blissfully ignorant mortal. And vice versa.
Hideaki Anno was influenced by Go Nagai and wanted an ending similar to that of Devilman in End of Evangelion. These two anime have a similar dark and gritty tone to them as they both have characters being killed off during the end of the world and religious symbolism. Not to mention they both have good amount of disturbing moments.
The End of Evangelion was heavily influenced by 1972's manga Devilman. Hideaki Anno and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto wanted to have a similar ending. If you liked The End of Evangelion, you'll find the same painful feeling in Devilman: Crybaby. Both have mentally unstable, weak main characters, that have to save the Earth.
Both titles deal with an invasion of monsters that plans to wipe out the human race. They are both heavy focus on blood, gore and action with a similar dark and gritty tone. If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.
Clothes dyed with blood, Scarred with Body. Which do you think is more important?
With proof as warrior, you'll choose the former. Suppose proof as human, you'll choose the latter.
Alucard is strong vampire. Devilman is not strong as same as Alucard. But His point outdo Alucard...that is human's volition.
HU and Crybaby are well done Story and Character development. Crybaby is a bit rough.
Both contains so many violence and bloodstained. These are exactly destruction and slaughter.
Especially action style is unique. HU can make use of weapons and sanguivorous. Crybaby is abundance means.
Animation is great. HU keeps high quality by plural studios. Crybaby proves ability in precious scenes.
Akira Fudou and Miki Makimura's relationship is similar to Pip Bernadotte and Seras Victoria.
They gives respect to each other, and they build relationships like peerless existence.
In this way, Crybaby is show that prize character's sentiments. Even for human.
This show is exceptionally wonderful. Worth check it out enough. read more
Lots of blood and gore, over-the-top action and a very fast-paced 10 episodes story.
Two apocalyptic stories with destruction on a very large scale with various religious symbolism.
The stories get pretty serious later on while at the beginning they sound kinda silly.
If you enjoyed the fast-paced action and the amounts of gore you have watched in Hellsing Ultimate definitely give Devilman: Crybaby a try. Just take in mind Devilman: Crybaby has a lot of nudity and a very exquisite animation that anime enthusiasts not used to Yuasa Masaaki artistical anime might not enjoy.
Both anime have similar themes and ideas, one centering around vampires, the other demons, with a gratuitious amount of violence. These anime aren't for everyone, but if you loved one, theres a good chance you'll like the other.
Both are horror anime with a similar dark and gritty tone. Both protagonists are a living normal life before they turn into a monster. Both protagonists are struggling to keep their humanity intact while battling against evil supernatural monsters trying to destroy humanity. Both are action-packed anime with lots of blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Premises are very similar. Main character gets fused with evil/dark being, gains its' powers, and has internal struggles from trying to cope with being both human and a demon/ghoul. Both are dark, gritty, and violent.
Devilman Crybaby more heavily emphasizes sexuality as a theme than Tokyo Ghoul.
If you enjoy one, you'll probably enjoy the other.
Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul) and Akira (Devilman) are very similar characters in that they both start off as weaklings at the beginning of their respective stories. Its not until after they gain their monstrous powers that they change into stoic, aggressive badasses who fight against other monsters in an urban environment. They also both deal with the inner conflict of balancing their humanity with their new monstrous nature (be it ghoul or devil). Other similar elements between these two series are body-horror and gore, so if you like either series chances are you'll appreciate the other.
These two anime both involve a young male that starts off normal and later becomes a monster. In both anime, they must fight monsters that are a danger to humanity while not becoming a total monster at the same time. These two anime are also filled with extreme violence, blood and gore too.
In both anime, the protagonist can transform into a superhuman monster and are trying to keep their humanity intact. The main protagonist in both anime battles various monsters that can disguise themselves as humans that threatens humanity. Both are action-packed anime with lots of blood and gore. They also have a similar dark and gritty atmosphere. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Both shows start as pretty vague and simple stories that become darker and more complex with each episode. They also show how the existence of demons can be responsible for the breakdown of society through the paranoia of its inhabitants. There's also some slight similarities in how the vampires in Shiki don't want to be vampires just like the humans possessed by demons don't want to be possessed.
These two horror anime have monsters that are living among humans and deal with themes on "What it means to be human". These two shows also dig deeper on the idea on "Who is better and has more right to live? Humans or monsters?". Not to mention these two anime can be very dark and disturbing with blood and gore.
When men are cornered by monsters, it can be tough to distinguish the two. If you find yourself yearning for more violent mortality and characters of questionable morality, you might like a quick trip through Devliman CB. While AoT's ongoing story and mystery span seasons, you can get a complete story wrapped in a nice bow from Devilman's ten episodes.
If a battle between humankind and monsters starts, who would win? And the most important question is: are humans the good ones?
Both animes talk about those questions. Attack on Titan may do it a bit later.
One of them takes the concept of "demon", and the other one the concept of "titan", but they are involved in a similar way.
Attack on Titan and Devilman Crybaby have monsters that trying to destroy the human race and both a emotional teenage boy that must project the Earth from evil. The main character in both of these anime have struggle to preserve their humanity in order to save the Earth. Not to mention these anime are filled with action, violence, blood and gore.
- Deal with the devil
- Psychedelic scenes
- "cult" (I know Devilman Crybaby was recently released, but the devilman franchise is definitely a cult)
- Sometimes hard to understand, but still pretty cool and it definitely makes you think
- somewhat similar art style (but while in Belladonna the color palette is mainly composed of light colors, in Devilman it's dark colors)
- CONCEPTUAL SEX SCENES!!!
They both state sex as one of the human's main instincts created to forget sadness and human feelings, because "wild violence and sex are reserved to demon/devil". But that's not true: we are the demons, "demons" are only the depiction of our wildest desires, we have lots of understatements about lots of the social problems and we avoid them thinking about pleasure. In Belladona of Sadness, specifically, it applies to the female role in the Medieval Period.
They also have a really unique style.
The main protagonist in both anime is thrown into a life of darkness and possess a special ability (Kei being immortal and Akira Fudo becoming a demon). The main protagonist in both anime must learn how to handle their new abilities and slowly become more violent, stronger and determined over time. They are also both filled with violence, action, and blood with a dark and gritty atmosphere. If you like one, you may enjoy the other as well.
-Both are awesome and gritty shows which might be overlooked due to their unconventional animation.
-The Mc obtains a dark supernatural power which turns him into something inhuman.
-They fight others of their own kind.
-Amazing and well thought out Antagonists.
-The goverments get involved in exterminating them.
-Both are action packed and has a dark and bloody atmosphere.
These two anime are from Netflix and have a young boy main character that is not totally normal. These two anime deal with themes of the increasingly paranoid of the supernatural and how people react to the existence of monsters to humanity. Not to mention characters learn to train and control their powers until they come to accept who they are.
What is humanity? Is it the body that makes a human, or the soul? These questions are addressed in both Devilman: Crybaby and Inuyashiki, and to great effect.
First, getting the obvious out of the way: both Devilman and Inuyashiki are adaptations of manga featuring characters that early-on are changed into beings with superhuman abilities. Then these characters use their new-found abilities to save people, all the while trying to prove they have maintained a semblance of their humanity. Later on, the hero faces off against the villain who is their polar opposite.
In addition, they share similar themes that explore the dark side of human nature. At one point in both series, society is crumbling from acts of violence, mass hysteria, and apocalyptic events (both shows are NOT for the faint of heart).
On a final note, both Devilman and Inuyashiki explore moral grey areas. For example, the antagonists in each respective series are powerful sociopaths with their own motivations, and serve as perfect foils to the protagonists read more
Both contain demons, with a main character trying to prove he isn't some kind of 'monster' and demons trying to take over the world.
Ao no Exorcist is a lot more light-hearted and comedic than the serious Devilman, yet both share similarities in their story which is why I think people would also enjoy both the Ao no Exorcist series'
These anime's have very similar aspects where both of the main characters have demon powers and protect the world from demons. They also have two characters who are brothers or act in a brotherly way and often have disputes with each other.
They also have good action, although Devilman concentrates a lot more on the action compared to Blue Exorcist.
I just remembered Light's quote when I watching Devilman: Crybaby.
"The world is not fair. The evil...The rotten people...must be done away with."
Akira Fudou and Ryou Asuka may be what they wanted to prove them.
They are thinking erasure evil from this world like Light and L.
Fudou becomes Devilman, Ryou uses any means. But the ending...
Both have stupendous art style and totally unexpected plot. People start to die off one after another.
Ryuk and Devilman are slightly similar because Devilman's look commixture of Shinigami.
Light and Ryou's personality also very similar. They are cunning and have a big ambition.
This time, I deliberately reduced similarities. It is difficult for me to compare both shows more than ever before.
Crybaby is more esoteric than DN. Seriously.
You need to be prepared. Crybaby is full of surprises. read more
Both anime have over the top gore and powerful characters, and both explore the meaning of being human and monsters fitting in among people. In my opinion, Devilman Crybaby does it a lot better than Elfen Lied.
What? What? What is that? That is Texhnology. Texhnolyze. Texhnolyze.
Both are very violent shows. I might say control of splatter and violence. It's tremendous.
Protagonists form are similar. Ichise has been provided Texhnolyze. Akira Fudou is Devilman.
They save people by using these powers. However, Fudou's effort often goes unrecognized.
Story is serious, dark, helplessly pathetic. Do you withstand it?
Devilman: Crybaby is still relatively bright in the first part. IN THE FIRST PART.
Music also similar, and it's no exception. Unique and Stylish. Texhnolyze OP is amazing.
Design is different. Devilman: Crybaby is cartoonish style. Just like cartoon.
On the other hand, Texhnolyze is realistic style. Very well movement.
Both becomes really interesting as it goes to the end. Keep an eye on every single scenes. read more
While there is a dozen of other obvious recommendations of anime similar to Devilman: Crybaby I find it pretty surprising no one mentioned Texhnolyze.
Disclaimer: Do not be surprised you got disappointed if you looked at Texhnolize as an action-packed experience like Crybaby. The similarities can be found in the second half of the story atmosphere and emotional impact on the viewer.
At first, they aren't even that similar as Texhnolyze isn't even an anime about demons but during the second half of the two shows, they are similarly despair-inducing, extremely cruel and torturous to watch even. Do not be fooled. These are both equally cruel and intense anime. But hey, if you are feeling masochistic, go ahead!
If you paid attention, both anime provide an important hint on how the plot will end at a very initial stage of the anime. In Crybaby it is provided right at the start of the first episode and I will not mention Texhnolyze exact moment as I would be stepping into HEAVY SPOILER territory.
The protagonists of the different stories also obtain a power strong enough to change the course of the story completely but do not really know how to use it effectively and sometimes end up fighting against said power as they do not have the knowledge of what the future unfolds.
That is all I can provide without spoiling the end of any of the shows but there are a couple more similarities. It's always hard to compare any other work to Texhnolyze without stepping into spoiler territory so I hope I managed to succeed with this recommendation.
I believe that NOT everyone that enjoyed one will necessarily enjoy the other, but it's worth mentioning alone for the atmosphere and cruelty of the shows. read more
Both anime focus on a protagonist who is half-human, half-demon and goes around killing other demons. So, at their core, they're quite similar, plus both are violent and action-packed, although the way the violence is depicted is different. Devilman is darker, and also deals with the psyche and morality of its characters, while DMC is more straightforward.
Human and Demons can't basically coexistence.
Both have many similarities. Really quite similar. Especially characters.
Dante is son of Sparda. And he is half of human and devil. Fudou is DEVILMAN who had human's mind. Dante has human's mind, too.
Vergil (Game Character) also borned like Dante though, he is be opposed to Dante because he wants to inherit Sparda's blood for his power.
On the other hand, Ryou Asuka is similar to Vergil. He is ostensibly Fudou's friend, but the other side of his face is proud as same as Vergil.
To change about Devil May Cry's anime version. Both have stylish design, stylish fights, stylish voice acting, stylish dialogues.
Both OP song is instrumental. Sound and Quality are over-the-top good. ED song also nice.
Protagonists fights Demons for human. In addition, Demons design is similar. Way of appearance, too.
Music genres and Story structures are different. Devil May Cry is Rock, and just episodic process. Crybaby is Electronic, and continuous plot.
Atmospheres are different. Devil May Cry is not too heavy. Crybaby is dark and serious relatively.
Both Animation is nice and unique. Devil May Cry is realistic style, Crybaby is cartoonish style. There are easy to the eyes. Maybe.
Crybaby have more splendid quality. But only show that outweigh stylish...DEVIL MAY CRY.
Dante: Ready to fight. LET'S ROCK!
Vergil: This may be fun. read more
Hip-hop/rap plays an important role in both series. Whether its to provide exposition on story events, provide character background, or contribute to a great soundtrack, the incorporation of rap and hip-hop beats is pulled off to great effect.
Also Masaaki Yuasa has worked on both, so his trademark animation style can be found throughout.
Both shows are pretty similar, they have the usual good versus evil set up. Very few people are in the know about this battle that holds the fate of the world and other humans that happens behind the scenes.
Both are modern anime adaptions of classic manga. In both anime, the main protagonist can transform into a powerful humanoid being and must use their new superhuman abilities to protect humanity from monsters that can morph into humans. Both anime are quite action-packed, with a lot of violence, blood, and gore. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.
These two anime are remakes of classic ultra violent superheroes and adapted them into the modern world. Both of these two anime have a human boy transforming into a monster and must fight for their humanity. They both have crazy and violent action sequences while exploring the dark side of human nature.
Both boogiepop phantom and Devilman Crybaby have two abuse and explicit violence theme
BP (Boogiepop phantom) is Animal abuse and physical abuse
DMC (Devilman: Crybaby) is Sexual abuse and physical abuse
The psychological anguish felt - hopefully viewers of one are ready for another go with the other. Crybaby - it's not just a nickname for Akira, but more of the viewer as well, yet not in a negative manner. The worlds in these horror series are just that messed up.
Akira has a similar apocalyptic kind of story with a really fast pacing, making they feel a bit similar not only as narratives, but as experiences too. While the manga that originated Akira is from the 80s, Devilman Crybaby is based on a 70s manga, which means that while there is an age gap between the original stories, they are both adaptations of older manga.
"Look at how big the monster inside of me has become." - Johan Liebheart
They both imply a kind-hearted main character who believes in life and also tries to save people, but there's also a secondary blonde character who knows and has seen the humankind's darkest side. Those two animes share lots of cold-hearted killings. They also question our humanity and suggest our "monstrous", atrocious side in a less or more viewable nihilist way.
What you might love about both these series is their lack of censorship for the crude and violent. There’s sex, there’s horror, there’s violence, gore, and anything you could ask for. But it’s not just for the sake of shock value, there’s a sense of meaning and depth in the themes explored in each of these anime. You might even find that some themes are common...
-Both feature two best friends with almost completely different personalities
-Both feature an emotional backstory relating to these best friends
-Both have a unique art style that emphasizes movements
-Both have the same director and music composer
-The music is similarly amazing in both
-The mangas both are based off are cult classics in the industry.
While these shows don't have anything in common plot-wise, they have a similar origin: they're both manga from the 60s and 70s that got a "modernizing" reboot in 2018.
"Modernizing" because while the story, characters, and pacing are kept untouched, they're both re-set to our days, updating also the conflicts and the criticism made to society to make it match with today's problems.
While the settings for these shows are different, they both have a similar tone and content to them. Both of these anime have an anti hero main character that kills monsters. They are also horror anime filled with blood and guts. I recommended both of these shows for anyone who likes anime with a dark atmosphere to them.
Both involve high school students gaining absurd powers.
Both have tons of blood and violence.
Both get more serious towards the end.
Both have a lot of unnecessary fanservice which thankfully doesn't get in the way of the plot at all.
Both have great OSTs.
A lot of similarities here. If you liked one you will for sure like the other.
These two anime may have different plots, but they have a similarly dark atmosphere and similar themes in their stories. They both focus on the idea of whether or not we need to abandon our humanity to defeat the enemy. They are both filled with action and violence too.
There are two defining traits that come to mind when comparing these series. The first and probably most obvious is the supernatural theme. Both Devilman and Mob Psycho feature battles against supernatural forces, often delving into Lovecraftian-levels of horror.
The second common trait is the use of unique art styles to create equally-unique character animation. The animators were not afraid to go off-model when creating scenes in both Devilman and Mob Psycho, showcasing warped and squished faces and bodies to excellent effect. The use of sakuga is also prevalent throughout both series.
So if you like supernatural horror-action pieces that showcase unique animation styles, you can't go wrong with either. Also, as a final note, they are both regarded as one of the best anime to come out in their respective year. Devilman is WAAAYY more mature than Mob in terms of content, but the similarities exist nonetheless. read more
Both Devilman: Crybaby and Mazinger Z: Infinity are modern renditions of Go Nagai's classic works for his 50th Anniversary Despite the VASTLY different approaches to tone and animation style, what they do share in common is over-the-top action, apocalyptic climaxes, and fantastical character designs.
If you liked the art style of Kekkai sensen, Then you'll love the art for devilman;crybaby
If you also liked the style of the episodic plot with MUCH foreshadowing and references only ought when re watching. Then its a must to watch for kekkai sensen.
If you like where you must a binge or watch the entire show in one sitting its a must watch.
Both of these anime are filled with blood, gore, nudity and gruesome deaths. These two anime are not for the faint-hearted. These two anime have our main character turning into a monster and killing people with ultra violence. Not to mention these two anime deal with the the darkness of humanity and have a very dark and depressing feel to them.
These two titles are from Masaaki Yuasa and have a similar feel to them. These two anime have stories that are very emotional, tragic and dramatic with a unique art style. Both are a great pick if you want to see more of Yuasa's visual story telling.
These two anime are basically revisions of two older series by Go Nagai and giving them a new take on the original story. While there is no Mecha in Devilman Crybaby, they both have strange looking monsters trying to kill humanity and a young boy main character that must choose the path of good or evil. These two have plenty of action and story make these two shows perfect for both fans of the series.
Both have a story about what is good and what is evil.The impact scenes are very impressive,tho.Death Parade is the light version of Devilman.While Devilman:Crybaby uses many gore and death scenes,Death Parade uses the games of death to play with our feelings making us feel bad.
The shows both delve into how demons in peoples body's fit in the world. While D. Gray man takes a more shonen approach to it, both series allow for a main character that struggles with the the the consequences of taking out 'demons'.
Both are modern anime adaptions of classic manga. In both anime, the main protagonist uses their superhuman abilities to fight supernatural creatures and must defeat a former friend. Both are very action-packed anime with blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Both anime are based on manga from Go Nagai. They both have a similar dark and gritty tone, as well as similar character designs. Both anime feature the main protagonist fighting against evil powerful monsters. Both are action-packed anime with blood, gore, and gratuitous nudity. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Devilman: Crybaby and the Berserk movie trilogy both deal with humans vs demons and have dark, mature content. Akira and Ryo have a similar dynamic to Guts and Griffith. Plus, both works are remakes of their respective original series and give an amazing new flavor while still remaining faithful to the source material.
They are almost identical the only difference is that one is about angels the other about demons, but they treat the same themes of unnatural beings in a mundane world and how they try to protect it and live with that condition.
Casshan & Devilman are superheroes who sacrifice their humanity to wage war against evil. These heroes fight out of love for their parents but are feared by humankind. The only people who accept them are their girlfriends; Luna & Miki.
Both titles are based on 1970's manga from Go Nagai. They both have a similar dark and gritty tone with lots of blood, gore and gratuitous nudity. The main protagonist in both Devilman: Crybaby and Shuten Douji are thrown into a life of darkness and must save humanity from demons. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.
Both anime have the main protagonist battling against demonic monsters trying to destroy humanity. They both have shape shifting demonic monsters that can disguise themselves as humans. Both anime contain similar levels of graphic scenes of violence, blood, gore, sex, and nudity. If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.
The original Devilman had a pretty heavy influence on Yu Yu Hakusho, which comes through in several ways. Demon fighting is an obvious one, with lots of bloody close-quarters brawls that get your blood pumping. The thematic exploration of evil and human nature is another; being a main theme of Devilman, it is also touched upon in early arcs of YYH and later delved into more deeply in a later arc. Even putting the influence aside, exciting, intense action combines with likable characters and solid writing that makes both of these shows a lot of fun.
Go Nagai's works have had a great influence on CLAMP, and X is one of the most obvious results of that influence. Like Devilman, X is apocalyptic fiction, focusing on the battle of the main character to protect humanity. Human nature, apocalyptic imagery, duality, and religious motifs are front and center.
Being modernized adaptations of Go Nagai's works, both of these shows deliver on over-the-top action, inventive visuals, and lots of boobs. Sexuality is front and center. The styles of the directors shine through in each, making both a showcase of unique directorial work. Both have underlying themes about love, although Cutey Honey is ultimately a lot more positive than Devilman. Both shows also feature gay relationships. And as a bonus, Akira and Miki make a cameo appearance in Re: Cutey Honey.
Hunter x Hunter's Chimera Ant arc shares a lot of themes with Devilman - namely, the dark side of humanity and human nature. The dichotomy between good and evil gets blurred as the "evil" non-human beings display "human" traits such as love while the supposedly "good" humans commit atrocities that are just as awful as what they're fighting against, if not worse. There is also a strong undercurrent of anti-war sentiment.
Devilman has had a clear influence on SMT and by extension, Persona, and this influence comes through the most in Persona 3. Apocalyptic themes and religious imagery are present here, and many parallels can be drawn between the characters of Ryou Asuka and Ryoji Mochizuki. Connections between people and what it means to be human are also explored.
If you've recently watched & enjoyed Crybaby, I'd recommend this short & fun crossover series with Cyborg 009. It's also on netflix (UK at least) at the time of writing. The art style for Cyborg 009 VS Devilman is amazing and actually preferable for me to Crybaby. The OP is iconic and catchy and I can guarantee if you enjoy either series, Devilman or 009, you're bound to love this crossover. If you loved this crossover and are yet to watch Crybaby, what are you waiting for?
Both contain adequate gore and were aided in production by Netflix. They both target a more mature viewer with darker themes than your average martial arts or demon anime. They both have likeable characters and art styles with good OST's.
Btooom! and Crybaby have great effects and impacts me. I have deep attachments to both shows.
Both are bloody and gory. Not to mention, there are breast and nudity.
Vibe is extremely serious. Btooom! is no time to rest. Crybaby is terrifying fearful.
Characters are very similar. Especially Ryouta Sakamoto and Nobutaka Oda, Akira Fudou and Ryou Asuka.
Ryouta is elite gamer who play online game "BTOOOM!". His avatar reminds me of Devilman.
Fudou is CRYBABY sponger human. His best friend is Ryou.
They changed themselves by accidental events. The content is very sanguinary.
Himiko and Miki Makimura are heroine of each shows. They also assume a crucial role.
Enemies are human and creature. Ryouta fights for alive, Fudou fights for various purposes.
Anyway, Both are scary shows. At least I can write thing.
I hope to you enjoy Crybaby. This show is amazingly interesting. read more
If you liked the societal manipulation aspect of the show and want to see the concept explored more deeply, Gatchaman Crowds does an impeccable job displaying a world under the influence of an other-worldly and demonic being from the governmental, public and individual levels.
Gatchaman Crowds also sports stunning and exceptional visuals with deep, unique characters all while flaunting a marvelous electronic soundtrack.
Both are heavily stylized and modernized adaptations of source materials with similar themes regarding the selfish and immoral nature of humans. The protagonists of both series (Akira and Koyomi) are put in very similar circumstances where they become half-demon/vampire and try to keep their humanity intact while also fighting for others. Both also feature surreal experimental animation consisting of over the top humour, action and violence. They prioritize being unique and expressive over being pretty and clean.
Devilman: Crybaby and Kabaneri appear to be in a similar subgenre to Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan: a story where humans fight against a race of monsters that prey on them and a character becomes half-monster against their will. Both series contain a rather dark atmosphere and unique aesthetic, Devilman's being its flat and over the top, but often realistic action and animation. Kabaneri and Crybaby share a sometimes hopeless outlook on things and feature a character's views on humanity and the monsters. In both series, there is a powerful female main character that helps out the protagonist and contributes greatly to the plot, persevering through hardship. read more
In both shows the supernatural appears bit by bit in the modern world threatening its peace. Both MCs are regarded as good even if they dont fight for the world but for their personal reasons and their enemies as evil because the things they are doing disturb the peace of the world.
Both anime focus on protagonists who have a special power which makes other humans see them as a threat. We follow these characters as they develop their powers, mature, and try to keep their humanity intact by difficult moral choices. Lots of action and violence in both anime as well.
Extremely dark psychological content (showing both the good and bad of humanity), both involve children/teens who are forced into a conflict of literally cosmic proportions, and both have depressing ends.
two main male characters that has close secret relationship (with similar personalities ones quirky and energetic while the other is calm and collective), while in between a female character, also has similar settings and mysterious tense atmosphere. Both animes tended to revolve around the fight/struggle of society
The influence of the Devilman manga can easily be seen in Berserk, so it is obvious the both anime have similarities as well. The eclipse scene of Berserk is heavily inspired by Devilman for several reasons, and both anime share similar character archetypes, themes, monsters, gore, sex, violence and depravity.
The protagonist of Vampire Hunter D is a part-human, part-vampire man who hunts other vampires.
The protagonist of Devilman is a part-human, part-demon man who hunts demons.
From here, it is quite clear that both series share similar motifs, they're both action packed and filled with violence and gore. The main difference is that Devilman focuses a bit more in the psychology and morality of its characters.