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English: Gleipnir
Japanese: グレイプニル


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2020 to Jun 28, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Pine Jam
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.011 (scored by 125630125,630 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #500
Members: 298,482
Favorites: 1,719


Survival game (of sort). A lot of references to Mirai Nikki (OP, ED, some plot elements). Clever and somewhat sociopathic main female heroine (Yuno is definitely many notches higher though). Initially weak willed MC, growing stronger as the plot proceeds. Mature themes in both animes. Teenage issues. 
report Recommended by atlantean233
Similar things: -Main protagonist in Gleipnir is noob, same as in Darwins Game, so he team up with a girl called Claire Aoki. -Same as Shuka in Darwins Game, Claire Aoki is crazy and psycho. -There are teams in both anime fighting each other -Awesome soundtracks and animation in both anime. Overall both anime are very similar. The main difference is that Gleipnir have way more ecchi moments than Darwins Game. 
report Recommended by SevenSSJ
Dark series featuring monsters who are struggling to survive. They are all sentient and feel very human. 
report Recommended by Fallium
Meak male mc and crazy main female character work together to fight to the death multiple times in bloody battles. They both have plenty fan service, but the story's taken way less seriously in killing bites compared to gleipnir. 
report Recommended by Thorf
Dorohedoro and Gleinpir both follow protagonists who gain this weird feature about themselves that they wish to know more about. Dorohedoro follows a powerful Kaiman and his mission is to find out who changed his head into a lizard, as well as the dude who is literally inside him. However, Gleinpir is slightly different, with Shuuichi being feeble, being controlled by Claire who has a leader mindset, being used to her will in this survival game they play. Both are good anime with Dorohedoro being crazy and unpredictable, unlike Gleinpir containing bits of ecchi and supernatural. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both involve scrawny protagonists being launched into hellish situations and having to fight to discover the truth. 
report Recommended by I_am_Ninja_CHRA
In the both anime, main boys and main girls drive a powerful vehicle from themselves as one body. 
report Recommended by Ewolver
Both shows feature similar progression with their main characters, with how through their newly acquired "power", they develop from being naive/helpless, into more serious and unforgiving  
report Recommended by Short_Circut
Both feature characters who are able to control/turn into weird looking monsters and a curious girl willing to become a co-pilot of said monster.  
report Recommended by HibiChika
Crazy powers that feel a bit off, overall theme that is on the borderline of too-out-there / poorly executed but the unpredictability that results is part of the enjoyment. Insane female side kick(s). Def felt very similar vibes.  
report Recommended by Hoax415
Echii fan service with blood and action 
report Recommended by Pedro_Z
Both they anime series is about Dark Fantasy with a special bonding between the protagonist . Not only this both has a horrific Character Designing and a Horrific Visual Effect 
report Recommended by Smwl_Otaku
When I first saw the cover, it really reminded me of Dangaronpa. The mood is even similar. If you like your thriller type anime, it’s one for you! But might I ask to check out the games as well, because it’s much better too! 
report Recommended by Mizukokun
In Ajin, the existence of these “inhuman” people is common knowledge but the monsters of Gleipnir are but a secret to everyone except the parties involved. However, both Ajin and Gleipnir feature main characters whose lives are inadvertently changed because of a strange property present in their bodies. Their situations are both showing the perspective of a high schooler with a promising future having to deal with the violent consequences of being inhuman. 
report Recommended by RikaHonjo
Both series are ecchi genre though Plunderer has misrepresented/misused fanservice and it's not actual ecchi content; Gleipnir is. The mystery of both series can be intriguing for the male protagonist in both series are mysterious with one of them having amnesia and one of them hiding too many secrets though personality-wise is badly-written. Both series feature deuteragonist, mainly the main heroine. Only difference is that Gleipnir has a smart, deceitful and cunning girl. Plunderer unfortunately has its main heroine continuously being careless, oblivious, and too trusting on any stranger's words. But if you're in need of a mystery past to solve, both series should do you a favour  read more 
report Recommended by writerRichieK
At their core, both are about unravelling the mystery centered around their lost memories while bearing a unique power available to a rare few around them. 
report Recommended by LordRunt
Both feature MCs struggling with the morals of hurting others to protect their friends and those close to them, and coming to terms with the fact that they are monsters and can no longer fit into regular society. Whilst there are differences in the details, the general emotional and mental journey the MCs take are very similar, although I believe Tokyo Ghoul does it a decent bit better. 
report Recommended by JLom
Shocking I didn't see this rec'd. To me, Gleipnir felt like a show that was made because of the success of Re:Zero. A sprawling odd plot that is more interested in adding mysteries than solving any. Female cast members have more power, more agency and often more brains than our male MC. A lot of psychologically dark material. Re:Zero is dialed to 11 while Gleipnir is sitting at a comfortable 7 or 8 on the psycho scale but they certainly share similar dna. 
report Recommended by Hoax415
I wanted to rec something that gets the dark fantasy, strange world, vibes /and/ the dark sexuality right, where I thought Gleipnir does a pretty poor job with the latter. Melody of Oblivion does not, still after I can't say how many shows watched one of the most strangely sensual anime I've seen. The shows are similar in that there is a hidden conflict going on in both worlds that only a select few are aware of and participating in. The manifestation of abilities covers a lot of ground in the monsters of both shows.  
report Recommended by Hoax415
Both anime are kind of about a game for survival where you have to kill to survive 
report Recommended by warguy444
both series are about a team of people unwillingly playing a deathly battle royale kind of game 
report Recommended by abyss_will
Both are set in same natural environment and have fights for survival there. 
report Recommended by Helgie-
The premise is similar, aliens give you superpowers, Get 100 points or coins to get strong powers and you are given objectives to do. Both shows have gore and ecchi.  
report Recommended by KingofEmperors
if you like Gleipnir, you'll definitely like Talentless Nana 
report Recommended by gabrielle2918
Vore and aliens. Also, unique character design. 
report Recommended by MagentaCooly