One girl snap at her best friend for absolutely no good reason. Then they fight. Relationship-wise, both can be implied as shoujo-ai.
I heard all the times that maiden heart work in mysterious ways. Positively looking this two shows just portray it to the extreme.
Ga-rei zero do include why the fight is unavoidable in an interesting non-chronological fashion. BRS however is written in the way that assume audience know everything, making the show sort of a fan fare.
In both, two girls start off as pretty close friends and end up fighing against each other. In both, the friends who turn evil share the same name, Yomi.
Both have dark music and nice fighting scenes.
Both contain supernatural & slice of life elements but Ga-Rei Zero is much more tragic and dramatic.
In both shows we have two main heroines who become very close friends during the series and very fast but sadly in the end they become enemies who are forced to fight each other.
Also how ironically it wouldn't sound, one of the heroines is called Yomi in both series and in both of them she ends up falling into darkness.
The difference is that Ga-Rei Zero is much more dramatic and most importantly it gives a clear explanation of what is happening in comparison to Black★Rock Shooter. I definitely recommend to watch it.
Both shows are about two best friends end up fighting each other. Another thing is that one of the main girl in both shows share the same name Yomi.
The way the story flow is very similar. At first, it show two girls fighting scenes and then flash back to the point they first meet each other and how their relationship grow , how conflicts begin . After that it back to the fighting scenes to the end.
Both have a storyline where the 2 main characters become very close friends but later one of them turns evil and the other one has to kill her. And coincidently in both animes the one that turns evil is a girl called Yomi
Best friends who have to fight each other. In both shows those girls are very similar, one bright and full of life and always nice to others, not willing to hurt anyone, and the other serious and kind of noble, but because of this she doesn't have a lot of friends. They become very close, like sisters, but the second one eventually turns evil, and her friend has to make a very hard choice, not willing to fight her but being forced to.
Both anime involves the beginning friendship of two girls but eventually turns into violent involving action, drama, and conflicts. Even two of these main characters in the series have identical first names.
Friendship turns sour through unfortunate circumstances and their destinies intertwine in both series.
Just by watching the very first episode of Elfen Lied and Ga - Rei - Zero you will see why I said these seem similar. The graphic violence, female leads, ecchi scenes, supernatural powers, and special force teams. They share the same feel and seem to have good twists. Elfen Lied was a masterpiece so I expect a lot from this one.
Both fall under the horror/action genre and contain extreme violence with female lead characters who have supernatural powers. Elfen Lied is more ecchi (contains nudity) and comedic (in a good way) than Ga-Rei -Zero-, but did I mention that they both have a shocking first episode?
First of all drama is the main factor in both series so they are very sad.
Both series have gore moments, but Elfen Lied has it to bigger extend. The main heroines have it hard and you just have to feel sorry for them.
Obviously we have action involvement as well.
And another thing is that both series are short.
The themes of love and hate are huge in both of these shows. People battling their emotions and coming to understand each other. The idea of the power of hate vs the power of love is the core of both these shows. Both shows feel very similar and both are extremely moving. If you love action shows for more than just the violence, these shows are for you.
Both are full of action, and have a great story.
There's a strong relationship between the 2 main characters, you can almost say they really love each other. Yuri-like, but it's not yuri at all. The character development in both these anime will make you cry.
They both have a strong first and second episode, followed by one of the most sad endings.
If you liked the one, you'll definitely like the other.
Both series are styled like an action-packed movie, and follows a linear plot with a closure ending. They're both dark, and both contain lots of violence and fighting (both combat and military), though the settings in Canaan are less futuristic than Ga-Rei's.
Both stories also concentrates on the bonds between the two main female characters, and the hardships they have to bare with the positions they happen to be in.
Both have MC that have a close sister-like relationship (Canaan x Maria / Yomi x Kagura), thus they rely on one another for emotional support. Both MC (not maria) are trained killing machines that eventually face their opposites (Alphard / Yomi eventually turns bad). Both share great character development via flashbacks.
* Both female MC's ( Yomi & Canaan ) are badass killers...
* Both have pretty awesome fighting scenes...
* Plenty of crazy supporting characters ( for example Hakko & Mei )
* Dark/Bloody/Intense storytelling...
* Both of them shares similar char designs/ backround art...which is beautiful af..
* Both have similar sad endings....
* If you like badass/cool female MC's and gunfights in every episode...you will like one of them for sure...
Both series contains a strange atmosphere from the very first pilot episode.
Furthermore, there is the essence of yuri in the air that mixes in elements of comedy, drama, action, and later on emotions.
There is also the destiny theme in which the two main female protagonists must undertaker in the series in a climatic battle.
Two girls become besties by living together, bathing together, and fighting evil shit together until one seemingly turns evil and the two besties fight each other in the end. Implanted in the two main characters, the theme of sacrifice and concept of potential betrayal are present in both series.
Similar storyline about the hunting of evil spirits and corpses that brings about death and decay to the land.
The female lead in Shikabane is very similar to Yomi in Ga-Rei Zero, both in personality and skill.
Both of these anime are quite gritty in terms of storyline. The main heroines must make tough decisions about where they are going and what they stand for.
In Ga-Rei Kagura has some hard decisions to make as the girl she called sister is possessed by an evil spirit. As Yomi (her sister) goes on a rampage and the body count increases, Kagura must make a choice.... fight the one she loves or watch as the slaughter continues.
Makina from Shikabane Hime is on a quest for revenge against the demons or Shikabane who slaughtered her entire family including herself. As a Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess) she must kill those who refused to die and can only retain her 'humanity' through a close bond with a Buddhist monk from whom she receives rune (or spiritual energy). When tragedy strikes, like Kagura, Makina has some tough choices to make.
The art of both stories is beautiful and they both convey the dark themes extremely well. These stories aren't simple slasher, gore fests and have deeper themes running through them. I highly recommend both of these series to those that like to think as well as watch fight scenes  read more
Supernatural dark-themed catfight with casualties. The timing of event is so well done you will be surprised and can't wait-until-next-week. Kickass combat keep you glued to your seat when the next-week finally comes. Entire lesbian casts keep you sealed to your seat once more when the next next episode come. And finally when the next next next week come once again, here come explicit confession of lesbianship on air, which once more stick you to your seat.
Short summary? Explicit Yuri (lesbian) attitudes, beautiful combat sequences, girls politic presented unlike your average Sex and the City catfight, great screenplay, and well timed stories will keep you glued to your seat throughout the season. I'm out of synonyms for glued already. read more
Concept of stones is somewhat, only somewhat similar, the making and breaking of friendships, the hardships of one's fate. Concept overall is similar. Both are anime that show that happy times then take it all away.
If you like one, you'd definitely like the other. Both are really good anime
Girl with a Sword fighting off evil monster that attack humankind, struggling with the truth and loved ones around her. In my eyes its almost exactly like Ga-Rei: Zero. You could almost call them sisters.
Both series consists of fighting the supernatural (among them demons) with the art of swordsmanship.
The main female protagonist in both series are strong and possesses extraordinary abilities but also harbors a dark past.
Both series contain themes of tragedy, drama, action, and emotions later on.
Both series focus around a couple of people who have a strong friendship bond and would do anything to help each other until something or someone else interferes, with the resulting actions causing an immediate shift from strong friendship to hatred. Not to mention both series also start with the end and then show the events leading up to what happened at the start.
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These shows look very different from an outside and at first you may wonder just what in the world makes them alike but once you go further and look at them from the inside you will see the connection.
For starters both shows start with a bit confusing beginning but then we go into flashback mode and we see what had happened and led to such beginning which is making more sense now.
Both series are about strong friendship which later got turned into hatred and fight between each other.
Both shows have monsters, lots of blood and deaths as well as some romance.
The main difference is that shows happen in different timelines and that in Berserk main heroes are males while in Ga-Re Zero those are females. Berserk also has more nudity. read more
Both series contain supernatural elements with dark atmosphere. The characters are interesting and the relationships they develop with others are important throughout the series.
Tragedy, violence, and action are expected in both of these series as result of dark stories.
There are some parts of comedy, occasionally.
Both begin with the ending, and the whole story afterward is a sort of flashback. Similar concept: a secret organization fighting against monsters, a team composed by two girls which have a friends-enemies relationship, lots of deaths and sad moments, due the troubled mind of the protagonists.
Both are very campy action series with decent animation, and a considerable amount of fan service. Ga-Rei: Zero has a wider audience for it's service, so there's that.
I thought HoTD was a lot better, but Ga-Rei: Zero stood to be stupid fun.
Both anime are dark, tragic tales revolving around warriors who find themselves struggling to abandon compassion in order to become more efficient fighters while at the same time clutching onto the few people they still love. The protagonists in both anime also end up having to face a dilemma in which they have to choose between duty and love. Finally, both anime serve as preludes to series that end up being much more lighthearted in tone than what you saw in said preludes.
Both use similar animation techniques and are about fighting demons. The moral undertones of these become a dominant plot device as the story progresses, and question the audience about their approach to common questions... Is it right to love or hate?
Both series focus around a couple of people who have a strong friendship bond and would do anything to help each other until something or someone else interferes, with the resulting actions causing an immediate shift from best friends to enemies. Not to mention both series also start with the end and then show the events leading up to what happened at the start.
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Both series start off in such a way that the viewer doesn't really have an idea of what exactly is going on; after which a flashback starts that lasts for a large part of the series and details the events leading up to the situation shown to the viewer in the first episode (first two episodes in Ga-Rei-Zero's case). Both series also happen to revolve around a deep friendship between two people that somehow took a turn for the worse, the how and why also being revealed over the course of the story.
Shares the same director, and are both prequels that tells you about the tragedies that occurred to the main characters before the event of the original series. Great animation, story, and heart-wrenching moments.
Don't throw away sheath if you want to return alive. Vice versa. Probably Miyamoto Musashi would say this against "him".
To kill people is sign of preparedness. They don't deserve to have sword to person who have not prepared for.
Both are describing men or girls who fight for the people to be protected. Extremely samurai type and fencer type.
Nanashi fights for Kotarou, Kagura Tsuchimiya fights for Yomi Isayama. So-called, Man and Boy, Girl and Woman.
Style and Theme are similar. As previously stated. Stranger is more realistic. Ga-Rei has many supernatural battle.
Depiction is quite stunning, bloody. But it does't excess that much. It has been moderately adjusted.
Stranger has better fight quality. Instead of that, Ga-Rei do a lot of work for psychology and mentality.
Background is different. Stranger is Warring States period. Ga-Rei is modern age.
What should protect. What should lovable. Both shows which teach us about them.
Both are part of my favorite shows. I love it. I want you to watch both of them. No regrets.
Unmei ni Kirikome. - Aisuru Mono wo Ai wo Shinjite Koroseruka. read more
The first two episodes and the last few of Ga-Rei are VERY similar to Straight Jacket. Both government sponsored and outlaw groups fighting demons that used to be human. Ga-Rei, however, has significantly more light-hearted-ness to it in the middle episodes.
They both have close-knit groups fighting to save the world as well as very tragic undertones, such as broken trust and betrayal. Both have a dark atmosphere and underground organizations of sorts.
Annd to add icing to the cake, Yomi bears a striking physical resembelance to Arashi, while Kagura seems very much like Yuzuriha both in personality and looks, as well as age and pocky-loving.
At first glance you may think they are totally different but both series are a nice mix of drama, action, fantasy, comedy and a bit of romance. Also, both are shows where every single chapter is important for the story and both are masterpieces in my opinion.
Ga-Rei Zero has much less episodes, though
I binge watched all of Ga-Rei: Zero in a single day, and while I was watching I thought about how much it has in common with the movie series The Garden of Sinners, from the supernatural elements evoking mystery and horror, and how these affect the people dealing with them. Furthermore, both of the series' sets of protagonists handle these supernatural cases in a criminal justice sort of way as their jobs. While I felt Kyoukai handled some of the philosophical elements with more depth, due in part to the longer runtime, I loved both and would highly recommend them!
Both anime have a large focus on action and go about investigating the opinions and relationships of their cast, while the plot involves an organisation hunting down supernatural disturbances.
The Towa no Quon series differs with an X-men-like feel to as the plot investigates the theme of prejudice against the humans who have awaken with supernatural abilities, as an organisation attempts to hunt down and eliminate what they see as threats, while the opposing side attempts to save and keep these people from harm.
While Ga-Rei: Zero differs with the cast hunting down and eliminating supernatural creatures, while it also goes to showcase the complex relationship of sisterhood between its two central characters.
If your a big fan of the mix between big action and humane stories, I'm willing to bet you'll love both series.
A bait-and-switch first episode (first two episodes in TE's case) and the fact that anyone can die in the gritty setting is in both series. Both have an alien (not in the extraterrestrial sense) force that humans fight against but MLA: TE obviously goes in a different direction with the mecha/mecha and mecha/alien combat while GR: Z is human/supernatural combat.
In a way, I feel that both series are a bit related to each other.
Both series has two prominent female characters as the main characters. In addition, they possesses supernatural abilities of their will.
Both series has a mystery like feeling to them along with drama, action, and some thriller like endings.
Both series also holds secrets regarding one of the main female characters as a prominent plot device.
The animation style is the same if not identical
Some of the characters in Ga rei zero are in tokyo ESP and vice versa
The two animes take place in the same world at roughly the same time
There is a lot of violence in both along with the depressing themes that you would see in Ga rei zero
Overall these two anime feel very similar so if you like on you would also like the other.
Both shows have a very similar feeling with high-school-age girls (with similar designs) fighting in similar urban settings. They fight against unknown forces and are trying to restore balance and save people. Both are seinen and have plenty of drama between the main characters and the groups they work for.
-Both stories revolve a team of specialists who deal with baddies
-Both follow the development of a rookie girl in the team
-Both follow the same plot direction as far as characters go
-Both have pretty good action scenes
-Both have characters you get attached to
-Both have a really dark atmosphere
Teenage girl soldiers lose everything and find themselves confronting a loved one as the enemy. Both shows feature misleading first episodes, strong character arcs, and brutal battles where anyone can die. Both also feature occasional bouts of gratuitous nudity and shallow yuri fanservice, which may be a minor bonus or a minor annoyance, depending on taste.
Both series are really amazing and worth watching. For those who have seen or are familiar with Naruto, Ga-Rei has a similar character relationship as Naruto and Sasuke where these two kids develop a close bond like brothers (in Ga-Rei its sisters) and one turns against the other, forcing one to kill the other. Other than that, there is a lot of fighting and action.
Both are surprisingly dark anime that juxtapose the lives of normal teenage girls and putting them in brutal fights and situations no one should ever be a part of. The action is great and fluid in both and leave viewers with food for thought at the end.
Could be Black Bullet Season 2! Jokes..
Immediately during episode 1 it felt like I'm watching Black Bullet. Not to mention a Yomi (Ga Rei Zero) could mind as well be Kisara in the future due to how black bullet made her look like an evil person during the end of Black Bullet.
- Demonic Monsters (Stage 1,2,3, etc) with demonic sounds
- Groups fighting against them as a team
- Girls with Swords
- Yomi=Future Kisara?!(They look soo alike and pretty sure I can fool people by saying Yomi is Kisara 3 years down the road when she turns "evil" if you will)
- Mysterious shady guy.
- Black Bullet has a bunch of lolis
- Ga Rei Zero is more glory read more
Both have large secret government organisations as the protagonists trying to defend the world against strange beings. Both are tragic as many things go wrong and each look at the main characters inner flaws and subsequent conquering (Yomi’s inner resentment of Kagura and shinji’s cowerdice). Both of these are extremely well made stories with a great mix of action and plot.
Both series involve exorcists dealing with evil with a female as the main protagonist. However, Ghost Hunt takes a more traditional approach as opposed to fighting evil with swords, etc. But both are great series for supernatural suspense and action.
In both series the protagonists have a deep bond with each other, there are no humorous or funny scenes, the art is alike and both of them are telling the struggle against the inevitable fate (cast by family quarrel). [Unlike RxJ, it has some gore like Blood+].
Both contain two strong female protagonists with a strong bond, are highly skilled for combat fighting (high action), end up fighting against one another, and they're both pretty gory animes. Kagura also closely resembles one of the main female characters in Noir Certain tracks/songs are also similar with the siren-like voices.
If you are new to anime, a.k.a. "I watched Naruto and now I'm a big fan of anime" you won't see much similarity in this. But if you know certain term such as shoujo-ai or yuri you will know what i'm talking about. My guess is that 99% of people on this web know it. So if you don't, why are you even here? If you want to turn back now is the time.
The two shows are similar because they are imagination-enhancing to men and leses. The dependent girl and her best friend is another common scenario suitable for yuri relationship to take place. Both show offer shoujo-ai material which can be upgrade to yuri with your handy imagination. read more
Both involves hunting supernatural beings in an ultramodern city. Both GA-rei and Karas has outstanding animation. If you enjoy non-stop gun and blade-wielding action, you will probably like the two series. Warning that both series have a rather twisted plot that is hard to grasp at first.
I find that Yomi and Ai have alot in common in their personalities, how they feel about their companions, and also having their destiny taken over by something incredibly evil but yet having some power in stopping it in a way. Hate leads to no good.
They both have a similar premise. If you've watched one, you can expect to have the same feeling at the end of episode 1 of either series. In other words: don't get attached. A lot of blood, gratuitous flesh-flying-everywhere action, weird monsters, and oddly placed fanservice that didn't feel quite right being shoe-horned in, but it's there.
The story in both anime revolves around teenage girls who live their stereotypical highschool lives full of yuri tendencies and word jokes, all the while fighting evil monsters which seem to flood both worlds for no apparent reason. The most striking similarity between the two shows is the use of spiritual beasts in battle, known as Ga-Rei in Ga-Rei Zero, and Childs in Mai-HiME. The twist in both stories is that soon, things start to get serious - main characters start to die, friends battle to the death and angst ensues. On top of these similarities, Ga-Rei also seems to rip some characters completely from Mai-HiME, but frankly, Ga-Rei Zero offers the most convincing drama in my opinion. read more
The tension between yomi and kagura really reminds me of Naruto and Sasuke, especially the fight at the end, which in both animes the characters fight because of their love and care towards each other. The storyline isn't similar at all though, so you won't feel too bored watching one after the other.
Both are about people, who fights ith evil spirits. Both have two main heroins who were close for a long time(you even could find some yuri allusions) but became rivals because of influance of some evil supernatural being. In both begining of the story are 3 series, while 1 and 2 includes later developments
At first, both these animes have a similar drama component: in order to do their duty main characters have to kill their loved ones, however in Ga-Rei Zero drama is payed more atention to and is more deep than in DTB. Both these series deal with organisations exterminating threats to the mankind (ghosts in GRZ case and contractors in DTB case). Sure thing there are mystical powers and supernatural abilities included. Also, you will feel painfully sorry for main characters whichever you watch.
In case you watched DTB only because of action and fights, it's unlikely you will like GRZ. There is action (actually, half of the series is swordsfighting), but it is drenched with main character's emotions and incertitude . But if you have nothing against adversaries trying to resolve an agonizing dilemma of fighting against their ex-friends, you will definetely enjoy it. read more
Both of these anime are similar that to them there is a theme of fighting arts. Accordingly similar technics (liberation of mythical essences, etc.). The main characters in them - girls. At all not having thoroughbred relationship the main characters all equally become the friend for the friend as sisters. And in desire to protect the favourite and dear person, heroines will go on everything even if it will cost it of a life...
While Shakugan no Shana is less serious than Ga-rei Zero, they both deal with the concept of keeping balance to the world by eliminating the beings that throw it off. In both, there are instances where personal feelings get in the way of duty and responsibility.
Arika and Nina have the same type of relationship with Kagura and Yomi respectively. First friends, then enemies. Both animes have the same amount of bad assery, comedy, and wonderful art. The fighting scenes are both commendable and gets you pumped up!