Both mangas are the story of a group of people who have a "virus" and have a power for the virus. In both the main character have a bloody past and are reject by the society and are enclosed. In both a girl meet a boy in the childhood and after years they see again. And in both very people dead cause the "virus" and the powers.
They both contain lots and lots of blood and gore. The art in Deadman Wonderland is more detailed than in Elfen Lied, but both contain the same storyline: making large sacrifices to save everyone else. They're both great stories.
Both manga contain a seemingly normal main protagonist in an unfamiliar environment. In both stories, the man meets a girl who was his childhood friend, but he no longer remembers her. Both women have split personalities, and were experimented on in their childhood. Both are especially violent and a bit convoluted.
Girls with supernatural powers are pursued by an evil laboratory who make experiments with them. A boy finds them and try to protect them from the organization. Both have lot a sad scenes and dramatic deaths.
- same author
- similarly desperate atmosphere in general
- both of them deal with superhuman powers and secret organisations
- a normal boy and a mysterious girl on the run from a secret organization as main characters
Both Gokukoku no Brynhildr and Elfen Lied involves experiments dealing with young girls that are considered a threat to society. Because they are dangerous to everyone around them, they are ostracized by society. However, one particular character from both series stands out as a prominent 'experiment'.
There is violence from both series with psychological themes, deaths, and other cruel themes exploring the nature of characters and human society as a whole.
Well, here we see a diferent develop, because this manga is of the same creator of Elfen Lied, so in the end if you read it you will find it with a bit of similar things that is Elfen Lied, and they are so much alike, but with a diferent list of characters and story
~Both manga have blood, gore, and much pain, both mentally and physically.
~They both have organizations that do cruel and inhumane testing on people, and there are 'monsters' which cause the deaths of many people.
~They both also go deeper within the character's mind and show how what's happening affects them.
~The characters and/or main characters are also female.
Elfen Lied and Variante are similar because they're both about humans with superhuman powers, caged as lab rats. Both of the main characters have some attachment to a deep buried past, and both the of main characters are afraid of their own gifts and try to escape the facility.
A girl is found -> she is taken home -> she is innocent, childlike, and she cannot speak but one syllable (so she is named) -> she is found to be unique of her kind, and seems to have a darker "version of herself" lurking somewhere deep in her subconscious.
(Note though, that Chobits does not delve into the level of gore Elfen Lied does, and Elfen Lied, though it does contain nudity, does not focus primarily on ecchi as comic relief like Chobits.)
In both Chobits and Elfen Lied, a boy finds a girl randomly and takes her home. The girl can't say anything other then one word so she is named after that one word (Chi in Chobits, Nyu in Elfen Lied). They boy then starts to find out more about the girl and uncovers some dark secerets. Also they both have romance.
The first impression I had of Chobits when I read through to around volume 2 or 3 was that it was really similar to Elfen Lied. Both are high on sci-fi and strange happenings and both involve a robotic girl who lost her memory meeting a boy at the start. And in both cases, the girl has sort of a dual personality. But the story of the 2 are quite different afterwards.
I also recalled Kanon(2006) anime, which uses a flashback method to show the storyline.
Corpses, corpses and... more corpses.
Albeit the concepts are entirely different, both Mirai Nikki and Elfen Lied depict a very crude and gory visualization of realism that consumes the whole series with its crazy factor (although Elfen Lied is way more intense).
The main female protagonists happen to be anti-heroes as well, having occasional antagonistic personalities throughout the story and resulting to protect the typical weak-minded (at first) male protagonist that once had a normal life.
If you like murder, mystery, and supernaturality, then you'd also enjoy Elefen Lied.
I is a story with a lot of violence with a supernatural blend mixed in. Mirai Nikki hooked me in by the survival aspect and the death of the people in the manga.
Mirai Nikkie is my number one favourite manga and anime, and Elfen Lied still can win me over. I have nt yet finished it, but when I do, I'm sure that it will take my number two spot for manga
Elfen Lied and Eternal Sabbath are both about escaped lab rats. Except for the fact that these lab rats are human beings, who have mutations. They have a supernatural powers, and some are gone totally crazy, and some don't. The main difference? Elfen Lied isn't as mature as Eternal Sabbath.
Sankarea and Elfen Lied are really similar (the anime of Elfen Lied more than the manga though, since the manga is really unfocused) - a guy gets into a relationship with a girl with special powers who needs his care but sometimes get violent. Through out the story, lots of events coincide, and the dramaturgy is really similar. Both are even unnecessary ecchi... If you compare the Elfen lied anime and the Sankarea manga I think they are both are great, tightly woven shounen stories with a "seinen" depth, and I recommend them both just as much. (I haven't seen the Sankarea anime, just so that is said) read more
I have found both Elfen Lied and Kasane to be very similar manga. Both of the mc's are seen as a freak of nature due to their deformities, and are both bullied as small children to the point of breaking. Kasane and Lucy each have their own powers, and use them to achieve their revenge.
If you like Elfen Lied, you'll like Kasane, and vice versa - they each are beautifully drawn and give the same feel, and are fantasy-tragedy-romance.
Young girls are put through brutal and inhumane circumstances leaving them psychologically damaged and emotionally repressed. Despite their suffering, they manage to retain their humanity.
In Gunslinger Girl, the girls are trained to kill and obey.
In Elfen Lied, killing is their response to the discrimination and incarceration they suffer under the label as a threat to all humanity.
Since I have not finished the whole series. It may not be a perfect recommendation, but they have similarities. In both series they have bloody violence. They also have psychological moments (Though Elfen Lied has a mature feeling than Kimera). But I thoroughly enjoyed both series, especially since the heroines are awesome
IO and Elfen Lied both deal with a main character who like kouta, suffers amnesia...he moves into a certain town and winds up living with a bunch of girls....a history of dead parents......there's alot of ecchi...and also the elements of incest and love triangles. falling in love with a girl while courting and taking care of another girl ...shibuki the jealous love interest like Yuka....mio like lucy a special girl with a stoic nature who the mc courts and takes care of..like kouta and nyu!.....
- Girls belonging to an strange race (Elfen Lied: Diclonious, Sora no Otoshimono: Angeloids)
- The protagonist accepts them as they are, regardless of the biological weapons that are for humanity.
- The main girl escapes and begins to live with the prota. The other girls will be sent to assassinate her.
- These girls were chained and forced to follow orders for fear of dying.
- In both series exists the desire of the new world, which is related to the origin of the girls. Also they are important pieces in the evolution of the races.
- We have the friend of childhood, who is jealous of the affection of these girls towards the protagonist
The girls go beging to know more the world, living with the closest people. But little by little that smile, will be the beginning of their suffering, of being accepted and of their very existence.
Unlike Elfen Lied, Sora no Otoshimono, it takes time to reach its dramatic effect, since it can also be enjoyed with good comedy. read more
These series are set in a reality apart from society. From different species that have been hidden from humans. Where a girl who holds immense power is discovered by a boy who can only admire his innocence, which turns out to be one of his two personalities. From there he will be involved in evil plans for the diclonius (Elfen Lied) and the Yokai (Rosario to Vampire) threatening humanity, bringing together different girls of those spices who only seek the company of others and understanding. In these two works you can see how the protagonist would give everything for them, despite being a simple human, how they become more than friends, how they will fight for their lives, trying to find peace and happiness in their lives for the differences that exist between these species. read more
Elfen Lied and Shinazu no Ryouken portrays a story that has violence and tragedy. In their story, there's are individuals with a virus/disease that can potentially change the future of the world. Both series' main female protagonist gets involved with dangerous individuals in cat-and-mouse like game scenarios as they fight for what they believe in. There is experimentation, gore, and mature themes so be caution of what you'll be reading.
Elfen Lied and Zero deals with dark themes that includes tragic pasts and experimentation. Both series' main male protagonist gets involved with dangerous circumstances that tests the limits of their skills. Similarly, the main female protagonist/anti-hero demonstrates special powers because of their origins. In addition, both series relates to a sort of cat-and-mouse game as government and other organizations are seeking their capture. Recommended for fans seeking a story of dark twists and mature context.
Both about a near-human female demon who has to fight her own kind. Main characters both have amnesia and a split-personality which enables them to be adopted into a family. Main characters also lose their shit a couple times and kill regular humans for no reason.
The main plot of the two mangas may not be the same, but Railgun's Sister's arc is very similar to Elfen Lied. While in Railgun clones are created, the same happens in Elfen Lied when people try to make clones that could be just like the original, capable of reproducing and giving birth to new "beings". Railgun's characters have abilities like teleport, generating electricity and Elfen Lied characters have hidden hands that can be used for killing.
Both manga involve experiments, a race of blood thirsty super humans, drama, tragedy, gore, action, and strong fighting girls.
Red Garden is more raffinate and much better than the Elfen Lied manga, though.
Both series deal with main characters going through experments and losing humanity, although Elfen Lied is much more bloody and violent. Dawn Tsumetai Te deals with a virus called "nightshift" (very simlar to T-virus in Resident Evil) and the main characters' school life is greatly disturbed by it. Although the two series are not extremely similar, you will get similar impressions when readng them.
Scheme: we see the struggle and the development of the relationship between the naive and unsuspecting guy and the iconic "girl on the run" in a supernatural ambient of sublime darkness, constant gore and riveting suspense that paves way to a very emotional and solemn story (albeit Elfen Lied requires a more unyielding stomach than Tsukihime). In any case, they give the same overall intrinsic feel that reminds one of the other.
Both series have numerous mysteries and lots of gore, so fans of either one will find an interest in the other. While Tokyo Akazukin is more of a loli-guro adventure manga, Elfen Lied is a bit more of a romance-drama with guro and mystery aspects. Both series have a great deal of action and solid plotlines so interested readers may find either series to be favorable.