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10 Anime Like Claymore
10. Parasyte -the maxim
9. Black Bullet
7. Hellsing Ultimate
6. Tokyo Ghoul
1. Attack on Titan
10. Parasyte -the maxim
Synopsis – All of a sudden, they arrived: parasitic aliens that descended upon Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into the brains of vulnerable targets. These insatiable beings acquire full control of their host and are able to morph into a variety of forms in order to feed on unsuspecting prey.
Sixteen-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi falls victim to one of these parasites, but it fails to take over his brain, ending up in his right hand instead. Unable to relocate, the parasite, now named Migi, has no choice but to rely on Shinichi in order to stay alive. Thus, the pair is forced into an uneasy coexistence and must defend themselves from hostile parasites that hope to eradicate this new threat to their species.
Similarity –Well,these both anime have creatures seems like a normal human but actually they’re a monster that disguises as a human (Yoma in Claymore and Parasyte in Kiseijuu).
And then, the MC in these both series is a half-human and half-monster which in Claymore some people are like that too.
Both series have a Violence, Gore, and Horror inside which Claymore is most likely very very darker and more gore than Kiseijuu
9. Black Bullet
Synopsis – In the year 2021, a parasitic virus known as “Gastrea” infects humans and turns them into monsters. What is left of mankind now lives within the Monolith walls, walls that are made of Varanium, the only material that can hurt Gastrea.
To counter the threat that the Gastrea pose, “Cursed Children”—female children whose bodies contain trace amounts of the virus which grant them superhuman abilities—officially called Initiators by the Tendo Civil Security, are given partners called Promoters, people who work to guide and protect the young Initiators. These teams of two are sent out on missions to fight the monsters created by the Gastrea virus and keep them at bay.
Black Bullet revolves around the team of Enju Aihara, an Initiator, and Satomi Rentaro, a Promoter, as they go on missions to fight the growing threat of Gastrea in their hometown of Tokyo.
Similarity – The things Black Bullet have in common are that there are monsters who kill humans. These monsters get killed by girls/women who are part monster part human. These girls/women have recognizable appearances. In Claymore, it’s golden hair and silver eyes and in Black Bullet it’s little girls with red eyes.
Synopsis- Decades into the future, humanity is under siege by an alien race known as the Novas. These inhuman beings leave devastation in their wake whenever they appear, with the efforts to stave them off becoming known as Nova Clashes. Young women known as “Pandoras” and young men known as “Limiters” are implanted with stigmata to give them superhuman powers and are trained in military academies, where they must learn to work together if humanity is to have a chance of surviving.
Freezing tells the story of Kazuya Aoi as he sets out for his first day at the West Genetics military academy, right when a battle royale is being undertaken by the Pandoras. It is here that he mistakes Satellizer el Bridget—a powerful Pandora known as the “Untouchable Queen”—as his deceased sister and embraces her. Though he costs her the match, she finds that his touch doesn’t drive her away and decides to take him as her Limiter. The only question is whether or not their partnership can survive the machinations of their upperclassmen and the impending battle with the Novas…
Similarity – Similar theme that involves powerful girls with supernatural abilities to fight a powerful foe. The main girls for both series seem to have an enormous amount of power.
Throughout the series, there is also emotional drama being portrayed and shows the side of the main girl as being a bit more vulnerable. Both girls also harbor a dark past.
As for the series, there is fan-service involving violence, blood, and gore. There is also a bit of a darker mystery behind the scenes in both anime that the main characters are not aware of. Death, suffering, and power are themes that may drive some viewers into watching these two action-packed series
7. Hellsing Ultimate
Synopsis – There exist creatures of darkness and evil that plague the night, devouring any human unfortunate enough to be caught in their grasp. On the other side is Hellsing, an organization dedicated to destroying these supernatural forces that threaten the very existence of humanity. At its head is Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who commands a powerful military and spends her life fighting the undead.
Integra’s vast army, however, pales in comparison with her ultimate weapon: the vampire Alucard, who works against his own kind as an exterminator for Hellsing. With his new vampire servant, Seras Victoria, at his side, Alucard must battle not only monsters, but all those who stand to oppose Hellsing, be they in the guise of good or evil.
In a battle for mankind’s survival, Hellsing Ultimate proves that appearances are not all they may seem, and sometimes the greatest weapon can come in the form of one’s worst nightmare.
Similarity – Claymore and Hellsing Ultimate both feature a badass protagonist who hunts monsters, leading to innumerable epic fight scenes featuring a deliciously large amount of bloodshed.
6. Tokyo Ghoul
Synopsis – Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.
Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls’ inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.
Similarity – Both anime revolve around non-human entities disguising themselves in a human-dominated world. The entities from both anime devour humans for food. Similar to Tokyo Ghoul, The protagonist of Claymore is part human and part Yoma. The main difference is that Claymore is a lot more action based than Tokyo Ghoul.
Synopsis –Losing a loved one is so painful that one may sometimes wish to be able to resurrect them—a weakness that the enigmatic Millennium Earl exploits. To make his mechanical weapons known as “Akuma,” he uses the souls of the dead that are called back. Once a soul is placed in an Akuma, it is trapped forever, and the only way to save them is to exorcise them from their vessel using the Anti-Akuma weapon, “Innocence.”
After spending three years as the disciple of General Cross, Allen Walker is sent to the Black Order—an organization comprised of those willing to fight Akuma and the Millennium Earl—to become an official Exorcist. With an arm as his Innocence and a cursed eye that can see the suffering souls within an Akuma, it’s up to Allen and his fellow Exorcists to stop the Millennium Earl’s ultimate plot: one that can lead to the destruction of the world.
Similarity – both stories have almost the same monsters… Akuma’s killing people for food and for them to evolve and take the form of the people they ate. claymore’s youma or yoma also shows the same….. youma eat humans for food and they evolve to stronger monsters and as they say… allen W, is half human half akuma… clare in claymore is half human, half yoma.
Synopsis – Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high schooler—until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured while protecting Ichigo’s family from the assailant. To save his family, Ichigo accepts Rukia’s offer of taking her powers and becomes a Soul Reaper as a result.
However, as Rukia is unable to regain her powers, Ichigo is given the daunting task of hunting down the Hollows that plague their town. However, he is not alone in his fight, as he is later joined by his friends—classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida—who each have their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades get used to their new duties and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper soon learns that the Hollows are not the only real threat to the human world.
Similarity – The characters in both series are striving to become more powerful by training their skill and strength. Both series are about supernatural powers and evil forces that they have to defeat (Bleach: arrancar, Claymore: youma).
But more importantly, I find the character development in both series also very similar, both Clare and Ichigo have a motive to become stronger, Ichigo’s motive is to protect his loved ones, Clare want’s to become stronger in order to avenge her deceased surrogate mother
Synopsis – Saya Otonashi is a seemingly ordinary girl living a mundane life with her adoptive family in Okinawa City. In fact, her only peculiarities are suffering from anemia and being unable to remember any of her life beyond the previous year.
However, Saya’s forgotten past quickly comes back to haunt her—one night, she is attacked at school by a creature that feeds on human blood. Just when all hope seems lost, a mysterious man named Haji appears and fends off the creature temporarily. But when her rescuer forces her to drink his blood, Saya suddenly enters a trance and slays the monster with ease, using her own blood as a catalyst.
Saya then learns of an organization named Red Shield, founded for the sole purpose of defeating the hellish beasts. Now Saya and Haji must work together with Red Shield to fight these fearsome monsters and unlock the secrets to the girl’s past.
Similarity – Blood+ has some similar elements to Claymore, such as the relationship between a helpless “brother”/”sister” and a cold-blooded killer of the opposite gender, that greatly sways either person’s actions during the course of the show. In a sense , it’s partially Claymore in reverse, here the purebreds go after the half breeds, but what matches these two up the most would be the high level of action, gore and dark mood that stays overcast most of the time.
Synopsis – Born from the corpse of his mother, a young mercenary known only as Guts, embraces the battlefield as his only means of survival. Day in and day out, putting his life on the line just to make enough to get by, he moves from one bloodshed to the next.
After a run-in with the Band of the Hawk, a formidable troop of mercenaries, Guts is recruited by their charismatic leader Griffith, nicknamed the “White Hawk.” As he quickly climbed the ranks in order to become the head of the offensive faction, Guts proves to be a mighty addition to Griffith’s force, taking Midland by storm. However, while the band’s quest for recognition continues, Guts slowly realizes that the world is not as black-and-white as he once assumed.
Set in the medieval era, Kenpuu Denki Berserk is a dark, gritty tale that follows one man’s struggle to find his own path, while supporting another’s lust for power, and the unimaginable tragedy that begins to turn the wheels of fate.
Similarity – Your slash-and-hack-gory-ish series has just gotten better. Both compare similarly because as it inclines to shounen fans alike. Awesome sword fight scenes, good artwork and a deep storyline which makes Claymore a good series to follow if you like Berserk before. A sure must anime for those who want gore to the max and of course…BLOOD!
1. Attack on Titan
Synopsis – Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by enclosing themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.
Similarity – It’s hard to explain without spoiling both series, but there is just something about the two that feels similar. The rather bleak tone, monsters that normal people have no hope of defeating who eat people for fun, a mysterious organization controlling things behind the scenes….
But more importantly, both series pass the Bechdel Test. Claymore is known for its strong female characters, and Shingeki no Kyojin is just the same.
Credits – MAL