At 8/10/09 04:36 AM, 2good2b4goten wrote:
Looking for things similar to Elfen Lied or Ghost in a Shell.
apples and oranges...
For Ghost in the Shell (I'm only guessing you're talking about Oshii's movie), well, watch the rest of the GITS titles. The tv show has two seasons and there's GITS 2: Innocence and Solid State Society. I think it's all awesome. Beyond that, I dunno. Ergo Proxy, maybe. There are others that might be labelled "cerebral" and also "dark" like Paranoia Agent, Perfect Blue, Akira, Texhnolyze, and Boogiepop Phantom, which are all great.
If you liked Elfen Lied...well, come on. You're looking for blood and tits, right? Gantz might be for you, or maybe Basilisk. Who am I kidding? They're for you. I don't think they're very good, but whatever. Wicked City, and Blood: the Last Vampire would be a bit better.
For something better than any of those, try the Hellsing Ultimate OVAs, Berserk, Afro Samurai, Battle Angel, Golgo 13, Crying Freeman, even Ninja Scroll. I don't care what anyone says, Ninja Scroll is a fun watch, especially if you used to watch it back in the day. Baoh is a fun short one. I've only seen the first Violence Jack, but that was pretty entertaining. And Mad Bull 34 is alright for a while. These will have your blood and/or tits.