Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Guy moves into a town which holds a mystery that unravels troughout the show. Higurashi has some lighter slice of life episodes, but that's cool because it's pretty long including -kai.
Highly reccomend both
Small towns with big secrets. Horror series that show how terrifying normal school kids can turn out to be when pushed to their limits by the darkest horrors their towns have to offer. Both also have themes of cyclical repetition, with Another's events happening year after year and Higurashi repeating the same summer over and over again. The main character are very similar.
Both anime show the same theme of mystery and random deaths. However, If you continue to watch "Higurashi", all is explained towards the end of the series. Throughout "Another" the conspicuous deaths and murderers are somewhat explained all together towards the end.
Both have a main character who moves into a town where mysterious deaths occur. In Higurashi, however, the deaths were caused by murder, rather than other circumstances found in Another.
During watching both of them you get the same feeling. The plot is simillar - a boy going to a new school, meet new friends and everything seems great till.. boom, everything is getting creepy, there's a lot of blood and inexplicable deaths. If you enjoyed one of theese you should see the other one.
Both anime are misleading in that everything "looks" normal when they arent. Blood and death is prominent in both series with a mysterious undertone.
Both are some of the best horror animes out there. Both have violent scenes.
Characters go mad in these. Great suspense and atmosphere. In the beginning (of both) is hard to the viewer to understand the story.
In both you will frequently ask what's going to happen next.
If you liked one of them you should also like the other. :)
Another and Higurashi have lots of similarities
A new boy comes to town;
Mysterious murders starts to happen
something about a curse
Another feels like Higurashi compressed into one arc. Dieing people, classmates hiding something, dark feeling overall. One thing Another lacks in comparison to Higurashi is comedy.
Main character's family moves him to a new town with dark secrets. Blood and murder and sinister atmosphere. The classmates of the main character have secrets that they'd rather keep hidden from the main character, and are willing to go to great lengths to do so. They also both start off calm, lulling you into a false sense of security before turning up the horror.
A normal boy moves house and settles in fairly easily, only to later discover that -his new home (and friends) harbour dark secrets.
Both are very eerie and tense throughout, and they both contain plenty of horror violence.
While I was watching Another, the entire time I kept thinking 'this is so similar to Higurashi'.
An ordinary teenage boy moves into a strange rural town where his classmates seem to be keeping a dark secret from him. There's a horror and a mystery atmosphere. Both are set in the past (Higurashi in 1983, Another in 1998).
Just like another, Higurashi is a bit darker anime, with a lot of mystery, suspense and gore. It'll keep you guessing till the very end, and the atmosphere is simply amazing. The series is also spiced up with various funny moments, which surprisingly enough don't take away from the creepy feel, but only reinforce it in turn. Definitely a must watch.
Both of these anime lean towards a dark aspect with many creepy undertones. However from what I've seen of Another it has much less gore an insanity than Higurashi, so if you want something with more of a creep-out factor than gore, watch Another.
Both series are about boys who recently move to new towns and are oblivious of the creepy things taking place, but they get dragged into them anyways.
Creepiness and unpredictability are present in both series, yet Higurashi starts off as more lighthearted and funny in addition to the fact that it is composed of several arcs.
Those who loved Higurashi for it's mind-racking mystery and gruesomeness will surely love this one.
Both are horror anime. Both anime start off with the main character moving to a new place where there is a curse in which people die. Both contain many death scenes.
A normal boy moves to a new town. Within the first 3 episodes, we see this boy get involved with many creep factors. Both the series consist of blood, mystery, girls who are more than they seem, and just all out thrillers.
Even before finishing this series, I knew that there was something similar between Higurashi and Another. MC arrives into a small town, meets new people, and let the psychological twists begin. Murders and mystery play a central theme as the thriller-like sequences repeats over and over. In both series, a calamity that has not been lifted repeats in a Groundhog Day-like loop.
Horror animes with some bloody death scenes. New guys move to small towns that hold big secrets. The deaths in both series are believed to be the result of a mysterious curse. Both show ordinary high school students driven to insanity and committing horrifying crimes. Both take place over 10 years in the past.
Both anime are about some curse/a chain of deaths occuring. Also, the story is full of mystery and confusion at the start, and it contains gore.Very similar, yet different.
It gives you the same feeling.. And it is although kind of the same because in the beginning of both animes, Kouichi's classmates seem to hide something dark from him, while in Higurashi, Keichi's friends are also hiding something 'dark' from him. I love both of these anime, they give you a creepy feeling. I highly suggest watching these two.
If you wished Another was longer and more terrifying, definitely check out Higurashi. It really seems like Another drew a lot of inspiration from the series.
Both animes involve a male boy who moves into a new (small) town. Certain dark events have happened before and it starts to repeat itself again. In the two animes, both stories keep blowing your mind; changing everything when the main character finds things out.
We're dealing with the same dark atmosphere and horror situation, coming from a curse that we discover throught the episodes.
Small town with big secrets, all keep to themselves until something happens, very mysterious characters, you get the same feel from both animes
Boy moves to a new, seemingly normal and quite town. That is until past events start to unravel and everything isn't what it seems. If you enjoyed Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, you should defiantly give Another a try.
Both involve a main character moving into a new town. The town has mysterious things going on.
Each is a horror anime revolving around a mystery and the graphic deaths of students; however, Higurashi is more light-hearted (at points) and less generic than Another.
- People going absolutely crazy
- Involving unknown disease or curse
They are both very extraordinary horrors that have a great plot, story, sound and have a polished art style.
It seems to have much murders and also have a great story behind it, what ever you liked, Another or Higurashi, I can assure you, this is a must watch. I gave it a 9/10, and I'm slightly strict on my ratings.
They are similar in characters, the flow of the story and the flow of the whole series.
(Higurashi has a sequel and OVAs, while I believe the prequel for Another is to be watched after the T.V. series)
But go check it out. You have nothing to lose. You will be hooked by the 3rd episode. Enjoy this masterpiece.
Very similar murder mystery feel
These two animes are horror and everything is mysterious...
If you watched anime Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni then you will definitely like Another.
Genre for Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni : Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
Genre for Another: Mystery, Horror, Drama, School :3
Another and Higurashi are similar because in both stories they have a calamity which people die from but the plots are completely different. Both are very great anime but are different an alike. Higurashi consist on more of a different plot rather where in Another it focuses on the death both have surprise endings and unexpected event. Even though Another has a shocking ending, unexpected, Higurashi has a lot of turns of events and is longer. Both series are different while Higurashi has more than 30 episodes while Another had about 12 or so :]
Supernatural mysteries are indeed interesting, but what if it's being packaged with a little gore scene? Another is more mild but gives a serious atmosphere all the time, while higurashi has a slight changes in the atmosphere but when it comes to gruesome scenes, higurashi offers more.
Both anime are ready to fulfill you desires!
Both have supernatural elements, a somewhat dark atmosphere and are the what-the-hell-is-going-on type of suspense anime. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni however seems to operate at a higher level of the latter, I swear I had no clue what I was watching until after reading up on the series' origin. Plot twists, nail-biting action and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your chair/couch/bed (and at times knock you off of said furniture and into the floor, much like the corpses of characters in both animes). Blood, dementia, and oh did I say blood?
Both series have an unaware main character who wants to find out more about his surroundings. Both anime hold a strong horror element and seem to have an "avoiding death'" feel to them.
Both have a similar storyline.
A guy moves to a new town where mysterious deaths keep happening.
Another and Higurashi both have really creepy scenes, and a few death scenes which are similar because of the amount of blood.
They say you shouldn't watch either of these alone at midnight 0.0
I love both of these shows.
If you like Another, you'll probably love Higurashi..
Both give a similar feeling: New guy arrives to a little village, and certain dark events start happening that are somehow related to a young mysterious girl. Slow and creepy atmosphere that makes you want to find out what´s going on. Brilliant ost and VA´s. Personally I enjoyed Shiki more, because it gives a deeper development to its characters and a more intricate plot. Still, Both are awesome animes that will keep you thrilled till the end, so if you enjoyed one, you will probably enjoy the other.
Well, both series are Mystery genres..
They give the same scary feeling due to the lots of creepy deaths all over the stories.
Yet, both show the main male character wiling to stop this "supernatural phenomenon".
Also a special mention to the cure of the music, which both serie have.
If you enjoyed one of those, you might probably enjoy the other as well!
The difference in shows is that in Another we don't know what is happening and why so it has to be investigated. However, in Shiki we know the cause of the deaths from the start and are simply observing everything from the distance, watching how characters will deal with the issue.
Other than that, shows are very similar. In both shows people suddenly start to die.In Another people from one class die and in Shiki in one of the villages.
In both shows characters try to find the cause and stop it. Both shows start slow but eventually end up in blood bath. Both shows have quiet a lot of under developed characters though in Another it is more eye burning.
Shiki and Another are mystery and horror anime that share the same type of overall dread for the viewer. They take place in a quiet and sleepy town that soon gives way to the chaos and paranoia flowing within everyone's psyche. They also feature mysterious girls whose presence and existence psychologically bash everyone else's sanity and causes a train-wreck, chain-reaction-like phenomenon, that leaves many dead and others messed up from the sheer horror and unspeakable events that unfold. Both series, especially Shiki, also offer really unique animation and creepy background music. If you liked watching one of them I highly recommend trying out the other.
Both fall under the horror genre and give off similar vibes by establishing a slow-paced mystery in order to create suspense. Shiki focuses on character and buildup, while Another uses foreshadowing and atmosphere.
Perhaps creepy at times, and shocking at others.
Worthy of mentioning is that the writer for Another is the husband for the writer of Shiki. Truly, the greatest love story ever told.
Shiki is similar to both Another and Mirai Nikki. This is because again the anime shares characters and themes. The main protagonist in Shiki could be argued of being either the girl or boy, but I myself think it is the boy. Though this might sound as if it juxtaposes with the recommended anime's it doesn't. It is really quite similar. Shiki's main theme is that of death. Death is like the central for the plot as the town gets consumed by it one by one. Without giving too much away, this anime also shares the theme of fantasy, or rather, supernatural. This is another positive point to this anime that may lure many viewers in. Personally, I think that this anime is a little more retro feeling rather than the luxury art you gain through Another and Mirai Nikki. I would highly recommend this anime to those who have enjoyed the other anime's I have recommended.
While Shiki is more of a thriller than a horror, they both take place in a small rural town. Mysterious, supernatural deaths are also something the two series share. The protagonist in each show tries to uncover the truth behind the deaths.
Both series involves events in small village involving deaths surrounded by mystery. Both anime(s) have that thriller like atmosphere that leaves cliffhangers and horror themed conclusions.
A great series for viewers interested in horror fiction and mystery alike.
Both have a creepy and mysterious undertone in the beginning, and both turn out gory in the end but Another is more extreme
Both series deal with the supernatural as found in a cloistered community, and the drastic measures which must be taken to deal with the danger to humanity. Shiki is more cerebral and philosophical; Another is more of an excellent demonstration of classic horror tropes.
Both are small out of place towns, that are surrounded by nature, cut off from the rest of the world.
they also have a boy moving from the city to live in the town.
the sense of mystery is more blunt in Another, but they both portray horror thats absolutely wonderful, if you love blood and killing.
both have outbreak of killings as the story progresses, which are visually graphic, which is the BEST!
they both question humanity and how their brain works when put under pressure of murder and how they act accordingly towards finding an answer in different ways.
Both are a horror genre with a bit of mystery. Both are great anime, though I think I enjoyed another's finale more than Shiki. Both have a supernatural element that drives the story forward. Gore is also on the same levels.
If you're familiar with the horror-genre, you probably know that moving to a small town isn't really the recipe for a carefree life. Both protagonists find themselves surrounded by unknown enemies and it is their job to stop either the spreading of a 'virus' (Shiki) or to lift a curse (Another). Regardless which anime you choose to watch, there'll be enough deaths, blood and mystery to the story to leave you wondering what will happen next.
Both seem to be pretty remote towns
Both have an outbreak of deaths
The citizens in both don't seem to have any idea for what to do
Both have a pretty good suspenseful aura
Both don't hold back on showing the killing
In both, a new guy moves to a small town. Shortly after, strange and sudden deaths start to occur, and the main character attempts to find out why. Both anime have gory scenes, involve the living dead, contain mystery, and give off that same eerie feeling.
Both are scary, creepy, and the psychological elements are both well-made!
Most important of all, THERE is MADNESS which leads to people to slaughter each other!
Both animes are in the Mystery genre, they have many deaths in an area, and have unnatural causes of death. Both also put me on the edge of my seat and had a good story in my opinion.
Both have a new kid moving to a new, small town. Slowly, people start dying due to supernatural causes.
New guy comes to town and notices that weird stuff is happening and wants to get to solve mystery. Both anime are full of mystery and horror. They have the same feel. Both also have good likable characters. Both are filled with emotion and have tragic killings.
Both MCs move into villages where something is clearly wrong. Both anime also have their fair share of creepiness and bloody fights.
It must be acknowledged that both Another and Mirai Nikki are similar in more ways than one can imagine. Coincidentally, both Another and Mirai Nikki are of the fantasy genre as well as the horror genre. The fact these anime's share both of my favourite genre's is enough to lead me in, but there's more. Also, both of these anime's have the same themes present within them. These themes consist of death and teenagers. These themes continue throughout every episode. Both are very dark and have similar characters. I shall explain further. Mirai Nikki's main central focus is around a girl. This is also subsequent of the anime, Another. They both also have the sub-protagonist of a male in both anime's. The male in both anime's also helps further the plot, by being the female's goal. Both anime's also have exquisite art. I would highly recommend this anime if you liked and loved Another, and vise versa.
Both are school-based horrors. Both have supernatural themes. Both are violent and gory. Another has what some interpret as romance, while Mirai Nikki has romance.
Both have a guy and a girl pairing focused on as the main characters
both have supporting characters dieing/murdered around them as the anime progresses
both question the existence of humanity, if one wants to survive in this game/curse, they have to do what ever it takes to win/solve to keep themselves from dieing.
both have horror in it, that is cringe worthy, and the mystery is more exposed in Another, but mirai nikki is questionable.
Both are well made shows involving mass death and killing. The two also both involve a female lead who is nice, but seems a little too willing to kill people when necessary. It also involves a death of many main and supporting characters, as well as each of those characters killing each other. The relationship between the two main characters is similar, where the boy likes the girl and knows she's misunderstood, and she likes him, but there's a hint of distrust.
Both have a dark haunting atmosphere and in both characters resort to violence in case to survive
Mirrai Nikki and Another is similar in the sense that it is all mystery, thriller, and somewhat school-relatred. They both contain death of many people related to the game(Mirrai Nikki) and the curse(Another).
If you enjoy horror I would recommend Mirai Nikki
Death is the main subject in both of the anime.If you are looking for better story line involve dramatic death scenes,then mirai nikki would be likely a best choice.
Both are really cool horror anime with a strange mystery going on in the story. And both the main protagonists are boys who don't fully understand what's going on.
It's similar in terms of dark and psychological. More supernatural than Mirai Nikki and is more eerie than Mirai Nikki too. Overall a good anime though, would highly recommend the watch.
Gothic ghost mysteries of some form. A girl is invisible to all except one for a particular reason.
Both series have a high school boy protagonist joined by an unusual female student who goes overlooked or is ignored by others (Another because of curse-related superstitions, Tasogare Otome because she's a ghost), and deal with the frightening and dangerous results of curses and superstitions relating to their school. Overall they both have a similar dark ambiance and ocassional disturbing moments, resulting in both series giving off a similar feeling.
Same Genre, you get a similar eerie feeling while watching. Both series also contain that same "mystery" that makes you curious and want to keep watching.. to find the answer in the end.
They both have a supernatural/horror element while involving a very peculiar girl who is in a way directly connected to the supernatural element. Besides that they both have some mysteries, both stories develop in a high school and they both have a dark atmosphere.
Revolves around the similar theme of someone who already has died but keeps their presence in the world of the living. Another has a more serious tone while Tasogare Otome x Amnesia has more comedy. Both series however involves mystery.
Both have in common because its based in a school theme and only main protagonist can see ghost. Similar genres Supernatural,Horror,Thriller and action but the difference Tasogare Otome x Amnesia contains romance and comedy.
Both have:people who see dead, mysteries involving things that happened in the past,normal boy with a mysterious girl,terror school.
Both are Horror/Dramas where their is a mystery surronding the girl charcther and the guy finds out about her past in both when noone else knows.
Most of the show is inscrutable plot exposition, but when it comes time for bitches to die, you get your money's worth, no doubt.
It takes quite a bit longer for the mayhem to kick in in Blood-C, but once it does, it's pretty brutal.
You like blood and gore? Yeah, both series offer that. Some characters also seem very similar to each other. In my opinion, both of these series also kick some major booty. So that's how they're similar. *shrug* That's about it. Hope you enjoy 'em! :D
Both of these anime series involves a small town or community where mysterious murders takes place. Of course from there, you can expect blood being spilled in both series as the mystery and psychological themes begin to take hold.
Both series also revolves around the school setting and the main character tries to put an end to the deaths.
Both series also contain horror themes and gore so expect violence, freak accidents, and death. If you can take all those, then these two anime series will be a good watch.
Without spoiling anyone I can say that at the end of Blood-c, Saya looked very much like Mei.
With Saya's twintails, if you cut them at the banded part her hair would be the same length, style and colour as Mei's hair.
They both wear an odd looking red and black school uniform.
They are both supernatural in one way or another.
The endings in both shows reveal a major TWEEEEST.
There's also a similarity on their faces but you'll have to watch the end of Blood-c to find it out.
Both are entertaining if you want to switch your brains off and enjoy some fair amount of gore paired with ridiculous writing and character development.
Even though the stories are different, the similarities are defined in the horror. Both anime's tend to build up some sort of suspense as the series comes to an end, and as a complex story starts to unroll, it really does get your imagination to go somewhere.
Well, it has some gore and a very interesting, well-thinked strory and awesome characters, that has you longing for more and watching one episode after another.
Lots of mysteries, little dose of horror, good drama and brilliant story.
Both series take place in and around an abnormal school, with its students trying desperately to understand their situation with deaths taking place pretty much constantly. In Angel Beats! death is cheap (and impermanent), but Another plays for keeps.
Both deal with the theme of death
Both have a quiet girl who is at first portrayed as the enemy, yet the protagonist in each series cannot help being drawn to her.
The main purpose why I've chosen to suggest you watch Angel Beats is because these 2 anime really have a lot of common; characters' setup, atmosphere, etc. I mean, when you are watching it, you feel the same tranquility, though Another has some elements of mystery, horror... But, let's get back to the main matter; if you really liked Another( I think that I'm absolutely right), you must see Angel Beats because these two anime are masterpieces and, AB is even more wonderful than Another.
These two anime series are similar at the start. A girl is somewhat lonesome, and a guy goes and talks to her even when the others tell him that he shouldn't do so, which eventually leads to a chain of events that the protagonists would need to risk their lives to stop. Very similar but completely different storyline each with their own deep meaning, which are very fitting to the story.
Not sure if its truly right to compare something so early in its debut but
Judging purely from episode 1 of Another, both series' share:
- a similar eery atmosphere
- psychological horror genre?
- a dark mystery in need of uncovering
- a similar look, use of music and mood
- a main male protagonist who has had a death in the family
Both have a whole mystery curse theme. Leaves you coming up with different theories on what's going to happen. They're both creepy and chilling. Very good series. :)
Both take place in a small mountain town with a middle school boy being part of a mystery and involved with death.
- a similar eery atmosphere
- psychological horror genre
- a dark mystery in need of uncovering
- a similar look, use of music and mood
Supernatural phenomenon or ghost stories have been one of our greatest interest. Both anime offers that element, wrapped with a solid story which will makes us wonder, what would happen next and you will push the next button continuously.
The mystery element is also intriguing and plays an important role in developing both stories.
Very similar in that there is a supernatural cause making people die. They are both thrillers but Death Note has some deep thinking aspects while Another is Horror
Both are about killing without using hands but in Death Note the killer is the main but in Another the killer is unknown :> but you shall know at the end
in death note they have eyes to see names of other people in Another Misaki has an eye to see the dead people and nearly dead ... both are amazing.
They're similar in the sense that people are dying in the local area and the cause is unknown to the locals which creates some kind of word of mouth legend. With Another, it's set in a school and you don't know the killer. With Death Note, the anime is from the killer's, Kira's, perspective. The only difference I would say is that Death Note has more aspects of detective work than horror.
These both have the same "aura" when it comes to mysteries . Hyouka is more on club activities while another is more on finding the root.
Although it isn't a horror anime like Another, Hyouka is an excellent anime for those who like mystery. And while for some people Another was lacking in romance/relationships, Hyouka's characters grow and change throughout it. Maybe I'm grasping at straws here because this is my first recommendation, but I think Hyouka is a better version of Another with deeper characters, less blood, and a better plot.
Personally, I find that Hyouka and Another have a similar atmosphere, despite the fact one is a horror and the other is a mystery. Both aren't very lively or comical, neither do they rely on fanservice.
-Almost depressive character with a lead role
-Finding answers plays a large part of the storyline
-One is horror, the other is mystery
-One of which has a highly energetic character
-Hyouka has a slightly notable romantic element
If you've watched either of these, I'm pretty sure you'll also like the other due to the similar feel and foundation behind each.
a kid comes to live in a rural town and is greeted by his class with open arms.
also the town is f---ed up but no biggie.
supernatural stuff happens
people are "mysteriously" disappearing every episode
MC should have GTFO'd out of there ASAP
Both series revolves around the main protagonist moving to a new town and mysteries taking place. Psychological, mystery, and horror themes are present in both series as strange incidents occurs as each episode moves on.
Both anime involve a newcomer to the area with similar circumstances (everyone welcomes him, both look similar, want to find out more about strange events which have been happening, etc). Both anime also have a theme of death surrounded by mysterious circumstances.
Students of a certain school are involved with something supernatural and they experience tragic deaths and accidents.
Groups of high school students are killed in mysterious ways by some seemingly supernatural occurrence. Another goes outside of the school while Corpse Party only takes place inside a school, but the school buildings are similar and creepy (despite Another's being to a far lesser extent). They have similar character designs and the characters have similar psychological breakdowns due to the extreme situations they are placed in, but Corpse Party is about ten times gorier than Another.
Tragic and scary stories happening in schools which have myths. Corpse party has even more gore contents than Another, and it is a collection of short stories instead of a season-long series. Hysteria, screams, blood and deaths.
In both anime, the main character meets a mysterious girl and the pair finds themselves in the middle of danger (in Another, a deadly curse - in Denpateki, a string of serial killings as well as a cult-like prankster group). The investigations build up similar atmospheres; though Denpateki is a bit more serious than Another, they both take a look into the psychology behind the characters and each has its fair share of death/gore/crazy people/plot twists.
Denpa teki na Kanojo > Another
Both of these anime are dark mysteries with gruesome deaths involving high school students.
Both Anime has an unknown presence
Very suspenseful, and mysterious
Similar character designs.
In essence, both series are handled by the same producer, P.A. Works. Hence, the characters' designs are a bit similar. But beyond that, the atmosphere of both shows shares a few similarities. They seem to be calm and shrouded by mystery.
The main female protagonist has somewhat similar personalities in being rather in the dark and not too outgoing around others.
Both series also takes place in a school life setting.
There is a mysterious type of feeling going around the background that invites questions which needs answers.
Both dealing with unnatural phenomenons and surrounded in mystery. The emotional leaps and ecchi that were in Steins;Gate are not present in Another, but I would say you should at least give it a shot. I enjoyed it.
Slow beginnings, but with a final sprint that leaves the viewer stunned. Both thrilling stories that make you desperate to see what happens next (when they start to get going, at least). There are supernatural elements, shocking scenes, and mysterious occurrences in both. Lastly, both are somewhat psychological and leave you with that delicious "Wait - that didn't just happen, did it?" feeling.
They are horror mystery involving teenagers and death. I can't give away more else I'll spoil stuff.
Both contain a lot of gore and violence. Another has this gloomy feel when your watching it. The MC doesn't have any friends and is unfamiliar with the environment. While Higurashi contains a lot of interactions between friends in a more friendlier atmosphere.
But the main reason why those series are so similar is because both are focused on uncovering the truth behind a mysterious curse, which causes a lot of bizarre and unexpected deaths.
The mood of the 2013 adaptation of Rozen Maiden has a similar feeling in comparison to Another. Otherwise, there's also the themes of dolls present in both series as well as a mysterious atmosphere. Both series also deals with a normal boy whose life becomes abnormal after a faithful day.
Both series' OP song are also handled by ALI PROJECT.
Very similar atmosphere. Themes of dolls and humans, loneliness and isolation, finding a place in life where you belong.
Just check the cover... Need I say more? lol... Just kidding...
In all seriousness though..
* Both have weird Female lead
* Both of them have an eye Patch
* Both Male lead are almost identical
* Both series required a whole new level of imagination to be created
* Both series will leave you clueless in a different way though for each of them
* Both series are so alike yet so different :D
Guaranteed though that everyone will enjoy both..
They are both short, 12 episode animes that take place in a school setting. The female protagonists both have a thing for eye patches and are considered "unusual" or alienated by their classmates. They both behave differently from everyone else and manage to drag the male protagonists into their strange sphere of influence, thereby setting him apart from his fellow peers as well. As time passes the boys naturally dissolve into the unusual world that the girls are "trapped" in and become a pillar of support for them. The happiness of the girls becomes the boys' primary goal above all else.
1. Main character with a physical illness moves to the countryside.
2. He befriends a girl who is an outcast/bullied by the social group they belong to.
3. He protects the girl even though he doesn't know her backstory.
Whilst watching Another I was thinking how similar it was to H20, it wasn't the story line but more the characters. You have the boy who is sick and moves to the country side and the classmates who keep secrets, as well as the girl who is treated different from the rest of the class. H20 is what Another would be without Horror.
Both are thriller/suspense dealing with the supernatural. Both have an ominous and eerie atmosphere. Another was the first series Shinsekai Yori reminded me of. That's gotta account for something, right? lol
While these two shows may seem very different at face value, they have quite quite a lot of similarities. To briefly point out their differences, Shinsekai Yori is much more science fiction/fantasy oriented where as Another is horror. On the other hand (looking at similarities now) Shinksekai Yori does retain a similar horror vibe as "Another". The scary moments in Shinsekai Yori, similar to Another, are centred around the setting and have a lot to do with a classroom environment.
The whole school-life setting amidst the fantastical world the characters dwell in is strongly appealing in Shinsekai Yori and the school aspect of it is also very similar to Another.
Both the protagonists have secrets in their family that help drive the stories to their conclusion and the final ending. It is a dark Gothic with lots of death and a nice mystery of trying to figure out the bigger picture.
Both anime's involve the main character that has a strange eye colour than everyone else,
which makes them able to see dead people and spirits (good or bad)
The setting revolves around mysterious happenings at school or at other places and with their specialty, they are able to help others out with there problems.
Both are bloody horrors where the main charcther is suddenly surrounded by horrible deaths when introudeced to a new place,Gantz is more of a Action where as Another is more of a Mystery.
In both, Another and Kara no Kyoukai (all 7 films), you get the same feeling, that creepy and scary feeling. Both are masterpieces in their genre (horror, supernatural, etc.) and they are worth your time to watch them. They also have gore parts in where you can see how the person is actually dying, or how their extremities are cut and stuff. As I just said, they're masterpieces that no one should miss.
Both of these anime's fall under the horror, supernatural, and thriller genre! Both female protagonists have black haired, red eye color, and lack showing emotions. Both anime's have a big deal that revolve around the idea's of death and curses. And both are very entertaining and mystical to watch!
First of all, it's all about the suspense and the atmosphere of the anime! The creepiness and awesomeness and all the exciting mysteries and... ah! *fakes cough* What I mean to say it, they're both amazing ;3
Both series contain plenty of mystery revolving around mysterious deaths and suspense. Both series' plots are twisted and contain plot holes as confusion and horror spreads as the episode progresses.
Both series contain a cast of characters that begin to lose themselves in hopelessness as the murders continues in unfit matters. Additionally, some of the murders are graphic and increasingly violent as the death count toll piles up.
Both have the same basic premise: A teenage male transfer student comes to a new town and meets a beautiful, strange, and nonetheless intriguing heroine. Denpa is more comedy and harem with some sci-fi, while Another plays with the horror genre. Both are awesome.
Another and Aku no Hana give off the same eerie feeling, they're both very real and psychological, and have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what may or may not happen. Another is more shifted in the horror category where as Aku no Hana lies deeply in the Psychological.
Besides art style being pretty similar, themes and atmospheres of both animes coincide with each other, especially during about episode 6 on from Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi when more of a school genre is introduced. Both series can get emotiona and deal with mystery solvingl as well with themes of death however, Another is much more darker than Kamisama while Kamisama is much more emotional.
they are murder mysteries, and when I watched Another, i continually thought "i should watch Paranoia Agent again"
and to be honest, how the victims die is hilarious, dying in ways that would have a 1:500 chance happening [Another] and dying by a "little kid" [PA], is just funny as hell.
Both have mystery elements and an assailant who is after multiple characters in the show. Another is far more gory/gruesome but there are a fair share of bloody scenes in Kotoura-San. Both also involve high school daily life but with a twist.
If you longing for a mesmerizing artworks from P.A. Works, 'Another' will give you a gloomy and mysterious (opposite to Hanasaku's calming and nostalgic) yet realistic atmosphere due to it's wonderful artworks
Another shows a striking resemblance to Chihiro's Arc during the first half of the show.
Both shows deal with the concept of existence itself and how existence is influenced by circumstances and perception of the subject.
Ef takes the course of justifying existence by one's own awareness, in contradiction to Another, where all justification of existence is founded by the awareness of others.
And the eye-patch is not just a coincidence...
In essence, both these series contain the elements of horror, mystery, and the thriller like feelings when you watch its progressing episodes. In other words, there are some cliffhangers that leaves the viewers wondering "what will happen next?"
At any rate, Another and Ghost Hunt are similar in a variety of ways. Both series contains a school like setting where mystery is present. Additionally, the main protagonist is accompanied by a girl throughout the series with all the strange phenomenon going around.
Both series although different in terms of story structure builds itself through suspense, horror, and mystery.
Both series' characters are also teenagers and thus has an urge to be curious and solve complications going around them despite the potential dangers. Both series overall should be an entertaining watch for those into detective fiction with a little added horror and thriller like ending vibes to them.
Contains that psychological feeling that you get after watching both series as the Protagonist gets paranoid. It also has that thriller-like style where each episode leaves off on some sort of cliffhanger that leaves the viewers wondering "what's going to happen next?"
The theme of dolls is heavily represented in both anime. Though Another is more light hearted than Rozen Maiden, they still share many of the same aspects.
Rozen Maiden focuses more on how to make your life better when it gets bad, whereas Another mostly just tries to scare you. Both are really similar and interesting...
In my opinion; if you are planning on watching both, it would be better to watch Rozen Maiden first.