Both are the stories about a cyberspace layered on the real world. The concepts and details are bit more confusing and scientific in SEL. SEL is a must watch for anyone who like sci-fi anime like Dennou Coil.
It fuses virtual reality with the real world, but while Serial Experiments Lain philosophizes about god and people, Denno Coil avoids the god issues and instead talks about the connection between and among people. Both stories are surprisingly deep even as the main characters are all children.
It deals with cyberspace interference with normal, real world. Although it's not as dark & deep as Serial Experiments Lain it surely is well crafted and the plot will keep you wanting to watch the whole series.
Both of these Anime deal with the relationship between the real world and a virtual world that has begun to intrude past the traditional boundary between the two. Whoever, while Lain is more complex and is more focused on character interactions, Dennou Coil is more light hearted and easier to understand, and has more "Action" scenes.
Both shows involve a blend of cyberspace and the real world, and the main characters of both shows are grade school girls.
While Serial Experiments Lain is darker, overall, and has more subversive, symbolic elements, questioning things about life, existence, etc... Dennou Coil evades all of that and just gives us some lighthearted adventures in the cyber world.
There is conflict introduced in Dennou Coil, but it's never quite as heavy handed about the thematic elements of it's story as Serial Experiments Lain is.
Denno Coil and Noein tell rather unconventional stories in which children must deal with extraordinary circumstances such as a cybernetic world that mingles with reality in the first case and time travel in the second case. In both cases, a different dimension threatens to bring about destruction and the possibilities that arise from the existence of different worlds is handled in an intelligent and highly original way. For a fresh take on sci-fi themes with out of the ordinary character designs and very fluid animation these titles are a must see.
Dennou Coil is also a sci-fi adventure revolving around children whose world is crossed with another 'universe' (virtual reality in this case). It also boasts endearing characters, a well-developed world with unique sci-fi elements and some surprisingly cool action-scenes. So if you liked Noein, check out Dennou Coil.
Even though the storylines of these series are pretty different, both Dennou Coil and Noein and unique, innovative series with elements that you don't see very much in most anime. Both have a similar feel to them, involve high technology, and contain common thematic elements.
What at first glance seems to be a children story turns out to be involving well written story with a twist. Writing is convoluted and infodumbing. Characters are developing throughout the series. Great production quality especially motion animation. Finally there's imaginative and original setting
Both have a heart-warming story about friendships, and maturity. The cast of characters involve a journey into the realizations of adulthood - although this is more apparent in Noein than it is in Dennou Coil.
The animes also take a slower pace at developing the story, and setting, but unravels it very gently.
Also have a science fiction setting, and involves delving into the pros and cons of technology.
While the settings are vastly different (Futuristic computerized city, verses rural small town) the over all themes dealt with in the two series are very similar. Loss of loved ones and learning to move on, understanding what is real and what is fake, etc.
Haibane Renmei and Denno Coil may seem very different at first glance, HR taking place in an environment deprived of modern technology while DC focuses on the borders between reality and the internet but the spirit of both shows is remarkably similar. Both deal with young female leads who must learn how to adjust to unusual circumstances surrounded by mystery in a world where things are not as they at first may seem. The original take on this theme is enhaced by thoughtful moments and a subdued but very lush artwork. What truly seals the deal in establishing a kinship between the two titles is the relationship between two young girls: a certain emotional healing takes place in HR and DC, providing excellent character development through and through.  read more
In both these series, the ultimate conflict involves an emotionally damaged girl having to come to terms with her past trauma through the help and friendship of another girl. The latter parts of both series have a similar mood.
They are both about young people coming to trust others and move on from the past. Endearing, believable cast of characters combined with a surreal setting that both warms and chills the viewer, makes these two more similar at heart than any other series that are recommended.
Small, personal stories of drama and exploration set in a fascinating, "big" setting. Both are likely to leave you wanting to find out far more about the world they take place in than is revealed while following the footsteps of only a few people in it and their limited viewpoint. Dennou Coil is soft sci-fi; Haibane Renmei is spiritual fantasy.
Imagine Digimon Tamers' first arc with better animation and without the mandated toy tie-ins, and you'll basically have Dennou Coil. A group of children have secret adventures in a world where computer-generated artificial creatures interface with reality, and clash with the adults who want to regulate and control that world. While Dennou Coil lacks Tamers' monster battles and apocalyptic themes, both shows tackle psychological issues with the same respect for their child protagonists. In Dennou Coil as in Tamers, children are explored as full human beings, and neither show pulls it's punches when it comes to showing children going through bad things. The shows also share a stong sense of place and community.  read more
Both are good sci-fis featuring children solving mysteries having to do with digital creatures, programs/viruses and a virtual/digital world. They are notable for being rather serious and realistic for shows featuring child protagonists, but also have their light-hearted and humorous moments.
Both involve children being forced into adult situations by the influence of digital entities. They both explore the characters' pasts, why they act the way they do now, and what the digital world had to do with it.
Similar theme of the relation between a group of children and a world of technology, though it doesn't have fantasy monsters, the animation is much more modern and the story a bit more mature while staying light-hearted enough.
Same atmosphere and mysterious "unseen worlds" like parallel dimensions. In Dennou Coil it's virtual reality, home of cyberpets while in Ghost Hound it's the home of ghosts. There are kids in both series who try to discover these worlds.
Involves kids living a second, overlayed "meta" reality without the full awareness of their parents, or participation of adults.
Ultimately, their activities relate to something going very wrong and spilling over into the real world.
In both series, there is a gap between fantasy and reality that is explored.
Both series make a connection with its character cast (similar age range) and takes a setting in a somewhat utopia like world. From that world, there is supernatural and mysteries that surrounds the events presented throughout both series.
Both series features layers and layers of mystery, some which are unique and becomes a source of plot device in both series.
In .hack,the virtual world is an MMORPG,in denno coil,the virtual world is accessed by wearing cyber glasses,both worlds have big mysteries and urban legends concerning their creations that the characters try to figure out,that's just the start,there's more similarities but i don't want to spoil the show,i'll let you discover them.
Denno coil has more action and comedy (the comedy is very present in the first half of the show,it almost completely disapears in the second half) while .hack has a slower pace.
Without giving too much information, .hack had a virtual reality that somehow had an effect on the real world. The whole time I was watching Dennou Coil, all I could think about was .hack. Dennou Coil had situations that made me concerned, afraid, and sad for the characters. These were the same feelings I had when watching this particular .hack. The story and animation are different, but I believe they have similar world concepts and moving themes.
Both stories have middle school girls as the main characters with a twist thrown in, the settings share a similar small-town feel and have very well done animation. Dennou Coil is more serious and features science fiction elements while Kamichu! is more light-hearted slice of life with fantasy elements. Both a very enjoyable and of great quality with interesting ideas.
Both series immerse you in a future of day to day technology far beyond our own, yet taken from a perspective of rediscovering the wonder of said technology. While Denno Coil's main cast is far younger than Eve, they both have their unique takes on what this future could be, and spin a story worthy of attention. Both are hidden gems - you should take note of.
Mysteries hidden in the alleyways and streets of human civilization, secrets that people hold and forgotten memories. Experiences that can be terrifying yet at times not so bad.
If the part of Dennou Coil or Durarara!! that you liked the best is the urban mystery (internet rumors, urban legends, unexplainable(?) phenomena) with a colorful cast of characters, try the other out.
Everything is ocmpletely different, but the feeling you get while watching Durarara!! is the same as the one in Dennou Coil. In both of them, character development in great, there are some amazing plot twists and both of them are looking more into what happened in the past (Celty's head vs. Who's 4432) then what will happen in the future (eg. in Naruto you're wondering if he will save Sasuke or not). If you liked iether of them because of the sotry and plot twists, you're definatelly gonna adore the other one as well.
The "encodes" used in Dennou Coil are very reminiscent of the enigmatic style of alchemy seen in Fullmetal Alchemist. Interestingly the symbols and patterns, despite being apparently pretty much just magic, are justified as "science" and technology in both series. Like Fullmetal Alchemist, Dennou Coil is also very much a "coming of age" story that has somewhat darker tones occasionally, especially towards the end. I would recommend that fans of Fullmetal Alchemist watch an episode or two to see if they enjoy it.
It only occurred to me several days after I'd finished Dennou Coil that it had some pretty interesting similarities to FMA 2003 (not Brotherhood):
- Both series explore very complex themes, such as meaning of humanity and the nature of reality, that becomes apparent over time.
- Both series have exceptional characterisation, the most notable factor being young children as protagonists who are depicted with a somewhat dark realism.
- Both series have a lot of meticulous, intricate detail (particularly Coil) that affect the plot and characters in unexpected ways.
- Not to mention Coil has 'cyber encode arrays' that look intriguingly similar to FMA's transmutation circles!
They are both excellent anime, so anyone who likes FMA should check out the severely underrated Dennou Coil. read more
The two series has several similarities: A group of children in a futuristic setting, getting involved in an incident that eventually they'll have to investigate to explore and solve its hidden mystery that is affecting their very lives. While both series has mature themes, Loups=Garous contain scenes that may be disturbing for some viewers.
The two series take place in the not-so-distant future, with Dennou Coil being a couple decades from now with the influence of Augmented Reality glasses, and Planetes half a century with the space revolution reaching the general public. Both take a realistic approach at handling these future technologies that isn't too over the top. Plot-wise, they take a light-hearted Slice-of-Life start for the first half, and a serious dramatic plot for the last half too. Both series have their funny episodes, serious episodes, and a good amount of WHAM and character development. Both also have high-quality input production, with Planetes taking advice from JAXA and Dennou Coil having been in production for years with a veteran director/producer behind the project. read more
Do not let the friendly nature of Cybercoil and Texhnolyze deceive you. With the development of innovations, wearing technologically advanced glasses comes to be the standard norm, both for children and adults, the same way how the citizens of Lux become overly dependent of their texhnolyzed limbs as well as the techno-vision provided by their robotic extremities. The more the kids of Dennoi Coil try to uncover the truth behind their glasses the darker the story becomes, as it is in Texhnolyze where the viewer comes to understand that such prosthetics come with a ruthless price.
Ghost Hunt and D. coil both have people investigating strange experiences. D. Coil deals with a technological occurrences while Ghost Hunt is looking into the paranormal. They both have great character development
They share a similar light hearted and adventurous atmosphere, with enough action here and there to keep you engaged. They are both relatively slow pacing(quite similar but not the same) and both series deals with problems of the world/society. Towards the end, you will want to ponder about the world that they live in. The side characters have realistic traits in contrast to other anime which uses them to "make the story more interesting" or as stupid lame ass comedians.
The major difference is that in Dennou Coil, the story gains intensity towards the ending while Higashi no Eden retains the slow pacing throughout.
Another difference is while Dennou Coil's focus is more on adventure and mystery, Higashi no Eden is more on comedy, action and romance.
The overall feeling is similar. There are little differences in genre, intensity, story/character driven and pacing. This is unlike pairing Higashi no Eden with Mirai Nikki and unlike pairing Dennou Coil with Serial Experiment Lain. The overall feeling that you get from those pairing is just way too different.
If you liked the adventure in Dennou Coil, or if you liked the action in Higashi no Eden, you will probably like the other.
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Something about the presentation of Dennou Coil reminds me of Moyashimon. The soundtrack is very similar in both shows, and both have a similar art style (even though Dennou Coil seems to have better animation).
They also both deal with little cute-looking creatures who run around the world. However, in Moyashimon, only the main character can see these creatures, while in Dennou Coil, it's anybody wearing the glasses.
Dennou Coil is also more focused on cyberspace, while Moyashimon is focused on things happening in the real world, but both shows have their fair share of lighthearted adventure.
While the premise and plotline of both shows are fundamentally different, both have a unique sci-fi setting, with an outwardly "childish" appearance in the art style, but both are aimed at an older demographic.
Both anime don't initially explain the foundation/fundamentals of the worlds they're set in, adding some sense of "mystery" to their settings.
Both series also have simple-looking creatures that make "cute", incoherent noises (Hyo-hyo in Kaiba, and the Mojos and Densuke in Dennou Coil).
Children dealing with weird and odd invisible creatures or entities. Both are supported by an old person; but while in Dennou Coil everyone are able too see the invisible stuff, in Mokke only few humans can do it. Dennou Coil seems to be an urban and technological version of Mokke. Depending on the situation, children enjoy or face these strange beings which are spirits in Mokke and virtual stuff in Dennou Coil.
The biggest difference is the background: Mokke is country, and plays with the nature factor, while Dennou Coil take place in the emerging half-virtual world.
Most users will blame me to compare the masterpiece Akira to Denno Coil, but actually they are similar in some points.
Both storylines are focused in young characters (teenagers Tetsuo/Kaneda in Akira; kids Yasako/Isako in Denno Coil) that have a very unusual behavior in their society. They are "rebels", yougsters that goes against the rules of society to acquire more knowledge about a phenomenon (Akira in Akira; Illegals in Denno Coil) and in both animes they surpass a lot of obstacles to decipher the mysteries hidden in their world.
Another highlight on these animes is the drama: The mix of love/jealousy/betrayal/friendship that develops between the characters is well-build and fascinating. Well, enough babbling and watch Denno Coil and Akira, two great sci-fi anime! read more
Brave Story and Denno Coil both deal with a "normal" child thrust into a world that is half real, half make-believe -- but which nevertheless is dangerous. Themes of alienation, fear, a personal sense of failure, responsibility and the essential fragility of a seemingly strong individual are all present in both anime.
In both anime, the world has gone computerized and virtual; and children spend their time in the virtual world. Additionally, the kids are being attacked by a thing that is supposed to protect them: in Dennou Coil, it's Sacchi; and in Dennou Boukenki, it's the Web Knights.
Denno Coil and Kakurenbo focus on a group of children and their efforts to unravel the truth behind urban legends. Both take place in worlds filled with bizarre events with the idea of playing a game being present. Denno Coil has plenty of light hearted moments, though, while Kakurenbo is considerably darker, stranger, and downward tragic.
Zettai Shounen and Dennou Coil involve children investigating unusual events related to rumors and urban myths/folktales of their respective locales. What is regarded as "real" is questioned in both stories, and the key to solving the mysteries is locked in the protagonist's murky past.
The Ghost in the Shell series, specifically the 'Stand Alone Complex', and Denno Coil feature worlds where the internet has been heavily integrated into society. Each anime shares this feature; however, both take drastically different perspectives. Ghost in the Shell is what some would call a 'hard' science fiction, whereas, under the same scrutiny, Denno Coil would be considered a 'soft' science fiction. I think the adjectives 'hard' and 'soft' to a lot to describe the differences between the anime in terms of art, sound, story, and animation. For example, Ghost in the Shell takes the perspective of agents of the government who have cybernetic implants which they use to kill the bad guys. Denno Coil takes the perspective of children who frequently play games, and solve puzzles. In both cases connecting to the network causes an entire meta-world to open up for the characters to explore. People who enjoyed either of these anime should be able to find some enjoyment in the other for the above mentioned reasons. read more
Two sisters move to a new town full of mysteries and supernatural events. The little sister, Mei in Totoro, and Kyoko in Dennou Coil, resemble each other in the cutest ways. Both anime have a grandmother figure that the sisters look to for help. Lastly, both anime have strange and cute-looking creatures. For example, the "Mojo" in Dennou Coil reminded me of the "dust bunnies" or "soot sprites" in Totoro. Despite that Dennou Coil leans more towards sci-fi, the characters have a very similar feel to them.
future full of electronics, mystery, teenagers work for some secret organization; and one more very similar thing is Adol Brinberg'sYuuko's complex: the character that actually isn't bad does bad things because of hisher ill sibling
Although oriented towards a younger audience, Dennou Coil uses many of the same storytelling techniques and plot elements as Robotics;Notes: an adventure involving near-future technology (including augmented reality), friction between the worlds of adults and children, strange discoveries, characters with mysterious pasts, and life that exists only in computer systems.
Cencoroll and Dennou Coil are quite particular.
While Cencoroll evolves around "real" weird beings, Dennou Coil has "virtual-but-somehow-real" weird beings.
Definitely original interesting stories are another shared part of both anime.
Still, the two share the same sci-fi genre.
Also, somehow i have the feeling that designs can be considered a little similar as well, especially when it comes to the weird creatures around both worlds.
I highly suggest to watch both, since i think a perfect word to describe them is: interesting.
Psycho Pass is definitely a lot more mature and twisted then Dennou Coil, but the worlds are both very similar. The use of holographic displays in everyday use and virtual companions. Psycho Pass is more law enforcement mysteries, where as Dennou Coil is unraveling the truth behind their reality eyeglasses.
The more i watched dennou coil and eureka seven, the more it reminded me of eachother. the illegals and Coralians seemed so similar. there are even human like ones in dennou coil and eureka seven. Also, the Scub Coral reminded me of the coil domain. i think if you liked dennou coil, you might like eureka seven.
- the main two girls in both series both start off start off as enimies but one ends up saving the other in the end.
- While the theme of these anime are different, they both have an aura of mystery where you don't fully understand what is going on until the story is fully unravelled at the very end. This quality is what makes the storytelling of both of them so beautiful.