English: Psychic Squad
Synonyms: Absolutely Lovely Children, ZKC
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2008 to Mar 29, 2009
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.611 (scored by 4305 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
action comedy supernatural
Recommendations Submitted by Users
Both of these hyper comedy series were produced almost by a lot of same staff. Notice the similar format in on-screen advisory, commercial phrases, lyrics mark-up, etc.
Both are wacky over-the-top comedy anime that don't take themselves too seriously. They're done by the same studio, so the animation is very similar. You might also hear some of the same seiyuu, and the soundtracks are composed by the same person.
Zettai Karen Children replaced Hayate in it's timeslot, but besides that... there are hints of 4th wall comedy in ZKC and Hayate is primarily 4th wall humor. Finally.. both are directed by the same person
Both are done by the same animation production company; Synergy SP. They also share a few of the seiyuu casts. Several characters also make some cameos in a few episodes. Finally, both are fun to watch.
If you finished watching Hayate, but still want more of him, watch Zettai Karen Children. The characters from Hayate make several appearances in Zettai Karen Children.
Hayate no Gotoku and Zettai Karen Children have pretty much same kind of sense of humour. Plots are not similar at all, but if you found Hayate no Gotoku funny, you could like Zettai Karen Children too.
Both of these are action and comedy series and both of these also have some parodies (in Zettai Karen Children you can spot some of Hayate no Gotokus characters). These two animes were also directed by same person.
If you liked Hayate no Gotoku or Zettai Karen Children you might enjoy the other one also.
For starters, both series has great comedy that is presented in a lighthearted mood with a fun sense of humor.
The series' main female protagonist has similar personalities who often wants to be the center of things and relying on the main protagonist. They have a strange relationship. As time goes on, it seems that the female protagonist from both series holds affections for the main main protagonist.
Both series has humorous dialogues that are sometimes over exaggerated as well.
Both series has drama, comedy, and some emotions at times in various episodes.
explores relationships between normal people and those with superpowers
In both series, there is the theme of characters who possesses super powers. Some of these characters are considered a threat to society as well.
Both series' main male protagonist has similar personalities.
In both series, there is a lighthearted background as well as science fiction themes.
Both series also touches upon some romance with comedy and drama added to the mix.
Both shows deal with the concept of kids with psychological powers, having certain levels, whether they are too powerful or not to be part of society, or if a seperate place is needed for them. They also feature for the main characters, girls.
Both take place in a city of espers (people with supernatural powers) and normals living side by side. Main character is a powerful esper girl who fights crime with her friends and has high esper level.
Where Railgun has a more mature style Zettai Karen Children has a way more mature humor which makes it hard to tell who are the main audiences of these series. Both series have their peeks of fanservice here and there but not in a disturbing level if you're a girl and don't like that stuff.
Both Anime orient around the day-to-day lives of three school-age girls' in an unfamiliar or overblown situation as they are special. Due to their "specialty" they are used by organizations for the better of mankind. Both containing themes such as:
- Reason for being; "Am I a Puppet/Weapon for this organization?", etc.
- Discrimination; Inhuman Powers/Genetically engineered. Discriminated against for being above human.
- Family; E.g. Being with those they love./ Non-"traditional" family.
- Life Lessons; Growing up in the world you're faced with and overcoming the hardships.
- Female leads
- "School" setting; Principles, vice-principles, teachers & students.
- "Zettai Karen Children!"; "Absolutely adorable Children" - Kids are cute, and you'll end up feeling like a parent.
The style seen in Zettai Karen Children is unlike any I've ever seen before. That is to say it's unique in a good way. With around 50+ episodes this anime is very paced which allows for the lengthy character development within its large and diverse cast.
Despite the large cast every character is entirely original in their personalities, they all live as "one-big family" within the (often cramped) confines of the HQ. Which almost always leads to havock in the event of a misunderstanding, its these type of episodes which stray from the main-story which make the characters come alive. It is quite literally the Hogwarts of Zettai Karen Children.
But the large cast isn't everything this series has to offer. Its main arc focuses around the clash or two organizations, with neither really being the villain. Episodes which show Kyosuke as the protagonist lead to the HQ of the Psychic Squad being the antagonist and vice-versa. Thought quite limited in their frequency these episodes change in pace vastly from the norm, usually leading the squad of girls confused as to whom they should believe in[Life lessons]. Though generally these are always entertaining to see.
Overall, it may be too early to say as I've only seen the two latest episodes of Coppelion, though with the way this anime is structured it should be quite similar enough for viewers to also like Zettai Karen Children.
This was my first review so I apologise if this is poorly presented.
Both series are about superpowered children fighting against superpowered foes in a world of espers and science.
The kids in ZKC are gradeschoolers rather than middle schoolers but are part of an elete force that combats esper criminals. ZKC is however less serious than Railgun for the most part however, often protrayed through the fact that 'the children' are bratty and abuse their powers a lot.
Both series involves around espers that are measured by levels that determines their degree of powers.
Both series' main male protagonist has similar personalities and are protective to those he cares about. They often go through lengths to help others in need.
Both series features some super power themes and antagonists who also has their own supernatural abilities.
Both series also contains comedy, drama, and even some romance.
These two animes have a slight simillarity when it comes to psychic abilities. In Terra e, those who possess psychic power are called Mu's while on Zettai Karen Children they are called Espers. On top of that these people who possess these psychic abilities are somewhat hated by normal people.
I really don't know why, but the first half of D.Gray-man and the whole of Zettai Karen Children sort of feel similar even though ZKC is no where near as serious as DGM. Allen and Shiho are pretty similar to be honest as well, which I find funny xD and both series are pretty lolsome too.