English: Angel Beats!
Japanese: Angel Beats! (エンジェルビーツ)
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.591 (scored by 134265 users)
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Jun Maeda is the writer of Air, Clannad, Kanon and finally Angel Beats!
Drama has similar fell and has same over the top comedy relieves. Both has great animation and music has been done by same composer.
Both are fairly emotional anime, however Angel Beats tends to focus more on humor, while Clannad will tug at your heart strings and make you teary eyed.
same heart touching story by the same writer jun maeda
Both stories have alternative worlds, clubs, some fighting in between but most importantly it focuse on emotions same way as Angel Beats. Almost each character has some kind of problems or regrets and is trying to overcome them. And we have a main character Tomoya who also tries to help his friends.
Both by Key. Both are masterpieces by Key. If you liked Angel Beats then if you haven't watched Clannad, then better watch it now!!
Both have similiar characters (kotomi-kanade (they are just the same!), yuri-kyou (they are strong), otonashi-okasaki (they're similiar in EVERYTHING), yui-mei (soooo funny), shiina-fuko (love cute things), hatsune-nagisa (sweet and sick), noda/hinata-sunohara (they are bastads). And both make the people cry!
But funny and sad, and about life, and made by the same company. Both animes with give the viewer an emotional reaction ;3;
Both made by Jun Maeda. Has some situations similar to each other(i.e. Tomoya and Nagisa helping Fuuko; Yazuru and Kanade helping Yui) and both managed to make me cry.
if you, like me, love an anime that makes you cry even how much you think: "an anime ain't going to make me cry". it'll touche your soul in a different way, and you'll have to review the animescores and tune the others down ^_^
Angel Beats! and Clannad are anime that do a great job of being dramatic and emotional while still being very funny. Both of them also feature amazing, and kinda similar animation and character designs. While watching each series the viewer is drawn into the lives of the characters themselves that are trying to fight the imperfections that exist in each of their worlds and strive to overcome the obstacles standing in their paths. They find love as well as friendship and experience loads of dramatic moments that will leave you wanting for more in the end. If you liked watching one of them I highly recommend trying out the other.
they are both sad. but i like angel beats better. And they are both so damn funny!
Not only are they dubbed by the same studio but there are very similar elements of both shows that will make you think of the other while watching one.
Both are by Key, have good humour in them, and will make you cry. ^^
Although the emotional train is not as strong as it is in Clannad, Angel Beats still manages to deliver a heart-warming and tear-jerking story as everything unfolds.
Other simpler similarities between the two are the fact that they are both made by Key, and that Lia has sung an intro for both of them (Although in Clannad's case, it's After Story's intro).
If you loved Clannad, then you'll surely grow to love, if not, like Angel Beats to an extent.
Heart-rending and full of emotion, that can rival that of Clannad's!!
If anything, it can not go unwatched.
Story line is just amazing, Had me almost crying in it.
These were both made by Key. Also, these anime really move your feelings around. I loved them both and i am happy with the endings.
Keys Studios is the developer of both Clannad and Angel Beats. Clannad is well known and has a large fan base, but Angel Beats, being newer, is still on the rise. The story is great, surpassing Clannad in some aspects, and definitely deserves more attention. It is should easily make the top 30 anime list.
Both anime focus on a group of friends. The main male character in both anime are very similar personality-wise. They use the same English voice actors for both anime. Both are tearjerkers.
Clannad and AngelBeats are by the same creator. Also both is funny and has interesting character!
If you became emotionally involved in the Clannad storyline and enjoyed it, then you'll probably enjoy Angel Beats! as well. And vice versa. They're very similar in the respect that both have character development/interaction as a key selling point. Also, I should note that both are truly touching stories that will have you really feeling happy or sad for the characters. I definitely recommend both of these for any type of anime lover that hasn't seen either of them. :)
First off, both are works created by Key. Secondly, both series conveys emotions mixed in with comedy that has potential to bring viewers to tears. There are some confusing story plots that may seem confusing (the randomness of Angel Beats, the "illusion world of Clannad) but it all fits into a puzzle once you watch it. There are also romance (less so in Angel Beats) but overall, both of these series are something to look out for especially if you're a fan of Key's other works.
Both anime are made by the same company. Both anime are ridiculously addictive and moving and makes you feel for the characters.
Both will make you laugh out loud and then cry in the corner.
both were a really tear jerking story. this is what a true love story is about.
The are really alike. It's both really sad but really touching and beautiful. In the English version the also have the same voices.
Both anime involves a guy helpin out a chick with a club
although in Angel beats its a club of supposed dead people
both anime are quite-light hearted with a few serious moments
both are romance/dramas
The plot of both these anime is very different. Though the writing and general feel is very similar, as both were written by the same person. (Jun Maeda). Angel Beats and Clannad both have a seamless combination of humor and drama. One second you'll be laughing your ass off, the next you'll be crying manly (or regular) tears. It is worth noting however that Clannad is more fleshed out than Angel Beats, with a greater emphasis on side characters. But that shouldn't stop you, if you enjoyed one you're almost certain to enjoy the other.
Both these series are of my absolute favorites! Their story-lines are of tragedy, slice of life, romance and many hilarious moments. I think they are both so worthy to watch. They both consist of many genres which I love in anime- tragedy, slice of life, romance, supernatural and etc. Please check em both out they are very worth your time, HIGHLY recommend!
Same company (Key) behind Clannad, Kanon, and Air. Also shares a few elements with them such as the spiritual realism thing and of course sadness. Funny, addicting, and very sad anime.
The backstory of the characters on both anime are very touching. Last episodes will surely make you cry. Kinda depressing after the endings.
Same type of drama
Sad story mixed with humor
Short enough (can be watched in 1 night =^-^=)
This story is originally wrote by the same guy . If you liked clannad you like this. The story is a little hard to get your head around at first but if you pull through the first couple episodes you will see the same comedy and ideals that were in clannad in angel beats! The story will touch you just as clannad did and even make you think about your own life.
Plenty of emotion and if you liked one, I'm sure you'll like the other
They both have a lesson/meaning in their story,also they are from the visual novel brand Key, who produced such titles as Kanon and Air which created their Anime/Manga.
Both are really Emotional and Funny
both English Dub and English Sub are Great in both Clannad and Angel Beats
The way the story tells itself is very simmilar and catchy. If you like one, probably will like the other
Both anime were made by Key and have an amazing storyline with awesome soundtracks. Both have very moving endings and are enough to bring tears to one's eyes. Clannad's first season is more character development and the second season is the emotional heart-wrenching season, as opposed to Angel beats which has a smaller time gap for character development. Both anime start of funny and then get serious. If you like one, you'll most likely like the other!
They are both created by Key. They both have interesting concepts and sharp plot twists. They both make you cry and impact your life in a very strong way.
Now, Clannad really gave me a hard emotional attack. And since I was a little younger back then, the impact on me was absolute. The ending really made up for all the downs in the story, plus the other two arcs which I really enjoyed.
On the other hand, Angel Beats, having new and different types of emotional approach while still maintaining a good sense of originality, exists. The way its story goes indifferently gives quite a shock.
Both have great drama as well as comedy. Good balance, plot, character settings, originality, and impression.
Both emotional and spiritual in that awesome anime-sort-of-way. Just know that Angel Beats! is a lot more insane comedy. :3
Both are by the same author. Both contain a slew of likable characters in a school setting ("school" for Angel Beats), and both will tug at your heartstrings until you're crying the river nile.
They are both by the visual novel brand Key with equally interesting storylines.
Not only are they both created by the same visual arts company, but they both share the common themes of life, death, loss, and pressing on. Angel Beats is beautifully animated with engaging characters and a heartwarming story. Give it a watch.
If you're looking for another heart-warming anime, than Angel Beats is the one for you! It's just as tragic as Clannad, with a fair share of romance as well. With only 13 episodes, it won't take away that much time from you-- and definitely deserves a chance! It's short, sweet, and one of my favorites.
The main protagonist in both series are playful tsunderes. Both are very comedic, both take place in a high school setting. Both plots begin playful then quickly evolve into a heartwarming tale.
Both shows have a supernatural feel to them. They also involve Clubs, Gods, and some Fighting. Plus both Haruhi and Yuri look alike, you can't go wrong with that :).
group of people?..supernatural...angel beats is way better :)..dont miss it!!
Both series have clubs ,Some band playing, Gods, Fighting, and the Main characters are alike.
The characters and overall atmosphere of both shows are similar
Many similar characters, both have some kind of club and supernatural aspects
Some band playing in animu, characters, gods... Just gives the same feeling.
After watching both of these, it they both seem really similar in a way I can't really tell~
Both main characters have extremely similar personalities and furthermore, both series give similar feeling while watching it.
Yurippe is extremely similar to Haruhi, in both appearance and personality. There are other character similarities as well (Otonashi = Kyon, Angel = Yuki) although they aren't quite as strong. The more lighthearted episodes of Angel Beats remind me of the non-Melancholy episodes of Haruhi, although the shows have different styles when it comes to dramatic plots.
Angel Beats main character resembles Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's main character a lot. Yuri as crazy as Haruhi and have same kind of personality besides not only main char even story is unique too [ this is also same for another way :) ]
School setting with a group of teens and a suttle aproach to the supernatural.
Leaders in both teams are know-it-all girls with an agenda (who also look alike), whilst the leading males are the non-doormat yet not highly assertive type.
Both have fantasy and very similar atmospheres and main characters, and don't take themselves too seriously.
Both have clubs, gods, and main character look alike.
The similarities are astounding: both center around clubs, both leaders are charismatic and random, both involve supernatural elements, both take place at schools, both leaders are eccentric and wear arm bands, the male protagonists both are very bland and just follow along... The list goes on!
If you liked Haruhi, you'll like Angel Beats!
i would say , they are both great animes to watch
and characters are very similar
Like Otonashi - Kyon , Haruhi - Yuri , Kanade - Yuki .
And they both have mysterious surrounding xD .
haruhi is the leader of the sos brigade
yuri has the SSS
both have bands gods school fights
both characters also stay away from the ordinary
haruhi b/c she thinks its boring
yuri b/c she will disappear
also kyon and otonoshi are sorta similar
huruhi and yuri also look exzctly alike
Paranormal things that happen are controlled by a certain person.
They are both amazing animes that have some similar qualities. While Angel Beats also has a more serious and sad side to it, it is also very humerus and comedic like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. They both have the light-hearted school/club element, and the club leaders are both very enthusiastic. While neither of them are very focused on romance, they each have some romance between the characters that make the stories more interesting. I think that regardless of their similarities and differences, both Angel Beats and the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are amazing shows that deserve to be watched, and you will love them.
Very similar in main characters being rebellious females leading a group. A lot of supernatural and slice of life as well as humor, romance and action. Also, similar music/concert scenes.
Both main characters look the same act the same it has a super natural aspect some sort of love story involvements and involves a club
They are just too alike!Both series discuss the "God" topic.Also Haruhi is similiar to Yuri,Kyon is equal to Otonashi & Nagato looks like Kanade(Angel)(Tenshi).Although I think Angel Beats! is better.Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu is awesome too but it feels a little random especially in season 2.
It has a person that looks like Ms. Suzumiya and mentions "god" in it. Also has a character similar to Ms. Nagato.
Both series have a brigade that involves supernatural things. Also the brigade leader (Haruhi and Yuri) have a very similar personality, and both series have many references to "God".
In both there are some episodes with music concerts too.
yuri and haruhi are just too awesome
Element of "god' in both series, except that in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Haruhi is the god, and in Angel Beats, Yuri is opposing the god. Supernatural elements in both (monsters). Both use character flashbacks for character development. Also, Yuki and Kanade are both danderes who are good at fighting
Both are mystery comedies based on similarly strange supernatural premises. Both do a great job of revealing a little bit more information each episode, which changes how you view the story and keeps things fresh.
-psychological, philosophical elements
-religious questions (about god)
-female leader and male protagonist
-characters have disturbing past
-alternative reality themes
-high school theme
-sense of humor
-both entertaining and without shallow scripts
Both take place in a school type setting. Both involve clubs/bridges. And both deal with clashing ideologies of life. The main characters of Haruhi and Yuri also share similarities with each other.
both involve one forceful girl leader, both center around a concept of rebelling against god in some form, both have a guy that changes the main girl, in some form
It's obvious that angel beats took some parts here and there from Suzumiya Haruhi. Both are the leader of a Club, both have a similair style especailly the sailor school uniform looks really close
angel beats is suzumiya haruhi no yuutsu just with more emotion but a much more senseless story and a very devastating bad 13th episode
The main character girl of angel beats is a lot like the main character girl of suzumiya haruhi no yuuutsu
Similar female protagonist (in looks and in personality)
Both feature a club established by the female lead
Both contain a quiet girl with hax powers
-Both main characters (Yurippe and Haruhi) are very similiar.
-In both histories there is a club.
-Supernatural elements and Gods.
Slice of life meets Sci-Fi. Watching them both, you'll see small similarities. Both great short series.
They both have action though Angel Beats has more, both have decent characters, and they are both funny :D
both yurippe and haruhi have almost the same character
Yuri = Haruhi, Otonashi = Kyon, both animes have a highschool-setting and are about clubs and supernatural things.
Both of them are leader of their team Yurippe looks like Haruhi Suzumiya in someways
The main female characters are very alike. Both lead a group that they made and actually, they kinda look like each other. The main male characters are also similar because they are the ones who realize the weirdness of their plans and also serve as a very important member of the group.
The female protagonists, Yurippe and Haruhi, are very similar characters.
Both are energetic Tsunderes
Both are leaders of school clubs that deal with the paranormal
Both have a knack for having their way.
In addition, the male protagonists are characters one can connect to easily. They are your average down to Earth teenagers who have to deal with many weird occurances.
The genre of the two animes is also the same. Both are school life shows with a supernatural twist. The main difference between the two is that Angel Beats! has a much darker side to it, while MHS is lighter in terms of plot (its episodes are slightly episodic) but arguably more entertaining.
Both shows have a similar atmosphere and share a high school setting (although angel beats is set in the 'afterlife'). They both have elements of mystery and humor and some of the characters are quite similar like Haruhi<-->Yuri and Otonashi<-->Kyon.
Deadpan snarker protagonist, tsundere jerkass leader, and super powered dandere.
Both have hot-headed female leads who are somewhat incharge of the rest. Both shows are bottom line hilarious, not to mention the fair share of seriousness they both contain. Comedy, Romance, Tragedy, and action in both shows. If you're a Suzumiya fan, you'll definitely be a fan of Angel Beats!.
Both have as main a silver haired girl that has a goal to fulfill. Both animes talk about death, life and reincarnation. Both are about a group of friends that go through many situations but in the end show us that true friendship is a wonderful thing. Both will make you teary.
The anime themselves aren't that similar, but if you really liked the theme of one of them, you might want to check out the other. In AnoHana, a group of friends try and figure out a way to bring their dead friend Menma to heaven, while in Angel Beats, a group of friends that are already dead try and figure out how to get into heaven. Other than these similarities, they're pretty different. AnoHana is a lot more mature and serious, while Angel Beats is more light-hearted and comedic, with some serious moments.
main characters are dead
they not want reincarnate.
Both are tragic stories about the passing of student(s) and moving on with supernatural elements.
If you enjoyed Ano Hana, Angel Beats is definitely a must-watch, and vice versa.
Both are very similar is a lot of aspects, to start with they both include the presence of ghosts or a life continuing after death, and the struggle of passing onto the next state of living, whatever that may be.
While Angel Beats appears to have a comedic start, unlike Ano Hana, which seems to have a mellow yet serious start, they're both equally gripping and progress into a beautiful storyline. Both Anime deal with friendships and romances in the same somewhat tragic way, as well as the difficultly of accepting one's or anthers' death.
Both Anime feature simply beautiful, melodic OPs and EDs which play into the show just perfectly, and feature very up to date animation though their art styles differ.
Both are short Anime, being 11 and 13 episodes.
All in all, Ano Hana and Angel beats are both beautiful, gripping Anime that are bound to have you shedding tears by the end.
Both cast have some burden in their hearts that's keeping them from moving on.
Both involves souls who were unable to reincarnate.
Both are sad stories about moving on.
Anohana and Angel beats are both really dramatic series that revolve around learning to accept death as a part of life and the process of moving on. They feature deeply developed characters, breathtaking animation and a unique and meaningful touching story that will make the viewer experience all kinds of emotions. In both anime, the deceased characters are being held back by some sort of wish or unfulfillment that has yet to be addressed. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
Both are Drama and deal with the afterlife.
They can have forced drama moments, but they can make you cry anyway.
-have great and deep characters;
-main story has to do with afterlife;
-have a great drama;
-have a emotional and a perfect ending;
Both of these series are just amazing and sweet. While Angel Beats has more of it both series have their comic relief moments and they're sad moments. They both also have a main theme about staying together as friends no matter what you go through. Both endings are also similar in that while you've been seeing all of the comedy and drama then endings to both series are bittersweet. You know what happens in the endings NEEDS to happen but part of you just doesn't want it to. Angel Beats and Ano Hana are both just completely beautiful.
Both series contain plots which deal with coming to terms with death. Both are heart warming and can be comedic at times.
Both anime's have characters in it that cannot leave until they have fulfilled their goals that they left on the earth
Both deal with the concept of life after death and the pain of losing someone important. If you liked the melodrama in Angel Beats, you will love the mood in Anohana.
Both shows have their romantic and sad moments, and both involve having wishes granted as a means to pass on into the afterlife. Ano Hi Mita has a smaller cast of characters and is less "cute" than Angel Beats!, but it is most definitely worth a watch if you like touching endings.
Similar themes, similar direction and overall has the same emotional impact.
Both anime has something about after life
Both involving around death and the reason why their spirit is still around. Trying to solve what they regretted during their lifetime and fixing that problem.
They both have a person, (in our Angel Beats case, it has many people) who can't go to heaven until they fullfile their "mission", "wish", or "promise" they had as human beings before they die.
Both are similar in one specific way and both succeeded to make me cry at the end, and im a 16 year old guy >___>
both stories have to do with life and death.. both have a sad characters history.. both have a love triangle.. and both have some funny scenes and some depressing scenes.. :'(
both increddible anime . have to hand it over
La emocion de tu vida! -q
Cry in the end. The beautiful history.
Jun Maeda is the writer of Air, Clannad, Kanon and finally Angel Beats!
All characters in both series have some tragic past, accident or something tragic will during the series to them
Angel beats! has this same feel as Clannad Afterstory....
If u like one of those sad and makes u wanna cry both r really perfect
If you liked the tearjerking story from ANGEL BEATS, you should expect the same thing to happen to you in AFTER STORY.Both series are full of drama and lovable characters.
If you enjoyed the romantic, fantasy aspects of Clannad: After Story, you will delighted to know that Angel Beats has what you're looking for.
They are both set where the characters are in a highschool. Both are funny heartwarming and tear-jerking. The storyline with both drags you in and you cannot stop watching untill the last seconds of the last episode. They are also both made by Key, who are well known for their amazing anime. If you loved Clannad and Clannad: After story, you will love Angel Beats. Now go watch, Laugh and cry.
Definitely has a similar feel because both of them are written by Jun Maeda. You're gonna laugh at both, you're gonna cry at both and most importantly you're gonna enjoy both :)
Both are shcool life, funny and sad, love story and you will cry at a moment or another.
Both anime are made by the same company. Both anime are ridiculously addictive and moving and makes you feel for the characters.
Both will make you laugh out loud and then cry in the corner.
Both are very deep and sad. They are my favorite 2 anime.
Its the same people who brought you Clannad, except the setting is genuinely more interesting, and there's a tiny bit of action mixed in as well.
Both pull off comedy while still maintaining cry-worthy drama and romance.
The ending more or less gave me the almost same bitter sweet ending. Its one of those animes in which you kinda dont wish it to end but it kinda has to. Yes, it made me tear up, try it!
Both visual novels are made by the company visual art's/key.
Audience would love every character in both animes through the incredible back stories.
Both contain extremely emotional tear jerking scenes as well as well-placed humor.
Both animes contain the motif of love across dimensions.
This story is originally wrote by the same guy. If you liked clannad you like this. The story is a little hard to get your head around at first but if you pull through the first couple episodes you will see the same comedy and ideals that were in clannad in angel beats! The story will touch you just as clannad did and even make you think about your own life. You may not cry as much but there are some pretty sad events here too
Written by the same author. The only difference is that Angel Beats! contain action aswell, and is in a 'afterlife'.
Made by Jun Maeda, so you can be sure that this will be an excellent anime who also made Clannad, another story which is guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye whoever you are
-Jun Maeda is the writer of Little Busters! that also wrote Angel Beats, Air, Clannad, and parts of Kanon
-The setting is similar but the story's concept goes on a different direction. If you love Angel beats, you will love this anime (because of all these strong similarities).
I have the same feelings from watching both.
Both series involves the same writer, Jun Maeda.
LB! and Angel Beats! has a similar feeling that involves supernatural themes set in a lighthearted mood with its cast of characters. Both series also involves a group of friends doing various activities and having fun.
Both series has similar concepts and the main male protagonist has similar personalities.
Both series' soundtrack also has a smooth melody as well as a lighthearted OP song.
Both series has comedy, drama, and also some emotions as various episodes progresses.
Similar feel between both animes and same writers!
I just realized that Angel Beats! and Little Busters! are way more similar to each other than for example to Clannad. Of course it would be a huge spoiler to tell what makes them so similar
Both animes are about a group of friends enjoying the time they spend together, they show an alike story line. They are both Key works and they have the same beautiful art.
- In both anime they will be going on useless missions
- The plot is slightly similar Without going into further details
- A lot of MAIN character in both series
- Takes place in school
- Tear jerkers throughout both series
I don't see how this relates to Clannad in any way.
IMO, Little Busters and Angel Beats are very similar in its themes and they can easily be close to relate if it was understood in a better angle. Even if they have different story.
Both were written by Jun Maeda .. the reason why, without going into detail, resemble the concepts of the series: 3
its almost the same stories and painful stories are also almost same and the creator might be the same
-about a group of students doing some activity
Both have insanely hilarious "battles" or "missions" with a side of full fledged emotion. Beautiful visuals and created by the same person, Jun Maeda.
Beautiful emotional storyline with moments to laugh and ... to cry.
Both of the plots of these animes are basically almost the same concept, apart from the fact that in Angel Beats they are all in the afterworld. Just like Otonashi sticks with a whole group, Naoe Riki does as well. Both of these animes go deep into the past of most of the characters, and that's what makes them so similar.
Jun Maeda is the writer of Air, Clannad, Kanon and finally Angel Beats!
Both series share a similar style in theme and direction and an under lying plot that is emotionally heavy. They also share the same mix of character development, action, & romance throughout the series.
Both have characters with sad stories.
Similar artwork, and of course, both are Key's works.
Both were made by Jun Maeda. They share a sad story and the protagonists are deadspan snarkers.
The main character gets to meet the other people in a town/ school. Then comes a series of flashbacks from many characters. Finally comes cliffhanger ending. That's how i would describe the overall plot of these two similar series.
As you might have figure it out, but both series are made by the same producers. Which concludes that they have similar arts, and a mix of action and romance.
To wrap up both series, the ending will leave you in tears, without a doubt.
Deep romance stories made by key
Drama, Comedy, Romance.
AMAZING OP and ED sequences.
Theme Song Singer: Lia Sings the OP for Angel Beats and the theme songs for Air
and Also many other songs for Air
Its soooo sad just like Air!! I loved and so will you!
There are a lot of parallels in Angel Beats! which I see somehow refer to Air. After have watched Air I found Angel Beats! display many familiarities. So I guess you'd like one of them if you'd watched the other.
While Haibane Renmei couldn't be more dissimilar, the concept of the characters being in a supposed afterlife or purgatory are both extremely integral to the setting. Although in Angel Beats!, it seems like they fear the next step and thus rebel in anyway to ensure they don't disappear. However, in Haibane Renmei, they do the exact opposite and are more resigned to their fate, and there is little conflict.
Similar premise, very different execution.. Haibane takes away the comedy, action and some cuteness factor in order to bring more deepness to the premise setting, but both anime can leave you wondering the same questions about life purpose, and death.
Similar in both is by accepting yourself(regret) or atone your sin of your past before death you will be free from that world. Born to other world where they had to do work and live on with other people a.k.a citizen of that world.
In both, people are born into another world after they die because of regrets from their life before and stuck there until they can get rid of their regrets and become at peace with themselves.
Angel Beats! and Haibane Renmei have similar concepts, as both are centered around characters who are in a purgatory-like setting. While Angel Beats! has more comedy and action, Haibane Renmei takes a much more serious tone, and also likes to leave things up to the viewer to interpret. Liking one of these shows does not necessarily mean you will like the other, but it is worth trying.
Haibane Renmei is Angel Beats! done right.
Both anime explore the concept of "Afterlife".
The characters appear to be in some sort of afterlife. The characters appear to have all gotten there after suffering some sort of grief or regret in their past life
There is a distinct possibility that most, if not all, of the characters committed suicide
It appears that a primary way to “disappear” from where they are is to forgive themselves for some regret that the held over from their previous life.
Both stories take place in an after life of some sort and has simmilar themes.
Haibane Renmei is more serious then Angel Beats, though.
Both anime explore the concept of "Afterlife", and features the characters being trapped in another world due to their regrets from their past lives. Both characters are required to find peace within themselves to be finally set free.
Haibane Renmei is much more serious and complex, while Angel Beats! is a lot more comedic and action-packed.
They give out the same feeling. They both have really good somewhat crazy humor moments, and touching moments, too, while the overall plot is poor and one can hardly speak about the whole anime story development. Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? and Angel Beats are similar in this: they're not your usual episodic anime and it seems like there's a story that progresses from one episode to another, but in reality it's only a ghost of the story that only takes place to move the anime on and to connect those funny and sad moments. And it'll be fair to say those moments are nice to your eyes.
And yeah, as it was already mentioned in other recommendations, both these anime play with the undead theme.
The main hero can't die and we have a bloody humour in both shows.
They both have main who cannot die easy way
they were funny anime....
Some plot, lots of blood, reviving characters, and comedy in all wrapped in to one show! (er two shows)
Both poke fun at generic anime. Wacky and crazy gags, but don't let that deceive you, both have a good underlying plots with serious moments.
While Angel Beats is no doubt more serious, both shows contain undead characters getting repeatedly butchered for jokes.
The amounts of laughter that both series tries to engineer is something to take notice if you plan on watching both series. And yes, that means comedy and entertainment.
Of course, both series contain supernatural elements done in a fun way as well as drama. There are also seriousness in both series mixed in with the characters. And speaking of characters, both MC are technically "dead" for different reasons. It is from this point in that he makes interactions with other characters.
All in all, if you're looking for a series with hilarious comedy but also has touching drama at different degrees, then these two anime(s) are something to keep an eye on.
I don't pride myself on making strange recommendations like this one but this time it's actually waranted:
-Both are about a game like system in a school were students fight (Baka and Test is an actual game though and Angel Beats! just has a video game feel).
-Some characters have the same feel and sometimes appearance.
-They deal with a bunch of morons (while more emphasized in Baka and Test, they do call themselves idiots in Angel Beats!)
Note: If you like the humor and characters then one should be a fit for the other but otherwise they're worlds appart.
They both have a group of kids in an exaggerated school setting (one school in the afterlife and one school that has students battle). They're both comedies and both have some romance in them as well. Angel Beats is a little softer on the romance and comedy, and more emotional and deep as well. It really pulls you into the story. Baka to Test on the other-hand is a slapstick comedy that will have you laughing to yourself twenty minutes after you've finished watching an episode. The romance is balanced in well so that you end up loving many of the characters to boot.
When I was watching Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu I taught directly: "This looks like Angel Beats!"
Alltough there's a big difference it's both about a group idiots (be honest, a big part of the SSS are dumbasses) who is starting 'a war'. There are also a few stereotyp characters that you recognise in both series.
I really liked both =D
they are both entertaining and funny.
great animes , lots of fun watching them , never lost interest
While Baka to Test lacks the inspirational excellence of Angel Beats!, it is extremely entertaining. EXTREMELY. I you loved the comedy in Angel Beats!, Baka to Test's comedy is where you want to be.
Both Have Like That Same Vibe / Feeling even though one is about zombies and one is about dead kids and their life. U get the feeling that like the group is fight against everything else and like stick together with lots of comedy =D hotd has more eechi though.
Both are story of survival. In, Angel Beats! they fight to survive so that they will not disappear from the afterlife while in Highschool of the Dead they fight to survive from the creepy undead zombies. You can say that they are both gore and have unexpecteed endings.
Both involve combat at what seem like large school complexes, and feature brutal, bloody, gory combat. Also seems to feature characters with pasts they regret.
both fun ;). both have guns. xD . and cool actions i guess
The art work is very similar and it also has to do with untrained kids dealing with weapons for separate insane reasons. Angel Beats is definitely the greater of the two taking out the ecchi elements in HOTD and replacing it with very intense drama but HOTD concept is very imaginative and is actually very hard to pull off when it comes to zombie apocalypse as it never truly has an ending just ask the people who made RESIDENT EVIL
Both have great stories, are very emotionally charged, and have similar feels. Mahou is much darker in the bulk of the episodes, while Angel Beats has more comic relief, but both are powerful anime that I highly recommend.
both have an ideal of universal happenings, in some sort of another, both contain action that is relevant and meaningful, but they also leave you with an eerie feeling towards the end, and somewhat through both of them
What starts off light, gradually gets darker and sadder. Although Madoka is a bit more graphic.
Both shows have a great soundtrack, top notch action sequences, and similar themes. They also both start in a foreign setting with very little exposition to begin with; from there, character development takes a large focus as you gradually become accustomed to the respective universes.
Angel Beats! is a bit more irreverant and a great deal more comedic than Madoka Magica, but aside from this the two shows match each other quite well.
there are some strategic battle
I just got the same feel. One guy and girls with powers and/or guns fighting in a different world
Both Relate on going to a place that look pretty normal but it's not so normal when you have to fight to survive. and both made a mistake about everything they have done and tried to fix it to make it all right
Both are Actions where the main character is suddenly thrown in a new world and has to fight to survive.Both had a girl who was the leader of the group trying to stay alive and both guys were clueless why they were in this world.11 eyes has more horror while angel beats has more drama in it.
both deal with death and healing the soul
Both of these anime deals with death. The characters in these anime are given second chances to experience life again and accept life.
They are simular because it deals with peoples dying, and being trapped in another world, due to suicide, or hateful feelings toward god and lived a horrible life. In both animes, they both are given another chance to live and try to accept their lives. I really like both of these animes because they give you a warm feeling while watching.
Both Anime its about death and reborn, both series deal with some amazing slice of life and drama.............
Both these Anime feature girls kicking butt despite the odd situations they find them in. Both Anime push the boundary of "willing suspense of disbelief" and yet the viewer still finds themselves believing what is going on could possibly happen in another reality.
both reminds of one another .
both have team planing.
both have do or die situations.
both have survival game type feel .
both are Action, Comedy genre.
both have many cute girls.
Has a similar high school setting and it has high school kids fighting over something not really important. Both are good shows if you're looking for a good laugh with some plot.
Both have a guy who is suddenly thrown into a battle and a strong girl who leads/teaches them how to survive.Angel Beats is more dark where as ben-to is more like a comedy.
Start of like a comedy and increasingly develop intense drama.
Both are adolescent stories with youths going for their life goal, or new life.
Both shows revolves around slapstick humor and cheap drama to entertain the viewer.
Definately not the same story line but they're both comedic in the beginning and once it gets towards the end, they both get pretty sad and/or dramtic.
Both of these shows have tsundere leads, though it takes Yuri longer to soften. There's laughter along the way, adorable moments, and moments when it looks like everything will fall apart. Still no matter how hard Toradora! tries to convince you it's only funny or Angel Beats! that it's only serious, there's a gooey center in each of these shows that left me with a smile. :)
Angela Beats is the more shounen friendly version of Elfen lied. WHY!? there are no similarities! Yes there is. Both AB and EL have the same core when it comes to the characters.
Both have Characters that either had or are having a SHITTY life. a life of pain and suffering, and those charathers are fighting for just one little bit of happines.
The 2nd and only anime that nearly made me cry, elfen lied being the only anime to ever do so... Gotta rewatch it again someday...
dat ending. :O It will either make you cry or feel so sad that you will punch yourself.
Both anime have good action, with guilty crown having some of the best fighting scenes I've seen in a while. Also both Angel Beats and Guilty Crown tend to be more serious anime with a little comedy thrown in. Both anime focus on the importance of relationships and both have great music! if you liked angel beats you will love guilty crown as well!!
Main Characters gets in with the Problem
Both Series have good music (in my opinion)
Everyone helps out to solve the problem
Although Guilty Crown is kinda like 2 seasons and Angel Beats is 1, You'll see how similar they are after you watch both
It's a great anime. the characters are unique because they have had experiences which they devised their unique personality
There might be a chance that you will like "Myself ; Yourself" if you liked "Angel Beats!". They are both kind of dark themed and romantic. I ended up watching "Myself ; Yourself" while playing an online game, but I got hooked and watched it. Both are very sad animes, but "Myself ; Yourself" is a little bit darker in the theme when it comes to the story and characters personalities.
Though KEY and Sunrise are two very different Studios, Code Geass and Angel Beats are similar in several ways. Both focus on a teen resistance group trying to defeat a force much more powerful than them, and both have that sort of bittersweet feeling that makes you happy and sad at the same time.
If you liked Code Geass for its deft mixing of genres, you may like Angel Beats!. Angel Beats! is not action-driven or filled with mecha like Code Geass, but, like Code Geass, it deals with complex characters and blurred lines between right and wrong. Every character has a story and a reason for doing what he or she does. Both shows have powerful, heart-breaking endings, and, while Angel Beats! is much lighter than Code Geass, both shows are moving, well-executed, and memorable.
Both of them have a Group, and well The main character loved the other girl than the girl who likes him.
And well both series character got serious problems in their life
Both anime are connected to stuff happens after life, in Angel Beats a group are trying to find what do they truly desire in their life andKamisama is all about solving case that's related to people who no longer live in the world or at least don't know where they are.
And the main male protagonist in both show don't know what do they truly want or what they are doing in the start and both of them turns out to be someone awesome :P
Both shows involve supernatural elements and as the plot progresses the audience finds themselves growing more and more fond of the characters as they are further developed. They both have extremely hard-hitting emotional moments involving these characters, and they both have very satisfying plots. In addition, both of these shows are masterpieces in my book. Definitely watch one if you have seen and enjoyed the other!
I think that this anime has a quite similar plot to steins;gate
If you're an extreme otaku you should consider watching this :)
If you love this anime's story and actions, you will love Yumekui Merry, not just because they both have kinda similar art, both of them are really good
The Main characters look very much alike
Both shows have a 'Tachibana' who both look alike (hair, eyes, politeness etc.)
Both anime have the same feel to them bought about by the illuminating colour schemes
They don't have over stylised fight scenes
They're both very light-hearted (exception Angel Beats at the end)
And of course mysterious girl introduces main character to whole new world
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.
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is a serious version of Angel Beats!
Comedy, Slice of Life, Cute Girls, what more? oh yea, Heart broken
Both are really sad in the romantic and dramatic way....
If you like Romance and drama with some heartbreaking moments, you'll like this one!
Dissimilarity: Angel beats have action genre which HnTgNS don't have, Angel beats has 12 episodes and Angel beats are more focused on Comedy and The Action genre more than Romance but when The Romance is shown in Angel beats... you'll sheet tears.. (The last part with the genre was my own opinion ^_^)
Themes of memory and identity, being trapped in another world, computer programs, the sense of a larger plot not being fully explained... There are plenty of big differences between them, but both shows have these elements,and they're both very enjoyable in their own regard. A lot of thought seems to have gone into their concepts. Plus, the creators of Angel Beats! seem to have ambitious plans, so it may come to have the same kind of multimedia project kind of feel that .hack's been expanding on for so long.
Both series feature some kind of virtual world, Angel Beats takes place in some sort of virtual afterlife and .hack// inside an MMORPG. They both feature a main character who's lost his memories.
Bakemonogatari is the most classical representation of the last 5 episodes of Angel Beats. There is no visible difference between the two since they are both about helping others advance through their mental troubles. There is, although, a major difference between the two, however. Upon ending episode 5 of Bakemonogatari, you would not feel as depressed as seeing Yui disappear from the limbo realm. With that said, I think it is best not to spoil this wittily created, dialogue based masterpiece.
In both anime's the main male protagonist find themselves (for them at the moment) in a wierd place, surrounded by strange people. But in no time they get used to it.
Both anime's have a piece of supernatural related storys, and the comedy is mutual in them. The music is also good if you ask me.
They both share a similar characteristic of playing with your emotions, although Mirai Nikki has a much much stronger element of fear added in the mix. Both have strong plots and dark character backstories that become motives for their struggles. One could also argue that Mirai Nikki is a perversion of Angel Beats! since the participants are forced to fight each other to alleviate their live's sorrows instead of working together to overcome them.
Both are tragic comedies. Although Angel Beats is more comedy, And Shuffle is more sad, They both have great character develpment that you never really get bored with
It is kind of hard to explain why I would recomend these to. To me, they both had lovable characters, the humour was simular, though one storyline took on a darker side. I also enjoyed the character designs and the crispness in the animation. I guess the best way to put it is, both are kind of like Fairy Tales in the long run, though some people may not realize it for Angel Beats! at first.
Both show a strong value of friendship. In Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo the group is smaller (Makoto, Chiaka and Kousuke, who have always been friends) and their status in different timelines, while Angel Beats has more people involved and their friendship develops over the course of the battles.
Are animes with different themes but your ends also has minimal resemblance.....
The reason why Fullmetal Alchemist is similar is because they both have alot of action and some comedy in them.But they do also have there sad moments.When they are in a action like situation it will keep your eyes glued to the screenThere's always something interesting going on in these anime's,I think there fantastic and hope that you find them the same way as i do.
They both have a little bit of comedy involved. Even though they are both angels or discuss angels in some aspect Sora No Otoshimono is on earth and the angels came down after their master demanded they do so, while in angel beats they are more sent to this place to find the life they never had or their happiness. They both have some level of action, love, and angels.
Death plays a major role in both shows. In Angel Beats! everyone is trying to atone for their past lives in purgatory while in SAO, everyone is fighting for their lives in order to make it back to the real world.
Cast full of troubled teenagers with traumatic pasts fighting against a supernatural enemy. Both have a more light-hearted first half followed by a more serious second half. While Evangelion is more tragic and psychological, Angel Beats is more emotional and tear jerking. Both shows have subtle romance plots.
Angel Beats! isn't a yuri, but it does have a lot of the same elements as Kannazuki no Miki especially the fighting scenes and the main character having lost their memory. They're also both romantic and very touching.
Both series deals with the hardship of life and the unfairness of it all. We get to see many relationships blossom and see the power of friends. Prepare for saddness/tears! Overall awesome shows that are done far too soon.
The main character, like in Angel Beats!, finds himself in place he's never been before. He must join a group and use force in order to survive another day. Anime consisting of guns and violence, which we all mustn't forget, becomes a crucial element for these types of anime. I believe that these two anime re really compatible and that Black Lagoon is really worth watching.
If u have seen Date A Live it will remind you of Angel Beats.First off kanade in angel beats will remind u of Tohka in Date A Live because both of them give off a similar expression Eg:both of them attacked or tried to attack the main male protagonist. The main male protagonist falls in love with with the girl who tried to attack them or did attack them in the beginning of the anime and also the girl falls in love with him too. Anyway if u have seen one will probably like the other
Both start off very light hearted with some comedy and action but as the story developes it turns into a more serious and dark story.Both shows have major changes in the charcthers as they remember their past.I will say though Mawaru Penguindrum is alot more complex then Angel beats and can be hard to follow at times. But overall they're both great and they are both "must see" shows
Both are very whimsical with absurd premises and some character development. Angel Beats! has a much larger cast than Fumoffu and its main characters also develop more. Additionally, Angel Beats! is fairly sad at points.
Not just because both series involves school stories. Both series start in the same way, but both take different destinies. Both series have a main character (Otonashi / Makoto), who is very close of the cheerful girl (Yurippe / Sekai). The main character is interested in a passive girl (Kanade / Kotonoha).But that last point creates the difference between both series. The Angel Beat plot shows Otonashi being very distant from Kanade, but he starts to me more close to her. By the other hand, School Days plot show Makoto being very close to Kotonoha, but he starts to be more distant to her.
Both series has an unforgettable ending...
Both series involves well written characters with a history, and characters that are immortal. Both have a certain aspect of a mystery behind the world they live in, and they all have a motive to fight something. In Mnemosyne's case, the fight is against Aipos' system. In angel beats, it is against god.
In both series, certain aspects of life are questioned and to an extent, so is God. Both contain supernatural attributes and a mixed use of random mellee weapons as well as firearms. Though in Mnemosyne's case, the fighting is much gorier.
There is also a slight sign of regret for one's life for characters in both series and an essence of a romance.
However, it's probably notable that Mnemosyne is much more sadistic than Angel Beats! and is certainly not for the light hearted. If you're new to the seinen, gore, torture and the likes, it's probably better off to watch something like Elfen Lied before Mnemosyne.
Both have strange plot, good comedy and dramatic parts, thin love story and too little episodes. Angel Beats! is closer to mainstream though.
This may look like a strange combination, but it's not. In both series you have a group of kids (all with their personal problems) who are in a different world. They all have to overcome their problems in this world.
They both have that sad feeling at the end that makes you wish it could just continue. Plus, they make you fell fufilled when you do finish even if you do wish for more. Both are also great animes!! I love them and I am positive you will too!!
If you enjoy a quirky kind of humour or something that makes you laugh unexpectedly then this may be right for you. The two animes are of different genre though so don't expect them to share the same vibe!
- Heavy emotional involvement
- Involve watching someone slip away right before your eyes
- Touching character interactions
- Good character development (which Kowarekake no Orgel amazingly manages to do in 30 minutes)
- Tugs on your heart strings
- Great music, including some tracks with powerful vocals
In reality, Kowarekake no Orgel is good if you're a fan of ANY of Key's works, but it's most similar to Air in terms of plot.
Both have girls with guns fighting, although in Upotte, the girls are guns and in Angel Beats, they are not. Both have some good humor in it, but Angel Beats swings more to the romance side. I highly recommend people who saw Upotte to watch Angel Beats.
Both Angel Beats! and Durarara!! are amazing for the same reasons, including engrossing (but much different) story lines, lovable characters, great use of animation and art style, in depth development of characters and much more. For this they're both similar and just as amazing as each other. Don't let the difference in genre put you off, if you enjoyed Angel Beats! and can handle violence in anime then I 100% recommend Durarara!!
Both shows involves with being dead, unable to die and using guns and swords to fight. Although, Zombie loan focuses on killing zombies, Angel beats focuses on a story on people who are unable to live their youth lives properly. Zombie Loan involves more mystical(supernatural) abilities/creatures.
The two have the plot centered about heaven, reborn, love and friendship. In both there´s also a goal that the main ones have to fulfill so they can go to another place. Also, Kanade and Kobato are voiced by the same voice actress.
Both are heart warming stories that deal with the daily lives of teenagers and an occurring supernatural event. Animes talk about death, life and reincarnation.