Total Recommendations: 79
Geneshaft is basically what the world would be like if the bad guys had won at the end of Gundam Seed Destiny. I can't really say more without spoilers. Also, Sergei is almost the same as Le Creuset from Gundam Seed.
Similar endings though different conclusions (you'll see what I mean when you watch it). The chairman of ZAFT is similar to Britannia's second prince in his intents and how he acts.
Both deal with a group of fighters hunting monsters as well as both having a happy ending. While having a happy ending may not sound like a big similarity, it is in this case. A lot of similarities between both those endings but I can't get into any details without spoiling it.
Both are about a paramilitary organisation within the Federation who gains power and influence to a point where they actually control the government and use tactics such as genocide and mass murder along with numerous other atrocities to stop insurgent groups.
They are similarities. Both My-HiME and Shadow Star Narutaru involve individuals who can do battle by gaining control of a monster they call their Child (Dragon's Child in Narutaru). They have lots of tragic event happen along the way as well. But in the end My-HiME is more about the plot and the battles while Narutaru is more about the characters and their psychology. Both great in their own way.
Both involve a group of girls who hunt monsters in order to protect society, who is unaware of the threat. This premise only applies to the first half of My-HiME however.
Both are about a group of demon hunters who control powerful beasts in order to destroy monsters of all sorts. Of course this only apllies for the first half of My-HiME.
Both are about a group of young Gundam pilots part of a secret organisation who take on the forces of the Earth in order to achieve peace. The main difference is that the pilots from Gundam Wing seek to protect their home while the pilots from Gundam 00 seek to eradicate war.
A last-man-standing competition between participants who use servants to do battle against one another. The main difference is the servants of Fate/Stay Night are epic heroes from the past and the ones from My-HiME are monsters.
Both are about a group of friends who spend time in a club at school. While both series are interesting slice of life, it is to note that Haruhi Suzumiya as a supernatural side to it as well while K-On! concentrates heavily on music.
Both are similar in the way two friends find themselves in love with the same guy and one of the two friends is betrayed by the other, but School Days puts a rather disturbing and depressing twist to it though.
Both are episodic in nature and focus on the characters' goals, dreams and issues from their past.
Both have rivalry between brothers. Both also involve the younger brother being on an obsessive quest for vegeance against a betrayal of epic proportion by the older brother.
Both follow a girl on a quest of epic proportions who is deeply in love. In both, her lover is a dedicated man ready to do anything and everything for her and as an unwavering loyalty towards the girl. In other words, both are some of the greatest romance stories you can find out there.
Both are about a girl going to another world and falling in love with a mysterious warrior. Both have high stakes that endanger the entire world which the girl must quest to stop with her powers. Finally, both have a prophecy surrounding the young girl, though this part is played more heavily in Fushigi Yugi and is less prominant in Escaflowne.
While these series are worlds apart in most areas, they both focus on the betrayal of a close friend caused by manipulation and the consuming desire for vengeance. As a result, both still focus just as much on saving said lost friend and bringing him/her back from the darkness.
Both are about a young girl who as to save the world with the help of her guardians/warriors, one of whom she falls in love with. They also both have the betrayal of a close friend and are heavily concentrated on the romance.
Both have a rebel group who rises up in rebellion against a corrupt government. The Black Knights in Code Geass and Katharon in 00.
The main enemy in 00 is very similar in looks and with the kind of power they wield when compared to the rest of humankind as the villains of Last Exile. Basically the Innovators and the Guild share a lot in common.
Both involve an arogant and intellectually superior student inheriting a godlike power which he intends to use to change the world for the better. However, be warned that while Lelouch seeks to change the world for the sake of his sister and as the good of others at heart, thus rendering him rather noble and justified, Light is only after his own agenda for his sake alone and will use and trash anyone who gets in his way or makes the mistake of trusting him.
00 took several elements of Code Geass and kind of went on from there (which is ironic considering Code Geass' second season takes a lot of elements from 00 but Sunrise knows how to make it all work). Basically a group of youth tired of the world as it is take it upon themselves to change the current order. The group becomes quickly notorious and wanted worldwide and as it goes on things only escalate into epicness.
Both involve an organisation fighting the order of the world in the hopes of changing it. Strong similarities also exist between characters (Graham/Gino, Anya/Soma) and some of the mecha designs are similar as well in appearance and abilities.
Both are about magicians and school and eventually have a surprisingly well put together more serious side that mainly involves fighting other magicians or demons. Very similar feel when watching both.
Both involve highschool girls in love with a kid around 10 (though he only looks 10 in Kanokon). They are both comedies with fanservice and action, though Kanokon is more about the fanservice (I really mean it too) and Negima! more about the action.
Both are character studies centering around emotionally and mentally troubled people and in both cases, the actual plot of the series is only used to further character development and pretty much ignored asside from that. However, while Elfen Lied executed itself with mastery, I believe Evangelion was too blatant in its overall message, espacially towards the end.
Both deal with humanity's darkest moments and the horrors of life as well as their possible consequences on individuals. They are heavily centered on their characters and their mental as well as emotional problems and the overall plot (the fight against the military, the experiments...) is simply used as background to allow better character development. If you like heavy character studies and can stand graphic content then both should please you.
Both involve a gory story that has heavy emotional content and very tragic events. If you enjoy a sad tale then both will make your day.
Sure, one title is about a magical girl saving the world (Prétear) and the other is about highschool chicks fighting in a fanservice royal, but when you look at it both have a main villain who is fighting not out of villany but due to trauma and scars from the past that have to be overcome with kindness and friendship.
Both are basically brainless side stories to their parent story advertised as blatant fanservice, but in reality deliver very few fanservice. Although the one they do deliver is certainly more controvertial than usual.
Believe it or not but there is a similar feel. Both Naruto and Hakufu have a hidden beast inside of them that takes control in dire situations and possesses increadible powers. Both characters are dumb, excited, goofy and care free and care a lot about their friends. Basically Ikkitousen's lead is like Naruto if he was always using the sexy Jutsu.
Both are about busty female warriors fighting in a sort of tournament in order to be number one, though there is a price to win in Sekirei of sorts, the goal in Ikkitousen is domination of the land. I make the recommendation for Sekirei with Ikkitousen's second season because it now as the use of weapons and a feel more similar to Sekirei then the first season.
Both are about a "ruler of the underworld" (Monster princess in Princess Resurrection and vampire in Moon Phase) who make a human boy their slave/servant. They are both pursued by enemies from their world who send various monsters and warriors to kill/capture them.
Both are set in an "old Europe" setting and feature characters devoutly loyal to the crown of their country, though Black Butler is set in England and Le Chevalier D'Eon in France. The feeling and pace of the show as well as the ending share similarities that should make fans of one happy to watch the other.
Both Ciel and Lelouch seek revenge against those who wronged them when they were young. Although that theme is only for Code Geass during the first season, but saying more would spoil it. Both characters also made a contract with an unknown being in order to achieve their goals and attain power.
Both Ciel and Miharu are similar, not only physically but in that they have a traumatic event in their past that has made them what they are today and because of it are usually cold rather than cheerful or happy. If you like the main character of one you will like the main character of the other.
Both are about a celestial girl coming from an unknown far away kingdom which sends other beings to capture her. They are both comedies that involve ecchi.
An ecchi comedy about angels of an unconventional nature living on Earth with a perverted boy.
If you haven't seen either then don't read the following which contains spoilers:
Both are remakes of classical and legendary works produced by Gonzo.
Both are remakes of classical and legendary works produced by Gonzo.
Starts out nice and light hearted but by the time its over you'll feel like crap and your mind will feel like it was literally screwed with. I don't recommend either if you are depressed. The most frightening and sad aspect is that in both cases, the provided scenerios of how everything goes wrong is actually possible and common in real life (provided you take away the science fiction elements of Narutaru of course). Bullying and being used does make people break like they did in those shows so watching it really is like getting a punch in the guts.
Obviously there are differences, for example Ikkitousen is a heavy fanservice show while Ookami-san is not. But both have this school rivalry thing going on as well as several battles/confrontations which overall gives you a similar vibe. In other words if you can stand fanservice you should like Ikkitousen and, if you first watched Ikkitousen, then if you can stand the lack of fanservice then you should enjoy Ookami-san.
Dark stranger travelling with kid/kids and a woman who helps them on a long journey that as the very world in peril. Similarities in how the main bad guy sends his strongest minions one after another to stop them. Also, while the focus isn't revenge in Final Fantasy, Kaze is determined to fight Makenshi just as much as Van is to kill the Claw.
They share similarities in their ideology to end all wars (while differeing greatly in the actual plan they try to set the stage to make the way for peace). They are also other similarities between the brother/sister conflict.
Both are unusual shonen with developped romance and an underlying religious theme. Chrono Crusade as a more blatant religious theme though while Elemental Gelade as a more solid romance.
Both are about a girl travelling with a group who protects her from an unknown enemy seeking to capture/kill her. If you like long journeys with lots of action and devoted characters you should like these.
Both are about using human who transform into weapons. But Soul Eater is more about a conflict with a main villain and saving the world while Elemental Gelade deals with love and the difficulties bewteen humans and the weapons, delving more into the theme of discrimination.
Both have the obvious element in common; cute little girls involved in a story that concerns gruesome and gory murders. But then there's also the level of gore present, the intensity of the violence and the emotional material present in both that make them similar. That's not to say that they are very different when it comes to story at least, but if you enjoyed one you should enjoy the other.
Both series have serious and tragic events happen to a group of people stranded who must survive. Both explore the depravity humans can show and certain characters share similar situations: Sarah from Now and Then, Here and There goes through some of the same things as Kozue and its pretty paintful to watch in both cases.
Soul Eater managed to pull quite an original story (unlike Nabari no Ou) but it too borrowed from Naruto, Black Star is Naruto with a different attire. If you like the character of Naruto it is almost certain that you will love at least one character in Soul Eater.
Nabari no Ou is literally a modern version of Naruto, except that Louise the Zero is a Shinobi now (I know this sounds weird but there's girl who looks so much like her in that show its like she as a cosplay). One might say that Nabari no Ou was heavily "inspired" by Naruto.
Both series are about a prince/princess becoming outcast of his/her own kingdom/empire. They both revolve around a revolution (though less literally in Scrapped Princess) and both have a main character who possesses a unique and very powerful ability.
Both have girls who are very close and are fighting together. There's tragedy and betrayal as well.
Both are about a group hunting demons with 2 girls having deep feelings (bordering Yuri) towards each other. They both include betrayal and tragedy as well.
They are both mecha series with an 80s feel but made in recent years (2000s) and have similar mecha designs.
-The way it becomes more and more epic as the show goes on.
-The feel of the show and sometimes the action, espacially space battles, are similar.
-Two girls travelling together, an older one and a younger one.
-Passable animation of the same level.
-Large scale space battles.
-Large scale space battles.
-Group of girls going through high school.
-Group of school girls going through high school.
I don't pride myself on making strange recommendations like this one but this time it's actually waranted:
-Individuals with powers hiding from society's sight.
-Secret organisation employing individuals with abilities above those of humans to carry out their plans.
-Secret organisation employing talented individuals.
Both are ninja shows with ninja techniques. They have the same ninja tools as well.
-Sister far too much into their borther.
-Rivalry between two friends.
Strong main hero swinging a huge sword around. The only difference is Guts from Berserk only kill humans in the anime and only near the end those he get to hack monsters, though the manga focuses more on the monster aspect later on. In Claymore she too hunts monsters, she's basically a female version of Guts.
Same post-apocalyptic setup. Same wandering around the wasteland feel.
Both feature a vampire child with a human slave. Very similar feel during the entire show, though I guess Moon Phase is less violent and has less suggestive content.
Both feature a special zone for vampires and both feature vampires with special abilities. Both also have werewolves, though it's a vampire transformation for a single individual in BBB and an entirely different species in Dance in the Vampire Bund.
Betrayal is a strong point in both. A man turned evil and mad by his incarceration and then becomes a monster. And finally, both feature a charismatic genius who uses and betray others for his own gain.
Some of the humor is similar. Both short and funny comedies who don't fall into heavy fanservice, though Magikano is more suggestive than Baka to Test.
They are clearly in the same league when it comes to characters, cuteness and humor.
Many episodes, at least the first ones, have the same feel as Pokémon. Travelling and getting lost in the forest, a group stalking them and attempting to attack them at every episodes (the two trolls), little creatures with powers that they control, Orphen looking like a teenage version of Ash...
Abel looks like Aion. Both have gun wielding nuns fighting with a small demon (vampire in Trinity Blood). Both have a group of soldiers working for a religious order. Both nuns have similar names (Rosette/Blanchett).