Total Recommendations: 62
In case you are just looking for a story about characters litterally inside a videogame then both SAO and HxH Green Island (along with its sequel: HxH Green Island Final) could be of your liking, because they both share:
• RPG with a virtual reality (including quests, gaining items, special skills, and such)
• The game over means real death for all players in both stories
• The characters are somewhat trapped inside the game, and to get out they must achieve a certain point and clear the game
• Overall good art design and nice characters
Probably you might be discourauged by watching HxH Green Island as you might think that you need to watch also the previous series: well that's true and yet not. It's always very much preferible to watch every prequel in order to have a better knowledge about characters, personalities, backgrounds and techniques; and I, myself, recommend to watch the prequels, but if i have to be honest: Green Island (and Green Island Final) it's about an "almost stand-alone" canon arc from the manga, where the main character, in order to search for his father, joins this special RPG, and if you have a little of hintuition you might not necessarily need to watch all the prequels.
That said, both SAO and Green Island (arc) are quite enjoyable.
If you liked one of those, you might really give a try to the another as well, cuz they are quite similar!
If you aren't really interested in watching the full Hunter x Hunter tv serie (prequel of the Ovas) but are just looking for something that gives you the same vibe that Death Note does, then those ovas might really be what you want.
Although to understand them better, at the very least, you should also watch the last arc (let's say around the last 15 episodes) shown in the tv serie, who is strictly connected with the Ovas.
Anyways, the HxH ovas do tell about a very important canon arc from the manga, who very much strongly reminds of Death Note:
• they both are dark and quite much builded on important strategies who are the strong important base of the stories
• Light/Kurapika are very brilliant and have to compete and beat their rivals in order to win (L/Chrollo)
• both Light and Kurapika, little by little, show a dark side: Light starts to enjoy the killing in order to have a better world, while Kurapika wants his revenge at any cost that could blind him from seeing the rest around him
Although i still recommend to watch the full HxH tv serie before of the ovas, aside from that:
If you liked Death Note you might really enjoy this special arc from HxH !! And viceversa, of course~
Strong is the bond between those two series.
• both are shonen series with main genres as supernatural and action
• both main charas are the teenagers whose destiny is to inherit their grandfathers' rank; they both through the story will grow up and slowly accept and embrace this fate
• an ulterior important point to mention is that both anime adaptations are faithful to the manga story (can't be said the same thing of many other series out there) and both start out with a slow pace: for NNM is the first season, for Kekkaishi is around the first half of the serie; but after that everything begins to make sense and having a very good pace, from whom the action genre comes. Still both anime (NNM s2 and Kekkaishi's last episode) end up after a precise arc who is a firm point in the storyline of the manga. Trustful adaptations are always a very good thing.
• both stories deal with ancient japanese legendary creatures: Ayakashi and Youkais.
• both of the protagonists have quite original powers and way to fight (Rikuo has the Matoi, while Yoshimori has the Kekkai)
If you liked one of those, especially due to its interesting and creative story, you might really love the another as well!
Both series are highly recommended ;3
What to say? Stories are mainly different, but overall they still share some mentionable point:
• well, let's start saying that they both are famous shonen that share the same action, fantasy, supernatural genres
• both evolve around special schools/academy who teach our characters how to use their powers
• both have a various number of characters, be it protagonists or villains, with strong and likeable personalities
• both stories deal with defeating the evil, in SE are the witches and the Kishin (sort of demon), while in AnE is represented by the ultimate evil: Satan
• overall both are enjoyable series but there's one last thing to mention. Both anime end up having a "filler ending", or better say: they are concluded with something definitely not canon to the story of the manga. Yes i think you should be warned about this, as it's quite an important thing when it comes to anime adaptations.
That said, i think if you liked one of those you might probably like the other as well!
Indeed those two series can be somewhat similar:
• both stories are quite unusual and weird along with fascinating surrealistic atmosphere and art
• both truly have an unique way of story-telling together with simple sceneries when concerning many people around the main characters or specific places
• they give a same particular intriguing vibe
While watching them you'll surely notice the similitudes that those two titles have.
If you liked one of them and are still searching for something kinda "out of the box", who is a bit different from the usual normal series, you might really want to give a try to the another as well.. Because it could be what you are looking for !!
Two series: a thousand of bullets.
• Both are seinen series with a strong action genre and a very likeable pace
• Both deal with weapons and badass characters who use them
• Despite discussing about serious matters and realities they both can also face quite comical funny scenes in order to occasionally slow down the tension.
Personally i think this common point could even be considered the most important of the shared ones because, even if there are serious series who must remain serious, Jormungand and DOGS gained a sort of "unicity" with those occasional comical scenes.
Moreover, it also make the charas "more human" (rather than just the usual standard "too epic to be true") because we have the comically cigarettes-obsessed photographer Badou in DOGS and on the other side we have the strong, smart boss Koko in Jormungand who shows us that can get comically mad or having a sweet, permanently smiling, side.
I honestly believe that if you liked one of those, you might like the other as well! Give it a try!
Hyouka and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo do share some similar points, but are also at the same time quite different.
• both stories mainly deal with mystery cases and how to solve them
• this brings authomatically to have a very brilliant main character, in both series, who is able to solve them
• both are setted into a school background and both have the "club" theme as well
• still, both have a noticeable dose of weirdness: STY has of course a strong supernatural genre, and Hyouka has somewhat special scenes involving unknown powers (the girl's curiousity-catchphrase has it easy when wants to pursuade the main chara in changing his decisions)
Now instead to the different part:
• substantially Yakumo has a heavy dark atmosphere; while Hyouka is quite much slice of life and doesn't exclude comic scenes, which overall gives it definitely a happier atmosphere.
This might look "just one thing" but it really does make the difference.
Anyway i thought to recommend both, because even if they can give different "vibes" since they are totally setted with different atmospheres, they still recall one another.
You might like Yakumo if you liked Hyouka, and viceversa.
Of course watching Hotarubi is like watching Natsume Yuujinchou.
Not only they are from the same manga-ka, therefor sharing the same gorgeous art and a similar story telling as well the taste for the same genre:
those are two titles who, if you liked one of them, you can't absolutly miss to wach the another as well!
Both are sweet, delicate stories, with splendid colors and wonderful characters who'll bring you into those supernatural and fascinating worlds.
Both give you the same calm feeling while watching them.
Indeed, very highly recommended both ♥
Personally i'm a huge OP fan since more than a decade and i have to say that it took me a while before actually giving a try to HxH 'cuz i wasn't sure if i would've liked it.. But. Woah against my expectations i really did like it more than i thought! Truth is that after i gave it a try, i couldn't stop watching it.
The more i was seeing it and the more it was giving me the same feeling that OP gives me. They have the same vibe and have the power to let you enjoyed more and more, this way your curiousity level also grows bigger and bigger by each episode. They really share a lot in common:
• first off: well, the genres, as you can see they both are Shonen, Adventure, Action, Superpowers genres.
• both main charas would look the "typical protagonists of a shonen serie" but they actually are able to surprise you, the more you get to know about them and their personalities.
• interesting enough, both protagonists' fathers seems to play a very important role (i would even dare to say "legendary"), plus obviously are very strong and full of mystery
• both stories are about dreams and all that takes to our main charas to realize them. In HxH, obviously, Gon wants to become an hunter; while in OP Luffy wants to become a pirate, but not just a normal one, he wants to become THE pirate King. In addition, their companions of both Gon and Luffy also have an ambition/purpose they want to achieve as well.
• both series face the adventure with a long Journey splitted in many arcs.
• still, both give a huge importance to friendship.
• let's not forget to mention that both of them are quite cured, as of course, like the protagonists, also the other characters in the series are intriguingly developed for the best together with their backgrounds, their actions and personalities.
• last but not least, the presence of the superpowers genre won't disappoint you either because "from big powers come big... battles!", yes, indeed lots of cool battles and the more you find out of the stories and the more you'll get interested by the way to fight! In HxH we have the "Nen" (Aura) and in OP we have the "Haki" (Ambition).. you'll really be amazed by the coolness of the battles!
As you can see a lot of stuff is a common point for those two series.
The only thing left me to say is: I seriously recommend both series, because they both worth it.
If you liked one of them, you'll probably love the another as well.
Because afterall, they both share one last significant thing: greatness.
Auto-conclusive movies and yet masterpieces.
Both have gorgeous art and colors, great romantic, fantasy and supernatural stories.
Both are two pearls of japanese animation.
They both can give you this relaxing calm feeling, and as well melancholic at the same time.
Just a word to describe them: Beautiful.
In addition, Arrietty has splendid music.
We have Holic and Bakemonogatari who are both mystery and supernatural genre.
Starting from this, both series can be considered somewhat similar. Here's why:
- both deal with strong supernatural elements who leads people (clients) in asking for help to someone who understand those phenomenons.
- both have a "supernatural expert" (Yuuko for Holic and Oshino Meme for Bakemonogatari) who are very good in what they do, usually always show a calm demeanor but as well are quite enigmatic to read and full of mystery.
- both series have quite particular main characters, who are definitely not "the average type of character" you often find in anime.
- overall both share an intriguing pace that slowly brings more questions
- both stories show some inventive and creative cases and both also have a few cases who tell about stories of creatures from ancient japanese traditions
That's why i think that if you liked one of those, you might like the other as well! Just give it a try ;3
If you try to comparate the stories of those two series.. well, let me tell you that it's not possible. Mostly because Danshi it's basically an anime full of sort of auto-conclusive gags, while KKOW follows an usual linear plot.
However, don't give up just yet, because they both have some important points that share:
• both gave Shonen and Comedy genres. which leads us to the next ->
• the major thing to mention is that both series are indeed very very very funny. The overall feeling that both series give you is very well cured by the authors of the anime. I've read somewhere once, that "it's way harder making a public laugh rather than cry" and well.. i have to agree with that. This makes me telling that both series are very well succeeded in giving the watcher a lots of fun.
• still both deal about hish school students and the school-situations they might have.
That said, let me just add: Kyou Kara ore Wa is (sadly) a bit unknown but a real pearl from the classics anime and a masterpiece, Danshi is more new but anyways, if you liked one of those give a try to the other as well! Believe me, they won't disappoint you!
It's not hard to say what those two series have in common:
• surely the first thing you can notice is that the art is very similar, well of course it does. Masakazu Katsura is a great manga-ka and author of Zetman, he in fact also worked as original character designer for Tiger & Bunny. His great art is already something that might catch you to watch both.
• still, both series are about superpowers and the concepts of hero & villain, justice & crime, honesty & corruption.
Overall the stories, those concepts play a dominant part.
• the main characters in both series are the heroes and fight against the "evil" in their own way.
Both series are interesting, although i have to say that Zetman is way much better in the manga version rather than anime.
A big difference i can say so far about those two series is:
while T&B takes place in a megalopolis modeled after the american New York city and has a bunch of "typical american heroes", Zetman is located in Japan and has a brand new vision of the word "hero" (as in fact, the main character, can be seen more as "not your typical hero"..)
Anyways, if you liked one of those, give a try to the other as well! You might be happily surprised!
At first sight those two shows wouldn't look to be much similar to one another, to be honest.. But i have to admit that the more i was watching of Tsuritama and the more it was reminding me that "something" i found in Mawaru Penguindrum back then.
- A word to describe MP is surely "random", because it throw at you so many things, in so many sceneries and SO MANY different stuff happening inside it.
That said, i have to add that i "sort of found" a similar random-ish feeling in Tsuritama.
- Also, both series are somewhat quite colorful and little by little they tell you about some mystery to uncover.
- To the "Funny" scenes there's also to mention that catchphrases can't miss. "Survival Strategy" from MP, and "DU-CK!" from Tsuritama will lead you to drop some smile in the series :3
Again, if you are searching for a serie with an identical story to one of those, the other is definitely NOT what you are looking for.
But if you saw one of those and have some open mind and are willing to give a try to something different-but-similar, then you might want to watch this one other serie!
Uh, is quite simple actually:
- One Outs and Giant Killing are quite similar because first of all they are both seinen with a main focus on the sports genre.
- moreover, both deal with a professional sports: not the usual sports played by teenagers as you usually see in anime the most of times.
- having adult characters overall both of the series, they also have a different way to tell the story, making it quite interesting as they both show you sides of the professional sports that you rarely see in anime.
- still, both main characters give to their serie an overall quite strong psychological theme, because they rely everything on strategy and on the teamwork. Despite Tatsumi (for GK) doesn't play on the court, as you would normally expect it from a sports anime, while Tokuchi (for One Outs) is a player of the team, they still can have brilliant minds and somewhat similar personality anyway.
Psychological anime can be addicting because you are always looking for the next strategy of the main chara in order to aim to the victory.. and well, with both series you might probably get this feeling!
Both recommended! They are quite unique sports-genre series!
PoT and KnB can be considered somehow similar:
- both are shonen series of sports genre (despite PoT deals with tennis, while KnB deals with basketball)
- both are about good friendships and the importance of the teamwork in order to win
- among all the sports series, both of those are between the most commercial ones and very likeable stories.
- the characters in both of them have "special techniques/powers" who make everything even more interesting
- still, both are quite addicting, have a gorgeous art style and a very skilled cast of seiyuus.
Despite being about two different sports as you'll have a chance to see, they have some important points in common!
If you liked one of those, give a try to the another as well! It will worth it!
Highly recommended both, they are great series.
You'll notice in an eye beat that both series are very similar:
- both are sports genre, specificately both are about basketball
- both have great artstyle
- both show a quite unique developing of the characters
- both KnB and SD have awesome characters with special abilities and strong personalities
- both also have funny comical scenes alternated sometimes to the normal pace of the story
- they both have great musics and osts
..etc. I could actually continue but truth is that there are way too many things to list..
Slam Dunk is a sure "must watch" between the classics sports anime, while Kuroko no Basket has a very original and interesting plot who makes it definitely another "must watch" between the new sports anime.
Give them a try, you'll get a taste of a very catching pace which you won't regret!
If you liked one of them, you'll most likely love the other too!! ♥
What to say? they both are quite "unusual" series and somewhat similar to eachother:
- both are sports genres
- both have the main character (Hiruma for e21 and Tokuchi for One Outs) that look a lot alike and are very smart. They are the big minds behind every victory and every very well planned strategy. At some point of the story they both are compared (if not hinted to be one) to the Devil.
- both can be very addicting
If you liked one of them, you might probably end up liking the another as well, as they both worth the try!
Hetalia and Danshi are both very very comical.
Hetalia is historical and a whole parody of countries, while instead Danshi is slice of life and a strong parody of "normal" high schoolers
They are both short series (Hetalia has around 50 episodes of ONAs who don't last more than 5 mins, and Danshi is a short tv-serie who counts barely 12 eps of 20 mins each) so you don't need to spend a lot of time to complete either of them.
If you are searching for a smile or you simply like to laugh then both series are very highly recommended ;3
While .Hack//Sign was an anime released back then in 2002, Sword Art Online is quite newer. Released after around 10 years from the first it obviously shows "new way to imagine how technology could be, new stuff in the game" and so on..
However, regardless the year they have been producted, both series are still very similar:
- both start off in this special "super new virtual" MMORPG, where the technology is the highest than ever.
- both, obviously show all the characters in this game
- Trapped in the game: on HS there's the main chara who can't log off and in SAO instead everyone can't log off due the game master's insane idea to doom everyone inside the game until someone reaches the top level of the tower.
- of course there are also: special powers, battles against monsters, quests.. and everything else that a game normally has.
And many other things. Just keep watching and you'll see!
If you like the idea of an "inside a video-game" story both of them are recommended!
So, we have Ano Hana and NR who are both drama genre and have a very strong supernatural element in the story.
Still, both serie evolve around a person who is the only able to see a ghost who is unable to move on.
Both stories have deep love feelings and struggle around the possibility of "what if": what if i did/did not that thing? what if i could un-do something? what if this person was still alive?
Ano Hana is a great serie and NR evolved more and more interesting too.
Obviously, if you watched & liked one of them, the another is highly recommended too!
Chihayafuru is an amazing sports anime, with a very sweet tone of friendship and love, based on a not too known game: Karuta.
On the other side, Uta Koi is an historical anime exactly about telling the love stories behind the poems who actually compose the Karuta game. The love stories happened to the poets who gave them the inspiration and experience to make beautiful poems.
Both series are josei genre and share some sort of romantic feeling as well.
Personally i've started Uta Koi after i watched Chihayafuru, right because i wanted to understand deeper the poems of the Karuta game; and i have to say that it's very interesting.
Uta Koi's artstyle is particular but at the same time can be great, Chihayafuru's art is gorgeous and both series have a very awesome cast.
I certainly recommend to watch both :D
Bokurano is very similar to Evangelion:
- they both have mechas, piloted by teenagers who are, little by little, shown to make extreme actions and decisions
- the protagonists are forced to fight those "sort of unknown" enemies in order to protect/save the Earth, and all of them will pass through a very hard path
Among all this, there's this very strong dark atmosphere over all the serie that will slowly bring both stories towards important and psychological ends similar to eachother.
If you liked one of them, I highly recommend you to watch the another as well, as you might probably like them both.
Well it's simple to see what they have in common:
• the art style is similar? of course, the artist is the same
• both tv series come from an otome game, with reverse harem genre
• as being reverse harem they both show the usual pattern of a group of boys having somewhat to protect the female protagonist
• still, both series share a strong supernatural factor who doesn't pass on background throught all the story
If you liked one of those you might want to give a try to the another as well!
Have fun watching~
Indeed Code Geass and Gundam 00 are very similar and yet both masterpieces.
They both have:
• a terroristic group who plays the part of the "good guys" actually
• Earth's big leaders (Emperor/Politicians) are both instead the antagonists
• wonderfully planned war strategies
• mechas, sci-fi
• famous and very good skilled cast of seiyuus
• both series have the same lasting of 25 episodes, with a second season having the same amount once again
• and much more, that u'll find out while watching!
Without mentioning that both series share an amazing art, epic musics and very well planned story.
If you liked one of those i highly recommend you to watch the another serie as well! They really worth it! ♥
Indeed similar, while watching Mirai Nikki it brought me back the feeling i had when i used to watch Higashi no Eden.
Both series are action and mystery genres, as well both share an important point of the main line in the plot: a teenager (Akira for Higashi and Yukiteru for Mirai) received a "special phone" and has to somewhat change the world with it.
Akira has 10 billions of yen which he has to use to change Japan for good, as well Yukiteru has the diary of future which he needs to use in order to survive and become the new god of space and time.
Still, both characters, are introduced to play this "game" and have to pay attention to the other contestants who, of course, will try anything in their power to trouble them, or else worse, kill them; because everyone wants obviously win the game.
The strong action of both series will keep you very interested as to know what will come next, by each episode you'll watch.
If you liked one of those, it's highly probable that you will enjoy the other as well!
Well, both series are Mystery genres..
They give the same scary feeling due to the lots of creepy deaths all over the stories.
Yet, both show the main male character wiling to stop this "supernatural phenomenon".
Also a special mention to the cure of the music, which both serie have.
If you enjoyed one of those, you might probably enjoy the other as well!
Well both are nostalgic anime from childhood, and both are still "old school" (before years 2000)
Both are "Majokko" types: having a female heroine which uses her magical power to transform into an adult version of, possibly, herself.
Besides the fact that the transformed adult versions of both main characters (Lala and Emi) are quite similar even by look, both are singers, quite famous ones, and very much appreciated with lots of fans.
Yet they share all the same genres: Comedy, Magic, Shoujo.
I think that if you like the Majokko genre, you should give a try to both of them, as they both worth it :3
So what to say? At first i wouldn't have thought that those two series have something in common.. at least not this much. But, the more i went ahead and watched Guilty Crown, and the more i felt somehow of a bond between this and TTGL.
• Well, as i said, besides both of them share sci-fi and (lots of) action genres, doesn't seem they have anything else.. but~
• The more you get to know GC's characters, and the more you become to notice how their relations is similar to TTGL's ones.
Let's analyze better: they both have a pretty badass leader (Gai / Kamina) who encourages people (Undertaker / Dai-Gurren Team) to take their rebellion against the "dictators".
Then, the more you watch both series and the more you see that the main character (Shu / Simon) are somehow "weak" but through the adventures get stronger and they both aim to become similar to their best friend or idol (Gai / Kamina).
Still the main female character is strong at fighting and a constant role in the rebellion (Inori / Yoko), despite of course when talking by personality, Yoko surely has way more than Inori.
That's it pretty much. TTGL might look having a "happier" atmosphere, for most of time, than GC but believe me, they both worth watching.
TTGL is epic, as well GC so far is going great.
I'm sure that if you liked one of them, you might probably like the another as well if you give it a try!
Recommended both ♥
Un-Go & Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: both are mystery genre with a good capable detective as main character that has to solve cases; as well a supernatural factor grows bigger in both by every episode.
If you liked one of them you might probably enjoy the other too!
Both Last Exile and Eureka Seven share adventure and sci-fi genre.
Still, both have a plot evolving around flying ships, war and interesting characters.
Klaus (for Last Exile) and Renton (for Eureka Seven) have to protect whose dear to them and will do it through the whole story.
A note to mention is also the good cast of seiyuus and very good art which both series have. Additionally, Last Exile has a quite nice ost.
As a difference instead, Eureka has a more futuristic technology while Last Exile shows an "oldish" technology on the style of 19th centuary.
For sure if you liked one of those, you'll probably enjoy the other as well!
Indeed when i first watched Guilty Crown it was feeling like the same atmosphere which used to have Code Geass.
Now let me explain:
- both stories start in this future age in a post-apocalyptic-war scenery, face the government as villain, have discriminated people (Eleven/Infected), and as well have a rebellion lead by the main characters (Black Knights/Undertakers)
- both series evolve around a main character, the usual teenager student, which casually gain a special power from a quiet and mysterious girl.
- both anime have similar mechas
- and last, both have an amazing art style and great character design ♥
Of course i do recommend both definitely!
Both series deal with the loss of someone important and somehow are able to give you the same feeling of sorrow.
Despite Ano Hana tries to keep scenes on a more happy stage, the sad moments don't ever miss a single episode to have some space.
Those two anime might result way different from eachother, but i think if you try to watch them both you'll get to understand and have the same feeling that they both will give you.
Plus both stories are very good, the art and the colors are very well cured.
Highly recommended both~
Both series are reverse harem: many cool boys who casually and inevitably fall in love for the same girl.
As well both anime have been realized after their game, still both share the same school life genre and have a great art.
Both are recommended! ♥
Both deal with real catastrophes, the provoked damages, the victims and the ruined lives of the remained people..
Both series have a great psychological drama impact, very well developed.
Also, another important thing to mention is that they both share a great sibling relationship as main factor of the story along all the plot.
Conclusion, if u've seen one of those, you can't miss the other one!
Both series are around a prison, they have very violent scenes and a main teenager male character that has to discover the many secrets behind.
Althought DW is not over yet, they both have a great plot and are very interesting.
As well Fortified School is a "must" to be read, one of the pearls from the "old school manga" :3
If you liked one of those, u'll probably like the other as well !
Kare Kano and Kimi ni Todoke are both romantic stories with situations delicately psycho-analized by the main characters.
Even if the two main females are very differents by personality, the girl will little by little face the importance and experience of her own precious first love in both series.
The love of the girl, as the love of the boy, are told and shown throughout both series in a real unique way.
Still, the main male and female character will be surrounded by awesome friends which will help them and will be affected by their situations.
There are many anime which face love stories out there, but noone of them is similar to Kare Kano or Kimi ni Todoke as much as those two are with eachother. For this reason i strongly feel to associate KNT to KareKano and viceversa.
Indeed, if you already liked one of those, you can't miss to watch the other! You'll definitely appreciate them both.
Personally, i think that "unique" is a perfect adjective to describe them both. Their stories are really told and shown in a special unique way which authomatically creates a very charming atmosphere.
Well, Skip Beat's atmosphere is very energetic, while on the other side Kobato's atmosphere is very sweet.
- both main female characters (Kobato and Kyoko) are very positive and cheerful and want to realize a dream/reach a goal. Kobato wants to fulfill her bottle in order to reach "that place", and Kyoko wants to become famous in order to take her revenge on her ex-boyfriend.
- but during their adventures to reach their goal, both girls meet a main male character and will, little by little, develope love or anyway strong feelings for those.
- both series are romantic shoujo genre.
If you alraedy liked one of those, it worth watching the other as well since they both are quite amazing and very colorful.
Indeed both share an evident and delicate romantic and magic atmosphere.
- "Hakushaku to Yousei" has Lydia, "Howl's Moving Castle" has Sophie, both girls are brought into magic adventures by an handsome blonde guys (Edgar / Howl).
- Still, both anime are inspired to an old-england style in a past epoch (which may easily be around year 1900).
- Similar as well the gentle and gold-hearted personalities of the involved characters in both stories ♥
If you loved one of those yet, you'll definitely fall in love once again for the other!
I think that a good word to describe their magic stories is: Sweet.
Both facing a similar plot: traveling samurai.
Both anime placed in similar ages, and both having pretty good strong samurai as main characters.
Sword of the Stranger is a pearl (sadly a single movie) of animation and i can say that both anime are masterpieces in their own way.
When i watched Shiki i felt from the very start the same atmosphere that Higurashi was used to give me. The more the story was going on, and the more that feeling was becoming stronger.
Yep, both series really have many similitudes:
- in both stories everything starts in those little and "calm" villages
- both series' main subjects are the weird deaths (murders) that will shock the villagers
- both anime have quite a well-made mystery atmosphere; whenever someone finds something, another thing will happen and you wont have to finish to realize all hints yet, until the end. The mystery affects both pubblic and characters, which i think is another good thing that both have in common
- still, both stories have supernatural factors leading the events
- and, even one of the main female characters are similar in both series (Sunako and Rika), be it in look and personality
So, to conclude: personally i advice to see both, since both are very well made.
If you liked the mystery in one of the series you'll surely like the other too!
ps: as personal opinion i especially liked Shiki's art style, since is quite particular and different from any other anime.
Well plots are indeed very different but they still do share an important dark and mysterious atmosphere during the whole stories.
Both anime are about death and both face arguments like revenge and particular powers.
A strong supernatural theme is the background for both of the series and both main characters (Yakumo and Ai) have a similar quiet personality.
If you already watched one of those, you could easily like the other as well~
Darker than Black and the re-make of Phantom surely do share a lot of points:
- both face stories involving around assassins and criminal organizations
- both have a main male character (Hei / Zwei) which a similar personality and job
- both main characters are accompanied by two emotionless girls (Yin / Ein) which they both somehow develop to love
- both series have this dark atmosphere all around characters and places
- very good, and maybe similar a little, art style and character design for both anime
- well done the character development in both series too
Mystery, action and fight scenes wont miss in either of them.
So, for all listed reasons i see a strong connection and similarity between DTB and Phantom, due to this i can't avoid to advice to watch one if you already liked the other :3
Different epoch (sengoku age / modern age), different main theme (samurai / school), but despite this they still do share some basical other trait:
- Both have been inspirated/realized from videogames, and only later made actually into anime.
- Both face a very big part of the story leaded by a reverse harem idea: the main female character is surrounded by awesome and handsome boys, which save her and make her developing love feelings.
- Both are shoujo genre ♥
So, that said, go ahead to watch, 'cuz if you liked one of those yet, you'll surely enjoy the other!
Both series have somehow a strong zodiac-related theme in the story.
Fruits Basket introduce characters as part of the Chinese Zodiac, while Starry Sky introduce characters representing each of the Zodiac Star Sign.
Is quite interesting seeing once again an anime facing this special thing which is the zodiac.
Still, both anime are shoujo genre and reverse harem: a main lead girl surrounded by handsome amazing boys.
And both series share a very sweet atmosphere ♥
If you liked one of those, i highly advice to watch the other too ;3
- similar artstyle: true it can be seen, and a simple motivation is that Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail's author) and Eiichiro Oda (One Piece's author) are of the same generation who grown up admiring Akira Toriyama (Dragonball's author). Rumors are that their styles were so forged by their worshipping Toriyama; this of cours makes works of both of them share a similar, very cool art style and character design.
- special powers: in a Jump's shonen manga those can't miss. Characters with awesome strong incredible powers are everywhere in both series. In One Piece we have devil fruits which give to their users incredible abilities, while in Fairy Tail we have mages which obviously do use their own magic spells/abilities.
- action: another big part and genre that both series do share.
- purposes: friendship is the main theme which makes an important bond between the main characters in both seasons.
- heroic scenes: One Piece and Fairy Tail do share quite a lot of very awesome heroic scenes.
- female characters: both authors wanted to give to their characters some strong power and/or personalities, differently from many other shonen series where the main female is just needed there to be saved and/or making comical scenes.
Those, and many other, are the shared things by both series, but the above listed are surely the biggest points which deserved to be mentioned.
So, indeed if you liked One Piece you could give a try to Fairy Tail, or viceversa.
Although, while manga series have both a very good art style, when it comes to anime One Piece's animation quality is cured more.
Similar but Different ♥ A perfect combination to describe them differing from any other samurai story.
- Both series evolve around an awesome and epic samurai period.
- Of course, battles with swords wont miss in either of them.
- Main characters have the same badass side in both series, obviously.
- Now, it may be not be important for someone but i think is another good point to mention: the main characters (Mugen and Masamune) have been both played by the same voice actor (Nakai Kazuya) which makes high up the level of their charism even more.
Okay, all the above stuff maybe can be found in little doses also in some few other anime samurai themed but, here the part where Sengoku Basara and Samurai Champloo will surely differ by any other serie:
- They both have "something" that is definitely not common for their epoch or else not common at all.
Samurai Champloo is litterally hip-hop themed (from the opening, to some dress or some scenes) and even features modern other stuff (like the baseball or graffiti episodes) -- while Sengoku Basara is definitely over the limit of the reality, fight scenes in there are not the "typical-anime-fight-scenes" at all, plus it also features pretty modern stuff like can be "Gundam"-robots like.
So, even if the main plots are different (we have a girl that needs to find a person and due to this starts to travel with two samurais in Samurai Champloo // and on the other side we have Sengoku era with obvious big and incredible battles in Sengoku Basara),
for all the above said things they do share a lot of similar stuff and style, so i do advice do watch both :3
Both anime are shoujo and romantic themed.
Both series are reverse Harem: meaning a main girl character surrounded by a lot of beautiful awesome boys.
The atmosphere in both stories is very cool, plus both anime give a well developed background for every character which give to the pubblic a better understanding about their personalities.
Both share a very unique and pretty good art style for the character design.
Also, Starry Sky has a cast of many famous Seiyuus while Host Club is litterally a masterpiece for shoujo-genre lovers.
I highly recommend to watch both :3
Without doubts both series do not share same nor similar genres but:
- The main character in both series has a cheerful, cool and brave personality.
- Both main male characters are played by the same Seiyuu: Miyano Mamoru
- Both made by Studio BONES
Star Driver kinda gives the feeling to have Tamaki (Hos Club) with a mecha background.
So somehow i feel to advice to watch one if you liked the other :3
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.
Definitely different in genres, Natsume Yuujinchou is supernatural themed while Kimi ni Todoke is a pure romantic shoujo, but somehow i can tell that they are very similar indeed.
- Graphicly talking: they both do share very clear and quiet colors, amazing character design and pretty good music themes which all of them make lead the serie to this very calm and relaxing atmosphere, pretty enjoyable.
- About the story: the main characters from both series (Natsume and Sawako) are, at first, without friends due to been judged weird and lonely. But, thanks to their good personality they finally come to know new people and make real nice friends which will help them in many occasions.
I strongly believe that whoever liked one of those serie will love the other as well.
You'll surely notice since first episode how much those two anime are very similar to eachother.
- Main character: a quiet, good and mature guy (Natsume and Ginko) which has to deal in his own way with spirits/mushi. They both care abouth the spirits and always tried to do everything to help them and not let people thinking that they are to be considered as "evil".
- Atmosphere: colors, art, music, design will let you fully love the litterally pureness of those anime. The atmosphere is very calm and "delicated".
Personally i think that both, Mushishi and Natsume Yuujinchou, are two masterpieces which you can't miss to watch, especially if you already enjoyed one of the two!
Surely both series do share a big part together which is the alchemy.
Alchemy and all its related things: immortal beings, legends, immortality elisir/philosophical stone and so on.
Both stories evolve around the same epoch (first years of 1900) and share amazing main characters.
Even if, the style to tell the stories is very different, they both still share a very good music theme as well.
If you enjoyed one i'm sure you'll like the other too! Definitely i can affirm that both of them are masterpieces.
Despite differing by the main genre which lead both stories i feel to say that Katekyo Hitman Reborn and Eyeshield21 do share similar traits:
- we first see the main male character (Tsuna from KHR and Sena from E21) as weak, coward and easily afraid by stuff - but later, with time, he learns to be strong and to not run away in order to protect his friends and dreams.
- then, the amazing characters around the protagonist are very well developed in personality & design in both series
I'm surely aware of the fact that who might like sports anime may not like super power genre anime or viceversa, but somehow they show certain epic characters and rythm that makes me tell you that i strong recommend both series :3
Well, honestly stories are a lot differents, but yeah, there are some little things that made those 2 so different series becoming 'similar'.
Both main characters have a "contract" with a demon that will gonna 'eat' them whenever the contract will be done.
But it's not only this, i noticed a similitude in personalities of characters~
In fact, Natsume and Madara have a strange relationship that remember the one between Sebastian and Ciel. Because Madara and Sebastian have the part of the 'bad characters' but they care about their contractor for real, so afterall we could say there's a bit of "love" from them xD;
Also another thing about personalities, that made those chara even more similar is that: Natsume & Ciel are both mature for the age they have. They really are mature guys and take hard decisions sometimes, like adults do.
About their main stories, well a shared thing is that both series have a 'paranormal' side. i mean, Natsume has spirits and whatever is linked to them of course, and Kuroshitsuji has shinigami/angels/demons thing.
Well, anyway, don't hope to find in Kuroshitsuji a similar anime to Natsume (or viceversa) 'cuz, i repeat: stories are really differents.
Relationships, main chatacters, personalities, "paranormal" side: those are the things that both series share, in my opinion^^
By the way, Natsume is highly recommended!
Have a nice watch :3
Well, as already many ppl said:
both series have main character really similar: Watanuki Kimihiro & Natsume Takashi. They are good guys, with a special ability: they are able to see spirits/ghosts/demons.. They also share the 'loneliness' side, b'cuz of their capacity they are usual to be alone.. Maybe watanuki's personality is a bit more 'funny-comic' than that natsume, but anyway they are both real good ppl with a "golden heart" that help others.
About the story, well both stories are really similar b'cuz of the *oriental japanese tradition* in them, about the traditions to believe in something like typical japanese spirits and about all the atmosphere!
The way how both stories are showed, is simply awesome: delicated, sweet and loveable.
About Natsume, the anime it is really full of amazing colors, and also graphic design is exelent^^
Well, from Holic's side, it's an anime from CLAMP so char design is obviously great.
What else i have to say? they are both awesome. Holic is more known than Natsume, so i suggest you: don't lose that gem that NY is! believe me, watch it ;3 they both worth it!^^
Well..here we are!~ let's start saying that both anime have a main char as a boy that start the whole story with his own power. Both anime have the mecha side as an important part, and the factor 'a world to change'; also the characters group are kinda similar. Another great point that both series have is the Simon+Nia's relationship a lot similar to Renton+Eurka's one.
For the graphic part: Good char design and pretty nice background design in both anime. And a really interesting story for both. I highly recommend to watch both! Trust me :3
Well, both anime are really awesome.
Both are comedy, romance, school life, shoujo..
Both have a main female char that is 'poor' but talented and goes in a special elite school/class..
Both series have a extremly good char design, both can be funny, both can be romantic.. Both have characters really good definited.~
I suggest to watch both.. believe me, both worth it! :3
Yeah, both series have the same char designer, so spectacular!*_*
And always both anime have the mecha side as a main part of the story..
I suggest to watch both ^^!
Both anime have a main story based on mecha-robot and children that have to save the world/ppl they love.. both anime contain the 'sacrifice' side, and a lot of death >-
Both series are really nice, and fafner has a char design really spectacular.
Bokurano instead, has wonderful musics as background and op/endings :3
I recommend both :3
Both anime have a really really great story, and unique characters.. Special fight scenes in both anime, and always a 'funny' side.
Awesome char design (even if the style is different) for both series.
One Piece and Soul Eater have both the friendship priority for their story.
Those 2 anime are the best i ever found :3
Both anime have 2 main male characters that love havin' fight in high school..
Plus, Kyou Kara Ore Wa will make u laugh a lot! ~