Total Recommendations: 51
Being a magical girl and using your powers to fight evil. Or piloting a giant mecha and protecting the Earth from an alien onslaught. Doesn't it sound like fun? Well, it's not really all that fun for the kids in these series.
Magi and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follow young men in pursuit of a seemingly impossible goal. While Edward and Al are on a journey to find the Philosopher stone to gain back what they lost, Aladdin fights to protect the flow of fate and the balance of the world. Both are blessed with unimaginable talent and potential. Although they start out powerless, they grow through each battle and each new encounter; gaining new friends and enemies along the way.
Clannad and Little Busters are both astounding works written by Jun Maeda and adapted from visual novels created by Key. Thus, the similarities in style and presentation between the two are enormous.
Calling both of these hilarious would be an understatement. Despite a considerable difference in setting, Gintama' Enchousen and SKET Dance share a similar comedic style that could best be summed up with one word - randomness.
Protagonists that break society's norm of a typical teacher. They both provide the students with life lessons through unorthodox means. A tentacled monster that plans on destroying the Earth in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu and a reformed biker gang leader in GTO.
Similar characters, art style, and themes. Both protagonists start off in a "fake" relationship with the female lead. In Nisekoi, they become lovers to stop the feud between their families, while they become a couple in Koisome Momiji as practice for the heroine's role in a movie. Will this "fake" relationship ever become reality?
A light-hearted school romance centered around a love triangle between the protagonist, his crush, and the typical childhood friend.
An epic "save the world" theme. In Hoshi no Samidare, the "Biscuit Hammer" will eventually crack the Earth in two, while in Sensei no Bulge the planet is plunged into an endless war. Both protagonists are forced to fight in order to protect and save the planet. With the help of a mentor, they grow stronger through training and each battle. They are both motivated by the same goal: to protect their loved ones.
Typical boy meets girl story but with a twist. The main heroine in Koisome Momiji is a famous actor, while the one in Suzuka is a talented athlete. Both have love triangles that will inevitably lead to jealousy and plenty of drama. It is a light-hearted school romance manga that will leave you wanting more.
Superheroes and justice are the two central themes of both mangas. Akumetsu appeals to an older audience with a dark and mature tone, while Ratman appeals to a younger audience with a more comedic and light hearted story. Both explore the philosophy of "what is good?" and "what is evil?" but only Akumetsu establishes a clear answer and distinction between the two, while Ratman does so vaguely through it's cheek humor and fanservice.
"What the hell is going on?" is usually the thought that comes to mind when first reading either. But each mystery and loose end is slowly unraveled as the story progresses. Both mangas heavily focus on psychological conflicts and character development but only Believers includes adult interactions and erotic behavior.
Both share a common theme of being forcefully stranded on a deserted island. As they are separated from civilization, they struggle against the forces of nature as well as the faults of humanity. They both soon understand that the most dangerous animals are humans themselves. Both portray a dark tone and give off the same feeling of hopelessness. They explore the mentality of the human mind and how one copes in the face of a desperate situation. While some characters succumb to the pressure, others endure it and become stronger as a result.
Both are harem mangas that focus on comedy. The only difference is Negima starts out the same as Countrouble but slowly goes into more of an shounen, action, and adventure kind route. Also, both protagonists can use magic, which can sometimes aid them or further worsen their problems. They are mistaken as a pervert in the beginning but soon gain the trust and even the love of those around them.
Both protagonists are pursuing the path of strength. Kenichi trains in Ryozanpaku to protect those dear to him, while Zig fights to become the acknowledged as the strongest. They both have a female friend and a possible love interest that help them achieve their goal.
Both protagonists are young boys in constant pursuit of a goal. Gon aspires to become a hunter to find his father, while Aladdin fights to protect the flow of fate. They are both blessed with unimaginable talent and potential. Although they start out powerless, they grow through each battle and each new encounter; gaining new friends and enemies along the way. Both mangas have similar themes and art styles. A fantasy with plenty of action, comedy, and adventure. If you enjoyed one, you'll surely love the other.
Both mains are blessed with the power of magic. Although they are still quite young, they both show great maturity for their age and are willing to risk anything for the sake of their friends. They both are in constant pursuit of a similar goal. Negi trains to become a Magister Magi like his father, while Aladdin battles to keep the world on the proper path and fights to become the king of all Magi. Both are a fantasy world with plenty of comedy, action, and adventure. The only difference is Mahou Sensei Negima is a harem, while Magi is not.
Both have protagonists who were once ex-delinquents and part of a biker gang in high school. They become teachers with the hopes of boosting their own career and becoming the world's greatest. Because of their rebellious state in the past, they are able to conform with the students' own problems and solve them.
They both are about fighting. Buyuden is only about boxing, while Holyland compromises a mix of different kinds of martial arts. The coming of age is a major theme in both.
Both revolve around fighting. However, RRR focuses solely on boxing while the latter on different types of martial arts.
Central theme, plot, and the characters are all very similar.
Similar art style and dark tone. The plot is centered around a life and death game of survival. Both stories revolve around protagonists with special powers. They are forced to use it to fight for their lives and survive. The characters in both are mysterious and it is difficult to differentiate them between a friend or foe.
Both mangas focus on sports and romance. However, keep in mind that Suzuka is a romance manga with track and field on the side, while Baby Steps is more sports oriented with romance on the side.
Both are very similar in style and theme. Smash is about badminton, while Baby Steps is about tennis. Both leads are new to the sport but display immeasurable talent and growth with each match.
Both are one-shots. They involve couples deeply in love yet are forced to part due to circumstances. If you enjoyed one, you'll definitely love the other.
Sena (American Football) and Hinata (Volleyball) are a complete beginner in the sport. However, they each have a special trait that let them shine within the game and leave the crowd speechless. Sena's running speed allow him to pass through any opponent, while Hinata's jumping ability allows him to spike the ball through any blocker. Both mangas contain very similar themes and styles. They both are a must read for any shounen lover. If you loved Eyeshield 21, you will surely enjoy High Kyuu!
Both protagonists are a complete beginner in the sport. Sakuragi in Basketball and Hinata in Volleyball. They start out as a laughing stock and a complete failure. But they both possess a special talent that make them shine and leave the crowd in disbelief and total awe. High Kyuu has the traits necessary to become a masterpiece much like Slam Dunk. If you loved Slam Dunk, you'll surely enjoy High Kyuu!
The protagonists live a boring school life but are dragged into an unknown world with their lives at stake. Shu (Guilty Crown) is somewhat of an emo and a coward who obtains the power of the King unknowingly, while Kirito (Sword Art Online) chooses to become stronger through vigorous training to survive and clear the twisted virtual world he was thrust into. They both have a female partner and other companions that help them achieve their goals. Since both are produced by the same company, I also expect Sword Art Online to display stunning visuals and music much like its past predecessors.
They both contain two separate worlds: the cyber world and the real world. The protagonist in Summer Wars tries to save the world from a threat appearing on the net, while Sword Art Online has the main trying to clear a death game inside a twisted virtual world. Both have companions that aid them as they pursue their endeavors.
Both protagonists are normal students thrust into another world with their lives on the line. The characters in Sword Art Online are trapped within the game, while those in C can freely transfer from the normal world to the Financial District. Moreover, the story focuses on fantasy, action, and romance as both protagonists have a female partner alongside them.
Both appeal to the shounen audience with sci-fi and action. The male protagonists jump into another world and risk their lives fighting for something. I believe the tone and style for both anime will be similar to each other
Both protagonists have a genuine interest in photography. Both focus on school romance with bits of comedy and harem on the side
Both male protagonists take an interest in photography for the girl they like. Their endeavor to have their love blossom begins the main premise of the manga. Although both of their loves seem mutual, several obstacles block their path.
Both male protagonists have a special ability with the camera. In Lock On, he has photographic memory, while the other can predict the future. Both become photographers to make others happy and capture their smiles
Old childhood friends re-unite after a long period of time and are both focus on comedy, romance, and slice of life. One is set in high school and the other one as college students.
Both are mainly focused on comedy and action. Altough Defense Devil has a much more darker tone than One Piece, they explore similar themes and ideas (such as nakamas, jutsice, etc).
Both are very thought-provoking series that explore complex themes and abstract ideas.
-The characters in both are engulfed in a major disaster that changes those around them. They are forced to find a way to cope with the change as humanity's last hope -The male protagonists gains lifelong companions along his journey -The disaster that occurs in both change the majority of people into mindless lunatics/zombies.
Both are forced into a life and death game. Btoom focuses on action, while Liar Game on psychological mind fucks.
Both male protagonists are a "genius" in their specified sport. However, they start off hopeless and grow with each game and each new encounter. Both of them are also very similar in character (hot-headed, dedicated, etc).
Both male protagonists are a "genius" in their specified sport. However, they start off hopeless and grow with each game and each new encounter.
Both male protagonists are a "genius" in their specified sport. However, they start off hopeless and grow with each game and each new encounter. Both contain similar themes and have a somewhat mutual love interest. If you enjoy the sport, you'll love the anime.
Both heavily focus on shounen and comedy. The male protagonists both start off hopeless as they are plunged into a new world (Kyosuke with Soccer and Luffy in the Grand Line). However, they grow and gain new friends and rivals along their journey.
Both heavily focus on shounen and comedy. The male protagonists both start off hopeless as they are plunged into a new world (Sakurag with Basketball and Luffy within the Grand Line). However, they grow and gain new friends and rivals along their journey.
The people are forced to be a part of a 'game', the purpose of which they aren't told. Both protagonists seek to find the "bad guy" and aim to end the senseless game in which they were plunged into unknowingly.
The characters in both are involved in a life or death game. The "game" in 20th century boys involves the entire world, while Liar Game is much smaller.
Two strong male protagonists. Their actions influence the people around them and teach them life lessons. GTO is highly regarded as a masterpiece but Hareluya also shines in its own way.
Dark and gritty with a fair amount of violence, as well as genetic mutations/evolutions in humans/robots that may give them monstrous qualities. Speed Grapher is more about corruption and vice, while Gantz is about violence begetting violence, but a fan of one series is likely to enjoy the other.
-Both focus on darker themes.
-Both animes have a type of "intellectual" battle going on. They both feature battles of wits. Even though Hunter x Hunter focuses more on action and Death Note with more psychological aspects, they still closely coincide with each other.
- Both are set in a world that is quite normal on the first look (one is a bit more futuristic though) but involve supernatural occurrences, like magicians or people with abnormal powers.
- The protagonists Luffy and Touma are both all about protecting and saving others regardless of any consequences. They both have limited amount of power but somehow manage to survive many fights against most powerful villains. They continue to grow with each battle and gain new companions in their journey.