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If you liked
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
...then you might like
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Has two male protagonists who have a brotherly bond; Lots of action and adventure; Both protagonists have their own personal goals; Many more side characters; Presence of both good and so-called evil characters although the line between them is more blurred; Character and anime designs are much more elaborate and extravagant.
If you liked
Outbreak Company
...then you might like
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
Both of these series involve a goverment/organisation entering a portal to seek a different fantasy world, both series has a male lead who is seemily sourrounded by gorgeous women.
Gate is more action based and has a concentration on the JSDF compared to Outbreak with the concentration on politics and economics with the JSDF as a soupport. They both have many common characteristics and i reccomend. for those that have watched one or the other.
If you liked
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
...then you might like
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
What are you willing to sacrifice for the one you love? Both anime emphasize the difficulty of spending most of your life in hospital for the two female MC's in both anime who suffer from serious illness. Love at first site, struggles of male MC's who suddenly find themselves in a situation where they might lose the ones they love and even tho Noboru Sora has only 6 episodes it will still leave you with a sense of fulfillment as any other 24 episodes long anime.
For those who like romance You will enjoy both anime so be sure to check them out.
If you liked
Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi
...then you might like
Bikini Warriors
Made by the same people, and judging by the PV alone, the same amount of borderline hentai that made Queen's Blade somewhat watchable for Teenage Boys.
If you liked
Dorohedoro
...then you might like
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable
Both are great action manga with fantastic characters and a plot full of mystery.
If you liked
Mushishi
...then you might like
Mononoke
If you like occult detective stories, with a unique main character that solves cases involving supernatural beings this is your anime. Both shows are heavily influenced by Japanese folklore, and have an unique art style. Mushishi is calmer, and the stories usually take place in remote villages, the fight between humans and nature is a powerful theme in this one, there's almost no action, and the OP songs are truly masterpieces. Mononoke on the other hand is more horror-inclined , the art style is really bizarre and unique, and it focuses more on the Edo period of Japan, showing a lot of extravagant, dreamlike house interiors and incredible surreal landscapes, the style and storytelling of the show are very alike to the the plays in kabuki theatres. Both shows deal with spirits, a pretty usual theme in Japanese folklore, but these spirits are usually used to draw attention on humans: they are in a way incarnations of: love,war,hatred,revenge,jealousy etc, and even though they seem so fantastical, they truly have their roots in the real life.
If you liked
D.Gray-man
...then you might like
Pandora Hearts
(En Espanol \ Spanish) Ambos animes son parecidos porque toman lugar en tiempos similares y ademas se utilizan poderes similares. Los protagonistas son parecidos y ademas estas dos series tienen su toque de gracia que las hace mas grandiosas.
If you liked
B Gata H Kei
...then you might like
Binbougami ga!
Some ecchi but nothing too crazy. Both really funny! Yamada is the splitting image of Sakura; they both are super popular in their school and appear to be selfish, big-headed and generally think they are above everyone else, but actually have a kinder, naiver side. Their relationships with their boys are also similar (eg. Don't want to admit they like the guy)
If you liked
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
...then you might like
Death Parade
These series both revolve around high stakes life and death games. While Kaiji deals with more realistic problems such as paying off a high debt, Death Parade deals with dilemmas in the after life where each game determines the fate of the player's destiny after they have died. I highly recommend both anime.
If you liked
Binbougami ga!
...then you might like
Boku Girl
Mischievous gods play around with a human's daily life by completely messing it up, comedy and romance ensues
If you liked
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
...then you might like
Date A Live
Pretty much the same overarching idea of making a girl fall in love with the main character so he can save them
If you liked
Death Note
...then you might like
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Both main characters obtain a new power that allows them to attempt to change the world. Both main characters have very controversial ideals. If you liked death note then you'll love code geass
If you liked
Lady Jewelpet
...then you might like
Go! Princess Precure
In Go! Princess Precure the main heroine is aiming to become a princess, while in Lady Jewelpet the main heroines are learning to be the real ladies, which makes these anime pretty similar.
If you liked
FLCL
...then you might like
Punch Line
Moreso in the beginning of Punchline in relation to FLCL, but both have seemingly random events that occur eventually form a narrative. FLCL's narrative is much more broad and more focused on concluding thematically, however, while Punchline focuses more on explaining the events that occur in-universe.
If you liked
Oretama
...then you might like
Bousou Shojo
Both involve protecting their chastity (one because of an actual reason, the other due to misinformation), very creative sex scenes, episodic story line and funny ass humour. Both have romance in them as well, but Oretama more so.
If you liked
Koakuma Kanojo The Animation
...then you might like
3Ping Lovers!☆Ippu Nisai no Sekai e Youkoso♪ The Animation
Both have similar art, and both involve demons. Both have a similar charm to it, you could say. While "Koakuma Kanojo" is more personal, is in the present time and focuses on demonic curses, "3Ping Lovers" is of the harem genre, is in an alternate world and has, more or less, a touch of fantasy to it.
If you liked
Bartender
...then you might like
Mononoke
While differing in both a visual and content approach, on a fundamental level both series are the same. Both Bartender and Mononoke deal with conflict/issue resolution. The respective main characters in each series serve to absolve the side characters from the problems. While the approach is different, the idea and end result is the same.
If you liked
Prince of Tennis
...then you might like
Haikyuu!!
Both have main characters with special abilities that develop through the show, both of them in the first year of their school. (Both main characters are also teased a ot for being short, and both have the nickname "Chibi" and "Chibisuke".) Both shows also show a wide variety of characters that you meet while the main characters' teams go through tournaments, always facing new challenges that they have to overcome.
If you liked
Kuroko no Basket
...then you might like
Haikyuu!!
It is obvious that it's two anime based on sport. Haikyuu is about volley-ball.
It's more based on true feelings that we can go through as a volleyball player, which I am and which i can definitely confirmed. I started haikyuu at first, and it gave me chills.. Really. When i ended the first season, i was so excited about the second one, that I had to calm down my restlessness. So I started KnB, and as in KnB, we go through a lot pain, struggle in every kind: about a situation, a relationship..

I was really surprised to like it as Haikyuu which the story speaks me more because of the fact that i love volley ball and that i truly know what they are talking about because I've been through it. But KnB showed me the complexity of a basket ball game.
KnB and Haikyuu share those strong feelings we can go through in sport. It's hard to stay emotionless, because it is undeniable that it is what's making us alive.
If you liked
Cornelis
...then you might like
Anima
Both focus on performance body art taking advantage from the possibilities of animation.
If you liked
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
...then you might like
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
The main characters are very endearing, they have their own personality and are not very similar to those in FMAB. However, the main story are likely, especially the end.
It's two world of "magic", but in a different kind. FMAB is more based on, close to science where as Magi is more a fantasy world, which reminds me a little of Harry Potter, because we're discovering it at the same time as the characters.
To my mind, it's very psychological, there's a lot of moral, friendship and a main goal. There is a lot excellent fight too, very well presented, and it's also pretty fun too.
The two anime is very likely but also different, because of theirs large topics which each of anime is focused on.

In to my opinion, i have not any preference between this two, because even if the story is kind of similar, the main emotion which we can feel is a little different.
I felt more pain, struggle, strong feeling in FMAB in every single episode where as in Magi, it was more hope, joy, a little fear and a lot of compassion but it the whole anime.
But if I had to choose one of them, i'd probably chose FMAB because it's maybe more dynamic for me, intense emotionally.
If you liked
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
...then you might like
Kantai Collection: KanColle
- A Captain who fought to save their Beloved ocean
- Both Story seems to have a similar settings
- Both Story with the same name of Kongou, but they have a different attitude
- An all out Female Battle
If you liked
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
...then you might like
Ao Haru Ride
- Both Male Protagonist, does have a older brother
- Both Male Protagonist are smart but not interested in school
- Both Story are romance and comedy
- Both Story is revolve in a high school student relationship
- Both Anime is great
If you liked
Akira
...then you might like
Doumu
Both are drawn by the same Creator. Basically, Doumu is a shorter and evolving in a smaller space Akira. Both feature also lots of violences by physical contacts and psychic powers in a world riddled by violence and instability
If you liked
Junketsu no Maria
...then you might like
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
When it comes to supernatural abilities and witches, Junketsu no Maria and Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo knows its intentions. Both series crafts a story with magic elements that involves a witch as the main character. And although their personality are not entirely similar, they do have a big heart and is always willing to help those in need. Both series takes place in different settings and time periods. However, they have a colorful cast of characters where they all play some meaningful roles in the story.
If you liked
Durarara!!
...then you might like
Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin (TV)
Both anime have different groups of people. The plot twist at certain points in both animes are relatable. Both animes have the same atmosphere at some points.
If you liked
Deadman Wonderland
...then you might like
Mirai Nikki (TV)
Both involve competing in a death game to survive, the MCs are similarly annoying and useless without their girlfriends/stalkers which brings the most each anime has to offer Yuno and Shiro. But are disturbed yet interesting to watch.
If you liked
Dragon Ball Z
...then you might like
Saint Seiya
- Both are shonens from the same decade (80's-90's) that have a close style of fights and a lot of characters.
- The plot gravitates around the fights.
- The soundtrack is somewhat similar.
If you liked
Cowboy Bebop
...then you might like
Samurai Champloo
Mugen and Spike. Two of the most badass, laid-back and expressions of cool for any character in anime. Whilst both stories surrounding the characters are not similar, the struggles and fights of both these said characters offer entertainment and the same vibe to interest you, if these characters are to your liking.
If you liked
Nanatsu no Taizai
...then you might like
Akatsuki no Yona
Both have a Princess seeking power to save her people and herself. On this journey, they both call upon the powers of a special order/team of fighters, recruiting them to their cause.
If you liked
Hellsing Ultimate
...then you might like
Devil May Cry
The similarity is in the MCs. They both exhibit powerful traits and are pretty much OP, deriving this power from the demons within them. The action scenes are comparable given the MCs wield such power and are certainly entertaining and badass.
If you liked
Eclipse Hunter
...then you might like
No Hero
Sequel to eclipse Hunter, however even though the protagonist has changed, the story becomes more intense as the little brother of the Solaris Emperor goes through many changes and conflicts. New characters, you'll love most of them!

Also, it's okay to read this even if you haven't finished Eclipse Hunter. The characters from EH don't appear much.
If you liked
Akatsuki no Yona
...then you might like
Arslan Senki (TV)
Feudal Japan. They follow the story of Royal teenagers forced to flee and learn the people, their enemies and the impacts of war. Allegiances are sort and these teenagers mature in order to not only realize the true meaning of kinship but to also protect their companions/entourage, growing into the leaders they were born to be...
If you liked
Dragon Ball
...then you might like
Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
Characters are similar in terms of what they go through, their mannerisms and their roles in the story (for instance, both Yusuke & Goku are the main characters who itch for a good fight), and both series' action is dependent on a mix of martial arts and energy blasts.
If you liked
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
...then you might like
Grisaia no Rakuen
They both have a very strong male lead that needs to hide is power, along with his past to protect those he loves. They both have their secrets revealed to the ones he's trying to protect.
If you liked
Yuri Seijin Naoko-san (2012)
...then you might like
Docchi mo Maid
Lesbian aliens move in with a schoolgirl and do wierd stuff.
If you liked
Inu x Boku SS
...then you might like
Kamisama Hajimemashita
They both include main/side characters who have supernatural powers e.g. Tomoe and Miketsukami both are fox-like spirits. Also, they both fight to protect somebody e.g. Nanami and Ririchiyo.
Both of the animes include some fight scenes.
Both animes show the two main characters ending up in love.
If you liked
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
...then you might like
Re:Monster
Both of the story's protagonist is either summoned or reincarnated to another medieval fantasy world where heroes, gods, monsters, etc exist, where they are forced to start from the scratch. Both of the story's protagonist is able to make use of surrounding items and monsters to increase their powers with also some slightly similar game-like features to it. Both of the story's protagonist is some sort of a anti hero with their own sets moral code such as protecting people who are their ally or of benefit to them and destroying enemies without mercy and also being cynical yet cool. Both of the story's protagonist is able to built and rise their own army to power from scratch. Both of the story's protagonist likes compounding, crafting and making things. They are also hard worker and learners. Both of the story's protagonist are smart yet dense in a way
If you liked
Beauty Pop
...then you might like
Yume-iro Pâtissière
Reverse Harem type
Both have a girl who wants to become really good at what she does
Both have a guy that is mean to the protagonist at the beginning but ends up in a good relationship with her
Both have a love triangle thingy
If you liked
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
...then you might like
Oda Nobuna no Yabou
-main characters have the same personalities
-the main character drags a guy along with her crazy plans
If you liked
Mugen Spiral
...then you might like
Tenchi Shinmei!
I'm surprised that no one connected these two mangas since their situation is awfully similar. By that, I mean both male characters are reduced to cat form while the heroines have some sort of special spiritual abilities that the male characters want to steal through a kiss. These male leads rescue the heroines when they're caught in a bind. As the story progresses, both males express interest to the heroines, and later reveal a difficult past regarding their younger brothers and parents. In Tenchi Shimei, Rai is a lightning God in a cat's body. He was initially after Shio's spiritual powers because they can revert back to his human/god form through kissing and any form of intimate actions. Shio's role in the story, has a spiritual power where she can see the evil spirits, but after her encounter with Rai, she is able "heart" of the demons or other spiritual creatures. Regarding his younger sibling, his younger brother had destroyed his shrine because of his overwhelming hatred towards Rai. While in in Mugen Spiral, Ura is transformed into a cat by Yayoi's spiritual beads as a source of restriction from harming her. Unlike the heroine in Tenchi Shimei, Yayoi carries herself more independently and inherited spiritual powers just like her mother. On the other hand, Ura is a self-absorbed and tenacious demon with lightning power who wants Yayoi's powers to become the demon king in place of his sick father. Regarding his younger sibling, the brothers fight for the next demon king heir. Both stories make for a good read, however Tenchi Shinmei is unfinished (for translated versions) while Mugen Spiral is complete. Also, in my opinion, I found the latter to be more of a comedy romance.
If you liked
No.6
...then you might like
Shinsekai yori
both are adaptations of novels telling a story about a future utopia, which mystery is slowly revealed. both use time skips and both don't shy away from same sex relationships. Unfortunately while Shinsekai yori is a masterpiece, No. 6 fails at providing meaningful conclusion to its story.
If you liked
Veritas
...then you might like
Boku no Hero Academia
A action martial arts story that has a really interesting take on the outside comes into a new martial arts world.
If you liked
Shiranai Kao
...then you might like
Haisha nante Kirai da!
"If the temporal filling falls out, contact me again." Haisha nante Kirai da! and the two-chapter story found at the end of Shiranai Kao contain this (more or less) same sentence, spoken by a perverted dentist to a patient who apparently doesn't mind his treatment.
If you liked
School Rumble
...then you might like
Ore Monogatari!!
School Rumble is another romantic comedy anime that focuses on the lives of two high school teenagers. It definitely has the whole beauty and the beast vibe where a brawly "not the typically considered attractive" guy falls in love with the cute girl. Sort of like in the beginning of Ore Monogatari, the male protagonist saves the female protagonist and their lives are intertwined. But I would say that would be where the comparisons end. The high school girl does not have a mutual liking towards to main male character, Harima, and only considers him a friend. The series is pretty much Harima being stuck in the friendzone the majority of the time. And throughout, you find out that there are so many other relationships going on. It does get kind of mixed and confusing because they linger over side characters but I can at least say the character development was somewhat interesting. You just might be a little disappointed or surprised by the ending depending on who gets with who, but I would say it's worth watching.
If you liked
Moe Kare!!
...then you might like
Gokujou Twins
Gokujou twins is more of a one shot than moe kare but both these mangas have twin brothers who like the same girl and one of the twins did pretend to be the other and annoyed the girl so that she will like him more
If you liked
Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!!
...then you might like
Twins Game
-Both of them have twins (a brother and sister) dressing up as each other and going to each others schools while falling in love with someone there. -However twins game is a bit ecchi and the story is shorter. -Both are funny!
If you liked
High School DxD
...then you might like
Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.
-Both male MCs are perverts and have special powers, also they like breasts
-Both female MCs have red hair and are from the underworld
-Both shows have a lot of fanservise
If you liked
Claymore
...then you might like
Shingeki no Kyojin
The overall mood and theme is very similar. Both shows feature teams who are assigned with the task of eliminating mysterious creatures who eat humans. If you like Attack on Titan, you should enjoy Claymore as well.
If you liked
Moe Kare!!
...then you might like
Shiny Doll
There is a love triangle and a guy thinks that the other guy is just using the girl but not loving her and in the end though in Moe Kare the girl chooses the naughty kind of guy but is sweet on the inside.
in Shiny Doll, the girl chooses not to believe at first but in the end ends up with him and trustes him
U WILL NOT REGRET IF U READ ONE, U WILL LOVE THE OTHER
If you liked
Shingeki no Kyojin
...then you might like
Owari no Seraph
They both share the same characters; you can literally match characters from both sides. The plot is also the same; humanity is on a brink of extinction because of a source they know nothing about and now they are fighting back.
If you liked Owari no Seraph you will love Shingeki no Kyojin!
If you liked
Dawn: Tsumetai Te
...then you might like
Ajin
The main male protagonist's life changes. They get involved in a society where there are supernatural beings beyond human comprehension. Then, they discover secrets that are untold unless experienced firsthand. A dark journey of mind riveting troubles. If you're interested in a horror series about non-humans with thriller suspense, then check these two series out.
If you liked
Saiteihen no Otoko
...then you might like
Ana Satsujin
Ana Satsujin and Saiteihen no Otoko shows performance in the horror and psychological field with its storytelling. Both series' main characters gets involved in very unusual circumstances. There is a lot of strange twists with the action of our characters and throughout both series, we see how bizarre they become.
If you liked
Kuroko no Basket
...then you might like
Haikyuu!!
This is a sports Anime, both Anime centre around main characters trying to better themselves in their respective sports, Haikyuu!! may not have as many episodes as Kuroko no basket but the story development and animation for both are great.
If you liked
Fruits Basket
...then you might like
Kimi to Boku.
They both deal with real issues that are very relatable even to young adults. Deals with love, relationships, friendships, jealousy, one-sided love, and much more. Has a lovable cast of characters and the development is phenomenal.
If you liked
Mermaid Saga
...then you might like
Hi no Tori
Mermaid Saga is a similar work to Hi no Tori but boasts better artwork, characters and more consistency in the quality of each story. Both are unfinished.
If you liked
Dororo to Hyakkimaru
...then you might like
Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae
60's black and white anime that appeal to an older audience.
If you liked
Mars of Destruction
...then you might like
Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko
Want something that will leave you absolutely speechless? Try one of these 2 titles. Trust me, you will be shocked.
If you liked
Hitorimi Haduki-san to.
...then you might like
Sensei Lock On!
Both have older girls that never dated before with younger boyfriends. Both have have a similar feeling so if you like one you probably will like the other one as well.
If you liked
Fairy Tail
...then you might like
Black Clover
-Black Clover have a crazy build like Fairy Tail
-Both have adventure action and humor
-Both stories are about a magical world
If you liked
Skip Beat!
...then you might like
The One
The One basically is also about the entertainment business only that it's about the fashion business. The protagonist also doesn't have much memory of her parents and it has a lot of time jumps. It's a really good manga if you are into so lowkey smut and drama. This is one of my favorite manga.
If you liked
Clannad: After Story
...then you might like
White Album 2
First thing I would like to let you know is that I am a Slice of Life with romance.
1) I have seen so many anime series of genre Slice of Life but they are 100% School oriented but in these series, Slice of life comes out of School life.
2) Male Main character both suffers and they are not clear out their feeling.
If you liked
Vinland Saga
...then you might like
Kozure Ookami
Do you like historical fiction, gorgeous artwork, bone-shattering violence, and philosophical brooding? If yes, then here are your manga.
If you liked
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
...then you might like
Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Both Shows have awesome battles and martial arts action.They both have incredible fighting techniques and both shows use fighting as a way to communicate their thoughts , feelings and philosophies. Both series have different types of martial techniques from the variety of martial art schools in both of their shows.
If you liked
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
...then you might like
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Your Lie in April is basically Anohana's second coming, having both done by A-1 Pictures and both having the intention of ripping your heart out in pieces. One thing that both shows share is that there is a good portion of the story being about the childhood of the characters, and even the conflict on both shows started in their childhood. But what separates them from each other is Your Lie in April is more on music while Anohana is more on childhood nostalgia.

My personal preferences: If you're a person who've watched Your Lie in April first and is going to watch Anohana, I prefer you watch in a minimum of 1 episode per day. Because Anohana is a show that will do everything in it's power to make you cry in every episode it has. Granted, it's shorter (11 episodes) so it's kinda understandable. Some of you might be fine with that but in my own experience, I didn't cry as much as other people did because I watched it in one sitting and when a dramatic scene does come in an episode, I just feel numb because I'm still not over about the dramatic scene in an episode prior.
If you liked
One Piece
...then you might like
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Both series tells about a adventure around the world (from Japan to Egypt in JoJo and from East Blue to Raftel in One Piece). Similiar fightinig abilities and the main characters have both a funny grandpa who has a lot great fights in the past. And in main crew of both are a Frenchman who is nice to ladies.
If you liked
One Piece
...then you might like
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
Both series tells about a adventure around the world (from Japan to Egypt in JoJo and from East Blue to Raftel in One Piece). Similiar fightinig abilities and the main characters have both a funny grandpa who has a lot great fights in the past. And in main crew of both are a Frenchman who is nice to ladies.
If you liked
Soushisouai Note: The Animation
...then you might like
Taimanin Yukikaze
Both contain tanlines, the fetish of champions. Other than that, the two don't have too much in common other than being H.
If you liked
Fairy Tail
...then you might like
Akame ga Kill!
Both include endless fighting for several reasons.
While "Akame ga Kill!" is focused on revenge and justice, as well as hostile and corrupt law enforcement, "Fairy Tail" is focused on family and the evil nature of humans, as well as chaotic and depraved villains.

Both series include magic and magic weapons, and both are comedic at times. While "Fairy Tail" is more lighthearted, "Akame ga Kill" has a dark and malicious plot. Both are dramatic and focused on a similar sort of justice, after the motto: "An eye for an eye".

"Akame ga Kill" has 24 episode and one season. "Fairy Tail" has over 200 episodes and two seasons. "Fairy Tail" is, as of yet, still airing, while "Akame ga Kill" is not.
If you liked
Sword Art Online
...then you might like
Accel World
Both series created by the same person and video game world. Both have the fanservice concept and whiny MCs as well.
If you liked
Judge
...then you might like
Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation
Extremely similar premises and similar storytelling. Also a lot of "whodunnits" as well as an oblivious protag and his "friends" trying to fight the unknown evils. Very battle royale structure and thriller mood as well.
If you liked
To Heart: Remember My Memories
...then you might like
Plastic Memories
To Hearts and Plastic Memories deals with a robot/android. She has fallen in love with the main character. Unbeknownst to them she has a limited time span. All seem hopeless as things are turning for the worse. They will try everything to bring her back the way she was. Both have comedy, love and drama all in one.
If you liked
Fruits Basket
...then you might like
Special A
Its a reverse harem also even though theres no such as magic an transformation but dont know you could say it has the same air fruits basket so i belief if you watched fruits basket you will love special a
If you liked
Mousou Dairinin
...then you might like
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Invigorating mysteries that are told episodically to further the main plot. Each contains a heavy dose of black comedy and occasional surrealism, all wrapped up in the work of two of the most skillful anime directors to date.
If you liked
FLCL
...then you might like
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Both are off the wall, eccentric and creative shows. They consist of insane battles and fun adventure. Although, FLCL is a lot more...difficult to follow. 2 highly enjoyable anime that are very entertaining.
If you liked
Cowboy Bebop
...then you might like
Michiko to Hatchin
Michiko to Hatchin and Cowboy Bebop struck me as very similar series. After all, Watanabe produced Michiko so it's not surprise that he'd take an interest in a series similar to his previous works. Both prove to be very stylish and musical. Cowboy Bebop has jazzy roots whilst Michiko has a more south american influence on the soundtrack. However, Michiko has a very jazzy opening. Both are very episodic but will occasionally have overarching plots that span multiple episodes. Both series are definitely, in my opinion at least, underrated. Bebop should be at 9 while Michiko should be at least 8.5. All in all, fun, adventurous shows that should not be missed.
If you liked
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
...then you might like
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
These two anime are both remakes of an older anime in the series. They stay truer to the Manga and have little to no filler episodes, which for Shonen is a huge feat. They are the undeniable kings of Shonen and prove that even long battle shonen can have amazing stories, characters, development etc. Produced within recent years; both are masterpieces. Must watch for anime fans.
If you liked
Nana
...then you might like
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Both shows have love and music as their main theme. Shigatsu may seem more of the dramatic type and innocent love, Nana can be a bit darker and tragic. These two are homogeneous in terms of characters having a hit and miss in their love target but anyhow, things just somehow get refreshing and bittersweet
If you liked
Beelzebub
...then you might like
Blood Lad
great hilarious situations with demons and other creatures from hell. the fight scenes are also nothing to joke about either; seriously strong MC's with badass powers.
If you liked
Kanon (2006)
...then you might like
Clannad
Kanon is similar to Clannad in many ways, but most of all it has the same drama feel that clannad had throughout both seasons, and has a good comedic feeling over all the events that occur through the anime.
If you liked
Sengoku Basara
...then you might like
Sengoku Musou
These are both over the top historical fictions based around samurai. Sengoku Musou is not nearly as wild, but it is based on the same time period even sharing several characters between the series.
If you liked
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
...then you might like
Naisho ja Tarinai yo
They switch bodies in exactly the same way, and the characters are pretty much the same as well. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo is a full series. This applies to the last one shot of Naisho ja Tarinai yo.
If you liked
Koe no Katachi
...then you might like
Haru no Menuet
A deaf transfer student comes to school.
If you liked
L♥DK
...then you might like
Naisho ja Tarinai yo
While in Naisho ja Tarinai yo (first story) they are also engaged, they do live together in both stories. Apart from that, they are very similar: two high school students (a popular guy and normal girl) end up living together. As such, they give of a pretty similar vibe. For Naisho ja Tarinai yo, this applies to the first one shot. L♥DK is a full series.
If you liked
Switch Girl!!
...then you might like
Mairunovich
Romance and drama. If you're looking for either or both, then these two series may be something to think about. Switch Girl and Mairunovich crafts relationship dynamics between its main leads. Throughout their story, we see how much the main female characters change both physically and mentally. It offers an experience of uouth with a lot of common adolescences themes we may encounter in our society. Recommended for fans who are interested in rom-com.
If you liked
Diamond no Ace
...then you might like
Smoky B.B.
Smoky BB and Diamond no Ace tells of a story with baseball elements. The main male character plays on their team (although with different circumstances). Throughout both series, we see their skills evolve as they learn about the competitive atmosphere of the game. Rivalries are established while friends are also made. Both of these sports manga are choices to pick if you're interested in baseball.
If you liked
Digimon Adventure: Bokura no War Game!
...then you might like
Summer Wars
Aside from the fact that they share the same director, Mamoru Hosoda, these movies share a very similar DNA. In both there is a virus like thing trying to destroy Japan with some sort of missile and our heroes must do everything in their power to stop that from happening. Thankfully, that is where the similarities end (aside from small similarities that you could find between some characters) and both of these wonderful works blossom in their separate ways.
If you liked
Akuma to Love Song
...then you might like
Pellua Iyagi
At first glance, these two series may seem like polar opposites due to Akuma to Love Song taking place in a modern high school in Japan and Pellua Iyagi in a fictionalized version of medieval France. However, the female leads, Maria (Akuma to Love Song) and Orthez (Pellua Iyagi), have similar personalities: intelligent, perceptive, emotionally strong, and often stoic. They are unafraid to speak their minds. They carry a kind of confidence that sets them apart from the rest, and, indeed, they capture the attention of all, for better or worse. Maria must deal with classmates who alienate her while also dealing with past events that return to haunt her. Orthez must adapt to a new environment through her arranged marriage and new home in a country far from her own while simultaneously handling people who like/dislike her. Other complications enter their lives in the form of love interests, mysterious pasts/people, and political intrigue, making for an interesting story line in both series. The romance develops slowly and naturally - a refreshing change of pace - and the art styles are wonderfully done, especially in Pellua Iyagi.

If you want to read about strong, smart, bold women who have no time for nonsense from others, I recommend both Akuma to Love Song and Pellua Iyagi.

NOTE: Pellua Iyagi is a manhwa (Korean comic) and must be read from L-R.
If you liked
Death Note
...then you might like
Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko
- People with the power of a god trying to rule this world and change it by their own convictions
- Heavy psychological conflicts
- Well-rounded characters with interesting minds
- Deaths. Many deaths.
If you liked
Mousou Dairinin
...then you might like
Serial Experiments Lain
Both these shows are complex psychological shows that f**k with your mind, The are best to be watch twice to understand them good.
If you liked
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
...then you might like
Dragon Ball Z
Both Series have awesome battles for the fate of the world. The characters from both series pretty much act the same way. For example : Yugi/Atem is Goku, Kaiba is Vegeta/Piccolo , Joey is Krillin , Tea is Bulma , Tristan is Yamcha , Pegasus is Frieza , Marik is Cell , Bakura is Super Buu , Mai is Launch, etc... Also both series have their story arc where the show gets darker and complex. For Dragon ball z is the Frieza saga which is the season 2 and 3 while for Yugioh is the Battle City saga which season 2 and 3. They both deal with similar issues like facing the fact that your rival are always stronger and by turning evil you will be on an even playing field with them but at what cost. Another issue that they both deal with is it’s great to have a worthy opponent in order to push one’s self to greater heights. In addition, they both use fighting as a way to communicate their thoughts and feelings as well as dealing with psychological issues.

If you liked
Mobile Fighter G Gundam
...then you might like
Hokuto no Ken
Both Series have cool main characters and have amazing martial arts techniques and battles. Both of the characters have caring hearts for their friends, family and complete strangers even though they appear to be cold. Both Kenshiro and Domon have to fight against their brothers who they care for. They both have to overcome sadness and still do their job as a hero protecting and saving everyone. Both shows killed off important characters that the audience grows attach to and makes the audience cry for them even more when they are gone. Both shows show the power of love and friendship can defeat evil even though things look hopeless. Both shows start off slow but get better as the show goes on. They both have epic showdowns and martial arts action. Both shows deal with opposing points of view when comes to philosophy to destroy or conquer humans because there are evil and need to be taught a lesson or show mercy and love for humans so they change for the better.
If you liked
666 Satan
...then you might like
Akame ga Kill!
These series both employ the usage of unique weapons being the main source of power for their characters. Akame ga Kill has "Teigu" or "Imperial Arms", strange relics that can only be used by powerful people, and people who are able to utilize a Teigu have access to powerful techniques like controlling ice or creating zombies. 666 Satan, aka O-Parts Hunter, gives us "O-Parts" ancient weapons and items from the past that essentially do the same thing; for those that are able to use them, they can powerful abilities. With such items existing, both series gives a sense of adventure as some force in each series wishes to collect all of Teigu or O-Parts, be it for good or bad.
If you liked
Ral Grad; RalΩGrado
...then you might like
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
This series both contain similar elements of combat when it comes to the abilities of "shadows" in Ral Grad and "stands" in Stardust Crusaders. Both of these forms of power are strange spiritual constructs that emerge from a users body. The story of Ral Grad is a short shounen adventure wear the main "shadow" wielding character goes on a journey to defeat another powerful shadow wielder. This format can also be seen in Stardust Crusaders as our main "stand" user goes across the world in order to defeat the main antagonist, another powerful stand user. In Ral Grad, you can expect a story laced with comedy as our heroes complete their task, while in JoJo, the story does have its amazingly comedic moments, Stardust Crusaders as a whole is a more serious story.
If you liked
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency
...then you might like
Mashounen BT
An earlier piece of Araki's works, the character of BT and his antics in Mashounen BT can be seen as being very similar to that of Joseph Joestar in Battle Tendency; both characters make use of trickery, deception, cleverness, and impressively immense amounts of luck to come out as the victor in the conflicts that they face.
If you liked
Nodame Cantabile
...then you might like
Lovely★Complex
If you are looking for a love series that will make you laugh like Nodame Cantabile this anime suits for you. Although at the middle of the series it starts to get repetitive, it doesn't reach the intolerable. Is worth to watch it for, you will laugh a lot.
If you liked
Hellsing
...then you might like
Darren Shan
vampire based theme
has epic kick ass battles
one major differece is that in one (hellsing) guns are a very influencial in battles but in darren shan any ranged weapons arent considered to be the choice of weapon for vampires.
If you liked
Hunter x Hunter
...then you might like
Darren Shan
start out as kid joins an organisation one willingly one not so willingly
becomes a hunter or a vampire
has good battles and amazing storyline
has mentors who teach the young ones
has more than 100 chapters
If you liked
Lucky☆Star
...then you might like
Barakamon
Both are calm slice of life shows with some comedy and references to pop culture and to other anime. Both feature a lot of different characters with different personalities.
If you liked
Angel Beats!
...then you might like
Death Parade
Both deals with the after life.
while death parade deals it in a better and more interesting fashion