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If you liked
Arigatou
...then you might like
Oyasumi Punpun
Both mangas deal with growing up in dysfunctional families and they share alot of thematic similarities. Arigatou is cruder and a bit nasty, but dont let it scare you, it's a really good read. I get the feeling that Arigatou was an inspiration for Asano Inio when creating Punpun.
If you liked
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
...then you might like
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa
Even if they belong to different genres, NausicaƤ is centered around action (Hayao Miyazaki style mind you), and YKK is a slice of life meditation, they both share the same post apocalyptic theme about how to deal with the humanities dark sides. Both are incredible masterpieces that I can not recommend enough.
If you liked
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
...then you might like
Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku
Both YKK and Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku is about the decay of humanity and how to deal with it, set in a post-apocalyptic world. Both contain fantastic art, but most of all, they are extremely emotionally touching. Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku is much shorter, it can be a good start.
If you liked
Bakemonogatari
...then you might like
Mawaru Penguindrum
-Both have somewhat bizarre plots
-Unique and beautiful art style
-Unique main characters
-Sometimes they have dark and mysterious atmosphere
-Peculiar ways of story telling

Both are great shows. I recommend both.
If you liked
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
...then you might like
Barakamon
Barakamon and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou are slice of life series that expresses themselves with great characters. The lighthearted mood with the natural setting away from industrialization gives a realistic feeling. There is great focus on characters' expresses in everyday life situations. Recommended for fans with strong interest in slice of life.
If you liked
Monster
...then you might like
Zankyou no Terror
Similar dark psychological feelings to it, both have kids who get majorly screwed up in government experiments. Monster has much more horror vibes/moments to it though.
If you liked
Bleach
...then you might like
Akatsuki
Bleach's demon-slaying, but only in a Soul Society-ish place and with sketchier art
If you liked
Capricorn
...then you might like
Ozanari Dungeon: Kaze no Tou
Similar female lead and sword-and-sorcery setting
If you liked
Another
...then you might like
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls - Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou
Both are centered around high school students and a mysterious curse that is causing gruesome deaths, though I feel Corpse Party may have been slightly more of a gore-fest.
If you liked
GetBackers
...then you might like
Gintama
1. In both anime, main characters are doing odd jobs: in the case of Gintama: anything; in the case of GetBackers: getting back things
2. Some random episodes in between some main arcs
3. Both have comedy, but Gintama is more hilarious
4. Main characters quite powerful but explicitly show it
If you liked
Ichigo Mashimaro
...then you might like
Nichijou
Very similar anime, where little girls go through their everyday life in school and at home. Very nice, both of them.
If you liked
Bakemonogatari
...then you might like
Shinsekai yori
Both series give internal struggles form with the supernatural. The two series go about it different ways, however. The entirety of the monogatari series describes the characters through heavy dialogue that reinforces the plot rather well. Both have well paced arcs that lead into the next quite nicely (for monogatari the arcs blend well, after the first season). In both shows you see the growth of these characters throughout the course of their schooldays.
If you liked
Mushishi
...then you might like
Tokyo Ghoul
Apart from being different in so many ways, ghouls and mushi bear resemblances in some ways. Most important part of them are these two beings that are just trying to live, without the thought of pleasurably harming humanity (With some exceptions on ghouls, but thats because they have intelligence and their actions can lead their sanity, unlike mushi), and many humans are strongly against them because these species threat their lives, both CCG and other Mushishies. Also, main character are guys who loses their past after unpleasant events, and then later their hair color both changes to white, as well as the color of one of their eyes.
If you liked
Ao Haru Ride
...then you might like
Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
I don't usually make recommendations at all but imma do it for this cause its TOO AMAZING and I just had to share it! Interesting facts are they both:

1. Are Romance Shoujo anime

2. Have Male main char that have real COLD and mischievous personality but are actually kind at heart - just shy to show

3. Have Female main char that somewhat looks 90% alike and have bubbly, positive personality to MELT the COLD ICE <3

4. Have Triangle love that will make u go crazy!

5. Simply amazing love story that will tug your heart!
If you liked
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
...then you might like
Ao Haru Ride
-Relatable and likable Characters
-Various Funny moments
-Not your typical shoujo romance anime
-Above average soundtrack
-More than just romance.

Differences:

-While Ao Haru Ride explores more about the main character's pasts and their overcoming, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun explores how the main characters come to realize and change their present selves.
-Very open ended ending, expect to read the manga if you liked the show (which I highly, highly recommend)
If you liked
Highschool of the Dead
...then you might like
Black Bullet
Both are about survival.
Both include being "turned" into "one of them" if you are bitten/die.
People are trying to survive the apocalypse and end the war.
If you liked
Deadman Wonderland
...then you might like
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo ghoul made me think about deadman wonderland

the themes and dark pasts and the main being given a power they dont want thats the kind of stuff that makes these similar

Both mains have been forced into a different world with weird powers by someone
but they both will aim for something different in the plot

the characters in both series are very different from eachother so i cant compare that
If you liked
Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
...then you might like
Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita.
The story about A Hero or A wanted to be a hero person and A Defeated Demon Lord's daughter, how they coexist to one another in their daily life.
If you liked
Hitsugi no Chaika
...then you might like
Zankyou no Terror
In peaceful world, there are wave of mysteries lingering under the shadows waiting to be unlocked. Both these series transpire in completely different worlds but leave some loopholes and questions unanswered which ends up being very entertaining to watch. Code names/nicknames are just icing in their own right on what's already an impressive story.

'Zankyou no Terror' starts off with what seems to be mindless terrorism but does not deviate from its objective which is the true motive at the end of the tunnel. Good and bad aren't so easily distinguishable based on actions from both sides. Also, the character developments, stunning animation and cheeky riddles will proved to be an enjoyable ride.

'Hitsugi no Chaika' parades on a linear story with its mysteries seemly developing along the way. It might not have as brilliant of a story like 'Zankyou no Terror', but its simplicity has surely paid off particularly on the storyline. Overall, it's one of the interesting series where less is more.
If you liked
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
...then you might like
Yotsubato!
Both are lighthearted slice of life series with a calm mood and serene atmosphere. They provide insight on everyday experiences without complex storytelling but retains its realism. The main characters from both series can be relatable and often interesting to see what their daily interests are. If you're the type of fan who is interested in a slice of life series with honesty and elegance, then I recommend these two titles.
If you liked
Barakamon
...then you might like
Hayachine!
Two humorous, feel-good slice-of-life manga that show life in rural towns with distinct customs and colorful characters. Both especially focus on the hilarious antics of the child characters. In Barakamon, a young calligrapher in exile from Tokyo moves to an isolated island village where he learns to be better person and develop his own style of calligraphy. He grows and finds happiness through his interactions with the local people and their traditions, giving up the conveniences of civilization, and his adventures confronting nature (icky bugs and fish!) In Hayachine! A family who lost their parents move to their uncle's house in a town called Ohasama and meet the people living there, one of which is a foreign girl obsessed with the local history and customs. They learn about the area where their ancestors came from and to accept their own and others' eccentricities.
If you liked
Love Live! School Idol Project
...then you might like
Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.
Girls with no experience in entertainment come together to try and become popular idols for the welfare of their hometown. In Love Live, the girls bring attention to their local school, but in Locodol, it's their entire town that they're trying to bring attention to.
If you liked
Full Metal Panic!
...then you might like
Bite! Green wo Nerae
Both are written by Same author.

Both has the mascot bonta kun in it. Both series are very funny. and both has character simillar except in this one i think the roles got changed instead of Sagara, Sousuke its a female named Kanie Seiya that has his personality.
If you liked
Shingeki no Kyojin
...then you might like
Black Bullet
Each story is based around the human race being almost erased by giant monsters and they are now living in a limited space. Main characters have many similar qualities (and the same voice actor in Japanese). Contain people fighting against all odds to save the human race who have powers that could save the human race.
If you liked
Death Note
...then you might like
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Both main characters are similar in that they both receive powers and then aim to better the world with them although through violent means, they are neither protagonists nor antagonists, rather they are somewhere in the middle. They both also have two people facing of against each other even though their goals are the same; they just have different methods.
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