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If you liked
Itazura na Kiss
...then you might like
Ao Haru Ride
Male MC's have the same feel laid back and to themselves very smart and attractive to are Main Female character. Both Female MC's are more of a outcast not to bright but have like able qualities as the story progresses.


Both series show how real life is for teen's in high school being judged by there looks and not their personality. Also shows the struggle outside of the school life as well.


Both narrative's have Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, School, and Shoujo elements.
If you liked
A Kite
...then you might like
Perfect Blue
The feeling I had watching Perfect Blue was so similar to A Kite that I was surprised nobody made this recommendation yet. Even tho A Kite is listed as a hentai because of its explicit sexual content, it is actually a psychological horror story with an atmosphere very similar to perfect blue. It is also about a girl forced to do something she doesn't really like, which then has to face dangerous situations involving people close to her. Both are stacked with murder. A kite has more gore and more sexual content, while Perfect Blue staggers with the psychological trauma of the lead character.
If you liked
Zetsuen no Tempest
...then you might like
Zankyou no Terror
-In both anime are two main guy characters who are connected by a strong bond
-They want to destroy things because of revenge
-The third main character is a girl who is misterious and has an important role
-In both anime are used elements from literature,for example Shakespeare's Tempest in Zetsuen No Tempest and Greek mithology in Zankyou no Terror
-Both anime contains riddles
-Both are psychological
If you liked
Angel Beats!
...then you might like
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Tearjerkers. That's one word being used to describe both AnoHana and Angel Beats!. And that definitely is one of the main similarities between the two - they will make you cry, prepare yourself. Both anime deal with the issue of death and coming to peace with death and moving on. Although, AnoHana is more character-based and focuses on a smaller group of very close friends, Angel Beats also putts emphasis on the characters. Though, they do not have as much time for development because there is a considerable number of them. But, in both cases you can really connect with the characters and you care about the characters. If you liked the emotional tone of AnoHana, they should also like Angel Beats!
If you liked
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
...then you might like
Kokoro Connect
The main similarity between these two anime are the relationships of the characters - the friendships, the love triangles, the unrequited feelings, and so on. Both anime have a supernatural element which sets the whole story moving and leads to all of these hidden emotions being revealed. Although, the overall setting and atmosphere of AnoHana is more tragic and with more heavy emotions in the end. However, if you have been looking for an anime similar to Kokoro Connect in this aspect, then you should be satisfied with AnoHana.
If you liked
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
...then you might like
Sukitte Ii na yo.
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and Say I Love You are probably the two most similar anime I've seen so far. They both focus on the love story of an unlikely couple. The main female characters are very similar, since both Mei and Shizuku are kind of socially isolated and... well, friendless. The main male characters are similar in a way that they both attract attention of many girls. Another similarity are the supporting characters Nakanishi and Asami (Say I Love You) and Sasayan and Natsume (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun). The characters individually are very similar, but also their relationship with each other is similar. Asami and Natsume are quite popular with the boys and oblivious to the feelings of Nakanishi/Sasayan. Although, this relationship is more developed in Say I Love You. Nonetheless, the whole dynamic of the group and the characters themselves are very similar, as well as the drama and comedy of the story. If you enjoyed Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun because of the comedy, the love story, the group dynamic and relationships, you should also be able to enjoy Say I Love You.
If you liked
Death Note
...then you might like
Psycho-Pass
One of the main reasons I liked Death Note is the conflict of the two main genius characters, Light Yagami and L, and the overall conflict of right vs. wrong. If your reason for liking Death Note is similar to this, then you should also enjoy Psycho-Pass. Psycho-Pass also has two major genius characters facing each other in a struggle between right and wrong. Both anime, explore society's understanding of right and wrong, law and justice, and the overall social system we have established. Furthermore, both anime portray antagonists with whom you cannot completely disagree, making some of their actions understandable and bringing them closer to a status of anti-heroes. You can see their reason for doing things and to some extent maybe even support them. What I liked in particular, is that both Death Note and Psycho-Pass make you question your own ideas on right and wrong, law and justice, crime and criminals, etc.
If you liked
Juubee Ninpuuchou
...then you might like
Stranger: Mukou Hadan
Both series are set in feudal Japan. Both series involve a wandering swordsman helping other people in need (though in Ninja Scroll's case it was more like he was forced to) as they battle a variety of enemies. Both are beautifully animated, especially the action scenes which are as frequent as they are frantic. The main character of Sword of the Stranger is very similar to Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin, they even have the same hair colour (Nanashi dyes his black).
If you liked
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
...then you might like
Aldnoah.Zero
The epitome of brawn versus brains. If you can't get through a person's defences straight on then go around it, the most significant thing in the end is the result.

'Code Geass' has indulged itself in a war between two sides unbreakable by truce and alliance. The enemy of my enemy is my friend and one must get their clean hands tainted in order to achieve revolution. Trust and betrayal are mere shells in order to reach one's goals. In a game of chess, one must be willing to sacrifice even the Queen to get checkmate and failure to foresee an opponent's move will result in dire consequences.

'Aldnoah.Zero' presents the carnage and massacre of millions without mercy for a strong cause worthy to be uphold. Against a side with technology superiority, the weaker party will be outgunned and crumbled before their feet. However, canny strategies and a clear sense of the surroundings will create the impossible...even turning the tide of the battle. Additionally, the crisp animation and superb OST in various scenes and battles will keep you wanting for more.
If you liked
Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai
...then you might like
Space☆Dandy
in both of these titles the main characters travel to and explore creative and whacky worlds. while Abenobashi has underlying serious elements Space Dandy is purely comedic, though both are a lot of fun to watch.
If you liked
Serial Experiments Lain
...then you might like
Dennou Coil
Both shows involve a blend of cyberspace and the real world, and the main characters of both shows are grade school girls.
While Serial Experiments Lain is darker, overall, and has more subversive, symbolic elements, questioning things about life, existence, etc... Dennou Coil evades all of that and just gives us some lighthearted adventures in the cyber world.
There is conflict introduced in Dennou Coil, but it's never quite as heavy handed about the thematic elements of it's story as Serial Experiments Lain is.
If you liked
Dennou Coil
...then you might like
Moyashimon
Something about the presentation of Dennou Coil reminds me of Moyashimon. The soundtrack is very similar in both shows, and both have a similar art style (even though Dennou Coil seems to have better animation).
They also both deal with little cute-looking creatures who run around the world. However, in Moyashimon, only the main character can see these creatures, while in Dennou Coil, it's anybody wearing the glasses.
Dennou Coil is also more focused on cyberspace, while Moyashimon is focused on things happening in the real world, but both shows have their fair share of lighthearted adventure.
If you liked
Death Note
...then you might like
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Both have a main character which is extremely intelligent, and is trying to use a new power they acquired to change the world in their own way.
If you liked
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
...then you might like
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
what happens when there are bunch of brilliant masterminds like lelouch on both sides vying for world supremacy that is LOGH. Code Geass is pure mecha while LOGH is spacewar.
If you liked
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
...then you might like
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)
Both anime are adventure oriented and both protagonists are strong willed and also packed with loads of action.
If you liked
Ouran Koukou Host Club
...then you might like
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Fan of Mori-senpai from Ouran High Host Club? Check out Nozaki from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun who you'll probably like because they're very similar
If you liked
Kamisama Hajimemashita
...then you might like
Noragami
Both anime have a female protagonist who once was a normal girl, but is now dragged into the world of gods and shrines.
If you liked
Death Note
...then you might like
Zankyou no Terror
The characters are very similar, and there is a similar vibe. The main characters of both are very intellectual, always seeming to be one step ahead of the police, until another character gets involved. The biggest difference is that Death Note is very heavily supernatural, while Zankyou no Terror doesn't have supernatural elements.
If you liked
Kimi ni Todoke
...then you might like
Sukitte Ii na yo.
the concept is pretty similar; a girl meets boy that changes her world. both have very cute moments but hardships are bound to happen. definitely watch sukitte li na yo if you want something like kimi ni todoke !
If you liked
Dragon Ball
...then you might like
Kinnikuman
These anime have a blend of action and comedy who are the mandatory staples for Shonen Jump series of the 1980's. The tone of these series range from comedic to serious but contain a wide range of characters and multiple sequels that are still popular today. The most common elements found in these shows are their constant battle of good vs evil who both heroes, Goku & Kinnikuman, fight against wacky villains, robots, aliens and even Gods.
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