Episode 7 of both series convinced me to make a recommendation.
If you're looking for something with a similar story-line or genre, I suggest you skip this one. YOI is sports and slice-of-life, while No.6 is is some kind of dystopian scifi action anime.
However, when I watched YOI, I felt a familiar vibe and at first I couldn't really point what anime this reminded me off, till I scrolled past No.6.
Both series have a heavy focus on the relationship and tension between the main-characters. Imo, No.6 was the only anime I knew, who found it's place between 'gay baiting' and official Shounen Ai, but I have the feeling Nezumi and Shion will have to share their spot with Victor and Yuuri from now on.
The (black-and-white) main characters, have a very really close relationship, with heavily implied romance. Yes. There will always be people who still refuse to see the romance, but it's very hard to ignore the romantic vibes in both relationships.
YOI is still airing, but I am pretty sure Victor and Yuuri will end up together, in some way.
Both series give us some nice character development too. In the beginning the main character (Shion and Yuuri) seems dependent and inferior to the other one (Nezumi and Victor), but as the story continues, both of them, as well as their relationship, starts to develop into a very interesting interaction between the main characters.
If you like non-shounen ai series, that still have romance in their relationships and if you like nicely developed characters, be sure to check the other one out. read more
Both anime pretend to be story-driven but slip to being mainly about fanservice-y relationship between the two male main characters. Those two are basically shounen-ai anime with the genre tag missing.
This recommendation is for viewers who enjoy the normalization of homosexual relationships that both of these shows bring to the table. Both series have characters that are in a believable romance that doesn't seem forced, and both partners of each romance grow and learn from their respective relationships in a healthy and satisfying way. Both series are about more than just "gay characters"; they are about "a normal series with a plot that can stand on its own without the crutch of 'gay baiting', but there are also characters who just happen to be gay." And while the overall story of these two series are about as different as one could get, there remains a very tangible sense of "heart" throughout both series, which is why I recommend them. read more
The feeling you get bwteen the two male characters in each anime is very alike. You can see that in both animes, they have a really close relationship, without openly showing it.
If you liked Shion and Nezumi's relationship in No. 6, you might just like Yuri and Viktor's as well!
Bromance is simply beautiful as same as romance. Attracted to each other. That is good thing.
First of all, Both plot and genres are completely different. But main characters are very similar.
Shion and Nezumi, Yuuri and Victor. They are close to lovers. Not strange meaning.
Understanding each other. They know it. So they snuggle up each other, and share the warmth.
Process until there is wonderful. Both cases are accidental and destined. At the same time, this is inevitable meeting.
Their relation isn't over-familiar, but that isn't to say relation like family. The balance is exquisite.
I'll talk others. Both soundtrack is pleasant. No.6 ED and YOI OP are truly stunning. Magnificent.
Art and animation are spectacular. Especially YOI skating scenes are pretty attractive.
Both are nicely made for me. Whether love of men is rad or not depends on each person involved.
That's why I recommend both of them. I have confidence you'll enjoy. I wish for your happiness. read more
Both anime have a homosexual romance as a subplot. Neither are just "bait" and both couples have healthy and supportive relationship development. However, the difference is that No. 6 has action and sci-fi storyline set in a dystopian while Yuri on Ice is a modern sports anime.
-Both is not labeled as shounen ai but actually they include gay relationship in a cute way.
-Both is really good series.
-One of the main characters have white hair.
-No.6 is sci-fi yet YOI is sports anime.
Completely different animes but there is a similarity you don't see usually, even when two main characters are male and female. While not lovers, they have a deep relationship that you want them to be always with each other. they may end up together. (still if it was for two of opposite sex, they have no other choice but to fall for each other at the end. you could have expected that from the start easily.)
The plot in Yuri!! on Ice and No.6 is not the same in the slightest. But, if you're looking for the right amount of shounen ai, look here. In YOI, the boy x boy relationship is not confirmed until the 7th episode by the director, but I'd say its about the same for No.6.
Yuri!!! on Ice definitely does touch more on the aspect of romance, unlike No.6, but if you would like more then watch it!
The stories are based around a future with high level technollogy that allows a select group of huimans to live in peace. Yet there is a dark secret behind the societies that they are living in. Both happen to feature young males whose perspective of the world is naive, not to mention innocent of the way the world looks. But when someone suddenly shows up, a person very mysterious, suddenly, their lives end up being turned upside down.
Both are about a world that is ideal in some way, and both of these ideal worlds have a dark secret behind. In no.6 a chosen ignorant group of people can live in bliss, and everyone who dares to have a different opinion are eliminated, reminds me of communism a bit. In Fractale everyone lives in a so called free world and receive a brainwashing frequently, so that no one would have doubts or questions.
I think no.6 is deeper, darker and I personally liked it more. Fractale is a lot more light and childish, but enjoyable nevertheless.
Both anime present a technologically advanced, seemingly utopical world, with a lot more going on behind the curtain. The main characters are teens who accidentally find out about these secrets and oppose the authorities.
Both are noitaminA shows with a "social sci-fi" feel, with some similar themes. The difference is that No. 6 is a more blatant dystopia from the beginning while Fractale makes a point of showing both the good and the bad of the society it depicts. Also No. 6 has more yaoi.
The story focus on characters fighting against a utopian city that once they thought it was a safe and normal place. Both main characters slowly discover the secrets of the city they live in and stop being ignorant after finding someone who teach more about the world to them.
If you've seen Fractale you will agree that they give off a really similar feeling, and are surrounded by technology, and don't need to worry about safety because they are protected by the system. Even the art style is somewhat similar. Later on when the story progresses, it reveals the flaws in the cities "perfect" system. These series even have the same number of episodes.
Both series are rife with inconsistancies and plotholes which are never fully explained. they start out great presenting this idea of a utopian world, but soon shows that all is not as it seems. the worlds and styles are very similar, but could have benefited from a longer run time and more character development
Both shows have a continuous, non-episodic structure and are about closed societies whose residents are mostly kept from the real world. The main characters learn in time the horrifying secrets of their beloved home place and try to rebel against it. Both stories start with young heroes that grow older as the show progresses and show an open approach towards same sex romances.
these both deal with friends who grow up in a what seems to be "perfect society" but later discover the dark secrets that the society runs on and they try to do something about it, also both have a bit of shounen ai but shinsekai yori is more bisexual
- Canon LBGT couples
- The way all the characters act are a little strange (unclear if result of questionable writing or they're intended to appear different from us, weird to a similar degree in both shows though)
- Post-apocalyptic world/setting
- Mysterious organisations and a questionable pre-apocalyse past
- Lots of drama, lot of action
Both are adaptations of novels telling a continuous 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.
No6 and Shisekai no yori. Both are set in a post-apocalyptic world, where there was an evolution through that survival. They live in a place that seems to be perfect, but it hides a secret behind the lifestyle that they force you to follow, for fear of thinking differently. People show strange symptoms, which are due to an exposure of several factors. The protagonists are getting to know the truth of this twisted world, trying to make sense of it and fighting against the system. Both series have their own style, merging fantasy with science fiction.
Similar in the way that they both seem to take place in a perfect world but when the protagoinst 'slips up' they are shunned, treated cruelly and learn the truth of their old way of life.
Shinseki Yori also shows the cruelty of humanity but do it in a different (but kinda similar cos of the suffering aspect) way to No. 6
While both anime share a covertly ominous air, Shinsekai Yori ultimately delivers a grand story of far greater quality. Shinsekai Yori offers quite a bit of world building and is more story driven, thus offering little in terms of character development. It is quite atmospheric and has a great soundtrack. No.6 however is more down-to-earth and succeeds in communicating the emotions of the characters in much greater depth, compensating for the lack of depth in it's story. Both shows however take place in a dystopian backdrop, Shinsekai Yori being bleak and grand while No.6 is more heart-warming and can be related to more easily. No.6 however gives a glimpse of same-sex romance far more realistically that Shinsekai Yori. read more
When I first started watching No. 6 I immediately got the Shinsekai Yori vibe. They both take place in a future where people are oblivious to things that are really happening. The reasoning for the future society both has to do with human destroying the world in the past. In both anime, the people living in the society are ranked and eliminated based on intelligence. The motherboard in No. 6 reminded me of the library in Shinsekai Yori. The parasitic wasps in No. 6 is similar to the tainted cat in Shinsekai Yori.
Both anime tell a story about a futuristic world in which everything is "perfect". But it's too perfect, and in both series you'll find out the secrets that the organizations keep from the ordinary people.
Both animes are setted in a futuristic world where devices conduct the inhabitants life style. The main characters are also similar, Shion and Akane being raised in a privileged environment, both being gifted students, having a bright future ahead of them. However, their destiny change when they meet someoone who isn't part of the system, an outcast. Both animes focus on social issues in a world controlled by technology. If you enjoyed Psycho-Pass, you might as well enjoy No. 6.
Both anime have settings in the future. There is also some type of 'utopia' that in surrounding/influencing them that must be brought down. Though Psycho-Pass has a darker story, the similarities are obvious. They have amazing characters that go against the 'utopia' and the way they do it leads to a spectacular plot.
Set in dystopian environments and placed under questionable government control, the characters in both series must answer moral questions as they try to justify their actions and survive in worlds that stifle any sort of questioning at all. While Psycho-Pass is the darker of the two—not too surprising, as it was written by Gen Urobuchi—No.6 holds its own in terms of uncomfortable content. Neither series is suitable for the weak-hearted.
A notable similarity between the two is the inclusion of literary references. Characters from both series quote multiple classic works; the mentions are, thankfully, relevant.
Both shows involve a system set in place to monitor citezins in the future. This system watched each person almost constantly and is supposedly making the world a better and more peaceful place. The main character in both shows finds out that isn't quite true and what they were told about their society all their lives is wrong. Both shows involve groups that wish to make the system obsolete and get revenge for what the system did to them as well.
Both series are set in the near future where their current society is or is becoming corrupt. Both also use similar technology, however, Psycho-pass is more focused on the crime and police factor, No.6 is more focused on their dystopia setting.
Fire. Dead or Alive. Get to the bottom of the matter. Don't look back. Only look formard.
Both are futuristic and hardcore setting. People live the world in too perfect society.
Story is well-organized. Theme also raise a profound question. Between moral, crime, human nature.
Is there hope beyond that point? While pursuit true correctness, and toward the future.
Characters are very nice. Shion and Nezumi relationship are similar to Akane and Kougami. They have strong bonds.
And they take on cruel fate and sorrow fact. For derive themselves answer, they try to learn the real truth.
As direction, No.6 is more sentimental and focus two protagonists. Psycho-Pass is more violent and battle formation.
Both have quite dark and serious vibes. Mature and refined. Art also comfortable feeling.
If you liked No.6 characters and setting, you definitely like everything of Psycho-Pass.
Person without a name is walking a star of the sixth magnitude. Finally arrived there... read more
Both involve a deadly virus that seems to be used by the government in both series to rule undemocratically. They both feature government corruption, rebel groups and take place in a futuristic setting. Yuki Kaji voices both Shion (No.6) and Shu (Guilty Crown). Both aired on noitaminA, and both have many flaws which have lead to both being called the worst of noitaminA.
Both series centre around mysterious epidemics, government conspiracies, and ragtag groups of rebels trying to reveal the truth and take action against the controlling and harmful governments. Guilty Crown has a lot more action than No.6, but otherwise they have a lot of aspects in common and a very similar vibe.
Well, the virus theme definitely sounds familiar here, doesn't it? Anyways, I found both series somewhat resembling each other involving the ""ideal" and perfect city" and the dystopian-like themes. The beginning episodes are also similar involving recusing the protagonist and going through hardships later on.
Both plots feature dystopias in which society, following an apocalyptic event and threatened by an epidemic, resorts to isolating and discriminating against those who are infected. The heroes of each anime, Sion in "No. 6" and Shu in "Guilty Crown," are both entangled in attempts to overthrow the governing system and ultimately faced with morally conflicting decisions in spite of their initially timid natures.
Althought character dynamics between the two shows may differ as "No. 6" focuses on the relationship between two male protagonists while "Guilty Crown" includes a male and female lead as well as several side relationships, the two are nonetheless mutually appealing for their humane character developments and moral storyline. read more
Both main characters are anti-heroes roped into saving they're distopic country/city both Try to find a cure for a disease cause by the government. They also have they're lovers being used to revive someone of the past that was a huge part of the government project
The first episode is almost identical up until a point. Aside from that, both feature a mysterious character with a beautiful singing voice, a clueless 'city-dweller', and a close friend to the clueless city dweller. Their voices even sound similar!
Differences are that Guilty Crown is definitely more fanservice-y and the character designs are much more whimsical.
Anime that feature the dark side of society. Lots of action and lots of tragedy. Both have a "protagonists against the world" kind of vibe. In both anime the main characters meet by chance and spend time together, eventually falling in love with each other. Their relationship is never really mentioned or the main focus of the story, but it's clearly there as they face hardship and sorrow.
An action-y, kind of grim and tragic story with two characters who are from opposite sides of the tracks. Very intense. The titular drug adds a slight sci-fi element (imo). The relationship between Eiji and Ash reminds me a bit of the dynamic between Nezumi and Shion (innocent one and jaded one). Less arguing, though.
Pure friendship between men is difficult to understand. But You're able to do it after know the point just once.
No.6 author influenced by Banana Fish. For that reason, Both two characters relationship and position are same.
Ash is similar to Nezumi. Eiji is similar to Shion. They really take care of them. Just like brothers.
Banana Fish is more emphasized. Ash's heart itself is Eiji. Without Eiji, Ash can't alive. That's how much he loves Eiji.
In the same way as this show, No.6 also have humanly characters. Shion likes Nezumi. Nezumi likes Shion.
Love and Like are a little different. Probably Both author clarify what them. Truly splendid.
Apart from that, Both have a lot of similar elements. Story, Style, Art. And much more. No.6 is Sci-Fi version of Banana Fish.
Both include unforeseen events. Probably you'll surprise them in every episode. Heartbreaking.
No.6 has so many flaws in story though, Banana Fish is basically stable and better quality.
If you're No.6 fan, general anime fan, or unique anime fan, Banana Fish definitely must watch. read more
-Ambiguous Queer Romance
-Tragic Protagonist that has been thwarted by the system
-A little heart wrenching
-Complex relationships that can't be defined
-Romance elements that aren't part of the overall plot
-Both of it's two main characters fall for each other
-Shion is an inexperienced but kind person just like Eiji who both sacrifice leaving their loving homes to help either of their partners while both learning to be strong and survive in the world.
-Nezumi (rat) has experienced trauma at a young age, being taken away by family, has killed people and rebelled against a certain group of people who has done terrible things to him in the past just like Ash
-Both handles mature topics like murder or prostitution.
The relationship between the two main characters in No.6 and Banana Fish bears a lot of similarities. In both animes one of the boys is the wild one who learned how to survive "in the real world" while the other lived a shielded life and is only now getting to now the gruesome part of the world (be it the outside of a pseudo-utopian city or the insides of the american mafia).
But despise the main similarity being the main relationship of each show, in both of them there is a deeper plot that connect the protagonists to a conspiracy. They are both great. If you liked No.6, trust me, you like Banana Fish. read more
The main characters (Nezumi and Shion) have a similar dynamic to Ash and Eiji: one streetwise and hardened character, and one wide-eyed naive character, who are drawn to each other partially by how opposite they are.
Additionally, both also feature lots of mystery, conspiracy, and corruption!
Both anime talks about two friends who wants to overthrow the existing government.
Nezumi from No.6 have the same reason as the two protagonist in Zankyou no Terror: revenge while Shion is more similar to Lisa. The atmosphere, general feeling and character development is similar in both anime.
Both have youngsters trying to make a change in the world. Zankyou no Terror sets in the world now, but No.6 is set in futuristic world and has sci-fi elements. They're both tragic, and they include a chase where the main characters are being targeted.
- Both have a protagonist who starts out as just a normal person in the city. (Lisa / Shion).
- Both have another protagonist/s who are on the run from the government (Nine and Twelve / Nezumi).
- Both have the plot of the government not being just as it seems.
- There are similarities between the characters of Nine and Twelve with that of Nezumi, with Nezumi having a combination of the other two's personality.
Both have teenage boys with mysterious pasts working to expose the government. The rate of plot development is the same, and the relationship between Nine-Twelve-Lisa and Nezumi-Shion are very similar. Both shows have the same atmosphere, and if you liked No.6 you will love Terror in Resonance.
If you're looking for something regarding the plot and what its about. I'd definitely recommend Zankyou no Terror. The show is about taking down the government, and revealing them for who they truly are.
Zankyou no Terror has no shounen ai in it, but has the right amount of romance to make it similar to No.6 because the show is not based around the romance. Like No.6, in the final episodes there is more romance around there than the beginning but has the perfect amount.
If you've watch No.6 and get emotional about shows, then you've definitely cried because of this show!! Zankyou no Terror will make you cry and get emotional as well. I can safely say I cried more in the end than the beginning, just like No.6.  read more
Both anime have got utopian socities. There are government-like systems to make society "perfect". People are being controlledd by the machines and they must obey the rules. Otherwise bad things happen to them.
I agree with other users- No. 6 and Ergo Proxy are both about utopian societies, and while No.6 is more hopeful and light, Ergo Proxy is great in its darker themes. Both have less explanations than other animes, but makes them all the more interesting to watch in suspense.
>Both anime are about "living in the fringe of the city" (I'm not english, but I hope you get the idea of what I mean), I found myself thinking about that kind of life while watching both of them.
>Main character (Vincent for Ergo Proxy and Nezumi for N°6) are similar, misterious and while watching you want to know more about them.
>Ergo Proxy is more "Goth", dark atmosphere while N°6 is more colorful and bright.
>Maybe Ergo Proxy's character are "more realistic" while in N°6 they seems fictional.
>well, both anime are amazing imho ;)
A dystopian controlled society masquerading as a utopia is pretty much a science fiction trope. Nevertheless, there are many and varied ways to present the theme. These two anime are quite different takes on a very similar topic.
Both story take place in a tower city that houses the elite rich and privileged in comfortable living.
Not all is allow to enter the tower while life outside tower are the less-privileged masses struggling to make a living.
The story contains not so bright secrets about the tower governor, sudden turn of events.
Shangri-la and No.6 are similar to each other as:
1: they both depict an large incident occurred
- which lead to a large construction work to create utopia
- not many people are able to enter
2: one of the generation's people are the creators.
3: the opposing force makes friends with each other and joined up to destroy the utopia.
Shangri-la talks about a young girl that would rise up to be the leader of the anti-government group. She over comes many large difficulties that helped her to rise in power to bring the utopia down. From an innocent young girl that loved boomerangs, to a young leader who wishes for everybody to live in harmony.
No.6 talks about a young boy learning the dark secrets of the utopia and decides to open people's eyes for them. Due to helping a wanted criminal, he was stripped off his titles and brought to the normal living conditions, where after that, he learned about the dark secrets of the utopia and manages to escape from hell. where after that, he tries to help others to escape from that hell to learn about the real world. read more
Futuristic theme involving the utopia culture is involved in both of these unique series. Both series present an usual feeling as the episodes progresses though dealing with apocalyptic themes.
Both anime series also contain sci-fi themes and unique characters.
-Lead characters of both shows are male and they care for one another
-Both shows have shounen-ai atmosphere, moments, and feelings
-Physical and personality resemblance between main characters of both shows
Sci-fi's where a boy lives in an advanced and tightly controlled society, but then gets in trouble with them, and must flee. Even though his life is at risk, he wishes to return. Shion and Jomy are both very impulsive (though Jomy is probably a little more intelligent). The boy has a mentor figure who introduces him to his new life in the outside world (Nezumi is like a cross between Blue and Keith). There's a little flavor of 'bromance' too.
Both are set in a futuristic setting in which the government wants to have full control over it's residents. They also share the same type of protagonist, a young boy suddenly ripped out of his surroundings and now has to learn the truth behind his ideal world. You also can see some similarities in other characters like Nezumi is pretty much like Keith.
both narratives are structured similarly - they begin in almost the same way and tell a long story of struggle against the oppressive future dystopian system. There is also similar dynamics between pairs of certain characters, which connects with the fact that both series have shounen ai undertones (although in No. 6 vastly more apparent).
Both animes are about persons fighting a system they're captured in. Both systems are inhumane and cruel. Also the males have a deep friendship. No. 6 is not shounen ai romance but still has a BL subplot. Owari doesn't have such so far and I guess it won't since it's shounen. Owari is of very high quality (animation, music, atmosphere, story) and can bring your tears out. No. 6 has a very good manga/novel but the anime (is a rather stumpy) can't compete with the manga/novel in the slightest. Although Owari isn't shoujo it can be watched even if you prefer shoujo over shounen.
Both take place in post-apocalyptic worlds. Foreign species threaten all of humanity.
Both series have definite BL elements as well, but No.6 is a lot more explicit with their relationships. It's fluff in a dangerous world all over ^^
Both talk about a type of virus affecting a nation. Both have a sort of "war" between two different populations. Also has a protagonist that faces internal conflict because they have involvement with "the enemy population".
(Also has hints of shounen-ai)
These are two of my most favorite animes that I am most passionate about. I watched them within two years of each other and although the overall plot is different, the characters and situations are not.
Like Nezumi and Shion, Mikaela and Yuuichiro were separated at the age of 12. Mikaela is much like Nezumi in a way and Shion much like Yuuichiro, Mr. There's Always A Third Option.
In Owari No Seraph, fans find themselves either shipping Mikayuu or Yuunoah, like in No.6 how fans find themselves shipping either Nezushi or Safu x Shion.
In both series, one of the two characters has a goal and wants to protect the other one.
Both shows have a great overall idea and fantastic characters. read more
-Utopian cities that are separated by walls from the rest of the world and have terrible secrets
-Surrounding cities with citizens living in poverty who detest the Utopia city
-Adorable white-haired boy with a resolve to save people/help people
-Seemingly cold guy who saves the white-haired boy
-Caring mother separated from child
They have black haired and white haired protagonists, they both deal with some sort of government making experiments and the white haired protagonist is looking for someone very meaningful to them while the black haired protagonist helps them find that person throughout the story.
-Both are great (in my opinion) underrated shows
-No.6 has a shounen ai canon relationship while Karneval just has the vibes
-Both have two characters going on "adventures" to save something
Even though I described them terribly, I highly recommend watching both even if you're not into that shounen ai kind of thing. These are probably two of my favorite animes. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
The plots aren't the same, not even close, but the 'feeling' you get while watching them is the same. Dark drama, sadness, fighting, blood spillage, deaths and fighting to survive in a broken down civilisation with only 'hope' as your guide. Also that both animes have secrets about the world that keep you guessing to the very end.
Also the bond between the characters are the same.
The world in the both anime are mostly destroy from the previous war, and the remain human can only live in few place where not everything is destroyed.....and the MC from both show are escaping from the world where they don't belong and looking for a new way of life........both show have little romance in it but is still memorable
Both animes revolve around dark societies of secrets and lies to prevent a certain truth. The protagonists are on a quest for finding the truth behind what society and the world have hidden. Also to note, the settings are very much alike. A few episodes in, No. 6's future ghetto tends to match area's of Wolf's Rain. The time of each anime is set in the future where technology is highly advanced for those who can pay for it, yet not available in the slightest for those who cannot. While No.6 focuses more on a loss of innocence within a dystopian society, Wolf's Rain also includes this theme more subtly with a few of its characters. The moods of each anime are rather dark and serious with more washed out colors at times. They each have elements on character interaction and both include some well-written characters. read more
Protagonist starts off as a nerdy and naive cinnamon bun, has his eyes opened to the unfairness of the world and goes through some trauma that turns him into a white haired sinnamon roll. Things happen, I cry. It's like TG's less traumatising gay cousin.
-Both have characters changing to white hair
-Both have "peaceful" people as MC
-Two different worlds for both of them, Ghouls and Humans, West wall and "Humans"
-Both Mc's hate blood/gore
-Both intros are amazing "Personally I like No. 6's more"
-Both have SAD ENDINGS *not a spoil we knew it would happen*
-Both have government/administrators looking for them
+ There is a mysterious disease that spreads fast and kills people. The government is doing their best to hide it.
+ There are two main characters, both guys. One is extremely active and loves to fight while the other one is more reluctant.
+ The two main characters were friends for a while but then get separated for quite a long time. Later, when one of them is in danger, the other jumps in and saves him, reuniting them.
+ Deals with post-modern society technology/skills.
+ Studio Bones
and well this one is for the yaoi fangirls...
+ The two main characters are totally shippable.
Two young men get wrapped up in strange happenings that threaten their lives and the world around them. The main characters in both series are friends, but at the same time, they're entirely different. What they want is different. How they want to achieve it goes against the others beliefs. Can they put their differences aside to work together and save the world, or will their bonds fall apart? Will there be betrayal, or worse yet, death? You have to watch both to find out. Zetsuen no Tempest and No. 6 are not entirely identical, but when it comes to their characters, they're quite similar.  read more
Both have sci-fi and a sort of futuristic feeling. Both involve as main protagonists, a lively girl who loves the main protagonist (a white haired boy) and that boy makes a sort of "best friend" where they are always together, and the three of them try to find out the truth behind the mysteries involving their home planet/city.
Both are about surviving in an unforgiving world after being cast out by society, Jyu-oh-sei to Chimera, a planet where plants are the biggest predator around and No.6 into the wastlelands where everyman fends for himself.
These similar themes could apeal to the same people i believe even though the plots and characters are pretty different, but for those who likes Nezumi more than anyone else in No.6 i think Jyu-Oh-Sei will prove a good series, though you have to tough out the first two episodes before you get hooked!
They are also both animated by the studio Bones.
The two are very similar in the way that there is a governmental force or a force of a higher individual trying to manipulate or take over. There is conspiracy theory in both and there is a certain level of action. Both of the main characters have people that become fond of them and help them in some manner.
Trying to place the similarities between the two shows into words is honestly complicated. In part, I don't want to give away spoilers. Seemingly dissimilar are these two series except for the same-sex content which crops up, that's really not the only draw. Perhaps then it is the draw of the characters, and how each is almost like their own book? Or the fact one is on the edge of their seat wondering what happens next. Perhaps words were easier to put down than first thought.
No6 and Akuma no Riddle, at first there seems to be nothing common. But if we analyze it:
* Both protagonists are of the same sex, which feel an attraction, although it is not clarified if it is "love".
* A boy / girl protects a weakling who refuses to accept the reality of what is happening around him and is resigned to changing his point of view. But this guy /girl sees in her/him an honest person and could not judge him, even if he could have a tragic past. And he/she in turn want to help.
Both of these anime have an alluded to relationship within them that is never truly affirmed during the story.
The two have a similar atmosphere at times.
I found Tokaku to be similar to Nezumi from No. 6 in her protection of Haru that she can't really explain.
INCREDIBLY similar to this anime. The human race has retreated behind a wall, and are now being attacked by a threat that could wipe humanity out if they allowed. Main protagonist has to figure out how to stop it. Early in the series they are affected by said threat, but not killed.
People live inside a city surrounded by a giant wall. The world outside the wall is ruined by the last great war and virtually inhabitable. The wall does play quite a big role. A killer species threatens the lives of everyone within the walls. Quite a lot of really tragic deaths occur and a good amount of blood is shown, actually. Some parts leave your heart feeling shattered.
They are both a type of Shounen-ai, with deep friendships between boys and Nezumi kinda reminds me of Luka from Uraboku (Uragiri wa Boku na Namae's short hand version name) because they both are honourable, they both try to protect a weaker, soft hearted and almost clueless boy that they are friends with, they are both in love with the other boy, despite the fact there arent any confessions.... both anime are fantasy/horror based too with interesting side characters.... I'd recommend both because the art is fantastic as is the use of colour, the fight scenes are exciting to watch and the friendships are too cute that make you want to goo "awww" lol :P read more
Both had a Boy Love aspect, just not the hot steamy type. I was sweet and loving.
Yuki from Uragiri and Shion from No. 6 are very much similar in some aspects, but deal withthings differently.
For me they were both an enjoyment with good action and great story backgrounds. Highly like them both!
It may be a bit of a stretch, but I think these two are a good pair for each other. Both follow a male teenager protagonist who lives in a corrupt society and wants to change it for the better. They both deal with the issue of ethically as they may lead the viewer to question whether the all of the methods the protagonists and other characters use to fulfill their goals are necessarily the best way to go about handling the situation. Anyway, they are both interesting and thought-provoking.
Even though No.6 is a Shounen-ai, I have to say that we have very similar characters not only as personality but also suprisingly as physically! In both shows, notion of love and friendship captures you so fast!
Both start off with a character mislead by small rumors according to their society, then somehow stumbling into the truth when they travel out of it. By their situation, having to live with someone with a mild opposite personality yet it works out to form an unexpected romantic bond (Middle plot, not spoiling anything). As well the characters learn about and adapt into their new environment. Although No.6 goes into heavier themes while is aimed at pre teens and adolescents, Howl's Moving Castle is a light-hearted movie aimed at kids and family.
Similar world in both shows (Not so much No. 6 itself but the west block strikes me as kinda similar to the village in Canaan)
Also there are a lot of yaoi undertones between Negumi and Shion in No. 6 which are kinda similar to the yuri undertones between... Every character in Canaan.
I think the settings and the quality of animation in both animes are kinda have similar feeling. And there are a lot of shonen-ai undertones between main characters which are similar to the shoujo-ai undertones in Canaan.
The plots aren't the same, not even close, but the 'feeling' you get while watching them is the same.
Dark drama, sadness, fighting, blood spillage, deaths and the search for the truth in their harsh world with a little romance mixed in.
In No.6 case, the romance is more of a 'bond' between the main characters (cos they're both male) where Romeo + Juliet is about about their love and passion for each other - based on the original of course.
I also think that the animations are very similar; the way they move, fight and the way the characters are drawn.
So even though the plots are completely different you can enjoyed both animes on the same level. read more
Both share similarities in terms of execution and ideas, depicting 2 contrasting characters with different backgrounds and the developing relationship between them. They both take a rather surreal turn in their final episodes.
(07 ghost) Upon the day of the graduation exam, Teito, one of of the most promising students in an academy for training elite soldiers, finds out the frightening truth behind the government. He attacks Ayanami, a high ranking general and is sent to prison. With the help of his best friend MIkage, Teito manages to escape to foreign(unknown) lands.
(No.6) On the day of his 12 birthday, Shion, a genius student in special track, hides the wanted escapee Nezumi. After authorities find out, he is then removed from the special class and expelled to Cronos. 4 years later, he finds out that his wonderful city no.6 is full of dark secrets. He then questions the government and is sent to the Correctional Institute. On his way there, he is saved by Nezumi and they escape to the land beyond no.6
Other similarities: The main characters are similar in their naive way of thinking. They both just want to live peaceful lives. Teito and Mikage made a pact to never abandon each other when facing trouble. Similarly Shion and Nezumi saves and support each other.
The art is similar. Both series are very enjoyable and unique. I fully recommend both. :) read more
Both end up with a person that cares about them, more than they realise.Both of them are great action anime, while not tottaly focusing on the action. They have great story lines, and are a reallly great series. Also both will make you sob at the end, lul.
Both anime feature young boys as the main protagonists, though Ritsuka in Loveless is younger (12) than Shion in No. 6 (15-17). Both live misleading lives, and both meet mysterious people that change their fates forever, with a little splash of shounen-ai thrown in for good measure.
The setting in both includes wealthy cities surrounded by poor areas, in the future.
Both have 2 male leads who are friends, and are in trouble with the authorities from the cities, so they are hiding out in the ghetto.
Innocent Venus is a bit more action-filled.
Both have nice animation and are quite short.
Future cities where the lives of people seem to be completly all right, only for there to be some dark, deep secret. The art style of both series is along the lines of gothic. There is also the slight element of school, whereas school is mentioned, even though it isn't very important.
The main characters show some deep friendships between boys. A young male character know a different world and his life turned upside down, but the conflicts makes stronger the friendship with a very mysterious person.
Humanity isolated somehow from the other parts of the world, both series deal with some kind of virus that can kill the humans and characters will find a way to fight against this (although in Black Bullet the objective is more clear in the first episode), also Kaji Yuuki does both MC.
I feel that these anime series are similar because of how corrupt government has led a country into a downfall. The main characters and storyline are very intriguing. Black bullet is more about a disease wiping out japan while No.6 is about a escape criminal trying to save the world from the government. I am sure if you just try one of them you will enjoy it.
- recurrent themes of government vs. individual
- a large part of the plot is resisting against those who are wrongly in power
- white haired protagonists with similar personalities
- main characters with dark, hidden pasts
Black hair bishounen and the white-haired guy who you know is probably gay, and just kind of an airhead at times. The two white-haired characters, Shion (No.6) and Shiro (K) are not as happy as you may think, and are almost quite dark in their own ways. The two black-haired boys Nezumi (No.6) and Kuro (K) almost seem like the protectors of their respective white-haired anime boys and share a not-so-hetero relationship with them. The two series are not focused on this possible romance, but the drama and conflict between parties - No.6 and the West Block, and all the Kings' groups. If you get emotionally attached to either of these series, you will definitely cry in the last episodes as I did, and I will leave this comparison here before I figuratively break down in tears.  read more
No. 6 and El Cazador de la Bruja have a sweet and naive main character who learns about the world they are living in and who they are in this world. Each character has their life saved by a stranger when they need it most and that stranger soon becomes their protection and they form a close bond. Each series features a close and lovely relationship between the main characters as they face the new mysterious dangers of the world head on while learning more about each other every step of the way.
No. 6 is missing more of the action and there aren't any strong female leads here. Also Shion and Mezumi are like a more subtle version of Ellis and Nadie when it comes to personality, but if you've watched one before you might enjoy what the other has to offer read more
Both follow a dystopian world where people in power are hiding part of the truth of how people are living peaceful lives.
The main characters in both animes are trusted into positions of great responsibility where they have a chance to create a better world.
Paired with them is a mysterious male who slowly reveals secrets throughout the anime.
While this may not seem like an obvious pairing, by the end of Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine I felt that No. 6 had a very similar mood. The princes are Shion, bright in temperament but oblivious to the people around them. As the princes grow, so did Shion--through experiences that wouldn't have been experienced until leaving the comfort zone. Heine's past and Nezumi's present offer the same reality: Things are much more complicated and much darker than they knew. Both the princes and Shion had to decide how they wanted to approach the trials ahead and tackle them similarly. There are very few (if any) chibi parts in No. 6, so some of that lightheartedness is lost, as is the comedic aspect, but you feel the growth much in the same way; yet you won't recognize it until the end. read more
Both shows tease viewers with shonen ai that will inevitably never come to be. But aside from that, both series have unique world-building and carefully crafted character relationships. Although their settings are starkly different, with MDZS taking place in ancient China and No.6 being set in post-apocalyptic Japan, these shows will compel you with their array of comedic, heart-stirring, and tragic moments.
Moreover, don't let the Chinese audio put you off from MDZS! It may take some time to get used to it, but C-anime's differences add a fresh quality and charm to the show.
Both animes have a serious dark haired character that takes care of a supposedly ditzy guy. Although in OreFuro the other MC is actually an airhead. Both animes have a strong BL feel, with No. 6 actually having a canon romantic element, OreFuro is just a HEAVY (I mean heavy!!!) bromance.
Because it's a futuristic anime too. But the story of NO.6 is more engaging and it's not lemon, besides being exciting. (sorry bad english)
Porque é um anime futurista também. Mas a história de NO.6 é mais envolvente e não é lemon, além de ser emocionante.
- Both have male leads
- Shounen ai feeling
- Male character protects other male character
- Both of the male leads in No.6 are fighting against a government ( You can compare this to the angels in Devils and Realists)
While hybrid child has more obvious romantic feel, both animes share many similarities.
Non-superficial love ( eg. a shared past event or childhood that sparks it of, not based on looks) between the characters - check. Although no.6 has a more developed relationship between the characters, rest assured, you would FEEL for both animes. So if you are a fan of more mature relationships, defiently check these two out.
Both animes have a sort of sci-fi theme to it too, what with hybrid robots in hybrid child and developed technological cities after nuclear warfare in no.6, So if you want your plot with more meat, you should watch them too. The romance doesn't completely overshadow the plot as a result, although I feel the romance in no.6 is more subtle.
To sum it up, hybrid child: romance>sci-fi while no.6:dytopian themes>romance  read more
Going off the hinted at romance in No. 6 I believe these two anime are similar, Izumi reminds me a lot of Shion and the relationship grows in a similar way. If you loved the ship in No. 6, Love Stage is for you.
Fateful encounters cause sadness at times.
Both settings are different. But characters are quite similar. Especially Main Characters.
Story progress by two pair. Zwei and Ein. Shion and Nezumi. Their relationship are almost same.
Both focus Drama than Action. Friendship, Frustration, and trust are part of theme.
Phantom is bloody and tragedy in modern age. No.6 is complicated and devastating in dystopia.
OP and ED songs are aesthetic. Phantom's first OP and No.6's ED are goosebumps. High artistry.
Both brings endless surprises. Just see it. This is very elaborate composition.
Attention. Zwei and Ein are Normal Couple. Shion and Nezumi are included Boys Love.
But please don't avoid. It is just a little bit IMO. Really. Others are common.
Both are thought-provoking about human relations. Excellent quality. Worth seeing. read more
We must defeat them even if we risk becoming inhumane ourselves! They both center around societies shrouded in mystery and a curious character hoping to seek knowledge of their world's mystery. The characters are forced to change their morals as a result of their situation and the tragedies they face. The characters must stand against both allies and enemies in order to succeed in their goal. Even with tragedies, you must sacrifice what you have so that no more tragedies will breed new fruit. The most beautiful yet tragic soundtrack ever heard. They fit the theme of loss of innocence in both shows and the defiance of morality. To defeat evil, we must become evil. read more
Im assuming you like 'boys love' anime so if you do, this is for you! NO.6 has a more serious tone, starting of with a sci-fi / future dystopian vibe but as the show goes on you get to see more of the main characters relationship grow.
I like that there are perfectly placed plot twists and humor. I recommend this to everyone!
They both are similar because..
-Both involve romance
-Both with comedy
-Hearwarming, hooking, and adventurous.
-Both characters are looking for someone they love so much, ( no.6, shows it in the middle of the anime)
-Both ending are near similar.
-Both have a group of friends whom are sort of similar.
just watch it and you'd understand .__.) both anime are my favorite. its SOO good.
-No.6 is boyxboy. but its not like the other one who go beyond extream, no.6 is just cute.
-Chrno crusade is girl x boy p:
Nezumi and Shion resemble Daryun and Prince Arslan. Their individual personalities, their companionship, and even the way they look, it all seems uncannily similar. The theme of oppression and social inequality is prominent and important for both stories. They both take place in cruel and/or dystopian worlds. Tragic circumstances bring the main characters together to fight for their lives and for a better future..
If you like the shounen-ai aspect of No.6, then you will enjoy Gravitation. Gravitation doesn't have a tone as serious as No.6. However, there is a dark past to both Yuki and Rat which affect their relationship with the main character. Gravitation will be more of a comedy and a little silly at times. But if you enjoy one show, you are likely to enjoy the other.
Distant future, discrimination, action, experiments on human beings, bishounens as main characters - this is what you'll definitely like in "Cluster Edge" and in "№6" It will be to your taste.
However, Cluster Edge is more similar to Gundam series (planes, robots), it concentrates more on the story-telling, not just fighting scenes.
Both anime tell a story about a futuristic world in which everything is "perfect". But it's too perfect, and in both series you'll find out the secrets that the organizations keep from the ordinary people.
Eventho on the surface these two titles have nothing in common: one is mecha [Fafner] and the other is dystopian fantasy [No. 6], the reason why I'm linking the two is because of the very gay [but not really gay] subtext of these titles. These titles offer male protagonists whose relationships [with each other] hover in the grey zone that is beyond a fujoshi's vivid imagination "slash" but not quite officially shounen-ai. Though, not officially declared shounen-ai by the creators, there's also no statement denying the characters are not gay, leaving their sexuality or relationship with each other.....open to speculation [which is usually perceived as gay]. read more
Both shows share a future where society is split brutally: elite vs outcast. Panopticon technologies are widespread and a great project previously undertaken reveals its flaws, transforming an utopic idea into a dystopic application.
At first we can see the (lunar) city where people live in peace and boredom, until main characters don't discover the truth about their society. They seek FREEDOM for themselves and righteousness for the population. For that, they need to escape from The City. Sounds familiar, ne?)
Both of the anime have the ideal city VS dystopian outer world where a hapless citizen of the ideal world somehow becomes entangled with the affairs of the outer world. Both ideal cities also have secrets that they are hiding and it's up to the citizen who is now an outsider to find out about it.
The theme of sci-fiction comes into play in both series.
Additionally, there are characters that are unique in t heir own ways and hints of romance (less so in No. 6 but based on mutual respect/affection).
Both series also has drama and small bits of comedy.
Akira and Shion are both accused of false crimes. They both get sent to a place that only the best can survive. These are both shounen ai animes. They both end up meeting their friends later on in the place. They are also both violent.
No.6 and Sukisho both deal with two main male characters (who seemingly develop crushes on one another, although it's a bit more obvious in Sukisho). Their plots are both actually really unique and complex and they both deal with being stuck in a facility, or, in No.6's case, a really strict, futuristic city that is not what it seems. The main characters aren't all that different from one another, and they all have deep and dark pasts. Sora (from Sukisho) and Rat (from No.6) are both the passive-aggressive characters in the animes who have that secret soft side. No 6. and Sukisho are both great underrated animes that I would recommend to anybody.  read more
Both are about a boy that ends up bring forced to leave their usual world they are used to. Both characters are then forced to adapt to a new world they have never experienced before, but end up becoming fond of it. The endings are similar too.
Both are Science Fiction anime mixing futuristic tech as well as showing desert-like wasteland environments, and focus on the moral dissonance between optimism and cynicism, angels and devils, pacifism and practicality. In this respect Nezumi/Rat and Wolfwood both act as the cynical ones, who have disdain for Shion and Vash's optimism and pacifism, but are ultimately converted. They have very different stories, but both portray a lot of the same themes of peace and compassion for human life, the value of relationships between people, and humanity's capacity for both great good and great evil.
Have very different characters and style but somewhat similar stories and settings in the sci-fi genre. They both take place in a post-apocalyptic world, No.6 in a city built to be a utopia with a wall to keep the rest of the world out, and Big O in Paradigm, a city where the rich live in domes, and few know about the cities outside. Both settings have dark secrets the main characters must uncover, and in doing so learn more about themselves.
Both are Science Fiction stories taking place in futuristic cities, with border-line shounen-ai bromances between the two male main characters. No.6 is shorter (11 eps) and much darker with younger protagonists, while Tiger&Bunny is lighter and has a two-part plot (20+ eps). In both the spotlight is on the two male leads, one of who's goal is to get their revenge, and how the two grow closer and come to understand and value each other.