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Dennou Coil

Alternative Titles

English: Den-noh Coil
Synonyms: Cyber Coil, Coil - A Circle of Children, Denno Coil
Japanese: 電脳コイル


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 12, 2007 to Dec 1, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.171 (scored by 27,391 users)
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Ranked: #3362
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Popularity: #851
Members: 87,032
Favorites: 1,256


Both are the stories about a cyberspace layered on the real world. The concepts and details are bit more confusing and scientific in SEL. SEL is a must watch for anyone who like sci-fi anime like Dennou Coil. 
report Recommended by abhin4v
Both have similar feels to eachother, and have a sci-fi element, and also involve a bunch of kids. 
report Recommended by Siing
While the settings are vastly different (Futuristic computerized city, verses rural small town) the over all themes dealt with in the two series are very similar. Loss of loved ones and learning to move on, understanding what is real and what is fake, etc. 
report Recommended by Merinchan
The kids in both anime use skills/technologies to have "souls" separated a while to go to alternative worlds (often in a condition of not being dead) that have creatures look black (ghosts/illegals). 
report Recommended by tsubasalover
Imagine Digimon Tamers' first arc with better animation and without the mandated toy tie-ins, and you'll basically have Dennou Coil. A group of children have secret adventures in a world where computer-generated artificial creatures interface with reality, and clash with the adults who want to regulate and control that world. While Dennou Coil lacks Tamers' monster battles and apocalyptic themes, both shows tackle psychological issues with the same respect for their child protagonists. In Dennou Coil as in Tamers, children are explored as full human beings, and neither show pulls it's punches when it comes to showing children going through bad things. The shows also  read more 
report Recommended by Ice-nine
Both are about a group of children with special powers fighting the system and searching for their purpose. 
report Recommended by Kyonikov
In .hack,the virtual world is an MMORPG,in denno coil,the virtual world is accessed by wearing cyber glasses,both worlds have big mysteries and urban legends concerning their creations that the characters try to figure out,that's just the start,there's more similarities but i don't want to spoil the show,i'll let you discover them.
Denno coil has more action and comedy (the comedy is very present in the first half of the show,it almost completely disapears in the second half) while .hack has a slower pace. 
report Recommended by totoum
Both involve cyber warfare and the outcomes affect the real world. 
report Recommended by shinigamidono
Cyber world, technology and it's influence on real world. 
report Recommended by Lucek
High quality sci-fis. There aren`t much similarities except the most important thing:the unique atmosphere is present in both.  
report Recommended by faye
Both series immerse you in a future of day to day technology far beyond our own, yet taken from a perspective of rediscovering the wonder of said technology. While Denno Coil's main cast is far younger than Eve, they both have their unique takes on what this future could be, and spin a story worthy of attention. Both are hidden gems - you should take note of. 
report Recommended by XXAA
Both have kids investigating something mysterious.
Both have great animation above some TV Anime.
Both have similar character design. 
report Recommended by Nixex
The "encodes" used in Dennou Coil are very reminiscent of the enigmatic style of alchemy seen in Fullmetal Alchemist. Interestingly the symbols and patterns, despite being apparently pretty much just magic, are justified as "science" and technology in both series. Like Fullmetal Alchemist, Dennou Coil is also very much a "coming of age" story that has somewhat darker tones occasionally, especially towards the end. I would recommend that fans of Fullmetal Alchemist watch an episode or two to see if they enjoy it.  
report Recommended by Qwerkzy
Magical Slice of Life Adventure. Plus both are excellent quality in terms of animation and story! 
report Recommended by rocket
They are both sci-fi anime and considered among the best of the genre. Both are deep and are well-rounded (they have comedy, sad scenes, happy scenes, intense scenes, etc.). 
report Recommended by Jacob-Killmaki
Mysteries hidden in the alleyways and streets of human civilization, secrets that people hold and forgotten memories. Experiences that can be terrifying yet at times not so bad.

If the part of Dennou Coil or Durarara!! that you liked the best is the urban mystery (internet rumors, urban legends, unexplainable(?) phenomena) with a colorful cast of characters, try the other out.  
report Recommended by CookieBun
The two series take place in the not-so-distant future, with Dennou Coil being a couple decades from now with the influence of Augmented Reality glasses, and Planetes half a century with the space revolution reaching the general public. Both take a realistic approach at handling these future technologies that isn't too over the top. Plot-wise, they take a light-hearted Slice-of-Life start for the first half, and a serious dramatic plot for the last half too. Both series have their funny episodes, serious episodes, and a good amount of WHAM and character development. Both also have high-quality input production, with Planetes taking advice from JAXA and  read more 
report Recommended by Mushrooshi
Both settings feature a world full of augmented reality interactivity, placed in future. 
report Recommended by the_DW
Both titles explores on the dilemma of how being intimately close to technology might impact the emotional, social, and cultural aspect of humans as he struggle to adapt with its implications. 
report Recommended by Ghostalker
The two series has several similarities: A group of children in a futuristic setting, getting involved in an incident that eventually they'll have to investigate to explore and solve its hidden mystery that is affecting their very lives. While both series has mature themes, Loups=Garous contain scenes that may be disturbing for some viewers.  
report Recommended by Ghostalker
Both have a bunch of children. The theme is basically also about getting over the loss of a loved one. Light-hearted. Slice-of-life. Somewhat cute and funny. 
report Recommended by BasicallyTNG
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. 
report Recommended by vigorousjammer
While the premise and plotline of both shows are fundamentally different, both have a unique sci-fi setting, with an outwardly "childish" appearance in the art style, but both are aimed at an older demographic.

Both anime don't initially explain the foundation/fundamentals of the worlds they're set in, adding some sense of "mystery" to their settings.

Both series also have simple-looking creatures that make "cute", incoherent noises (Hyo-hyo in Kaiba, and the Mojos and Densuke in Dennou Coil). 
report Recommended by SnugglyWhuggly
Both starts looking as kid's shows, and both plots center around the relationship between two girls, the shy main character and the stoic one that seems at the beginning as an antagonist. 
report Recommended by BlancaXLobo
both plot involves strange incident occuring to town due to one of incident regarding the main character's past 
report Recommended by yabuki-kun
Do not let the friendly nature of Cybercoil and Texhnolyze deceive you. With the development of innovations, wearing technologically advanced glasses comes to be the standard norm, both for children and adults, the same way how the citizens of Lux become overly dependent of their texhnolyzed limbs as well as the techno-vision provided by their robotic extremities. The more the kids of Dennoi Coil try to uncover the truth behind their glasses the darker the story becomes, as it is in Texhnolyze where the viewer comes to understand that such prosthetics come with a ruthless price. 
report Recommended by UNIC
Both are about groups of kids fighting against phantom creatures in the real-world. The glitching effects around the monsters are quite similar. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Ghost Hunt and D. coil both have people investigating strange experiences. D. Coil deals with a technological occurrences while Ghost Hunt is looking into the paranormal. They both have great character development 
report Recommended by Ennis1001
They share a similar light hearted and adventurous atmosphere, with enough action here and there to keep you engaged. They are both relatively slow pacing(quite similar but not the same) and both series deals with problems of the world/society. Towards the end, you will want to ponder about the world that they live in. The side characters have realistic traits in contrast to other anime which uses them to "make the story more interesting" or as stupid lame ass comedians.

The major difference is that in Dennou Coil, the story gains intensity towards the ending while Higashi no Eden retains the slow  read more 
report Recommended by akgren_soar
Both take place in worlds where glasses are the most important possible thing, and almost everyone wears them and is fixated on them. 
report Recommended by Popka
Cencoroll and Dennou Coil are quite particular.
While Cencoroll evolves around "real" weird beings, Dennou Coil has "virtual-but-somehow-real" weird beings.
Definitely original interesting stories are another shared part of both anime.
Still, the two share the same sci-fi genre.

Also, somehow i have the feeling that designs can be considered a little similar as well, especially when it comes to the weird creatures around both worlds.

I highly suggest to watch both, since i think a perfect word to describe them is: interesting.
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
Most users will blame me to compare the masterpiece Akira to Denno Coil, but actually they are similar in some points.

Both storylines are focused in young characters (teenagers Tetsuo/Kaneda in Akira; kids Yasako/Isako in Denno Coil) that have a very unusual behavior in their society. They are "rebels", yougsters that goes against the rules of society to acquire more knowledge about a phenomenon (Akira in Akira; Illegals in Denno Coil) and in both animes they surpass a lot of obstacles to decipher the mysteries hidden in their world.

Another highlight on these animes is the drama: The mix of love/jealousy/betrayal/friendship that develops  read more 
report Recommended by Superman
Brave Story and Denno Coil both deal with a "normal" child thrust into a world that is half real, half make-believe -- but which nevertheless is dangerous. Themes of alienation, fear, a personal sense of failure, responsibility and the essential fragility of a seemingly strong individual are all present in both anime. 
report Recommended by ANN-abunai
The Ghost in the Shell series, specifically the 'Stand Alone Complex', and Denno Coil feature worlds where the internet has been heavily integrated into society. Each anime shares this feature; however, both take drastically different perspectives. Ghost in the Shell is what some would call a 'hard' science fiction, whereas, under the same scrutiny, Denno Coil would be considered a 'soft' science fiction. I think the adjectives 'hard' and 'soft' to a lot to describe the differences between the anime in terms of art, sound, story, and animation. For example, Ghost in the Shell takes the perspective of agents of the  read more 
report Recommended by OmegaRed
In both anime, the world has gone computerized and virtual; and children spend their time in the virtual world. Additionally, the kids are being attacked by a thing that is supposed to protect them: in Dennou Coil, it's Sacchi; and in Dennou Boukenki, it's the Web Knights. 
report Recommended by Juliab
Denno Coil and Kakurenbo focus on a group of children and their efforts to unravel the truth behind urban legends. Both take place in worlds filled with bizarre events with the idea of playing a game being present. Denno Coil has plenty of light hearted moments, though, while Kakurenbo is considerably darker, stranger, and downward tragic.
report Recommended by Nocturnal
Very much the same premise, a bunch of kids find glitches in a program that is connected to the real world. 
report Recommended by Blaem
Zettai Shounen and Dennou Coil involve children investigating unusual events related to rumors and urban myths/folktales of their respective locales. What is regarded as "real" is questioned in both stories, and the key to solving the mysteries is locked in the protagonist's murky past. 
report Recommended by Yuunagi
Two sisters move to a new town full of mysteries and supernatural events. The little sister, Mei in Totoro, and Kyoko in Dennou Coil, are about the same age and resemble each other in the cutest ways. Both anime have a grandmother figure that the sisters look to for help. Lastly, both anime have strange and cute-looking creatures. For example, the "Mojo" in Dennou Coil look extremely similar to the "dust bunnies" or "soot sprites" in Totoro. Despite that Dennou Coil leans more towards sci-fi, the characters have a very similar feel to them. 
report Recommended by Mimi_Taylor
Psycho Pass is definitely a lot more mature and twisted then Dennou Coil, but the worlds are both very similar. The use of holographic displays in everyday use and virtual companions. Psycho Pass is more law enforcement mysteries, where as Dennou Coil is unraveling the truth behind their reality eyeglasses. 
report Recommended by CoffeeBean
Although oriented towards a younger audience, Dennou Coil uses many of the same storytelling techniques and plot elements as Robotics;Notes: an adventure involving near-future technology (including augmented reality), friction between the worlds of adults and children, strange discoveries, characters with mysterious pasts, and life that exists only in computer systems.  
report Recommended by sunshine_sakura
- the main two girls in both series both start off start off as enimies but one ends up saving the other in the end.
- While the theme of these anime are different, they both have an aura of mystery where you don't fully understand what is going on until the story is fully unravelled at the very end. This quality is what makes the storytelling of both of them so beautiful. 
report Recommended by silstar_7
future full of electronics, mystery, teenagers work for some secret organization; and one more very similar thing is Adol Brinberg'sYuuko's complex: the character that actually isn't bad does bad things because of hisher ill sibling 
report Recommended by SuperSamos
tech - kids - intelligent conversations - good humor 
report Recommended by indigosmanthus
Similar character styles
Both involve a cyberverse overla of reality that is central to the plot 
report Recommended by torgon02
The more i watched dennou coil and eureka seven, the more it reminded me of eachother. the illegals and Coralians seemed so similar. there are even human like ones in dennou coil and eureka seven. Also, the Scub Coral reminded me of the coil domain. i think if you liked dennou coil, you might like eureka seven. 
report Recommended by darth_lex
Children dealing with weird and odd invisible creatures or entities. Both are supported by an old person; but while in Dennou Coil everyone are able too see the invisible stuff, in Mokke only few humans can do it. Dennou Coil seems to be an urban and technological version of Mokke. Depending on the situation, children enjoy or face these strange beings which are spirits in Mokke and virtual stuff in Dennou Coil.

The biggest difference is the background: Mokke is country, and plays with the nature factor, while Dennou Coil take place in the emerging half-virtual world. 
report Recommended by Disillusion