When someone you hold dear is met the fate of losing their life, and you have the ability to go back in time to that moment to try and save them, do you have what it takes to do it? In Steins;Gate, science is used to create a time a machine, rewinding the clock and changing the course of fate and time by saving the one life (or two) In Erased, it is a slightly more chaotic as there is no science involved, only a lingering sense of guilt and the ability to rewind the clock before a drastic event occurs.
These parallel lines were what drew me to Erased, and I wasn't disappointed. It did remind me of Steins;Gate with the aspect of time traveling to save a loved one. Changing the course of the present and time itself by making that one change and saving this one life, no matter the outcome. Hence, if you have enjoyed those elements in one of those anime shows, you will definitely enjoy watching the other. read more
Boku dake ga Inai Machi like Steins Gate is about the main guy who has the ability to time-travel to the past to save someone dear to him. He ends up also having to save another girl from a tragic fate which he has romantic feelings for. Both anime start with a light mood and change drastically to a darker tone, dealing with the constant struggle of the hero endlessly trying to change the outcome of the future by changing the past. Also, If you watch Steins Gate the movie, you will find extra similarities with BDGIM.
Really enjoyable animes with lot of mystery, great soundtrack and voice acting that will keep you interested from the beggining to the end. If you're a fan of Time-Travel both are a must watch and you'll definitely like one if you liked the other.  read more
I suppose its tiny bit of a spoiler, but both shows deal with time travel a fair bit. In particular, the main hero of both shows travels to the past for a chance to save the life of someone dear to him, while unraveling the mystery of what is happening around him. Both shows also contain elements of romance.
The pacing of the shows is a bit different, as Boku Dake goes a bit faster, and the methods of time travel are different as well. S;G has more slice of lifey moments, and the main characters are fairly different. Theyre both outcasts of a sort, but S;G's protagonist could be seen as more immature.
That said, both shows are very solid and if you like one, theres a decent chance youll like the other. read more
I found that when I first started watching this anime, it instantly reminded me of Steins;Gate. The concept of going back in time and altering the past, and also with the incidents involving the protagonists I found were similar in a sense. Both have the male protagonist going back in time. This leads them to the future to see how what they have changed in the past has affected future events. However, I believe that Erased is more emotional and much shorter than Steins;Gate.
Both involve time travel and heavily feature attempting to change the past for a better outcome. Erased focuses more on mystery and the changes Satoru makes as he relives his life while Steins;Gate centres more around the close relationships between Okabe and his lab assistants.
-Both features the theme of time travel.
-Both has the same plot of trying to prevent deaths by changing the future.
-Both protagonist act as the leader of a group.
-Both protagonist have special time-travelling ability.
Both animes consist in saving important people to the main character, it is done in a way to make them understand better the mechanics of their ability to time travel.
In each anime is presented a mystery about the murder, they unravel the mystery throughout the anime presenting new characters and linking the pieces of the puzzle together.
They have extremely amazing history and direction, worth watching and recommending even for non-anime fans, the only bummer for non anime-watchers would be Okarin's personality (Steins;Gate main character) who is an outgoing character that yells and make jokes most commonly observed in japanese midia.
Both shows involve similar time travel mystery.
They are similar in many more ways that I cannot describe, yet I can assure you that you won't regret watching Steins;Gate if you liked Boku dake ga Inai Machi.
Don't let the first 6-8 episodes of S;G let you down, it gets better, trust me.
Erased has a very visual novel-like atmosphere which is why people are reminded of Steins;Gate, an anime actually based on a VN. The colours used in both shows are quite drab and dark, with a similar atmosphere of desperation. Both shows have an adult cast.
Aside from the main point re: time travel and chick-saving; the characters, their interactions, and the themes are all very different.
Steins;Gate and Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased) both contain elements of time travel (Steins;Gate more than Erased). Both have really good characters and animation, both have a very interesting and engaging story and really get you invested in whats going on. I highly recommend this!
This show is frail in comparison to the time travel in steins;gate. In stiens;gate the main character has a personality while retaining the basic urge to save his friends and loved ones. Yeah, you can do that with a personality. Also the time travel itself is the premise and the plot. In Erased time travel is just a tool the main character uses to attempt to capture the killer. In stiens;gate the killer is not obvious and it's very hard to tell when the plot twist will be. Meanwhile in Erased it was so obvious who was the killer. In fact I didn't think the person could be the killer because it was too obvious. Anyway basically Steins;Gate>ERASED because Erased just wasn't written as cleverly.  read more
ON the surface these shows are very similar. There is time travel and the goal of saving people. One of these shows is consistent with its plot and characters (Steins Gate) and one is not (ERASED). One hints at things slowly and one clumsily hits you with blunt clues. I could make this list forever. But at the end of the day I recommend Steins Gate for fans of Erased and not the other way around.
Steins;Gate and Boku dake ga Inai Machi revolve around the central idea of trying to save a life of someone dear to you by going back in time, only to find out that more problems and challenges have arisen. Steins;Gate explores more in depth into the time-travel theory and where the ability to time travel came from, thus the longer than usual 24 episodes while Boku dake ga Inai Machi takes are more simpler and easy-to-digest approach; just 12 episodes, on the time travel theme to take preventative measures to resolve a death and change the future.
Both anime shows have a complex plot line. Both ERASED and Steins;Gate involve time travelling to prevent something bad from happening. In my opinion, both animes are very similar and both shows are a must watch.
Time travelers, butterfly effect, grandfather paradox...Steins; Gates is, above all, an incredible story about friendship. Boku take ga Inai Machi shares the framework, the main idea and goal: change the future from the past.
Both consist of the protagonist having to time travel back to save someone he cares for. Only Steins;Gate does it better in my opinion and actually has a solid explaination for the time travel mechanism.
Both animes series are based on the ''Time travelling'' subject.
In both of the series the main character is trying to save someone dear to him.
There are major differences in the two animes , like Steins;Gate has a comedy side too and it's not as serious as BDGIM.
BDGIM is more emotional and dramatic.
Both of the series are worth watching , If you liked one of them you will like the other one for sure.
Both include the theme of time travel, only difference being Boku dake ga Inai Machi is based on supernatural, whereas Steins;Gate is based on science. Boku dake ga Inai Machi is currently airing, showing another theme of having to go back in time to save someone.
Above Standard Animation
Only difference is Steins gate did everything else better but took longer to develop it plot.....hence why its above Boku dake on MAL. So if you watched boku dake, go watch this classic.
Main character in both series are able to time-travel from the present to the past. The story centres itself with the theme of good versus evil with the main character having to make each and every small decision which can greatly affect the future depending on the actions done from the past.
- Both revolve around the same idea of someone trying to change the future to prevent a murder
- Both have protagonists that originally look bland but are actually great characters
- Both have quirky looking, realistic characters
- The biggest difference is that Boku Dake gets going much faster than Steins; Gate, but even this little detail has made some people think these series are very different
Similar time travel concepts and psychological elements, and the main characters of both series have very similar experiences. Both series also have a fantastic story and good character development too.
--In both animes MC go back in the past to change their fate..Though in Steins;Gate, the repeated failure can make you cry... :'(
--In both animes... The MC go back in the time to save their beloved ones..
--Both of them start off with a light start and then paces up....
--And of course, How can I forget about THEM... The cliffhangers in both are just...OTHERWORDLY...(Keep an eye out when watching them, U might actually DIE!)
Steins;Gates is a more Sci-Fi based anime...and makes use of time travel theories which actually exists...While Erased does not make any use real life theories and is a bit more Supernatural...
But, No Doubt, Both are a MUST WATCH! read more
Both animes are about time travel. Fujinuma Satoru and Okabe Rintarou time travel to past to save someone. Both endure failure and had to travel through time in several times to achieve their goal. This allows them to experience multiple timelines.
Both series feature spirited protagonists, that might feel isolated from those around them, but are determined to the right thing and fix their mistakes - this may sound clichéd, but they both have enough quirks and enough charm to keep them interesting. From a genre perspective - both feature time travel and the idea of alternate worlds and realities, and the idea of preserving relationships across these boundaries. The artwork, particularly the backgrounds, is something definitely worth noting, as there as some stunning scenes throughout. Steins;Gate has more "lighter" moments, perhaps due to the added length, but both series definitely have plenty of suspenseful moments that'll have you moving onto the next episode as quickly as you can.
And they both feature ambiguously-gendered boys. :P  read more
Time travelers, butterfly effect, grandfather paradox...Steins; Gates is, above all, an incredible story about friendship. Boku take ga Inai Machi shares the framework, the main idea and goal: change the future from the past. Rintaro –Steins; Gate– and Satoru –Erased–, are in charge of it. The characters share more than it could seem.
Both stories involve time travel used for the purposes of preventing a terrible event
Both stories have a murder mystery and friendship as central plot points
Both have light romantic undertones
Both stories have a deep emotional impact and are overall quite touching
In general, there is a very similar thematic feel between these two animes, and if you like one then you will most likely enjoy the other.
Both anime series involve a male protagonist going back in time to prevent a death. The difference is that one involves the use of technology to intentionally time travel and in the other, time travel is a super natural ability that the protagonist has little control over. I highly recommend both series and am confident you will enjoy both series' unique approach to stories involving time travel.
Changing the future by fixing the mistakes done in the past plays a huge part in both series. In both anime, the main character tries to save someone important to them by traveling to the past. Both shows also keep you at the edge of your seat as you follow the protagonist on their mission and see the consequences of the actions and mistakes done by them.
Steins;Gate and Boku dake ga Inai Machi revolve around the concept of the butterfly effect, where one action causes a chain effect into the future. Both protagonists continually travel back in time to fix the main cause and to fix their futures from something both Okabe and Satoru don't want to have. Both are great fiction animes with Steins;Gate more on a technical, machine level and Boku dake ga Inai Machi with a simple ability.
The concept is a bit different but it's definitely a very good one.
The whole repetitive thing of overdoing things over and over again is the same in this anime, that's why you will feel some sort of good connection to this anime too if you like Boku dake ga Inai Machi.
Why? because they both have deep emotional story lines. Though both have a slow start if you get past the first few episodes, you will be entering a battlefield of emotions. I cried watching both, and so will you. Enough said!
Another time-travel theory is present in this series, though compared to Steins;gate, Boku dake ga Inai Machi's time-travel occurs as a natural phenomenon instead of actually (and specifically) manipulating time.
Both protagonists are on a quest to change the future by saving their loved ones, and their journey of fighting the evil ones (Criminal in ERASED, Organization in S;g) from being successful in their evil deeds.
Boku dake ga Inai Machi is a very confusing anime and it isn't very easy to figure out whats going on,similar to Steins;Gate where your mind gets blown when the main character discovers something important. This isn't the only reason it is similar to Steins;Gate as the main character in Boku dake ga Inai Machi gets sent backwards in time,with his previous memories when a death or negative things happen around that he has to prevent.
A powerful and pur love story! This affirmation is perfect for those anime.
Like in ,,Stein;Gate", ,,Boku dake inai machi has a unique way to tell a story by breaking time and help the protagonist to protect his lover and his friends.
Those anime are REALLY similar but they stil have their original and exciting story involving time traveling and friendship.
Both features the ability to time travel. They also bring up the subject of tragedy and sadness of attempting to go back in time to save loved ones. Steins;Gate does go on a more scientific route when it comes to time traveling while Erased tends to gear towards the subject of crime and mystery.
Steins;Gate and Erased share a lot of similar traits:
- both involve time travel (though it's explained more thoroughly in Steins;Gate)
- MC travels back in time to save a loved one
- both have a similar atmosphere/feel
- intriguing plot and keeps you on edge
Even though Erased is more of a mystery anime than Steins;Gate, I found myself frequently drawing similarities between the two shows. If you liked the feel and premise of one anime, you will most likely enjoy the other
ERASED had a potential that was unfortunately never utilized to its full potential, with its conclusion failing to wrap up things as satisfyingly as it should have been. This may have been recommended time and time again, but Steins;Gate is the epitome of time-travel anime, after all, with its science fiction elements fully explored within the course of its whole run and a deeper and darker feeling...that ERASED should've had, mind you, if it was only ever expanded upon aside from being a mere plot device.
Both anime focus on the male protags travelling through time to save the girls most important to them. However, SG focuses more on the science aspect of the story, while Erased's focus is more on solving a mystery, as well as the protag's feelings about the "new" set of people around him.
In my opinion, SG is far better because it does not have one tenth the number of plot holes that Erased does, but then again, others will have a different opinion.
In both cases the protagonist returns to the past, trying to stop something from happening in the future, while struggling to cope with the fact that he is the only one that knows of this future event. Both protagonists are also seemingly helpless when it comes to action, so their struggle is completely intellectual.
Imagine a world where fate demands to be corrected and it is willing to go through an endless binding cycle to achieve that purpose. The curse of time travel being portrayed at its best where the ones involved either witness gruesome deaths or experience it themselves. Happy endings are hard to come by but the future remains uncertain, it is up to the individual to decide the closure they deserve.
‘Boku dake ga Inai Machi’ showcases a game of cat and mouse that has seen it being dragged on for over 10 years in which all the tragedies that unfolded before us are planned by one single entity. The rich storyline that is full of substance accompanied by dark striking character expressions will undeniably leave your heart pumping while trying to anticipate the outcome of one’s action.
‘Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu’ convene its story through multiple layers of secluded mystery where it is not known how each event are related. Unlike ‘Boku dake ga Inai Machi’, this mystery-base story plays right into the show’s strength due to the final villain not being revealed blatantly while their true purpose remains an enigma. Commendation should also be given to the series with the way it prioritises its vision, the romance/harem is certainly noticeable but never overwhelm the true objective which is the storyline. Audience would certainly appreciate the character interactions and comedy which sets a lighter tone away from the frightening events that has all but left us bewitched.  read more
Both have the time jump where the main actor is able to change bad history in his favor. Both are realy heart touching.
Both try to befriend pretty girls
Both try to save all of their friends
Both have the agonny if the fate time can be changed
Diference in them is that Zero takes a normal guy to alternate game like world
The art is nicer
The gore is worse yet not so autentic, the deads are more epic yet kinda unreal but well thats how i see it.
In year this are the best new animes i seen, that are psychological, apealing a u dont want to be in skinn of the main charakter, yet on other hand u want it. read more
While BokuMachi is set in our modern world and Re:Zero is in a fantasy world, both anime have the basic premise where the protagonist has the ability to reset their experience to a certain point in order to avoid a dead end. Further similarities lie in the fact that both characters have very little control on this phenomenon. Note that the series focus on using this ability to avoid bad end, rather than getting the bottom of this mysterious phenomenon.
Similar themes. The main character goes through the same timeline many times trying to save people and to set things right. Both of these shows have amazing cliffhangers and great art, and you'll watch one episode after another.
The only difference would be that Re: Zero is set in a fantasy world with different races, magic and creatures, while Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased) is set in a world similar to the real one we live in. If you enjoy one, you'll likely enjoy the other, though.
They are similar in the sense that the MC are able to change the history, It is also both breathtaking to know what will happen on the next episode. Consider it a different perspective everytime you watch.
- Both are very dark Thriller shows...
- Both has time-loop themes [ no, Re:Zero isn't time travel anime, look at Anime Man's video about this show ]
- Both has male MC's who tries to save the people they care about.... [ Loooove xD ]
- Both are pretty new/modern animes who reached TOP 100 in notime, they're pretty popular too..[ haters included :) ]
- Ok, I won't lie that both shows has great OP's/OST's which will make you're ears orgasm by themselves [ ok, this is dumb but whatever ]
- In both you somehow start to feel for MC's for what they went, kinda self-insert animes...
- Both at very end of each and evey episode leaves you at big cliffhanger's...[ I think that's good ]
- By the way, if you like graphical violence - this is for you, just don't expect 90's level of gore/curses and other non-moe stuff..
> Re:Zero has 'fantasy' aspects like - all rpg creatures, magic and other stuff...while Boku dake.. is more 'real life' - modern day life without any magic/superpowers/monsters...
> And Re:Zero has waifu's [ Ogre sisters are the best - so gtfo if you don't like it D ] read more
Going back in time after a life threatening situation with a destiny and fate you are so called put in to save a life? This is the foundation of the plot concept that both Boku dake ga Inai Machi and Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu contain.
The protagonists in these series strive to make a good deed or to make a difference in the world.They both travel back in time if anything bad would have happened. They are taking a journey towards that difference that they would make.
-Both involve a protagonist repeating the same 'scene' over and over again
-In that sense, both are about leaping timelines
-Some characters are similar (ex. Subaru leaping back to save Rem, Satoru leaping back to save Hinazuki)
If you liked the mind-blown feeling when Satoru use time-travel to save the people he cared about, then you must watch Subaru using his Return by Death power in Re:Zero.
Boku dake ga Inai Machi sets in the real world while Re:Zero showcase a young teenager got sent into a fantasy world mysteriously. Don't get fooled by the cliché of an MC getting involved in a fantasy because Re:Zero will offer lots of twists and turns when you least expect it.
Ok, this may sound stupid but the only persuasive argument as to why I recommend this to Re: Zero was the concept of time loop that almost has the same concept as to Tom Cruise's "At the edge of Tomorrow."
These two stories revolve around the idea of traveling back in time and fixing what has happened in a previous life and the concept of the butterfly effect. With both anime protagonists trying to fix things right, many of their actions may have a wrong twist to them. They are both interesting to watch, either in the fantasy lands of Re: Zero or the twisted year of 1988 in Boku dake ga Inai Machi.
Re:Zero is my favorite this spring 2016 and boku dake ga inai machi of winter 2016.. it really feels like im rewatching boku dake ga inai machi while watching Re:Zero but its only difference is the genres of these two.. Re:Zero is a dark anime while boku dake ga inai machi is not but Re:zero is still worth watching..
Not only do these stories share a similar premise of going back in time to same your friends, but they also share many similar features as well, such as irredeemably evil villains. Also, both had a romance subplot that managed to piss off every single one of it's fans by deliberately not shipping everybody's OTP and sinking them faster than a discount refugee ship from Syria. If you can tolerate one, you can definitely tolerate the other!
If you liked ERASED you will probably have fun with ReLIFE. I see a similar premise, the idea of turning back time (less literal in ReLIFE), and themes in these two series. ReLIFE is a bit more lighthearted than ERASED, though I suppose both have a heartwarming side.
- The Mc is the main similarity, they are both adults in their late 20's with the appearance of a much younger body. In boku dake ga inai machi because of the ability of "revival"/time travel and in Relife because of a drug being tested.
Besides, Both were characters that had lost propose has they grew old, and were trapped in jobs they did not wish for.
- Both Boku and ReLife manage to combine dramatic scenes with comedy. However, Boku dake ga inai machi has a more dramatic feel to it than ReLife, which is much more humorous.
-Both Kayo and Chizuru, the main female characters, are outcasts and lonesome with little social skills. read more
-The MCs are adults who become young again. (BokuMachi is through time travel, while ReLife is through taking a pill)
-Both MCs fall in love with a girl, while in their younger selves.
-While BokuMachi is focused on preventing murder, ReLife is about interacting with people (his classmates) so that the MC can get a job.
-The plots/genres are quite different: BokuMachi being more psychological, and ReLife being more comedic.
So, if you like MCs becoming their younger selves again (while retaining the mind of an adult), give these animes a go.
ReLife and ERASED both deal with the main character reversing time to fix past mistakes. In ReLife, the main character is given the chance to experience high school again to try and help him better understand how to live his adult life, while in Boku dake ga Inai Machi the main character goes back in time to try and prevent the murder of a classmate. If you liked ReLife's idea of time altering to fix mistakes, then ERASED's usage of the same idea should appeal to you. Both shows feature relatable protagonists and storylines that are well-written and not overly cliché or cheesy.
Both of them have a main character who regrets a certain thing that happened in their childhood involving a girl, and they both try to "fix" it.
Both of them are dramatic, thrilling, psychological and emotional.
AnoHana and Erased have brilliant directing and production, they have the same director, stunning visuals, detailed backgrounds and some hidden stuff in their op and ed, and they're both made by A-1 pictures.
- Death. Dealing with the deaths. Aftermaths of deaths.
- A group of childhood friends. In Erased, the friends are mostly seen in in their childhood-form whereas in AnoHana it switched between childhood memories and the current highschoolers.
- Male MC who is more or less a loner at the start solving the puzzles/finding closure.
- Emotionally rich works with lots of drama.
Honestly I feel the need to reccomend this and Steins;Gate together. If There were an anime with the story of Steins;Gate, and the characters of Anohana, then ERASED is it. If you like ERASED, you will love these two.
Both are series that explore the past and the results of a traumatic childhood event. Animation is very similar and while watching the series it often reminded me of Ano Hana. Characters in Boku Dake ga Inai Machi are much more fleshed out in my opinion.
+ Both are series that explore the past and the results of a traumatic childhood
+ Character designs is somewhat similar...(eyes)
+ Both of these anime are emotional...really...
+ Both have amazing visuals/ost's...
+ Both are made by A-1 Pictures / both has similar genres as well...
- (just Jintan from AnoHana is so damn annoying, unlike Satoru)
The main protagonist have a supernatural based issue helping them with a situation involving a childhood friend who was killed. Boku Dake is more of a thriller/mystery show while AnoHana is more of a emotional piece. Both however are well directed and have beautiful animation. Definitely would recommend both to watch!
In both series an introverted Main Character is forced to confront major events from his childhood in order to make a better future for himself. The main difference is that in Ano Hana, Jinta must overcome his grief at losing a dear friend in Menma in order to rebuild his own life, whereas Satoru goes directly back in time to stop the death of a girl in his class named Kayo Hinazuki.
Both have great drama story and plot. These anime stories revolve around someone that isn't actually part of their time and is living in another time, either future or past. I highly recommend AnoHana to those who liked ERASED and vice versa because of their great story, drama and especially their tear-jerking plot.
In Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased) the main character goes back in time to prevent his childhood friend from dying. A similar occurrence happens in Orange when the main character recieves a letter from her future self warning her of her friend's death and guiding her toward changing it. Both anime involve a character who feel worthless and have a rather... dysfunctional life, as well as a character who is looking to save said character.
Different execution, but the same purpose . Our protagonist will have the opportunity to reverse what happened or what will happen , all thanks to information that link both in a painful past , an unknown future and the present uncertainty of what might happen .
This one takes a much more romantic route but both deal with regrets from childhood and time travel. both have the heartwarming relationships between a group of friends working together to help the victim.
Definitely resembles Boku Dake! Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi is a great seinen anime. Despite Orange is a shojo type, the plot really is similar. In Orange, the main character sends her younger self a letter to save a loved one. In Boku Dake, the main character himself goes back in time for the same reason. These two really gives you the same type of feels. Definitely a must read!
Both stories involve someone (or in Orange, a group of people) "going back in time" to save a friend from dying. Orange focuses more on the dramatic, emotional side of things while Boku dake ga Inai Machi has more action and suspense. Both are very good shows, especially if you appreciate the sci-fi elements.
In both cases the main character becomes a child after get involved with a criminal act. Then, he has to discover the reason behind with help of their "new" friends, hiding the true of himself and what he really knows.
Lots of ERASEDs "main features" are very similar to Detective Conans.
The story in both of the series are very similar but just presented in different ways. If you like one of these two series, I recomend you to watch the other aswell!
Aside from that they are very different. The case in Erased is very dark though, much like the earlier Conan cases before people decided brutal gorey murders aren't suitable for a prime-time children's TV show.
Both shows involve an adult who is trapped in a kid's body, searching for a criminal/murderer while still attempting to lead a normal life.
The major difference is that BokuMachi involves time travel while Conan does not.
There is a few things that are surprisingly alike in these two anime.
1.) Conan and Satoru both are 'stuck' in a younger body, and it can be assumed Satoru will eventually have to deal with the same problems getting adults to listen to him when he needs something done, or needs to look into something.
2.) Conan and Satoru are both attempting to puzzle out their situations. Conan being a detective, and Satoru needing to puzzle out, like a detective, what happened to his mother and the people around him and find out who did these horrible things.
- Both share psychological and supernatural genre.
- Both are trying to explain the disappearance of children.
- Both reflect the differences between the mind of a child and the mind of an adult.
- Both are destined for mature people (R+17 ranking).
- Both made by A-1 Pictures studio.
In Shinsekai Yori, the protagonist discovers the world she lives in and fought for her people when faced with calamity
In Boku dake ga inai machi, the protagonist seeks to solve the mystery of the serial kidnappings and tries to save victims by going back in time
Both are extraordinarily intriguing and share similar atmosphere
These two are rare masterpieces and have original story on top of good illustrations and well used BGM
Shinsekai Yori fans, a similar masterpiece is finally out!!
Both anime done by A-1 Pictures feature supernatural powers and a cast of adolescent children. Both are a mystery anime of sort where the characters tries to figure out the culprit. In both anime, students disappear from their academy and the MC tries to figure out why. Both have their own psychological elements and have appealing art styles.
Both shows have a similar atmosphere and are intriguing. They are made by the same studio and feature a similar artstyle. Both shows are rather dramatic and involve mature themes/issues. Shinsekai Yori is not for everyone, but is very unique and BokuMachi is faster paced and has a wider appeal, but both shows are really something special.
Death Note and Boku dake ga Inai Machi both deal with the matter of death and feature detective-style mystery. In particular, they share the same dark feel in both animation style and plot, though Death Note is undoubtedly even darker. If you liked that side of ERASED, then you will like Death Note as much, if not more :)
A highly strategic killer who seems too skilled to ever get caught is confronted by possibly the only person ever capable of catching them. One of them also has a supernatural ability which may give them an edge over the other.
Both anime have a pretty dark tone to them and keep you at the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next. They also give you the feel of a constant battle going on between the hero and the killer where even the slightest mistake could have drastic consequences. Although Erased doesn't show the conflict directly from the killer's perspective, you can tell how the actions of the main character force the killer to alter his plans behind the scenes. read more
They're both physcological and they're a mix of both realistic and mythical worlds; for example, Shinigamis aren't proven to exist and neither is a Death Note but yet it is set in a normal, everyday world. This is similar to how Erased is set in a normal world with a typical urban atmosphere but Fujinuma's revival ability gives it a mythical twist.
There are several factors that provide some similarities between both shows. For one thing, the main protagonist's have a mental age that surpasses far more than they appear to be, giving them the advantage of years of experience and wisdom.
The key theme between the two is mystery solving for the purpose of finding out the truth and uncovering the culprit behind the murders and preventing it by whatever means possible.
Both are centered around using time travel to prevent a series of murders, each loop becoming more and more tense. A major plot point centers around protecting a young girl (Satoko and Kayo) from their abusive relative, but the major goal is to uncover who is responsible, and the answer was right under their noses.
Both series are related to going back in time to stop things happening in the future. The main characters of each know exactly what will happen in the time line, and are trying to change things even though they are both children, however they both have the brains of people a lot older than they actually are.
-Both anime are full of mystery and suspense.
-Both share psychological genre.
-They both deal with serious topics (murder in Subete ga F ni naru & murder/child-kidnappings in Erased)
-Both have great soundtracks.
-Also, both are from "A-1 Pictures" studio.
- Both are mystery anime and have a lot of suspense
- Both are psychological
- Both deal with murder
- Both are made by the same studio (A-1 Pictures)
- Both share a dark theme
- Both have amazing soundtracks
- Both have a great way of presenting the story
These are both really intense psychological, mind-fucking mysteries and I would highly recommend either one of them if that's the kind of show you're looking for at the moment. If you would like a psychological, mind-fucking mystery that has more innocence, feels, and lots of empathy and attachment to the characters, then watch Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. If you are looking for something that is more mature and involves a lot more intense logical problem-solving along with the murder and the who-done-it, watch Subete ga F ni Naru.
Very similar. Extreme plot twists and many other similarities that I can't say without spoiling one or the other. If you like one, you're sure to like the other! Lovable characters and great, captivating, gripping plotlines.
A boy who suffers a great tragedy attempts to redirect the course of his life through supernatural means. One-cour length series shows initial promise but is ultimately crippled by inadequate development of characters; ineffective communication of overarching themes; and a hollow, abrupt timeskip conclusion with feel-good intentions that fails to deliver.
the similarities between these two anime is that they have memories lost. If you like Erased because of the unexpected events, I would greatly recommend Charlotte as there are also many unsuspected events that happened and is very enjoyable to watch.
The main character causes a mistake in their past they need to fix, but don't know what exactly it was. They spend their time in a child's body during elementary/middle school but with a different mentality than what is expected from other students of their age. Both have a heroine who lives a troubled life and the protagonist tries to get them out of that situation.
The major difference in Erased is that the protagonist is still alive in the present, while in Colorful they are in the afterlife.
Both involve a second chance at life however in boku dake ga inai machi you have the chance to go back and fix your life while in colorful you start a new life. Both of the characters don't live a happy life and are given a chance to not only improve their own but are given the chance to improve the lives of the ones around them. They both incorporate a sense of first person perspective which was a nice touch colorful being at the very start while boku dake ga inai machi bring right when he becomes a child again. Both involve a school seeing and incorporate relationship between the family and the classmates. Both characters start miserable but as they live their second life begin to appreciate those around them. read more
- Unusual artstyles (Tatami Galaxy is more extreme with regards to that, where as Erased is just a little unconventional when it comes to face designs.)
- A dense-feeling plot and well developed world by virtue of the repeated timelines
- Repeating storylines (Time skips and different 'routes', a very VN like approach. The time skip is much larger in Erased though.)
- Similar themes of fate/destiny and romance
- Adult protagonist
- Similar OST/music style
Tatami Galaxy is more wry humour and very fast dialogue, whereas Erased is more heavy drama and pensive silences.
Mysterious kidnappings in the past are what drives the plot of both anime. They also each have heavy supernatural and psychological elements. They differ in that Boku dake ga Inai Machi is more of a thriller with a sense of urgency whereas Ghost Hound is slow-paced with an unsettling horror atmosphere.
Both shows start with really intense psychological traumas of the main characters and develops the plot around that. You also have a common boy who builds up a lot of courage and a distant and quiet girl hard to open up.
The supernatural plays a bigger part in Ghost Hound while Erased is more about thriller itself.
They both have psychological and mysterious premise. They both start out with a sad murder/kidnapping with many questions and much unknown. As they both progress they solve their issues with peculiar supernatural abilities. This is a great anime overall for those who enjoy said genre.
Both have suspenseful themes revolving around the mystery of the death of a person. Even though Boku dake ga Inai Machi has a more supernatural sense, I believe that the two are alike due to their similar "dark" themes.
Both have suspenseful themes revolving around the mystery of the death of a person. Even though Boku dake ga Inai Machi has a more supernatural sense, I believe that the two are alike due to their similar "dark" themes. Both MAs are highly intelligent and trick people's minds. Both get inspired from stories. (Monster Without A Name = Spider's Thread in BokuMachi).Both are mystery, psychological and seinen.
Both MCs are heroes and rescue people.
Both MCs save a person from child abuse. This person develops a very close relationship with the MCs. Dieter = Kayo in BokuMachi.
Both MCs are framed for murder.
Both MAs are highly intelligent and trick people's minds. Both get inspired from stories. (Monster Without A Name = Spider's Thread in BokuMachi).
Both are mystery, psychological and seinen.
Both are adapted from manga.
While Monster primary takes place in Germany around 1986, BokuMachi primary takes place in Japan around 1988
If Steins Gate and Higurashi had a child, it would be Boku dake. Boku dake has the same dark vibes as Higurashi. The aim of both is to stop a tragedy by gaining new knowledge with each iteration of events that have happened.
After watching both seasons of Higurashi, I found it to be similar to Erased in plot aspects:
- both are mystery
- both have multiple timelines
- both have a dark atmosphere (Higurashi more so)
- there are very similar elements in the plot (can't elaborate because of Higurashi spoilers)
If you liked the plot and mystery in one anime, you might like the other. Just be sure to watch both seasons of Higurashi; the second seasn is very much like Erased.
Personally, I felt that both of these shows were driven by great animation and music; which supported the art and characters well. The plot itself in both shows is very enjoyable, although perhaps lacks a deep meaning. This is not a bad thing at all. Similarly, the characters were entertaining, but not too deep. The appeal of these works is not entirely dependent on incredible characters and plot.
Although the characters and the plot in both were slightly "shallow" it mattered not to my enjoyment. Both of these shows are very good.
-Both are about the male protagonist trying to save the heroine from the clutches of the opposing force
-Both have a similar time travel element to them
-Both have characters that are likeable when you're watching, but forgettable, and most likely within a week, if you didn't enjoy the show, you won't remember their names
Both are set in a vexing reality where sadness and tragedy are rampant; also, both have slow pacing and the story build-up is entertaining unlike your generic shounen anime where there are a lot of fillers.
They're similar in how both of the main characters are isolated from most people and often have inner narrations throughout the story. They both have events in their past that are often brought up and are relevant to the plot. They share psychological and seinen genres, which makes them feel similar as well. Not to mention, both series deal with very dark topics, like suicide (NHK) and kidnapping (ERASED).
NHK ni Youkoso! and Boku dake ga Inai Machi are both, in my opinion, moving psychological thrillers. Both shows share deep, underlying thematic content that unifies the plot in a meticulous yet exceptional way. Additionally, both shows share an extremely dark tone due to plot elements such as murder (ERASED) and suicide (NHK) present.
As for the main male lead in both shows, both characters have to face their past head-on in order to move forward in life. They are also portrayed rather realistically (i.e. not an anime archetype) and can be relatable to a niche of the general population.
If any of these appeal to you, I would recommend checking out the other series when you get a chance. read more
- Both are mystery anime that have you constantly thinking along with the show trying to work things out and piece things together
- Both are supernatural anime
- Both have 12 episodes
- Both are great shows
If Winter 2015 has DEATH PARADE, well, Winter 2016 has ERASED.
Both anime employ the mysterious and psychological atmosphere in their respective series. Because of the mystery content of these animes, you will be looking forward to watch the succeeding episodes to unlock your curiosity.
Each episode of Death Parade just makes you want to watch another one. This is how this anime is so similar to Boku dake ga Inai Machi: you simply can't just watch one without wanting to see what happens next. It has a complex plot and setting, like Boku dake ga Inai Machi, however it just has a more fictional feel. There isn't a real suggestion of romance between the characters, and it doesn't focus on that kind of thing anyway-- This is another way it's similar to Boku dake. It's very good. I think that if you enjoyed Boku dake ga Inai Machi you will certainly enjoy Death Parade. read more
Both mystery series are prime examples of plots that bite off far more than they can chew and, in the end, have disappointing conclusions. Both series have engaging premises and well-developed build-up; however, in both cases, a proper ending is missing. Both series flourish with intriguing questions, but fail where it really matters - the answer.
in Rokka no Yuusha they're trying to know who is the seventh Brave who's hiding himself.
in Boku dake ga inai machi they're trying to know who is the killer of 3 kids.
Both of them are about solving mysteries.
She stood alone with the lamplight and snow fluttering down onto her in the glittering darkness of the night. If I call out to her will it change our fate? Thought the male leads of both series.
Serial murder mystery, temporally nonlinear plot riddled with suspense, and beautiful music by Yuki Kajiura make both of these worth the watch.
Where the series differ: the Kara no Kyokai movies offers a philosophical perspective on murder and a kick-butt female lead; while Boku dake ga Inai Machi focuses on the male protagonist trying to prevent its own serial murders with time travel.
Both these series play with the idea of time travel and its consequences. Both deal with interpersonal relationships as well as the loss of a loved one really well. Honestly, both had me on an emotional roller coaster and were good at investing the viewer into their world. They reminded me of each other not only plot-wise, but atmosphere-wise as well. If you like one, try the other.
Both tell about time traveling and the purpose of it is to make up some mistake in present time to avoid some horrible event. Even though TGWLTT is about daily life and Erase about some criminal event in the past.
Both stories present a relation with something that happened in the past and both protagonists have to solve all the problems that the past left. Furthermore, every chapter, specially in Boku dake ga Inai Machi, leaves you with an intrigue that urges you to see the next chapter.
It's a bit of a stretch, but nevertheless, there is an uncanny similarity between the characters of Hinazuki Kayo (BokuMachi/Erased) and Isurugi Noe (True Tears).
Both anime are emotionally intense, and share that certain / get it right / feeling. True tears is more of a Romance, but Erased has it too, in a way. Great stories. Relatable characters. Feels. What else do you need, srsly? )
-Both have happy moments or art only to trick you by taking a dip for the worst shortly after
-Both have characters with specific powers they use to change the life of a girl voiced by Aoi Yuuki.
-Both shows are scored by Yuki Kajiura
-You feel the race against time in both shows utilizing the concept in similar ways.
Both shows deal with the topic of family bonds and how important they are.
If you look for something more in anime than just comedy or action, then both of these masterpieces are labelled 'must-watch' for you.
Both shows have a number of important similarities despite having opposite and completely different themes with Sangatsu being more light-hearted compared to BokuMachi's serious content.
The male protagonists wear eye-glasses and tend to be silent or serious.
They have their own dark and trouble pasts that often keeps on haunting them and they have to face them before moving on.
They have friends who are ready to support them when they are sad and troubled.
Aside from characters, there is also symbolism portrayed on both shows.
If you like Sangatsu No Lion but want a more serious twist, then I recommend watching BokuMachi.  read more
dimentional/time travel is mentioned in both anime.
the MCs in these two anime is able to save someone by using their special abilities.
- In erased the MC save only 2 person, while in KFOS saves multiple people and make all the girls to be part of his harem.
- In erased, is more serious and thrilling while in KFOS is started to be funny but later on it became serious and dark.
I don't like anime with silly characters where decisions don't really make sense and their thinking seems random. Both these anime have intelligent characters, where you can only be pleasantly impressed with their decisions and thinking patterns. I guess both have a psychological aspect. They're not at all similar in terms of the plot.
It's weird to say this since they both involve supernatural elements to the plot (time travel for Boku Dake, and Ajin creatures in Ajin), but they're both very realistic in a sense, I guess because of the way the characters respond to situations and the internal consistency. You won't feel like you're being treated like an idiot by these anime. 9/10 or 10/10 for both read more
Well, those two shows doesn't look the same for the scenario but have some similar points.
1- Those two shows speak about child harassment. The main character will try to save or to redeem himself from the other main character, the girl.
2- The atmosphere is oftenly sad but got some funny moments. In those two shows, the main character got a good friend who'll be helpfull (Nagatsuka and Kenya).
3- Minor characters look pretty similar, for exemple: the mother is there without her husband and try to help her son.
In both anime time travel use to save someone.
In Boku dake ga Inai Machi to save his mother but in Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete to save his friend.
Also,Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete is a romance and comedy anime.
The main similarity between both these animes are the fact that the character(s) are placed in a strange situation (exchanging bodies, etc... / leaping in the character's personnal timeline) and are going throughout the series to try to understand what's going on and solve the problems created by these anomalies. The drawings are quite similar too.
Mature titles which have similar dark and deep atomosphere and feature protagonist who can see future in a form of visions-warnings. Both titles focus on protagonist's feelings towards this ability.
Is it future so inevitable or you can change it if you know it?
Mousou Dairinin is probably what you should get as a rebound for Erased if by chance you get hung up when Erased finishes. Both these mysteries are about a serial killer (as what most mysteries are. Actually in Mousou Dairinin's case, it's more of a serial knocker) and revolves around kids...-ish. What makes Paranoia Agent (english title) unique is it's more psychological than Erased. And oh yeah, no time travel. And while Erased is heavily focused on just one victim (two including the mom but that's a bit of a stretch), Paranoia Agent explores the daily life of the victims of Shonen Bat (the series' main villain) and how, in their own ways, are a little kooky themselves.
If you're still not convinced, it's directed by Satoshi Kon and made by Studio Madhouse─ That alone should make you consider checking it out. read more
If you want excellent character development, a flair of supernatural, and plot-driven tension that's a bit faster than the Natsume Yuujinchou series, PLEASE watch Boku dake ga Inai Machi (in English: Erased). There's a similar rural/psychological feel, and the protagonist also is a highly empathetic, responsible individual who is trying to protect people.
Both stories involve crimes - murders and the story development in both animes is similar. At first you can see there's some kind of mystery in the whole enviroment and story and you go from one case to the next, but then, the characters show a bit more of themselves and we start to follow a grand scheme.
The chara design is a bit different between those two, Sakurako-san being much more pleasing to the eye and the colors are more vivid, and Boku Dake being more dark and in faded colors, but they both have their charm.
I recommend you to watch it if you got suck into the story of Sakurako-san, you'll also hold your breath for every episode of Boku Dake. read more
Persona 4 is based on a game with a silent protagonist and the anime style reflects that. Lots of puzzle solving and game-like dialogues. Erased is on anime original but the style is very similar to a visual novel.
In both the characters are developed through dialogue with the protagonist and you get the feeling that there are certain set routes one could go down through interaction choices. Persona adds a battle system to the mix as oppose to being purely puzzle-based.
- Mystery solving
- VN/game-esque style
- The main antagonist share similar characteristics/motives
Boku dake ga Inai Machi involves a main male character who is working things out mostly by himself and solving a mystery. It is suspenseful and psychological.
Gosick is similar in the aspect that there is a main male character, and there are many mysteries to be solved, although the main character does not do it alone.
Time is a key element in both shows, and flashbacks and other imaginings are common in Gosick.
Some female characters show resemblance in both shows, and one of the only major differences is the time setting.
-Both male protagonists have the same view of the world and its people although one of them tries to compromise while the other tries to fix the problems of others his own way.
-Both of them make great monologues and comments about currently happening events.
-Both series makes you think about the nature of human relationships.
The only reason why I say it's similar is because of the character dynamics between Satoru and Airi feel much the same as Yato and Hiyori's relationship. Other than that, one's a on-off serious fantasy, one's a supernatural mystery show.
Same feeling of helpless excitement/tension. Both bring a certain sense of relief when things go right and a feeling of dread when it goes wrong. MCs are a lot alike too. Helpless at first but well rounded and tactical later on.
Time Travelling within Supernatural power and both share similar concept ..
Both MC are get back to their childhood for saving a girl and changes the future ..
In Monogatari 2nd - Kabukimonogatari, MC use Legendary Vampire's power for travelling time, but in ERASED the MC have a unique power that makes him able to repeating moment before the tragedy from the past for save the future...
Erased (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) and Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko) are two anime that are on two different ends of the drama spectrum, as one is a Slice of Life, and the other is Psychological - Though I do have a few reasons to find them similar:
- The two main characters are a young boy and girl, who become/are close friends and the anime somewhat focuses on their relationship.
- Similar art-style, both different compared to most shows, while having qualities alike to one another.
- Doesn't shy around sensitive and heavy subjects (Erased: Murder, Child Abuse, School bullies, etc - Wandering Son: Transexuality, School bullies, Gender identification, etc).
As Erased is currently airing, I'm sure there may be more similarities, or it may turn out completely different. I'd definitely recommend Wandering Son to anyone who's been watching Erased, though it might not be for everyone. read more