A group of people saving the world from something. Different events happening that coincide with one another. The main character is somehow linked to these events. Both have crazy type actions with super heroes. Although Concrete has a magical girl while Punch Line does not.
* Forgetable group of people saving the world from something...
* Both has a lot of timeskips...(it's annoying!!! ffs!!! )
* Both has non-generic MC's...( they're kinda coooooooool )
* Both of them contains first 4~5 episodes of totally random/wtf moments...( later on, mostly everything is explained)
* Action/comedy mix = weirdness....
What happens when a show gets much undeserved hate, even though it pulls no punches in presenting a unique, colorful story?
- well, it gets a pretty low rating (according to MAL standards), even though the story themselves subtlely subvert expectations of certain tropes
- non-linear storytelling that makes perfect sense once the show is complete
- colorful and interesting characters
- well animated and directed action
- masked superoes (some quite silly if not for the right setting that the shows portray) fight to save the world from disaster
- both produced by acclaimed studios (MAPPA and Bones, respectively)
- the "3 episode rule" cannot be applied to them
- contain some twists and surprises throughout the course of the story
- both feature idealist main characters who want to save the world and do the right thing for everybody
- both protagonists are more than they seem
- both shows feature time travel
- with the risk of repeating myself, these are both underrated and overlooked anime, that do not deserve the hate and disrespect they get
- if you look passed the appearances and not they take at face value, there is a lot to be discovered and appreciated about them both read more
The most obvious similarity would be that both shows have close visual identities, with saturated colors. However, what strikes me most is that they both come out with setups that would put off lots of people (punch line: massive fan service, concrete revolutio: magical girl + mecha), but focus on not-so-bad stories with techniques that make them really interesting (punch line: a few nice twists, concrete revolutio: lots of time skips) instead.
Concrete Revolutio and Kekkai Sensen (taking place in alternate, more colorful versions of Japan and New York respectively) both have premises involving a gang of individuals whose primary objective is to main the fragile peace between humans and otherworldly beings with supernatural abilities. Expect lots of funky colors and explosions.
Both are about groups of people with superpowers who protect their respective cities from threats. Both have great action scenes, both are by Studio Bones, and while thematically they are very different, they both have that comic-book aesthetic to them.
Small and interesting character Pool. Sick Fight scenes. Stories are a bit similar. Good openning and music, Concrete's story does a few fast time skips which can be confusing. Overall if you liked one of them you will like the other, though Kekkai Sensen is the less popular but overall better In my opinion ! Hope this helps ^_^ !
Both colorful, beautifully composed modern takes on the superhero genre. But rather than stay within their genre, these shows are full of self-reflection and analysis of society. Their ratings aren't high, but if you enjoy one you need to see the other.
Despite their strikingly different premises and visual styles, UN-GO and Concrete Revolutio share the same concerns. Both series are intensely political, casting a critical eye on both cold-hearted pragmatism and blind nationalism, and showing how easily public opinion can be manipulated. The overarching tone is of weary cynicism -- not the "edgy", nihilistic cynicism of a grimdark series, but the cynicism of a disillusioned idealist who still believes that people should be capable of better things.
While the postwar settings are different - one in a near-future dystopia, the other in an alternate-universe Japan - the real war being referenced (and the postwar issues in its wake) is the same.
There are also more obvious parallels. Both series have a disillusioned protagonist who nonetheless forges onward and tries to find his own justice, police forces who always seem a step or two behind, and widespread media censorship to serve some imagined greater good.
It makes sense when you realise that both shows are helmed by Mizushima Seiji and Aikawa Shou. Concrete Revolutio feels like a revisiting of UN-GO's themes on a larger, less personal scale. read more
Very similar thematically. Both use super powers and the comic book aesthetic to tell stories about mid 1900s Japanese history. Un-Go focuses on post-war reconstruction, while ConRevo focuses on Japanese history during the Shinjuku Riots and post-Shinjuku as well.
Explosions! Giant robots! Colors! Nonsense!
You get carried away by the nonsensical plot before you can even breathe. The pacing is very fast.
Both animes have an organization with very distinct and crazy members, each one with a unique power.
Pritty much anime any with Supernatural is bound to have something like superpowers. So this is an anime that tells an interesting story of a boy with superpowers meeting other character with superpowers. It starts off slow and funny, however after the mid part it begins to really show it's strong points. The opening is AMAZING IMO. The characters are actually interesting and the sittuations they run in-to are kind of average but the way they handle them is diffrent from the traditional heroes way. If you have the paitence to watch it till the end you will not regret it ! It starts of slow and funny but ends really strong and hard ! I gave it a 9/10 because it made me feel happy as much as it made me sad and i never EVER skipper the openning ! IMO this is a hidden gem that needs to get more popular ! read more
Boku no Hero Academia and Concrete Revolutio are both series about superpowers done by studio Bones. Each show has a first cour of 13 episodes. Both have a fairly large cast. Each of them have somewhat unique art styles. They are also both fairly weird series. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.
Space Patrol Luluco and Concrete Revolutio are both shows with unique art styles. They are both about an organization that basically helps protect the city/world with their powers. Each show is also very weird. They are both some of the most colorful anime that I have seen.
Concrete Revolutio and Mekakucity Actors are both very colorful shows about super powers. Both shows also have very unique art styles. Both shows have a charcters who are orphans and are adopted by another character.
You might be surprised to see ConRevo as a recommendation for Occultic;Nine (and vice versa), but please give it a chance. Both series are of the sci-fi/mystery variety, extremely confusing, fast-paced, but clearly smart, have a great voice cast, fun OST, and vibrant visuals. If you don't mind being confused from the start and have enough patience, attention, and analytical ability to follow the plot, you will enjoy both Occultic;Nine and ConRevo immensely. Once you get the whole picture, you can't help but feel excited and see just how cool these shows are.
~ Both 'Concrete Revolutio' and 'Hamatora' have humans with amazing abilities as their main plot.
~ Also they share that confusion through society about if those 'super-humans' are good or bad for the world, if they deserve to be called 'heroes' or 'villains'.
~ Another thing they share: they count with a vast 'palette' of colours, which you can especially appreciate in characters and backgrounds.
Similar striking visuals and rather unconventional story telling. While both shows have fundamentally different plots, they both involve superpowered humans (or heroes) fighting each other in over-the-top fighting sequences.
Exactly they have the same anime style. You will see similar style in graphics and movement. I feel they both was done by the same studio and the same director and maybe even the same team. If you enjoy one of them, mostly you will enjoy the other one.
Very similar animation, character design, and story telling. Concrete clearly pays homage to Kikaider in several ways. In an early episode the main character of Concrete (Jiro) is seen acting quite a bit like the main character of Kikaider (also Jiro). Both characters were unaware and/or rejected their true natures and had a lady helping them accept it.
Features a large, campy cast of super-powered characters. The powers range in practicality, but all have their own thematic significance to the overall message. Nuclear power and family play a huge role in the main characters' development.
In the beginning, each episode's plot is self contained, but by the end continuity has been made clearer. If you like the bright colors and striking outlines in one, the other will have a similarly pleasing aesthetic. Two shows that are great for living in the moment and reveling in the creativity of their makers.
The animation style in both shows is kinda similar. Magical girls are present in these anime, although Concrete Revolutio also has characters with other super powers (mechs, shapeshifting, etc.). Concrete Revolutio is a standard TV show length (~24 minutes per episode) whereas Mahou Shoujo Taisen episodes are shorts (~4 minutes per episode).