I found these shows to be alike in their atmosphere. Another and Mayoiga are very eerie and set a certain uncomfortable (something bad is going to happen) atmosphere. Mayoiga and Another are both uncovering a secret about a village/class and indulge in mystery. Another is more horror geared than Mayoiga that's more mystery based.
So, two series that indeed focus on the sociological aspects of groups, and... it reveals a lot not only about the characters in the anime, and their psychology (particularly in Mayoiga), but also in... one guesses, the viewers.
In one the 'horror' aspect is consigned to a spectacle of blood showers (don't think 'Mayo' had any at all), in the other a study of group interactions is conducted whereupon certain 'externalities' (keeping it abstract) are confused subjectively and, like in Another, groups start suspecting themselves...
Not sure what else I can say that doesn't spoil, read my review on 'Mayo' I guess for more, but one thing... watching this truly convinced me to install a script to hide scores. Like, really? If blood gushed like a forgotten hose turned on for twelve episodes people would rate it, what... 10/10? 'Mayo' is a subtle, psychological, sociological study on the possibilities of escapism and group dynamics, and while Another has a great atmospheric beginning and could have possibly sociologically examined group dynamics it failed utterly IMO and simply went for blood showers for the sake of it.
Even Shiki, a subtle horror tale about the dilemmas of vampires which sort of contrasts Another due to the authors' marriage... is rather only rated slightly better than Another on this site, and exactly the same on iMDB... but people absolutely must choose a 'side'! And, oh, no clear 'side' either in 'Mayo'? I can see where the confusion arises from... read more
Group of people trying to figure out what is going on because strange occurrences started happening. Going through all kinds of hardships and trust issues between friends in progresses on finding answers.
- Both have a (specific) female character who is the most suspicious
- And both have a main character who is determined to solve the mystery/mysteries, and want to protect the most accused female
- Both mystery and have a bit of horror (thriller, and drama too)
- Lots of accusations in both shows
- Both have mysterious events, incidents, disappearances, and deaths
- Cliffhangers and plot twists in both shows
- Both have an eerie and dark atmosphere (same vibe)
+ Both has a lot of characters for such short [12 episodes each] shows
+ Both started to build hilarious mystery from ep 1...
+ Both tried to be dark/edgy/mature(??) in which people suffer [ Another was better at this than Mayoiga ]
+ Both female MC's are weird....and their Male counterparts also....
+ Both have cliffhangers at every episode [ which is great btw ]
+ Funny character interactions...idk that was fun to watch... you'll be entertained...
- Salty haters a.k.a Critics = I know that you don't like nonsensical plot, but to hate these shows so much just for that??? idk, probably you don't like to turn off your brains for a while and enjoy the shit out of them....especially with Mayoiga, when you must look at it with different point of view....
I'd say that both have the same thriller vibe, where unsuspecting people would die one after the other, but I do have to say that Another has more to offer than Mayoiga in terms of thriller, cu'z Mayoiga is more of a mystery thriller. Never the less both were promising.
They're all accusing the female MC because of the weird things happening to their group lately. Not to mention both of them are petite and short-haired also. Yes, backstabbing is present for both shows. The thrill and eerie feeling is present, too.
The both have Psychological experiments as a premise.
They take place in a mysterious village tucked in the middle of nowhere
similar themes of ghosts, characters with strange personalities, and legends
Booth shows start somewhat normal, until things start to get downright creepy.
Both Mayoiga and Higurashi have an eerie atmosphere.
Booth villages (Hinamizawa in Higurashi / Nanakimura in Magyoiga) are quite mysterious.
The characters are also not what they seem at first.
Probably the most similar show: the uneasy atmosphere is present in both of us.
Mayoiga and Higurashi are set in a mysterious village (Nanaki and Hinamizawa), filled with many legends (the Onigafuchi myth and the legends about Nanaki) and both of them include a creepy folksong.
In both of them, all the characters try to hide their unclear past and in both of them, the main character is not from the village...
While I was watching the first episode, Mayoiga was remembering me all time Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (also Shiki, but it's most paranormal). Both series happen in a world apart village, with very characters, deaths, mystery, the main characters isn't from this village, crazy people... If you like the "genre" strange villages, it will like you.
Mayoiga is marketed as a horror however it can be watched as a comedy, similar to Ousama Game.
The atmosphere is dark and edgy in both shows, however, Mayoiga is less serious.
Both shows are in the mystery genre and neither show tries to explain the supernatural events in a comprehensive way.
While I would consider myself a fan of the survival game, psychological, horror and mystery genres respectively, I would categorise each of these titles near to the bottom of the barrel.
Both include a weak and forgettable ensemble cast - primarily due to their 'large cast' syndromes - completely devoid of any character development, realistic reactions to plot-driven events and originality in both design and personality. Each series takes itself unduly seriously, with both suffering from poor plot execution and contrived character interactions, subsequently making prevalent and rehashed plot devices feel abrupt and unnatural.
On a more light-hearted note, both posses decent OPs and EDs and can provide for an entertaining watch, as long as you do not go into either series with unrealistically high expectations. read more
These two anime are hilarious in how incompetent they are in terms of writing, direction, characters, animation etc. etc. There is literally no logic or common sense used by the characters throughout the show and they both end up being a hot mess of poor character motivations, pacing, and crappy "horror".
These two are easily the best "So bad it's good" anime out there and the ultimate entertainment for just switching off your mind for 12 episodes and enjoying the ride.
Both main characters are pretty small and weak, filled with bright hope and hero feelings, and give off a similar aura. I think this is a good reason to watch the other if you liked the main character in one.
Both settings are mysterious and give off bad vibes. If you enjoyed that mysterious feeling, then you will probably like the other.
Both have a diverse character set that makes the plot more enjoyable.
There are multiple characters who are starting a new life/new school, but get thrown into a weird place instead! All of them have different character traits which sometimes collide. An angry one, a crazy one, a smart one, the cute one and of course the neutral one. But they must learn to work with each other in order to find out about the truth behind all that mystery going on. However Danganronpa has more of an uplifting artsy style, while Mayoiga tends to go to a darker theme.
Mayoiga and Danganronpa deals with a mystery around the place where they are situated in (place unknown to the world). And both anime revolves around the fact that the characters want something that no one else has. And there are lots of interesting characters in both Mayoiga and Danganronpa.
Though they start off very differently, the eventual idea of both series centres around a cast of characters with internal scars which prevent them from leaving the place they are trapped in. Angel Beats is more slice of life-ish while Mayoiga is more centred around mystery.
Both are psychological/mystery Seinen.
The shows take place in a kind of alternative universe out of time.
The characters are confronted with fantastic/paranormal elements.
The animation quality is mediocre in both shows and the designs are similar.
-Set in a rural village
-Bunch of shitty annoying characters: if you like this point, you'd like both anime.
Both are worth watching for their life morals especially Shiki but both can really push your patience as the characters' level of annoyance is beyond one's imagination
Self-Protective. Defying my Key and Ke paradigm:
absolute epitomes of sainism while absolute craters of masokinism.
Every character has much to say, repeatedly struggling to speak.
The stories expose a sense of morality where the unique-ness of every individual is precious simulating why meaning even when the relative isolation which preserves that is a hindrance.
Mayoiga suggests how detachment between many individuals simultaneously complicates conflict resolved by consensus and diversifies the side-effects of that resolution.
Subete ga F ni Naru presents an issue of nihilism when many individuals develop too robust of deductive and predictive reasoning, where the only question left is how to make a question harder.
Mayoiga answers by making simpler questions more difficult.
While the process is never shown, shaping the appearance of the characters through the story's lens to all appear sainist sans masokinism, the author commands the audience to believe that Magata is able to perfectly emulate the thoughts of any given intimate enough knowledge of the person. Yet, they all exist as distinct tulpa'es in a paracosm of the mind.
All the characters exhibit or are complicit with strong morals about the preservation of self, however, in summary, Mayoiga displays the effect erecting communication barriers has deepening conflict thereby stimulating creative preoccupation while Subete ga F ni Naru displays the effect destroying communication barriers has simplifying conflict thereby introducing nihilism.
Together they express the duality of an endemic meta-hard problem. Thank you.  read more
The mystery aspect is quite strong in both of these animes. With a "who was the one who killed this guy" kind of set up, with the mystery only growing more and more each episode until you get to the point where you can't wait to find out.
To be honest, both of these animes are polar opposites. However, if you like Mayoiga, you will most certainly take interest in Terror in Resonance. Both animes have characters that dislike the world, as they feel that injustice, in some form was used against them. Terror in Resonance also shares the rather uneasy atmosphere that is found in Mayoiga.
Both are entertaining horror anime, and can make you creep out with an ugly faces and creepy sound effects. Just ignore the storyline to make the experience more enjoyable. kikoushi is more creepy than mayoiga.
What can you do when you have to start a new life? How to cooperate with others when you end up in a quaint place? How does a newly formed group deal on its own with otherness and danger? What to expect and what to be afraid of? Two different shows, that seem to be very similar at the same time, will try to answer these questions.
Both shows concentrate on finding the right ways in one's life. Both protagonists fight against prejudice and discrimination of the girl everybody else sees as bad. Both shows contain supernatural powers and in both shows teenagers are the main characters who move the plot forward. I also got the same wibe from the two shows and the male protagonists seem similar to me, but that is only my personal feeling.
Our main character heads to an isolated town. Starting a new life there. But there is something mysterious happening in this town. He and hie group of friends must solve the mystery of this town. Both anime has suspense, and horror like feel
Extreme Malware in real isolation.
In a reality bodies jealously guard expansive empirical minds; in another one mind jealously arbitrates diffusive mental occupation.
Barrel scraping effort causes flirtation with infectious silliness, in other words gaslighting.
Approaching singular conflict with cascadingly compounding subconflicts, to extract entropy as efficiently as imaginably possible, damaging sanities either by one's rules repairably or by another's irreparably.
One takes place in mindscape, while the other in the land of bodies, considering bodily needs most of which may be trivially resolved while the other focusing on destruction lack of entropy causes.
Mayoiga is mildly brutish in its handling of bodies never passing a certain line, while Lain shows the absolute horrors of genocidally egocidal sainism.
Viewer discretion advised, as both contain malware Lain containing a dense potent drop of cure.  read more
Both shows involve a cast of people who have had tough pasts and desire to escape them. Mayoiga has that "horror" hint to it whereas Grisaia doesn't. Grisaia has a smaller cast than Mayoiga which allows a clear story and character development (in my opinion) I'm surprised no one else has recommended Grisaia for Mayoiga.