Art style: very similar art style, a bit dark and beautiful
Time travel: Both involves a form of time travel
Story: They are both willing to rescue someone important
Genre: They are both supernatural and psychological
A must-see for all time-traveling enthusiasts. Steins;Gate explores the multitude of possibilities in the course of time as it unforlds (from a point in the past onwards) while Kokkoku is about entering a co-called stasis, a frozen frame, a single moment in time where some have the "power" to interact while the rest of the world around them is like an unmovable picture. S;G starts off really slowly but at some point BAM! it hits you strong and accelerates. Kokkoku is going fast (oh the irony!) from sec one. There's lots of violence in both cases, if you have a weak stomach better avoid them during lunch time. read more
Both are science-fiction thrillers about time manipulation where the main characters (who both have an affinity for white lab coats, for some reason) are on the run from a shadowy organization. While Steins;Gate leans heavily on hard sci-fi to explain away its time-travel mechanics, Kokkoku takes a more fantastical and mystical approach.
Both Mousou Dairinin and Kokkoku have an understated surrealistic tone that shines through the story. Mousou Dairinin has a less cohesive plot (where-as Kokkoku has a concise, and extant, plot), but similar stylistic elements (artistically in particular) that help emphasize an "uncanny" feel.
Although the animation, plot, and characters are very different, they give off the same vibe. As I was watching Kokkoku, I started thinking of Ajin as soon as I saw the creatures summoned in the world of Stasis.
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.
- Very large and diverse cast
- Winding story
- Funky music
- Superpowers and mystery
- Lots of death and blood
- Tense atmosphere
The art in Occultic;Boob is nicer but the artists behind Kokkoku has a better understanding of female anatomy. Both shows also share similar short-comings but if you were able to enjoy one, give the other a try.
Where one of the main characters is an elderly man with superpowers. Also similar atmosphere, gory themes with lots of violence and action.
Not many shows around with elderly people (60+ or at least looking 60+) as protagonists but that doesn't necessarily the ones that are around are any good...
Being in the world of parasytes and being in the world statis draws similar feelings of isolation and dread.
Art: The dark grungy atmosphere and presentation of the animation are almost the same.
Sound: Both have amazing opening themes that are inspired of metal rock and electronic disco.
- Small town mystery feel
- Jazzy music that doesn't quite fit but the contrast in turn makes it good
- Superpowers with a history (backed by powerful pseudoscience)
- Mysterious cult
The cast of Ghost Hound is on average younger than Kokkoku but the chars in Kokkoku aren't exactly very well written adults so there's v little practical difference.
Ok, not a perfect recommendation, but listen up. The first two episodes of Gintama's fourth season use a similar premise to Kokkoku. In both, the main characters find themselves in a world frozen in time where they are able to roam freely while everyone else is motionless.