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Japanese: ペット
English: Pet
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 30, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Geno Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.451 (scored by 2772527,725 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #68142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1970
Members: 89,368
Favorites: 231

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Both shows contain two male partners who have to use their unique psychic powers to control others in some way. Pet is more crime-focused and the story is more closely based around the main cast while Shiguang Dailiren is a bit more wholesome and less-focused on the main characters imo. Both shows have these genres: supernatural, psychological, mystery, drama 
report Recommended by cheru41
So both of these anime are gonna be aimed towards the female audience more than men. It is very focused on relationships between men that transcend romance and fall under a partnership/soulmates title and are about our main characters trying to escape an evil organization. Both shows are very serious and a bit trippy but overall, the story will come together in the end and make sense. They both have action, mystery and drama involved. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
same studio i only recommend it's OP, which is similar with kokkoku but with tons of recycled animation here and there. 
report Recommended by ThorinPink
Dark atmosphere of the world, complex characters, corrupt governments and people who want to be free and live in a world of justice.  
report Recommended by Kong38
-Similar psychological aspects and power play between key characters. -Manipulation plays a key role in both anime. -Supernatural powers are similar too. Death note has the notebook and Pet has some short of hypnotism power. -Nice art and animation style in both anime. 
report Recommended by Walter_White18
-Focus on story of people with supernatural/abnormal powers. In Pet it's entering minds/memories of others, in Sankaku ghosts, curses and such -main duo with a certain dynamic (balancing near that BL line) -characters interesting from a psychological angle 
report Recommended by Para_box
Same mental and crime issues 
report Recommended by Pedro_Z
Both shows use a bizarre asthetic to islustrate many complex themes and deliver some sort of message with it in a really unique way that you won't find anywhere else 
report Recommended by Tiago_Alex
Their similar in how it presents their stories and have a supernatural element to it to make it itriguing.  
report Recommended by Snapshot426
Paprika and Pet are similar with respect to several aspects. 1) Visually - Both feature plenty of surreal, dream-like imagery to visualize the mind of a person. Both blur the line between reality and imagination / dream / memory visually, using seamless cuts from real to imaginary within the same scene. 2) Story - both deal with manipulation of the human mind by others. In Paprika, technology is used to manipulate dreams, in Pet supernatural abilities are used to manipulate memories. 3) Staff - Pet in story and style is very reminiscient of all the works of Satoshi Kon, and most so to the Paprika movie. Two people  read more 
report Recommended by inim
Psychic powers, brotherly bonds, pasts shrouded in mysteries and truths hidden in human mind. 
report Recommended by Trivialmadness
Same effect of playing with your mind. What is reality, what is in your head? Similar styled editing, timing, juxtaposition of imagery, not the same but one clearly inspired by the other. 
report Recommended by Yoshino_ABR
Both anime require you to make sense of what is going on. The story isn't simply shown as straight forward. So for now I get the similar vibe from Pet. So anyways, if you found Lain amusing to watch you might try Pet as well.  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Both have psychological horror elements with the plot focusing on people controlling the minds of others. Most of the time it is not good people doing the controlling, so it can be intense and difficult to watch. Pet delves deeper into psychological aspects and is harder to understand while Dorei-ku is more of a crude dramatic thriller with characters being forced to obey others. 
report Recommended by Phoebe3315
- Both series were entangled in psychological theme. - Both story implicated characters with coincident of special powers features. - Both series has piles of characters in undefined state, neither good or villain side. Most characters of both series were in grey color-- where the protagonists were set and living at the same boat of antagonists. - At a glance, both story were made without the primary of main character. The more you watch, the more confused you to be. - Storytelling were unique and were made into severe point of views.  
report Recommended by MoNYeTLeWaT
Have you ever wondered what people's souls look like? Both series show the hidden safe places of people's hearts and the dangers of corrupting said safe spaces. If you like action, dreamlike places and a bit of mystery, you won't regret watching either of these series. 
report Recommended by Lopika
You can expect some mind fucks, dark atmosphere of the world, killings and themes in life for mature people. Good vs Bad, technology and spiritual themes 
report Recommended by Kong38