Although there are general differences between the animes the first time I watched Digimon on TV I thought immediately hey - those two animes are almost the same - the names of both of them are called after the creatures and those creatures are manually receiving orders from a human to defeat another pokemondigimon creature and in order to beat a powerful creature the digimonpokemon has to develop skills or evolve to another shape their form in order to win, and both of them (especially the adventure series) is an adventure in the world of the creatures to make some kind of goal, and that kind of goal is mostly the differences between the stories. read more
The main characters both have small monsters as partners, who can evolve into bigger, more powerful monsters. In both series, these monsters are used to battle each other and serve as bodyguards for their "owners." Pokemon was always the most popular of the 2 series, but Digimon is definitely not to be underestimated and by many even rated better than Pokemon.
A good deal of people recomend these two together because they are simular. That is where it ends, they are simular, but one should expect some majorly different senarios between the two. But the simularities... training monsters, traveling, growing up... are the things that might mean if one likes one, they might like the other.
They both use monsters to fight other monsters and humans take care of them. Both are kids' shows filled with drama, action and more. Those monsters become stronger, and, as they become stronger, they can turn into more powerful beasts. There's a lot of monsters in the world, but the main characters only choose a few monsters to capture.
They are both about kids who get "monsters". And they fight against other "monsters". And the "monsters" have different levels, so they get bigger as they get better. They are mostly for kids. But both are very nice anime.
Digimon and Pokémon.. two really famous anime series all over the world. It's quite obvious really. They both contain kids with monsters, who are battling the whole day long. I'd prefer Digimon though. The storyline is better and Pokémon can get a little bit boring sometimes.
Pokemon Advanced and Digimon are both about the symbiotic bond between humans and their intelligent "monsters" and the trials and tribulations that they go through. Neither of these series is extremely plot-oriented, but prefer to show the characters' daily lives through repetitious battles. Both strongly point out the importance of friendship and team-work, but sometimes border on being too moralistic. It's almost a given that you'll love one series, if you were a fan of the other.
Both of these anime have Male leads and monsters as friends who battle at their side, while Pokemon is more catch em all of monsters and has no deaths and Digimon has only one partner and showcases "deaths" but on a none traumatic way of showing it, both of these animes have Monsters, Battles, friendship and finding your destiny!!!
I love both of these series, and found both of them very enjoyable.
Bakugan is a bit heavier than Pokemon, but both are for kids, so it's not too tragic. I find Bakugan, Yugioh, and Pokemon to all be very similar, but I can't include three in one recommendation.
Bakugan deals with cards and little balls that turn into beasts of all sorts. The main character has a dragon bakugan, while one of his friends has a tiger. They also have different elements, although it's not as extensive as Pokemon's typings.
- In pokemon, the monster is kept in pokeball before they show up
- Likewise in Bakugan, the monster is in the sphere form before they show up
- Pokemon focus on adventure and battle league
Kids - heroes of the anime - are collecting magical creatures and fighting a group of bad guys that keep getting in their way. The creatures can either level up or otherwise get stronger and continue fighting each other.
Both have young protagonists who control monsters to battle. There both have comically incompetent evil teams that often clash with said heroes. The monsters can be both cute and tough. They get into a relentless amount of battles and show unyielding determination to win.
Both have a very young boy (age10/12) leaving home and taking on the world to be the best at what they do and follow their dreams.
Both have action, fighting, adventure, tournaments and friendship. They have a similar feel and similar art style, if you love one you will most likely enjoy the other.
This series has the same form: A boy who wants to be a champion on some leagues, that meets his non human partner on the first episode, some guys who are supporting him, they both live only with their mother, a group of guys who wants to steel Pokemons/medals (such as Robrobo group/team Rocket) and the most important - the leagues.
Pokemon and Medabots are shounen anime and they pretty much alike. Both anime's are about a boy, who lives alone with his mother, that gets a pokemon/medabot as their partner. They become friends and battle a lot with other people. They wanna become one of the best and to do so they participate into competitions. Both series also got some "bad guys" and they are complete idiots, they always lose in the end.
If you watched 4-Kids network as a kid then you probably saw Pokemon and Medabots.
Both are great kids shows that can stand the test of time.
Both revolve around kids controlling their Pokemon/robot buddies to fight each other and participate in tournaments.
Both, as always, have to end up saving the world at one point or another.
Same vibes where the main characters are very similar. Although the premise of [C] might be dark, it's actually full of hope just like Pokemon. The main character Yoga is like Ash in a lot of ways. He also has a pokemon, in which it is termed as an "asset" in the world of [C]. Msyu is the said asset, who acts just like the pokemon Pikachu. Pikachu though the cuddly and cute-looking one, is actually the one who has a deeper and more human-like personalities than the humanoid Msyu. Both are very DEEP.
Naruto is about a Ninja who is looked down on because he had the Demon Fox sealed inside of him. He progresses afterwards so he became famous in his home town. It's similar to pokemon because Ash wasn't good when the series started. He just had patience and was not lazy to achieve his dream, just like Naruto
In both shows, the main character (Minato in Sekirei, Ash in Pokemon) recruits new team members to use in battle after getting said team members to bond with him (in Sekirei, Minato "wings" new Sekirei by getting them to fall in love with him and then kissing them; in Pokemon, Ash catches new Pokemon after getting the Pokemon to trust him). Then the protagonist of each series has to use his new team members to battle other Pokemon trainers(in Pokemon)/Ashikabi (in Sekirei) in a tournament (although there isn't always a tournament in Pokemon).
Keep in mind that Sekirei is not appropriate for kids at all - aside from the obvious excessive fanservice, there's also a surprising amount of blood and violence in Sekirei. read more
Sekirei is basically Pokémon but with girls.
Here's a short list about their similarities:
-Pokémon Trainer = Ashikabi
-Pokémon = Sekirei
-Super powers and different types (Example: Fistfight/Fight, Water, Electric)
As for the plot, in Pokémon there's only one semiexistent, while Sekirei has an actual story. Survival Game-scenario with tons of fanservice are the only points worth to mention that differ from Pokémon, in my opinion.
When I first started watching One Piece I thought "wow, this is like a mixture between DragonBall and Pokemon."
- main characters are similar (kinda slow, don't give up, their hats, their hopes & dreams)
- strong theme of friendship, dreams and never giving up
- similar art style and very similar music
- lots of travelling and seeing new places
- each new crew member in One Piece is like a new Pokemon or team mate is Pokemon
If you like Pokemon you will hopefully like One Piece and vice versa
Both are really underestimated shows, mostly because of their horrible dubbed versions. Generally, people won't watch One Piece because of the art (that evolves after, though) and the number of episodes, and Pokémon because in the mind of most people, Pokémon = childish.
In short, both are great anime in their Japanese version, but are totally ruined by the Americans, turning them into childish and stupid shows.
Both anime are based on popular Nintendo video games and are targeted to the same audience (aka young children). Both have the same kind of mood and humor, and focus on protagonists who often engage in battles against other creatures, while making new friends.
Both anime are based on famous video game franchises and focus on a young boy and his animal companions, who embark on a quest. Both show the main characters making new friends and fighting their foes t reach their goal. Both have similar mood and humor, and are targeted to the same audience (aka young children).
Kiba is like a more mature and fufilling version of Pokemon. People have their own partners in Kiba in the form of spirits. Individuals are allowed more than one spirit (summoned through a small, palm sized ball of different designs that represent the type and character of the spirit) and how they're used adds a bit of strategy. The owners battle as well, making this a bit more engaging than just watching the Spirits do all the work and the trainer do nothing. There's a pretty deep plot that is, in a fashion, an upgrade of the Pokemon plot in the way of Zed becoming the best (though he matures faster than Satoshi in the sense that he's not acting like a "kid" by the 10th episode at the lastest). Like Pokemon, you meet a lot of people on the way but in a more mature sense you see more of them, learn more of them, and watch as they in turn change the main characters. Zed also has a rival but is a more in-depth and emotional plot attached rather than just a guy who occasionally shows up. read more
In both anime, there is a young protagonist who sets up to become the best at his field: Yugi tries to become the best duelist, while Ash tries to become the best Pokemon trainer. Also, in both anime, the main character engages in duels with other characters using their monsters: in Yu-Gi-Oh!, the monsters are summoned through cards, while in Pokemon, the monsters are summoned through Poke Balls. Both anime show the adventures of these characters as they make new friends, but also new rivals.
Both are shows targeting mainly on kids. The main hero is a young boy who obtains some creature/hero contained in some device (pokeball/disk) and battles with said creature/hero against other device owners.
I just can't believe that nobody wrote recommendation for those two, so I decided to write one.
Both are shows which many people watched in childhood. They are shounens for all ages. In both, main character travels with his friends. They fight together and have battles in the arenas and stadiums. In both animes they use kind of 'beasts' to do it. They also have rivals and want to be the master.
Both anime follow young protagonists who want to become the best at their fields. In both anime, the protagonists often make new friends and rivals, while battling other characters using monsters that have special abilities. Overall, both anime explore similar themes and have a similar mood.
If you enjoyed Pokemon as a kid and you are looking for an entry level anime that is fun to watch with a tad more maturity and with a similar art style, then Soul Eater may be for you.
-Both of these shows are shounen
-Both have battles/action regularly
-Both are set in an alternate world to our own
-These two shows have similar characters (Black Star = Ash, Maka's father = Brock, etc...)
-They have similar driving themes
-Both showss have characters with ridiculous names (ex: Black Star, Death The Kid, and Soul Eater Evans in Soul Eater; Brock, Professor Oak, and Misty in Pokemon)
-Both have filler episodes
-Soul Eater has a style that uses toon-like graphics and ridiculous physical features and facial expressions
-Soul Eater is slightly more mature (has blood, mild nudity, and swearing) than Pokemon
-Soul Eater has a tad of fan service, Pokemon has none
-Soul Eater has a more comedy, Pokemon has similar comedy but lacks any "adult"
-Soul Eater is a teenage to adult show, whereas Pokemon is a kids' show read more
Pokemon: The Origin - Special is a great (shortish) story about Red - a well known pokemon character. It keeps the intriguing story from the original, by adding intense fights and likeable characters - it feels like the original just without the comedy aspect.
Unique, powerful monsters in an interesting land that leaves you wanting more. In Toriko, you capture food, which 9/10 times tend to be these awfully powerful beasts that even puts any legendary pokemon to shame.
If you... "enjoyed" the Aki no Puzzle experience, you shouldn't miss the uncensored episode 38 of the Pokémon's original series, "Dennō Senshi Porygon". There's strong seizure in both.
I hope you don't watch this seizure stuff, too.
Both involve using monsters to fight and have collectable card games and such.
also both based on video games.
Though blue dragon has a more interesting story (not vastly)
and reaches some sort of conclusion rather then just dragging it on and on
for many years.
It also has characters designs by the man who made dragonball
and music from the composer of final fantasy games which should hopefully get you interested
Both anime are about a group of friends that met on their road and that are travelling through the world or their country together.
Also both anime are episodic and most of the episodes focus a lot on the costum, tradition, beliefs... of the country they're visiting.
And friendship is one of the main theme in both anime.
Build Strike Gundam, I choose you!
Stay with me here. Both are well established franchises (one by Nintendo, the other by Bandai), where the focus has been to deepen their respective 'universes' with new various types of units that were added with each iteration.
But with the addition of Gundam Build Fighters, both franchises now have championship style competitions where people of various ages fight duels through their respective avatars (pokemon/gunpla) to try to become 'the very best'.
Both of these feature young ones trying to become the best trainer they can be. Only main differences are that in Pokemon, the main character is a boy, but in Angelic Layer, the main character is a girl. Also, in Pokemon, they fight with little monsters, but in Angelic Layer, they fight with customizable action figure/doll gladiators.
Angelic Layer is far shorter than Pokemon, though.
In both animes, the main characters collect monsters to defeat other monsters on their journey. Also they have to defeat bosses.
Persona 4 is a much darker anime though
And finally both are amazing video game series
Both have very simplistic plot lines. In Michel their are little creatures called "fairies", in pokemon, their are little creatures called pokemon. Their is also a side kick gang known as the "black hammer" that is very similar to "team rocket". Michel the main character along with her side kick kim must travel around the world to collect these fairies although for an entirely different reason then pokemon but both shows can be enjoyed by kids although michel is aimed for an even younger generation
Mushishi, if one is interested in vast philosophical questions, can be somewhat similar to Pokemon because it's about these mushi, which are like spiritual bugs, and the protagonist goes around managing them... other than that, though, it's more about dissolving conflicts than actual battling with the mushi or other characters. It's episodic too, so doesn't necessarily continue on with the same storyline as Pokemon, but still has the same atmosphere through the 50+ episodes. The music is really beautiful and appropriate too.