Both start off as two people who go out but are only led to tragedy. It starts off all happy and romantic but then it all goes down hill. There are also several other similarities but I don't want to spoil it. Both have a really sad ending. Well....for Saikano it all depends on how you look at it to call it a "sad" or "happy" ending.
Both were initially set as a high school drama. Both have interesting love triangles (although Kimi ga Nozomu Eien doesn't have that whole end of the world thing). Striking similarities between the two, both are excellent dramas and both are well worth watching!
Both Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Saikano involve the energetic best friend setting up the shy girl with the main character, although she secretly likes the main character herself. Each focus mainly on romance, although Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is more realistic than Saikano. Both shows are extremely dramatic, as well as extremely depressing.
Both are unrelenting romances that can null a person's emotions. Yet the power of the series is enough to make even the most hardened people react in some way.
They also have bitter endings that probably won't ryhme with a person's soul the way they want them too either...
Saikano has sci-fi elements, is better animated, and is a bit more depressing.
Kimi is more natural in layout, and ends bittersweetly.
Both anime start happily with a boy and a girl in love, but they quickly fall apart after a tragic event happens to the girl. They each have an incredibly depressing feel. While KimiNozo has more of a slice of life feel and Saikano has more of a fantasy feel, they are both mainly romantic stories about how a main couple deals with a tragic and life-changing event. I don't think either of them are that good, but you'd probably like one if you liked the other.
Sex, betrayals and a lot of love. Mature romances that have started in a scholar environment and finished with a lot of drama. Saikano tends to be sci-fi and takes place in a world war, KimiNozo occurs between adolescence/adulthood transition of our protagonists.
Saikano and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien try to combine romance and tragedy, but their attempts fail miserably due to a weak cast of characters, bad pacing, and a poorly-executed plot. They thrive on needless melodrama that cheapens the main story to the point that the audience is either yawning or laughing by the time the last episode rolls by. Both series have main characters that act in hysterical and overly exaggerated ways that make them almost painful to watch. So if you managed to like one, and for some mind-boggling reason you want to watch something similar, then you won't be disappointed.
While the tone of these two series is not very similar they both feature extremely violent situations in which apparently fragile female characters are revealed to have a potential for being highly destructive. Little girls as weapons form the main premise of these series, although it is carried out differently; EL opts for a more graphic approach that maximizes the use of colour, while Saikano is more subdued, using a mostly grey palette to convey a feeling of hopelessness. In both cases romance blooms and is put to a ferocious test. These two series may differ in a lot of aspects - the ecchi factor that is predominant in EL is absent in Saikano, and the apocalyptic impact of the latter is non-existent in the former - but they are similar enough to warrant this recommendation.
Elfen Lied and SaiKano are similar in the way that they both have a leading, female character that has some kind of power, and they are both searching for something more to live for while trying to have emotions once again.
Tragedy brings sorrow, and sorrow brings tears. Both of these series does that with its tragic plot and characters. What begins as a peaceful setting in both anime(s) has many violent turns and plot holes that leads a void in the viewers' hearts. The theme of little girls becoming weapons of destruction is also shared in both series. Then, there's romance and the tragedy that soon bestows upon the main characters and the others. Both of these series also have slight comedy, drama, and gives a sense of feeling of making you want to watch more especially after the first episode.
They share the same feeling while watching them and both have similar romance. Elfen Lied has the horror aspect while Saikano has the military. If you were moved by Elfen Lied you'll probably love Saikano and vice versa.
Both are about a desperate struggle against alien apocalypse, banked on a single hope found in a teenage girl born for this purpose. Both series focus less on the wars but on the tragic characters. Iriya is a superior production in terms of story cohesion and credibility in my opinion.
same story.. the girL is the ultimate weapon and the only hope of the earth(ufo no natsu) or the country (saikano) ..then the girl fell in love with a guy who cant do nothing but support and pity them..they also tried to get away with their destiny or thinking bout their own happiness .. but their conscience cant do it so ends up with sacrificing theirself..
At first glance Saikano and Air do not seem to be very alike, the first having a post apocalyptic setting and a plot that focuses heavily on war while the second takes place in a peaceful village for the most part, yet they are soul mates in how they handle a sheer dose of tragedy that dominates the later part of these series. The slice of life moments, heart felt romance, cute character designs mingled with nostalgia are more arguments that establish Saikano and Air as epics of sadness.
Both series have a core love story that has difficulties along the way, multiple love interests, and a strong tragic element. Saikano's heavy on the violence as well, but otherwise they're quite similar thematically.
Both about girls who are in the wrong place at the wrong time and are turned into weapons of war. They are very similar in tone, and focus on some of the same themes, though SaiKano focuses more on the costs of fighting rather than the costs of being turned into a tool for fighting.
While watching both of these anime, I got the same feeling many of the times. Both of the stories start off with a shy girl and a kind of jerk guy getting together, the only thing is that Saikano has more science-fiction elements.
From there, there are quite a few sexual scenes in both of these anime and I got creeped out by some of them in both of the anime. The main guy character in both of these has trouble keeping his mind on one girl at a time, although the one in Saikano is way nicer, but they are both unloyal, sometimes uncaring people.
In both anime, the characters get together early on and then as the anime continues, they end up seeing less and less of each other and spend more time with other people in other places, but both girls only want to see their boyfriend.
Both of these anime also have rather insane endings, even though Saikano is on a much more epic scale and School Days is on a much more personal vendetta reason, but I ABSOLUTELY suggest this to ANYONE that liked School Days, if you want it with some Science-Fiction and a cute girl that's also a weapon. read more
They might not appear to be very similar, but the progress of the relationships between the characters in both animes are depressing to say the least.School days and Saikano share the sad storyline and (I don't want to write a spoiler) have pretty endings that get you want to see it again and again. Hope this was helpful
Both a very sad and angsty story about two unappreciated loves, in times of war. In both anime, there are lots of science-fiction elements and the significant other of the protagonist is used as a weapon. Very similiar.
Fate and destiny are what brings people together.
In both of these series, the main protagonist meets a girl who at first seemed normal but turned out to be someone they couldn't imagine.
Both of these series involves sci-fiction, comedy (more so in Chobits, less so in Saikano), romance, and emotional drama.
Both series features science fiction themes in an apocalyptic world involving the main protagonist and a young girl.
Both series contain the theme of the young girl being weapons of destruction, a theme that is tragic and emotional.
Both series contains action, drama, tragedy, romance, and a mystery like atmosphere that gives off a similar feeling.
Both stories focus on a young male protagonist, trying to save a love interest who is being used by the government as a deadly human weapon.
Saishuu (You'd look up Saikano in English for whatever reason.) is much more deep in character, in emotion, and in romance; where Zaion is more an action-based story of two characters who chance to meet in the worst possible situations.
A mecha pilot is in love with someone older than they are, but duty separates them.
The differences is that in Saikano, we actually see them in a relationship, whereas in RahXephon, it's more of rekindling the relationship; also, in RahXephon, the pilot is male, whereas in Saikano, the pilot is female.
The theme of tragedy that brings horror, emotions, and drama are all in both of these series. There is some comedy although both series focuses on the dark mood of the story. Sci-Fi elements are also present in both anime(s) as well as various plot holes that may throw the viewers off. If you want to watch something on a weekend night that involves tragedy, emotions, and drama, then both of these anime(s) might be something worth adding to your to-watch list.
Both series are very emotional and contain tragedy and drama themes.
Both series' theme are also quite similar involving a destined meeting and has a similar taste.
Both series convey war and humanity and conveys the horrors of it in its finest form.
The main girl in both series are also being used as a weapon and the main protagonist tries to protect them while making a future with them.
Although the stories are quite different, the main characters of each series are similar in disposition and abilities. If you're looking for a show with characters that have power forced upon them against their will, and have grown/suffered as a result, these shows are for you.
Two shows with a focus on drama and the personal relationships between a group of friends. Saikano has a war scenary, you can see the degeneration while the war for a friends group and some couples.
If you are looking for a drama, love triangle and slice of life while the war, this the best anime (better in manga)
-> People that is used like "weapon"
-> Apocalyptic background.
-> "romance" involved.
-> End of the world involved.
-> War, future japan involved.
Obviously, Neon Genesis evangelion is pretty more deep than Saikano, and saikano has a lots of sex scenes (but evangelion not...)
A boy protecting the girl
The girl is used as a dangerous and destructive weapon
The girl is in love with the boy
Same theme of war
Differences: Guilty crown is more action filled and music is better! A definite must-see!
If you're not sad and depressed enough after watching "your lie in April" , Saikano will for sure be the hidden gem to get you all the way to the deep end, and vice versa. There are very few Anime that has make me cry like a small kid and both of these are top 5 without any doubt.
Despite having the potential to become one of the best anime in the past decade, they both drown in their ambitions by the petty melodrama and inconsistent characters. These two series are a must watch if you love tear jerkers.
Bokurano and Saikano do not appear very similar on the surface but they share the same overreaching theme of foreboding doom, subjecting their respective casts to situations of intense despair. Both deal with the end of the world as we know it; in Saikano due to human folly and war and in Bokurano due to a bizarre game of fatal consequences. In both anime the protagonists are very young people forced to deal with extreme situations in which death is ever present and annihilation threatens. Saikano has an element of romance while Bokurano deals with family and friendship relations first and foremost. These are anime about excruciating choices and are very bitter through and through; they are very rewarding series, even if highly draining viewing experiences, with solid character development. read more
Saikano and Fafner-Right of Left share the same mood of deep tragedy that accompanies the involvement of children in a ruthless conflict. In both, technological advancements are made to help with the war effort and these same backfire and cause considerable damage on the child fighters. A very moving romance develops in both titles. Saikano, however, is exceedingly sad while Left of Right is more bittersweet.
End of Evangelion and Saikano might not seem similar at first glance but they deal with the same disheartening scenario: the collapse of humanity. Both are tours de force, uncompromising in their violence, poignant in their striking emotional appeal, visceral experiences of borderline nihilism that do not spare the characters and audience. These animes are about the end of everything as we know it; artistic brilliance drives the point with shocking efficiency as deconstruction is taken to frantic excesses, EoE and Saikano are the epitome apocalyptic storytelling made believable via the very humane suffering that pervades both efforts.
Enjoy melodramatic, hypersensitive supporting characters despite featuring an interesting lead character? Clannad and Saikano exist for you! The two series are from different genres but share the same atmosphere. It is quite evident that the producers aimed to appeal to the viewer's emotions.
Both are cyberpunk with depressing settings and partially-explained reasoning of how the story develops and how the story ends. The range of character sets and the context (high school life vs gang wars) are quite different though. But probably these two are the most similar anime on this recommendation list.