Indeed similar, while watching Mirai Nikki it brought me back the feeling i had when i used to watch Higashi no Eden.
Both series are action and mystery genres, as well both share an important point of the main line in the plot: a teenager (Akira for Higashi and Yukiteru for Mirai) received a "special phone" and has to somewhat change the world with it.
Akira has 10 billions of yen which he has to use to change Japan for good, as well Yukiteru has the diary of future which he needs to use in order to survive and become the new god of space and time.
Still, both characters, are introduced to play this "game" and have to pay attention to the other contestants who, of course, will try anything in their power to trouble them, or else worse, kill them; because everyone wants obviously win the game.
The strong action of both series will keep you very interested as to know what will come next, by each episode you'll watch.
If you liked one of those, it's highly probable that you will enjoy the other as well! read more
Higashi no Eden reminded me a lot of Mirai Nikki. Both are really interesting stories about 12 people in a "game." Using their cell phone, one of them will change the world somehow while the rest will die.
Both involve 12 players fighting to stay alive
Both involve players using their special cell phones to win the battle
Both involve a Mysterious mastermind behind the game
In both anime the main character is helped by a girl
They both involve strategy and planning in order to win the game
12 people with special cell phones compete in a survival game in Japan. One of the cell phone holders watches the other eleven. One of the main characters loses their memories early on. The winner of the survival game gets a position of power.
They are 12 people connected in a game with cellphones with a battle royale outcome, only one can survive.
They are very different in animation style and way of storytelling but they are both great and if you love the 12 people+cellpphone+battle royale story you'll love both of them!
When I saw Mirai Nikki, I remembered immediately Higashi no Eden.
The fact that they use mobile phones as a way to change the future - in different ways and with ambitions a bit different, but still this way. - Got me interested in both stories.
A plot well done, many great works.
The use of cellphones in order to see the events of other peoples actions in Eden of the east there is basically one diary with all the events in it and its always being updated but in Mirai Nikki Each Diary is different and corresponds with that persons physical and mental conditions.
Higashi no Eden and Mirai Nikki are quite similar. First, the plot are mainly based on a game that's used on a cellphone. Second, the main character feels lost in the anime and tries to figure out what to do. Third, people die; though, Mirai Nikki is more bloody.
Both Higashi no Eden and Mirai Nikki have 12 individuals with phones (usually) that have something special about them. One major difference is Higashi's less supernatural and not a horror anime like Mirai Nikki. Also, it should be noted that Higashi ONLY has special phones involved, whereas the powers in Mirai Nikki don't necessarily require a phone...it just has to be some sort of diary (be that a phone, book, or what have you). Still, if you enjoyed the idea of 12 individuals getting thrown in a special (and oftentimes dangerous) situation against each other, or if you enjoyed one of these two, you'll probably like the other. Probably. :) read more
Both series, through the use of cell phones and knowledge, allow for a total of 12 individuals to compete in a survival game. In Mirai Nikki, the objective of the game is to destroy everyone else's diary, or simply kill them, until there is only one person left standing. This final person, by winning the game, is granted the title of god in the place of Deus ex Machina, who is on the verge of death. While, in Higashi no Eden, the objective of the game is for the participants to "save" Japan by using the 10 billion yen that is on their phone. Both series are great and will leave you in awe. read more
both are survival games involving a group of 12 people who have cell phones possessing strange qualities that help the participant compete without giving them an actual supernatural power to fight.
both have shocking twists and turns that leave you wondering who is on who's side, and an ending that is impossible to grasp.
both manage to wrap up their stories in such a way that you are both surprised, satisfied, and left to wonder what will happen.
both have unusual romances for the lead characters.
Both story is about the main character gets a cell phone with awesome power and their mission is to change the world.....but mirai nikki is more of a horror genres and Eden of the east is more of a romance genres....my point is both anime are good and if you seen one you show check out the other
Both of these animes contain cell phones with mysterious powers. Each show had 12 players and the goal is to be the overall winner of a game.
Mirai Nikki is more serious and sci-fi, Higashi no Eden is funnier and has a lighter feel.
Both animes involve a game of life and death , with unknown opponents competing for a grand prize. Both also use phones(or in mirai nikki case phones or something similar) to help them in their task. Mirai Nikki contains fantasy elements, with gore. On the other hand eden of the east is more realistic, and is not as graphic. Both animes though are definetly worth a watch.
Both of them consist of characters taking part in a survival game, with mobile phones as the tool to battle one another. However Mirai Nikki decides to portray this in a much more violent way, making you want to see how the Diary owners will fare in battles against one and other. Whereas Eden of the East pulls you in with a much more mysterious feel, giving you the desire to watch more to piece together the mystery.
Both have survival games where their cellphones have powers that help them stay alive.They both have some drama in them but for the most part Higashi no Eden is a Mystery while Mirai Nikki is a Horror/Action.Both female leads are opposites of each other and almost the same can be said for the male lead.
As others have said, they are similar! A game using your lives in Japan!
However, Mirai Nikki is a bit more... Wild and disturbing compared to Higashi no Eden, which is really cute and funny most of the time. Higashi no Eden is leaned more towards girls IMO.
They both are survival games. They both use cell phones in the game. They both have at least double digit enemies meaning at least 10 others besides the Protagonist. Both the protagonists are male and are friendly with a female. They are both action packed from the start and interest never fades.
SURVIVAL GAME: The plots for both includes having 12 people gathered and given a special cellphone in order for them to survive. The cellphone is what identifies them as a player, fighting to win a mysterious battle.
Mirai Nikki is more horror, gore, and supernatural than Eden of the East as it is more innocent and has a lighter story.
Both have a great love story that will let you sail great ships lol
- both are focusing in a game scenario where you you have to eliminate the other players to win.
- players have to track down the others using a specific device. Eden uses other players' logs while Mirai Nikki is on future predictions.
- both are thrillers. Mirai Nikki is slightly better.
Both focus on extraordinary mobile phones that have a massive impact on the plot. Both are survival games where the last man standing is the victor. Mirai Nikki and Eden have appealing art styles and amazing openings. There is also a romance aspect, even though Eden lacks the yandere element haha
Mirai Nikki ( Future Diary ) and Higashi no Eden ( Eden of The East ) are both very similar. The plots of both series is the main male character being sent into a real life death game were you have to kill the other players to survive. Both are VERY similar. The similarities are.....
- Both have cell phones as their weapons
- Both main male and female characters fall in love
- Both are plots are the same
- Both main male characters become more mature as the series continues.
- Both main female main support the male main
- Both have to fight to survive
If you haven't seen these series, I highly recommend it :)
While Higashi no Eden and Mirai Nikki are different in terms of character, they share the same idea of twelve people who are selected and forced to play a "game." The two animes also share the idea of the "players" having phones with a certain degree of power.
Both anime have some sort of death game, where the winner becomes very powerful. Both use phones as their main tool. Both have good romance. Both have badass characters (Mirai Nikki: Yuno / Higashi no Eden: Akira Takizawa) Both are thrilling and contain some spectacular plot twists :) A must watch!
If you enjoyed the concept of Higashi no Eden -- a game involving cellphones, with 12 players chosen without a say, where only one can be the winner and the others must all die -- then you will love Mirai Nikki. The atmosphere and purpose of the game are quite different - in Higashi no Eden, it is fairly light-hearted and the aim is to save Japan, while Mirai Nikki is pretty dark and the only goal is to become the new God -- however, the concept is nearly identical, including the romance between the two main characters, friends outside of the game getting involved, and the surprising plot twists! However, be prepared for a LOT more blood and gore! read more
-both have the "op cell phones"
-eden has a better romance, but mirai nikki has a romance(though creepy) too
- both main characters have the aim to take over a role that was formerly inherited by the initiator of the game
- neither yukiteru nor takizawa get arrogant/egoistic in spite of their power
They are both Survival Games and There are 12 Participants who needs to use their cellphones to change the world. However only one shall be the winner and the MC also has a relationship with the female lead. Although The Female Lead in Mirai Nikki is a lot more "Clingy" than the one in Higashi no Eden. If you like The first one then you will like the other.
The core concepts of both these shows are very similar and at the same time very different. The concept of the cell phone as their main tool of survival and destruction are unique and similar between both series. The mystery of the game and the concealment of main characters through out each series with each having their own motive to save or kill each other is right along the lines of Higashi no Eden. I highly recommend if you liked Eden and what something that is very similar but with a refreshing twist and new characters, Mirai Nikki would be perfect.
The plot of both shows revolves around cell phones that citizens have been given and are forced to use in order to survive. The main characters of each discover new things about their respective "games" and learn how to function within them. Both shows contain an ultimatum that includes death as a possible penalty. Psychologically thrilling with a hint of romance, both series will have you on the edge of your seat until the end.
-include a game with 12 participants
-have a device of some sort to use in the game (the Salecao phones for Higashi no Eden and the future diaries for Mirai Nikki)
-both have male a female leads where female is interested in the guy
-Mirai Nikki is more violent and has more gore
-the female lead in Higashi no Eden is not a killer
-different overall feel in anime
People who were chosen for a kind of game where only one will be the winner, and will acquire great power. These people each acquires a Quick Tools that will facilitate the game. Things will be hard to do when their identities are not known.
If you enjoyed the phone giving you control aspect of Mirai Nikki, Higashi no Eden is for you as these people can do pretty much anything with their phones
This anime is also a death game of sorts but there is less urgency to it as the phone users don't hunt each other down and a player only meets death if they break kinda easy to follow rules. This one is more so a mystery and also a comment on modern day society (more specifically employment and NEETs)
If you liked Mirai Nikki, then you may like Higashi no Eden. As in Mirai Nikki, there is a game using mobile phones where each candidate must eliminate the others to win. But it has less violence, much more thinking and no fantastic stuff.
The shows are very similar because both shows are action, mystery shows. The MC receives a "special" cellphone that he needs to use to change the world. In Higashi no Eden the MC gets 10 billion yen, which he need to use to change Japan. In Mirai Nikki he has a cellphone that he can use to see the future that he needs to use to survive. Mirai Nikki goes more to the horror and gore side and Higashi no Eden is a show with more humor.
Both feature an almost identical premise in "survival game with phones".
Be warned: Mirai Nikki is significantly more violent and heavier. Higashi no Eden, on the contrast, has a more fleshed out MC who is actually decisive and intelligent.
Both shows have to do with weird mysterious mobile phones. The users of these phones in both anime are taking part in a survival game. Eden of the East focuses on a more serious and deep plot full with mystery right from the beginning, without using characters as props(Oh the yandere girl we all know), and Mirai Nikki focuses more on romance if you can call this thing a romance. Both have awesome opening songs and revovle around mystery and games of life and death. If you liked Higashi no Eden and you're into paranoid infatuated girls, you should definately watch Mirai Nikki, you're bound to like it read more
To me, watching Higashi No Eden was the same as Mirai Nikki
They both give off a very similar vibe
-They are randomly selected to be in a survival game.
-Utilizes their cellphones to play the 'game'.
-The amount of mystery and suspense will leave the viewers looking for more.
-Has to eliminate the other players of the game to win.
-Main lead has a girl following him around.
However, Mirai Nikki gives off a very creepy vibe everytime you watch it and will send a chill down your spine while Higashi No Eden is more relaxed.
English - American
We can say that both have romance, drama and are like a game of survival, however Higashi no Eden there is a very good humor, and romance as nothing forced Mirai Nikki, I recommend those who like drama, romance and mystery. For further information, see my comments.
Português - Brasil
Podemos dizer que ambos têm romance, drama e são como um jogo de sobrevivência, no entanto Higashi nenhum Eden há um bom humor e romance como nada forçado Mirai Nikki, eu recomendo aqueles que gostam de drama, romance e mistério. Para mais informações, ver os meus comentários.
The plot of both the series revolves around a protagonist who is caught up in a game along with other members, in the name of justice. Also the power that is granted to the characters in both the series is a mobile phone
Both series involve multiple competitors participating in a 'game' (and using cellphones). While Future Diary is more based on killing everyone else in order to win, Eden of the East is more on spending money to reshape Japan
Very similar concepts which use domestic terrorists to critique the Japanese government. They each have nice OSTs and cinematography but Eden accomplishes the terrorism/social-critique angle much more effectively than ZnT.
Zankyou no Terror talks about terrorism, but introduces us a plot about experiments and conspirancy, all this with a mysterious aura. This mysterious aura is what both animes have in common. Higashi no Eden tells us the story about a boy without memories of himself, however he is playing in a very dangerous game, with conspirancy included!
A group of twelve numbered people are caught up in terrorist attacks while a young girl outside the loop tries to do something to help. Great sense of risk and danger in the environment, and it's great seeing the characters succeed those times that they do.
Following a thriller-like narrative, both series conveys the story of a young girl that gets involved with a people involved with terrorism. Throughout both series, they are forced to make difficult decisions that have potential consequences. But at the same time, they begin adapting with their new living environment. There are various mind games throughout both series as well that takes the format of cat-and-mouse scenarios. Recommended for anyone interested in a thriller tale to tell.
In both shows, we have the main characters acting in the role of "terrorists", to achieve some goals of their own. Mystery shrouds around the motives behind their acts of terrorism, and it takes the whole show to figure out why they do what they do.
Do you like attractive and charismatic young adults getting wrapped up in terrorist plots, then look no further than Higashi no Eden or Zankyou no Terror. Both of the main female characters inexplicably find themselves helping out terrorists, but why exactly have these young men decided to lead such a dangerous life to begin with? Only time will tell.
TERRORISM: The main characters are named after numbers, Nine and Twelve (Zankyou no Terror) and No. Nine (Eden of the East) and their mysterious motives have something to do with the terrorist attacks in Japan.
Also, a female characters, Saki and Lisa, are both innocent girls who ended up being a part of these events.
Both beautifully animated, but Zankyou no Terror has a darker plot line as Eden of the East seems like a light and cute love story involved.
Wonderfully done shows about a boy (2 boys in ZnT) who is a terrorist and has mysterious motives (in HnE the boy doesn't know his motive though).
He accidentally meets a regular girl who stays with him.
Also, Akira and Twelve are a lot alike.
The MCs do terrorist things, but don't seem like they want to hurt anyone.
The characters have numbers for names.
Other "number" character(s) come to mess up the MCs plans.
Both use terrorism as a main plot point.
Both have young ladies tagging along with the main character(s).
Both have an element of mystery involved.
Both anime are 11 episodes.
Higashi no Eden is much more lighthearted and silly while Zankyou no Terror is much darker and edgier.
In Higashi no Eden, the mystery revolves around the main character's lost memories while in Zankyou no Terror, the mystery revolves around the main characters' mysterious pasts.
Personally I prefer Zankyou no Terror though Higashi no Eden was pretty good nevertheless.
There are many similiar things that ZnT is like Eden of the east :
1. Terrorist attack
2. Mysterious motive of both main characters
3. The heroine got involved without knowing a thing
4. Rather hard to fully understand the plot
5. The are peopled who wants to catch the main character
6. Really have good art, animation, and soundtrack
7. Have complex storyline despise only 11 episodes
If you are an adult viewer who want's a little chalenging short anime, you should try both.
Zankyou no Terror and Higashi no Eden both start off with the focus of a teenage girl getting involved with a terrorist or group of terrorists.
HnE tends to trail off and get somewhat silly, however, while ZnT tends to stay serious and focuses on some more intellectual aspects.
Both shows have terrorists.
Both have really interesting and mistery plot
Both chartecters use number as names (in higashi they have real names too)
Both have Americans and talking in Engrish
XI from HnE is similiar to five from ZnT
People with special talents compete with one another and lead Japan into disarray in their attempt to rescue it. Both are short and set in an modern, urban area. Both have a female lead that is completely useless and doesn't have anything to do with the plot whatsoever. Eden of the East is more wacky where Terror in Tokyo takes it self very serious.
Both anime has the same feel to them, the same type of art work and also involve terrorism. Personally higashi no Eden is more interesting, but liking one of them must mean you can also like the other one.
one guy goes into a whole world made up of money. of course, money can bring out the worst of people, so this guy has to do something about it.
their both realistic in some sort of way in regards of how people will act with money around them.
Deal with some of our contemporary issues. While Eden of the East has a lighthearted comedic feel to it, C has a more serious, solemn tone.
In both anime, their premises are based on some sort of competition between chosen individuals, in a tournament that somehow involves money.
Both are short series dealing with economics and "saving" Japan to some degree. Both main male characters are involved in a "game" that eventually affects those around them. Their futures are dependent upon these games. Money is power and success - and when you run out of it, your game is over.
- A group of people get a lot of money, giving the future as collateral, in [c] are the future of themselves and, in Eden , it is the future of Japan.
- By losing the lot, they could lose their lives , literally or metaphorically .
-They have a struggle for power and of course , greed . Since their objectives are not the same.
the settings of both series are undeniably similar. in both series there is some game involved to which the main character is forced into or exposed to, an alternative game or world that manages to influence society in the "normal" world. In Higashi no Eden's case it is the game and selecao system created by Mr.Outside and in C:'s case that is the eastern financial district.
both anime series discuss the importance of money. Although the subject is discussed more directly in C, the outlook on it is quite similar; the connection between the government, society and individuals and money and its influence on them is a rare topic in anime series which is why those who enjoyed Higashi no Eden's outlook on the subject may enjoy C as well. it is important to note the in both cases the subject is not the main focus and acts only as a motive or cause for the main plot, meaning that the series' main focus is an occurrence or conflict caused by money.
3) PERSONAL OPINION
whilst this review made both series sound obnoxiously serious and boring, i can assure you that they're not. although both discuss serious topics they both delver it in a way which is not too heavy on the viewer which is why i think they are so similar. They're both the same length (11 episodes).  read more
doing what's best for the world is the aim in both..
in death note using a note to get rid of criminals, in Higashi no Eden there is a mobile phone that grants any wish for it's carrier.. and they both have some rules that makes it more like a game..
they also share that there is a companion with each one (shinigami in death note, and juiz in HNE)
Both have a kind of cat and mice plot. Both of them is about being a kind of a "god" and about trying to change the world. The both includes apples, too! The two are fantastic, and you should watch both.
So if you were given a chance to change the world would you use it? Even if it meant people would die for your cause?
Both series involves several groups facing off against each other in a life or death game to find out whose form of justice will prevail.
The guy who is called Akira in Eden of the East has some similarities to the characters in Death Note, it obviously nods to the other series when Akira points his finger and says bang and I think he sits in a chair similar to L once too. His character is like a blend of Light and L in a way, he has this cellphone which can do anything, while in Deathnote the notebook of course is the magical object. In Deathnote, the Shinigami is behind the scenes while in Eden of the East there is a strange organization and man running it behind the scenes.
Both have a test of the main characters personality and character and in Eden this is more positive.
Eden ( Higashi ) is also VERY funny at times and has side characters that are really funny at times like "Panties".
It also is very dark at times. It starts out after a disaster known as Careless Monday hits Japan and the police are on the lookout for Akira as the suspect.
All in all this is an 11 out of 10 - don't miss watching this plus the two movies which complete the story!!!!
Definitely recommend to anyone who wants an anime that goes beyond the average and really makes you think.
The Art is excellent. The characters are excellent. The plot is engaging and has action as well as thinking. There is nothing I did NOT like about this. read more
These two anime are so different, it's scary. However, they both start with the same premise, and if you liked either of them for that reason, then the other one is for you. They both begin with the thought that, given enough power, one person can change the entire world. However, the main characters in these anime go in opposite directions. They both end up making themselves the villain, but one does it in order to save everyone. The other is just a villain to begin with. If you like the premise of one, the other one is for you.
Despite Death Note being much more sinister the concept of the Death Note itself serves a purpose very similar to Juiz and the Selecao cell phones in Higashi No Eden. Essentially both Light and the Selecaos are given power to give commands thanks to these objects and although Light starts out using the Death Note to be righteous and god-like in his murderous decisions he becomes insane. In Higashi No Eden however there are more than one Selecao and they all use their cell phones in different ways despite the purpose of being given them is to become a "savior" of Japan and use them to benefit the nation. read more
Eden of the East and Death Note are two suspenseful shows in which mind games between characters play a big part in the story. In both shows, a young man is given a tremendous power, with which he has the ability to change the world to how he sees fit. Along the way, he meets opponents he has to slyly outsmart in order to continue his plan. While Eden of the East has more mystery to it, and Death Note better suspense, I feel that if you liked one of these series, the other will definitely appeal to you!
Like Death Note, not much really happens in this anime that's action oriented. It's mostly the characters and the story that drives the show, so if you like that in your anime, this show should be a good, short viewing for you.
The shows have similar themes. Both have protagonists who are involved with questionable organizations and may have conflict with others who possess abilities like their own. They have a touch of sci-fi and take place mostly in urban areas. Darker than Black is more action-oriented. Both shows require the viewer to pay attention in order to keep up with the plot.
Both of these take place in a strange version of Japan that's basically our own, but there's one big thing that affects the country - even the world - with the protagonists smack dab right in the middle of things.
for those people who watch dubbed anime, you will notice Takizawa and Hei are voice by the same person in the english version. Hei meets a girl name Suo and she follows hei and help him. in Higashi no eden Saki is the girl who follows Takky around. Also both shows are very realistic(as said in the Funimation Higashi no Eden staff commentary).
These series have some strange happenings going on with a select group of people and a rather strange controlling organization that the main character challenges. Both series have conflict of good vs evil but also have some ambiguities to that problem and difficult choices. The main characters in both can act in different ways than what would be expected and can act in a self sacrificing heroic way. Both have a sci fi futuristic theme set in a not too distant future on earth. These series both have excellent animation art wise and complicated plots that make you think and keep you wondering.  read more
In both series, there is a sense of mystery in the void surrounding the origins of the settings as well as the characters and organizations involved.
There is supernatural events involved and the main characters gets caught up in situations that puts their lives in danger. There is also a sense of complexity regarding the nature of theses situations.
The main character is also accompanied by a female character and they share a unique relationship.
Both series can be called city fantasy.
Both have unique sincere characters that capture your attention up to the last episode.
Both offer complex though super interesting plot and a lots of mysteris.
Both combine action, thriller, slice of life, comedy and romance.
Both are really worth watching!
Quite similar graphics and atmosphere, a bunch of kids forming a sort of online community thinking to create their own type of new/better world.With a decent amount of supernatural stuff happening, mysteries are yet to be revealed
Eden of the East and Durarara!! are two surprisingly similar series; their plots could not be more contrasting, with DRRR!! focusing on the underground and Eden on nation-wide matters, yet they have an incredibly similar feel despite DRRR!!'s faster pace, and technology such as mobile phones being heavy elements of their plot only strengthens the similarity. If you enjoyed one story of mystery and intrigue, you're bound to enjoy the other!
Both series superficially focus on conspiracies involving shadowy organisations and mobile phones, but are actually most memorable for their eccentric and charming protagonists, excellent humour, entertaining central romances, a strong sense of interaction between the cast and fat shut-in hackers.
Steins;Gate is a soft science fiction story about an ensemble cast who's recently discovered a wonderful invention, leading to trouble both with their own use of the device, and trouble with an intervening government body.
Both shows feature a similar group of characters and the viewer is slowly threaded along the plot until everything is revealed in the very end, and the basic premises are very alike. Both series implore the same sort of attention from the viewer, and are very alike thematically. They are also alike due to their lack of action scenes and the subtle/nuanced romance being slowly developed throughout the course of the show.  read more
Both revolve around how the prominence of new technology can change the course of the world for good or for bad. The issue of memory loss as a result of this technology also occurs in both of these animes. Steins;Gate is more sci-fi/time travel though.
The story follows a similar group of characters, whose actions get the attention of a mysterious and shadowy organization. Although the plot is different (Eden of the East is not about time travelling), both animes have eccentric main characters, good humor, a subtle and nicely paced romance, hackers, neets and the same feeling of suspense and mystery. Also, both animes are obsessed with cellphones.
They are enigmatic and have similar styles of humor and characters. Both protagonists are eccentric, smart, and surprisingly selfless. Both take place in a realistic world, and both protagonist obtain power that they must use for the good of the world and those around them. They have a diverse group of friend that help.
They both are really good and are some of my favorites.
Summer Wars reminds me of Hisagi no Eden because both are sci-fi in near future and both show you the usage of user accounts and internet in a whole new way. Summer Wars however, completely lacks realism.
Oz=Eden. In HNE when Eden is shut down, alot of things happend like when Oz was shut down in summer wars. The english voice of Oz is the same VA who did juiz from HNE's voice.-The english voice cast are similar. Osugi in HNE has the same personality as kenji in sumer wars, the missle scene in HNE is similar to the space thing crashing scene in summer wars.
Higashi no Eden has a certain air to it that reminded me immediately of Summer Wars. If you liked the teamwork Harisawa and the other show as they work against a common foe, then you'll love Summer Wars! It's all about community, and you'll watch an intense battle as a family bands together to fight a dangerous threat on the Internet; a large crowd clustered around a computer -- sounds familiar, doesn't it? And, of course, there's romance! Not overwhelmingly, but a dash of just the right amount, just like in Higashi no Eden. If that sense of teamwork and romance is what drew you to Higashi no Eden, then I highly recommend Summer Wars! read more
Both share a mysterious main character who refuses to let the audience in on his secrets. They also include love interest/s that share the same awe for their hero. Both main characters sketch that line between right and wrong without turning you away from them. If you liked the magnitude of one you'll enjoy the scale of the other.
Both series are about 2 incredibly intelligent young men who wish to shape "Japan" into a better country. Armed with their smarts and a unique gift - in Codes Geass it is a supernatural gift, while in Higashi it is technology - these two protagonists embark on roller-coaster rides of adventure, danger, doubt, denial and mystery in order to fulfill their dreams, dreams that are not just for themselves but their countrymen.
Both series are intense and will keep you interested until the end.
Both main protagonist are smart in their own unique ways. Each of their moves are strategically planned and have tons of mysteries behind them. At first glance, both character might not be similar, but throughout the stories, their ways of thinking are pretty similar.
In Code geass, lelouch can command anyone when they look into his eyes... but in Higashi no Eden you can request anything that seems impossible with a phone...
The story is as good as each other too... definitely must watch!
Well, I already made a recommendation for anyone who watched Eden of the East to watch Death Note, so this should be pretty obvious. The same premise that exists in Code Geass and Death Note. Given enough power, one individual can save the world. However, Code Geass and Eden of the East share another thing in common. Akira and Lelouch both have this need to be seen by everyone as a villain. That way, after their dead, supposedly all of the evil will go away and everyone can sing Kumbaya. Horrid logic in the real world, but heck, it works great in anime! So, if you want to see the main character of your anime vilified until he is but a shell of his prior self, then these anime are for you. read more
Both series have great art direction. The character designs for both anime were done by Umino Chika, who also wrote the Honey and Clover manga. Similarities in other aspects of the visual style can also be seen in the opening and closing animations and background designs. Both shows also deal with the themes of romance and separation.
Same pretty art style, romantic content and some similiarities in characters.
Higashi no Eden is more deep, telling about changing the world, while Honey and Clover is lighter, more of a romance and focused mostly on relationships and pshychological aspects of love.
The characters are somehow similar and trust me you'll notice it. The main characters and the supporting are very similar, the difference is that Higashi no Eden is an action anime while Honey and Clover is drama, but they are both josei.
Although the story line in Eden much more different and complex, the characters are very similar. Shinobu and the main guy in Eden look almost exactly alike and have very similar carefree personalities. The main girl in Eden is like Ayumi and Hagumi combined! In the end, both shows are about ( Eden in some sense ) moving on in your life and finding your dream job.
The protagonists get their memories wiped clean and the organizations that did it uses them by getting the protagonists to work for the organization. In both stories the characters are given false identities. They begin shady dealings for the organization while they set out to discover more about the secrets of the organization and their own true identities.
Both are about a Japanese teenage male who wakes up in America with his memories wiped, and then them dealing with situations that arrive, but Phantom is more of an espionage/action thriller, while Eden is a bit tamer and doesn't have so much death.
Both series center around a talented young Japanese man forced into a web of intrigue and high stakes crime in the USA (Higashi no Eden begins in Washington DC, but most of the action is in Japan). Each main character has memory problems and a female ally, and seemingly no way to escape the secret organizations they've been recruited into. Requiem for the Phantom is a lot heavier, with more violence and less comedic relief, but both are full of suspense and are well drawn. I even enjoyed the dubbed versions of both, which is extremely rare for me.
These shows offer two perspective on the NEET phenomenon. NHK focuses on the psychology of NEETs, while Eden focuses on society's relationship with NEETs. Both go into how it feels to be young and out on your own in the world really well.
Both anime series have a sense of comedy but in a psychological way that's surrounded by mystery. The theme of Japanese culture and otaku are present in both series and as episodes progresses, there are hints of romance.
Both series start off with the Main Character losing their memories, forgetting who they are and make it their main objective to discover their identity. The main characters of both works are also accused of a major crime by everyone, (terrorism in Eden of the East and murder in K). Both series also have a female lead who believes that the main character is not the criminal that everyone is lead to believe and a slight romance is there. Both series also have lots of twists throughout the story.
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress,
In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings.
In Higashi no Eden people with phones are hunting other people with phones in order to "Make their country a better place".
K or "Kings" and Eden have the similarities of both of the MC are involved in a large incident that they are seen as responsible for, but due to memory loss cant remember their involvement or anything about themselves. Also both anime have people or groups of people in a sort power struggle.
Ghost in the shell is made by the same of EOTE director kenyi kamiyama.
It doesnt have a lot of humour or romance, but it offers you a awesome goverment conspiracy story, awesome action/thriller scenes and a complex storyline wich makes this one of the best the anime industry has to offer.
basically HNE is 20 years before SAC...HNE explains how the SAC tech stuff are invented and Juiz is well a "older" version of Tachikomas(both voiced by the same Voice Actress in Japanese) I think most SAC fans will enjoy Higashi no Eden :3
Higashi is a lot more light headed and bizarre while Kamisama is more modern and yazuka focused but both share similar things like the whole "NEET club", interesting mysteries, and the amazing setting of modern Japan. While I like Higashi a lot more, Kamisama is also well done.
If you liked the focus on NEETs in Higashi no Eden, then you'll LOVE Kamisama no Memochou! Once again, we have a group of young NEETs as main characters, with a super genius computer hacker young girl. Kamisama no Memochou specifically focuses on their attempts to solve various mysteries, so if you enjoyed Hirasawa and the others' teamwork in Higashi no Eden, you'll love Kamisama no Memochou!
Both of these anime revolve around a young man trying to escape from a seemingly unavoidable death, in which they meet allies, enemies, and eventually a lover along the way. A main plot point in both is a "game of death". They both have a lot of action, but it's balanced well with the character interaction and emotional scenes.
In both of these anime there is the protagonist who got in a ''game'' kind of without his permission(or without knowing the master's real purpose).
In addition, in both of these anime the protagonist wants to find the truth about the situations they are in and want to eliminate the one responsible for it!
In both shows, the characters are chosen to be thrust into a survival game. All of the players are given items (bombs in Btooom and a concierge with the power to give you almost anything you want in Higashi no Eden) to either kill others or avoid being killed.
They are both in some kind of a "surivival game" where they have to do something to survive.
Higashe no Eden: they spend their money, to "improve" the country. And they will be murdered if the balance on their phones drops to 0$
Btooom!: they kill eachother with bombs.
Both have this romantical theme going, even though it's not that similar.
And both maincharacters use intelligence and agility to outsmart their targets.
Gatchaman Crowds is basically a super sentai version of Eden of the East, bringing the message that everyone should play their part in making a better society because everyone has something to offer. Also includes commentary on social media, although Gatchaman Crowds is a little more blunt with this.
So there's this guy and his ladyfriend, and one of them is naked when the other finds them, and then there's a dozen or so episodes of them going around discussing stuff like the economy, laws, etc, and both are a lot better than this description makes them out to be.
I watched Eden of The East right after Spice and Wolf which are both licensed by Funimation in the west. How are they similar you ask - well they gave me the same feeling inside frankly, bubble, hopeless romanticism and of course a sense of mystery and wanting to watch the whole thing in one go. Although these series are very different - Spice/Wolf about exchange rates, general economics and Eden of the East about saving Japan from terrorists; the underlying themes included comedy, some action, and most of all - puppy love and a very interesting relationship between the male and female characters.
Both are Japan-America centralized anime in location and pace. The character designs are roughly the same style. Both anime are highly entertaining. Now you might think Heroman might be a bit cheesy at certain times but that's cause the creator is the creator of cheesy scenes, Stan Lee.
The concept of mystery revolve both of these series with a strange twist and bizarre beginning. The main character gets involved with these events with their lives seemingly changed forever.
There is supernatural themes present in both series that is out of this world. Not only that though but the concept of a game is involved with high stakes. The main characters becomes a sort of player to these games and finds themselves at strange events.
Character relationship wise, there's a balance between drama, mystery (regarding the origins of certain characters), and comedy. There's also hints of romance (more so in Higashi no Eden) popping up as the series progresses. read more
The way both main guys meet the main girl is similar - if you know what i mean, and if you don't, i mean they are naked. :D They also have a special phone (but different kinds) and they try to change the world. But everything else seems different, which is a good thing.
Naked boy enounters girl in a bizarre situation. He always feel out of place (HnE: he's amnesiac; SOG: he's from the future). They go together in an adventure to solve a mystery, and the guy uses a strange cellphone with special functions to help.
The humor in kinda similar, though in SOG it's a lot more stereotypical and anime-ish. Both have an ocidental feeling to the story and general setting.
The things that will probably make you remember Higashi no Eden in Xi Avant are cellphones. In both anime cellphones are able to recognize somebody via a social network ("Eden of the East" for HnE). Also both seems to take place in the same period.
Both are dark mysteries with confusing plot lines that consistently keep your interest. Top notch animation and character studies with deep story lines. Neither one is light but yet are able to throw in some delightful sarcastic humor. Both are definitely a must watch :)
Both series center around people entrusted with an item that can control the fate of the world. Both also have a somewhat blurred line between reality and fiction and it's up to the viewer as to where to draw that line.
Also, while neither are comedies, both have some good bits of bizarre humor here and there.
When one is given the ability to live frivolously, their entire life is put in perspective.
Both centre around the theme of being granted something precious but expendable, and the morality and choices behind how to use this thing. Both great shows with a sense of mystery.
Both are noitaminA original series produced by Production I.G. that explore changing world ideals, analyze the meaning of the human conscience, and explore how people with the potential to do good and/or harm to society act out when given the power to do so. Both are action-packed series that question the lines between 'good' and 'evil' and what it means to abuse a power given to you. Psycho-pass is a more science-fictional series with a utopian setting, whereas Eden of the East is set in modern day Japan, but both share similar themes and focus heavily on the decisions made by their characters, and how those decisions impact society.  read more
- Involve doing things for society in Japan
- The protagonist in Higashi no eden got offer large amount of money to IMPROVE Japan
- In Psycho-pass, gov applied system to PROTECT people from crimes but unexpected crime happened
Which one is better?
For me, Psycho-pass
Both Higashi no Eden and Chaos Head have a main character who is thrown into a difficult situation with no recollection of their past. They both have the ability to change the world. Higashi no Eden is slightly more realistic while Chaos Head has a lot of supernatural elements, but they both take you on a short 13 episode suspenseful joy ride that just leaves you hungry for more.
Both of these series explore the human reaction to particular disasters (higashi no eden=terroist bombings, tokyo magnitude= huge earthquake). These two shows are fairly realistic and deal with issues we face today in the modern 21st century.
They share a similar light hearted and adventurous atmosphere, with enough action here and there to keep you engaged. They are both relatively slow pacing(quite similar but not the same) and both series deals with problems of the world/society. Towards the end, you will want to ponder about the world that they live in. The side characters have realistic traits in contrast to other anime which uses them to "make the story more interesting" or as stupid lame ass comedians.
The major difference is that in Dennou Coil, the story gains intensity towards the ending while Higashi no Eden retains the slow pacing throughout.
Another difference is while Dennou Coil's focus is more on adventure and mystery, Higashi no Eden is more on comedy, action and romance.
The overall feeling is similar. There are little differences in genre, intensity, story/character driven and pacing. This is unlike pairing Higashi no Eden with Mirai Nikki and unlike pairing Dennou Coil with Serial Experiment Lain. The overall feeling that you get from those pairing is just way too different.
If you liked the adventure in Dennou Coil, or if you liked the action in Higashi no Eden, you will probably like the other.
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They both have very interesting and well thought out plots. Both series has a thriller aspect to it. One difference is that Eden of the East's plot has more of an impact on Japan and the world compared to Erased which is self contained between a few characters own issues.
The whole feeling is very similar. Kinda depressing but at the same time very calming. Both shows manage to be funny even tho the main plot is serious. If you liked one of them you'll like the other one for sure.
- both "post apocalyptic" (kinda)
- there is a romance that isn't completely in-your-face
A phone is in both anime with a competition to 'improve' the lives of others and the similar mobile phone that puts some candidates with certain advantages over others within this 'game'
Both anime express the difficulties of trust and two unexpected people randomly ending up working together and later understand some sort of plan
both animes are produced by the same Teams and they have similar atmospheres and
background.Character design is quite similar, also, they have different
stories and the stories are very good and unique.also, story development per episode is
amazing.I guess that why the first episode of "Ano Hi Mita Hana" reminds me Higashi no Eden
Both are stories about princes, and center themselves on a competition over who can prove themselves to be a chosen one of sorts. If you like shows that keep their plot in the dark, and throw in an absurd chuckle every once in a while, these are for you.
At first glance, these two anime are completely different. This may be true in terms of genres, but the main male character share astounding similarities.
Both protagonists have near unlimited amount of money to spend on their plans.
Both protagonists possess an incredible amount of charisma and can lie through their teeth to achieve their goals. The differences are that the Count (Gankutsuou) is hellbent on revenge and Takizawa (Eden) does it all with a cool, laid-back attitude.
Same feels: these series involve technology, idiosyncratic young adults and a mystery where someone have lost his memory and have to retrieve fragments of his past to save a lot of people (in national scale). Recommended if you like series with a contemporary setting and use of technology as a base for the main plot.
They're both Sci-Fi and the relationships between the main characters are similar. Both of the two male main characters work to save the world or the country. They're also quite different but they're good in their own way.
The most basic premise is the same - you have a main character who you like, but who has no recollection of who he is. You are going along for the ride with this character who you're rooting for, but you're not entirely sure who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. Memory loss, love and troubled times in the name of a more perfect society are present in both series.
One caveat - if you can not stand a variety of unique artwork or animation styles, then you will probably have a hard time watching Kaiba... which is a shame because it's an excellent series. The story is beautiful and if you appreciate unique animation and art, you will love it too. Higashi no Eden is wonderfully animated and drawn - but it's within the realm of normally drawn anime. Kaiba might be what Higashi no Eden would have looked like if Dr. Seuss had animated it. read more
A ragtag group of students with a similar interest, an otherwise mundane technological development they utilize choose to use for good, and a healthy dose of shady organizations and underhanded dealings.
Blood-C movie is a bloodier, violent version or Eden of the East. Saya new into town meets a bunch of people that could be a carbon copy as the guys who help the protagonist from Eden. Noticing this ruined the Blood movie for me by the way.
They both have to do with some kind of program and they seem so a like.I just thought of this anime when I was seeing Higashi no Eden but BPS isn't as violent and it is more ecchi and there its romantic as Higashi no Eden. But both are very funny.
Both series with tremendous potential, but which suffer from abrupt endings. They each have a male-female duo with a good dynamic as protagonists, as well as a mysterious atmosphere and a solid supporting cast. Watch if you enjoy cliffhangers and unresolved plot lines~!
The main boys are both heroes who try to rule the country . They both put the blame on themselves to keep order and peace , even though it was not their fault and they are good , and only a few people know of how heroic they are . They both try to better the world . They are both intelligent . They both have a power like something where they can control something . There is both romance in both shows .
Both anime are mysteries. For main character Takizawa, in Eden of the East, it is the "Selecao" and for main character Narumi, in Spiral ~ Lines of Reasoning, it is the "Blade Children". Takizawa and Narumi are alike, each with a "devil may care" persona. They also share a style of humor that is very sarcastic and dry. Both come off as cool, confident and nonchallant, and withhold pertinent details from companions while resolving mysteries that will, I assume, inevitably lead them to their goal.
Though not much resemblance, somehow these two had a similar feeling. A strong male leader and a girl who is in uncertain relationship - that's how I felt it. Besides, both were introduced in the noitaminA block.
Well, they both are romancey, (with Earl & Fairy being more of the romance type).. And they both have the phrase Nobliss Oblidge (exept in Earl and Fairy its said like 2 times). They both have the main male become a king of some sort. Also, the people are cute in both ^^;;
both anime talks about secret organizations that has "numbers" who has to save the world. In the EN dub, the main male leads are voice by the same person in HNE and BC. both number "X" have similar appearance and personality, in the EN dub both number "X"(Lin(BC) and Yuuki(HNE)) are voiced by the same VA . Same kind of story and feeling. And of corse alot of funny moments!