Both have as main a silver haired girl that has a goal to fulfill. Both animes talk about death, life and reincarnation. Both are about a group of friends that go through many situations but in the end show us that true friendship is a wonderful thing. Both will make you teary.
The anime themselves aren't that similar, but if you really liked the theme of one of them, you might want to check out the other. In AnoHana, a group of friends try and figure out a way to bring their dead friend Menma to heaven, while in Angel Beats, a group of friends that are already dead try and figure out how to get into heaven. Other than these similarities, they're pretty different. AnoHana is a lot more mature and serious, while Angel Beats is more light-hearted and comedic, with some serious moments.
If you enjoyed Ano Hana, Angel Beats is definitely a must-watch, and vice versa.
Both are very similar is a lot of aspects, to start with they both include the presence of ghosts or a life continuing after death, and the struggle of passing onto the next state of living, whatever that may be.
While Angel Beats appears to have a comedic start, unlike Ano Hana, which seems to have a mellow yet serious start, they're both equally gripping and progress into a beautiful storyline. Both Anime deal with friendships and romances in the same somewhat tragic way, as well as the difficultly of accepting one's or anthers' death.
Both Anime feature simply beautiful, melodic OPs and EDs which play into the show just perfectly, and feature very up to date animation though their art styles differ.
Both are short Anime, being 11 and 13 episodes.
All in all, Ano Hana and Angel beats are both beautiful, gripping Anime that are bound to have you shedding tears by the end.  read more
Anohana and Angel beats are both really dramatic series that revolve around learning to accept death as a part of life and the process of moving on. They feature deeply developed characters, breathtaking animation and a unique and meaningful touching story that will make the viewer experience all kinds of emotions. In both anime, the deceased characters are being held back by some sort of wish or unfulfillment that has yet to be addressed. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
Both of these series are just amazing and sweet. While Angel Beats has more of it both series have their comic relief moments and they're sad moments. They both also have a main theme about staying together as friends no matter what you go through. Both endings are also similar in that while you've been seeing all of the comedy and drama then endings to both series are bittersweet. You know what happens in the endings NEEDS to happen but part of you just doesn't want it to. Angel Beats and Ano Hana are both just completely beautiful.
Both shows have their romantic and sad moments, and both involve having wishes granted as a means to pass on into the afterlife. Ano Hi Mita has a smaller cast of characters and is less "cute" than Angel Beats!, but it is most definitely worth a watch if you like touching endings.
Purgatory is a poor word for describing the place between heaven and hell since we strictly limit the definition of good or bad to our limited vocabulary perception. Ano Hi Mita Hana is the epitome of a continuation for Angel Beats. For those who are familiar with Angel Beats, Ano Hi Mita Hana embraces the same concept of leaving a place instead for a better place; it embraces the same emptiness; it embraces the same welling of tears moment at the extraordinary climatic end; it embraces the same aloofness between the two protagonist that are the most important in our eyes. Finally, don't discriminate against Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai for its long name. A certain person committed the mistake. It was his biggest mistake this year. If you cried watching Angel Beats, this is definitely the anime for you. read more
Emotions, death, and a unique dramatic story, the characters have a difficult time accepting it, but had a hard time letting it go. When a person dies, it will be quite difficult for the characters to just move on. There are several powerful scenes that is too tear-jerking, you might want to prepare your tissues.
The difference is that Angel Beats is a much more comedic but some drama scenes, action scenes, music, and takes place in a "Dead World." Anohana takes place in a normal world, mature and serious tones of the characters, and childhood friendship.
Many people say that Angel Beats is an anime that makes you cry and that is kind of true. If you liked it then Anohana will have a bigger effect on you because it's lighter and even easier to relate to. But don't go into it with a brick as a heart or you'll be dissappointed
Both shows are about friendship. Both have a sad story. Romance is available but not frequently showed. Both anime are overrated, and they're worth watching, so I'm sure you guys won't be disappointed.
Similar to Angel Beats! It was a bittersweet anime. The emotional depth to this anime is really deep. You'd have all sorts of feelings, feelings that no words can describe. The story line to this anime was perfect! I was emotionally attached to all the characters (I felt as if they really existed in my life and my heart) and knowing that I was almost finished with the anime made me feel a little sad and achy inside. I definitely enjoyed this anime and it was definitely a heartfelt one! If you enjoyed Angel Beats!, you'd definitely enjoy AnoHana!
Though the series have some differences on the surface, mainly being that AnoHana is a serious story whilst Angel Beats is a little more on the comedy side but aside that they are quite alike at core.
Both series focus on grief and afterlife, Angel Beats as said has some comedy on side with it but is still serious when it comes down to it and focus on the loss of others (or their own life in AB case). The series focus on the loss of them around us and have a strong connection of death and how effects people around you as well as both express the sad parting of life.  read more
Tragedy happens unexpectedly. You can't change the past, but what if you could have a second chance to make peace with yourself and your friends? Both series are about finding closure to tragic accidents with the help of your friends. If you enjoy these themes from one of them, you will definitely enjoy the other.
The varying atmosphere is shared in both. Funny at times, bitter at others and ends with closure.
Has the same genre drama that will definitely make your tears fall, mixed with gags that will at the same time make you laugh and also romance. Its difference is that in angel beats all of the characters are dead having difficulty in passing on but while in AnoHana only one of them are dead and what makes it dramatic is that she's one of the most important friend of the group who died in a tragic accident. Both of the anime are beautiful and you're totally gonna love it!
both animes have a very amount of drama and really sad moments spliced with comedy also both of them have similar character development .
Both animes are emphasize the importance of friendship, especially for "Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o ..." and from episode one
you can see those groups of kids and their life in terms of strong friendship that "will never be broken"-
both animes are taking place in "afterlife" settings
both are 9/10 animes, very Recommended
Both are very emotional stories with endearing characters. The style are very similar in some aspects... very homelike (or something like that). The background story of the protagonists have some shocking moments.
If you like to cry, these series are for you.
Both have heavy amounts of feels and emotion. Both share themes of death and depression whilst also teaching moral lessons, like letting go of something you love and cherishing the time you have on earth.
Both stories are somewhat related to the characters' past and the plot revolves around them clearing their mind up regarding what they've done etc.
Also both apparently make people cry, don't really know why
Angel Beats and Anohana are both very well done drama animes that are based around life after death and reincarnation. Both are very heart-warming and heart-wrenching animes that will make you cry. (Hopefully). Though these are both drama animes, there is some comedy sprinkled around both which makes you feel more involved with the characters and the story.
The overarching theme in both series is very similar. The shows have characters who are already dead and have had regrets during their lives. If you enjoy watching drama series that have characters with touching backstories, you'll probably like both shows.
"Anohana" and "Angel Beats!" are both shows that follow a heart wretching story relating to a supernatural phenomenon. Both discuss their curiosity of reincarnation and are sentimental pieces of work. Both anime have lighthearted scenes.
-Both are sad/drama anime (with a bit comedy) that will definitely make you cry
-Both talk about death- afterlife & ghost
-Both involves around school-age student
-Both ending are perfect; the theme song, op & ed matched the story well
-The art is beautiful and colourful!
I recommend everyone should watch both :3 I mean, it's worth wasting time on!
To say quickly, Anohana and Angel Beats are both amazing and sad animes. If you're searching for a feel trip, there you have it !!
Both of them have really sentimental endings and the story is beautiful.
Angel Beats has more humour though, it's a really great choice.
Both anime are feel-good melodramas that involve the death of one or more characters. Both anime have romantic undertones between several cast members. In both anime, the characters are high school aged and the plot occurs in & around a high school.
Angel Beats takes a more comedic approach. It's not supposed to be taken very seriously and the setting and characters inform the viewer of that promptly. Anohana, conversely, wants to be taken seriously. Some people might have a difficult time taking Anohana seriously (myself included), but that's beside the point. I'm of the opinion that Angel Beats is the more entertaining of the two, but most people who enjoy one will enjoy the other. read more
Do you feel like you want to cry over an anime again but you have already watched Angel Beats for the nth time? Good thing for you (well, if you really enjoy crying), Ano Hi Mita is just as dramatic and tearful as Angel Beats can get. Ano Hi Mita shares the story of children whose friendship is strongly tied even after death. The story plays out as a group of teenagers find disclosure to a friend they have lost. They endeavor to make it so that she may finally rest in peace, even if it is too hard for them to accept. Ani Hi Mita does not contain as much action and a bit of comedy as Angel beats but why are they similar? Well, because they both make us realize that the value of life isn't about the amount of time we have. but the quality in which we live them. read more
Both stories have alternative worlds, clubs, some fighting in between but most importantly it focuse on emotions same way as Angel Beats. Almost each character has some kind of problems or regrets and is trying to overcome them. And we have a main character Tomoya who also tries to help his friends.
Both have similiar characters (kotomi-kanade (they are just the same!), yuri-kyou (they are strong), otonashi-okasaki (they're similiar in EVERYTHING), yui-mei (soooo funny), shiina-fuko (love cute things), hatsune-nagisa (sweet and sick), noda/hinata-sunohara (they are bastads). And both make the people cry!
Angel Beats! and Clannad are anime that do a great job of being dramatic and emotional while still being very funny. Both of them also feature amazing, and kinda similar animation and character designs. While watching each series the viewer is drawn into the lives of the characters themselves that are trying to fight the imperfections that exist in each of their worlds and strive to overcome the obstacles standing in their paths. They find love as well as friendship and experience loads of dramatic moments that will leave you wanting for more in the end. If you liked watching one of them I highly recommend trying out the other. read more
Keys Studios is the developer of both Clannad and Angel Beats. Clannad is well known and has a large fan base, but Angel Beats, being newer, is still on the rise. The story is great, surpassing Clannad in some aspects, and definitely deserves more attention. It is should easily make the top 30 anime list.
If you became emotionally involved in the Clannad storyline and enjoyed it, then you'll probably enjoy Angel Beats! as well. And vice versa. They're very similar in the respect that both have character development/interaction as a key selling point. Also, I should note that both are truly touching stories that will have you really feeling happy or sad for the characters. I definitely recommend both of these for any type of anime lover that hasn't seen either of them. :)
First off, both are works created by Key. Secondly, both series conveys emotions mixed in with comedy that has potential to bring viewers to tears. There are some confusing story plots that may seem confusing (the randomness of Angel Beats, the "illusion world of Clannad) but it all fits into a puzzle once you watch it. There are also romance (less so in Angel Beats) but overall, both of these series are something to look out for especially if you're a fan of Key's other works.
Both anime involves a guy helpin out a chick with a club
although in Angel beats its a club of supposed dead people
both anime are quite-light hearted with a few serious moments
both are romance/dramas
Both these series are of my absolute favorites! Their story-lines are of tragedy, slice of life, romance and many hilarious moments. I think they are both so worthy to watch. They both consist of many genres which I love in anime- tragedy, slice of life, romance, supernatural and etc. Please check em both out they are very worth your time, HIGHLY recommend!
Both of these series were made by Key, and both take place in a school setting. They both manage to have strong balances of drama and comedy, with some romance on the side. Both are very emotional and are likely to make you cry.
This story is originally wrote by the same guy . If you liked clannad you like this. The story is a little hard to get your head around at first but if you pull through the first couple episodes you will see the same comedy and ideals that were in clannad in angel beats! The story will touch you just as clannad did and even make you think about your own life.
When you start watching it, it gives you the same vibe that you cannot explain till the end of each anime. Boy meets girl and try to help them in any way they can. They both have a similar ending, but in Clannad, its in the second season.
They both have a lesson/meaning in their story,also they are from the visual novel brand Key, who produced such titles as Kanon and Air which created their Anime/Manga.
Both are really Emotional and Funny
both English Dub and English Sub are Great in both Clannad and Angel Beats
Both anime were made by Key and have an amazing storyline with awesome soundtracks. Both have very moving endings and are enough to bring tears to one's eyes. Clannad's first season is more character development and the second season is the emotional heart-wrenching season, as opposed to Angel beats which has a smaller time gap for character development. Both anime start of funny and then get serious. If you like one, you'll most likely like the other!
Now, Clannad really gave me a hard emotional attack. And since I was a little younger back then, the impact on me was absolute. The ending really made up for all the downs in the story, plus the other two arcs which I really enjoyed.
On the other hand, Angel Beats, having new and different types of emotional approach while still maintaining a good sense of originality, exists. The way its story goes indifferently gives quite a shock.
Both have great drama as well as comedy. Good balance, plot, character settings, originality, and impression.
Not only are they both created by the same visual arts company, but they both share the common themes of life, death, loss, and pressing on. Angel Beats is beautifully animated with engaging characters and a heartwarming story. Give it a watch.
If you're looking for another heart-warming anime, than Angel Beats is the one for you! It's just as tragic as Clannad, with a fair share of romance as well. With only 13 episodes, it won't take away that much time from you-- and definitely deserves a chance! It's short, sweet, and one of my favorites.
The first season is a bit low running just to explain the story and everything, but can still make you fall in love with the series like you do the second you lose the first character you become attached to in angel beats. I would recommend this because of how upsetting it eventually gets but if you push through you may get something out of it you don't with angel beats!.
Angel Beats & Clannad both have superb character development, so much so that the viewer becomes emotionally tied to the characters in the animes. Both anime are on the romantic side, however Angel Beats has a lot of action that would satisfy the thrill seekers while Clannad is more on the real life struggles side. However, both have unique love stories that will leave you in tears by the end.
Clannad and Angel Beats will take you on an emotional roller-coaster, although I would say that Clannad is the more emotional in the long run. These wonderful works possess similar characteristic of:
-School based life (for the most part of Clannad)
-Struggles characters face throughout the story (the average KEY formula as it were)
-Very "happy go lucky" atmosphere
Angel Beats! was my opening anime and I can assure you that nothing could replace it as my favorite anime, not even a Clannad masterpiece. But with its capturing drama, fantastic action, hilarious comedy, and wonderful characters, it should be more than enough to fill in that hole that Angel Beats! made. Clannad is rather similar to Angel Beats! and they do get compared a lot. Although Clannad is a lot more emotional that Angel Beats!, in my opinion it's due to the lack of Angel Beats! episodes. The two anime have many characters that you will learn to love, and although some parts might confuse certain people, the stories are wonderful nevertheless. Clannad's characters will grab hold of you and never leave your side; they will pull you back into the Clannad world within hours of you finishing the anime. The art is beautiful and obvious detail goes into different scenes. Although Clannad doesn't have as much action as Angel Beats! does, the wonderful drama makes up for it. In conclusion, the anime are similar through their wonderful characters and genres. read more
~ mainly take place at a school
~ the main character wants to help the other characters with accomplishing their dreams or help them with problems
~ have some supernatural elements in it
~ have realistic and dramatic background stories of some characters
Pretty much the same. The drama is there, same creator, both have awesome plot and are totally worth watching. If u enjoyed one of them you will deffinetly love the other.
Although Angel Beats has more of an impact compared to the other, and also it has much deeper plot (in some parts anyway).
Both shows are Key productions and are real tear-jerkers. Clannad probably makes you shed more tears, whereas Angel Beats! puts its focus on humor more often—but the end has just as much of an emotional impact as Clannad. In both shows, the characters are key points to the story. As for the setting, both shows take place in a high school setting. In short, if you loved one, you are very likely to love the other as well!
Heart warming and tear jerking story lines. Drama, comedy and a touch of romance rolled into one. Clannad and Angel Beats! generally have a similar atmosphere, centered on school and a group of friends. However, Angel Beats! may have a lighter feel to it compared to Clannad but both anime are good and were original creations of Key. They may share a number of similarities, but both series have a lot of unique points that will certainly strike you in a way and leave something in your heart.
If you don’t mind taking another ride on the Feels bus, then I recommend you to watch the other.  read more
The plot has little in common besides been based in a school environment thrz really no similarity..
The main reason y I made this recommendation is coz of the emotional pull in both anime .....both are heart harming storys that could make u sherd tries or put a smile one your face....both have memorable character s u grow to lov ...
The to shows may have alot of difference' s to many to start listing but for some strange reason u get the same feeling from both of thiz great .shows
Clannad (Season 1) might be the perfect Anime for Angel Beats! fans. It has something mysterious over the whole season, nice looking & kind characters and a lot of fun in it. The charisma is really Angel Beats! like.
This anime is similar to Clannad in the fact that it also has emotion and humour mixed but Angel Beats! is a different type of anime as it also has some action. Just wish there were more episodes of it!
- beautiful animation and soundtracks
- spirits and supernatural elements
- these series can make a person go from crying like a baby to laughing with all their heart and vice versa in a matter of minutes
-Both have lots of sad moments targeted right for your heart
-Both have ridiculous yet hilarious comedy relief
-Both have similar music and openings
-The characters don't have similar personalities, but it feels like if there was a crossover between the two series, the characters would get along with each other well. As a bonus, they have similar designs.
Ok. We all know this one. These two animes
-wanna hug your heart
-has a quite depressing plot line
-Makes you feel many emotions
-main character somehow have similar head (don't judge me!)
-amazing Opening theme song!
If you enjoyed any of these points in Angel beats/Clannad, then definitely go for the other one. They are both generally great animes.
If Angel Beats made you cry, don't doubt it, try Clannad.
While Angel Beats feels a bit rushed and its final episode, although is good, you have no time to fully empathize with the characters to enjoy the anime to its full potential, Clannad takes a first season with pretty good storyline to know the characters. This season has some of the best comic scenes i've ever seen (like Angel Beats) and some dramatic moments, but if you are looking for Angel Beats' drama...
Here it is, Clannad: After Story, probably the best anime drama i've ever seen and you'll ever seen, a true masterpiece and personally my favourite anime. However, it is necessary to watch both seasons, so take a look. read more
Both are made by Key Studios and have supernatural elements in them. Both main characters get involved with a club in a school and learn about the touching backstories of other characters. If you enjoy the type of emotional storytelling Key is known for, you'll probably enjoy both the series.
Yurippe is extremely similar to Haruhi, in both appearance and personality. There are other character similarities as well (Otonashi = Kyon, Angel = Yuki) although they aren't quite as strong. The more lighthearted episodes of Angel Beats remind me of the non-Melancholy episodes of Haruhi, although the shows have different styles when it comes to dramatic plots.
Angel Beats main character resembles Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's main character a lot. Yuri as crazy as Haruhi and have same kind of personality besides not only main char even story is unique too [ this is also same for another way :) ]
School setting with a group of teens and a suttle aproach to the supernatural.
Leaders in both teams are know-it-all girls with an agenda (who also look alike), whilst the leading males are the non-doormat yet not highly assertive type.
The similarities are astounding: both center around clubs, both leaders are charismatic and random, both involve supernatural elements, both take place at schools, both leaders are eccentric and wear arm bands, the male protagonists both are very bland and just follow along... The list goes on!
I find the two main characters of these TV series strikingly similar. Suzumiya Haruhi is very similar to Yuri. They are both headstrong characters with great leadership skills that lead their groups to "mischief" (to put it generally). If you love Haruhi, check out Angel Beats! Both are supernatural series but other than that they are pretty different.
They are both amazing animes that have some similar qualities. While Angel Beats also has a more serious and sad side to it, it is also very humerus and comedic like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. They both have the light-hearted school/club element, and the club leaders are both very enthusiastic. While neither of them are very focused on romance, they each have some romance between the characters that make the stories more interesting. I think that regardless of their similarities and differences, both Angel Beats and the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are amazing shows that deserve to be watched, and you will love them.
They are just too alike!Both series discuss the "God" topic.Also Haruhi is similiar to Yuri,Kyon is equal to Otonashi & Nagato looks like Kanade(Angel)(Tenshi).Although I think Angel Beats! is better.Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu is awesome too but it feels a little random especially in season 2.
Element of "god' in both series, except that in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Haruhi is the god, and in Angel Beats, Yuri is opposing the god. Supernatural elements in both (monsters). Both use character flashbacks for character development. Also, Yuki and Kanade are both danderes who are good at fighting
Suzumiya Haruhi is very similar to Angel Beats. There is a strong female lead character with involvement with sci-fi aspects, there's also minor romance involved in both series. The variety of characters in both series do share similar character archetypes. If you liked Suzumiya Haruhi, you'll enjoy Angel Beats.
Both are mystery comedies based on similarly strange supernatural premises. Both do a great job of revealing a little bit more information each episode, which changes how you view the story and keeps things fresh.
-psychological, philosophical elements
-religious questions (about god)
-female leader and male protagonist
-characters have disturbing past
-alternative reality themes
-high school theme
-sense of humor
-both entertaining and without shallow scripts
Not long after starting Angel Beats, I was surprised of how similar it was to (The Melancholy of) Haruhi Suzumiya series.
First of all, the MCs:
Otonashi (Angel Beats!) = Kyon (Haruhi Suzumiya)
Both are the "normal" type of guy, who's enrolled into something despite themselves. They follow a group, somewhat uninterested, but enjoy it in the end. They are VERY similar.
Afterlife Battlefront (Angel Beats!) ~=~ SOS Brigade (Haruhi Suzumiya)
Both take place in school (Slice of Life), and their "headquarters" are both a Club room.
Both series don't take itself seriously thus include comedy.
You follow the MC mostly. School life, meets people, enjoy company, makes friend. However, Angel Beats! is more a Fantasy Action with some Slice of Life while Haruri Suzumiya is more Slice of Life with a bit of action.
If you enjoyed one of these, I highly suggest giving a try to the other! read more
The main female characters are very alike. Both lead a group that they made and actually, they kinda look like each other. The main male characters are also similar because they are the ones who realize the weirdness of their plans and also serve as a very important member of the group.
The female protagonists, Yurippe and Haruhi, are very similar characters.
Both are energetic Tsunderes
Both are leaders of school clubs that deal with the paranormal
Both have a knack for having their way.
In addition, the male protagonists are characters one can connect to easily. They are your average down to Earth teenagers who have to deal with many weird occurances.
The genre of the two animes is also the same. Both are school life shows with a supernatural twist. The main difference between the two is that Angel Beats! has a much darker side to it, while MHS is lighter in terms of plot (its episodes are slightly episodic) but arguably more entertaining. read more
Both shows have a similar atmosphere and share a high school setting (although angel beats is set in the 'afterlife'). They both have elements of mystery and humor and some of the characters are quite similar like Haruhi<-->Yuri and Otonashi<-->Kyon.
- same character personalities/appearance. Haruhi to Yuri, Kyon to Otonashi, Nagato to Kanade.
- both have clubs for special people doing special activities. SOS Brigade for Haruhi and SSS for
Both have hot-headed female leads who are somewhat incharge of the rest. Both shows are bottom line hilarious, not to mention the fair share of seriousness they both contain. Comedy, Romance, Tragedy, and action in both shows. If you're a Suzumiya fan, you'll definitely be a fan of Angel Beats!.
Both female leads look similar and have very similar characteristics, Both are about a group or club at a high school who go on spontaneous advanetures, both have a male lead who are placed in a situation unfamiliar to them but eventually just go with the flow, and both start off funny and light but get more and more deep as the story progresses.
Both take place in high school and both revolve around an eccentric club leader. Both shows are comedic and enjoyable. The Melencholy of Haruhi Suzumiya also has an incredible movie to conclude the series much better than the Angel Beats ending.
Each show focuses on a group of students dealing with the supernatural. Haruhi and Yuri have very similar personalities and go about things the same way. Feature slice of life elements and not so slice of life elements throughout the series'.
Both animes are just great and involve with school clubs that deal with a lot of
supernatural elements and they have a very similar style of humor. Also, both animes have an eccentric girl as a leader of a group and normal guy suddenly thrown into a
strange world where all the physics rules are no more working :)
both have similar atmosphere and tone settings. They will make you laugh and from episode one you will fall in love with the main characters .
High school boys, a crazy environment, a strong willed female protagonist, the world of Haruhi is pretty similar to the alternate world of angel beats. You will not have the feels that angel beats leave, but you will have the fun of a series of unexpected events that violate the law of physics.
Yuri and Haruhi are similar characters, both energetic, group leaders, and struggling against resignation; Yuri doesn't want to disappear and re-make her life, and Haruhi rejects the idea of having an ordinary life and disappear from the world without anyone that remind her.
Despite the melancholic concept that both shows can hold, there is a lot of comedy into them, and the atmosphere, it's similar as for slice of life, and also comedy is referred.
Aside from the opening sung by Lia, the animation by P.A.Works, the original concept by Key, the character design by Na-Ga, the soundtrack by ANANT-GARDE EYES, the director being Jun Maeda, the similar humor, the special abilities premise, and unusual-yet-not-unusual school setting-- I could go on-- Charlotte purely -feels- like Angel Beats! and vice versa, if that's any indication. Both are great to watch.
charlotte is basically a rip-off of angel beats except its not in heaven
In charlotte and angel beats both there is (1) a spontaneous and charismatic main girl (2) a glasses guy who serves as the comic relief (3) a clueless main character in the beginning only in charlotte he's more lelouch-esque (4) a lead singer in a girls' band
From the creator and studio right down to the key, sound, premise and themes it is very near identical but the paths that the story takes differ. Both are interesting takes on the Supernatural which is an integral part of the structure of the plot. It provides a catalyst for action, an insight into character, and augments the impact of many key scenes. Angel Beats and Charlotte has a duality about them. The first part is comedy, rather a lot of slapstick and the latter being melodrama that relies on managing the waves of emotion of the viewer though, a problem with this is how the shows transition from these two parts at times and occasionally at the wrong times. Nonetheless if you enjoyed one you are bound to enjoy the other. read more
Same original creator. Also characters' designs were made by the same person, the art style is practically identical. The music was composed by the same creators. The op & ed are performed by the same singers - Lia and Tada Aoi.
Both are about a group od teenagers who have something in common. The action takes place at school, and the MC is a new student.
Charlotte and Angel Beats share the same sense of humor. Also, Charlotte will most likely introduce a fictional singer/band similiar to GirlDeMo in Angel Beats! (Marina, the voice of Iwasawa from Angel Beats! performing an inserted song).
Both are by P.A. Works and Key
Both have a main girl with white hair
Both take place at a school and have supernatural elements
Jun Maeda is the original creator for both
Both have a theme song by Lia and an ending by Aoi Tada
Mosty slice-of-life with a bit of supernatural thrown in, a good amount of comedy, and an action focused last half. While the backgrounds for the main characters may not be addressed during the first few episodes, there's actually a full episode dedicated to establishing Yu and Otonashi later on in their respective anime. Schools are the main settings for these stories, with a group of teenagers being the main focus. While Otonashi and Yu aren't similar at all in terms of initial personality, they have decent development throughout it that can feel about the same in terms of execution, and this is usually right after the episode that details their backstory/background. The endings can also be considered bittersweet. read more
Anime series set in a school with a similar boy and girl MC. Alot of sad pasts and hints for more sadness to come. They both really give out the same vibe with a group who do fun and sad stuff, whatever it is but they'll do it together. They to tend to go out of focus though.
Charlotte and Angel Beats! are very similar to each other. Once you have watched one of them, you need to watch the other. Tomori and Nakaruma both share their leadership roles. Nakamura is the leader of the SSS and Tomori is the leader of the school council. Otanashi and Otosaka are naive, innocent characters, who are at first clueless of what they are doing, and pulled and dragged along by their fellow girl leaders. Memory loss... Retrograde amnesia, is what both Otanashi and Otosaka have. They overcome this by encountering certain things that trigger their memory to remembering the past which they have forgotten. It works for a sense of buildup and suspense.  read more
Both Charlotte, and Angel Beats give off the same feel. The character designs are also pretty similar. Also Charlotte starts out light and funny, (although Angel Beats was funnier) just like Angel Beats did, but then gets more sad and darker.
They have a lot in common! Both manga series are made by the same artist Komowata Haruka, Charlotte's director and Charlotte's sound director worked on Angel Beats! Finally in history, the character will also attend a special school where students have supernatural powers.
Same writer for both shows. Students at a weird school with supernatural powers. The characters, art, and writing are all pretty similar which is to be expected since the same guy wrote them. Good mixture of comedy and feels for both.
Both shows are directed by the same director, so a lot of the influences of Angel Beats transfer over into Charlotte. They have similar humor and the premise of a school with ability users. They honestly just give off the same feel when I watched them. These are honestly both great shows to consider watching!
I don't know why but this Anime just came into mind immediately. School setting. A lot of sad background stories. Student council. Special powers. Both Anime give you the same kind of feel but I'd say Angel Beats goes way deeper in the feel section.
There are similar references and situations in both, and they generally have the same "feel" to it. They both have great music, which plays an important part to the plot at some parts. But although both of them have comedic moments and sometimes lowkey ridiculous gags, Charlotte is definitely more serious and maybe even a little bit "dark" towards the ends.
Charlotte is made by the same people who gave us Angel Beats!
Both use similar vivid animation styles and just give off the same general feel you'll get while watching the other. It's hard to explain, but lets say despite the rather different stories, Charlotte is more or less a carbon copy of Angel Beats! with a new plot and new characters.
Both have sad backgrounds, characters are quite similar, the art is somewhat alike, there is great drama, both the main characters have white/silver hair, and there are super powers in both. If you like super powers and drama, you might like Charlotte.
Bedsides just the fact that both series have been written by the same person, designed and animated by the same producers, what makes these series so similar?
First of all, they're both Great comedy series with deep substance. Both got just the right amount of humor that anyone is sure to enjoy.
And besides that, they're of the most exciting series ever. Both of some fast pacing and only you're in, it's like a rollercoaster. You can't stop watching once you start. There's many reference to AB! in Charlotte too.
While they're different in the theme and mood, they've got some deep hidden themes. While Angel Beats! focuses on the meaningfulness of life , Charlotte's hidden massage lies in the power of courage. If you can understand those, they're sure to become your most favorite series ever.
What else do they share in common:
-Great and likeable characters
-Meaningful songs and in-anime bands
-Great visuals and OST
-Fish Saito and Sky-High Saito! read more
Angel Beats starts off sort of silly but with a paranormal twist to it. Even thought it sounds like it could get serious, it mostly tries to keep a focus on the comedy side. Still it gets dark and sad at times, but it tries to balance them out.
Charlotte also has a similar start. There are mostly jokes and fun times at the start, but things get more serious as the story progresses. The difference is that once the seriousness starts, there aren't many comedic moments afterwards.
Still, both series are quiet entertaining to watch with their mix of supernatural and daily lifestyle combined. If you liked Angel Beats there is a chance you might like Charlotte and vice versa.  read more
Created and directed by the same author, Jun Maeda. They are both sad and tragic shows that deal with supernatural elements during what seems to be a normal high school. Both have amazing animation and storytelling, that will surely get your emotions high.
Also, Angel Beats! is referenced, mid-series, in Charlotte on a TV screen. :)
Both shows have a similar artstyle and (personally) I find them very pretty. The story is deep in both cases, and you just want to watch more of it. Also, both anime have a "good" ending, as you don't mind the story finishing there. Lastly, these two series have many different characters, and a love story which isn't ecchi or harem (FINALLY!).
These both are very good animes that will make u cry to death.Like angel beats this has:
a good story
a good ending
and is super Awesome
i loved this soo much and idk how but i thought of angel beats every time i watched a episode
-Characters have supernatural power and they attend special schools where students have supernatural powers.
-Both main girls characters have silver hair.
-Both shows are made by the same producers and have the same artist singing the op/ed song.
-Contains romance and tragedy aspects.
The series are similar dramas from the same creators. They both have characters with special abilities in them and both the protagonists join a group in a school and do missions for them. If you like the type of emotional storytelling Key Studios is known for, you should enjoy both the series.
Both are produced by P.A. Works and Maeda Jun. Second, Charlotte is littered with Angel Beats references, and I mean littered. Also, you will board the feels train, cuz this is Maeda Jun we are talking about. An excellent portrayal and Maeda's second chance at a fantastic creation
it's made by the same author and studio
~both story lines are identical if i may say..
~both have similar great art and character, and both are a school, drama and Superpowers shows, almost the same at everything.
~both are 13 episode long, short and easy to watch.
~both will leave you crying at the end of it....
Time for pointing the similarities between these two shows.
Both Charlotte and Angel Beats:
- Were written by Jun Maeda.
- Are from the same studio, P.A. Works.
- Have School setting.
- Know how to explore the relationship between it characters.
- Are short anime. (13 episodes long)
- Have funny and sad moments.
Those two masterpieces are made by Jun Maeda . That's exactly the same world , as in Angel Beats. by the way, this anime is no less sad than Angel Beats . Make sure , it will make you fall in depression in last series. But in the end you quietly sigh .
both are by the same author , both are both are made by the same studio , the characters are so similar they're almost copied except for some main characters ,and both will leave you crying in the end , Charlotte is basically Angel beats done right
From the same studio, and a story just as beautiful. This is an example of how two different stories look a like so much. You can also find the personalities of all Charlotte characters back in Angel Beats (reincarnations?).
They're written by the same writers, the female protagonist looks exactly like Angel, protagonist has a sappy back story, high school setting, music inserted via a pop idol + pop rock band, tsundere protagonist who's bossy, leader of the group, misunderstood and hence disliked by others, lonely.... does this sound like anybody else? Yeah, she's a mish-mash of Yuki and Angel.
Loads of other similarities too, including how the series jumps from comedy to drama to loads of other things I can't mention because I don't want to spoil the series.
so watching these, you might not catch it at first but the animes have the same atmosphere. A group of kids trying to make it by while still having that kind of sad feel to it, it's made by the same person so that's also probably why it has the same feel. But do check it out if you havent already. The anime is great, also has a nice story to it
-Jun Maeda is the writer of Little Busters! that also wrote Angel Beats, Air, Clannad, and parts of Kanon
-The setting is similar but the story's concept goes on a different direction. If you love Angel beats, you will love this anime (because of all these strong similarities).
LB! and Angel Beats! has a similar feeling that involves supernatural themes set in a lighthearted mood with its cast of characters. Both series also involves a group of friends doing various activities and having fun.
Both series has similar concepts and the main male protagonist has similar personalities.
Both series' soundtrack also has a smooth melody as well as a lighthearted OP song.
Both series has comedy, drama, and also some emotions as various episodes progresses.
- In both anime they will be going on useless missions
- The plot is slightly similar Without going into further details
- A lot of MAIN character in both series
- Takes place in school
- Tear jerkers throughout both series
I don't see how this relates to Clannad in any way.
IMO, Little Busters and Angel Beats are very similar in its themes and they can easily be close to relate if it was understood in a better angle. Even if they have different story.
Both of the plots of these animes are basically almost the same concept, apart from the fact that in Angel Beats they are all in the afterworld. Just like Otonashi sticks with a whole group, Naoe Riki does as well. Both of these animes go deep into the past of most of the characters, and that's what makes them so similar.
- Both are sometimes funny, and sometimes sad; and have a great cast of characters that never get boring
- Both have dungeons (LB! in season 3)
- Both main characters must solve their friend's troubles
- Both original works are made by the same people
Little Busters (and Refrain) is everything that Angel Beats should have been.
While they are very similar, Little Busters succeeds in its storytelling unlike Angel Beats which succeeds merely in production value alone.
They both were done by Key and Sentai Filmworks. They start the same way, but plots develop diffrently. While Angel Beats was rushed and had few holes in the plot, Little Busters is long and it has few mistakes. They are both fun and heartbreaking. If you love Angel Beats, you're going to love Little Busters.
~Both have mainly a male main character. (Pattern? Noticed.)
~LOADS OF DRAMA AND SADNESS FOR ALL TO SEE. (P.S. Keep a pack of tissues handy. This could get messy.)
~A few Baseball scenes.
~Romance and somewhat comedy.
Both made by Jun Maeda also both made by KEY
Both have a similar atmosphere involving Mystery, Drama, Comedy and Romance
Both Highschool Themed
Story/Plot, Character Personalities are way too Similar
Both will make you Laugh but also make you feel emotionally on some parts.
They are both set where the characters are in a highschool. Both are funny heartwarming and tear-jerking. The storyline with both drags you in and you cannot stop watching untill the last seconds of the last episode. They are also both made by Key, who are well known for their amazing anime. If you loved Clannad and Clannad: After story, you will love Angel Beats. Now go watch, Laugh and cry.
Both visual novels are made by the company visual art's/key.
Audience would love every character in both animes through the incredible back stories.
Both contain extremely emotional tear jerking scenes as well as well-placed humor.
Both animes contain the motif of love across dimensions.
This story is originally wrote by the same guy. If you liked clannad you like this. The story is a little hard to get your head around at first but if you pull through the first couple episodes you will see the same comedy and ideals that were in clannad in angel beats! The story will touch you just as clannad did and even make you think about your own life. You may not cry as much but there are some pretty sad events here too
Angel Beats! and Clannad, both have the nice Slice of Life and fantasy mix in them, obviously Angel Beats! has a lot less slice of life, but those back story for the main characters is amazing. It is a lot like Clannad as they both have the depressing factor in them, The only real difference is Angel Beats! is not so romance/drama based. I highly recommend both, now go watch em'
First of all, Clannad: After Story and Angel Beats! are both made by the same studios: Key. With that in mind, much of the art work, story, music and characters will have the same sort of emotional feel to them. People who enjoyed Clannad will definitely love Angel Beats! and vise versa. While there are many similarities, none are exactly easy to spot in the beginning. There is a significant time skip between the making of Clannad and Angel Beats! for the art to have changed. Both create an emotional setting that cannot be ignored.
These two series have same writer and can both invoke a whole mix of emotions. Both also have awesome OSTs. Angel Beats has really solid character development, and I was interested in all of the characters' stories. After Story did however lack a little and that will probably get me some flack, but I'll explain. In Clannad, they had AMAZING character development where you really got to know all the characters. But in After Story, it's just like "See ya everyone! Time to focus on Nagisa and Tomoya!" I really didn't care for that because Sunohara, Kyou, Tomoyo were all really well-done characters. What I didn't really understand was why waste the time of making the viewers interested in the other characters, only to pretty much just cut them out in After Story. read more
They both are verry sad and they are made with a lot of heart.
Clannad made me look on life in a different way.
Angel beats is the same. It also made me look on life in a other angle.
Watch theese to animes if you like sad stories who has a lot of work behind it!
one last thing.
Be prepared to cry
This story is originally written by the same guy . If you liked Clannad you will probably like this. The story is a little hard to get to your head at first but if you pull through the first couple episodes you will see the same comedy and ideals that were in clannad in angel beats! The story will touch you just as clannad did and even make you think about your own life.
While this gets more mysterious, it is still similar to the first season. It feels more "melodic" than its predecessor and is a fantastic addition to the first season. I laughed sometimes, not as often as in the first season.
Again, it is similar in charisma, character style and the fun factor is high.
-Both are very emotional
-Both deal with characters that have had something taken from them or with some sort of tragic backstory
-Both have hilarious comedy
-Both have a rare combination of the genres 'slice of life' and 'fantasy'
Both anime have a significant message behind each story and may make you shed tears.Tragedy from past to present is a similar concept in both Clannad: After Story and Angel Beats! Despite the sad storyline they both have some lighthearted humour.
Both have comedy reliefs between the drama (if they didn't have this, I would make suicide) but the drama in the two is so big that it's imposible to not feel sad. The two made good reflectings about life and how harsh it can be.
Characters in both are lovable, and the most important is that their suffering is yours.
Eveyone, close your eyes. Now, imagine that you have just died. As you slowly open your eyes, you see a place. What would that place look like? Where would you be? Is it . . . the after-life?!
This is exactly what happens to Otonashi Yuzuru, the main protagonist of Angel Beats. But, he finds himself walking in a rather common place—a school! Strangely enough, it's a school where the students are battling an angel who's trying to put them all to rest.
Thinking with a jumbled-up mind, this place really be confused with the place known as the after-life. What's with the weird souls (students) and the infamous angel? And, is there any reason for the battle? All of these questions shall soon be answered in Angel Beats!
Mind you, even with the lighthearted theme and the much-anticipated funny scenes, you might just find your tears falling down as you dig in deeper into the plot. read more
They're both set in the afterlife, with one main character with amnesia and the other a white-haired emotionless person. There's a lot of drama concerning each character's past (more so in Death Parade) and some comedic moments (More so in Angel Beats!).
Both these two anime deals with death and what happens to human people when they die. Surely in Death Parade there is a darker atmosphere than in Angel Beats, but it is clear that in all this two anime feelings and the way of thinking of every character are considered really important. Then, in both these two anime is shown how unfair life can be with people, and how they react to this injustice. Finally, both in Death Parade and in Angel Beats is taken into consideration the possibility for souls to be reincarnated in another body.
Although the overall moods of the two shows differs slightly, with Death Parade being noticeably darker, and Angel Beats including more comedy, both have overarching plots, but are at their feels-inducing best when focusing on episodic, character(s)-of-the-week arcs. Both also involve afterlife settings, and revolve around the characters coming to terms with not just their deaths, but the lives they led as well.
Both heavily focus on the concepts of death and passing on. Angel Beats aims towards reincarnation and making the most of the life you had while Death Parade focuses on judging people's lives to have been humane or not.
- Both stories follow the concept of the transition between death and the afterlife.
- Both series deal with judgement and moving on after death.
- Both have different ways of dealing with death and unfinished business but both shows have the people who have passed on work through their lives and in the end move on to wherever they need to go.
- Both shows tug at your emotions and feelings as you feel empathy for the characters.
- Both shows also make you think seriously and offer some thought provoking moments.
- Both of these animes operate on a different plane of existence. Making us all think what really happens after we die.
- Both of them bring out emotions you never thought you had with dramatic, intense storylines and memories from the characters.
- Both anime have a touching ending and are filled with loveable characters that you will easily get attached to.
- Both shows are well-crafted, and have creative imagery and beautiful animation.
Overall, Death Parade is far darker than Angel Beats, but if you enjoyed one, you would likely enjoy the other. read more
Both of these anime deal with people in the afterlife dealing and coming to terms with what they did while they were alive in order to "pass on." The circumstances for the two are very different, but at the basis, the situations of the characters' lives were similarly stressful. Death Parade goes more in depth into each individual's past while creating a more dark, serious atmosphere partially masked by the games played. Angel Beats! is a much more light-hearted show overall while working in more stressful scenes later on. Even with these differences, both shows were tear-jerking in the same way and I automatically thought of Death Parade as I went deeper in Angel Beats!.  read more
Well for starters they both take place after death.
Both plots are about going to heaven. Or in their stories getting reincarnated.
Over time you get to learn pretty much everyones backstories.
Either good or bad. Their backstories are really detailed.
And in the end they have a nice happyish ending!
The concept is the same, they both take place in afterlife and characters with sad backgrounds. But for me Angel Beats is more colourful? It has all bunch of things in the same place like comedy, drama, action... But Death Parade goes on in the same place and way.
Death parade offers its characters the chance to assess their worldly lives whereas Angel Beats! leaves its characters to figure this out on their own in a state of limbo. Both shows are heavy on themes of death, more specifically making peace with the idea.
- Both have a kuudere loli who isn't normal
- Both have a male lead who is a newbie and a nice guy
- Both have a certain organization the main characters are apart of
- Both have certain supernatural/sci-fi elements
- Both have a sort of way to "not exist" that isn't really dying (Plamemo has "retrievals" and Angel Beats has "disappearing")
- Both have tearjerkers
Both series have a white-haired, cute girl protagonist. They become friends with the male protagonist - a genuinely nice and sweet guy - and their friendship gradually changes over the course of the story. They both have humour integrated into an otherwise emotional story.
both of these beautiful series starts off a little slow at first, but after a few episodes it starts catching up speed and the romance between the to MCs begin to unravel. they are both so bitter-sweet and they with definitely take you on an emotional rollecoaster. if you have seen one, you'll love the other one too. and remember to prepare the tissues ;~;
-Both have the main love interest as a white-haired kuudere girl
-Both have a fairly generic protagonist who is introduced to a new situation wherein he meets the love interest in question
-Both have character death without really stating that it was death (disappearing, retrievals)
Different story and different context, but Angel Beats! (AB!) and Plastic Memories (PM) have some similarity. The drama element make both anime have the strong feels. Not only that, both female mc, Kanade (AB!) and Isla (PM) make the feels grow stronger. With their kuudere personality and long white hair, they ready to shake your heart and your feeling. And brace yourself for the ending, because say goodbye is not easy as you think. Watch it if you want to know what i mean.
In both anime the main characters are a boy and a white-haired girl.
In the beginning of both anime the main characters dont know each other, but in the end they love each other.
In both anime a lot of charachters disappear during the season, and in the end the girl disappear and left the boy crying alone.
They both have a sad ending.
While Plastic Memories is much more heart-breaking and romantic than Angel Beats, but Angle Beats compensate with comedy and action.
You might cry in Angel Beats but you will for sure in Plastic Memories.
SUMMING UP, if you want a Dramatic and Emotional anime watch Plasic Memories. If you dont want just an Romance anime and want a mixed between Emotion-Comedy-Action you must watch Angel Beats. read more
These both series has a especial meaning about everyone who is around us won't always be there, hence we'd better love and value them before be late. Plastic Memories is gone on the romantic way while Angel Beats by friendship but eventually it's sure you'll weep due to heartrending and beatiful ending. There is one before and after when you finished to see Angel Beats.
* both have female characters with similar personalilty
*both anime have heartworming experience and both are sad
* both male characters feel as if they need to help the people around them
*both coulples struggle to understand each other
While Haibane Renmei couldn't be more dissimilar, the concept of the characters being in a supposed afterlife or purgatory are both extremely integral to the setting. Although in Angel Beats!, it seems like they fear the next step and thus rebel in anyway to ensure they don't disappear. However, in Haibane Renmei, they do the exact opposite and are more resigned to their fate, and there is little conflict.
Similar premise, very different execution.. Haibane takes away the comedy, action and some cuteness factor in order to bring more deepness to the premise setting, but both anime can leave you wondering the same questions about life purpose, and death.
Similar in both is by accepting yourself(regret) or atone your sin of your past before death you will be free from that world. Born to other world where they had to do work and live on with other people a.k.a citizen of that world.
Angel Beats! and Haibane Renmei have similar concepts, as both are centered around characters who are in a purgatory-like setting. While Angel Beats! has more comedy and action, Haibane Renmei takes a much more serious tone, and also likes to leave things up to the viewer to interpret. Liking one of these shows does not necessarily mean you will like the other, but it is worth trying.
Imagine having found yourself, to an unknown world, as if a lucid daydream not to be awakened. The rejection and self-denial is nigh, as the individuals, Yuzuru and Rekka, slowly identify with their pasts and gradually accept the truth, within the labyrinth of both worlds, the "afterworld", and the real world. Haibane Renmei, an astute yet nostalgic series that carries an abstract, yet distinct air of suspense to it; Angel Beats, a fulfilling adventure in an alternative (afterlife) world to slowly depreciate and disintegrate as reality steps in. Both attempt to carry a complete and touching plot, with a natural flow in Haibane Renmei; while Angel Beats takes upon an aggressive, and relentless spirit towards the truth. read more
Both anime explore the concept of "Afterlife", and features the characters being trapped in another world due to their regrets from their past lives. Both characters are required to find peace within themselves to be finally set free.
Haibane Renmei is much more serious and complex, while Angel Beats! is a lot more comedic and action-packed.
+ Different interpretations of the afterlife for a group of people who appear to be adolescents despite not being human
+ The wall in Haibane Renmei is similar to how the world just ends outside of the high school in Angel Beats!
- Angel Beats has action and much more vivid animation (granted it is 8 years younger) than Haibane Renmei which has a much calmer yet eerie atmosphere throughout the show
Do you want more great stories like Angel beats! with greater meaning? then don't look any further! If you haven't watched Haibane Renmei, I highly recommend watching it as it may bring new and greater meaning in your daily lives.
Both anime depict life after death, communities of the undead and some kind of a revolt against the God. The main characters are also similar in a way: they help the undead people to actually "die" and cease their afterlife existance. There are also dramas, high schoolers fighting against the system, lots of fanservice and comedyshit in both anime.
Perhaps it is the fantasy style of both series sets forth the premise of Angel Beats and Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi. In both worlds, the dead no longer dies and thus death is non existent. Additionally, there exists a protagonist who gets caught up in such a world and seemingly encounters another strange individual. There is the themes of supernatural and bits of action involved. Additionally, the atmosphere of both shows gives off similar vibes.
Both have to do a lot with the after life and towards the end they both end up sharing an extremely similar premises. Both really try to tug at your heartstrings though Angel Beats does a much better job then Sunday Without God. They both are enjoyable pretty much from start to finish although Sunday Without God leaves much to be desired in its ending
In terms of the mild tone, use of simple characters and a few fairly intense moments of action and others of seriously emotional drama, Angel Beats and Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi are fairly similar. There are elements of supernatural concepts that specifically revolve around a form of afterlife, ambiguity surrounding the existence of a god and, unfortunately, similar pacing issues.
Both include the concept of living in a world where no one dies and the way they deal with emotional and drama scenes may share same qualities as the story builds-up. Main protagonist is also female. The feel of music and animation may remind the similarity of the message of its anime.
These two anime may have quite a different plot, but I felt the vibe they gave off to be the same. Aside from the vibe, I think both have a story that contains humor, (though Little Busters! has more humor in it than Little Busters: Refrain.) drama and a beautiful deeper meaning. Be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby, though, because you wouldn't be the first one to cry your eyes out.
Both Key works Little Busters being a VN adaption and Angel Beats being an anime original. Jun Maeda wrote both Angel Beats and Little Busters. It's very hard to explain without spoiling both shows, but they both share many of the same themes and motifs.
-Both surely make you cry, and have stories that are almost the same.
-Both are about how hard it is to depart with friends after involve in some accidents and are about friendship and companions.
-Both show us how important and wonderful one's life is.
-Both are about saving their friends and protect them and content the task where you need to complete it in order to discover the secret of the world.
-Both take place in school and show us how important friendships and best friends/childhood friends are.
-Both have a very touching story and show us that we need to fight for it in order to become stronger.
-Both show us how much pain they struggle and even went into despairs. Both show us how much they treasure their friendships.
-Both show their cooperation and how they overcome hardship in order to save their precious friends. read more
Good Characterization :)) The story all revolved about another world, where it has been created by such strong will :)) Lots of drama and twist and story, same plot and made me cry like an idiot :) better to watch it :)
Though I would never recommend skipping the first season of Little Busters, this second season is what made the series worthwhile. In Refrain, the main plot finally begins to unfold and takes on many characteristics of Angel Beats. This is mainly a result of the growing supernatural phenomena. Both play with themes including death, school life, past grief, acceptance through companionship, and loss. Both shows are set in an abnormal and ominous world that the characters don't quite understand.
Refrain had a previous season to develop characters, where Angel Beats had 13 episodes to do so. That being said, there are still tremendous parallels within the two groups. For example, each show has the meat-headed fighter, the quiet disciplined one, the leader, and the protagonist who has to step up and break the cycle. Understandably, Angel Beats is faster paced and more action-oriented, where the Little Busters series has a bit more character depth and build up. However, on a conceptual level, you probably can't get closer. read more
Both are from the same creator, but LB is so ignorated because of his 1st season, which is a bit painful to watch. But like Angel Beats, the best part is in the end. One of the very few animes that I reccomend to watch the 1st season (Little Busters!) only to enjoy the 2nd one (Refrain). Really worth it. If Angel Beats did make some tears in your eyes, I think Little Busters will also get the job done.
In both series the main characters are trapped in a world where they would rather not be in. They try to resist and fight this world in order to regain their freedom. This is why I would recommend watching both series if you liked one of them. Both of them also involve a love story
Death plays a major role in both shows. In Angel Beats! everyone is trying to atone for their past lives in purgatory while in SAO, everyone is fighting for their lives in order to make it back to the real world.
I don't even know where to start with attempting to recommend Sword Art Online. The series is great, while it's in an outside reality and guilds take place- SOA, much like Angel Beats will have you liking some characters more than most and you'll probably be caught off guard and start feeling a little emotional like with Angel Beats.
Sword art online is something I dropped half way through season 1 because of certain *events* but honestly Angel Beats is shorter and still is amazing, I've never laughed so hard at an anime before, while still having a sense of dread as the backstory of the characters is dark and is a main part of the plot as just like in Sword Art they are stuck in a game/like Limbo (Purgatory) and are fighting against the schools master. One of the best anime's that just keeps taking everything you thought you know and flipping it onto the floor before reforming it into a bigger picture. Amazing anime and worth the time. read more
They give out the same feeling. They both have really good somewhat crazy humor moments, and touching moments, too, while the overall plot is poor and one can hardly speak about the whole anime story development. Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? and Angel Beats are similar in this: they're not your usual episodic anime and it seems like there's a story that progresses from one episode to another, but in reality it's only a ghost of the story that only takes place to move the anime on and to connect those funny and sad moments. And it'll be fair to say those moments are nice to your eyes.
And yeah, as it was already mentioned in other recommendations, both these anime play with the undead theme. read more
The amounts of laughter that both series tries to engineer is something to take notice if you plan on watching both series. And yes, that means comedy and entertainment.
Of course, both series contain supernatural elements done in a fun way as well as drama. There are also seriousness in both series mixed in with the characters. And speaking of characters, both MC are technically "dead" for different reasons. It is from this point in that he makes interactions with other characters.
All in all, if you're looking for a series with hilarious comedy but also has touching drama at different degrees, then these two anime(s) are something to keep an eye on. read more
Kinda similar in some ways:
includes some sort of relationship with boys and girls carrying out a gun in school grounds and fighting against one another for some certain reasons. It's comedy and enjoyable to watch! Great animations as well
One thing is for certain; at the end of these two anime, you will need a new box of tissues. They both focus around the lives of two people, brought together by similar situations. They learn from each other and ultimately bring the stories to life, through their trials and tribulations.
If you want to cry and feel satisfied about it then this one's for you. Don't get deceived by the genre and welcome to the feel ride. The story is satisfying and has much more depth associated. You'll love it.
Both animes are very beautiful and emotional. They have pretty animation & an amazing opening. They're both packed with feels and endings that will make you cry. If you want another heartbreaking anime, Angel Beats! is for you.
While these two might not have a lot in common at first glance (other than that they're both set in school and are about people, optionally living ones, lol), these two anime get surprisingly similar within the last 1-2 episodes. It's near impossible to explain this sufficiently without spoilers, so I'm just going to say it like this: if you've seen either of the two, the ending of the other will feel fairly familiar and be an equally big feels-trip.
In an abnormal high school setting, the dead, with unfinished business, attempt to remember their life, how they died and try to move on. Both series have heavy supernatural elements, light romance and EXTREMELY similar endings; but Angel Beats has a larger ensemble of characters and more comedy, while Dusk Maiden is a little darker and focuses more on the two main characters.
Both series take place in and around an abnormal school, with its students trying desperately to understand their situation with deaths taking place pretty much constantly. In Angel Beats! death is cheap (and impermanent), but Another plays for keeps.
The main purpose why I've chosen to suggest you watch Angel Beats is because these 2 anime really have a lot of common; characters' setup, atmosphere, etc. I mean, when you are watching it, you feel the same tranquility, though Another has some elements of mystery, horror... But, let's get back to the main matter; if you really liked Another( I think that I'm absolutely right), you must see Angel Beats because these two anime are masterpieces and, AB is even more wonderful than Another.
These two anime series are similar at the start. A girl is somewhat lonesome, and a guy goes and talks to her even when the others tell him that he shouldn't do so, which eventually leads to a chain of events that the protagonists would need to risk their lives to stop. Very similar but completely different storyline each with their own deep meaning, which are very fitting to the story.
A boy new to the area is welcomed by a group of people and are befriended by them. A girl that everyone pretends she doesn't exist, isn't seen by anyone. The boy befriends the girl and his friends wouldn't allow a dead person to be friends with the boy.
Seems like they're at a school type of setting trying to get over some sort of past they had to move on and live life. Each character has some unique personality or past that is gone over and also has a story to go with them.
The dark theme, the romance between some characters, Grisaia no Kajitsu really gives a wave of Angel Beats! back to me, since I haven't cried on a 13-episode series since Angel Beats! Beautiful anime, also they reflect alot about death and what there is after it.
During the first few episodes of Grisaia no Kajitsu, these two shows didn't seem to have any similarities. But as the story went on, I found they were quite alike. They depict how a past tragedy changes the characters' whole lives. And our protagonist helps them to accept their fate. Moreover, they both have a special school as setting, mild animation, and decent music composition.
~ Both feature a mysterious male protoganist joining a school
~ The school is filled with people with troublesome/dark pasts, including the MC
~ The MC tries to help everyone overcome their pasts
~ Both feature random spurts of comedy
2nd half of Grisaia no Kajitsu reminded me a lot of Angel Beats. Both series talk a lot about death and how people behave when they are on the brink of death. Both series feature characters who carry deep regrets after (they believe) causing the harm to their friend or family.
Whereas Angel Beats is about purgatory, where every character in the story has already died, Grisaia no Kajitsu is about near-death experience, where characters come out of scenarios where they are the only surviving person. These issues are explored thoroughly from the 2nd half of Grisaia no Kajitsu all the way through to the two sequels. read more
Both have great stories, are very emotionally charged, and have similar feels. Mahou is much darker in the bulk of the episodes, while Angel Beats has more comic relief, but both are powerful anime that I highly recommend.
both have an ideal of universal happenings, in some sort of another, both contain action that is relevant and meaningful, but they also leave you with an eerie feeling towards the end, and somewhat through both of them
Both shows have a great soundtrack, top notch action sequences, and similar themes. They also both start in a foreign setting with very little exposition to begin with; from there, character development takes a large focus as you gradually become accustomed to the respective universes.
Angel Beats! is a bit more irreverant and a great deal more comedic than Madoka Magica, but aside from this the two shows match each other quite well.
Both Have Like That Same Vibe / Feeling even though one is about zombies and one is about dead kids and their life. U get the feeling that like the group is fight against everything else and like stick together with lots of comedy =D hotd has more eechi though.
Both are story of survival. In, Angel Beats! they fight to survive so that they will not disappear from the afterlife while in Highschool of the Dead they fight to survive from the creepy undead zombies. You can say that they are both gore and have unexpecteed endings.
The art work is very similar and it also has to do with untrained kids dealing with weapons for separate insane reasons. Angel Beats is definitely the greater of the two taking out the ecchi elements in HOTD and replacing it with very intense drama but HOTD concept is very imaginative and is actually very hard to pull off when it comes to zombie apocalypse as it never truly has an ending just ask the people who made RESIDENT EVIL
I just finished watching highschool of the dead and it was amazing!! I noticed that both anime have very different conflicts and yet they were so similar because neither group of people in both animes knew what was happening to them. I'll get straight to the point. If you liked one of them you will definitely like the other in terms of action, romance, and supernatural/ a slight mystery aspect in both! The only major difference that I saw in them was the ecchi. As far as I can remember I don't recall much ecchi in angel beats but both have a sort of comedy relief at times and are very serious. Good luck with your anime watching👍 read more
Both series share a similar style in theme and direction and an under lying plot that is emotionally heavy. They also share the same mix of character development, action, & romance throughout the series.
The main character gets to meet the other people in a town/ school. Then comes a series of flashbacks from many characters. Finally comes cliffhanger ending. That's how i would describe the overall plot of these two similar series.
As you might have figure it out, but both series are made by the same producers. Which concludes that they have similar arts, and a mix of action and romance.
To wrap up both series, the ending will leave you in tears, without a doubt.
Pretty much the same. The drama is there, same creator, both have awesome plot and are totally worth watching. If u enjoyed one of them you will deffinetly love the other.
Although Angel Beats has more of an impact compared to the other, and also it has much deeper plot (in some parts anyway).
In the two animes arises a romance unexpected in between of story. The anime style is very beautiful and the stories have a very sad tragedy. The two female main characters are very quiet and innocent. I recommend this anime because have de same Creator (Ishihara, Tatsuya ) and this man easily make you cry with two short animes. Her anime style is extremely beautiful. It's a fucking genious of drama/romantic animes. Are animes that you can not miss!!!
En los dos animes surge un romance inesperado en medio de la historia. El estilo del anime es muy bonito y las historias tienen una muy triste tragedia. Las dos personajes principales femeninas son muy tranquilas y inocentes. Recomiendo este anime porque tienen al mismo creador (Ishihara, Tatsuya) y este señor puede hacerte llorar con dos animes cortos muy fácilmente. Su estilo de anime es precioso. Es un maldito genio del drama/romántico. Son animes que no puedes perderte!!! read more
Both of these shows have tsundere leads, though it takes Yuri longer to soften. There's laughter along the way, adorable moments, and moments when it looks like everything will fall apart. Still no matter how hard Toradora! tries to convince you it's only funny or Angel Beats! that it's only serious, there's a gooey center in each of these shows that left me with a smile. :)
Angel Beats is similar to Toradora! because they are both classified as romance animes that we all want to see more of. They are also similar because the two main characters in each anime start out as somewhat enemies but come to see that they want the same thing and end up falling for each other in the end.
Both have teenagers wielding pistols, sniper rifles, and automatic weapons. Both have a very large cast of characters, almost all of which are students. The comedy style is, in my opinion, very close to that of Angel Beats. It isn't really trying to make you sad like Angel Beats does, but I really get the same feel off of both of them.
Both stories are based around death.Both main characters spend the majority of the story dealing with trying to figure out how their in a such a confusing situation.Angel Beats is more of a Action and Shigofumi is more of a Mystery.
I don't pride myself on making strange recommendations like this one but this time it's actually waranted:
-Both are about a game like system in a school were students fight (Baka and Test is an actual game though and Angel Beats! just has a video game feel).
-Some characters have the same feel and sometimes appearance.
-They deal with a bunch of morons (while more emphasized in Baka and Test, they do call themselves idiots in Angel Beats!)
Note: If you like the humor and characters then one should be a fit for the other but otherwise they're worlds appart.
They both have a group of kids in an exaggerated school setting (one school in the afterlife and one school that has students battle). They're both comedies and both have some romance in them as well. Angel Beats is a little softer on the romance and comedy, and more emotional and deep as well. It really pulls you into the story. Baka to Test on the other-hand is a slapstick comedy that will have you laughing to yourself twenty minutes after you've finished watching an episode. The romance is balanced in well so that you end up loving many of the characters to boot.
I relate these two because Baka and Test gave me the good feeling of how it was like to be in High School but Angel Beats gave me the Bitter-Sweet feeling of having to leave. It really leaves you sad at the end, but its definitely a must-watch.
Both have similar elements of humor as well as a focus on high school life. Both anime, while not being exactly the same, have similar characters designs as well (Baka to Test's designs are a little more chibi-ish). In edition, there is a great emphasis in both anime on the idiocy of the characters (though it's brought up much more in Baka to Test).
Both these Anime feature girls kicking butt despite the odd situations they find them in. Both Anime push the boundary of "willing suspense of disbelief" and yet the viewer still finds themselves believing what is going on could possibly happen in another reality.
Are you a fan of Drama? you have to watch both animes. They are not the typical drama, they mix gore (Elfen Lied) and comedy (Angel Beats) , but they don´t forget to make you cry T^T, if you are a person able to cry and to try new things you will enjoy both of this animes.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanajo is a very sweet, enjoyable, funny series with an amazing cast of characters. The art for the show is also very beautiful. In these ways, it relates to Angel Beats! They are both very fun, lovable series that anyone who has some time should definitely check out. You'll get a good laugh out of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanajo and it will probably give you some emotional moments. However, if you're looking for a show with the same action as Angel Beats, this is not the show for you for it is more a good story and a comedy than an action-packed, exciting series.  read more
if you loved sakurasou, you will love angel beats.
except the bloody scenes and the fightings.
Tachibana Kanade is very similar to Shiina Mashiro, they both are "feelingless" and i found the same excitement in both animes.
Both anime involves a guy who helps other girls while at the same time dealing with his own. Both main male protagonists suffer from memory loss although 1 just forgot his time in the city years ago while the other has an almost complete memory loss. Both main male protagonists eventually regain their memories as they help others.
Both recommendations are from Key. I love this animes because the history it's very good, so amazing. I cried a LOT with this two series. And well, all the animes from the Key has got the sames messages:
Dreams, love, friends, and a lot of aims.
Aims: All the aims can be complete with a lot of working, force (and, sometimes with a little support from your friends!).
I really love this two animes (I love more animes, but this two animes are very special), and I really recommend it. (All the animes from Key are good animes too! <3)
Pretty much the same. The drama is there, same creator, both have awesome plot and are totally worth watching. If u enjoyed one of them you will deffinetly love the other.
Although Angel Beats has more of an impact compared to the other, and also it has much deeper plot (in some parts anyway).
I know you love watching tragic romance if you've watched "Angel Beats". So I'll recommend you to watch "Sola". Both anime tells the meaning of love, friendship, and the hardship between life and death. :D
Both of these show have a similar type of comedy. They are both mainly character driven, with characters that are either stereotypes or brake the stereotype. While Angel beats is on the heaver side, there are episodes of both shows where it is just fun being with the characters.
Both anime are connected to stuff happens after life, in Angel Beats a group are trying to find what do they truly desire in their life andKamisama is all about solving case that's related to people who no longer live in the world or at least don't know where they are.
And the main male protagonist in both show don't know what do they truly want or what they are doing in the start and both of them turns out to be someone awesome :P
The male protagonist is the newcomer of a group, which consists of awesome and likeable characters. Both shows just kinda have the same feel. Kamisama no Memochou doesn't really go into the backstories of different characters, but there are still really serious moments. And Angel beats is really touching, though it mostly shows toward the end. They're also both short and have a baseball episode. And they have a lot of the same dubbed voice actors.
If you like the school life kind of anime that's not really about school, these are the anime for you. Angel beats! is about the after-life while Koi-Choco is about an election, even with this difference, both have great dose of comedy and drama and has the same feel into it. The art and character design are good too. Watching these two will surely be a wonderful viewing experience.
Both Relate on going to a place that look pretty normal but it's not so normal when you have to fight to survive. and both made a mistake about everything they have done and tried to fix it to make it all right
Both are Actions where the main character is suddenly thrown in a new world and has to fight to survive.Both had a girl who was the leader of the group trying to stay alive and both guys were clueless why they were in this world.11 eyes has more horror while angel beats has more drama in it.
Both are school life (more so for Kokoro Connect) animes with a deeper purpose. They will make you rethink your moral values and the protagonists are similar in the sense that they love helping people.
-Both about fighting in order to survive or be safe.
-Both are very touching story with little bit of romance.
-Both story surely make you feel like wanna cry.
-Both has a very nice and touching song that surely make you fall for it.
-Both are about teamwork and friendship.
-Both story shows that everyone has their own past that has been kept secret all the way.
-Both story shows the sadness and the difficulty when departing with your friends or someone you treasure the most.
-Both of the main character did met up in the end of the story.
-Both has a peaceful ending and all the character continue to live their own normal usual life. read more
While they might not seem like it at first, there are a few things that are similar between the two.
1. One of the main characters has a hard time knowing whether to join up with the group at the start.
2. One of the other main characters (the other gender from the character described in number 1) is an anti-hero of sorts, but moreso in KnK.
3. Both are quite heart-wrenching by the end of the anime.
4. They will both leave some questions lingering in your mind at the end.
5. They both have an amazingly hilarious filler episode (Angel Beats isn't part of the main series though). You should not skip over them.
6. At a later point in the anime, the protaginists fight of a massive horde of monsters which split apart the main group.
Both series innvolve a school club that is filled with a variety of entertaining, insane, and downright hilarious members. I'm certain if you liked Angel Beats you will find some enjoyment from Ookami-san.
They both have a male and a female main character, and the girl is pretty tough. While Angel Beats begins with Yurippe using a gun, Okami-san begins with Ryouko in a fight with her kitty knuckles. So they have somewhat similar beginnings. They both revolve around a group, which consists of likeable characters. They go into the backstories of a few of the characters (though Angel Beats is much sadder). They also both have great art. Both shows have comedy, some action, and some drama (though Angel Beats has more drama than Okami-san).
Out of all the seasons of Little Busters, LB!:Ex is propably the most similar to Angel Beats, mainly because of the first "Arc" of Ex.
We have a girl fighting against some kind of force on the grounds of school, the main guy helping her out and then them trying to find something in the underground of said school - meanwhile trying to dodge several traps etc. The similarities go on like that but to keep this spoiler free I won't go into more detail on this - you know what I mean by Angel Beats and the first Arc of LB!:Ex being pretty similar anyway. The other seasons and arcs aren't just as obvious with their similarites but still, since both are tear jerkers with kind of over the top characters and supernatural elements, you might enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.  read more
- Yuri Nakamura aka Yurippe (Angel Beats!) and Aya aka Saya Tokido (Little Busters! EX) have a same role. They are leading the team to finish the mission. In Angel Beats, Yurippe wants to beat Tenshi (Angel). In Little Busters EX, Saya wants to beat the leader of Darkness Executive.
- Both of them also have the same costume. They wear school uniform and mastered to use pistol gun.
- Yurippe and Saya Tokido have the same voice actress.
- Angel Beats! and Little Busters! EX have the same creator.
Both series have teenagers dealing with Supernatural concepts. Though Soul Eater is more goofy and has lots of elements typically seen in your everyday Shounen series while Angel Beats seems to be more serious and emotional at times.
Though KEY and Sunrise are two very different Studios, Code Geass and Angel Beats are similar in several ways. Both focus on a teen resistance group trying to defeat a force much more powerful than them, and both have that sort of bittersweet feeling that makes you happy and sad at the same time.
If you liked Code Geass for its deft mixing of genres, you may like Angel Beats!. Angel Beats! is not action-driven or filled with mecha like Code Geass, but, like Code Geass, it deals with complex characters and blurred lines between right and wrong. Every character has a story and a reason for doing what he or she does. Both shows have powerful, heart-breaking endings, and, while Angel Beats! is much lighter than Code Geass, both shows are moving, well-executed, and memorable.
They are simular because it deals with peoples dying, and being trapped in another world, due to suicide, or hateful feelings toward god and lived a horrible life. In both animes, they both are given another chance to live and try to accept their lives. I really like both of these animes because they give you a warm feeling while watching.
Both shows involve supernatural elements and as the plot progresses the audience finds themselves growing more and more fond of the characters as they are further developed. They both have extremely hard-hitting emotional moments involving these characters, and they both have very satisfying plots. In addition, both of these shows are masterpieces in my book. Definitely watch one if you have seen and enjoyed the other!
Both show a strong value of friendship. In Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo the group is smaller (Makoto, Chiaka and Kousuke, who have always been friends) and their status in different timelines, while Angel Beats has more people involved and their friendship develops over the course of the battles.
Are animes with different themes but your ends also has minimal resemblance.....
They both share a similar characteristic of playing with your emotions, although Mirai Nikki has a much much stronger element of fear added in the mix. Both have strong plots and dark character backstories that become motives for their struggles. One could also argue that Mirai Nikki is a perversion of Angel Beats! since the participants are forced to fight each other to alleviate their live's sorrows instead of working together to overcome them.
Both fantastic comedies, made by the prolific Miyazaki-chan and his long time partner David Williams-dono. These two shows are both great to pick up your mood, especially after realizing Miyazaki, and David Williams did not work on these shows, but you can believe. Nothing wrong with these shows at all, if I have to say it, these shows are the best shows in the universe, quite possibly the world. 10/10
Both of them are about a regular guys that end up in a high school were they can both be killed, the difference is that in Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei you have to do it so you can leave alive, and in Angel Beats its not as threatening.
Both start off very light hearted with some comedy and action but as the story developes it turns into a more serious and dark story.Both shows have major changes in the charcthers as they remember their past.I will say though Mawaru Penguindrum is alot more complex then Angel beats and can be hard to follow at times. But overall they're both great and they are both "must see" shows
Both start off very light hearted with some comedy and action but as the story develops it turns into a more serious and dark story. Both shows have major changes in the characters as they remember their past. They both are awesome and have intriguing stories that develop well.
If you have seen Date A Live, it will remind you of Angel Beats.
First off, Kanade in Angel Beats will remind u of Tohka in Date A Live because both of them give off a similar expression i.e. both of them attacked or tried to attack the main male protagonist.
*SPOILERS FOR BOTH*
The main male protagonist falls in love with with the girl who tried to attack him or did attack him in the beginning of the anime and the girl falls in love with him too.
The protagonists suddenly find themselves on the front lines of war. In these wars the parties utilize weapons and superpowers. Also the protagonist's party organizes themselves in some kind of headquarters.
Another more contemporary recommendation: Both anime take the concept of death lightly as characters keep dying but keep coming back to life, and more often than not die in brutal and bloody ways, especially in Bokusatsu. Both male main characters also have an "angel" usually at their side, that usually has a hand in their demise.
Both are about a group of students who try to figure out the mysteries surrounding the school,and both main charcthers dont particulary want to help. Hyouka is much more of a Slice of Life while Angel Beats is a action.
The reason why Fullmetal Alchemist is similar is because they both have alot of action and some comedy in them.But they do also have there sad moments.When they are in a action like situation it will keep your eyes glued to the screenThere's always something interesting going on in these anime's,I think there fantastic and hope that you find them the same way as i do.
Both tackle the hardships of death
Both teach you the importance of life and what you have
Both are super funny
Both have one of the saddest scenes I’ve ever seen
Both have great characters with heartbreaking backstories
Both anime have good action, with guilty crown having some of the best fighting scenes I've seen in a while. Also both Angel Beats and Guilty Crown tend to be more serious anime with a little comedy thrown in. Both anime focus on the importance of relationships and both have great music! if you liked angel beats you will love guilty crown as well!!
Both series deals with the hardship of life and the unfairness of it all. We get to see many relationships blossom and see the power of friends. Prepare for saddness/tears! Overall awesome shows that are done far too soon.
Welcome to the NHK is one of those "slice of life" anime. It contains a very depressing yet comedic theme to it. Only reason I say its similar to Angel Beats is because you can get something about life from both Anime. Welcome to the NHK is a great series that has fantastic character development and a well developed plot. Like a said previously it has a lot of dark comedy to it. If you're looking for a anime that keeps you guessing and pays off at the end, Welcome to the NHK won't let you down.
This anime is about a Hikkikomori(someone cut off from society), Sato believes everything that happens is a conspiracy. Throughout the anime he is constantly looking for ways to resolve this conflict and always seems to mess it up. He has no job, no goal, no life really. That's why he seems to be going crazy at some points, all in all this anime is great and teaches you about what life is in its own way depending on what you uniquely take from it. read more
I know this is a strange way of looking at it but I see GANTZ as Angel Beats' mean spirited older sibling. How are they similar? They both deal with a protagonist who dies and suddenly arrives in an afterlife setting where they meet several other people. The objectives of the characters mirror each other (in GANTZ the characters want to leave the afterlife but in Angel Beats they don't want to pass on).
High school boys, a crazy environment, a strong willed female protagonist, the world of Haruhi is pretty similar to the alternate world of angel beats. You will not have the feels that angel beats leave, but you will have the fun of a series of unexpected events that violate the law of physics.
These two are among my favorites for "music-incorporated" anime. While in both series there is an emphasis of plot elsewhere from music, music nevertheless weaves itself into the fabrics of the story, producing a perfect, brilliant, interesting complement to the main storylines.
Both are really sad in the romantic and dramatic way....
If you like Romance and drama with some heartbreaking moments, you'll like this one!
Dissimilarity: Angel beats have action genre which HnTgNS don't have, Angel beats has 12 episodes and Angel beats are more focused on Comedy and The Action genre more than Romance but when The Romance is shown in Angel beats... you'll sheet tears.. (The last part with the genre was my own opinion ^_^)
They have pretty good music and they are funny in diffrent ways. Most of the time they are on the school that are in the series. Both have comedy and a little music.
K-ON have slice of life and comedy i think, but angel beats have more action and are a little supernatural
Anime ini sangat saya rekomendasikan buat kalian yang suka dengan anime yang bergenre romance atau juga yang suka dengan anime yang membuat kita sedikit berfikir untuk bisa memahami jalan ceritanya. OK.. Mungkin itu saja yang dapat saya rekomendasikan buat kalian kali ini.. #Salam_Agent_Esa
I highly recommend this anime for you who like the anime genre of romance or also those who like the anime that makes us a bit of thinking to understand the story. OK .. Maybe it's just that I can recommend for you this time .. #Salam_Agent_Esa
Though they start off very differently, the eventual idea of both series centres around a cast of characters with internal scars which prevent them from leaving the place they are trapped in. Angel Beats is more slice of life-ish while Mayoiga is more centred around mystery.
Both of these Anime have parts of the animation that has bright colors and other times it gets dark but still maintains those bright colors. Both Anime are also about fighting for ones dreams and finding out a big secret.
Both uses the combination of sociopathic comedy and anti-comedy as an entertainment.
Character dramatization are backstory reliant though tearjerking in sometime.
The OST of both series are almost the same.
Only difference is the themes and art-style, moe & anti-moe.
YOU WANT PHILOSOPHICAL AND SAD(ish) WELL THAN THESE ARE FOR YOU. In all seriousness both of these anime take on a philosophical topic (angel beats being fulfilling life and kiznaiver being bonds with others).
Themes of memory and identity, being trapped in another world, computer programs, the sense of a larger plot not being fully explained... There are plenty of big differences between them, but both shows have these elements,and they're both very enjoyable in their own regard. A lot of thought seems to have gone into their concepts. Plus, the creators of Angel Beats! seem to have ambitious plans, so it may come to have the same kind of multimedia project kind of feel that .hack's been expanding on for so long.
They both have psychological and religious themes.
They both have drama,action,and are both depressing.
They both have kuderes and characters who want to rule the world and both question their existence and purpose in life.
They both have really good art styles and osts.
They both are amazing and are both worth a watch.
Furiko crafts a tighter and more engaging narrative with more compelling characters in four minutes and 20 seconds than Angel Beats! manages to accomplish in four hours and 20 minutes. If you want a recommendation for Angel Beats, you're almost certainly looking for a recommendation for a tearjerker. While I wouldn't personally classify either of these as tearjerkers (because they didn't jerk any tears from me, and that's how I define it), they both fall into the same tone and even use incredibly similar themes.
-Both has something to do with life and death.
-SSS club is same as the astronomy club, they solve problems in and around school which is many times with bits of fighting/violence.
-Main protagonist has two girls which could end in a relationship.
-Both have the theme of friends and going through misfortune.
-Kenny really looks like TK.
-They both give the same feeling in some way
Many may not have noticed, but this anime has great similarities with Angel Beats.
- Many minor characters that have not fully developed their history, but they are important for the development of the main characters.
- The main character seeks to know more about himself.
- The comedy predominates, but there are serious scenes in the same manner as Angel Beats.
- The main character suffers from a problem that must be overcome for him to continue with life (can not say that it is with life in Angel Beats).
- There are people with the same problem around the main character. />
- [This point is personal] Although not the focus, he talks about a psychological reality that exists, even being in a minority. (In Angel Beats you realize that if you look more deeply).
That is my opinion. I could not stop thinking about how this anime is like Angel Beats.
Many say it is a confusing anime, and it's true! But strive to understand, it is worth it!
Above all, sorry for my English. It is a mixture of English learned on the internet and google translator. read more
Various moments of pure amusement, really funny scenes, and epic battles are the main similarities between Noragami and Angel Beats.
It combines comedy with drama and mystery.
In Noragami, the characters who are living an afterlife (just as on Angel Beats) and fight ghosts which haunt the city and corrupt souls.
Yato is a silly version of Yuri, who wants to keep peace and fight the evil, besides his bad past.
Some characters can't remember anything from the time they were alive, which is relatable with Angel Beats
Both are set in another world where people supposedly won't die even when killed there. Both shows have the same feeling. There are action with gun and blades, light-hearted moments, survival theme, mysterious incidents that leads to annihilation of people from both worlds, and FEEL-inducing events in the end of the shows.
Both series mention and/or include angels. They both also have some extremely good comedy scenes that are sure to make you laugh, with Hataraku Maou-sama focusing purely on that, while Angel Beats is trying to be a bit emotional alongside it as well. In both series, the relationships between the characters improve, with the endings being a rad romantic as well. More in Angel Beats than in Hataraku Maou-sama, though.
well angel beats is about accepting death persona 3 is also about accepting death to understand you will have to watch all the movies though wont spoil too much but lets just say the main characters have something in common i also highly reccomand you watch a playtrough of p3 the answer if you want to know more about the ending
Angel Beats! isn't a yuri, but it does have a lot of the same elements as Kannazuki no Miki especially the fighting scenes and the main character having lost their memory. They're also both romantic and very touching.
Both anime deal with the theme of death along with having 'angel' charters. They are both very deep stories that rely on paying attention. Both stories have a very interesting cast of charters and charter driven story.
Utena and Angel Beats mix drama, humor and action to a very good standard. Both deal with similar issues, especially the idealization of youth and idealized in a different place. Utena is much deeper, but Angel Beats has a better pace.
- Both protagonists wake up in a world they don't know, and they don't have memories.
- Both animes develop their characters in a fantastic way.
- Both anime have some drama aspects (even though Angel Beats! is a lot more dramatic).
- One is set in a medieval fantastic world, the other in a after death school.
- One has swords, the other has guns.
- The struggles are based on different reasons.
Both of these anime's an inspiring MC that meets a white haired girl who's both quiet and a little violent. They equally amusing comedy scenes, and the conclusion for both series is heart-wrenching and headache inducing (Meaning you'll be on the edge of your seat as your heart pumps too quickly and you get headache). So really, stop reading this recommendation and go watch Angel Beats (if you haven't, it's pretty famous you know).
Both involve main characters who are unable to die, but often randomly get maimed to the point where they would die, for no other reason than random comedy. Angel Beats!is a little more story and a little less humor (not by much) than Kore wa Zombie though. Both of the aforementioned main characters are also 'brought back to life' in a sense as well, with some sort of back story as to how they died.
In both works, a boy enters into a world that is new for him. There is a melancholy feeling infused and in both cases, we are asked to ponder this question -- must we 'move on' even if we are perfectly comfortable in our present surrounding?
Nerawareta Gakuen is a movie with gorgeous visuals, but Angel Beats has a much better soundtrack. Both movies will make you feel a lot of feels.
Both anime deal with seriously saddening issues in a hilarious manner.
Both anime have intense moments of happiness and sorrow.
Both anime contain better developed side characters than main characters.
Both anime are school based slice of life.
Both anime are very funny at times.
Both anime use a range of characters and events to push one overarching plot.
A life in high school as problem solver! The main character gets a second chance in/after their life. In his new life in high school, he makes friends fast. He's focused on solving his friends' problems.
It's Otonashi in a new form: I say this because the English Voice actor is Otonashi from Angel Beats! And during Episode 2, he says something that Otonashi would say and act, plus it feels like the English Voice Actor wanted it to be like Angel Beats, and I sense it when he voiced this show. If you miss Angel Beats, and wanted more, this is the show, and it's all thanks to Otonashi English Voice Actor.
It may not seem like it but Angel Beats and Shiki do have a few things in common. In both of these anime, the dead come back to life and live in a specific area. In Angel Beats, it's the school while in Shiki it is the small country town everyone lives in. Another thing is the action. There is a bit of fight scenes in both although Shiki is more of a mind game rather than the fighting that goes on in Angel Beats. They both had a sense of mystery as to what the heck was going on too.
Both shows deal with teens locked in a purgatory-like state, each of them needing to come to terms with their scars and accept the future rather than cling to the past, rebelling against a cruel, unfair world.
At first this may seem completely unrealistic, mainly because Angel Beats is far superior, but hear me out for a couple minutes.
-Both involve characters going back to confront their past to move on
-Both involve high schoolers in a fantasy world
-Both revolve around a group of friends
-Both hint at romance
This is without any saying a stretch.
I just wanted to share one thing they have in common....
You know, the roles both MCs have in the beginning, they're both beginners, right?
But in all actuality, they're bound and fated to replace their senpai's in the end as a new senpai for the next beginners, and this loop goes on indefinitely. Sorry if this is a spoiler, but don't worry, it's just the ending, not the whole story. And these endings don't even amount to like at least 10% of the plot. If you like such stuff, then I highly recommend the other to you! read more
There are no real villains. There are people who oppose the protagonist, but they have their own personal reasons. I like how these shows show both sides.
In Angel Beats, Angel and Naoi kinda opposed Otonashi.
In K, HOMRA is trying to get Shiro.
Stories about a cheerful high school life of specific students clubs, with special condition. There's a mysterious gods that triggers the students' struggles to fight. Yuuki Yuuna was first opened with the mission to protect their God and world, while Angel Beats! was the opposite. Both has similar atmosphere of lighthearted, comedies, mysteries, and past dramas, but there's more bitter truth waiting for them as the stories progress...
Both are directed by the same director, hence if you watch them closely, they have similarities in term of direction styles and comedies. If these 12 episodes aren't enough for you, both also have light novel and visual novels to tell their and other characters' backstories. read more
They both have that sad feeling at the end that makes you wish it could just continue. Plus, they make you fell fufilled when you do finish even if you do wish for more. Both are also great animes!! I love them and I am positive you will too!!
-Main character enters into a new world that they never knew existed (Angel Beats: world of those who died and cannot rest peacefully and Houkago: the existence of alien, space, and magic)
-Meet irreplaceable/memorable friends and shows you their pasts, their wish, and why they ended up in the position where they are now
-Both involves having to do a mission/a purpose
-Both the animes romance are very similar to each other
-Basically, both animes are very similar, but Angel Beats is more dramatic and dark. As for Houkago, it's more happy, yet depressing. It's not as deep as Angel Beats, but both are very great.
-If you like Angel Beat's plot, then you will like Houkago, as long as you are okay with magical girls.
-Angel Beats = darker, PG13 , but Houkago no Pleiades is meant for all ages read more
both have team planning .
both have strong girls.
both have may girls.
both have all out war.
both fight as team.
both have leader.
both have strategic planning and fighting.
both have same feel while watching.
This may look like a strange combination, but it's not. In both series you have a group of kids (all with their personal problems) who are in a different world. They all have to overcome their problems in this world.
It is kind of hard to explain why I would recomend these to. To me, they both had lovable characters, the humour was simular, though one storyline took on a darker side. I also enjoyed the character designs and the crispness in the animation. I guess the best way to put it is, both are kind of like Fairy Tales in the long run, though some people may not realize it for Angel Beats! at first.
In both anime's the main male protagonist find themselves (for them at the moment) in a wierd place, surrounded by strange people. But in no time they get used to it.
Both anime's have a piece of supernatural related storys, and the comedy is mutual in them. The music is also good if you ask me.
The two have the plot centered about heaven, reborn, love and friendship. In both there´s also a goal that the main ones have to fulfill so they can go to another place. Also, Kanade and Kobato are voiced by the same voice actress.
If you enjoy a quirky kind of humour or something that makes you laugh unexpectedly then this may be right for you. The two animes are of different genre though so don't expect them to share the same vibe!
For some reason, I always compare these 2 a lot. Both have a huge set of characters, Angel Beats somewhat fails on this while Baccano succeeds. Both include comic relief breaks to make the pacing refreshing in the forms of T.K. and Isaac and Miria. If you love to see a big cast of characters go crazy, both are must see.
Both shows involves with being dead, unable to die and using guns and swords to fight. Although, Zombie loan focuses on killing zombies, Angel beats focuses on a story on people who are unable to live their youth lives properly. Zombie Loan involves more mystical(supernatural) abilities/creatures.
Bakemonogatari is the most classical representation of the last 5 episodes of Angel Beats. There is no visible difference between the two since they are both about helping others advance through their mental troubles. There is, although, a major difference between the two, however. Upon ending episode 5 of Bakemonogatari, you would not feel as depressed as seeing Yui disappear from the limbo realm. With that said, I think it is best not to spoil this wittily created, dialogue based masterpiece.
Both are very whimsical with absurd premises and some character development. Angel Beats! has a much larger cast than Fumoffu and its main characters also develop more. Additionally, Angel Beats! is fairly sad at points.
Not just because both series involves school stories. Both series start in the same way, but both take different destinies. Both series have a main character (Otonashi / Makoto), who is very close of the cheerful girl (Yurippe / Sekai). The main character is interested in a passive girl (Kanade / Kotonoha).But that last point creates the difference between both series. The Angel Beat plot shows Otonashi being very distant from Kanade, but he starts to me more close to her. By the other hand, School Days plot show Makoto being very close to Kotonoha, but he starts to be more distant to her. />
Both series has an unforgettable ending... read more
The Main characters look very much alike
Both shows have a 'Tachibana' who both look alike (hair, eyes, politeness etc.)
Both anime have the same feel to them bought about by the illuminating colour schemes
They don't have over stylised fight scenes
They're both very light-hearted (exception Angel Beats at the end)
And of course mysterious girl introduces main character to whole new world
- Heavy emotional involvement
- Involve watching someone slip away right before your eyes
- Touching character interactions
- Good character development (which Kowarekake no Orgel amazingly manages to do in 30 minutes)
- Tugs on your heart strings
- Great music, including some tracks with powerful vocals
In reality, Kowarekake no Orgel is good if you're a fan of ANY of Key's works, but it's most similar to Air in terms of plot.
Both Angel Beats! and Durarara!! are amazing for the same reasons, including engrossing (but much different) story lines, lovable characters, great use of animation and art style, in depth development of characters and much more. For this they're both similar and just as amazing as each other. Don't let the difference in genre put you off, if you enjoyed Angel Beats! and can handle violence in anime then I 100% recommend Durarara!!
Both series fluctuate between surreal comedy and sombre drama as a group of spirited teenagers struggle with their core existences. And as the main characters are so easy to root for, this leads to a vivid emotional experience for the typical viewer.
Both have girls with guns fighting, although in Upotte, the girls are guns and in Angel Beats, they are not. Both have some good humor in it, but Angel Beats swings more to the romance side. I highly recommend people who saw Upotte to watch Angel Beats.
Both series are high intense comedies with over the top personalities and reactions. Most of the laughs come from the characters interacting with each other in incredibly ridiculous ways, and how they choose to deal with their surroundings. The two are witty and fast paced series with jokse quickly stringing together one after another.
Angel Beats mainly plays on how most of the cast can be straight up stupid, as well as the ludicrous ways you can take advantage of immortality. Amagi on the other hand takes it's fairy tale like backdrop and twists it with crude and violent characters.
Comedy is prominent in both series but they also contain a certain level of drama. Angel Beats has a heavier drama aspect to the story with all of the characters carrying some kind a trauma, and having to deal with the afterlife. Amagi is lot more lighthearted in this regard as the drama is only mentioned in passing to make way for the comedy. That isn't to say Amagai doesn't/won't build up to something more serious, it's just that the drama pales in comparison to the tear-inducing experience of Angel Beats.
Nonetheless, if you're looking for something that can get a good laugh out of you consistently then these are the two shows to watch. read more