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Angel Beats!


Alternative Titles

English: Angel Beats!
Japanese: Angel Beats!(エンジェルビーツ)

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.361 (scored by 527,168 users)
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Ranked: #1802
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Popularity: #5
Members: 808,594
Favorites: 32,325

Recommendations

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.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Drama has similar fell and has same over the top comedy relieves. Both have great animation and music has been done by same composer. 
report Recommended by monkatx
Both series have clubs ,Some band playing, Gods, Fighting, and the Main characters are alike. 
report Recommended by Sealkid
Both written by the famous Maeda Jun and have the same amazing production behind his works.

Both however could be better if longer, but are still good given their short allotted time slot.

Both will make you smile, laugh, and cry as are typical Maeda Jun's works 
report Recommended by orangeblo0dz23
Similar animation style, both involving a mystery surrounding a high school. Similar character archetypes. Really funny moments of randomness, but can be very poignant at times, too. 
report Recommended by Nek0
All characters in both series have some tragic past, accident or something tragic will during the series to them
 
report Recommended by Bladeguy
Some pholosophy about life and death, very sensual anime. 
report Recommended by Andrey12345
Both have tragic love story, with very sad ending. 
report Recommended by Yukihitsu
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. 
report Recommended by BluMeino
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. 
report Recommended by Nifrigel
baseball, feels, same creator... character-centric plot

also something more but I'd get into spoilers :( 
report Recommended by KandaRainbowsoul
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 
report Recommended by Darkbow
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. 
report Recommended by PeterJWei1993
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 
report Recommended by cherichelly
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  read more 
report Recommended by Neesan-chan
The main characters don't remember when or how they died and are curious to find out.  
report Recommended by kiirochi
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.  
report Recommended by Excelion
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. 
report Recommended by lithiumflower
Start of like a comedy and increasingly develop intense drama.
Both are adolescent stories with youths going for their life goal, or new life. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
These shows are alike in a lot of ways. Both involve clubs, and have some fighting.  
report Recommended by Romanticism
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. 
report Recommended by Asian48
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. 
report Recommended by baltar
Both directed by Seiji Kishi. You will see a lot of similar comedic gags between the two series. 
report Recommended by fatalbert357
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. 
report Recommended by CodeVyse
Angela Beats is the more shounen friendly version of Elfen lied. WHY!? there are no similarities! Yes there is. Both AB and EL have the same core when it comes to the characters.

Both have Characters that either had or are having a SHITTY life. a life of pain and suffering, and those charathers are fighting for just one little bit of happines.  
report Recommended by Typhor
imagine life as a coin...
the lighter part of the coin you see and the dark part behnd..
are somewhat the same analogy i can give them both 
report Recommended by mallowag3124
Both have swapping between drama and comedy at a fast pace. Both have similar girl main interests.

A stretch, but anyone who enjoys one can probably enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by YuriInLuck
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both Anime have simular art style. Both slowly build up to a climax. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both Have Similar Artwork, Story Structure, Music And Are Made By The Same People, Key! 
report Recommended by Third_Atlantic
Although placed in rather diffrent settings, both anime are centered around self-made and rather unusuall high-school organizations, wich leads to some fights. 
report Recommended by hajil
I just got the same feel. One guy and girls with powers and/or guns fighting in a different world 
report Recommended by kiona76
-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  read more 
report Recommended by Hishikox3
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. 
report Recommended by SuperTiencha
if angel beats combine action and sol/drama but you want some extra romance, then koi choco would be a great choice. since it combine sol/drama with a lot of love. but less action though... 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
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  read more 
report Recommended by PokeL
Both of them have a Group, and well The main character loved the other girl than the girl who likes him.
And well both series character got serious problems in their life 
report Recommended by Clerericus
Comedy and funny moments are superficial in addition to profound themes and meanings. 
report Recommended by vasplar
Similar in terms of tragedies befalling on the characters and art style. Although, Angel Beats! has a mix of comic relief. 
report Recommended by hokeymon
Tenshi of Angel Beats is identical to Momo of Shinigami no Ballad, both physically and mentally. Their role is the same, too: they have to bring children/teenagers souls to the heaven. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
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.  
report Recommended by bloodless08
Both are really funny at the beggining and throughout the series. But they both make you feel sad at the end. But Ouran isn't as sad at the end as Angel Beats! is. 
report Recommended by 4Brads
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. 
report Recommended by regithegamer
Both are about a school club and have mystery elements. Like Otonashi the mainchar in Hyouka is not very interessted in this club and trys to avoid it. 
report Recommended by Madotsuki-chan
Both have angels, women beating the hell out of men, "death" of main character(s) just to be revived again, similar looking main character, and very funny. 
report Recommended by nychan
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.  
report Recommended by JediEspada
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.....
 
report Recommended by SunWukung
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
These two animes involve two parralel worlds and both are pretty realistics. 
report Recommended by Axepig
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. 
report Recommended by TomoyaandNagisa
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!!  
report Recommended by lemonlime00
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. 
report Recommended by tearbender
If you indulge in the atmosphere, you're gonna have a feels trip. If you analyze both series however, you'd find them average at best.  
report Recommended by FacesReality
It's both about school life with lovable characters. Both have an explosive climax and a tear-jerking ending. 
report Recommended by Ravenclaw18
Both of them have really touching ending 
report Recommended by dragrve
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. 
report Recommended by Dan-Te
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. 
report Recommended by tozoku
Shows that introduce you to the characters through comedy, then show you how they deal with drama and matters of life and death. 
report Recommended by BoyHime732
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. 
report Recommended by DataPrime
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. 
report Recommended by kevdragoneel
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. 
report Recommended by AlexRC
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 
report Recommended by Ozzey
they both have really sad moments but yet really happy moment just trust me and watch it , You'll find out ;) 
report Recommended by static64
Both of these anime deals with death. The characters in these anime are given second chances to experience life again and accept life. 
report Recommended by colemanH
Random characters learning to accept and share the pain with each other to make more friends . 
report Recommended by FilipeJourney
Just because both Haruhi and Yuri both look the same and almost has the same personality. Haruhi has the SOS Brigade and Yuri has the SSS. What more you want? 
report Recommended by Jmac
Well. Both have clubs, music issues and kinda similar characters. And when you watch Angel Beats! you feel like you are watching K-ON!  
report Recommended by Nolongerusedxx
Both are stuck inside of a game and confused if they really are dead or alive. They have to battle there way out by playing along with the game.  
report Recommended by Jackster27
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is a serious version of Angel Beats!
Comedy, Slice of Life, Cute Girls, what more? oh yea, Heart broken 
report Recommended by ethan_u
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. 
report Recommended by Osuuki
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. 
report Recommended by Azraniel
"Angel Beats!" and "Kataku" / "House of Flames" both depict the afterlife in unique ways in which the situation confuse the protagonist into questioning its purpose.

Furthermore, the person in the afterlife from the two anime both have regrets towards the life they once led and are pained by their past. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
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. 
report Recommended by zhinata317
Both have similar ties into romance and are dramatic towards the end. They both have good uses of both humor and action. 
report Recommended by CodedbyDays
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. 
report Recommended by purdystar
both have fighting scenes as well as manny funny scenes added to it. They both have manny lovable characters. 
report Recommended by DarkenNightLife
The literature club in Yuki-chan starts off really quiet, and the growth is catalyzed by a mysterious student.

The SSS from Angel Beats starts off lonely and angry, and the growth is catalyzed by a mysterious dead kid. 
report Recommended by LoidNerdy101
Both animes involve serious clubs, and have eye-catching fighting animations. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
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. 
report Recommended by Nerdo
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. 
report Recommended by Fall
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. 
report Recommended by Subpyro
Once again we have girls and the main character guy in a different world with powers fighting an evil girl 
report Recommended by kiona76
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. 
report Recommended by Etoile_sama
-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
 
report Recommended by VortrexSx
Both animes use music, singers and idols as a way to fight in the world that they are living in, whether it is to survive or for power/hope. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
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.
 
report Recommended by ElemenT
In both Angel Beats & Accel World the main character is put into another world either by force or by owns free will for a reason.

-Both include alternate world where you fight for survival.

-The male MC in both "Accel World" & "Angel Beats" follows a female leader.

-In Both animes the life is said to be "Unfair".

-The MC in both series helps the other cast members overcome certain problems they face and to move on. 
report Recommended by Miyuki_Kotone
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  read more 
report Recommended by mangosteen05
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.

 
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Similarities

- 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).

Differences

- 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.

 
report Recommended by pedrosp14
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. 
report Recommended by Pokeknight
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. 
report Recommended by NiniAlex
Both shows are about "students" which have to grow as character over time.  
report Recommended by Riskshocker
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 
report Recommended by BlackGhostNeko
Both are 2010 shows. Both shows have tacticians that make you think they are really serious but they do have their own funny side as well. 
report Recommended by nalferd
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 won't spoil too much but let's just say the main characters have something in common 
report Recommended by underleague
Both of these animes have really good music in them, one one than others  
report Recommended by MidnightSprinkle
Both have a group of characters who are fighting the authorities (rebellion) 
report Recommended by EarWormOfNight
The characters and their personal struggle is the main resemblance of these animes. They are made for you to appreciate them as they are, with their imperfections, dreams, and weirdness. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
Drama, action and fun, two good animes to see. 
report Recommended by Henrique_Leal
Will at times make you feel. Storytelling is great and the love interest is very entertaining. 
report Recommended by itsfreeze
-Both deal with characters regrets in life
-Both focus around a group of likeable characters in high school
-Both are full of tragedy and are known for their 'feels' 
report Recommended by thelectricow
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 
report Recommended by thelectricow
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. 
report Recommended by lovag55
Both have supernatural elements to them for parallel purposes. Characters and story also progress in a very similar direction. 
report Recommended by Piegoose
Weird school afterlife with students against respective place's head or mastermind. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
The plots and characters aren't very similar at all. However, both animes have a similar sense of humor. If you were watching it for the comedy and liked it, you will probably like the other too. 
report Recommended by 14marsbar14
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). 
report Recommended by Luckpast
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. 
report Recommended by Narukami4Golden
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. 
report Recommended by Jakersrampage
The charisma of this Anime is similar, but not the exact same. With Daisuke Niwas special side, it's including fun that makes Angel Beats! so special. The characters in general are similar.

The story is not comparable, all though the title seems almost similar. 
report Recommended by lukii
Both have beautiful and similar characters.
Both have hilarious moments, and will make you cry at some moment.
Worth watching both if you like comedy and sad animes 
report Recommended by CaNNaBizZ
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. 
report Recommended by MillaMaxwell2
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.  
report Recommended by kvnstv1
My similarites is Haruhi Suzumiya is looks like Yuki Nakamura both are their attitude and being leader of the club. Haruhi is the founder of SOS Brigade while Yuri is the founder of SSS 
report Recommended by YumikoMegurine
Both are heart warming stories that deal with the daily lives of teenagers and an occurring supernatural event. Animes talk about death, life and reincarnation.  
report Recommended by Princes
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. 
report Recommended by nexor2
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. 
report Recommended by PreFuturism-0
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.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both are visually beautiful and filled with otherworldly imagery. End of Evangelion is more realistic and lively though. 
report Recommended by SlayerJim
They both have a little bit of comedy involved. Even though they are both angels or discuss angels. They both talk about spirituality but use means of comedy to do so.  
report Recommended by lovelydeath
Both fighting and have murdering  
report Recommended by xFateDestiny
The characters are cute and it has fantasy and supernatural with a bit of romance 
report Recommended by kairi07
if you watched angel beats you like for garanty ga-rei:zero their is also a sad story in both action, supernatrual and comedy so their almost the same 
report Recommended by 9nl0dutch
Both series involves action, comedy, drama, and girls with guns. Crude humor and stunning soundtrack are also present. 
report Recommended by Stark700
One of the main pairings from Angel Beats reminds me of the pairing from Nagareboshi Lens. It is a soft romance that slowly builds and the romance is a nice and fluffy. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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. 
report Recommended by lostplanets
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. 
report Recommended by ASAPCyrus
Both involve students doing unschooly things like going inside dungeons. There is also great music. They also involve reaching out to the truth. Smack me for the punnery if you will. 
report Recommended by Yukariki
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. 
report Recommended by TrOjAnHoRsE
Both shows talk about the unfairness in society/life and helps one an another to solve a problem.  
report Recommended by lostplanets
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!!  
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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 
report Recommended by Bladetswordsman
Very similar with Styles
aliens
similar female characteristics

angel beats being little more emotional. 
report Recommended by coke
- 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)
- Moe
- 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. 
report Recommended by DraconisMarch
Teenagers living together supernaturaly cut off form the rest of the world. They both try to sort out their problems to move on. 
report Recommended by HavokHiro
Both having all sort of characters with all sort of crazy personality
Both are funny and enjoyable 
report Recommended by d0uble
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!! 
report Recommended by 4Brads
Both of these shows are high school dramas which swing from comedy to blood shed. Also they can both get away with killing all of the main characters but not have them actually die.  
report Recommended by J_to_S
Good time to reflect on life and smile a little. 
report Recommended by neonehuurre
An unusual mix of typical high school hijinks and gunplay. 
report Recommended by NeoRinTinTin
Both series offer high production values while delivering a good mixture of action and comedy, all the while having their touching moments as well. 
report Recommended by OmegaSiets
Both are about defiance against God and about harsh lives. Both are really sad and funny aswell.  
report Recommended by Darkhawk220
Both are school anime full of comedy, memorable characters, and tear-jerking moments. They are both a ton of fun to watch and will have you begging for more.  
report Recommended by MurdocJones
Many may not have noticed, but this anime has great similarities with Angel Beats.
(0 spoilers)
- 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 
report Recommended by lubien
-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  read more 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
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  read more 
report Recommended by HappilyBelated
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 
report Recommended by krsp
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. 
report Recommended by owlf
Both anime combine great action with great slice-of-life/drama. Both also have superb graphics. 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
Both have strange plot, good comedy and dramatic parts, thin love story and too little episodes. Angel Beats! is closer to mainstream though.  
report Recommended by bo4onok
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.  
report Recommended by imjustjk
The romance part and that bitter sweet ending. Idk, the endings is what makes me happy. 
report Recommended by BloodyRage
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! 
report Recommended by taro_jellybean
Same style of "all-out" comedy and fights but both still rely on a serious story-line to carry the series. 
report Recommended by UrbanFlare
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
It's a great anime. the characters are unique because they have had experiences which they devised their unique personality 
report Recommended by gudrunoli
both have the same feel. characters are similar and one guy is surrounded by a bunch of girls 
report Recommended by irishdrunk
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. 
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