Both give a similar feeling: New guy arrives to a little village, and certain dark events start happening that are somehow related to a young mysterious girl. Slow and creepy atmosphere that makes you want to find out what´s going on. Brilliant ost and VA´s. Personally I enjoyed Shiki more, because it gives a deeper development to its characters and a more intricate plot. Still, Both are awesome animes that will keep you thrilled till the end, so if you enjoyed one, you will probably enjoy the other.
Well, both series are Mystery genres..
They give the same scary feeling due to the lots of creepy deaths all over the stories.
Yet, both show the main male character wiling to stop this "supernatural phenomenon".
Also a special mention to the cure of the music, which both serie have.
If you enjoyed one of those, you might probably enjoy the other as well!
The difference in shows is that in Another we don't know what is happening and why so it has to be investigated. However, in Shiki we know the cause of the deaths from the start and are simply observing everything from the distance, watching how characters will deal with the issue.
Other than that, shows are very similar. In both shows people suddenly start to die.In Another people from one class die and in Shiki in one of the villages.
In both shows characters try to find the cause and stop it. Both shows start slow but eventually end up in blood bath. Both shows have quiet a lot of under developed characters though in Another it is more eye burning.  read more
Shiki and Another are mystery and horror anime that share the same type of overall dread for the viewer. They take place in a quiet and sleepy town that soon gives way to the chaos and paranoia flowing within everyone's psyche. They also feature mysterious girls whose presence and existence psychologically bash everyone else's sanity and causes a train-wreck, chain-reaction-like phenomenon, that leaves many dead and others messed up from the sheer horror and unspeakable events that unfold. Both series, especially Shiki, also offer really unique animation and creepy background music. If you liked watching one of them I highly recommend trying out the other. read more
Both fall under the horror genre and give off similar vibes by establishing a slow-paced mystery in order to create suspense. Shiki focuses on character and buildup, while Another uses foreshadowing and atmosphere.
Perhaps creepy at times, and shocking at others.
Worthy of mentioning is that the writer for Another is the husband for the writer of Shiki. Truly, the greatest love story ever told.
Shiki is similar to both Another and Mirai Nikki. This is because again the anime shares characters and themes. The main protagonist in Shiki could be argued of being either the girl or boy, but I myself think it is the boy. Though this might sound as if it juxtaposes with the recommended anime's it doesn't. It is really quite similar. Shiki's main theme is that of death. Death is like the central for the plot as the town gets consumed by it one by one. Without giving too much away, this anime also shares the theme of fantasy, or rather, supernatural. This is another positive point to this anime that may lure many viewers in. Personally, I think that this anime is a little more retro feeling rather than the luxury art you gain through Another and Mirai Nikki. I would highly recommend this anime to those who have enjoyed the other anime's I have recommended. read more
While Shiki is more of a thriller than a horror, they both take place in a small rural town. Mysterious, supernatural deaths are also something the two series share. The protagonist in each show tries to uncover the truth behind the deaths.
Both series involves events in small village involving deaths surrounded by mystery. Both anime(s) have that thriller like atmosphere that leaves cliffhangers and horror themed conclusions.
A great series for viewers interested in horror fiction and mystery alike.
Both series deal with the supernatural as found in a cloistered community, and the drastic measures which must be taken to deal with the danger to humanity. Shiki is more cerebral and philosophical; Another is more of an excellent demonstration of classic horror tropes.
•Both are small out of place towns, that are surrounded by nature, cut off from the rest of the world.
•they also have a boy moving from the city to live in the town.
•the sense of mystery is more blunt in Another, but they both portray horror thats absolutely wonderful, if you love blood and killing.
•both have outbreak of killings as the story progresses, which are visually graphic, which is the BEST!
•they both question humanity and how their brain works when put under pressure of murder and how •they act accordingly towards finding an answer in different ways.
Both are a horror genre with a bit of mystery. Both are great anime, though I think I enjoyed another's finale more than Shiki. Both have a supernatural element that drives the story forward. Gore is also on the same levels.
If you're familiar with the horror-genre, you probably know that moving to a small town isn't really the recipe for a carefree life. Both protagonists find themselves surrounded by unknown enemies and it is their job to stop either the spreading of a 'virus' (Shiki) or to lift a curse (Another). Regardless which anime you choose to watch, there'll be enough deaths, blood and mystery to the story to leave you wondering what will happen next.
Both seem to be pretty remote towns
Both have an outbreak of deaths
The citizens in both don't seem to have any idea for what to do
Both have a pretty good suspenseful aura
Both don't hold back on showing the killing
In both, a new guy moves to a small town. Shortly after, strange and sudden deaths start to occur, and the main character attempts to find out why. Both anime have gory scenes, involve the living dead, contain mystery, and give off that same eerie feeling.
Both have an eerie atmosphere and a feel of mystery to them. Both stories take place after the arrival of a new guy in town. Both stories start out slow and take a while to reach the their full potential.
Both are traditional horror, meaning it's more about the human psych and terror that lies within the heart then blood and gore. Both anime shows just how far humans are willing to go when their lives are on the line.
New guy comes to town and notices that weird stuff is happening and wants to get to solve mystery. Both anime are full of mystery and horror. They have the same feel. Both also have good likable characters. Both are filled with emotion and have tragic killings.
- Both involve people dealing with a force that is mysterious in nature
- Both have strong psychological moments
- One of the characters becomes involved in the story after moving to the area the story takes place in
On the surface the shows look completely different, but both shows give off a simlar atmosphere. Dark and forboding, holding back on the true plots for as long as possible.
Both shows also have rather "graphic" endings, leaving you questioning the true nature of evil.
Both anime are set in an isolated village giving off a dark, mysterious atmosphere throughout the whole show with no comedy. As a result the anime gains a very serious mood while dealing with supernatural events. Shiki differs from Another due to that deep narrations of human nature and its values whereas Another inspires thrill and a desire for conclusion as such Another starts the plot right away while Shiki takes a couple of episodes to get started. All in all, if you did enjoy one of them you will without a doubt enjoy the other. :)
- Both anime center around a young boy that is in a rural city and both strange events that occur are (somehow) related to a mysterious, young girl that is less shown to the others but the main character knows her and is a friend of the girl.
-Both anime are not you're traditional "happy end" story since the end is more like a neutral one when the outcome is happy but the loss is far too great to be called an total H.E (Happy End).
-Although the characters were friends they start killing each other at a certain point in the show.
-In the end the main character has to do a choice that it will change the way he thinks forever
If u liked one you should at least try the other. If you're enough patient you'll definitely see the huge similarities.
Both are Horror shows with a long build up to quite a bloody conclusion. They have some intense moments throughout the show, and some shocking scenes of characters deaths, some of which in quite a creative fashion. If you liked the idea of a mysterious girl who is linked to "death" in another, then you'll enjoy a similar premise in Shiki, and vice-versus. Both have a very Erie vibe throughout the show, with the use of sound and grim visuals, and builds up a spooky and mysterious setting. The locations of the shows are in more isolated locations.
-Both creepy and produce the same atmosphere.
-Both based in a town.
-School boy recently moves to town (both main characters).
-All events appear to center around a girl.
-Both have a good plot and character development.
-Both are "horror".
I found Shiki to be more interesting than Another and felt the character development was also stronger in Shiki. Another is aimed at a slightly younger audience than Shiki.
Both are strange and dark anime, with charisma character.
Draws are beautifuls and the atmosphere is really particular, and it's a charmed for those both anime.
(and there are gore story's at the same time ^^' )
Shiki,a horror anime like Another,develops slowly but it gets better the more the story advances.
It starts vaguely,without letting the viewers know much about the story or what is happening in the village,but letting traces to allow them to go ahead of the characters.
The atmosphere in Shiki reminded me of Another and i think it deservers a try
The genre is the same - Psychological, Horror
Shiki is a bit slow, but overall i felt it is a more impactful anime than another.
Shiki also deals with 'undead' and has lots of character deaths n shock treatments.
…are mysteries about strange (and deadly) happenings in a village.
…have some gratuitous violence (Another is more exaggerated, Shiki is more serious).
…succeed at creating a dark and mysterious atmosphere.
…have supernatural elements and deal with undeath.
Another is a bit more accessible, but falls flat in terms of emotional impact and characterization. Shiki is deeper and has better writing, as well as a more satisfying finale, but suffers from a very strange art style that can be distracting at times. I think Shiki is definitely superior, but if you don’t like it you might still enjoy Another.
A story very Simillar to Another...All 2 of them takes place in a Small village,have the same Horror,supernatural feel to It..& all of them deservers a high praise on Tragic horror stories too.
A very Dark,Mysterious,Horror,Supernatural,Vampire based thriller that gives off the same vibe as Higurashi series.
The anime might seem boring on first few episodes but have some patience...because your patience will be rewarded as the story keeps unravelling & takes a huge turn to being a pure horror,Tragedic thriller that will give you the chills & the thrills.
The story is so emotional & tragic that you will even pity the villains at some point. 😣😭
Higurashi and Shiki are similar to each other in that both take place in small villages where mysterious deaths occur. Higurashi, however, contains slapstick comedic scenes to a degree, which is kept to a minimum in Shiki.
When i watched Shiki i felt from the very start the same atmosphere that Higurashi was used to give me. The more the story was going on, and the more that feeling was becoming stronger.
Yep, both series really have many similitudes:
- in both stories everything starts in those little and "calm" villages
- both series' main subjects are the weird deaths (murders) that will shock the villagers
- both anime have quite a well-made mystery atmosphere; whenever someone finds something, another thing will happen and you wont have to finish to realize all hints yet, until the end. The mystery affects both pubblic and characters, which i think is another good thing that both have in common
- still, both stories have supernatural factors leading the events
- and, even one of the main female characters are similar in both series (Sunako and Rika), be it in look and personality
So, to conclude: personally i advice to see both, since both are very well made.
If you liked the mystery in one of the series you'll surely like the other too!
ps: as personal opinion i especially liked Shiki's art style, since is quite particular and different from any other anime. read more
Both anime gives the same feeling overall, both plots start off mysterious & similar, in Shiki an unknown case of illness spreads around in a village while in Higurashi mysterious serial murders occur.
In both, the male protagonists (Natsuno & Keiichi) move from the city to the village thus more clueless than everyone & both are around the same age.
Both anime are set on a village far away, with a small population & surrounded by the woods.
Both involve supernatural genre while Higurashi also has some extreme realistic violence.
Both have a wonderful ost, though Shiki has better art.
Both animes have the same initial plot: a peaceful rural village that is suddenly surrounded by deadly mysteries.
They both carry the mysteries they hold very well, and go gradually solving them and at the same time throwing other hints at the viewers.
Coincidentally, Rika Furude (from Higurashi) and Sunako Kirishiki (from Shiki) share an strong resemblance. Both girls have blue-ish hair, both change moods from cute little girls to wise leaders, and also both are revealed to have a similar dark secret.
Also, both animes verge on the supernatural when showing the solutions to the crimes/mysteries.
The culture of the people, revolving around legends and myths, is also a subject that both animes bring. Higurashi's people believes in the Oyashiro-sama, a goddess that lays curse on people so that they are killed during an annual festival. Shiki's people on the other way, come with the legend of the Okiagari, people that die and come back to the world of living as a demon.
Other similarities related to characters, their jobs, and experiments, may come around too. Both animes are a masterpiece in the mystery genre. The only problem is that Shiki is shorter. :( read more
Both are set in an extremely small town where mysteries are appearing. Both seem pretty innocent and calm, but actually have deeper meanings in them involving death. Also, in both animes there is a type of illness or disease that only effect the people of the village.
Both Shiki and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni both take place in similar settings, country side villages. There is peaceful atmosphere waiting to shatter, however that is about where their relations end- other than the death and suspense, of course. Shiki is more of a mysterious string of murder cases that have a definite antagonist, whereas Higurashi is the tellings of a small group that switch off the role of the antagonist.
Part of me feels like Shiki is trying to be Higurashi. Both are very psychological, filled with Horror, and set in a small villiage removed from the general world. Shiki also has moments of violence rivaling Higurashi.
Both have a very mysterious and intense story. Similar in feel and mood, both kind of have a thriller/horror-like feel.. They're both shrouded in a suspense that keeps one wanting to know what's going to happen next.
The first few episodes both of these animes seem to have a calmer feel to them, but as they open up reveal something much darker. Both are packed with blood (At least in the last episodes of Shiki) and have a more psychotic side to them. They also have a good amount of mystery in it, too.
I think Higurashi no Naku Koro ni relates to Shiki more than Another. Shiki and Higurashi are both set in villages. Also, Another focuses quite a bit on school. Though Higurashi does a bit, not near as much as Another. I don't recall the school ever shown in Shiki.
Both are horror/psychological shows are set in very secluded areas in Japan and involve many people dying. They both have strange art styles but still manage to pull off being horror anime very well and give off similar feelings.
- follows a story of a man who just recently moved to a remote town and unravels a supernatural mystery that is occurring in it.
- lots people killing and dying. In Higurashi, it is caused by a conspiracy only labeled as "curse", while in Shiki, it is caused by vampires.
- same foreboding feel when you watch it.
- both have too much killing and gore. beware.
- nice plot twist.
Both have great, intense stories, both are quite gory, both involves an isolated small village surrounded by a mystery that involves the death of many people. Shiki will fill the void caused by Higurashi better than any other series in the same genre.
Even though one has to do more with the supernatural and vampires, Each centers around the story and characters than action. Higurashi is bloodier, but shiki is easier to follow. However each treats the audience like intelligent adults instead of stupid kids looking for there next fan-service fap-fest. They have aspects of both surprise and wonder that drags you to the next episode. If there is one thing i want to warn you about though - Watch higurashi subbed, because the dub SUCKED ASS!!!!
They are both of the horror/psychological/thriller genre. Both revolve around mysterious, rural towns with some sort of secret (a curse in Higurashi, 'monsters' in Shiki). There is a fair amount of gore and a generally creepy atmosphere in both.
- Both the shows focus on mysterious deaths happening in a rather isolated village.
- Both of them involve students investigating majority of the time.
- Both have murders which are disturbing as hell.
- Both are extremely depressing to watch. (Trust me)
Although Higurashi has different arcs which involve a 180 degree turn, I would still suggest that those who liked Higurashi (I feel sorry for you if you liked all those murders, unless you deeply hated many of the characters, just like I did) will surely like Shiki as well.
Both are dark horror anime set in a rural village cut off from the outside world. They both feature the male lead (or in Shiki's case, one of the male leads) moving to the village from the city, and a chain of mysterious deaths starts happening. They both have interesting mysteries and strikingly similar settings, not to mention they both contain quite the gorey scenes.
Do you like horror, centered around a small village? You'll also enjoy this one for sure. Messing with you emotions, is what these series do great.
Also: both contain characters with colorful hairstyles, which is nice.
Both are very dark and some of the best horror shows I have ever seen. Shiki may start out with slow but try your best to stick it through until the OVA episode. Definitely the best OVA I have ever seen, and made it all worth it.
A story very Simillar to Higurashi series...Both of them takes place in a Small village,have the same Horror,supernatural feel to It..& both of them deserves a high praise on Tragic horror stories too.
A very Dark,Mysterious,Horror,Supernatural,Vampire based thriller that gives off the same vibe as Higurashi series.
The anime might seem boring on first few episodes but have some patience...because your patience will be rewarded as the story keeps unravelling & takes a huge turn to being a pure horror,Tragedic thriller that will give you the chills & the thrills.
The story is so emotional & tragic that you will even pity the villains at some point. 😣😭
Both Shiki & Shinsekai yori are shows that can be described as a slow burn, never fully giving anything way and thus require a lot of patience. Your patience will in turn be rewarded, as both shows come to a thrilling conclusion.
Do not watch either if you lack patience. and an open mind.
Shinsekai Yori and Shiki both deal with the human psyche and its tendencies. These series show how these tendencies could be flawed which in turn may lead to irrational behavior and unfortunate circumstances.
The setting is similar, remote/traditional/strict Japanese villages.
Both deal with a deviation in normal human genetics. (Zombie/Vampire-like people in Shiki and Esper powers in Shinsekai Yori)
Both deal with opposing factions that truly do not have a right or wrong side to them.
Both shows are very thought-provoking and would recommend one if you enjoyed the other.
Perhaps it's because they are less known, but Shiki and Shinsekai yori should be at the top of the list for each others' recommendations.
While Shiki is set in the past and Shinsekai yori in the future, both feature quiet, small-town rural settings with religious influences. They darkly question the idea of survival and what it truly means to be "human."
The characters of both may never be your favourites (more so in Shiki), but that's not the point - the characters are less important, helping shape the worlds of both Shiki and Shinsekai yori, these plots/settings being more heavily emphasized.
Both have haunting soundtracks. Both deal with supernatural elements (Shiki = vampires, Shinsekai yori = psychokinesis). Both are "slow burns," focusing on slow world-building for the majority of the series then will have you gripping the handrails as you rollercoaster towards the end. And both ends face huge consequences. read more
In both series, there is a very mysterious background with similar mood settings.
Both series have similar backgrounds involving a village that deals with the world of supernatural. In fact, creatures in both series are feared and revered.
Both series focuses on how humans deal with them in the world that they live in.
Both series often have plot twists as well as thriller like endings involving the main characters.
You really want another season for that right?Well sorry we dont have one but here a similar anime for you.SSK and Shiki takes in a village with supernatural elements.Both of them want you question about human nature and how it is works.Good part is at the end of both anime you can relate yourself with both enemy factions and can't say this faction is wrong.As a plus both of them have epic osts.
If you liked quiet and peaceful village setting which is going to change into horror and bloody carnage this show is for you.
Series revolve around two humans races - stronger (vampires - Shiki, espers- Shinsekai yori) and weaker. Durning the shows we can meet philosophical questions about rights to kill, to live, to rule which require thinking from spectator.
Psychological thrillers that look at the idea of "good vs. evil" with neither the humans or the other creatures necessarily being the good ones. Very dramatic and both have strong endings (especially Shiki) despite somewhat slow starts. They involve villages that are far removed of other societies in remote parts of Japan (though Shinsekai Yori adds in a post-apocalyptic theme as well).
Shiki and Shinsekai Yori are alike as they both present ethical and moral problems to the viewer. Although they are, in reality, two almost completely different settings and mechanics, both have mystery elements and the supernatural and make the viewer really think to themselves as they watch. I can say for sure that anyone who enjoys one will love the other just as much (perhaps more).
A rural town, unexplainable happenings, and a penchant for tackling the human condition.
Shinsekai Yori and Shiki throw the viewer into a quaint village where civilians are content with mundane lives and daily rituals. Soon enough, however, perhaps through uncanny circumstance or through fates invoked by their ancestors, our characters' lives are inverted and thrown into chaos that turns their worlds upside down. The chaos is revealed at a snail's pace and at the same pace drags the viewer through a labyrinth of plot twists, never fully giving away the direction of the story until the very end.
Disregarding that both series have a country setting, a slow pacing, or progressively build into a massive climax, gaining momentum with each episode, the greatest similarity is how both series weave a tale intent on being just as much philosophical as it is thrilling. Shinsekai Yori and Shiki attempt to both analyze and criticize the unquestioned morality, viewpoints, and means of addressing problems in their societies' hive minds, providing the viewer with food for thought in morally gray areas. Ultimately, the viewer is left pondering, "Who's the monster?"
Both anime are great philosophical thrillers assuming the viewer has the patience for their slow crawl and doesn't mind their oppressive atmospheres. If you appreciate the way one anime handles these themes, you'll likely appreciate how the other does. read more
-both have dark atmosphere
-both are mysterious
-both begin slowly and turn in massacre
-both are a fight between two espece of human
-both bring us to think about which one is the good, which one is the evil and other philosophical questions
Oh my God, after finished watching Shiki, I just realized that it actually has so much similarities to Shinsekai Yori, especially on their mysterious athmosphere between both of them. they share some other similarities too, in which consists of:
-How 2 humanoid species lives together in a dystopian system, so that it's inevitable to having fights between both species, it's explained more superficially in Shinsekai Yori while in Shiki, it's told less blatantly but if you look a bit deeper it's basically pretty similar.
-A lot of characters were killed in both series.
-Slow pacing, but then turns to a heavy Thriller later on the series.
-Rural areas settings.
While the difference between both shows are:
-Shinsekai Yori's mysterious aura are somewhat heartwarming while it's kind of creepy in Shiki.
-The gore was heavily shown in Shiki while kept minimum in Shinsekai Yori.
-Shinsekai Yori ending was more conclusive than Shiki. read more
The "feel" of the show.
The sincerity of the telling of the story is what's in my eyes the similar factor in between the two of these shows.
It's not an "anime story", it's a story that is told realistically.
Most prominently, realistically in the way of how character handling is done(but that's just most prominently).
You will not think to yourself many times "Why would you have done that?".
In that sense, it helps you getting fully absorbed in to the story, because in a sense, stories are told with the principle that the one experiencing the story is to consider them-self being in that story. Thus, not having the thoughts of the "Why would you do that?" sort is without any need for it to be stressed out, crucial, for a genuine experience.
If you've gotten immersed in one of these two, the other will (I'm assuming) achieve the same. Masterpieces.
In real life, when something happens, a miracle bringing about a change to what has happened won't happen. That is something that is true for the both of these stories as well.
You .. Hopefully have fallen in love with the elements of the story of which you're reading the recommendation of.. And if you've found something to love in one, I believe you will found at least the same in the other.
The both of these shows originate from a novel; The stories originate in a novel form.
Not light novel, but a novel.
This is quite vague, but to me, a part of the experience of first-hand experiencing a story is jumping in to the unknown. That is how I have experienced both Shiki and Shinsekai Yori, and with these two particular stories, I believe everyone should do the same. Experience the story without having had gotten to know anything about it.
This is to elaborate the vagueness of my recommendation. read more
Shiki and Shinsekai Yori are two Horror/Mystery anime, with a eerie and dark tone. Similar events happen in the two similarly build worlds. The story is slow moving, only until the end, in which more and more gets revealed. Psychological themes around human nature are shown in both shows.
Shiki is more of a mystery show while Tokyo Ghoul is more action orientated. Shiki focuses at many characters at once while Tokyo Ghoul mostly follows main character Kaneki Ken. However, the main theme is pretty much the same.
Both series deal with a conflict between humans and other being that are there to devour us. In Shiki vampires, in Tokyo Ghoul those are ghouls.
Both stories start from the perspective of humans being a victim and then eventually we get to see things from "enemies" perspective and then the main question comes:
Just who is the real monster here?
A conflict between humans and forces of supernatural. Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul shares the similarity in that monsters exists in their perspective worlds. The main protagonist gets involved with them with his life at constant risk. In their dark stories, mystery also exists especially in regards to the origins of these supernatural beings. The protagonists strives to learn more and hopefully also save the lives of others in the wake of this calamity. Recommended for fans of supernatural horror.
Ghouls and zombies is trying to survive by eating people or making them one of them,
and the people is fighting back to survive too.
That leads to a lot of bloodshed and cruelty.
So who is the prey and who is the hunter?
You will have to discover it for yourself, and feel that experience.
Both are dark anime that make you question what a "monster" is. Each side has their own reasons. Who decides who is "bad", who the "monster" is?
Both Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul make you realize that not everything is black and white and portray the plot through unique perspectives!
Both are a must-watch :)
People become monsters who eat people and normal people want to kill the monsters.
However, both sides have logical reasons for their actions, and neither can be said to be the "good" side or the "bad" side. You're not really sure who is the monster after seeing both perspectives.
• Both shows involve "monsters" who need to eat humans for their survival.
• Some of the characters of both series become these monsters at some point of the story.
• The eyes of the monsters are similar.
• Shiki takes place in a village while Tokyo Ghoul takes place in a city.
• In Shiki these monsters are "corpse demons" which are pretty much a combination of vampires and zombies, and in Tokyo Ghoul the monsters are ghouls.
Similar to Shiki, with the eyes, blood and murders. Over powered characters who try live in the socially of humans. Hiding themselves among humans. Until the police get involved. Shiki is similar but they are not been chased by police but by villages.
Both feature Humanoid creatures eating humans.
Whereas Shiki features vampires, Tokyo ghoul has ghouls. They also have a similar bloody atmosphere and include the main character becoming heavily involved with these creature.Moreover, both main characters are anomolies, they are very different in nature to the characters around them
There are creatures (shiki & ghouls) that are causing problems in a city/town, and the only thing on the menu for these creatures are the flesh and blood of humans. The humans don't know much about these creatures, but continue to learn more. There are lots of blood and death. The story makes it so that there isn't just one antagonist. There are different points of view, and you make the choice of who's side your on. You also start to feel bad for the creatures.
-Both shows are Gorey
-Both shows are Mystery/Supernatural
-Both shows involve creatures who must kill humans to survive.
-Both shows involve humans who were turned into creatures who kill humans to survive. (Tokyo Ghoul has one, while Shiki has many.)
-Both shows have two competing sides that are neither good nor bad.
Just like Elfen Lied,Shiki also focus on this question:Should those different from humans die?
Just like Owari no Seraph,it has the vampire theme inside it and can be pretty creepy at times.It still gives me the chills sometimes.Anyway,shoud the awakened die?Should humans just accept them?What happens in the end?With chilling backstory and difficult questions to answer,you just have to watch this anime...and answer the questions created,yourself.
Shiki is very similar to Tokyo Ghoul although Shiki is, arguably, darker. They both have a humanoid creature that has many similarities to humans and there are various conflicts between the two species. However, Natsuno(From Shiki) is not really a weak character from the beginning like Kaneki(Tokyo Ghoul) I'd recommend watching Tokyo Ghoul and Shiki before Kiseijuu. I think it'll make watching Kiseijuu much more interesting.
A foregin life form invades human society and starts infecting the population. Faced with thes alien creatures, the lines between man and monster, and good and bad start to shift.
While these shows quite differ in characters and atmosphere (Shiki is a dark fantasy/mystery and Parasyte is more sci-fi and action oriented), both ultaimtely tackle same, age old question: What makes a human human and what differentiates us from animals/monsters? Parasyte goes one step further and gets a bit enviromental, questioning man's relationship with Earth, but not in an annoying, preachy fashion.
Both series involve the human race being terrorized and eaten by another species so they can survive. Mysteriously in both series people end up becoming the other species, some find interesting ways to use their new found abilities. Both Narratives have Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller, and Mystery genre components.
New forms of life invade a city/town and people start dying. The whole premise of both Anime is that humans often consume animals or other species but when they are the prey they ignore that fact. I feel Shiki gives us a better perspective and is more representative on the theme. Meanwhile Kiseijuu is more about trying to co-exist.
Both are Horror/Thrillers with heavy themes about the difference between man and monster. They both are highly intellectual and don't portray right and wrong in a clear sense. The biggest difference between the two are
-Shiki is about Vampires, Parasyte is about Aliens
-Shiki is plot driven, Parasyte is character driven
What makes humans superior to other species? Isn't it okay for predators to hunt humans? We eat livestock, how is it any different than an alien species thinking of us as livestock? In Parasyte, the main character Shinichi Izumi's right hand is taken over by a parasite. Pretty much, the parasites try to take over the human brain and they can morph whatever body part they took over. After taking over the body, they eat other humans as their source of food. People are dying around the world but they don't know what the causes of the deaths are in Parasyte, which is similar to Shiki, since everyone is dying and they don't know why. In both anime, there is a threat to the humans and the humans have to figure out what to do. Both Shiki and Parasyte do a great job in exploring topics that we don't usually think about, and they both have great character development throughout the anime. read more
Just like the relationship between Tokyo Ghoul and Kiseijuu, Shiki and Kiseijuu are similar in almost the exact same way. It's essentially a transition from humanoid creatures to very much alien creatures. Still, I think it's worth watching them both. Just as a warning, Shiki is technically a part of the horror genre. It's not gory at all, but the atmospherical tension is intense.
Feels. If you want anime where plot is great and at the same time you need some attachment or say feels to the anime then Parasyte The Maxim is what you're looking for. Both contain strange creatures suddenly appearing in their town and then shit goes down (damn that rhymes). Both Have Great OSTs. Both Have Great Suspense. Both have some amount of Horror. Ending In Both Animes will leave you mesmerised. Thanks.
They both develop a similar theme: how forsaken creatures are seen by others. They also seem to criticise the narrow mentality of human beings and to show the darkest part of them. I think the original idea come from Mary Shelly's famous novel.
While Elfen Lied fails to be a good show and falls into a gore anime full of fanservice, Shiki remains thought-provoking and atmospheric, and, of course, surpasses the first one.
Also, the amount of gore is high in both, and the music is simply beautiful.
It delves into the idea of humanity being the true monster- and that people are cruel to things they do not understand.
The series focuses around mysterious beings and happenings. Both filled with gore and horror and a bit of romance.
Shiki has a similar theme to Elfen Lied, questioning the humanity of people who aren't entirely... human, along with the humanity of humans themselves. In both cases, the non-human people have an instinct to kill humans, to survive and/or reproduce. There's a lot of moral grey areas; Shiki presents two characters with conflicting opinions, and with Elfen Lied, the question is tackled on a larger scale, although there is one character who is very conflicted about it.
The execution of Shiki is a bit better, both in terms of character and plot development, although both anime are unrealistic with blood, and for some reason breast size as well. Shiki clarifies and refines quite a bit what Elfen Lied tried to do, and as a result may be more accessible; however if you can look past the many flaws of Elfen Lied, it can be moving as well. read more
both are scary anime!
both are Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller.
both have serial murders
both have detectives.
both have kill or get killed situations.
both have yandere characters .
both have same scary feeling and atmosphere and have same excitement"what will happen next ?"
Preatty creepy and bloody anime! Actually after seeing Megumi i realized how similar to Yuno she is!
Preatty, psyco, yandereish (imo) and also pink haired!
Personally i love both this anime even if the themes are not to similar
Both having FEARSOME vampires. Really, a lot of vampire stories are having soft vampire stories. Vampire Knight is awesome, but the vampires are lacking much things. Shiki and the Dance in the vampire Bund are both more like the myths. Both anime are having an dark aura and really get you into the anime. And in both anime the vampires are trying to take over the place.
-Both have Vampires
-There is death (especially in Shiki)
-Both take you back into the traditional myth of vampires
-In my opinion Shiki is better because there is mystery and horror involved
-Both hook you into the show
-And both are frickin AWESOME!!!
Both series deals with the supernatural and horror side of the anime world.
It focuses meanly on the theme of special people trying to fit into our society mixed in with horror and mystery. Although both series starts somewhat slow, as the episodes progresses, it gets to the point.
Both series are recommended for fans of vampire and horror fiction surrounded by mystery and elements of suspense and thriller like endings.
Dark undertones and the vampire theme are in both anime. Both have nice animation styles (though Shiki will need some adjusting). Both female lead vampires are childish yet are bold and have a strong sense of their beliefs. Both series are intended for mature audiences.
Vampires. if you like them you have got to watch both of these great anime. The tones for both anime come out as dark, sad, and chaotic but there is also a hint of action and predictability. I hope everyone enjoys the show
Mysterious and compelling thrillers defined by their atmospheric settings - remote, isolated country villages with a knack for outbreaks of the supernatural variety (perhaps not the best real estate pitch!). Both series also offer a great character study, fantastically eerie background music, and a pretty interesting take on human nature. Shiki is probably the darker, more focused of the two, while Ghost Hound tends to have more slice of life.
The animes have a similar atmosphere. The setting is almost the same and they both tell a catching supernatural story, though they aren't really full of action but more easy going. Sunako and Miyako seem a bit similar, too.
These supernatural thrillers have similar plots in-which the regular world and a supernatural world begin to overlap. Each anime also has a similar atmosphere; a somewhat creepy but more mysterious feel. The audio and visuals of both are also of topnotch quality. If you enjoyed the feel of one then you will enjoy the feel of the other.
The whole time I was watching Shiki I couldn't help but think of ghost hound. While they are not similar plot wise, they both have very similar settings, ghost hound also contains mystery and some horror.
If you are looking for an anime similar to shiki atmosphere wise then ghost hound is a must watch.
Despite the plots not being very similar, the whole vibe of both anime are very similar.
-A mystery anime with subtle and pleasantly paced horror along with a strong psychological element and dramatic climax-
This sentence can describe both anime, of course, if you are not one willing to watch a slow building anime and go straight to the action, I would say you wouldn't be a fan of these. But if you enjoy a slow build to the extravagant end, these anime are perfect for you.
Both are from the same creator, and have a supernatural mysterious plot with some horror and drama. The characters are all great, and the main character is a anti social boy with a cold attitude but he really cares about his friends and tries to find the truth behind the events.
Both are horror driven, Ghost hunt being more straight to the point with multiple stories while shiki is a plot driven horror. Both are creepy at times and both will leave you satisfied at the end of the series.
Shiki has a bit more gore than Ghost Hunt, and Ghost Hunt has a bit more humor, but both shows center around a teenage boy (Natsuno in Shiki and Shibuya in Ghost Hunt) and a small group of friends/associates who know that malevolent beings really exist and they try to put a stop to them. While Ghost Hunt is a bit more lighthearted than Shiki, it has its own scary moments that often put it in league with Shiki.
Both are about unexplainable deaths related to supernatural. In both, fighting and surviving is a matter of intelligence and there are twists and surprises. Personally I enjoyed Shiki more, because it gives a deeper development to its characters and a more intricate plot. Still, Both are awesome animes that will keep you thrilled till the end, so if you enjoyed one, you will probably enjoy the other.
Although the plot is entirely different, Death Note and Shiki are extremely similar in many ways. Both of them flesh out the two sides well enough so that you can't call any of them right or wrong. Both of them have main characters(Light in Death note and Toshio in Shiki) who don't stop at anything to achieve their goals and aren't afraid to make sacrifices or take underhanded measures. Not to mention these characters actually make the audience feel for the antagonists. Shiki has much more despair than Death note but both of them can get your heart racing
The styles and storylines are different, but they give you a similar feeling. Both are shounen thrillers with a lot of psychological tension. They keep you on the edge of your seat, and wanting the next episode. Modern setting, with a supernatural element. Death is a central feature. Later in the series, they cover both sides of the "warfare" somewhat sympathetically. Shiki additionally has horror. It also covers several characters in depth, while Death Note only covers a few.
Two men who disagree with each other:
Death Note - L and Light Yagami
Shiki - Toshio Ozaki and Seishin Muroi
Death Note - Misa Amane
Shiki - Megumi Shimizu
Is it ever wrong to do the right thing?
Both anime have so much in common and these two are definitely masterpieces.
*Both anime utilize well the "village-wide", isolated "disaster" theme.
*Both anime have dark overriding tones, intimate and manipulative perspective. shifts, and have their fair share of violence.
*Both anime are relatively psychotic, and use death as a major theme.
*Both anime escalate to the point best described as "war", and therefore tell a story of conflict - of great drama and friction.
-Those anime both take place in a calm village in the middle of nowhere with a similar ambiance.
-They are very bloody and features a bunch of monsters who are scary in their own way. Though the biggest difference is that blood c got a different monster every episode while in shiki, it takes some time for the characters to acknowledge their existence.
-Finally, I’d say they are perfect to watch in this period of Halloween!
Although these two differ in a lot of ways, their atmospheres seem very similar. In both shows, all of the characters share an interesting sort of bond which is linked to the place in which they live and great emphasis is placed on the setting of the anime.
To me, the similarity is the scenario is so real, they talk about urban myths (Shiki is about vampire and DRRR! a headless woman), is very psychotic, the speciails in both animes is on the middle of the series and is a point of view of other angle. I think they are very similiar.
In both animes everything was peaceful, until suddenly people start turning into monsters, zombies in High School of the Dead and vampires in Shiki. Both anime contains an atmosphere of horror and mystery. If you want an anime with blood and slaughter, both are recommended.
Both animes begin with a normal world until an sudden outbreak of undead monsters occur (zombies in HOTD; vampires in Shiki). Soon people have to destroy these and stop them from spreading and killing more people. Both have a lot of blood, gore, action and killing.
Both are kinda similar, in both it starts with a rare decease and people figuring out what it is. Both contains the atmosphere of mystery and horror. The difference in Highschool of the Dead, the story takes place in the city and its about zombies. In Shiki, it takes place in an small village and its about vampires.
Both shows start as pretty vague and simple stories that become darker and more complex with each episode. They also show how the existence of demons can be responsible for the breakdown of society through the paranoia of its inhabitants. There's also some slight similarities in how the vampires in Shiki don't want to be vampires just like the humans possessed by demons don't want to be possessed.
-Set in a rural village
-Bunch of shitty annoying characters: if you like this point, you'd like both anime.
Both are worth watching for their life morals especially Shiki but both can really push your patience as the characters' level of annoyance is beyond one's imagination
**This is my first recommendation, so apologies if it's a bit long or anything like that.**
At first the two may not seem as similar as they actually are - Yami Shibai is based on traditional Japanese ghost stories, and Shiki is based on a mysterious epidemic spreading in the village. The two can't possibly be similar, since Yami Shibai doesn't have anything like that, whereas everything about Shiki is completely different from YS too, right?
Not necessarily. There are some deeper similarities between the two, but first, here are some apparent differences:
-I think that quite a lot, if not all of, YS relies on shock value. Many scenes shock the viewer and makes it worth watching. Shiki doesn't rely on this as much, and instead works with a much more detailed plot, greater character development, etc.
-The plot of the two aren't similar at all. Whereas Shiki has an overarching storyline between episodes, YS doesn't have any of that. Each episode is self-contained.
-YS is based on traditional Japanese ghost stories, but I feel that Shiki is a more modern take on the supernatural, definitely so when compared with something like YS.
But I think that's where the differences end. I certainly can't think of any more.
So, the similarities between YS and Shiki:
-Starting with the obvious, both are horror animes and deal with the supernatural in one way or another. I would say, watching both of them for the first time, that they were both equally well done. Even though the two series branch off (YS goes for horror while Shiki is more about morals), both Shiki's and YS's opening episodes had me equally creeped out.
-Both have the same creepy atmosphere - I was distinctly reminded of series such as Shiki, Corpse Party and Another while I watched this, but Shiki definitely came to mind more often.
-Both are novel takes on anime. YS differs from the usual moe-fanservice-harem combination that is seen so many times in modern animes nowadays, and gets straight to the point. I'm not sure if I've seen any animes at all lately which are as concise as YS. Shiki is also very far from what a certain overrated book may seem like if it was adapted into anime. If I was to combine the two into one group, and compare it with a third, similar anime, I would choose either Madoka Magica or Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt - as both of them are also novel takes on anime (Mahou Shoujou genre - and just for the record, I would recommend those too).
-Finally, both give the viewer valuable lessons in life. In YS, without (hopefully) revealing too much about the plot, I think that the most important underlying things you learn about, which may be hard to see at first but are definitely there buried under the horror and shock, are the importance of family, how life isn't all about working, and there's at least one other which I can think of late in the series. In Shiki, the lesson there is mainly a moral one, to view both sides of the argument and to avoid prejudice and stereotyping, and to realise that sometimes there isn't just a "good" or "evil", but only "necessity". read more
While one could come up with a list of differences between Shiki and Yami Shibai (art styles are different, Yami Shibai tells a different story in every episode), both shows manage to produce chills and a sense of dread rarely encountered in anime of any genre.
Both are intelligent takes on the vampire tale.
Shiki has a linear plot though, and takes its cues from Western vampire stories, while Kurozuka is far more complicated to follow and harks back to the more traditional Eastern vampire folklore.
If you like dark/mystery anime like Shiki, you should watch xxxHolic, and the other way around. I couldn't get through with Shiki, but xxxHolic is a lot better. It is simplistic yet surprising, and the story is easy to follow.
All though these are two VERY different anime I find them to have a few similarities like the arts styles are a luttke similar. They can both be dark, although with xxxholic it has more comedy. But for the most part if you like one you should like the other.
While not conventionally similar in terms of storyline these two anime have a hell of a lot of similarities.
- Both have two young girls which have a back story contributing to the events that unfold
- Both have 4 MC's with similar genders and connections
- Both contain people willing to surrender if it comes to helping civilization
- Both contain antagonists who tend to start off as normal citizens but are turned into killers due to events
I cannot promise you will like one if you enjoyed the other all I can say is that the similarities do not end there.
They may not be alike by storyline but they do have their similarities.
-Both have a civilization trying to survive against an outside force.
-The antagonists can be viewed in either a bad or good way, depending on opinion.
-Both have regular MCs that turn violent during the show.
-Both have very dark and gory events throughout the show.
-Both have very good and well thought out endings.
•Both are familiar in a way that humans are living in terror/despair of "monsters".
•Both contain absolute tragedy and despair, in the most inhumane ways and show the mentality of the humans and how there brain reacts in certain situations about the "monster" beings, as to what will they do, fight back, research, destroy, stay away from them, keep close to others; the list goes on.
•Both are mysterious with their plot as they progress, and leave the viewer on edge, angst, frustration, envious, anger etc. Either way, it will leave the viewer wanting more.
•Both contain action in the most brutal and cliff-hanging moments, which are always a do or die situation.
•Both question humanity, and as the story progresses, personalities change, mindsets change from every distinct factor that has happened as the story progresses. Will they die like the rest or fight for survival? Either way, each character obtains determination towards their goal.
•They are similar in a way that they are very interesting and yet different. You might like if you like the other, but it depends. read more
Mixing elements of gore, horror and mystery, both are thrilling tales about humans rebelling against powerful foes that are destroying their, once peaceful, lives. They also feature characters obsessed with comprehending enemy's biological inner workings and performing experiments on them.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni has a lot of similar aspects to this series, such as; a new boy from the city in a small rural town, yet there is possibly more to compare Shiki to in Umineko no Naku Koro Ni - same maker as Higurashi, and possibly sequelesque.
Supernatural aspect in both series' are made obvious from the begining (even the opening), which leads to the assumption unworldly individuals are involved.
There is a clear mystery element; creepy, mysterious and agonistic characters (mainly girls) and luxary, stand-out-houses holding harbouring aristocratic people.
It's mysterious in that sense that you have to be clever enough to understand the plots and in both ends,the problem was actually unsolved.Alot of thinking(gore in Umineko and alittle less in Shiki but it's good).
Both these wonders of art are the epitome of top-tier horror in anime, with stark and poignant cautionary tales to boot. Whilst both cover segregation, social anxiety and racism, shiki is more focused on the generational gap.
They're both like human vs monster kind of shows and both get pretty bloody at times, Shiki is A LOT slower though while Tokyo Ghoul is pretty fast paced, the main characters (Natsuno and Kaneki) are quite similar too, on the human's side even though they aren't exactly human
Story-wise, the Shiki and Fate/Zero aren't all too similar. However, they explore the darker side of human nature, with morally ambiguous characters and no clear answer to who's right and who's wrong. Both series start off slower (*COUGH COUGH F/Z EXPOSITION*) but build steadily towards tense and thrilling climaxes.
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.
Same Mystery, and Supernatural elements.
Great thriller scenes not knowing why or who will be killed next.
Both MC's try to save as many innocent people as they can.
The two series have great art work and character design.
These series also share great opening and ending music.
Someone dies like every episode. You see a lot of shady characters appear but their purpose isn't made known until later.
The art style is also pretty similar, especially the eyes (like the shape and size and how they are positioned on the face).
What does it mean to be human? What separates man from monster? These are questions both Shiki and Ajin explore. With a battle between mortals and immortals, they show the points of view from both sides, and execute it well. Both series greatly deal with the darkness within humanity, and if the "monsters" really are in the wrong.
We must defeat them even if we risk becoming inhumane ourselves! They both center around societies shrouded in mystery and a curious character hoping to seek knowledge of their world's mystery. The characters are forced to change their morals as a result of their situation and the tragedies they face. The characters must stand against both allies and enemies in order to succeed in their goal. Even with tragedies, you must sacrifice what you have so that no more tragedies will breed new fruit. The most beautiful yet tragic soundtrack ever heard. They fit the theme of loss of innocence in both shows and the defiance of morality. To defeat evil, we must become evil. read more
Both shows deal with monsters who seek to kill humans. The main difference is that in Claymore, there is an organization to kill the monsters. I guess the main reason I think they are similar is the general creepy feel they both give. I would definitely recommend both if creepy horror anime are your thing.
Both have a theme of dead peoples who gets alive again. Both have two options ,In Death parade peoples are either send to void or reincarnated and in Shiki peoples either die or came back to live being vampires. Both have a main character who is male and have to do there work even if he wants it or not , as in Shiki the doctor have his duty to protect the village from diseases and have to kill vampires though in Death parade the bartender has to make give pain to people's to judge them. The both have gore, blood and deaths.
- Its diffrent on the art style of what you are used to
- Both shows have a dark feeling around them
- Both are slowpaced shows that make you wonder and question human nature.
- Where Ergo proxy stil kind of sets lines between right and wrong Shiki does not, how you feel and what you believe to be good or bad is up to you.
- both wil make you grind your feelings about life and humanity long after you watched it.
- have a main character that just moved from the city to the countryside and gets to know the new environment.
- show a similar idyllic scenery with fields, forested hills, clear streams, little houses
- feature the daily lives of the country dwellers
So if you are interested in rural Japan, both shows might be of interest for you. Shiki is a bit more on the darker, Non Non Biyori a bit more on the brighter side.
Well, similar to Ousama game, you have a lot of characters dying and fighting to live. Shiki takes place in a remote village - similar to yonsaki village and surprisingly has a quite a lot of romance to do with the main characters like ousama game. The MC in Shiki starts out as a very cold guy and unwilling to make friends (see that connection with Nobuaki in the first episode?)
While the premise of these series are different they do share similar story themes of civilians becoming corrupt in their pursuit of justice; being able to justify their murderous actions for people's safety. Both anime also share similar style of music as Takanashi Yasuharu composed the soundtracks for both series.
Both series involve a world where vampire like creatures attack humanity in the night. One individual who has a tie to the creature is able to fight back in a way no one else can. Both series gave off the same general feel and I would definitely recommend these in light of the Halloween season.
the art is VERY similar, I just started watching Tokyo Ravens and I couldn't help but remember Shiki, also because of the small countryside feel in the begining, and then both deal with the supernatural, there are also similarities between some of the female characters... but Shiki is gory and scary while tokyo ravens is not.
Both are about vampires, shiki is more bloody, but it shows vampires struggling to find their place in the world (by less peaceful means). I also recommend this from black blood brothers because Im sure lots of people might not even notice shiki or think its a vampire anime, because I didnt.
Out for vengeance? well the main characters of these anime are. Both MCs have had there life crushed , destroyed, and they do all they can to extract their revenge upon the people they loath. I hope everyone enjoys these anime.
When is it okay to kill? These series focus on this aspect of life. While Shiki is more mysterious Asura is based solely on that. However the moral is the same. Killing others can have serious consequences. Also the reasons people kill each other are very similar in both shows.
Both are dealing with the occult, but difference is quite large too.
Shiki deals with vampires/zombies hybrid? and is more of mystery, psychological.
Occult Academy has some comedy, deals with a general mix of occult like spirits, witchery etc. and has a feeling of adventurous spirit and time-travel. A teeny little bit of romance too.
Both are in Summer 2010 anime season.
There are some similarities about the common plot about vampires, dead, and demons. Feeling and relationship between the characters are pretty similar someway. Both shows have resurrection of dead corpses which become vampires or similar.
Both have very dark supernatural plots where many people die and the protagonist tries to solve the mystery behind those deaths. While Kuroshitsuji focus on comedy, drama and demons, Shiki focus in psychological, drama and vampires.
The protagonist seeks revenge for something that happened to him. Both have an outstanding soundtrack and voice actors, as well a very unique art, where the outfits are great.
Although, Shiki is very slow paced and Kuroshitsuji fast paced, they will both leave you addicted if you watch them until the end~~
Both are mystery animes taking place in small villages in the depths of the country. They share pretty alike atmosphere, though visual style differs a bit. Personally I prefer 'Moryou no Hako' to 'Shiki'.
I may be the only one to compare with Tatakau Shisho, but I have my reason. Both have a good plotting, and mostly, it is hard to say whom actually the leading characters because everybody takes their role and sharpen the story.
Even though Shiki is less tight than Tatakau Shisho, it still has the same quality as it also has mysteries, surprise plots, and hard to guess how it will end the story.
Both have tales to told (in Tatakau Shisho, it is the children fairy tale about the man whom taking "book" from a dead and deliver to the precious one. In Shiki, it's the novel written by the monk), respectfully speak about religious approach, questioning life and death, thicken with despair and pain.
Both also leave all characters in gray area. None are perfect people, each of them struggle with loneliness, the need of love, faith, and jealousy.
For some reasons, I feel that Chacoly from Tatakau Shishou and Sunako from Shiki have similar loneliness.
As a closing, both are originally from novel, then adapted into manga before ended as anime. read more
Both Shiki and Hitsuji no Uta contain intricat plots involving vampires. Instead of the run-of-the-mill KILL THEM ALL concept, both shows bring forth different spins, bringing a different respect to vampire-based anime. Granted, both of these shows have entirely different plots (Shiki focusing on vampires trying to take over a vilage and the morality of murder, where as Hitsuji no Uta focuses on the concept of vampirism being a hereditary illness), the two share common elements in their ability to create a tense, eerie atmosphere and possess a story told in a serious tone.
Both are fast-paced series with horror elements, that involve the main characters attempting to outwit their mysterious enemies using their intelligence. Brynhildr has more fanservice and more cute girls than Shiki, though.
These 2 are presented in multiple perspectives. What I mean is that the point of view constantly switches between different main characters. While this method may cause audience to be less attached to a single character, the story unfolds from many angles.
Also, both are really bloody and gory (surpassed my comfort zone).
Supernatural vampire shows in which vampires look and behave nothing like how they were portrayed in the Western fantasies. In fact, vampires wear bright, colorful clothes and is not turned into beasts by their blood-lust.
Granted though, that Shiki is a dark show with very brutal scenes while Sankarea is much more light-hearted.
These two are my all time favorite anime (well, season 2 of Code Geass if I had to choose). They make me feel so much emotion, and I just love the ending in both. And if you liked Natsuno and Tooru from Shiki, then you'll probably like Lelouch and Suzaku from Code Geass, and vice versa. Both of these animes gave you a choice, to choose which side you root for. This choice will seem like: "Oh yeah, I totally think this side is correct", but after a while, you might not be so sure. And don't be affected by the 'vampire' genre in shiki, because that is not one of those (nowadays) everyday shojo vampire genres. And for people who've just had enough of cheesy romance, I recommend these two too.  read more
The nature of the theme, the animation style, and the amount of action in both anime are what make them similar. There isn't many fight scenes but the ones that there are are pretty conclusive. The nature of the theme is similar because they make you think about ethics, morals, and philosophy in general. The character base is a similar as well. By this I mean that the characters in each anime are plenty, making the angle from which you see the story line like a kaleidoscope. Also, the endings kind of leave you asking for more... they were mostly conclusive but there was a chance for more.  read more
Superficially,Juuni Kokuki and Shiki are not so similar. Juuni Kokuki is a fantasy story about 12 asian-like kingdoms and Shiki is a horror story in a small village. However, Those two stories were originally written by Fuyumi Ono and both stories share the same concept about life and humanity. If you are in the mood to be disappointed with ugly part of human beings but also want to look for the beauty in this ugliness, Juuni Kokuki is definitely the first choice.
As Muroi (Seishin) was like in Shiki, Yoko in Juuni Kokuki is also like the person who has been lost in her life. For this reason, early part of Juuni Kokuki would be sometimes annoying because of her indecisive and immature attitude. However, she is going to learn a lot of things about life and she will grow up beautifully thorough this series.
Shiki would also annoy you probably until the middle part also because of people's indecisive and irresponsible attitude. However, People will change in many ways later and last few episodes would impress you because of dramatic change of story.
I recommend to see them because both series don't have a cheep sense of good & bad. It would attract people who are fed up with some cheesy animations. read more
If you like vampires - and by this I mean vampires done right - than you will probably like both of these series. They both feature very well developed stories around vampires (and some other creatures). The long conversations between characters will make you think about what they are talking, you'll get sucked in the conversation before you even realise it. If you liked one of them I recommend you give the other one a try (you will not regret it!).