Both have dark/creepy subject matter, violence, and tend to start episodes happy so they can fake you out for the batshit crazy ending. Basically if you've seen Higurashi, you'll probably like Elfen Lied more than that. It doesn't quite work in reverse though, because Elfen Lied's plot is more cohesive than Higurashi's, so if you saw Elfen Lied first, Higurashi might not be your thing. Both are very enjoyable in their own ways though.
Both of these series pull at your emotions at times, yet also include terribly violent acts committed by girls that aren't even adults. Basically, you get the blood and the tears in both of these series.
This series is brutal and cute in some aspect just like Elfen lied, however there are many twists and a creepiness to this anime. If you enjoy bloodshed, violence, cute anime girls (not as innocent as they look) and something to make you think, this is the anime for you!
Cute characters engaged in bloody acts of violence, torture and death: both Elfen Lied and Higurashi deal with children turned vicious killers and victims of sheer brutality. Yet these series, as disturbing as they get, have a message of hope amidst the chaos. Higurashi's plot is a challenge while Elfen Lied is more straight forward; both are inspired by hauntingly pervasive soundtracks and are not for the faint of heart.
well its because their both horror anime and they have lots of blood and stuff in them..*i sugest not watching both with all lights out at night on halloween unless you watn bad dreams* and their both very good ^^
Blood... check!! Violence... check!!! Demon killer loli-type girls?? CHECK!!!
They're both scary Anime... Elfen Lied has more of a sci-fi feel and Higurashi has more of a supernatural feel... but they're two of the most violent Anime that you will ever see!!
Two great Anime... that aren't for squeamish people ^_^
They both have plenty of violence and gore, which reminded me of the other. Although Higurashi has more of a creepy vibe to it rather than violence. They both have well developed characters that make you feel sympathic and disguested at the same time.
While both appear to be a simple, moe/bishojo on the surface, they reveal rather complex stories very quickly. I suppose the violence/gore is what links the two in my mind and lead to this rec, but while Elfen typically gets the nod from the reviewers, I feel Higurashi is the more complex of the two by a wide margin. That, and creepy little girls never go out of fashion in Nihon... Most of you have given Elfen the time, now show Higurashi some love!
Both shows seem to focus on the dramatic switch from sweet, likable characters to chaos and murder. These are both shows where the cast is shown throughout to be sweet and nice, as in any other normal anime, only to have terrible things happen in their lives. That particular duality is often hard to find, so if you enjoyed Elfen Lied, you'll likely enjoy Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
Both have great story lines and similar psychological horror aspects, and both have you sympathizing with both the murderer and the ones being killed (most of the time). Elfen Lied is a lot more gory, but Higurashi still has some gore in it. Higurashi isn't as fan-servicey, though.
Both series feature a whole show of blood shed. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry) is a little more towards a mystery as you watch multiple arcs of an awesome story.
If you enjoy watching cute characters creating havoc and destruction through horrors, then you should watch Elfen Lied.
(Elfen Lied has a mature rating due to nudity and slight adult situations)
Both are very dark at times. In both series, episodes start off on a lighter note, but something bad almost always happens. Elfen Lied is more graphic than Higurashi from what I've seen, but Higurashi gets in your head more imo.
Both shows have great story lines filled with blood, gore and girls. Both shows contrast themselves with a use of humor and comedy at times while at other times they are dark, scary and bloody. These two shows are some of the best anime out there and if you've watched one make sure to watch the other.
Both series explore dark subjects existent in this society - child abuse, justifications for homicide, etc. LOTS of blood in both. Several female leads in both series can be classified as yangires (i.e. Higurashi - Rena, Shion, Miyo; Elfen Lied - Lucy, Nana, Mariko)
The only way to describe these anime is to use the word MASSACRE. I don't think there is an episode of either where at LEAST 3 people don't die in some way/shape/form. This is a bloody murder-fest, if you are hardcore about it, this is about to be your best friend.
Both are Bloody and frightening. Elfen lied is more brutal and bloody, while Higurashi is more frightening and has more character development. Both are extremely good and both are must watch animes. if you liked one, you'll most likely like the other. don't watch if you're week of heart.
If you liked Elfen Lied you will love this show, there is fabulous gore. When the cicadas cry is all about curiosity, and wanting to know why every year one person will die, and one person will disappear.
The second season just gets better.
~ blood, blood, blood and one again BLOOD :333
~ both Higurashi and Elfen Lied shows us nightmarish fate of the main characters
~ soo... we can see dismembered bodies that are lying in the corners
What more I can say? I love these two anime and I recommend Higurashi and Elfen Lied to everyone who likes horros :3
Both anime turn innocent characters and twist them into dark soulless blood thirsty monsters, They will each keep you interested and at the edge of your seat, whilst also having some moments of fresh air with light comic relief but when they start to get serious, Questionable outcomes arise in both leaving you questioning the morality and sanity of the characters
These anime are same. They have gore genres with a lot of bloody stuff. When They Cry is better than Elfen Lied for me. Both main characters are yandere/yangire!! Elfen Lied is extremely ecchi while also comedic. You will like Elfen Lied if you like When They Cry.
Both anime are known for their excessive amount of gore and violence. Despite those, they are splendid masterpieces with unique storylines and outstanding characters that will remain unforgettable even with some disturbing scenes.
As both series are remembered for their gore aspects, I definitely recommend watching Higurashi. It takes the gore scenes, but adds more suspense, a story that will boggle your mind until the second season, and both shows are just excellent watches. If you're into gore and suspense, I highly recommend Higurashi
These two shows are probably the bloodiest two i've seen. They're both horror and mystery genre's with thriller. The plot on both are really well done and at first may be confusing really get you into the show!
Both are give away suspence and confusion
Very plot twisty and events are surprising
Elfen lied is about another species while higurashi is about a curse
Everything eventually gets connection but unlike elfen lied higurashi is much more complicated then that.
I HIGHLY recommend watching higurashi cant give anymore away or spoilerssss
Mistery, violence and gruesome murders, it all fits in the same genre. If you liked Elfen Lied but were left hungering for something longer than a 13 episode anime, you NEED Higurashi no Naku Koro ni! Starts off a bit slower and it is terribly confusing in the beginning, but as soon as it starts unraveling its secrets you are going to love it and you won't be able to quit watching it, just like Elfen Lied. Elfen Lied is Hirugashi's more explicit and less psychotic cousin.
It is both about children that undergo something horrible, but are cute at the same time. Both are very gore and have much violence and an interesting plottwist that is also kinda sad, that gives both series a mystery/thriller-ish impression.
Guy moves into a town which holds a mystery that unravels troughout the show. Higurashi has some lighter slice of life episodes, but that's cool because it's pretty long including -kai.
Highly reccomend both
These both have an extremely eerie and dark mood to them making the viewer curious and wanting more. Both start out relatively calmly, with the tension gradually building up into something a lot more gruesome. No holding back with the terror and blood!
Small towns with big secrets. Horror series that show how terrifying normal school kids can turn out to be when pushed to their limits by the darkest horrors their towns have to offer. Both also have themes of cyclical repetition, with Another's events happening year after year and Higurashi repeating the same summer over and over again. The main character are very similar.
Both anime show the same theme of mystery and random deaths. However, If you continue to watch "Higurashi", all is explained towards the end of the series. Throughout "Another" the conspicuous deaths and murderers are somewhat explained all together towards the end.
During watching both of them you get the same feeling. The plot is simillar - a boy going to a new school, meet new friends and everything seems great till.. boom, everything is getting creepy, there's a lot of blood and inexplicable deaths. If you enjoyed one of theese you should see the other one.
Main character's family moves him to a new town with dark secrets. Blood and murder and sinister atmosphere. The classmates of the main character have secrets that they'd rather keep hidden from the main character, and are willing to go to great lengths to do so. They also both start off calm, lulling you into a false sense of security before turning up the horror.
An ordinary teenage boy moves into a strange rural town where his classmates seem to be keeping a dark secret from him. There's a horror and a mystery atmosphere. Both are set in the past (Higurashi in 1983, Another in 1998).
Just like another, Higurashi is a bit darker anime, with a lot of mystery, suspense and gore. It'll keep you guessing till the very end, and the atmosphere is simply amazing. The series is also spiced up with various funny moments, which surprisingly enough don't take away from the creepy feel, but only reinforce it in turn. Definitely a must watch.
Both of these anime lean towards a dark aspect with many creepy undertones. However from what I've seen of Another it has much less gore an insanity than Higurashi, so if you want something with more of a creep-out factor than gore, watch Another.
Both series are about boys who recently move to new towns and are oblivious of the creepy things taking place, but they get dragged into them anyways.
Creepiness and unpredictability are present in both series, yet Higurashi starts off as more lighthearted and funny in addition to the fact that it is composed of several arcs.
A normal boy moves to a new town. Within the first 3 episodes, we see this boy get involved with many creep factors. Both the series consist of blood, mystery, girls who are more than they seem, and just all out thrillers.
Even before finishing this series, I knew that there was something similar between Higurashi and Another. MC arrives into a small town, meets new people, and let the psychological twists begin. Murders and mystery play a central theme as the thriller-like sequences repeats over and over. In both series, a calamity that has not been lifted repeats in a Groundhog Day-like loop.
Horror animes with some bloody death scenes. New guys move to small towns that hold big secrets. The deaths in both series are believed to be the result of a mysterious curse. Both show ordinary high school students driven to insanity and committing horrifying crimes. Both take place over 10 years in the past.
It gives you the same feeling.. And it is although kind of the same because in the beginning of both animes, Kouichi's classmates seem to hide something dark from him, while in Higurashi, Keichi's friends are also hiding something 'dark' from him. I love both of these anime, they give you a creepy feeling. I highly suggest watching these two.
Both animes involve a young man who moves into a new (small) town. Certain dark events have happened before and it starts to repeat itself again. In the two animes, both stories keep blowing your mind; changing everything when the main character finds things out.
Boy moves to a new, seemingly normal and quite town. That is until past events start to unravel and everything isn't what it seems. If you enjoyed Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, you should defiantly give Another a try.
They are both very extraordinary horrors that have a great plot, story, sound and have a polished art style.
It seems to have much murders and also have a great story behind it, what ever you liked, Another or Higurashi, I can assure you, this is a must watch. I gave it a 9/10, and I'm slightly strict on my ratings.
They are similar in characters, the flow of the story and the flow of the whole series.
(Higurashi has a sequel and OVAs, while I believe the prequel for Another is to be watched after the T.V. series)
But go check it out. You have nothing to lose. You will be hooked by the 3rd episode. Enjoy this masterpiece.  read more
In a remote village in Japan before the great internet age, a group of high schoolers find themselves at the center of a series of mysterious deaths. They must find out how to survive and stop the deaths.
Both of these series also have terrible communication between friends causing most of the drama. Especially in Another where the whole plot could be solved in three episodes if everyone just talked to each other. However, if you like a suspenseful atmosphere and violet, sometimes silly deaths, then try out both of these interesting anime.
Both series start off whit a boy who moves to an unfamiliar town,which holds a curse.
A loth of mysterious,and gory deaths occur due to this curse.The horror in both is very well made,and also they are both confusing at first.
These two animes are horror and everything is mysterious...
If you watched anime Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni then you will definitely like Another.
Genre for Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni : Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
Genre for Another: Mystery, Horror, Drama, School :3
Another is much more like Higurashi than Elfen Lied. They both have a main protagonist who goes to a school in a new place and both try to figure out the mystery that is killing people. There are lots of murders and bloody scenes in both.
Another and Higurashi are similar because in both stories they have a calamity which people die from but the plots are completely different. Both are very great anime but are different an alike. Higurashi consist on more of a different plot rather where in Another it focuses on the death both have surprise endings and unexpected event. Even though Another has a shocking ending, unexpected, Higurashi has a lot of turns of events and is longer. Both series are different while Higurashi has more than 30 episodes while Another had about 12 or so :]
- follows a story of a man who just recently moved to a remote town and unravels a supernatural mystery that is occurring in it.
- a lot people dying. In Higurashi, it is caused by a conspiracy labeled as "curse", while in Another, it is plainly caused by a curse/grudge.
Supernatural mysteries are indeed interesting, but what if it's being packaged with a little gore scene? Another is more mild but gives a serious atmosphere all the time, while higurashi has a slight changes in the atmosphere but when it comes to gruesome scenes, higurashi offers more.
Both anime are ready to fulfill you desires!
Both have supernatural elements, a somewhat dark atmosphere and are the what-the-hell-is-going-on type of suspense anime. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni however seems to operate at a higher level of the latter, I swear I had no clue what I was watching until after reading up on the series' origin. Plot twists, nail-biting action and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your chair/couch/bed (and at times knock you off of said furniture and into the floor, much like the corpses of characters in both animes). Blood, dementia, and oh did I say blood?
- New guy moves in to town
- Both Keiichi and Kouichi are very similar.
- Classmates won't tell them the secret of the "curse."
- Both involves a "curse" where someone dies every year.
- Overall mood very similar.
Both shows have sudden plot twists and their endings are both just 'wow' when the culprit is revealed.
The main characters' names for both of the show are almost the same:
Another: Koiichi Sakakibara
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Keiichi Maebara
Both of them move into a new town/village and school only to find out that people are hiding terrible secrets from them.
The supernatural theme is in both anime, though very different (one more to do with death, the other to do with, well, you'll find out).
One great similarity is how they both make you think that something specific is happening at the start, however, they lately reveal something entirely different is happening or is at work. read more
Both are horror series involving a city boy moving to a small town and discovering the bizarre tragedies that occurred there years earlier. His friends act strangely when he asks about these events. Another is very short (12 eps) whereas Higurashi is very long (50 eps)
Both series have that sort of "Guy transfers to a small, new village and goes to school and everything is quite dandy until OH WOW okay people are dying frequently and brutally... well then" feel to them. While both plots have been done before, they're done in a verry riviting way that kept me watching intently form start to end. Highly recommended!
both Higurashi and Another are centered around what is called a curse, and both have more of an in depth complex idea at the very end. For example in Higurashi the main character, Maebara Keiichi only recently moved to Hinamizawa and has been there for around a year or six months, which is quite like the main character in Another, Kouichi Sakakibara who only recently transferred to Yomiyama north and stayed in the town. If you're looking for violence and gore both of these share an equal amount, and are very well made. You also find out what's going on through each one, bit by bit, so it's quite suspenseful and has an element of mystery. The story lines are quite different yet they have similar ideas, so give another or higurashi a try, you won't be disappointed. read more
Both of these spine-chilling horror animes have a surprisingly similar setting: Your somewhat typical highschool guy MC moves to a small village, only to find himself in the middle of a vicious mystery. However, they are definitely not completely the same - The 'Higurashi' series is more focused on the story and suspense with it's super complex plot, while 'Another' is more focused on the artstyle, atmosphere and the fountains of blood.
It is also a horror story. If you like another you might as well like Higurashi....
-both of the anime has the exact atmosphere for the entire season
-both are horror and mysterious :p
-Higurashi has murder and so on while Another doesnt really have(except for the last episode)
-Higurashi's horror is centered on one specific at a time while Another isnt
When I first started watching Another, I was 100% sure it'd be extremely similar to Higurashi.
- Both of them start with a student who just moves into the village and strange murders start occuring around him.
- Both of them involve students dealing with most of the investigations.
Although Another can't be called as brutal as Higurashi, it's still a very similar show.
Both are horror and mystery series with Higurashi being psychological thriller. Higurashi is similar to another in many ways be it the mystery element or the horror or the gore or the pure mindf**k you go through.
To be blunt, Another is not as good as Higurashi. Unfortunately, there are not many good horror anime to choose from. If you enjoyed the brutal deaths and mystery of Higurashi, then you will enjoy Another. Another offers a melancholy and dreary tone with sudden, terrifying deaths keeping you intrigued. Also, the mystery behind the curse is akin to the mystery element of Higurashi.
Seems like I was late. so nevertheless by majority votes:
both shows have gruesome death and gore
both shows have this so called 'cursed'
both shows are very well made
both shows are good
and many more.
The anime have the same feel to them. Both of the plots revolve around a small "cursed" village and mysterious deaths. They are both excellent as well, if you liked one of them the other is a must see.
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.  read more
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.
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. 😣😭 read more
Beware the seemingly innocent children -- when push comes to shove, they can be the scariest. Both series explore the increasingly horrific circumstances that come to pass when desperation leads to sanity slippage and an ever-increasing body count. Sometimes the most important thing is knowing who to trust, but even that's not foolproof.
Just because you're cute doesn't mean you can't creep someone out, as both these anime can show that being silly is only part of their plan, catching you off guard with a knife wielding character among other disturbing things laying in wait is what these anime have in store.
Both of them have a teenager (who suddenly finds himself in a situation with lots of blood and mystery) as a main character. Also, there are really strange cute characters with multiple personalities and a character of an older guy who helps the main chracter to solve the mystery.
Both have lots of gore with scary moments. Both series have a cute girl that chases the main character around, use the wide-eyed look for creepy characters and use disgusting splats for blood shedding scenes. Also, Both the main characters in Higurashi and Mirai Nikki have one objective-- to stay alive.
Interested in bloody animes with a complicated non-linear timeline? Or maybe you like cute kids doing not so cute kiddy things such as killing each other. Both Mirai Nikki and Higurashi have that 'creepy girl' and that sort-of useless male protagonist, with the 'Supernatural' parts in it as well.
Both are high caliber psychological thrillers. While Mirai Nikki has one character who can snap at any moment, this is true for the entire cast of Higurashi. If you love that atmosphere of never knowing when someone is going to snap and never knowing what horror is about to happen, then I'd recommend both of these shows to you (I'd recommend them to anyone, but especially to you).
Both contain intense psychological and character development as well as everyone's favorite: a yandere. :)
There are thrilling aspects as well as heart-wrenching, and I found both of them to be excellent by my standards.
If you liked the "feel" of Mirai Nikki, you'll probably also enjoy Higurashi. (Especially the first arc)
Both are exciting thriller shows with some supernatural elements, with things that are, perhaps, not as they seem.
If you like horror anime, you're at the right reccomendation. The two of these shows are dark, funny at times, and really mind boggling.
If you like yandere characters and a lot of violence, you're in for a treat.
Both contain yandere characters. Both have gore. Most importantly both are a disservice to their respective source material. Did you know that Keiichi from Higurashi regularly cross-dresses? No? You wouldn't know that from watching the anime because they try to cram 10 hours of visual novel into 2 hour segments by cutting out most of the plot; it's like the cliff-notes of anime. Meanwhile Mirai Nikki doesn't feel too rushed, but it totally changes the mood of the manga; all of creepy things Yuno does are played off as fanservice. In summary, read the VN before watching Higurashi, but if you liked Mirai Nikki, you're going to love Higurashi regardless. read more
A compelling high-school romance-drama with a gruesome twist, School Days takes everything people love about the high-school romance genre and combines it with the suspense and bizarre twist of Higurashi.
Did episode 6 of School Days creep you out? Did you love all the revenge in episode 12? Did you love the loli killers? Higurashi's got this, times 10. Less about love, but an amazing series with a diversity of scenes.
School Days portrays the innocence of High School Drama and intensifies it with a little more disturbing conclusion than others. However, if you're looking for extreme "disturbances" with" innocent and cute" Anime girls then look no further than Higurashi's twisted masterpiece.
if you watch higurashi no naku koro ni then watch school days,after watching 12 episodes of school days it's reminds me of higurashi i have no idea why but it's just pop up of my head after watching the ending.*(it's an anime that you have to watch till the end)
I actually watched School Days because I read so many times that people who liked Higurashi would probably like it. And I did, it was great. In the start, School Days seem pretty normal, but towards the end, it's not that normal. I'm not a fan of this type of anime, but I liked it a lot! So, if you like School Days, watch Higurashi, and if you like Higurashi, watch School Days.
Both are based on a Japanese horror VG, and both have a bunch of moe characters placed in a creepy situation.
If you enjoyed the creepy, disturbing and totally unexpected [if you ask me Oo"] ending og School Days you will certainly enjoy watching Higurashi. :)
Higurashi has taken out the element of sex and added in more murderous intent. Same feeling that makes you think that b****es be crazy. School days has more stupid characters while you don't mind the consequences that they recieve but in Higurashi you know that bad things are gonna happen and you try to not get attached to the characters but your heart still surges when something happen
Both Higurashi and School Days are thrillers that take you on a phycological rollercoaster ride!
School Days starts of with a boy named Makoto Ito who sees this incredibly gorgeous girl at the train station named Kotonoha Katsura. He takes her picture and dreams about asking her out but doesn't know how to!
Ito's friend, Sekai Saionji, decides to help him with his girl problems.
Over the course of the episodes Sekai starts noticing she has feelings for Ito and secretly wants to be with him. She tries her best to hide it from him and keep the relationship between them lighthearted and fun.
The story is built for you to start hating Ito as he becomes incredibly selfish wishing to have this beautiful, kind and generous girlfriend when she's interesting. And then using his friend Sekai as a seemingly 'back-up' when his girlfriend, Kotonoha gets "boring".
But when Ito's lies and promises start tangling up, and one girl is pushed past her limits, some things can go TERRIBLY wrong!!
(A/N: This is more towards romance and leans towards Shions story during Meakashi-hen if your comparing to Higurashi!! ) read more
The two are completely insane, and are pretty dark regardless of their beginning. Both focus in the psychology of the characters pretty much all the time, making the variable of hate/love in those characters much more difficult.
They have differences though; Higurashi is more horror, School Days is more drama... but at the end, I can't spoil but School Days will remind Higurashi for those who have seen it first.
I reccomend both to fans of Psychological anime or Horror anime, because they are masterpiece on those genres.
If you watched Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, I warn you, do not watch School Days, cause you will suffer even more then HnNKn characters. If you actually enjoyed school days then you will like the twists of Higurashi, even though it's a bit more realistic in the end.
Both Chaos Head and Higurashi focus on a young man's life being flipped upside when he discovers a murder. Takumi's paranoia reflects Keiichi's own during Onikakushi-hen. Both boys are also surrounded by girls who they have trouble trusting after their life-changing discoveries. The chains of deaths around them lead them to shrink from the people they were, seeing the murderous sides of the girls before them and then their sweeter sides in school. Both have the same genres and atmosphere around them.
Both of these anime series Show Unexplained Mysteries and the ones involves are students who also goes into the same School aslo these anime series are both classfied as horror,Mystey,supense Thriler,for Those anime Fans Who like watching anime Series That will make them think as they watch each episode,will surely like anime Chaos Head because the anime chaos Head can offer the exciment Mystery and Horror they would like to see
Both anime are about creepy girls killing people where the protagonist is paranoid and thinks they are trying to kill him. Similar feel except ChäoS;HEAd is set in a large city while Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is set in a rural village.
If you liked one of these two then you'll definitely like the other one. Both are psychotic thrillers that will keep you hanging till the very end. Higurashi may be a bit more confusing but its still quite good. You'll enjoy both of them if you're a fan of horror, suspense, blood & gore. Plus a bit of supernatural in higurashi, but Chaos head has a bit more supernaturality
Its kinda sad the Way Higurashi plays with my emotion the way it did and how chaos head try to eperiment with this but absolutely failed. Chaos head is an unenjoyable watch as things start to happen for no reason but is very similar to higurashi if you want a lot of WTF moments.
Both psychological thrillers, they are similar in that they deal with unique unknown forces in the beginning with very confused/scared protagonist, and shed light on them later. Just as a good psychological thriller should do =P
With Ookami Kakushi, think of a much softer, less violent version of Higurashi. Except, what we seem to be dealing with isn't a festial revolving around a god of death, but a wolf god. There are enough changes, for it to be it's own story, yet simular enough to ask, did the creator get some ideas from Higurashi? That includes some of the sound effects.
Both are about someone moving into a mysterious mountain town where the main protagonist is really popular. They have the same "Everyone is dying" feel to them... and they both have a big town legend mystery that you have to try and solve.
Same creator, but not same awesomeness.
Secrets, festivals, mysterious killings, legends and innocent school life are the things connecting those two series. If you liked one you might like the other, but Higurashi is much, much better.
Just by seeing it, it gives off the feeling that everyone is hiding a dark secret from the new guy, just like in Higurashi. People disappearing and cover ups, all relevant. Loved Higurashi and this one looks like it will be just as good.
Both start with a boy joining a new city, and have no idea what is in store for them, they son find out that there is more to the city than they first thought, and that close friends seem to be keeping everything from them.
they do give the same vibes. the normal days in this anime is kind of lighthearted to the point that it almost looks like just some kind of a happy anime with normal stuffs going on but later on the much darker and much more serious stuff will come out just like higurashi
They both have a lot of similarities, with the upcoming festival, girls surrounding the main character, a new transfer student, a lighthearted feel covering a sinister undertone, and the new and old town resembling the dam construction project in Higurashi. And they're both by the same author.
Most of it is considered a rip-off of Higurashi.
But it's actually epic and even though it's similar to Higurashi a LOT, it was one of the best and memorable anime I'd watched in a while.
There's an orange festival in Ookami Kakushi similar to Higurashi's Cotton Drifting festival, there are dam issues in both series - and many more similarities.
I strongly recommend this to people who enjoy memorable music, great animations, a calm atmosphere (at times), which then occasionally shifts to a horror-like atmosphere, much like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
One major inspiration for Madoka Magica - a show which starts off like a bubbly, innocent anime but eventually descends into madness, mass hysteria and distrust among people, as well as murder - but ultimately shows the idealistic themes of friendship and trust.
Higurashi and Madoka Magica share cutesy character designs juxtaposed by graphic scenes of physical violence and psychological disturbance. Both series begin with a misleading carefree mood - which quickly transforms into an atmosphere of horror and suspense.
Both shows have a light-hearted side to them which is fairly quickly overtaken by madness and violence. There is a focus on friendship in the beginning, adding to the drama when the friends get pulled apart. The characters appear very cute and lovable and the art has similar elements to it as well. Both shows have cute art that remains when the violence and madness come on. I love both of these series to bits and would recommend them both to anyone who likes a thriller!
Psychological, horrific and sets thinking. Both affect the real friendship; comrades, who lost their way; deceiving. Step by step the troubles resolved which caused a complicated ending. And both of them have the things, you expect the least.
Both commit psychological warfare upon your brain.
Both have outstanding and memorable characters and an intense story build up!!! (WITH A BAD ASS FINALE)
Both have a crazy amount of action and innovation that will keep you hooked for hours
Both anime start out very different from how they actually portray themselves later in the story, leaving gaps in the plot which only get made sense of as the story goes on - i.e. very psychological. Both contain a lot of deaths, and a mix of "moe" slash gruesome atmosphere. It's not what it seems.
Both put the design of moeblob characters and add them into dark scenarios.
Higurashi has gore and is more focused on mystery and murder.
Madoka is less violent, but still surreal.
You can see some similarities in the plot elements as well, such as replaying time.
Both are recommended for brutal moe fans. But Madoka has 99% less blood than Higurashi so far as I know, so pick your poison.
Highly recommended for horror/thriller fans as well.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Puella Magi Madoka Magica are both shows that are pretty deceiving at first. Both shows start with a cutesy, moe atmosphere until revealing their true colors eventually. Both shows can be somewhat disturbing at times. Both shows have a similar concept to them. Both shows have a solid cast of characters. And finally, both shows are great at what they do. Higurashi is a solid horror, mystery anime while Madoka Magica is my definite go-to magical girl anime. I definitely recommend both of these anime cause chances are that if you enjoyed one, then you'll most likely enjoy the other. But that's just my opinion. read more
Horror anime involving a group of students where many people die gruesomely (but the gore is much more extreme in Corpse Party than Higurashi). Some characters are driven insane and just about everyone acts unnaturally due to the extreme psychological pressures and fear at one point or another. They both have some supernatural elements.
Both of these are full of a lot of gore and involve high school students.
Higurashi far surpasses all horror anime in my opinion, but this anime and Another are two of the most compatible to it.
Corpse party is only 4 episodes long though and the story is no where near the level as Higurashi, but like I said, they are really similar in the gore area.
Both are extremely gory and are mainly based around horror and suspense. Corpse Party is actually more gory than Higurashi while Higurashi is a lot more complex in plot. Both anime have an evil force that is causing major trouble and both have the main characters trapped in the world in the which everything is happening.
If you're into a lot of blood and gore, and love a lot of mystery, both these series are for you.
Higurashi has a lot more psychological mind games, and torture, and Corpse Party is very much 'torture porn.' In both series, just about every character dies at one point of another.
A lingering mystery is, how did it come to this, and why is it continuing?
Well, both of them are based on video games. They are depressive, dark and really gory and violent. I love Higurashi and Corpse Party, they are interesting and different, that's what makes them special. I highly recommend both Higurashi and Corpse Party to all gore and mystery lovers.
The two anime have a central plot revolving around rumors of a curse. Both anime are extremely violent and I can never quite decide which is more so.
Don't be fooled by Higurashi. This may look cute and innocent on the outside but stick with it and it will get SO dark. In a way I believe it's darker than Corpse Party as the events of that anime only really happened because of unknown outside forces.
If you loved Higurashi´s gore and torture then you will without any doubt satisfy your craving by watching corpse party tortured souls :P
their similarities being:
- Lots of gore and torture of young kids
- Both scenarios are about being somewhat trapped and escape.
- Lots to uncover of mysteries, why is this happening who is behind it
- it is about FRIENDSHIP.... sinister laugh!
Both are really good at switching between the genres of moe/slice-of-life and psychological/horror.
Both also center around one or more of the characters being delusional and hallucinating things that aren't there, many of the times making the viewer not know what's happening in real life and what's just part of the character's imagination.
Both feature cute looking girls that have darker personalities than you initially think. Both are part of the horror/psychological genre despite looking like a cute-ish slice of life. However, Higurashi is a lot gorier and creepier and the characters are a lot more bipolar compared to Gakkougurashi.
Moe / Innocent girl horror show, with combination of horror, school life, and slice of life ..
Similar to Higurashi, and characters (Yuki = Rena, Yuuri = Mion)
And both have a club activity that only main chara who become member ..
Beside it, there's one different from both, Higurashi tells chained murder (Oyashiro-sama's Curse), Gakkou Gurashi have unknown plague and zombies ...
Very gory, violence, and horror inside the moe cover ..
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Gakkougurashi has the similarities, in terms of horror genre, group of young/moe characters and they deal with different hostilities within the story. They also deal with different aspects of psychology like how these people behave etc.
On the other hand, the differences are Higurashi no Naku Koro ni mostly deals with the survival towards the mysterious killings at a village while Gakkougurashi mostly deals with the survival towards the post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak while they made their school as hideout.
The similarities are evident.
Stalkers, mysteries, murders, blood, baseball bats, tasers, red-haired psychotic girls, blue & white uniforms, 1 guy & many girls: all these things surely will remind you of Higurashi.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Denpa Teki na Kanojo show how tragic situations can affect on your psyche. Plot is divided on some stories (just like slice of life) which give informations about personalities of characters. This type of narration is quite enjoyable and good for them. Characters of theses serials are really similar. They are rather typical for harem anime but their problems which have to deal are very good and give lots of fun. But the best point of these titles is great atmosphere. it is really deep and you feel that something wrong will happen but you never know what and when. Atmosphere is the thing by which you can't stop watching and you have to know what will be in the next scene or episode. So if you like dark atmosphere, interesting characters and very good plot, these animes are for you. read more
Both mislead the viewer initially, only to take some very interesting turns later on. For the best experience, watch without reading the plot or reviews. The vibe and the feel they give off is very interesting, and with both shows it is hard to pinpoint what exactly makes them good.
Similar atmosphere, many characters are mentally unstable and are very homogenous to the characters in Higurashi and is on the subject of mysterious crimes including murder. You'll probably find something that you enjoy in this anime.
Both are set in a small village seemingly far away from the world, and have creepy undertones and occasional gory deaths. Many of the village's terrifying secrets are kept from the main characters (a group of children) in both.
For both series the animation style is incredibly moe and big-eyed for the genres that they are as well.
These two series both give off a similar feeling with a mysterious-like aura.
Both series involves a group of friends where there is a feeling of unease with what's going on in the backgrounds.
Both series takes place at a small village setting where the population is minimal but secrets are numerous. There are questions that needs answers with which the main characters tries to solve and explore.
In most anime the rules of the world are something you are given straight away. However both of these anime subvert that trope. You are slowly given clues as the world unfolds however half of those clue are red herrings and will make you second guess everything you are told.
The Higurashi adaptation is not perfect and has had many flaws, though I haven't read the Shinsekaiyori light novel I suspect it might be a similar case.
Both anime have kids as main characters, they get mixed up in some supernatural stuff. They have same atmosphere, bunch of unexpected plot twists and weird endings. Shinsekai yori is not as violent and gory as Higurashi, but they just had the same atmosphere and i really enjoyed watching them. I recommend them to all mystery and horror lovers.
¿Son tus amigos realmente tus amigos? ¿Quién es bueno? ¿Quién es malo? ¿Cuál es la verdad tras toda una red de mentiras? Una oda al suspense y la intriga que no deja sino la puerta abierta a la especulación y a las teorías.
Are your friends really your friends? Who is good? Who's bad? What is the truth behind a web of lies? An ode to the suspense and intrigue that leaves the door open but speculation and theories.
Both series repeatedly switch between slice of life and horror. In both series, enough time is spent with both the slice of life and the horror that the viewer should enjoy both genres to really like each series.
Both are thriller anime with a great deal of suspense and mystery. They both start out with a light almost happy go lucky feeling then everything turns dreadfully..dreadfully wrong. They both have great plot's, and while at first they may actually confuse the other. Higurashi just has a considerably greater amount of gore than steins;gate, but both are excellent watches. IF you like one you will probably like the other too.
Both animes talk about parallel worlds. In either cases, it is about getting out of a vicious cycle of death and murder around a specific plot dimension: While Higurashi suggests to breaking a folk town's curse, Steins;Gate revolves around the creation of a technological device while fighting against an organization's conspiracy. Violence will be involved in both plots, however Higurashi has a tendency to have very gory moments. Steins;Gate will, on the other hand, keep some of its humour around.
Both start with a lot of humor and cute girls making cute sounds (Mayushii's "tuturu" vs Rika's "nipah") until bad things start to happen, very bad things. Both anime are essentially about going back in time, trying to prevent this from happening; thus you will see this bad thing happening over and over again in a different way.
Warning: Higurashi is much more disturbing and gory.
Looking for an anime to blow your mind away? With these two you really can't go wrong. Whether you're looking for an interesting story about time travel that turns darker towards the end (Stein's Gate), or you want to indulge yourself in horror and sadistic torture (Higurashi) that makes you want to keep your eyes open at night, you don't have to look any further. These anime are strong from start to finish and once you find out what's really going on, you'll be intrigued by how well both are put together.
Without spoiling it, the main characters overcome difficult obstacles to defeat fate.
While Higurashi has darker themes, Steins;Gate is more sci-fi. Both anime, however, include complicated concepts (I can't say what those are without spoiling both.)
While watching you may not think that they're very similar, but when you think about it, they both have similar plots.
If you liked one, you'll probably like the other. Though, Higurashi has a lot more gore.
They share similar concepts of 'world' and 'time'. Their worlds can be explained using causes&effects law rather than something so superpowered (though there's some supernatural thing in Higurashi).
They're both very much confusing at the beginning, but when things are revealed you'll be mind-blown.
They're both thriller-type in my opinion, although S;G has no horror at all, while Higurashi has full of them.
Just finished Steins;Gate but haven't had enough time looping and tragic suffering? Give Higurashi a shot! It's more of a mystery than Okabe's D-Mail adventure, but every bit as cerebral, leaving you pining for the next episode consistently.
With their story wrote by the same author, both animes are adopted from visual novels with the same name. Focused on -somewhat supernatural- murder mysteries, both stories feature some of the many possibilities which could happen in a period of time.
Umineko & Higurashi are similar because they both have a dark, psychological plot. It's the sort of thing where you would have to see the whole Animes to understand them. Umineko is basically just like an alternate ending for Higurashi. Plus, the characters are similar, creepy and psychotic at times. If you enjoyed Umineko or Higurashi I'd recommend the other to you :D
Same creator, same studio, relatable art style, Keiichi = Battler (strong male lead), similar story telling format, and most of all, at least for whatever counted, VERY SIMILAR ATMOSPHERE OF MYSTERY.
Why is this not 1st place? oh waits elfen lied ew
As both are made by the same people if you liked Higursahi you should check out Umineko, Yes both are pretty different from one another but the two also have a lot a like. Both are very bloody and keep you thinking as the show goes on.
the stories are completly different but the way how the plot change and they repeat the same thing over and over again reminded me of Higurashi! also both anime have female tsundere/crazy characters! and a guy involved with them xD
In both Anime we have a Harem in which a male main character come to a new location and met some girls with which he make friends and spent a lot of time.
Both Anime seem to be cheerful at first but with the way of the story they get a much darker and deeper plot with some kinds of mystery, an intense of violence and a lot of psychological elements, in which the characters can become to insane.
Another mutuality is that both series are shown with an arc format, in which the characters revival after they die.
Has the same type of deal with the looping of the series if you die then having to do it differently after death until problem is solved. Though one is game-based. Main character is male, and the characters can become insane. Which I find very similar to both animes. So far.
Did you enjoy Re:Zero? Did it leave you wanting more brutal deaths, torture, and time loops? If so, then you will love Higurashi. Higurashi begins like any classic, slice-of-life anime then slowly divulges its brutal and gory nature as it brutally murders its characters before returning to the beginning and doing it all over again. If you wanted to see Subaru suffer more, then watch Higurashi and watch the characters suffer terrible fates again and again. Higurashi is very similar to Re:Zero but focuses on the mystery of the time loops.
Ghost Hound and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni is similar in terms of the psychological things it might give the viewer while watching it. Although Ghost Hound has a more complicated and professional way of showing and stating things, it is still similar with HNNKN in terms of boggling your mind.
There are unexplained phenomenons, transfer students, shrine maidens and things that may not be all what they claim to be. In both anime story is about group of friends, who live in mysterious small town, which have a dark past.
“Everything seems so peaceful on the surface, while beneath something eerie is hiding.” [Masayuki]
Group made of kids (each of them with several issues and a trauma in their past) lives in a quiet, small, remote Japanese village surrounded by nature which actually hides some scary secrets.
Both are psychological, creepy, dark, mysterious, supernatural, and addicting to the max, and both screw with your brain (and you love it).
Also, in both we have: a dam, a school, at least 1 transfer student, a young, cute, purple-eyed miko, and a scary, ugly, hateful grandmother.
Main differences: Ghost Hound doesn’t have neither gore and comedy, and is way slower than Higurashi, and the latter has only 1 male protagonist & many girls, while in Ghost Hound it’s the opposite. read more
Gore, blood, mystery, violence, killers, insanity, drama, and... comedy. :-D
Both are non-linear and complex, and have a fantastic and unforgettable cast of characters.
Pretty obvious that both are unique masterpieces and 110% worth watching (and re-watching).
There are very mysterious, eerie, and supernatural aspects at work in each anime. The legend of the rail tracer is much like oyashiro. The story is very well told in both anime too, but the styles are very different from each other. There's also a lot of gory bloodshed in the process.
It's only similar in this way that everyone's insane. Baccano is so good. 16 episodes of stories all together with great characters and lots of blood. The anime is so well done with the art, the music, and the story that you can't stop watching and the anime will have you hooked.
They're not really THAT similar... but they're alike cause they're both creepy horror-type Anime... and they both have repetition.... and a bunch of stories in one Anime.... Higurashi's definitely the scarier of the two in my opinion... but only cause Jigoku Shoujo doesn't have as much gore... and they both have 2 seasons and a third coming out this year ^___^
Both these animes are dark and really focus on the darkness of humanity, and for people like me, thats freaking hilarious. People killing each other over reasons of miniscule importance, fighting over things that may or may not be real... A truly dark beauty.
Jigoku Shoujo and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni share quite some similarities. Both series deal with the supernatural like spirit, demon, and hell. They go into dept about the psychology of human and the kind of thing they are willing to do to reach their goal.
- The mood in both of these is fairly dark.
- The Style of Storytelling is the same.
- Both seem to have a mystical and spiritual influence to the story, and a 'curse'.
- Both have excellent scripts, pacing, development, and execution.
- Both focus on the evil that houses in every human.
Higurashi has more of a story though, while Jigoku shoujo is more episodic.
both suspenceful and have a cat and mouse chase for the protaganist to find out the identity of the antagonist. Both animes explain things so it makes it easier for hte viewer, although Higurashi can be a bit confusing at times. Both are ranked pretty high too.
Death Note and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni not only both have interesting, tragic, and well-written/developed characters, but also a purpose of depicting the perils and wrongs in trying to take on the role of God.
The both have Psychological experiments as a premise.
They take place in a mysterious village tucked in the middle of nowhere
similar themes of ghosts, characters with strange personalities, and legends
Booth shows start somewhat normal, until things start to get downright creepy.
Both Mayoiga and Higurashi have an eerie atmosphere.
Booth villages (Hinamizawa in Higurashi / Nanakimura in Magyoiga) are quite mysterious.
The characters are also not what they seem at first.
While I was watching the first episode, Mayoiga was remembering me all time Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (also Shiki, but it's most paranormal). Both series happen in a world apart village, with very characters, deaths, mystery, the main characters isn't from this village, crazy people... If you like the "genre" strange villages, it will like you.
Both of these animes deal with villages that harbor a dark secret. Both of the villages have residents that take justice into their own hands. In Higurashi, the secret is much more hidden. In H2O, not a lot of effort is made to hide the secret
These two are similar in that at first everything starts out innocent but soon they reveal tragedies and secrets that the main character has stumbled upon. They are both happy on the outside and that is what makes them all the more sad when it gets into the storyline.
*in both series the action takes place in a village full of strange/twisted people
*Kohinata(H2O)'s past resembles Satoko's(Higurashi)
*both have great characters
*both have some really funny moments,but they can be serious at times
*the artwork&music is great in both,but IMO Higurashi has better grafics,while H2O has that amazing OST!
if you enjoy mistery anime then you will like both of these series :-)
Be aware though,Higurashi can be bloody,while H2O is a little "cleaner"(it still has some violent moments)
The setting reminds me of Higurashi a lot for some reason. The main female lead of both seem really similar, like Dark Nipah and Hayami. And also the identity swap is present in both of these animes. Both main male leads have brown hair, even though that doesn't really mean jack Sh*t but just felt like throwing that out there. One HUGE thing though, from time to time i would hear the cicadas make that noise that they do in Higurashi.
What I liked about Higurashi was the way it spun a tale, even though it could be a tad violent at times. The storyline was one that kept you guessing, and I had been looking for something of simular storyline, perhaps not as violent or into the horror genera as that. I found that in Durarara!!... which has it's own unexpected twists into the realm of stretching the believability in just the right ways.
Both have a big range of diverse characters, all of which play a central role and have their own background stories.
Both have complex storylines (both are mindfuck, although in different ways).
Both have a supernatural element to them (Higurashi = Gods, DRRR! = Myths).
Both very enjoyable.
Besides being another superb anime, they both have the same 'moral' to them: "If you don't doubt your friends and don't try to hide things from them everything would work out fine instead of absolutely going to hell"
A bit of a weird recommendation, but if you like the aspect of constantly not knowing what's going on, constant thinking, and mind games, I recommend these series.
Both have a dark theme, but Higurashi is A LOT more graphic and brutal. There is quite a lot of death and injuries in both series.
Both are psychological, mindfuck, thriller, and for a mature audience.
Both creep you out, keep you wondering about what’s happening, and mess up your brain.
Both anime, in a way or another, deal with mysteries, split personalities, paranoia, and deaths.
Both have intricate plots, a dark atmosphere, and very few light-hearted moments.
Both anime even have a non-conventional god. :-D
Even though in Higurashi there are several protagonists and in SEL the only main character is Lain, in both anime the girls protagonists are young and cute, but actually hide something and can be scary at times. Higurashi is way more violent and bloody, but Lain also has some creepy moments.
Both are awesome and unique anime. read more
Both animes make you think. They challenge you on what is real and what is not. Both have wonderful main casts and plots that just amaze you on how good it is and what kind of twists and turns it takes.
The Endless Eight episodes will definitely bring back memories if you watch this excellent horror anime.
Higurashi has an eternal June, while the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya had an eternal August.
Both are solved by the most simplest/unlikely of solutions.
As well, everyone will definitely enjoy how the end results of Higurashi actually DOES change (unlike in Endless Eight, where Yuki Nagato states how some things were omitted, but those changes where never actually animated).
This may sound weird, but both have a guy that somehow changes, affects the other girls' life. Both have drama. In both we can see how a person changes the other's life and life is full of possibilities.
I know they aren't very similiar, but both are really beautiful.
Main girl characters, Rena and Nagisa are very similiar (the same seiyuu, brown hair, and they are so cute!).
And Higurashi and Clannad shows happy and funny moments and sad moments too.
All girls in both series looks happy, but they have some sad memories too.
Ryukushi07 has been inspired by Key's novels for his Higurashi Novel, and we can find similiarities between Clannad and Higurashi (considering Higurashi's Moe, Dramatic and Comic part).
In each show there is a comic character (Keiichi and Suhonara), a female who acts like a boy (Tomoyo/Kyou and Mion), the male character who helps the others (Satoshi and Okazaki), the moe and shy female character who is the principal character's best friend (Rena and Nagisa, they are also dubbed by Nakahara Mai). Both shows have a lot of drama, a lot of moe and a fair amount of comedy.
This movie isn't as strong as Higurashi with the "Detective" part nor the plot twist but still it will make your brain feel like it was in a blender after you've watched it (hopefully, wont guarantee it though..). With it's physiological effect and mental instabilities you really feel like the character ARE suffering from the effects.
If you like Perfect Blue for its psychological horror that blurs the line between fantasy and reality, you are going to love Higurashi. Higurashi plays with your mind like cat and mouse, making you think and assume one thing only to be proven wrong by a twisted plot twist over and over again. This show is the definition of unpredictable. The first season is initially confusing, but trust me, everything ties together perfectly. Don't let your confusion drop this show for everything has a purpose.
Both of these shows feature time loops where the same plot is acted out, taking a different turn each time, and frequently overlaps, with things being told slightly differently. Higurashi is a lot more bright colors and slapstick humor, whereas Tatami Galaxy is somewhat darker humor, with less emphasis on little kids killing each other and laughing.
Both centre around the unique features of a small, remote village and the events that have transpired there. Kamisama Dolls is less severe about it, since the majority of the series takes place in a more urban setting and deals with the repercussions, whereas Higurashi definitely tends toward the worst case scenario -- but as each piece of the backstory for Kamisama Dolls is revealed, it becomes increasing obvious that it's not exactly sunshine and lollipops either.
Involves a series of killing. These supernatural anime is centered around a mysterious village with something dark inside it. Both of the main protagonists try to escape each of their ties with the town, however, it'll never be easy for them to do so.
If one is looking for a dark horror, somethig that pulls on the senses, but not necisarily something that makes you to afraid to go to sleep at night, perhaps these are it. Each is unique in their own way, not to mention they both have a crisp style, floating from dark to light, a gothic feeling through the whole thing.
both of these anime have unexplained events like people being killed ,without a clue or trace,also both of these anime are classfied into a mystery type anime ,
also these anime have characters whose powers are unique.
if you have like the anime Higurashi naku koro ni -which is mystery,horror anime
then im surely you will watch to the anime kara no kyoukai-whose events shows similar to the anime higurashi naku koro ni
Higurashi is a supernatural horror/ mystery show. Kara no Kyoukai is similar in that it is a series of 'movies' in non-sequentioal order, and you must peice together what was happening and when. It is a story of a girl who is given supernatural powers and eventually comes to work for a supernatural detective agency. She isn't quite sane, has no compunction about killing when it's needed, and is drawn into several happenings that are of the otherworldy variety. Blood and gore aren't the only things that make these series, a smart plot is, too! And that is what these shows have in spades.
Both are similar as in there's many deaths but its more murder mystery and the blood is pink (which I personally think it v original and cool). Its both very dark and lighthearted in a weird way for me. +a sadistic teddy bear so just by that you know this anime is amazing.
both start out lightly but then become dark very quick. both have their forms of insanity in the character you least expect. Both series like to play with the minds of the audience until it chooses to clear everything up when it feels like. Highly recommend both.
Both anime are very dark and gritty, and neither one is afraid of killing off important characters. They also happen to share one particular plot twist later on. If you're looking for another dark and bloody series to watch late at night...alone...Higurashi is a great one to check out. Just be sure to watch the second season, Higurashi Kai, as well or a lot of questions will be left unanswered.
both series have very happy beginnings, leading the viewer into immense shock and terror later in the series. in other words, both series's are very effictive works of shock and horror involving children as the perpetrators
These are series that deal with the effect of violence and abuse when experienced by children. While Higurashi no Naku Koro ni might be more graphic and more consistently so, Shadow Star Narutaru's later episodes are extremely disturbing. Both series force the viewer into a tour de force in which the duality of innocence and horror is pervasively effective.
Both Shadow Star Narutaru and When They Cry are anime series that apear to be "cute", a little childish (more so in Narutaru]), but can change on a dime and turn into horrible horror animes! Terrible, disturbing, and gruesome things happen in both of these anime series. Narutaru tends to cut away when the worst things are happening, or shows it in the shadows, or from an interesting/odd point of veiw (good use of camera angles) so you don't acually see everything happen. However it's still very compelling (I'd argue more so then actually seeing it), however it still is very graphic. When They Cry keeps the the camera with whatever horrible thing is happening! Both series accomplish what they want, regarding with showing or not showing the horrible things.
Both series are very creepy, but start off a little childish. Both series have GREAT music, and use of music, that really sets the mood. Both series are very disturbing, and will freak you out/scare you. Both series are part of the "killer loli" genre (they have children getting killed and children killers, mostly girls). Both series are great horror animes, and have lots of violence. Sadly Shadow Star Narutaru has bad animation/art (still passable), while When They Cry has great animation and art. If you love one of these, check out the other. Fans of one series, will love the other! read more
Both have moe character designs but also have horror elements. The characters can go from looking cute to looking psychotic very quickly (much more so in Higurashi though as GwKT has much less horror overall). Aside from the art styles, they do not have very much in common though.
Higurashi is not a reverse harem, but both have a time loop plot that is triggered by a death. Keep in mind Higurashi will show that gore that this show has decide to leave out in place of a soft hearted love story, it seems.
Both have a bit of mystery.
If Steins Gate and Higurashi had a child, it would be Boku dake. Boku dake has the same dark vibes as Higurashi. The aim of both is to stop a tragedy by gaining new knowledge with each iteration of events that have happened.
I know these two series may seem not similar at all- Higurashi's action takes place only in one small village and there are only a few characters, while Code Geass talks about a world conflict and have a lot of charas. But, in my opinion, both animes have the same message- you have to trust your friends, and take responsibility for your sins.
Code Geass and Higurashi both initially seem kiddish, but manage to overcome that impression by the end of the first episode. The sheer quantity of emotion contained in each series is almost overwhelming, as is the ability of each to switch between being light-hearted and series almost instantaneously. Both are gripping and excellent for marathoning.
The never ending cycle of life and death of Air is on the same lines of Higurashi, where it's main characters struggle to find the perfect ending, only to have it taken away at the last minute. These two make you think outside the box in terms of the same patterns repeating over time.
Both have this feeling of "moe, gore and harem" with them and are based on visual novels. Grisaia no Kajitsu's first ep ended up just like Higurashi would, with this dark feeling on it. I must admit I was going to drop it, but for some reason I ended up watching the whole ep, and I'm glad I did. It's not so bad, however, it has this feeling of "getting worse during next episodes" that I hate.
I guess that if you liked Higurashi you'll at least have this nostalgia feeling with Grisaia, since they're pretty similar.
Both look innocent on the surface but when looked at closer hide dark themes.
Main girls are cute but could kill without trying.
Both main males would go to great lengths to protect those closest to him.
Story goes in similar directions.
Grisaia will give a similar experience if you enjoyed higurshi.
Both of them are horror anime with their main strong point being the plot. The gruesome killings from the Kiseijuu can also be found in Higurashi or even more. There is another strong resemblance with Kiseijuu but it's a huge spoiler so only those that watched Higurashi will understand.
Both are psychological horror and contain blood + gore. Higurashi has more of a plot and is actually more mysterious and interesting because of that. Both of them are really difficult to stop watching, because you just want to know what is going to happen in the end.
These two anime have a similar outward appearance to them: both feature nature and bugs as sort of an underlying theme behind the 'plot', both have big-eyed teenagers with mixed feelings towards each other and both have gory scenes. If you enjoy looking at bugs and blood, then this is your type of show.
If you liked The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, you would find Higurashi no Naku Koro ni to be quite similar, as the atmosphere in both series is the same. Both series start off very ordinary as the characters go through their normal school lives, but as the series progresses, the plotline goes from boring and ordinary to quite fascinating and extraordinary. The whole genre of these two series is practically identical, so I would recommend Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and its sequel, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, for anyone who enjoys mystery and a litte horror, and anyone who had fun watching The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. read more
Both deal with aliens being that Gantz deal with it a little bit more. Also both may have you wondering what the hell is going on and why. Gantz has a lot of blood and gore like higurashi, just that Gantz has way more, well higurashi deals with more mystery than Gantz.
Both are mindscrewing have deep plot and mystery, involve fate, have comedy moments and cute characters, if you like the atmosphere of mawaru penguin drum or higurashi no naku koro ni and want to watch something that leaves you wondering whats happening , im sure you're going to enjoy both higurashi no naku koro ni (all the seasons) or mawaru penguin drum.
While Higurashi has more gore and is my personal favorite. Both Higurashi and Bakemonogatri have several smaller stories in it. They both keep you wondering whats gonna happen next, a very edge of your seat thriller.
Characters in both fight against their fate and dare to make their lives their own even when struck with unimaginably sad truths.
...The obvious difference, of course, is that Higurashi has its basis in horror while Tutu steps into fairytale. While that may seem like complete opposite sides of a spectrum, the substance beneath is an intelligent design that becomes more twisted and beautiful as the story progresses. A glaring hope defines both these titles.
These anime involve a large group of kawaii moe friends experiencing the painful events leading up to their emotional breakdowns. There is also a unique blend of comedy sprinkled in here and there. The true meaning behind both series' plots are not revealed until their respective second seasons. The aforementioned plots share a striking resemblance that shall not be spoiled, however Higurashi is for the most part a horror mystery series while Little Busters is a light-hearted dramedy.
They essentially have the same plot line except with different circumstances, characters and genre. To be honest, both these stories could potentially be in the same universe as some sort of fan theory and I wouldn't be that surprised.
Genre: Both shows are mystery and psychological anime while Higurashi is based also on the supernatural. Both share strong and mature visuals representing the characters' madness.
Story: Both have great stories while Higurashi is structured in story arcs and answer arcs.
Sound:Both soundtrack have been composed by the masterful Kenji Kawai.
The OST is amazing in both anime.
The animation/art= Both anime take the concept of deconstructure: taking a more mild tone to contrast with a more dramatic tone. The animation goes amazing after every episode
several of the characters from higurashi are in one of the episodes of this series. While there is unfortunately no yuri or even shoujo ai, the feeling you get when you watch it is pretty much the same. so are some of the themes.
In terms of slice of life, both Higurashi and Non Non Biyori are identical. We are presented with a rural town and a makeshift school, with a family-like atmosphere, attended by a handful of students, predominantly girls of the same age group doing extracurricular activities in a relatively relaxed environment. The only difference being the lack of dark elements perceived within Higurashi.
Both concepts are a bit twisted. (I would recommend reading Aku no Hana because the anime isn't done yet.) I love them both and thought that they fell into similar categories because of the darkness of them both.
While the studios are different, both anime series draw the audience into a mystery that requires some answers. They both give the same task for the audience, and that is to create theories to understand the events that happened before later episodes provide the answers.
The premise is nearly the same, where it's about a protagonist that ventures into a new setting and discovers the mystery that encircles a specific day. From there, unforeseen events are beyond the characters' control and lead them from one event to another.
They are both expository in story format, but Higurashi makes the events much more clearer than MCA's due it's chronology more pleasant to understand. read more
Both involve time loops with one girl returning to the same past to change the future. Both involve certain rules to change the past. While Ushinawareta Mirai is more slice of life with a hint of science fiction, Higurashi is more horror. Also Higurashi's story is much more fleshed out than Ushinawareta mirai and has better character development.
Both anime have a very innocent look, which contradicts their true nature, because these anime are quite dark. In both anime, the main protagonists are young girls. Also, in both anime, there are several timelines with the events changing in each of them. Apart from these, both anime have a similar feel to them.
Time paradox? Yep.
Both of these series have really confusing time lines, and a lot of mystery, that will have you wondering what even happened prior to the main story line.
Note: While both contain some violence, Higurashi has a lot of gore, and is not for the faint of heart.
FLCL and Higurashi are very similar because you will not have any idea about what is going on whatsoever. The only diffrerence is that FLCL could be called very bizarre and Higurashi is rather slightly extremely grotesque.
Both anime have a very innocent look, which contradicts their true nature, because these anime are quite dark. In both anime, the main protagonists are young girls. Also, in both anime, there are several timelines with the events changing in each of them. Apart from these, both anime have a similar feel to them.
Both anime have a very innocent look, which contradicts their true nature, because these anime are quite dark. In both anime, the main protagonists are young girls. Also, in both anime, there are several timelines with the events changing in each of them. Apart from these, both anime have a similar feel to them.
Both animes are very strange and somewhat horrifying at times. They also have the ability to alternate between the mundane and much more intense scenarios. Both have superb characters, though those in BRS tend to be more believable and those in Higurashi tend to be more unique.
Both animes are about a guy surrounded by many cute girls. Both protagonists join a club and both experience weird things during their school life. They also both attend to a school situated in a creepy location.
What do these two anime's share? They share a build of suspence, a mystery that involves both the psycological and the supernatural, with a destinct building of the plot line. Both are dark, but also have an underlying aura to them or some sort of hope.
Both of these shows are pretty misleading at first, with Shigofumi seeming like a magical girl anime, and Higurashi a harem/slice-of-life show. Both shows are also school-muder-dramas, and both shows have characters who scream "USODA" repeatedly.
This is the same ideology, which prove, that parallel worlds exist. After few episodes, there's reset and the plot is going diffrent way (including protagonist and one of main characters) and, in the very end, all storyline pieces are connecting to one.
That's the only similarity between this series, in fact, they've got totaly diffrent genres.
Both involve a series of murders happening in a city.
In both the main characters are teenagers who have to deal with deaths and strange disappearances.
Both have scenes that repeat themselves, but seen from the point of view of different characters.
Both are gory, violent, creepy, confusing, and have a “desperate” feeling in them. Both are pretty psychotic. Both have a great soundtrack. Both also have a “god” or mysterious entity of sorta.
Both are amazing psychological anime.
I'll be simple and to the point: Both animé's make your head spin. It gets you on one track, and the next episode your expectation of what's gonna happen is completely changed! If you like animé's that you seriously need you to pay attention, these are the ones. Both also offer a small dose of comedy too.
Sure, Higurashi is gruesome and disturbing while Zettai Shounen is a violence-free series that goes at a lethargic pace. However, the two are somewhat similar since both involve characters trying to figure out supernatural mysteries occuring in rural settings.
Once you dig in a little, there's this feeling of wrongness in the atmosphere and the characters. Murder mysteries that carry on for generations, curses, murderous impulses bequeathed upon people for X reason, usage of instruments of torture and murder, that sort of thing. The Higurashi series is far more bloody and maimy as it does follow through with maiming, murder and mayhem and we get to see a lot of that to a graphic degree, whereas Crime Edge is more about characters wielding cursed instruments of murder and controlling their murderous impulses by only imitating murder in order to stay sane.
Exept the funny moments in Higurashi, they both gives the same "bad" feeling.
In Mononoke, just as in Higurashi, is some blood, you'll feel the creepiness and your head will be full of mystery. Yeah, mystery is the top of this recommendation - both, Higurashi and Mononoke, stands on this. It is very... psychotic.
If you liked Higurashi, you'll like Mononoke too.
If you liked Mononoke, you'll like Higurashi as well.
The two shows definitely have some similarities. Both have kids as the main character/characters, and both contain a mix of light comedic moments overshadowed by some seriously dark stuff. Kuroshitsuji is probably the lighter of the 2 (although it definitely has its share of disturbing moments)
Both male main characters look kind of gloomy (i can say they look kind of similar) and there are girls around them who do crazy stuff, and because of that they do crazy stuff, too. Blood involved.
Stories are actually VERYY different but i don't want to spoil :)
If you have noticed the end and you liked that searching for the paradise or the perfect end of the word you might also like this anime. but you have to wacht it in summer, not in another season, don't forget its a horror/spatter story so its made to make you feel mad.
Most people think that Higurashi is a violent anime. But I think Kara no Kyoukai is even more so. While Kara no Kyoukai's plot development is not as strong as Higurashi's, it offers better action scenes with good graphics and an even better soundtrack. Both are high quality anime.
Both focuses on the paranormal and scary aspects of storytelling. While Higurashi can be downright wicked, gruesome, and horrifyingly disgusting, Ghost Hunt dwells more on a Scooby-Doo type of investigations that can be just as scary and horrifying.
Both are taking place in one city/village. They also have a mystery murderer, some bloody scene and violence. Fate stay night is a lighter anime than higurashi, but if you like the other one, you probably like the other.
In general, the similarity of these anime is that the heroes of the anime, hitting a certain area, are under the influence of so-called curse.
In Higurashi, it is called - "The Curse of Oyashiro-Sama", but Umi no Yami, Tsuki no Kage called "The Curse of Tutanhamon's".
Also, those cursed to be a physical explanation is that this is some bacteria, cat. alter the consciousness of the brain.
Accordingly, people exposed to this curse begin to lose their sanity and give vent to his goals and desires. And on the way to achieving its goal will not stop at nothing, even before the native twin sister.
Blood and dismemberment attached. ^__^ read more
Both are fairly standard stories executed FAR better and without many of the weaknesses most modern series possess.
While both series already have a scent of being "different" from the get-go, it isn't really touched upon until the final stages of the show.
Genres, lack of depth, and true coordination aside, these are some of the most enjoyable animes one can experience without any strings attached.
Oh, and they're not for those who can't tolerate blood and gore(especially When They Cry!).
Utawarerumono is a fantasy that, while based on a video game, bears NO weaknesses of similar adaptions.
When They Cry is based on a visual novel and uses a more extreme and puzzling storytelling method than most series do. Despite that, or rather because of it, it's even more alluring and fascinating than most animes in general. read more
Both anime start off seemingly as a slice of life, but actually are both situated in worlds that have more to it than meets the eye, with antagonists in the shadows aiming for the main character's life.
Both anime have the main character grabbing a baseball bat to defend himself when he feels threatened by something observing him from a distance. Both main characters have cute girls attempting to kill them constantly for a deeper reason than just mindless violence.
Both shows revolve around the theme of friendship and youth, with a mystery element.