Total Recommendations: 24
These are male idol-based anime which feature very good music as well as beautiful dance choreography. They are also the two anime that I think have some of the best 3D CGI for dancing with their high levels of expression. There are also multiple idol groups featured in these series, not just one group.
I would highly recommend both of these shows to those who love music-based anime with a majority cast of pretty male characters. The music is varied in the genres, and the characters are all charming in interesting ways rather than generic stereotypes, with their own personal stories or struggles.
These are anime involving ice skating and are primarily popular with fans of Yaoi or Boys Love. King of Prism contrasts with Yuri on Ice primarily in the cheerfully colorful aesthetic and light-hearted feel with over-the-top comedic fanservice, whereas Yuri on Ice is much more dramatic and realistic as well as focused on professional figure skating and realistic relationships. Regardless of their differences, the boys of Yuri on Ice and King of Prism are definitely attractive and talented performance artists! Not to mention the music is awesome in either series.
When it comes to Yaoi, BL, and Otome fanservice and comedy, Osomatsu-san and King of Prism will deliver it in such an over-the-top and hilarious way that you will be guaranteed to smile or laugh like crazy. Osomatsu-san's got scenes in some episodes of the series parodying the tropes and stereotypes common in Otome and Yaoi genres, whereas King of Prism does the same through the entire movie.
There is so much over-the-top cheesy humor with fairly strong BL/Yaoi vibes present in King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm and Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!. No matter which one you enjoy, you would most likely enjoy the other just as much. These two series involve groups of good-looking young boys along with their friendships, hardships, and just having fun. They're light-hearted series which, even if you can't take them seriously, you may seriously grow to love them. Watching either with a friend is pretty much a guarantee that you'll have a fun time laughing together.
Both series involve post-romance relationships with troubled or tragic pasts that have been forgotten and re-realized after reliving them.
Magical girl anime that is colorful, vibrant, and appropriate for young people. Both of the main characters are considered clumsy, gluttonous, and wear pink. The main characters' friends are a polite brown-haired girl and a tomboy who wears blue. Both shows have cute mascots/pets.
Comedy series which are both very silly in nature, although Ebichu is a lot more adult-oriented, and Azumanga is school-life. Ebichu and her master are comparable to Yomi and Tomo, in that one character teases and annoys the other, more serious character.
These shows will probably be enjoyable for fans of either, because they both have a group of cute girls with varying personalities and temperaments, comedy (more-so with Nichjou) and daily life. Both do not have ecchi fanservice, so they can be enjoyed by anyone, including those who don't like perverted girly anime series.
I recommend these two anime series together due to their cute and "moe" nature, and also because they are not ecchi at all. They are both innocent enough for children and hardcore feminists(like myself) to watch and not be offended or scarred for life. Both are essentially a group of cute girls doing what they do in life.
Both series contain short stories of different couples in different romantic/sexual situations. The art styles on both are quite pretty as well, and if you like boys drawn in a style that is not too feminine and not too masculine, not too old and not too young, these may both be what you like.
They share the same author, and therefore, the same art style. Although the art of the Kuroshitsuji manga is more refined due to being more recent. If you like both Kuroshitsuji and BL, you will probably like Glamorous Lip. There is one story within the anthology that contains a couple who resemble Ciel and Sebastian, but only design-wise.
I feel these two anime series are quite similar. They both involve over-sized monsters, people who risk their lives to take out those said monsters, a central town/district that is safer and higher priority to be saved from said monsters that only the elite can live in, and an ambiguously antique European style to their towns. Both of these shows are also aimed at a fairly unisex audience, being of the action/shounen/supernatural genre.
These shows do touch on dark themes such as power-abuse, betrayal, crimes, and deaths, giving them a mystery and psychological thriller feel, along with tragedy, so I feel they may be similar in that way.
Shotacon hentai anime with femboys/crossdressers/traps. Need I explain anymore? XD
These two are full-on comedy anime, where the main character is often teased or otherwise abused for laughs by the other characters. While Senyuu takes place entirely in an RPG world, the main characters in Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou share a love for RPGs and will parody it sometimes as well.
Both shows are over-the-top silly and while one has a character who loves video games, the other IS a video game. The main characters for these series are both the types who get hit and smacked around a lot, while asking, "WHY CAN'T THINGS BE NORMAL?!", with a sidekick who loves to tease and torture them.
These two have similar comedy styles, and are full-on comedy at every opportunity. The main characters in both series have a similar love for video games(particularly JRPGs), and both have done RPG-related parodies. The protagonists of one are mostly small children, and the other are teenagers who act like small children. If you love the immaturity and silliness of characters, you will love both of these.
These series both have a suspenseful, mysterious, and thriller feel to them, as well as having a strongly psychological theme. You can expect to see some surreal imagery in either. Disappearances, murders, abductions, sexual perversions, and other such things are what you can expect in both, as they show the darker sides of human society and how different people struggle with it.
Although TNC was a disappointment to many, if you liked the urban setting and theme of gang wars or street fights with a supernatural twist near the end, you may find an interest in Durarara!!, which contains many bishounen characters like Togainu no Chi, and some action with supernatural twist(especially near the endings).
While watching Shinsekai yori, I couldn't help but feel it gave off a very "Spirited Away" vibe. It has some surreal imagery and aesthetic styles you'd expect from it, and both deal with yokai or demons who were formerly human.
These both have strong lead females in a mafia family(which causes struggle for them) as the main character, with the rest of the cast being primarily males. If you like good-looking males, I suggest watching Gokusen in live-action drama form.
Both deal with a "perfect" city surrounded by slums, hiding dreadful secrets from its' citizens. In addition, Shion may be considered effeminate by some, while Kino is quite gender-ambiguous.
- Main characters for both series consist of a cute young boy(both have an odd-eye with supernatural powers) and older bishounen male (among others). - Both have a non-modern setting, though one is fantasy and one is alternate history. - Both have fantasy/supernatural elements, as well as partnership. - Both have yaoi fandoms (Shounen anime aimed towards girls, perhaps, but both can enjoy it immensely). Overall, I think someone who enjoys Kuroshitsuji will enjoy Tegami Bachi, and vice versa. Tegami Bachi is a bit more light-hearted in theme, but also has a serious plot that reveals itself later on. It's not really historical, but it has somewhat of an early 19th century feel to it, though perhaps more like Steampunk fantasy. I must admit, my favorite thing about it is the sky being purple. Kuroshitsuji is more dark from the beginning on, but both share their occasional comedy scenes. It's a more realistic history theme, taking place in the late real 1800's England, though not with the real events.