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Both series takes place in a fantasy world where there's war and political affairs that divides nations. In addition, the female protagonist from both series share some similarities. There is strategy involved in many of the military conflicts and throughout both series, we see how characters take risks and plans their moves to get advantages. There is also romance although the pacing is rather slow in their story.
In both series, the main protagonists gets dragged in twisted games that can potentially put their lives in danger. There are rules and both series establishes mechanics that makes their games truly dangerous if not followed. Violence exists as well as mature content throughout their storytelling. Recommended for fans interested in a psychological thriller with a twisty plot.
Soul Eater and Sousei no Onmyougi follows a different premise but both unites destiny with the main protagonists. The female protagonist is strong in their story and strives to improve themselves every day. There's also a similar personality with the main male protagonists as they share a complicated relationship with their partners. Both series has a lot of action, supernatural content, and a bit of mystery. There's also background story that connects the characters together. Recommended for fans of supernatural shounen.
In both series, the main protagonists are thrown into a fantasy world where monsters are real and they must fight to survive. The MC develops skills as they unlock new abilities and faces off against deadly foes. Goblins are also a common sight in both series. In essence, their world fiction ties in a lot with fictional fantasy setting. It also contains concepts like medieval weaponry, armor, and other special abilities. Do note that Re:Monster contains more mature content while Hai to Gensou no Grimgar focuses more on relationship dynamics.
In both series, the main protagonist is part of of family generation with connections to supernatural forces. Their life changes drastically after the arrival of a girl as they embarks on their destined role. Both series contains a lot of supernatural phenomenons. As the story progresses, the main characters also gain new abilities to fight against powerful enemies. Both series' past also has strong influences with events in the present so expect the storytelling to have connections with certain characters. Recommended for fans of supernatural shounen.
Spirit Circle and Sengoku Youko follows very different premises but both series highlights their fantasy adventure with a lot of creativity. There are many challenges the characters encounter and they learn many secrets hidden from them. In addition, both series' main protagonist has a connection with the past. The world fiction of both series are also very imaginative with innovative way of storytelling.
Overlord and The New Gate both takes place in fantasy world where the main protagonist encounters many new challenges after being transported. Both series' main protagonist are very powerful as they learn to adapt with their newfound powers. There is decent amount of virtual reality themes in their world and many fantasy elements. In addition, the protagonist develops relationships with other characters with a variety of results.
Created by Yuuji Iwahara, expect quite a bit of similarities from both series. The main male protagonist has a cold personality and often portrayed as a lone wolf to get jobs done. Their job also deals with dangerous individuals as they try to make a difference in their worlds. Both series' fictional world setting also explores individuals with special abilities acquired by mysterious means. There is a decent amount of action with story building. Recommended for fans interested in sci-fi thrillers.
Ubel Blatt and Majeh contains dark fantasy themes as a main protagonist who has developed a reputation in their world. Both series has tons of action and we learn a lot more about their background story later on. The world fiction of both series is also vast and has many supernatural elements that defies the laws of logic.
Dark Air and Ubel Blatt takes place in a fantasy world where there's magic and mysterious powers. The main protagonist possesses unique gifts but finds themselves at odds with powerful enemies that lies in their journey. Their goal differ but both seeks to accomplish what they believe in at no matter the cost after their tragic loss. There is mature content in both series with dark fantasy themes and secrets that waits to be discovered.
Boku Girl and Boku wa Ohime-sama ni Narenai explores youth and romance in a rather unorthodox style. That is, the main protagonist are portrayed as girls despite being genetically born as guys. As such, their appearance is very androgynous that causes complications in the story. There is a lot of comedy in both series and relationship angles. Although in context, Boku Girl has some mature content while Boku wa Ohimesama ni Narenai is focused much more on comedy with little emphasis on a serious plot.
Taking place in a virtual world, both series' main protagonist gets themselves involved in complicated affairs. There's a crossing between the lines of fiction and reality as each chapter reveals more about the fictional world. Both series also adapts sci-fi content with game mechanics that is explained as each chapter progresses.
Both series explores the medical field with a main protagonist as they hope to make a change in their world. There is an adequate amount of professional procedures related to the medical field and realism throughout both series. In addition, the main protagonists are intelligent and often undertakes risks to make a difference to save lives.
The story of both series has a slow pace but lot of character growth. From the start, there's a growing chemistry between the main protagonists. The female protagonist is shy but also wants to experience new things in life including love. Their acquaintance with the male protagonist brings out a different side of them as well. Both series has lighthearted comedy and there's evident romance that's explored as the story progresses.
Both series takes place in the fantasy setting. The story of both series follows a different premise but involves choosing a special individual to become a key figure in their world. They also come across dangerous adversaries while fighting for what they believe in. There is ton of action along with tragic drama as the story drags on. Recommended for fans of fantasy and adventure.
Romance and drama are the main highlights of both series especially later on in the story. The main male protagonist gets involved in complicated affairs between multiple female characters. There is a lot of drama as they find themselves getting into trouble with interpersonal affairs. In addition, both series also has a lot of controversy in regards to the relationship dynamics.
Both series appeals to the culinary arts and defines their style through storytelling. There is a variety of dishes and every chapter has innovate ways to make them look good. The main protagonist also has similar personalities and we see how they show their skills in their perspective worlds. Dungeon Meshi is also well known for its fantasy themes while Nobunaga no Chef takes place in a period of historical ages.
Known for their violence and aggressive nature, both series' main protagonist gets involved in complicated affairs with the underworld society. There is plenty of mature content in both series as they take on gangs, mafia, and powerful political figures.
In both series, the main protagonist becomes interested in a sport but starts off as an underdog. They work their way up and faces against skilled teams as they try to prove themselves. There's also similarity between the main protagonists especially in their personalities.
In both series, the main protagonist gets another opportunity to experiment his younger life again. Only this time, they can influence events of the past that greatly affects the future. Both series also has a good amount of relationship dynamics between the main characters. ReLife has much more humor while Boku dake ga Inai Machi presents more of a thriller-style of storytelling.
In both series, the main characters are thrown into a dangerous territory where their lives are at stake. There is violence and bloodshed as we witness how the characters must fight their way in order to survive. Each chapter becomes more gruesome as we see the reality of their newfound lifestyle.
In both series, the main male protagonist are part of a club that gets into very unusual events that pertains to supernatural elements. Both series often creates tension with these unusual events that gets more and more troublesome. There is also an extensive amount of background storytelling (especially in one of the later arcs for Yamada-kun) in both series. Mystery is also presented in peculiar fashion as the readers often wonders about the main female characters' origins. Recommended for fans interested in some mystery fiction with supernatural gags.
Created by the same author, both series has a survival horror vibe with similar artwork. The main protagonist gets involved with very unusual circumstances that has their life in danger. There is plenty of violence, blood, and even death where ordinary people faces extraordinary events. Both series are also infamous for their fan service and plot twist in storytelling.
In both series, the concept of marriage is a prominent theme. The main female protagonist gets involved in an affair that begins with a rocky relationship. However, the connection between the two lead characters grows with each chapter. Both series also has a fair amount of realism such as the characters' occupations. Also, expect some mature content as the story progresses.
Pandora Hearts and Yumekui Merry has a familiar feel with the fantasy world and style. Both series' main female protagonists are very mysterious and has a connection with the main character. Throughout their story, we learn much more about the various organizations and its darker themes. Both series are also known for their supernatural content that highlights unnatural events. Recommended for fans looking for a fantasy-mystery story.
In both series, the main girl gets involved with a popular yet narcissistic guy at school. Their initial encounter doesn't go well as the guy acts arrogant towards her while displaying an aggressive attitude. However as the story progresses, we learn more about the main male protagonist and their personality. There's even a deeper connection that begins to form between the two main characters. Both series are known for their drama and romance. In Takane to Hana, it's portrayed more as comedy while Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu is more serious in nature with some mature context.
Taking place in a modern setting, both series deals with bizarre events that surrounds the main protagonist's life as they develop a mysterious power. There is an immense amount of mystery regarding these powers as each chapter reveals darker details about its origins. Both series are infamous for their violence and experimentation concepts as well.
In both series, the main characters gets involved in a survival game where winning or losing determines the fate of their lives. There's a thrilling feeling each chapter that reveals more and more content about the nature of the games. As the characters realize it, they must find out how to survive while battling some of their own personal demons.
Shonan Seven and Sugarless takes place in a school life setting where there are dominant male characters and delinquents. The main character gets into complicated affairs and fights with others. Their presence also triggers rivalries with reputable characters as we see how far they go to prove themselves.
The main male protagonist gets involved in combat sports that tests the limits of their abilities. Starting off as an underdog, they work their way up by fighting against powerful adversaries. Both series holds tournaments as part of its story to introduce new fighters from around the world. And as the story progresses, we learn the various fighting mechanics in both series. Kengan Ashura is infamous for its violence and some mature content. On the other hand, Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru focuses more on action and storytelling in the ring.
From both series, the main characters gets thrown into a scenario where they are blessed with special powers. These powers have potentials to change the world and we see how they use them throughout the story. Both series also contains twisty mystery especially in regards to the origins of the powers.
Elfen Lied and Shinazu no Ryouken portrays a story that has violence and tragedy. In their story, there's are individuals with a virus/disease that can potentially change the future of the world. Both series' main female protagonist gets involved with dangerous individuals in cat-and-mouse like game scenarios as they fight for what they believe in. There is experimentation, gore, and mature themes so be caution of what you'll be reading.
City of Darkness and Bakuon Rettou deals with mature topics such as gang wars, mafia, and the underworld society. Both series' main protagonist gets themselves involved with complicated affairs that puts their own lives at risk at times. There is also some romance sub-plot that becomes evident throughout both series. Expect action, drama, and violence.
In both series, main characters gains mysterious powers that has strong influences in the story. There's also conflicts and context about these powers as we discover some of their origins. Iris Zero takes place in a school life setting while Deathtopia involves serial killers and mysterious organizations.
In both series, the main protagonist possesses unique gift and potentials to do great things. The relationship they develop with other characters also has profound influence in the story. Both series are known for their action and violence. Their presence also attracts powerful rivals as they discover their true potentials. The Breaker also has some subtle romance while Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu focuses more on complex relationships.
D.Gray-man and Tegami Bachi has secret organizations, a world full of mysteries, and a main protagonist with an unique power. In fact, their unique power becomes a prominent focus in the story as we discover its hidden secrets. Both series also contain non-romantic relationships, background storytelling about the main character's pasts, and inner demons that become part of their lives.
Combat sport becomes a prominent part of the main characters' lives in both series. There is a good deal of characterization that revolves their progresses as they face prominent rivals. From underdog to an accomplished fighter, both series shows how much characters can change through hard work and values. Both series also has some subtle romance along with comedy. There is also a nice amount of mechanics revolved around the sports that the characters participate in. In Buyuden, it's about boxing while Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru focuses on karate and martial arts.
In both series, the main character plays more of an anti-hero role. Their unique abilities puts them on a path that leads to many conflicts with society and the world around them. In fact, both series has the theme of world domination although their motives are different.
Both series takes has a main male protagonist who has a wise mind and admired by many others. However, there is one girl that always competes against him to see who is better. There is strong evident amount of romantic development as their story progresses. In addition, we find out more about the characters at a persona level. Both series has lighthearted comedy and is especially recommended for shoujo readers.
Spirit Circle and Billy Bat delivers an unique story with many plot twists and characterization. The main characters are also gets themselves involved in unorthodox events that can potentially influence the future of their world. Some of the past also influences the story and fate connects certain characters.
Although their premises aren't the same, both series' plot heavily relies on events from the past that influences the present story. There is the also the theme of dealing with loss such as losing a loved one. As such, prepare for a story with emotional values as the main female protagonist discover how they must resolve conflicts where the past plays a big role.
Both series' main protagonist has unusual fighting prowess as they fight powerful enemies. However in most cases, they are underestimated by their opponents and even spectators from the story. Both series also contain a lot of comedy gags that satires their character.
Both series' setting takes place in a historical era where the main character is part of an adventure with shounen themes. Their journey takes them to new places as they encounter new friends and enemies. There's plenty of action with some unorthodox fighting tactics present in both series as well. Itsuwaribito◆Utsuho◆ is also known for some slightly darker themes later on in the story.
Illegal Rare and Bungou Stray Doys has secret organizations with their own purpose. These organizations play a prominent role in the story as they undertake dangerous operations. Their roles often puts them in danger as the main characters gets involved with creatures and entities with supernatural abilities. Both series also contains mystery regarding the origins of the characters. I definitely recommend both especially if you are interested in some supernatural mystery fiction.
Both series are written by the same author, Yamamori Mika. As such, expect similarity with the style of their storytelling and artwork. The main female protagonist of both series has to move into a new environment and adapts with their lifestyle. Throughout the series, they build connections with others and love blooms between certain characters. Recommended for fans interested in lighthearted shoujo.
Taking place in a fictional world with unnatural elements, both series has a lot of potential with its storytelling. The main protagonist gets involved with military and political affairs while also forging meaningful relationship with others. Throughout the story, we also learn a lot of conflicts that develops between various factions, countries, and empires (guilds in the case for Log Horizon). There is high class fantasy concepts in both series that is also filled with action. Do take a note that Gate contains some mature context while Log Horizon appeals to more RPG mechanics and comedy.
Both series explores youth and relationships between the main characters. There is romance that develops with story as each progresses. The main female protagonist from both series also has similar personalities but sometimes has a hard time expressing their thoughts. Their setting takes place at school where every day life events are relatable.
In both series, the main male protagonist has a past that has various connections to the story. Their role in the present arc shows their growth and desire to protect people they care about. In addition, the main protagonists has a similar hotblooded personality especially when it comes to fighting. There is also a lot of mystery present that revolves around the origins of their world and strange phenomenons.
In both series, the main protagonist discovers their true potentials and unlocks a power that is beyond imagination. Their adventure takes them to challenges that they've never experienced before including some very dangerous adversaries. There's also a lot of mystical creatures that exists in both series with a good amount of fantasy themes. FEng Shen Ji is known for an immense amount of action and violence. Panlong has more of fantasy and adventure style with more lighthearted humor.
Known for their dark premise and twisted games, both series adapts a horror story with gruesome themes. The main characters participates in a game where there's a lot more at stake than simply winning. In addition, both series also translates violence into twisted storytelling that relates to their game.
Taking place in a modern life setting, both series involves supernatural phenomenons and mysterious individuals with unique abilities. There is also a special group of characters in both series that tries to keep peace in their city as they battle conflicts and corruption. Both series' main protagonists are also known for putting others before them with their selfless nature. There is a lot of abnormal events as the story progresses and various unorthodox themes that will give the readers a lot to write home about.
In both series, there is warfare, politics, and supernatural elements. The main female protagonist also has a haughty personality with a sense of pride with their role in the story. Both series' main male protagonist also demonstrates unique skills of their own while develop relationships with others. Maoyuu Maoou Yuusha is also well-known for its economic themes while Madan no Ou to Senki focuses more on military campaigns and conflicts.
Dagashi Kashi and Barakamon are humorous slice of life stories that chronicles the lifestyles of the main characters. Their daily adventures is contained with gags and comedy with joy and fun in life. Both series' main female protagonist also has an eccentric personality and often draws attention to themselves with their energy. The main male protagonist also hopes to excel in a profession that relates to art.
Both series has a shoujo and experimental feel as the main female protagonist experiences with romance. Throughout the story, they associate with boys that tests their capability of building a connection with them. And while their premises aren't the same or for a similar purpose, they do learn quite a bit and slowly builds confidence. Both series also has lighthearted comedy with the usual classic shoujo tropes.
D-Frag and GJ-bu involves a club with a diverse range of peculiar female characters. The main guy of the series often gets involved with their club activities regardless he likes it or not. These activities ranges with a variety of themes based on school or real life activities. Both series is known fairly well for their lighthearted comedy and gags.
Ao no Exorcist and Enen no Shouboutai follows a modern supernatural story with many abnormal events. In the world of Ao no Exorcist, there are demons, apparitions, and spirits that must be contained. From Enen no Shouboutai, there is abnormal phenomenons of people bursting into flames. The main male protagonist portrays themselves as someone to help society contain their problem while also discovering their true potentials. Both series are also known for its standard shounen themes. In addition, the main male protagonist seems to have a mysterious past that connects with the story.
Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) and Dungeon Meshi takes an approach at culinary arts in a rather unique style. There is a dynamic amount of focus on the diverse range of food dishes. In addition, the expression of their flavor and texture is very detailed. While both series' premise aren't alike, the main characters does undergo through challenges to make these food dishes. Shokugeki no Souma is also well-known for its fan service (some dubs it as "foodgasm") while Dungeon Meshi contains fantasy themes.
In both series, we see what goes behind the scenes for doctors and surgeons in the medical field. The main male protagonist are intelligent but also faces difficult obstacles involving operations on their patients. Throughout both series, we see complicated methods of performing medical procedures along with their mechanics. There is also some political affair and rivalry struggle at the hospital between certain doctors so expect a bit of drama. And because of the nature of the medical field, do expect some graphic content about the human body.
Sousei no Onmyouji and Ao no Exorcist focuses on the main characters and their fate to become exorcists. Their motivations aren't similar but they both face difficult challenges on their path to becoming an exorcist. Throughout both series, we also learn much more about the characters including their past. There is also a consistent amount of supernatural themes that relates with demons, apparitions, and exorcism. Sousei no Onmyouji is also known for its romance that is subtly developed while Ao no Exorcist focuses more on shounen aspects.
Jitsu wa Watashi wa and Maga-Tsuki are rom-com/slice of life series that focuses on the daily misadventures of the male protagonist. The male protagonists are also similar with their personality and is always eager to help the people they meet. This brings the attraction of the girls towards them as they see them as someone they can trust. Both series focuses on many generic everyday life situations. Maga-Tsuki is also known for some fan service with more comedic romance while Jitsu wa Watashi wa portrays slice of life more often with its daily storytelling.
The story of both series has a lot of mysterious circumstances revolving the events that pertains to supernatural themes. Both series' main characters gets caught into these events and must cope with startling revelations that they discover. There's also past background stories that unfold with strong influences in the present. Murder is also not uncommon in both series so be prepared for some grim details.
Monokuro Shounen Shoujo and Love Monster takes place in a school setting with a twist - the main characters aren't human. The main female protagonist forms meaningful relationships with others while also accustomed with their life. There is also romance that becomes evident as their story progresses.
In both series, the main protagonist gets the chance to make changes about his past life. This takes them to high school where they meet former classmates and acquaintances. As the story progresses, we learn more about the past life of the main protagonist and the experiences they've shared with others. ReLIFE is more known for its experimental approach with much more comedy and subtle romance. Ore ga Doutei wo Sutetara Shinu Ken ni Tsuite also has romance but contains more mature context with some sensible concepts.
While their setting aren't alike, both series has a main male protagonist who vows to protect a young girl's life. They encounter dangerous adversaries that tests the limits of their abilities with their lives often at stake. Both series are also known for their action and superhuman feats for the unnaturally gifted. Throughout the story, we also learn much more about the main protagonists including their backgrounds. There is a decent amount of violence and mature context in both series so proceed with caution.
Drifters and Ubel Blatt are fantasy series that involves complicated affairs with its story. Both series' main protagonist also has a goal in mind while they encounter many obstacles during their adventures. There's also war themes involved that portrays the violence that is evident in both series.
Both series are known for their characters with ESP powers. In addition, there's daily life conflicts that is filled with comedic troubles. Their comedy is also refreshing with its hilarious dialogues and character interactions. In addition, both series' main protagonist has an unusual personality.
Made by the same author, Soul Eater and Enen no Shouboutai (Fire Brigade of Flames) has a familiar artwork and style with its characters. The main protagonist has a tomboyish personality but is sincere with their actions to help others. In addition, they have skills to fight against supernatural forces that threatens their world/society. Both series are known for their shounen style action with a bit of mystery involving the strange phenomenons in the story.
Genshiken and Mousou Shoujo Otaku-kei satirizes otaku culture and delivers a story of character relationships with comedy and drama. Both series' main male and female protagonists are involved in romantic relationships that gets fairly complicated as the story develops. There is also a lot of comedy and satire about the otaku culture. Mousou Shoujo Otaku-kei is fairly known for poking fun at BL context while Genshiken contains many popular anime/manga references. Do note that Mousou Shoujo Otaku-kei has a bit of more mature context.
Ushio to Tora and Gachirin ni Kirisaku are supernatural stories that takes place in a modern setting. There is a lot of violence present in both series as we learn the grim reality of supernatural beings that exists in their world. The main protagonist fights these creatures but must also battle their own personal demons including their connections with the past.
Frogman and Hantsu x Trash takes place in a school life setting where the main male protagonist gets into water sports. Their interest draws the attention of some of the female characters as they become closer. There is a lot of fan service in both series with the nature of water sports. Both series are also known for its romance that becomes more and more evident as their story progresses.
Okitenemuru and Kiseijuu involves mysterious beings that becomes part of human society. The main protagonist gets involved in an incident where they gain a special attribute that changes their life forever. Throughout the story, there is violence, death, and mysteries that is unsettling as we learn more and more about certain strange circumstances.
Baby Steps and King Golf shares a different premise but has a familiar context with the way it develops their main protagonist. Essentially, the MC discovers an interest in a sport (tennis for Baby Tennis and golf for King Golf). Their interest takes them further as they enter professional competition. Throughout both series, we see how much their skills improves as they take on powerful rivals. Both series are also known for their realism and mechanics with strategies. Baby Steps is also known for its subtle romance that becomes evident later on in the story.
In both series, there's a main female protagonist who gets thrown into a new place/world as their life changes forever. Although the girl doesn't have much similar with the main male protagonist, she is able to form a close bond with them as the story progresses. Both series are known for their fantasy themes. Mahoutsukai no Yome has magical creatures and spiritual beings as well.
Fruits Basket and Mahoutsukai no Yome adapts fantasy/supernatural themes as the main female character develops their own role in the world. Both series' main female protagonist were abandoned from the beginning of the story but establishes connections with other characters they meet. Their personality allows them to form friendships easily with others. Both series are also known for magic content that is explored heavily.
Hirunaka no Ryuusei and Yasashii Sekai no Tsukurikata combines elements of drama, school life, and romance with its storytelling. Both series heavily focuses on character relationships that includes older characters with younger ones (ex. student/teacher relationships). There is an a decent amount of characterization that is forged by the experiences of youth. Both series has obvious romance themes that translates into realism and close connections between characters.
Golden Time and Genshiken takes place in a college life environment where its characters explore youth and build their futures. There's a colorful character cast for both series and we learn much more about them individually as the story progresses. There is a decent amount of comedy, drama, and also romance that is evident later on. Relationship dynamics are also a prominent part of both series as character establishes connections that affects their growth.
Otoyomegatari and Vinland Saga has familiar historical context and also contains some mature themes with its story. Both series are also known for their character growth. While their storytelling aren't similar, they both feature a memorable story about its character themes in particular with relationships and their lives.
Shigatsu and Orange builds strong relationships with its characters. In particular, the main MC has a distant personality but their connection with the female character develops gradually as the story progresses. Both series' storytelling are also heavily influenced by the events of the past including the death of a loved one. There is a concrete amount of interpersonal problems that are explored which can be relatable. Recommended especially for anyone interested in a story of drama.
Taking place in a fantasy world, both series involves game elements as the main protagonist's life is drastically changed. They discover the essence of magic and monsters in this new world as well as mysterious characters that they must rely on to survive. Both series are also known for the main protagonist's hidden potentials as they discover along the way during their adventures.
Both series are about a main male protagonist who starts out as an underdog but works their way up in the martial arts world. Their journey takes them against powerful adversaries while discovering their true potentials. Both series features a lot of action as part of the fighting mechanics involved in their storytelling. In addition, there's decent character growth with the main protagonist that sees him evolve over the course of the story.
Again!! and Boku Dake ga Inai Machi has the similar plot element of time travel/manipulation. Both series follows a main protagonist who has the chance to fix mistakes from the past. The story becomes more complicated as they try to change certain events while overcoming obstacles. There's also a decent amount of characterization as we see characters' motives and their role in the story. Again!! has a much more lighthearted atmosphere that takes place in a school life environment. On the other hand, Boku Dake ga Inai Machi follows the path of a psychological thrilling story with interpersonal conflicts and mature themes.
Green Blood and Peace Maker has a familiar mood and setting with a Western style of storytelling. Both series involves gunfighting as the main characters are skilled duelists. There is an adequate amount of violence present in both series alongside the action. The main male protagonist are also skilled with guns and we learn much more about them as the story progresses. Both series are also known for assassination and crime themes that builds up through their storytelling.
Samurai Papa and Chichikogusa has the theme of parenting as the father takes cares of their child. Both series shows their sincere actions as they make a better living for the family. Samurai Papa is known for more of its comedy and unorthodox gimmicks while Chichikogusa follows a story that unfolds like a journey where there's more drama.
In both series, there's a body switch gimmick as part of its storytelling. The main protagonist gets involved into some complicated affairs as their entire life takes on bizarre turns. There's a lot of mystery that comes to light as well when we learn more about the characters and their backgrounds. Both series has mind game tropes that gets more and more twisted each chapter. In addition, there's an decent amount of mature context and sensible topics that are part of their story.
Gakkou Gurashi and Chikyuu no Houkago portrays a story that combines elements of slice of life, mystery, and psychological themes. Although some events seems normal at first, readers will quickly find out that there's bizarre circumstances regarding their settings. Both series' consists of a diverse character cast with different personalities. As the story progresses, we learn about more of these characters including their past. Gakkou Gurashi is also known for some of its violence related to zombies while Chikyuu no Hokuago has more mystery elements.
Beck and Piano no Mori are known for its music themes and strong emphasis on characterization. The main male protagonist practices music and becomes well-known for their abilities. As the story progresses, we see how much their role influences others. There's also a good emphasis on character relationships that establishes important friendship and rivalries. Both series are also known for its realism with their storytelling. Beck also has bits of romance while Piano no Mori develops strong friendship relationships that connects the past and present of certain characters. Recommended for anyone interested in a well-developed story with colorful characters and themes.
In both series, the main male protagonist's life dramatically changes after a faithful event. From that day on, they deal with supernatural forces alongside a group of powerful characters. Both series consists of a dominant female cast with unique abilities. There's also competition between groups and rivalries that develops. As the story develops, important relationships are formed between the main characters that translates into trust, devotion, and even romance. Both series are also known for fan service especially in regards with its fighting sequences.
In both series, we have a main male protagonist who undertakes martial arts training and fights powerful adversaries. Although their motivations are different, both series shows their purpose of fighting every chapter with clarity. There is the mechanics of fighting that is also explored as we see the action through storytelling. The main male protagonist also becomes stronger as they go through training as they go from an underdog to a skilled competitor.
Money Fight and Rikudou are competitive sports series that are known for their infamous fighting sequences. The main male protagonist gets involved in hardcore competitions that tests the limits of their abilities. They face dangerous antagonists as each fight they are involved in puts significant risk on their life. Rikudou is also known for its mature context including murder.
Btooom! and Mirai Nikki shares a similar theme of survival horror. Essentially, the main characters are thrown into an environment where they must survive by competing against one another in a death game. There are different rule and mechanics but both series makes it clear that death is a real consequence. The main male protagonist begins the series with the intention of escaping but as the story goes on, they begin to form alliances with others. There is an conventional amount of plot twists as well as we learn the purpose and origins of the game that they are part, the other competitors, and more about the main characters themselves.
Taking place in a futuristic setting, both series has cyberpunk themes as well as experimentation. There is advanced technology with powerful capabilities. In addition, both series' main characters gets involved with these strange technology that changes their lives forever. Although their premises are not alike, there's a distinctive amount of focus with their sci-fi setting with colorful mechanics.
Kabu no Isaki and Amanchu gives off a natural feeling with its setting and themes. Both series focuses on a small yet meaningful cast of characters. Their storytelling has more of an episodic structure but connects with the overall tone of the series. Every chapter in itself feels like an adventure. Their activity takes them outdoors and exploration with a serene sense of elegance.
Known for their drama and romance angles, both series present a story with interpersonal relationships. The main female protagonist from both series also slowly develops a relationship with the main guy. Throughout the story, we learn much more about the characters. And of course, conflicts arise as others gets involved in their lives. Expect a slow paced story with mild comedy but more drama.
Bokura ga Ita and L-DK are shoujo series that combines elements of drama, romance, and realism. The main female protagonist falls for a guy that they have somewhat of a hard time getting along with at first. But through time, they manage to develop a relationship with mutual respect and love. Both series' storytelling has a slow pacing and has a love triangle. They also have some mature context and sensible topics.
Taking place in a modern society, both series delivers a dark side of experimentation with horrific consequences. In addition, both series has a mysterious epidemic that affects their worlds. There is graphic violence present as well to convey the reality of horror. Both series are also known for their plot twists that changes the course of their story dramatically.
Dr. Duo and Super Doctor K takes on an unique approach at the medical field. The main male protagonists are skilled with medical procedures that includes surgeries. Throughout both series, the undertake difficult operations involving patients who suffers life threatening injuries. Each chapter shows more and more about their abilities and interpersonal struggles. In addition, both series realistically takes medical themes with concrete mechanics.
Usagi Drop and Isshuukan Friends brings strong relationship dynamics as part of its storytelling. The main male and female protagonist shares a relationship that develops over a course of time. There is a familiar feel especially with the slow pacing story and slice of life tone. Each chapter depicts their life as they face new obstacles together.
From both series, there is the theme of bullying as the main protagonist is ostracized by their peers. However, their life begins to take a darker turn after certain events. This includes taking a path that changes their life forever as they take certain measures. Both series is known for their violence as well as mature context. Happiness also has supernatural elements that changes the main protagonist drastically.
In both series, there's a theme of exorcism that connects the overall tone of the story. There are spirits, ghosts, and even godly beings that are part of human society. Both series' main male protagonist has similar personalities and they become acquainted with many of peculiar events. Both series' setting has also a familiar feel in the modern ages such as Shinto shrines and temples. Recommended for fans interested in a modern fantasy.
Kakegurui and 81 Diver has different premises but both series tells of a story that is branded with mind game twists. There is a psychological feel that tests the wits of the main characters. The protagonists from both series also has strategic minds. Their interaction with others can be thrilling and intimidating as we see the challenges they undertake.
Ao no Exorcist and D.Gray Man appeals to fantasy themes that involves monsters and demons. There are also organizations that are formed to fight them and the main protagonists are a part of those. Both series's storytelling also shares a lot of connections with the past. The main antagonist in both series also has a dark history that influences many of the events in the present story. Thus, expect plenty of action and plot twists. In addition, it's important to understand certain character relationships and their developments as the story progresses for both series.
For both series, there's a lot of potential with the skills and talents of the main characters. In essence, they get involved with dancing. And through competition, their skills are tested to the limits against other talented rivals. In addition, there's an adequate amount of dancing styles and techniques that are shown. Both series takes place in a school life environment where relationships are also important as part of its story.
Elfen Lied and Zero deals with dark themes that includes tragic pasts and experimentation. Both series' main male protagonist gets involved with dangerous circumstances that tests the limits of their skills. Similarly, the main female protagonist/anti-hero demonstrates special powers because of their origins. In addition, both series relates to a sort of cat-and-mouse game as government and other organizations are seeking their capture. Recommended for fans seeking a story of dark twists and mature context.
In both series, we have a female character with a peculiar personality. They express a variety of personalities each chapter depending on who they interact with others. There is a lot of comedy gimmicks in both series as well that ranges from cultural references, otaku, or life.
My Girl and Chichikogusa tells the story of parenting as a parent spends their days caring for their child. Both series' main male protagonist has lost and loved one and now hopes to live the best of their days with what they have left. There is an adequate amount of human expressions for both series' main characters as we see how they spend each day. In addition, both series has a concrete feeling of realism with a slow pacing story.
In both series, we have a beautiful girl with a special talent and gets involved in a marriage deal involving a male protagonist. There is fantasy elements that combines romance as part of their storytelling. As the story progresses, we also learn much more about the main characters including their backgrounds. Both series are also known for their exotic artwork that translates between its world fiction and character designs.
Both series has a variety of classic shoujo tropes including the interconnecting relationships of the two main characters. The main female protagonist has a gentle heart while we see how their lives unfold after meeting an older guy. Both series' romance has a slow progress but there is strong connection that is developed as each chapter unfolds. There is also a certain degree of realism as both series' main male protagonist holds professional occupations.
In both series, we have a young female protagonist who gets themselves involved with famous celebrities and the showbiz industry. As such, expect plenty of relationship developments between her and characters with high social status. The main female protagonist of both series also has their own hidden talents and their confidence grows as the story develops. There is subtle romance that also connects her and some of the main male protagonists. Recommended for fans interested in a shoujo with showbiz themes.
6 9 Trigger and Kyou kara Hitman portrays mature stories with themes of assassination. The main characters undertake difficult missions with their lives at stake and hired to kill others. Each chapter gives more insight of the main characters as we learn more about them. In addition, the main story also gets complex as we their purpose that includes revenge.
Both series are simple slice of life stories with no complicated story arcs or connections between consecutive chapters. The main protagonist are girls with a cheerful personality who lives their daily life at fullest. There isn't much dialogue in either series but instead has a good deal of lighthearted comedy and visual presentation.
They're not regular schools. They are more like schools with students with supernatural powers. Both series' premise consists of characters who trains their abilities with different purposes. The main protagonist from both series has an unnatural gift and catches the eyes of others. There is an abundant amount of characterization and relationship dynamics focused in the story. In addition, we get interpersonal conflicts as well as plot twists that unfold. Although both series has a different style of storytelling, they retain a good amount of content related to their premise.
In both series, the two main characters has a past that brings them to where they are in the present. Although the main female protagonist's personalities aren't alike, they do hold a lot of the same values such as friendship and kindness with others. As such, the main male protagonist has a curious interest in them. Both series follows a lot of the classic shoujo tropes including romance that develops as the story progresses. There is drama and lighthearted comedy that takes place in a school life setting.
GATE and No Game No Life shares several similarities. These include a fantasy world where monsters exist and different races/factions that co-exist within human society. There is also an abundant amount of laws/rules that makes up their world. Both series' main male protagonist are also cunning and develops a variety of relationships with others. Their participation in certain battles are a significant part of the story as we see how their influences. Recommended for fans interested in a colorful adventure.
In both series, the main protagonist is faced with a life and death situation when their life changes forever as they are transported to an isolated place/space. There is much mystery throughout the series as to their purpose of being sent there but as the story progresses, the truth is uncovered. Both series features some graphic content to highlight the horror of the survival horror genre. In addition, there is an adequate amount of mechanics that we learn from the world they become apart of. Recommended for fans of survival horror.
Taking place in a fantasy world, both series follows an adventurous tone with its main cast of characters. The main male protagonist from both series are selfless, courageous, is always on the lookout for a challenge. During their adventure, they encounter many friends, allies, and enemies. They also develop a deep relationship with the main female protagonist as well. Furthermore, both female protagonist has secrets of their own as we learn more about them throughout the story. Expect high amounts of fantasy and shounen-style battles.
In both series, there's a main male protagonist who becomes involved in fights. And although their motivations are different, they strive to become stronger in order to achieve their goals. There is subtle romance that develops between the main male and female character as well. Throughout both series, we learn much more about the protagonist including their personality, background, and role in the story. Expect plenty of action in a school setting where drama unfolds.
Taking place in a school life setting, both series' main female protagonist shares a skill with their talent in music. The main premise of both series main be different but they follow some similar trends such as drama and character relationships. There is also subtle romance that develops between the main characters although portrayed in different fashion. One of the more dynamic aspects of both series is their dialogues with hidden messages and meanings told from its story.
Both series takes place in a fictional universe with war themes. As the main characters gets involved in warfare conflicts, their personal lives are also affected. Both series are known for their military ethnics as well that includes order, ranks, and other ideas. There is also a considerable amount of relationship development between the two main protagonists. With a growing romance sub-plot, expect some predictable plot elements in a struggling war story.
Both series takes place in an urban setting where there is illegal activity, underground conspiracies, and crime. There is concept of murders, mystery, and power struggle between various factions in both series. Their storytelling has both a light and dark tone. Bungou Stray Dogs is also known for some of its supernatural concepts while Dogs: Bullets & Carnage deals with guns and crime.
Taking place in a modern setting, both series involves characters who display esper abilities. There is an abundant amount of science and technology that is also focused on the espers. Throughout both series' story, we learn much more about espers and how their presence affects society. Both series also adapts a darker tone in their storytelling as we learn some startling revelations after certain events. Despite that, there is also a good amount of lighthearted comedy. With a large cast of characters, expect a creative setting with super power ideas.
There is an elegant atmosphere that adapts both series' setting. In addition, we have a colorful cast of characters that are portrayed with interesting personalities. Both series follows a slice of life style way of storytelling as each chapter develops more of the characters' lives. The dynamics of the storytelling is easy to follow and offers a relaxing mood for anyone who likes a slow-paced manga.
Inuyashi and Shuumatsu no Tenki has unusual premises. While the main characters' personalities aren't alike, they do receive something that changes their life forever. Both series also explores the foundations of a dangerous power with deadly consequences. And as the story progresses, we learn how much powers can change certain people.
Taking place in a school life environment, both series focuses on the character lives, relationships, and their development. The main male protagonist has a similar personality and often times has a hard time opening up towards people. Their connections with a female main protagonist reveals quite a bit about themselves. Both series expresses romance themes with lighthearted humor. However, do also expect drama to develop as their story progresses.
Strobe Edge and Akaiito delivers some classic romance themes involving drama, love triangles, and childhood connections. Both series' main protagonists experiences love but finds themselves at difficult times to get their point across. The storytelling of both series has a slow pacing and is fairly predictable. However, character relationships gets more and more complicated as others gets involved while interpersonal issues are explored.
Character growth is a prominent feature for both Kurogane and Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru. Both series' main male protagonist starts off as an underdog but works their way up in their sports division. There is a lot of character focus as we see his relationship develop with others. While both series takes their sports seriously, there's also good amount of lighthearted comedy to balance the overall tone of the story. Kurogane focuses on kendo while Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru features martial arts.
Both series explores the life of an average man whose life changes after some mysterious event. There is supernatural forces involved in the story as we witness the main protagonist change into more of an anti-hero. Their personality becomes distorted while we learn more about their behavior. Both series also explores relationship dynamics although the focus is very different between their storytelling.
In both series, the main male protagonist gets involved with the darker side of society and powerful members of the underworld. There is themes of revenge involved as we learn more about the characters' lives. In addition, the mafia also becomes key parts of the story. Both series, known for their violence, contains graphic content as we see how brutal some characters are to achieve their goals.
As part of their story gimmick, both series has food themes and cooking involved. Additionally, they offer a variety of foods that are not so ordinary. There is supernatural in both series although the style of the storytelling is quite different. The main protagonists demonstrate skills and experience as they develop new ideas. Both series also offer colorful comedy that knows its intentions.
Karneval and Tegami Bachi combines elements of action, fantasy, and mystery into a story of colorful potentials. Both series has secret organizations composed of characters of mysterious origins. There is the theme of amnesia present that has connection with the story. In addition, there is presence of supernatural forces present throughout both series. Karneval takes on a josei style approach while Tegami Bachi has the feels of an adventurous story.
Their premise may be different but Durarara!! and Yozakura Quartet composes of a colorful cast of characters with unique personalities and abilities. Their personal lives are also explored that intersects with certain events in the story. Although their settings aren't alike, it's noticeable that both series explores the culture and ideals within their society. The supernatural powers in both series are also strangely detailed that are shrouded by mystery.
In Shingeki no Kyojin and Akame ga Kill!, there's a sense of tragedy especially with the past of the main characters. The male protagonist loses their closest loved ones as result of untimely tragedy and they develop a more determined way to change their world. Both series has colossal beasts that threatens humanity's survival. There is also secret organizations that are built with various purposes as the story unravels itself. Both series are also noticeable for its graphic content to portray the brutality of their storytelling.
Made by the same author, Baccano and Vamp! has a familiar style although their setting and premises are very different. Both series contains a colorful cast of characters where their lives intersect in major story arc events. There is also a good amount of comedy and charm with the characters' personalities. Both series are also known for its supernatural element. In Vamp!, it's about vampires while there's an abundance of alchemy present in Baccano!
In both Dr. Duo and Kounodori, we have a main male protagonist who is skilled in the medical field. They undertake difficult operations to save lives while demonstrating their experience. Throughout both series, there's an adequate amount of technical terms and mechanics that can be applied to real life medical procedures. Both series retains this level of realism with decent accuracy.
In both series, we have a shy girl who attracts little attention until the main male protagonist notices them. From there on, they develop a close relationships as the girl opens up to others. Both series contains romance in a school life setting resulting love triangles, drama, and other shenanigans.
Portrayed with heavy characterization and a realistic life story, both 3-gatsu no Lion and Koe no Katachi can be a highly enjoyable read for any reader. Their story invests in human emotions as we see how much the main characters change. There is concrete relationship focus that brings out their personalities. And above all, they stick with their themes without going off track. While their premise aren't similar, the main protagonist experiences loneliness until they meet certain other characters. 3-gatsu no Lion has the additional game element of shogi while Koe no Katachi often explores the inner thoughts of the main characters.
Ninjiro Days and Horimiya are stories with a slow pacing yet presents a good degree of realism. Both series has a colorful cast of characters as we see how they experience youth and spend their daily lives. There is romance that exists in both series that is also slow paced but does become evident as their story progresses. Both series also takes place in a school life style where drama and relationship dynamics are explored.
Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku and Allison takes place in a fictional world with military and aviation becoming prominent themes as part of its adventurous story. The main protagonists undertake difficult missions that puts their lives at risk. There is also exploration involved with their world building as we see the characters embark travel various destinations. Expect some subtle romance as the story unfolds and hardship that we see the main characters faces in both series.
Drifters and Shut Hell are adventurous series with very clever set of ideas. The main male protagonist gets involved in worlds that truly tests the limits of their persona and abilities. Throughout the story, they develop relationships with a variety of characters while facing off against unnatural obstacles. There are historical content present in both series as well that includes some settings. In addition, there is themes of reincarnation although depicted differently according to their premise.
Real Account and Mirai Nikki plays with the survival horror theme in a dark fashion. Initially, they get involved in deadly games in which the consequences of failure will lead to death. Throughout both series, the main male protagonist struggles but adapts with the rules of the game. Additionally, they build certain alliances with others to survive. However, trust also becomes an issue as they take risks. Each chapter unravels more of their progress as they realize the purpose of their role.
Both series tells of a story about youth. The main male protagonist are involved in a competitive activity that displays their talents against others while also having a partner on stage that they can perform with. Their relationships also features a variety of characters ranging from friends, rivals, and potential romantic interest There is a charming way that both storytelling are focused about with a style that matches their premise. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso displays talent with the piano while Sesuji wo Pin! features dancing.
A major theme in both series is the existence of esper abilities. Individuals with these abilities have a major role as the story progresses. The main protagonist of the story awakens their own abilities that changes their life forever. They must deal with the responsibilities and consequences of their ability as major obstacles begins to appear in their lives.
Shokugeki no Souma and Gamble Fish shares a common trend of competition. The main male protagonist has a clever mind and often thinks of clever tactics against their opponents. Throughout the story, they are not afraid to take risks and put major stakes on the line. Both series are also infamous for their fan service that has a bit of metaphoric imagery. There is a considerable colorful cast of characters that makes both series' story quite appealing.
Area no Kishi and Days are sports manga that tells the story of a young man who gets into soccer. Both series' main male protagonist starts out as rookies, a sharp contrast to another main male protagonist who is considered a prodigy. As the story progresses, we see the rookie develop their skills through experiences. There is also some romance subplot in both series as well and drama.
Taking place in a fictional world, Green Worldz and Terra Formars delivers survival horror with dangerous monsters that threatens humanity. Both series adapts plenty of graphic violence and action as the main characters battles to survive. Among some of the main characters, a few of them also display inhuman traits. Both series also takes place in a future setting where technology is more superior than our own.
Shirogane no Nina and Gakuen Babysitters focuses on a slice of life story with a sharp degree of realism. The main protagonist shares a close father-like relationship with the kids and acts as their guardian. There is a strong bond that forms between the main characters as we see their daily adventures. Each chapter opens up a new development in their life that portrays slice of life with an elegant charm.
Taking place in a school life environment, both series appeals to story that subscribes to youth and relationships. The main male protagonist in both series have similar personalities. There is also growing romance as we see them get acquainted with the main female protagonist at their school. Golden Time is also distinctive for its "light supernatural" element" but incorporates a lot of drama into their story.
Black Cat and Code:Breaker has a colorful cast of characters with their own specialties. The main male protagonist is a young man with a level headed personality but also has their dark past. Both series identifies their role in the beginning as a mysterious individual but we learn more about them as the story progresses. There is themes of revenge present in both series that serves as an important motivation for some of the main characters. There is also considerable amount of relationship dynamics that establishes certain friendships, romances, and hate rivalries in both series.
In both series, the main female protagonist finds themselves in a complicated affair that also involves identity issues. Both series has romance although presented in a different style. In Moe Kare!!, it follows the standards of a shoujo story. In Bokura no Koi wa Shi ni Itaru, it takes on a darker tone with mature themes and even an obsessiveness male stalker. Expect a lot of drama to unfold as their story progresses and we learn more about the characters' roles.
In both series, the main male protagonist gets involved in a club/group after certain events in the beginning of the story. There is a colorful cast of female characters present with a diverge range of personalities. Although their premises aren't alike, the story follows their daily misadventures at school and other places. Both series adapts lighthearted comedy with bits of romance that also becomes evident later on.
GATE and Ad Astra takes on adventurous story that includes warfare and strategies. The context for both series are infamous for their mature content. In addition, both series also has politics that expands the story beyond the battlefield. The main male protagonist from both series also gets involved into complicated affairs. They also show their battle experience and we learn much more about them as the story progresses.
Both series' main male protagonist are similar with their cold and sarcastic personality. However, we do get see a bit of of their softer side especially through the relationship they develop with the main female character. Both series focuses on relationship dynamics that includes friendship, romance, and rivalries. There is also similarity between the main female protagonist in both series as they are cheerful and always eager to make new friends. Both series has lighthearted comedy although also contains drama as the story progresses.
The premise of both series involves performing as a prominent theme. Although they take different approaches at storytelling, their expression has a similar feel. Both series' main male protagonist gets involved with an activity that tests the limits of their skills. Throughout the story, they encounter skilled competitors as well as interpersonal problems that brings the best of their character. There is also subtle romance that develops as character relationship also becomes a focus.
Akame ga Kill and Arachnid adapts action that combines darker elements of fantasy and mature themes. Both series has assassins as well as other characters with unique abilities. The story follows these characters as we learn some of the harsh truths about the society that they live in. Both series' main female protagonist are also skilled fighters who undertakes difficult missions with their lives on the line. Primary survival instinct is carried throughout both series as we see how characters lead their lives.
Toriko and Dungeon Meshi takes on an unique approach with its adventurous themes. It takes the idea of cooking and introduces monsters as part of its ingredients. Of course, that also evolves action as characters fights powerful beasts to acquire certain properties to make the right food. Both series has a diversity of monsters as part of their high fantasy setting.
In both series, a prominent theme that is part of the premise is comic/manga making. The main protagonists attempts to craft manga although their limited skills puts them under stress at first. However, their skills does evolve and we see more of their potentials. Both series has a colorful cast of characters as well as focus on relationships. Hope takes on a more dramatic approach with realism while Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun mostly adapts comedy with its content. There is also romance although portrayed differently between these two series.
Both series adapts a more mature setting with dark fantasy elements. There is experimentation and super powers that exists in their world. The main characters become a key figure of mystery as we learn their role in the story. Both series also adapts graphic violence with its action and mystery. There is also an unique insight on some of the themes of both series that is well crafted by their storytelling.
Shoukoku no Altair and Shut Hell takes place in fictional wars where wars breaks out and powers clash for dominance. Both series adapts a resourceful amount of fantasy elements. The war story also consists of realism with mechanics that takes place in their worlds. The main protagonist also develops a strategic mind as they fight against obstacles in their way. Recommended for fans interested in an adventurous war story.
Kyou kara Hitman and Gangsta takes place in an urban setting where there's drugs, crime, and activities in the underworld. Both series' main male protagonist are skilled fighters with talent in assassination. Their skill in handling firearms with a resourceful mind is evident. Both series follows their lifestyle as they take on dangerous criminals and powerful masterminds. There is also a good amount of characterization that focuses on the key characters. Expect mature themes with plenty of action.
Both series takes on a serious and perhaps violent approach at their sport. The main male protagonist has more of an antihero role and tries to make their dream into a reality. Throughout the story, they run into dangerous adversaries that truly tests their abilities to the limit. Rikudou is also known for its darker themes that includes death. Both series has dynamic realism when it comes to the fighting tactics and mechanics of their competitive nature.
Special A and Last Game has a similar premise that involves a rivalry between the two lead characters. The main male protagonist from both series are also fairly confident in their own abilities while actively compete with others. Both series adapts relationship dynamics that also includes its supporting characters. Despite the competitive nature of the two lead characters, there is also subtle romance that gradually develops between them along with their own character growth. Recommended for fans of lighthearted school life shoujo.
Beck and Nana crafts a realistic story with music as a central element. Both series' main protagonist pursuits music with their talent and to make a name of themselves. The main female protagonist from both series also have a strong personality and shares a deep relationship with the main male character. Both series has a strong amount of realism that can be relatable to today's society including relationships and culture. There is also a colorful presentation of music that diversifies its genre in both series.
Variante and Verdant Lord features experimentation that changes the life of the main protagonist forever. Both series adapts an setting with apocalyptic themes. The main male protagonist also undergoes both physical and mental changes. The adaptability of their newfound powers puts them at conflicts with scientists and their friends. Both series also features some subtle romance although most of is downplayed given the nature of the story.
Created by the same author, GTO and Shonan Seven involves fighting and delinquents with a tough main protagonist. They have different goals but both of them lands them in a school that proves to be a challenge for their life. There is an adequate amount of realism that especially pertains to a more rough culture in school. Both series' main male protagonist also has similar personalities.
Oresama Teacher and Obaka-chan, Koigatariki are known for their shoujo tropes but also express them in a rather tomboyish manner. The main female protagonist displays tomboy traits and was well known for getting into fights. However, their relationship with the main male protagonist brings out a different side of them. Both series also takes place in a school life setting where there drama ensures and potential romance develops.
Taking place between the real world and a virtual realm, both series blurs a line between fiction and reality. There is an adequate amount of game mechanics that are involved in their story as well. Both series' main male protagonist has similar personalities and develops a strong friendship with main female protagonist. As the story progresses, we learn more about the online world.
Ao Haru Ride and Akaiito crafts a story of romance based on experiences and youth with its main cast of characters. Both series has its standard shoujo elements and takes place in a school life setting. The story also plays part with the past that includes childhood. Both series adapts relationship dynamics between multiple protagonists. There is love triangles and drama that also develops as the story progresses.
Both series adapts a casual way of storytelling that expresses friendship and romance. There is a colorful cast of characters that consists of main and female characters. Taking place in a school life setting, we see their daily life experiences. There is an adequate amount of realism especially with it comes to youth. Both series contains lighthearted comedy that is charming and can make almost anyone laugh.
To Love-Ru and Jitsu wa Watashi wa feature a colorful cast of female characters each with their own distinctive personalities. Among them, some are not from Earth and display supernatural traits. Both series' main male protagonist has a similar personality with their kind nature. This attracts other girls' attention as they see him as someone they can rely on and be friends with. Both series adapts romance with a large amount of comedy. Both series does have a plot although it sometimes structures itself with standalone chapters about daily events.
Suzuka and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou are lighthearted stories with bits of drama between certain characters. The main male protagonist develops feelings for the main female character from their first encounter. And throughout the series, they try to earn their attention. Both series' main female protagonist has a self independent personality but display toughness throughout the story. As time progresses, they do open more up to other people. There is romance in both series although Suzuka takes on a more dramatic approach while Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou consists of mostly refreshing comedy. Suzuka also involves sports competition such as track & field, a prominent theme in its story.
They involve a different type of species but both series shares a familiarity between the main characters' relationships. Their chemistry develops throughout the story as we see they learn more about each other. And despite some of their differences, the main characters begins to appreciate each others' company and even seemingly have a bit of romance between them. Both series also adapts supernatural elements involving other species. Inu x Boku SS is more well known for its comedy gags while Blood Alone contains some more mature context especially in later chapters.
In both series, we have a popular male protagonist who develops a relationship with a normal girl. Both series explores their experiences at school while the readers learn more about their individual characters. There is romance that develops between the main characters as the story progresses. Both series also adapts realism in typical relationships such as feelings of jealousy and happiness. Koukou Debut has more comedy in its story while Suki-tte Ii na yo does occasionally deal with more mature/sensitive content.
Drifters and Spirit Circle combines many unorthodox themes that crosses over into a fantasy world. Both series are also well known for conflicts that becomes more and more complex in the essence of their storytelling. The main characters of both series also experiences complicated supernatural events of various nature.
Charlotte and Zettai Karen Children features a colorful cast of characters and the presence of supernatural abilities. Both series' main characters has supernatural abilities that becomes a source of phenomenon in their society. The main female protagonist are also very confident in themselves with a sarcastic sense of humor. Both series also feature experimentation involving special individuals. There is a lighthearted atmosphere for both series but also ominous foreshadowing plot elements as the story progresses.
87 Clockers and High Score Girl has well rounded character growth and a setting that almost anyone can relate. Both series' main protagonists are gamers and known for their competitive personalities. Throughout the story, both series adapts creative gimmicks to bring the best out of the characters. There is also an adequate amount of human emotions to reflect a good sense of realism. High Score Girl is also known for its unusual art style.
Both series are known for their slice of life elements and slow pace in storytelling. Despite this, they also have a colorful cast of characters and romance that develops subtly over the course of the story. Both series also adapts relationships of different nature that are explored. And with these relationships, we can see a good amount of characterization focused on the main protagonists. Recommended for fans of lighthearted drama.
Both Karneval and Are you Alice?? takes place in an alternate fictional world where there are fantasy elements. The main character has a hidden past that is explored throughout their story. Both series also follow an unorthodox path that unlocks many mysteries. Recommended for fans who are seeking fantasy.
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage and Until Death Do Us Part features some unusual elements that includes sci-fi and experimentation. There is a colorful cast of characters in both series and we learn much more about them. The first few chapters of both series also involves a special sword that sets up the course of the story. Both series contains a good amount of action as well as some mature content as we learn the dark realities in their world.
Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji and Strobe Edge follows some classic shoujo tropes with romance and love triangles. The main female protagonist in both series lacks experiences in love and tries to build a relationship with another boy in the story. As time progresses, we see how much they connect both on a more personal level. Both series also has a main male protagonist with an outer cool image that other people seems to idolize.
Tokyo ESP and Sentou Hakai Gakuen Dangerous features individual with supernatural abilities. However, there's also a distinctive amount of prejudice against these certain individuals as they attempt to co-exist with society. As result, violence exists as part of their society. At the center of it, we meet the main protagonists who engage in complicated affairs with antagonists that threatens their world. Both series are known for their action with a shounen-like style of storytelling. Sentou Hakai Gakuen Dangerous is also known for its more mature content.
Refreshing series that takes place in a more atmospheric setting with countryside vibes. Both series adapts a slice of life story with a insightful amount of realism. There is small yet colorful cast of characters. And throughout both series, every day brings forth a new chapter about their experiences.
Vinland Saga and Vagabond takes place in a historical time period with great emphasis on storytelling and characters. Both series' main male protagonist are skilled fighters and throughout their journey, we learn a lot from their experiences. Their story doesn't have similar premises but does go into great detail every chapter that connects some of the overall themes of the series. Expect some mature content that depicts the violence of their storytelling. Recommended for fans who wants a thrilling adventure.
Saijou no Meii and Super Doctor K explores the medical field with a surprising amount of realism. Both series adapts a story with a skilled main protagonist. They show their skills by performing skilled operations to save patients' lives. Additionally, there's a good amount of focus on their personal characterization. Both series' story format follows more of an episodic structure although there are similar themes explored on a whole. There is also a decent amount of mechanics that are explained related to the medical field.
I get a familiar feel when reading either Strobe Edge or Orange. Both shoujo series explores human emotions with the main characters. They are also known for well-rounded romance that develops between the main male and female protagonists. As time goes on, the connection they build explores their true characteristics. Drama is distinctive that holds strong emotional values as well in their story. Orange is also noticeable for its additional supernatural content while Strobe Edge's story gets more complicated with romance angles.
Black Bird and Akagami no Shirayukihime are shoujo series with a dynamic focus on relationships. Both series' main male protagonist are talented and has a prestigious title in their name (they also have servants/followers). Their relationship with the main female protagonist brings a different side of them as times goes on. Both series adapts supernatural/fantasy elements with resourceful insight. There is also family origins and rivalry that develop between the main male protagonists.
In both series, the main female protagonist gets herself trapped in a complicated affair that involves marriage. The relationship is considered for convenience as the main male protagonist is clingy towards their partner. However, both series slowly shows more about the main characters with their relationship that develops over time.
Piano ano Mori and Nodame Cantabile are realistic stories about characters with talent in music. The premise of both series are different but the motivations of the main characters are similar. They both want to succeed in music and brings their talent into competitions against certain rivals. Both series adapts well with characterization and storytelling. There is a clever comedy with the usage of dialogues and in general tells of a human story that is very realistic. Both series also shows relationships in a dynamic fashion with its main characters. Piano no Mori does focus more on friendship while Nodame Cantabile has romance.
Both series are rom-coms that focuses heavily on character relationships. The main male protagonist has a similar personality who hides their real self from others. Initially, they treat the female protagonist as no more than a mere plaything but later on develops genuine feelings for her. There's also love triangles that develops as their story progresses. Exploring the days of school life while learning about love, both series mixes comedy, drama, and romance each chapter to a variety of degrees. Do note that Mitsu x Mitsu Drops contains some smutty scenarios while Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji focuses more on comedy.
Savanna Game and Oukoku Game essentially tells a story with survival horror themes. Both series' main male protagonist learns their fate after one day and gets involved in a twisted game with their life at stake. Both series has its game mechanics and roles although the consequences are similar for the losers. There is also plot twists with certain characters and the story itself. Recommended for fans who are seeking a thrill out of a survival horror theme series.
Made by the same author, both series adapts a fantasy story with a rather unique premise. The main male protagonist from both series are clever with an intellectual mind. Their involvement with a haughty female protagonist connects them together in a story filled with logic. In Magdala de Nemure, the series deals with alchemy (science) while Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice & Wolf) revolves around economics (finance and business). We also get to see the relationship connection between the two main characters as they learn more about one another. Both series also adapts fantasy themes with an unique presence of its world fiction.
Kurogane and Haikyuu!! are competitive series with a colorful cast of characters. The main male protagonist are involved in an activity/sport that tests the limits of their physical abilities. While they start out as underdogs, the series shows their hard work and determination as they begin to demonstrate superior skills. Both series focuses a lot of characterization and relationship dynamics as well. Kurogane is also noticeable for its supernatural element while Haikyuu!! retains a strong degree of its realism with its game mechanics.
Noragami and Otome Youkai Zakuro are similar in a few ways. Both series involves forces of supernatural including spirits and youkai. The main male protagonist have clever personalities and develops a peculiar relationship with the main female character. There is a strong degree of characterization that reveals much about the characters' backgrounds and past while connecting their roles in the present story. Both series adapts romance at a subtle pace as well that expands over the course of the story.
Skip Beat! and Full Dozer are known for their entertainment industry elements. Both series' main characters are involved in showbiz and becomes famous with their work. Throughout their story, we see their characters involve from amateur to being more professional and experienced. There is also a considerable amount of drama that escalates as their story progresses. The development of a love triangle is also no strange to either of these series. Recommended for fans interested in a more thrilling rom-com.
Gangsta and Black Joke takes place in a setting where there are gangs, violence, and power struggles. There is themes of assassination that involves the main characters as they on powerful individuals/groups. Both series also features the mafia as they get into conflicts with the main characters. There is a noticeable amount of graphic content (and sexual themes in Black Joke). They adapt mature elements that makes their story more realistic.
Created by the same author, both series adapts a story taking place at a school life setting where relationship and youth is explored. The main male protagonist are kind and there is a lot of emphasis on relationship building. Their story pacing is also considered slow with subtle romance that gradually develops. There is an elegant innocence that readers will feel as they read through both series. Recommended for anyone interested in lighthearted drama.
In both series, we have very unusual circumstances that changes the lives of the main characters. As part of their story, the main characters finds themselves in a desperate fight for survival. In addition, we also learn more about the unusual monsters in both series such as their origins and strengths/weaknesses. Both series are also known for their graphic content (Highschool of the Dead leans more into fan service). The content they express gives the feeling 'kill or be killed'.
Eden no Ori (Cage of Eden) and Green Worldz are survival horror stories that deals with unnatural events. The main characters finds their lives at risk after discovering the cruel reality of their new circumstances. Throughout the story, there's a lot of mysterious origins related to the creatures they encounter. There's also significant amount of violence that highlights the survival context of their premise.
Yotsubato! and Flying Witch has a similar atmospheric setting (similar to feeling of countryside). Their storytelling expresses slice of life content with credible intentions and crafts an elegant vibe. Both series' main female protagonist are also curious about the wonders of their world as we see their daily adventures. Recommended for manga readers of any age and genre.
In both series, we have a student council/club that details with the many affairs going around at school. There is a distinctive character cast in both series as well. The main female protagonist has an insightful way of thinking while displaying some quirky traits. Likewise, both series also explores their relationships with others. As their story progresses, we learn more about how complicated the characters are with their personal traits.
In both series, we have a main female character who undergoes through changes. While their pacing contrasts differently, both series emphasizes on their appeal to interact with others; in particular the guys they encounter. Both series has an handsome main lead that others adore although they should particular interest in the main female protagonist. There is obvious romance that develops as their story progresses as well. Do note that Suki tte Ii na yo focuses more on drama while Watashi ga Motete Dousunda leans towards more comedy.
In both series, there's an experimental feel when it comes to characterization. The main protagonist from both series have little friends and tries to make the best out of their social life. Despite their attempts, they have face many challenges when it comes to interacting and engaging in social affairs with others. Both series explores youth in a rather peculiar manner in general.
Despite the age differences, Nodame Cantabile and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso shares many similarities. The main male protagonist from both series have a talent in music playing (the piano). Their talents are noticed especially by others including the main female protagonist.
Playing in a cat-and-mouse game, Steins;Gate and Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo) crafts thriller from the essence of its story. The main characters are intelligent but faces against dangerous adversaries. Throughout both series, there are mysteries unraveled and plot twists that unfold. Tragedy ensures at some turn points as well when we learn more about the the motives of the characters and story. I recommend both series if you are interested in a thriller story with intellect.
A group o friends coming together with similar interests. K-On and Hanayamata has a small ye favorable cast when it comes to storytelling. An important element also related to their work is the music as that too part of its gimmick.
Taking on a detective-like story, Psycho Pass and Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo) explores the concept of crime and terrorism. The main protagonists from both series often gets into conflicts that puts their mortal lives in danger. The antagonists from both series also treats certain situations as games where losing will have disastrous consequences. Building on a story with thriller antics, I recommend both series to anyone interested in crime fiction.
Both series are about moving into a new environment. The main protagonist from both series becomes acquainted with another character whom they have a crush on but struggles to tell their true feelings. On the other hand, that very person has a very dense personality who is hard to get close to. Nonetheless, the development attachment of both series' main character is evident as they spent more time together. There is also a decent amount of humor and diverse cast of characters of various personalities. Recommended for fans interested in slice of life comedy.
Different premises but both series adapts a shoujo manga involving lives of two main characters. They get off to a rocky start in the beginning but their relationship gradually develops over time. Love triangle should be expected along with other characters that gets involved in the story that affects their relationship. Both series has a lighthearted mood although there are moments when emotions takes hold. Recommended for fans of rom-com.
Following a thriller-like narrative, both series conveys the story of a young girl that gets involved with a people involved with terrorism. Throughout both series, they are forced to make difficult decisions that have potential consequences. But at the same time, they begin adapting with their new living environment. There are various mind games throughout both series as well that takes the format of cat-and-mouse scenarios. Recommended for anyone interested in a thriller tale to tell.
A main character getting pulled into an irregular club? That's how D-Frag and Sabagebu brings together a group of characters at school with their unusual activities. Both series' main protagonist gets dragged into a club after one faithful day with a girl. These unusual circumstances also makes them a prime target for mischief as they settle with their new life. Both series has a diverse cast of characters each equipped with their own personalities. While the premise is different, each character also has their own skills in survival/combat. In the case of D-Frag, it's elemental attacks. For Sabagebu, it's their skills in handling firearms. I recommend both series for anyone seeking a fun oriented series based on club antics and battle shenanigans.
Taking place in a school setting, both series involves a group of young girls as part of a club with a passion for airsoft gun activities. The main female character share some similarities in their insecurity about themselves. However, their lives change dramatically one day after becoming a member of a club; one that specializes in survival games. Sabagebu has more of an episodic format while Stella C3 has a storyline involving rivalries and competitions. Nonetheless, both series builds no the foundation of action girls using guns. Recommended for viewers interested in lighthearted action-comedy.
Taking place in the Sengoku period, the MC of both series travels to a world that changes his life forever. In both series, they get involved with war affairs between nations. There they meet characters who resembles historical characters. In both series, they make a name for themselves through their roles in war. His relationship with other characters also gradually develops over the course of both series. Recommended for fans of historical fiction.
Lighthearted slice of life series about a club of friends joining together. Tari Tari and Hanayamata has a sense of youth. And with that, they grow together as classmates, as club members, and as friends. While both series does have slice of life themes, they also have an ongoing story relating to their club. They demonstrate the potential of their club to the world to see with their best efforts. It's also noticeable that in both series, characters are explored individually through flashbacks and relationships with others. I recommend both series for any viewers who are interested in a slice of life show with club antics.
The main lead characters share an unique bond throughout both series despite their contrasting differences from the beginning. There's an initial development as they learn more about each other and what they enjoy in life. The main male protagonist shares similar personalities and at times can become frustrated at certain events. However, they often take on life as it is with smiles and joy. When it comes down to it, relationship dynamics are a key focus in both series. Recommended for any viewers interested in a charming slice of life.
The concept of espers is a prominent idea in both series. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun) and Tokyo ESP involves characters who are able to perform supernatural abilities. Gifted with an ability of her own, the main female protagonist vows to user her powers to help the public. Their personalities are similar as well with an innate ability to easily make friends with others. The setting of both series have similarities. However, it's noticeable that Railgun has developed various technology that can change the future.
Code Geass and Aldnoah Zero deals with warfare, politics, and a conflict between nations. The main characters gets involved with the conflict after one faithful day that changes their lives forever.
Slice of life series with a taste of realism. Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) and Barakamon shares a number of similarities. The main male protagonist is abruptly thrown into a new environment where he isn't used to. In the beginning, they cope with their new living conditions. However through experience, they are able to earn the respect of other characters he meets. The relationship dynamics are perhaps the most important element as the MC blends in with others while developing his own character. Recommended for all ages especially those seeking a realistic slice of life.
A conflict between humans and forces of supernatural. Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul shares the similarity in that monsters exists in their perspective worlds. The main protagonist gets involved with them with his life at constant risk. In their dark stories, mystery also exists especially in regards to the origins of these supernatural beings. The protagonists strives to learn more and hopefully also save the lives of others in the wake of this calamity. Recommended for fans of supernatural horror.
Itazura na Kiss and Ao Haru Ride shares a variety of similarities when it comes to shoujo standards. The main male protagonist both have a cold personality but does deep down care for the girl close to them. This is especially true during occasions when they are in trouble and he comes to help when needed the most. Throughout both series, obvious attraction is shown between the duo. There are certain obstacles that also get in the way of the main duo such as love rivals. Both series also exhibits realism when it comes to relationship dynamics with focus on development. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a shoujo with a decent cast of characters.
Slice of life series with a group of characters coming together to do with they love. There is talent that exists among the characters of both series. The energy level is ecstatic with a strong empowerment to the story that drives the series' characters and their goals. Recommended for anyone into a slice of life with purpose.
Combining elements of advanced technology (mecha) and sci-fi themes, both of these series involving an invasion to a planet where the main characters fights back as resistance. The main male protagonist becomes a driving force as he takes charge on dealing with the invaders alongside others. There is a state of warfare as humanity/earthlings fight for survival. At the same time, there are also mysteries regarding the origins of the mecha and characters. Recommended for anyone into sci-fi/mecha with warfare themes.
Lighthearted romantic comedies. Tonari-no Kaibutsu-kun and Ao Haru Ride explores the relationship of two main characters with contrasting personalities. The main male protagonist from both series has similar personalities and often plays practical jokes on others. Their relationship with the main female protagonist develops through circumstances. Their perspective stories also include other characters that raise drama and misunderstandings. I recommend both series for anyone seeking a romantic comedy with a lighthearted atmosphere.
When it comes to connections, Bokura ga Ita and Ao Haru Ride build on that with their characters. The main male and female protagonist build their relationship through interactions. Throughout both series' progressive stories, they face with memories of the past. The main male protagonist from both series has a similar personality as well. Yet deep down, they do value the people around them. As a romance/shoujo, expect relationship angles and drama to ensure. Recommended for people interested in shoujo with elegance.
Taking place in a school life environment, both series represent classic shoujo with its cast of characters. The main female protagonist has a complex relationship with the main male protagonist. Throughout both series, there are obstacles that tests their relationship as well. The female protagonist also makes friends with others but suffers from a lack of confidence on occasions. They also get ostracized by certain friends as result of the relationships she develops with others. Recommended for fans of romance/shoujo. Ao Haru Ride has more comedy while Sukitte li no yo conveys more drama.
Taking place in a modern setting, Death Note and Zankyou no Terror explores human nature to a psychological degree. The main characters play mind games with their opponents and are highly intelligent with a strange sense of humor.
Produced by Production I.G., Kimi ni Todoke and Ao Haru Ride are romantic comedies of classics. The main male protagonist have different personalities but grows closer to the main female character throughout both series. It's also obvious the type of feelings the girl has on him although their relationship tends to be awkward at times. Among other factors, there are misunderstandings, rivals, and challenges that sometimes hinders their relationship. Expect comedy, drama, and romance. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a classic shoujo.
Suisei no Gargantia and Aldnoah Zero both convey the sci-fi theme with its setting and characters. In particular, the main male protagonist has a strategic mind and is adapt at piloting his mecha during warfare. And speaking of which, humanity becomes endangered when an invasion takes place that threatens their very existence.
While motivated by different goals, Gin no Saji and Ucchu Kyoudai shares a similar concept - to tackle on life with a goal in mind. The main male protagonist from both series have similar personalities. There is a distinctive slice of life tone with realism. Both series also explores their concept through the mechanics of their career developments. Similarly, there is also good relationship developments involving the MC with other characters. Recommended for viewers who are seeking a realistic slice of life with credible characterization.
Although the sport involved in both series are different, Area no Kishi and Haikyuu shares a variety of similarities. These include the concept of teamwork, strategy, and gameplay that are seen in competitions. The main male protagonist is part of a team and dedicates himself to become someone to be respected. Throughout both series, they discover and unlock their potential as they face powerful adversaries. Both series also employ character dynamics and relationship development. There is also no superpower gimmick in both series. Rather, it relies on strategic teamplay crafted by the mechanics of the rules. Recommended for anyone interested into sports with realism.
A main character living away from the crowded cities. The essence of a slice of life show. Non Non Biyori and Barakamon gives off a charming elegance with its atmosphere and setting. Both series may lack a linear storyline or complex plot twists. However, they make it up with its exquisite adaptation of its comedy. The dialogues are engaging, the characters are realistic, and the relationship dynamics are memorable. I recommend both series for anyone who is looking for a fun slice of life show.
Setting a goal and following that journey to achieve it. Bakuman and Uchuu Kyoudai builds on the foundation of this idea and transform it into a story. In their perspective stories, the main characters have a dream to become something they always wanted to be. Throughout the course of the story, they face challenges and discover just what it takes to fulfill that dream. There is a decent amount of comedy, drama, and realism in both series. The main character relationship have strong dynamics that are often explored throughout both series. Recommended for anyone seeking a realistic show about character development and story emphasis with great writing.
Featuring the journey to space, Planetes and Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) have distinct realism in their perspective stories. The characters are also relatable with genuine sense of humor and inspiration to make their dream into a reality. The stories of both series indeed also have great development along with its characters. I recommend both series for anyone interested in an insightful and well crafted story with credible characters.
A series about a guy fighting his way to the top. Hajime no Ippo and Baki the Grappler are a good example to convey that concept. The main male protagonist gets involved with fighting/boxing and meets powerful adversaries during his quest. Throughout their perspective stories, we learn more about them both in and outside the ring. There are back stories relating to the other characters too for an insight on their development. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a a steady paced action packed anime with decent development.
Both series feature competitive sport and although they are of different nature has the same mood. The main male protagonist is part of a team/club. They get involved against other players/teams to test the limits of their abilities. There is a lot of realism in both series with no superpowers but rather relying on strategies, teamwork, guts, and instinct. I recommend both sport series for anyone interested in the sports genre with fun and competition.
Different sports yet both series have high spirits when it comes to teamplay. The main male characters are part of a team in the perspective sport they are involved in. But with that also comes adversaries and obstacles they must overcome. Considering to be an underdog, both series highlights their growth. At the same time, other characters on their team also get insight on their roles in the story. I recommend both series for sports fan interested in teamwork and a competitive atmosphere.
They may have different premise but both series give off a similar vibe when it comes to magical and supernatural elements. The main female character gets herself involved with various events that brings about the full potential of her abilities. At the same time, they are easily able to make friends with others and develop meaningful relationships with them. Expect action, comedy, and some bits of emotional factors during various episodes. Other characters also influence the stories with their roles either directly or indirectly. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a magical academy with all sort of charming wonders with its characters.
They might revolve around different gimmicks but Maoyuu and Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii has a familiar mood that takes place in a fantasy setting. The main female protagonist is resilient with a tough personality for the people she cares about. At the same time, their companion or in this case the main male protagonist, does his best to deal with struggles in their world.
In a futuristic world, both series primarily focuses on humanity's survival against an alien species. The main male protagonist has experience with fighting against them and are joined by his friends/comrades in a raging war. There is mild comedy, violence, and some bits of mystery related to the origins of the species. I recommend both series for anyone interested in science fiction stories with an apocalyptic setting.
Different mood but shares similar qualities, both series adapts a small cast of main characters gifted with supernatural abilities. With those abilities also come with responsibility as they play their roles in their perspective stories. And speaking of stories, there are mysteries relating to the origins, context, and characters. There is more comedy in Mekakucity Actors while Darker than Black has a more serious nature. Nonetheless, I recommend both series for anyone interested in supernatural phenomenons.
Taking place in a local city, both series involve a group of characters with superpower abilities. These characters become intertwined in a story that tells of their present lives (with some flashbacks and characterization). Both series provoke humor with its dialogues, gags, and mysteries. For Gatchaman Crowds, the story revolves more around fighting for justice while Mekakucity Actors tells the interpersonal stories for its characters. I recommend both series for people interested in supernatural stories with slight tastes of mystery and humor.
Acchi Kocchi and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka are slice of life shows that portrays a small yet colorful and character cast. There is no complex plot but instead formulated by a simple story about a group of friends who do activities together. The characters offer a diverse range of personalities with their own gimmicks as well. On top of that, there are animal motifs and symbolism to create a more creative atmosphere. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a show with a charming slice of life favor.
Two classic shounen series. Hunter x Hunter and Jojo Stardust Crusaders takes on the adventure theme and brings together a show chronicling characters' journeys. The main male protagonist from both series are strong, resilient, and deep down cares about people he befriends with. In particular, they have a connection with their parent guardian. Both series has a lot of action with supernatural abilities involved and fighting spirit. I recommend both series for fans who are looking for a show with engaging storytelling.
Consisting of a group of characters with supernatural abilities, both Durarara!! and Mekakucity Actors has the ingredients of similarities. Beyond that, there are mysteries relating to the origins of both series involving the stories. Expect decent comedy with humor and gags. Both series are also crafted with a story that intertwines the characters lives that ties into the city they reside in. I recommend both series for anyone looking for a supernatural phenomenon curtsey of strange occurrences.
Different sport but similar concepts. Both series build off the foundation of a group of people being involved with a sport. And for that, there are also obstacles, competitions, and the strive to succeed. For the main protagonists, they start off as fresh newbies but work their way up. It's a matter of trial and error as they discover and learn about the game they get involved in. Both series has great development with an alluring story. I recommend these two series for anyone interested in sports with a more recreational way of delivery.
They have similar artwork, setting, and style when depicting the connections characters built off from both series. There is a sense of incontinence that portrays slice of life to a realistic degree. Both series' main male characters are also caring and protective with others. And although both series has a different premise, the friendship and their identities makes them a promising aspect. I recommend both series for anyone looking for a classic slice of life.
Anti-social in the real world but a pro in the virtual realm, both series' main male protagonist makes a name of themselves in their perspective series. Both series adapts sci-fiction themes with a virtual world setting. And in that world, there are wonders that defies the laws of nature. Although the main male protagonists' personalities contrasts a bit from each other, their spirit of fighting have a similar taste. They are also joined by companions including a main female protagonist with elite skills of her own. I recommend both series for fans of gaming adventure and action packed drama.
They may not always share the familiarity with economics but both these shows take place in a fantasy setting. And from that setting will be mysteries and discoveries to be unraveled. The two main protagonists shares an unusual yet close relationship with one another. In their world, they discover many innovations and crosses paths with others through a type of journey. There are some animal symbolism and motifs throughout both series although Escha & Logy plays it mostly off as comedy. Spice and Wolf on the other hand has additional elements of romance. I recommend both fantasy series for those who are interested in a exploration and creative thought.
Humanity's existence put at risk. Both series features the theme of survival as humanity faces the threat of alien beings. There is a decent amount of action as humanity decides to fight back to survive. The main male protagonist becomes a prominent figure as they spearhead against the mysterious invaders. And speaking of mysterious, there is a lot of questions of thought regarding origins, the mecha, and even characters themselves.
Taking place in a fantasy world, both series feature many elements that defies the logic of nature. The main male protagonist has guts and often takes risky moves. At the same time, they are acquainted with a female protagonist who tries to change their world.
Two shows about cute girls doing cute things. But it's more than that as the main female character befriends other girls at a new place where she never thought she's become apart of. There is many charming scenes throughout both series and connections that are built. Appreciation can be accepted with the interactions, dialogues, and genuine ideas of both series.
They may seem different at first but both I find both series share a surprisingly amount of similarities.
Outbreak Company and No Game No Life shares the similarity of taking place in fantasy world. And in that world, the main male protagonist gets involved with various races/kingdoms that tests their skills to the limits. There is decent amount of comedy, gags, and references.
They may be related to different sports, but both series' main male protagonist are part of a club. And in that club, they find a new passion in sports.
Produced by Studio Bones, Star Driver and Captain Earth are mecha series with style. But more than that, there are also mysterious origins relating to the world both series are part of. In essence, there are strange phenomenons involving the main protagonists as they deal with mysterious factions.
Trapped in the virtual world beyond imaginations, both series focus on an adventurous setting involving a group of characters as they venture on to the unknown. There is a lot of humor from both series with its comedic dialogues, character interactions, and game concepts themselves. The main male characters have somewhat of similar personalities being cunning, intelligent, and capable leader. I recommend both series for people looking for an adventurous journey in a world that blends between the line of fiction and reality.
Taking place in a fantasy world, both series focuses on conquest and gameplay with a small yet dynamic cast of characters. In that world are rules, races, and concepts that defies the law of nature. The main male protagonists are similar with their intellect and personality. Similarly, the game themselves also involves intellectual play and strategies in order to achieve victory. Throughout both series, there is humor, gags, and gimmicks that pertains to its premise. I recommend both series for anyone looking for game ethnics/tropes that takes place in a fantasy/virtual realm.
A fantasy adventure detailing the journey of main characters. Both series' main characters possesses special abilities and weapons. The main concept details with a quest the characters but on the way faces obstacles and struggles. We also learn more about the main characters such as their past. And as a fantasy series, expect action with swordsplay. If you're looking for an adventurous show with a decent balance of action and humor, give these two a try.
A slice of life series with a cast of cute girls. Both series clearly illustrate the simplicity of what life is like but with gimmicks that is charming and delightful. I recommend both shows for audiences who are looking to watch something relaxing, something sweet, and something that likes to play around with.
They might not have a complex story but both of these shows has their own charms when it comes to characters. This is especially evident when the cast is made up of cute girls doing cute things on a daily basisi. The mood is mostly lighthearted for both series so don't expect anything deep or complex. Rather, expect humor and character relationships that is innocent and memorable. I recommend both series if you're looking for something to relax for the day and enjoy a simple, yet alluring show with classic slice of life ideas.
Both series takes place in a fantasy world with an adventurous tone following the main characters and their journey. Throughout their journey, they encounter both allies and enemies. There is the the essence of magic and swordsplay used for combat methods. Yet, there are also other mysterious sources of power present in both series surrounded by mystery.
Facing obstacles and embracing the love of a sport, both series captures the essence of growth as it chronicles the journey characters go through to reach stardom. The characters go through tough experiences and learns from their mistakes from both series. And while they focus on different sports, there’s a similar feeling when it comes to the competitions. I recommend both of these series for sports fans especially those looking for a show that has appreciable development.
Hachimitsu to Clover and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou adapts a similar atmosphere involving a group of people sharing a dorm/apartment and living together. They build relationships based on the activities they do in their every day lives. There is a similarity in their mood that also focuses on the growth of youth for the main characters. Among other things, there is innocent romance as well as charming comedy. I recommend both series for anyone looking for simple stories that tells the young lives of a group of people building off of their youth.
While not entirely similar by genre standards, Haruhi and Isshuukan Friends gives off a similar vibe with its cast of characters. They both follow a slice of life format although Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu has the additional element of supernatural element in it. But that element also turns into an arc that shares a similar concept to Isshuukan Friends.
One victor - for the ultimate price, both series involves a scenario where the main character becomes a target for assassination. Luckily, they do manage to make friends with an unlikely alliance who has their own skills in protecting them. And although different in man ways, they bond throughout the series and learn about each others' dark pasts. Both series features a cast of diverse characters each with their own set of skills and personalities. Expect grim scenes and horrific sequences when it comes to attempts to kill off their targets.
Taking place in alternate universes, both series features a strong female cast with a small colorful cast of characters. There is magic/power to behold and discovery as the story progresses. The main female protagonists trains to master special powers after discovering she has a special gift after one day. Although they both have a story, at times, scenarios will give off a slice of life feeling. But despite this, there is a decent amount of material covered from their adapted manga works. If you're looking for a series with cute girls and energy, give these two a try.
There's a similar feeling I get from Tamayura and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou. For starters, they both take place in a quiet town with a small yet colorful cast of characters. They live life in simplicity although sometimes run into common everyday troubles. But nonetheless, the characters seize every moment to capture memories and make the most of it from the relationships they develop. There is decent amount of comedy and slice of life feeling coming from both series. If you're into a show with a simple and light toned story, give both of these a try.
They have elements of sci-fi and takes place in a futuristic setting. But for both series, life never comes easy for the main protagonists as they struggle to survive and cope in their world. There is the theme of survival as mysterious enemies threatens the characters' very existence. But among those enemies also emerges resistance that battles them.
A gift for sports fans, both series delivers themselves with competitive teamwork and plays that focuses on development. The main characters has a passion for the sport that they are playing and works towards their goal to becoming stronger each episode. Their teammates helps them along the way while tackling through difficult obstacles. It is realistic as we see how much the characters grow through their development over the course. I recommend both series especially if you're the type into sports with competitive team play.
Produced by the same studio Bones, Scrapped Princess and Hitsugi no Chaika highlights the adventures of the main characters in a fantasy world. They journey across the land with a purpose along with a main female character of great importance. There is decent action, drama, and comedy along with a story to tell when they face off against personal struggles and powerful adversaries. Expect action in the form of magic and swords with spell incantations. If you're interested in fictional adventures with a fantasy setting of surprises, give these two a try.
Although they convey to different premises, I find both series' style similar involving friendship. The main characters explore friendship by doing simple yet meaningful daily activities together. There is a similarity with the messages both series tries to sent along with developments. The main male protagonists are also interesting when looking them from different angles. There is decent comedy with a similar art style taking place in a school life setting.
Shingeki no Kyojin and Sidonia no Kishi shares a common theme of revolution/warfare between humanity and a species that threatens their very existence. There is the grim reality of death that is explicitly depicted throughout the series. The main characters' survival wits are tested to their limits. And despite their sharp contrast in settings, the violence conveys their world in which only those who fights for what they believe in will survive. Expect action, discovery, and development.
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu has a similarity in two characters sharing a dream and competing to be the very best. They are both part of a team as well and goes up against powerful adversaries to prove their worth. There is decent humor coming from the character interactions and stylish plays each episode plays out. Do note though that Kuroko no Basket has more of over-the-topic antics with its gameplay. But nonetheless, I would recommend both series especially if you're a sports fan looking to see players strive to succeed and trying to make their dreams becoming a reality.
Cute girls doing cute things. Yes, both series has a cast of cute girls doing cute things in their daily lives. It is entertaining by the nature of their conversations and dynamics. We get to know the characters each episode such as their hobbies, interests, and personalities. There's great comedy present in both series that will guarantee humor thanks to its clever usage of jokes, motifs, and dialogues. Don't expect a strong story development but instead a focus on all the characters at a level that you will appreciate. If you like series that highlights the daily lives of cute girls packaged into stories of charming glory, then I recommend these two to watch right now.
If you're seeking a fantasy/adventure series, then these two anime are definitely something to take a keen interest into. They involve a small group of characters traveling in a world where there is both wonders and danger. Throughout their journey, they meet friends and foes. The main female protagonist from both series are petite with a sense of curiosity about anything related to those around them. There is decent comedy and action (more so in Hitsugi no Chaika) involved as well. However, it is the character relationships along with their dynamics that strikes both series as appealing.
When it comes down to it, Chihayafuru and Baby Steps shares a similarity in their motivations. The main characters starts off as newbies in a club. At first, they lack experience but soon finds themselves depending a passion for the clubs' hobby/sport. There is intelligence in both series in terms of strategic play of karuta or tennis. If you're looking for an anime with character development through storyline progressing and working their way up towards a dream, I suggest to give both of these a try.
In several ways, I find these two series alike for their tone and atmosphere. They both involve a shy girl who happens to meet with a cheerful guy at school. They become friends through their experiences. And despite their differences, the two get along in unusual ways because of their sharp contrasts. There is decent comedy, drama, and sparkling romance throughout both series. Kimi ni Todoke focuses more on romance as a driving plot while Isshuukan Friends deals with friendship. But nonetheless, they both convey character relationship on realistic levels that are appreciable.
They may be simple slice of life stories but the small yet adorable character cast will bring out the dynamics of both shows. In essence, both series follows episodic slice of life scenarios where everyday brings forth something new. The main girls share a special bond between one another, each with their own personalities. There's plenty of comedy present in both series with well similar artwork. If you're into a slice of life show with cute girls doing cute things that also highlights characters' interactions, then give both a try.
Strange technology exists in the worlds of both Tales of the Abyss and Escha & Logy. There are innovative concepts involved with certain inventions that are present in their stories. Tales of the Abyss adapts more of an adventurous scenario while Escha & Logy has more creative gimmicks. The main female characters are curious and is eager explore their world to discover its origins. If you're into fantasy stories with a colorful cast of characters in a world with diverse concepts, then give both a try.
Essentially, both series' main characters are thrown into a game scenario where their lives are at risk. The difference is that Btooom's players are all playing for themselves while the characters from Akuma no Riddle are out to eliminate one target to fulfill their own wish. Unlikely alliances are formed and surprises exists throughout both series. There is strategy involved as characters unleashes their intellect and skill to do anything to accomplish their goals. Expect some dramatic entrance and exits from both series. If you're into series with survival game themes, I suggest to give both shows a try.
There's plenty of realism coming from Hanasaku Iroha and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou. From a viewer's perspective, the main character goes through a life journey as they move into a new residence. They find new friends and get used to their new life style that I find can be reletable. There's decent comedy, drama, and character interactions. The main characters also forges memorable relationships with others through their development. Both series has a small yet colorful cast of characters that I think people will find attractive with their own dynamics.
Slice of life stories. Both series may not focus on a linear story or complex arc angles. Yet, they convey their message in an entertaining well with their characters. The comedy from both series are splendid with energy, creativity, and memorable moments that are humorous. The character interactions has chemistry that is entertaining with their expressions. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy both series for some relaxing pleasure.
Arranged marriages with drama. Both series has a slice of life tone involving the characters and their daily lives. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei has an additional element involving supernatural themes. They focus on back stories, mostly involving the main characters. Revelations are revealed and realism takes hold.
Mystery and supernatural powers. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo and Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil shares a little of both elements involving the main characters and their stories.
Noragami and Kyoukai no Kanata are supernatural theme series involving spirits and apparitions. The main characters gets themselves involved in a variety of ways that changes their lives while helping others.
For slice-of-life shows, Tonari no Seki-kun and Azumanga Daioh take it to a level of fascination with its small, yet colorful cast of characters. Innovative ideas about simple school life are transformed into absurdities that will draw in your attention. The dialogues spoken have the strength to bring attention toward both what's happening and the characters themselves. And because both series take place in a school life setting, you'll expect plenty of activities going around.
While they consist of different form of storytelling, Noragami and Jigoku Shoujo carries a distinctive way of dealing with tasks/grudges. The main protagonist contrasts in personalities but always tries to get the job done in their way.
The concept of magic. The essence of power. The mystery of origins. Tokyo Ravens and Shounen Onmyouji produces similar themes in relation to one another.
An organization formed, created for the purpose of hunting down dangerous individuals.
A world of secrets and stories to unfold - Toshokan Sensou and Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta explores a journey characters embarks on as they face what's ahead of them.
Taking on a journey.
Watching these two series will feel like taking on an adventurous trip. In essence, they both chronicles the stories of a main male protagonist who is known for hunting various beings across their perspective worlds. The one thing they both have a weakness and love for is - women.
Log Horizon and Maoyuu are two series taking place in a fantasy realm. They both involve war and politics but in a more of a stylistic fashion. Mamare Touno is the original creator for both series and makes their setting come to life with detailed mechanics.
Taking place in a time of warfare, both series focuses on its characters and their experiences as soldiers/pilots during such a crisis.
Kannagi and Noragami deal with Gods that inhabit in a modern world.
A world in which humans exist with supernatural beings. Otome Youkai Zakuro and Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. take place in a setting where such a co-existence becomes a reality.
Love takes on an innocent style. For both Aichi Kocchi and Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, it follows group of friends at school and home as they live life at fullest. Within the centerpiece of their stories involve the concept of love, a concept that becomes complicated through each episode.
Romance, a classic theme presented in both series. Golden Time and Nagi no Asukara explore relationships from a multitude of angles. The main male protagonist is caught in a love triangle and comes across difficult decisions in his life.
Tokyo Ravens and Noragami come with the package of dealing with spiritual beings with magic/abilities. The main male protagonist often comes in contact with these beings in their perspective worlds.
A main male protagonist gets caught up in multitude of romance angles. Both Nisekoi and Oreshura display relationship angles between various characters. The MC also pretends to date a popular girl at school (although for different circumstances). Throughout both series, there is implication that the main girl (Chitoge from Nisekoi, Masuzu from Oreshura) might see more to their "boyfriend" than meets the eye.
Stories wrapped up in love polygons and a revisit of the past. Golden Time and Nisekoi formulate this trope into a story involving a main character in complex relationships. The main male protagonist differ in personalities but is kind at heart. On the other hand, the main female protagonist from both series has complex personalities and tends to be aggressive on certain circumstances.
Taking place in a fantasy realm, Utawarerumono and Log Horizon adapt their settings in an environment that deal with survival. The main male protagonists has a mysterious past.
The concept of arranged marriages sets up the contents for both Nisekoi and Mikakunin de Shinkoukei. Therefore, expect misunderstandings, drama, but also connections on a more deeper level as well.
There are distinctively settings relating to Basquash and Kill la Kill's worlds. There's an advanced city where the rich and famous people resides in. Then, there's a town of poverty where our main characters are known to cause trouble. However, they get themselves caught into an event that changes their lives forever.
Expect random comedy, humorous dialogues, and in general, stories made out of arbitrary daily life events. Nichijou and Tonari no Seki-kun are anime series that follows an episodic format with no direct or linear storyline. The stories are simple with gags and fun. They both take place in a school life setting. The main characters from both series creates a comical environment with slice of life attributes.
Spirits and Gods - beings that exists in both series. On the surface, they give off a fantasy vibe with their perspective settings. We have a main character who meets a supernatural being. From that encounter, their life changes forever. At various cases, both Kannagi and Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. explores the nature of spirits and Gods. They deal with the problems and co-existence in the human world.
World conquest? Those two words sum up the ambition of a young female character in these two series. Of course, they take it on a comical fashion for most parts.
Solving problems, offering deals, and dealing with spiritual apparitions. Noragami and xxxHOLiC offer an experience like no other with its supernatural themes.
A club made of characters spending their daily lives at school in an unusually fun way. Sket Dance and D-Frag take this idea and formulate it into various stories taking place at school. The characters all have different personalities with various roles.
Romantic comedies - Nisekoi and Toradora define them with a main male protagonist trying to get attention of a girl they have set their eyes on. Unfortunately, circumstances often gets in their way. On the other hand, the main male protagonist gets into an unlikely alliance/relationship with another girl who has her own interests.
Last Exile and Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta takes the idea of aviation and transforms it into an adventurous story with its characters. They both involve the characters taking on the world with their goals and ambitions.
Shinichiro Watanabe is known for playing the role of directing both these two series. For starters, they have a similar style involving a space adventure. The main male protagonist has a casual way of living his life along with his their similar personalities. Their professions are also both classified as bounty hunters.
School Rumble and D-Frag not only takes place at school but also stars a main male protagonist with traits of a delinquent. At school, they are notorious for their bad boy images that causes them to be ostracized. However, at the same time, they attract the unusual attentions of some characters in ways that are presented comically hysterical.
With a supernatural setting, Noragami and Ao no Exorcist comes from similar backgrounds in a modern life setting involving otherworldly begins.
A modern setting involving a young girl with gifted abilities - both Fruits Basket and Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. carries these themes and presents them at a credible level.
Outlaw Star and Space Dandy tie its themes together with the presentation of a space adventure. The main male protagonist has a partner that travels with them on a journey of discovery.
It's simple to see that fantasy elements are part of both series even if they differ by their presentation.
Trigun and Space Dandy sums it up as anime about odyssey, a journey in space involving a main character explores the universe. At the time, they have a bounty placed on their heads by another organization so their lives at in constant danger.
Taking on a supernatural perspective, Soul Eater and Noragami deals with Gods and powers beyond our imaginations.
The main male character gets involved and becomes part of a world that changes his life forever. They are the deciding factors and at the same time strikes an odd relationship with the main girl.
The stories of both series takes place in a similar setting involving shrines and priestesses. Our main female protagonist is a shy girl but is helpful, compassionate, and caring towards others.
Set in a modern time setting, the main female character's life is changed forever one day thanks to the handy dandy work of a supernatural being.
The club is there. The members are present. The main protagonist becomes a member that gets involved with activities regardless if he likes it or not. These are just a few similarities that connects between Seitokai no Ichizon and D-Frag.
Taking over the world or rather just protecting it, both series adapts a super power theme involving characters with extraordinary powers.
There is a sudden degree of odd elements present that defines high school clubs. For starters, delusions come into play with fantasy thoughts playing in the heads of our main characters. As much bizarre as these series can get, they also question anything that directly or indirectly affects them and solves it with their own methods.
Taking place in modern times, it takes on the romance genre and mixes it with fantasy elements involving a deity that comes in contact with a young girl. From there on, the characters' lives change forever as they get involved with supernatural beings they've never imagined before.
Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta and Tegami Bachi both strike me as adventurous series in an open world of wonders. The main protagonists train in a profession and hope to make their dream into a reality.
A main character becomes part of an unusual club with members that seems to all have their own interests at hand. The club itself also gets into odd events and often causes trouble for the main character.
If supernatural is an ingredient, then it be part of a recipe for both Bakemonogatari and Noragami. Not only do they involve supernatural beings but also legends that blurs the lines between fiction and reality.
DTB and Hamatora consists of an organization of characters with special abilities that deals with supernatural crime in their city.
Looking for a series involving a club with cute girls doing fun activities? A school setting where there is fun, drama, and comedy going around for everyone? Or just some slice of life experience with a lighthearted background? GJ-bu and D-Frag will definitely be the answer to those questions.
There's something that stands out with both Golden Time and Kimi ni Todoke. It's not just the romantic comedy aspect or the characters but the way they present themselves with its themes and settings.
Robotics;Notes and Gundam Build Fighters both contain sci-fi themes dealing with the art of design involving robots. The main characters enter tournaments and takes on challenges both physically and mentally.
Buddy Complex and Gundam SEED involves a war between factions in a sci-fi environment. Both series' main male protagonist becomes a pilot of a gundam/mecha to fight for what they believe in.
Noein and Fantastic Children both plays on the science fiction theme with its futuristic setting. They come with a package of characters.
Perhaps an overlooked series but the classic Digimon and Log Horizon both takes place in a virtual/digital realm surrounded by fantasy atmosphere.
Flying the unfriendly skies.
They may relate to different sports but these two series are no strangers to hardworking protagonists who works their way up the ladder to earn pride and respect.