Anime Recommendations

Anime: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
If you liked
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Anime: Kimi no Na wa.
...then you might like
Kimi no Na wa.
Very similiar themes and romantic stories. Both movies evoke similiar feelings and have similiar characters. While watching Your Name I felt like watching a sequel to A Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Anime: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
If you liked
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
...then you might like
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
both have a dramatic and emotional ending .
Anime: Aoharu x Kikanjuu
If you liked
Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Anime: Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys
...then you might like
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys
Both MC are girls dressed as boys.
Both have action/battles involved.
Both MC are strong and outstanding between the other characters.
Both are kind-of Reverse Harem.
Anime: Toradora!
If you liked
Toradora!
Anime: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
...then you might like
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Both have the same amount of comedy to balance out the amount of heart wrenching scenes to make you cry with these characters who individually have to go through something different but end up overcoming those obstacles in order to fulfill they're dream. They both have that one character who always seems energetic and happy no matter what, but is only wearing that mask to keep everyone else happy, the character who doesn't seem to care about anything but just doesn't want to be hurt like they were in the past, and the character who's family matters at home prevent them from being happy.
Anime: Ergo Proxy
If you liked
Ergo Proxy
Anime: Psycho-Pass
...then you might like
Psycho-Pass
Cyber-punk, dystopia, political intrigue, post apocalyptic / sci-fi, mystery / crime related.

~ Thought-provoking in the same way, with many philosophical and sociological themes;
~ Technological dependence;
~ Dark setting with gray morality characters.
Anime: Byousoku 5 Centimeter
If you liked
Byousoku 5 Centimeter
Anime: Toradora!
...then you might like
Toradora!
Have you ever feel of a heavy "heartbreak"? The moment that you wanna punch walls and throw things stuff around you after watching the final ending moments of the anime? Well if you haven't then try watching ToraDora and 5 Centimeters Per Second. Trust me. ToraDora's ending, if you devotedly watch, ...... *speechless*. 5 CPS will amplify the ending feelings of ToraDora. My heartache last for atleast 2 weeks. SERIOUSLY.
Anime: X Densha de Ikou
If you liked
X Densha de Ikou
Anime: A-Girl
...then you might like
A-Girl
Both feature a similar art style and experimental structure.
Anime: Steins;Gate
If you liked
Steins;Gate
Anime: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
...then you might like
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
-Both features the theme of time travel.
-Both has the same plot of trying to prevent deaths by changing the future.
-Both protagonist act as the leader of a group.
-Both protagonist have special time-travelling ability.
Anime: Psycho-Pass
If you liked
Psycho-Pass
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs
...then you might like
Bungou Stray Dogs
Looking for some action pack series? With good plots and has a sequel season? Well Bungo Stray Dogs and Psycho Pass are here for you. Stray dogs is a well written plot with mixed comedy. And some heartstopping actions and suprising plot twists. And here goes Psycho Pass. One of the best action animes out there. This anime is a hype and serious one. Set in a near future era. The heavy plots and actions, characters, damn. Try both, you'll not regret it.
Anime: Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge♥
If you liked
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge♥
Anime: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
...then you might like
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Well the main character Takumi Usui is very similar to Kyohei Takano, they have slightly different personalities but if you like Usui then definitely you'll like Kyohei too. Misaki Ayuzawa with a slight boyish attitude but very beautiful, similar to Sunako Nakahara. Both animes have different plots, but the comedy and romance is with in it.
Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
If you liked
Mirai Nikki (TV)
Anime: Renai Boukun
...then you might like
Renai Boukun
Although different in actual plot, both feature a Yandere who is obsessed with the main male character.
Anime: Gakuen Alice
If you liked
Gakuen Alice
Anime: Little Witch Academia (TV)
...then you might like
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Both of them are shoujo animes, in which the protagonist (girl) studies/lives in a school for people with powers. Both of them are very lighthearted and sweet, and make you feel happy and calm. Besides this, in both, the main girl is not very good with her power (the worst of the class), and makes people around her laugh. With time, both animes start to get more serious.
Anime: Tokyo Ghoul
If you liked
Tokyo Ghoul
Anime: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
...then you might like
Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
both have Creatures eat humans
and both have the main charter is abnormal
Anime: Hametsu no Mars
If you liked
Hametsu no Mars
Anime: I: Wish You Were Here
...then you might like
I: Wish You Were Here
A meteor fall to Earth, with a virus that transform infected people into monstera. to fight them, there's an organization with armored people. Also, angsty protagonist that doesn't like what he's doing.
Anime: Hana yori Dango
If you liked
Hana yori Dango
Anime: Marmalade Boy
...then you might like
Marmalade Boy
-Both have love triangles.
-Female lead falls for a cool popular guy theme.
-Both have a similar feel in terms of animation and sound
-Both are a little predictable at times but are gems of shoujo genre anyway.
Anime: Grisaia no Kajitsu
If you liked
Grisaia no Kajitsu
Anime: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
...then you might like
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Fruit of Grisasia plays the cold protagonist way better than Irregular. In fact, don't watch Irregular and just watch Fruit of Grisasia for a better anime experience.
Anime: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
If you liked
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
Anime: Renai Boukun
...then you might like
Renai Boukun
Everyone keeps saying Renai Boukun is like Death Note and Mirai Nikki, but I'd say it's much more similar to Kami Nomi. Both are harems, both are somewhat making fun of the genre, and Guri's character from Renai Bakunin is very similar to Elsie from Kami Nomi
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
If you liked
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Anime: NHK ni Youkoso!
...then you might like
NHK ni Youkoso!
Protagonists of both titles are very similar, and both deal with very heavy themes in their own unique ways. I you liked one, then you are bound to like the other one too.
Anime: Ookami to Koushinryou
If you liked
Ookami to Koushinryou
Anime: Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
...then you might like
Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
Same Same Same
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
If you liked
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Anime: Koe no Katachi
...then you might like
Koe no Katachi
Also about a boy overcoming severe social anxiety.
Anime: Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
If you liked
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Anime: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
...then you might like
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
Similar magic concept, male leads somewhat similar, action (and possibly will have more romance in the future)
Anime: Bokurano
If you liked
Bokurano
Anime: Death Parade
...then you might like
Death Parade
Both series:
-Have a somewhat episodic structure that becomes more cohesive near the end
-Place a large cast of interesting characters in precarious, morally gray, and often no-win situations
-Are utterly tragic at times and genuinely uplifting at others
Anime: Denpa Kyoushi (TV)
If you liked
Denpa Kyoushi (TV)
Anime: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
...then you might like
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
-Both MC used to be NEET and were forced to become a teacher.
-Both MC are unmotivated and lazy.
-Both MC excels in teaching (if they are motivated).
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
If you liked
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Anime: Koro-sensei Quest!
...then you might like
Koro-sensei Quest!
Enjoy the RPG mockery of Konosuba? Then Koro-Sensei Quest will be right up your alley.

Both series are a loving homage to RPG's, that never take themselves seriously as they make fun of the clichés and tropes that are ever present.
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
If you liked
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Anime: Sword Art Online
...then you might like
Sword Art Online
-Start light but get darker
-Have dies

SAO is in a survival game and PMMM have some survival themes
Anime: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
If you liked
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Anime: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
...then you might like
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
The main characters didn't have the chance to make any friends until they are forced to join a club and fall in love. They slowly change personality throughout the anime and become more joyful thanks to the amazing girls that compose their club.
Anime: To LOVE-Ru
If you liked
To LOVE-Ru
Anime: Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
...then you might like
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
Suddenly, a whole harem moves to the main character's home. The main girls' personalities are similar in the sens that they are both crazy deredere about the main character, and that's very pleasing to watch.
Anime: Terra Formars
If you liked
Terra Formars
Anime: Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
...then you might like
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
-The main characters are become partners.
-Super abilities.
-Weapons.
Anime: Kill la Kill
If you liked
Kill la Kill
Anime: Terra Formars Revenge
...then you might like
Terra Formars Revenge
Battle scenes, weapons, super powers and abilities
Anime: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
If you liked
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
Anime: Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
...then you might like
Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
Hilarious moments, too many female characters.
Anime: Akame ga Kill!
If you liked
Akame ga Kill!
Anime: Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
...then you might like
Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
The main characters are trying to get killed and killing all the antagonists
Anime: K: Return of Kings
If you liked
K: Return of Kings
Anime: Clockwork Planet
...then you might like
Clockwork Planet
The Kyoto Grid Purge is similar to when the green's unleash the slates (chaos). Also add to the fact that the main group is trying to prevent that and they are similar enough
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
If you liked
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
...then you might like
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Both shows are mechas, and ones that non-mecha fans would enjoy. In Code Geass you have a mysterious power as well as interesting tactics, Gurren Laggen has unlikely wins through awesome scenes. Check both out
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
If you liked
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
...then you might like
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
-Dark Mahou Shoujo anime
-Snow White is just like Madoka
-Ripple is just like Homura
-Fav is just like Kyuubey
-Both have deaths and blood
-Madoka is more sad
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
If you liked
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
...then you might like
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
It's the Second Season
Anime: Another
If you liked
Another
Anime: Akuma no Riddle
...then you might like
Akuma no Riddle
They have the same base, everybody wants a person to disappear (better said "to die"), but the main character decides to get to know that person better and protect her. The difference is, Another is a bit more creepy and Akuma no Riddle is a bit of a shoujo-ai.
Anime: Senyuu.
If you liked
Senyuu.
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
...then you might like
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
Very similar type of humour with a MC with a similar personality.
Anime: Diabolik Lovers
If you liked
Diabolik Lovers
Anime: Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni...
...then you might like
Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni...
Both MC girls are stupid, naive and can't resist priest/vampires. They threat girls like a toys. Only defense is repetition "yamete kudasai".
Anime: Death Note
If you liked
Death Note
Anime: Yowamushi Pedal
...then you might like
Yowamushi Pedal
Ambos protas son humanos. Suficiente
Anime: Steins;Gate
If you liked
Steins;Gate
Anime: Orange
...then you might like
Orange
Both have theme time travel.
But Orange have more romance than Steins;Gate.
Anime: Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation
If you liked
Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation
Anime: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
...then you might like
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Basicamente los dos son de investigacion y tienes que encontrar a un asesino
Anime: Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season
If you liked
Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season
Anime: Haikyuu!!
...then you might like
Haikyuu!!
sports anime with similar themes
Anime: Medaka Box
If you liked
Medaka Box
Anime: Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism
...then you might like
Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism
Basically the same except Busou Shoujo is a harem version.
Anime: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
If you liked
Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
Anime: Shinsekai yori
...then you might like
Shinsekai yori
In an altered world, the protagonists, with the help of their supernatural powers, defend themselves from the other dangerous denizens and try to fulfill their goal. Both series raise a lot of questions while watching and contain many melancholic moments.
Anime: Usagi Drop
If you liked
Usagi Drop
Anime: Barakamon
...then you might like
Barakamon
A sweet young girl, suddenly enters the life of a solitary working man, and changes the way he perceives things in a delightful way.
Anime: Steins;Gate
If you liked
Steins;Gate
Anime: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
...then you might like
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Traveling back and forth to the past, to prevent nasty things from happening to the protagonists. Both anime contain few good times too, however.
Anime: Seitokai Yakuindomo
If you liked
Seitokai Yakuindomo
Anime: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
...then you might like
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Both are really funny and entertaining
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist
If you liked
Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
...then you might like
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
F**king duh. You might want to wait awhile before brotherhood though. The first few episodes are basically the same but with a few, subtle but important changes, but if this show is still fresh in your mind it'll be bit of a pain.
Anime: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
If you liked
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
...then you might like
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Both involve time travelling
Anime: D.N.Angel
If you liked
D.N.Angel
Anime: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
...then you might like
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
They are both romantic animes^^
Anime: Soul Eater
If you liked
Soul Eater
Anime: Fairy Tail
...then you might like
Fairy Tail
They're are both comedy anime shows and they both have magic included in the series
Anime: Gosick
If you liked
Gosick
Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
...then you might like
Mirai Nikki (TV)
-Mystery solving
-Violence scenes
-Climax
Anime: Moetan
If you liked
Moetan
Anime: Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu.
...then you might like
Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu.
similar types and levels of comedy and fan service. sexy transformation sequences. if you enjoy the comedy in one you will enjoy the comedy in the other.

moetan has a superior amount of loli.
Anime: Another
If you liked
Another
Anime: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls - Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou
...then you might like
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls - Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou
Both are in a school setting and the problem revolves around something supernatural. They are also gory and under the "horror" and "mystery" category/genre.

The difference is that Corpse Party is quicker to the solution (it's an OVA after all) and is wayyy more graphic in terms of gore (including guts and suicide).
Anime: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
If you liked
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Anime: Quan Zhi Gao Shou
...then you might like
Quan Zhi Gao Shou
Badass main character who's can be a prideful prick? Check.
Modern and Good Art? Check.
Action-packed fighting by main character who is a legend, but also "flawed"? Check.
Both MKnRand QZGS are fantasy/magic type animes that don't try to reinvent the wheel, but still remains refreshing and intriguing. While they are sort of directed to different audiences, both elicit either a love/hate response. The side characters are surprisingly memorable and different too. QZGS's beauty is the character development and unique stories while MKnR is all about "imperfection" not being an excuse for being OP, hence the huge class divider.

Bonus: Both have great OP/EDs too!
BonusBonus/Sidenote: I'm not sure if this is unique, or a pro/con but McD's surely milked the opportunity to advertise on QZGS. Also, QZGS has a unique, but fairly balanced mix of CGI/3D/normal animation.

Both are definitely not meant for everyone.***
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
If you liked
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
...then you might like
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
If you dislike the ending to the original series; 'End of Evangelion' attempts to fix this by ignoring the final two episodes, and giving the series the proper send off it deserved. Though, if you looking for a more in depth explanation and understanding to everything, your still shit out of luck.
Anime: Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita.
If you liked
Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita.
Anime: Sakura Quest
...then you might like
Sakura Quest
Same premise (make your dump at least a little attractive), but adult vs Highschool Cast and a different approach. At the stage of Sakura's episode 4 Locodols is more emotional and offers Yuri subtext, but I guess at least the feels aspect will surely also come.
Anime: Boku no Hero Academia
If you liked
Boku no Hero Academia
Anime: Little Witch Academia (TV)
...then you might like
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Although these shows are very different in style and demographic, they share many similarities based on plot and characters. Both main characters try their best to achieve their dreams although they both have major disadvantages. Both series are about these characters overcoming this despite what everyone says.
Anime: Death Note
If you liked
Death Note
Anime: Zankyou no Terror
...then you might like
Zankyou no Terror
Both shows are about the main characters who are the "bad guys" commiting crimes while the detectives and police force try to stop the crimes.
The main characters are VERY similar to each other. Nine and Twelve being Light Yagami because they both commit crimes and are the bad guys. Shibasaki is similar to L because hey are both genius detectives that really know the criminal. Mishima, Lisa would be Amane, Misa because they both want to help the main characters although they are both useless at times.
Anime: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
If you liked
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
...then you might like
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Although the plots are quite different the characters are similar

Both feature a "down to earth" MC who happens to be surrounded by girls with questionable sanity.

If you like one you will definitely like the other, since the comedy is practically the same type.
Anime: Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
If you liked
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
...then you might like
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Slightly pervy, sarcastic MC gets transported to a fantasy world with video-game-like rules, joins up with the magical, scantily-costumed person who summoned him as well as two other girls, and begins a quest to bring glory to those who he is allied with. Comedy ensues.
Anime: Durarara!!
If you liked
Durarara!!
Anime: Mawaru Penguindrum
...then you might like
Mawaru Penguindrum
Unique character dynamics and relationships. A city full of personalities and strong themes of connection. Penguindrum family and Durarara human society. A cast full of quirky characters. Citizen being blurred out to reinforce the idea of these character being the story of this city. Crime, fantasy, and shoujo elements. Memorable soundtracks fitting each tone of the series, Durarara quirky and jazzy, Penguindrum sad and dramtic. Attractive characters designs and memorable color pallets. Interesting directing. A fun ride throughout both amazing and worth your time.
Anime: Sword Art Online
If you liked
Sword Art Online
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
...then you might like
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
-Both take place in a game.
-Have a similar idea: If dying in the game dies in real life too
Anime: Trinity Seven
If you liked
Trinity Seven
Anime: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
...then you might like
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
The main characters are shameless perverts who always manage to make a lewd situation funny in some way or another.
Highly centered around the use of magic and both of them are in an academy-like setting.
While they're for the most part very comedic, they can get pretty serious too.
Anime: Non Non Biyori
If you liked
Non Non Biyori
Anime: Kemono Friends
...then you might like
Kemono Friends
Both make you feel happy inside every episode
Anime: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
If you liked
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Anime: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
...then you might like
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
This animes are quite the same, let me explain why:
1.Both mc are op.
2.Both animes have school setting
3.Both mc are very good in martial arts
4.Also both mc have a dark past that they try to hide.
Anime: Soul Eater
If you liked
Soul Eater
Anime: Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
...then you might like
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
This show is like if "Soul Eater" was made by Studio ARMS,the same people who made Ikkitousen with a chunk of Yuri for good measure.
Anime: Himouto! Umaru-chan
If you liked
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Anime: Nyanko Days
...then you might like
Nyanko Days
Both were fun to watch and had chibi girls in them.
Anime: Aria The Animation
If you liked
Aria The Animation
Anime: Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine
...then you might like
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine
The Similarities.. on both show.. are it's atmosphere.. Enjoying the broad wided.. view onto set of characters having a moment... of pandering soothening tone.. which.. every... details are either.. very in a calm manner..
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
If you liked
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Anime: Gakkougurashi!
...then you might like
Gakkougurashi!
You thought it was some cute girls doing cute things, but you were wrong. Gakkou Gurashi! fools you until the end of episode 1 while Madoka Magica, it's episode 3. Also, Madoka Magica is darker than Gakkou Gurashi!.
The similarities (may contain spoilers):
- Looks cute, but it's not.
- Young girls trapped in a dark situation, and nobody knows about them.
- The main character is a cute pink-haired girl who seems useless, but actually solves some big problems.
- Heavy psychological atmosphere.
- Plenty of drama, sad moments.

Anime: Ookami to Koushinryou
If you liked
Ookami to Koushinryou
Anime: Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
...then you might like
Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
Always think of Spice and Wolf while watching Zero no Sho. Similar background settings (medieval Europe-like towns), both being stories of travelling together, even the heroine get similar characterization. If you like either of the series, you may find another interesting also.
(Just a side note that Zero no Sho got nothing with Economics; instead it deals with magic stuff.)
Anime: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
If you liked
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Anime: Koe no Katachi
...then you might like
Koe no Katachi
I got very strong AnoHana vibes when watching Koe no Katachi. Both shows deal with a group of childhood friends who become distant after some incidents in the past, and how they restore their friendship when they meet again in the future.
Anime: Nodame Cantabile
If you liked
Nodame Cantabile
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
...then you might like
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
If you are looking for another anime about music, I recommend Nodame Cantabile. While not as serious all the time, like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, it still has that slice-of-life and a little bit of drama.
It does add more comedy, which I think is great and really adds to the story, plus it's a good contrast with the more serious main character.
The soundtrack and classical music selections are great and are played very well. If you liked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, I definitely think you'll like Nodame Cantabile.
Anime: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
If you liked
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Anime: Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
...then you might like
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
Both are good comedy/romance/ slice of life shows with an adorable blonde dandere as the main love interest. Both have a fun cast of characters that make the whole experience enjoyable.
Anime: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
If you liked
Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
Anime: Ojiisan no Lamp
...then you might like
Ojiisan no Lamp
Both are somehow dealing with the traditional Japanese culture. Ojiisan no Lamp really reminded me Mr. Miyazaki's style where he focuses on the life around and the thoughts of people and their ideas and visions of the world. Both anime raise up emotions even though there is not anything heartbreaking on the first sight and both evoke this lovely feeling of peace in the viewer's heart.
Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou
If you liked
Natsume Yuujinchou
Anime: Ojiisan no Lamp
...then you might like
Ojiisan no Lamp
They are both very unique and take the viewer in the peaceful Japanese countryside. Both deal with the old Japanese culture but in different ways. While Yuujinchou is more supernatural about Natsume dealing with the youkai, Lamp is just about one ordinary man who learned that nothing will last forever and one has to change sometimes (the westernization of Japan).

Both share this peaceful feel and the style is somehow similar. The main character is voiced also by the same actor.
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
...then you might like
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
These shows are both a sad romance and they both have one of the main characters playing the piano.
Anime: Kokoro Connect
If you liked
Kokoro Connect
Anime: Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
...then you might like
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
The main characters switch bodies and both of these series are comedy.
Anime: Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
If you liked
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
Anime: Kimi no Na wa.
...then you might like
Kimi no Na wa.
Both shows are romantic and have the main characters switch bodies.
Anime: Hakugei Densetsu
If you liked
Hakugei Densetsu
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
...then you might like
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Both are great sci-fi shows mixture of humor, friendship, and courage.
Anime: Akachan to Boku
If you liked
Akachan to Boku
Anime: Usagi Drop
...then you might like
Usagi Drop
Both deal with taking care of a small child and learn a lot about the family values.
Anime: Ao no Exorcist
If you liked
Ao no Exorcist
Anime: Mob Psycho 100
...then you might like
Mob Psycho 100
They both have the similar brotherhood theme.
-Rin & Shigeo/Mob have the massive power inside their body (Rin has satanic power/Shigeo has psychic power). They always there to protect their younger brother.
-Yukio & Ritsu didn't have that power but they can do some things better than their older brother. Despite that, they always have the strange feelings towards their older brother because they think they were 'nothing' compared to them..

Both are about supernatural things, both have great action scenes and cool animation.
Anime: Lucky☆Star
If you liked
Lucky☆Star
Anime: Anime Tenchou
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Anime Tenchou
Hey, it's that guy that's always chasing Konata...
Anime: Byousoku 5 Centimeter
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Byousoku 5 Centimeter
Anime: Hotarubi no Mori e
...then you might like
Hotarubi no Mori e
Romance, sad, drama, great story, just beautiful in general. I think Hotarubi no Mori e is very similar to this movie, except it also includes some supernatural cute monsters c:

But unfortunately it is very short and I definitely didn't get enough of it.
still a great movie!
Anime: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
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Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Anime: 91 Days
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91 Days
Both stories present a relation with something that happened in the past and both protagonists have to solve all the problems that the past left. Furthermore, every chapter, specially in Boku dake ga Inai Machi, leaves you with an intrigue that urges you to see the next chapter.
Anime: Date A Live
If you liked
Date A Live
Anime: Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
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Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
I think this one almost explains itself if you've seen one or the other. Both have a lot of female character roles of various personalities and elements of romance. Shuumatsu is definitely the darker / more serious of the two although.
Anime: Strawberry Panic
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Strawberry Panic
Anime: Love Stage!!
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Love Stage!!
Izumi was similar to Nagisa, they're both moe-like, innocent and bottom, Ryouma was similar to shizuma, both are really tall, gorgeous and top, but Nagisa and Shizuma are the shoujo ai version of them.
Anime: Kobayashi ga Kawai sugite Tsurai!!
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Kobayashi ga Kawai sugite Tsurai!!
Anime: Momokuri
...then you might like
Momokuri
They both have a cute couple and a boy who's trying to prove his love.
Anime: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
If you liked
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Anime: Kiznaiver
...then you might like
Kiznaiver
- The main characters of the two anime have somewhat similar personalities: Jinta and Katsuhira, Anjou and Chidori, Tenga and Hisakawa, Meiko and Niko, Honoka and Tsurumi, Yuta and Matsuyuki.
- Both animes address the '' shared pain '' between a group of young people,in Ano Hana because of Meiko's death,in Kiznaiver because of the Kizuna Project.
Anime: Ookami to Koushinryou
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Ookami to Koushinryou
Anime: Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
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Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
Extremly similar feeling, the interaction between the main characters is similar, even the artstyle somehow reminds me of Spice and Wolf
Anime: Naruto
If you liked
Naruto
Anime: Hunter x Hunter
...then you might like
Hunter x Hunter
Both has good story and move/skill development along the way,both main characters kindhearted,and both have rouge a orignization
Anime: Chobits
If you liked
Chobits
Anime: DearS
...then you might like
DearS
Same concept. Difference is pretty much dearS race are slaves and chobits are androids but i did think dearS story was better.
Anime: Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
If you liked
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Anime: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
...then you might like
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Both are similar in plot, characteres and on the premise. If you liked GTA, you will like RKC too.
Anime: Sword Art Online
If you liked
Sword Art Online
Anime: Log Horizon
...then you might like
Log Horizon
there both stuck in a video game world
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
If you liked
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Anime: Fukumenkei Noise
...then you might like
Fukumenkei Noise
both of them are about music romance and some comedy too
Anime: Love Live! School Idol Project
If you liked
Love Live! School Idol Project
Anime: Starmyu
...then you might like
Starmyu
Both have amazing songs and great dances. Oh, and both are really funny!
Anime: K-On!
If you liked
K-On!
Anime: Love Live! School Idol Project
...then you might like
Love Live! School Idol Project
Both of these anime shows have cute girls performing and creating unique and amazing music!! ^-^
Anime: Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte
If you liked
Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte
Anime: Earthian
...then you might like
Earthian
Shojo with sci-fi and supernatural elements about a group of peope from another planet that observe the Earth.
Anime: Ayashi no Ceres
If you liked
Ayashi no Ceres
Anime: Earthian
...then you might like
Earthian
Supernatural shojo with celestial beings living on Earth, with evil corporations and scientists as antagonist. Pretty violent by shojo standards.
Anime: Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
If you liked
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
Anime: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
...then you might like
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
- Both have magic & military; but each heavily focuses on either one (Alderamin more on military, while Akashic Records more on magic).

- Both MC is a lazy dude with superb talent & does have repulsive affinity to their speciality despite being very genius at it due to the fact that both magic & military involve bloodshed & violent to which both MC would rather avoid.

- Setting does involve school: Alderamin on Military Training Institute while Akashic Records on Magic Training Institute, pretty much school in lazy term.

PS: Female MC on both anime may differ, though they are still likeable in many ways regardless :)
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