Anime Recommendations

Anime: Kenpuu Denki Berserk
If you liked
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
Anime: Shin Angyo Onshi
...then you might like
Shin Angyo Onshi
Both anime have a strong male lead;
Both MC are quite similar;
Both shows have supernatural/fantasy elements;
Anime: Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
If you liked
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara.
...then you might like
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara.
They all have the same destiny, to become a magical girl and at some points of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, the characters don't want to be heroes anymore due to the fact that they lose abilities to use their bodies right, same with Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara (given that the title is: I don't want to be a magical girl).
Going back to 'losing abilities' in Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, it is evident in Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara that the characters don't have any special goals (aka having abilities for no reason), it makes sense that they're both similar in terms of magical girl, but different in opposing each other.

Plus, they both have the same length of episodes, though Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru is longer!
Anime: Michiko to Hatchin
If you liked
Michiko to Hatchin
Anime: Made in Abyss
...then you might like
Made in Abyss
Both have a similar sense of adventure, and explore a well built world full of fleshed out characters with their own flaws and personalities.
Both have an unique artstyle, even though they're very different from each other.
Both deal with darker themes than you'd think when looking simply on the art.
Personally I think both have amazing artstyle and animation, and both features very memorable and wonderful soundtracks.
Anime: Hametsu no Mars
If you liked
Hametsu no Mars
Anime: Dies Irae Episode 0
...then you might like
Dies Irae Episode 0
Protagonist, fighting against powerful evil in the gloomy world, where death and gore are everywhere. Messy stage direction and absurd plot with all over the place characters.
Anime: Hametsu no Mars
If you liked
Hametsu no Mars
Anime: Dies Irae
...then you might like
Dies Irae
Protagonist, fighting against powerful evil in the gloomy world, where death and gore are everywhere. Messy stage direction and absurd plot with all over the place characters.
Anime: Kaleido Star
If you liked
Kaleido Star
Anime: Ashita no Nadja
...then you might like
Ashita no Nadja
While their main theme is different, they do share a similarity, the protagonist is in a circus troupe.
Anime: Aishiteruze Baby★★
If you liked
Aishiteruze Baby★★
Anime: Mama wa Shougaku 4 Nensei
...then you might like
Mama wa Shougaku 4 Nensei
An older child is taking care of a much younger child. They both share comedic and dramatic moments revolved around this similarity.
Anime: Itazura na Kiss
If you liked
Itazura na Kiss
Anime: Aho Girl
...then you might like
Aho Girl
-Both have dumb girls as main characters
-Both have smart boys
-Both mains live near each other and know each other.
-Both have the main character in love with each other

Anime: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
If you liked
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
Anime: Gamers!
...then you might like
Gamers!
- Mc doesn't do much until love interest comes in
- Romance
- Other people
Anime: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
If you liked
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Anime: Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
...then you might like
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
Do you like anime with very realistic design / story and character? Do you want to watch a true seinen with true social issues ? Do you want a story so sad and tearing that you will weep like a baby ? So watch both, there are amazing shows for these, even if they sensibly not develop same universe type (Kaiji evolved in a gambling / money world while guys of Rainbow are in jail) but are related with thematics.
Anime: Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
If you liked
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
...then you might like
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu is Code Geass father. It creates the genre, it creates the "choral" storytelling type in animation (story with lot of balanced characters facing each other, beyond the manichean traditionnal vision) and Lelouch's archetype with Reinhard von Lohengramm.
Both animes tell ascent of a charismatic / machiavelic character who is a strategic genius. Both are about politic manipulation, war, peace (this is more developped in LOGH), love, friendship and trahison.
But above all, they use same dramatic mecanic and are typically huge greek tragedy with tearing plot-twist which make you hate a character, prefer another, questionning you about morality ... especially in LOGH you just can't take a side because both groups (Imperials and Rebels) are very well treated.
If you watch Code Geass and you enjoy it , please try LOGH because you will not be deceived (don't look at old animation, look at the soul of the piece !), I promise you :)
Anime: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
If you liked
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Anime: Clannad: After Story
...then you might like
Clannad: After Story
Both anime have very dramatic romance stories and overuse pathos/melodramatic mecanics in order to stir viewers. Unless, Clannad is most bittersweet and have also good feeling/comedy moments while Kimi ga Nozomu Eien has a"big drama density" which can be very opressing.
Anime: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
If you liked
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Anime: Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
...then you might like
Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
First of all, there are a lot of Tatami Galaxy references in the movie, so I'd recommend you to watch Tatami Galaxy first. Themes of both anime are somewhat similar, too. As is the romance between the main characters.
If you have seen Tatami Galaxy before, you will love this. If you haven't, you'll still enjoy it, though.

(Also, same character designer, same director and even the author of the novels is the same.)
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
If you liked
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
...then you might like
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
- Both anime embark on a grand adventure
- Main Characters of both are generally comedic, but get serious when necessary
- Both have extremely well animated and meaningful action scenes
- Both have disturbing and tearjerking moments
- Both push the limits of the shounen genre
Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
If you liked
Hanasaku Iroha
Anime: Sakura Quest
...then you might like
Sakura Quest
Has a simular warm feeling to it and there are some simular themes like:
- Promoting tourism.
- Living in the city vs living on the country side.
- Finding out where you belong and what to do with your life.

Sakura Quest is more on the comedy side and the cast is older.
Anime: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
If you liked
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
Anime: White Album 2
...then you might like
White Album 2
Both have love triangle elements where a group of friends tries to balance their friendships and their feelings for each other. The female main characters are similar in both.
Anime: Naruto: Shippuuden
If you liked
Naruto: Shippuuden
Anime: Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
...then you might like
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
I`m really suprised no one recommeded it yet. Never giving up, surviving and chasing your dreams, no matter what - Rainbow is Naruto of real life. Make no mistake - Rainbow is heavy drama set in post war Japan, no fantastic elements here; teenage characters in both anime. I always put them one next to other.
Anime: Naruto
If you liked
Naruto
Anime: Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
...then you might like
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
I`m really suprised no one recommeded it yet. Never giving up, surviving and chasing your dreams, no matter what - Rainbow is Naruto of real life. Make no mistake - Rainbow is heavy drama set in post war Japan, no fantastic elements here; teenage characters in both anime. I always put them one next to other.
Anime: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
If you liked
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Anime: Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
...then you might like
Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
Same author and director, and kinda the same universe and characters. You will have a better understanding of one by watching the other. Same kind of humor and very creative and funny situations.
Anime: Dead Leaves
If you liked
Dead Leaves
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
...then you might like
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Ambos frenéticos, divertido, muita ação, e que não se leva a serio.
Anime: Btooom!
If you liked
Btooom!
Anime: Ousama Game The Animation
...then you might like
Ousama Game The Animation
The cruel live or die game.
Anime: Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
If you liked
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
Anime: Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
...then you might like
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
Both anime center around introverted character that specialises in some characteristic field. Their field of expertise, focus on something and past leaves them somewhat outside of the rest of people. Obviously there are sidekicks to each of them.
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
If you liked
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Anime: 3-gatsu no Lion
...then you might like
3-gatsu no Lion
Very similar main characters, facing similar complex and personal problems, in a similar isolated setting, similar messages... I could go on. Enjoy!
Anime: Mushishi
If you liked
Mushishi
Anime: Hanada Shounen-shi
...then you might like
Hanada Shounen-shi
MC is a professional and helps people in the realm of invisible organisms. (in shounenshi its ghosts while in mushishi its invisible insects)
Anime: Brandish
If you liked
Brandish
Anime: Monmusu Quest!
...then you might like
Monmusu Quest!
If you're looking for an h-anime where a voluptuous, supernatural heroine overpowers a younger, timid shouta with sex, than either of these could be what you're looking for.

Monmusu Quest has a greater variety of heroines, including not just succubi, but a slime, a lamia ("snake-girl") and a tentacled girl. However, it also suffers from lower quality artwork, with the most severe problems outside of sex scenes.

Brandish is more comedic and has more stable art quality, but switches into a more common genre halfway through by having the heroine overpowered by a typically muscular, fully-grown man. The first half is still certainly worth seeing if that's what you're looking for.

Neither attempts to actually adapt the source material. If you wanted to see the characters animated, you'll get that, but nothing more, which is the most that could reasonably be expected for a hentai work anyway.
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam
If you liked
Mobile Suit Gundam
Anime: Densetsu Kyojin Ideon
...then you might like
Densetsu Kyojin Ideon
Both animes are from the same creator, and because of that alot of the themes in MSG are present in Ideon as well. There are a few major diferentiations, but both shows are representing the mindset of large crew when facing against insurmountable obstacles, and also these shows are very good representation of the inhumane and uselessly cruel nature of the humankind, when being in a state of war.
Anime: Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
If you liked
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Anime: Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)
...then you might like
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)
Both take place in a school and involve semi-dark school politics.
Anime: Death Note
If you liked
Death Note
Anime: Zankyou no Terror
...then you might like
Zankyou no Terror
I couldn't stop remembering Death Note while I was watching Zankyou no Terror. These two animes have such a similar basis: a detective trying to discover who is behind the crimes. In addition, both have protagonists that aren't really "good guys" and, of course, geniuses everywhere.
Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
If you liked
Hanasaku Iroha
Anime: Konohana Kitan
...then you might like
Konohana Kitan
Same Inn setting just less drama.
Anime: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
If you liked
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Anime: Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
...then you might like
Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
It has been done by the same team with the same director, this movie's setting is the same as Yojouhan's setting and it is as incredible.
Anime: Akira
If you liked
Akira
Anime: Steamboy
...then you might like
Steamboy
Both are movies of the Punk genre, Akira is Cyberpunk and Steamboy is Steampunk.
They also share a large amount of their staff including Katsuhiro Otomo as director and original creator.
Mentionable is Steamboy's production cost of over $20 million making it the most expensive japanese animation movie to date and this is reflected in its top-notch quality.
Anime: Seireitsukai no Blade Dance
If you liked
Seireitsukai no Blade Dance
Anime: Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
...then you might like
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
the theme of these two anime is really similar.
-the MC into all girls school
-get into trouble with woman
-OP MC but not too smart in anything
Anime: Kokoro Connect
If you liked
Kokoro Connect
Anime: Kimi no Na wa.
...then you might like
Kimi no Na wa.
It is similar because in the two works something supernatural happens, and there is romance in both animes.
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
If you liked
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Anime: Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
...then you might like
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
Let me make this connection. On the surface, it is tempting to recommend to a watcher of Yuuki Yuuna, a certain other magical girl anime. To me, however... I would like to skip the seemingly obvious and make the recommending connection to Neon Genesis Evangelion instead.

When you boil away genre specifics, there is really a lot that YYwYdA and NGE have in common. Most obvious is the format - we have teenagers risking their lives, compelled to regularly defend a particular point in the city from attack by gigantic alien invaders. You have the Taisha and NERV serving as command & control, respectively. The means & tools are different, but the goal is the same. Yes, horrifying secrets are there for both series as well.

If this format is your cup of tea, then one or the other might be up your alley. Hell, YY Karin's introduction is a dead ringer for NGE Asuka's own entrance into the story. Magical girls and mecha are to me mere flavors for what I see as really similar stories in these two titles.
Anime: 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku
If you liked
30-sai no Hoken Taiiku
Anime: Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika
...then you might like
Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika
Two educational anime, one dealing with romantic relationships and the other with various diseases. For both, the episodes are pretty short and the different tips are often represented in diagrams. They are also similar in the comedy theme with some dirty and absurd humor.
Anime: Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
If you liked
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
Anime: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
...then you might like
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
-the mc is teacher
-both of them is powerful not OP
-both of them has dark past.
-and has trouble with the student in the school
Anime: Gantz
If you liked
Gantz
Anime: Inuyashiki
...then you might like
Inuyashiki
The same author (mangaka).
Both shows are seinen. Both shows portray a story of 2 guys whose lives radically change by some sudden unexpected event. Both are known for having shit endings.
Anime: GJ-bu
If you liked
GJ-bu
Anime: Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
...then you might like
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
Two of these show has similarity on the MC get trouble in the club
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
If you liked
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Anime: Mahoujin Guruguru (2017)
...then you might like
Mahoujin Guruguru (2017)
Both are comedies about games.
Both are better than what they seem to be.


Anime: Saki
If you liked
Saki
Anime: Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
...then you might like
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Shakunetsu is like Saki, but with ping pong. Tanoshii and lesbians all the way.
Anime: Kyoufu no Bio Ningen Saishuu Kyoushi
If you liked
Kyoufu no Bio Ningen Saishuu Kyoushi
Anime: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV)
...then you might like
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV)
Chabane, Ganpachi he like Koro-sensei In the teaching area he wants to be the best professor
Anime: Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku
If you liked
Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku
Anime: Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
...then you might like
Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
Both titles share surreal imagery, high amount of seemingly nonsensical plot which finally appear to be meaningful symbolism, excellent music and visuals and a great romance.
Anime: Koitabi: True Tours Nanto
If you liked
Koitabi: True Tours Nanto
Anime: Tsurezure Children
...then you might like
Tsurezure Children
Very similiar shows through and through.
- Both are about multiple romance stories
- Both have short episodes
- Both will give you a heartwarming experience
- Both are great at the things they bring to the table, romance and slight comedy

To end it, if you like Tsurezure Children, you should not hesitate about watching Koitabi.
Anime: Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
If you liked
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
Anime: Konohana Kitan
...then you might like
Konohana Kitan
They both are very shinto themed and focus on a girl's experiences through interacting with various kami and similar, while growing and learning more about the individuals, the world, and herself.
Anime: Zone of the Enders: Dolores, I
If you liked
Zone of the Enders: Dolores, I
Anime: Suisei no Gargantia
...then you might like
Suisei no Gargantia
A mecha with a personality/attachment with the main pilot.
Anime: Ghost in the Shell
If you liked
Ghost in the Shell
Anime: Serial Experiments Lain
...then you might like
Serial Experiments Lain
Each shows a fusion between man and machine, and fully explores the importance of each style
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
If you liked
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Anime: Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
...then you might like
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
Similar setting with exception to defeat demon king (also less fun).
Also the main character have one unique skill (or magic) like...STEAL!!!
Anime: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
If you liked
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Anime: Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
...then you might like
Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
Same director, based on books by the same author, set in the same universe, with many of the same characters. Yojouhan should probably be watched first.
Anime: Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
If you liked
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
Anime: Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
...then you might like
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
Though these shows are near polar opposite aesthetically, they have a lot in common thematically. Both shows are introspective, reflective and in many ways satirical. Both offer a distant perspective of humanity's successes and failings through post-apocalyptic setting. Both shows are light-hearted on the surface, but neither is without its darker undertones.
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
If you liked
Hellsing Ultimate
Anime: Baccano!
...then you might like
Baccano!
Noise. Western setting in place of a more conventional eastern one. Glorification of violence. Overabundance of blood. Uncommon friendships and betrayals. Unusually long life cycles. Overpowered eccentric males. Silent females who kick butt. Supernatural versus ordinary. Youth versus experience. Kick-ass English dubs which are arguably better than their original counterparts.
Anime: Mononoke
If you liked
Mononoke
Anime: Bakemonogatari
...then you might like
Bakemonogatari
Two series about Japanese apparitions. They're not very similar storytelling-wise, but Mononoke's MC (the Apothecary) is quite similar to Oshino Meme, an aberration specialist from Monogatari (they even share the voice actor). If you enjoy encounters with the supernatural, both series should suit you.
Anime: xxxHOLiC
If you liked
xxxHOLiC
Anime: Mononoke
...then you might like
Mononoke
Both series deal with the supernatural, and the Apothecary from Mononoke is a similar character to Ichihara Yuuko - both are experts in spirits, apparitions and the like. Both xxxHolic and Mononoke also have quite unique, "trippy" imagery when it comes to portraying encounters with the ghosts.
Anime: xxxHOLiC
If you liked
xxxHOLiC
Anime: Bakemonogatari
...then you might like
Bakemonogatari
Both series deal with supernatural beings and how humans interact with them. Nisio Isin once wrote a xxxHolic spin-off, so it's not a stretch to say that Bakemonogatari was inspired by it.
Anime: Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
If you liked
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
Anime: No Game No Life
...then you might like
No Game No Life
The situation of the main characters in both anime is pretty similar. Both of them include the main characters being too overpowered in their world so they get transported into another world but end up being overpowered again anyways.
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
If you liked
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Anime: Owari no Seraph
...then you might like
Owari no Seraph
-Both have some sort of strong bonding between the main characters like Edward with Alfonse and Hyakuya with Mikaela.
-Both have 1 noisy and the other quiet character.
-Both are very similar in some ways i can not comprehend
Anime: Deadman Wonderland
If you liked
Deadman Wonderland
Anime: Boku no Hero Academia
...then you might like
Boku no Hero Academia
Great animes for new and old fans of shounen
Anime: Naruto
If you liked
Naruto
Anime: Black Clover (TV)
...then you might like
Black Clover (TV)
Both Naruto and black clover is very similar.
-Both Naruto and asta starts as weak.
-Both has rival (Yuna and sasuke)
-Both don't know about there parents at start and is raised by someone else.
- Similar catchphrase." I will became the hokage", " I will became the Magic king".
-Both are Superpower genre
-Both has hidden Power ( Demonic).
-Both of them shout way too much.
-Both are happy-go-lucky.
-Both are super obsessed with their goals.
-Both are got rejected by the girl they like (only at beginning though) Sakura and sister lily.
-Never give up vibe.
Etc.
Anime: Sugar Sugar Rune
If you liked
Sugar Sugar Rune
Anime: Little Witch Academia (TV)
...then you might like
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Both shows are about young witches and have a similar feel, although Sugar Sugar Rune has a creepier atmosphere. They both also start very episodic and get more plot-focused as the story progresses. Sugar² Rune anime greatly improves in the second half, and I recommend checking the manga as it's the better version of the story.
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
If you liked
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Anime: UQ Holder!: Mahou Sensei Negima! 2
...then you might like
UQ Holder!: Mahou Sensei Negima! 2
Very similar main characters, both series contain a lot of character development etc.
Anime: Kill Me Baby
If you liked
Kill Me Baby
Anime: Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
...then you might like
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
-Both contain a somewhat cold and more down to earth character matched with a ditzy and eccentric character, both pairs also having one of the characters with an aspect of them that would be terrifying/dark if not for the comedy aspect of the show.
-Are easy to watch and don't quite feel like a chore or tiring to watch.
-The humor of both shows are random but don't feel farfetched or unrealistic, even if the unrealistic or other worldly aspects of certain characters are involved, the comedy is still real and believable
-Both shows are mainly comedy based, but have an underlying warmth to them, especially involving the two main characters' relationship(s) despite them not always getting along.
Anime: Hatsukoi Limited.
If you liked
Hatsukoi Limited.
Anime: Tsurezure Children
...then you might like
Tsurezure Children
Hilarious series with a bunch of different couples and their relationship hijinks.
Anime: Bakemonogatari
If you liked
Bakemonogatari
Anime: Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
...then you might like
Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
Same art style, sound design, similar look between the female lead in Uchiage Hanabi and Senjougahara, and the supporting guy in Uchiage Hanabi with Araragi. Some Akiyuki Shinbo's trippy visuals.
Anime: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
If you liked
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Anime: Black Clover (TV)
...then you might like
Black Clover (TV)
Both are set in fantasy worlds
Magic.
Adventures!!
They also both have MCs that are "uncommon"
Anime: Howl no Ugoku Shiro
If you liked
Howl no Ugoku Shiro
Anime: Mahoutsukai no Yome
...then you might like
Mahoutsukai no Yome
• Both have main characters of a young girl and an older male mage/wizard
• Both settings are in Europe or have strong European influences
• Both consist of magical acts taking place in an otherwise everyday setting (magical realism)
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
If you liked
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Anime: Made in Abyss
...then you might like
Made in Abyss
• Both have deceptively moe character design/art styles and an innocuous premise (magical girl, fantasy/adventure), but traverse down much darker paths than initially expected.
• Both have a young, innocent female main character who perseveres through whatever trials are thrown at her without losing her faith or resolve.
• Both have tragic characters who are disfigured or transformed in some way.
• Both have aspects of magic or fantasy that reveal themselves as much darker than initially expected throughout the course of the narrative (Madoka and the Soul Gems, Abyss and the Curse of the Abyss).
Anime: Tsuritama
If you liked
Tsuritama
Anime: Mekakucity Actors
...then you might like
Mekakucity Actors
they both give the same feeling.
I don't really know how to say that, but when I watch tsuritama I always think it's really similar to mekakucity actors.
maybe it's the characters or the complicated story. It's a feeling I can't really find a word for.
Anime: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
If you liked
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Anime: Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
...then you might like
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
The Waifus of these animes (Mizuki and Sakura) have very similar personalities (they even have the same Seiyuu), both animes have a similarly absurd style of comedy and are set in schools with themes about art and drawing.
Anime: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
If you liked
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Anime: ReLIFE
...then you might like
ReLIFE
They're really great and deep shows.

Both hits the viewer with the difficulty of being part of a society, which wait the right moment to eat you.
Sometimes we're not enough, other times we can make it.
Sakurasou and ReLife are like a train of emotions, positive and negative, that hits you in the face: they make you laugh, cry and think.

If you enjoyed Sakurasou, try Re:Life!
Anime: New Game!
If you liked
New Game!
Anime: Blend S
...then you might like
Blend S
Both of the main characters are girls who are trying to fit in with their new coworkers and most of the story for both is about cute girls doing cute stuff. The overall atmosphere of both shows feels similar because it's in a working environment.
Anime: NHK ni Youkoso!
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NHK ni Youkoso!
Anime: Koe no Katachi
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Koe no Katachi
Both anime deal with the theme of suicide, as well as a male character being regretful of his hurtful actions towards a vulnerable female character.
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Anime: Ballroom e Youkoso
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Ballroom e Youkoso
Both have a musical sport as its basis and delve into relationships (though Ballroom has an overall lighter and grounded tone.) They have a light dreamy palette and amazing art styles. Both also have a reputation of being put-off by general viewership due to its perceived subject matter (one about being a pianist and one about being a dancer.)
Anime: Aria The Animation
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Aria The Animation
Anime: Konohana Kitan
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Konohana Kitan
People liken Konohana Kitan to Urara Meirochou, but the characters have much more similar personalities to that of the Aria cast, such as Yuzu's curious airhead nature akin to Akari's. Similar to Konohana Kitan, it is very episodic in nature, and revolves around the protagonist's discovery of the world they live in and the people in it, as well as getting to know the people working in the same profession - though the setting here is in a replica of Venice, recreated on the terraformed planet Mars in the future. On top of all that, the anime boasts an amazingly entrancing soundtrack that not only fits the setting, but almost brings it to life.
Anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Anime: Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
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Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
RPG-like environment. In Grimgar, the story is dramatic and serious plot while Konosuba has comedic plot. The story is kinda similar. A must-see anime series.
Anime: Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Anime: Hal
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Hal
Feels train. Depressing anime. A heartwarming story. Great characters. Good romance.
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
Anime: Slayers
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Slayers
Lyrical Nanoha to me felt like a mix between Card Captor Sakura and Slayers. It has a similiar design and feel to it. Nanoha is a bit more scifi than fantasy though.
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
Anime: Cardcaptor Sakura
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Cardcaptor Sakura
Lyrical Nanoha to me felt like a mix between Card Captor Sakura and Slayers. The design and their magical items are very much alike. Nanoha and Sakura are very similiar both when it comes to looks and personality-wise. Also they both have magical animals as companions.
Anime: Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Anime: Kimi no Na wa.
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Kimi no Na wa.
The couples are separated by time. The romance is great. A masterpiece story.
Anime: Golden Time (TV)
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Golden Time (TV)
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
The similar romance story. His female bestfriend lost to the blond girl. The drama and characters are great. Slight feels train.
Anime: NHK ni Youkoso!
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NHK ni Youkoso!
Anime: Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Similutudes in subplot and a pair of characters
Anime: Lucky☆Star
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Lucky☆Star
Anime: A-Channel
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A-Channel
Both of these anime are super simialr in the fact that both are adorable girls doing cute things in a high school setting, just relaxing. Both are Slice of Life anime, and are definitely some of my favorites. I think even Konata Izumi (Lucky Star) would agree that A Channel is pretty cool too. <3
Anime: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
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Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Anime: Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
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Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
The main characters have to fix major problems in their lives using a macguffin that allows time travel.

Both have above average animation but The Girl Who Leapt Through Time beats Fireworks in that department by far.
Anime: Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
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Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
Anime: Urahara
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Urahara
Both feature vibrant colours and a mixture of slice-of-life and magical girl tropes. Both utilise external threats to drive the story and set the stage but are predominately focused on the friendships and internal conflicts within the main cast. Yuuki Yuuna is a much heavier show emotionally whereas Urahara is a lot more upbeat and artsy, but both have their fair share of drama.
Anime: Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: The Legend of Koizumi
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Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: The Legend of Koizumi
Anime: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku, although short, is made to be literally Jojo's Bizarre Adventure featuring satirical real life world leaders deciding political affairs in games of Mahjong. That means, you will get to see Junichiro Koizumi, previously Japan's Prime Minister, clashing directly with people like the Bushs, North Korea dictators, and China's proeminent political figures: all of this with the over the top action and exaggerated situations intrinsic to Jojo.
Anime: Dance with Devils
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Dance with Devils
Anime: Sengoku Night Blood
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Sengoku Night Blood
The feeling of the main female lead with the other character is the same,
the setting is different but the female lead also has an important role in the whole of the story
Anime: Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki
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Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki
Anime: Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
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Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
Both films are devoted to how a child gets a serious psychological trauma due to the imprudent actions of adults, and then overcomes it, developing as a person through friends's help and and selfless help to other people.
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Anime: 91 Days
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91 Days
Both of the MC want to have revenge. Great storyline. Pretty good character development.
Anime: Date A Live
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Date A Live
Anime: Princess Principal
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Princess Principal
Badass girls. The battles are amazing. Lovely characters.
Anime: Akame ga Kill!
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Akame ga Kill!
Anime: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV)
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Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV)
The main characters are assassins. In Akame, the plot is serious and bloody while in Ansatsu has a funny and happy plot. They have to kill in order to save their nation.
Anime: Akame ga Kill!
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Akame ga Kill!
Anime: Nanatsu no Taizai
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Nanatsu no Taizai
The main characters are fighting the government. They are powerful even their enemies. Great battles. A must see anime.
Anime: Nisekoi
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Nisekoi
Anime: Koi to Uso
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Koi to Uso
The story is similar. Koi to Uso has more mature and serious plot while Nisekoi has comedic plot in terms of romance.
Anime: Sword Art Online
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Sword Art Online
Anime: Quanzhi Gaoshou
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Quanzhi Gaoshou
Both MCs are gamers in real life. They are overpowered in playing videp games. Good story and cool sword fights.
Anime: Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
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Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
Anime: Gamers!
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Gamers!
The couples are gamers. Cute and funny moments of romance. A heartwarming story.
Anime: Zero no Tsukaima
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Zero no Tsukaima
Anime: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
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Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
Both have magic school academy to learn magic to the students. Cool magic battles. Funny moments.
Anime: One Piece
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One Piece
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Started at kind, lovely atmosphere then it turns into more serious atmosphere. The characters want adventure and stronger as many stronger enemies will appear.
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