Anime Recommendations

Anime: Nana
If you liked
Nana
Anime: K-On!
...then you might like
K-On!
Both are slice-of-life series with female protagonists who are extremely close friends and have lots of lesbian undertones. Both feature main characters who are in a band, and both series center on rock and feature references to Western rock-stars. Also both series have a cute but naive main character who has short, brown hair and does extremely stupid things.
Anime: FLCL
If you liked
FLCL
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
...then you might like
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Both works are coming of age stories with fluid and exaggerated animation, delightfully hammy characters, surreal aspects, a blend of action and comedy and tongue-in-cheek sexual humor. Additionally, both become less wacky and more dramatic and scary as they go on, though this is seen fairly early in TTGL, whereas FLCL makes its shift primarily in the final episode. Also, both have a rock soundtrack, both were produced by Gainax, and both are original works, without a source manga.
Anime: Ghost in the Shell
If you liked
Ghost in the Shell
Anime: Serial Experiments Lain
...then you might like
Serial Experiments Lain
Both are cyber-punk anime with a bleak visual aesthetic, and a quiet, contemplative, female protagonist who takes morally ambiguous actions. Both works explore the impact of technology and the internet on identity, and on the connection between consciousness and people's physical forms. The works are also remarkably similar in their pacing, and use long, drawn out shots without speech and with little action to contribute to atmosphere.
Anime: Cowboy Bebop
If you liked
Cowboy Bebop
Anime: Samurai Champloo
...then you might like
Samurai Champloo
Both are works directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, run 26 episodes and feature a strong balance of action, comedy and drama. Both are episodic in structure, have strong original soundtracks and have small central casts of vitriolic companions who serve as foils to each other. Also, both works have the main character voiced by Steven Blum in the English Dub, and both dubs are great.
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
If you liked
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Anime: Clannad
...then you might like
Clannad
Well this might sound like a REALLY weird rcommendation, right? The thing is, that I have always felt that the main character of Clannad (Nagisa) is a lot like Nunnally from Code Geass. They seem really similar to me, as they are both sweet and kinda quiet... Well I may very well be the only one thinking this xD
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 a unique, cute artstyle that covers a dark, deep lore.
Both have beautiful animation that make them stand out from the rest.
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.
This movie involves time travel in a high-school environment. Also contains unexpected plot twists.
Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
If you liked
Mirai Nikki (TV)
Anime: Renai Boukun
...then you might like
Renai Boukun
There is a yandere character here. While Mirai Nikki is dark anime, Renai Boukun is a comedy anime. Complete opposite of the anime Mirai Nikki. Give it a try. Good laughs.
Anime: Death Note
If you liked
Death Note
Anime: Inuyashiki
...then you might like
Inuyashiki
A crazy, evil male maincharacter gets a supernatural power to kill people, which he does.
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
If you liked
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Anime: Made in Abyss
...then you might like
Made in Abyss
Very similar setting and plot development. At first, both looks an average cliche anime, but suddenly becomes dense and dark with some "psychological" elements. A journey into the unknown is not only nakamas and happiness, you will find cruelty and adversities too. Both protagonist have the exact same motivation to get on a journey.
Anime: Eureka Seven
If you liked
Eureka Seven
Anime: Fractale
...then you might like
Fractale
Idk dude.. The vibes, characters, stupid plot. All pretty similar. If you like one you'll like the other. They're both as good as each other, I enjoyed them both despite them being stupidly flawed. The strength in both shows are the characters and their development throughout the series.

Essentially... if you enjoy Eureka seven despite it's flaws then you'll enjoy this too. Ignore the hate Fractle gets. Despite what people say, it's pretty much on par with Eureka seven in every regard. Just a shame it stopped at 11 episodes.
Anime: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
If you liked
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
Anime: Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
...then you might like
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Both are set in alternative worlds that are still recovering from global destruction. Great for anyone who likes beautiful animation and enchanting storytelling.
Anime: Ghost in the Shell
If you liked
Ghost in the Shell
Anime: Inuyashiki
...then you might like
Inuyashiki
Both "Ghost in the Shell" and "Inuyashiki" are cyberpunk action.
Anime: Guilty Crown
If you liked
Guilty Crown
Anime: Ousama Game The Animation
...then you might like
Ousama Game The Animation
main guy is an emotional little bitch and also generic anime protagonist
Anime: Omoide Poroporo
If you liked
Omoide Poroporo
Anime: Omoide no Marnie
...then you might like
Omoide no Marnie
New life on the country side - finding yourself - back in time.
Anime: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
If you liked
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
Anime: Omoide no Marnie
...then you might like
Omoide no Marnie
Both are about family, sadness and about letting go. Emotionally powerful.
Anime: Vampire Hunter D (2000)
If you liked
Vampire Hunter D (2000)
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
...then you might like
Hellsing Ultimate
The MC is a strong and powerful vampire/half-vampire with long dark hair.
Anime: Prison School
If you liked
Prison School
Anime: Sakamoto desu ga?
...then you might like
Sakamoto desu ga?
Hilarious, over-the-top school comedy with great animation in similar style.
Anime: Chargeman Ken!
If you liked
Chargeman Ken!
Anime: Inferno Cop
...then you might like
Inferno Cop
Chargeman Ken is basically Inferno Cop if it was made in the 70s and was unintentionally bad. Both are short episodes that consist of nonsense plots involving some non-specific evil entity and a protagonist whose internal logic is sometimes impossible to comprehend.

Chargeman Ken is not a continuous story like Inferno Cop, so you can basically pull up any random episode, laugh at the limited animation, shoddy production, and confusing narrative, and 8 minutes later you're good.
Anime: Omoide no Marnie
If you liked
Omoide no Marnie
Anime: Koe no Katachi
...then you might like
Koe no Katachi
Very powerful emotionally. Centers around a young girl struggling with her confidence, her health and her social life.
Anime: Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
If you liked
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
Anime: Chiruran: Nibun no Ichi
...then you might like
Chiruran: Nibun no Ichi
Both have elements of the Shinsengumi, But Touken Ranbu is about historical swords transformed into men to protect history. The swords from the shinsengumi include Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Yamatonokami Yasusada two uchigatana wielded by Okita Souji, And Izuminokami Kanesada(uchigatana) and Horikawa Kunihiro(wakizashi) wielded by Hijikata Toshizou
Anime: Hakuouki
If you liked
Hakuouki
Anime: Chiruran: Nibun no Ichi
...then you might like
Chiruran: Nibun no Ichi
Both are about the shinsengumi. But Hakuouki is more of a romance anime aimed at the female audience
Anime: Naruto
If you liked
Naruto
Anime: Hunter x Hunter
...then you might like
Hunter x Hunter
Masashi Kishimoto openly admits he was heavily influenced by Hunter x Hunter in creating Naruto
Both anime have characters with abilities (Nen/Chakra) .
Both main characters want to become very strong and have a goal they are trying to reach
Both anime have humor, lots of action, concentrated on friendship and scenes that touch people emotionally
Anime: Sidonia no Kishi
If you liked
Sidonia no Kishi
Anime: Houseki no Kuni (TV)
...then you might like
Houseki no Kuni (TV)
Knights of Sidonia and Land of the Lustrous are both full 3D CGI adaptations of manga from Kodansha's monthly Afternoon magazine. Both shows are about a small society of people/gems who are under attack from light pink aliens (Gauna, Lunarians), and a select few people have to fight them off to defend society. At least one of the main characters is genderless in both shows, and some of the characters are basically immortal.
Anime: Death Note
If you liked
Death Note
Anime: Inuyashiki
...then you might like
Inuyashiki
Both feature two main characters, one doing evil deeds and one trying to stop the former.
Anime: Bleach
If you liked
Bleach
Anime: Kuroko no Basket
...then you might like
Kuroko no Basket
Kuroko No Basuke is just like Bleach, the basketball version.

First of all - the art style, both in anime and manga. Fujimaki's art is very much similar to Kubo's style, which is, I have to say, amazing.

Instead of sword fights - basketball match, instead of Ban-kai - Zone, Gotei 13 is Seirin and the Arrankars is Kiseki no Sedai (Generation of Miracles). Grimmjow is Aomine, Kuroko is something like Rukia (lol), and Kagami is Ichigo with the looks of Renji. (I couldn't stop calling him Renji throughout the whole series, just as I couldn't unsee Grimmjow in Aomine). Aaand... Momoi is Orihime. He-he.

If you liked Bleach, you will definitely like KnB, I promise (as a Bleach fan who was unsatisfied with a bunch of shonens)
Anime: One Piece
If you liked
One Piece
Anime: Black Clover (TV)
...then you might like
Black Clover (TV)
Both are typical Shonen. And with typical main characters. With their unbreakable willpower, one is fighting to become King of Pirates while other strives to be Magic Emperor. They make make friends on their way to greatness and overcome all the difficulties together.
If you like Shonen anime/manga, you shouldn't miss this.
Anime: IS: Infinite Stratos
If you liked
IS: Infinite Stratos
Anime: Date A Live
...then you might like
Date A Live
The personalities of Male protagonists in both series are somewhat similar, whether it is Ichika in Infinite Stratos or Shidou in Date a Live, both characters are innocent and they don't know what is happening around them at first. The fighting style of both protagonists is similar as both usually fight with their swords. In both series there are many female protagonists gathered around the male protagonist (known as Harem) but both of them always respected the female characters and never looked at them in perverted manner. In both series one of the female protagonist is their own sister, Ichika's elder sister Chifuyu in Infinite Stratos and Shidou's younger sister Kotori in Date a Live. Both series show girls with mecha machines but Infinite Stratos is purely based on mecha machines so all characters in Infinite Stratos use these machines. Harem in both series is very good and Action scenes are nerve-racking. There are many Comedy scenes in both series that will surely make you laugh and sometime tension is there among Characters. So if you like one then you may like the other one too. That's it guys.
Anime: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
If you liked
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Anime: Orange
...then you might like
Orange
Both involve the idea of time travel, close friends in high school and a touching romance. I adored both plots lines and it always made you think can you change the past?
Anime: Kaiba
If you liked
Kaiba
Anime: Made in Abyss
...then you might like
Made in Abyss
- At a glance both seems like they came from a Pixar studio but in reality, Kaiba and Made in Abyss targets older or mature audiences

- Both have world or places with specific rules on it that makes them unique and scary at times.

- Excellent in world building

- As each episodes goes by, secret and stuff are slowly revealed that will makes you emotional and realized how deep and meaningful both anime is

- Both are short anime but tells more content than some of the multi-season anime out there
Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
If you liked
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Anime: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
...then you might like
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Ridiculous plot, genre-savviness and meta-humor.
Anime: Piace: Watashi no Italian
If you liked
Piace: Watashi no Italian
Anime: Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara
...then you might like
Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara
Both series have short episodes (3/4 mins), so you can watch them without taking effort. These two animes are about cooking or cocktail, explaining very well how they are made.
Anime: Fairy Tail
If you liked
Fairy Tail
Anime: Black Clover (TV)
...then you might like
Black Clover (TV)
-Both stories are about a magical world
-Both anime have humor, lots of action, concentrated on friendship and scenes that touch people emotionally .
-The main characters have never give up attitude .
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
If you liked
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Anime: Black Clover (TV)
...then you might like
Black Clover (TV)
extraordinary capacities and powers/ excellent fighting/action scenes ,comedy and tragedy
The characters in both of these anime have a goal they are trying to reach with never give up attitude .
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
If you liked
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Anime: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
...then you might like
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
Both have clever fights with lots of strategy and characters with crazy powers
Anime: Hokuto no Ken
If you liked
Hokuto no Ken
Anime: Toriko
...then you might like
Toriko
In short, Toriko & Fist of The North Star contain very manly heroes with multiple battles against heartless villains. Toriko hass more variety due to multiple super powers with its food and animal based theme. Fist of The North Star is the more tragic of the two diving into an apocalyptic hell where a man battles against his kin. Toriko contains several references to Fist of The North Star which are:
1. The 4 Heavenly Kings are adopted "siblings" while Hokuto no Ken also has 4 brothers.
2. The characters Toriko, Zebra & Coco are inspired by Kenshiro, Raoh & Toki.
3. Both series were stricken by war and famine.
4. The concept of "Knocking" is similar to Hokuto Shinken as it stops a living being from moving.
5. The characters Acacia & Froze play a messiah role much like Kenshiro and Yuria.
6. Includes a sorrowful fight between brothers (Midora Vs Ichiryu and Raoh Vs Toki).
Anime: Hokuto no Ken
If you liked
Hokuto no Ken
Anime: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
...then you might like
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
Hokuto no Ken was one of the main inspirations that made Hirohiko Araki write JoJo, that's why both series share a lot of similarities.Both series feature characters with very masculine builds and designs, with Jonathon and Dio having designs heavily inspired by Kenshiro and Shin respectively. Both series are also infamous for having numerous gory scenes on a level not seen in modern Shonen, and are less heavy on providing Shonen tropes than most other series
Anime: Dimension W
If you liked
Dimension W
Anime: Garo: Vanishing Line
...then you might like
Garo: Vanishing Line
Has a similar feel, good amount of character diversity, similar modern-meets past type of setting
Anime: High School DxD
If you liked
High School DxD
Anime: Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou
...then you might like
Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou
There is Strong Use of Supernatural Powers and Magic in both series. The Male protagonists in both series have somewhat similar personalities for protecting their friends and loved ones, even if that risked their own life whether it is Issei in High School DxD or Godou in Campione. The female protagonists also have same feelings of love for Male characters, whether it is Rias in High School DxD or Erica in Campione. If Harem is considered, both of them has very good Harem and as long as Action is considered, both are amazing and nerve-racking. Many scenes also has tension among characters. So if you like one then you may like the other one too. That's it guys.
Anime: High School DxD
If you liked
High School DxD
Anime: Trinity Seven
...then you might like
Trinity Seven
The Male protagonists of both the series have similar pervert behaviour, whether it is Issei in High School DxD or Arata in Trinity Seven. There is Strong use of Supernatural Powers and Magic in Both the series, whether fighting, manifesting weapons or teleportation, everywhere magic is used. In terms of Harem, High School DxD has more Harem than Trinity Seven. Action scenes are nerve-racking in Both of them and both series will make you laugh so hard because of their hilarious comedy scenes. But there are many serious scenes too. So if you like one then you may like the other one too. That's it guys.
Anime: Freezing
If you liked
Freezing
Anime: Absolute Duo
...then you might like
Absolute Duo
The Male protagonists in both series have somewhat same situations when they are joining their Respective Academies, in Freezing, Kazuya's elder sister who was a Pandora died while fighting a Nova and in Absolute Duo, Tooru's sister was killed by a mysterious man. The difference is that Kazuya wanted to become strong and fight the Nova to protect mankind just like his Sister whereas Tooru wanted to become stronger and avenge his sister's death. In Freezing, the Female fighters known as Pandora can use Stigmata to manifest Superhuman Fighting Skills and Weapons while in Absolute Duo, male and female both known as Blazers can use their Soul Powers to manifest Weapons and Shields. While the Action scenes are amazing in both of them, Harem is more in Absolute Duo. Absolute Duo is more towards magic and supernatural powers and Freezing is more towards sci-fi. Other than that there are many scenes where you can see tension among characters. So if you like one then you may like the other one too. That's it guys.
Anime: Hyouka
If you liked
Hyouka
Anime: HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun suru
...then you might like
HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun suru
school life and deduction
Anime: Kimagure Orange☆Road
If you liked
Kimagure Orange☆Road
Anime: Koi to Uso
...then you might like
Koi to Uso
Both shows involve a love triangle, with a boy and two girls. And the character roles are somewhat similar: an indecisive protagonist (Kyosuke & Yukari), a more mature girl he has a crush on from the start (Madoka & Misaki), and a less mature girl he soon grows close to (Hikaru & Ririna).
Anime: Sekirei
If you liked
Sekirei
Anime: Freezing
...then you might like
Freezing
In both series, the Male protagonist fight alongside his Female Partner in a Battle to Survive, the difference is that in Sekirei they fight each other to Survive and in Freezing they fight against a different group known as Nova. In terms of Harem, Sekirei has more Harem than Freezing, but Action is very good and nerve-racking in both of them. Sekirei is more towards magic and Freezing is towards Sci-fi, and in terms of Comedy both will surely make you laugh but their will be tension too among the characters. So if you like one then you may like the other one too. That's it guys.
Anime: Gakkougurashi!
If you liked
Gakkougurashi!
Anime: Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
...then you might like
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
Similar overall feel. Both shows are about cute girls passing time in a peaceful apocalypse. While this is a lot less dark, for me, this is EXACTLY what I was craving after Gakkou Gurashi.
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
If you liked
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
Anime: Juuni Taisen
...then you might like
Juuni Taisen
Battle Royale with Backstory of the week and Death of the week
Anime: Mushishi
If you liked
Mushishi
Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou
...then you might like
Natsume Yuujinchou
Natsume Yuujinchou is basically Mushishi only with more laughs, more happy endings and a somewhat less fatalistic view of life. Both are centred around creatures that almost only the protagonist can see although while there are good/evil Yokai in Natsume Yuujinchou the Mushi of Mushishi are neither evil nor good, they are simply lifeforms and do what they have to survive.
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
If you liked
Hellsing Ultimate
Anime: Ajin
...then you might like
Ajin
Dark anime genre with gore and an immortal MC.
Anime: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
If you liked
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Anime: Quanzhi Fashi
...then you might like
Quanzhi Fashi
-OP mc/ unheard of talents in their world
-Hiding true strength
-school setting where people underestimate them all the time
-magic based, different grades of magic
Anime: Youjo Senki
If you liked
Youjo Senki
Anime: Knight's & Magic
...then you might like
Knight's & Magic
Reincarnated MC
Holding vast knowledge and intellect from their previous life.
Becoming powerful and key characters in this new world.
Anime: Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
If you liked
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Anime: Yao Shen Ji
...then you might like
Yao Shen Ji
-Martial arts and magical power
-Levels of cultivation
-Chinese backgrounds
-Geniuses with wits and strength surpassing people in their world
-Well woven story universes
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
If you liked
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Anime: Made in Abyss
...then you might like
Made in Abyss
Deceptively innocent in the beginning
Follows 12 y/o protagonists
Excellent Fantasy/adventure series
Good world-building
Anime: Mobile Police Patlabor: On Television
If you liked
Mobile Police Patlabor: On Television
Anime: Lupin III
...then you might like
Lupin III
What brings these two vintage anime series together more than anything is how the series mixes comedic episodes with darker stories. Episodes can be cool or silly, which can be problematic if silly humour bore you. For most people, Lupin III and Mobile Police Patlabor will not be their first entry into both franchises. As such, the shift in tones will like be a shock when compared with their more popular movies. Luckily, you'll be prepared for that!
Anime: Cowboy Bebop
If you liked
Cowboy Bebop
Anime: Kekkai Sensen
...then you might like
Kekkai Sensen
Both have the same atmosphere. They both feel fairly light hearted and episodic, which gives them both unique charm. Both have a diverse cast of characters. They both utilise a soundtrack that features jazz, to enhance the city feel. They are both fairly light and comedic, with a good amount of action.
Anime: No.6
If you liked
No.6
Anime: Tokyo Ghoul
...then you might like
Tokyo Ghoul
-Both have characters changing to white hair
-Both have "peaceful" people as MC
-Two different worlds for both of them, Ghouls and Humans, West wall and "Humans"
-Both Mc's hate blood/gore
-Both intros are amazing "Personally I like No. 6's more"
-Both have SAD ENDINGS *not a spoil we knew it would happen*
-Both have government/administrators looking for them
Anime: Ao no Exorcist
If you liked
Ao no Exorcist
Anime: Mob Psycho 100
...then you might like
Mob Psycho 100
They both have brothers, the older brother is seemingly gifted with some kind of power. They both exorcise some spirits.
Anime: Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke
If you liked
Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke
Anime: Mob Psycho 100
...then you might like
Mob Psycho 100
Any of the Zetta Karen really, they're both amount people with ESPER powers.
Anime: Shinsekai yori
If you liked
Shinsekai yori
Anime: Made in Abyss
...then you might like
Made in Abyss
Both have similar worlds with normal humans and mysterious fantasy beasts. While the humans in From the New World have telekinetic powers, the characters in Made in Abyss are normal humans who use artifacts from the Abyss to survive. Neither worlds have modern technology, instead using the unique resources available to them to achieve their goals.

They both have strong, intelligent female leads who start as children, and we see them grow as the story progresses. Riko from Made in Abyss stays a 12 year old girl throughout the story but grows emotionally, whereas we actually see Saki progress from childhood through adulthood.

Both stories follow honest, innocent characters through brutal hardships in an ultra-realistic way. They both focus on a small group of companions relying on each other to find deeply hidden truths.
Anime: Urara Meirochou
If you liked
Urara Meirochou
Anime: Konohana Kitan
...then you might like
Konohana Kitan
They have a similar atmosphere in a similar environment, both have a cute girl main character who moves to town and who makes new friends. And those fox-like ears sometimes appear on Urara Meirochou's characters as well.



Anime: Kuuchuu Buranko
If you liked
Kuuchuu Buranko
Anime: Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika
...then you might like
Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika
These 2 are probably the only animes that address directly psychological issues.
They may even help to solve some psychological issue you may have!
Anime: Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider
If you liked
Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider
Anime: Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai
...then you might like
Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai
How To Be Pretentious Whilst Solving Murders: The Animation

- Super "deep", super "intelligent", super "philosophical", super extra edgy content
- Plot holes everywhere but that's okay because who needs plot when you have EDGE
- Similar content-wise: murder mystery on island.

The only thing going for both them is the quirky art imo but if you enjoyed one I think you'll find the other right up your alley too.
Anime: Ookami to Koushinryou
If you liked
Ookami to Koushinryou
Anime: Mahoutsukai no Yome
...then you might like
Mahoutsukai no Yome
Both of these don't have to explain the magic in the world or what forces they're up again, that's what makes them different from other fantasy anime. I think they're very similar in that they are both full of surprises but don't take them too seriously, you get to interpret things the way you want without being treated like an idiot. Both have a powerful spirit with simple goals and intentions (Holo & Elias) but they change when they're introduced to the other main character. The vibes are very similar as well, lots of dialog and fleshed out storyline.
Anime: Air
If you liked
Air
Anime: Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone.
...then you might like
Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone.
Although these anime are completely different in matters of ecchi, they are both talk about tragic love stories and star-crossed lovers with a certain shade of eastern philosophy and magical realism, with the only difference that in the AIR drama is based on an incurable fatal disease, and in Yosuga no Sora it is an unacceptable incest. Besides, both animes are also based on very famous visual novels.
Anime: Gintama
If you liked
Gintama
Anime: Kekkai Sensen
...then you might like
Kekkai Sensen
Both shows revolve around a world where humans and otherworldly beings coexist. Plus, you'll recognize some of the voice actors of the leads in both shows.
Anime: Sore ga Seiyuu!
If you liked
Sore ga Seiyuu!
Anime: Gi(a)rlish Number
...then you might like
Gi(a)rlish Number
The life of voice acting in an anime. It is indeed glorious, hence there being multiple anime about voice actors.
Anime: Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
If you liked
Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
Anime: Sengoku Night Blood
...then you might like
Sengoku Night Blood
Same situation with a girl that is 'adopted' into a clan with male warriors who are at war. Both are reverse harems in a way
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
If you liked
Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
Anime: Kekkai Sensen & Beyond
...then you might like
Kekkai Sensen & Beyond
The same plot where it involves a group of special people who does the impossible of dealing with special cases where the public peace at stake.
Anime: Shinsekai yori
If you liked
Shinsekai yori
Anime: Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
...then you might like
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Children of the Whales is like Shinsekai Yori’s ‘dumber’ younger sibling in that reflects the differences in target market between the two shows. They both feature seemingly peaceful worlds and young protgonists that fit in well with them, only to be thrown into much darker reality upon discoveries along the journey. Both shows revolve around an innate human supernatural power that effects society and politics. Expect plenty of world building and plot twists within both.
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
If you liked
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Anime: Terra Formars
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Terra Formars
Both have a huge cast with diverse characters and the main protagonist is not always the center of all what happens.
Both have complex battles and situations and a lot of plot twist, though Terra Formars is a lot more fast-paced so I think it's a bit less enjoyable because I have the feeling that everything is always changing; also Terra Formars' dire situations are resolved with pure strenght more often.
In both anime there are enemies which are anthropomorfic insects.
Both have a lot of dialogue and also an external narrator that explains a lot of what's going on.
OSTs and drawings/animations are good in both anime (but better in HxH imho)
Anime: Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari
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Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari
Anime: Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
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Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
Both at fantasy setting with a diverse cast of characters and great fights. Both involve a Black Plague over taking the land and the heroes try to find a way to stop it. Both are based on games.
Anime: Rokka no Yuusha
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Rokka no Yuusha
Anime: Juuni Taisen
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Juuni Taisen
Both are about a special group of warriors that fight and deceive each other, albeit for completely different reasons.
Anime: Ghost in the Shell
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Ghost in the Shell
Anime: Jin-Rou
...then you might like
Jin-Rou
Both are works of Mamoru Oshii, a master when it comes to slow paced shows. Even though they have very different stories, there are a lot of similarities because of the slow pace, great action scenes and a well thought story.
Anime: Shirobako
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Shirobako
Anime: Animegataris
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Animegataris
A better version of animegataris. And in this one, the main character works in an anime studio.
Anime: School Rumble
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School Rumble
Anime: Gintama
...then you might like
Gintama
Both have a hilarious and fun set of cast, each of whom are highly interesting. Also, both contain a lot of references to other anime and pop-culture
Anime: Ao no Exorcist
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Ao no Exorcist
Anime: Black Clover (TV)
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Black Clover (TV)
Black clover feels a lot like Ao no Exorcist:
-similarly made overall
-both involve incredibly strong brothers with same personalities and strive raised by a priest.
-magick
-shounen
Anime: Mahoutsukai no Yome
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Mahoutsukai no Yome
Anime: Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou
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Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou
Both anime have mc who went to youkai/ghost world.And both do training to become a mage.
Anime: Shinsekai yori
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Shinsekai yori
Anime: Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
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Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Both shows are about teenagers with powers who live in a closed off, information controlled society and who gradually learn about the outside world.
Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
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Mirai Nikki (TV)
Anime: Juuni Taisen
...then you might like
Juuni Taisen
A group of individuals are selected to fight in a death match. Both settings are urban and the contestants are a variety of unique characters. Their their battles include well animated fight scenes and calculative and strategic monologues. Mirai Nikki has plot twists and interesting character backgrounds which involve complex romances.
Anime: Clannad
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Clannad
Anime: Angel Beats!
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Angel Beats!
Angel Beats and Clannad go hand in hand. It is hard for me to talk about one without the other. Each has its own unique story, but almost the same feeling to it. Both are tear-jerkers even for the people who rarely cry to anime. Happiness and comedy are mixed in with the serious moments. I would highly recommend Angel Beats to fans of Clannad and Clannad: After Story. (Bonus: Angel Beats and Clannad share many voice actors in both English and Japanese!)
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Anime: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
They both have a lot of drama and a lot of passion about art. Art is an important and really intertaining part of both anime.
Anime: Haibane Renmei
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Haibane Renmei
Anime: Houseki no Kuni (TV)
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Houseki no Kuni (TV)
A crucial part of Houseki no Kuni core identity could be summarised as a a buddhist parallel to Haibane Renmei.
Anime: Mobile Police Patlabor: On Television
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Mobile Police Patlabor: On Television
Anime: Master Keaton
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Master Keaton
Although a decade separates their release, Patlabor and Master Keaton are adapted from manga created using the same mangaka ethics. They are character driven shows that avoids fast faced, action oriented techniques used in mecha or adventure anime/manga. They have no overarching plots, but instead tell simple and concise stories. Both series would have a hard time connecting with a modern (male) audience if they were widely available today. Yet, Patlabor and Master Keaton have their charms that makes them beloved by old-school anime watchers.
Anime: Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
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Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
Anime: Alice to Zouroku
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Alice to Zouroku
Ever wanted to watch an entire series about happening inside Sana's Wonderland? I recommend that you watch Humanity Has Declined, which centres around a girl interacting with fairies-like whose powers create all sorts of craziness for her. Humanity Has Declined can be categorized as absurdist fiction so it's not for everyone. For those coming from Humanity Has Declined, Alice & Zouroku is a more standard anime. Zouroku would be a much more effective mediator than Watashi, but he only needs to handle Sana who has fairies-like powers.
Anime: Mayoiga
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Mayoiga
Anime: Ousama Game The Animation
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Ousama Game The Animation
While I would consider myself a fan of the survival game, psychological, horror and mystery genres respectively, I would categorise each of these titles near to the bottom of the barrel.

Both include a weak and forgettable ensemble cast - primarily due to their 'large cast' syndromes - completely devoid of any character development, realistic reactions to plot-driven events and originality in both design and personality. Each series takes itself unduly seriously, with both suffering from poor plot execution and contrived character interactions, subsequently making prevalent and rehashed plot devices feel abrupt and unnatural.

On a more light-hearted note, both posses decent OPs and EDs and can provide for an entertaining watch, as long as you do not go into either series with unrealistically high expectations.
Anime: B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious
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B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious
Anime: The iDOLM@STER SideM
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The iDOLM@STER SideM
Both feature upcoming idols from different groups. The stories also have a slice-of-life take on the lives of the idols, showing their interactions not only with others, but also with the idol world. The music for both is also pretty good.
Anime: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Anime: Black Clover (TV)
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Black Clover (TV)
Both shows take place in fantasy settings.

Both protagonists, Asta and Subaru, struggle to learn how to use magic. They are both noisy, obnoxious, and easily excitable.

Asta and Subaru both have very shrill voices and they frequently yell for no reason other than to piece the audience's eardrums.
Anime: Dennou Coil
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Dennou Coil
Anime: Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters
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Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters
It's basically Dennou Coil meets Yokai Watch. There are many similarities from the AR fields, a protagonist that is more introverted and gentle, a focus on children's shenanigans with technology, but with the occasional helping of technology based nightmare and paranoia fuel, an antisocial hacker searching for their brother on the net, etc. Not to mention that Digimon itself spawned from the virtual pet craze and the Yuko has a virtual pet in the form of Densuke.
Anime: Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation
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Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation
Anime: Aho Girl
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Aho Girl
Very similar, episodic humour but with more ecchi. No real storyline to it, just like Aho Girl. Has manga artist/small studio setting compared to high school girl.
Both MCs are both hopelessly obsessed with some object (bananas/pantsu).
Both have several females and a single male character.
Anime: Hoozuki no Reitetsu
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Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Anime: Sakamoto desu ga?
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Sakamoto desu ga?
Cool headed protag being cool. Everyone is very impressed and/or paralysed with fear and awe. Hilarity ensues.

Sakamoto jokes are easier to understand for Western audiences whereas Hoozuki has a lot of cultural references, cult/current event reference, anime references, and puns that translate very poorly. A lot are either missed by translators or left unexplained maybe because they didn't want to fill the screen with TN text. Despite that Hoozuki is the richer of the two with a more interesting setting and side characters that have a little more personality.

Both are silly and fun.
Anime: Death Note
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Death Note
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Both main characters have a justice sense of thinking, and want to help the world, even if the world disapproves. Both have amazing characters and enjoyable moments.
Anime: Chihayafuru
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Chihayafuru
Anime: 3-gatsu no Lion
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3-gatsu no Lion
If you are interested on Japanese games/sports, then both series will grant your wishes. Both, karuta and shogi are considered competitive sports. Players are ranked and compete on very important tournaments all over the country. There are amateurs as well as professionals, which are very respected.
Now, that is not the only thing both series have in common. Chihayafuru shows us a school club for students who are fond of competitive karuta. The show highlights the passion of the characters, their objectives, their relationships through karuta. Sangatsu is about competitive shogi outside school. They emphasize the great work there is behind a shogi player. They study hard in order to succeed, to have better strategies o their games.
Chihayafuru has some shoujo hint that SnL doesn't. Both can get very funny at times! Chihaya is a clueless girl who doesn't have limits. She will do anything she can in order to reach her objectives. She is wild, carefree, innocent, and that is what makes her a funny and loveable character.
SnL can be very dramatic. Rei's background is hard, what explains his unemotional regular state. Fortunately there are many characters that get him down to earth, characters that give us the comedy fee the show has.
One of the most amusing things I find on both of the shows is the deepness of the emotions. How profound into the characters hearts they can get, and how perfectly portrayed that is in both.
Anime: Appleseed Alpha
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Appleseed Alpha
Anime: Blame! Movie
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Blame! Movie
This recommendation is based on the difficulties associated with living in a post-apocalyptic world. Their plot and characters do not resemble each other, but the main characters must make difficult decisions affecting others and themselves while trying to stay alive in an inhospitable world. You can expect lots of gun action to keep your attention, but Appleseed is a more straightforward Hollywood narrative while Blame tries to include some broader philosophical sci-fi themes.
Anime: Binbougami ga!
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Binbougami ga!
Anime: D-Frag!
...then you might like
D-Frag!
Both are comedy-driven shows that involve the protagonist getting unwittingly pulled into supernatural (or fake-supernatural, in the case of D-Frag!) hijinks that produce a lot of laughs. There are typical-anime-trope subversions aplenty, and lots running gags throughout the show that somehow only get funnier the more you see them, instead of getting worn out.

I found both to be funnier than expected and thought that both exceeded their MAL rankings. Binbougami ga!? might be the funnier of the two, but D-Frag holds its own!
Anime: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Anime: Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
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Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
Both shows:
-Are centered around the characters using magic / magical powers
-Have magical talking animals advising the characters
-Each episode is formated the same

Differences:
-One show has female magical students and the other has male magical students
-One show knows that it is stereotypical and the other doesn't
-One tries to be serious and the other one has a lot of humor
Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
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Hanasaku Iroha
Anime: Hibike! Euphonium
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Hibike! Euphonium
Both animes are about four friends who share the day to day. In hanasaku Iroha everything happens in a Ryokan while in Hibike Euphonium in a high school.
The main characters (Oumae Kumiko and Ohana Matsumae) have similar personalities and similar goals.
Anime: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Anime: Osomatsu-san
...then you might like
Osomatsu-san
Both have stylish cartoony art styles with animation that gets wild & outlandish.
The style of humor is very similar as well, going to extremes for the sake of a joke, without any restrictions. Both shows are completely no-holds-barred comedies that go completely off the rails.
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Anime: Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)
...then you might like
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)
Both MC are intelligent & don't hesitate to use others around them to achieve their goal!
Anime: Death Note
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Death Note
Anime: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
...then you might like
Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
Both have very interesting plots that are thought-provoking. Both anime are REALLY good and are a big name for a reason. Both are great from beginning to end. Both have some hilarious moments in them!
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