Anime Recommendations

Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection
If you liked
Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection
Anime: Kuroshitsuji II Specials
...then you might like
Kuroshitsuji II Specials
There is quite a huge similarity between these two specials. Both have non-canon shorts which includes a interactive short and a short which includes the main characters turning out to be Hollywood-style actors for the series we know.
Anime: Amagami SS
If you liked
Amagami SS
Anime: Tsurezure Children
...then you might like
Tsurezure Children
Both of these animes are cute short romance stories done in a similar way, where the series isnt about just one couple but instead a large group of different ones. The main difference is that while amagami ss is about the same guy with different girls, tsurezure children is just about different couples. Anyways I definitely recommend both
Anime: Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
If you liked
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Anime: Soul Worker: Your Destiny Awaits
...then you might like
Soul Worker: Your Destiny Awaits
In first place I'm making this recommendation based mainly in the game's story, because the anime is just a short adaptation. Now Soul Worker and Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry are similar mainly in the importancy that have the "souls", the main source of power for all the characters, and all they can summon a determinate weapon depending of his/her soul. Despite both stories have really funny characters that make you smile even in a serious moment.
Anime: Steins;Gate
If you liked
Steins;Gate
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
...then you might like
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Both series initially appear as light-hearted/comedic, but becomes darker as the story progresses
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
-both series play in a magic school setting -both main characters are teachers and have a dark or covert past -both main characters are more powerful than they seem to be -both series are ecchi
Anime: Kimi ni Todoke
If you liked
Kimi ni Todoke
Anime: Sukitte Ii na yo.
...then you might like
Sukitte Ii na yo.
I'm still not convinced this isn't the same anime.
Anime: 3-gatsu no Lion
If you liked
3-gatsu no Lion
Anime: Boku no Hero Academia
...then you might like
Boku no Hero Academia
These two have the toughest protagonists I've seen yet, all the while keeping them firmly in the realm of children. While one is seinen and the other is shonen, neither are any less deserving of praise and due diligence. There's much to learn from these guys if you're still in adolescence.
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
If you liked
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Anime: Tokyo Ghoul
...then you might like
Tokyo Ghoul
Kaneki and Shinji are the closest parallels when it comes to protagonists in all of anime. The motifs borrowed are innumerable and unmistakeable. Plus both franchises have much more progression and surprises in store for them yet to come. Kaneki even more so. While tokyo ghoul can be a little lax with its lackluster comedy and lackluster character designs, eva is all about realism.
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
If you liked
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam
...then you might like
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam is the principal predecessor to evangleion by a long shot. It's all about the WWII relevance, the pilot's tale, and the walls of our hearts. Though I consider eva to be the masterwork of modern anime. Mobile suit gundam and in fact all of the Universal Century gundam franchise is what made my childhood meaningful.
Anime: Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
If you liked
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
Anime: Zankyou no Terror
...then you might like
Zankyou no Terror
Both are all about potent postwar commentary. Whilst eva only uses vague symbolism a couple of times to illustrate this. Terror in Resonance takes the root idea and runs with it. Both are in my mind very incomplete works but nonetheless are the most relevant modern examples I can think of to date.
Anime: Ao no Exorcist
If you liked
Ao no Exorcist
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
...then you might like
Devilman: Crybaby
These anime's have very similar aspects where both of the main characters have demon powers and protect the world from demons. They also have two characters who are brothers or act in a brotherly way and often have disputes with each other. They also have good action, although Devilman concentrates a lot more on the action compared to Blue Exorcist.
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
If you liked
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Anime: Darling in the FranXX
...then you might like
Darling in the FranXX
They both fight giant monsters.
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
If you liked
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
Anime: Darling in the FranXX
...then you might like
Darling in the FranXX
They both have amazing mecha fighting animation. The FranXX's design is also inspired by Gundam.
Anime: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
If you liked
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Anime: Osomatsu-san
...then you might like
Osomatsu-san
Similar plot: the two stories focus on a group of several characters, each having an unusual personality. These characters are all excluded from society. Thus, their goal is to become sociable and succeed in becoming "normal" people. Also, both series are slice of life anime and are heavily focused on humor. Expect a fair amount of sexual jokes while watching them.
Anime: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
If you liked
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
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.
Same type of love story, which is incestual relationship between brother and sister. While in Yosuga no Sora it is described in a serious way, in Oreimo, it's more focused on the comedy side. The unfolding of the two anime is similar: the protagonist is surrounded by several female characters who all serve as love interests. But the main girl remains his sister, who is jealous of her brother's suitors.    Also, each girl has her own arc. However, the final arc is in both shows focused on the little sister.
Anime: Prison School
If you liked
Prison School
Anime: Kakegurui
...then you might like
Kakegurui
Kakegurui has the same art style and the same ecchi outlook as Prison School. When you lose a game in Kakegurui, you become a housepet and are treated very similarily if you were stuck inside the Prison School. The sado-masochism part of Kakegurui is too much alike Prison School. Very good anime, so if you liked Prison School, give Kakegurui a shot.
Anime: Kotonoha no Niwa
If you liked
Kotonoha no Niwa
Anime: Kimi no Na wa.
...then you might like
Kimi no Na wa.
Two Shinkai movies, while Kotonoha no Niwa is more realistic, Kimi no Na wa is more entertaining. Both give you the Shinkai-feeling.
Anime: Perfect Blue
If you liked
Perfect Blue
Anime: Hotaru no Haka
...then you might like
Hotaru no Haka
Two masterpieces, which are hard to swallow.
Anime: Wakako-zake
If you liked
Wakako-zake
Anime: Tsurezure Children
...then you might like
Tsurezure Children
Two laidback, calming, and sweet shows with short episodes that can be watched and finished before work. Tsurezure Children focuses on highschoolers, though, and has an emphasis on romance.
Anime: Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
If you liked
Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
Anime: Gakuen Babysitters
...then you might like
Gakuen Babysitters
Both of these series follow an older brother type character who has to look after children when their carers die in a plane crash. Both the series's are happy and joyful but have a deeper meaning. Both the series's are in similar genres (Comedy, slice of life) and revolve about caring for children.Both series's, in my opinion have very lovable characters. If you like Gakuen Babysitters then you may like Papa no lukoto wo Kikinasai.
Anime: Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica
If you liked
Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica
Anime: One Punch Man
...then you might like
One Punch Man
If u like badass overpowered MC then these two are for u. However OPM has superheroes with superpowers and focuses on comedy and parody. Whereas Hagure Yuusha has magical/ fantasy theme and focuses more on ecchi/harem/romance aspect. Also, both have over the top action
Anime: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
If you liked
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Anime: Violet Evergarden
...then you might like
Violet Evergarden
Similarities: In each story, the main characters begin new work and undergo training to become a master of their respective profession. Though their occupations are different, both characters interpret stories or other people's words and often incorporate their own. Both stories contain a series of smaller stories. Most importantly, they are both dramas striving to induce similar feelings in the viewer. Differences: Despite containing many stories, Rakugo possesses a single, cohesive narrative. Rakugo spends more time is spent developing its characters. Rakugo is covert in concealing the truth of many matters which are uncovered as the story progresses. All secondary characters and their traits differ, as does the setting.
Anime: Mushishi
If you liked
Mushishi
Anime: Mahoutsukai no Yome
...then you might like
Mahoutsukai no Yome
Both of these anime has the same supernatural-fantasy genre, mood, and theme.
Anime: Kuroshitsuji
If you liked
Kuroshitsuji
Anime: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
...then you might like
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
Wait a second. How does a light romantic comedy harem series like The World God Only Knows compare to a dark historical mystery series like Black Butler!? These two shows may differ in tone but they do share a similar idea. A mastermind boy with similar hairstyles making a contract with a black-haired demon serving that mastermind boy. As the story goes along they meet several unique characters. Oh yeah, and they also deal with some souls too.
Anime: xxxHOLiC
If you liked
xxxHOLiC
Anime: Noragami
...then you might like
Noragami
In these series you'll explore various settings of the spirit world and its inhabitants, some are well meaning while others have devious plans.
Anime: xxxHOLiC
If you liked
xxxHOLiC
Anime: Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara
...then you might like
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara
Both shows are upbeat with overly dramatic characters with quick mood swings. Both main characters are excellent cooks and both shows have plenty of sake and fancy dishes. While xxxHolic is about life lessons with a side focus of food and culture, Food Wars is all about cooking; from ingredient sourcing to history behind the dishes. Another great thing about Food Wars is that the fan Wiki has a recipe book written by chefs who watched the show and recreated the dishes for others to try making for themselves.
Anime: Tonari no Totoro
If you liked
Tonari no Totoro
Anime: Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta
...then you might like
Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta
Ever watched My Neighbour Totoro, and thought "This would be better if it had more Totoro". Well, Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta has more Totoro for you.
Anime: Carnival Phantasm
If you liked
Carnival Phantasm
Anime: Fate/Grand Order: Himuro no Tenchi - 7-nin no Saikyou Ijin-hen
...then you might like
Fate/Grand Order: Himuro no Tenchi - 7-nin no Saikyou Ijin-hen
"When's carnival phantasm season 2?" asks fan of comedy ova. Well it ain't a season and it's under a different branding but the true spirit of carnphan lives on here
Anime: Kiznaiver
If you liked
Kiznaiver
Anime: Darling in the FranXX
...then you might like
Darling in the FranXX
Both animes are made by Trigger.
Anime: Outbreak Company
If you liked
Outbreak Company
Anime: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
...then you might like
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Both anime have pretty similar start where the MC woke up in another world. Both focused on MC's everyday life in that world. Both have harems (but Outbreak Company is better, since the MC is actually falling in love with one of the girls). In my opinion, Outbreak Company is better because the MC is not overpowered. So we don't expecting much from him.
Anime: Tsurezure Children
If you liked
Tsurezure Children
Anime: Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
...then you might like
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Both share a light-hearted tone and some beautiful lovely comedy, sure Tsurezure was shorter and had more characters, but the whole experience, specially with one couple is really similar.
Anime: Bleach
If you liked
Bleach
Anime: Soul Eater
...then you might like
Soul Eater
If you loved the action, comedy, supernatural elements, and lore of Bleach, you’re gonna love this show! Both involve the shinigami (soul reappear) aspect and how souls can be corrupted, lots of cool fighting scenes, interesting characters/tones, great story, and fantastic comedy! (Not to mention the English dub is amazing and very fitting of the characters.) This is by far the best anime I’ve ever seen! If you haven’t already, totally give this anime a watch!
Anime: Texhnolyze
If you liked
Texhnolyze
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
...then you might like
Devilman: Crybaby
While there is a dozen of other obvious recommendations of anime similar to Devilman: Crybaby I find it pretty surprising no one mentioned Texhnolyze. Disclaimer: Do not be surprised if you get disappointed if you looked at Texhnolize thinking it will be an action-packed experience like Crybaby. The similarities can be found in the second half of the story atmosphere and emotional impact on the viewer. At first, they aren't even that similar as Texhnolyze isn't even an anime about demons but during the second half of the two shows, they are similarly despair-inducing, extremely cruel and torturous to watch even. Do not be fooled. These are both equally cruel and intense anime. But hey, if you are feeling masochistic, go ahead! If you paid attention, both anime provide an important hint on how the plot will end at a very initial stage of the anime. In Crybaby it is provided right at the start of the first episode and I will not mention Texhnolyze exact moment as I would be stepping into HEAVY SPOILER territory. The protagonists of the different stories also obtain a power strong enough to change the course of the story completely but do not really know how to use it effectively and sometimes end up fighting against said power as they do not have the knowledge of what the future unfolds. That is all I can provide without spoiling the end of any of the shows but there are a couple more similarities. It's always hard to compare any other work to Texhnolyze without stepping into spoiler territory so I hope I managed to succeed with this recommendation. I believe that NOT everyone that enjoyed one will necessarily enjoy the other, but it's worth mentioning alone for the atmosphere and cruelty of the shows.
Anime: Pokemon
If you liked
Pokemon
Anime: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
...then you might like
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
One tries to collect as many pokemon as he can... One tries to collect as many women as he can...
Anime: Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
If you liked
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Anime: Just Because!
...then you might like
Just Because!
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge and Just Because! both take place in a school setting, and they have several layers of inter-character relations built up throughout. While Just Because goes for a dramatic story, Tanaka-kun goes more for the comedic element. The male protagonist pairs are somewhat similar in terms of personality, though that's where their similarities end.
Anime: Kemonozume
If you liked
Kemonozume
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
...then you might like
Devilman: Crybaby
The similarities in direction and art-styles are unmistakable. The art-styles are definitely not for everyone as they take a very artistical and uncommon aproach from what we typically see in the anime medium. Several moments and key points of Devilman: Crybaby remind me of Kemonozume. However, while Kemonozume starts quite dark and seriously it ends too over-the-top while Crybaby's beginning is pretty comical but ends up in a really serious and dark tone. That is the main reason I found Devilman: Crybaby more enjoyable but still recommend both. While these two anime feel pretty ridiculous at times they share strong and cruel themes. Some of these include the fear of other humans be monsters, the lack of morality and humanity of some people in order to get power, the possible extinction of humanity at their own hand, the denial of love between beast and human, and so on. In short, not simple wars between humans and monsters as the feelings and will to live from both sides are taken into consideration
Anime: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
If you liked
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Anime: Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
...then you might like
Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
Both are very concerned with the postwar youth generation as a whole. Whilst heart under blade represents japan's soul itself, rei is the successive and repetitive generations personified. While araragi represents japanese youth in general, shinji is both salaryman and anime personified. Though they both are the closest parallels around in both anime and japanese live action (trust me I'd know), one is complete while the other has years to wait for it's long over due and delayed conclusion. I'd personally recommend both as starting points for their respective franchises. As they are both the shortest examples in each and are perfectly suited for it. Lastly I'd say watch the kizumonogatari trilogy first as it's largely agreed upon to be the better product despite the fact that it has a much smaller fanbase. Now get to it!
Anime: Magic Knight Rayearth
If you liked
Magic Knight Rayearth
Anime: Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z
...then you might like
Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z
Both series have three young girls who gain special powers to fight enemies. All three of them are color coded as red, blue & green.
Anime: Nichijou
If you liked
Nichijou
Anime: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
...then you might like
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Both are skit based slice of life comedy series.
Anime: Clannad: After Story
If you liked
Clannad: After Story
Anime: Angel Beats!
...then you might like
Angel Beats!
Both will make you so depressed, you'll end up killing yourself.
Anime: Qualidea Code
If you liked
Qualidea Code
Anime: Darling in the FranXX
...then you might like
Darling in the FranXX
Both series treats about a group of youngsters in what seems to be a post-apocaliptic world who have to deal with weird, monstrous aliens in a society ruled by mysterious adults, where they are the only ones who can stop the menace. These teenagers are also paired in groups of two, with the difference being that in Qualidea Code, the couple leads an squad, while in FranXX, the duo pilots mechas.
Anime: Another
If you liked
Another
Anime: Ousama Game The Animation
...then you might like
Ousama Game The Animation
Both shows involve a new transfer student who is brought into a class that is now/was always undergoing a death based situation. Ousama game is more death game based, whereas Another is more death mystery based Bonus connection in that in both shows, characters die left and right in the most ridiculous ways
Anime: Hoozuki no Reitetsu
If you liked
Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Anime: Heibai Wushang
...then you might like
Heibai Wushang
They both have that demon dark world vibe. The two main characters of Heibai Wushang are both demons, which is similar to Hoozuki no Reitetsu characters.
Anime: One Punch Man
If you liked
One Punch Man
Anime: Mob Psycho 100
...then you might like
Mob Psycho 100
Made by the same web manga creator ONE. The style is simular (all be it mob psycho being more flashy). however the witty humour and amazing fight scenes are in both anime.
Anime: Ghost in the Shell
If you liked
Ghost in the Shell
Anime: Tenshi no Tamago
...then you might like
Tenshi no Tamago
Mamoru Oshii Films Female protagonist (Main character) Philological subjects and tones " At the end the main character also "goes into" its reflection and becomes a new, more mature being."-some person on reddit.
Anime: Samurai Champloo
If you liked
Samurai Champloo
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
...then you might like
Devilman: Crybaby
In both series there's rap and beatboxing and they fit perfectly with their respective themes
Anime: Metal Fighter Miku
If you liked
Metal Fighter Miku
Anime: Idol Bouei-tai Hummingbird
...then you might like
Idol Bouei-tai Hummingbird
Both are mid-90s series about a group of girls (presumably sisters) who pioneer their way through new fields in society to reach the top and achieve their dreams. Cute side characters are sprinkled throughout along with a decent dose of silly and serious moments. Catchy J-pop songs, group dynamics about how to work as a team, discovering hidden secrets about the dark side of their work, and the influence of an outsider are prominent features in both series. They also have similar animation styles and character designs.
Anime: Sugar Sugar Rune
If you liked
Sugar Sugar Rune
Anime: Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon!
...then you might like
Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon!
Fantasy, Cuteness and Romance with interesting plots~ Both aired on Phil. TV
Anime: Magic Knight Rayearth
If you liked
Magic Knight Rayearth
Anime: Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach
...then you might like
Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach
Same 3 Girls with the romance and magic theme. Same kinda animation~
Anime: Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
If you liked
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Anime: Kaitou Saint Tail
...then you might like
Kaitou Saint Tail
Mystery Thief with loveable love interest~
Anime: Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin
If you liked
Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin
Anime: Nanatsu no Taizai
...then you might like
Nanatsu no Taizai
Both anime that take place in a medieval fantasy world where demons and magic exist. They both have characters with superhuman powers battling against other powerful magical evil characters. They both focus around exploration and adventure with criminals as the main characters.
Anime: Fushigi Yuugi
If you liked
Fushigi Yuugi
Anime: Marmalade Boy
...then you might like
Marmalade Boy
The heroines are both similar in atmosphere. The art is also similar. You'll love the male leads. Romance wins.
Anime: Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e
If you liked
Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e
Anime: Made in Abyss
...then you might like
Made in Abyss
These two anime share the same vibes. Both anime feat children as your protagonists as both anime have the main characters going through parallel worlds and dealing with immense existential threats. These two anime also have a cute friendly look to them, but they end up being very dark and mature shows. Psychological and moral issues also play a big role in these two shows as well.
Anime: Rozen Maiden
If you liked
Rozen Maiden
Anime: Gosick
...then you might like
Gosick
Gothic, cute and loli type heroines <3
Anime: Pandora Hearts
If you liked
Pandora Hearts
Anime: Gosick
...then you might like
Gosick
Mystery. Atmosphere. Curiosity. Feels <3.
Anime: Highlander: The Search for Vengeance
If you liked
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance
Anime: Blade of the Immortal
...then you might like
Blade of the Immortal
Blade of the Immortal seems to be inspired by the Highlander franchise as both of them feature immortal characters that can not be killed unless their head is cut off. They are both centered on revenge and having our main hero fighting against other powerful villains. Not to mention that these two anime feature of badass sword fights too.
Anime: K-On!
If you liked
K-On!
Anime: Tamako Market
...then you might like
Tamako Market
Both are lighthearted comedy with a unique way of using music. They also share the same studio and director.
Anime: Vampire Hunter D (2000)
If you liked
Vampire Hunter D (2000)
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
...then you might like
Hellsing Ultimate
Both of these two anime feature vampires on the side of good and fighting against there own kind. They both have a main hero who is also a anti hero character fighting against super powerful monsters with a human side kick. They both have a dark and gothic atmosphere filled with action, blood and gore.
Anime: Hakuouki
If you liked
Hakuouki
Anime: Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun
...then you might like
Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun
1. The title is nearly the same. 2. Ikemens Everywhere 3. Shoujo-Reverse Harem 4. Romance <3 5. Historical
Anime: Hakuouki
If you liked
Hakuouki
Anime: Hiiro no Kakera
...then you might like
Hiiro no Kakera
Reverse Harem - Check Otome Game - Check Bishounens - Check Romance - Check. Yep, they are similar~
Anime: Hiiro no Kakera
If you liked
Hiiro no Kakera
Anime: RDG: Red Data Girl
...then you might like
RDG: Red Data Girl
Same gloomy atmosphere and the slightly impassive romance but then the guys deserves the praises thingy XD~
Anime: Samurai Champloo
If you liked
Samurai Champloo
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
...then you might like
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Both are great Action/Adventure shows with interesting characters and a good story
Anime: No Game No Life
If you liked
No Game No Life
Anime: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
...then you might like
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Strong, subtle, overpowered character stuck in a game-like fantasy world.
Anime: Log Horizon
If you liked
Log Horizon
Anime: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
...then you might like
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Strong, subtle, overpowered character stuck in a game-like fantasy world.
Anime: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
If you liked
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Anime: Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
...then you might like
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
Strong, subtle, overpowered character stuck in a game-like fantasy world.
Anime: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
If you liked
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Anime: Overlord II
...then you might like
Overlord II
Strong, subtle, overpowered character stuck in a game-like fantasy world.
Anime: Sword Art Online
If you liked
Sword Art Online
Anime: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
...then you might like
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Strong, subtle, overpowered character stuck in a game-like fantasy world.
Anime: Overlord
If you liked
Overlord
Anime: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
...then you might like
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Strong, subtle, overpowered character stuck in a game-like fantasy world.
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
If you liked
Hellsing Ultimate
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
...then you might like
Devilman: Crybaby
Lots of blood and gore, over-the-top action and a very fast-paced 10 episodes story. Two apocalyptic stories with destruction on a very large scale with various religious symbolism. The stories get pretty serious later on while at the beginning they sound kinda silly. If you enjoyed the fast-paced action and the amounts of gore you have watched in Hellsing Ultimate definitely give Devilman: Crybaby a try. Just take in mind Devilman: Crybaby has a lot of nudity and a very exquisite animation that anime enthusiasts not used to Yuasa Masaaki artistical anime might not enjoy.
Anime: Tegamibachi
If you liked
Tegamibachi
Anime: Violet Evergarden
...then you might like
Violet Evergarden
Tegamibachi and Violet Evergarden are stories about delivering letters which contains the feelings of the senders. One interesting thing about them is the Main Protagonists of both show are the opposite of each other. Lag Seeing (Tegamibachi's MC) is a very emotional character. He cried a lot throughout the story. While Violet Evergarden is still learning how to feel emotions.
Anime: Strike Witches
If you liked
Strike Witches
Anime: High School DxD
...then you might like
High School DxD
If you liked the level of fanservice and action in one, you are likely to enjoy the other as well. High School DxD and Strike Witches contain similar amounts of these elements.
Anime: Gungrave
If you liked
Gungrave
Anime: Blassreiter
...then you might like
Blassreiter
sad as he'll story about a hero injected with a serum that brings back the dead. Both fight said reanimated dead and seek to stop the plans of the one who betrayed them.
Anime: Project ARMS
If you liked
Project ARMS
Anime: Blassreiter
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Blassreiter
Both cyber body horror stories. Main character is given nanite virus that threatens to destroy the world. There are secret societies and fast paced fights in both.
Anime: Mushishi
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Mushishi
Anime: Violet Evergarden
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Violet Evergarden
If you enjoyed Violet Evergarden's one-off episodes that don't serve much purpose to the overall story (although I personally consider those to be the worst of the bunch), then you might like Mushishi. Just expect less happy endings.
Anime: xxxHOLiC
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xxxHOLiC
Anime: Mahoutsukai no Yome
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Mahoutsukai no Yome
-A guy instead of a girl, and a witch instead of a magician. -There are spirits and stuff. -The guys sees spirits and stuff like the girl. -The guy is an orphan, had a hard life, is very lonely and sad, etc. Just like girl. -The witch gets the guy to kinda live with her, and kinda teaches him stuff. Like the other two. -The guy has some strong powers or something like that just like girl. -The witch doesn't uses magic much for her own benefit, but she knows a lot about magic and is very powerfull. And lots of "people" come to her to ask for "help". Similar to the magician. -The witch is kinda human, kinda not. Like the magician. -They go into "deep" dialogs and wise/long living "people" talk about their life experiences and their feelings. But still haves those "dumb-anime-moments". -You see how the guy matures a lot thanks to his experiencies and the people he meets. Just like the girl. -The core idea is really similar. I get the same kind of feelings when watching. -The list goes on....
Anime: Iblard Jikan
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Iblard Jikan
Anime: Tsumiki no Ie
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Tsumiki no Ie
How to deliver exceptional quality material in such a short time and without dialogue? Take these two jewels as an example. Both are an amazing audiovisual experience very rewarding and relaxing. While Jikan conveys an incredible sense of peace of mind with breathtaking animation and soundtrack, Tsumiki possesses a rich message with metaphors throughout his simple story. For those looking for different and unique content these are great recommendations.
Anime: Versailles no Bara
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Versailles no Bara
Anime: Akatsuki no Yona
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Akatsuki no Yona
Do you want a strong female protagonist, a great story and good characters? Well both are excellent choises. VnB is located at the time of the famous French revolution is a classic shoujo that has marked generations. A beautiful story about tragedies, passion and a woman's struggle for freedom. Akatsuki no Yona is the journey of a fragile spoiled princess who saw her world fall and her incredible development as she faces her destiny head-on to become a great leader and warrior. Two works of different generations but that manage to deliver a beautiful material of quality. Watch and you will not regret it.
Anime: Gungrave
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Gungrave
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
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Hellsing Ultimate
- OP main character - (supernatural) gunfights - undeads - generally cool characters - human experimentation - gritty drama
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Anime: Made in Abyss
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Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss is the only anime that can capture that same feeling of adventure as Hunter x Hunter for me. Not only that but the plots are rather similar. Both are about a 12 year old child trying to find their parent, who abandoned them when they were young. Their personalities are very similar, and their relationship with their best friend is very similar as well. (They even have the same voice actress) Lastly, both seem relatively kid friendly, but become quite dark later on.
Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Anime: Orange: Mirai
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Orange: Mirai
Movies that act as companion pieces to the TV series they derive from. Using some form of time-travel as its container, these movies explore the choices made by loved ones when choosing one person over the other. There's a weighed sacrifice for their decisions, something the person with the time-travel advantage openly acknowledges, allowing for moments of self-reflection as they mull over their actions. And because of this constant causality, even in a slice-of-life setting, these movies feel like significant turning points to the TV series material it's attached to. They're equally smothered in this pensive atmosphere, occasionally taking a deep breath of fresh air to allow momentary relief. Visually, they strongly utilize muted colors, giving them the feeling of leaving spring or just approaching fall. A blanket of steel blue with occasional spots of warmth. Earthy tones of browns and greens. The stark contrast of cherry blossoms or a soft pink scarf. These movies found ways to alleviate the mood visually and narratively, while not compromising the situation at hand. It's not the most uplifting thing you could watch but if you're in the mood for it, in the right state of mind, they can be very rewarding for what they offer.
Anime: Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth
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Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
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Devilman: Crybaby
Devilman has had a clear influence on SMT and by extension, Persona, and this influence comes through the most in Persona 3. Apocalyptic themes and religious imagery are present here, and many parallels can be drawn between the characters of Ryou Asuka and Ryoji Mochizuki. Connections between people and what it means to be human are also explored.
Anime: K-On!
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K-On!
Anime: Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
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Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
In K-On! we have Yui joining the "Light Music Club." and in Sora yori mo Tooi Basho we have Yui trying to go on an adventure to Antarctica.
Anime: X
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X
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
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Devilman: Crybaby
Go Nagai's works have had a great influence on CLAMP, and X is one of the most obvious results of that influence. Like Devilman, X is apocalyptic fiction, focusing on the battle of the main character to protect humanity. Human nature, apocalyptic imagery, duality, and religious motifs are front and center.
Anime: Re: Cutey Honey
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Re: Cutey Honey
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
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Devilman: Crybaby
Being modernized adaptations of Go Nagai's works, both of these shows deliver on over-the-top action, inventive visuals, and lots of boobs. Sexuality is front and center. The styles of the directors shine through in each, making both a showcase of unique directorial work. Both have underlying themes about love, although Cutey Honey is ultimately a lot more positive than Devilman. Both shows also feature gay relationships. And as a bonus, Akira and Miki make a cameo appearance in Re: Cutey Honey.
Anime: R.O.D the TV
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R.O.D the TV
Anime: Dantalian no Shoka
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Dantalian no Shoka
Both are centered around the significance of unique books as a means to gain potency and intellect. When it comes to the main characters, it is highlighted how being a bibliomaniac can contribute to solving cases involving strange books that were deemed rare and lost, or even containing special magical powers, unique to the grimoire in question. The illusionary realm of fantasy and reality is a strong concept supporting each respective titles, but saying anymore would spoil the experience.
Anime: Paprika
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Paprika
Anime: Steins;Gate
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Steins;Gate
Two works that surely share an eerie and uncanny feeling, related to the machinery and gadgets that drive the plot in the two stories respectively. However, there's still room for pleasant portraits of daily life and character development, that make it possible for the viewer to get really attached to the main cast. Both troubling, unsettling adventures with a tame use of a somewhat distressing, creepy imagery and a great use of pacing for enhancing the plot while it unravels to us viewers.
Anime: Elfen Lied
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Elfen Lied
Anime: Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko
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Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko
Both these anime are very messed up. Narutaru isnt as violent as Elfen Lied but its more disturbing. They both share some similar themes too.
Anime: Usagi Drop
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Usagi Drop
Anime: Barakamon
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Barakamon
In both Anime does the main character have, to a certain degree, a father role to the child he's taking care of. Both anime are slice of life And both anime are on a more slower pace making them easy relaxing shows for the most part.
Anime: Mononoke Hime
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Mononoke Hime
Anime: Made in Abyss
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Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss feels like a Ghibli movie that was written by a sadist. Boasts an Art Director, Osamu Masayuma, who has worked on various Ghibli films too, so the art is just as fantastic and captivating.
Anime: Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna: Shin'en no Fairy
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Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna: Shin'en no Fairy
Anime: Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke
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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke
They both are the most dramatic and darkest in their series. Heck even for the cute girls as well. Except GODY: The Abyssal Fairy doesn't takes it's self too seriously and the violence is mild While ZKC: The Unlimited is a lot more violent and has puddles of blood. GODY: The Abyssal Fairy is less edgier than ZKC: The Unlimited.
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
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Devilman: Crybaby
Hunter x Hunter's Chimera Ant arc shares a lot of themes with Devilman - namely, the dark side of humanity and human nature. The dichotomy between good and evil gets blurred as the "evil" non-human beings display "human" traits such as love while the supposedly "good" humans commit atrocities that are just as awful as what they're fighting against, if not worse. There is also a strong undercurrent of anti-war sentiment.
Anime: Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
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Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
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Devilman: Crybaby
The original Devilman had a pretty heavy influence on Yu Yu Hakusho, which comes through in several ways. Demon fighting is an obvious one, with lots of bloody close-quarters brawls that get your blood pumping. The thematic exploration of evil and human nature is another; being a main theme of Devilman, it is also touched upon in early arcs of YYH and later delved into more deeply in a later arc. Even putting the influence aside, exciting, intense action combines with likable characters and solid writing that makes both of these shows a lot of fun.
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Anime: Guilty Crown
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Guilty Crown
Both series feature mechas (Knightmare Frames & Endlaves), war against corrupt government (Britannia & GHQ), rebel groups who stand against the government (Black Knights & Funeral Parlor), male main characters (Lelouch & Shuu) obtained the King's Power (Geass & Void Genome) from a mysterious girl (C.C. & Inori), discrimination against people (Elevens & Infected) and dystopian future.
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