Anime Recommendations

Anime: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
If you liked
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Anime: Ano Natsu de Matteru
...then you might like
Ano Natsu de Matteru
Released within a year of each other, the two series utilize similar art styles, but focus around a group of friends hanging out during the summer time period. More specifically, there is a mystery to be solved, but the thoughts of only having that one summer for one last time to make memories as friends.
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Nerawareta Gakuen
...then you might like
Nerawareta Gakuen
Life isn't as it seems, nor is the end game. Friendships abound, but around them is darkness within the plot rather than a simple slice-of-life story.
Anime: Top wo Nerae 2! Diebuster
If you liked
Top wo Nerae 2! Diebuster
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
...then you might like
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Diebuster is quite literally the spiritual predecessor of Gurren Lagann especially in terms of its aesthetic and tendency towards fanservice. If you love Gurren Lagann and you haven't seen Diebuster, you are uncultured and I do not want to associate with you. I spit on you. Ptoo
Anime: Sword Art Online
If you liked
Sword Art Online
Anime: Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
...then you might like
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
What if we add shounen tropes and remove those filthy melodramatic scenes from SAO? Danmachi is the answer. In simple words, Danmachi is the better version of SAO
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Colorful (Movie)
...then you might like
Colorful (Movie)
Death - can one have a second chance at life? Or is life lost forever? Both series delve into similar constructs in different manners, yet are emotionally drawing fro the viewer.
Anime: Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
If you liked
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
Anime: Angel Beats!
...then you might like
Angel Beats!
Romance delving into the intricacies of death and fate are features of both series, but both feature a purple tones color scheme through good parts of the scenes.
Anime: D.C.: Da Capo
If you liked
D.C.: Da Capo
Anime: W: Wish
...then you might like
W: Wish
Incest romance with drama that can make you cry for some random reason
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
...then you might like
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
Secrets involving the main female protagonist, but the theme of death run through both. Both use very similar Gothic styles with only slight differences color wise, but there is an emotional pull regarding the characters. The series get very dark, and very emotional, but doesn't dive in full blown right away.
Anime: Cowboy Bebop
If you liked
Cowboy Bebop
Anime: Initial D Fifth Stage
...then you might like
Initial D Fifth Stage
Very strange recommendation, but there's an arc in both where a character, who had previously been under a veil of mystery, had to approach their past and put things behind them, with both of these arcs including fighting an old friend over a woman. This recommendation isn't for the shows as a whole, but how these arcs parallel. They're both incredibly well-written and emotion evoking. I assume more people have seen Bebop, so check out the Initial D franchise if you have the time.
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
...then you might like
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
The pull comes from wanting a last moment with the ones a person loves, yet the art style for each leans towards the Gothic style with the slight horror twist with the plot. Both anime are beautifully made.
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
...then you might like
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Fates entwining, paths crossing perhaps only for a brief moment. Romance, sadness, packed together with a nice little bow of a well written plot, but prepare as well for a good cry.
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Little Busters!
...then you might like
Little Busters!
Opening up, both series have this air about them. The high school setting presents itself as normal, yet something tells the viewer it actually isn't normal. What isn't normal? Well, quite a few things, such as battling in school premises, but the school also holds secrets.
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
...then you might like
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
What is death? What is friendship? Both series explore these themes in different ways, but in ways which touch the target audience. The audience is also likely to fall in love with the characters of either series, making for a rather nice slice-of-life watch with a supernatural twist.
Anime: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
If you liked
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Anime: Amnesia
...then you might like
Amnesia
Am I able to make the recommendation without spoilers? Simply, the characters are similar, and the plots contain similar tropes. To go into detail would give away spoilers for both series.
Anime: Starry☆Sky
If you liked
Starry☆Sky
Anime: Amnesia
...then you might like
Amnesia
With otome adaptions one may always expect beautiful art wok, as that's one of the necessary draws for the genre - that, and the handsome male figures each with a different characterization. What sets each otome apart? In this particular case the otome in question have characters with there personalities based around specific themes, one being card suits and the other the zodiac.
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu
If you liked
Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
...then you might like
Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
This is a OVA for this Movie is recommended to watch after the second Season of the anime is more than Awesome Everything is Beautiful
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
If you liked
Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
...then you might like
Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
This is the second Season of the anime for this movie is recommended to watch it a lot is very Awesome And also more Awesome
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs
If you liked
Bungou Stray Dogs
Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
...then you might like
Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
This is an anime TV for this movie you are advised to watch before the movie you might like For me he is very impressed And I advise everyone to watch only those who love Geners Action And SuperPower
Anime: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
If you liked
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
...then you might like
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Both are about girls who gain a strange new ability that seems awesome at first but they soon learn there are great consequences. Both involve time travel where characters have to go back and redo events to save someone they care for. Both get more suspenseful towards the end. Madoka and Makoto are also very similar. They're quirky, they're a bit clumsy, but most of all, they love their friends dearly. Both have unconventional endings that leave you with questions. I can't get enough of these anime so if you loved one, you'll love the other!
Anime: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
If you liked
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Anime: Amnesia
...then you might like
Amnesia
Repeat... repeat again... and again... Both Anime utilize a storytelling idea utilizing alternate universes, but the stories unfolding in each transpire in a manner where the viewer is left wondering what happened - a mystery element, but each world has a different who-done-it to leave viewers intrigued.
Anime: Hiiro no Kakera
If you liked
Hiiro no Kakera
Anime: Amnesia
...then you might like
Amnesia
The female protagonists have a slightly flaky characterization to them in both otome game adaptions, but each seek out some kind of mystery regarding their past. There's also a darker side to the entire plot for each series.
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.
First off, both anime share some similarities. Both anime started off where the main protagonist died from some cause. They eventually had a conversation with the god. Both protagonist gets transfer to another world.
Anime: Wakako-zake
If you liked
Wakako-zake
Anime: Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara
...then you might like
Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara
Cute girls doing cute things, and by cute things I mean drinking copious amounts of alcohol.
Anime: Colorful
If you liked
Colorful
Anime: NHK ni Youkoso!
...then you might like
NHK ni Youkoso!
This will probably seem like a stretch (and to be fair, it is), but I always got a similar vibe in both of these shows. It is probably the art/character designs, as both look more "realistic" compared to other anime series. Both shows also satirize otaku culture, where NHK attempts to show a more depressing look into otaku lifestyle, while Colorful seems to parody over-the-top fanservice found in most ecchi series. NHK is a much better show than Colorful, but if you want to watch a semi-realistic, surreal anime, you might like one or the other.
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
If you liked
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Anime: Nanatsu no Taizai
...then you might like
Nanatsu no Taizai
Both are incredible
Anime: Zero no Tsukaima
If you liked
Zero no Tsukaima
Anime: Toradora!
...then you might like
Toradora!
They're splitting images of each other, if you look a little deeper. An ultra-tsun (both are done by the same voice actor) is stuck with a unwilling teenage boy (through differing circumstances and come to care for each other (eventually) Zero no Tsukaima leans on ecchi. unlike Toradora!, but the general ideas remain the same
Anime: Black Lagoon
If you liked
Black Lagoon
Anime: Highschool of the Dead
...then you might like
Highschool of the Dead
They're both kind of Westernized, which isn't necessarily a bad thing in this case. Zombie movies/TV series have always been a really American thing imo, with series such as The Walking Dead, Zombieland, and the like, and Highschool of the Dead takes that and puts the signature anime spin on it, with healthy doses of matrix boobs, ecchi, and high school students Black Lagoon also draws influence from Western action movies, with a lot of gunfights, explosions, and generally badassery, and that's probably why the dub is better to me. It just seems to fit better. Highschool of the Dead is definitely more gory, with it being a zombie anime, and Black Lagoon is more focused on the action, but they go together hand in hand
Anime: Shingeki no Kyojin
If you liked
Shingeki no Kyojin
Anime: Kantai Collection: KanColle
...then you might like
Kantai Collection: KanColle
I'm sure many people will think I'm really stretching this, but I can see a few similarities. Shingeki (Attack on Tiant) is much more serious in every aspect and it is certainly the better show with much better production qualities, overall Despite this, Kancolle and Shingeki do both have a large group of characters fighting an enemy of man kind. Both shows have a good number of characters that are not given as much screen time as they should be, but they're still good characters. Both shows have at least 1 person die before the audience really even has a chance to get connected to them. Both anime have fitting art styles during battles to compliment the mood; Kancolle still has pretty much clearer skies and such, but it's not nearly as dark of a show, compared to Shingeki that has some really earth art, while also having relatively calm surroundings. The intensity that the show is going for is shown on the battle field in both shows, still, though, even if the surroundings don't make it seem that way. The main reason that I started thinking of them as kind of similar is because of the one frame in the ending them for Kancolle. Around the middle of the song, the picture shown looks similar to the way the visuals were shown near the end of the first Shingeki opening.
Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
If you liked
Hanasaku Iroha
Anime: Konohana Kitan
...then you might like
Konohana Kitan
Innocent and extremely cute bright haired girls working in an inn/hot springs and meeting many friends along the way. Happiness through hard work. Importance of family. Endless admiration of one's mentors. A pinch of romance and comedy sprinkled in with a warm and mellow atmosphere. One of key differences is that while Konohana Kitan obviously relies on supernatural stuff, Hanasaku Iroha tells a more grounded story.
Anime: Cardcaptor Sakura
If you liked
Cardcaptor Sakura
Anime: Heartcatch Precure!
...then you might like
Heartcatch Precure!
-Both majorly unit play involved collection -Both MC are mahou shouju -Both main audience is kids
Anime: Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga.
If you liked
Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga.
Anime: Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
...then you might like
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
A slice-of-life comedy about growing up with family and childhood friends with a supernatural twist. Mikakunin completely lacks the Ecchi component and has more slap-stick moments. Both series have a large cast of wholesome likeable characters. Both feature love interests that live in the same house. Both anime are about a shy main character learning to be more confident in themselves.
Anime: Toaru Majutsu no Index
If you liked
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Anime: Black Clover
...then you might like
Black Clover
Main characters with no magic living in a world where magic is everything. Except both have something better, anti-magic.
Anime: D.Gray-man
If you liked
D.Gray-man
Anime: Pandora Hearts
...then you might like
Pandora Hearts
This anime is a very tangled web of secrets and dangers from the past chasing you into the far future. While watching it you will become more and more invested into the plot, so you move onto the manga to continue your journey with the characters, ever deeper into the Abyss of despair and realize what a true work of art Pandora Hearts is as you weep bitter tears, your heart being filled with emotions and broken into pieces at the same time. It also has amazing musical backgrounds and the opening is a winner. Do not hesitate and begin investing your time into this masterpiece created by Jun Mochizuki (◕‿◕) (❤ω❤)
Anime: Gintama
If you liked
Gintama
Anime: Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
...then you might like
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Both are really funny sitcoms.
Anime: Alien 9
If you liked
Alien 9
Anime: Made in Abyss
...then you might like
Made in Abyss
Cute and innocent character design of the main characters but these shows can be serious and mature. Similar age of main characters. Monster design is really good and unique in both series.
Anime: Persona 4 the Animation
If you liked
Persona 4 the Animation
Anime: Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
...then you might like
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Same Has Summon skills to survive and if you like devil survivor 2 this will be an exact copy of it.
Anime: Amnesia
If you liked
Amnesia
Anime: Brothers Conflict
...then you might like
Brothers Conflict
Who does the girl end up with? Both Anime play around with the Otome genre, but both actively choose to make who she - the main protagonist ends up with - not something given away. Both series feature beautiful artwork with a wide range of characters, but the plots are simple as well.
Anime: K-On!
If you liked
K-On!
Anime: Gamers!
...then you might like
Gamers!
One is about a band, one is about a group of gamers, and neither of them do much playing. One is pure moe, the other is a romcom to the core, and neither of them do much plot progression. They're genuinely enjoyable to watch, regardless of if the initial concept is pretty misleading on how the rest of the anime will go.
Anime: Sankarea
If you liked
Sankarea
Anime: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
...then you might like
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
It's a good romance that's actually technically necrophilia, but we don't talk about that. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia was one of the first anime I've really had to binge watch because I was enveloped in the story, and while it turns darker than Sankarea further on, they're still both enjoyable romances that are technically necrophilia
Anime: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
If you liked
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Anime: Nisekoi
...then you might like
Nisekoi
Haganai is a series near and dear to me for no particular reason, and Nisekoi is the closest to it I could think of. They both go along with the harem/harem-esque genre, but in Haganai the Generic Dense Harem Anime Protagonist™ isn't actually a Generic Dense Harem Anime Protagonist™. Talk about originality, amirite It actually leans towards slice of life too, and has a healthy portion of lolis. 10/10
Anime: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
If you liked
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Anime: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
...then you might like
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
They don't seem too similar at first glance, with Re:Zero being a action/fantasy with dark themes and Higurashi being a classic horror series in the otaku community, but they are. Both are in time loops, except while in Higurashi Keiichi is unaware of it, Subaru from Re:Zero is. They both deal with dark, sometimes gory themes, included but not limited to; torture, insanity, watching friends die, and more, but it takes more of a forefront in Higurashi, with it being more strictly related to horror. Not enough yandere in Re:Zero though. Shame.
Anime: Angel Beats!
If you liked
Angel Beats!
Anime: Plastic Memories
...then you might like
Plastic Memories
Do you like to cry, but you're not hardcore enough for Clannad? Here you go. Angel Beats! starts out pretty calmly, but starts to escalate pretty quick around mid-series until the end of it. Plastic Memories kicks you in the feels hard starting on the first episode, which is pretty commendable, but isn't a constant tear jerker, and turns into more of a romance as it goes on, albeit a depressing one (I also really like the concept behind this one and the way it's executed.
Anime: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
If you liked
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Anime: Eromanga-sensei
...then you might like
Eromanga-sensei
The same author wrote both of these, for one. Eromanga-sensei is a lot like Oreimo, but toned down a good bit, for those people who aren't absolute siscon filth like myself (in anime or anime related forms, I'm not gonna take the incest route IRL) Think of Eromanga-sensei as the softcore version of Oreimo.
Anime: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
If you liked
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Anime: Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
...then you might like
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. is a HUGE step down from Re:Zero, but it is important to notice the fundamental differences. The MC in Isekai is OP as f***, while the MC in Re:Zero could be considered weak in a way. Both anime depict a MCs in another world, but do it in a drastically different way. In my experience, I only watched Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. because I loved how the animators had the balls to adapt this crap material. In a way, I was actively seeking how bad it was. For people that are not very critical, Isekai was Smartphone to Tomo ni. may be for them.
Anime: BAR Kiraware Yasai
If you liked
BAR Kiraware Yasai
Anime: Tomato ni Natta Otokonoko
...then you might like
Tomato ni Natta Otokonoko
Both are about humanoid vegetables.
Anime: Chihayafuru
If you liked
Chihayafuru
Anime: Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
...then you might like
Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
Alrighty. These two are pretty much the same but what sets them apart is that Ryuuou no Oshigoto is about shogi and Chihayafuru is about karuta. Ryuuou no Oshigoto is more light hearted than Chihayafuru but if you're looking for an anime that has the same type of progression in the story (someone trying to become the best at something/ getting technical into the game iteself) then Chihayafuru might be a good one for you.
Anime: Btooom!
If you liked
Btooom!
Anime: Akuma no Riddle
...then you might like
Akuma no Riddle
Tick, tick, tick... The viewer feels as if time is against the characters, yet the twists within the series... No, the biggest selling point for both are the characters, but both get the viewer rooting for - not always the good guys, but some bad guys. Or are they really bad guys?
Anime: No.6
If you liked
No.6
Anime: Akuma no Riddle
...then you might like
Akuma no Riddle
Trying to place the similarities between the two shows into words is honestly complicated. In part, I don't want to give away spoilers. Seemingly dissimilar are these two series except for the same-sex content which crops up, that's really not the only draw. Perhaps then it is the draw of the characters, and how each is almost like their own book? Or the fact one is on the edge of their seat wondering what happens next. Perhaps words were easier to put down than first thought.
Anime: Akira
If you liked
Akira
Anime: Mousou Dairinin
...then you might like
Mousou Dairinin
(...) How to begin? Since this is horror, is it okay to describe the emotional feeling as being like a knife to the gut? Style wise both in aesthetics and plot, Paranoia Agent feels much like an Anime of Akira's era, the 1980s, yet the newer series came long after the apocalyptic horror era of the 1980s. The series doesn't play up on nostalgia though, and brings some new modern elements into the mix. Akira though, remains a good starting point for those looking into the past of the genre.
Anime: Akira
If you liked
Akira
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
...then you might like
Devilman: Crybaby
The psychological anguish felt - hopefully viewers of one are ready for another go with the other. Crybaby - it's not just a nickname for Akira, but more of the viewer as well, yet not in a negative manner. The worlds in these horror series are just that messed up.
Anime: Akira
If you liked
Akira
Anime: Gyo
...then you might like
Gyo
My personal reaction when thinking of both of these series is mental vomit, yet not in the manner one might be expecting. I'm not talking about a poorly made piece, but the mental vomit one gets in regards to the horror genre. Both series delve into the horrors of man kind, but also abandoning of all hope. Well, it is horror after all.
Anime: AKB0048
If you liked
AKB0048
Anime: Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou
...then you might like
Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou
There is something regarding the bright color pallets and how each are put down in a slightly different manner on screen, yet still despite the brightness maintain a dark feel. The characters, while the stories contain some fluffy moments have the potential to bring about strong emotions regarding the dark subject matter, leaving the viewer routing for the team of heroes, but looking for that special magic to save everyone.
Anime: Eureka Seven
If you liked
Eureka Seven
Anime: Air Gear
...then you might like
Air Gear
There's something regarding extreme sports which draws viewers in, yet both series take the subject to technically new levels which defy current rules. Both series are dark and edgy, yet feature a wide cast of characters for viewers to potentially fall in love with, yet there are also head scratches, not plot holes, but things which leave the viewer wondering what could have been had just one thing gone differently.
Anime: Air Gear
If you liked
Air Gear
Anime: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
...then you might like
Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
Similar? To say there isn't an overlap in tropes is an understatement, yet each series has a bizarre twist on a real world sport, making for a rather interesting... I'm honestly not sure what kind of words to use, beyond the fact both series are technically of the crackfic genre, yet are the last two series one might think of said genre due to how cleverly implemented the bizarre twists regarding the sport chosen. Willing suspense of disbelief should normally not be suspended either, yet no suspense is actually felt, due to the world building and rule creating for both series. Plus, add in an interesting cast of characters, and one honestly gets something new and different than the other series out there.
Anime: Bleach
If you liked
Bleach
Anime: Air Gear
...then you might like
Air Gear
Punked out. Those two words describe both series at first glance. The main character's both have attitude, attitude which is slightly if not completely misunderstood. The character facets the character in each series show end up being basic, only to progress as the series progresses.
Anime: Agatha Christie no Meitantei Poirot to Marple
If you liked
Agatha Christie no Meitantei Poirot to Marple
Anime: Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon
...then you might like
Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon
Agatha Christie, queen of mystery, yet one of the major two influences upon the genre, what isn't there to recommend? How about something more specific, like the time frame the two Anime occur, meaning the characters dress in similar fashion, yet the tone of the work remains there. A spiffy teen protagonist, one added in to a classic, and the other making for an earlier classic regarding the genre of young detective youth.
Anime: AD Police
If you liked
AD Police
Anime: Psycho-Pass
...then you might like
Psycho-Pass
Dark dystopian futures ruled by fear of the "other", Psycho-Pass likely found inspiration in the AD Police series, what with the next generation of animators having grown up on the previous series. What AD Police brought to the table, Psycho-Pass gives a nice twist to.
Anime: Working!!
If you liked
Working!!
Anime: Acchi Kocchi (TV)
...then you might like
Acchi Kocchi (TV)
Soft? Well, Acchi Koochi is definitely a soft slice-of-life Anime in both mood and pacing, while Working is soft in feel, but packs in quite a bit with the characters as nothing about the day to day life is simple. A stark contrast characterization wise, and yet there is something fans of one may enjoy of the other.
Anime: Nichijou
If you liked
Nichijou
Anime: Acchi Kocchi (TV)
...then you might like
Acchi Kocchi (TV)
Soft, personable to some, the series leaves the audience with a warmhearted feeling, but the plots are simple to follow. The one difference between the two is Nichijou leans more towards the crackfic genre than Acchi Kocchi does, as the latter takes a more realistic take.
Anime: Lucky☆Star
If you liked
Lucky☆Star
Anime: Acchi Kocchi (TV)
...then you might like
Acchi Kocchi (TV)
Strangely enough, neither series is my cup-of-tea, yet having seen both I find myself seeing how fans of one would like the other. The animation style is soft, but also a style possibly not used often anymore. Comedic, with a humor which appeals to a certain type of fan, yet also characters which are soft personality wise. No, I don't mean flat, but personable in a manner which there seems no malice between the two. If anything, both series make for a light-heated watch for anyone in the mood.
Anime: Toaru Majutsu no Index
If you liked
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Anime: Accel World
...then you might like
Accel World
Both protagonists are in a way hapless? Hapless means not helpless, but simply unfortunate in their luck. The amount of unfortunate each experiences also ends up balanced out by another character who stands by their side. The journey each go through also isn't straight forward either.
Anime: Persona 4 the Animation
If you liked
Persona 4 the Animation
Anime: Accel World
...then you might like
Accel World
Rag tag group of friends try to solve problems in another world, but things which appear lighthearted end up not being so. Both the main protagonists end up building up their team of friends over a period of time - but beyond that, snap - spoiler alert.
Anime: Accel World
If you liked
Accel World
Anime: Selector Infected WIXOSS
...then you might like
Selector Infected WIXOSS
How to best explain the similarity? Dark times in a world where the characters play a game, forfeiting effectively something important in the process, yet they seek to find their humanity. The world outside of the game is light and airy, yet the wishes - the question of whether they are worth it and the price one pays crops up.
Anime: Accel World
If you liked
Accel World
Anime: Btooom!
...then you might like
Btooom!
A rather odd recommendation due to major differences in genre, but also maturity in content, there is a certain appeal regarding the characters which both series share. The characters aren't cardboard cut-outs of each other though, not in the slightest, nor are the plots. More of, same feel, but something majorly different, if viewers of one might give the other a chance.
Anime: A.D. Police (TV)
If you liked
A.D. Police (TV)
Anime: Psycho-Pass
...then you might like
Psycho-Pass
Ever get the feeling a character might fit just fine into the canon material of another series? Psycho-Pass and A.D. Police are like that, and yet the similarities between the two shoes end up being - unique. Crossover fodder perhaps only in the mind of a fanfic writer, that feel and enjoyable similarity are something even a fanfic writer won't miss. Plus, Psycho-Pass is likely influenced by A.D. Police.
Anime: A.D. Police (TV)
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A.D. Police (TV)
Anime: Tiger & Bunny
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Tiger & Bunny
Did A.D. Police influence Tiger & Bunny? Possibly, though truth be told A.D. Police influenced many sci-fi apocalyptic series which have come out of Japan. Tiger & Bunny takes the old, and places an interesting twist, but A.D. Police allows viewers to see where the genre in regards to Anime has been.
Anime: A Kite
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A Kite
Anime: Parasite Dolls
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Parasite Dolls
Anime of a begone era, the style still ends up resonating despite the amount of time having passed. Dystopian is dystopian, with no punches held back regarding what one is willing to do to the characters, yet also shredding everyone psychologically to pieces, rendering everyone including the viewer raw. Neither series is for the faint of heart.
Anime: 11eyes
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11eyes
Anime: Ookamikakushi
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Ookamikakushi
Airing within a year of each other, the melodramatic setting but similar color styles reflects Anime's move towards a Gothic style with a very specific character design, yet also super depressing plot - depressing, as in the characters lives don't go well because both series are of - if one guessed already - the horror genre. While blood spills out, none of this is overdone, yet the subtle tones of hints at other things - things left unseen, plays at the minds of viewers watching either series.
Anime: Shikabane Hime: Aka
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Shikabane Hime: Aka
Anime: 11eyes
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11eyes
The Gothic motif contains a particular draw, yet the manner in which both utilize said motif is similar. One of the biggest draws for fans of either series is the depressing overture pressing down on the viewers psyche. While this may seem bad - depressing is depressing after all, there is a draw to what fanfic writers call "dark fic", or sending favorite characters through a world of hurt allowing the viewer to root for an ending - or lack there of - where the favorites win out.
Anime: Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
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Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
Anime: "Bungaku Shoujo" Movie
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"Bungaku Shoujo" Movie
Without being dystopian future, Bungaku Shoujo still has a slight feel that the dystopian narrative brings into play, emotionally pulling in the same manner. Yet, both series, one a dystopian historical-au and the other not have a melody about the plot flow which remains similar. Picture a musical score done for two different movies, yet the two being exact opposites of each other. Despite this, both appeal to the same musical audience. In such these two movies are similar in vein, having a similar narrative feel.
Anime: Shigofumi
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Shigofumi
Anime: "Bungaku Shoujo" Movie
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"Bungaku Shoujo" Movie
The feeling exuded by both series may be best described as lovers whose fingers reach out for each other, yet barely touch despite all the hard effort. The two series are dark mood wise, yet mildly so. The characters manage to keep the target audience at the edge of their seat, and yet action really isn't either series specialty. Both series are good for an emotional pull, yet also twists which - while for some may be predictable, end up being an enjoyment for others.
Anime: Made in Abyss
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Made in Abyss
Anime: Mahoutsukai no Yome
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Mahoutsukai no Yome
_ They are both settled in a well-constructed and intriguing fantasy world, with strange creatures and phenomens _ They have both the theme of what is human and what isn't _ They have have both a gorgeus art _ They have both a fantastic soundtrack
Anime: "Bungaku Shoujo" Movie
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"Bungaku Shoujo" Movie
Anime: Otome Nadeshiko Koi Techou
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Otome Nadeshiko Koi Techou
Ever get the feeling a particular series is something those of another series would be into? An odd tie in, yet Otome Nadeshiko Koi Techou reads - or more of, watches, like a series which the characters of the Bungaku Shoujo movie would get into regarding their literary club. Of course, regarding Bungaku Shoujo, the series draws upon the literary crowd in the first place, so the other work which contains various literary tropes one would expect from a work of literate would appeal. Add to this, both pieces are on the shorter sides of things.
Anime: Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi
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Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi
Anime: Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna
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Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna
In both of the series the main lead is a strong woman who is being hunted by an evil organisation for their own seemingly perverse purposes. The main characters have a physically intimate connection with the rest of the cast. Either of the anime aren't afraid to show the violent or graphic scenes.
Anime: Tokyo Ghoul
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Tokyo Ghoul
Anime: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
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Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
-Note : this recommendation only applies to kiseijuu and not visceversa, i do not recommend tokyo ghoul- Ok, so to make it short, parasyte is like tokyo ghoul, but done right. It haves the same premise of "the enemy among us" , similar main character , tactical fights, etc etc.
Anime: Kill la Kill
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Kill la Kill
Anime: Darling in the FranXX
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Darling in the FranXX
art style and nice waifus
Anime: Hadashi no Gen
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Hadashi no Gen
Anime: Hi no Ame ga Furu
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Hi no Ame ga Furu
Both movies are based on a story of the WWII Both movies main characters are children who suffered from the war
Anime: Ushiro no Shoumen Daare
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Ushiro no Shoumen Daare
Anime: Hi no Ame ga Furu
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Hi no Ame ga Furu
Both movies are based on a story of the WWII Both movies main characters are children who suffered from the war
Anime: Hotaru no Haka
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Hotaru no Haka
Anime: Hi no Ame ga Furu
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Hi no Ame ga Furu
Both movies are based on a story of the WWII Both movies main characters are children who suffered from the war
Anime: Sword Art Online
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Sword Art Online
Anime: Btooom!
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Btooom!
Btooom! is basically SAO with explosives, lots of explosives.
Anime: Steins;Gate
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Steins;Gate
Anime: B: The Beginning
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B: The Beginning
The main character in both shows is a genius, a very weird genius with a sad past and an heartbreaking childhood. in both shows they are helped by amazing women who are reconized as geniuses and are not there just to be an object. Both have magical aspects in their storylines and are mixed with darkness and funny parts but not too distracting. Finally both leave open the possibility for sequels which is so great.
Anime: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
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Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Anime: Kokkoku
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Kokkoku
Art style: very similar art style, a bit dark and beautiful Time travel: Both involves a form of time travel Story: They are both willing to rescue someone important Genre: They are both supernatural and psychological
Anime: Made in Abyss
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Made in Abyss
Anime: Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
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Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
It has same art style and is also a story based on adventure , though unique its own way.
Anime: Tenjou Tenge
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Tenjou Tenge
Anime: Highschool of the Dead
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Highschool of the Dead
Both have action, some dark scenes and romance. I would say that Tenjou Tenge is more dark in parts, at least relates to some pretty emotional stuff. There is also ecchi in both anime.
Anime: Noir
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Noir
Anime: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
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Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
Both involve assassin's trying to figure out a mystery in their past and fighting other assassins. Contractors technically aren't always assassins but act like it a lot. Hei and Noir are both such skilled assassins they are compared to grim reapers. In both the antagonist is a larger organizations, the Syndicate and the Soldats, which seem to manipulate everything behind the scenes. The strength of both are definitely the great fight choreography and soundtracks. Weaknesses in both could be considered the plot and characters. But if that didn't bother you one it hopefully won't in the other.
Anime: Hyouge Mono
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Hyouge Mono
Anime: Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.
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Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.
Japanese historical dramas involved a lot of humor
Anime: Fluximation
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Fluximation
Anime: Genius Party Beyond
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Genius Party Beyond
Collection of short films all by different directors with wildly different styles.
Anime: Genius Party
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Genius Party
Anime: Fluximation
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Fluximation
Collection of short films all by different directors with wildly different styles.
Anime: Ookami to Koushinryou
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Ookami to Koushinryou
Anime: Gosick
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Gosick
Interesting female leads; story fueled by the dynamic between the main couple; a historical fiction element in both.
Anime: Death Note
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Death Note
Anime: Psycho-Pass
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Psycho-Pass
Both are very great on showing things about the worst of the society and are very dark in terms of storytelling
Anime: Persona: Trinity Soul
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Persona: Trinity Soul
Anime: Persona 4 the Animation
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Persona 4 the Animation
there both based if the persona games Persona 4 The animation is an anime adaptation to persona 4 while i believe persona trinity souls is based of of persona 1 and 2 but it has its own style and story, but persona 4 the animation is a really great anime and has many aspects that are similar to persona trinity souls.
Anime: Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
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Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Gunbuster is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's grandmother, and well worth checking out. It has aged tremendously well and was Gainax's first proper anime - so any Gainax fans out there should definitely check it out.
Anime: Dennou Coil
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Dennou Coil
Anime: Shinsekai yori
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Shinsekai yori
-Children grow up and learn more about their world -Everything is not as it seems, both anime get pretty dark at times
Anime: Shaman King
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Shaman King
Anime: Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
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Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
Young and laid back (maybe a little lazy) main character who grows up during the story. He journeys to become stronger and gains allies in ghosts and humans on his way. Struggle to keep peace and balance. Unexpected plot twists. Simmilar character design (Kuwabara - Ryunosuke, Hiei - Ren). Both of them are oldies ;) (Shounen, Action, Supernatural, Comedy)
Anime: Boku no Hero Academia
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Boku no Hero Academia
Anime: Black Clover
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Black Clover
Weak but ambitious main character on his way to reach the top and proving himself to the ones who doubted and wronged him. Main focus on his journey to power up, finding friends and rivalry. (Action, Fantasy, Superpower, Shounen, Comedy)
Anime: D.Gray-man
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D.Gray-man
Anime: 07-Ghost
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07-Ghost
The main character is an orphan with mysterious powers. He joins an Order to fight the ones responsible for his loss. Also trying to discover what lies behind his powers and it's connection to his past! ("Romance", Action, Shounen, Demons, Fantasy, Comedy)
Anime: One Piece
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One Piece
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Lighthearted anime with exciting fighting arc's (beware of filler episodes - HxH has less fillers). Innocent and ambigious main character with badass friends, interesting side characters and a lot of plot twists. In search for something very important to them. Friendship is the key. (Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Superpower, Shounen).
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