Shinsekai yori, Zetsuen no Tempest Recommendations
In the greater sense, these anime are quite similar. Offering a mysterious beginning giving an unknowing and tempting view towards the viewers on what the anime has to offer. The characters will gather and head for a grand adventure, while experiencing strong friendship, or something even beyond that. An adventure with some sort of power, yet not only being tested physically but mentally too as they deal with powerful emotions.
To anyone that likes a dark, complex anime that slowly gives off its secrets, I can almost ensure you will find the anime likable.
These two series have the theme of dealing in issues with philosophical implications. Things affect the series' world at large. There is a lot of character development and drama in each. In addition, they are both rendered realistically (for anime style), as characters have less exaggerated features (ie more natural shades of hair...no bright pink or green here). They are around the same length as well, to add one more similarity.
Overall, they are quite similar and worth the watch.
-Some dark themes
- thriller... really dramatics keeps you want to watch it till the end.
-MEANINGFUL dialogue. Sometimes dialogue is the most important part of both of these shows which shows you the meaning behind the world.
Watching Zetsuen no Tempest kept reminding me of Shinsekai yori, they felt similar, like if they were spiritual successors of each other (they are not). Also, they both involve supernatural abilities with kinda similar rules (although the abilities are different) and similar slower pace of story telling, giving a lot of time to try to figure out stuff ourselves, while also think about life itself. In overall though, I find Shinsekai yori darker themed.
These two anime are really similar because they all start out with mysteries and both reveal more and more truths as the story progresses. While Shinsekai yori incorporates psychological Freudian ideals and evolutionary principles, Zetsuen no Tempest integrates two famous Shakespeare plays: The Hamlet and Tempest. They both give off a dark feel, and the arts are quite similar as well. If you like one of them you would like the other one as well!