Guy moves into a town which holds a mystery that unravels troughout the show. Higurashi has some lighter slice of life episodes, but that's cool because it's pretty long including -kai.
Highly reccomend both
These both have an extremely eerie and dark mood to them making the viewer curious and wanting more. Both start out relatively calmly, with the tension gradually building up into something a lot more gruesome. No holding back with the terror and blood!
Small towns with big secrets. Horror series that show how terrifying normal school kids can turn out to be when pushed to their limits by the darkest horrors their towns have to offer. Both also have themes of cyclical repetition, with Another's events happening year after year and Higurashi repeating the same summer over and over again. The main character are very similar.
Both anime show the same theme of mystery and random deaths. However, If you continue to watch "Higurashi", all is explained towards the end of the series. Throughout "Another" the conspicuous deaths and murderers are somewhat explained all together towards the end.
Both have a main character who moves into a town where mysterious deaths occur. In Higurashi, however, the deaths were caused by murder, rather than other circumstances found in Another.
During watching both of them you get the same feeling. The plot is simillar - a boy going to a new school, meet new friends and everything seems great till.. boom, everything is getting creepy, there's a lot of blood and inexplicable deaths. If you enjoyed one of theese you should see the other one.
Both anime are misleading in that everything "looks" normal when they arent. Blood and death is prominent in both series with a mysterious undertone.
Both are some of the best horror animes out there. Both have violent scenes.
Characters go mad in these. Great suspense and atmosphere. In the beginning (of both) is hard to the viewer to understand the story.
In both you will frequently ask what's going to happen next.
If you liked one of them you should also like the other. :)
Another and Higurashi have lots of similarities
A new boy comes to town;
Mysterious murders starts to happen
something about a curse
Another feels like Higurashi compressed into one arc. Dieing people, classmates hiding something, dark feeling overall. One thing Another lacks in comparison to Higurashi is comedy.
Main character's family moves him to a new town with dark secrets. Blood and murder and sinister atmosphere. The classmates of the main character have secrets that they'd rather keep hidden from the main character, and are willing to go to great lengths to do so. They also both start off calm, lulling you into a false sense of security before turning up the horror.
A normal boy moves house and settles in fairly easily, only to later discover that -his new home (and friends) harbour dark secrets.
Both are very eerie and tense throughout, and they both contain plenty of horror violence.
While I was watching Another, the entire time I kept thinking 'this is so similar to Higurashi'.
An ordinary teenage boy moves into a strange rural town where his classmates seem to be keeping a dark secret from him. There's a horror and a mystery atmosphere. Both are set in the past (Higurashi in 1983, Another in 1998).
Just like another, Higurashi is a bit darker anime, with a lot of mystery, suspense and gore. It'll keep you guessing till the very end, and the atmosphere is simply amazing. The series is also spiced up with various funny moments, which surprisingly enough don't take away from the creepy feel, but only reinforce it in turn. Definitely a must watch.
Both of these anime lean towards a dark aspect with many creepy undertones. However from what I've seen of Another it has much less gore an insanity than Higurashi, so if you want something with more of a creep-out factor than gore, watch Another.
Both series are about boys who recently move to new towns and are oblivious of the creepy things taking place, but they get dragged into them anyways.
Creepiness and unpredictability are present in both series, yet Higurashi starts off as more lighthearted and funny in addition to the fact that it is composed of several arcs.
Those who loved Higurashi for it's mind-racking mystery and gruesomeness will surely love this one.
A normal boy moves to a new town. Within the first 3 episodes, we see this boy get involved with many creep factors. Both the series consist of blood, mystery, girls who are more than they seem, and just all out thrillers.
Even before finishing this series, I knew that there was something similar between Higurashi and Another. MC arrives into a small town, meets new people, and let the psychological twists begin. Murders and mystery play a central theme as the thriller-like sequences repeats over and over. In both series, a calamity that has not been lifted repeats in a Groundhog Day-like loop.
Horror animes with some bloody death scenes. New guys move to small towns that hold big secrets. The deaths in both series are believed to be the result of a mysterious curse. Both show ordinary high school students driven to insanity and committing horrifying crimes. Both take place over 10 years in the past.
Both anime are about some curse/a chain of deaths occuring. Also, the story is full of mystery and confusion at the start, and it contains gore.Very similar, yet different.
It gives you the same feeling.. And it is although kind of the same because in the beginning of both animes, Kouichi's classmates seem to hide something dark from him, while in Higurashi, Keichi's friends are also hiding something 'dark' from him. I love both of these anime, they give you a creepy feeling. I highly suggest watching these two.
If you wished Another was longer and more terrifying, definitely check out Higurashi. It really seems like Another drew a lot of inspiration from the series.
Both animes involve a young man who moves into a new (small) town. Certain dark events have happened before and it starts to repeat itself again. In the two animes, both stories keep blowing your mind; changing everything when the main character finds things out.
We're dealing with the same dark atmosphere and horror situation, coming from a curse that we discover throught the episodes.
Small town with big secrets, all keep to themselves until something happens, very mysterious characters, you get the same feel from both animes
Boy moves to a new, seemingly normal and quite town. That is until past events start to unravel and everything isn't what it seems. If you enjoyed Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, you should defiantly give Another a try.
Both involve a main character moving into a new town. The town has mysterious things going on.
Each is a horror anime revolving around a mystery and the graphic deaths of students; however, Higurashi is more light-hearted (at points) and less generic than Another.
Curse related horror animes. Both have gore and suspence.
- People going absolutely crazy
- Involving unknown disease or curse
They are both very extraordinary horrors that have a great plot, story, sound and have a polished art style.
It seems to have much murders and also have a great story behind it, what ever you liked, Another or Higurashi, I can assure you, this is a must watch. I gave it a 9/10, and I'm slightly strict on my ratings.
They are similar in characters, the flow of the story and the flow of the whole series.
(Higurashi has a sequel and OVAs, while I believe the prequel for Another is to be watched after the T.V. series)
But go check
In a remote village in Japan before the great internet age, a group of high schoolers find themselves at the center of a series of mysterious deaths. They must find out how to survive and stop the deaths.
Both of these series also have terrible communication between friends causing most of the drama. Especially in Another where the whole plot could be solved in three episodes if everyone just talked to each other. However, if you like a suspenseful atmosphere and violet, sometimes silly deaths, then try out both of these interesting anime.
Both series start off whit a boy who moves to an unfamiliar town,which holds a curse.
A loth of mysterious,and gory deaths occur due to this curse.The horror in both is very well made,and also they are both confusing at first.
Both are Horror anime and have great animation and music
The starting premises are extremely similar, young man moves to a new town, odd occurrences, both have horror and a bit of gore.
These two animes are horror and everything is mysterious...
If you watched anime Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni then you will definitely like Another.
Genre for Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni : Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
Genre for Another: Mystery, Horror, Drama, School :3
Another is much more like Higurashi than Elfen Lied. They both have a main protagonist who goes to a school in a new place and both try to figure out the mystery that is killing people. There are lots of murders and bloody scenes in both.
Another and Higurashi are similar because in both stories they have a calamity which people die from but the plots are completely different. Both are very great anime but are different an alike. Higurashi consist on more of a different plot rather where in Another it focuses on the death both have surprise endings and unexpected event. Even though Another has a shocking ending, unexpected, Higurashi has a lot of turns of events and is longer. Both series are different while Higurashi has more than 30 episodes while Another had about 12 or so :]
- follows a story of a man who just recently moved to a remote town and unravels a supernatural mystery that is occurring in it.
- a lot people dying. In Higurashi, it is caused by a conspiracy labeled as "curse", while in Another, it is plainly caused by a curse/grudge.
Supernatural mysteries are indeed interesting, but what if it's being packaged with a little gore scene? Another is more mild but gives a serious atmosphere all the time, while higurashi has a slight changes in the atmosphere but when it comes to gruesome scenes, higurashi offers more.
Both anime are ready to fulfill you desires!
Both have supernatural elements, a somewhat dark atmosphere and are the what-the-hell-is-going-on type of suspense anime. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni however seems to operate at a higher level of the latter, I swear I had no clue what I was watching until after reading up on the series' origin. Plot twists, nail-biting action and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your chair/couch/bed (and at times knock you off of said furniture and into the floor, much like the corpses of characters in both animes). Blood, dementia, and oh did I say blood?
Both series have an unaware main character who wants to find out more about his surroundings. Both anime hold a strong horror element and seem to have an "avoiding death'" feel to them.
Both have a similar storyline.
A guy moves to a new town where mysterious deaths keep happening.
Another and Higurashi both have really creepy scenes, and a few death scenes which are similar because of the amount of blood.
They say you shouldn't watch either of these alone at midnight 0.0
I love both of these shows.
If you like Another, you'll probably love Higurashi..
- New guy moves in to town
- Both Keiichi and Kouichi are very similar.
- Classmates won't tell them the secret of the "curse."
- Both involves a "curse" where someone dies every year.
- Overall mood very similar.
It's similar for the mysteries and the curse
both has the same creepy aura
People start dying in a high school class. Both are super gory and both heavily focus on the reactions of the people in the schools.
Both are school anime
Both are gore
Both have mysterious girls
both shows involve people being slaughtered to death. even both of the main characters are similar.
btw, I wouldn't recommend watching these in the dark
Both shows have sudden plot twists and their endings are both just 'wow' when the culprit is revealed.
The main characters' names for both of the show are almost the same:
Another: Koiichi Sakakibara
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Keiichi Maebara
Both of them move into a new town/village and school only to find out that people are hiding terrible secrets from them.
The supernatural theme is in both anime, though very different (one more to do with death, the other to do with, well, you'll find out).
One great similarity is how they both make you think that something specific
Both are horror series involving a city boy moving to a small town and discovering the bizarre tragedies that occurred there years earlier. His friends act strangely when he asks about these events. Another is very short (12 eps) whereas Higurashi is very long (50 eps)
Both series have that sort of "Guy transfers to a small, new village and goes to school and everything is quite dandy until OH WOW okay people are dying frequently and brutally... well then" feel to them. While both plots have been done before, they're done in a verry riviting way that kept me watching intently form start to end. Highly recommended!
The main characters move to a new town. Both series start off calm, but things soon take a turn for the worst as gruesome murders begin occurring. Mysteries are solved as the shows progress.
both Higurashi and Another are centered around what is called a curse, and both have more of an in depth complex idea at the very end. For example in Higurashi the main character, Maebara Keiichi only recently moved to Hinamizawa and has been there for around a year or six months, which is quite like the main character in Another, Kouichi Sakakibara who only recently transferred to Yomiyama north and stayed in the town. If you're looking for violence and gore both of these share an equal amount, and are very well made. You also find out what's going on through each one, bit by
Both of these spine-chilling horror animes have a surprisingly similar setting: Your somewhat typical highschool guy MC moves to a small village, only to find himself in the middle of a vicious mystery. However, they are definitely not completely the same - The 'Higurashi' series is more focused on the story and suspense with it's super complex plot, while 'Another' is more focused on the artstyle, atmosphere and the fountains of blood.
It is also a horror story. If you like another you might as well like Higurashi....
-both of the anime has the exact atmosphere for the entire season
-both are horror and mysterious :p
-Higurashi has murder and so on while Another doesnt really have(except for the last episode)
-Higurashi's horror is centered on one specific at a time while Another isnt
When I first started watching Another, I was 100% sure it'd be extremely similar to Higurashi.
- Both of them start with a student who just moves into the village and strange murders start occuring around him.
- Both of them involve students dealing with most of the investigations.
Although Another can't be called as brutal as Higurashi, it's still a very similar show.
Both are horror and mystery series with Higurashi being psychological thriller. Higurashi is similar to another in many ways be it the mystery element or the horror or the gore or the pure mindf**k you go through.
Both involve a bunch of classmates and a chain of eerie deaths.
- A guy moves to a small town full of mysteries
- Gore, bloodshed
- Higurashi has more slice of life episodes but it's still horror
To be blunt, Another is not as good as Higurashi. Unfortunately, there are not many good horror anime to choose from. If you enjoyed the brutal deaths and mystery of Higurashi, then you will enjoy Another. Another offers a melancholy and dreary tone with sudden, terrifying deaths keeping you intrigued. Also, the mystery behind the curse is akin to the mystery element of Higurashi.
Seems like I was late. so nevertheless by majority votes:
both shows have gruesome death and gore
both shows have this so called 'cursed'
both shows are very well made
both shows are good
and many more.
Wanna watch some good horror anime with some mystery behind them, then these two are definitely the right choices for that category.
The anime have the same feel to them. Both of the plots revolve around a small "cursed" village and mysterious deaths. They are both excellent as well, if you liked one of them the other is a must see.