With their story wrote by the same author, both animes are adopted from visual novels with the same name. Focused on -somewhat supernatural- murder mysteries, both stories feature some of the many possibilities which could happen in a period of time.
They are both made by Ryukishi07. They share the splatter and the style: " many possible development of one event which happens again and again".
multiple ways of deaths, mystery and creepy characters (also made by the same creators)
Both hold a dark and mysterious plot, and boggles the intellectual mind.
It has the same mysterious element and its based the same way.Also its made by the same studio and its really amazing.
Umineko & Higurashi are similar because they both have a dark, psychological plot. It's the sort of thing where you would have to see the whole Animes to understand them. Umineko is basically just like an alternate ending for Higurashi. Plus, the characters are similar, creepy and psychotic at times. If you enjoyed Umineko or Higurashi I'd recommend the other to you :D
Same creator, same studio, relatable art style, Keiichi = Battler (strong male lead), similar story telling format, and most of all, at least for whatever counted, VERY SIMILAR ATMOSPHERE OF MYSTERY.
Why is this not 1st place? oh waits elfen lied ew
As both are made by the same people if you liked Higursahi you should check out Umineko, Yes both are pretty different from one another but the two also have a lot a like. Both are very bloody and keep you thinking as the show goes on.
Made by the same people, very similar concept but executed differently. If you liked Higurashi then you definitely watch Umineko.
-Both have disjointed story arcs that are all connected
-Both have people slowly losing their sanity as their numbers dwindle
-Both have a murder mystery element
Both take place in the same universe with a different cast of characters, have similar storyline and make references to each other.