Angel Beats!

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Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...

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xfleur xfleur says...

Angel Beats is very reminicent of Highschool of the Dead in terms of an extra-ordinary highschool, focused on a small group of students working to stay "alive" (through the use of planning and assult).

The warm feeling you get from the friendships formed in a world of chaos is very similar in both, as well as the beautiful art either studio has to offer.

ef - a tale of memories

ef - a tale of memories

In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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EmikoGale EmikoGale says...

Both animes have eye popping beautiful animation with bright colors. For some reason Ef- Tale of Memories reminded me a little bit of Angel Beats! Even though the storylines aren't actually the same, I still recommend any one who likes Angel Beats to watch Ef because they both have beautiful stories that will tug at your heart strings.

Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na -Crescent Love-

Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na -Crescent Love-

It is a time of peace between the Earth and the Moon, in the aftermath of the great war between them. On Earth, young Asagiri Tatsuya is amazed to learn that his home is to have a Lunar exchange student, for a homestay guest. Even more amazingly, his guest is none other than the Princess of the Lunar Sphere Kingdom, Feena Fam Earthlight. As Tatsuya struggles to deal with the ramifications of this, and as tensions rise between Earth and Moon, he also learns that there is more to this homestay than meets the eye, and that he and Feena have a shared destiny...

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truehiddenevil truehiddenevil says...

Heartfelt stories involving a war, conflict, and Romeo and Juliet esque love yet conquering all opposing forces toward a future of true peace. I would describe more of why but that would involve spoilers.

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

In the remote Southern Cross island, a secret organization named The Glittering Crux plans to reactivate giant mobile suits that have been sealed for ages. Known as cybodies, they can only be controlled by pilots identified as star drivers. To unleash their full power, the mysterious group must brake the seals of the four shrine maidens that reside in the isle. Recently arrived outsider Takuto Tsunashi vows to stop the Glittering Crux in order to protect Wako Agemaki, girl who saved his life and is one of the four maidens. Wako is a lively young lady who has already been betrothed to Sugata Shindou, a rich and talented childhood friend. Despite being very close to Agemaki, Sugata quietly disapproves this engagement since it was forced on to them due to a family tradition. The melancholic couple becomes a radiant trio as Takuto becomes not only their friend, but protector of the seals since he is none other than the Galactic Pretty Boy, gifted star driver of Tauburn, the 22nd cybody.

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Morwen Morwen says...

This is kiiind of a stretch, but I think these two series make a good pair. They're both centered around a group of high schoolers in a crazy, supernatural situation, and switch between comedy, romantic drama and crazy fights. I think Angel Beats is a bit less obtuse than Star Driver--Star Driver probably needs to be watched more than once to really get it--but they still both have a similar "feel" while you're watching them. It's worth giving one a try if you liked the other!

Wolf's Rain

Wolf's Rain

Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.

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DNWolf DNWolf says...

Both animes have a theme of hope and dreams as well as a somewhat suspenseful plot. Both animes are emotional and powerful, though I felt Wolf's Rain is slightly more dark and Angel Beats! has more comedic elements.