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Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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Goodwine Goodwine says...

The main characters have the same personality, Yuri is bossy like Haruhi, but none of them have bad intentions; and Otonashi is incredulous  as Kyon. This personalities are so similar that I can assure you that if you liked one, you would like the other.

Both animes are centered on school students, specifically a club with "particular" and fun activities, one named SOS and the other SSS (even tho this one keeps changing).

Darkearth10 Darkearth10 says...

You'll enjoy this if you liked this, got a good similar weird plot line and it's just thouroughly epic.

Drasticc Drasticc says...

What can I say?  Two essentric egotistically female protogonist that warm the viewer hearts!  Meanwhile we enjoy the crazy adventures along the way. Hell even the main characters have strong similarity in the the design, leadership style, outfits and looks. SSS club, S.O.S. Brigade...same difference.

Anim3m0 Anim3m0 says...

Both anime have a prominent and strong protagonist, that is Suzumiya and Yuri, which is i personally like the most. Eventhough I can say "Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" is one of the best anime I had watch due it's unpredictable storylines and actions, I can also recommends Angel Beats! because of it's humour and moral lessons (which is also exist in Suzumiya). Overall, I recommend all the readers to watch both if they are looking for some cool and humorous contemporary anime.

bzeimen bzeimen says...

Angel Beats! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya both offer surprisingly though-provoking overtones. Haruhi delves more into the philisophical implications of having someone who is, for lack of a better term, omnipotent, even though she doesn't realize it. Angel Beats, on the other hand, deals more with life after death and finding something to live for. Both anime have great animation syle. That is to say that both offer consistent and beautiful animation. Both have great soundtracks as well. And finally, both have good English voice casts, if you cannot handle subtitles (something I mention only because I know quite a few people who get headaches from reading subtitles or have issues with reading them fast enough)If you're a fan of either Yuri or Haruhi, the other will strike a familiar chord. This isn't because of something like an animation studio re-using a character (the two are very different, both in style and personality) but the overwhelming prescence of each character struck me as quite similar. Especially when they are barking orders. 

Naga Naga says...

Feel like AB takes a lot form these series, if you liked charachters in one of those two the other have them also, personalitties are so similar that one could say rip off.

Mariana Mariana says...

The main characters are incredible similar: Yuri is just like Haruhi, and Otonashi is just like Kyon. The outfits, the animation, the clubs (SOS Brigade, SSS...)... a lot of things in Angel Beats! resemble Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu and visa-versa. If you liked one, there's very little chance you won't enjoy the other (:

christinedanielle christinedanielle says...

Haruhi and Yuri have the same attitude and they both are seemingly eccentric. The plot also has similarities since they both have comedy and romance in them, but Angel beats focuses more on romance unlike Melancholy of haruhi Suzumiya wherein the anime focuses more on the comedy part. Either ways, you'll love watching them both

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.

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sothis sothis says...

Though Haibane is much slower and considered to be more 'intelligent'/thought provoking, it and Angel Beats are incredibly similar series. Both revolving around a group of young people who've died and must deal with their new lives. A good rec for sure.

ipsilonv ipsilonv says...

Angel Beats! tries to deliver a similar experience to Haibane Renmei. However, it doesn't lend itself to be taken seriously enough to actually achieve it. If you like the whole concept of a loosely defined limbo-like existence, and what that entails to the characters in the show, you will enjoy Haibane Renmei. Similar, yet very different, both shows share a mysterious feeling surrounding their respective worlds, and characters trying to understand them.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series has an extremely similar setting, taking place in some sort of afterlife, with beings that have to come to terms with the fact that they've died. Beyond that, each series seems to have some grievances against whatever powers put them there/know why they were put there and what is going on. Also, each story has an extremely similar plot line, although how the plot is given and progressed is extremely different.

JarOfFries JarOfFries says...

Angel Beats and Haibane Renmei open in similar circumstances. The characters find themselves in an artificially small world, implied to be the afterlife. Moving beyond the situation, the plot in both shows centers on personal themes of coming to terms with both their present situation and the nature of their previous lives. Despite their differences, they raise quite similar questions, and follow them through to similar conclusions.

paganfire paganfire says...

Both these series deal with a life after death and rebirth concept as their main story plots. While slightly different in the approaches both series work to give the viewers a sense of mystery, confussion, and eventually hopeful resolution. The end really isn't the end, but trully a new beginning.

MrEbert MrEbert says...

Haibane Renmei has the same sort of setting as Angel Beats: a world that seems to be transitional between life and whatever comes after.  In terms of mood, Haibane Renmei is much more subdued than Angel Beats.  It is quite slow-paced, and is not an emotional roller coaster.  The whole show is very intimate, and I think you can form connections with the characters in Haibane better than you can with Angel Beats.

CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

Angel Beats! is more lively than Haibane Renmei, but they deal with the same thing - life after death. They're both set in a purgatory-like world and the characters must deal with their sorrows, regrets, or sins from their previous life. Haibane Renmei is more serious, slow, and thought-provoking than Angel Beats!, but the ideas are the same. If you liked one, you may be interested in the other. 

Sowal Sowal says...

those anime have simmilar storyline,

angel beats and haibane renmei both have strange mysterious worlds, where everything is possible - worlds of ppl who died...

both stories says about dealing with the past

Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation due to his father’s connections. SAI Corporation is known for its production and management of androids that possessed human emotions called Giftia. Tsukasa’s position is in the terminal service department where the main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration, a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who is never given any responsibility other than serving tea to co-workers.

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isurugimio isurugimio says...

- Both have a kuudere loli who isn't normal

- Both have a male lead who is a newbie and a nice guy

- Both have a certain organization the main characters are apart of

- Both have certain supernatural/sci-fi elements

- Both have a sort of way to "not exist" that isn't really dying (Plamemo has "retrievals" and Angel Beats has "disappearing")

- Both have tearjerkers

The two protagonists (both male and female) from both series are a lot alike. The art style is very similar also. Most importantly though, both are very emotionally grabbing, even being similar in how and why they are emotionally grabbing.

L337LYC4N L337LYC4N says...

Story feels very similar between the two. Has a very "bittersweet" feeling to it, and I love it. If you've seen Angle Beats!, watch Plastic Memories, and viceversa.

ThunderFoXdk ThunderFoXdk says...

They both have the same feel. Angel Beats has more action over it. but the feel in both animes will get to you. 

Neukris Neukris says...

Both have shitty (sad/depressing) ending that will most likely make you cry.

Otherwise both of it is 5/5.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both series are rollercoasters of emotions.  They have plenty of comedic moments, but they also have plenty of sad/tragic moments.  While the settings and plots of the two series are different, I think if you like one you will like the other.  Just make sure you have plenty of tissues ready when you watch either of these series (because you will cry).

NegativeImage NegativeImage says...

If I am correct, Plastic Memories and Angel Beats! were made by the same creator. These two are very similar in how they display human emotions, therefore they both fit under the psychological category. Both of them do a good job mixing the supernatural genre with comedy, romance, and psychology.  The biggest similarity these two animes have are their endings.The endings are pretty emotional, and I guarantee if one of these made you cry, then so will the other. The endings will also make you see life from a different perspective.

9.5/10 for both

Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Air and Angel Beats are the works of Kei, both share the same feeling, similar character personalities, both were produced by the same studio. If you liked one of these two shows be sure to check the other one as well, but keep some tissues near you while you watch this shows, because without a doubt they will be pretty sad, melancholic.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The characters in Air and Angel Beats have similar characteristics.  The tones of the characters personalities to one another has the same feeling (probably because they were created by the same person).  The melancholic dramas will leave the viewer in suspense until the final scene.

FF3710Freak FF3710Freak says...

Although at first these animes seem to have nothing in common, once you've finished them both you notice all the similarities, between characters getting second chances to fulfill their lives.

And for both you'll need a box of tissues on hand for the later on episodes.

Bvision Bvision says...

This masterpiece (Angel Beats!) has all right to join the Key animation bundle being Clannad, Air & Kanon (2006). And the tear jerking magic they produce. On top of all that they added something extra this time, some comedy and action.

DarkMiko DarkMiko says...

if you liked Angel beats you will most likey enjoy Air (TV) they have simular art styles and the story feels like it could be realted to this one. I found Angel Beats AFTER seeing Air and I enjoyed both of them alot

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina doesn't recognize him, Nagato is still a Literary Club member and even Ryoko Asakura has returned. As the only person who notices that everything has changed, Kyon is left to discover what happened to his friends and figure out if his life truly is better without aliens, time travelers and ESPers.

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Icaraexes Icaraexes says...

The supernatural themes run deep in both of these animes. They both share the unique blend of humor and emotionally  packed storylines that are deep and complex. As I have said in other recommendatons the best way to describe it is that these are  two out of three anime series that truly   punch your heart in the face.

joshlul joshlul says...

Both of these series have supernatural themes, are super emotional, and have extremely likable characters, also, Yuri = Haruhi.

conman418 conman418 says...

Both of them have very large supernatural themes. They both take place in school clubs and end with very emotional endings.

brabraden brabraden says...

Both have supernatural themes, are emotional, and have very likable characters, Im sure if you liked Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya you will love angel beats!

Demonslord Demonslord says...

both have a very strong and prominent main female character.

both very good with a good mix of drama, comedy and some action (moreso in angel beats)

i would strongly recommend both these great animes