Angel Beats!

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Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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Reasons you might like Toradora!...

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Both of these shows have tsundere leads, though it takes Yuri longer to soften. There's laughter along the way, adorable moments, and moments when it looks like everything will fall apart. Still no matter how hard Toradora! tries to convince you it's only funny or Angel Beats! that it's only serious, there's a gooey center in each of these shows that left me with a smile. :)

rusty0 rusty0 says...

Hefty dose of comedy and romance. Both, for most of their runtime, are feel good animes, even if angel beats! has some very sad moments.

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

Angel Beats! and Toradora! are two heartwarming and hilarious shows with a unique and lovable cast of characters and amazing plots. If you liked one of these shows, you will most definitely enjoy the other

cjdcoy cjdcoy says...

the two of em' are talking about a wonderful relationship between two students. Story is verry good, and they both have a nice screnery

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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parkitwonka parkitwonka says...

The two anime are extremely similar in a countless number of ways. The characters in both animes are well developed and both leave you with a feeling of desperation due to, for lack of a better term, incredible suspense. While Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica shines a new light on your stereotypical magical girl anime, angel beats is a breathe of a fresh air. The characters, plot devices, and drama are more than enough for me to make the claim that if you like one you are bound to like the other.

mapletree mapletree says...

These are one of those animes that you can't really understand a lot until like the last episodes. But its one that you can't stop watching the drama and past stories. There darker and darker every episode and really awesome. In the end of the stories I can't even say its an exactly happy endings. But its a satisfying ending and not really a cliffhanger.

Morwen Morwen says...

Although these two shows are in different genres--Madoka is a magical girl show with a twist, while Angel Beats is more of a supernatural drama--when you set aside the comedy in Angel Beats for a moment, these two shows have some similar plot details. Both shows feature a character that stubbornly tries to protect the ones important to her even when that means defying the rules of their world. Both discuss fate. Both feature girls with extraordinary powers. Both feature characters struggling through despair and trying to find meaning in their lives. Both shows seem to be "moe" shows on the surface but have well-written stories that use moe tropes well. And both have rays of hope in the midst of the darkness. Madoka's probably darker overall than Angel Beats, but both have a similar feel for me, and I think fans of one will enjoy the other.

tootalls tootalls says...

Well these animes aren't exactly similar but they both share extreamly similar main characters that are so imortant to their respective series that I'm sure if you liked one you would like the other one as well.

two mysterious girls:

Homura AKEMI from Madoka Magica


Tenshi from Angel beats

Don't want to ruin the story of either but chances are you'd know how they are similar from episode 1 anyway if you watched either show.

They are both made out to be the villan erly on in their series and slowly progress into a trustable zone as the true villian comes to light.

They also share a very similar personality that often sparks my personal interest. Confident, dark and short on words. and they are both the most bad azz characters in their shows.

So yeah the shows aren't exactly the same (though they both hang on supernatural occurrences) I belive the strengh of these characters are enough to make both shows equally enjoyable.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Teiichi Niiya is a first year middle-school student at Seikyou Private Academy, an institution known for mysterious occurrences. The boy quickly finds these rumors to be true when he meets Yuuko Kanoe, a beautiful, mischievous girl who quickly takes a liking to him... and happens to be a ghost who seemingly no one else can see! Unable to remember anything about her past, Yuuko enlists Teiichi’s help to discover the truth, and together they join the school's Paranormal Investigation Club. With fellow memebers Momoe and Kirie, the pair will investigate the many strange happenings around campus, including the shadowy circumstances surrounding Yuuko’s death.

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MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

Supernatural elements, mystery, ghosts who won't rest, twists in plot, comedy introducing the characters giving way to drama as we delve deep into their pasts. Both Tasogare Otome x Amnesia and Angel Beats! have all these in common. And they're both excellent shows in their own rights. If you enjoyed one, I'm sure you'll enjoy the other.

GodLobster GodLobster says...

Both animes have a simular plot, and is very serious, but has a twist of humor and romance.

And of cause it is filled with charecters you cannot do nothing but love

snivets snivets says...

It was hard for me to classify either of these shows into a single genre; both are a blend of school life, action, and something darker. The pace in both is similar, with the dark parts of the plot barely being hinted at until, in the end, dark truths are revealed.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

So to start both anime follow a plot of life and death and romance in life but also while dead. They have mystery and drama features. The whole story is based around two characters who's feelings for each other grow throughout the series. In Tasogare it is Yuuko and Teiiichi and in Angel Beats it is Kanade and Otonashi. So I think if you liked one you should enjoy the other.

Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?

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rusty0 rusty0 says...

Both deal with the idea of death, in Angel Beats! its an afterlife, in Shakugan no Shana, its coming to terms that the real you may already be dead, and that you are simply a replacement.

Plus both have quite a bit of action and can be serious at times.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

Epic action? Character development? A good story?! Look no further, you've found what you're looking for! Both of these anime have plenty of those around.

SnS might focus a bit more on the action and AB!  on the different characters, I think you will enjoy one if you enjoyed the other. 

Suimin Suimin says...

Angel Beats! and Shakugan no Shana share numerous similarities. They take place after death, the male lead being guided by the tsundere heroine in both series. At the very beginning, the male lead is forced into a supernatural world, to which he must become accustomed to. They are also both a mix of school life, action, and comedy.

Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

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jShota jShota says...

They both have a group of people who fight for what they believe in. Angel beats is has comedy while guilty crown is more serious. Inori (the main girl from GC) and Tenshi (The student concil president) both have that clueless innocent but deadly type of character. They both have nice action in fighting seens and also great characters.

MindlessHooligan MindlessHooligan says...

These two are my favorite shows, they both have a protagonist who starts out with no idea what's going on and groups of people fighting against the world around them

eveeeon eveeeon says...

Both of these anime's explore the reality of humanity and neither take the "happiest" route as most anime's do, additionally they are both based on school students. Angel beats explores life, loss and companionship whereas guilty crown explores humanity with aspects of life loss and companionship.Both anime's are tear jerkers and heart wrenchers, so get the tissues ready! However they are both nicely balanced with a lot of comedic and light hearted parts.