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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.
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.
Both of these series have supernatural themes, are super emotional, and have extremely likable characters, also, Yuri = Haruhi.
Both of them have very large supernatural themes. They both take place in school clubs and end with very emotional endings.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Despite the fact that yes, both anime have a good level of violence, that is not either anime's huge selling point. Both anime deal with a story of regret, sorrow and sadness that can make any barbarian cry in front of all of his friends without feeling any shame. If you enjoyed Angel Beats! You'll most certainly enjoy this.
If you liked the good and sad story of Angel Beats!, i'm sure you'll like Elfen Lied too.
It has a really good story with lots of details. Really a storyline that can set you to think about it the same way as in Angel Beats!.
Ok, being honest, it's violent (not "blocked or cencored" so you can see the blood and body parts flying) but it is a really great anime.
I would recommand it to almost everyone who like Angel Beats!!!!!!
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.
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.
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
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?
I only feel so tense with three series Higurashi, Elfen lied and the last one Angel beats. AB and Higurashi both are series that have comedy and then sad moments, you can laugh and cry, love and hate the same character, cute aperience don´t suits with character´s actions. I´m sure if you love one of them you love the other one
Both Angel Beats! and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni are innovative, amazing shows that really show how great the bonds of friendship and comradery are and can be. Both can be initially confusing, but soon draw you in with innovative and clever developments.
- That and I personally found them both mind-blowingly amazing
At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?
While the premise of Angel Beats! and Kokoro Connect are different, they both are driven by characters building relationships with each other and working out their past traumas. This is especially true during the first arc of Kokoro Connect. Angel Beats! has more characters and is ultimately a heavier drama than Kokoro Connect, but they have a similar feel to them in terms of character interaction. If you like one, the other is worth checking out.
I totally agree that Angel Beats and Kokoro Connect will attract the same kinds of people. Both shows are about helping people with past traumas. While Angel Beats is a little more extreme than Kokoro Connect (in certain aspects which I won't spoil) both Anime can be easily contrasted.
So if you have enjoyed either Anime, but you haven't seen the respective, then pull up a chair, lay on your bed, or wherver makes you comfortable. Because you're going to be there for awhile. Trust me!