Angel Beats!

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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.

Enjoy! 

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.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

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?

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zelos zelos says...

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  

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

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

Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

Join Haruhi, Yuki, Kyon, Mikuru, Itsuki, and the rest of the gang in their all-new adventures. From creepy dreams, dodge ball games, quiz shows, and cosplay contests, the excitement never stops! Can Kyon, the only normal student of the SOS Brigade, make sense of all these odd occurrences, attempt to avoid them, and hopefully survive them with his sanity intact? With the adventure and mystery-seeking Haruhi in his way, along with aliens, espers, and time travelers, he certainly has his doubts!

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

When you think of the plot series of Angel Beats some how it just translates right away into The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.  The whole entire feeling to the show is similar with a group of kids in a school setting fights against supernatural phenomenon.  The lead heroines are spitting images of each other putting on a gutsy attitude while leading the protagonist around in a world completely different from what they are used to.

FF3710Freak FF3710Freak says...

The characters are just so alike! Haruhi and Yuri are both hyperactive female characters who run a group (SSS-Yuri, SOS-Haruhi) and they both manage to drag the main male character down with them. (Kyon and Otonashi). They also both issue punishments if the member of their group fail the mission.

Kyon and Otonashi are both cynical and always questioning everything their 'leader' does.

Lots of the other characters have similar traits as well, they're both set in a Highschool scene, and generally not in the actual lessons. They both have a supernatural feel to them.

If you liked one you'll almost definatly like the other! (But watching both make sure you have a tissue on hand for the tears of laughter!)

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

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...

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MugenNeS MugenNeS says...

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.

dragster8787 dragster8787 says...

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!!!!!!